Monday, December 27, 2010
Tapi yang nak sembang ni, pasal weols orang moden, zaman Raja Network (networking) Sosial. Tinjau2 skit, nampak gaya ada satu collision Big-Bang, bukan Big-Ben yang London Bridge Is Falling Down tu ya, tetapi big-bang yang tercetusnya di antara manusia kategori baby-boomers, generasi X, Y mahupun generasi upcoming, Z. Dan letopan Big Bang ini semua berlaku di Taman Facebook.
Ya, lebih tepat, inilah zaman Facebook. Dulu kala, hanya generasi Y mengamalkan kaedah social networking melalui Friendster apabala. Generasi X hidup dalam zaman kedekut SMS dan beli kad Raya. Kini, semua rojak 1kuali.
Anyway, zaman FB ni, rupa2nya penggerak satu teknologi. Sebagaimana porno penggerak daya maju internet dan rasuah penggerak daya maju politik, begitulah Facebook penggerak daya maju dunia telefon pintar. Kita guna terma 'smartphone' lah ya. Geli bila sebut telefon pintar.
Demi FB, tetiba BlackBerry jadik famous. Diorang pun terkejut. Rupa2nya, sistem diorang yang bisnes-sentrik sesowai sangatlah untuk membela Tamagochi masa kini yang dikenali sebagai Facebook ini. Bermulalah orang meng-update status via BlackBerry bagi setiap suapan harian, anak pandai la, anak sakit la, suami balik lambat la, baby berak la.. letih saya.
Ini merupakan satu oportuni yang hebat. Nokia kata, kalau aku letak tulisan Facebook, mesti laku fon aku. Tapi depa lupa, takat fon boleh berFB, kalau takdak data plan, tarapapapa la Cokia oi.
So si BlackBerry ni pun suka la pasal depa punya sistem siap dengan data plan, bang. Pastu siap discover keindahan instant messaging. Then email pulak. Peh, senang hidup siut kalau ada BlackBerry nih. SMS? Zaman kartun Thundercat tu bang.
Pastu mai la hat lain. iPhone la, Android la. Etc etc. Tapi kalau takdak data plan, hampeh jugak la. Bagaikan letak air-con di rumah, tapi pasang kat 32'celcius pasal nak sep duit. Atau ada komputer kat rumah, tapi takde internet. Aaa, contoh kedua lebih senang nak faham.
Kembali ke landasan, dari segi teknologi dan ekonomi, sebenarnya terdapat banyak pengaruh positif dari zaman Facebook ini.
Pertama, lebih ramai orang menjadi hensem dan smart kerana dulu Nokia, sekarang smartphone. Dari sudut sosiologi, ini positif.
Kedua, perbalahan tanpa vokal yang lebih efektif. Ya, dengan teknologi smartphone, perbalahan atau pergaduhan tanpa vokal yakni SMS akan lebih efektif melalui penggunaan instant messaging. Ini adalah kerana IM lebih cepat dan mempunyai banyak emoticons. Cuma saya hairan kenapa emoticon middle-finger masih belum dicipta. Mungkin ianya susah dari segi teknikal. Tapi itulah gesture yang sering manusia gunakan semasa penggunaan telefon.
Ketiga ialah email. Email ni, kalau difikir masak2, amatlah berguna. Disinilah surat cinta atau surat ugut boleh dikrafkan secara creative. Di dalam zaman Facebook dimana smartphone digunakan, secara tak langsung akan menjadikan lebih ramai manusia kembali mengaktifkan email Yahoo-nya yang telah sekian lama bersawang akibat terlupa password. Dan di zaman Facebook, penggunakan nickname semakin berkurangan dan lebih ramai menggunakan nama betul. Jadi Oleh kerana email dipaparkan di profile page, lebih ramai akan menginsafkan email address mereka seperti dari email@example.com kepada firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keempat, perkara seperti 'i know what you did last raya' bukan lagi satu statement yang mensuspenkan. Kerana, sememangnya I KNOW what you did last Raya. Siap post photo album pun. Apatah lagi status update "oh taik, aku terlanggaq orang". Tapi ada contoh2 yang lebih baik dari ini.
Kelima, tandas yang lebih bersih. Ya, amat pelik tapi benar. Penggunaan smartphone di zaman Facebook telah menyebabkan lebih banyak penfokusan terhadap kebersihan tandas, terutamanya cermin kerana disitulah kelahiran kebanyakan profile picture. Dari segi kesihatan, ini amat baik kerana mampu mengurangkan kadar penyakit berjangkit.
Keenam, meningkatkan keyakinan diri. Dari sudut saikologi, menurut Dr. Idris Mat Semah, merangkap Tokoh Saiko Zon Taiping, smartphone di zaman FB ini boleh menjatikan diri individual melalui kaedah statement dan posting gambar yang ntah apa2 dengan niat untuk memprojek diri seperti mencapai tahap kasta tertinggi. Hmm, apa la Dr. Idris nih dok cakap, saya pun tak faham. Lupakan saja point keenam ini.
Ketujuh, teknologi nano yang power. Syarikat seperti ARM telah berjaya mencipta processor yang amat power dalam pakej yang amat kecil. Imagine, 1.5Ghz dalam mesin sekecil telefon bimbit? Dulu saya main game Doom guna komputer processor 133Mhz, siap kata "wow, smoothnya!". Tapi nak download gambar Samantha Fox memang slow. Dengar cerita, BOM cost 1Ghz processor untuk iPhone 4 ialah USD10 sekeping. Peh. Hebat dan murah.
Panjang juga saya menaip ya. Guna Blackberry la katakan ehem. Setakat disini sajalah blog kali ini. Terima kasey, babai.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
His dad, early 60s, would come to visit him every now and then. Very nice guy. He gave some tips on staying healthy, so I want to share it you.
After 40, your body is no longer the same. Your mind might be the same, but not the body. So, first thing first, lower down your stress level. Keep the blood pressure on check. Don't gamble or bet. Or even play shares. That'll keep you away from a stroke.
Next, your eating habit. Lower down seafood stuff such as crab, prawn, oyster and the likes. That'll keep you away from stones.
Next, your bowel and digestion system. Coffee and choco drinks, reduce. And eliminate gas drinks such as Cola and such. Drink lots of plain water and barley. This is one way to reduce risk of kidney problems.
Next up, just reduce your cholesterol intake. Rice, white bread, potatoes, donuts, those are carbo stuff. Reduce. Oats for breakfast, that's recommended. Ways to reduce risk of diabetes and heart related problems.
If you're overweight or under, no problem. Just keep a steady check on your food. Its a bit too late to work the flabs out of the abs. So, forget about it. As long as you're eating right, you're on the right track.
Sent via BlackBerry
Monday, July 12, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Let me share, now that I'm badly missing the Berry, on what features I miss the most. Needless to say, the basic telephony features tops the list. Second, is definitely the instant messaging features. Third is the emails. And fourth is the camera.
Well, actually I miss the camera more than the emails. Anyway, I definitely do not miss the games. And when I'm out of the house, I don't really care about internet browsing via wifi. The last thing I want is for the Berry to be out of juice.
Now, would I feel the same assuming I'm using an iPhone? Well, I'm sure a lot of iphone users can answer that coz life without iPhone is quite common due to it's short battery life. But if I think logically, if the iPhone is used for games and internet browsing most of the time, if it's out, I'd probably just get a book.
BlackBerry is for convenience. iPhone is to waste time, in style. Generally speaking.But would it mean I'm not getting the iPhone 4? Of coz not!! I'm still putting my sight and a little bit of my pay on the side every month for it. Who needs books when they can have an iPhone - the stylish time wasting machine.
But what I'm saying is, BlackBerry is just wonderful. The convenience it contributes to your life is just marvelous. Its hard to make a u-turn once you Berry yourself.
Would I be comfortable with 2 devices in my pocket? I have a few choices. Start wearing baggy pants... or get a handbag. I still have a few more months to think until the iPhone 4 gets here.
As usual, as a person who ALWAYS have a reason (or a scapegoat) for almost anything (yes, I know, I need help), I would like to share my reasons.
And please, ready yourself for the most deep rooted thought process rationalization. Hopefully, it could even help most people out there who are still walking in circles feeling lost, to finally choose a team to support for World Cup.
As a person who comes from a footballing nation that excels in village tournaments, I have the privilege to choose any country to support. And since my fellow countrymen who are directly involved in the World Cup are confined to just being the fourth officials, I can even change the teams I'm supporting during play.
But on every World Cup, I always start. by supporting France. Ask me who I'd support for 2014 World Cup... France of course. I'll tell you why later.
Typically, ladies chose which team to support by analyzing which football player appears in the People magazine most often. Players who are dating celebrities would add more weight to this already heavy analytical brain activities, that sometimes need to be hasten as it occupies the processing power of the brain to think about how to lose weight, while chomping off biscuits over coffee.
Generally speaking, of course. For me, I'm just happy that my lovely wife just stopped at "Why France?" and not continue with, "Is it because of Beckham?".
I'm not going to say I like France because of their passing game, their flair or showmanship of skills. Because in fairness, a lot of other teams do that too; Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Spain etc.
I chose France because of the country itself. It's policies on world peace and environment are exemplary. They are good friends of the West and East. They are friends of the Muslim world despite being a stronghold nation for Christianity. On top of that, my name has a close similarity to the Eiffel tower.
I'd not support Serbia because of their genocide stunt.
I'd support Chile, Brazil and Argentina because on top of their beautiful game, they party so much that they don't have time to cause nuisance to the world.
I don't support England because I have already spent so much on merchandise and satellite TV for the English Primier League. But as a nation, I hate it when they second US for war stuff. I can't think of anything that ties England with peace. Think Gandhi, Apartheid, Ireland, Mad Cow Disease and Frankie Goes To Hollywood. I can never support England knowing the damage they have caused my country. Their divide-and-conquer policy was solely responsible for the nation's imbalance and racism to this very day. But in recent time, I'm not so fond of them being USA's cheerleader for destruction.
But I'd support USA.
I love that country. The people (minus the rednecks) are great. Most of all, I love Apple, McDonalds, Facebook and Hooters. And the fact that, few hundred years ago, someone pulled a practical joke on them by giving them the book of 'Football 101' upside down, where even to this very day, they still play foot-ball with their hands, USA have come a long way to finally resist the temptation to wear make-up and tights and catch the ball with their hands and run towards the goal in tights. Have I mentioned that they actually wear tights? Actually, for that alone, I'd support USA.
I support Netherlands because the Dutch Lady chick gave me a lot of happy times when I was a spud.
I definitely support German for their massive use of the letter Z. This letter has been underutilized and ignored in almost all language. This shows that they are a caring country.
I can go on... but I think I should stop now. And I also I think I have to stop eating funny looking mushrooms.
Sent via BlackBerry
Monday, July 05, 2010
Its a totally different feeling. I was just on Facebook via iPod Touch and was just about to send a status update that almost sounded like a suicide note:
I'm no longer contactable via twitter, instant messaging, Facebook and emails. I will also no longer be updating my blogs, forums and responding to your flickr messages. ....till I get my phone fixed.
And I was thinking, hey, wait a minute! I can still do all that with my PC! So, I deleted my post.
That's what a BlackBerry can do to you. It makes your life so convenient that you almost forgotten about how other people are doing it.
Now, I have to rely on my laptop to do all that. It's such a pain and a real waste of time. I just wanna get my Berry back and live 'normally'.