Thursday, July 27, 2006

why tabbing in firefox is better

I probably wrote something about browsers previously, but everytime I surf the web, I get so incredibly frustrated with bad browsers due to non compliant web sites.

In my opinion, and possibly for some others, the new IE7 doesn't even come close to the latest Firefox 1.5. Mozilla has adopted concepts like tabulated browsing and evening went the extra step to allow you to drag tabs in order and also use shortcut keys.

Since I've moved to Safari and promptly lost my mac, I can't see myself going back to IE other than the fact that some webpages are still built only for IE compatibility.

For all you IE lovers, if youre still running IE 6 and considering using IE7 just so you can use tabs, its not your only option. Yahoo toolbar does come with the additional tabs function just to add more clutter to your browser menus.

This will be good for now, until MS adds IE7 to the next bundled patches for automatic updates. Til then, the choice is yours again.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

singapore radio

Another improvement i noticed on this front is the increase in radio stations. Here's a pretty good "lembek" channel to listen to. Lush 99.5 - http://www.lush995.sg/

Sticking to my favourite classical stations, Symphony 92.4 - http://www.symphony.sg isn't bad at all.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

spoilt by choice

With some time away, I started to think that Australia was catching up in the IT space. However on returning, I realised that Singapore is still far ahead and cannot be overtaken on IT consumerism.

There's way too much choice and selection of products and at a pretty competitive prices.

The would be several reasons why Australia would not be able to catch up. Consumer behavior and poorer distribution channels.

Consumer behavour can be altered with increased immigrants wanting the technology they are familiar with, but the increased price of moving stuff around the country and labour will still lead to higher prices.

Splitting the home network

Who wouldn't want to separate the traffic at home for security reasons. The more common ones include wireless guest and wireless users. ...