Migrated Out

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Migrated out my blog from Amazon AWS back to my shared hosting service which I pay on an annual basis. As I don’t have much traffic running out of my blog. As such it is more commercially viable for me to run this separately.

Initially I moved out of my shared hosting to Amazon AWS is due to me wanting to experiment with cloud, but I guess I the experiment is over… hundreds of dollar gone… 😀

The blog might be slow, but it works… 🙂

Trying out Cast Iron

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I’ve heard a lot of cast iron cooking. In fact – I do have my own le crueset griddle that I use to grill my food. Its great, but I never knew that cast iron will require seasoning! Now that I have realised this I need to season it.

Today I went to Ace Hardware and bought a Lodge Cast Iron skillet.

In fact it’s a combination of a deep dish skillet and shallow skillet. The shallow skillet can act as a cover (I think). As this is not yet seasoned, I will need to season it.

This is not food seasoning where we use salt and pepper (and what ever spices), the seasoning is about opening the pores and inserting oil so that it creates a layer of oil that will provide the non-stick effect.

I have no idea how this will end up to be – but I will provide updates on seasoning process, and how it ends to be 🙂 Cooks Illustrated suggested that we do the seasoning process 5 times… I don’t think I can wait that LONG!

 

As usual…

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After acquiring a new gadget, am surely will go out and start shooting. This camera is seriously a beauty. I still trying to learn how to use this camera. The multipoint focusing is good, but most of the times it kills what the images that I want to shoot. Reason being is that instead of focusing on the person, I ended up focusing on another high contrasty subject. This is not good, but after going thru youtube after the shoot, I figured out how to overcome this issue.

This morning shoot was at Pudu Market. It’s probably one of the only city market in KL, that majority of the KL-folks will go. I know there are other market like the Selayang or TTDI market, but this definitely tops it all because of its city vicinity. The folks there are definitely friendly. But one thing that I noticed is that most of the workers are either Bangladeshi or Indonesian. Except for the non-halal sections which is majority chinese (and maybe Myanmar). Interesting indeed.

I need to tell myself that I need to go out and shoot every single weekend. I can tell that my streetshooting skill is super rusty. Looking at my photos, I hardly go out to shoot. This is just painfully annoying. But I guess this is what you get when you abandon your hobby. Well – I did sold my Leica M9, so now I guess i need to work hard!

Time Broadband…

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It has been a long time since I last posted. Apart from busy with work, I have been busy enjoying my new broadband. I have been a customer of Unifi since they first launch, upgraded my then 4mbps Streamyx connection to 20mbps unifi. That was an awesome upgrade. I remember writing this then – Unifi Speed Test.

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It super awesome. Having to upgrade my speed 5 times faster to 20mbps. Despite a lot of complaints coming from various people, I was extremely happy as I managed to do things that usually I was not been able to do.

Fast track 6 years later…

Unifi launched 50mbps lines, while Maxis launched their 30mbps lines. I called the telco up for the past few months, and was told that due to the use of copper as the last mile connectivity, they are unable to upgrade my speed.Such a pity, I already paid RM249 a month for Unifi, the same amount of money – I would be able to get 50mbps from Unifi. Sad… time to move to landed property. And then I was walking along my lift lobby downstairs, I saw a banner stating that my apartment has 50mbps! I was so happy. Made few posts on facebook to ask feedback.

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Straight away I went to the www.time.com.my and ordered by service. The installation was set to be  21st March 2016. As you can see from the riser – how the cables are pulled from the hubs.

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Its just an empty casing, with hubs every few floors. As for mine, the nearest hub is 12th floor. Ok – after installation. The speed was awesome! Checkout the ping time 🙂

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Amazing. 20mbps to 50mbps is considered a good jump! Then two days after, right after workout at Firestation:

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Client of mine whatsapp me the image above!. I am like wtf… And then immediately I called time – and they said that… I’ve been automatically upgraded!

That night I came back and tested my speed, and here what I get…

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Unbelievable…. damn freaking fast!

With this speed – it’s just mind boggling on the things that I can do. I can’t imagine me being able to finish using all the bandwidth that was given to me. This is just super awesome.

The question that I have now would be – would their customer support be as good as TM? Let’s wait and see…

But for now – i better go quickly terminate my Unifi!