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Innovating the Original

A while back, a cousin of my wife asked me what type of music I liked. I said “80’s music”

I’m a child of the 80s and I take great pride in it.

Recently I came across an 80’s classic, Stevie B’sSpring Love

The video can be funny to those used to the slick production of today

Recently I found out that ‘Spring Love’ was remixed into the New Millennium ‘Spring Love 2007’ in a collaboration between Pitbull and Stevie B

I’ll take the original over the innovation any day

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David Pogue iPhone FAQ

January 12, 2007 Comments off

David Pogue of the Missing Manual fame has compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the Apple iPhone

FAQ is available at David’s blog

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Reader’s Digest: So where are the rude Bombayites now ?

July 12, 2006 Comments off

In a recent survey of global courtesy, Readers Digest found Bombay — now officially called Mumbai — to be the rudest city on earth.

Funny, reading through various blogs and online news report, one would think that there was an immediate transplant of residents from some other place.

Maybe this sounds selfish, but I hope that none of your loved ones were hurt, and that nobody you know personally was hurt. Obviously everyone was somebody’s loved one, and for them I am sorrowful.

One may be far away from Bombay but you can never take the Bombayite out of you

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Reader's Digest: So where are the rude Bombayites now ?

July 12, 2006 Comments off

In a recent survey of global courtesy, Readers Digest found Bombay — now officially called Mumbai — to be the rudest city on earth.

Funny, reading through various blogs and online news report, one would think that there was an immediate transplant of residents from some other place.

Maybe this sounds selfish, but I hope that none of your loved ones were hurt, and that nobody you know personally was hurt. Obviously everyone was somebody’s loved one, and for them I am sorrowful.

One may be far away from Bombay but you can never take the Bombayite out of you

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Canonical has expired SSL certificate for its release note

June 1, 2006 Comments off

I hope SABDFL Mark Shuttleworth managed to retain a few of his ex-Thawte colleagues. Whilst looking at the Ubuntu download page I clicked upon the release notes which were behind this SSL link.

The certificate had expired on January 2006 and this resulted in lots of warnings from Camino. Personally, I don’t see why the release notes had to behind https unless Canonical is using this to test out the SSL offload capabilities of the Niagara.

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interesting viral marketing campaign for SubEthaEdit by MacZot

April 25, 2006 Comments off

I came across this very interesting viral marketing campaign run by MacZot (think of it as the Woot for Mac users) for SubEthaEdit from Coding Monkeys (the collaborative text editor)

MacZOT and TheCodingMonkeys will award $105,000 in Mac software

This is how they are doing it

BlogZOT 2.0 on MacZot

BlogZOT! uses the power of blogs to create value for all Mac users. In today’s example: Each qualified blog entry reduces the price of SubEthaEdit from $30.00 to $0.00 by $0.05 per entry. For each entry, that’s $166+ given back to the Mac community.

BlogZOT instructions. Please READ them as we won’t have time to answer emails about BlogZOT until after it’s over.

1. You can purchase SubEthaEdit on MacZOT.com at anytime today using the Buy button above at the current price.
2. If you’d rather pay less, you can help by getting bloggers to post a comment about SubEthaEdit being the BlogZOT 2.0 on MacZOT.com
3. BlogZOT 2.0 will run until the end of the day 11:59 pm in California or until 3,000 copies of SubEthaEdit have been awarded to BlogZOT participants.
4. Bloggers who participate and enter a working email will receive a SubEthaEdit registration if the goal of reducing the price to $0.00 is accomplished.

I’ve been using SubEthaEdit 2.2 on and off. This is the last version which was free for non-commercial use. It’s a nice text editor but I really haven’t had the chance to play with the collaborative side of things. I think this viral marketing campaign will go a long way in improving SubEthaEdit’s reach

Categories: General, Mac OSX

Good thing I wasn't drinking coffee at that time

March 29, 2006 Comments off

Slashdot can be disastrous to your keyboard and monitor. Some comments definitely need some Surgeon General like warning 🙂

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