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Sensor cleaning by Nikon techs

The other day while I was at Grand Margherita Hotel having the Macam Macam Ada buffet~ I had to skip a lot of food to run up to third floor, for the sensor cleaning session by Nikon techs. 

They had advertised that it was open to public in the newspaper, but when we (CK, Ronny, and Patrick) reached there the organisers said that it was for reporters and media only. Anyways since it was their fault for the false advertising, they agreed to service our cameras after they were done with the professionals gears

I left the my Nikon D300 camera body with CK while I ran down to grab my stuff. When I returned CK told me that my camera sensor had DEEP scratches. Oh no! Good excuse  to UPGRADE! But it does not seem to impact the photos. So I guess I'll live with it for a while. 

Had a talk with the organiser, from Futuramic if I was not mistaken. Ask him why didn't they organise it for the public, he said its complicated and they would not be able to handle it. Sigh. I'm sure there are many ways to go about it. Maybe have LIMITED slots of maybe 30 people? I seriously do not mind paying for a proper Nikon tech to clean the sensor. I only clean my camera sensor when I go to West Malaysia. Either to Menara PKNS or Time Square. Urgh.

At least the sensor is cleaned for now, altho I think I did spot a spec of dust on the photo during the photo walk last Satuday.

 

[Gears: Nikon D300, 17-55]

 

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Just back from GRA

I was in KL over the weekend for GRA ROUND TWO with Desmond and Foosi. And I almost did not make it. Reason was that my uncle had passed away on Thursday and the funeral was on Saturday. My flight was on Friday evening, therefore I had to forfiet one of the ticket to attend the funeral. I could not make up my mind to go to KL or not, but on Friday night I purchased a one way ticket to KL.

I have even already checked in on Thursday afternoon. Before I heard the news of my uncle's passing. 

Anyways I was glad I went, I met up with a lot of friend's this trip, namely Anna Wong, Ivan Khong, Ian Khong, Mickey Teoh, Jack Tan and many more

Time to rest now, shot nearly 3000 photos in two days, lots of repeats to go thru~ so, so tired

 

 

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Back from Penang

Just a quick update.

Landed last night from Penang at around 8pm. What a tiring trip. Had heaps of nice food. Met up with my buddy Ken Yeoh. Got to play StarCraft2. Sat on the Sachs Maddass 125. Shot two weddings in two days back to back. Learned many things, especially realizing that I'm off my game. Missed many nice moments, and kept on looking for the right setting. Practice makes perfect. I need to practice more, tomorrow there I'm attending another wedding. I will bring my camera and try to capture some nice moments.

Three weddings in four days. Its very exhaustive. Ugh, not feeling too good. I need to sleep now.

 

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Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Greetings and Happy holidays to my muslim friends! Its going to be a long weekend so stay safe and drive safe!

I will be away over the weekend as well. Headed down to Penang and will be back on Tuesday. So I will be offline, as my friends place has NO INTERNET CONNECTION! And my maxis data package is only 500mb which is not enough. Oh well. 

 

Have a good weekend everybody ! 

 

Cheeers!

 

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Busybody Google

I’ve been a fan of gmail (a free web based mail service by google) since its beta stage. I think I sign up about 5 years ago.. and I think its still in beta now. Back when it launched it gave its user 1GB of storage space. 5 years ago it was a big deal. Providers such as Hotmail (if memory serves me, Hotmail only had 2MB of mail box space in 2005) and Yahoo soon had to follow suit by increasing its mail box size. Back in the day, larger mailbox is a premium service. Paid service until google came along. So far its added more and more storage space its virtually unlimited. I’m currently using 9% of the available storage for me. Thats 741MB of 7432MB… yes my mailbox is a mere 7.4GB. I heard that the size is relative to how much you use. So I assume there are those with bigger mailboxes than me.

A while back google came up with Gtalk. Which is similar to Live Messenger. Which is all good. until it started to add people whom I have corresponded to a few times over on email. Google assumes that you know the person and would like to chat to them. This is kinda strange as last week I purchased something from an online seller which incidentally was using gmail as I was. We exchanged a few emails and today when I logged into my chat software I saw the seller on my chat contact list. 

Not that I do not like the seller or anything but I find that this is very annoying on google’s part. So I did a little digging and found this.

 

Rule #1:
if you reply to someone’s email, that person is added to your Gmail contact list.
(Error #1: you may not know that person)
Rule #2 (opt-out):
if you reply to someone’s messages more than 2-3 times, that person is added to the list of Google Talk friends.
(Error #2: see error #1. Also that person may not be your friend.)
Understanding this I went into the Settings and went to the Chat tab and saw Auto-add suggested contacts: field. Which was by default set to Automatically allow people I communicate with often to chat with me and see when I’m online. Grrr… 
So I checked the Only allow people that I’ve explicitly approved to chat with me and see when I’m online. radio box. Went into contacts and removed the seller. He disappeared from my list for a while and came back. I think both side needs to delete each other from the contact list. Eventho I have removed him from my list I’m still on his list! But I should not be able to see his online status right?!
WHATS THE DEAL GOOGLE!?
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