Monthly Archives: March 2009

Goodbye Encarta

It took a while to happen, but MS Encarta has finally been pulled. With Wikipedia rules! Power to the community!

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Is programming a dirty job?

A though provoking talk by Mike Rowe at TED about dirty jobs. Is coding/programming a dirty job then? How do we encourage people that coding and hacking code is a intellectually fun and dirty job?

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code::XtremeApps 2009 – Python, Android and Squeak

Just got pointed to PyCon 2009@Chicago. Kinda timely as the code::XtremeApps 2009 will have in the open category python and Android programming as the two platforms. This year’s Junior category will be using Squeak as the platform. The contest will … Continue reading

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[Politics, sorta] Botnets and espionage

It cannot be that governments in south east Asia are so naive that their computers are compromised and has become part of an extensive espionage network run by the Chinese. Or am I naieve to think the the governments have … Continue reading

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understanding the meaning of email forwarding

I am appalled to hear some members of the Singapore Computer Society complaining about their email forwarding having a hickup. Yes, the server had a catastrophic failure on Momday, but what the server does is to provide a forwarding of … Continue reading

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USB booting capability resisted by MS in Taiwan?

Interesting article about how MS is trying it’s best to thwart the ability to boot from the USB port with the intent on not making it easy for people to just use Linux via the USB devices. Curious if this … Continue reading

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Document Freedom Day!

Happy Document Freedom Day! It is fundamentally crucial that the world is kept aware of the need to ensure that all of the world’s knowledge as it get captured in digital forms, remain accessible for eternity. The Document Freedom Day, … Continue reading

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