Maxis Astro Broadband IPTV, Dial Up is 10 Times Better.
We’ve just changed our broadband package from Unifi to Maxis Astro IPTV, in my opinion it’s THE WORST internet and cable service I’ve come across. Here’s a video showing that I’ve capture while watching football. It happened so many times, hence why I was able to capture this footage.
In the tv commercial, they depicted football fans streaming a football game online and faced difficulty when the ball was stuck half way through.
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It was exactly what I felt while watching the game yesterday.
To make matters worst, it’s a nightmare getting the Astro guys on the line. Maxis.. pfttt.. don’t bother dealing with no 1 CON TELCO in Malaysia. They won’t even publish their support number on their website. They couldn’t care shit about your line or your account. I HATE rambling for nothing, but the service is really poor. Here’s the difficulties I’m facing.
- SUCKY Internet Connection. Can’t even maintain a consistent speed let alone meet the 10Mbps. It’s rubbish. I’m constantly forced to use my phone from time to time.
- WiFi Router Mega Crap. You put the router next to a pile of feces, the feces is better. Lose signal easily, no signal in our room, timeout when a 5 people connect and hangs a lot of time.
- The IPTV Remote provided is STUPID. You really have to align the remote properly to change channel.
- STUCK IPTV. It’s the most annoying thing is when the screen is stuck. Bloody hell, it happens while watching football.
- Non EXISTENT Customer Support. Just when you get someone on the line, they drop the call. Where is your call center? Under the sea ke? Plus they don’t publish the support number openly.
If you’re planning to change to Maxis Astro Broadband IPTV deal or whatever feces they call it, FORGET IT. It’s useless. Stick to the old setup, silo Astro and TM Unifi unit. Seriously don’t even think about it even if you’re getting waived. I would normally rate TM Unifi 3.5 star, but having dealt with Maxis-Astro, I’d give 8 stars. It’s just that bad.
ps: Maxis-Astro rep, this is seriously one unhappy customer.
Run Fat Boy Run!
No I’m no selling you an app or to enroll into a programme, I’m sharing with you the possibility of a healthier lifestyle.
It’s like a hidden gem, I found about C25k when I asked my friend his diet tips (see, if you ask, you’ll learn something). C25k is not an app or system (though it sounds technical), it’s a programme that you can follow to lose weight or attain a healthier lifestyle. C25K is short for Couch To 5 Kilometers, for fatties like me who spends all day playing computer games or a successful tv series marathon consumer.
The app that I’m using is called RunDouble.
There are a total of 9 weeks for C25K programme. The first week it asks you to run for 1 minute. I could barely make it 1 minute in the first week. As the weeks progress, I was able to time a quicker run.
Unfortunately after 2 weeks of absence, due to fever and haze, I timed a very slow run. In the forth week, it forced me to run 400m, walk 200m, run 800m, walk 400m and repeat this again. I could feel my legs starts cramping up. Skipping a few weeks is not ideal, but if you can’t give 100%, don’t jog.
This chart plots the runs and walk. Basically anything above 10 mins per km is bad. It’s slower than walking. Slap yourself, go home, you’re drunk.
Some pointers to start:
- Use proper shoes, not futsal shoes. You might break your ankle or hurt your knees if you use the wrong shoes. I use Puma Faas. It’s not the best bet, but light enough for tiny steps like mine.
- Avoid terrain path. As a beginner I avoid going uphill or downhill. Also includes climbing on and off the sidewalk. This slows your pace. Remember, you are weak! Don’t be doing a Rocky 3.
- Jog when there is light. Avoid jogging at night. Motorist are dumbass when night falls.
- Watch for stupid drivers. Pay attention to the road, some cars tolerate runners, others don’t. A general rule, just watch out.
- Do it because it’s fun, not because you have to. If you can’t make a minute run, stop and walk. God will not send you to hell for cutting corners.
- Respect other joggers/ runners. Don’t check out other people’s perky ass and smile when you cross paths.
When you come across a posting on running activity in Facebook, remember to encourage. A hero acknowledges another hero. Happy burning fat!
ps: I lost 2 kg so far. It’s all downhill from here!
Written on 23 October '13 under Food & Outing
, Sports & Health
From Blogging to Entrepreneurship
Most of the famous bloggers I know makes money, not just through selling links, SEO, campaign etc, but through products. This is good. If you could sell a story, you might as well sell something.
I’ve been stuck (actually lazy) with my ventures; ShazKebab, Laman7 and MaduAzim. I have a foot in at least in all these ventures, except for Laman7, which I do it full time.
After some time building ShazKebab, we decided to abandon it. To Aisyah, it was taking too much toll on the baby, plus she does not like food industry. To make matters worst, we had a very bad location which means the sales isn’t encouraging though we’ve plough every single marketing tactics we know. It’s too far from civilization. Of course from time to time, we had family visits, helpful friends, cousins, classmates, business partners, unfortunately it’s breaking even every month. We decided to let go to my cousin. The important lesson, start a restaurant at a place with people. It’s pricier, but worth it.
As for Laman7, well, I’m picking up my pace again. From a humble start of self taught to a half blown venture. The sad part is when we submit quotes, the leads doesn’t even bother returning our calls or mails. If we’re over priced, we can discount or find ways to settle for lower. I guess some people don’t even bother to negotiate. On the up side, we’re planning to host training classes, basics of this and that. Lesson learn, services is 100% profit but play nice and no over charging.
MaduAzim, my favorite venture. To be honest, I’m not a big fan of honey. Even if I do eat honey, I’d probably eat it with a bread of something, until I came across these honey from Yemen. They are awesome to say the least. For a 30 year old, my body has some serious mileage, I blame rugby for that. I have knee injury, shoulder, hemmorhoid, low immune system, short sighted, back pain, sprained wrist but somehow, these Yemeni honey starts to take it’s course. I’m slowly recovering from all these blows. It does sound like I’m pushing my product, but in all honesty, why sell something I don’t believe in? Lesson here is, have passion in what you sell, be brave to share, don’t be afraid to sell yourself.
All this isn’t possible without help from God. I learned that the hard way. Good luck friends!
ps: If you have a business, please share in the commenting area
Written on 13 October '13 under Personal & Geeky
It’s mainstream. Even a dog has a blog.
I think it’s time I write something beneficial. Like business stuff or webdesign stuff or what ever except my life.
Written on 25 September '13 under Uncategorized
Baby List: IR Thermometer CHECK!
Guess what? We’re having a baby girl!
So as my way of showing support to my wife, we attended an antenatal class last weekend at DEMC. I learned a lot of things, epidural, pain meter, baby health, c-section, jaundice, breast milk *raise eye brow* basically the whole she-bang about laboring a baby. One day class is definitely not enough to cover the whole thing.
As a trained engineer, safety comes first. That includes my baby. So I went on Lazada and find something that might be helpful for our baby. Since Aisyah’s temperature usually spikes up (every now and then), I needed something more than my sweaty palm to measure the temp. I looked up thermometer, I figured it’ll be really helpful to measure the baby’s as well.
There were quite a number of thermometer, but this one caught my eye (because of the discount! Hahaha) Bremed BD 1160A. A thermometer is a thermometer, don’t expect it to auto reply an email or do stock trading for you, choosing one is rather simple. I got this on a bargain.
I placed an order late night on 26 August 2013. It arrived on 28 August 2013. Considering the time to process the order and ship them, that’s a pretty impressive time line! Bravo!
First thing I did, throw the manual away (except when a self assembly is required) and start measuring myself, my camera, my laptop. It’s ONE button operation, kinda like iPhone. My only complain is the beeping sound is a tad too loud for a bed-ridden baby. I wish it could be discreet and not wake the up while measuring. Remember, a happy baby is a happy parents, an angry baby, well, you go figure that out!
If you’re a working adult, doing two-three shifts, shuffling between part-time and full time job, I’m telling you, Lazada is the place to go. You can’t really spend a quality time on the mall when your 7-months-pregnant wife is having a hard time catching up.
ps: Shopping for new baby cloth is cumbersome. I don’t exactly know what to buy
Written on 29 August '13 under Advertorial
, Personal & Geeky