Monthly Archives: January 2009

Which feature a Twitter clone should have?

Up to now, we’ve seen the emergence of 6 Twitter clones in Vietnam, 4 of which have been pretty active while the 5th one (Hola?) is dying and the 6th is about to be launched. Let’s do a wishlist for … Continue reading

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Slacky diary: Adobe AIR on Slackware 12.2

Adobe AIR allows Internet applications to run on multiple operating systems. For Linux, only package-based OSes such as Ubuntu, Fedora Core, and openSUSE are suppored. Much as I like Twitterfox, I still want Twhirl and TweetDeck to be my primary … Continue reading

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The comments are gone…

Yes, I’ve switched the default comment system to Disqus. It all looks good except that all the existing comments are gone. The new version does allow importing them but unfortunately it requires the /tmp to be writeable. I guess I … Continue reading

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2009: The microblogging war begins

VNExpress.Net – Vietnam’s top online news site today ran an article on microblogging which introduced the idea, Twitter, and its clients. With Nhắn Gửi dot com on stage, now the local microblogging war begins: Saigonica Ugly interface, poor translation from … Continue reading

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Vietnam has a new volunteerism project

And it’s big. Check it out here: {link} I’m most familiar with VSO, one of the three sponsors: VSO as I’d worked with two of the assigned volunteers in HCMC for almost one year. Paul, the current chairman of the … Continue reading

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Lunar New Year: Vietnam Data Communications got drunk

Last night, @baomoi reported on Twitter that a number of top websites in Vietnam were down, including:  Baomoi.com, Chinhphu.vn – website of the Government, Dantri, Vietnamnet – online news sites – and the rest 80% of websites. After contacting the … Continue reading

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Fresco20 in 2009

Chúc Mừng Năm Mới! F20 has been fun. I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I do. In 2009, there are a couple of things I’d like to achieve, in no particular order: Find a job. O well, education … Continue reading

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Đại Nam Park – Vietnam top man-made tourism spot

Located in Thủ Dầu Một, Bình Dương – < = 50 kilometers away from HCMC center, Đại Nam park is poised to become Vietnam's top man-made tourism spot, boasting a mixture of modern and traditional architecture. The amusement park takes … Continue reading

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Is Camemis.com suitable for Vietnam?

John Tim Denny, my advisor, has been working on this new venture called “Cambodia Education Management Information System”, an open source system – licensed under the GPL, “for the collection, integration, processing, maintenance and dissemination of data and information to … Continue reading

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VCCorp: a mini-VC?

Tai Tran, in his response to my previous post on “Start-ups: One or No One?”, supported the idea that a start-up should “spread its efforts and pave ways for innovations & success”. I would say we should all look at … Continue reading

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