OS X Yosemite (2014)

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On last Friday, when I was on Instagram looking at pictures, I saw a picture of someone upgrading her macbook to OS X Yosemite. Then suddenly it clicked. Damn, it’s 16th October already. The release! I quickly grabbed my Macky and excitedly looking for the upgrade. When I bought Macky last year (click here), it was at that time, the release of OS X Mavericks. To be honest, haha I don’t really notice the differences except for some features in the layout.

OS X Yosemite 2014

OS X Yosemite 2014

Installing process..

Installing process..

The duration of the whole process depends on your internet speed. Since my YES speed is so freaking sad nowadays, it took almost 15 hours. Sighhh..

The Yosemite..

After 15 hours, introducing The Yosemite..

The welcoming screen..

The welcoming screen..

So, since I am so lazy to figure this out by myself, I am just gonna repost some of the reviews I read on Yosemite. Basically, this is an entry of another entry. Credit to Techradar.com

INTERFACE

“The most obvious change, visually at least, is the new interface. Yosemite does to the Mac what iOS 7 did to the iPhone and iPad. Its user interface is flatter – though not flat, there are still drop shadows and other nods to the third dimension, it’s just that now they exist for a purpose rather than being merely eye candy. No more glassy textures.

There’s more translucency in Yosemite than its predecessor, Mavericks. Where once it was limited to the Finder’s menu bar, it now pops up in lots of places, including Finder menus and the sidebar of Finder windows. It’s been tweaked so that the underlying image is blurred and less distracting than in Mavericks, but we suspect it will still be a love it or hate it feature. If you do hate it, you can ‘reduce’ it in the Accessibility pane of System Preferences.”

THE DOCK

“The shelf has gone, which will be a great relief to many, and the Dock has now reverted back to its original format, a rectangle. Not so good is the loss of the Dock preferences from the Apple menu – to change things like magnification or show/hide, you must now pay a visit to System Preferences.”

The dark dock

The dark dock

DARK MODE

“Brand new in Yosemite is Dark Mode, which turns some aspects of the OS a much darker shade of grey, to make it more comfortable to use your Mac in dim lighting. These include the Finder menu bar, Dock, and application switcher. During the beta period some elements of Dark Mode, such as Finder menus, were poorly implemented, and it remains to be seen whether they have been fixed in time for the full release.”

SAFARI

“The first impression Safari makes when launched is that it’s smaller and lighter than it used to be. Apple has reduced the height of the menu bar and the result is the loss of toolbar favourites. They no longer display by default, though you can switch them back on again from the Bookmarks menu.”

The Safari #1

The Safari #1

The Safari #2

The Safari #2

THE SPOTLIGHT

“There’s a good reason for the change, however; Spotlight is now much more useful than it used to be. It hooks into online data sources to pull out information and display it on-screen. Type in the name of a movie, for example, and you’ll get a thumbnail image and a plot summary with credits courtesy of Wikipedia. Type in the name of a restaurant or hotel, and Spotlight will display a snippet of a map, along with details of the establishment and reviews from Yelp.”

The spotlight

The spotlight #1

The spotlight #2

The spotlight #2

THE NOTIFICATION CENTRE

“Hands up if you used Notification Centre in Mavericks? No, us neither. But Yosemite makes it much more interesting by adding a Today panel that works in a similar way to iOS 8’s Notification Centre. It displays your Calendar appointments, the weather, world clock, and other elements you choose. And it supports third party widgets too. Oh, and it’s another OS X element to be given the translucent treatment.”

The notification centre

The notification centre

MESSAGES AND FACETIME

“Messages gets the same flat speech bubbles as iOS 8. That, however, is the least significant change. You can now send SMS messages directly from Messages to any phone, as long as you have an iPhone connected to your iCloud account on the same Wi-Fi network.

Likewise, FaceTime now allows you to make and receive telephone calls on your Mac, using your iPhone as a proxy. 

In Messages, you can now remove yourself from busy threads, switch on Do Not Disturb to mute notifications, and send audio snippets as well as text or images.”

The iMessages

The iMessages that now can be used to send messages to ANY phone (haven’t tried this one tho)

For more tips and tricks, visit Maclife.com

 

Selamat Hari Malaysia

 

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My 400th entry happens to be on my country.. 🙂

Yeah well, to sit down and really think about it, there are times when I hate being a Malaysian. I once said to my hubs, if it’s really up to me, I would just drop everything I do and migrate to other country. Why in the world would I think something like that? Why would I be such an ungrateful spoiled citizen? Mostly because, I hate the way they run things here, the cronyism and the corruption by the leaders who are supposed to take care of the country and its people.

As a teacher, I’ll touch on the education system too because education is what I do for living. Our education system is not something that we can be proud of, yet. It might not be the system’s fault alone, but also the school’s pressure on us teachers, which is coming from the higher departments. They don’t care how you do it, as long as you achieve the target on paper, even if it means ‘dishonesty’. You can relate to what had happened recently. You know, the UPSR leakage, one of many relatable events. Masing2 pihak nak selamatkan leher masing2 dari dpt low percentage, bad GPS, so cikgu selamatkan leher dari sekolah, sekolah selamatkan leher dari PPD, PPD dari JPN, JPN dari Kementerian. If this continues, schools will turn to be a dangerous place, which produces more and more machines and robots with so many As in hands, but incapable to do anything in the real world.

Well, I hate those two things. The administration and the education system. But, to sit down and really think about it again, nobody’s perfect right? Hatred doesn’t bring one anywhere. I just can pray to God that Malaysia will be a better country in all aspects, someday.

However, the number of things I love about Malaysia is so much bigger. No explanation, just points. I love the super yummy food from different ethnics here, I love the Manglish discourse like ‘Laaaaa’, ‘Where got..??’ I love the Malaysia batik art, I love MAS Airlines (despite the two sad tragedies), I love the costumes (Men in Baju Melayu are so segak and us ladies in Baju kurung/Kebaya are so ayu!), I love the nature and the beaches (but the humidity, not so much) and the Malaysian people in general. Us, Malaysians. Although not all of us are nice, but I believe the ones who are nice, friendly, helpful and welcoming outnumbered the ones who aren’t. We’re like a family.

Those are enough reasons for me to love Malaysia. My motherland. Wherever I go (if one day I do migrate to other country haha), I still will come back to this lil place for those reasons.

SELAMAT HARI MALAYSIA!

p/s : What do you like about Malaysia?

What Were The Worst Catchphrases in 2011?

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In 2011? I know it’s last year, but the things I’m about to post right now, is still widely used in 2012, and probably for more years to come!

Okay, so, what were the worst catchphrases in 2011? Here we go!

WINNING

Is it the same as this catchphrase, ‘Like A Boss’? Things that you say to make it sounds cooler than it really is? You tell me.

EPIC FAIL

Yes. Because ordinary fail is just not enough. The word ‘epic’ itself is also a trend now. Like, when you see something that is  sooo cool, you’ll say ‘Wow, that’s epic!’ ‘Man that movie was epic! This epic, that epic. It’s totally out of hand. If you check on Urban Dictionary, it’s stated there that the word ‘epic’ is one of the most overused word next to the word, ‘fail’. To make it worse, those two words are used together to become, ‘Epic fail’.

LOLZ

What does that Z really stand for? To indicate that you’re laughing out louder than ever that LOL itself is not enough? Hmm. I’m not sure though I think I’ve used this one too. LOLZ

TOTES

I don’t think I have ever used this, but I’ve heard in movies. It totally makes sense now. Totally, totes. Is it so hard to say ‘totally?’ Or using ‘totes’ is so much cooler? I don’t know because I’m not familiar with this catchphrase.

JUST SAYING

YES! I used this A LOT!!! Hahaha. Usually, in a situation where I mean what I say but at the same time, I don’t wanna offend anyone, I don’t wanna sound so… I don’t know. Harsh, maybe? It’s like a substitute to ‘No offense’. I guess.

Saying ‘Just saying’ is like adding 2 cents in a million dollar conversation. – Urban Dictionary

I KNOW, RIGHT?

The most used catchphrase of all time! Haha. Especially girls, ladies. In Malay, it simply means, ‘Kan???’ It’s used to agree with someone’s statement, but this catchphrase probably sounds so girlish. That’s why it’s most used by female. I don’t care if this is the worst catchphrase, I just love using it. You too? I know, right?

For more worst catchphrases, check this website out.

Tagged – Some Random Facts

Do you have any pets?
Yes. They are cats.

Name 3 things that are physically close to you.
My laptop, my phone, my wallet.

What’s the weather like right now?
Owh, it’s raining. With thunders and all.

Do you drive? If so have you crashed?
Yes, and crashed? Few times. ;-p

What time did you wake up this morning?
6.30am, snoozed the alarm and woke up again at…. Almost 7.

When was the last time you showered?
I won’t say. Haha

What was the last movie you saw?
Killer Elite. It’s an action movie.

What does your last text message say?
Mom asked if I had cooked the sambal udang since I asked for the recipe before.

What’s your ringtone?
Takeover by Mizz Nina.

Have you ever been to a different country?
Yes. Hongkong and Australia. Soon, Singapore. I hope.

Do you like sushi?
I DO!

Where do you buy your groceries?
Depends. Sometimes Billions, or Econsave etc.

Have you ever taken medication to help you fall asleep faster?
Erm, yes. I drank ubat batuk syrup, but it didn’ really work.

How many siblings do you have?
Six and I’m the 5th.

Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop?
I have laptop.

How old will you be turning on your next birthday?
26 years old, but I believe I will always look like 17.

Do you wear contacts or glasses?
I wear contacts, just for fun because my eyesight is actually just fine.

Do you color your hair?
Yes. I do. But you can’t really see the difference because my original hair itself is a bit brownish.

Tell me something you are planning to do today.
What I planned, I already did. Cooking.

When was the last time you cried?
I cry a lot. So, I don’t really know when was the last time.

What is your perfect pizza topping?
I like pineapple, crab stick, octopus… Erm, basically, seafood.

Which do you prefer-hamburgers or cheeseburgers?
Hamburgers.

Have you ever had an all-nighter?
Yes. Soooo many times especially when I was a student.

What is your eye color?
Black.

Can you taste the difference between Pepsi and Coke?
If you put two glasses of Pepsi and Coke, and ask me to drink them and tell the difference, I’m not sure I can. But I know for a fact that Pepsi is a bit sweeter. I just can’t taste the sweetness sometimes. Haha

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Marriage Humours


1. Women are unpredictable. Before marriage, she expects a man, after marriage she suspects him, and after death she respects him.

2. There was this guy who told his woman that he loved her so much that he would go thru hell for her. They got married and now, he is going thru hell.

3. When a man opens the door of his car for his wife, you can be sure of one thing, either the car is new or the wife.

4. A man received a letter from some kidnappers. The letter said, “If you don’t promise to send us $100000, I swear that we will kill your wife.” The poor man wrote back, “I am afraid I can’t keep my promise but I hope you will keep yours.”

5. A guy asked his friend, “What’s the matter? You look depressed.” Then the friend replied, “I’m having trouble with my wife. She said she wasn’t going to speak to me for 30 days.”
“But that ought to make you happy. You told me she’s a pain in your ass.”
“Yeah, it did make me happy.  But today is the last day..”

It’s funny but still, NOT FAIR. It’s like, we, the wives are the meanest persons on Earth!

Nways, I dig #3. You know, my hubby never opens the car door for me, but I figured that it must be because it’s not his new car and I’m not his new wife.

I’m THE WIFE. Haha

p/s – I came across with this, “Man is like a banana at all stages”.
What does that even meaaan…?