The trouble with air-cons

And so, as luck would have it, my predictions came through. The aircon at the customer's place is now giving problems. When I first opened the door, I was shocked to see a big water puddle on the floor. As the partition wall is fiber it will absorb water and then rot. Not only that, the water has also splashed into the PABX system as well. I have informed the customer about it and they did try to get the aircon guy be faced with the "Its like that and I can't do anything about it". I know the two units run on a timer and activates alernatedly everyday. So, getting this from the aircon gu is pure bullshit. So, I gave them the "fix it or else" ultimatum as we're going to be busy for the next few weeks and such system down situation would only screw our schedules.

Later on in the evening, the only thing they could do was to mop up the floor and put a small bucket next to the system

Luckily, the water did not seep into the
small grey enclosure on the floor as there
are a lot of cables in there.

Even the batteries are wet and judging from the
watermarks left on the tiles, it nearly went to the
server rack on the left. Not in the picture. I think
this has been happening for months now and only
now that it got worse.

Well, if no one does anything about it, the rot
would weaken the wall and everything mounted
on it would fall down. And this is the only "solid"
wall as the other three walls are made of glass.

I fyou look closely, you can the see the aircon spitting
the water in the middle of the picture, just next to the

Stan Winston RIP

Remember Terminator 2 when it first came out? It broke the Special Effects mould (at that time). How about Aliens? Galaxy Quest? Jurassic Park? How about Predator or the latest Iron Man?

Stan Winston is the most talented special effects guy around. Without him, the magic in the movies would definitely be as exciting as watching paint dry.

And so, on 15th og June 2008, Stan Winston passed away peacefully in his sleep after battling years of multiple myeloma (or Kahler's disease), a form of cancer. He was in his early sixties.

Damn. I don't know what else to say.

You can see more from his Website and Wiki


Driving the whole night was very tiring for me. It did not help when my assistant was sleeping throughout the whole journey. In one of the few rest stops, I really had to take a nap. But because I was too tired to sleep (and did not want to switch on the van's aircon due to the expensive petrol) I decided to take a walk to wash my face. Then, when I got a bit sober, I decided to take some shots since I had the tripod with me. And tonight, there was a full moon too!

I got careless here because you can
see the dustbin. I also forgot to take
off the UV filter which created lens

When I looked up, the clouds were moving very fast
and sometimes, blocking the Moon. I wanted to use
ISO1600 as the moving clouds cause a lot of problems
for me. But I stubbornly set at about ISO400.

This is one of the few clear shots it got, using the zoom lens

Again, there is this irritating lens flare even on the zoom lens.
But for this photo, I think it looked just surreal. Twin moons!

By the time I changed back to my Kit lens, the coulds went
wild and I started to take more pictures, this time, I took
off the UV filter.