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29 October, 2008

one small appliance and some accessories

Christmas is coming. To people live in Sydney it simply means scorching summer is coming, not beautiful snows. In early October Sydney experienced hottest October in record, then last week, we also experienced coldest October in record. To overcome the hot temperature, I bought a small fan for my room yesterday. (to Don: Antony is poor, he does not have an air conditioner.)

the important manual and the very useful remote control

If you look at the above picture carefully, you can notice the remote has been covered in Glad Wrap to prevent dirt and grease. Covering remote controls with Glad Wrap is the first thing I do after putting batteries in. I am sure Rev. Dr. Wu Yi knows that very well.

(As usual, more photos followed...)

my new fanIt is just an ordinary small fan.

There are no special features on this small fan. In case you are interested, only the basic features such as: 3 breeze modes, soft touch controls, remote control, LCD display, LED indicators, 8 hour timer, oscillation, ionizer and small footprint.

The good thing about this fan, it takes very small footprint and it is very quiet. (to Don: Antony's office is very small.)

I also received some accessories today, ordered from Apple Online Store (Australia).

A second iPhone 3G Dock connector, a second Dock Connector to USB Cable, and leather hip case (Marware C.E.O. Premiere for iPhone 3G).
iphone_accessories.jpg

iPhone 3G and iPod touch on the dockWhen I got my iPhone on the first day of sale, I bought Dock for it. However, it is positioned in my computer desk (as pictured on the right. It means that I can only sync and charge in my office. Recently, I've been using my MacBook Pro in the living room more often, and it seems like a great idea if I can also charge the iPhone in the living room.

I don't need to charge the iPhone every night, however keeping the iPhone on the Dock does make it look better.

Marware C.E.O. Premiere for iPhone 3GBack of Marware hip case

The Marware leather hip case is the second-ever leather item I've ever bought. (The first leather item was the Belkin Leather Sleeve for my iPod touch.)

Just to complete this entry, I also purchased an AirPort Express on Jessica's behave. I bought two AirPort Expresses in 2004, back then, it was 802.11g technology. Apple han then upgraded the AirPort Express to much faster 802.11n technology.
AirPort Express

Jessica bought one of my AirPort Express (802.11g), and she need another AirPort Express for indoor wireless network and AirTurns (streaming music).

It is not that I can't afford an air conditioner, but getting people to drill a hole and install a split-unit air conditioner seem to be a bit too much hassle.

This entry has Lightbox effect enabled. Click on the thumbnails for larger photos.

related blog entries:
I got my iPhone 3G! (11 July 2008)
invisibleSHIELD for iPhone 3G (22 July 2008)

Posted by Antony on 29 October 2008 3:20 PM | Mac hardware, all things Mac, iPod/iPhone/iPad, photos

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3 breeze modes, soft touch controls, remote control, LCD display, LED indicators, 8 hour timer, oscillation, ionizer and small footprint
I would consider all of those to be "special features", not "basic features". The fan I have has two settings: on, and off. No breeze modes or any controls to speak of, no remote control, no LCD display, no LED indicators, no timer, no oscillation, and I don't even know what an "ionizer" is, but I can guarantee you my fan doesn't have one.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 29 October 2008 8:36 PM.
According to the user manual, "ionizer" means the release of negative ions to clean the air. Can be switched on or off. Forgot to mention, there were only 8 speed modes.
Posted by Antony Shen on 29 October 2008 10:26 PM.
No matter which way you look at it, eight speed modes is greater than zero.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 30 October 2008 6:31 AM.
It's time our Antony went into a Toaist Monastry and renounced his consumerist ways
Commercialism has got him by the cajoles and he needs to review his life's aim or plan.
Just because a good is produced, doesn't mean you have to buy it!
I am pleased I grew up in a time when things were simpler.
Posted by Rev. Dr. Wu Yi on 30 October 2008 8:14 PM.
Rev. Dr,
I bought the fan because I need one. It has been really hot in the last few days. Unlike Don who has his own aircon, I only bought a basic fan.
Posted by Antony Shen on 30 October 2008 8:57 PM.
Ant,
Most American homes are air conditioned, and central heating is normal because of climate constraints.
Don is merely part of a family who has these things, he doesn't possess them in isolation.
You are most welcome to your new fan, just think about buying all the other shit you do to rub in other people's face!
Don is still a youngster still living at home.
Posted by Rev. Dr. Wu Yi on 31 October 2008 11:03 AM.
Rev. Dr. Wu Yi,
All other items are well justified.
Posted by Antony Shen on 31 October 2008 11:39 AM.
"All other items are well justified." Yes, to someone who is a compulsive consumer.

Posted by Rev. Dr. Wu Yi on 31 October 2008 12:55 PM.
Olease remember the fable of the Ants & the Grasshopper: THE ANTS were spending a fine winter's day drying grain collected in the summertime. A Grasshopper, perishing with famine, passed by and earnestly begged for a little food. The Ants inquired of him, "Why did you not treasure up food during the summer?' He replied, "I had not leisure enough. I passed the days in singing." They then said in derision: "If you were foolish enough to sing all the summer, you must dance supperless to bed in the winter." This will apply in your future!
Posted by Rev. Dr. Wu Yi on 31 October 2008 1:19 PM.
Rev. Dr., what Antony conveniently left out of his argument is that I don't use the air conditioner anymore. I figure if global warming is going to be increasing temperatures, I might as well get used to it instead of contribute to it.


My fan works pretty well, actually. The temperature outside will sometimes go to 30C in the daytime and 20C at the nighttime, so I put the fan on at night and close the windows in the daytime to keep the room a few degrees cooler until about midday.


Not to mention it does this with about a tenth of the power required to operate an air conditioner.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 31 October 2008 2:30 PM.
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