Archive for September, 2013

BMW driver SJM303P

30/09/2013 Leave a comment

I just saw this video someone posted in YouTube. Apparently, it happened at 1600hrs yesterday the 29th. Check out how the driver drives. This person should have his or her licence taken away and if he or she does not have a licence and is driving without one (as I suspect), he or she deserves to be banned from driving and persecuted. This type of driving is inexcusable!

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The Little Prince Cafe on Somme Road

29/09/2013 Leave a comment

I had the chance to go there a few weeks back. I love the place with its cosy interior and the lovely hand-drawn walls. They serve lovely coffee and cakes. If you are there, try the quiche and the scones…absolutely lovely! Its located in Somme Road. A search on Google Maps will reveal the exact location.

Manchester United vs West Bromich Albion

28/09/2013 Leave a comment


We will be facing West Bromich Albion at Old Trafford this evening, 2200hrs Singapore time. The match will be starting in a couple of hours. David Moyes will be calling up Van Persie. We need to win this. Glory Glory!

Yamaha RX-V375 receiver

28/09/2013 1 comment

Just the other day, I did an installation in a restaurant. It was not a big one…but rather, a fairly simple one. Two speakers for the outside and two speakers for the inside. And the amplifier that was powering it? This one from Yamaha…the RX-V375. I must admit, it looked a lot like the Pioneer that installed in another restaurant fairly recently too. It also had the same rather nifty microphone that was used to calibrate the system. This is an overview of the system:

  • 5-channel powerful surround sound
  • 100 W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1 ch driven)
  • 70 W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2 ch driven)
  • Discrete amp configuration
  • HD Audio format decoding: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
  • 192 kHz / 24-bit Burr Brown DACs for all channels
  • High dynamic power, low-impedance drive capability
  • Low jitter PLL circuitry helps optimize sound imaging

I must say that I am mightily impressed with this . Not too bad and the system is able to crank out a pretty decent volume. We tested it out and it drives the speakers, which coincidentally are also Yamahas, very well!

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Mogami AES/EBU digital cable

27/09/2013 Leave a comment

These past few weeks, I have been hooking up my DMX-equipped washes and moving heads with quality DMX cable by Mogami. I must say that these cables are pretty good for what they are worth. They are elegant cables but are strong enough to take some abuse. That is what I love about the Japanese and their products…you can trust them!

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Spalling concrete in my house again

26/09/2013 Leave a comment

I had a bit of a startling discovery the other day when a contractor came over to my house to fix a spalling concrete issue. When he took away the old newspaper, he came across some old newspaper that was buried with the concrete. The prof is in the pudding! Apparently, the newspaper was covering an old electrical socket that was not used anymore. To do that, the owners of the house before I bought it filled it with concrete and patched it up. Quite a find don’t you think so?

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Manchester United vs Liverpool

25/09/2013 Leave a comment

In a few hours time, it is going to be Manchester United vs Liverpool. It is going to be played at Old Trafford. Lets get these Scouser scums and shut them up once and for all!