Looking for Luck in Libya - Thomas L. Friedman →
Thomas L. Friendman, who always tells it like how it is, explains the complexity underlying the latest middle eastern issues in his typical layman manner: How could it not be? In Libya, we have to figure out whether to help rebels we do not know topple a terrible dictator we do not like, while at the same time we turn a blind eye to a monarch whom we do like in Bahrain, who has violently...
The Android apps won’t work directly into the app player. The developer, not the...– Jean-Louis Gassée, straightening out on the misleading message about Playbook’s support for Android app.
Implicit Social-Graph - The Next Frontier →
Very interesting point, thought-provoking.
Repost: Courage To Learn
I posted this in my other blog, which nobody reads, nearly a year ago. Now, a full year has passed. As I reflect on this passing year, I find that my state of mind is hardly better than the year before. Frequently, I am troubled by the fear for the uncertain future and worried about various pieces of life that are falling out of their places. I know a lot of my friends are in the same boat: those...
If You Are a Pastor, then I am the President of...
So lately I have been trying to sell my camera on Craiglist/Kijiji and have been running into a fair share of attempt to scam me. Just thought it would be funny to share it here for the posterity. And what is with the “because I claim to be a paster, that makes me honest”!? It starts off with a reply to my Craiglist/Kijiji posting, (notice how he never mentioned about the product and...
iPad(2) Puts Flash on a Slippery Slope
Let’s make an assumption that iPad will handle a significant chunk of the internet web browsing in 2011‡. That is one significant chunk of the Internet that would be shunned from the content made with Adobe Flash. As the iPad moves into the mind of the consumers as a main stream device, this will force the content producers to deliver their content in ways that does not depend on Flash. Why...
Plausibly Faking Civilian Casualties →
Abdel, a doctor in the town of Misrata, Libya, about 200km east of Tripoli, tells BBC World television that Gaddafi loyalists have been moving the bodies of people killed in clashes between rebels and government forces to sites that have been bombed by the coalition to make it appear they have died in the strikes. The latest trick in the bag from Gadaffi force. The issue of civilian casualties...
Infographic on Scale of Radiation Dosage →
Just some perspective on how large and small of radiation dosage that are being reported in the press.
The Finest Hours in International Diplomacy →
The back room details of how the UN resolution on Libya came together. You can’t really make this up.
Shocking Before & After Satellite Photos in Japan →
Venus and Mars
A conversation that went down earlier today..
me: so who are you hanigng out with this weekend?
Crystal: see Person1 for dinner, then Couple1 are in Toronto so grabbing drinks
then maybe join Person2, Person3, Person4 etc if i can make it
then sat is Person5 for lunch
then night is Person6 and Person7
sun is just fun times with Person 8
she need to come over ot my place
then maybe shop for stuff for storage
then work out
me: my gosh.. hahaha
you PACKED your schedule!
guess what i am doing??
my iPad 2 (Device1)
Crystal: . . .
Racist? Yah and Nah...
So the controversy about the video posted by a UCLA student has reached an epic proportion – even New York Times has pick up on it. In the video, she has made numerous comments about Asian culture with some very, very poor taste. I particularly didn’t like how she describes a group of Asian as a “hordes of Asian” and criticize us for keeping a close-knitted family connection,...
Libya Rebels Face Last Stand... →
Looks like the evil will prevail as the we the west watch on with frustration. With an UN resolution likely to come at the end of this week or early next week, it may be the case that there will be nothing to save and no rebel government to support by the time this happen. The violent dictator and his atrocious army are trying to close out the battle at this very minute and the rebel forces,...
Japan's (Economic) Struggle to Recover →
Not trying to suggest that we should not observe the devastation that has spread through Japan with somberness and sympathy, it is a worthwhile to learn about some of the economic aftershocks that may be rolling their way, and use that as an learning opportunity for many of the rest developed world that may be threatened by the similar natural disaster.
The Billion Dollar Smart Cover →
Horace Dediu: I’m estimating that at least 60% of iPad buyers will get one. Based on an estimate of 36 million iPads sold in 2011 and an average price of $48 (70% polyurethane and 30% leather mix), the total revenue for Smart Covers will top $1 billion this year. And he went to state: That means that the Smart Cover will add 4% to sales and 9% to gross profits I wonder by how much of the...
"Path" Getting an Update →
I have been using this app on my iPhone for a while. It is an app that allows you to share moments in forms of picture, text, location, and video with others. Although it sounds like every other social network out there, a caveat about this app set it apart – the app only allows you to have 50 friends. Implication: the network is meant to be shared by the closest of friends and families. It solves...
North Korea’s Digital Underground →
As the world flocks to Internet for free and open information and communication, a group of people are working against the struggle to get the even the most basic information in and out of most “closed society” in the world – North Korea. Here is a story about they did it.
A Little Bit of Career Advice... →
From an article on the stereotypes surrounding your choice of email domain name: Career advice books and websites encourage job seekers to use not only their own names in an email address, but to choose domains wisely. Unless you have a custom domain connected to an elite alma mater or a professional website that hiring managers will find irresistible, Gmail is preferred.
Wouldn't it be nice...
I am sitting here in Starbucks right now. The atmosphere is right and their music has a lot to do it with. There is a few consumer companies with a musical identity. I can think of only Apple, with its association to Dylan and now Beatle. Starbucks also has one, not sure if it is done consciously. But I think it can be better exploited. To start, it would be nice to stream that their ambient...
Now the Euphoria is Over, Time for business
Using my iPhone has come to the screeching stop this morning. the culprit: the notification system. Yes ever since I have installed a number of social app on my iPhone, i think my phone has reach a critical breaking point of operability as the notification messages took over my UI. That does two things, a. Bring my current foreground task to a completely screeching stop, and b. The...
…I think there is room in the brain for faith, even if we know what each...– Neurologist Kevin Nelson, during an interview on CBC talk show, “Current”
Say what you want about Kayne West. He is brilliant at marketing. I was listening to his latest album today and wondering to myself why every track sounds so vivid and the notes just stuck to my head so spontaneously. Every single song was like “WOW, this is some crazy stuff.” While he produces some top notch quality stuff, I was never so impressible with his music, so that every...
BBM Coming to iOS and Android? →
I have one word that pops into my head - “WHY!?” A. It doesn’t drive BB adoption B. How would you make money on BBM, the app itself? It’s just a rumour though. Albeit a silly one.
The World's Most Typical Person - A Fun Animated... →
It’s the last thing they optimize for– - a comment by RIM’s representative when asked about Playbook’s battery life (source link). How can this be? Power performance is a system-wide design criteria that should be considered at every stage of the design and it seems that RIM is treating this as an after thought. Now I am...
Just watched Inside Job, a documentary on the 2008 financial melt down. A question pops into my head, “Are the Wall Street villainized? Or they are truly the villain?” Surely the documentary raised enough points to make all of us wonder about it. But somehow, I think the thing that is scarier is not the question whether they are the villains that perpetrates the crisis, but that the...