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5 random and quirky facts about Barack Obama

5 random and quirky facts about Barack Obama
These days, everything is about Obama. You walk into a restaurant and the next table is yakking about him. From his good looks to his promises to his speechwriter and even to how his body looks like! A friend of mine who just got back from Ethiopia reports that there are banners of support for him hanging all over the…

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Building Adobe Photoshop CS4 on your own DIY style

Building Adobe Photoshop CS4 on your own DIY style
How did a single photo prove to be an astounding success and turn into a totally viral campaign? Even more interesting were the behind the scenes photos which many did not get to see. The background to this campaign was a software reseller in Indonesia wanted to have a compelling reason for people to surf on by and find out…

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Website localization in Kuwait

A quick post on how things change online depending on where you are. We transited at Kuwait International and I quickly wanted to check on a location I had to go to. And whoaa... things changed drastically on screen. Gave me a bit of a surprise for awhile. Even Facebook was trying to serve me their localized ads. Sorry, I…

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Kuala Lumpur city hall website hacked

Kuala Lumpur city hall website hacked
Wow, I end the year with spelling errors on the national postal service website, and I start the year with an "interesting message" for the Kuala Lumpur City Hall left by a certain interesting individual with the handle "manadocoding". It's supposedly left for a "malingsia" - or is that supposedly Malaysia? Whatever the case, it's really embarrassing - and no…

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Merry Chritsmas! WHAAAT!??

Merry Chritsmas! WHAAAT!??
Happy new year to all, and as my last post for the year, here's an expose on how our Malaysian postal services sends out greetings to the nation. nuff said! I hope all the staff at Pos Malaysia had a super Chritsmas celebration? *shudder* No wonder our parcels keep going missing. * For all my foreign readers, "Pos" is not…

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Glamourous headshots

Glamourous headshots
I'll be speaking at the Asia Business Forum in April next year and was given the choice to speak on "Branding using Twitter" or "Adapting business practices to harness interactive technology and stay ahead of changing markets". I chose to go with the latter, especially in light of the impending recession. I felt I would be able to address the…

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Technorati lost a master database!

Technorati lost a master database!
Errr, I was just trying to sign-up for a new Technorati account this evening, and I was presented with a fairly horrifying message. Brrr... I don't want to be in their head sysadmin's shoes right now. I bet he's literally freezing his butt off in the data center right about now. At least the error message looks kinda cool -…

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TheBackpackr is still BUSY…

Sigh... I've been slacking in churning out videos and posts... And what have I been working on? A lot of project management! And some programming. I'm currently heading the projects division at Integricity Corporation and there's always so much going on, especially around this time of year when all clients are trying to launch their new sites. We've probably launched…

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Gmail hangs my FireFox

Gmail hangs my FireFox
Has anyone encountered FireFox freezing up when accessing Gmail? It seemed to happen quite often for me, and I realized the common site being accessed was always Gmail. Too much Ajax happening in the background? Perhaps this will force me to upgrade from FireFox 2.0.0.16 to the new spunky FireFox 3? If this is happening to you, a suggestion by…

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