Archive for August, 2013

Gangguan air Negeri Selangor 30 August 2013 – Selangor Water Interruption

August 30, 2013

This article was written in Malay as it involves a local state wide incident. My apologies to English only readers and subscribers.

Assalamualaikum,

Saya baru dimaklumkan bahawa 3 loji air terbesar di Selangor telah ditutup ekoran kejadian tumpahan minyak yang berlaku di Sungai Selangor awal pagi / tengahari tadi.

Say dapati sejak dari jam 5pm tadi, bekalan air telah pun dipotong di kebanyakan lokasi di Petaling Jaya. Antaranya kediaman kami sendiri yang terjejas akibat insiden tersebut.

Kesahihan maklumat ini telah dikuatkan dengan kenyataan tidak rasmi salah seorang analisa kimia di salah sebuah loji tersebut. Bekalan air telah dipotong sejak tengahari tadi.

Walau bagaimanapun tiada maklumat tentang gangguan ini didapati dari laman web Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd.

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Setakat ini tidak diketahui sama ada situasi telah beransur pulih atau semakin serius. Akan tetapi saya syorkan pada semua penduduk Selangor agar jimatkan penggunaan air yang tinggal di tangki air kediaman masing2 dan gunakan air apabila benar-benar perlu sahaja.

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Saya sendiri telah ke pasaraya untuk membeli sedikit bekalan. Khabarnya insiden ini mungkin berlarutan berhari-hari lamanya.

Agak pelik kerana sehingga waktu ini tiada apa-apa berita atau pengumuman rasmi mengenai insiden ini di mana-mana media massa.

Kami berdoa agar situasi kembali normal dengan segera dan akan maklumkan pada semua sekiranya terdapat perkembangan dalam insiden ini.

Update :
The issue lasted for several days and it was highlighted in media shortly after this article was published (in written web form and full blown tv and radio mainstream media afterwards). Some places were severely affected (eg. PJ) but within a day water supply was restored even though it was low pressured. However when our month end water bill come, it shot up quite a bit despite the cut off supply and low pressured water for a couple of days. Not sure why this happened, but alas the bill was just around RM10+ (good thing we lived in Selangor). Congrats to all who made this a fast recovery, especially when millions of peoples is at stake. At least we can count on our water department sector. I gave them a thumbs up!

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Free Android app – Globe Photo

August 25, 2013

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Just take a panorama picture and fire this app up (Globe Photo – free on Android market) to make an instant 360ยบ awesome image. This is one of the best and easiest to use app for globe pictures limited just by your creativity.

However by using a full 8mp wide resolution picture sized at 3264 x 1836, Globe Photo will only produce a 838 x 838 sized output without any additional settings allowed. This is just good enough to share the pics on social websites, normal blogs, or send it to your friends via whatsapp, viber, wechat, line, or whatever chat app that you have to “wow” them with it.

To use the app, just launch and click on the file folder icon (middle icon on the right) choose the picture you want to be converted – it auto renders and then choose the share icon (first icon on the right) and send it to any chat, social websites, or email. It would be better if the devs include an option to locally save the encoded image though.

An expensive RC crash

August 18, 2013

I admit it has been a very bad month for my RC hobby with some big crashes and electronics failure which costed me around RM3500 loss in total.

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My 1900mm Skywalker crashed to bits, destroyed the camera along with a 8600mah 4s lipo, then shorted my Storm OSD (pictured above).

Even my quad crashed into water, total lost of my RC and FPV equipment including the Horyzon HD, a 5.8Ghz video transmitter with cloverleaf antenna, not to mention my favourite 330 frame and KK2 Flight Controller.

It looks like I will ‘have’ to go on an RC vacation for a while. It has really been a bad month for me – not only my RC stuffs that was broken, even my handphones, some other gadgets, and even my car is broken too!

What a memorable ‘Raya’ this year. I just hope for a quick recovery… not much spirit left in this old man right now.

The Nexus 7 32GB review – Why buy a china tablet?

August 5, 2013

I may be a little bit backdated but I feel there is not so much ‘wow‘ factor with the new Nexus 7 2 (2013). And seeing that the new Nexus 7 2 is out, the older version of Nexus 7 will face a drop down in price. So if you have not owned a (decent) tablet yet – this may be the right time for you to get the ‘not so old‘ Nexus 7.

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I’d say “Alternative to china tablets is the Nexus 7” – With it’s attractive price tag and still carrying a respectable specs, why buy a crappy china tablet instead of the Nexus 7? Of course it’s missing something physical like the back camera, hdmi out, and a memory card expansion slot. But I tell ya it’s a gentleman for being honest from the start – instead of the china tablets that have almost everything physical wise, they have taken the specs away (although it appears all amazing and powerful in paper – don’t be fooled!) and won’t be performing as good as the Nexus 7 when it comes to the challenge.

So if you are thinking “what is the best budget tablet” that you should buy? I will highly recommend the Nexus 7 – be it the WIFI version 16 / 32GB, or the cellular / 3G version 16 / 32GB version. It is not just a budget tablet, it is an ‘Excellent tablet’ which have won 2012 “Gadget Of The Year” and “Tablet Of The Year” beating the Ipad, Sony Tablet S, even Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9. How is that for an excellent budget tablet?

Still not convinced why you should get the Nexus 7? Maybe I’ll help you to know each others first. Hop on in for the full review.

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