What KahWee tweeted on 2008-07-28

  • @skeevs this always happen.. my mom submitted my phone number to her friend and made me help fix her friend’s computer #
  • @limyh @cheeaun Deep Zoom does more than that. I think it’s an improved experience. http://tinyurl.com/5bx2ss #
  • @cheeaun @limyh There is an Obama site http://www.deepzoomobama.com/ Deep Zoom allows smooth zooming of text too if I’m not wrong. #
  • @cheeaun I thought the experience with Deep Zoom Earth felt better than Flash Earth. Play around with it, it’s actually pretty cool. #
  • @cheeaun Are you on Facebook by the way? #
  • @limyh Cuil’s rather poor in my opinion. It’s not really usable too. #
  • @limyh No beta tag just mean one thing – it’s not Web 2.0. lol #

Back from Kuala Lumpur

I just returned from Kuala Lumpur. Went there to attend BarCamp Malaysia. I’ll blog more on that soon.

I saw the majestic Petronas Twin Towers at Kuala Lumpur City Center too. My phone camera won’t do justice to her:

Petronas Twin Towers

And visited Suria KLCC too. Mall organization resembles Suntec City and the mall content reminds me of Vivocity – trendy for everyone. Suria was the cleanest mall I been to in KL. Lots of tourists there too:

Suria Kuala Lumpur City Center interior

With the exception of the food center, Suria is spacious and easy to navigate.

It’s my first visit to Kuala Lumpur, second visit to Malaysia. I only visited the metropolitan area.

Google launches Wikipedia rival – Knol

Well, Google just launched Knol. A knol is an authoritative article about a specific topic.

Knol is a Google project which includes single author articles on topics ranging from “scientific concepts, to medical information, from geographical and historical, to entertainment, from product information, to how-to-fix-it instructions,” according to Google. It was announced on December 13, 2007, and was opened in beta to the public on July 23, 2008. Knol pages are “meant to be the first thing someone who searches for this topic for the first time will want to read”, according to Udi Manber, a Vice President of Engineering at Google. The term knol, named after a “unit of knowledge”, refers to both the project and an article in the project. Several experts see Knol as Google’s attempt to compete with Wikipedia. (Source: Wikipedia)

In Wikipedia article of Knol, there lacks a criticism section and a popular culture section. But it probably would appear soon.

Take a look at Knol.

Why I hate reading formal letters

I have a pile of letters coming in from banks, insurance and school. I’m just leaving it there on my letter tray. I glance at them every day and blissfully ignore them. I especially hate it when they wrote a bunch of text for formality’s sake when all they want to say is: “Look, you need to pay XXX GBP263, do it before October or else.”

Cut the corporate crap, just go straight to the point. Or underline the main point or something. I’m always left transcoding from Formal to Human.

I wish they would just email me in a couple of sentence. Save those papers; I am not an accounting major. Kthxbai!

Locked by an invisible lock

This is not funny at all… 不好笑… 肯本都不好笑…

[code lang=”dos”]C:projectsXXX>svn update
svn: Working copy ‘cake’ locked
svn: run ‘svn cleanup’ to remove locks (type ‘svn help cleanup’ for details)

C:projectsXXX>svn cleanup
svn: Unable to lock ‘cakescriptstemplatesskelplugins’

C:projectsXXX>svn commit
svn: Working copy ‘C:projectsXXX’ locked
svn: run ‘svn cleanup’ to remove locks (type ‘svn help cleanup’ for details)

C:projectsXXX>svn cleanup
svn: Unable to lock ‘cakescriptstemplatesskelplugins’

C:projectsXXX>sudo kill svn[/code]

Sometimes, I rather not use SVN. Can’t cleanup, can’t update too. In such cases… Probably I just delete the whole directory and recheckout again:

[code lang=”dos”]C:projectsXXX>rd /s cake
cake, Are you sure (Y/N)? y

C:projectsXXX>svn cleanup

C:projectsXXX>svn update[/code]

Yeah, not the most brilliant of ideas.