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Three Blog offline (desktop) authoring tools reviewed

Posted by Charles | July 9, 2007 | 2 Comments

I’m using Microsoft Live Write for writing all the blog entries. So far so good until I want to start a Chinese version of this site. Even though Live Writer supports UT-8 character encoding, however, when it transfers string to WordPress, the blog software I’m using, it convert the characters to bunch of question marks. That triggered me to find and test out other blog desktop authoring tools. Found and tried two before I solved the Live Writer’s character problem. Thought might as well share with you. Once in my mind to evaluate these tools is the image process capability, especially the usage of third party […] Continue Reading…

Gadget Girls of the week 07-A-07

Posted by Charles | July 8, 2007 | Comment

Technologies and gadgets are not boring. Beauty is part of them too. All the photos prove the point.

9 exercises to prevent insomnia – or sleepless nights

Posted by Charles | July 7, 2007 | 10 Comments

So you want to say no to insomnia. Then let’s do some exercises:   1. Swing arms left and right.     2. swing arms up and down in front of your body     3. Now let’s do some head movements     4. If you think you are cute or handsome, show us here     5.  Again, let your head gets into the game, I mean, exercise.     6. Time for relaxing moves     7. It helps if gets into a bit dancing mode or move     8.  […] Continue Reading…

Nokia N95 vs Apple iPhone – Compared in detail Chart

Posted by Charles | July 6, 2007 | 14 Comments

Got this from CNet. But why is the iPhone generating so much hype? It’s just a phone after all, isn’t it? While it does have an elegant design and attractive interface, what could be in this device that’s revolutionary? We compare it side-by-side with the N95, the top-of-the line handset from the world’s No. 1 phone maker, at the moment, Nokia.   Apple iPhone Nokia N95 Operating system Mac OS X Symbian S60 3G No Yes (HSDPA-enhanced) Camera resolution 2 megapixels 5 megapixels Browser Safari […] Continue Reading…

Yahoo Finance Stock Chart goes Flash

Posted by Charles | July 6, 2007 | 3 Comments

 We know Google has been using Flash to display Google Finance stock for awhile (guess JavaScript won’t cut it when gets data visualization). Yahoo started toying Flash stock chart too. It’s more sophisticate than Google’s though. It has all the common technical indicators to be displayed on the chart. You can put on competitors on chart too. Big part of its interactive (bring new data) is through regular web menu outside of the Flash chart. I bet average out people will spend more time on Yahoo’s chart than Google’s. Just not sure that’s good thing or not.

iphone was old and free energy orbo is the next topic

Posted by Charles | July 5, 2007 | Comment

Steorn has some serious claim about ORBO. If the news continue pouring in, the iPhone will be forgotten soon. Orbo produces free, clean and constant energy – that is our claim. By free we mean that the energy produced is done so without recourse to external source. By clean we mean that during operation the technology produces no emissions. By constant we mean that with the exception of mechanical failure the technology will continue to operate indefinitely. The sum of these claims for our Orbo technology is a violation of the principle of conservation of energy, perhaps […] Continue Reading…

GARMIN opens up GPS APIs – with Flash too

Posted by Charles | July 5, 2007 | Comment

The biggest North American GPS vendor GARMIN opens up their GPS APIs for developers. MotionBased User Interface Library Gain access to a set of utilities and controls, written in Flash and JavaScript, for adding MotionBased components to web applications.

George Bush on Global Warming – very very funny video

Posted by Charles | July 4, 2007 | Comment

I’ll give credits to the guy in front of camera. Without watching it, it’s Bush. Have a happy 4th, to people in the U.S!

find second life in Flash – MyMiniLife

Posted by Charles | July 4, 2007 | 3 Comments

Lots of people start hiding in the secondLife and business are chasing them into there too. Here is another virtual world build with Flash. Think of it as a virtual world + social networking. Imagine it’s your friend’s birthday and you place virtual balloons in his or her MiniHome. Imagine walking around in your friend’s MiniHome and being able to chat and interact with others as well as being able to see other people walk around at the same time. You can customize your MiniMe to be any person you desire. Add purses, shirts, skirts, and any other […] Continue Reading…


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