SpaceTop 3D

March 1st, 2013 by Terrence Miao No comments »

The interface between computer and human beings evolution starts from punched card and tape in very old time, to keyboard and mouse yesterday, touchscreen today, wearable devices like Google Glass and iWatch in voice control tomorrow. 

In near future most likely human would be totally naked – with bare hands making gesture and eyeballs movement to instruct computer what to do.

Read more: http://www.wired.com/business/2013/02/amazing-3d-desktop/

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Quote of the day – The shameless plagiarism

February 28th, 2013 by Terrence Miao No comments »

The first version of Android copied RIM’s BlackbBerry operating system, but after Apple launched the iPhone, Google decided to throw away everything they were working on and copy iOS instead. On the flip side, we’ve seen several Android features get ported to iOS over the past few years, most notably “Notification Center”.

Moral of this story is Good ideas are good ideas, and at the end of the day it’s about who provides a better implementation of said ideas that wins the war.

Just as God always taught us people should cleanup arse back their own at first before start finger pointing.

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Melbournian and father Bill Gekas, who is inspired by the distinctive visual style…

February 27th, 2013 by Terrence Miao No comments »

Melbournian and father Bill Gekas, who is inspired by the distinctive visual style of the old masters classic paintings, particularly Vermeer and Rembrandt, takes his 5 years old daughter, a young small lady with rosy cheeks, big wide eyes and a serious look on her face, combined with some period-looking clothes and accessories, in front of a digital camera.

The images Bill Gekas created are striking on many levels – the subject, the colour, the pose, the style. What it evokes on an emotional level all cause people to look twice. His work reveal the beautiful images with a distinct style and attention to detail.

Read more: http://www.billgekas.com

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Why Win 7 at home, Win XP office

February 27th, 2013 by Terrence Miao 1 comment »

Why Win 7 at home, Win XP office

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Team had a very productive session with Java Domain Architect this afternoon

February 26th, 2013 by Terrence Miao No comments »

Developers fed a lot great ideas how to design bullet-proof applications, refactor existing spaghetti or lasagna codes, better test practice … At the end, we found out it's urgent whole I.T. department needs a development guideline.

Our Java Domain Architect took a serious time pondering on the proposal then said:

"Because the Project Managers control the budget and resources, for most time your PM is your guideline."

Just brilliant.

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Getting up at 5 o'clock in the morning wouldn't be called lazy

February 26th, 2013 by Terrence Miao 16 comments »

After a hot-water shower and long time missing full size breakfast, checking world stock markets which is another disaster day in Wall Street after Italy election result sending earthquake around the world, I'm ready to go to work before 7am. 

But it's too later …

Looking outside of my place, I'm shocked that cars already have been packed up from train station 5 km away up to my doorbell. Good weather condition, rain pouring down which is very good for thirsty garden and run-out-at-bottom water tank, but it's bad for traffic making even worse that everyone wants to rush to the main road in a comfy car.

So have to trapped myself at home waiting for traffic a bit easier. Searching for live traffic report and find out that Google Maps already offers this service. 

Question raised how the hell Google could manage to do this?

Check: live traffic report melbourne

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"I'm happy being paid in Australian dollars for the next 10 years,"…

February 25th, 2013 by Terrence Miao 4 comments »

"I'm happy being paid in Australian dollars for the next 10 years," he said, noting that "the Australian economy is being punished for its virtue".

AUSTRALIA has joined the CASSH economy and it's good news for inbound investment, according to Blackrock's global chief investment strategist Russ Koesterich. He named Canada, Australia, Singapore, Switzerland and Hong Kong as developed countries whose economies had performed well through the global financial crisis.

"You can also include New Zealand and Norway but I couldn't work out where to put the letters," joked Mr Koesterich, who ranks those countries alongside lower-cost developing countries as a likely target for global investors.

He particularly likes their low gross public debt and the fact in all of them fiscal deficits averaged less than 1 per cent in 2010, as against an average of 7.5 per cent in Europe, the US and Japan.

But he's not so keen on the US, he says, because of the likely dampening effects of fiscal drag, where more people are going to find themselves paying higher rates of tax, as their earnings recover, to help reduce the country's massive sovereign debt.

"Some of the near-term risks have shifted from Europe to the US," he said, noting the US probably would be "more resilient than the UK but growth in the US may disappoint because of drag".

Two area of surprise in the US-based expert's presentation this week were that he didn't expect a bust in the US bond market despite the very low yield of Treasury bonds and he didn't expect the Australian dollar to lose much ground even after the US Federal Reserve stopped its quantitative easing program.

"I'm happy being paid in Australian dollars for the next 10 years," he said, noting that "the Australian economy is being punished for its virtue".

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Quote of the day – "Enter our hero

February 22nd, 2013 by Terrence Miao 11 comments »

Bernanke steps in, dressed in shining white robes and then, with one smooth fluid motion, reaches over to the keyboard to press enter. Another one trillion dollars created, just like that."

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