Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year..

Yo the year 2010 has been a somewhat mix year for me..full of sadness and happiness at the same time...may 2011 bring more joy, happiness and wealth to everyone..

Enjoy your holiday...

Peace..

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Engine Sensor issue in chevrolet optra 1.6


Recently i notice that the engine oil indicator on my chevrolet optra 1.6 light up when i was driving.. A quick check on the engine oil and water shows everything is normal..but another check on the engine sensor shows sign of engine oil leaking from the sensor.. If anyone get the same symptom go and have your sensor replace.

A normal workshop will charge you around rm140 including labor to change this engine sensor but the sensor itself only cost rm70

If anyone want to get cheap chevrolet optra parts..feel free to contact me via email :)

Stop those service center from charging you sky high price..

PJ Volcar Service Centre Sdn Bhd is Lousy....

I send my car to PJ Volcar in Jalan 222 for servicing. A major one which include top overhaul. After 3 months of usage the engine gasket is leaking ...and they claim they change the gasket for me again.. But after another 3 months when i do my normal car service in another workshop in glenmarie..shared auto services...i get a shock of my life.. The technician told me that the metal nut that hold the screw is missing. Please refer to the picture below..

I call PJ Volcar and complain but they seem to ignore me and claim that they will not honor this type of problem as they claim they have change the gasket seal once and if it leak again is not their problem. WTF...The root cause is because the stupid engineer in PJ Volcar lost the nut and when they tighten the screw on the engine top it break the gasket cover..

I would not recommend any Chevrolet car owner to goto PJ Volcar service center. Stay away from that service center at all cost...Yeah not to mention that their price is very high..i think they still charging sky high price base on official SC price list.. but aren;t they aware they are not the official SC for chevrolet car anymore!!

Just another thing to add..they used to be ok but once their trusted engineer and worker resign things start to get worst..

Please black list PJ Volcar Service Centre Sdn Bhd

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Transformer Bumblebee spotted in PWTC Kuala Lumpur !!


This is one of the main attraction for the KLIM 2010 held in PWTC..who dont love Bumblebee ??

Monday, December 6, 2010

Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2010

My recent visit to the Kuala Lumpur Internation Motor Show is lil dissapointed.. I feel that other major car brand like BMW, Mercedes, Toyota, etc is not really participating here as i dont see any concept cars from them.. However Proton and perodua booth is the boldest here...with their catchy Perodua Bezaa set to steal the limelight...

There are not many car accessory booth too..compare to the previous KLIM i think this one has the least number of booth selling accessories..or maybe it is just my feel..

As usual many photographer crowd this place to take advantage to improve their photography skill photographing ahemm models...

As usual i see lots of hardcore using all sort of device to capture the photo of the model ranging from Sony PSP with a cam, and camera from handphone..

In this visit i use Olympus E-P2 with panasonic Leica summilux 25mm f1.4 to try and capture the beauty with available lights..but sometime the light is just not enough that i resort to use the FL-50R flash..but 99% of the photo is shot with available lights..enjoy..












Howto secure your jailbreak Iphone 4

This is a guide to secure your iphone 4 if you ever jailbreak it..

Run Cydia and navigate through / Manage/ Sources/ Edit/ select Add
input http://cydia.xsellize.com

Use cydia search to find and install the current beta Terminal for iOS4 (just search for terminal as only 2 download options appeared on mine and the ios4 compatible terminal is clearly marked)

Hit the home button on your phone and run terminal (note that passwords and commands below are shown with quotes. do NOT enter the quotes as they are solely to identify the relevant required input data)

Type in “su root” and hit RETURN.

Type the root password “alpine” and hit RETURN.

You are now logged in as root. Type “passwd” and hit RETURN.

input a new password (dont do a short simple one) and hit RETURN. You won’t see anything being entered on the terminal screen during password entries so pay attention to what you are typing on the keypad.

the iPhone will now ask you to retype the new password, so type in your newly created password and hit RETURN.

Type Exit

Respring and thats it for the root password.

Dont forget to change your mobile$ password as well while you are here. It is done almost exactly the same as the root apart from one difference.

Run Terminal and you will see it says mobile$ on screen and is waiting for a command.


Type “passwd” and touch RETURN. You will be prompted for the original default mobile “alpine” password here so enter it and hit RETURN

input a new password (for ease of use use the same new password you used for the root password) and hit RETURN. (as before, you won’t see anything during password entries so pay attention to what you are typing on the keypad).

it will now prompt you to retype the new password, so type in your new password and hit RETURN. (Nothing is shown to say it has worked here, the software only gives you a message if your confirmation password entry fails to match the new password just entered

Type Exit

Respring and thats it, Job done and both passwords changed.

source: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=982601

Howto update the Papago M7 Malaysia Singapore Map

(*Note: Double click on the picture to view the bigger picture)
Goto Download WinSCP or Here to download WinSCP 4.29

Goto here to get the map for Malaysia (you need to download the Custom version of papago map)
Get the map from this forum. credit goto malfreemap admin

Ok once you have all the file ready..install open ssh in your apple iphone 4


















then get your iphone 4 wifi ip address





Ok once completed open the WinSCP in your windows. I tested it on Windows 7 64 bit. no issue..

key in the hostname: ip address of your apple iphone 4 connected to the same wifi router as your pc
key in username: root
key in password: alpine

and click on the login button.








Click on the "Update" or "Copy Key"



Once it is loaded browse to




on the left pane are the extracted papago maps you downloaded from malfreemaps located on your pc. on your right pane is the file on your iphone 4.

You can select all the files on your left pane and drag the file to your right pane. when asked whether to overwrite duplicate files. choose "Yes to All"

good luck and enjoy your new papago Malaysia and Singapore map..

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2010 Low fps Fixing Guide

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit runs in very low fps but players usually do not know what to do. Is the Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHZ or AMD Athlonx2 5200+ 2.7ghz CPU causing the low fps problem?

1. To fix this, you'd first try lowing setting in frame rate.

2. Update your CPU to the latest or new ones if you want to play max out games like Dirt 2. A 2.7ghz CPU or 3.0ghz will not run Need for Speed Hot Pursuit (Forthcoming patches) in low fps.

3. Update drivers if you are facing Need for Speed Hot Pursuit low fps on PC. This will improve the GPU performance. AA can be enabled by new AMD Catalyst 10.11 Video Card Driver for Win7.

For Nvidia Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce Forceware 263.09 WHQL Released for Windows 7/Vista

4. The game may require patched. Download a new released patch to update your game. Latest Patches for Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2010.

http://www.needforspeed.com/dl/0/17677

5. Meet the minimum requirements similar to 2.4ghz AMD dual core. You can only play some slideshow in minimum.

6. Update console hardware if they have been outdated. The console CPU is much weaker than PC's.

By these solutions, your Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2010 low fps issue will be greatly improved

Saturday, November 27, 2010

No player folder in Call of Duty Black Ops

Hi if you are using alienware m11x with windows 7 64 bit to play call of duty : black ops and you want to open the game console..then most probably you are fumbling your way to get the config.cfg file..

well the actual location of this file is here

C:\Users\Yumero\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Activision\Call of Duty - Black Ops\players\

Cause i have been searching high and low for the players folder and there it is hiding there..

the reason i wanna mess with the config.cfg file is because i wanna enable the console in COD black ops.

2. Now search for “seta monkeytoy”. You can press CTRL+F and type it in.
3. Change seta monkeytoy “1″ to seta monkeytoy “0″, replacing 1 with zero.
4. Save the changed you made in the config and start the game. Now you can access the dev console by pressing tild key (~).


0″
Removes the sun and water effects.

r_drawfog “0″
Remove Fog.

sensitivity “3″
Set your mouse sensitivity in-game.

/cg_drawfps 1




•Cheat mode
At the main menu, use the Right Analog-stick to look down at your hands and see you are locked up. Repeatedly press LT + RT to escape from the chair (unlocks the "Just Ask Me Nicely" secret achievement). After breaking free, move around to the area behind your chair to find an old computer terminal you can use to access the Central Intelligence Agency Data System. Type one of the following codes to access early unlockables and hidden features in the game.

Note: You can also plug a USB keyboard into your Xbox 360 to enter the codes and play the Zork text-based adventure game.
Mission select, "Five" Zombies mode map, Dead Ops Arcade game, and Zork game
Enter "3ARC UNLOCK" as a code to unlock the "Five" Zombies mode map, Dead Ops Arcade game, Zork: The Great Underground Empire text-based adventure game, and all missions.
All Intel
Enter "3ARC INTEL" as a code to unlock all Intel. Note: Enabling this code will prevent the "Closer Analysis" achievement from being earned.
Alicia game
Enter "ALICIA" as a code to unlock the Alicia virtual therapist game.
Dead Ops Arcade game
Enter "DOA" as a code to unlock the Dead Ops Arcade game, which is a zombie killing mini-game similar to Smash TV. Use the Left Analog-stick to move and the Right Analog-stick to shoot. Note: Play the Dead Ops Arcade game to get the "Insert Coin" achievement.
Zork game
Enter "ZORK" or "HELLO SAILOR" as a code to unlock the Zork: The Great Underground Empire text-based adventure game. Note: Play the Zork game to get the "Eaten By A Grue" achievement.
Display all commands
Enter "HELP" as a code to display a list of system commands in the terminal and Pentagon user e-mail access.
Open corresponding file
Enter "CAT [filename]" or "PRINT [filename]" as a code to open the corresponding file.
List audio files and pictures
Enter "DIR" as a code to display a list of audio files and pictures for use with "CAT" command.
List of login names
Enter "WHO" as a code to display a list of login names for use with the "RLOGIN" command (requires passwords).
Login
Enter "LOGIN" as a code to login with a corresponding username and password.
Open mail folder for current user
Enter "MAIL" as a code to open the mail folder for the current user.
Display contents of current directory
Enter "DIR" or "LS" as a code to display the contents of the current directory.
Encode a string using the CIA's cypher
Enter "ENCODE" as a code to encode a string using the CIA's cypher.
Decode a string using the CIA's cypher
Enter "DECODE" as a code to decode a string using the CIA's cypher.
Display "Fee Fie Foe Foo!"
Enter "FOOBAR" as a code to display "Fee Fie Foe Foo!"

Friday, November 19, 2010

Butterfly Park KL - E3 vs E-P2. Part1

This is my first visit to butterfly park..not much species can ba found there ..only the few common one...like the famous rajah brooke. The park was quite run down..ponds with death fish..is not what exactly i have in mind..

Macro of a butterfly wing

This is their food.


My gear of the day is Olympus E-3 + Zuiko digital 70-300 vs Olympus E-P2 + Zuiko digital 50mm f2.0
And also a FL-50R flash to share among these 2 setup.

Both are macro lens giving 1:2 magnification. It is not so bad carrying these 2 setup cause e-p2 is quite light.

Some claim that the butterfly is fast and constantly moving..but the real trick in capturing their photo is to know them. Butterfly in the farm feeding time is at around 9 am in the morning. You will notice more of them come and feed on the nectar more frequent compare to let say 12pm. So even if you are arm with a Olympus PEN with slow AF you can still get a decent picture of the butterfly.

Just like chinese strategem always say.."To win the war , know your enemy" . You do not need a full frame camera and a SLR with world fastest AF. In fact using FF SLR for macro is a lil bit disadvantage because of the DOF.

This round i am going to post those pictures capture using PEN E-P2 + Zuiko 50mm f2.0. Focussing is tricky. I have to set the AF point to single point cause using multipoint will confuse the camera into focusing the leaves or flower instead of the butterfly. single AF point with S-AF is fine. I did try manual focussing and it is not too bad..with the large LCD it is easy but unfortunately i did not bring any tripod and my shaky hand did not help either..so i stick back to Auto focus.

Caterpillar. before they become a butterfly...

Camouflage


This grasshopper is an attention seeker..so obviously he will be in my hitlist too!


The famouse rajah brooke species feeding on the nectar


If you double click on this image and view the large file you will notice how furry they are...

Well thats about it...in the next post i will show you the images capture using E-3. You might spot the difference in IQ or even other small areas . Please wait for my next post and you shall see how E3 vs E-P2 in tern of the ability to capture the so call "decisive" moment.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Kota Damansara

While waiting for my wife ,, i snap this pic...i am surprise at the out of jpeg from the Olympus PEN cause most camera would have either under or overexpose photo...but this exposure is just perfect :P

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pre MTV Shout Award

Hehe manage to catch the blogger boys star in cineleisure... i think they are having some event on the Pre MTV shout Award by 8TV. I did not have my SLR with me..lucky the trusty Olympus E-P2 is in my bag..so i set it to iso1000 or iso1600 with my 50mm f2.0 lens and start shooting ....



this guy need no introduction...:P the blogger boy (Qi Qushairi)


This is Julie Hoi once dub one of the most sexy car model in Malaysia. After she venture into show biz she change her name to Julie woon and now she is back with Julie Hoi..well no need to be confuse both are the same person..


Err i am not a fan of local music so i donno who they are but their music is good.





Thursday, November 4, 2010

Olympus E-5 Review from a E-3 user perspective...

I am an Olympus E-3 user. And recently at the Olympus User Gathering sponsor by Olympus Malaysia.. i finally have a chance to test the Olympus E-5 the Olympus flagship SLR aim to replace Olympus E-3. I was hoping that the E-5 would meet my lust to upgrade my old trusty Olympus E-3.

SIZE

When i first glance at the Olympus E-5 it look so similar with Olympus E-3. Well i was hoping for a smaller and lighter version of Olympus E-5 but i guess the engineers in Olympus all have big hands...and the body of the Olympus E-5 is made of the same magnesium alloy body...Why cant they make it smaller????

C-AF AUTOFOCUS

The first thing i test is not the sharpness nor the dramatic tone art filter so overhype by many reviewers. The first thing i test is actually the C-AF because i was never satisfy with E-3 C-AF. This AutoFocus mode is suppose to track moving object. I ask my fellow friend blu to help me hold a spoon and keep on moving from left to right at a very slow speed. Then i set the Olympus E-5 to C-Af mode hoping to grab few usable pictures of the hand holding the spoon. Well the results is not encouraging. It is still the crappy C-AF Olympus E-3 have. Well for E-3 users hoping to get a better C-AF on E-5 ..forget about it.. Maybe i test it wrongly but if the claim as having one of the world fastest AF is true then a moving hand holding a spoon should not be a problem!!

LOW LIGHT ISO

i was not expecting miracle on low light iso performance because basically this is the same sensor as the one inside Olympus E-P2. I have a few photographragh taken during the gathering at high iso. Double click on the image to enlarge. You can judge for yourself whether it is good or not. If you compare it with E-3 well you will definitely find improvement. However comparing it with Nikon d90 and even Olympus E-P2 will leave you dissapointed. Dissapointed not because it is bad but i expect more from a flagship camera.

STORAGE

Thanks god olympus realize that the XD card should be remove from the flagship SLR. XD card is not the industry standard and it is a very slow card...the write speed is rediculous for a flagship SLR!!

ART FILTER

Err come on if i want to use fun art filter i would opt for a m43 camera like epl1

AF Assist Light

Yes this flagship SLR DO NOT have AF assist Light..What a shame...

Ok i think i need to explain more here..i know we can use the pop up flash as AF assist light but the burst of strobing white lights on your subject or model isn;t exactly what i have in mind. i am expecting something like the continuos red light or even white lights as the AF assist light. Dont the engineer understand strobing light / flashing light will annoy your subject or model..i mean come on even point and shoot like Lx3 have it..and panasonic Gf1 have it and even nikon D90 have it right..

DETAIL

The detail is the strongest pro of this flagship SLR. In fact this would be the only main attraction.

VERDICT

Other feature is plus minus the same with Olympus E-3. I cant find any main attraction to make me fall in love with it...it lack SOUL...or perhaps Olympus announcement on this is the last SLR from Olympus make me take a step back and reevaluate whether should i upgrade or not..Conclusion is i would not get one because of lack of substance and expensive. At rm5600 i would have go for the nikon D7000 or canon 7D which has much more better offering than E-5...

you can view the unedited out of the camera jpeg here (full size)
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