This might sound sudden but last week, I bought the new iPad Pro 12.9 inch, space grey, 256GB model. And today, it arrived at my doorstep. With the whole lockdown and circuit breaker measures currently in place (and for the foreseeable future as the measures are slowly lifted over a period of time) I am... Continue Reading →
My New York trip in 2019 and the pandemic in 2020.
It’s been close to 4 months now since Covid-19 exploded all around the world. I first heard of the virus infecting people in China sometime before Chinese New Year, back in January. But just a few months before that in 2019, my family just went on a trip to Iceland in October, Morocco with my... Continue Reading →
Using the trackpad on the iPad Pro, first impressions!
First thing I notice about the Apple’s trackpad: It’s huge! When it was announced that Apple is going to update iPad OS to feature trackpad and mouse support, I was pretty excited. A new, but familiar way of interacting with our iPads will certainly be a game changer. Most importantly, if implemented well, it will... Continue Reading →
This is my current desktop for the next two days.
With the extension of the circuit breaker now official. All essential services including home renovation will be on hold till 1st June 2020. Because of that, we are now forced to move into a serviced apartment which just our daily necessities, while putting all our stuff on storage until our house has completed renovation and... Continue Reading →
Circuit breaker extended till 1 June 2020
Wow. It just got extended to 1 June 2020. Today, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong gave a public announcement on TV announcing a number of new circuit breaker measures, one of them, is the extension of the measures till 1 June, but another one whole month. That is 4 more weeks! We have currently in... Continue Reading →
Why I am not getting the Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro.
I have read the reviews. I have watched the unboxing videos. I have watched all the first impressions of the device. And almost everyone said that the new Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro is one solid (and heavy) accessory that gives a superior typing and trackpad experience for iPad Pro users. It is really... Continue Reading →
Moving house despite renovations not completed
With the month-long lockdown in place in Singapore, the schedule to renovate our new house has gone off the rails. We were originally slated to move into our new apartment by the end of April. However, the lockdown will only be lifted on the 4th of May. During the month-long lockdown, no renovations can be... Continue Reading →
Half-way done with my Lego construction. But I cannot proceed to completion
So the other day, I did a small mention in my earlier post that with the Covid-19 pandemic and the ‘circuit breaker’ measures in place (also known as a lockdown) I bought a Lego Technic set online. It arrived a few days later and soon afterwards I started building the set. This 2573-piece set is... Continue Reading →
Completed Borderlands 3 in a midst of a Circuit Breaker
Yesterday, sometime in the middle of the month-long circuit breaker in a midst of a global pandemic, (or lockdown, depending on how you define it), my friend and I completed the entire story campaign of Borderlands 3 from start to finish. It took us 44 hours to complete the entire campaign. I bought the game... Continue Reading →
The Magic Keyboard is available to order, weeks ahead of schedule.
Should I order? It’s very tempting, especially when they included the trackpad into one near little package with backlit keyboard an a generous 1mm key travel just for the iPad. And the cantilever that floats your iPad pro makes any fans of minimalistic desktop set-ups drool. But it is so expensive. I will most likely... Continue Reading →
728 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore. An all time daily high
The coronavirus pandemic is raging all around the world. With more than two million infected so far as of this writing, Singapore is not spared either. Today the government reported an additional 728 new cases, most of them are foreign workers, who live in tight, confined spaces in their respective dormitories. The labourers who kept... Continue Reading →
Star studded upcoming sci-fi series: Dune
I am a sci-fi buff. I had my fair share of sci-fi novels that I have read throughout the years, like Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Series, or Orson Scott Card’s Enders Game series. Recently, my all time favourite, Liu Caixin’s epic trilogy, Remembrance of Earth’s Past series and James S.A. Corey’s The Expanse novels. But strangely,... Continue Reading →
Planning my next gaming rig
My next gaming rig will not come so soon. In order for me to make the upgrade, two things must happen; the release of the Ryzen 4000 series desktop CPUs and Nvidia (or AMD) release of their next generation GPUs. Will it happen this year? Most signs point to the imminent release of AMD new... Continue Reading →
One-month lockdown in Singapore (and LEGO)
With the Covid-19 pandemic not improving anytime soon and that Singapore is suffering with the rest of the world, struggling to contain the spread of the virus. Singapore, like half of the world’s population right now, is under lockdown. Well, it is not technically a lockdown. The government called it a circuit-breaker. A series of... Continue Reading →