Finally bought a 2GB Compact Flash card.. This is to supplement my previous 1GB SD plus USB card. Ths SD plus USB card is excellent, but to fully exploit its usefullness to double up as a Thumbdrive, I had to have more empty space in it.. (I love my SD card.. it converts into a USB readable drive by folding into 2. Probably the tinest thumbdrive around.) The only physically and economically viable option was a 2GB Compact Flash card for the other slot on my hx2750. I got a great deal from http://www.lelong.com.my/merchant/gizmo.htm for the Apacer 150x 2GB CF. Anything more than 2GB was getting too expensive. I got more than enough storage space at this time, so I can keep power point presentations to refer to, hundreds of MP3s, even full length movies. My library of medical reference books have also increased.. All in isilo format. Compedium of Games.. ;). Basically.. I have lots of room for rent now in my pocket.
Friday, September 29, 2006
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Posted by Prometheus at 10:57 PM
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Page 8 Sunday Star, 10th september 2006 As far as I know.. and this has been a subject of discussion often in my circles.. Doctors are not covered by any insurance while in the ambulance transfereing patient. We used to call it:" kalau Mati, mati katak la" Only the Ambulance driver is covered with insurance! I have had friends hurt while transfering patients , not badly hurt enough to be in newspapers, they got a few days MC .. thats all. One friend can't smell much anymore for the rest of his life.. Clarify my behind!! Show the black and white la!! Dr Chua also another one.. Baffled my ass!! Doctors accompany ill and critically injured patient all the time, every day, in the ambulance.. Make sure chua knows what happens in his department before he talks!! In his time, maybe a nurse was enough. But with so much litigation nowadays, (remember the boy who's hand died because of in ambulance care?) Tyres!! My wife's hospital: New Tyres put on a Kementrian kesihatan pajero today, next day, somebody had changed them to 4 old tyres.. (maybe this is rare but it happens) On paper, the pajero has new tyres, but in reality- old ones) Why is it.. we have to wait for bad things to happen before something gets corrected? Human Nature? Anyway.. for the record.. this doctor has passed away.. government support was not great, they gently ignored the case and pushed it to some small thing as seen in http://medicine.com.my/wp/?p=1463 Sad but true..
Posted by Prometheus at 2:37 PM
Friday, September 08, 2006
PDAs have come a long way. My iPAQ hx2750 Runs a intel bullverde 624 Mhz processor, with 128mb Ram and 128MB rom built in, SD and CF slot expandable. Wifi and Gprs via BT I can check mail, surf internet sites (barely, tell you why later), Read and Alter PowerPoint presentations, manage appointments, use Global Positioning, watch movies, listen to music and lastly and most importantly, I run a whole friggin library of medical software and textbooks. Checking mail is near perfect. I use Gmail, and Gmail has a mobile version which displays very well on my Pda Screen using Pocket Intenet Explorer. If I need to download lets say a powerpoint presentation, i use Opera for PPC. I can download the PPT and then view it with Clearvue's presentation software. Same goes for PDF files, download and read. No need for any conversion. The setback here is always the screen viewing area. 320 x 240 is just impossible to read much properly. Managing Appointments is definitely more convienient on a PDA rather than on anything else. With reminders and calenders and most of all, portability, nothing beats the PDA. Excellent. Multimedia. on a PDA is great. Playing MP3 music, and listening to music via Bluetooth wireless is great. Watching Videos with TCPMP software is excellent. Video on the move. You can watch your torrented movies and TV serials, anywhere, anytime. Storage on a PDA is quite large. If you have deep pockets, SD and CF cards will support many many GBs of storage space. See my Sandisk Ultra II SD Plus USB 1GB card review Global Positioning System on the PDA is Excellent!! I wish it were built in to my PDA, but I use my PDA with the Holux GPSlim 236 and coupled with Garmin Que Software, its great too! Never get lost, and the portablity of the PDA makes it entirely possible. Medical Software! I have 10-20 textbooks for reference at a time in my PDA. Using iSilo for the textbooks. Skyscape Medical Programs for my specialities, and the Netter's Anatomy atlas for PPC.. great.. Battery life is OK.. not great but better than notebook battery life, but with extended battery packs, car chargers available, light travel chargers available, you can always plug in and charge anywhere. Biggest advantage is the Portability of the the PDA. Fits in your pocket. Biggest problem is the small screen of the PDAs of nowadays. Need a slightly larger screen. This is why I need a 640x480 resolution in a big screen which is only available in the ipaq hx4700. A 4 inch screen with 640x480 resolution. Although you don't really get a total 640x480 , screen size is larger and it is more possible to use it for viewing regular PC desktop sized documents. Can't make the PDA too big though.. No one will be able to fit it in the pocket. Need it slightly thin with a plastic cover to protect the screen. So can the PDA replace the notebook? With a slightly larger screen with higher resolution, slightly thinner form factor, adequate protection for the fragile touchscreen, YES it can. Software is already available. Battery life is ok.. We can actually skip Tablet PCs for the meantime and skip WinXP tablet PC edition and jump on to the Windows Mobile 5 bandwagon (and hope they get the bugs out) It is now the Era of the Pocket PC!
Posted by Prometheus at 12:23 AM
This new line of consumer-oriented HP iPAQ devices is growing into a family right quick. We just saw the rx4000 a couple of days ago, and now we're catching wind of at least a couple rx5000 devices. The rx5000 types go with the "Travel Companion" moniker, since they include a SiRF Star III GPS receiver for a bit of navigation action. WiFi seems to be optional for the rx5000 units, but the rx5915 has it, along with a 3.5-inch QVGA touchscreen, 2GB of flash memory, 64MB RAM, Bluetooth 2.0, SDIO slot, standard 3.5mm headphone jack and a 400MHz Samsung processor. Hopefully these specs give us a better indication of what HP is packing in the rx4000 units, and the flash memory size does appear to be a variable, so we're guessing we'll at least get a 2GB option in rx4000 land. The Travel Companion iPAQs feature a traditional 9-way direction pad, along with 2 Windows Mobile buttons, but none of the rx4000's jog dial action. As for price, the rx5915 weighs in at a hefty, if almost reasonable, $600. We've been hearing some rumblings about whether or not these new iPAQs were going to make it to the States, but we can at least say that the documentation we've seen shows off the rx5000 nav features gallivanting around North America, so we've got that going for us. Source: http://www.engadget.com/2006/09/06/hps-ipaq-rx4000-gets-a-big-brother-the-rx5915/
Posted by Prometheus at 12:16 AM
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Mobile Entertainment in Your Grasp Breaking new ground in design for handheld devices, HP launched the HP iPAQ rx4000 Mobile Media Companion series. Its compact, palm-sized smart design will enhance consumers’ entertainment experience for fun on the go virtually anywhere and anytime they desire. Key features of the smart design include: Choose to view digital content in either landscape or portrait mode to maximize the viewing pleasure of videos, photos and games. A scroll wheel for a single, smooth, one-handed operation for access and navigation of digital content. A large 2.8-inch-wide anti-glare touch screen to quickly launch media applications for entertainment gratification. The HP iPAQ rx4000 Mobile Media Companion series, which is built on Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Software for Pocket PC, also includes a suite of connectivity options, such as integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, enabling consumers to stay connected on the go. Built with integrated Wi-Fi, consumers can connect to their email and the Internet to get real-time information and download music or movies. Consumers can also download VoIP software to make free PC-to-PC calls and fee-based calls to landlines and mobile phones, staying connected to loved. Bluetooth technology enables consumers to connect to other Bluetooth devices, such as wireless stereo headphones, mobile phones and wireless printers. Built on Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Software for Pocket PC, consumers can synchronize their calendar and contacts with ease, while getting work done on the go with popular Microsoft applications, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Source: Hardware Zone
Posted by Prometheus at 9:35 PM
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
WAREZ! whats that? Do you guys understand what the term Warez Means? Expanded, it means "illegal software" When you buy pirated software, you're not actually buying software at all. You're paying someone who stole the software of the developer. Most of the time, you're not even paying the guy who stole it. OK. The person who stole it is called the hacker. Hackers who steal it usually release the software for free. Its sort of like they're proud they could get past the protection the developer made to prevent it from being stolen. So they like people to know, the hack the software and release it for the massess. BUT let me make you aware, that there are website which hackers operate from and if you can find the websites, you can at least thanks the people who haced the programs, giving you an extended trial on softwares you may not have tried if it weren't available for nothing. SO thank the Hackers, and evaluate the programs and BUY if you like it.
Posted by Prometheus at 12:16 AM
Monday, September 04, 2006
I suddenly realized I wanted to hear the microwave song.. How many people still rememeber the song? I think the same song was played in the Star Wars Bar Scene. Whats the name of the song ah? Anyway, this site http://www.virtualapple.org hosts thousands of apple ii preograms. Go try it to relive your past presently.
Posted by Prometheus at 10:16 PM
Exactly 1 week after getting diagnosed with chicken pox. (Started symptoms 9 days back.) Was on Acyclovir for 1 week. Much better already! Can smile HA HA!! Retrospectively.. I think the 1st day of acyclovir should have been a larger loading dose. ( I don't know for sure if it is practised or not.) Day 2 and Day 3 post diagnosis was the most difficult. Painful on day 2 and Day 3, lethargy malaise. Generally really bad.. All that i could do was sleep, sleep and more sleep. Slowly got Better.. Day 5 was the day which could be said to be significantly better. The face was the most badly hit with the pox. Body and limbs were relatively less pox. Thats why i think i should have got a highter loading dose of acyclovir. Another problem is that I got generic acyclovir, Hospital is cheap.. Maybe the original Acylovir (Zovirax from Pfizer) would have been better. The cost of my medication for this week totals up to at least about 450 ringgit (120 USD). I have to be getting back to work by the end of this week. But I think I won't be going to the operating theatre for at least another 10 days. (i hope) Maybe I'll just be sitting in the clinic seeing patients.
Posted by Prometheus at 8:46 PM