Tharum Bun

Musings from Cambodia

2004 Review: The Kingdom of Cambodia

on December 29, 2004, no comments

The Kingdom of Cambodia (Kampuchea, Khmer ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រ កម្ពុជា ) is a small constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia with a population of over 13 million people, more than 90% of which are of Khmer origin. The nation is bordered in the south by the Gulf of Thailand, in the west by Thailand, Laos in the north, […]

Repetitive Strain Injury

on December 21, 2004, no comments

I began to work with computer for several years. In these last two years I work regularly and fully with the machine, since it is my job to organize information and publish them to the web. Not only working for 48 hours a week, but also some more hours for working and reading on my […]

Video-Based Desktop Setup

on December 18, 2004, 2 comments

I plan to buy a computer desktop in the next few months. Specifically it will be used to capture, edit, and deliver DVD quality output of event movie. I now have a Panasonic DV Camcorder, which can be record 25 fps PAL video. Motherboard and Processor Recently, I go through Intel site as I would […]

Two Weeks after Journalism Training

on December 18, 2004, no comments

After a two week Journalism Workshop, I feel more confident in perform a job as a journalist. I am neither a professional nor an experienced one just yet, hopefully I will be. I need to look forward to take another longer course, a diploma degree. Yesterday, we had a gathering among participants for the workshop […]

Visited Sorya Shopping Mall Last Weekend

on December 14, 2004, no comments

Last weekend I visited Sorya Shopping Mall, a newly built shopping center, which is several metres away from the Central Market. Once in a while I go there to see something new and interesting. This time, it was amazing to have a look at high-tech products such as HD TV, flat screen and LCD TV, […]

WYSIRWII: What You See Is not Really What It Is

on December 9, 2004, no comments

WYSIRWII is short for What You See Is not Really What It Is. WYSIRWII pronounced WIZ-zee-wi. Both in digital and real world, this term is likely not wrong. What we see does not actually mean what it is. Elements have been transformed to take advantage of capabilities of human eyes to capture. There are much […]

First Morning in Journalism Classroom

on December 6, 2004, no comments

Today I began a nice morning, woke up early to prepare everything before reaching Royal University of Phnom Penh to attend the Advanced Journalism Workshop. The course supports by Independent Journalism Foundation, and lectures by an experienced and professional trainers. I met more than 10 participants, most of them work for local medium, newspapers, magazines, […]

Adobe Forum

on December 3, 2004, no comments

I find Adobe Forum useful to help solving my current computer desktop. Although I can capture video clips from DV Camcorder, but video is too jerky to human eyes as many frames were dropped. Probably my desktop handles a lower performance than capturing requires. However, I still have to figure this out before making another […]

Attending Advanced Journalism Workshop

on December 2, 2004, no comments

Now I am qualified to join an advanced journalism workshop at Royal University of Phnom Penh after submitted an application few weeks ago. The workshop will conduct in every morning, from December 6 to 17, 2004. I will learn to report, interview, write article, and code of conduct of press. Since the skill helps a […]

System Specs of My Video Desktop

on December 2, 2004, no comments

Here is system specification of my computer: System Manufacturer: PCCHIPS System Model: M748LMRT System Type: X86-based PC Processor: x86 Family 6 Model 7 Stepping 3 GenuineIntel ~551 Mhz Total Physical Memory: 224.00 MB Two IDE Hard Drives: 13 Gb (5200-rpm), 40 Gb (7200-rpm) Integrated VGA & Sound OS Name: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Video Editing […]