Apple iPad will come to Singapore this Friday

Apple iPad to come in Singapore this week, July 23 (Friday). And that’s the Apple iPad release date.

iPad Available in Nine More Countries This Friday

CUPERTINO, Calif., July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple® today announced that iPad™ will be available in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore this Friday, July 23. iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. Users can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, all using iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch™ user interface. iPad is 0.5 inches thin and weighs just 1.5 pounds—thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook—and delivers up to 10 hours of battery life. (Source: PRNewsWire)

Keen to get one?

Faster Ubuntu source in Singapore

Just realized this is a faster Ubuntu aptitude source in Singapore: http://ubuntu.oss.eznetsols.org/ubuntu/

You can change the source using:

[code lang=”bash”]sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list[/code]

This is now my /etc/apt/sources.list:

[code lang=”bash”]deb http://ubuntu.oss.eznetsols.org/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted
deb-src http://ubuntu.oss.eznetsols.org/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted

deb http://ubuntu.oss.eznetsols.org/ubuntu/ lucid universe
deb-src http://ubuntu.oss.eznetsols.org/ubuntu/ lucid universe
deb http://ubuntu.oss.eznetsols.org/ubuntu/ lucid-updates universe
deb-src http://ubuntu.oss.eznetsols.org/ubuntu/ lucid-updates universe

deb http://ubuntu.oss.eznetsols.org/ubuntu/ lucid multiverse
deb-src http://ubuntu.oss.eznetsols.org/ubuntu/ lucid multiverse
deb http://ubuntu.oss.eznetsols.org/ubuntu/ lucid-updates multiverse
deb-src http://ubuntu.oss.eznetsols.org/ubuntu/ lucid-updates multiverse

deb http://ubuntu.oss.eznetsols.org/ubuntu/ lucid-security main restricted
deb-src http://ubuntu.oss.eznetsols.org/ubuntu/ lucid-security main restricted
deb http://ubuntu.oss.eznetsols.org/ubuntu/ lucid-security universe
deb-src http://ubuntu.oss.eznetsols.org/ubuntu/ lucid-security universe
deb http://ubuntu.oss.eznetsols.org/ubuntu/ lucid-security multiverse
deb-src http://ubuntu.oss.eznetsols.org/ubuntu/ lucid-security multiverse[/code]

Where to find Windows Live Messenger emoticons

This is the directory or folder where MSN or Windows Live Messenger custom emoticons are located:

For Windows XP:

C:Documents and Settings [Your user name] Local SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftMessenger [Your Live ID] ObjectStoreCustomEmoticons

For Windows Vista or Windows 7:

C:Users [Your user name] AppDataLocalMicrosoftMessenger [Your Live ID] CustomEmoticons

In my case (email removed), it is found in “C:Users kahwee AppData Local Microsoft Messenger something@example.com ObjectStore CustomEmoticons”.

For Mac OS X (Snow Leopard)’s Microsoft Messenger:

/Users/ [Your user name] /Documents/Microsoft User Data/Microsoft Messenger Data/ [Your Live ID] /ObjectStore/CustomEmoticons

In my case, it is found in “/Users /kahwee /Documents /Microsoft User Data /Microsoft Messenger Data /something@example.com /ObjectStore /CustomEmoticons”

You can backup your custom emoticons by copying the directory to your flash drive or something. As far as I know, you cannot transfer Mac OS X’s Microsoft Messenger custom emoticons to your Windows’ Live Messenger and vice versa.

Peter Molyneux demos Milo

Take a look at this video presentation where Peter Molyneux and his coworkers at Lionhead Studios made:

What is an even greater portent of things to come for RPGs and adventure games, is the fact that Peter Molyneux and his team at Lionhead Studios, an RPG-centric game studio, are the ones developing the Milo API in the first place. And if that was not awesome enough for you, consider this. At a recent private play thru of Milo, it was revealed to Joystiq, that Lionhead would indeed be including Milo in a real game to see release around the same time as the Project Natal launch. Still no official date on Project Natal’s release, however judging by the polished state of Milo, I’d say definitely sometime in the next 12 to 18 months. Putting it firmly sometime within the 2009 – 2010 calender years.

E3 2009 – Project Natal – Milo Demo with Peter Molyneux 720p HD

This technology supposedly is available in Xbox 360’s Xbox Kinect. I just haven’t seen something like this and the idea continues to fascinates me. Still, Lionhead Studios need to deliver the product, just a video demonstration means little.

Doing cold calling right

BusinessBalls.com has a good article on how to do cold calling:

Cold calling typically refers to the first telephone call made to a prospective customer. More unusually these days, cold calling can also refer to calling face-to-face for the first time without an appointment at commercial premises or households. Cold calling is also known as canvassing, telephone canvassing, prospecting, telephone prospecting, and more traditionally in the case of consumer door-to-door selling as ‘door-knocking’.

More often, I’m annoyed with cold calling.

KL Monorail

Here’s KL Monorail. Took the monorail from Bukit Bintang area to Crowne Plaza. It is clean and pretty comfortable. If you bring a book to read or a laptop to update your blog or play games on during your journey, you won’t even notice time go by. Try KL Monorail next time! They’ve really done a good job at making public transportation easy and affordable.

(KL Monorail.)

Last time I go to KL I took Rapid KL I think. It’s a short train service that looks like a bus on tracks. Looks energy efficient to me.