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Review: The Internet’s Own Boy

Review: The Internet’s Own Boy

Reading Time: 2 minutesAaron Swartz committed suicide on 11 January 2013 after nearly two years of being under pressure from prosecutors over his frenzy of downloading JSTOR articles in an automated fashion. During his short life of 26 years, Aaron had contributed much to the Internet. He helped to author RSS 1.0 specifications, authored the RFC for RDF+XML media type, created Markdown and drove Reddit. His role in campaigning against Stop Online Privacy Act proved to be instrumental. SOPA sought to combat Internet copyright…

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News: Logitech Introduces New X300 Mobile Wireless Stereo Speakers, Engineered for Performance

News: Logitech Introduces New X300 Mobile Wireless Stereo Speakers, Engineered for Performance

Reading Time: 1 minuteSingapore, 26 June 2014 — Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) introduced the Logitech® X300 Mobile Wireless Stereo Speaker, a wireless speaker designed for performance and mobility. Engineered for wide-range sound, the Logitech X300 Mobile Wireless Stereo Speaker has specially angled drivers to give you an expansive sound spectrum, with precise bass response and detailed mids and highs. With this speaker, you can connect and play your music and video entertainment from any Bluetooth®-enabled device up to 30 feet away,…

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Barbarella and her weather forecast

Barbarella and her weather forecast

Reading Time: 1 minuteBefore MDA or Mediacorp decides to pull the video off Youtube, watch it. For people who cannot view YouTube videos, here is the line: “Oh, my arm says that the rain won’t come today. … But my boyfriend will come tonight. … … Twice! (bimbo pose)” SEXEHH!

Of: PostPost.com

Of: PostPost.com

Reading Time: 1 minuteThose who are in my friend list on Facebook know that I am an avid sharer, sharing YouTube videos, interesting news, constant status updates, all just to distract them. Just kidding. Anyway, there is a new application in town! Not exactly an application, rather, a website: PostPost.com. This is the browser version of Flipboard. In their words: PostPost is a news aggregator for the social generation, and collates the articles, videos, and photos your friends have found interesting enough to…

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Facebook mining

Facebook mining

Reading Time: 2 minutesApparently, there are scammers/data miners who are exploiting features, or lack of it, on Facebook. For many years, as far back as when Facebook first started, countless of users have been asking or requesting for a similar feature to Friendster’s “Who viewed my profile”. Steadfastly, Facebook held their ground and refuse to allow such a feature to be implemented. Malicious programmers are now increasingly exploiting this stance to mine user data (so I have assumed) from unwitting Facebook users, who…

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[Updated] Unofficial guide to SMU Email Server

[Updated] Unofficial guide to SMU Email Server

Reading Time: 1 minuteTechnology refuses to cease to amaze us. Below is an updated guide to configuring your devices to the email server. The previous version may still be relevant but is not maintained. Notes: This guide is used as it is. There are parts of the guide I have yet to test out, however have been found in the outlook help page. The acronym “SMU” refers to Singapore Management University. If you landed here in search for email configuration guide for other…

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For some tongue-in-cheek…

For some tongue-in-cheek…

Reading Time: 1 minuteOn 29 Nov 2010, Spanish woman, Angeles Duran told the world (ok, the newspaper, online edition of daily El Mundo) that she now owns the Sun via a creative reading of the law. (Source: Woman now ‘owns’ the Sun) Now, this provides a necessary avenue for people to ligate against the unwanted effects of the Sun….

Of: Spam comments

Of: Spam comments

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe Akismet system is not totally fool-proof. Yet I trust it complete when they mark certain comments as spam. And I would click on Empty Spam without second thoughts. However, there are hams among it. And that’s a problem to me. I clicked on the Empty Spam button this morning as usual. It was a split second later I thought I recognised that one of the spam may be a ham. By then, it was too late to retrieve the…

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[Alert!] Fake Nikon Giveaway on Facebook

[Alert!] Fake Nikon Giveaway on Facebook

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe following is just a rehash of what I have posted on my Facebook wall. It simply highlights the danger of liking random pages. Consider this a public service announcement. There is a “Nikon camera giveaway” (note the quotation marks) on Facebook (http://guyinawindchair.com/nikon/). It is a scam. Do not like not it. If you have, block the application and check if you have this page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/HM-Faysal/167240566625082) in your “like” list. Also remember to block the application as it has access…

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An interactive advert on Youtube

An interactive advert on Youtube

Reading Time: 1 minuteUsing Youtube as a platform to interactive with your customer base is not a brand new concept. Old Spice had it done well. It helped Old Spice to capture the market share in United States. Watch the case video below. Tipp-Ex decides to kick it up a notch. Somehow, it convinced Youtube to turn its entire channel, or at least the title of the video from a static display into an active one that requires the viewers to participate in….

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