Monday, February 15, 2016

Consoles’ Controller Layout



On the left is XBOX 360 controller and on the right is Playstation 3 controller (which also known as Dualshock 3 - DS3)
 
 
I just wanted to share my gaming experiences. I’ve been playing video games since I was a little kid. But I only became quite a serious gamer in the late 90’s. Yeah of course, that time I’ve grown slightly older so I can understand video game concept and English language a bit better.

At that time, it was the prime time for Sony’s Playstation. Then it continued with its successor, Playstation 2. I did owned both. Well, it was not mine. It was my brothers’ consoles. I just ‘borrowed’ from them. So, I really well conversed and familiar with Playstation’s controller. The shape and layout which is symmetrical is really suites me. The Playstation 2 controller is comfortable for me for most of game genre. Except for the first person shooters (FPS). I never finish any FPS game on Playstation 2. I did try but I just can’t. At that time, I thought that FPS was meant for PC because they got mouse and keyboard which is better for aiming and movement.

During early 2000’s, it was 6th gaming generation which consist Sony Playstation 2, Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and the last but not least, Sega Dreamcast. Since I was a Sony fanboy, I always looked down to the other consoles especially on Xbox.  When I first saw Xbox controller in magazine or websites, I was disgusted with it layout. It is not symmetrical plus from some reviews, they mentioned that it was too big for Asian hands. My thought at that time was, Microsoft just adjust the controller layout because they don’t want to be accused to copy Playstation if they use the same controller layout.  I didn’t plan to get any Xbox in the future at that time. However I still read news and info about Xbox. It seems that the FPS genre is famous with this console especially on Halo series.

As time passes by, we entered the 7th generation of gaming by the end of 2005. It consists of Sony Playstation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii. While it already few years since the 7th generation started, still no one buys for me those consoles. My brothers already got their own family so it seems I need to buy it by myself. As I wait for it is feasible for me to buy Playstation 3, unfortunately it never happened. Playstation 3 original games are still expensive. Hence, it leaves me with one and the only option which is to buy Xbox 360. 360 got ‘cheaper’ game on sales.

I did bought Xbox 360 at the end of year 2008. It hard to believe I’m buying Xbox 360 instead of Playstation 3. However, I need to understand the reality and my own situation at that time. 360 is the one that I can afford in the long run. As I arrived home at that night, at first I can’t accept the Xbox 360 controller because I already familiar with PS controller. After sometimes, I started to embrace it. Later on, I realize that Xbox 360 controller layout is very optimized with human hands. Plus, the button configuration of most game is really really suits the 360 controller. I don’t know how to describe it but for me it was perfect.

Since I started to like Xbox 360 controller, it did affect my preference of game later on. After that, I started to abandon Pro Evolution Soccer series and jump to FIFA. I never have confidence for FPS genre to be played on console. But I tried to play Call of Duty: World at War, and you know what? It was a blast! I previously never enjoyed FPS genre like this. With Xbox 360 controller trigger button look like pistols or rifle trigger as well, it feels like shooting for real. After that, I never looked back for my controller preference. It is Xbox 360 controller that I like most.

It just funny for me, remembering my first impression on the Xbox controller. I was literally disgusted and dejected with its layout (because not symmetry) but eventually it turns out that, I like it so much.

Irony. Haha.



"DAVID BECKHAM IS BRITAIN'S FINEST STRIKER OF A FOOTBALL NOT BECAUSE OF GOD-GIVEN TALENT BUT BECAUSE HE PRACTISES WITH A RELENTLESS APPLICATION THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF LESS GIFTED WOULDN'T CONTEMPLATE" – Sir Alex Ferguson –

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Contradiction

As an engineer, I have to able to make decision. Also as a subordinate, it is important to take orders and instructions.

Just for now, I have to rely to follow instructions. Any decision from my part, is actually a suggestion.

Decision will coming from the superior. Not me.

When will I am going to make a decision? I don't know? Only time will tell. Only that time I have to bear the burden on my shoulders.



"DAVID BECKHAM IS BRITAIN'S FINEST STRIKER OF A FOOTBALL NOT BECAUSE OF GOD-GIVEN TALENT BUT BECAUSE HE PRACTISES WITH A RELENTLESS APPLICATION THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF LESS GIFTED WOULDN'T CONTEMPLATE" – Sir Alex Ferguson –

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Merdeka





Permainan komputer Civilization (terkini Civilization V: Brave New World) memang menarik. Semakin lama, semakin unik dan juga lebih terperinci dan menyamai dengan konsep ketamadunan manusia. Sudah tentu pembina game ini sudah mengkaji dengan mendalam mengenai konsep ketamadunan, wonders, teknologi, etika, dan pelbagai lagi dan diaplikasikan dan diadunkan di dalam permainan ini. Setakat yang saya alami, rakan-rakan sekeliling susah untuk memahami permainan ini. Hanya mereka yang tertentu saja yang dapat merasai keseronokan permainan ini. Ya betul, yang tertentu sahaja.

Saya sudah lebih 10 tahun bermain permainan Civilization bermula dari Civilization III lagi, di tahun 2003. Ketika itulah rakan mula memperkenalkan permainan ini kepada saya. Dan setakat ini, hanya dia seorang sajalah rakan saya yang tahu bermain permainan Civilization ini. Pada yang mereka yang punyai passion pada sejarah mungkin dapat mencuba menyelami permainan ini. Semakin permainan ini maju, semakin banyak elemen yang ditambah baik, tahun demi tahun.

Tajuk entri kali ini mengenai merdeka. Ya, ada juga konsep merdeka di dalam permainan ini. Bermula dari Civilization IV. Saya mungkin jenis tidak terlalu berani untuk bermain difficulty hard. Jadi saya sentiasa bermain di peringkat beginner. Di peringkat ini, pejam mata pun boleh menang. Haha. Jadi, sentiasalah saya menang, dengan kekuatan tentera selalu saja dapat menawan musuh yang memegang watak tamadun lain.

Selepas itu, pada satu peringkat, satu empayar tidak dapat menampung keluasan yang terlalu besar. Jadi akan ada pilihan samada hendak memerdekakan kawasan yang telah dijajah atau tak. Untuk pihak lawan, jika saya memerdekakan kawasan mereka, maka mereka perlulah menyerahkan kebanyakan kekayaan dan juga hasil buminya kepada saya. Jika tidak mahu menyerahkan semua itu, maka mereka perlulah menentang kekuatan tentera saya yang begitu besar (sebab difficulty beginner – settler difficulty) dan jika mereka berjaya, mereka mengekalkan kedaulatan mereka dan tidak perlu menyerahkan kekayaannya kepada saya.

Merdeka kita, bagaimana?


"DAVID BECKHAM IS BRITAIN'S FINEST STRIKER OF A FOOTBALL NOT BECAUSE OF GOD-GIVEN TALENT BUT BECAUSE HE PRACTISES WITH A RELENTLESS APPLICATION THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF LESS GIFTED WOULDN'T CONTEMPLATE" – Sir Alex Ferguson –

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fi Ti Fi Ti 'Ain



Kecoh sekejap dengan isu CCRIS. Tapi, kecoh sekejap dan KJ jadi hero dengan mengkritik dasar kerajaan ini dan lantas Kabinet menarik balik semula cadangan tersebut. Saya bukan nak bicara isu PTPTN dengan CCRIS pun. Cuma teringat kisah lama.

Dengan dana PTPTN, pelajar mempunyai pelbagai sisi cerita. Ramai pelajar, maka banyaklah ceritanya. Secara umum, PTPTN lah membantu untuk membayar yuran pelajaran dan juga sara diri kami ketika belajar. :)

Tapi, kadang-kala ada yang terlepas pandang. PTPTN adalah untuk sara diri enjoy mereka. Ada rakan, anak orang kaya, bapanya sudah melarang untuk dia meminjam dengan PTPTN. Bapanya sebenarnya lebih dari mampu untuk menyara yuran dan sara diri anaknya.

Tapi anaknya tahu, dia takkan dapat wang sebanyaknya dengan sewenang-wenang dari bapanya itu. Terhad, amaun yang cukup-cukup mungkin, akan diberikan bapanya. Sudah tentu, untuk mendidik anak berjimat. Lantas, dia berdegil, tanpa pengetahuan bapanya meneruskan niat dengan meminjam dari PTPTN.

Kami, rakyat kebanyakan, rakyat marhaen, jauh di belakang rakan kami ini dari segi nasib keupayaan kewangan. Terkejut kami melihat bil perbelanjaan rakan kami di atas mejanya, sudah selesai semuanya dalam satu hujung minggu.

Ya, pinjaman yang kami terima untuk satu semester dan mencuba berjimat cermat setiap semester, dihabiskan hanya dua hari, sabtu dan ahad oleh rakan kami itu.

Dunia, banyak sisi cerita.

"DAVID BECKHAM IS BRITAIN'S FINEST STRIKER OF A FOOTBALL NOT BECAUSE OF GOD-GIVEN TALENT BUT BECAUSE HE PRACTISES WITH A RELENTLESS APPLICATION THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF LESS GIFTED WOULDN'T CONTEMPLATE" – Sir Alex Ferguson –

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Al-Fatihah Buat Ayah

 Ayah (28/7/1932 - 13/03/2004)

9 tahun sudah sebenarnya. Memang masa pantas berlalu.
You went so soon, but I have to move on.

Al-Fatihah Buat Ayah.
Terima Kasih.

Song Title: So Soon
Artist: Maher Zain

Every time I close my eyes I see you in front of me
I still can hear your voice calling out my name
And I remember all the stories you told me
I miss the time you were around (x2)

But I’m so grateful for every moment I spent with you
‘Cause I know life won’t last forever

Chorus:

You went so soon, so soon
You left so soon, so soon
I have to move on ’cause I know it’s been too long
I’ve got to stop the tears, keep my faith and be strong
I’ll try to take it all, even though it’s so hard
I see you in my dreams but when I wake up you are gone
Gone so soon

Night and day, I still feel you are close to me
And I remember you in every prayer that I make
Every single day may you be shaded by His mercy
But life is not the same, and it will never be the same

But I’m so thankful for every memory I shared with you
‘Cause I know this life is not forever

CHORUS

There were days when I had no strength to go on
I felt so weak and I just couldn’t help asking: “Why?”
But I got through all the pain when I truly accepted
That to God we all belong, and to Him we’ll return, ooh

CHORUS

Source: Here

"DAVID BECKHAM IS BRITAIN'S FINEST STRIKER OF A FOOTBALL NOT BECAUSE OF GOD-GIVEN TALENT BUT BECAUSE HE PRACTISES WITH A RELENTLESS APPLICATION THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF LESS GIFTED WOULDN'T CONTEMPLATE" – Sir Alex Ferguson –

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

300?

Sumber Gambar: Sini

Dah 300 entri ke rupanya? Tapi post ni sebenarnya dah jadi entri yang ke-301. Tahniahlah. Tahniah for nothing. Kuikuikui.

"DAVID BECKHAM IS BRITAIN'S FINEST STRIKER OF A FOOTBALL NOT BECAUSE OF GOD-GIVEN TALENT BUT BECAUSE HE PRACTISES WITH A RELENTLESS APPLICATION THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF LESS GIFTED WOULDN'T CONTEMPLATE" – Sir Alex Ferguson –

My Impression


Picture Source: Here

16-05-2012

My impression is, scary at first. From small to big, simple to complex, relax to hectic, sparse to crowded,  and from simple community to complex community, these are what I feel, the changes in the working environment.

Actually, I’ve just got a new job which still in the same field and the same discipline. But there are many differences from small time player to big player, not me but the company. It’s quite a new experience for sure. So many things should be comprehended and understood which two different places have two different policies and working environment.

While in the workplace before, an engineer would take part in almost everything except in discussing and handling the fee or payment of the job. About money, for sure the boss would take the responsibility to get their fees and payment.  When the real issue is how to settle the problems and issues, boss first surely will explain and give an idea how to solve it and then it’s up to engineer (young inexperience engineer) to solve all the issues according to client demand and boss’ instructions.

It’s quite good actually, even though it was hard. Starting from getting the concept (usually from the architect) and then continued with several discussions to confirm the detail (e.g. building structural and infrastructure design), continued with getting the approval from the authorities, and then deep further in detailed design. Usually that is the extent of engineer scope of work in consultancy but to tell you the truth, the essence of a construction job in consultancy world is the ‘drawings’.

‘Drawings’ is what we produce. Design calculation? Most of them (client, architect, quantity surveyor, land surveyor, resident engineer and usually Contractor), don’t give a damn about it. For sure, our boss quite particular about design and it is compulsory to give a proof of calculation of the design. But unfortunately, those design calculation only appreciated among small circle which contains design engineer and his boss. Most of the time the authority would require a calculation report to comply with the submission checklist, but more often it were kept in their keep. Just to dig it up back in case the building collapse, only for obvious example.

Most of the time, the question towards us is “Where is the drawings?’. So they would neglect the time we needed to calculate and then design it according to the specification.  Sorry, my writing quite gone astray right now. Drawings were drawn by draughtsman. They will get information from engineer and then start to draw to fulfill the engineer instructions. Experienced draughtsman will understand what engineer wants and most of the time, less time needed to make some correction and amendment. But when the engineer is young, the draughtsman also new so it quite tough to handle any given project and to deliver on time. Sometime even the engineer got to hands on with AutoCAD, because the draughtsman doesn’t really understand what engineer wants.  It is already a success to finish a job which satisfies the boss and client but most of the time, no.  But we always try to become better right? Hehe.

Well, new world, new environment and new adventure. It was quite relax in the company before but quite strict in this new environment. So many differences and not to mention the pay as well. Live must go on. We have to quickly adapt with new environment for us to propel in the new adventure. Welcome new experience, I’m gonna embrace you tightly and absorb all the things that I truly going for and deserved it. InsyaAllah, amin.


P/s: It is almost like a dream come true. As I step outside the building, Times Square is right in front of me. Then, the old Imbi Plaza is on my left and next to it is Sungei Wang. If I turn around I can see Low Yat Plaza. It is a dream comes true. Yeah. Dream comes true for me at least. Haha.




"DAVID BECKHAM IS BRITAIN'S FINEST STRIKER OF A FOOTBALL NOT BECAUSE OF GOD-GIVEN TALENT BUT BECAUSE HE PRACTISES WITH A RELENTLESS APPLICATION THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF LESS GIFTED WOULDN'T CONTEMPLATE" – Sir Alex Ferguson –