Monthly Archive for May, 2009

Google Sync for S60

Finally, there’s official support for Google Sync in S60 via Mail for Exchange. I haven’t been syncing my calendar on the E71 as much since it required me to manually sync via GooSync after NuevaSync stopped working for me. Now I can have calendar sync automated again. Good times.

(via Google Mobile Blog)

The Joy of Origami

When I was rather small, we used to have an origami booklet and I’ve always found the whole process of making an origami enjoyable — from trying to figure out what the diagrams mean to actually finishing the piece. So when I saw a pack of origami paper at Muji, I immediately got one. Below is the first one I made.

And the joy has never left.

Some Benefits of Virtualization and Cloud Computing

A side effect of “the switch” is that I am now reaping more and more benefits from virtualization. One of the first things I had to do when I switched was get virtualization software. This is so I can run Windows programs (mostly browsers) inside OS X as opposed to rebooting into a Windows install through Boot Camp.

I went for VMWare Fusion because of their Virtual Appliances. I was thinking that if I wanted to play with Linux in the future, I’d do away having to install and configure a whole operating system that I’m not very familiar with. However, after reading some very informative articles at Slicehost on how to install and configure things like Apache, PHP, MySQL, Nginx and Django on a naked Linux install, I forewent the Virtual Appliance route. I decided that If I am to learn more about Linux I have to go through the whole install and configure process and just create my own virtual appliances.

I think the advent of virtualization and cloud computing is a good thing for the industry I’m currently in (which has many names, mostly with the following keywords jumbled up – digital, interactive, marketing, advertising). This is specially beneficial for smaller shops who have less resources to invest in hosting infrastructure. Continue reading ‘Some Benefits of Virtualization and Cloud Computing’

My Photo’s on JsMag May 2009

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JsMag just released its latest issue and my photo is on the cover :) Hopefully I can write an article about JavaScript and contribute more than a photo soon enough.

The issue contains pieces on:

  • Mashups from the Ground Up
  • Flex/AJAX Bridge Gotchas
  • Demystifying Custom Events in jQuery
  • Web Testing with Windmill
  • RIA Revolution
  • Book excerpt from “JavaScript for Beginners”
  • Community News