Sunday, June 01, 2008

Casio VL-Tone -- Electronic Musical Instrument VL-1

When I browsing my old cabinet I found my first ever musical instrument, it is a Casio VL-1 the most popular organ in my childish era. This is not only a musical instrument but also can be used for calculator, hahaha a very big and dificult to use calculator :D

Then I found the good emulator for this classic device, you can download the emulator here
save in the new folder, then download the savihost file here
put that file in the same folder with previous files, rename the "SAVIHost.exe" to "VL1.EXE" then run the file and you will see the organ that playable with all features that avaiable in the real device, even you can play the demo music "German Folk Song."

Ahhh the memories is coming back again :)

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Samsung SyncMaster 750S White 17" CRT Monitor

I bought this monitor several weeks ago in second hand condition, actually I was planned to bought the new 15 inch CRT monitor on the computer shop near my home, but the owner of that shop asked me if I want to bought one of several used monitors from his game rental, he planned to change them with LCD. The monitors that he told were 17 inch Samsung 750s, and the best deal was when he told to sold it at Rp.350,000 (around US$ 38), when the market price for second hand 17 inch monitor is around Rp. 400,000 to Rp. 450,000 (US$ 44 to US$ 49).

Then at home I plug it on my Ge-Force 6200 graphic card on my computer and whoa a big screen display appear in front of me, I change the desktop resolution to 1024 x 768 pixels, and the first thing I did was installing the “Rise of Nation” game that previously cannot be played on my old 14 inch monitor, because this game need minimum 1024 x 768 screen resolution to be played.

This is a good old monitor with enhanced technology, the maximum resolutions is 1280 x 1024 with 0.23 mm dot pitch, and 90 watts maximum electric consumption.

For more informations you can click here and here.