Saturday, April 25, 2009

Barry's Visit to the Meguiar's Detail Center

It was the 3rd and also the last day before Barry flew back to the States. We had a Friday night party at Meguiar's Detail Center along Jalan Templer and Barry dropped by for a visit and press interview. Here are the pics...

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Barry Meguiar & I

More than 10 years ago when I first started using Meguiar's products (which was the Cleaner/Wax and Clear Coat Body Scrub), I always see Barry Meguiar's photos and videos over the Internet. He's such a wonderful person and I would consider him the father of detailing. He might not need to be an expert in machine polishing like Mike Pennington or Mike Phillips, but his experience is more than enough for him to handle Meguiar's Inc. When he was giving a speech during the dinner, I can feel how passionate he is in managing Meguiar's. Seriously, nothing beats meeting the real person who is "As Seen on TV". Here is a priceless "souvenier" he left for me. I guess it's my first time posting my own photo, except for that tiny blog avatar. :-)


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Barry Meguiar is in Town

Car detailing enthusiast will definitely know who Barry Meguiar is. Just in case you don't know who Barry is, he's the president and CEO of Meguiar's Inc. Barry's grandfather, Frank Meguiar, Jr. is the founder of this prestigious international company.
Barry has just touched down at Kuala Lumpur today at around 11AM. He'll be attending the Meguiar's conference held at Sheraton Imperial Hotel later at 6PM till 10PM. I'm assigned to be the official photographer for this event. It'll be an honour for me to meet Barry in person.
Time off from my studies...


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Addicted with Dynamips

In the past, whether you're studying for CCNA, CCNP or CCIE, you need Cisco equipments for lab practice. However not everyone has the chance of playing around with the real equipment, unless you're working as a Cisco vendor or end user with spare equipments. Some of them might rely on the Boson's router simulator, which is just a simulator. It's programmed in such that limited functions can only be performed.

A few years back, Dynamips, which is a Cisco router emulator program was written by Christophe Fillot to emulate Cisco routers. The front-end software such as Dynagen can be used to configure and provision Dynamips emulator networks. Cisco engineers now can use such wonderful software to emulate Cisco lab with the desired network topology without having to use any real equipments.

I'm currently using Dynagen for my CCIE Service Provider lab practice. My pathetic Intel Duo Core 1.78GHz (2GB RAM) company laptop is able to emulate about 8 routers, while my Intel Core2Duo 2.13GHz (2GB RAM) desktop is able to emulate about 10 routers, both with simple MPLS VPN services. In order to run the full lab topology, I need a CPU which allows me to emulate 14 routers. Alternatively, I'm running multiserver Dynagen, distributing the processor power over my laptop and my desktop (7 routers each). As long as there is a Layer 3 connection between the two PCs, it should be fine. In my case, it's running over home wireless.

Now I just can't wait to buy the Core i7 and run the lab smoothly.