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My first generation iPhone reached 3 years

On 28 February 2011, my first generation Apple iPhone reached 3 years old.

With only a slight degradation in its battery life, it continues to serve me very well. The screen is still as bright. The touch screen is still as responsive.

Money well spent.


The World is Going Apple

I love this. (originally linked by

Blending in…

Kindergarten Kids Now Play MacBook Pro

The standard for Kindergarten kids has officially gone up. No more iPods or PSPs or Nintendos – the Apple MacBook Pro era has arrived.

I used to play bottle caps at that age. Time’s a changin’.

Don’t Let the IT Professional Fool You

This has got to be the most reliable IT-related website ever in the IT industry.

First of all, if you call yourself a PRO, you’re simply not one. Federal Express don’t call themselves Super Logistics, neither do BMW call themselves Luxury Ride.

Second of all, if you have a section that labels yourself “intelligent”, you’re… not. Business Intelligence sounds more like Business Analysis to me.

I don’t even have to comment on its content claiming that the Mac OS vulnerabilities have skyrocketed. It doesn’t show any solid proof or credible evidence with validation from a third-party or an independent institute. Claiming such vulnerabilities in order to market your software simply is a conflict of interest. That’s like your mechanic evaluating your car by judging the brand – claiming that it is not reliable – without even opening the hood, with the hope that you would utilize more maintenance options and thus spend more money into his workshop.

The VP continues on to say, “We would even say that today, the Windows operating system is more secure than Mac, simply because Microsoft has been working proactively on security for many years.

I scrolled down slightly and found this link on the same page:

And so the article talks about how Microsoft said it would fix 64 vulnerabilities in 17 security bulletins on 12 April across various Microsoft products, including all versions of Windows, conflicting with what the VP just mentioned earlier.

If you have to keep on working on security for many years, you’re simply not secure.

I rest my case.

Read more here.

My PIKOM PC Fair Comments

Early in the morning, I sent my wife to work. Then roamed the PC fair for a bit with Ashbi.

Huge crowd! Here’s my list of so-called “tweets” during the event:

Intel Booth
– covering PC fair… this netbook is not better at anything at all… rm1299? yuck:…
– the touch-screen all-in-one iMac wannabe is helpless…

Anti-virus Booth
– kaspersky 2011 for Mac for RM150? money flushing down the toilet…

Visual Tech Booths
– 40″ edge LED Phillips for rm3,999. evrybody is showing transformers…
– panasonic… sold out. promoter not helping, can’t tell between LCD and LED TV. bad labelling

Macs & Lenovo Booths
– epicentre… too expensive (help! Apple store!)
– lenovo, 12.1″ core i5 for rm5,399? too small of screen. I can get 15″ mbp at that price…

Storage Booths
– freeagent 1.0TB seagate for rm259? interesting… that’s a lot cheaper than when I bought it last year…
‎- 8GB thumbdrive still at about 40 plus. last time rm49, now rm45. 8GB SDHC card for rm49? grab one. normally 60plus… now I can operate my digital camcorder

Sound System Booths
– 1Avira, 1malaysia 1antivirus solution. free movie passes with it. oh. marketing
– sonicgear, altec lansing, edifier, e-view, eacan, divoom. only altec lansing is worthy. but of course it doesn’t beat Bose.

PC Booths
– vaio is over-rated. rm5,999 for 13.1″ unit. again, mbp is the way forward: boots both mac os x and windows, best of both worlds.
– htc… aria, smart, legend, desire, dual, tattoo. which one? quietly confusing, not brilliant.
– asus i5 at rm3,899? that’s the better deal. shame on hp
– toshiba qosmio i7, rm4999. harman kardon speakers. nice, but it runs windows. and it’s super thick.
– dell, uh, wow. I’m not gonna even start to compare. not worth it.
– acer has a better deal, corei7, rm4,699. dolby speakers. 15.4″. but it only runs windows. oops.
– fujitsu is waay too expensive. core i7 laptop starts at rm6,c (Rm6,988. It was too expensive, I accidentally hit sent before I finish typing)

Bottom Floor Booths
– sandisk selling 8GB SDHC at rm55. so my purchase was justified.
– msi core i7 at rm6,599. all these pc-manufacturers are making apple inc look competitive. heheh.
– Western digital element is competing, 1TB at rm249. and samsung G3 at rm245.
– Nikon’s D90 for rm3,339? nice deal! save rm700…
– blackberry bold 9700 digi for rm1,199. rm200 better than the last deal they offered…
– foot soldiers in colors! yellow digi, green maxis, purple P1, orange TM. and celcom in blue.
– no Samsung, LG monitors participation. oh no. not even TV.

New Mac Mini Unpacking and Setup

The first family Mac.

Yeap, that’s the whole computer.

Neatly packaged.

Smooth to the touch. Matrix composite. Orange juice. (Watch this College Humor video.)

Well designed all the way to the bottom (PCs are normally ugly at the places you don’t see very often).

Many great benefits to come. Hopefully.

Thank you all for the contribution!

New Mac Mini has arrived

I chatted with somebody who is about to leave the company. Big lessons are learned from something that’s already happened.

Mac Mini has arrived! Woot!

Steve Jobs grave

Steve Jobs is very successful. But he’s also getting old, looking for a successor to prolong the legacy.

Here is the fan’s image of his graveyard.

5-year anniversary

At the office early in the morning. My 5-year anniversary. There is some increment, Alhamdulillah.

5 apples for me!

Received contribution money. Sent my Nissan Sentra to Glenmarie Tceas (Tan Chong Edaran Auto Services). They replaced one of the valve sensors.

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