Friday, August 26, 2005

MP3 Player

I bought a new mp3 player a couple of weeks ago by mobiBLU.

Yep, I bought the orange one. It reminded me of the 350Z LeMans Sunset color.

I saw the same mp3 player in Hong Kong but it was about US$200 for the 1GB version. The only place to buy the cube player so far is online at Wal-Mart; the 1GB model sells for $129 and the 512MB model sells for $99. They're about the same price as the iPod Shuffle but you get to see what song is playing, ability to organize songs into folders, and it has a FM tuner as well. I even uploaded some Chinese songs and it shows the Chinese characters on the display. It's definitely better than my Rio MP300 which only had 64MB (32MB internal + 32MB expansion card). I could only squeeze in about 15 songs.

BTW, the mp3 player is made in Korea. I guess not everything sold at Wal-Mart is made in China.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

New Computer

Just got my new work computer. I had a Dell Latitude C610 for about three years. It is a 1.2GHz P3 that was starting to show it's age. Even after upgrading to 512MB, it took forever to boot up the computer and it was really heavy as well. My new system is a Dell Latitude D410 with a 1.6GHz Pentium-M and 1GB of RAM. So far it runs pretty fast and is very light; the only downside is the CD drive is in a separate unit. Now I have to move all my files from the old computer over and swap out both docking stations.

American Hot Rod

American Hot Rod is a show on Discovery Channel where they build hot-rods. The company featured is Boyd Coddington. I've watched the show a couple of times and wondered where they're located in case I wanted to buy/build a hot rod. It turns out that they're located about 5 minutes from my house.

Monday, August 8, 2005