Flying Alarm Clock …

Today is the first day of February. It should be filled with energetic atmosphere yet today is also the much anticipated Friday. One of my colleague is on leave because of back pain while another one is on half day. This is so not encouraging.

It is hot and sunny right now. I just had my lunch and felt even hotter because I’d eaten a spicy bean quarter-pounder. It was nice though. Today, I overslept and jumped off my bed at 712am. I normally wake up at 700am and that’s 12 minutes loss. I slept around 12 midnight yesterday and it should be the reason. Well, how I wish that I could get my hand on this alarm clock.

It is called the ‘Flying Alarm Clock’. First of all, the alarm is loud; as described. Then the helicopter blade-like will fly off when the alarm starts. In order to turn off the alarm, you have to either catch the blade and put it back to its base or take out the batteries. £18.99 each.

Just a normal day …

It is windy right now. Very strong wind. Who knows it might be bright and sunny in the afternoon.

I had finished downloading NFS : Carbon and hopefully I would be able to vroom vroom on this Saturday.

Nothing much special happening; we jz keep on our pursuit on Hong Kong drama: Survivor’s Law. Our housemate, Aga is moving out this weekend, maybe Friday. God knows what kind of person will take up her room. I always have some kind of thinking; as the old saying, ‘Meeting is easy, staying together is difficult.’ Which is why I don’t usually look friendly on the first few meetings.

Incredibly, Mee cooked our dinner in the morning yesterday. Well, in the morning! She does that occasionally bcoz sometimes when we reached home, other housemates were using the kitchen and we had to wait for at least 1 hour before we can cook.

Finally, my colleagues were laughing about an entertainment show which asked a stupid question, ‘What color is brown?’

A hot day …

It is hot at the moment. But outside is still freezing. My colleagues actually switch on the fan and have the windows opened. And the air-con is switched ON too.

There’s some progress in my job recently as I am given the access to the live system. Since I started, I had been using only Train and Test system to do my own training and tasks assigned to me and Greg will transfer them from the Train system to the Live system. And now, I am given full access and in charge of users account. Well, we cannot really rush things, can we?

Start of today, I will be using the Skypephone. So far, it has not brought any problems except when Mee called me just now, her voice can clearly be heard and loud; I had a hard time turning down the volume except to ask Mee to talk softly. Well, it’s my fault anyway, not the phone fault.

My download of Need for Speed : Carbon has reached 95%. Hopefully, I would be able to finish Need for Speed : Most Wanted by end of this week. I had finished all the races and I am trying to get the most bounty, yet I get arrested.

PoV: Salling Clicker v3.5 and Nokia E61 …

“Salling Clicker is our award-winning remote control software. It lets you control popular applications from a mobile phone or handheld computer through a user interface similar to a portable media player” – quoted from Salling Clicker website

I would say that it’s a pretty powerful piece of mobile software that enables user to control PC applications.

Functions
So far, I have only tried two main functions of it; Control the System and Windows Media Player. I am now able to launch Windows Media Player from Nokia E61 through WiFi. I can edit my playlists, open my playlists as well as creating new playlists. Controlling WMP is rather easy just by using the joystick; left and right for previous and next song, up and down for volume control, hold left and right will fast-reverse and fast-forward the current song. Pressing the joystick will then play or pause the current song.

There are 3 options to control the system; Mouse Pointing, System Volume and Shutdown. There is another useless option, Show Device Info. Joystick is used to control the Mouse Pointing and it’s quite smooth though it’s sort of slow-motion compared to using the mouse device.

The software itself support scripting where user can add their own script to control more functions and more programs. However, I find that the original scripts are good enough and stable.

Connectivity
It claimed that Salling Clicker supports both bluetooth and WiFi. However, I have difficulties connecting SE W850i to Salling Clicker through Bluetooth connection. It kept prompting that Bluetooth device not found. Connecting WiFi using Nokia E61 is effortless and quick.

Another inconvenient function is that when I select a playlist to play, there is no back button to view the playlist’s songs and I have to go back to the menu and browse for the playlist again.

After all, it’s still a good piece of software compare to other mobile software out there. It costs £12.82 excluding taxes but free upgrade for registered users.

Visit my Salling Clicker gallery.

A very good day …

Good day, nice weather, nice dream yesterday, nice lunch break. Everything seems to be nice today but surely, something always let me down. The heating is off from last night until this morning. Maybe the landlord did something with the heating timing when he came yesterday. And it’s really ’shock’ to take shower in the morning without heating.

The Virgin Media’s technician came just now and Mee was there to see what he was up to. But this time it was a different technician and he however, managed to fix the line temporarily. He will need to come again next Saturday to get the cable done properly.

I dreamt last night, but it was a good dream. I tried to recall it but I could not. Maybe I will recall it tomorrow. Hope so.

Last night, Mee went to Lidl with Aga; one of our housemates. After work, I went to the town to buy my £1 umbrella and top up my mobile before meeting them at Lidl. I took a bus from bus station because walking to Lidl will take me about 25mins and it was raining at that time. As it was my first time going to Lidl by bus, I asked the driver before boarding. He was kind enough to slow down the bus and asked if anyone is going to Lidl as the bus approached Lidl.

Later, Aga, Mee and I walked back to our house; about 20-25 mins walk. After our dinner, we chatted with Aga about their Polish food, fruits and some relationship stuffs. At Lidl, Mee recommended Aga to buy some mangoes and dragon fruit because she never tasted it. The dragon fruit costs 99p each and she loved it. I told her about durian but she never heard of it.