My Astro - 天天好天 (2011) [FLAC]

Just uploaded a FLAC lossless album for 2011 CNY album by My Astro - Tian Tian Hao Tian. Enjoy the lossless quality~

Album Title: My Astro - Tian Tian Hao Tian (天天好天)

Released Year: 2011

Log File included.
No Cover Art (Will upload soon when got scanner)

Disc #: 1
Total Tracks: 10

Track List:

01. 福气
02. 万鼓迎春到
03. 炮竹一声大地春+欢迎新年到
04. 又是一个好新年(福建)
05. 天天好天
06. 恭喜发财
07. 新年童趣
08. 欢乐年年+恭喜你(广东)
09. 大拜年+拜天公+庆元宵
10. 大家恭喜


Enjoy! Lyrics will be uploaded upon request.


Purchasing a SSD?

When it comes to bottleneck, most often the major cause of it is your hard drive. Many people are still relunctant or doesn't see the point of upgrading their mechanical hard disc to Solid State Drive (SSD). One of the concern is the performance degration over time. There's been a concept in most of our mind that SSD doesn't last long in the long run. However, SSD had improved over time and you would have an outdated SSD or might even purchased a new one when the existing one started to perform poorly.

The second on the list if of course, the price per GB. SSD might still be considered expensive. But why would you need a bigger size? With larger capacity, you will probably just hoard every files in it without doing any housekeeping. With this being said, lesser capacity makes you make use of it and deleting those files that you might not probably need. And if you do store a lot of archive, movies, pictures, musics, etc, you wouldn't store it in your SSD would you? You might as well store those in a slower, mechanical hard disc as you didn't frequently access those files and those certainly doesn't required fast seeking time. A cheap 1TB external hard disc would do the job. What you should store in your SSD is the OS and applications. The changes are significant.

Quoted from an article here:
In spite of the foregoing, dedicating an ordinary solid state drive to your Mac
system and applications is generally fine, so long as you’re not using it for a
scratch volume or other data intensive work. That’s because once written, system
and applications are mostly read, not written, and reading does not degrade
performance. This special report shows what you can expect, and you can choose
for yourself, eyes wide open.

In short, SSD had improved much due to :
- TRIM support by OS

And with SSD, you don't need to:
- Defrag your hard disk as the reading speed across all sectors are equally same

Below are a few links regarding SSD that is worth reading before you make a purchase. And when you did purchase one, you would be glad you do and probably wondering why didn't you do it at the first place:

How to take full advantage of your SSD
Why the limitations of SSDs are actually good
Enabling TRIM in Windows 7

More Reading
Mac Performance Guide: SPECIAL REPORT: Real World SSD Performance

Cool RSS Site

Here's a pretty cool site that collect popular RSS from various sites and list it in a user friendly format. Use it if you wanted to know what's hot and popular in the shortest time possible.

Monitoring SMS/Phone Call Logs

If you ever wanted to monitor any SMS or phone calls that your children or anyone that you wishes to monitor, why not give MobileNanny a try?

You can check out their demo site here by using the login: DemoUser and password: DemoUser.

Simply One of the Best Online RSS Reader - Good Noows

If you are searching high and low for a good RSS reader, yet is still unable to find it. Why not give Good Noows (sounds like Good News) a try? It featured multiple layout (around 9) so it sure to be one that suit your visual craving. I myself especially fond with the default 'Wall' layout view. :-)

P/S: You will need to link to either Twitter, Facebook or other supported social sites in order to use it.

Cool page flip effect for .pdf file

Here's a web tool that can convert any PDF files with flip book effect. How it works is you upload your PDF file (not more than 10MB), then the site will process it and you will then download a zip file. Unzip the files and double click on index.html to view your PDF in flash effect.

Image Backup Solution: Acronis TrueImage vs Norton Ghost

Acronis TrueImage vs. Norton Ghost vs. Symantec Ghost

Based on the reviews and comments here, most people had commented that Symantec Ghost is by far the most reliable image backup solution than other counterparts, however, it is not to be compete with home user software such as the two mentioned as it is corporate edition.


Softwares Recommendation for Mac OS X


Productivity Tools:

Skitch - (Screen capture, comment, and publishing)

NetNewsWire - (RSS Reader)

[Fix] Super Mario Galaxy 2 Blank Screen After Getting Grand Star

When playing Super Mario Galaxy 2 using Dolphin emulator, the following settings will need to be unchecked to prevent the blank screen problem after getting the Grand Star. This applies for any Grand Star level.

- Plugins->DSP: Dolphin DSP-HLE Plugin
- [unchecked] Enable HLE Audio
- [unchecked] Enable DTK Music
- [unchecked] Enable Audio Trottle
- Audio backend:
- No Audio Output

- Disable Save State!