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Old Toy: IBM Model M Keyboard

I recently noticed my old IBM Model M keyboard sticking out from under the bed. Back in 2011 (http://goo.gl/DIhjyZ), I had decided to give it a wash and cleaned not just the removable key-caps, but I also soaked the entire thing in soapy water. It turned out not to be a good idea, as my END key stopped working after that. You don't realize how often you use the END key until it stops working. I tried every form of torture on it I could ... blow dryer, leaving it in the sun, hitting the...

Retail Therapy : Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

My three year old first-gen iPad just doesn't cut it anymore. Actually it stopped cutting it a long time ago, but I've finally given up. I still don't know what i use it for in the first place, but when you're feeling down and stressed there are two kinds of tablets you can take: so went I out and got the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. side note: I was wondering why that DirectD shop in Subang Jaya opened till 11pm; who goes out to buy gadgets at that hour? I got the answer when I reached...

New Toy - Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - My "Initial Impressions" Review

I bought the original Samsung Galaxy Note a few months after it was released (https://plus.google.com/108668143051440297400/posts/8h8VhpvyaFF). The phone originally came with Android ICS, then got upgraded to Gingerbread and recently Jellybean. It's served me well -- I rarely get voice calls and use it mostly for browsing and hangouts, so the extra large screen has been a big plus. It's not without it's downsides:The S-pen is useless for me due to the way I write (left ha...

To Note ... or Not To Note ..

Grr ... +Jon Dadameah, this is all your fault for mentioning it ... Q: What is this picture of? A: It is a picture of two "Paspot Malaysia", attached together with a rubber band. Q: Why am I attaching two "Paspot Malaysia" together with a rubber band? A: because it is the approximate width, height, and thickness of a Samsung Galaxy Note. Q: Why am I looking for an approximation of a Galaxy Note? A: Because I'm pissed off that the Galaxy Nexus has no SD card slot, and that I have to wa...

New Toy: Logitech K400 Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad

Over the years I've tried many different types of keyboard solutions for my HTPC, each wth varying levels of success (or rather failure). This one seems to be quite good though. The Logitech K400 is a full sized keyboard (yay, no more thumb typing) but with a touchpad replacing the numerical keypad. For a HTPC you're hardly ever going to need the numerical keypad (I'd argue it's redundant even on a desktop PC for most people too). It's still wide enough that it can sit comfortably between y...

New Toy : Unicomp Space Saver PC Keyboard

Ok, I'll admit it ... I messed up my IBM Model M keyboard while cleaning it a few months back. Somehow the keyswitch for the "End" key stopped working. You will not realise how much you use the End key in real life until it's gone. It's probably fixable, but not with my current tech-karma levels... So despite the expensive shipping costs, I went and plonked out some money for the Unicomp SpaceSaver PC Keyboard (http://pckeyboards.stores.yahoo.net/en104bl.html). Unicomp bought...

New Toy: Unicomp SpaceSaver PC Keyboard

Ok, I'll admit it ... I messed up my IBM Model M keyboard while cleaning it a few months back. Somehow the keyswitch for the "End" key stopped working. You will not realise how much you use the End key in real life until it's gone. It's probably fixable, but not with my current tech-karma levels... So despite the expensive shipping costs, I went and plonked out some money for the Unicomp SpaceSaver PC Keyboard (http://pckeyboards.stores.yahoo.net/en104bl.html). Unicomp bought...