Dinner at Oscar’s

After our excursion to Comex, we headed over to Conrad for dinner at Oscar’s. We were feeling slightly obliged to dine at Conrad after having exploited their valet car parking services. You know how it is like when Comex is around, practically every car park in the Marina area is full.

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Nokia E66 Mini-Review

Nokia E66 Business Moblie Phone

We picked up a Nokia E66 business smartphone from M1 at Comex. It was going for quite a good price it seems. $298 for a low-end 2 year contract, considering that it is $368 from M1 Shop’s “Online Exclusive”. The E66 has generally received quite good reviews overall, although many have pointed out that the camera itself is quite mediocre.

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Comex 2008 Excursion Report

This is the second day of Comex, and the first time in a long while since I’ve visited a computer fair of this sort. They are just too crowded for my liking. So today’s excursion to Comex was like discovery of a new shopping experience. Like a small kid going to the zoo for the first time. Oh okay, not…

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Pre-Comex Shopping

Another item I acquired during my pre-Comex shopping trip last weekend is this notebook cooler pad. It has two fans, is slightly elevated at the back so that it is tilted forward, and it emits a cool blue hue when it’s running. I know, these things are quite common and indeed I’ve seen them many times, but this is only…

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Logitech V320 Cordless Optical Mouse

I know Comex starts today, but I somehow ended up at Sim Lim Square last weekend and did some pre-Comex shopping. I bought a bunch of things, including this Logitech V320 cordless optical mouse to use with my notebook at home. Nowadays, everything needs to go wireless. How nice if wireless power can come soon.

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Fixing a Dying Hard Disk

My (wife’s) desktop PC at home started to act up. The boot hard disk was dying. This was a Windows PC. I didn’t want to re-install the OS and all the software, partly because I can’t find the serial numbers of some of the software I have already installed. So what I needed to do was to clone the dying…

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WordPress Release Testing

WordPress is a great blogging software. But its frequent releases that break backward compatibility is upsetting some users. Is the WordPress team to blame for poor release testing? Someone has come out to defend the WordPerss team, but I kind of disagree with the arguments. Some of the blame has to fall on the WordPress team.

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SingTel Announces iPhone 3G Prices

Hello, Singapore. SingTel has announced their iPhone 3G prices. You could get the phone free, if you’re willing to shell out $205 every month for the next 24 months. The prices are high, but not unexpected (see here and here). Once M1 and StarHub get into the fray, the prices might fall. Or it might drop anyway soon after launch,…

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IT Security Carnival

This week is IT Security Week at NUS, and so they have an IT Security Carnival held at the Forum. They have been running this for some years now, and I must commend the organizers for their excellent work all around. In my opinion, this is one of the more successful and meaningful event, and I’m not saying that just…

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Munchie Monkey

The seafood aglio olio from Munchie Monkey in NUS. Three out of four clams were clamped shut. Too salty. They are run by students, but I understand the menu and cooking is done by Spageddies. Maybe the trainee chefs are sent here. — Posted from my N95 Lifeblog.

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