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WebOS: Another Web 2.0?

Posted in Technology by zenmaster on December 31, 2006

As we have already know, Web 2.0 consists of:

  • Social networking
    • Myspace
    • Last.fm
    • Digg
  • Online applications
    • Google apps
    • ZohoOffice
  • Wiki (formerly known as groupware)
  • News that’s edited and published by the publics
    • Digg
    • Netscape
    • Newsvine

And now, WebOS, a relatively new technology in the digital age. We download the core WebOS application and then install it on the webserver. Other WebOS requires us to register for it, but the storage is limited (250MB only). Am not going to explain further because I’m quite new to this technology. There’s a wiki entry on WebOS and its related links.
We’ll might ask ourselves why we need a WebOS when we can use online applications, save it online and collaborate it. WebOS uses only one platform (a.k.a: web browser with Javascript capability), so that we can use it from different OS platform. Some of the well known webOs is eyeOS, youOS and speulately, GoogleOS. Thing is, when people are going to adapt to this new hype? Well, just wait and see. Click here to experience Web OS.

A Day In A Life With PDA

Posted in Life Stories, Technology by zenmaster on December 16, 2006

From what I’ve observed, PDA is not widely used anymore. Okay, I’ve used PDA before. It was HP 5510. I was so excited because I possesed some of the most coveted gadget. I spend most of my time installing mother load of software, pirated software to be exact. It’s hard to find freeware on Windows Mobile platform. Nevertheless, it was fun. I’ve also tweaking the clockspeed. Mui bueno.

As the time flies by, I realized that I’m not fully utilizing the functionality of PDA, except for PIM features. Maybe, it’s just me. Most of the PIM functionality like calendar and reminder in the PDA is available in smartphone and mid-range handphone. So, using PDA is not feasable anymore. Also, the online PIM services like Google Calendar and iScrybe enables us to access the PIM web application anytime, anywhere using mobile broadband like EDGE and 3G.

Of course, we can customize the PalmOS and MS Windows Mobile by installing additional applications. On the other hand, Symbian-based smartphones has a large variety of free homegrown applications, which is hard to find on Palm and Windows, as I’ve mentioned before.

Wonder what’s the fate of PDA in the next 10 years? Extinct? Maybe, it’s not a fashion statement anymore. Just like gaming platform, PC gaming is declined since the introduction of the next generation consoles. Nonetheless, PDA is still sold for niche market such as businessman and geeks.

How To Become A Stingy Bastard

Posted in Ramblings by zenmaster on December 1, 2006

Yeah. I know. I have nothing better to do.

1. Savings is the must.
2. Buy everything cheap and cheerful.
3. Be an antisocial.
4. ?????????????
5. PROFIT!