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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

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

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

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

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

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

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.