Asia’s Big Switch

16 02 2007

Asian countries have started switching from proprietary software such as Microsoft’s (Nasdaq: MSFT) to open source software, it was reported Tuesday at the eighth annual Asia Open Source Software Symposium (AOSSS) in Denpasar, Indonesia.

Experts and information technology practitioners from Bangladesh, China, India, Japan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and ASEAN member countries are attending the conference. (source)

What about the Philippines? Are we switching too?

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Anonymity: The New Hot Thing.

26 01 2007

According to this article, the hottest thing in the future is anonymity.

To be un-famous.

To be Googled — and to not be there. No link. No Wiki. No tube, space or face. No nothing.

It’s too late for most adults — anyone with a job, a driver’s license or a signature on a public document. But in a world where anyone can be known, what could be cooler than not being known? In a celebrity-saturated culture, what could be hotter than not being a celebrity?

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Shuzak!

24 01 2007

Finally, a social network for geeks.

There is a useful side to social networks that is often overlooked due to all the clutter created by MySpace and its cousins. The purpose of Shuzak is to create a community of interesting and informative people; the sort of people who are at the forefront of technological and scientific progress. It is worth noting that our key attractor here is not better technology. If technology is

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“230 dead as storm batters Europe.”

20 01 2007

That’s not true.

But if you happen to receive an email containing that subject line, I advise you to immediately send it to the trash folder. Don’t ever open that mail or it’s attachment or you’ll become a part of a botnet.

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Hey Doc, your handwriting is killing us.

16 01 2007

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One of the most fascinating things to me is prescription. You know that piece of paper with scribbles all over it that your doctor gives to you after your visit? Well, it’s not just scribbles because it actually contains vital information with regards to your health. While I swear that I cannot read or understand it, I find it very amusing that pharmacists and other medical practitioners can read it easily. You go to any drugstore, hand your prescription and they will read it as if it’s clearly written. Soon enough, they’ll give you medicines that are suppose to make you well or healthy.

But are you sure that they read it right? What if they are dead wrong? Chances are, you will be dead too.

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The REAL iPhone is out.

10 01 2007

The Real iPhone

Apple finally announced its iPhone at the annual Macworld Conference in San Francisco and it looks beautiful, at least to me.

For $US600 you’ll get a widescreen ipod, a revolutionary phone and a high tech breakthrough internet device built into one small handheld.

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iPhone on Monday?

15 12 2006

UPDATE:
iPhone is out, just not THAT iPhone.

No, I will not create another entry for that.


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Gizmodo guaranteed that the much anticipated iPhone will be announced on Monday. I’m not really excited but I’m quite curious on how it’ll look like, (The picture above is just one of the many many concepts and mockups from avid fans and artists. –credits.) and how much it’ll cost.