Category Archives: Techno

Cool Tech Toys, and stuff for the boyz and the girlz!

6 reasons NOT to buy an iPhone: They are expensive, crippled and outdated

With all the hoopla surrounding the Apple Iphone 3G, I took a look at the device which is available in Taiwan through Chunghwa Telephone company. But I was seriously dismayed and opted for my Nokia for a number of good reasons. The Apple iPhone promises so much in terms of customer benefits that I was surprised how poorly… Read More »

Five Browers Compete on your Desktop: What is your browser of choice?

There are now so many competing browsers on your PC that, after years of a monopoly by Windows’ Internet Explorer, we’re finally having some competition. And the stuff coming out is AMAZING! This post will look at five of the choices now available for PC users running Windows XP or above. Do note: many of these browsers have… Read More »

Kindle and iTunes

Kindle and iTunes I was browsing for an MP3 player last Sunday, but I couldn’t choose between the low quality offerings in the store, and the DRM enabled higher priced offerings of Sony and Apple. Of course, the bigger question with these ‘tied devices’ is the availability of songs to international markets. Here in Taiwan, iPods are very… Read More »

My New Toy: Nokia N79 – or why FETNET sucks?

With Chinese New Year just a few weeks ago, I’ve been pretty tardy in posting on this blog. I’m not sure why. Perhaps my motivation levels aren’t as high as they have been. But to spice things up, I bought myself a new N79 Nokia mobile phone. My first reaction is that I was surprised how MUCH mobile… Read More »

Google Docs Tip: Including Published Spreadsheets

I have published several Google Documents on my Google Account but couldn’t figure out how to publish them ON MY BLOG. Well, there is an easy way to do this, it is an <iframe>. It works simply. Remember to add the width=’x’ and height=’x’ and frameborder= ‘x’ where x is a number of pixels. I usually use a… Read More »

When buying digital cameras, don’t skimp on the price!

I’ve been the owner of three different models of digital camera over the years. My first camera was a disaster: the pictures were fuzzy and low quality. In fact, the only way to get decent pictures was to resize them to a very small size. In fact, the photographs are actually quite reminiscent of photographs taken by an… Read More »

Need Video for your Blog: Turn your camera videos into FLVs for your blog, easily and quickly.

I’ve been doing video for a while, and always found it a pain to transcode videos. Why? I don’t have a Flip camera but I just use the movie mode available for the smaller cameras (my Lumix for example). Unfortunately, I’m not an Apple FanBoy, which makes dealing with those QT movies a really pain in the butt.… Read More »

Comment spam can be used to attack your PC – Bloggers Beware

I was checking updates in my email this afternoon when I opened the following email. It’s a typical “Please moderate…” request that WordPress generates if you have enabled that function. It’s one that I typically enable. But today I noted that this was a possible attack vector, and a danger for bloggers everywhere… What happened? I decided after… Read More »

Asus Eee 1000 PC – Available and Affordable!

Oh, and what’s this I see? It’s the new Asus Eee PC 1000 running Windows XP SP2 (or 3?) in Chinese. It has an installed 80GB hard disk (not SSD) and seemed plenty quick even for my tastes. In fact, I tried the keyboard, too and found that it was quite pleasant to use. Priced at around NT$18,500,… Read More »