Starting again

object703It’s been almost six months since my last blog. It’s about time I stepped it up. Life’s been busy and finally I am working so that’s the good news. I am working as an Executive Director for a non profit organization called Asia America MultiTechnology Association. It’s a networking organization for high tech and clean tech companies in the Silicon Valley and Asia.

It’s not a difficult job but takes a lot organizational skill to bring all difference needs to a single focus. This is type of thing I am good at so it’s not going to be taxing my skills. I just got to get things done.

I hope to be more active on my blog in the near future.

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OnJune 12, 2011, posted in: News by

Apple Fanboi’s Justification

object704People ask me why I am such a fan for Apple.  Almost everything I use is made by Apple: iMac, iPhone and soon to be iPad, etc. I have been using a Mac since 128K original Macs. Yes, it does cost more.

However, it’s more than just style and function. It’s all about Apple.

Recently, during my move, I had an unfortunately thing happen to my 27″ iMac. I wrapped it up with a blanket and put it on a shopping cart to move from my car to the new place. Well, to my broken heart, a couple of places on the corner of the front glass was chipped. It ruined the entire viewing experience.

I went in to the local Apple store to find out about some screws, which were stripped while I tried to remove the VESA mount kit while trying to put the stand back together. I talked to one of geniuses and he ordered the screw for me. I also asked how much it would cost to replace the screen. He came back and said it is about $85, which wasn’t too bad, but he said he made it so it would be zero cost to me. I was very happy. He said someone will call me when the parts arrive.

Two days later, I got a call from them. I brought in my iMac the next day and the work was finished by the end of the day. I was so grateful. It’s not the cost  of the part, it’s way they take care of their customer.

In the past, I had issues with iPhone screen, two bad ones within 6 months. They replace it without any question.

That’s the reason why I use Apple, combination of product and service.

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OnJanuary 29, 2011, posted in: Observation by

Truly a Geek Story

object705So, I went to MacWorld Expo yesterday. I had registered a year early when they gave out a free pass to those who attended 2010. I was nervous because I did not get my pass in the mail, so I sent out an email to the organizers of the show and they said I had to pick up the badge at the show. So, it’s no biggie. I showed up at the show and found that they did not have my name registered. Of course I didn’t bring any paperwork with me because they said it’s all a done deal.

I asked one of supervisor and he said without document, he can not do anything and I would have to pay $45 to get in. I told him would he let me in if I showed him the email from the organizer. He said yes.

So, I am thinking how am I going to get my email, which is sitting on my iMac at home? Simple, I used my iPhone and logmein to get to my computer at home. Logmein is a service that allows you to access your computer from anywhere. You just install a small program on your computer and you can control it from any device, whether computer or smart phone.

The connection was slow but I was able to get the screen of my iMac on my iPhone and showed him the email. He then let me register with a special code that got me in for free. That alone paid for my logmein app many times over. I am such a geek.

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OnJanuary 28, 2011, posted in: News, Travel by