Month: November 2004

Get real, Microsoft

Want tabbed browsing on *ugh* Internet Explorer? You can have it, as advertised on Microsoft’s Windows website. It even comes with a popup blocker *ooh!* and a search bar *wow*. However, it costs US$29.95. And the reviewers of this software don’t seem to realise there are better products out there, going for free. Get real. …

Techy updates

Firefox revived Yesterday I forwarded this BBC News article about how Mozilla browsers have taken 7% of the browser market share at Internet Explorer’s expense, to my boss and team-mates. Happily, a team-mate backed me up and suggested we needed these browsers in the course of our work. Even better, my boss said he had …

Smashingly good headphones

I succumbed and bought a pair of Sennheiser 280 Pro headphones at CK Tang’s. The fun part was that I got to try out various Sennheiser models, which were connected to Nakamichi amplifiers (yeah!). At first, the salesman tried to pitch the wireless models to us. But they didn’t sound spectacular, although the reception was …

Baptisms and Light

Today, two friends were baptised in church. They were the couple who met at our Bible Study session, where I felt the “This is it!” sensation from the Holy Spirit. Over a year has passed since then, and they’re planning to get married already. This morning I was very happy to share in this joyous …

In geek news today

Firefox 1.0 launched Firefox 1.0 is out. Go get it. Actually, as expected, the Mozilla server’s getting overloaded with requests (read Netcraft report). That’s a happy sort of problem. Searching for a new smart phone My Nokia 6600 has become increasingly slower in opening programs (even if other programs are not running in the background), …

Delicious Bookshelf

I just downloaded the demo version of Delicious Library, a delightful OS X tool that catalogues your book, movie, music and game collections, links them up with Amazon.com resources and displays them in high-res quality on a virtual bookshelf. The interface works pretty much like iTunes. Cool options? Rather than type in all your titles, …