Friday, September 23, 2005

Move over Google Sidebar | CNET Another addition to the Desktop Search Wars (TM). The opensource community has something similar in alpha/beta? state via Dashboard.

Sabi nga ni ka edong, it will only be a matter of time before there would be a technology that can search your brain. Now that would be terribly Google-rrific!

"Resistance is futile..." - Startrek

Thursday, September 22, 2005

From a Bancnet AD today:

G-Cash Bancnet tie-up

Sept 23, 2005: very soon you will be able to transfer funds from your ATM account in a BancNet-member bank to your or somebody else's G-Cash wallet.

Just go to any BancNet ATM, log on to or text through BancNet Mobile Banking.

Choose which account to debit from linked to the ATM Card, select (BANK) as your destination bank (Asia United Bank) as the destination bank and enter your Globe cellphone and the desired amount to be transferred.

Regular Interbank Fund Transfer fees will apply.

Sound's eerily similar to an idea we had been pushing thru in a not so distant past.

Didn't I tell you everything is possible in this
deja vu? - Roxette

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Law enforcement agencies deny raids on local Internet shops - hmmmnn... Confusing... Wonder who is responsible for spreading FUD among PC users? With most shops closing and switching to linux, the online gaming companies are probably scratching their heads due to lost sales.

On the bright side:

NOW! is the time for opensource to spring into action! This would also mean more kids being exposed to FOSS. Which is probably better than them getting rather too addicted to online games. A typical opensource *Linux/*BSD is probably good enough for "typical" desktop use.

"Gusto mo ba? Gusto mo ba? Sumama!" - eraserheads

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Some nagging thoughts on m-commerce.

I think G-Cash and Smart Money (S-Money) should augment their platform with LBS (location based services). Users should be able to inquire the nearest cash-in and cash-out center based on their location. Or should be able to locate users within their proximity willing to do cash-in/cash-out.

The ability to locate other users willing to do cash-in/cash-out could work by allowing them to text their cash-in/cash-out availability (ala instant messenger status). They have the option to turn the feature on or off and indicate perhaps the amount they can currently cash-in/cash out. This has the potential of accelerating the adoption rate of m-commerce in the Philippines.

Of course nothing beats making short access codes and m-commerce API's somehow more accessible to modern day pinoy technopreneurs.

Am not like them, but I can pretend. -Nirvana

Monday, September 19, 2005

When I first got a taste of Mac OS X via bookah, I sorely missed the tomboy application. It is a personal wiki of sorts, and could readily kick your current post-it note app. It was only available on the linux platform and uses GNOME-Mono combo and is generally Beagle friendly. Tomboyless, I immediately felt the urge to port or manage to create something similar on OS X but as always haven't managed to find the time to do so (as if).

While browsing to Apple's dashboard download repository this morning, I stumbled upon inkspotting : WikityWidget

Problem solved. Works nicely and best of all FREE! It doesn't support Spotlight at the moment, so you search using the widget itself. Still, all in all a nice addition to my dashboard collection.
And yes, I turned 28 last Saturday. And what better way to start it than a seemingly endless series of group hugs and kisses. Ah, life is good. I cooked my infamous spaghetti and bundled it with barbecue and everyone was pretty happy.

Rock on!

Sunday, September 18, 2005

The GNOME Journal: GOCollab -- Peer to Peer Document Collaboration. Technologies like this will greatly accelarate the adoption of opensource technologies.

What we need is a collaboration standard/spec that opensource apps can take advantage of. Realtime collaboration is also one of the next big thing in the nearby future.
Onlife, very slick! it automatically creates the record of the most common apps you use (safari, mail, etc.).

Hmmnn... Taking this for a spin.