It has been a while since I make a blog post. A lot has happened and I think I need to keep this blog alive. So I make this post about my tools of trade.
First I have a desktop computer at home which is Lenovo C540 Touc-All-in-One. Continue reading Current Tools of Trade
I have been using Compaq Presario V3837TU for quiet some times now. It was originally bought for my wife but then she was given laptop from her company. It has been sluggish for quiet sometimes. I am using it mostly for storage. The sluggishness was quiet annoying when I wrote and edited my second book. After some savings I decided to bought new one. This time I decided to switch to Apple. And here is my new laptop Continue reading My New Tool
My beloved Javelin has been with me for over a year now. We have been through a lot. It was getting too old and too slow for me. I might be able to replace the trackball and do some cleaning but it was old.
I have replaced my lovely 8900 with a brand new 9800 (no pun intended). I got a good price and a good gadget. I got two of them one for me and one for my wife to replace her old 8520 (Gemini). The new Torch is exactly like the picture below Continue reading Another New Gadget
On my last post, I described what was happened to my old PC and my upgrade effort. I have a beautiful LG L1753S LCD monitor, a superb PC, and crappy two sets of speakers. I have an old 4.1 Altec Lansing AVS500 speaker set which I bought right after I get married in 2001. The speaker is in bad shape after almost 9 years. There was a loud humming sound emanated from the sub woofer and most of the cable has been chewed by mice. My friend, who is a dealer for Altec Continue reading On Evolutionary Upgrade
Unstable electricity at my home was causing my beloved PC to give up. The power supply, processor (Core2Duo), and motherboard were damaged. I have to upgraded all the damaged components. Currently I am using Core i3 5300 Processor, MSI Motherboard type H55-E33., 400 watts PSU, 2 GB DDR3 RAM, and integrated video card (which is capable of HD playback). Hard drives, DVD Writer drive, and case are still from the old one. This accident also gave me a chance to upgrade Windows XP Pro SP3 to Windows 7 Pro. So far it is running beautifully, although it is a bit louder than the old components.
It has been less than a month after I upgraded my Javelin to OS 5.0.0681 from Hutchinson Asia. It was not good. Battery life was short, less than 12 hours or so. It mad me have to recharge my device every 12 hours or so. It was huge inconvenient for me, especially during my trips to Bandung and Jakarta. Memory leaks was also severe, I was down to less than 80 MB in 3 days. Previous OS installations would hold memory above 90 MB after more than a week.
I decided to remove the OS and replace with the same version from Indosat. So far, it has been better. The time between charging is more than 24 hours. Memory leaks is not as severe as Hutchinson version. It is still around 100 MB after two days. All and all Indosat’s version is much better than Hutchinson Asia’s (IMHO).
A new upgrade for my beloved javelin was published this week, under Hutchinson Asia. The OS file could be downloaded from here. As usual the download process was unsuccessful. Fortunately (also as usual) Bosen.Net has one and could be found here. Everything else was just fine. Continue reading 18.104.22.1681 Official Hutchinson Asia
Another upgrade for Javelin has been released this morning. The new version is 22.214.171.1242 and it was released by Wind Hellas. Strangely, when I browsed the site around 10.00 AM Indonesian time, the file was not there. The download page for Javelin at Wind Hellas still only showed version 126.96.36.1999 as the latest version. It was not the first time I have problem with Wind Hellas. The last time I tried to download 188.8.131.529, the download place was replaced by text saying that the file I have been looking for was revoked (this is the page after you entered your detail and agree to the terms and conditions). Luckily, Bosen.net has the file here. As usual I upgraded my javelin. There is nothing spectacular apart from the official twitter client (still in beta though). I might try after reaching stable version, meanwhile I will stick to ubertwitter.
The previous upgrade on my Javelin from OS 184.108.40.2061 Optus to OS 220.127.116.111 Cosmote has disabled the keypad lock button and function. Since then I have tried to installed the same OS from Singtel and/or Telkomsel (the actual vendor of my Javelin as in the vendor id) and Indosat. However, I believe Cosmote has the best battery, performance, and memory management.
Recently, Wind Hellas has released he new OS 18.104.22.1689. I have struggled to download the file but eventually succeeded. As usual the upgrade went smooth. Surprisingly, the new OS has restore the keypad lock function. Although the keypad lock icon is still missing, but the keypad button on top of Javelin has been working again. Instead of locking the keypad, the button now served as standby button. Just one press and Javelin will sleep.
I have just installed wordpress client for blackberry on my beloved javelin. This is the test.