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Microsoft releases initial code for IronRuby

Posted by Charles | July 24, 2007 | Comment

At the open source conference Sys-con, Microsoft released an early version of IronRuby that will let programmers write .Net applications with the Ruby language. Microsoft intends to fully release IronRuby on RubyForge and take a wider range of contributions by the end of August. The software is available under the open-source style Microsoft Permissive License. Once Microsoft releases the Silverlight version 1.1, expected in the next few months, developers can use Ruby or other scripting languages to build Silverlight Web applications on Windows or the Safari Mac browser.  The is the pushing effort from Microsoft to “light up the […] Continue Reading…

Create your own Flash Game with myGame

Posted by Charles | July 24, 2007 | 26 Comments

Online games site launched MyGame this year, a social gaming site that brings together user generated content, casual games, and revenue sharing. MyGame users can play existing games or develop their own games using a game builder. Users pick a game template, personalize it with text, sounds and photo, then start playing. User generated games can be shared on social networks or added to blogs and websites. This is the type of RIA I’m thrilled about. The collaborated creativity activities are enabled only by RIA technologies.

gadget girls of the week 07b07

Posted by Charles | July 23, 2007 | Comment

Technologies and Gadgets shouldn’t be boring. It could be fun, of cause, with gadget girls to prove the point. See yourself.

Web Trend Map 2007 Version 2.0

Posted by Charles | July 23, 2007 | 1 Comment

 Web Trend Map 2007 Version 2. It’s based on the Japanese subway system. The creators are Information Architects, a Japan-based design agency. They took the top 200 tech (definitely tech) sites and placed them along subway lines. The lines are used to group together similar services. For example along the blue Community line there’s Facebook, Xing (think European Linkedin), Vox and LinkedIn. Each one also has a weather forecast and an incremental web number. The more suns and less clouds represent a positive prediction about a site’s future. This is very educational and fun. Try show this map to […] Continue Reading…

The Internet Crash of 2007

Posted by Charles | July 23, 2007 | Comment

Just think about it. What if the Internet crashed. What about all the photos and videos you put on flickr or photobucket or all the online unlimited storage places. What if you lost them all. Is the Internet that reliable that you offer all of your digital identity to it? Check out this video and get a feel what’ll look like when the Internet crashed in 2007.

A highly addictive Flash game

Posted by Charles | July 23, 2007 | Comment

Desktop TD is a fun flash based puzzle / strategy game where you have to protect your desktop from invaders by spending money on attacking pieces and building a maze for them to follow. I found it’s strongly addictive and relaxing in the same time. The original version has lots of funs play online and competing too. Check it out here. Then, the creator sailed out to another venture and created the similar game that you can embed on your site. Here it is:

Gadgets on wish list of the week 07-B-07

Posted by Charles | July 22, 2007 | Comment

Nobody can have them all, so the wish list. All the pictures say them all. Mood Lighting LED jellyfish    Bean Lamp Anti-Violence Electrode Shock Gun   Magic Desk Lamp Logitech’s Harmony Remote Control

legally graffiti online with Flash -wiffiti

Posted by Charles | July 19, 2007 | Comment

Here is quit a interesting Flash application site, Wiffiti. I would think it also in the widget space too. Shown below, everyone can create a “place” or “wall”, which a Flash UI and embed it anywhere you want. Everyone else sees it, can text message from a cell phone to it. And the message will shown up on the wall. In my case, you can txt ‘@flex888 message’ to 25622 and see it happens. To have one this for yourself, register with this site to get free account. The “screen” creation is also a Flash application. You can specify […] Continue Reading…

ThinkPad, Luxury and Flash

Posted by Charles | July 17, 2007 | Comment

Do you know what a $4999 laptop looks like? In August, Lenovo will release the most expense laptop ever called ThinkPad Reserve Edition, to kick off the ThinkPad line of laptops branded under Lenovo, not IBM anymore. And, you can’t just buy one from a store. You need go to its reserve web to reserve one. The purchase transaction will be involved personal contact from Lenovo to make sure you will have a luxury laptop acquisition experience. Of cause, it’s all marketing. But is there anything to do with Flash. Well, If you go to the reservation site, […] Continue Reading…


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