Friday, December 25, 2009

ProSwitcher 1.0 Released!!! Multitasking Made Easy On The iPhone!!

It's Christmas Day and to all Jailbroken iPhone users, we've got the best gift of all - ProSwitcher 1.0!!! Yup, ProSwitcher is out of beta now and version 1.0 was released on Christmas Day Year 2009 :-D

So for those who are still in the oblivion and don't know what this ProSwitcher thing is all about, picture this situation:

You are playing one of your favourites games on your iPhone when a very important text message ust came in and you need to reply it ASAP. And when you re-open your game, all the progress is lost and you need to restart that particular level again.

You'll then imagine how good will it be if you can multitask on your iPhone and that you could just resume to that very moment in your game when you are done with your texting. Well, now you can with ProSwitcher!

You might say that there are already apps like Backgrounder and MultiFlow that deals with multitasking on the iPhone, so why would you need ProSwitcher?? That's correct, but let's not forget that
1) To use Backgrounder, you still need to go back to the Springboard, scroll through the pages to switch between active apps.
2) MultiFlow, though is useful, but it's not free. And for those who prefer a cheaper (and in this case, FREE) alternatives, there's ProSwitcher.

The interface of ProSwitcher is like what you saw on the Palm Pre, where apps are arranged as cards and you cycle through the active apps to use them. Sounds simple? It really is and the GUI works flawlessly on my iPhone 2G. I'm sure that it's even faster and smoother on the 3GS.

OK, to start things of, you need to install ProSwitcher via Cydia and to do that, you'll need to add this repo into the Cydia sources:

Once you're done, search for ProSwitcher and install it. You'll see that Backgrounder as well as LibActivator will be in the queue list as well. So just go with it and install them too.

Once you've installed them and respringed your Springboard, go to Settings and you'll find ProSwitcher in the list.

Basically, here is where you customize this app to your likings and here is mine. You don't have to follow exactly what I've done here as there are just my personal preferences.

But just a personal recommendation, I turned "Become Home Screen" ON so that whenever I press the Home Button in any app, it will bring forward the ProSwitcher app GUI and the default Springboard will be shown as one of the active apps. Tapping on any active apps will bring you to that particular app. It's just like Expose for existing Mac users :-) To quit/close any of the active apps, just swipe them upwards and voila!! They're gone :-)

In order to make sure that the active apps are shown in the list, just hold down your Home Button while on any apps except the default ones (eg. Phone, iPod, Mail and Safari) until you see the label "Backgrounding enabled". Going back to the app and doing the same procedure will turn the Backgrounding off. Existing Backgrounder users should be familiar with this procedure.

So there you go! Multitasking finally been made easy and FREE using ProSwitcher. Just bear in mind that you should not leave too many apps active in the background as this will seriously make your battery die faster and also to save some precious memory for other apps.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Happ MultiTasking on your iPhone :-)


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year....

Yay!!! It's X'mas again :-) But first of all, sorry for the long long delay in the update of my blog. Been bugged by lots of work lately that I could hardly breathe, well at least not literally :-p

So, I've been going round town to most shopping complexes, just to walk around and to exercise my legs hehehe It's been a long time that I've done that and since it's the holiday seasons, the complexes were dressed up to the nines. I think I'll just let the photos do the talking :-p As usual, the photos were taken using Belle and it's just 2MP quality, but I guess it's OK :-)

The Snowmen @ Pyramid Skating Ring

Pyramid New Wing

The non-working clock :-p

Pavilion Entrance

New York-style decos in front of Pavilion (my personal fav :-) )

The lit-up reindeers and sleigh :-)

The ever popular colour-changing fountain

The majestic deco inside

Front view of the main centre court

Just inside the main entrance

...oooooooOOOOooooooo the flying reindeers :-)

Mid Valley with their Hogwarts-style (castles and floating candles) deco


Was there to support a colleague who was in the choir. Fabulous performance from them!!

It turned out that this was not a performance... just a sound-check. What a disappointment...

Berjaya Times Square with their cottage deco

Unlike the one in Pyramid, the clocks here actually works!! :-p Typical engineer hehehehe

The rotating X'mas tree at the entrance with a cottage shop underneath it. Absolutely fascinated by the support of this whole thing...

And there you go... with the year 2009 coming to an end and what a blessed year it has been!

Happy X'mas to you and may all your dreams come true :-)



Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Got this from a local forum post that was forwarded to me by a friend....hahaha thanks mate :-)


Pada suatu pagi di satu sekolah menengah, ada seorang pelajar bertanya pada seorang guru yang sedang mengajar. Ketika itu, guru tersebut sedang menyentuh mengenai kasih dan sayang secara am. Dialog di antara pelajar dan guru tersebut berbunyi begini :

Pelajar : Cikgu, macam mana kita nak pilih seseorang yang terbaik sebagai orang paling kita sayang?. Macam mana juga kasih sayang itu nak berkekalan?

Cikgu : Oh, awak nak tahu ke?.Emmm...baiklah, sekarang kamu buat apa yang saya suruh. Ikut je ye...mungkin kamu akan dapat apa jawapannya.

Pelajar : Baiklah...apa yang saya harus buat?

Cikgu : Kamu pergi ke padang sekolah yang berada di luar kelas sekarang juga.Kamu berjalan di atas rumput di situ dan sambil memandang rumput didepan kamu, pilih mana yang PALING cantik tanpa menoleh ke belakang lagi walaupun sekali. Dan kamu petiklah rumput yang PALING cantik yang berada di depan kamu tersebut dan selepas itu bawa balik ke kelas.

Pelajar : Ok. Saya pergi sekarang dan buat apa yang cikgu suruh.

Apabila pelajar tersebut balik semula ke kelas, tiada pun rumput yang berada di tangannya. Maka cikgu pun bertanya kepada pelajar tersebut.

Cikgu : Mana rumput yang cikgu suruh petik?

Pelajar : Oh, tadi saya berjalan di atas rumput dan sambil memandang rumput yang berada di situ, saya carilah rumput yang paling cantik. Memang ada banyak yang cantik tapi cikgu kata petik yang paling cantik maka saya pun terus berjalan ke depan sambil mencari yang paling cantik tanpa menoleh ke belakang lagi. Tapi sampai di penghujung padang , saya tak jumpa pun yang paling cantik. Mungkin ada di antara yang di belakang saya sebelum itu tapi dah cikgu cakap tak boleh menoleh ke belakang semula, jadi tiadalah rumput yang saya boleh petik.

Cikgu : Ya, itulah jawapannya. Maknanya, apabila kita telah berjumpa dengan seseorang yang kita sayang, janganlah kita hendak mencari lagi yang lebih baik daripada itu. Kita patut hargai orang yang berada di depan kita sebaik-baiknya. Janganlah kita menoleh ke belakang lagi kerana yang berlaku tetap dah berlaku. Dan semoga yang berlalu tidak lagi berulang. Jika kita berselisih faham dengan orang yang kita sayang itu, kita boleh perbetulkan keadaan dan cuba teruskan perhubungan tersebut walaupun banyak perkara yang menggugat perhubungan tersebut. Dan ingatlah orang yang kita sayang itulah kita jumpa paling cantik dan paling baik pada MULAnya walaupun nak ikutkan banyak lagi yang cantik dan baik seperti rumput tadi. KECUALILAH jika perhubungan tersebut tak boleh diselamatkan lagi, maka barulah kita mulakan sekali lagi. Maka sayangilah orang yang berada di depan kita dengan tulus dan ikhlas.

-------------------------------------------------------- true indeed :-p

P.S. And I just realised that my BM isn't that 'karat' after all :-p


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fruits Festival!!

OK...I was just eyeing the Durians :-p

One of the many rounds that I had :-p

What you see here is only a small portion of the whole supply

The only thing that's missing on this hot day was coconut water!!



Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Happy Birthday, Gary Boy!!

Gary boy is now 26 years old. One year older and hopefully he enjoys great health and happiness in abundance :-)

Not bad, this year a good year it has been. Almost all of the resolutions were achieved before the first half of the year was due, with only one or two still left unresolved . Maybe the time has not come yet or maybe Gary boy hasn't been working hard on them :-p Overall, this year so far was like a repeat of 2007, above average :-)

That's how the day started.... Training :-/

Brownie as birthday cake :-p Thanks Mom and Dad and Sis :-) Love you all always :-)

The big boy :-p

Then came another few rounds of celebrations, thanks to buddy Chickuboy for the dinner at Manhattan Fish Market and also to fellow colleagues for the treat at Neway :-) And not forgetting the very early celebration in Cherating :-)

Let's toast to a better year ahead and may all of Gary boy's dreams come true :-)


Monday, September 28, 2009

Cherating Trip 2009

Finally had my long awaited holiday after the submission of my thesis. The pre-planned trip to Phuket in July was called off during the last minute due to the H1N1 scare. Managed to get a 80% refund of the hotel booking but none of the flight one :-(

As for this Cherating trip, I said yes to it about 1 week before the actual trip, thinking that I could unwind after years of hard work and sacrifices... and also to clear my mind off of certain things, things that happened just 2-3 days before I took the plunge and informed my colleague that I wanted in. It was a good and pleasant trip, went on a Saturday and came back on Monday. Maybe I'll just let the photos to do the talking :-)

Inside the compound of the chalet

The chalet

One of the animals that you can find within the vicinity of the resort

One cute fella here :-)

Another shot of Jack (that's what I called it) :-p

Endangered species Size M

Endangered species Size S

And the animals from outside - Colleague with her furkids

Wooo....10 years old! I think I qualify!! :-p

The overall look of the resort from outside

...and it has a tree-house!!

Inside the tree-house

The main support of this nice and cozy place :-)

...and most of all, THE BEACH BABBEEEYYY!!!

I think that this will make a very nice wallpaper :-)

Ahhhh.... the ultimate solitude of life!! :-)

Being spy-shot-ed while looking for treasures (a message in a bottle perhaps) :-p

Toast with half-boiled egg and special curry!

Ice-blended choc lava! :-D

Nice....just nice...

My mark on the beach with my errr.... footsteps :-p

Loads of these over here...

...and time for ATVs!!!!

Is there something wrong with my eyes or did I look like a small kid in this pic?? :-p

Mom said that I looked like a kampung kid here :-/

Group photo, courtesy of Jason :-)


On the second night, my colleagues celebrated my birthday, by bringing me out to this pub called Little Bali. To cut the story short, I came out feeling tipsy but sober :-p hehehehe

Really nice holiday indeed for me. Reflected lots about life during my long hours sitting on the beach alone, and thinking bout the thing that happened earlier :-) Life....