Monday, December 14, 2009

I'm Going Home

Today (well, today in the sense of when I'm writing this) is Monday, 14 December 2009. This date may not mean much to you and me. It just a testament how fast time goes by. I remember the date I'm coming to Malaysia is 3 October which means I've been more than two months. Really, time just flew by, I don't even realize the day I'm going back to my hometown is getting nearer. I'm going home in 5 more days!! Yuhuu!!

Sure, the first month when everything haven't been settled is an experience I hope I never have to repeat. But when assignment begins to roll and internet connection is here to sweeten everything, time just fly by. Life is still troublesome but have been better, much much better than when I first arrived. There are times that I just hope I never come to Malaysia but it's not like regretting will produce anything but worsen the situation. So I decided just to 'calculate one step ahead while taking one step' like in one of my favorite Chinese proverb says.

Anyway, I'm really excited to go back. Maybe because this is the first time I'm leaving home for long time and this is also the first time I go back. I can finally meet familiar faces especially my parents, sister and precious friends. When I haven't go to Malaysia, I don't even know I'll miss them this much. I know what it means to be homesick now. Ah well, the day is getting nearer and nearer and it just make me happy thinking of go back!

the structure in this writing is completely messy, huh? I was never good in arranging anything so just bear with me

Find Bible place in Google Maps

Got a lot of free time today (not really, I just don't want to do my assignment :D) so I go browsing (free time and internet connection is a good combination, huh?) which basically means look into various website aimlessly (which exactly what 'browse' in computer terms).

So, I use my favorite tools for browsing, which is a Mozilla Firefox add-on called StumbleUpon (a very extremely recommended tool if you love to browse) and I stumbled into this website called It's basically use Google Maps to show places in bible. It works neatly, just select which Bible chapter and it will show you the place if there is a place name in that particular chapter. It's a valuable tools to learn Bible more easily. Ah, at least I got a useful website which means I don't completely waste my time.. ;D

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Updating E63 Firmware

Nokia E63 firmware has been updated to v400.21.013. To update the software, use the Nokia Software Updater. It won't install on Windows 7 except if you change the program compability in Vista or XP.

After I've resolved above problem, I've managed to update and re-install all of my must-have software in an hour. The annoying part is to set my phone so it can read (and hopefully) write Chinese character. I've managed to make my phone to do the read part in my precious 2.5 hour *sigh* using ZTA4 . It can also write the Chinese character but only in Text Message and program like Handy Calendar (this I don't understand. Not at all). I can't even write the Mandarin in the built-in note and Dictionary which are the program that I want to use to write the Chinese character. What, Nokia? Even 3rd party software can utilize the Chinese writer and your built-in program don't?

Oh well.. I'll try again later if I have time (and the mood ;))

Monday, November 30, 2009

Budget Intel Processor

For computer processor, there's only two big company, which is Intel and AMD. But the processor they manufacture comes with so many names and geeky terms that even after I've done quite reading, I'm still confused.

That being said, I can say some conclusions if you are searching for Intel processor:

  1. If you are NOT gamer who needs to run the latest and heavy game, settle for Core 2 Duo. It's currently the best in terms of power, energy consumption and price.
  2. If you are in tight budget, go for Pentium Dual Core (sometimes called as Core Duo)
  3. If you are in a real tight tight budget, choose Celeron, but from what I'm reading, at least settle for Dual Core except ,well, you are really in tight budget.
But of course, if you just use your laptop for browsing, playing light resource game, use Words and Excel and some basic computing, it doesn't really matter because which processor you choose. All modern processor is more than able to support it.

For AMD? Wait until I've done more research. ;)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Fun Fact: Which comes first, chicken or egg?

There's a silly question that maybe you ever heard of; which comes first, chicken or egg?

To answer this question, we must first know which side you are standing on. If you believe in evolution, the evolutionist say that egg comes first.  Something about 'zygote cell is the only place where DNA mutations could produce a new animal, and the zygote cell is housed in the chicken's egg'. Or in simple word, the change on chicken DNA can only happens in egg. You can read the full story in How Things Work.

But, if you believe in religion and you believe God created animals, then it is chicken which comes first.

So, what's the answer for this question? It's for you to decide which you are going to believe. For me,  chicken it is. Long live chicken! And sorry for eating you (and your child-to-be, the egg) almost everyday.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Behemoth and Leviathan

Yesterday night, when I spend the night at my youth leader (soon pastor) I came across a very interesting book, “Dinosaur Dillema: Fact or Fantasy” by Dennis Gordon Lindsay.

Reading it, I've come to some facts I never knew. In Job 40, God describes a creature that was written as hippotamus in Indonesia Terjemahan Baru bible that I read in fact is Behemoth. What is Behemoth? In means beast or large animal (you can read explanation in Wikipedia here or google it yourself). It is written as hippo because it is agreed by most of the scholar. The author believes the Behemoth is a dinosaur (apatosaurus).

Job 40:17 He moveth his tail like a cedar. (KJV+)

The hippo doesn't fit the explanation here as its tail is only like a rope at best.

Another animal that was written in Job 40-41 is Leviathan. In Indonesia Terjemahan Baru bible it is written as crocodile. But in Hebrew, it is written as Leviathan (more info)

Job 41:18 By his sneezes a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
Job 41:19 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.
Job 41:20 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.
Job 41:21 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth. (KJV+)
I'm always confused when I read this passage. What is the connection between a crocrodile and fire? But if I read it as dragon, as the author suggest, it makes sense.

Job 41:30 Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire (KJV+)

This passage suggest that it's underside is also strong while crocodile is vulnerable.

Another point that the author bring out is there are numerous sighting and folklore of dragon in different part of the world which will make sense if dragon really existed.

Another interesting site also write about some mythical animal that they believes as Dinosaur.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Got My Windows 7

Hooray! Got my Windows 7 finally. But I'm currently using Windows Vista Home Premium, which means to install Windows 7 Professional, a clean install is needed. Must back up and stuff. But well, I guess it's a price worth to pay.

Well, if you would excuse me, I've got a new toy to try (and some troublesome things to do)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Opera Mobile 10 beta review is out.

Just a quick note telling that Opera Mobile 10 beta review is out at All About Symbian. Opera Mobile beta 10 is free to download and use. I've been using it a few times and it's UI is almost the same as Opera Mini 5 beta.

One of thing I notice when using Opera Mobile beta 10 is it is slower to exit the application than Opera Mini Beta 5. Oh, and it's easier to download things using Opera Mobile.

It's available for S60 3rd and S60 5th Edition. You can download it here.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Top S60 3rd freeware

This is the list of my most favorite free software. These freeware is tested in my E63. It doesn't have to be freeware but at least must have functional demo with no time restriction.

A very powerful Task Manager. For me, it beats even the pay software like Best Taskman and Handy Taskman.
Technically, this is a shareware. But you can use it for unlimited time with 3 seconds nag screen. But it's very powerful. It can even read zip, rar and even Ms. Word .docx file.
3. We-Fi
I use Wi-Fi in my university and home. So I use it for default access point in all my internet program. Handy and efficient.
4.Opera Mini
It's a java program. But in my E63 it starts and close very quickly. Load page very fast because of it uses proxy server which compresses page file. Can load most of the website. Have many useful shortcuts. Very useful for daily casual browsing. The latest 5 beta version even support tab browsing.
A very powerful and highly replacement for built-in home screen. E-series home screen is powerful enough but vHome takes it to another new level.
E-book reader. The desktop software enables us to convert even PDF file to Mobipocket reader compatible file format.
7.Profile Scheduler
Like the name of the program, it can schedule profile to change based on time. It lacks the profile change based on location and calendar event, but for a freeware it's good enough to be in my top list.

So, what is yours?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


So, welcome to this blog (for you and myself) . As this is my first post, I guess a basic introduction about this blog is necessary. I planned to write about technology (more about Nokia smartphone - which I've used most - and computer) and my thought in general. But it is a plan, and things never go according to plan, so let's just see it later.

I wanted to end this post at the first paragraph, but it seems so short, so let's continue. I am in university taking Computing course. But don't think I'm great in computer or anything. I take the course because I have interest in technology. I just like to do things as efficient as possible. Technology enables us to do it and we always meet technology in our daily life. I like to read, not for the sake of reading but more for the sake of observing. My love for reading brought me to many great blog (mostly technology stuff) which inspired me to start my own blog.

So, once again, welcome!