Giving a talk jointly organised by
1) Occamlogic Consulting
2) Young Entrepreneurs Society
3) Chen Fu Ji Restaurant
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I still use the word ‘Ghost’ due to the success of Norton Ghost many years back, which was one of the only choices then to create a Windows image so that you can ‘Unghost’ it to get back a clean image. The fastest computer is always when it’s ‘clean’ before you start installing various software and when you start using as various files will be written into the system which will slow the system down.
Thus the trick is to partition the harddisk into 2 parts (C: & D:) drive.. have windows running in C: drive and our data in D: drive. I tend to save the setup at different stages as images in D: drive. So that I can choose to revert to the clean images when my system slows down.
I took a look at the various notebook offerings in Singapore and found the Samsung notebooks well configured for this process. The partitioning process is built-in and cloning mechanism is provided as Samsung Recovery which saves you the first 2 steps. Neat
- Partition Harddisk in to C: & D: (with Easeus Partition Master)
- Install System Cloning software (ie. DriveImage XML or Easeus Todo Backup)
- Install Google Chrome or Firefox
- Uninstall Norton software (Trialware installed, rather use a good freeware anti-virus)
- Install Avast Anti-Virus or Avira Anti-Virus
- Turn off Windows Defender (Replacing with Avast or Avira)
- Turn off System Restore in Computer>System Properties (Replacing with a Imaging software)
- Move C:\users\[username]\folders to D:\[username]
- Clone System (I call this the ‘Clean’ image)
Gave a talk on photography of cityscape and architectural photography for the NYAA (National Achievement Youth Award) and URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority). Total of 190 attendees mostly students who are budding photographers attended.
Here are some photos taken with a LG Phone Camera around Singapore
By the way.. URA’s video is pretty interesting.. didn’t know there were that much thought into city planning.
As part of a series of Talks organised by ClubSnap and the Singapore Arts Museum, I’m presenting a talk on running a photography business
Overheard some speculations that Nikon’s Factory was destroyed in Japan’s quake and tsunami and therefore prices of equipment will rise dramatically. Did a little research and found that the situation isn’t as bad. Though I’m sure some parts of the factory will be damaged by the quake and employees lives are definitely affected as well, production will slow but it’s definitely not all destroyed.
I traced the tsunami damage line based on the images google took after the tsunami. The tsunami stopped 2.4km short of the factory. Click on the image to see a larger map or click on this to see the map I’ve created.
So no need to panic and run out to buy your equipment yet.
Compiled this few pages to explain some basic concepts about exposure and white balance
During this talk, I’ve covered how failures are natural stepping stones to success, accounting for variable change, looking at various pitfalls and key to success.
The organisers wanted to document the whole process of the Audi Fashion Festival from the setup to the teardown of the week long event. As soon as the structure is up, I setup a time lapse camera from one of the top corners in the tentage to have a good view of the tent and left it to take a photo every 2 minutes.
This video shows how the setup is done.
And finally the end result at 30 frames per second.
Just one of those social experiments I do from time to time..
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Giving a talk about photography to a group of event marketers at Orchid Country Club