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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Happy Year of the Dog!

Hong Kong Disneyland
Happy New Year! 

In the Chinese New Year of the Dog, I wish all my friends and acquaintances all the best. May a prosperous new year brings you a good fortune.

Click here or the above image for my ecard to you from Hong Kong Disneyland.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Finally (Con't)

Thanks to your Lord Jesus Christ. This is a message I have just got from ISACA:
This notification is being sent per your request at the time of registration.
On behalf of ISACA, we are pleased to inform you that you successfully PASSED the December 2005 CISA EXAM...

This is another achievement following the passing of CISSP. My deepest appreciation for those who have helped me, especially Jermaine, Galax, Tom and Mr. Alen Lo.
Next target... still under consideration, but definitely I will keep on going.

BBC: Google move 'black day' for China

BBC NEWS | Technology | Google move 'black day' for China
Whether or not Google's self censorship is correct is beyond my scope of discussion, but if Google wants to gain market share and popularity in China it should well aware that China is a pretty special market.
1) People want more than just a searching tool
A mere searching tool may not be enough to satisfy the public. Consolidated information in a portal may be more appropriate. (Remember Sohu?)
2) Some demands are controversial
The most successful module of baidu is MP3 searching. Songs that are popular in Asia Pacific to be specific. If Google is offering similar service the copyrights alone will be an issue to settle.
3) Indexing of mainland websites
Make sure that the indexing database supports all kinds of Chinese character encodings. UTF-8 is favourable for global searching, but in case of a closed environment of country search, Google may have to verify its support for traditional and simplified Chinese.
4) Strike for a balance
Between market sharing and availability of information, Google has to strike for a balance. (Excessive censorship may drive audiences away too.)

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Dilbert Comic Strip Archive -

Dilbert Comic Strip Archive -