Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Trisha Yearwood - " How Do I Live"

One of my favourite songs of all time. The main lyrics  for this song is almost the same as  "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" . Originally meant to be released as a single for the movie " Con Air" in 1997 - this song was a big hit for  LeAnn Rimes but producers thought she was too young  at that time so another version was recorded by Trisha Yearwood for the movie. The song was still in the movie but not in the soundtrack for the film. Sounds complicated and hard to say which one is better but  I think I have a slight preference for the movie version so  here is the one recorded for the movie.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Lisa Hartman - "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You".

As you probably know, this song was covered many times including  a few years ago by Heejun Han in his American Idol audition. This was a big hit for Michael Bolton who originally wrote the song with Doug James  but the first person who actually sang it, was Lisa Hartman for Knots Landing TV series back in 1981. She actually does a really good  version of it and I am surprised it wasn't a hit for her back then.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

American Idol 14- Jacob Tolliver Audition

Here is Jacob Tolliver from  American Idol 14 audition  in Minneapolis.

Lisa Stansfield - "All Around the World"

Have been having a  cold and still haven't totally recovered from it. So long haven't written so decided to write anyway.

Back in 1989, this was a number 1 hit in UK.




Sunday, December 21, 2014

Taylor Swift - "Blank Space"

Edited from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blank_Space

"Blank Space" was a commercial success, having reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 following "Shake It Off".

The song debuted at number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100.  In its third week, the song sold 328,000 digital copies (up 100%), spurred by the release of its accompanying music video, and jumped to number one, becoming her third number one single and making Swift the first female artist to replace herself at number one (her number one song of the previous week was "Shake It Off") and tenth overall among all artists.[25] 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

RM 12.90 Digital Multimeter from Mr DIY

I bought a digital multimeter from Mr DIY which is  in   Tesco Ipoh building  a few weeks ago . It is probably the cheapest one I have ever bought.

I remembered it wasn't long ago when the analog ones cost around RM50.

I bought a handheld digital one a few years back but that one did not last long. I have got a feeling that this one would last longer even though it has only a few days warranty.

 So far I have bought quite a  few things from Mr DIY. The other day someone was asking me at Mr DIY what is good there and I pointed at the multimeter. He sort of looked at me blankly and asked
" What is that ?"

Well, what he was looking for was a remote control for his DVD/VCD player. He wasn't very familiar with the English language as we were actually speaking in Cantonese. So I showed him some of the remotes  which seem to cost around the range of RM 6 to RM10. He wasn't convinced as he thought it could destroy his set.

Anyway I am quite satisfied with the multimeter  I bought  - except for one time when it took some time for the 20V range measurement to work. But it seems to work fine now - just tested it with a 1.5V battery.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Identifying sequence convergence and divergence

When the degree of the numerator is the same as that of the
 denominator , the sequence converges.

When the degree of the numerator is bigger as that of the 
denominator , the sequence diverges.

A sequence that alternates with positive and negative values 
such as +1 and -1 is not convergent.



\lim_{n\to\infty} \left( 1 + \frac{1}{n} \right)^n.   = e





    Identifying sequence convergence and divergence: