Friday, March 31, 2006 story on CNN

A friend once said ... good things happen to good people. GO digg !!!

read more | digg story

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Treo 700w now criticized by reviewer who loved it in review

I am still stuck with my T610. It is a very good thing that the 700w has not been released for sale in the Philippines or I would've bought it in an instant.

Now I'm looking forward to the 700p.

read more | digg story

Microsoft asking EVERYONE to rewrite web pages for IE 7!!

It's bad enough that we have to build webpages to make them appear right in IE and still be standards compliant. NOW they're telling us everything that we've done so far will need to be rewritten ?

I develop sites using open source technology so no activex but some clients do use activex. I just would hate it if a client would blame me because they suddenly can't read pdf files on IE anymore.

I just hope they do an information campaign and let users know about the patch.

read more | digg story

vi/vim Graphical Cheat Sheet & Tutorial

I found this cheat sheet from digg. VI is the very first text editor I used when I was starting out with Linux and I still use it today.

It has been more than six years and I'm sure I haven't exercised its full potential.

read more | digg story

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

KDE 3.5.2 Released

Can't wait till a yast repository becomes available :-)

read more | digg story

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Wanna know how China intercepts and censors the internet?

That is what you call paranoid. At least in China one is aware you are being watched. I personally think it is worse if you haven't the slightest idea that Big Brother is watching.

Funny, there was no mention of encryption or encrypted email.

read more | digg story

COMET - the next AJAX

At least this is a cooler name than Ajax or Mashups. The former is really synonymous to dish washing liquid and the later reminds me of potatoes and cream for some reason :-)

Apparently this isn't a new idea, would be nice to see how it pans out.

I really think Ajax (XMLHTTP) found its way to the main stream because browsers began to support the functionality. Both Opera and Safari added support for it only last year (I could be wrong but I remember that it was fairly recent) and I think that was the icing on the cake. It's cool and it's cross browser. What else can you ask for ?

read more | digg story

Monday, March 06, 2006

Double Everything ... Almost

About a week or two ago I decided to do an upgrade on my PC.
It's less than a year old but with Apache and mulitple instances of AOLserver running, I felt it needed the boost.

I already have dual head monitors ... I got myself a dual core Ahtlon X2 3800+ and increased RAM to 2GB. The only other processor available was the 4400 and I'm rather superstitious about the 4.

All I can say so far is that 2 heads are indeed better than one and I'm not talking about the dual head monitors. The dual core CPU really works and I feel it when I'm watching the latest anime torrent while toiling away on multiple terminals, look Ma no skips.

I had to fiddle with the Linux Kernel. A dual core CPU needs an SMP Kernel to be able to utilize both cores. With SUSE Linux, however, it was as they say "a piece of cake" with Yast.

Sunday, March 05, 2006 - Flickr of idea on a gaming project led to photo website

This shows the power of the "idea". When realized it is like a beam of light that just leads you to your destination even in uncertainty.

My favorite paragraph ..."Had we sat down and said, 'Let's start a photo application,' we would have failed," Fake says. "We would have done all this research and done all the wrong things."