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GoDaddy Discontinued Catch-All Email Forwarding

 I had a few domains with GoDaddy. I started with GoDaddy and I stick with them for a long time. Recently, I moved most of my domains to Cloudflare. Main reason was cost. Cloudflare charged a very low cost, I think they are not making any money out of these domains. They are just transferring the cost to consumer. But I had one domain that I maintained with GoDaddy because I love one feature they have - which is mail forwarding and, more importantly, a catch-all email forwarding.  What is email forwarding? It means that any emails that were sent to the domain will be forwarded to another email. For example, if you send an email to [email protected], it will be forwarded to a secret iCloud email. That way, my real email address is hidden. What is catch-all email forwarding? Say you accidentally send an email to [email protected]. I still forward that to another email, for example a throw away Gmail account. This is useful for me because when I am at the grocery store and they asked for m

Thousands Thoughts

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I wrote a second app. This this a quick journaling app. The idea is that we have thousands of thoughts running through our mind everyday. We have daily conversations with ourselves. I want to capture these thoughts and able to review them and I want it to be fun, not a serious journaling app. Thus, Thousands Thoughts is created. Please take a look and let me know what you think!

I wrote an app

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Nov 2023: I decided to quit my full time job, mainly to take care of family matters but also to take stock of what I want to do with the rest of my life. I have spent 27 years working non-stop in a full time job at one company. I have not taken any break during this time. I feel that I have contributed enough to this company and it’s about time I do what I like. March 2024: I decided to develop an iPhone app. I started doing lots of self-learning from YouTube and books. I get my hands dirty and code while I watch the YouTube. After around 2-3 months, I finally have an app which is now available for download in the App Store. The app is called " What is the Time ". It is a beautifully designed, gesture-based, world clock. Use your finger to slide and watch the cities clock update magically! No mental calculation required. I have a page for this here . And if you are willing to download to try, here’s the App Store  link . Thanks for supporting me! Or, maybe just scan this QR C

Apple 20W USB-C Charger

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I bought the 18W USB-C Apple charger at RM149 back in January 2019 . I am still using it today. Recently, I bought a new 20W USB-C charger from ITWorld in Starling Mall, Damansara. The price tag showed RM99 but after scanning at the counter, it was RM79. What a great deal! Highly recommend this fast USB-C charger. Update : I have a project at hand and need a laptop. I bought a 2020 MacBook Air M1 during 5.5.2024 Mother’s Day sale. It comes with a 30W USB-C charger but the brick is that iPad charger which had a 3-way plug jutting out weirdly. I much prefer the two USB-C designs described above for portability. Apple should just do away with the 30W and give their customer that 35W, TWO ports charger. It is really nice to be able to charge the Mac and an iPad or iPhone simultaneously. 

Windows vs Mac Mini

Spending Saturday morning alone in the house, listening to Immaculate Collection and, just finished a quick session of Shadow Tactics. It's relaxing. And the mind is telling me that I don't really need a Mac Mini M2 Pro. The intel PC is serving my needs - WhatsApp, Spotify, DOPUS, Firefox web surfing. What else do I need? Sure, I can't do Xcode and that is needed for my sanity and learning but I can do that at half the price by buying a Mac Mini M2, right? A $4K machine vs a maxed out $8K machine.  But, the difference between Windows and Mac is that Windows is too industrialise; too serious. The desktop, the font choices, they are so business-like. The Mac is such a joy to use. AND that, is the $8K reason for buying a Mac.

Which is your main computer?

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I want to buy a Mac. One of the thoughts running through my head regarding my plan to spend obscene amount of money on a Mac mini M2 Pro is whether I will be using it as my main computer, or if my current Intel PC (Core i7-7700K, 64GB RAM and tons of storage) can serve as the primary computer. By "main computer," I mean a computer that I will primarily use for tasks such as listening to music, watching movies, browsing the web, programming, and relaxing. This computer should be connected to all the necessary accessories, including Ethernet, a printer, Katana X, Stream Deck and three monitors. Furthermore, this main computer should be easily accessible. I want to be able to enter the room, press the spacebar, and have it wake up immediately for use. There are several advantages of the Mac mini over a PC: It consumes low power, allowing me to keep it plugged in day and night. It operates silently without a fan. It is instantly available and can be put to sleep when not needed.

Gosho Reading Podcast

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My family launched a podcast. We want to solve a problem which is to make it easy for people to read the writings of the Buddha, Nichiren Daishonin. His writings are called the Gosho. Most of the time, you need to sit down on a study and read his writings. These days, everyone is so busy running about doing things and it's a challenge to find time to read. How about if someone read it for you? All you have to do is listen in the car or while you are doing your housework. There is no interpretation, no propaganda. It is just 4 or 5 people taking turns to read the Gosho, as it is meant to be.  Please check it out in Spotify: I have also published it in YouTube. Watching it in YouTube will have the added advantage of reading the Close Captioning/Subtitles. Finally, I also have a website where I try to categorize Daishoning quotes by everyday topic, for example, On death, On Envy and Jealousy, On the verge of Giving Up. Please check that out too: Quotes from Nichiren Daishonin Gosho