Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Pro left behind his DSLRs and went mobile photography

Dan Marcolina had been in the photography business for 25 years or so but had since abandoned his Canon DSLRs and went for the more convenient and lighter mobile phone - the iPhone in this case. His opinions:
"People don’t know the rules about photography, yet they’re discovering images from their heart and their experience. It’s more about sculpting the image and less about worrying about expensive stuff, like camera lenses.
"The advent of digital is as important in my mind as Kodak coming out with color photography. It’s brought major artistic breakthroughs and provides instant feedback on your work."
Not so dramatic for me. I am not even at the amature level but the phone is the camera that's always with me, so that's what's important. I do love big ass cameras and I love those lenses but I only bring my entry level Nikon whenever I can, on holidays. :)

Meet Pug, Willie Pug

It's Pug, Willie Pug. He was out for an adventure or two but got lost in a sea of toys this afternoon. Thankfully, he found his way back. Way of the canine.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

In the face of Apple's iWatch rumours and bonsai in space, there's the worrying thing if Mac Mini will still exist...

I'm a fan of the Mac Mini even though after years of ranting I've still not own one (shame!). So, it's getting worrying by the day as more new iWatch rumours appear and even with a bonsai travelling to space, there's still no news of a Mac Mini... not even a refresh. :'(
comics via Macworld.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

PJ State A&W Drive-In to Make Way For Development

Very bad news for you guys that frequent one of Petaling Jaya's most iconic fast food restaurant - the PJ State A&W Drive-In. I've not been there for ages but reading about its imminent demolition to make way for office towers still felt like a loss. Memories, nostalgic memories of tasty hot dogs, waffles and the trademark root beer.

Well, on the bright side, we can still sample the food elsewhere and A&W will return once the office tower is completed.

Bye bye to another icon.

via The Malaysian Insider.

Monday, 14 July 2014

You'll be surprised to learn of the reasons behind a restaurant's many customer complaints!

Probably the best article I've read in a long time, owners of a restaurant decided to find out why they were receiving much more complaints for slow service and long wait times than before. Thankfully, they had older surveillance tapes which they compared with the current ones. The findings? Best you read it here on kitchenette - not going to be what you have in mind...

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Modern tech masquerades as vintage typewriter keyboard

Mobile keyboard for tablets and PCs that looks, feels and sounds like a vintage typewriter! This reminds me of getting all the keys stuck when I was playing with my mom's typewriter and the amusement of typing into the platen... Nostalgic indeed!

via Android Community.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Curious read: Germany's Discount Grocers Challenge with Coke

Interesting and curious read about Germany's two discount grocery chains, Aldi and Lidl that began by selling their own products but now revolve around the Coca-Cola and some major brands to become the number one while facing the threat of global giants such as Tesco and Carrefour. Check out Reuters' article here.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Saturday, 28 June 2014

The Challenging Parking Meter Keypad

Our municipal councils (the Petaling Jaya one, in this case) constantly challenge us to use our minds quite a bit like right here. We need to guess the numbers to press on the keypad to key in our car plate number to pay for parking. A more advance challenge would be to have a LCD that's not working but thankfully the option is not available with this machine.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

The Brief Story of Tiny Planet Haze

This is Tiny Planet Haze. It is constantly shrouded in a layer of haze. If you land on the planet for the first time, you will be welcomed by the smell of polluted smog. The locals call it aroma and with advanced technology is trying to introduce the haze to nearby worlds. They are here on Earth. They are here in Malaysia.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

A Corner of Something

Heavily cropped photo taken with my mobile phone and heavily edited via Instagram. And then, heavy attempt to be artistic... Have a great weekend!

Sunday, 15 June 2014

One Cold Drink to Cool Us All

Not a fan of Coke (I prefer Sarsi or A&W's Root Beer) but during this warm weather Malaysia is beginning to go through, anything goes!

Thursday, 12 June 2014

The Story of An Inverted, Heart-Shaped Fruit Photo

The story goes like this: I had a drink with a strawberry that's stuck to the edge of the glass. Then, I placed it in front of a light source (a candle in this case) and took the photo. After that, I launched a reasonably good photo app called iPhoto. I desaturated everything except the strawberry. Next, I launched the Flickr app, rotated the image by a 180 degrees and applied the "ColorVibe" filter. 

That's about it. :)