26 September, 2012

RC Quadrocopter

RC quadrocopter, is the latest development in radio controlled vertical lift platforms that are able to take off vertically, hover, and fly in all directions. As the name suggests, there are 4 propellers arranged in a cross type configuration. RC Quadrocopter is also called quad rotor RC helicopter or multi-rotor.

There is no single large collective pitch rotor or tail rotor which is used  on a conventional RC helicopter. These propellers are fixed pitch, two will spin clockwise and the other two will spin counter clockwise. By precisely and accurately spinning these four propellers at different speeds, all the common directional movements of a standard helicopter are attainable - Hover, forward/backward movement, left/right movement, and yaw (turn rate) movement.

22 September, 2012

Panoramic View Taken Using IOS 6

For those who already upgraded their IOS to the latest IOS 6 will notice that there are a lot of new features being presented. Firstly, it is just a breeze to upgrade the operating system as compared to previously where the devices need to be attached to PC's  in order to do the downloading and upgrading. Now, IOS 6 can be upgraded through Wi-Fi connection only and the downloading is not very long.

One of the features of IOS 6 is the ability to take panoramic picture. I had tried taking the panoramic picture using Iphone 4s and the result is as shown in the picture above. Use the Camera application of your Iphone and then press option and select Panorama. Just follow the instruction on the screen and make sure the arrow on the screen must be kept on the centre line. The software is intelligent enough to ask you to slow down if your movement is too fast.

18 September, 2012

Safety + First

It is a well known fact why the word "SAFETY + FIRST" is written on this type of vessel. Without such a reminder, repeat of similar incident involving a tanker carrying methanol that recently exploded while berthing at Labuan, leaving one crewman dead and four missing could easily happen anytime.

During recent incident, it was believed that lightning strike started the fire while the vessel was being loaded with methanol.

16 September, 2012

Maggi: Taste Bhi Health Bhi


Found this kiosk selling several varieties of MAGGI products at the departure lounge of Chennai Airport, Tamil Nadu, India. The motto of the kiosk is "Taste Bhi Health Bhi".

Maggi Taste Bhi Health Bhi

The soup, noodles and beverages are reasonably priced. Noticed that all prices are in rupees. Also the Noodles varieties are Masala, Atta and Cuppamania. I am not really sure what they are since I haven't ordered noodles from the kiosk.

Maggi Taste Bhi Health Bhi

Large pair of spoon and fork at the corner of the kiosk.

15 September, 2012

Planet One

Planet One is one of a luxury boat anchored at the Kuching Waterfront. The boat looks very impressive with an aerodynamic body design indicating that the boat can travel very fast in the open sea.


Communication and weather monitoring system is very sophisticated with the boat of its size. TracVision is an antenna system to pick up satellite TV design for boats and yatch. I am just wondering who is the owner of the boat.

Regatta Sarawak 2012

Kuching Regatta 2012

Regatta Sarawak and Science and Innovation 2012 was officiated this morning. The event started from 14 September until 16 September. The venue of the event is Kuching Waterfront.

Kuching Regatta 2012

As usual, there are many people congregating at the Kuching Waterfront to visit the Science and Innovation 2012 booths and also to watch the Sarawak Regatta.
Kuching Regatta 2012

08 September, 2012

Motorcycle's Safety

Motorcycle's Safety by wanhashim
Motorcycle's Safety, a photo by wanhashim on Flickr.

What do you think about this motorcyclist with his modified motorcycle? It seemed that this motorcycle can carry anything. Furthermore, look closer at the limited space available for the motorcyclist to manoeuvre his motorcycle safely.

02 September, 2012

Loaded 4 X 4

loaded 4 X 4 by wanhashim
loaded 4 X 4, a photo by wanhashim on Flickr.

If you have a 4 X 4, it can handle more than you ever imagine. I don't think it is legal to load your 4 X 4 to exceed its intended capacity. If it is legal, you know what to do with your 4 X 4. Please keep in mind about road safety and not to really overload your vehicle. Drivers usually don't have full control of overloaded vehicle.

01 September, 2012

JOM Heboh 2012

Jom Heboh 10 is currently being held today and tomorrow at Stadium Negeri Sarawak. As usual, there are a lot of activities going on at the carnival. Even though the weather is scorching hot, there are a lot of visitors to the carnival. The JOM Heboh will present the following artists:

1. Black 
2. Lan
3. Bunkface
4. Alia
5. Stacy

Once in a Blue Moon

Blue moon

"Once in a Blue Moon" is a phrase used colloquially to mean "a rare event". Also, "Once in a Blue Moon" also associated with the rare occurrence related to the physical moon. However, as long as the event is rare, it is "Once in a Blue Moon". The once in a blue moon events associated with the physical moon is discussed in the following.

Once in a Blue Moon on Merdeka Day
Because the lunar cycle is 29.5 days, most months only see one full moon. But every once in a while a full moon, exactly occurs once every 2.7 years, rises twice in the same month and becomes a blue moon. For example, this year, the second full moon in a month occurred on Aug 31 after the first one on Aug 2. This year's Malaysia Merdeka Day as reported by Bernama falls on a blue moon. The next time we humans will see a blue moon is on July 31, 2015. 

The Farmers' Almanac
The Farmers' Almanac defined blue moon as an extra full moon that occurred in a season; one season was normally three full moons. If a season had four full moons, then the third full moon was named a blue moonFarmers' Almanac is an annual North American periodical that has been in continuous publication since 1818

For example, the first moon of summer is called the early summer moon, the second is called the midsummer moon, and the last is called the late summer moon. When a season has four moons the third is called the blue moon so that the last can continue to be called the late moon.

Visibly Blue Moon
The most literal meaning of blue moon is when the moon appears to a casual observer to be unusually bluish and the moon not necessarily a full moon. Of course it is a rare event to be able to visually see a visibly blue moon. The effect can be caused by smoke or dust particles in the atmosphere, as has happened after forest fires in Sweden and Canada in 1950 and 1951 and after the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883, which caused the moon to appear blue for nearly two years.