Archive for November, 2007

Another coup attempt

So  there was another coup attempt in the Philippines.  No surprise there.  The newspaper listed previous coup attempts since 1986 and I had a chuckle when I read this:

“July 1986: About 400 soldiers loyal to Marcos seize the Manila Hotel and declare the formation of a rebel government. Mrs Aquino quashes the revolt after 38 hours. The mutineers are given 20 push-ups as punishment.”

A 5th grade student in gym class gets more punishment than this.

For your health

Booze is good for you

Drink up, folks!

So this is America?

How depressing.

Malaysia’s Information Minister

If you think Malaysia is about to hit first world status, watch this.

I could do a better job as Malaysia’s Information Minister.  He could probably do a better job if he stayed silent.

Zune 2

The new Zune is out and reviews are positive about it.  Bests the iPod Classic and gives the new iPod a run for its money.

Sadly these are not available in Asia yet.  I’ll keep on trucking with my Creative Zen Vision M.  It has served me very well.

A collection of Zune 2 reviews from Gizmodo.com.  A thorough review from the Wall Street Journal.

You dog

This man married a dog.  No, not an ugly lady.  An actual dog.

From the picture, the dog is pretty cute.

I hope the marriage is never consummated.

The Nerd Handbook

Very accurate, very useful.

Learn more about your favorite nerd today!

Listas and Live

Microsoft released a suite of web tools today for the consumer – part of Windows Live.  You can get Hotmail, Mail, Messenger, Live Toolbar, Writer (which is great – it’s what I use to write blog entries), Spaces, Photo Gallery, and more.  Get it here.

We also released something called “Listas.”  It’s in tech preview form (i.e. super alpha / beta software) and it’s supposed to be a new way of sharing and collecting on the information on the internet.  At the moment I can’t see anything too special about it… it basically lets one make lists.  Perhaps you will have more success with it than me.

Check it out at: http://listas.labs.live.com/

Google Open Handset Alliance what?

Fake Steve Jobs is able to summarize the Google Open Handset Alliance much better than I would be able to.

“Think of it from the point of view of the customer. When you’re redoing your kitchen, and you’re choosing appliances, do you go out looking for the best alliance or consortium devoted to food temperature maintenance and environmental control technology? No. You go looking for a refrigerator. And you look for the coolest, best-looking, best-designed refrigerator, made by a company that put loads of effort and genius into making something mindblowing. Same with everything else you buy…”

Singapore is inflating

“It can either be a 1st World country or a poor one. No third way about it.”

Commentary on the rising cost of living in Singapore.

“THE city-state has been hit by an unceasing bout of price increases that has overshadowed the city’s prosperity in the past four years…”