My Affair with Computers

When I was younger I used to spend a lot of hours playing video games. It was the best thing in the world then. It’s the one thing I look forward to most in the morning, and when I was in school bored listening to my teacher. It could be my addiction that has cost me my examination marks. You see, playing computer games was one thing that I thought I want to spend my whole life doing. The idea of being able to play an entirely different life, a hero, appeals to me so much more than my ordinary life. I even thought I will align my life achievements to creating an immersive and multiplayer educational game. Like “The Elder Scrolls Morrowind” but with real plants, real people speaking English, and morals to teach us about society. Of course that never happened. There was no way I could have built such a sophisticated software. Even by today’s standards with all the highly simplified Integrated Development Environments. “Aren’t computers meant to make our lives easier? Didn’t the guy on the Microsoft TV commercial say that?” I would think and it’s partly true.

Then came my teenage years, and the popularity of the Internet started growing. People started being frequently online. Google started becoming relevant and useful. I started searching the Internet for Range Rovers, Defenders, videos on cars off roading and Music Videos. I’d marvel at the ability of the artists to provide free songs on YouTube. Most didn’t have videos like we do today, it used to show only a picture of the album with the music. I grew up with the Internet, learning the culture of the world through it. (Well, maybe the culture defined by the Internet, like the Nerdfighters, Brotherhood 2.0). I started to realise the power one wields in being the Internet service provider. The Internet was unstoppable and everyone benefits in life and work from it. Those who are afraid of technology, has to live through it. I have an innate feeling that our generation will usher in a new age. Different in comparison to previous generations because we have the aid of the Internet.

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Street Photographers’ Wet Dream

OMD EM5, The new OMD EM5 is weather sealed, and has a single aluminium framed body.

I’m impressed by Olympus’s new OMD EM5 and I can’t wait to get my hands on one. Just getting an experience of it is one I’m longing for. It’s weather sealed and has its body built on a single aluminium frame exactly like Apple’s Macbook. Weather reliability is an issue many photographers are facing and this has been experienced by me. Capturing moments when the weather turned harsh is one all should do, unfortunately only photographers with higher-end DSLR are able to because mid to low range cameras aren’t usually weather sealed…

I don’t recall any moment I thought my time in search for photos a waste of time. I always come home with plenty of splendid shots, even when I thought there would be none! Some of those can be felt as endearing, mathematical or blue -those were my pricey images. Like all photographers have in common, I think the new E-M5 is a great street photographer’s camera especially if you want to take a more considered and careful approach to street photography. This camera will not stunt any subjects or rather, not as much in seeking unwanted attention. I was bewildered when a friend told me high end cameras do taint a subject’s behaviours, it forces the subject to adopt a different behaviour or emotion that is usually unlike him or herself because they feel uncomfortable. A cause of low self-esteem. And this is unlike any photographer’s philosophy who are all in search for subjects with intense or strong sheer emotion portrayal that majority of the critiques, anyone as a matter of factly, are ever seeking.

Be impressed by the intricate details and little colour mismatched of the legendary EM5. In raw format, it’s ISO performance is comparable to those range of Canon 5D Mark II or even the new 2012 Nikon D4. Feeling skeptical? Check it out here, for yourself! – http://www.dpreview.com/previews/olympusem5/7

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Kony 2012 – The Perfect Masochist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc

I feel the unrest after watching this. That there are massive amounts of children abducted every night. That this war has caused history to repeat itself. I thought Hitler was the last! Thanks a lot Jason Russell. I can no longer sit on my couch and read a good witty book by Jeremy Clarkson.

But seriously, thank you because if I were to live by my life, thinking that this world is perhaps only littered with small matters between the government body and the citizens I would most probably be an ignorant fool! With such a dense amount of uneducated civilians Africa has, it is so easy to rise to power easily. It’s really easy to tint a person’s perspective if he/she hasn’t seen any that’s better.
With sheer quantity of army Kony has, this rebellion may not halt any time soon. This rebellion in which the African government is so worried about may last several generations and WE are living through one. I thought I could complaint about the badly cooked dinner my grandma cooked but after realising this devastating plight on Earth, we looked like fools or babies crying over a spilled milk.
I sincerely with all good will, thank and greatly support Jason Russell in his inspiring and greatly beneficial endeavour that will change millions of live. America may be heading to an increased economy perhaps in the next generation when Africa becomes a developed county. It’s geological location makes them possible, no?
Jason Russell is really smart, he did whatever he could to raise the awareness and restore justice in a land of broken homes, where rebellions can appear any moment like gangsters but more powerful, to remove and destroy everything that you do not owe them and usually a life was taken too. With influence from great people like Ellen DeGeneres, Mark Zuckerburg and etc, the United States of America has to care, because its people are involved. I admire America for not because they has the most number of entertainment hub in the world but because they behaviour as if they own the world but declines to partake in any power haunting that greedy and goofy spoilt kings of the past do.
Is Singapore anything like it? Not even close!
(Please click on the video to visit the official webpage on this change ordinary people are making.)

I feel the unrest after watching this. That there were and still are massive numbers of innocent children getting abducted every night. This war has warranted history to repeat itself. So Hitler wasn’t the last… Thanks a lot Jason Russell. I can no longer sit on my couch and read a good witty book by Jeremy Clarkson with ease and comfort…

But with all honesty, thank you because if I were to live by my life, thinking that this world is perhaps only littered with small matters between the government bodies and us I would most probably be an ignorant fool! With such a dense amount of uneducated civilians, it is so easy for Kony to rise to power! Speaking from experience, it really is easy to taint a person’s perspective if he/she hasn’t seen any better ones.

With the large quantity of army Kony has, this rebellion may not end any time soon. This rebellion which even the African governments have little power to, may last several generations to come and weirdly WE are living through one.

With all good will, I appreciate and support Jason Russell greatly in his inspiring and surly beneficial endeavours that has and will change thousands of lives in Africa. America may well be heading to an increased economy perhaps in the next generation when Africa becomes so developed, it becomes the next China. After all, most diamonds around the world originates there. Plus, it’s geologically possible, no? Oh, my bullshit…

Jason Russell is not just anyone, he did whatever he could in whatever ways there were to raise awareness and restore justice for folks living in lands of broken homes, where rebellions may appear any moment like gangsters but worst, to remove and destroy everything that the children do not owe them and even kidnap for joy.

Fortunately, with the help from influential people like Ellen DeGeneres, Mark Zuckerburg and etc, the United States of America may have to care, because its general population are involved and even despite some heartless uncaring singles, the US senates will do more. This is becoming bright.