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A potrait of a 505th Paratrooper. Initial sketch was done on with Kpaint on my trusty Dell Latitude D610 and it’s Dell-issued mouse. Colors was done with GIMP also on my trusty Dell Latitude D610 and it’s Dell-issued mouse. First-time experimenting with layering in GIMP and the results don’t seem to shabby.
After a long haitus, I’ve finally had time to write again. It’s been a busy year for 2007/08 of learning the system of the “other” company and I’ve gotta admit, it has been a wonderful experience in terms of knowledge gained. It’s now almost hitting Q2 of 09 and I’m at the tail-end of the resource project lifecyle bell curve of the migration/deployment/intergration exercise.
Things looks much better with the single domain allowing single-sign-on (SSO) and making things better to administer and troubleshoot (replication between AD/MIIS/HRIS/ADAM/LDAP). Hopefully as more services move over to the new domain, things will be much better for support staff WW.
Two of my software reviews only available at that site at the moment are:
Head on over if you wanna read it and lend your support.
how many times have we experienced the traffic jams caused by an auto accident not because of the accident itself but because of the gawking drive-by onlookers? pretty normal occurance in malaysia no matter which state you’re from. call it curious, call it malaysians fascination with gore, call it ‘kaypohchee‘, it’s a fact of life in malaysia. You hear radio annoucements (to move on and don’t stop) and jokes (alex yoong and him slowing down when there’s a crash at the race) about it.
We have products designed “by gamers for gamers” and smart tags (the toll ePayment contactless drive-through system), so along the same line, I now introduce you to a device that would hopefully ease the accident-related traffic congestion the next time an accident happens – the AccidentCam™. With 8x zoom, full spectrum low light mode down to 0.05lux, linux-embeded computerized item-focused & tracking, motorized pan/tilt (200°/70°) 100/s rotating base, 10″ LCD screen HUD, and options of velcro straps, you don’t have to slow down to ‘enjoy coverage’ of the accidents on the affected lane ever again.
Simply mount the device (on your dashboard, roof or wherever you think will get the best view). Direct the camera as you’re coming up the the vehicle(s) involved in the accident (the only interaction needed from you to power up the AccidentCAM™ and start the sequence), and let the embedded computer take over. AccidentCAM™ then uses it’s item-focus lock-on to the spot (targeting is shown on the 10″ LCD HUD) and the camera starts capturing “the moment”. the camera even rotates the full 200° arc to capture the scene as you drive past. you can later review the footage by interfacing it with your personal computer. The joy is in the unlimmited replays, zooming, sharing it with your like-minded malaysian friends and family, and not missing the minute details as you ‘relive’ the accident at the comforts of your own couch.
object-focused targeting & tracking view from the 10″ LCD HUD.
Get your AccidentCam™ today and never miss an accident, no accident-gawking-related-jams, never needing to shift gears to slow down and never being too late to jot down that license plate number to punter at your local 4D/Magnum shop. Now how cool is that? Retailing now at RM299.99 at wherever they’re selling one.
Next up: MatRempitCAM Edition by the same people that brought you Crittercam. Designed by NatGeo in association with Putera Umno chairperson Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim .
Had some time to catch up on some comic reading over the weekend since my backup P3 system can’t handle much. Managed to track down superman #204 – #215 and i must say that Jim Lee still has his dynamic breath-taking touch which blew me away since i first saw him penciled uncanny X-Men #248.
The issues #204-#215 is a 12-issue story arc titled For Tomorrow written by Brian Azzarello. It tries to portray superman’s darker edgier brooding side. The story opens with a priest questioning his faith in some somber moment and Superman dropping into church to the priest to share his own worries and fears. As the two men grow closer, Superman’s tale begins to parallel that of the priest, who is battling cancer and the journey to accepting themselves as the story begins to take shape. Apparently it all happens a year ago when Superman being called into deep space to assist Green Lantern and on his return find that a million people mysteriously disappeared from the earth, including his wife, Lois Lane in what is called The Vanishing. So throughout the 12 issues, we deal with a more human Superman as we see him in “confession”. The story deals with raw emotions, regrets, doubts, fears, dreams, ethics, sins and a very pissed Superman. Somehow though it doesn’t do it for me. The plot is seems rushed and leaves many questions unanswered about the DC universe continuity.
Conclusion: Great art, horrible story!
Managed to track down Jim’s stint on Batman #608-#619 (Hush storyline arc) and the All Star Batman & Robin with Frank Miller. can’t wait to turn the pages on these two.