December 6, 2013
I haven’t been to the town centre since before last weekend. It didn’t change much except for the Christmas decorations and sales. The Christmas decorations are not that grand compared to previous years. It’s a little to simple and doesn’t feel Christmassy. Still, I think there are more people in town compare to this time last year. I prefer online shopping nowadays. Or I would do online shopping first and then make a trip to the high street and see what the shops have to offer.
I haven’t bought things for myself for quite sometime and I am getting a little bit itchy. Well, I don’t count the things that I bought to fill up our new house and the last item that I bought for myself is iPhone 5, which was more than a year ago. My target for the new year would be a PS3. I have been dreaming of having it for years and years. Mee and I went to the recycling centre last week and some guy threw away a drum kit for playstation Guitar Hero game. I don’t suppose those thing can be broken that easily?? There are all sorts of things there including a gibson ’57 classic plus gold humbucker pickup set neck and bridge. I wonder what they will be doing to things that are still working fine. Would the workers there grab things that are still working? Anyway, I am just jealous of people who have game consoles. Ok, I know about PS4 but that’s about three times the price of a PS3. A PS3 will satisfy my gaming needs as far as I am concern.
I have also been looking at iPod Touch for quite a while now but considering it is more expensive than PS3, and I already have an iPhone 5, I am not in dire need of iPod Touch. iPod Nano seems to work pretty good for me. I am listening to Ellie Goulding’s latest album, Halcyon Days and I am loving it.
December 5, 2013
The latest update of Fifa 14 on mobile devices includes the Online Season which allows you to play against other real people online. I thought it is a really good feature and I gave it a try a few days ago. For the first few games, it was real good. You can really see the difference between playing against the AI and playing against a human. The gameplay is unpredictable at first, unlike the AI. However, as time goes, you can clearly see how the other player’s format of playing. I do find that most players I play against have the tendency of playing wide and trying to cross the ball into the goal. I just find it a bit boring that people are still playing like that as it’s such an unexciting way to play football.
Anyway, all was good until yesterday. I am not sure if it was my connection or the opponent’s connection. There’s a wifi bar in-game and it’s just unstable. As far as I can see, my internet connection is 20MB and I wasn’t downloading anything from the internet. I can only assume that the opponent’s connection wasn’t that good. The game was very lagged as well. Almost like playing in slow motion. The first game went through alright. Just a few minutes into the second game, the connection lost. At first, I thought it didn’t matter since I could just reconnect to play another game. Nope, it kind of simulated the game instead. I lost 3 nil. How uncool was that! I lost without even playing the game? Okay, my players are not top players or cost millions, however, I have won all the games I played so far. I didn’t think I deserve to lose 3 nil especially the other player didn’t have to do anything.
I decided to give it a try and again, a few minutes into the game, connection lost again and this time, I lost 1 nil. I gave up.
November 28, 2013
I read an article a while ago discussing about emails. It was saying that people have been wasting too much time clearing their emails and it is almost impossible to have a clean mailbox nowadays. It’s really true. I have been trying to clear my Yahoo mail box for ages and after reading the article, I kind of giving up now. I could have a clean mailbox for a day and it just returns to it’s original state after a night’s sleep.
Now, it’s my blog’s comments being spammed. I can’t really keep checking the comments section and I have about 23,000 unread comments. Sadly, none of them is a true comment. There could be one genuine comment but it would be buried so deep that it’s almost impossible for me to find it. Well, not unless I look at each of the comments. The most common comments I get is michael kors jewelry from reeds.com. I still don’t quite understand how michael kore jewelry has any connection to reeds.com. Anyway, I have given up clearing the comments. I now only do it just for fun. It’s sad, isn’t it?
November 27, 2013
I have been using OS X Mavericks for a couple of weeks now and so far, I have been quite impressed by the performance that it promised. I am not sure the battery life yet though it seems a bit jumpy and inaccurate. Moreover, the first thing I notice is the lag in launch pad. It doesn’t bug me too much since I don’t use launch pad a lot. When I first got my MacBook Air, it was on Snow Leopard. I was already impressed by this little machine as it started up in no time and the stand by time is just amazing. I can literally leave it for a few weeks and not worrying the battery being dead. Lion and Mountain Lion came and each upgrade brought more functionalities but it seemed to have slowed my MacBook Air. On Mountain Lion, I had to wait for around 15 seconds before I was allowed to type my password to login to my MacBook Air. I thought that’s it, maybe it’s time to clear my MacBook Air and reinstall everything. Now thinking about it, I am glad that I was lazy. OS X Mavericks doesn’t have lots of new functionalities but it certainly addresses the speed issues on my MacBook Air.
My MacBook Air now feels like new and I am quite sure the launch pad will be fixed in the next update.
November 25, 2013
When we first moved into this house, we were thinking of getting a safe. To be honest, we don’t really have expensive stuffs but it seemed like a good idea to have one in a house. After browsing around, we felt like it’s too troublesome with all the works that are involved in installing a safe. Some good brands even have reviews indicating that the keys didn’t work after 2 – 3 years. We could probably ignore some of the bad reviews but when it’s been mentioned by quite a few users, there must be something wrong with the product. The annoying thing would be drilling holes to bolt the safe to the ground. Just the other day, my manager said that the lock mechanism to his safe didn’t work and it took hours to get it open. After that, he was shopping for something which is more robust when he came across biometric safe. The specifications were everything that he wanted but he was put off by the price. For me, if I had something very expensive, I would consider deposit it in the bank instead of investing in safe.
Mee and I went to see our ex-landlord yesterday to pay him some money for the stuffs that he bought when doing our house up. We met him at his other house which he has been trying to renovate. While at that house, he showed us around though it’s not the first time we’ve been there. His renovation progress has been slow but there have been some changes since the last time we were there. There was this room which was full of junks but they certainly looked like valuable items to him. Together with the junks, there were plants and he was very nice to ask us if we would like to have a few plants as he was thinking of getting rid of them, but he doesn’t want to kill them.
We walked away with three plants at the end of the visit; one aloe vera, one money plant and one which we don’t exactly know what it’s called. They are now sitting nicely windows sill. I suppose they are quite easy to take care of.