Monday, April 28, 2008

Epson printer brought alive~! WOOHOO~!

Changi Airport Terminal 3Epson printer resuscitated

Today, I managed to bring a printer that is disposed by some people, perhaps a rich peoples back to live again.

This is the Epson C43UX. This is a rather old printer, I think, The reason why people throw, is perhaps it is jammed halfway during printing. I noticed this printer when I was “paying a visit” to the rubbish compactor. At this time, I was actually thinking over whether to buy a printer or not. Thank you Jesus, I saw the printer that is on the floor. I was asking the old man who was guarding the area, and he tell me that someone throw it away, and I can have it. I brought it home, and to find out why people throw away, found out that it is because that sometime, during the printing, it would jam halfway. I dismantled it down, and found out that one of a metal plate was bent, and it stopped the print head from traveling. So I remove the plate, and alter it, and after reassembled back, the printer goes into life again.

On discovering that the printer have no ink, I bought a new ink today, and feed it in. and guess what, the printer printed smoothly, and the only thing that it lack now is a USB cable. Woohoo, a $19.80 printer~! And that is minus the re-engineer fee. Hee hee.

I was out while looking for the printer ink, I noticed that the printer ink are quite expensive, and it is to great dismay, I think the engineers should read this. The printers that are manufactured nowadays, are designed in such a way, that all the ink tank must be present in the printer, before it can operate. That is to say, if you are going to print a monochrome, You still have to put in the colour cartridge, and only after both color and black ink are present, the printer will print. If one of the ink tank is short, your printer will not work.

I have a bad experience with one of the brother printer. it is a multifunctional printer, that can print, scan and fax. The down side of it is that it is a ink tank printer, and all the ink must be full. a single empty cartridge it receives, it would not work at all. and the ink really would dry up by itself very FAST~! just 3 months! I had it so bad, that I sell it off, because it really sounds stupid, that you need to insert color cartridge when you are only required to print monochrome faxes only. Since then, I have phobia for Lexmark, Brother and HP printers. The thought of bringing a HP printer to the service center every month just freak me out~!

I guess canon did a really great job in letting me get in touch with Canon Multipass in the past. Will talk more it it in later part.

We take a particular example. A printer that uses 4 ink tanks, one black ink cost $23.50, and the color ink cyan, yellow, magenta cost $19.90 each. It would cost approx $80++ to refill a totally empty printer.

However, if you get a black ink, with color ink, three combination type, it cost $21.50 for black, $32.50 for color, it cost $54 t refill a totally empty printer.

As they are a bubble ink, it would dry up by itself over time, and that is why, there is a time limit of 6 months for bubble jet ink cartridge after opening.

Canon Multipass C20

Well, I still misses my Canon Multipass C20 printer. This is a really great printer at my time. It is a printer, scanner and a fax machine. The ink is quite expensive for color, but the black ink is cheap, and huge to print a lot of paper with one single cartridge. It was an accident of how the printer went dead.

This is because I installed a speaker on top of the printer. And it was a custom rack, that hold the printer above the HP pavilion at that time. Then one day, because the wall plug is not deep enough, the speaker dropped, and hit the printer. When I went home, both the speaker and the printer is on the floor. Duh. Since then, I do not have a printer anymore.

It is a pity, that canon does not manufacture this printer anymore. But it really is a durable and the ink is quite convenient.

Shop shop shop

As I was walking in Best Denki today, I was look at how printer are priced, and seems that multifunctional printers are quite cheap these days. It is a pity that the bubble jet ink dry up by itself. I am also looking into laser printer, but it is expensive in term of the printer itself, and also the ink cartridge. But it is only beneficial if there is a lot of printer to print. This is because the breakeven is when printer a lot can save if compared with the bubble ink type.

Bubble Ink Printer

A single charged ink cartridge can print approximate 800 pages, but a single charge laser cartridge prints approximate 3000 pages. Single charge ink cartridge cost $55, taken the color type, it would cost $0.06875 per page using a two ink cartridge.

Ink Tank Printer

If using 4 ink cartridge, it cost $80, making $0.1 per page. Take note this can be lower because ink tank printers may have left over ink after printing 800 pages.

Laser Printer

A laser toner cost $120, and it prints 3000 pages. This would make it that it would cost $0.04 per page. So which would you choose? A bubble jet printer, ink tank printer, or laser printer. Another plus point is that the laser toner are built to last as long as it is stored in a cool dry place. So that the powder ink would stay dry.

One last word



Sunday, April 27, 2008

Doomsday doomed.


Doomsday is a very gory show. Hmm… this I must admit, when they shoot, it really shows the blood splashing all over the place, head roll, and you can even see eye move with the body detached and a real person cooked alive, and people eating the meat.

Doomsday begins with a virus that have no cure, no vaccine, and kills everyone, who have been contacted with the blood of an infected person. It starts showing that a part of Britain was totally infected that a great steel wall is built to contain the person in it. There are gun turrets aiming it, and kills anything it moves. Planes are not allowed to go inside, for fear that the infected people will hijack a plane, and infect the world outside the wall. Ironically, when the virus somehow spread to outside 20 years later, the people outside the wall, discovered a person walking inside the wall, and was convinced and determine to get hold of a cure, because they believe that someone somehow is cured, and wish to get the antibody. So they sent a team inside to find it.

The ending is quite sad, because when the people inside are cured, the people outside are infected, and another round of killing begins.

A shocking 5000Volt electricity.

Two days ago, I got into an accident, and it is a darn stupid accident. One of my friend have a problem locating a power source, and seeing that he cannot get it, I climb up, and dig for it. This is because one of the transformer ballast is faulty, and I keet diffing for it. Then, suddenly, I was thrown off the ladder, and knocked on the wall, and my partner who was holding the ladder was repelled away from the ladder. After everything became clear again, I tried another time, and found out that I actually touched a live cable of 5000Volt, and the wire is left exposed, and I actually touched it, no wonder the reaction is so great de loh. Anyway, I got a taste of a 5000Volt power shock. Luckily, I have some protection on, otherwise, you could be seeing a charcoal person.

Study, study, study

Nowadays, study is really quite tedious, with endless works, revision, feels that time seems to be against me all the time. Hmm…. Is taking this part time course a mistake? Sometime I really wonder this.

Drug Lord

I am not so much into drug lord these days, this is because sometime, the market is really dunno how they operates. No matter how hard I play, I still cannot get into the top 100

Anyway, I am into Friends for sale, and the Mob war. Mob war is quite difficult, because the money are constantly stolen by other people. So sometime, I want to earn money to a certain degree, thenc an buy my land and earn money. But these people seems to always want to pick me for a fight. Hmm…

23rd April

This is the day, one of my friend is having a birthday. So sad, I din realize it. Until when I fall asleep and woke up in the early morning 3AM.


Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Power tripping in the least expected place

How is it that, there are something new each day? Yesterday, building A have a big power tripping, and it is causing us a lot of problem. This morning, armed with a detector, I managed to catch this tripping, which everyone were least expected. Haih. This is so sad. A wild guess, actually got us the solution. It must be GOD’s blessing.

This morning, the train seems to be slow along the ang mo kio and bishan. It is darn lucky that I set off to work early every morning. Giving me extra allowance, and also, because rhte train that I am taking is in the morning, the chain reaction effect is less. My friend who boarded the train to work at 9, says the train is extremely slow. Are the maintenance people sleeping or something? How come so many problem de wo? Even before that, just two days ago, the train also stall in the evening.

Two electrical circuits

I am now into creating two electrical circuits. One citcuit is for a alarm bellm, so that the bell will ring, just like it is time for morning briefing, afternoon briefing.

The second circuit is more challenging. It is to integrate 4 circuits into one, and to rewire into an automatic mode. Previously, there is one relay controlling the power, now, as there are 8 devices, the relay is split into 6 relays and 2 contactors.

Hardwiring is quite difficult. It reminds me of the use of a PLC, because by using PLC, it is easier, as we just do the simple hard wiring, and then, use the program to control. Whereas, this electrical circuit is a pure hardwire automation. Hmm… Could take a long day, maybe I would do it on Sunday, when I have a lot of time to do it.


Have you watched Rambo, all the series? I just completed watching the Rambo 2, 3, 4. IT is very nice, and each sequel is more exciting than the other. They uses the contemporary war at that time, to make the movie. In Rambo 2, it is the Russia war. In the Rambo war, it is the middle east War, and in Rambo 4, it is the Burma. I think in my opinion, the Rambo 2 is the best. This is because it is showing how Rambo go into the enemy base, to capture back the POW, prisoner of war. He managed to grab this chopper, and use it back against them.

Sometime I wonder, is there really a Rambo in the reality? Hmm….

Scissor hoist Vs Scaffolding

How many people would prefer a scaffolding? Scissor hoist are a type of machine, that lift a person and his equipment up to the ceiling, and do the repair work. Scaffoldings are using rods and metal bar, and platforms to assemble into an elevated platform.

Scaffolding are less preferred by most people, because they find it troublesome to assemble and dismantle. I think scaffoldings are actually, a proper tool to use. This is because it uses human energy to move the things, and any slope, it can be adjusted, to the degree of the slope.

Scissor hoist, they requires electrical to power them up. They move very slow, and difficult to navigate. It requires the site to have a level ground, or else, it would have a chance to topple.

A 2 layer scaffolding actually only took 5 minutes to assemble, and 5 minutes to dismantle. I think all that it took is 10 minutes. But no one seems to be able to see my point. Duh~.

My biggest worry is that, the scissor hoist does not belong to us, but another contractor. If the contractor spoilt it, and we are bad luck to get it, people have the chance to put the blame on us. And even worse, they can demand for a new one, should the scissor hoist be damaged. Hmm….


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Working hardship

It's actually kinda irritating that you are saying that I made a wrong decision.
Why are you trying to change my decision?

And now you are really getting on my nerves.
But you are at a more senior position than me and thus I cannot ask you to stop saying anything.
It actually does get on my nerves.
Because I do not think it is good to go back on my words.

Instead of being supportive, you are actually discouraging ALL my decisions.
If I had known all these in the beginning, I would not have told you anything.
What's this crap about calling the person back and saying that you want it back?
And what's the crap about telling you first?
Really, I dont feel close enough to do so.
And if it's so bad, why are they even getting awards for their works and how can you even work without them?

And what is so good about being in your line?
People have likes and dislikes.
You should learn to respect my decision instead of coming on so strongly and then giving me all your crap about me making the wrong decisions.


Monday, April 14, 2008

Tolong Tolong

Project notification

Just when I thought study could get any tougher, look at this, an email reminding me about the project submission deadline. Oh NO~! I have not even planned what to do, and gotta submit a written proposal tomorrow. Not even discussed with anyone about it.

Panic panic. Now how? Hu xi hu xi. Anyway, Gotta come up with another strategy to cope with study, work, projects. How to tahan wo.

Anyway, I was very surprised how high can the taxi fare go to. Did you know that the fareprice for taxi have increased so much? Just a 2.4 km, It cost me nearly $10~! Am I seeing things? Or am I dreaming?

KL trip

I just realized that I have mentioned about this KL trip some time back, and seems that I did not put up any photos regarding the KL trip. Hmm….

Integrating 4 circuits.

I am into integrating 4 electrical circuits, into one whole compartment. Looks very tedious, but, if they are complete, they sure will work with one another. Hmm…up to today, I only finished wiring the power supply, and then I got this email about the project. Duh. Now I am blur blur what to do next.

Milo Fluffy.

Have you tried this Milo Mcfluffy? It is similar to Mcfluffy. Yup yup. And guess what, the only disappointment, is that milo mcfluffy only have vanilla flavour. If it have chocolate ice cream instead of Vanilla ice cream, it would be great, because a lot people like chocolate ice cream.

Nothing much to say now.


Tuesday, April 08, 2008

My Laptop

New Laptop

This is an entry, about my new Laptop, an Acer Travelmate 6292. It is assigned to take over the Internet PC, which was sold because ti have became slow, because some of the circuitry starts chalking up problems, and slowing the PC down. Thus, it have to be sold off, after 6 months in my home.

Replacement for internet PC

It looks a very sad things, but it gotta go. And in replacement, it is the internet laptop, to take over the internet PC. As mentioned before, the internet PC is to go into the internet for surfing. So that when the laptop is affected, it cannot reach the master PC. Soemtime, the laptop can also be brought out to do project, because it is a lightweight 12.1 inch display, and is quite light. Because internet laptop is a resource to go into the internet, it is armed with some antivirus and internet security software. And additionally, it also have a backup system to protect all the files incase of anything happens.

Main PC

It is although fast, but still inferior to the Main PC. Main PC role is to play high graphic games, and to do refining work for photo adjustment and typing. Together with a secondary hard drive, it houses all the multimedia resources in it, so that it can be retrieve rapidly. As for the other hard drive, it houses the programs, and windows programs. In addition, there is another hard drive that is suppose to store all the backup files. But this hard drive failed, and cannot start le. Haih, the next upgrading is to get another hard drive, but I change to using portable hard drive as a substitute to it. This is because by using another portable hard drive, backup of files can be in offline during normal running. And in case of anything wrong, the portable hard drive can be plug in, and recover every single files.

Portable offline hard drive

The portable drive that I am using is a Seagate hard drive. It is a 500GB hard drive, to store three time of the entire volume of the Main PC. This is to ensure that the datas are kept safe, because they are all very important. I learnt it the hard way, because on one occasion, I format the wrong hard drive, and in the end, all the data are lost. Even though there is another backup volume, but it only hold old data, and not the recent one.

Anyway, This Main PC is a 3Ghz processor. The unit is a Lenovo desktop, and it is no longer in production. In another way, if this PC is sold, it can be put in a museum.
Main PC History

I spent $50 to customize the casing, so that I can put 8 fans on top, and remove all the hot air out. In addition, there are 2 fans at the back to blow the air out, and one fan in the middle to blow the air in. This si to accelerate the forced ventilation. Forced ventilation is the technique used in this main PC to draws out the air, and main purpose is to cool down the processor, Ram and the NVIDIA graphic card. The NVIDIA graphic card is a very hard to find graphic card, because the common high performance graphic cards are PCI express. As for this Lenovo, sadly, there is no PCI express slot, but using AGP slot. Thus, I gotta go and look for NVIDIA AGP graphic card. After I got the graphic card, I cannot start up the PC, and later found out the wattage is not sufficient for so many things. I then go and get a new power supply, and it is a true power unit, so that the voltage and ampere is distributed with no problem. True enough, after upgrade the new power supply unit, the PC start up fast and running. Graphics are real solid, and by integrating this PC to the amplifier, the sound effect is totally awesome. Thus, this PC is very important, because it holds a l;ot of things, and I certainly do not wish to flush out the stuff and rebuild it. Haha.

Internet laptop

As for the internet laptop, it can be flush out anytime, because the data, when it is collected from the net, it is then transferred to the main PC for storage, so that the internet PC can be flush out anytime. Also, since it is a portable type, traveling with it around is also quite convenient.

HP product a disappointment

The main reason why I get a small laptop is after a very hard and long consideration about the space. This is because if I were to get another PC, I will need to have another computer table.Because certainly, this computer table cannot hold two PC. And seeing laptop can be placed anywhere, at a cost of another few hundreds dollars, I uses that extra cash that I would be buying a new PC table, to get a small laptop. Some interview and feedback have been gathered, and I narrowed down to Sony, Fujitsu and Acer. HP, Asus and Compaq are a totally out of the list. This is because if people who knows me long enough, I have this laptop that totally sucks that I have to send the laptop to the service center almost every month. And each time they do it, they just says they have to reinstall the programs. And guess what, that is the best they can do. On arguing about it, and due to inconvenient to the fact that I have to draw some time out just to go to the service center to take queue number, first for servicing, and second for collection, I have a totally had it attitude. I sell it off at a very low reduced amount, and swear never to get a HP. And when I was getting a new PDA, I get a HP Ipaq and guess what, the sound is a totally disappointment, and the ring tone cannot be classified, so I do not know who called. Starting the camera is also slow to startup, and by the time it started, I have already finished eating. I returned back to the service center when it consistently hangs up, and without getting a satisfactory answer, I never use this HP Ipaq as a phone anymore. This is because of a very biggest flaw in the design, that whenever I surf the web using wireless, when the ipaq failed to detect the wireless it automatically switch over to the GPRS to continue surfing the internet. Hear this: AUTO SWITCH TO GPRS~! Do you know how heavy cost is GPRS used for in surfing net? From that day onwards, I never use the Ipaq as a phone anymore. And selling it off is a totally lost, because it is worth a quarter of the full price. Over at second hand shop, I saw a lot of people selling HP ipaq too, and I know why do they do it. . . Anyway, HP ipaq now serve only three purpose, listening to radio, MP3 and watching Movie. That’s all. Practically, it is a video player.

I swear

Ever since the incident with HP laptop and the HP ipaq, I swear not to buy anymore HP products.

Lenovo PC

Lenovo is a useful PC, because at the time I got it, it is a newly started company which bought over IBM. At that time, the price is quite cheap. After reading up on the company profile, I quickly go and get it and at a very low price. It is a desktop complete with everything minus a monitor. This is because the monitor featured is very small. So I get it without a monitor. After getting it, the rest to get new hardware, to add on to it.

Computer Table

The computer table is a se;f assembled table from Courts. As it is self assembled, I got it at a cheap price. After assembled the computer table, the plastic wheel is so weak. I gotta go and source for a wheel all the way in Thomson Road to get it. And after I got the better wheel, I realizes that the wheel is useless, because the computer table is not going to move around the room. So I go and get 4 cup studs to install on the computer table. A few engineering technique is used to do the modification on the table. And then add two metal pieces to reinforce the table, so that the table will not shake.

After the modification, the computer table is a totally solid table which does not shakes so violently when it is first assembled.


Sunday, April 06, 2008

End of second round of lectures.

Examination Result

Finally, the examination result for the first exam is out. Guess what, it is for Operation Management, and I got a Distinction for it. On top of it, it is Higher Distinction. So it can be said I am on the second grade bah.

Yay, reading the result is truly the wonderful of forgetting all those hard things that I went through.

Last week was another yet busy week, cos I have to attend class everyday until 2300. It is quite tiring, because everyday after work, I have to rush to the campus, to attend the lectures and do the tutorials. And well, it was a Korean lecturer, so we all have to tune to his type of English, to understand how he speaks. He is quite a funny guy, who conducts the lectures quite fast and easy for him. And for us, we are trying to keep up to his pace. Hmm…. It is a pity, some of the lecture stuff were not ready, so……

During the break in the lecture, I do get time out, to go to the library to get to the internet, to quickly earn some internet cash through the facbook. I am into the application calls “mob war”.
It is quite a fun game, because it is saying that I am a mob, who is rising to be a tycoon, and after certain experience point, there will be new jobs and new land to buy and earn the money.

Today’s hot day.

Today is really a very hot hot day, because the sun is extrememly hot. With the quick and brief shower rain. I just wish I am in the aircon room sometime.

Rice is rising up

What do you think of the price of the rice rising? It think we should not be bothering much about rice, because it is an essential item, and there is no way avoiding it. Yet, there are families who buys sacks and sacks of rice. They just buy it fo storage, but in the end, if it is not eaten up in time, it would turn up bad. Isn’t this a way of penny wise, pound foolish?

Olympic torch.

Yup, it is setted off now, the Olympic torch is now started to go around the world. Some people seems to hate the Olympic, because there are people who threaten and protest to kill the torch by extinguish it. This is so weird. But sometime, I do wonder is people placing too much attention to the Olympic that they make it a pride by having it conduct in the country?

Survival on air alon

I was browsing the web, and came across this article in the It was saying that there is a type of religion, that seems to be out of this world. It is a type of religion, where they believe that they can eat and drink nothing, yet, can live up. I really wonder is it really true, that you can absorb nutrient from the air, so that you still lives without eating a single food, drink not a single drop of water. Most of the people who try this method, eventually dies, and some even go mad because if permanent brain damage caused by the strict diet.

The creator of the cult, even came up with a reward if there is a person who can get to lives, by eating and drinking nothing. He even claims that there is a 5th dimension, where everyone is in it, and humans are merely a being from the 5th dimension, only that they are trapped in the 3rd dimension world because it is really a big pleasure and temptation to get to taste and live. I think what he says is rubbish.


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