Articles in general

  1. Network Solutions is the Best

    Network Solutions is the best because they registered Scott-Yang-Rocks.com even before I asked them to! All I did was making a WHOIS query on their website to check the availability of this domain, and they have registered that domain without me going to the checkouts! How can I say …
  2. Amazon SimpleDB

    Amazon SimpleDB -- released last week that provides access to a scalable storage of structured data via a REST API, which runs along side with EC2 and S3 to provide the "scalable backend" for online applications. Comments over the weekend have ranged from "it sucks" to "who needs Oracle/MSSQL/DB2 …
  3. One Nintendo DS Per Child

    DreamHost Blog: A Strike on One Laptop Per Child -- why Nicholas Negroponte's OLPC is flawed and how replacing the custom laptop with Nintendo DS might actually work. Exactly what I have thought. Providing starving kids with consumer electronics is not going to help them more equipped for the "real world …
  4. Make My Logo Bigger Cream

    Agency Fusion's latest ad campaign, Make My Logo Bigger Cream, where for merely $29.95 you can get not only the Make My Logo Bigger Cream, White Space Eliminator, Starburst Dust, Fluorescentizer, you also get Emotionator that transform your design and website! Funniest ads I have seen for ages, but …
  5. Text Links, Nofollow and Google PageRank

    In my pursuing of monetising this blog I joined Text-Link-Ads back in September last year. It was simple to deploy their code and then start to generate income by selling text links -- it was almost effortless. So I used TLA to earn some petty cash from a few sites that …
  6. Google Financial now does ASX

    Google Finance Blog: Australian and New Zealand pricing data. "We're pleased to announce the availability of pricing data for Australian (ASX) and New Zealand (NZX) listings on Google Finance." Great! Time to throw out that dated Yahoo Finance with oversized advertisement and 90's user interface. Here is the company I …
  7. Victoria the Leecher State

    John Linton of Exetel: Why Are Victorian's So Different? "... Victorian users average twice the bandwidth usage of all other State and Teritory users.", and that was his experience over 12 years setting up and operating ISPs in Australia. Sounds like the Garden State should also be nick-named "leecher state".
  8. Gravatar 3.0, Powered by Automattic

    One of the best news today -- Automattic acquires Gravatar. From the new owner of Gravatar, Automattic's Matt Mullenweg: So we worked out an arrangement to transfer the code and service from Tom to Automattic, and here we are. Here's what we've done so far over the past few days …
  9. Do We Need Another Tax Cut?

    Do we need another tax cut? According to the latest promise from the Coalition, it seems to be a good thing for all Australians. No doubt that it is more likely the Coalitions need it more than the Australian tax payers, as November 24 the election day draws closer, but …
  10. Apple, iPhone and Openness

    John Gruber: Forever is a long time: "There's only one way to pressure Apple into opening up iPhone development, and it isn't by developing underground iPhone apps. It's by not buying iPhones." You can actually buy an unlocked iPhone in Australia for less than AUD$800 (although I suspect it …
  11. WordPress 2.3 "Dexter" Released

    WordPress 2.3 "Dexter" is now ready for the world, and the new features include native tagging support, plugin update notification, URL handling improvements and more. It has been five months since the release of 2.2 "getz", and they are indeed picking up the development speed. Great if you …
  12. FuCoder.com is closing shop

    Due to personal committment elsewhere, I have not been able to blog as much as I would like to so I am in the process of merging existing blogs that I have. I shall be closing down FuCoder.com, which was started 2 years ago, migrating all the posts back …
  13. PDF 0-Day Vulnerability

    eWeek: Opening a PDF file on your Windows PC can get you pwn3d, recently discovered by researcher Petko D. Petkov (his blog is no longer online at this point in time). It's the same guy who discovered Apple's Quicktime flaw and how you can infect someone's PC via Firefox and …
  14. Anti-Meeting with Web 2.0

    Dilbert: Wally showed Asok how to dodge a question in the meeting by bringing up the term "Web 2.0", and a debate will sure follow. "Um... I was wondering if our new service is Web 2.0 or Web 1.0." Maybe I should give it a try at …
  15. iPod Generation Six

    Yes. It was released this morning. Now the iPod family consists of: iPod Touch 8GB/16GB solid state with iPhone-like touch-screen interface, 3.5" widescreen display, Safari web browser and Wi-Fi. $419/$549. iPod Classic 80GB/160GB 1.8" hard disk with an all metal design, 2.5" widescreen LCD …
  16. There Might Be a Sniper on Your Roof

    Saw it on Twitter: jjprojects: Honestly, you feel like you are being watched by snipers out there, which is probably the case. Warlach: @jjprojects http://www.flickr.com/photos/hugosharp/... thanks to @hugosharp. Yes. Watch out! There might be a sniper on your roof! (Credit to Hugo Sharp. Trying hard …
  17. Permalink Redirect 0.8.1 and Gravatar Cache 2.0

    Sorry I have not been updating this blog. There are simply way too many commitments in life for me to maintain "yet-another-blog", so I think I might eventually fold FuCoder.com after two years of on and off writing. I will continue to publish code snippets at our personal blog …
  18. Capitalism 1, Open Source 0

    As Matt Mullenweg has pointed out in his blog post, Pligg is selling out, Vanilla is adding spammy links and guess which other open source program will be sponsored by other shady SEO's -- not for the sake of advancing free software ideology, but that they can resell massive amount of …
  19. $21 Billion Hardware Rectification?

    Herald Sun: Futures trading halt 'lead to big stock fall'. From the report, "ASX halted futures trading about 12:45pm to address an urgent 'hardware rectification', and that lasted until about 2pm. In the meantime it left traders with no where to hedge risk, so they took to selling physical …
  20. Movable Type 4 Released

    Anil Dash: Presenting Movable Type 4.0. It has come a long way since Movable Type 3 back in 2004, and the new version has certainly contained many new features. However the Open Source version is still "upcoming". Whether there is going to be mass-exodus between platforms is still to …