Tiger Beer Limited Edition 1965 Vintage Can & Bottle

Tiger Beer’s new campaign, the “Unofficial Official History of Singapore” is inspired by the launch of Tiger Beer’s first can in 1965, the same year that Singapore gained independence.

The campaign aims to inspire Singaporeans to stop and take a look at ourselves with a fresh perspective, and especially at some of Singapore’s most iconic traits and social peculiarities – things that makes us Singaporean.

Tiger Beer Crate
Tiger Beer Crate

Twist Plus Word Charging Station

About Oneadaptr
Oneadaptr started out from a Kickstarter project based on their product called Twist. They raised a total of US$36,226 out of their initial goal of US$30,000 from 552 backers.

Twist is a ultra-portable universal adapter designed to work with the MacBook adapter. It offers much more functions than the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit and makes charging your mobile devices much easier. Some of its functions include, four USB ports for charging, universal outlet and the intuitive twist-to-change adapter type design.

Twist Plus Word Charging Station - Box Front
Twist Plus Word Charging Station – Box Front

Samsung Universal Animal Edition Battery Pack (11,300mAh)

Last month, Samsung announced the Samsung Universal Animal Edition Battery Pack featuring illustrations of four species of endangered animals as part of Samsung ‘Charge the Life’ campaign, which aims to raise awareness about endangered animals.

The endangered animals are selected from the IUCN Red List of threatened species. The list is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species.

Samsung Animal Edition Battery Pack (11,300mAh) (Golden Monkey) - Box Front
Samsung Animal Edition Battery Pack (11,300mAh) (Golden Monkey) – Box Front

Sony Walkman NWZ-A15

· · · Endorsement, Music

The Sony Walkman NWZ-A15 is the world’s smallest and lightest Hi-Res Audio digital music player. It was launched in Singapore in October 2014 and is currently retailing for S$299.

With the Sony Walkman NWZ-A15, Sony aims to reproduce music just as artists truly intended, by using Sony’s acoustic engineering technologies.

Sony NWZ-A15 - Box Front
Sony NWZ-A15 – Box Front

World Backup Day + Acronis True Image 2015 Giveaway

Every year on the 31st March is World Backup Day. World Backup Day is a day for people to learn about the increasing role of data in our lives and the importance of regular backups. This independent initiative aim to raise awareness about backups and data preservation.

For this year’s World Backup Day, I will be giving out a copy of Acronis True Image 2015 for PC and Mac (1 computer) with Unlimited Cloud Subscription for a year worth US$99.99 (S$140) to three lucky winners, thanks to Acronis.

Acronis True Image 2015 - Settings - Backing Up
Acronis True Image 2015 – Settings – Backing Up

Krusell Malmö Wallet+Cover 2-in-1 for iPhone 6 Plus

In case you are not familiar with the brand Krusell, Krusell is a manufacturer of smartphone and tablet accessories. They are a Swedish company and have been around since 1991. I remember seeing Krusell cases being sold at Singtel shops when my Dad got his first mobile phone back in the 90s.

When the smartphone era came, I didn’t see much of Krusell cases around. But I guess now they are back.

Krusell Malmö Wallet+Cover - Box Front
Krusell Malmö Wallet+Cover – Box Front

Chromecast Now Officially Available in Singapore

After it was launched nearly two years ago, Chromecast is now officially available in Singapore (since 19th March 2015).

What is Chromecast you may ask? Well, Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. Simply use an Android phone, tablet, iPhone, iPad, Mac or Windows laptop, or Chromebook to cast your favorite entertainment and apps right to your television.

Google Chromecast
Google Chromecast

lesterchan.net on nginx/php-fpm & MariaDB

· · · Site

Previously, lesterchan.net averages about 1,900ms in response time according to Pingdom Public Status Page. When I switched over to HTTPS, the response time increased to 2,600ms. I was still on Apache 2.4.7 running PHP 5.5.9 via mod_php.

When I made the switch to nginx 1.6.2 running PHP 5.5.22 via php-fpm, the response time decreases back to 1,900ms.

lesterchan.net Response Times
lesterchan.net Response Times