Tag Archives: Technology

Tips for Creating a Successful Chat Roulette Party

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Chat Roulette is the latest darling of the internet community.  Connecting you, via webcam, with random users from around the world, it takes all that is miserable, squalid and immoral debauched about the internet, and conveniently gathers them in one place. At the slightest hesitation […]

Tokyo RFID

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RFID noodle ordering in Tokyo – drop your ‘ticket’ on the sensor zone on the table, and the waiter knows where to come to drop your food.  Japan is just so thoughtful about these things it makes me want to pack my stuff and move […]

Borneo

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“Borneo” I have always liked the name of the place, associating it with adventure and danger, with Tintin and mysterious happenings in the jungle. Right up there with Zanzibar, Madagascar, Peru and Tazmania in the adventurous naming competition. It comprises territories from Brunei, Indonesia and […]

Travelling Dick

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A rather unfortunate choice of font … The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan…

Playing with Wolfram Alpha

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Taipei to Cambridge Spending an hour or so playing with Wolfram Alpha – the new darling of the internet world. Google’s intellectual cousin? It doesn’t seem to impressed by many of my questions … Comparing Apples to Apples Hmmmm … will play with it some […]

Laos & Cambodia – Predux

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Getting some headspace on my ‘Data Holiday’ in Laos & Cambodia – and watching kids messing around in the Mekong River I just got back from ten days of exploring and generally running around Laos and Cambodia, and am feeling all the better for it. […]

Dopplr 2008

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I have been amusing myself over the past year with Web 2.0 darling Dopplr.com – essentially a set of tools to help plan, track, analyse and prod your travel, and allow you to see where fellow travelly friends are likely to be. It has taken […]

Taipei Taxi Accessories

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Taipei Taxis usually have some surprises up their sleeves, with multiple DVD players, karaoke systems, and imaginative nicotine delivery systems. Here are a couple of recent ones that made me smile sitting in the back listening to wailing Chinese pop music. This one was great […]

Not Made in China

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There is quite a backlash against Chinese produce at the moment, and it is affecting the well-known scare stories like eggs and milk, but also spilling over into other products that I suppose the marketers believe can get some traction with. Hence, batteries; the sticker […]

Taipei Times – Dictionaries for Learning Chinese

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This month, I review two electronic learning aids developed for people learning Chinese. This time, however, they are produced by Asian companies. Read the reviews here: XCome Dictionary for Asus EeePC & Dr Eye Han Easy (html page) (pdf) Enjoy! The story of a British […]