Categories
Apple

Unleashing the Tiger

IA - TIME

No, this isn’t some sex-related advertisement for some pink-lighted joint in Patpong. Nor is it the latest headline for a Victoria’s Secret catalogue. Although I’d wish for both, preferably both in the same sentence. But hey, this is still about something hard. And something soft. Actually, it’s more of a new instalment of solid software and hardware integration.

Advertisements
AT - TIME
Categories
Tech Talk

Generous Google.Gmail Gift

IA - TIME

Google taken over by engineers who can’t count!

Gmail turns one, and what do you know? The generous people at Google got all their math wrong (worse than my math skills, much worse) at just the exact moment we declare “April Fool’s Day”. But this is no joke though. Thanks Google. Thanks Gmail. I’m at 1177.358998 megabytes and counting. A great April Fool’s joke would be having our dear friend Microsoft announce a 3MB hike over their puny 2MB allocation for spam-friendly Hotmail accounts. Now that would be a great story.

Cheers Google, you guys rock!

Advertisements
IA - Yoodo
Categories
Automotive

Proton Satria GTi : An unsuccessful 4-pot Turbo, apparently

AT - TIME

You never can believe what you read or hear can you? I am baffled, and am wondering who supplies the bulk of information found on Answers.com. Pretty obvious that accuracy and credibility are not their priority list. The ‘Wikipedia’ has this to say about Proton cars:

Advertisements
Categories
Entertainment

Sepet : The Malaysian Movie

AT - TIME

“Sepet” is a very misleading title for a movie. Why? Because some people may think it’s a Malay movie and avoid it at all costs. Movies like “Gerak Khas: The Movie” does not help, not one bit. This was apparent when I had to explain to my colleagues that it is a Malaysian movie using everyday languages like English, Malay and Chinese. Malaysians being naturally multi-lingual can really relate to the movie, because the dialogue is very real. I think it’s quite brave of Yasmin to actually do this.

[UPDATE: (Yes, 16 years later)] You can watch Sepet for free on YouTube, until 5 June 2020. You can also have cast and crew such as Sharifah Amani, Ng Choo Seong, as well as producer Abang Odeng and more answer questions o the comments section throughout the week.

Categories
Automotive Motorsports

Black Stallions Invade SIC

IA - TIME

The morning started off early as 4 Satria R3s (No.6, 7, 8 and 9) assembled at Dengkil Rest Area with Faisal (R3 Marketing) and Amin (R3 Media Manager) in their Proton Perdana Pace Car. It was quite a sight to see a small convoy of ‘Incognito Black’ hot hatches led by a fiery red Perdana cruising towards the Sepang International Circuit.

Categories
Automotive Motorsports

Track day tips and preparation

IA - TIME

A total of 10 Satria R3s will be joining 20 Lotus cars for a special track day at Sepang International Circuit tomorrow morning. For most of us, except car no.6, who popped the cherry last weekend with the K-cars at the Japan K4 Grand Prix, this would be THE inaugural track day. And for the hardcore few like me, I am pissing my pants in excitement. Tengku Djan, successful racecar driver and Head of Race Rally Research (R3) will be there to give us tips and tutorials on proper control of the SR3 as well as track familiarisation. Djan, evidently, was trained by Lotus, and he personally tuned the suspension of the ‘one of the best handling hot hatches in the market’ (as quoted by Autocar – Feb 05 issue).

Here are some track day tips and tricks to ensure safety, vehicle preservation and maximum fun (credit to Luke, owner of SR3 #13).

Categories
Apple

Looking at a broke 2005

AT - TIME

I hate Steve Jobs. I really do. He has this uncanny ability to judge the market. He knows what we want. He knows what we will want in the future. He rocks. He is GOD. Not satisfied that the original iPod and its siblings enjoy 50% of the digital music player market, he introduces the ultra-cool iPod Shuffle.

Categories
Automotive

Satria R3: Life at 2000 clicks

IA - TIME

“Tweet tweet, tweet tweet”, goes the stock alarm of the black stallion some of us know as the Satria R3. Then the Captor. I open the unfamiliar door and wiggle my way into those snuggly red-black Recaro SR4 semi-bucket seats. Adjusting it slightly for optimum reach and leg positioning, I grip excitedly on the MOMO Tuner steering. Keys in the ignition, crank. I am greeted by an enthusiastic growl then muted burble. My heart races.

Fast forward 2,000 kilometres. It’s amazing. It’s been a month since that fateful day I collected my car. Many days of driving pleasure no doubt! My first impressions of the nippy sudo-race car were positive, although slightly marred by the usual Proton QC problems like power windows, flimsy plastics and questionable installation quality. And drive, I did, while considering suitable fuel to feed the tuned 4G93P lump.

Categories
Automotive Musings

V-Power : Real Performer or Over-priced Unleaded Petrol?

AT - TIME

Fellow enthusiast Eric had questioned my choice of fuel for my spanking new Satria R3. Since some time ago, I’ve religiously fed my Persona with Shell V-Power and now my SR3.

Categories
Automotive

Satria R3 – 850kms and counting

IA - TIME

It’s been exactly a week and 850kms have passed. I have 150kms before the much-anticipated 1,000kms mark. I can’t wait for the first service to get all the metal gunk out from the engine block with a fresh supply of engine oil.