Friday, September 26, 2008

HK Live webcam

As I surfing about HK, I came across this traffic website, its a great way to see some of the live view in HK, even better to see how is the weather live.
If you have high internet connection, you may see the live cam, else you still able to see the snapshot which updated every 2 minutes.
check it out here...
http://traffic.td.gov.hk/SwitchCenter.do

The Hong Kong Tourism Board Discover Hong Kong website has still webcam pictures refreshed regularly at;
http://www.hktourismboard.com/eng/interactive/webcam/index.jhtml

The Hong Kong Observatory also has webcams in several locations from which you can view still images which refresh every 15 minutes between 7am and 7pm each day
http://www.hko.gov.hk/wxinfo/ts/index_e_webcam.htm

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Lanyards : How to Make/Braid One!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Barcode Systems: Made in China

敬知各位親朋好友:
最近世界各國對中國黑心食品 , 確實達到恐懼的地步 告訴您條碼下前三位數字
690 -695 即屬中製(為了您尊貴的玉體再便宜也不要買)


Number System
Barcode System, if the number system start with 690 - 695, its Made in China.
Sample barcode, this one here Made in Taiwan.

Check out the link it you like to know more about barcode system...
Basically, there are 2 type of barcode systems, one by US and the other by European.
The US version is not designed for international use.
The example that you see above are European systems EAN-13 which is widely use nowaday.


UPC - Universal Product Code
The "UPC-A barcode" is by far the most common and well-known symbology, at least in the United States. An UPC-A barcode is the barcode you will find on virtually every consumer good on the shelves of your local supermarket, as well as books, magazines, and newspapers.
UPC-A encodes 11 digits of numeric (0 through 9) message data along with a trailing check digit, for a total of 12 digits of barcode data. An example of a typical UPC-A barcode is:

EAN-13 - Article Numbering System (EAN) in Europe
EAN-13, based upon the UPC-A standard, was implemented by the International Article Numbering System (EAN) in Europe. This standard was implemented mostly because the UPC-A standard was not well designed for international use, but probably partly because no-one likes the U.S. to be in charge of anything-especially the Europeans. :)
EAN-13 is a superset of UPC-A. This means that any software or hardware capable of reading an EAN-13 symbol will automatically be able to read an UPC-A symbol. The only difference between EAN-13 and UPC-A is that the number system code in UPC-A is a single digit from 0 through 9 whereas an EAN-13 number system code consists of two digits ranging from 00 through 99, which is essentially a country code. Each country has a numbering authority which assigns manufacturer codes to companies within its jurisdiction. The manufacturer code is still five digits long, as is the product code, and the check digit is calculated in exactly the same way.

Number System: The number system consists of two digits (sometimes three digits) which identify the country (or economic region) numbering authority which assigned the manufacturer code. Any number system which starts with the digit 0 is a UPC-A barcode.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

New Route morning run sightings

This new route is not as good as expected for morning run, its a busy road side pavement and the pavement is not up to L standard for a good run, he thinks that the bad condition is due to no HDB around it, that link to nobody complain it...well, its very true when it is in this little country that peoples like to complain.

End up we just run from meeting point to along Woodlands Ave 10 and walk from Admiralty Rd West to eat roti telur bawang and drink teh-pheng.

Nuff said, let see some pictures taken today...

Views from the canal


Friday, September 12, 2008

2008 birthday cum bosses treat at Plaza Parkroyal Sg

My make on the spot Birthday cake by my colleagues

Some of my colleagues, from left...Nelfa, Cindy, Christine, 2 guys and Pauline's hair, she try to avoid the camera.

From left...Pauline, Evelyn, Micheal, Mee Ting and Claudette

Monday, September 8, 2008

In 3rd-F lab since 19th Aug 2008

Move to new lab today as the current job function ceased operation due to moving to Thailand.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Hitler And ERP Woes (Singapore)

NOKIA: Tips & Tricks

These Nokia codes will work on most Nokia Mobile Phones.
Code Descriptions:
*3370# Activate Enhanced Full Rate Codec (EFR) - Your phone uses the best sound quality but talk time is reduced my approx. 5%
#3370# Deactivate Enhanced Full Rate Codec (EFR)
*4720# Activate Half Rate Codec - Your phone uses a lower quality sound but you should gain approx 30% more Talk Time.
#4720# Deactivate Half Rate Codec.
*#0000# Displays your phones software version, 1st Line : Software Version, 2nd Line : Software Release Date, 3rd Line : Compression Type.
*#9999# Phones software version if *#0000# does not work.
*#06# For checking the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI Number).
#pw+1234567890+1# Provider Lock Status. (use the "*" button to obtain the "p,w" and "+" symbols).
#pw+1234567890+2# Network Lock Status. (use the "*" button to obtain the "p,w" and "+" symbols).
#pw+1234567890+3# Country Lock Status. (use the "*" button to obtain the "p,w" and "+" symbols).
#pw+1234567890+4# SIM Card Lock Status. (use the "*" button to obtain the "p,w" and "+" symbols).
*#147# (vodafone) this lets you know who called you last.
*#1471# Last call (Only vodofone).
*#21# Allows you to check the number that "All Calls" are diverted to.
*#2640# Displays security code in use.
*#30# Lets you see the private number.
*#43# Allows you to check the "Call Waiting" status of your phone.
*#61# Allows you to check the number that "On No Reply" calls are diverted to.
*#62# Allows you to check the number that "Divert If Unreachable (no service)" calls are diverted to.
*#67# Allows you to check the number that "On Busy Calls" are diverted to.
*#67705646# Removes operator logo on 3310 & 3330.
*#73# Reset phone timers and game scores.
*#746025625# Displays the SIM Clock status, if your phone supports this power saving feature "SIM Clock Stop Allowed", it means you will get the best standby time possible.
*#7760# Manufactures code.
*#7780# Restore factory settings.
*#8110# Software version for the nokia 8110.
*#92702689# Displays - 1.Serial Number, 2.Date Made, 3.Purchase Date, 4.Date of last repair (0000 for no repairs), 5.Transfer User Data. To exit this mode you need to switch your phone off then on again.
*#94870345123456789# Deactivate the PWM-Mem.
**21*number# Turn on "All Calls" diverting to the phone number entered.
**61*number# Turn on "No Reply" diverting to the phone number entered.
**67*number# Turn on "On Busy" diverting to the phone number entered.
12345 This is the default security code.press and hold
# Lets you switch between lines.

MacRitchie Reservoirs jungle tracking...

Wake up 6.10am this morning and reach MacR about 8.20am by SMRT bus No.855 (Bus No.852 is faster by one stop but since 855 came first that day) from Yishun Interchange . Start the journey from MacR all the way to Bukit Timah reserves and having lunch and some desserts to destress after a long long walk at Beauty World SC.

{Bus No.852 from Upper Bt.Timah Rd behind Beauty World SC back to Yishun Interchange}

The tracking journey took about 3.45hrs of walking of jungle track, hanging bridge and tar road. The whole journey took 5.5hrs from leaving home till back home...what a day out.

Tired but worth it, such a wonderful activity at the heard of the nature. Fresh air, greenery tree, sound of nature...etc. Not forget the HSBC Treetop walk (hanging bridge) which offer magnificent view from the height of tree top.

MacRitchie Reservoirs
Liz at the start of the MacRitchie trail beside Little Sister of the Poor

Me and my wife at the bridge entrance

L taking the picture of mine that you see on his running blog. View from the hanging bridge
KTMB :Tanjung Pagar -Woodlands railway track



MacRitchie Reservoirs to Bukit Timah Reserves trail map

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