New LEGO Ninjago Products and LEGO Ninjago Airjitzu Flyer (Summer 2015)

· · · Toy

Personally, I am not really familiar with the LEGO Ninjago series, but just to give a brief background, the LEGO Ninjago series was introduced in 2011 around four Ninjas: Kai, Cole, Jay and Zane. They have been trained by their master Sensei Wu to fight forces of evil to protect the land of Ninjago.

This summer, LEGO released 9 new LEGO Ninjago sets and a new LEGO Ninjago product called the LEGO Ninjago Airjitzu Flyer.

70733 - LEGO Ninjago Blaster Bike - Front
70733 – LEGO Ninjago Blaster Bike – Front

LEGO SG50 Limited Edition Singapore Icons Mini Builds

· · · Toy

*UPDATE 30th July 2015* Check out the actual pictures of the LEGO SG50 Singapore Icons Mini Builds!

Singapore is turning 50 this year and hence you will see a lot of businesses supporting the tagline SG50, including one of my favourite company, LEGO.

LEGO Dragon Playground
LEGO Dragon Playground

Final Fantasy VII Remake

· · · Gaming

The original Final Fantasy VII (FF VII) was released on 31st January 1997 for the PlayStation 1. It was released to Windows PC in 1998.

It was on a Windows PC that I first played FF VII and I got hooked. It is my favourite RPG game and I was hoping it will get a remake eventually (I am sure many FF VII fans as well).

Microsoft //Build/ Singapore 2015

· · · Event, Programming

Microsoft //Build/ Singapore 2015 took place in Singapore last Thursday (28th May 2015) at Resorts World Sentosa.

For the unaware, Microsoft Build is Microsoft’s developer conference, similar to Google’s I/O and Apple’s WWDC.

Microsoft Build Singapore 2015 Main Keynote Speaker - Giorgio Sardo
Microsoft Build Singapore 2015 Main Keynote Speaker – Giorgio Sardo, Senior Director of the Developer Experience and Evangelism Group in Microsoft

Windows 10 Launching on 29th July 2015 in Singapore

· · · Software

Windows 10 will be launching in Singapore on 29th July 2015 alongside 189 markets globally as a free upgrade to users running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 or on new Windows 10 devices.

If you don’t qualify for the upgrade for some reasons, you can get it from Microsoft Online Store. Windows 10 Home retails for S$229 and Windows 10 Pro retails for S$399.

Windows 10 Desktop Screen
Windows 10 Desktop Screen

OpenVPN With Linksys WRT1900AC

· · · Network

The new Linksys WRT1200AC router will provides users with the high-end features of the Linksys WRT1900AC router at AC1200 speeds and a lower price point. The Linksys WRT1200AC will retail for S$329 from 4th June 2015 at Challenger stores and at other consumer electronics retail stores by the end of June 2015.

I attended the launch of the new Linksys WRT1200AC in Singapore yesterday and I realised that the WRT firmware received a new update (service pack 4) which includes one of the features that I am looking for, which is a VPN server (Linksys is using OpenVPN server).

WRT1900AC - OpenVPN
WRT1900AC – OpenVPN

Foldio 2 – Portable Lightbox

· · · Camera

Foldio 2 is a portable lightbox that you can easily bring around for product shots. It can be easily folded and assembled using it’s simple magnetic structure.

Foldio 2 was successfully funded on Kickstarter on the 17th January 2015 after raising US$541,991 out of their initial goal of US$50,000 from 6,729 backers.

Foldio 2 - Box Front
Foldio 2 – Box Front

Apple Store iOS App Now Available in Singapore

· · · Software

After today’s update to Apple Store iOS App, I just realised the app is now available for all Singapore App Store users! Previously, I tried to download it and it just say it is not available in my region yet.

With WWDC 2015 taking place from 8th June 2015 till 12th June 2015, Tim Cook will probably announce the second wave of countries for the Apple Watch and I am pretty sure Singapore will be in. On a side note, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has listed Apple Watch in it’s database.

Apple Store app on iOS
Apple Store app on iOS

Getting Real IP For nginx & Blocking IP on HAProxy

· · · Programming

In Tech in Asia, we are using HAProxy as our load balancer and the request is passed on to either of the two web servers running on nginx to process the request. Because the request always comes from the load balancer, under the access logs, the IP will always be the load balancer IP.

Our HAProxy uses the setting option forwardfor which will forward the original client’s IP under the “X-Forwarded-For” header.


LG G4 Available In Singapore From 30th May 2015

· · · Mobile Phone

The LG G4 will be available in Singapore from Saturday, 30th May 2015, for a recommended retail price (RRP) of S$998 for the leather back cover and S$928 for the metallic finish back cover.

Registration of interest will start on 15th May 2015 till 24th May 2015 at participating telcos (M1 and StarHub). If you registered your interest, you are entitled to exclusive premiums worth up to S$292 when you buy the LG G4. These premiums are:

LG G4 - Leather Brown (Front)
LG G4 – Leather Brown (Front)