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Month: September 2012

Your request to be included in Twitter Cards has been approved

Your request to be included in Twitter Cards has been approved

Reading Time: 1 minute As an experiment, I wanted to see how fast will Twitter respond to my request to be included in the Twitter Cards display. For those who do not know what Twitter Cards is all about, it is how Twitter customises display of information from external websites on its websites and in its mobile applications. There are generally three types of Twitter Cards that Twitter has to offer, photo, summary and player. More can be read up on the Twitter developer…

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8.15AM Classes From Next Semester Onwards

8.15AM Classes From Next Semester Onwards

Reading Time: 4 minutes I initially started off writing strongly against the email that was sent out earlier by the Vice-Provost about the adjustment in the morning class time slot from 8.30am – 11.45am to 8.15am – 11.30am. However, when I did the calculations it won me over. And oh, I still feel sore about the email on one other point: presentation. The initial reaction from my groups of friends were unmistakable: rage, rage and more rage. Almost everyone, if not all felt that…

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For Once, I Love Email Spam

For Once, I Love Email Spam

Reading Time: 1 minute For once, I love email spam sent by the school. Admittedly, I am pretty much honoured to be mentioned by Prof Ong Siow Heng for my and the other school’s teams involvement in Accenture Gives: Skills To Succeed competition. 🙂 I should document the journey that my team took till now. And yes, we are not stopping yet. 🙂 We are glad to have Stefano Virgilli of VOX LAB to assist us in our journey thus far, Accenture for providing…

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Indancity: Beyond 2012

Indancity: Beyond 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes I took a break from the usual coding sessions and went to watch a dance performance put up by Indancity, one of the leading dance groups from SMU, my first experience in watching a full length dance performance by fellow students. Contemporary and though provoking was how I felt when I sat through the entire 2 hours of what seemingly randomly choreographed movements. But it was not that case. The entire piece revolved around the theme of life. It is…

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Classical Chinese Punctuation

Classical Chinese Punctuation

Reading Time: 1 minute I was pipped by 孙子兵法, wondering how the ancient scholars notated their text in the past. So I turned to Quora for answers: How did ancient Chinese scholars denote questions in text? I am reading Sun Tzu’s The Art of War (book) on Wikisource at the moment in Chinese. And in the first chapter, I read a portion: 曰:主孰有道?將孰有能?天地孰得?法令孰行?兵眾孰強?士卒孰練?賞罰孰明? Now, how was this (and other questions as well) annotated in ancient Chinese? I am pretty sure that the usage of…

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Flash Release: StarHub’s Media Statement – iPhone 5

Flash Release: StarHub’s Media Statement – iPhone 5

Reading Time: 1 minute StarHub today announced it will offer iPhone 5, the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, to customers in Singapore beginning Friday, September 21. For more information, please visit: www.starhub.com/iphone. For more information on iPhone 5, please visit: www.apple.com/iphone.   Details on pricing, tariffs and availability dates will be released in due course.

UTF-8 Woes

UTF-8 Woes

Reading Time: 1 minute In my FYP project, we have to deal with UTF-8 encoded data. Database was set to utf-8 charset by the client’s database developer. My localhost server was set to utf-8 as well. But the display would come out grabbled text.  So text like, 동방신기 will appear like ë™ë°©ì‹ ê¸°.  So what went wrong? To be frank I have no idea. This gotten fixed when I input the first line into my .htaccess script: AddDefaultCharset UTF-8 RewriteEngine on RewriteCond $1 !^(index.php|images|assets|user_guide|robots.txt)…

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Press Release: StarHub to launch its enhanced mobile broadband network and smartphone price plans on 19 September 2012

Press Release: StarHub to launch its enhanced mobile broadband network and smartphone price plans on 19 September 2012

Reading Time: 4 minutes Media Release For immediate release   StarHub to launch its enhanced mobile broadband network and smartphone price plans on 19 September 2012 Singapore, 11 September 2012 – StarHub today announced the enhancement of its high-speed mobile broadband network with Long Term Evolution (LTE) and Dual Cell High-Speed Packet Access Plus (DC-HSPA+), which will offer its customers improved peak downlink speeds of up to 75 Mbps and 42 Mbps respectively. “Our mobile consumers and businesses can expect to enjoy a consistent, high-speed mobile broadband experience…

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The Evolving Emoticons

The Evolving Emoticons

Reading Time: 1 minute Apparently the Japanese netizens are not satisfied with their current diverse set of emoticons. They are evolving and with more complexity. Short of saving the new emoticons as templates, I wonder how they use the evolved emoticons in their daily conversations. This, (◉◞౪◟◉), has characters from geometric shapes unicode set and Tegulu script. Whereas, ( ;ω;), has the Greek Small Letter for Omega. And even Wikipedia’s comprehensive list of unicode characters fails to resolve what characters have been used in…

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