For the heck of it

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Good souls do exist

Well... the same old story - You go to church on Christmas eve for the midnight mass. As soon as you enter the church, it seems as if the whole world has come together to celebrate mass. After celebrating the mass, you wish every person around you, the choicest greetings for the season and try to wiggle out of the crowd and pounce into the first taxi you see to get home as soon as possible. However, the whole crowd is waiting for taxis, and you wait there wishing for the umpteenth time, that the next taxi would be yours. But it never happens. Now here's where the "same old story" ends, since the story gets a twist - a rather pleasant twist.

Amidst the confusion, a car comes and stops near you - mind you, it's not a taxi. You peer into the car and you find a family man seated on the driver seat smiling warmly at you. On the passenger seat, behind the driver seat is his wife and she's holding her cute little baby, who's fast asleep. The window glass comes down whirring, and the guy on the driver seat asks politely -

"Do you need a lift?".

You nod "Yes"...

The guy opens the door of his car and lets you in. He then continues... "We were driving alone and there's enough space for three more people in our car. It's really a task to get into a taxi on a crowded night like this. We thought, why not help someone during this festive season..."

Whoever said "Good people are hard to find"?

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Yay! My newest gadget!

Finally, got my hands on MSI's MegaView 566 Portable Media Player. It's one the cutest things I have ever seen. Along with an XXL-sized attitude, the player packs in functionalities of a photo viewer, MP3 player, video player, video recorder, FM radio, FM recorder, voice recorder, built-in SD/MMC card reader...whew!!!

Here's a run-down of its long list of specs:

Host PC Supported OS: Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, MAC OS9
Video Format: MPEG4, DivX 3.11/4.X/5.X, Motion JPEG, WMV9
Audio Format: MP3, WMA V9, WAV
Still Image Format: JPEG, GIF, BMP, TIFF
HDD: 1.8" 20GB
Panel Size: 3.5'' TFT with LED backlight
FM Radio
Stereo FM radio tuner
Audio: Speaker and MIC phone
Video Decoder: NTSC/PAL system supported
Dimension: 119 x 76 x 25 mm
Weight: 245gm
IO: Earphone Jack, AV-in, AV-out, mini-USB, SD/MMC, DC in, Neck-Strap connector, CIR, Built-in Speaker & MIC
Battery: Lithium-ion rechargeable/removable battery(2200mAhr, 3.7V, 1Cell)
Battery Life:
Video Playback up to 3.5 hrs
Audio Playback up to 8 hrs

Am right now on a DivX-collection spree! Converting all my VCDs and DVDs into DivX files to watch them on my 566. Also, I dont have to worry about the battery backup since MSI provides a free extra recharegable lithium-ion battery with the 566 - so it makes two batteries in the pack!

I also intend to read this post to get the most out of my 566...

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The great DIT collage!

Ok... now find me!