Our cat in a moment of deep thought… (taken on Oct 9th 2006)
- Singapore Government’s Feedback Unit launches blog platform
The Singapore Government’s Feedback Unit launched Reach, with the ability for citizens to sign up to blog about local issues. I seriously wonder who in the right mind will sign up for this? Even for legitimate reasons, the fact that the registration requires your I/C and telephone numbers invite a whole host of privacy issues over signing up with say WordPress or Blogger.com. Not only are these two blog systems easier to sign up with, they are also liberal in their terms and agreement on how they protect and respect the privacy of individuals. More importantly, there are already interesting Singaporean blogs out there, so why not reach out to them instead? Keywords: singapore, blogging, privacy, political
- The Legalities of Mashups
As Alex prepares for an interactive media law class, he brings out the point on the legalities of mashups, such as this impressive political remix featuring Tony Blair. Keywords: mashup, politics, law
- Is welfarism fundamentally incompatible with meritocratic principles?
An interesting insight into the possibilities of Singapore’s social system. I’ve always thought that Singapore had no room for welfare policies, but what’s more important is the ability to look beyond the numbers. We end up losing the bigger picture. Keywords: singapore, politics, education
- What if the President Bush got shot?
Believe it or not, that’s the premise of a new movie called Death of a President. While it’s produced as a mockumentary, I question the ethics behind making such a movie. Leave no controversial stone unturned? Keywords: movie, politics
- Photo Tour: Inside The Xbox Live Operations Center
Here’s your chance to see where your Xbox connects to in Microsoft and see the people who manage the gaming network. Keywords: xbox, microsoft, photos
- Blank DVD Media Quality Guide
Not all DVD-Rs are made the same, even branded ones might not be as good as you think. This guide tells you exactly which types are considered first-class DVD media for archival purposes. Keywords: howto, tips, storage
- kleptones: the band with tasty mashups
Combining old classics with pop rock, you get the Kleptones. Hear a Jet rendition of Uptight, and so on… oh and did I mention that they put their entire "24 Hour" album up for free download? Keywords: music, mashup
- M-Audio Conectiv for Digital DJs (Mac & PC)
Finally, a low-cost yet decent performance digital controller from M-Audio for DJing music off your Mac, turntables and CD players. I might get this over FinalScratch or Serato. Keywords: deals, dj, music, mac
- FastMac’s high-powered batteries for MacBook Pro
If you need more juice for your Macbook Pro, Fastmac has supposedly longer lasting 62W batteries. Keywords: macbook, tips
- Who is this blogger/actress?
This might be dumb, but I saw this blog belonging to some Singapore-based actress and was wondering who she is. None of my friends know who either… do you? Keywords: singapore, blogging