Archive for December, 2010

Lifehacker list of best Windows Phone 7 apps

Useful article for those of you curious about what good apps are available for Windows Phone 7.


Merry Christmas!


Oh Charlie Brown, where have you gone?

Living with Windows Phone

Paul Dawson writes about his experience of living with Windows Phone 7 for the past two weeks.

I didn’t think about how much stuff was going on in the background with the phone, but basically it’s grabbing data and uploading bits to the internet constantly. Great to have a phone that is always updated, bad if you are worried about data charges!

Thankfully in Singapore the data rates are capped.

Making of a song with Windows 7

Video from Microsoft about how a musician used Windows 7 during the process of creating and releasing a song.


I’d like to learn more about the photo editing and management tools. Haven’t played around with those yet.

Kinect versus Move

Which to buy: Xbox Kinect or Playstation Move?

I have the Kinect and haven’t gotten a chance to try out the Move.


I like this song.


It’s by Yeah Yeah Yeahs.  Lyrics

Save Youtube videos

Found an easy way to save Youtube videos in a variety of file formats.

A Youtube video will have a link such as:

To save that video to your drive, simply insert “link” in front of youtube in the address. So it would be:

You have to allow the Java applet to run.

Happy video archiving!


I’ve been feeling an urge to write more. It’s been a quiet year in regards to updating this blog, but with the plethora of gadgets lately and a renewed interest in improving my dusty tech skills I think I’ll be posting more frequently.

It’s December already. My favorite time of year… the lead-up to Christmas. It’s too bad we don’t get any cold weather in Singapore. Perhaps the closest I can get to recreating a Seattle winter season is to walk down Orchard Road while eating an ice cream sandwich.

I’ve heard the Christmas decorations at Marina Bay outshine those of Orchard.

Exiting November I’ve been listening to a lot of the “Shout Out Louds.”


Are you coming home tonight?

Windows Phone 7 and OneNote

One of the best features of Windows Phone 7, OneNote, and Skydrive is the ability to edit a notebook via the computer, web, or phone and have it automatically synchronize so that whichever platform you’re using, your notebook will be up-to-date.

A limitation when Windows Phone 7 launched was that you could only sync the “Personal (Web)” OneNote notebook that was created by default in your Skydrive “My Documents” section. This was troublesome as you may have existing notebooks syncing to other folders on Skydrive.

Nicely you can now open any shared notebook from your Skydrive by navigating to that notebook on from your phone’s web browser. Once you open the notebook it will connect it to OneNote on your phone and set up a sync relationship.

Found the info from Adam Lein’s post on