Thursday, December 3, 2015

Stock Trading Brothers!

It's been awhile since I posted to this blog. I was working on a load of works that kept me busy for a couple of months now. Luckily, I got some break for doing a good job. So, I thought why not update my blog.

For all brothers and sisters that into stock trading. I just thought maybe I should start giving some update on my portfolio and my feel on the current market.


I started buying NIKL a month ago as I believe this stock show a lot of promise. I like the fact that its price still holding at 6-ish level which is my buying price. I am sure this stock will go north when the market recover from its lumbering state. 
I am still holding my BLOOM (ouch!), COSCO and DMC. I am banking for these stocks to help me live a good life when I retire (cross my fingers). Oh, I am planning to add FPH in my holdings - I want it as it gives dividend constantly.
With downing of Russian bomber by Turkish air force and inclusion of Chinese Yuan to the  major currency basket as approved by IMF - surely, the market is really in exciting state. I feel that the market still breathing 'dragon' as events affecting the market is still being controlled by economic powers to not become something that will really further weaken the market. Who knows, may be Mark Zukerberg giving away 99% of his wealth will help cheer up the sulking market!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Windows 10 Upgrade

I upgraded my Acer laptop last night to Windows 10 from Windows 7. The upgrade was a breeze. No hiccups. It took around 3 weeks before I was able to download or before my laptop automatically downloaded the OS. It took about 12 hours to download 2.7 gb-ish of installer in 2mbps Sky broadband - but I am a patient man. 

After downloading, you will be asked if you want to install it. As a reminder, you should have a backup of your old laptop, specially its drivers as Windows 10 might mess up your device drivers. In my laptop, the upgrade removed my speaker's driver - fortunately I backed up all the device drivers so I was able to still made it blast. The sound is more pronounced now - I can clearly hear the voice and the background more clearly in its Dolby speakers. Sorround sound is awesome although the loudness is a bit frustrating. I'm not expecting though, as the speaker has only just a few watts of power. But it's way better that my Mac Book Air speaker.

Windows 10 aced it in terms of performance. Shutdown and startup is fast even in a non-ssd laptop. It still look like Windows 7 but with a footprint of Windows 8. For Windows 7 users, it is like learning Windows 8. But for Windows 8 users - you will find it comfortable to use.

I haven't tested most of my applications though. Maybe I'll will try to run some Java and Application Server and see if it really will fly in terms of performance. 

I encourage that you try the latest Windows version - you might learn to love it.