Recap 2014; Happy New Year 2015

Well, good bye 2014, hello 2015.

Recap what I have done back in 2014.

I have been through more than 5 interviews.

  • Meet with different types of people. Old, young, smart, hot chicks, a lot.
  • Different people with different requirements. Mandarin is a must?
  • Duration of interview from 5 minutes to 6 hours. Worst, 3 hours for an interview between 3 panel and myself. 6 hours for the group interview + test.
  • People might have different perception with me as I am a Master’s Degree holder. Some may find it not a good thing. Some have uneasy feeling with my education level, scared I might ask for a higher paid which I do need a high pay.

 Quite a huge amount of cash spend in 2014.

  • My MBP had a problem with the hard disk. Apple changed for me as free-of-charge as the devices still under warranty. (FREE)
  • Again, the same MBP has a faulty with the logic board. The worst part is, no-more WARRANTY. Keep calling Apple and went to Machines SC for few times just to get it for free. My first attempt calling, I choose Malay Language, spoke to the representative. Someone answered the phone call, speak Bahasa with me with a rude tone. Sort of rude, I asked for any other options, but he insists me to pay for the repair cost which I have to pay roughly around RM2.5k Hell no man, better for me take the money and go for another “options” which is different brand. Then again, a journey made to Machines SC in Mid Valley City. A nice Malay Representative gave me a solution which is he told me to call Apple Centre again. So, I decided to call Apple next Monday. I straight away choose the English Language and I talked to several representative. And yes, thanks to Jay for helping me to get the logic board for free. Yes, for FREE. 
  • New Gadget
    • As the MBP took some time to get done, I bought MBA. Yes, Macbook Air. Spend almost RM3k for that small little tiny laptop.
    • Additional smartphone to my collection, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, RM2.5k.
  • New “horse” to move around. Welcoming my new baby, to replace my old bubblebee. Which one? Hahaha. I bought a VW Polo TSi. Seems my bubblebee condition not in a good and proper, I made a harsh decision to replace it. My new horse, cost me…….. Not to mentions here. Go and figure out by yourself.

C180 CGi & Polo TSi MBP 15-inch & MBA 11-inch

 

Well spend money, time, energy, knowledge, my brain for 2014. Hope my surrounding can appreciate my brain. Yes, my brain. Sometimes, I just need people to respect my things, my knowledge that I have. Do learn how to respect people. Please! I repeat, RESPECT!

Short and brief, 2014 recap of Hamdi.

I hope I can have a better life, better friends, better income, everything I want is to be BETTER.

Almost end the first page of 2015, it just a beginning. Time fly fast. No wait.

What would be in my story in 2015? You? Love? Story? Rubbish? No one know except Allah.

Prototype Nokia phone recharges without wires

Pardon the cliche, but it’s one of the holiest of Holy Grails of technology: Wireless power. And while early lab experiments have been able to “beam” electricity a few feet to power a light bulb, the day when our laptops and cell phones can charge without having to plug them in to a wall socket still seems decades in the future.

Nokia, however, has taken another baby step in that direction with the invention of a cell phone that recharges itself using a unique system: It harvests ambient radio waves from the air, and turns that energy into usable power. Enough, at least, to keep a cell phone from running out of juice.

While “traditional” (if there is such a thing) wireless power systems are specifically designed with a transmitter and receiver in mind, Nokia’s system isn’t finicky about where it gets its wireless waves. TV, radio, other mobile phone systems — all of this stuff just bounces around the air and most of it is wasted, absorbed into the environment or scattered into the ether. Nokia picks up all the bits and pieces of these waves and uses the collected electromagnetic energy to create electrical current, then uses that to recharge the phone’s battery. A huge range of frequencies can be utilized by the system (there’s no other way, really, as the energy in any given wave is infinitesimal). It’s the same idea that Tesla was exploring 100 years ago, just on a tiny scale.

Mind you, harvesting ambient electromagnetic energy is never going to offer enough electricity to power your whole house or office, but it just might be enough to keep a cell phone alive and kicking. Currently Nokia is able to harvest all of 5 milliwatts from the air; the goal is to increase that to 20 milliwatts in the short term and 50 milliwatts down the line. That wouldn’t be enough to keep the phone alive during an active call, but would be enough to slowly recharge the cell phone battery while it’s in standby mode, theoretically offering infinite power — provided you’re not stuck deep underground where radio waves can’t penetrate.

Nokia says it hopes to commercialize the technology in three to five years.