Friday, December 30, 2011

Emma December 2011

I will end this year with my beloved baby girl pictures :)



DCIM 2011

I feel that the DCIM 2011 in Mid Valley Megamall is a failure. Very few booths.very few model..and overall i think it lack originality..every year same thing again and again and the only difference is ..it is getting from ok to bad...




Penang Trip Dec 2011

Everytime i goto Penang..a visit to Kek Lok Si Temple is a must. The Goddess of Mercy...is one of the main attraction there..and of course the fanmous Assam Laksa stall below the Kek Lok Si temple is also one of the reason why i go there :P








Thursday, December 29, 2011

KL Bird Park with Olympus E3 and Zuiko 70-300mm

I must say that the Olympus E3 SLR is just like an extinct species...if you ever get caught using this SLR , people will give you the staring look, wondering how come this guy still using Olympus SLR!!

Anyway i went for a walk in KL Bird park with my trusted Zuiko 70-300mm lens. I did not use a tripod nor do any special preparation this time because this is my family outing with my 7 months old baby Emma!

hmm just a tips for beginner who like to take picture of birds too..

1. Use high iso such as 400 or 800 if you need to. It really depend on the weather! If it is a bright sunny day, you can always get away with iso 100 or 200
2. Use fast shutter speed. Let say if you use 300mm which is like 600mm equivalent cause Olympus is x2..you need to set the shutter speed to 1/300 at least. You can try 1/100 to 1/200 but you need to turn on the Image Stabiliser. Shutter speed = 1/Focal length

thats all folks !
Enjoy the pics..






Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Olympus Photography tips is Apple iTune Appstore!

There is a neat Olympus software where you can download fro Apple appstore.

Description

Experience Olympus image quality through the photography of Olympus camera owners. The GetOlympus App from Olympus America features beautiful, high-quality user-submitted photography from Olympus users in America and Canada. Check out the photos and read the “behind the shot” stories to be inspired to create your own spectacular images.

What's New in Version 1.60 - Added thumbnail index view- Added new Special Offers sources- General performance improvements

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/getolympus-gallery-photography/id365530724?mt=8

Software to edit Olympus ORF aka RAW file

You can use a software call Olympus Master 2 to open ORF file or RAW file taken from Olympus PEN or SLR. You can also use this software to do a lot of simple photo editing stuff.

You can download it here:-

https://emporium.olympus.com/downloads/UIPOWEVCXM/OMWindows.zip

RAW Codec for Olympus E3 / EP2/ EP3 and other PEN series

If you shoot RAW using your Olympus camera, you would not be able to view it in your computer unless you install the RAW codec. RAW stands for unedited content when you capture using your camera..

You can download the RAW codec from here:-

Select properly, by default choose the 32 bit unless your OS is 64 bit then select 64 bit version..

http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/download/software/codec/raw_codec_dl.cfm

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

HP 2311GT 3D LED MONITOR REVIEW


Introducing the new 3D HP LED monitor. The HP 2311gt 3-D monitor delivers the ultimate 3-D experience in an ultra-slim 23-inch LED backlit display. It gives you Full HD cinematic experience. Immersive 3D Gaming, and the most useful feature of all is the ability to converts 2D to 3D . But of course all the live conversion is perform by your computer!

The 23-inch HP 2311gt LED backlit 3D monitor uses Film Patterned Retarder (FPR) technology, offers native 1920×1080 resolution, comes bundled with 2 pairs of passive 3D glasses, Cyberlink PowerDVD software bundled to offer 2D to 3D video conversion and playback as well as DDD’s TriDef Ignition software for playing games in stereoscopic 3D format.

I use this monitor mainly with my Alienware M11x. And the CPU on the M11x isn;t really great. It can play all the usual MKV or other video files but at full HD such as the Avatar 3D Bluray Rip with 18GB + size, the video will lag/jerk/stutter. I guess the OS is not smart enought to use the CUDA technology from the powerful graphic card for video decoding! But luckily NVIDIA gives me a good temp solution. Download the beta GPU driver 290.53-notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-international-beta from NVIDIA website and install it. Somehow after installing this beta driver, i can play all video files smoothly including those FULL HD 3D movie! Great news isn't it?

And another thing to add on is the viewing angle is great. I dont need to sit right in the middle to get the 3D experience.And the glass which use FPR technology is cheap too unlike those active shutter 3D technology which require super GPU and expensive glasses.


1920x1080 1080p resolution !
3D Backlight LED

Summary:-
I would recommend this monitor to all 3D lovers..definitely a must especially if you have other 3D device like HTC EVO 3D and loves to watch 3D movie.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Winter Solstice Day

Yesterday was a fun day..old , young all gather under the same roof to have a peaceful dinner.. This is heaven on earth.. Money cant buy all this happiness. The memory will be in my mind forever.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Office Politic 101

Office is like a warzone. It is a dog eat dog world out there.. Is either you survive or you will be escort to the exit door. Thanks to office politics!

I would like to share a few sentences which you can use to save your ass at your work place..

1. If people ask you to volunteer for a job. You dont want to do it but your also want to show your boss you got team work...what should you say???
Solution: Tell them this - " I volunteer for this task, i am willing to help but i am fairly new in this so i would require assistant on this. Furthermore i am busy with existing task at hand and would only be able to spare 2 hours for this task!"
Explantion: 2 hours is just good for a kick start meeting! It is another way of saying goto hell i am not going to help you.

ok to be continue....i am hungry now..need to go for dinner...stay tune for the next episode of office politic 101

Friday, November 25, 2011

Howto Gain Admin Rights is Windows 7

1. Press the power button to turn on your computer.
2. While your on the screen with the animated Microsoft logo press and hold the power button until it turns off.
3. Press the power button to turn on again.
4. You should now see the option to launch Start Up Repair. Select the option and press enter.
5. Run Startup Repair.
6. You should see a blue bar that moves across the screen repeatedly. Above it should be messages that say "searching for problems" or something.
7. The message should change to "Attempting repairs" within a few minutes.
8. Leave the computer running. This message should be there for 10-40 minutes depending on your computer.
9. After 10-40mins a message should pop up that says "start up repair could not fix the problem". Click the arrow next to "show problem details".
10. Scroll to the bottom and click the link to the .txt file.
11. Notepad should open up with the file.
12. In notepad click File->Open.
13. You can now use the file browser to perform the sethc.exe hack.
14. Go to C:\Windows\system32 and find sethc.exe and rename it to random.exe or something.
15. Copy the cmd.exe and rename the copied file to sethc.exe
16. Restart the computer and at the login screen press the "shift" key 5 times in quick succession.
17. Type in the cmd window "control userpasswords2" without the quotation marks.
18. You can now make a new admin account and login with it or make your account an admin.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Howto Hack Facebook using Android Phone

Exploit
1. Download an apps call Faceniff
2. Just run the Faceniff it will auto sniff user in the same wireless LAN. if the user log in to facebook without https..you are free to hijack his/her session.

Remediation
1. Under your facebook security setting. Always enable https

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Jays V-Jays




Jays V-Jays is a new open portable headphone from Jays made in Sweden.
This phone is bright with good high and mid. The bass is there but not as punchy as Superlux HD661 or AKG K430 but the good thing is the bass is well controlled and dont creep over to the mid and high region.

By default it comes with a pair of extra earpad cover but it did not come with a headphone pouch..wtf..even a cheap Superlux HD572 come with an earphone pouch.

In term of size and weight and comfort..i think the V-jays win over my sennheiser HD238, AKG K430 and Superlux HD572.

In term of design it has the most minimalist look. Minimalist can be bad or good..Is either you hate it or love it..

Monday, October 24, 2011

Custom audio cable for Superlux HD661

Benchmark Result on HTC EVO 3D




This is my Quadrant/Antutu Benchmark Result on HTC EVO 3D. Using [ROM/KERNEL][Oct 23]-=Virtuous Shooter v.1.0.4=- [1.20.401.2][Kernel: UNITY V2]

This ROM is smooth however u have issue located save screen shot on my EVO!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Firefox memory leak issue..

I think firefox internet browser have a serious memory issue..just look at the amount memory it consume!!

Superlux HD662 picture.

Here is the picture of another Superlux offering the HD662.





Superlux HD440 is here!

Superlux Hd440 is on a class of its own. To Superlux fan who are already familiar with HD660 sound will be delighted to listen to HD440. It is a much better version of HD660. Well i would not say better because it has an entirely different sound signature from the usual Superlux Offering..I think it has the best midrange among the Superlux. It is clearly a mid centric type of headphone.

Let me settle for a week first before giving any more description on the sound quality:)







Superlux HD661 the latest flagship headphone from Superlux

The HD-661 can be used for monitoring as well as Hi-Fi sound reproduction because of it's wide frequency range.

It is competing with Sony MDR-7506 (V6) in the looks and sound department.
The frequency plots of The Sony MDR7506 vs HD661, as published by Superlux, is shown below.


Accessories

1M straight cable model#FD1YW
3M straight cable model#FD3YW
Gold plated 1/8”(3.5mm) to
1/4”(6.3mm) adapter
Cable clip
Pouch

The look
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The headband is non adjustable however it feel much more comfortable compare to Superlux Hd668b. Perhaps due to the material being used. It has a glossy finishing looks. Once you wear in on your head it will look like those anime character with futuristic headphone on your head!

Out of the box the clamping force is quite hard..but not entirely unbearable..wear it a few more time and it will loosen up..it is plastic after all. You will get a good fit maybe after wearing for 2 weeks.

Sound quality
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Speci cations

Acoustic Design Dynamic, closed-back
Driver 40 mm, neodymium
Sensitivity102 dB SPL (1mW) at 1KHz
Frequency Response 10 – 20,000 Hz
Maximum Input Power 200 mW
Rated Impedance 68 @ 1KHz
Earpad Leatherette
Head Band Pressure Approx. 4.5 N
Cable 1-meter(3.3 ft.) & 3-meter (9.9 ft.) straight cable, single-sided
Connector Stereo mini jack
Net Weight 190 g (6.7 oz)


I am new to audiophile world and i wont be using big words to describe the sound quality.
Compare to other Superlux HD6xx this is a much more balance headphone accross the range. It definitely fit into the monitoring division because of the good treble and
strong bass response. However the overall sound quality improve when i plug in into the Fiio E11 portable Amp. Maybe i like hard punchy bass and the Fiio E11 do exactly what it is suppose to do..to give me better mid and punchy bass. It do not alter the high characteristic that much and the bass certainly do not overpower the mid and high and stay in where it suppose to be :)

Without amp the HD661 is suitable to classical music, voice audiophile recording, and basically for monitoring stuff. However with amp you can extend it usage to RnB, rock and Dance etc..

My take is i would definitely like this over the old HD668b. It just like an reincarnation of the already legendary (due to its price factor vs performance) Superlux HD668b

At RM190 this is definitely a bargain headphone. You wont go wrong with this :)











Saturday, October 8, 2011

Medicine Day





I have been coughing for more than 1 month and visiting GP do not solve my problem. A recent visit to the Sunway hospital give me the shock of my life...lung infection...virus attacking vessel in the lung.. Well Dr say no problem just plenty of rest and eat all the medicine shown above...I never had so many medicine in my life before!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Superlux HD572 vs Sennheiser HD238 vs AKG K430



Sennheiser HD238
Most left Superlux HD572, mid AKG K430, most right sennheiser hd238

Most left Superlux HD572, mid AKG K430, most right sennheiser hd238 ( After folding up the Superlux HD572 is in between the size of AKG K430 and HD238 )
The AKG K430


HD572 Series
Monitoring Headphones

The HD572 is a supra-aural close-back headphones, which offer better isolation from ambient noise and feature high sound pressure level capability and exceptional comfortable fit. The HD572 features a powerful bass punch, expressly designed to convey the power of drums, while the enhanced mid and high frequencies give high resolution and detail, working well even in noisy environments. The HD572B presents a professional monitoring feel. With its excellent balance in low, mid and high bands and comfortable wearing even in a long session, the HD572B has become a great choice for professionals and consumers alike.

The folding swing-arms allow for one-sided monitoring and will fold into a small package that takes almost no space in your bag. All these features plus a wide, comfortable, molded and detented adjustable headband, make these headphones ideal for studio and DJ use. The ruggedly constructed HD572 and HD572B’s comfort level is as impressive as its powerful low end and accurate sonic imaging.

Spec
Type: Dynamic, supra-aural, closed-back
Driver: Ø30 mm, neodymium
Sensitivity: 99 dB SPL (1 mW)
Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
Max. Input Power: 200 mW
Rated Impedance: 24 Ω (Copper-coated aluminum wire)
THD: < 0.25% @ 1kHz / 1V Ear Pads: Leatherette Cable: 2-meter (6.6 ft.) Connector: Gold-plated stereo mini plug Headphone Caliper Pressure: Approx. 3.5 N Net Weight: 130 g (4.58 oz)
Accessories Furnished

Soft carrying pouch
Gold-plated 3.5 mm to 6.3 mm adapter

Ok all those spec above is taken from Superlux web site. Let me try to give you a first impression of this headset but please bear in mind i am not a pro reviewer or an expert in audiophile. I am just a beginner.

The size and design

I like to compare it with my AKG K430 and sennheiser HD238 because they are design with on thing in mind which is PORTABILITY. But from the picture above you can see the 3 in comparison before and after fold up.

It is very light and comparable to sennheiser HD238. The whole headphone is made from plastic. It is quite sturdy. It has a individual cable for left and right channel. The cable is thick too and look durable compare to both the AKG and Sennheiser which is a shame cause the price i pay for this HD572 is just rm59!

The sound

I test the HD572 out from the box. It is a bright headphone. The bass can be punchy but when i drive it using my laptop, the bass is lacking..at first i thought it is my headphone issue. The i plug in to my Fiio E11 portable amp and voila!! This headphone come alive..i can hear all the punchy bass from the Boom boom Pow song by Black Eye Pea.

I think everyone know how a sennheiser HD238 sound like. Wide soundstage, good mid and high which give you in front of stage/in hall feel. The AKG K430 gives you the on stage feel which is suitable for bassy song..If for vocal and instrumental or concert i will choose the sennheiser. Superlux HD572 has the on stage feel. It is like AKG K430 but minus the bright treble. I feel that sometime AKG K430 can be too bright but on the other hand Superlux HD572 is just nice!

Pros: Give you punch bass, good mid and high.
Light weight plastic made this headphone comfortable to wear.
Super Cheap price !!! at only RM59

Cons: It needs a portable amp to draw out its real potential.
the material for the earcup is of low quality and i doubt it can withstand
abuse.