Contrary to the views of some Turkish and Western analysts, the primary struggle...– How Turkey Tamed Its Army
So I deactivated my Facebook account. I’ll be on twitter though. Reasons? Just checkout this site. I love Facebook for the nostalgia platform that it provided (friends from 10 years ago, friends from 20 years ago), but personal data is personal data. I’m not an avid fan of what Facebook is currently doing. Oh well, time to say goodbye and move on. Why deactivate and not delete it? I...
Minimal: On google android →
My wife is on Verison and yesterday she was due for an upgrade. She wanted a smartphone so she picked an HTC with android in it. Short review: it’s a nice OS but it’s not there yet. You can see why Apple is obsessive about the small details, it makes a difference. Android feels… Well… Unfinished…. Nice one..
How real-world corruption works. →
An Act of State is an Act of War: The "Social... →
In a comment on one of my previous posts, I was stunned to find someone asserting a “social contract” and then claiming it was “just as legitimate as a private contract”. The first problem is that legitimacy is in relation to a standard, and what the standard of legitimacy is is a matter of… Somehow, this made me think about Malaysia
Display Myths Shattered: How Monitor & HDTV... →
An in depth article on monitors and HDTV, a must read for consumers
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is...– Albert Einstein. (via quote-book)
Top 7 BlackBerry Apps for Boosting Productivity →
SR-71 Flight Manual →
Now this is awesome!
Child's Final Superheroic Wish Is The Greatest... →
Read this, and try not to cry :)
Workouts and being healthy
I’ve decided 2010 to be the year for me to start getting a better shape and better health. As a geek not only must it be systematic, I would love to have my sessions recorded. Found a few programs that’s suitable for me. My target is just to lower my weight, get better stamina and core strength while reducing risks of diabetes, heart problems, high blood pressure etc. Here are some...
Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but...– G.K. Chesterton (via kari-shma) (via quote-book)
Mayank Sharma: Innovators Dilemma [Solved] →
I have the book, nice read though, how tech companies go against disruptive technology.
Has Apple, once the Rebel Alliance, become the Evil Empire? Has Anakin Skywalker...– Why everyone’s afraid of Apple
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.– Walt Disney (via quote-book)
Marginal Revolution: India black markets in... →
In a bid to stem the rustling, the Murshidabad local government announced a cow-licensing system in 2007. Cows were issued photo IDs.
Don’t hide your scars. They make you who you are.– Frank Sinatra. (via quote-book)
Harry Porter - made in China
Just finished reading - 11 Amazing Fake ‘Harry Potter’ Books Written In China. How amazing even Harry Porter has its own fake version in China. The authors sometimes just replace original characters from other books with Harry Porter’s characters and give it a new title. There’s really a market for this. A few interesting Harry Porter fakes. Harry Potter and the Leopard...
Upgrades, downgrades and headaches
I’ve been using Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty on my Dell Studio notebook and Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy (LTS) on my old desktop for quite some time. Both are functioning well, suitable for my daily tasks, work and entertainment. I was reluctant to upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic since everything was smooth in Jaunty. Since I got a new desktop, with new hardware, I’ve been wanting to go bleeding edge, so I...