The Intel Core i5 was officially launched September 15, 2009. As an Intel Insider, I was invited to the event where Intel’s distributors and partners would attend too. The event was really insightful and they did their best to make it not for the tech-savvy, I’d say.
Here’s a summary of events in a montage. Click on the image for a larger version.
In a list, the event agenda was:
- Lunch – loved the beef!
- Welcome remarks by MC.
- Speech by Simon Chan (Intel Malaysia, Sales Manager)
- Speech by Ryaz Patel (Intel Malaysia, Country Manager)
- 3D rendering demo of Alamaya
- Music rendering demo by Roland Asia Pacific
- Press conference
I don’t want to get geeky on you so I’ll leave the technical benefits of the new Intel Core processors out. However, what I can tell you from the demos and presentations was:
The new Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors were made for performance. If you have the money (moolah) to upgrade, get an Intel Core i7 right away and you’ll have no problems with most of your workload. Be it Photoshop, 3D, music or video.
And watch out for Goldfries. He’s got an engineering sample for review!
Twitter feels like it’s becoming my blogging replacement, so to speak. Most likely it’s due to the ease of putting my thoughts into a 140 characters. But don’t get me wrong. I still love blogging and sharing my life observations and thoughts in work and play.
It’s just that, blogging requires more time thinking about what you should be writing. Does this weight say content I publish on Twitter shouldn’t be highly read as compared to my blog? Yes. No. Maybe.
Let’s have a look through the social media I’m now using and based on my experience, what’s it being used by myself at the moment.
Right now, I’m using it to stay connected with friends – like Friendster. While I learn more about taking advantage of it for business later on.
I’m much more active in Twitter right now. Quick updates with average speeds typing out 140 characters isn’t difficult. And it’s especially comforting when you can publish your Twitter updates to your Facebook status.
I wanted to use it as a photography portfolio platform. However, figured Facebook may play a bigger role. Makes me wonder if this means FlickR is losing it’s touch.
If you didn’t know, this is a platform for you to publish your presentations either for public or private. Like social media, it’s a place for everyone to consume large amounts of generated content.
If you’re on Gmail or use any Google application, you’d already have created a Google Account. And this account plugs you into most if not all Google tools. I rarely upload videos but if I do, I’d definitely use YouTube because I won’t have to worry about bandwidth.
The business person’s social network paltform. I rarely login to this social networking platform unless I want to know more about a person I’m dealing with. Scarily enough, if you did tell a client you’ve not met before you dug up details of them here, they just might freak out.
Once I’ve migrated all my bookmarks here, I’m stuck. Dare I say, Delicious is the social bookmarking platform which is now helping memorize my online findings. Plus, giving me another channel to do more research for clients.
Posterous and Tumblr
I see the 2 platforms as similar ones except of the way you post stuff to it. The major benefits of using either one is it makes the blogging experience more simplified. No need for special headings, copy/paste from Word and etc. Currently, I’m experimenting with Posterous for Simpleet and it’s coming along very well.
This is not even a handful of available social media for use out on the web right now. But I’d say they are few of the popular ones which I’ve heard and am using right now.
What about yourself? When was the last time you listed the platforms you’re actively using today?