Sunday, August 20, 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Used to be my office

This place used to be my office!

Monday, July 24, 2017

SJCAM SJ7 from Lazada



Getting this as it is half the price of the best GoPros out there but it can match it in many areas.

Also, this camera consistently earns high praises from different online reviews. Here is one:-

Sunday, June 18, 2017

128Gb USB thumbdrive @ RM 56 from Lazada

It looked too good to be true and I did have some friends from India raving about how cheap the USB drive they bought on the streets of Masjid India, KL. Something like 128Gb for less than RM 20!! As it turned out the USB drives were rubbish. Windows showed 128Gb space but it was not usable. That was very dishonest of the sellers and I had to show that to my friends right away after testing their too-good be-true purchase.

So when I saw this at Lazada RM 56 for an OTG drive that supports USB 2.0, Lightning interface for iOS and Android devices, it looked too good to be true.

Ordered it online and it arrived two days later.

To read from iOS, I had to download a custom app from the App Store. That worked adequately. I could read from my iPad and transfer files to the OTG thumbdrive.

So is it another fake?

Short answer no.

Initial test shows that 128Gb space is genuine. However performance wise it's quite slow.

Tried copying a DVD sized movie (3.77Gb) over to the OTG drive and the estimated time is 15 minutes. This feels like the old USB 1 speeds. But since I don't really use thumbdrives that often, it is not really an issue.

In conclusion, it's genuine. But I'm probably going to use it just to backup temporary files like my TV shows/movies and temporary transfer medium on my other device like projector or TV. It's okay. You get what you pay for. I needed at least one thumbdrive (I lost all my others) so this will do quite nicely. It's especially useful for clearing up and backing up my limited 16Gb iPad of pictures.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Using GDEX first time and a big disappointment


One of the main reasons why new services like ZeptoExpress comes to light and are created.

I remember listening to a radio interview how CEO and founder of ZeptoExpress was so disappointed with "fast" delivery courier services like GDEX that he started a whole new company just to address the shortcomings he saw from that niche industry. Now that ZeptoExpress and many other similiar services have taken off I see now that it was a sensible if not ingenious decision.

Sort of like the Taxis vs Uber. One of these days GDEX will go the way of the dinosaurs if they don't improve their service. (Yes I think they might still have a chance, albeit slim). Otherwise they will be replaced with newer, better and faster services.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Digi vs Maxis

For my daily work whether it's blogging or programming 3Gb per day is more that enough. It's even possible to do some video streatming as wel (although not heavy streaming..).