Sunday, November 21, 2010

Writting thru cellphone

I have been missing in writting and post to my blog due to packed schedule and unconfortable environment (lame excuses, i know). Later, I found out a way to write using my phone and post the article later with less cost (no expensive smartphone and data plan).

1. Make sure your laptop and cellphone have bluetooth functionality.
2. Cellphone usually comes with notes application. My cheap nokia (2730 classic) note app can support up to 3k character.
3. After finished writting in notes, use the bluetooth function from cellphone and send the notes to laptop. Then post the article to web. (It works using ubuntu client by pushing the note to laptop, notes are stored in /home/public/).

Now I can capture any idea I have at any specific point of time, on road. This also give me less excuses not to write due to lack of tools and caused some great idea slip away.

P.S. 80% of this article is written using cellphone and the rest is edited using open office. I'm not sure why gedit unable to open the text file due to some strange character.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Old car

Having an old car is pain in the ass. This has been the forth time i've gone to the service center to get my air-cond fix.

First, i got the compressor changed and serviced the minor part. It wasn't cheap though. After a month, there wasn't any cool air coming out from the vent.

Back to the service center again, this time it was the leakage on the cooling coil. I have it changed. After 2 weeks, the problem still came back again.

Back the same place for the third time and the foreman unable to identify where is the leakage is. He re-filled the cooling gas without charging me and ask me to come back after 2 weeks if the air cond doesn't work again.

Now i'm at the service center again after 2 weeks (forth time) and he just told that one of the gas pipe is faulty and offer to be changed. He show me the part the is faulty and willing to have it without charging me the labour cost. I agreed and hope this will end this curse once and forever.

I bet everyone would scold the foreman for con or trying making a profit out of me. But then again, the car too bloody old (~20 years) and i couldn't blame all that on the foreman only. Maybe i should have change the car before this happen to me.

In short, saving money without buying a new car is good but spending time at the car service center is really a pain.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Preparing an article

I went to Perth to attend my elder sister wedding in October. Already past 2 weeks and I struggling to upload the photos and writing an article about it. Mind you, taking photo is easy but when it comes to organizing, editing and uploading it will going to take ages to get it done. In between, I also caught flu, took a day off and now having sore throat.

Well, the photos already uploaded half bunch, and still half bunch more to go. Probably I will get it done by this week. Hopefully.