Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Sun Acquired MySQL

Sun previously announced that it is aqcuiring MySQL AB, the company behind MySQL. Big news for the open-source community. See Jonathan Schwartz's blog on Sun's website for more details.

And just today, Sun announced that MySQL is now an official part of Sun .

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Morph -- Concept Phone

Hi-tech Dick Tracy gadget -- a bendable phone that can be used like wristwatch. Surely, Dick Tracy would want to have this instead of his two-way wrist radio. The device is called Morph, a concept cell phone co-developed by Nokia Research Center and the University of Cambridge.
Here's some pictures from

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Goodbye Sisi Palm

After one hundred and seventy years two wars and one relocation and also outliving the Austro-Hungarian Empire , Sisi Palm of Vienna finally got the ax on Monday.
Hundreds of thousands of tourists lined up each year to view the tree, which was already 44 when it was moved indoors in 1882 and named in honor of the enigmatic Elizabeth of Bavaria(nicknamed Sisi), the wasp-waisted wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I.
With cameras clicking, the Chinese fan palm was chopped down because it had grown too tall and risked punching through the glass ceiling of Europe's largest greenhouse — the Palm House on the grounds of Schoenbrunn Palace.
Click here for more on the MSNBC Website.

PSP Tips and Tricks

Great link from TipidPC for PlayStation Portable newbies and everyone else who need to know more about PSP®. This forum post includes not only how to identify the firmware version without turning on the PSP and find what region the PSP was released but also some tips on running homebrew applications and installing custom firmwares.

Click here for the link to TipidPC post.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Secrets of the Great Seal of the United States revealed

Conspiracy theorists take note: the myths surrounding one of the United States' oldest and most enduring national symbols are about to be debunked...if you believe the government, that is.
The keepers of the Great Seal of the United States, the familiar emblem on the back of the $1 bill, want you to know what it is not. It is not a sign that Freemasons run the country, it has nothing to do with the occult and it does not contain clues to a fabulous hidden treasure.
Click here to read more on CBC Website.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Free IP Telephony, Videoconferencing and Instant Messaging

I found a new free IP Telephony Service called ineen. ineen lets you talk to all your friends and family through the Internet for free and has cool features like unlimited conferencing and video!
Go ahead, give it a try.

Extensible Object Markup Language Resource Kit

This quick reference links to tips and articles related to XOML, the Extensible Object Markup Language in Microsoft's Windows Workflow Foundation.

read more | digg story

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

My X51R Notebook

I purchased an ASUS X51R Notebook computer and Installed Vista Ultimate. So far, I have enjoyed the cool looks. It really is an eye candy. Also the DVD Maker is awsome! Here's picture of my laptop:

And here's a link to full specification and some personal impression on my new machine.

Problem with Standard Charted Bank (SCB)

Oh my, just when I am seriously considering to apply for a Classic Visa Card from Standard Chartered Bank, I found this link. My, oh my. Have any of you encountered such problem?