The Digital Vibes

Geek chic
September 1, 2008, 5:41 pm
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Beautiful PCs on my wishlist

HP’s TouchSmart IQ 506, all-in-one desktop that comes with a touch-enabled, 22-in. LCD, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, TV tuners, a DVD burner and more.

The Ego Orphine  for the woman who has everything including a Birken bag. This AMD Turion 64-bit laptop  has a bass reflex stereo system, and is well-disguised as a Swarovski studded leather purse.


The Pepsi Challenge
July 24, 2008, 12:14 am
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The most brilliant global PR stunt ever, in my humble opinion. Presenting the Pepsi Challenge circa 1985. 

Thank goodness for ZOHO
July 17, 2008, 4:13 pm
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My laptop fruit of a computer crashed last night, less than 7 months into its first-year warranty. I knew the fruit turned rotten when it started up with a flashing question mark that refused to turn into anything else.

I’m particularly mad because my entire hard disk is gone. Kaput. Just like that with no prior warning, a sudden unexplained death. All my work for the past 7 months have gone out of Eden along with Adam and Eve,  all thanks to that fruit of a laptop.

If there’s one saving grace, it is ZOHO and I have to say amen to that. I’ve been using the ZOHO projects portal for my project, and have diligently uploaded my files since it’s free to do so even with a basic account (ZOHO, for this, is one up against Basecamp). I’m so thankful for the backup I have on ZOHO I’m going to send an email of thanks right after this post in fact.

Now, if only I had been as diligent with my Flickr account… Sigh.

SMS appointment reminders
July 16, 2008, 1:37 pm
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I really like SMS reminders of appointments, meetings, everything. Even if I’ve already penned the appointment in my diary, and have not forgotten about it despite my best efforts to not remember a dreaded meeting.

I received an SMS reminder from a public hospital about my appointment for a routine checkup two days before the apopintment, and I was stoked. The hospital actually bothered to go this extra mile, even where my beauty therapist or hairstylist doesn’t. Actually, my dry cleaner does and I’m impressed.

If only there’s a universal calendar function that all these SMS reminders can sync with, so all my appointments from different sources line up automatically on my mobile phone calendar like on my email client. That’d be so neat!

Is there any mobile web developer who aspires for Google-like status, reading this?

Life is a videogame
June 10, 2008, 1:01 pm
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My epiphany for June 2008 – life is a videogame.

There are essentially a set of rules and a series of levels set by the game creator. Play by the rules, overcome obstacles and achieve goals to score points. The more you score, the higher you advance from level to level, giving you a sense of satisfaction and contentment with having done well in the game by beating the odds.

That’s life, isn’t it?