I took my nephew for a short trip to Gunung (Mount) Lambak last weekend.
We were there to climb up the mountain, invited by a friend, which also joined our climb.
It started to rain as we reached the top, and so we took an alternative route back, which is supposedly a lot easier than the one we took to go up. We don't want to injure ourselves falling down the steep and slippery slopes.
On our way back, we found a dirt bike left un-attended.
We later noticed that there's a group of people down the hill, and joined them.
The group was actually stuck there with their dirt bike, as the unexpectedly rough terrain became slippery after the rain. Making matters worse, the already exhausted chaps even ran out of drinking supplies.
We helped them for a bit, before continuing our journey.
It didn't take us long to finish the whole track, but we really enjoyed our trip. I'll sure come back, because my trip there was not just about climbing up Mount Lambak, but were to discuss things with my friend over there, which has not finished…
If you've been following my blog, you'll know that I've been doing WiFi projects for fun and profits (here, here, here, here). While I'm more into web development nowadays, I still have some the equipments at home, which I believe is still good for few more projects.
These equipments are high-powered, which if based on the following path loss calculator, could deliver 54Mbps speed even for a distance of 1000km.
Realistically, it'll be hard to achieve that speed with that distance (due to some factors of course), but if your requirement is a lot less than that, I can help you achieve it.
If you are interested in playing with these wireless equipments, or have some projects that could make good use of them, please let me know. It could think the following (but not limited to) uses of them;
p/s: The Single Board Computers are by itself interesting, because apart from to be used as Wireless Router/Access Point, with 4 mini-pci ports, 2 ethernet ports, 1 CF Card slot, and Linux installed, the possibility is just endless.
I quit photography quite a while ago, and I think it's time to convert all the RAW image files that I have to JPEG, and eventually delete all the RAW files.
For that I created a script to help me effortlessly do the conversion;
#!/bin/bash IFS=$'\n' for i in `ls`; do cd $i pwd mkdir jpeg ufraw-batch –out-type=jpeg –out-path=jpeg/ –compression=100 –overwrite *.NEF cd ../ done
The script requires you to have ufraw-batch, which is included in the ufraw package. If you're using Ubuntu/Debian and don't already have it installed, run the following command;
sudo apt-get install ufraw
I went to Putrajaya Challenge Park last weekend with 2 friends from work to try wall climbing. It was our first time, and I sure will do it again.
The video below is for my first climb. We moved on to more challenging walls afterward.
If you're in the Klang Valley area and want to try it out, Google Map can show you the way.
OK, this blog post is a bit boring. You can't blame a guy who has not been doing it for a very very long time, right?