Archive | September, 2007

Sometimes it’s best..

Just to let it go.

Domain Drop

I had a stage of buying domains after talking to a friend quite a lot who quit his real estate job to buy and sell domains, he hardly had to work and spent most of his time playing DOTA and taking cruises round the world.

Especially when he hit a big one and sold it for 10’s of thousands of USD.

He also made money from the adverts on the 20,000 or so domains he owned.

Incredible eh?

I managed to sell one out of all those I bought, I set up various sites on the others…none of which made any decent income.

Google and Adsense are a lot smarter than they used to be.

So now I’m letting all the spare ones drop, I’ll be keeping a few core domains which I have proper plans for, and of course keep the current ones up to date.

But as for being a domain name mogul?

Not for me I guess.

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Happy Moon Festival!

Full moon, super bright and round last night so I took a couple of shots to wish you all Happy Moon Festival.

Moon

Moon Crop

Hope you enjoyed your lanterns!

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Project Sexy Secretary with Kim

Coming soon! So watch this space.

Fierce Style

Fierce Style

Sexy Secretary

Sexy Secretary

Silence
Silence

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Royal Selangor Pewter Autumn Season Launch Party

Yah I’m typically late in posting this, due to changing PC and not processing the pictures all…and being a lazy bum etc etc.

Any way, a friend of ours invited us to the Autumn season launch party for Royal Selangor Pewter at their visitor center in Setapak.

So I thought why not, especially with the funky Turkish theme of the Autumn stuff, belly dancers and so on it should be interesting!

You can check out the Autumn Release here.

And well I have to say it rocked, it’s one the best organised ‘corporate’ type parties I’ve been too with a seamless integration of the new ranges of pewter into the environment.

It was also sponsored by Bombay Sapphire, so plenty of booze! Nice funky disco house music too, beautifully lit, good food and nice atmosphere. It was a surprisingly enjoyable night out for a launch!

Party

The food was great with kebabs, houmous and various Turkish type desserts.

Turkish Desserts

And freshly sliced roast lamb with gravy….man that was good.

Roast Lamb

More from:

Suanie – royal selangor’s autumn ‘07 collection launch partayyy!!
Fireangel – The Royal Selangor Autumn Launch Party

You can view the full set on Flickr here:

Royal Selangor Pewter – Aug 2007

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Twisties Chipster Potatoe Chips

So Twisties has come out with a new range of snacks called Chipster, I’m a fan of Twisties so of course I have to check these out too!

https://www.chipster.com.my/

Chipster Site

The flash site is pretty neat, you can enter the ‘nothing else matter’ competition too and stand the chance to win a lovely Nokia N95 or an 80GB iPod – not bad eh?

Here’s my photo entry.

Chipster

All I can see is Chipsters!

They are pretty good, there are 3 flavours to choose from – Hot & Spicy, Original and Sour Cream and Onion.

I had a pack of the spicy flavour the other day they are fairly light and thin like proper crisps (e.g. Walkers) but there’s not enough in a pack! That’s my only real complaint.

You can even find the Chipster Friendster profile here.

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Speedzone 2007 at Zouk on 20th October with Seb Fontaine and Matt Darey

Speedzone Tour 2007

Yah it’s that time of the year again! Speedzone is coming and the Speedzone tour 2007.

It’s going to be hitting Zouk KL on the 20th of October with some serious headline acts. Matt Darey and Seb Fontaine rocking it hard from my homeland, two of the DJ’s I really enjoy.

The rest of the line-up is pretty decent too with Princess Superstar, Gareth Emery & GaryDJ.

Zouk Mainroom: DJ Joey G of Channel [V] fame will get the party started and set the pace for UK�s favourite DJ Matt Darey, a chameleon of sound whose productions have been a major influence to the industry today. Next up is DJ Seb Fontaine who has made his mark since his residencies at CREAM and BBC Radio1. Last but not least presenting trance wonder boy Gareth Emery (ranked #34 in the DJ Mag Top 100 Poll), tipped by Paul van Dyk as the artist to breakthrough in 2007, who will take you to the finish line!

Velvet Underground: Presenting the one and only female DJ for the night, Princess Superstar who is renowned worldwide for her mash-ups between hip-hop, electro and rock. She has performed with N.E.R.D, Bjork, Z-Trip and KRS-1 and her remake of �Exceeder � Mason vs. Princess Superstar� debuted at #3 on the UK pop charts!

The Loft: Bounce to the funky house beats of GaryDJ, an accomplished DJ who has remixed tracks for the likes of Jamiroquai, Destiny�s Child and Maxwell, followed by a kaleidoscope of sounds delivered by DJ Jeremy Boon, resident DJ of Velvet Underground Singapore.

Terrace Bar: Chill out to Zouk resident DJs while taking a break from non-stop partying and try your skills at the party�s unique interactive zones.

Speedzone Tour 2007

They are giving away 1,000 FREE tickets too on the website for the first 1,000 people to register.

https://www.speedzonetour.com

(Beginning 20 September 2007. Ticket availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis.)

Alternatively, be as early as possible and purchase your ticket at the door for only RM40 (for Zouk Mainroom + The Loft + Terrace Bar), with two complimentary drinks.

For ticket info, visit https://www.zoukclub.com.my

Tickets for Velvet will be sold separately and the price has not yet been released.

IMPORTANT: The parties are open to partygoers 21 and above ONLY, all ticket collections and purchases will be strictly dependant on the display of a valid photo ID. Velvet underground will only be open to those OVER 25.

Are you going?

If so I’ll see you there!

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Lessons to learn in life

Apologies for the late update today…some lessons to learn in life.

1) Look where what you driving over rather than just driving, there might be something sharp on the road.

2) If you hear any funny noises stop your car and check it out, because you might have a big piece of metal stuck in your tyre.

Metal Tyre

3) Always make sure you have the right tools to change your tyre, don’t rely on the crappy wrench that Proton provides because it’ll snap before it loosens the hydraulically tightened wheel nuts.

4) Always make sure your spare tyre has adequate air in it..because if you get a flat and your spare is also flat, it’s somewhat annoying, especially when you have to drive up the NKVE at 40km/h looking for a petrol station to pump your tyre up

I call him Bobby Big Tyre

Bobby Big Tyre

Correctly inflated to 37psi 🙂

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Ronald Jenkees Rocks the Keyboard – GENIUS!

Man Ronald Jenkees totally rocks the keyboard and as a matter of fact he totally rocks the Internets too. If you don’t know who is he, you need to find out.

ALL YOUR MUSICS ARE BELONG TO RONALD!

“Hello Youtubes! I got a beat right now, and I feel like it’s on FIRE”

Ronald Jenkees

He’s a Youtube musical phenomena, you can check out his Youtube channel here:

Ronald Jenkees on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/ronaldjenkees (Over 7000 YouTube subscribers)

He’s basically taken Youtube and some parts of the Internet by storm with his funky keyboard based solos, totally produced form his own home with just a Korg Triton and a PC loaded with FL Studio.

Ronald IS a musical genius.

He’s been putting his stuff out Youtube for quite a while and more recently in MP3 format, you can buy his MP3’s at his site here:

Ronald Jenkees Music Store

But he recently released his real self-titled physical album, so I bought one of those! $17 USD payable via Paypal including P+P.

You can buy one here:

Ronald Jenkees CD Store

I support this guy fully as he’s no scam artist, no one is taking a big cut of his pie, he’s writing, producing, playing, marketing and distributing his own music. That gets my utmost respect.

I don’t even know what his style is, something like electro funk rap with some remixed like Rocky and Canon in D.

The CD just came in the post yesterday and I’ve been listening to it all day, Track #1, #10 and the 56k Rap totally rock my socks.

Ronald Jenkees and Me

And yes this is the first physical music CD I’ve bought for about 5-6 years, respect to Ronald! It took about 12 days to come and was well packaged!

This is not an advertorial, paid for or sponsored in any way, I didn’t get his CD for free, I paid for it with my own money..

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I’d love some Banana Leaf Rice RIGHT NOW

Yeah!

Banana Leaf Rice at Kanna

That’s some good shit right there, yes it is.

The mutton curry there is really nice, hmmmmmm

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Ah!..sausages and computers.

Ok so I went and bought the stuff yesterday, they didn’t have the motherboard so I got a slightly more expensive one – still Asus though.

The Asus P5K-V!

I had some problems with it….it kept freaking out when I plugged the CD-ROM or the HDD’s in, the BIOS kept breaking up and showing weird patterns on the screen. I thought my power supply might have been lacking juice, but it turns out I just needed to let it run for a while.

Plus the BIOS on the motherboard didn’t fully understand the chip I was using as the E6750 Core 2 Duo is a very new CPU. After letting it run for a while and updating the BIOS to the latest version – no more problems!

Corsair RAM was out of stock too, so Kingston it was. I got everything else I wanted though, but the speakers were on back-order too.

I went off to Digital Mall and managed to find a set though (Logitech Z-2300) for RM565. Heavy monsters they are.

They are apparently the best 2.1 speakers you can get (THX certified).

My old 5.1 set weren’t really giving me the sound I wanted, they served me well when I used them for watching DVDs though.

I’ve lost my fascination with 5.1 speakers and having to tweak them to get the sound right, they just don’t have the kick of a nice 2.1 set either.

I briefly tested the speakers and they are LOUD and crisp, I haven’t given them a full run though. I’ll update more soon with pictures.

I managed to install the OS on SATA drives without any problems too which was a nice surprise as last time I tried it totally failed and I had to fall back to the OS on a PATA drive.

Other than that it looks ready to go, I can’t wait to get some stuff installed and test the speed of processing some big fat RAW files.

I’ve got a lot of pics to process but I just couldnt be bothered to do a lot of them as it was too slow, let’s hope that changes now!

As for the sausages part, I went to the new Bavarian Beerhaus in The Curve and had the sausage platter, man that was a killer, I haven’t eaten so much for ages, my body complained like hell..I got home and passed out straight after work.

And woke up at 1am, now my body clock is completely screwed, oh well at least it’s the weekend.

Time to go home and sort out my new PC!

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