Articles in technology

  1. Nokia Tyres as Plan C

    Via Hacker News: And according to Nokia entry on Wikipedia In 1898, Eduard Polón founded Finnish Rubber Works, manufacturer of galoshes and other rubber products, which later became Nokia's rubber business. At the beginning of the 20th century, Finnish Rubber Works established its factories near the town of Nokia and …
  2. Nokia vs SGI

    Nokia vs SGI on Hacker News Comments. Interesting to see how both have ex-Microsoft boss, and both have decided to replaced in house operating system with Microsoft's offering. And we all know what happened to SGI. Another interesting post on what Microsoft has done with the management at Nokia. Brilliant …
  3. Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" released

    Debian 6.0 Squeeze released. My server platform of choice for the next year and half (until the next Debian or Ubuntu LTS are released)
  4. Attach to screen with reptyr

    Attacha running tty process into screen with reptyr. Something I wish I have earlier. Very useful if you are working on remote servers all the time.
  5. HTML5 Logo

    W3C has just released their HTML5 logo, which was designed by Ocupop a Hawaii-based team. Looks very nice and can't wait to write more code for that!
  6. Larry/Netregistry Complained About Uneven Playing Field

    Via Delimiter.com.au, Larry Bloach of Netregistry backs Gerry Harvey's campaign on applying GST to imported goods/services. I personally don’t care if Harvey Norman’s or Myer’s profitability is adversely affected but the uneven playing field does affect hundreds of thousands of Small Businesses, and for …
  7. The key to performance is elegance, not battalions of special cases

    "The key to performance is elegance, not battalions of special cases." Jon Bentley and Douglas McIlroy Such a simple idea! Used to read a blog called lesscode -- using less code to get more done. Too bad that blog looks as dead as my old programming blog. Came across this quote …
  8. Google Nexus S by Samsung and all that Gingerbread goodness

    Released early this morning (AEST time) -- Google Nexus S, made by Samsung. Official page here. A few highlights: 1GHz Cortex A8 (Hummingbird) processor 512MB RAM and 16GB internal storage 4 inch WVGA contour display (yes it's not flat) Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" Android 2.3 platform was also announced, with …
  9. Yahoo Email Delivery Fail

    Just received an email about an upcoming meeting. Then I noticed that date of the meeting is... Monday 22nd of November, which was yesterday. So I thought it must have been a typo. It should have been 29th, which is next Monday! Then I looked at the email …
  10. Vicious Cycle of Dirty Code

    Via Hacker News, Chad Austin: 10 Pitfalls of Dirty Code. Dirty code does not scale to larger teams. Dirty code reduces team morale. Dirty code makes programmers slower. Dirty code inhibits the formation of an ownership culture. If product concepts are not reflected in the code, programmers might implement features …
  11. Google is Waving Goodbye to Wave

    Google's probably the last update on Google Wave. It's a bit sad, because Wave is primary a Sydney product, sad I have spent the last Google partners day looking at it. We even used it for one of the collaboration at work. I guess a technically superior product might still …
  12. Religion Discussions on Hacker News

    Hacker News Poll -- what is your religion? I actually found the religion-related threads on HN usually quite good comparing to sites like Whirlpool, where people would ridicule first before any discussion. Still, atheism/agnosticism are still the majority in the tech world/startup scene.
  13. Python 2.7 released

    Python 2.7 has just been released, on Anna's birthday :) it's going to be the last 2.x release. Time to start picking on 3.x?
  14. Frozen Yogurt

    This blog is brought to you by Wordpress App running on my Nexus one just updated to Android 2.2 "FroYo" FRF91. Everything runs great so far, except Swype needs to be reinstalled.
  15. Blog Moved, Again

    Over the last week I have moved FOCUSER.net (yes the good ol site that does not seem to be used by anyone any more) and all my personal sites from VPSLink to Jumba's Virtuozzo VPS. Because It is Australian (servers in Sydney in my case), whereas VPSLink is …
  16. Vodafone is releasing Nexus One in Australia

    Android Australia: Vodafone announces Google Nexus One. It is finally officially coming to Australia via Vodafone and its UK arm. Yes, a few days after I bought mine. Such an awesome phone ONLY IF Froyo is releasing tonight :)
  17. Upgraded to WordPress 3.0

    Just ran this on my various blogs: $ svn switch http://core.svn.wordpress.org/tags/3.0 And navigate to the Admin pages of the blog. Done -- WordPress upgraded to the latest and the greatest within seconds. Would be faster if something like git is used instead of subversion (which …
  18. A New Toy

    It arrived today and I've switched. From my Nokia E71 of 18 months to this. 1GHz Snapdragon processor. WSVGA AMOLED display. 512MB memory + 4GB SD card. Android 2.1. First impression from Anna when I went home. "Wow iPhone!" (arrghhh!) So far so good. Installed a few apps to get …