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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Disney to sell films via the web

BBC NEWS | Business | Disney to sell films via the web.

Ya that’s what great companies do. With a rare exception that certain CDs or DVDs become must-have collectibles, I would highly prefer to purchase films from the web.

Much as I believe that Internet is an existing ready-to-go platform for movies distribution, publishers being able to utilize this platform can reach audiences at a much reduced cost. Viewers can ultimately share this benefit. Why not?

Monday, May 29, 2006

Stone on the Next Web Bubble

Stone on the Next Web Bubble - Newsweek Technology -

From time to time there are innovations and new fads on technology development, but another bubble? I can’t see it yet…

Technology is growing fast, but people’s discernments are growing even faster. As the public is getting more familar with technology they start to distinguish what are really useful from those booms and gimmicks. New funny ideas may go heat for a moment, but they fade out as quickly as they become popular.

Yet what I believe, social computing will become a meaningful technology. By visualizing everything you can really find some similarities between human network and computer network. Internet gives you a platform to virtually connect to anyone, so by utilizing it smart you can expand and consolidate your network of friends / colleagues. Adding user-friendliness to the idea, Microsoft is creating Wallop, Friendster is proactively adding new features… Bet another acquisition will happen soon eh?

Friday, May 26, 2006

The Brick Testament

The Brick Testament.

A great website recommended by Eric~ It reveals the the whole Bible in the form of Lego stories. Excellent tool for Christians to spread the Gospel.


Monday, May 22, 2006

Microsoft reveals Vista checklist

BBC NEWS | Technology | Microsoft reveals Vista checklist.

I have no idea why Microsoft requires more and more hardware to run her operating system! In fact that is one of the most detrimental characters about the Windows products.

My server has just been upgraded from Red Hat 7.2 to Fedora Core 5 with the same hardware specification. Nothing bad happened, but with  tremendous improvements in both startup and shutdown time. Slimming down the kernel, improving system performance and stability are the ultimate goals of OS development afterall.

And now Microsoft is recommending 1GB RAM to run Windows Vista, does it mean that I need another 1GB to run other applications?

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Introducing Compass Lite...

Compass Lite -- Idea breeds triumph

My dear friends, I have pleasure to introduce to you my personal blog “Compass Lite”. The new blog will serve as a host of my personal feelings and experiences, it will be a place dedicated to my friends. I intend to make it a little bit private so I have imposed a simple password mechanism. Just click on the banner above and you will know… Enjoy~

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Yahoo!'s New Home Page and the Future of Information

Yahoo! Search blog: Yahoo!'s New Home Page and the Future of Information.

So finally we got something new from Yahoo! A lot of ajax features have been added. Whether or not she can regain the market share is yet to be seen.

Saturday, May 13, 2006 :: SPACEWARP :: :: SPACEWARP ::.


I have searched for this toy for seven years and eventually I found it in Japan. HK$900 for this marble roller coaster and it may well take me several months to build it… GREAT !

Friday, May 12, 2006

Tour to Japan

I have returned from my tour to Japan for a week. The journey was a remarkable one (probably the best vacation I have ever had). As most of friends have heard about the trip, here I present you with the photos I have taken (for those who have not yet seen it).

Japan Tour 200605:


The album is not yet a complete set, more to come later on…

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Dilbert Comic Strip Archive -

Dilbert Comic Strip Archive -