Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Gila notebook

Whew, its been a while since I've since a notebook this crazy being sold in Malaysia. And of all manufacturers, why is it a Dell?!! For some reason, I absolutely despise this brand because I've seen too many (ok, not THAt many) Dell notebooks go faulty. Maybe the newer ones are better, I dono

Price? RM 8,115.00 / AUD2636.82, which is about 2.5-3mths of my salary. Maybe gaming laptops from the US are far better than this Dell laptop. Comments anyone?

Ageia Physx

Mobile Gaming Supremacy

Dell’s XPSTM M1730 is a mobile gaming powerhouse. With unique features like an optional AGEIA® PhysXTM Mobile TechnologyTM and the latest next-gen NVIDIA® SLI® technology , the M1730 features an awe-inspiring design and cooler-than-thou features like a built-in stats tracker and 16-color, programmable LightFXTM lighting.

Full-Throttle Visual Adrenaline

The world’s first notebook with an optional physics processing unit, the M1730 boasts the most powerful Dell notebook graphics ever.
  • The AGEIA PhysX Mobile TechnologyTM uses tens of thousands of "smart particles" to help ensure that every hair, gust of wind and spec of dust reacts as though it were real.
  • Dual NVIDIA SLI graphics with DirectX 10 allows two graphics cards to run in parallel for up to twice the performance of a single card.
  • 512 MB of dedicated video RAM ensure fast graphics.
  • Two x16 graphics channels offer a spectacular 3D experience.

XPS M1730 Notebook

Big, Fast, Shockingly Real

Widescreen viewing, HD, blazing response times - the XPS M1730 makes no compromises.
  • Live the game on a staggering 17-inch widescreen UltraSharp WUXGA display with high resolution (1920x1200) and full HD 1080p support.
  • Avoiding being fragged thanks to a blazing 7 millisecond screen response time.

XPS M1730 Notebook

Real Time Stats, Big Time Bragging Rights

Track your stats with the world’s first built-in notebook Logitech® GamePanelTM LCD, and then crow eye-to-eye and loud and clear with the built in 2MP CCD camera and the built-in, dual digital array microphones.

XPS M1730 Notebook

Stay in Control All Day and All Night

Use the M1730’s illuminated, full-size keyboard to play even when the lights are off. Easily navigate the twists and turns of even the most harrowing strafing attack with the 10-key number pad.

Level Up

Customise your M1730 by adding:

  • Up to 4GB1 of DDR2 memory for more speed and a full-throttle gaming and multimedia experience
  • 2 SATA hard drives for up to 1/2 terabyte2 of storage capacity
  • Optional RAID 0 and RAID 1 functionality to boost your system performance
  • One of the world’s first 64GB Solid State drives for lightning-fast random reads and highly reliable, durable and silent operations

My day today

Whew, what a tiring day. Here are the moments:

1130am - Woke up - shit! the interview's at 12. Quickly cleaned up my portfolio by throwing the stuff I don't need, adding the stuff I need, dress up, and whack on some hair gel.

Lets sideline a bit :P

This is the gel/paste I use:
Garnier Fructis Style - Manga Head
Inspired by the wild, asymmetric styles found in Japanimation cartoons, Manga Head Explosive Goo will give your hair superhero powers. Delivers an ultra-strong, quick-dry hold.

How it works / How to use

Warm a little of the paste between your palms.
Spread your fingers when applying creating spikes.
Apply preferably onto dry or slightly damp hair.
Tease strands of hair into spikes using your fingers.

Funny, I don't feel any more Japanese by using the paste, but I can tell you, its a pretty good product!

12 noon - Managed to find the office at last. Had some small talk with the boss, and I introduced my work in my portfolio. He seemed to be quite pleased with my CV (I shall not divulge what I put in there just yet). I hope he doesn't get too nervous because I asked about the hourly wage. Now just waiting for the verdict in a few days time. If I don't get it, really sayang, cos the place is 5 mins walk from my house.

205pm - Reached office. Got the tape measure from my boss, and went to site. Its the basement of an exisiting building. This mainland Chinese bought it, and wants to convert the back to a recreational center (by encouraging ppl here to play pingpong) and the front to a shop selling golf equipment. I hope he made the right choice for the price he paid... Ppl here rather go to gyms, and if you're shops in a basement, its pretty hard to get publicity from the street / passersbys.

3.40pm - Reach office, and work on drawing up the plan of the building in CAD till 7pm.

You may ask, why do we have to draw up the plan of the building, surely there are some drawings available from the architect.Well my friends, that bldg is about 80 yrs old, and mr architect would have died long time ago. Thats why we have to redraw the building plan.

Thats all for now, its more work for tomoro. Cheers!


Sometimes when I'm 'lazy' to do my daily devotions, I go to RBC to dl the devotion reading ot the day in mp3 format here

They also have very good resources on their webpage, like testimony's from people who came to know Christ. They have a variety of backgrounds. The last one I heard was about a hardcore drug addict who spent time in prison and had a divided family (he divorced his first wife). When he accepted Jesus, everything changed, and now he enjoys his new life in Christ. Other stories can be found here.

There are also additional stuff, like answers to tough questions, which cover issues such as Christianity, God, the paranormal and personal struggles. I've personally benefited by reading some of the answers to these questions.

Are you finding it hard to believe in Jesus? This page gives 10 reasons to do so.

This semester has not been an easy one for me, and some unexpected (and unwanted) stuff happened to me today. I started the race well, along with everyone else. Its just that towards the end, I just dropped out of the race and gave up.

But not all was bad. These last 2 days, I've had a friend who encouraged and supported me here in Melbourne. He helped me pick up my drawings from the printers,and even ferried me to the faculty in his car because I was late. There were others who've helped me during this difficult journey too buy praying and encouraging me, and I would really like to thank them for all the help they've provided.

As for tomorrow, I'm going for an interview with at an architect's office near my place at noon. After that, its off to work. My boss says I'm to help him measure and do a planning application for a shop in Lonsdale St. I'm really excited, but at the same time nervous because this is the first time I've been assigned to such a job as this. Oh well, why not kill 2 birds with one stone by learning and getting paid for it?

Thats all for now, signing out,

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Anime review - Devil May Cry

Another demon hunter movie. Nice actions at first, but I thought that the story was too short to enjoy (its only 12 eps). The action scenes seem a bit hurried, nevertheless its no harm to check it out.

Format: AAC LC (Stereo)
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/ Subbed / ~70MB


Format: RMVB/ English Sub
Quality: Good
Size: ~80 MB
Date: 2007
Episodes: 12
Running Time: ~23 min
Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8
Episode 9
Episode 10
Episode 11
Episode 12

Anime review - Blue Sub No 6

Another good anime series here, using underwater warefare, submarines and nukes to attack the enemies of mankind. Muahahaha!

Mayumi Kino is a young, devoted pilot. Her most recent mission is to get Tetsu Hayami to rejoin the Blue Fleet. However, he refuses and angers her, so she leaves. Later, however, the two meet again under more dire circumstances and they start to work together. Even in the thick of battle, however, it becomes clear that they don`t see eye to eye.


Format: RM / Subbed
Size: ~95 mb
Length: 30 min.
Uploaded and Encoded by Neotric for

OVA 1: Here
OVA 2:
OVA 3:
OVA 4:

Format: AVI / Subbed
Size: ~280Mb
uploaded by FBI Agent for

OVA 01
OVA 02
OVA 03
OVA 04


Anime review - Afro Samurai

A really good anime with lotsa blood and gore. Dubbed using Samuel L Jackson's voice. Highly recommended, with lots of mind-blowing stunts.

Plot Summary : With his unusually long blade, a cold-blooded attitude, and an occasional drag of a hand-rolled cigarette Afro is a lone warrior who roams the land knowing no love and shedding no tears. Upon his head is a cloth band with a mark that ranks him as the #2 fighter in the world. But in truth, he lives only to wreak revenge on the man who killed his father in a duel. That man, ironically happens to be the world's top fighter, who wears another cloth headband marked by the symbol of the #1!

Megaupload (avi)
Episode 01 : Megaupload
Episode 02 : Megaupload
Episode 03 : Megaupload
Episode 04 : Megaupload
Episode 05 : Megaupload

RMVB links (80mb each)

Monday, October 29, 2007

JPA scholarships

This is a blog that gives comprehensive details about how to apply for the JPA scholarship.

Part 1 here
Part 2 here
Other scholarships here

Thanks Tim!

Anime review - Claymore

An anime about pretty girls slashing and killing monsters with freakin huge swords, lots of blood & gore. I love it!

Plot Summary:
In this world, from ancient times, people were eaten by beings called "youma". For a long time, people lived without any means to counter them. However, a half-human, half-youma female warrior was born. Female soldiers known as "Claymore" who, with silver eyes that can see through to the true form of "youma", and carry a large sword as a weapon, continue to battle those which people have named "youma".

Claymore 'armor'


Eclipse Productions
Format: RAAC (Stereo)
RMVB/ Subbed / ~84MB



Anime review - Shaman King

The reason why I'm putting the links here is that sometimes, the website that I go to is either clogged up or busy (maybe due to server problems), and it makes it more convenient for me to access the links.

The manga starts with Manta Oyamada, a studious middle-school student in Tokyo , attempting a shortcut to get home after a late night of cram school. The shortcut comes in the form of a cemetery. It is here that Manta meets another boy named Yoh Asakura (who happens to be a shaman), but is frightened to discover that Yoh is surrounded by ghosts (it is at this moment that Manta learns that he can see ghosts). Ultimately, Yoh and Manta become best friends, and, over the next few months, Manta learns about the life of a shaman.

Yoh soon encounters Tao Ren, with whom he battles. Anna Kyoyama, Yoh's fiancée, soon enters the picture and prescribes a brutal training regimen, in order to prepare Yoh for the upcoming Shaman Tournament. The tournament is held once every 500 years and is a battle between competing shaman to choose a winner, who will be known as the Shaman King. This winner will gain the ability to reshape the world as he or she chooses, to make his or her dream come true. Thus begins the plot that will lead Yoh on a journey that will lead him to many friends and adventures.

Through a series of events and also through participation in the Shaman Tournament, Yoh meets and befriends numerous characters and changes their lives through friendship and authentic concern, which seems to be a pervasive theme throughout the series.

The files are really small (around 40-50mb rmvbs), so they don't take that long to dl at all(around 30mins at 53kbps for my internet provider) Turboupload hosts these files, and you can dl multiple files at a time.


Links (from



Sunday, October 28, 2007

My CPU specs

Seems like my desktop is already maxed out to its capacity:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo e6400 @ 2.13 ghz
  • 4 x 1gb Kingston RAM DDR2 667 (Bought 2x1gb before the price drop, the rest was bought from MSY Boxhill) . Too bad Windows XP only recognizes 3.25 gb instead of the whole thing, nothing you can do about it unless u change to windows vista

  • HIS X1950 PRO IceQ 3 Turbo 256MB PCIe with Zalman HIgh Performance VGA Cooler

  • Intel DP965LT motherboard

  • 160 Gb WD harddisk
  • ICute casing w/ 450w psu
  • 19"ACER LCD Widescreen
Total cost spent: RM 4800 (approx)

Recommendations anyone?

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