Archive for July 2009

Dee Kay Dot As Gee Recession Giveaway: Sony Walkman pouch

In these troubled times **Drink**, we still need to keep our spirit high by entertaining us. Music is perhaps the best way to entertain ourselves. And with MP3 players, we can keep ourselves entertained while on the go. Do you know that Walkman has been around for 30 years already? Wow.

OK, this recession giveaway is going to be slightly more strict than usual. I’m giving away a black Sony walkman pouch. It is compatible with NWZ-A820K series, NWZ-A820 series and NWZ A720 series. Therefore, I will only be giving you the pouch if you have one of these series Sony Walkman. Comes with a LCD Screen protector too.

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How to apply:
Just drop me an email me with the title: “Dee Kay Dot As Gee Recession Giveaway: Sony Walkman pouch”. Please also state your Sony Walkman model number. I will only give this pouch to you if you have a compatible Sony walkman.
Refer to the rules for more details.

Respect your advertisement

This is, in my opinion, one of the worst ads placement although someone of you might disagree with me.

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Why would anyone want to put their advertisement in the urinal for everyone to pee at? I’ve seen advertisement on top of urinal but this is really a new low. You might disagree with me and say that the advertisement placement is controversial and caught my attention. But catching people attention in the wrong way should be considered a plus point. They don’t even respect their own advertisement, why should I patronize them?

Another problem with this advertisement is that, I don’t know what exactly is the advertisement about. I think its an upcoming movie. It is not that the advertisement is unclear. It’s because they placed the advertisement inside the urinal, below the eye level. You can’t really see it when you are peeing because it’s blocked by the top of the urinal. You can only see it if you bend down. No way am I going to bend down towards the urinal just to read your advertisement. NO WAY.

For goodness sake, respect your own advertisement. Put it at a more dignify place.

Review: Lenovo U350

PS: I wrote this blog entry inside TANGS display window.

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The Lenovo U350 is the latest notebook by Lenovo running on the new Intel Core 2 Solo chip 1.4ghz. Its rather slim and light at 32.8 X 2.8 X 1.7-2.49 cm and 1.6kg. The U350 looks beautiful. There is some simple yet nice design on the casing which makes the notebook very elegant. The arm rest area is metallic and gives it a very sleek look. The U350 comes with WIFI, bluetooth, 3 USB port, 1 HDMI port, 1 ethernet port, multicard reader, headphone jack and microphone jack. It has a 2 GB DDR3 RAM and 320GB harddisk. Battery life is about 10 hours for 8 cell and 5 hours with 4 cell. (The retail unit will come with a 4 cell battery)

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One thing that is sadly missing is an optical drive. Which is a waste because the laptop comes with a 13.3 inch screen with aspect ratio of 16:9.

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The keyboard reminds me of the Lenovo Y650 with the Delete, Home, End, PgUp and PgDn button at the right most corner. This arrangement is a little weird and new users keep pressing the wrong keys in the beginning. It takes a while to get used to this keyboard arrangement. But the keyboard is pretty comfy to type with. The touchpad comes with multi-touch. But I was surprised that Lenovo didn’t use a textured touchpad.

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And like most Lenovo laptop, the Lenovo U350 comes with the Onekey Recovery, energy management and Veriface (for using webcam to login). I personally quite like the Onekey Recovery. In fact, I think all notebook should come with this feature. The Lenovo U350 will retail at S$1399.

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Overall, the Lenovo U350 is a pretty good budget laptop. Its suitable for people who need more computing power than a netbook, yet don’t see a need to get a high powered notebook. Vista might be slowing down this notebook a little. But not to worry, you will get a free Windows 7 upgrade when it is release.

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In Short:
A budget laptop for those who need slightly more computing power than a netbook

Likes:
Low price
Slim and lightweight

Dislike:
No Optical drive
Keyboard arrangement

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Thanks to the folks from Intel, Lenovo, TANGS and Ogilvy for putting me inside the display window for 24 hours with this laptop.

To think, to question, and to challenge

Not many people got the balls to speak up in such manner. Glad he does. Salute!

The original draft of my speech was composed of words like ‘integrity’ and ‘breaking new boundaries’, but a recent incident put a reality check on what I have to say.

Sour – Hibi no Neiro

Here is a very cool MTV. The cast were selected from the actual Sour fan base, from many countries around the world. Each person and scene was filmed purely via webcam.