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Lit Bull at Cox’s Today

Shot this beautifully lit Bull at the Hotel Cox’s Today in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

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Tracking a flight

Aviation technology has always fascinated me. From booking a flight that can happen from a million different places to how a flight is tracked all over the world, it has never failed to amaze me. Recently, I discovered this cool site where you can track the live status of any flight that’s currently airborne. As my brother headed for Germany, his first flight from Bangladesh did not have a tracker it in, but his second flight did have a tracker. As a result, as you can see above, I was able to view the live position of his flight just like he was able to view it on his personal monitor for the in-flight entertainment system.

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Getting position log (Latitude and Longitude) to search the flight’s current position on Google Maps.
Flight’s current location according to GPS logs.
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When the flight had a tracker, it became a lot easier just to watch where the aircraft currently is.

 

 

American Express Lounge at Shahjalal International Airport
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Amex Lounge at Shahjalal International Airport

One of the perks — not that there are many — of getting a City Bank American Express Credit Card (Gold) is that when you’re leaving the country, you can enjoy a somewhat luxurious lounge at the Shahjalal International Airport.

The lounge is pretty calm and beautiful. It has a good selection of free food that you can eat before you start your journey. There’s free WiFi with adequate speed to do some heavy browsing.

The lounge is accessible after you cross the immigration point, so you will likely not be spending a lot of time in there as you can only cross immigration after you’ve checked in, which is no more than a couple of hours before the departure time.

Why did I say that there aren’t many perks of getting an Amex card? Well, turns out, in Bangladesh, most merchants accept either Visa or MasterCard. American Express is not accepted as widely as Visa and MasterCard. Not that you can live without carrying cash in Bangladesh, but those places that do accept card transaction, they usually don’t support Amex cards, which is a bummer.

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Three-Screen Eyefinity

Gaming on a three-monitor set up has always been on my wishlist. However, the fact that I don’t really need three monitors for anything else has always kept me from purchasing three monitors. Then I stumbled upon a friend’s office where he had the three monitor setup. It’s not perfect because I think you at least need 27-inch monitors to get the proper eyefinity feel. But it’s something. (Plus he didn’t have any of the mainstream games like NFS or Dirt series, and Asphalt didn’t do justice to the setup.)

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Reviewing OnePlus 5

I have been using OnePlus 5, the flagship model from one of the most reputed yet smallest companies that produce Android phones, for the past week. This phone makes me want to go back to Android. It is extremely snappy, the customized Android called OxygenOS is properly optimized to take advantage of the ridiculous hardware configuration of Octa-core processor and 8 GB RAM.

The result? I got a phone that never lags, is literally snappier than my iPhone 6s to take photos, and is faster than Touch ID to unlock using my fingerprint. As you can tell, there are a lot of good things I have to say about this phone. For the upcoming full review, subscribe to ais.blog today.