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Finally! Some time to settle down and fulfill my promise to Dk on dropping a line or two in his blog during his ICT-induced haitus for the next wk or so.
First up, apologies to Dk for being unable to fulfill my agreement to drop by sooner - things have been crazy at wrk (more abt what I do later), and thanks for giving me the chance to
vandalise your blog participate in the local blogosphere! :)
Confession:Am usually used to introducing myself one to one, or one to a group face to face. It does seem a lil disconcerting to introduce myself to everyone, when it seems like I’m introducing myself to the world (or at least those reading this blog) or possibly no one at all. Anyways, I’m currently a graduate student at one of the local Universities, having a great time exploring the field of Communications and I’ve developed a fascination in New Media, may it be New Media trends, impact of New Media in society. Presently, I’m also earning my keep to pay off my loans by working @ the department full-time while studying.
To kick off my first post – top three + 1 world and local events which caught my eye in the past week or so.
But on the plus side – Jon Stewart will be hosting the Oscar’s next year, the weekend’s here and there’s the Mid Autumn Festival lightup at
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As many of you are aware, we are in the process of building our next generation software platform. We are very excited about how this is coming together. It has a modern, flexible UI, instant performance, and an incredibly simple and elegant development environment. We are working hard on this platform and on the first smartphones that will take advantage of it.
In the course of the past several months, it has become clear that the right path for Palm is to offer a single, consistent user experience around this new platform design and a single focus for our platform development efforts. To that end, and after careful deliberation, I have decided to cancel the Foleo mobile companion product in its current configuration and focus all our energies on delivering our next generation platform and the first smartphones that will bring this platform to market. We will, of course, continue to deliver products in partnership with Microsoft on the Windows Mobile platform, but from our internal platform development perspective, we will focus on only one.
Because we were nearly at the point of shipping Foleo, this was a very tough decision. Yet I am convinced this is the right thing to do. Foleo is based on a second platform and a separate development environment, and we need to focus our efforts on one platform. Our own evaluation and early market feedback were telling us that we still have a number of improvements to make Foleo a world-class product, and we can not afford to make those improvements on a platform that is not central to our core focus. That would not be right for our customers or for our developer community.
Jeff Hawkins and I still believe that the market category defined by Foleo has enormous potential. When we do Foleo II it will be based on our new platform, and we think it will deliver on the promise of this new category. We’re not going to speculate now on timing for a next Foleo, we just know we need to get our core platform and smartphones done first.
I would like to thank our customers for their interest in Foleo. I know there will be disappointed folks who were looking forward to carrying a Foleo for all their mobile computing needs. I am certainly one of them. I would also like to thank the developers who have supported our Foleo efforts. They have been loyal to Palm and have worked hard to deliver some compelling solutions on the Foleo platform. I know that they will understand that the right thing to do for the long run is to focus on one platform that will live for years, rather than invest energy in a one-off solution. We will make every effort to make sure we bring our developers forward to our next generation platform.
This decision will require us to take a limited charge of less than $10 million dollars to our earnings. This is a lot of money, but it is a small price relative to the costs that would be required to support two platforms going forward. This decision is in the best interest of our customers, our team, our products and our shareholders. I hope this renewed focus at Palm will allow us to deliver more compelling solutions to our core smartphone market, and it will allow us to position ourselves for the long run around one Palm experience.
President & CEO
ROME - ITALIAN opera star Luciano Pavarotti, hailed by many as the greatest tenor of his generation, died in the early morning of 6 September, 2007. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year and underwent further treatment last month.
Nobody shall sleep!... Nobody shall sleep! Even you, o Princess,
in your cold room, watch the stars,
that tremble with love and with hope.
But my secret is hidden within me,
my name no one shall know...
No!...No!... On your mouth I will tell it when the light shines.
And my kiss will dissolve the silence that makes you mine!...
No one will know his name and we must, alas, die.
Vanish, o night! Set, stars! Set, stars! At dawn, I will win! I will win! I will win!
A full-time national serviceman CPL Dave Teo Ming, 20, who was found to be missing from Mandai Hill Camp on 2 Sep 07 at 11.59pm has been apprehended by the Police. A weapon and some ammunition assigned to him for guard duty were also recovered. The SAF had worked with the Police in the search for the serviceman, weapon and ammunition.
CPL Teo, an Infantry rifleman from 1st Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment (1 SIR) was enlisted in Sep 2005 and is due for his Operationally Ready Date (ORD) next month.
MINDEF and the SAF will be assisting the Police in the investigation.
Don't burn so much hell money - how about fund transfers from the living to the dead?
I AM concerned over the poor air quality during the Chinese seventh month.
I understand and respect the fact that a huge proportion of our citizens place importance in the burning of hell money as a form of respect to their ancestors and deities.
However, with the current global emphasis on saving the environment, I see a pressing need to make some suggestions.
In our mortal world, we now have credit cards, cheques and several forms of remittances (SWIFT and telegraphic transfers). I appeal to religious leaders, whose followers practise the burning of hell money, to study the implications of alternative hell fund transfers.
I see these alternatives as a win-win situation for the living and the deceased. The latter stand to receive an infinite amount of hell funds with the mere burning of say, one hell cheque or one hell credit card, thus saving a whole stack of paper from the bonfire, or the religious leaders could run a form of remittance facility. With the technological advances that we now have, I am confident that where there's a will, there's a way.
It is timely to set a good example to our younger generation to practise what we have been preaching to other nations struggling to curb the slash-and-burn method to clear jungles and forests and that is, to reduce, to reuse and to recycle.
Lai Ee Sa (Mdm)
Why create stress for crabs and frogs sold at eating places?
MY FAMILY and I often frequent the new coffeeshop near our place in Canberra Road.
Last week, we went there as usual to have our dinner. A woman took our orders and promptly went back to the stall.
Then, I caught a glimpse of frogs moving about in a plastic tank. There were also the commonly seen crabs, immobilised by raffia strings.
Knowing that the animals were stressed killed all the appetite I had for my dinner.
I have become a vegetarian for animal welfare reasons and so it was very upsetting to see the frogs and crabs on display as food at a heartland coffeeshop where families, both young and old, gather for a good meal.
My animal-loving parents felt disturbed too.
The frogs may or may not be kept in an unclean or cramped condition, but this does not dispel the fact that they live and breathe like us and deserve to be treated with respect - as an animal and not just a source of food.
If the people who order the dish could see how their dinner is being prepared, would they still be able to stomach what is on the plate?
It does not take rocket science to know that animals can feel stress and pain too.
So why can't we just spare these crabs and frogs the stress?
If other types of meat are subjected to regulated slaughter and sold chilled in supermarkets, I am sure frog legs and crab meat can be done likewise.
I ask that we be compassionate to these animals before they die for our eating pleasure by not putting them in eating places for an unknown period of time and subjecting them to unsupervised killing practices.
Lee Poh Ling (Ms)
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