Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Food vending machines in MRT LRT stations

The Straits Times newspaper has reported that food vending machine is being installed by MRT VendCafe in Singapore MRT stations, the first one being the Ang Mo Kio MRT station and more expected.

This is an update on the previous post Etiquette when traveling on KL Rapid LRT trains which stated that there was no sign informing of no eating when on their train, buses (note that I did eventually saw a sign indicating such). This installation of food vending machines in Singapore MRT stations, will it lead a similar trend here? I think it is no big deal as I have seen manned stalls selling food and drinks at KL Rapid LRT stations and food vending machines will just be a variation.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Review: Ricoh Print&Share software

This is a preliminary review of Ricoh Print&Share software as I have not yet fully learn how to use it.

But 3 things I know
1. the Ricoh software that came with the Ricoh SP 150suw laser printer is very basic with limited features
2. you can do much more with Ricoh Print&Share software
3. Print&Share support is great. They use TeamViewer so if those who have Ricoh printer needs help from their support team, if they install TeamViewer in their computer, all they need to do is to give the username and password to their support team and with that, they can check hands on to see what is wrong, and obviously, correct what is lacking.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Ricoh laser printer SP 150suw: Updates, software, alternatives

I had written a review of the Ricoh SP 150suw laser printer. I loved its high quality, compact footprint and simple operations with minimal moving parts especially the straight through paper feed which I was told is relatively jam free. I also love its low capacity "closeable" paper "reservoir" (paper loading "tray") as I believe it protect the paper feeder mechanism from dust which I was told was the reason for my Panasonic printer frequent paper jam. I love its straight through claimed jam free paper feeder.

However I don't like the very basic software that came with the printer and I couldn't find alternative software so far except for this one: Ricoh Print and Share. It has Ricoh brand name on it plus it is sold by Europe printer so now asking the local Ricoh if the software is from Ricoh itself.

This was the information regarding Ricoh Print and Share:
Ricoh Print&Share is a combination of a virtual printer driver and an application software.
This printer driver can be installed alongside the classic printer driver of the printer manufacturer. The classic printer driver functions acts as a translator/interpreter between Windows 'language' on your pc and printer 'language'. The virtual printer, on the other hand, functions more as a tool to execute your tasks.

In other words: the virtual printer driver functions as a buffer between your computer and your ordinary printer driver, and it allows you to perform more advanced tasks with your print job.

Print&Share is a multi-fuctional, multi-channeled and intelligent virtual printer driver with many useful tools.

Saving you time and money.
The eco features reduce print costs by saving paper, ink or toner and help the environment at the same time.

My previous laser printer was the Panasonic KX-772 laser printer. I love its big paper "reservoir" (input tray) which means I can print by just switching on the printer without having to do anything. I also love the Panasonic Multifunction printer software. I am definitely looking for alternative software to replace the 150SUw software.

Will update when I find that suitable software.

Review: Dr Wong Meng Kiang of Tangkak

Dr. Wong is qualified as a Western (conventional) medicine. He has a registered clinic (as far as I know) in Tangkak town as well as a visiting consultant at the Mahkota Hospital. According to Mahkota Hospital, Dr. Wong Meng Kiang Has a
. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Singapore
. Member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom
. National Specialist Register (Internal Medicine)
. Academy of Medicine (Malaysia)

Apparently Dr. Wong is very well qualified plus many people are recommending Dr Wong Specialist Clinic in Tangkak for allergy as well as many are blogging about him. but when I consulted him regarding my eczema problems, he used a very unconventional method of determining what I am allergic to. He got my left hand to hold a test tube of liquid of unknown content and asked me to raise my right hand. He than pushed my my right hand downward. If my right hand did not get pushed down, I am not allergic to certain food, probably what is inside the test tube. If my right hand get pushed downward, according to Dr Wong, I am allergic.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

How to stop weeping eczema

Weeping eczema are patches on the skin which are exuding transparent or yellow liquid and can be very troublesome. Hear is a way to quickly stop the weeping.

Add a few drops of potassium permanganate to some luke warm water. Soak gauze with the dilute solution of potassium permanganate and apply it to the weeping skin for 15 minutes then apply a thin layer of antibiotic steroid like Fucicort.

I have done this a few times and in all cases the weeping stop within a day or two.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Ricoh SP 150suw review

Ricoh SP 150suw is a very basic laser printer which currently retails at very attractive promotion price of RM359 plus a 3 year onsite warranty. Sceptical, I asked the salesman at All It Hypermarket, where is their service center. Always change replied the salesman. He added, actually Ricoh is a very big commpany but they focus on big high quality printers for corporations and only now getting into the home market with this basic printer.

I just need a basic laser printer for printing receipts and other documents for income tax etc, it is very attractive. The model SP 150su without wireless is RM309. At only RM50 more for the wireless version, i bought the model with wifi. It has very small footprint, much smaller than the old Panasonic laser printer I had which frequently experiences paper jam. The SP 150su has a straight through paper feed which is relatively paper jam free. The reason I needed to abandon my old Panasonic printer was because of paper jam so this is the feature I needed.

The printer install very easily and I was scanning, printing documents in short order. Initially I had problem with saving scanned documents because after completing scanning, the SAVED tab was grayed out and not clickable. After some fiddling around I discovered to make that SAVE tab active, I had to click on the image of the scanned document so after this discovery, I had not problem scanning and saving scanned documents.

Look at this cute little small footprint printer which when placed on my desk occupied very little space. The only problem is that I had to provide enough space in front to take the printed documents which is spit out from the printer at very fast speed.

Update: The software supplied with the printer is too basic. There were many cases where I couldn't print the files like pdf files I couldn't get the SP 150 to pint. I had to use printscreen and paste from the clipboard to a picture editor like the Irfanview, save the file before I could get something like what I needed to print.

If I have a choice, I will buy a better printer.

ricoh laser printer sp150suw

Monday, March 27, 2017

Public transport to Damansara Uptown, new possibilities

New public transport option with the new Damansara Uptown with the introduction of the Starling Mall shuttle bus which serves both Kelana Jaya LRT station as well as the TTDI MRT station. You can view the departure time from the Starling Mall at the above link.

Once you get to Kelana Jaya LRT station, it can connect to not only the Putra Heights Line as well as the Ampang Line. And once the MRT1 is completed you can connect to many station including up to Cheras, Kajamg as well as Sungai Buloh.

In fact, if you want, with the shuttle bus to Kelana Jaya LRT you can go all the way to KLIA and KLIA2 by transferring to the KLIA express train at KL Sentral

When the LRT3 is launched it will connect to Klang as well connecting with the Bandar Utama MRT station.

In addition to the Starling Mall shuttle bus, there is also the shuttle bus run by the MRT Corporation which will cover Taman Tun Dr Ismail as well as Bandar Utama.

And with the internal free Damansara Uptown shuttle van you will be transported conveniently to various stops in Damansara Uptown

Food vending machines in MRT LRT stations

The Straits Times newspaper has reported that food vending machine is being installed by MRT VendCafe in Singapore MRT stations, the first o...