Sunday, 18 December 2011

You think you know.. Phone user who are they ?

It goes without saying hand phones are getting smarter, well at least we think they are smarter. Actually how smart a phones is all depends on the person that's using it.

I read somewhere, its says,
  1. Androids phones for people that know about smart phones
  2. Apple iphones for people that want to show that they know about smart phones.
  3. Window phones for people that think they know about smart phones.
  4. Blackberry phones for people that don't know what is a smart phones.
  5. Symbian phones for people that forgotten what is a smart phones.
Why the above.
  1. Androids is open source and free, there are many manufacturer making it and user can be confused by selections. It needs some knowledge and that why you must know what is a smart phones.
  2. Apple iphone, its expensive. A cheaper phones like Androids can do what it can and at times better. So since its expensive the user just wanted to be known that he's/she's in the techs world and using a "great" phones.
  3. Window phone, this was a flop until the Window Phone 7 recently release. These user was so comfortable with Microsoft's Windows until they think that is what a smart phone should be.
  4. Blackberry was great for its security features and specialised email services, but that if you subscribe to its service. Most email client can do if you are not James Bond that require a special phone line and probably he won't use Blackberry either for his secure connection. Most user don't need this specialise service, so they don't know what it's all about. So they don't know what is a smart phones.
  5. Symbian phones, what can I say. It has been shelved by Nokia so, these are for people that forgotten what is a smart phones.
Saja suka.. suka

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Ulu Yam ~ Genting Highland ACT20 Bullet Cam.

Have a go at Sg Tua, Batang Kali, Ulu Yam to Genting Highland back route. This video is from Ulu Yam to Genting Highland.

Sg Tua Road video below.

Video will get better once youtube finished processing it.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Adjusting Horizontal on Bullet Camera

How do you adjust and get the right horizontal on bullet camera. Well the ACT20 don't have a screen. What I did was review it video playback while pointing at something horizontal. In my case I use my house grill and once obtained I'll mark on the clamp with reference to camera body for future mounting.
Above photo shows already mark once alignment correct. I use the camera indicator LED for reference point and mark on clamp where they should align to. This mount already good.. its vibration is minimal, I'll post ride video to Genting with this camera on this mounting.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

ACT20 HD Bullet Cam Test on SYM VTS200

Usable, shaky and watery due vibration but definitely usable.

For the price its okay. Colour on the more vibrant side and darker, this can be altered by software for this shot no touch up done.
Below the D011 Bullet Camera video to compare, that the elchepo at VGA quality.

HD Bullet Cam Bigger Brother to EL Chepo Mini DV

Just arrived yesterday and excited to see how it perform. Nice packaging with glossy photos thrown in.
This what's in the box a bullet camera, manual and some accessories came with it.
Head strap, arm strap, bike holder, pouch, lanyard and charger. I opt not to take the car kit. Without the car kit the price is just a bit cheaper.
A small camera, slightly thicker than the elcheapo cam as previous post.
Only one button to operate with waterproof screw cap on the back.
Unscrew it and there's a micro SD slot, a reset button and mini USB connector.
It has an O ring for waterproof this back screw cap.
Screw cap lens on front hide the actual pinhole camera and its a Perspex lens.
Again there's an O ring on the front cap to ensure no water can get in. Its rated to IP65 so its water resistance not waterproof after all not like my Kodak Zx3
That's the pin hole camera with lens removed. That tiny hole forward of that big black button is the mic.
You could see the circuit board mount for that camera, this probably Hand phone cameras re use for other purpose.
Camera switches ON you will have these 2 light illuminate, in front is the record/on/off switch. Press it for few second it will switches OFF and again another few second it will switches ON with the 2 lights illuminate.
Momentary pressing it will start/stop recording, recording indicated by blinking Blue light.
Red light above will blink if it charging and turn steady once fully charged. Below a bracket made from bicycle reflector clamp for holding this camera to my scooter.
Its easily mounted and I could use better clamp to make it look good, well maybe later.
Same mounting as seen from above, wind noise is too much and vibration make it watery at this location. I may try to mount is behind the scooter screen.
Sample video will follow, waiting for youtube.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Kota Kinabalu

When you are in Kota Kinabalu, you look for this mountain. The Mount Kinabalu.. that odd shape crown in the distance.
Found this SYM VTS 200 in Kota Kinabalu
The only one so far I have seen, and some photos from around the Phillipines Market.
Filipin Market Kota Kinabalu, the price is expensive these seafood. I'll not go again, better just eat at Seafood restaurant.
Food was good on the flight to Kota Kinabalu

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Milah Re-handle

I am replacing the handle back to original due weakness in the new handle yoke neck and it could be dangerous.
I like the above handle bar very much, less vibration and better for my riding position, however the material that the yoke is made is not to my liking so it need to be fix, so in the mean time I am using the old original bars. Below photos of the affected item that made me change the handle bar.
 It was made from inferior material so need to go.
 Stressed material and weaken by flexing and vibration.
I will need to manufacture or fabricate locally this part so that it will be strong. Best to machine it of Aluminium so that it can be stronger that this one.
 Just photos of installation and few measurements taken for future reference.
 More measurements
 Its a 24mm post. 
 Original handle
 Above the post for handle yoke.
Above original handle bar yoke, I need to make something similar from Aluminium.
 All wiring and hoses need to be routed back to original.
 Done the original installed.

Kawasaki Versys 1000

What can I say, Kawasaki just throw in another bombshell. The 1000cc version of the ever popular Versys 650. Looks good, 650 price on the road about 36k this one will surely be close to 80k.

Has mixed feeling about this bigger cc bike for adventure tour. On a long ride, let say 12 hours or more.. we will be very tired to handle this bike. A smaller cc may be easier to handle, furthermore its not speed that's count on a long journey it reliability and personal endurance.

Traction control, ABS and many more electronics gizmos, scared me for long distance ride. Theirs reliability need testing and as they say.. the more complicate a bike is the more chances for it to break.

I love the look of Versys but for my purpose and financial sense I may settle for it little brother.

Kodak Zx3 Night Shot.

Kodak Playsport Zx3 night shot test, dont't watch if you have vertigo.


We know that C1 was BMW attempt in making a scooter, but it was a concept that never took off. Over engineer on safety with roll cage and make it not practical for pillion.

Now this is another scooter from BMW, a departure from C1 and more like currently available scooters from  all other maker.

Looking at the video, this Beemer Scoot has that distinctive sound of a BMW, those whine almost like from the 800s. Need to check the specification and see for sure what engine they are using for this.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Streets of Thailand - Hatyai on Halloween Festival

On 29th October 2011 is Halloween in Hatyai, they are having a ball over there on the streets with concert and shows.
Alone and few photos of the happening that night.
Must be Juicy Lucy above.
Many police on the streets
Donation drive for flood victim.
Street vendor and the video.

This dude has good voice, altho I don't understand a word he sang.
More of the same dude.

Concert Video.
I'm hungry, food take priority even when its rain.
Before the detour.

Streets of Thailand - Hatyai Video