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Design

Ketchup Sachet Design

This is actually from an article posted a few years back, but I just happened to stumble upon it and love the design. I’ve always got a deep fancy for different ways of looking at things, not to mention the creative uses of things that we take for granted everyday. In this case, the tear-off portion of the ketchup sachet is noticeably designed to show the horrors of what happens when a person happens to step on a landmine, with the ketchup flowing out illustrating the blood.

If you ask me, they really should put this out into the public. Landmines aren’t really a subject I’m into, but then again, awareness helps. Maybe if I’ve got some free time, I’ll take up designing ideas for ketchup sachets as a part-time subject.

Till then, enjoy the picture!

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General

Bad Day

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Bersih Malaysia Movies

V for Vendetta and the Malaysian Government

I had some free time last night so I took the chance to check out the movie V for Vendetta as I remember reading some things about it recently. In case you’re wondering why I’m watching a movie a good 5 years late, I tend to do that all the time. I was commenting on the parallels that I found between the government in the movie and the government in Malaysia when my cousin (who is studying overseas) asked if it was that bad here. It served as a strong reminder to me that most Malaysians (locally and internationally) haven’t really seen how badly our rights have been trampled upon. I write this not as a supporter of a specific political party, but as your average Malaysian.

Note: There are some references to the movie below (obviously), but if you understand what a totalitarian government is about, there aren’t any spoilers. Not to mention, it’s a 5-year old movie, so most people have probably watched it :)

As as I always tell my customers, I’ll post this in point-form, as it gets the message across in a simple and easy-to-read format. I’d just like to mention some of the similarities and differences that I saw between the Norsefire (NS) government in the movie and our present Malaysian Barisan Nasional (National Front/BN) government:

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Apple Tech

Hate natural scrolling in OS X Lion? Here’s how to fix it

As Apple has happily announced that there were over 1 million downloads of its OS X 10.7 Lion update in the first day itself, I’m fairly sure that there are several thousand people who are pulling their hair out over the change in scrolling direction. If you haven’t found out yet, Apple has switched the scrolling direction in Lion, which mimics the scrolling direction of iOS devices, calling it natural scrolling. While it makes sense of touchscreen devices, it feels a little weird when you’re not actually “touching” the document that you’re trying to scroll. If you want to switch the scrolling direction back to what it originally was, all you to have to is go to “System Preferences->Trackpad->Scroll & Zoom->Scroll direction: natural” and uncheck it (as seen in the picture above). 

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Apple Tech

How to get TrueCrypt working on OS X Lion

While Apple’s latest Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is a really interesting update, there are still many kinks to be smoothed out and for folks like me who dived right in, you might that find some things don’t “just work” anymore. I found out the painful way that TrueCrypt wasn’t able to mount my encrypted volume anymore. This wasn’t too big an issue as I could mount the volume on my Windows machine, but it’s worth noting that there is a solution to this.