Monthly Archives: February 2007

How to use spoon and fork to eat rice?

The main dish in Asian’s food are usually served with rice, which acts as the main food chain in our lives. But of course, it’s not perfect but I would also like to share on how you can eat rice with both fork and spoon.

Normally, with rice in front of us during mealtime, we can eat with either fork, spoon, chopsticks or even fingers, but of course it will be covered in later times.

To start with it, first is to have one of your hand to scope almost half of the spoonful of rice. (I’m a left-hander).

And of course to ensure everything is in place, it’s best to support with a fork on your other hand.

With that said and done, you are now ready to have your first taste of the rice. Enjoy!

How to use w850i’s camera?

 The W850i is an absolute all-in-one entertainment gadget i assume. Not to be a fanboy myself (trying to hide it) but of course I would like to share with you some of the function of operating the 2.0 Megapixel camera inside this handphone. Really a lot of nifty function, that I didn’t found in the W810i though.

Here’s the White version of W850i.

To start, kindly slide down your phone to unlock the phone.

And then select camera from the menu.

With the camera selected, you are almost ready to go with shooting spree. But wait,  there are a lot of hidden tools beneath the softkeys. Which, to reveal it, press on the 0 (zero) on the dialing keypad, and there will be indication written on the lcd screen of the phone.

As indicated on the help screen, it did said something about extra button on the top of the phone. But where is it? Note the extra “bumpy” area at the side.

Both of it are button which one of it activates the Flashlight on the fly.

While the other one lets you select what kind of mode you want to shoot, be it, normal, panorama, frame (you can shoot with props around your face, eg. cage) or burst mode (shooting a lot of pictures at a rapid speed). Enjoy!

How to use mouse with wheel?

Out of so many great inventions for computers, there is one that we can never live without. Mouse. And here I would also like to share with you, in case you have a mouse with wheel, that you can click on it.

Here is a typical mouse that you can find on the market, priced around the range of RM10 to RM50.

For righthanders, this is how you normally access to the mouse.

With the second finger (cloest to thumb) resting on the left click of the mouse, the fourth finger (closest to pinky finger/where people usually wear rings, i think)  lay rest on the right click of the mouse. And for the mousewheel, you can leave the rest of the job for the middle finger.

So how do we normally use the mouse? With a limited space around a table, most of the times. We try hard to reach ‘hard to reach’ areas and stretching our arms unnecessarily.

To avoid such strains, kindly hold the mouse up from the table and then place the mouse closer to you and continue browsing. This will then ensure total enjoyment without much stress on the palm and your arm.

For the mouswheel, which are used for scrolling, you can actually use it for clicking. Which, for normal website browsing, clicking on it will bring up this unusual icon on your screen…

Which you then are able to maneuver  the website like the mighty mouse from apple, vertically  or horizontally or both at the same time. That’s about it. Enjoy!

And one worthy note on the red LED on the bottom of the ‘ballless’ mouse, it’s really harmful for the eye which it’s best to avoid your kid to look directly into it. Peace.

How to switch on Nintendo DS Lite?

Happy New Year and so it seems that everyone must have a piece of new gadget at hand to toy with. For the lucky ones i mean. I’m glad to have Zanoradiel to help over again on how you can operate or switch on the Nintendo DS Lite. A very slick built handheld.

First, we’ll have to prepare the DS Lite in front of us.

By gently facing the front lid onto us. As the picture instructed, gently open the lid and to ensure you damage the screen, not to open it more than 130 degrees.

The very final step we’ll have to do is to locate the power button which is located at the right end of the handheld. With a gentle push upward and then let it go, you’ll soon see the LED lit to indicate that you have switched on the DS Lite.

Tadaa~ Enjoy!

How to insert a SIM card into Sony Ericsson w850i?

There are times that happen to be us buying a new phone from somewhere, reliable that requires us to insert a SIM card on our own. Here is a quick guide to share with you for those that are using this beautiful W850i from Sony Ericsson.

First of all, you’ll have to turn the phone with the back/battery cover facing you.

By placing the fingers in it’s place, without touching or smearing the screen at all, GENTLY apply mild force to push upward from your thumb while your index finger acts as a support. And without much cow strength, you’ll be able to pull the cover off. Upon inspection you’ll first spot the battery in its place.

Locate the bottom of the phone as you can see there’s a spot on the bottom left/right that you can easily pick up the battery…

And lift it away.

With the battery taken off it’s place, make sure you place it in somewhere safe temporary, while on the other hand, you are now prepared to insert the SIM card into the slot provided inside the back of the phone. As you can see on the picture above, are the eletronic chip that stores most of your phonebook numbers and information which is very important on not scratching it.

With the eletronic chip facing downward, gently push the SIM card into the slot.

And without much force, you will be able to fit it perfectly. And this applies to most of other phone models as the SIM cards has standard sizes. Enjoy!

How to pair your Apple Remote with your iMac/Macbook/Macbook Pro?

Have you ever wondered what could you do with your Apple Remote? Which it came together with your iMac, Macbook/Macbook Pro? You can mess up people’s setup by pressing the ‘Menu’ button, in other word, you can use the same remote control to mess up with other people’s Mac. Awesome eh? But of course on the other hand you wouldn’t want that to happen to you, so thanks to Zanoradiel, he sent an article that talks on how you can make your Mac Product recognize only YOUR apple remote, which is better known as ‘pairing’.

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First of all, you will need to have the Apple Remote in your hand, and the only key needed for this process are the Menu and Play/Pause key. And of course you need to switch on your computer before proceeding.

By placing your remote close enough on the Infrared Red sensor on your Imac/Macbook/Macbook Pro, hold on to Menu and Play/Pause key at the same time. Hold it on for 5 second or more.

As soon everything is in the right place, you will suprisingly see one ‘chain’ icon and the apple remote appeared in the middle of the screen indicating that only remote can control your Mac product.

Of course you would also interested to know on how to ‘unpair’ it incase you have changed the remote on a newer one. By going to Apple -> System Preferences , choose Security from the menu.

By take a quick look at it, look at the bottom and you’ll see an option to ‘unpair’ your remote. Enjoy!

Other interesting links on the Apple Remote :

How to use Apple 60W MagSafe power adapter for Macbook/Macbok Pro?

It must be exciting for almost everyone that owns a new macbook. But there are times when a good instruction are still not that good yet. It miraculously took me 10 minutes to figure out on how to use the power adapter. It must be my luck and I thank god I didn’t broke it the first time I use it. Through a search on the net, I still couldn’t get a clear view on how to use it. Shame on me. But here I will share with you a quick guide in setting up your magsafe power adapter for use on different wall plug on different country.

Above are the usual package that comes with your macbook, which has the extension and wall plug for different country, example which I’ll use that is compatible for Malaysia.

The first time I saw the adapter, I was clueless on how I can make use of it, because the only thing I figured out is to push the pin downward. And nothing more than that.

What suprised me even more that the pin is NOT compatible at all to use with my country’s wall socket. It’s either I have to resolve in buying a new converter…or pull that off. But don’t do that with force. Insted,

With two of hand, one holding the end of the adapter and another, with mild force, you are able to dissect the adapter from it’s body.

Next, what we’ll do is to take the extension that is compatible, notice the hold behind the socket?

What we will do is to slot the socket in and let it slide. No  massive force is needed

Gently push the socket in to let it fit properly.

In case you need a longer extension, you may even opt for the extensioncable provided.

What happens when the wire around the adapter tangles and gets too long?

We can make use of the “holder” that built in with the adapter and wrap/roll the wire around it. With that we will able to keep the wires neat.

Now with the connector. It is protected and covered with a cap to avoid any dust or debris to clog inside. Remove the cap.

And we will have to locate the hole for us to plug the connector in.

It requires almost no effort or force to plug it in. As soon we hold the connector near the hole, it will automatically ‘SNAP’ and connect the plug due to the magnet built inside. This way it will avoid any unnecessary ‘misplaced’ socket that will destroy your macbook.

Once you get everything ready and you’re up for running at optimum power. You may now able to switch on the power  for the adapter.

And if everything goes well, you will see there is one small led on top of the connector lits up. If it’s in orange colour means it’s charging, while when it turns to green that means you have fully charge your battery. Enjoy!

How to go Midvalley Megamall?

There are times when we will be asked with the question of ‘Which is the biggest shopping mall in Malaysia?’ and we would normally come to a conclusion of “Mid Valley Megamall”, and of course it’s not because of the name that reflects its image but its the actual size of the building. But nevertheless, up until this years, it still stands at the top for the worst traffic jam ever you’ll face when visit this place at peak hours. No i’m not kidding. But of course if you insist of going, public transport is the best choice you can ever have.

The most common and safest route to take in order to reach MidValley is using the Federal Highway.

And upon approaching  it, you will notice there is  the RTM building on your right side (now you’re  driving from Klang heading to Kuala Lumpur).

And as you passed the RTM building, drive slowly and keep left. You will notice there is a subtle signboard saying ‘Mid Valley City’

As you made the left turn earlier, keep moving straight without turning. And again, i emphasize, drive slowly and safe.

As you approaches the building, you will see more obvious sign that you are near. Keep left.

And always prepare for bad traffic jam. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Enjoy with a happy heart.

And of course I hope you’ll get your parking. There’s a lot of intersections for you, which are separated by Zones.

Here are the parking to Zone H which is NOT-connected to any of other parking zone. Of course, during weekdays, you will see reserved parking that are only allowed for specific car to be parked. But no worries, for weekdays, you will be able to park inside the area after 6P.M. and for weekend and public holiday, it’s after 1P.M.  Enjoy your trip!

How to drink and open from a newly packed fruit juice?

To enjoy a good fruit juice daily leads to good health it seems, apparently. And I had to thank Tuck Loong for voluntarily helping me through this guide. Unlike the old days where juice cartons are packed in a way where consumption is hard and we need to go through a lot of hassle and trouble. But there comes a new way of drinking it these recent year with a new way of packaging.

Of course at first we will have to purchase any of these fruit juice at our favourite superstores. And the very first thing we will have to check is the expiry date. Make sure it is safe to drink and at least best before 3 month of expiry.

First we will have to open the cap, and in case you found out the cap’s safety lid has been taken off, inform the person in charge of the store to replace it for you, or do not purchase it. This happens a lot where there are bad people drinks from it without paying and leave the half opened carton there for sale.

And we will also have to peel off this safety lid.

And once we’re done,  rejoice! and enjoy!