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About JohnDiew.com

This blog is about My life as well as my passion in ACG culture, Photography and Technology.

I started blogging back in the year 2005 after my father subscribed for the 1 megabit Streamyx broadband. 1 megabit was TM’s fastest consumer internet bandwidth at that time, so it’s something to brag about.

My first blog was on Microsoft’s blogging platform – MSN Spaces, which later re-branded as Windows Live Spaces (WLS). It was sometime around September 2005 when I uploaded the very first blog post. To be frank, I never had great experience in using the MSN Spaces as the WYSIWYG editor is practically unusable and I have to write all my blog post via HTML. I believe that’s how I get to learn all those HTML basics.

After two horrendous years of using WLS, a close friend introduces WordPress to me and I’m hooked with the flexibility and user-friendliness of the blogging platform. Immediately I signed up for an account – johndiew0107.wordpress.com.

Despite I had the WordPress blog registered on August 2007, but due to sentimental reasons and procrastination, I couldn’t bring myself to move over from Windows Live Spaces. I experimented on WordPress for the coming 9 months. May 2008, I finally close down my Windows Live Spaces and migrate over to WordPress, leaving all data behind.

August 2010, I registered a domain – johndiew0107.com, with a local domain registrar company. At the same year, I started the blog link sharing project in order to create a much larger reader community. The programme helped to grow my site’s readership up to 7000 unique clicks per month.

Just 1 year later, I decided to change the domain name to www.johndiew.com which is much easier to remember. At the same time, changing the domain name registrar and hosting services to GoDaddy due to better pricing and hosting specifications. The process was smooth but I lost some viewer in the switching progress. Lesson learnt, always do thorough research before taking any action.

Here’s a simple timeline history of JohnDiew.com

  • 2005 September – Hello world!
  • 2007 August – Registered JohnDiew0107.wordpress.com
  • 2007 October – First post on JohnDiew0107.wordpress.com
  • 2008 May – JohnDiew0107 officially moved to WordPress
  • 2010 August – JohnDiew0107.com registered
  • 2011 August – Rename to JohnDiew.com

About John Diew

John Diew, born in Sitiawan, Perak, Malaysia on 7th January 1991. Graduated with Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems Engineering from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman.

I found my passion and life direction ever since I found out DannyChoo.com back in the year 2006. Danny makes me realised that I have a passion towards the Japanese Pop Culture especially the Anime, Comics and Games (ACG). Since then, Danny has become my motivational guru, and I believe that’s what kept me working hard until today in order to achieve my dream of living the most out of my life.

My hobby? Japanese Pop culture, technology, photography. Feedly is my favourite app that always kept me up to date.

Follow me on social media:

  1. Facebook
  2. John Diew Productions
  3. Twitter
  4. Instagram
  5. Youtube
  6. 500px
  7. john[at]johndiew.com

Work Space / Hardware / Gadgets [Current]

Project 3470

Status:

  • 2012 October – Purchase
  • 2016 December – Transfer to home
  • 2017 June – Return to service

NOW PRINTING

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2 GHz
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-M
Chipset: Intel Z77 Chipset
RAM: G.SKILL DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz 4 GB x2
GPU: ASUS GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II 3 GB GDDR5
PSU: Seasonic G-550 SSR-550RM Active PFC F3
HDD: Plextor PX-256M6M + Western Digital 1 TB SATA
Sound: –
Display: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM 16:9 (1920 x 1080)
Keyboard: Leopold FC-500R (Cherry MX-Red)
Mouse: Kensington SlimBlade
Gamepad:
Speaker: Edifier R1000T4
Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-M50s
OS: Windows 10 Pro

MacBook Pro 13 Retina 2015

Status:

  • 2016 November – Purchase

NOW PRINTING

CPU: Intel Core i5-5257U 2.7 GHz
Motherboard: Intel Broadwell-U PCH-LP
RAM:
 8 GB LPDDR3-1866 Dual Channel
GPU: Intel Iris Graphics 6100
HDD: Apple SSD SM0256G 256 GB PCI-e
Display: 13.3 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel, APPA02A, IPS screen, LED backlight, glossy
Keyboard: Obins Anne Pro (Gateron Blue)
Mouse: Apple Magic Trackpad 2
Speaker: –
Headphones: Beyerdynamic DTX 350 m
OS: macOS Sierra 10.12.3

Huawei P9 Plus

Status:

  • 2017 April – Transfer in

NOW PRINTING

Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 955
CPU: Octa core 4 x 2.5 GHz Cortex-A72 + 4 x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU: Mali T880 MP4
RAM: 4 GB
Storage: 64 GB
Display: 5.5″ Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 (1080 x 1920) (~401PPI)
Camera: Dual 12 MP, f/2.2, 27 mm, Leica optics, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash + 8 MP
Battery: 3400 mAh, Li-Po
Feature: NFC

Recovery: Stock
Super User: Stock
ROM/Build number: EMUI 4.1.1 VIE-L29C185B181
Android Version: 6.0 Marshmallow
Kernel: 3.10.90-g067d382 android@localhost #1 Wed Nov 9 23:00:35 CST 2016

Samsung Google Nexus 10 2012 (P8110 / Manta)

Status:

  • 2013 September – Purchase
  • 2016 January – Transfer to Samuel
  • 2017 June – Return to service

NOW PRINTING

Chipset: Samsung Exynos 525
CPU: ARM Cortex-A15 Dual Core @ 1.7 GHz
GPU: ARM Mali-T604
RAM: 2 GB
Storage: 16 GB
Display: 10.1″ Super PLS TFT Capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 (2560 x 1600) (~299PPI)
Camera: 5 MP, LED flash, autofocus + 1.9 MP
Battery: 9000 mAh, Li-Po
Feature: NFC

Recovery: TWRP 3.1.1-0
Super User: Stock
ROM/Build number: NJH47B
Android Version: 7.1.2 Nougat
Kernel: 3.4.67-g1515b3b root@scw-99147c #1 Fri Jun 9 22:12:13 UTC 2017

LG Google Nexus 5 2013 (D821 / Hammerhead)

Status:

  • 2014 March – Purchase

NOW PRINTING

Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800
CPU: Quad-core Krait 400 @ 2.3 GHz
GPU: Adreno 330
RAM: 2 GB
Storage: 32 GB
Display: 4.95″ True HD IPS+ capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 (1080 x 1920) (~445PPI)
Camera: 8 MP, LED flash, autofocus, OIS + 1.3 MP
Battery: 2300 mAh, Li-Po
Feature: NFC, Wireless charging

Recovery: TWRP 3.1.1-0
Super User: Stock
ROM/Build number: LineageOS 14.1-20170725-NIGHTLY-hammerhead
Android Version: 7.1.2 Nougat
Kernel: 3.4.0-gf75e583 jenkins@phenom.zifnab.net #1 Tue Jul 25 06:27:54 PDT 2017

Nikon D700 [2015 January – Current]

Status:

  • 2015 January – Purchase

NOW PRINTING

Lens:

  1. AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D
  2. AF Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D Micro
  3. AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
  4. AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
  5. AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED

Work Space / Hardware / Gadgets [Past]

Hitagi-Mini (Portable) HP Mini 210-1073TU

Status:

  • 2010 July – Purchase
  • 2013 Jun – Transfer to Samuel
  • 2016 March – Return to service
  • 2017 June – Transfer to storage

Hitagi-Mini

CPU: Intel Atom N450 1.66 GHz 512K cache
Chipset: Mobile Intel GME965 Express Chipset
HDD: 250 GB SATA 7200 rpm
RAM: Kingston DDR2 SDRAM 2 GB
GPU: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
Display: 10.1″ Diagonal SD LED Anti-glare Widescreen Display 16:9 (1024 x 600)

Panasonic LUMIX LX3

Status:

  • 2009 October – Purchase
  • 2016 January – Retired

LX3-01

HiTagi-Chan (Mobile) HTC Incredible S (S710e / Vivo)

Status:

  • 2011 April – Purchase
  • 2014 March – Retired

HTC IS - 09

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255
CPU: 1 GHz Scorpion @ 1.2 GHz
GPU: Adreno 205
RAM: 768 MB
Storage: (Internal) 1.1 GB ROM + (External) microSD 16 GB
Display: 4″ S-LCD capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass (800 x 480) (~233ppi)
Camera: 8 MP, Dual LED flash, autofocus + 1.3 MP fixed focus
Battery: 1450 mAh, Li-Ion

S-OFF: Revolutionary
H-BOOT: Blackrose 2.03.0000
Recovery: ClockworkMod Recovery V5.0.2.0
ROM: Vivokat #10.27 by szezso
Android Version: 4.4.4 Kit Kat
Kernel: 3.0.101-ck1-TESCO-Minimal-3.7.2-g9c7d197 szezso@szezso-legacy #2 Sun Oct 26 22:01:09 CET 2014
Baseband / Radio: 20.2808.30.085AU_3805.06.03.03_M

Project 955

Status:

  • 2010 January – Purchase
  • 2012 September – Transfer to Samuel
  • 2017 June – Transfer to home

NOW PRINTING

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition @ 3.2 GHz [CoolerMaster Hyper 212+]
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3
Chipset: AMD 870 + SB850 Chipset
HDD: Crucial M4 128 GB
RAM: Kingston DDR3 SDRAM 1333 MHz 2 GB x2
GPU: XFX HD5770 1 GB GDDR5
Display: 14″ BenQ
Speaker: Edifier M2280

Acer Aspire 4937G

Status:

  • 2009 April – Purchase
  • 2010 February – Transferred to sister
  • 2012 June – Retired

Acer Aspire 4937G

CPU: Intel Core2Duo P8400 2.26 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB, 3 MB L2 cache
Chipset: Intel PM45 + ICH9M
HDD: Hitachi 320 GB SATA 5400 rpm
RAM: DDR3 SDRAM 2 GB
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce G 105M 512 MB DDR2 VRAM
Display: 14″ HD Widescreen Display 16:9 (1366 x 768)
Keyboard: Logitech Classic NewTouch 200
Mouse: Logitech V120 Laser Notebook Mouse

Acer TravelMate 4152NLCi

Status:

  • 2006 – Purchase
  • 2013 June – Retired

Acer TravelMate 4152NLCi

CPU: Intel Pentium M 740 1.73 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 cache
Chipset: Intel 915GM Express Chipset
HDD: 60 GB SATA 5400 rpm
RAM: Hynix DDR2 SDRAM 256 MB x2
GPU: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Display: 15″ XGA TFT LCD 4:3 (1024 x 768)

Hometown PC

Status:

  • 2006 – Purchase
  • 2009 April – Transfer to home
  • 2012 August – Retired

weeko15-09 (2)

CPU: Intel Pentium D 820 2.8 GHz
Motherboard: MSI MS-7222
Chipset: VIA P4M800 Chipset
HDD: Western Digital 160 GB SATA
RAM: Apacer DDR2 DRAM 1 GB + Kingston DDR2 DRAM 512 MB
GPU: VIA UniChrome™ Pro IGP
PSU: P-PRO LC-P420 420 Watt
Monitor: 17″ ACER AL1717 4:3 (1280*1024)
Speaker: Creative SBS 370 2.1
Keyboard: Logitech G1
Mouse: Logitech Optical Mouse

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