A webcast called JKJ-TV has provided economic and other insights for years in a libertarian perspective. It was kind of fresh air to many people tired of anti-government, social counterparts. Tens of thousands of followers collected. Months ago, it changed its identity as a news cast—JKJ-News. And now, it’s about to charge.
But this tower started to lean as it covered things at the day they happened in a daily basis. In a few weeks, it became clear the cast came to its limit in many ways. As a seasoned subscriber, and also as a rebel, I pick up a scope and check it deeply out.
I would provide this as an evidence that upgrades in Windows world does not always mean getting better. But, don’t be relieved. The same came in the Mac world when Apple recently upgraded iWork to balance the desktop version with its web cousin.
Multiple processes with hundreds or more mega-bytes of memory consumption became a significant feature of modern web browsers. Vivaldi · , a new kid from some of the makers of Opera browser, shows it also has the feature. So we … Continue reading →
Ups and downs of various comment systems for self-hosted WordPress blogs.
My favorite tech journalist Paul Thurrott is finally out from a corporate life and about to begin new on his own.
I left this comment on his reminiscence...
Oh… You titled this post so bad, ’cause this is not a good-bye, but a hello-again. :)
Like many others, the majority of my recent knowledge about Windows and the Redmond company has come from SuperSite for Windows. Thank you very much for that. So I strongly believe there should be a donation link in your new site to let us give you some back.
The following is my wish list for the new site.
Community. So that your followers talk to and discuss each other.
Improved comment system. So that people with social network accounts can leave their comment easily.
Contributors. You must have many friendly neighbors in the tech industry. So that some of your army can post their expertise.
Flat, responsive design.
Thurrott.com app. Only on Windows Phone
This is what Marvel said when they found the latest trailer for Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron leaked ahead of schedule.
Have Shakespeare in mind? Prepare yourself for a trip to Italy in the middle age. It’s likely that he had been there for years. Even born there, says Shakespeare in Italy, BBC’s two-part TV factual. What does it mean? It means a freaking lot to every Shakespeare-dreamer.
In this presidential election, a slogan has been rising above. It is my country’s near-final step toward its own Share the Wealth movement. Expecting emotional, not rational, support from public, candidates for the slogan say they would swing the sword of regulations against big companies.
Last Thursday, Henry Edward Roberts, arguably the father of personal computer, passed away at the age of 68. He made an electronic kit named Altair 8800 in 1975. Soon the kit made two young men, moved from WA, popular.
On the day he’s gone, the two, now in their 50s, memorized him here .
For a technology company, going on offense with software patents seems like an act of desperation, relying on the courts instead of the marketplace . . . suing a competitor typically makes them more relevant, not less.
Jonathan Schwartz, in his blog What I Couldn’t Say
Again, watch the video first. Already wide-spread, it shows a scenario with Courier device.
Courier in action
Some say it’s an another vaporware from the Redmond company. Is it? Look closer. The device in the video barely show any revolutionary. Each piece is clear and present technology. What looks truly amazing is the proper combination. Somewhere between OneNote and the following vision.
VIDEO: Office Labs
The thing is Courier looks almost away from the traditional, file-centric computing. And this approach was once tried and implemented by another player more than 15 years ago. It was the first device called PDA. Newton MessagePad wasn’t perfect. There was no connection, no camera, and of course no phone. However, it gave the world a new blossom of computing. I don’t remember who and where but it’s described as information-centric computing .
(EDIT: Read what happened later to the team that ignited Courier.)
I was finding a way to update my Facebook profile automatically with my tweets. Knew there was an official Twitter app to do that. After it failed several times, I turned to others.
Soon found an app called Smart Twitter, and it’s one of the few apps to help update Facebook profile. In addition, its description said it filters users’ tweets, so only messages, not replies or retweets, are shown. It seemed to work as described. Wait! Since most of my tweets are replies, it’s likely that my profile page will not be updated as frequently as I tweet.
Hmmm… Decided to leave a note here in a longer version whenever I write an important update on my Twitter. Anyway, it’s great to be back! (EDIT: Originally for Facebook Note)
(EDIT: Because my decision was too late, I had to move quickly. Spent some time looking for crash courses to help me pass the TCT test. There was no such a thing. As a last resort, I knocked on the door of KST, an association for professional translators.)
I’ve been learning English conversation in YBM Kangnam Center · · at Seoul since March.
Even after months with native speakers in the class, I’m still suffering from my not-so-fluent English, especially in describing.
(EDIT: In Sep. 2005 and Feb. 2006, nearly 50,000 and more than 200,000 identities each were stolen by a group located in China. All those identities have been registered to play Lineage, a massive online game from NCSoft. While people were witnessing countless articles and posts covering the case, I tailed the following comment to a disappointing column on ZDNet Korea.)