Philip Cheang (@_phi)

Metro Manila, Philippines

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @_phi ever

January 2011

Google’s Android overtakes Nokia’s Symbian to be the world’s largest smartphone platform. http://j.mp/eScRHS

via Twitter for iPhone

Every time I come home from Ateneo my net doesn’t work. Then I realize I cloned my old laptop’s wifi MAC address, and now it’s colliding.

via Echofon

At Rotonda, the Ateneo Information Design senior’s thesis exhibit: http://occip.it/pt3v4fqq http://twitpic.com/3v4fqq

via 360 Panorama

Off to Katipunan to meet with people, then Ateneo later for FA fest opening (and to talk).

via Echofon

So, today marks one whole year. Where am I now, and how am I doing?

via Echofon

Not cute: No official way to manually change MMS settings (!); furthermore, it’s hardcoded on branded devices. (Thankfully, its’ hackable.)

via Seesmic for Windows Phone 7

Cute: the “:-)” Messaging icon on WP7 changes to “;-)” when there are unread msgs, and “:-(” when sending fails. http://twitpic.com/3ufw1r

via Seesmic for Windows Phone 7

WP7 peeve: volume is not divided between music/media & alerts/ringer. Doesn’t remember diff lvls for headset & speaker. Together, a hassle.

via Seesmic for Windows Phone 7

@sarmikael But in the meantime, there’s the 3DS, right? ;) WP7 is pretty good, but I’m missing my apps, multitasking, and push over WiFi.

via Twitter for Windows Phone in reply to mcoyiuto

PSP 2: dual sticks, dual cameras, dual touchpads (front screen, back surface). motion controls, 3G, GPS. 4X resolution. Looks awesome.

via Twitter for Windows Phone

@marionjames05 I don’t think Microsoft has a WiFi/cell tower database here yet. If you stand outside, GPS will get a lock. Worked for me. :)

via Twitter for Windows Phone in reply to marionjames05

Finally! Our Windows Phone 7 devices from Imagine Cup have arrived! :D just picked them up: http://twitpic.com/3tht5x

via Twitter for iPhone

@cammercheanger if that’s the case, then ask Kenneth. HA HA

via Echofon in reply to cammercheanger

@marionjames05 Probably, except Rodz. :) See you there!

via Echofon in reply to marionjames05

@smoileh hindi ah, team effort yan. haha.

via Echofon in reply to smoileh

And next Tuesday (25), @byimplication will be at Microsoft PH’s WhoDunnIT 2011 at Resorts World, to discuss Wildfire dev with VS + XNA.

via Echofon

This friday, we (@byimplication) will be at Ateneo-HPAIR’s National Conference to talk about Wildfire. :)

via Echofon

@rginedav Back in high school, I got one of their fat promotional books, and saw Game Design. They didn’t have an HK campus then, though. :(

via Echofon in reply to reginebdavid

@xtauymatiao It’s okay, I don’t think I would’ve been able to; I’d be missing out on @byimplication stuff and projects. ;) but thanks!

via Echofon in reply to xtauymatiao

@xtauymatiao Oh! Harvey told me he was considering it, but I didn’t know you were also. I think it’d be a bad time for me; we might ramp up.

via Echofon in reply to xtauymatiao

@xtauymatiao 3 weeks? You’re going back to China?

via Echofon in reply to xtauymatiao

9th, not 5th. Still pretty good. Yay, hoodie!

via Twitter for iPhone

… Now I should go to sleep. Staying up was worth it though!

via Echofon

Dropbox The Inaugural Dropquest scavenger hunt is now live! Win free space and fantastic prizes for being smart! http://bit.ly/haPJB5

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 5:21 AM, Jan 16th, 2011 via Echofon)

OMG I FINISHED IT!! 5th place! :O 13GB on @Dropbox! <3 you guys rock! • http://bit.ly/fJWIGMhttp://plixi.com/p/70215…

via Echofon

IBM’s Watson supercomputer to compete in Jeopardy; they do a practice round: http://engt.co/er233c (voice reminds me of HAL. also, it wins.)

via Echofon

Asian Parent High Expectations: not just a meme. IRL example: http://on.wsj.com/dXg71b

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@primadonnita Some astronomer says the planetary alignment (?) now is different from how it was 3k yrs ago, hence this new “Ophiuchus” sign.

via Echofon in reply to primadonnita

@pmgomez thanks! :) It still needs tweaking though.

via Echofon in reply to pmgomez

To those freaking out over the zodiac shift thing: does it feel like you’ve been living a lie all your life?

via Echofon

“Make It Better.” Cute kinetic typography. vimeo.com/18669276 (via @daringfireball)

via Twitter for Mac

StephenAtHome Everyone keeps telling me how fun Angry Birds is, but I’ve been insulting my parakeet all week and he just seems hurt.

via SocialOomph (retweeted on 4:46 PM, Jan 13th, 2011 via Twitter for Mac)

@hirika …no. (lol. maybe in the future?) it’s an RT, just check it out.

via Echofon in reply to carauymatiao

Looking forward to this! RT @doblezeta: Sneak Peek. Coming this January. http://twitpic.com/3petex http://twitpic.com/3pevqe

via Echofon

jessicahische Should I work for free?—a flowchart http://jhische.com/workf…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 1:12 AM, Jan 13th, 2011 via Twitter for Mac)

@levi_io since when did you join the Combine Overwatch?

via Twitter for Mac in reply to levi_io

Wait, what? The Verizon iPhone can act as a WiFi hotspot? Please tell me this will also be a software update…

via Twitter for Mac

codinghorror “My software never has bugs. It just develops random features.”

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 7:13 PM, Jan 11th, 2011 via Twitter for Mac)

@pmgomez No, what’s up? You can just email me :)

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to pmgomez

“Emphasis depends on exception. The more things are emphasized, the less effective the emphasis.” ― Allan Haley, typographer

via Echofon

A slideshow of some of their more interesting products: http://bit.ly/dEXfS7

via Echofon

Woah! Inventables: fantastic, innovative, hi-tech materials for your projects, designs, products. http://www.inventables.c…

via Echofon

@glencharles But if you do update, you can probably rollback with Time Machine. (assuming you use it.)

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to glencharles

@glencharles I think it should be fine, but if you’re really paranoid, then just wait; only the Mac App Store is new.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to glencharles

@glencharles Nope, I haven’t encountered any issues. :)

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to glencharles

@hirika But it means you’re always looking for the most efficient solution, which is a good thing.

via Echofon in reply to carauymatiao

@hirika Eh. Okay. You waste a lot of time converting too though. Long term, I suggest you switch to hard drives.

via Echofon in reply to carauymatiao

@hirika But DVDs are a horrible archival medium. But if you must, why not just split the file? (You lose quality otherwise.)

via Echofon in reply to carauymatiao

@hirika Why the hell would you do that

via Echofon in reply to carauymatiao

@xtauymatiao @hirika Thank you, I’ll do just that. :)

via Echofon in reply to xtauymatiao

It’s my parents’ 25th anniversary tomorrow. Yay. ☺ I have to rush edit/render two videos and prepare MC/speech scripts. Nay. ☹ Rush rush.

via Echofon

asymco Microsoft makes software to sell.
Apple makes software as a means to sell hardware.
Google makes software as a means to sell its user.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 2:59 PM, Jan 7th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

I don’t see how you could ask a favor from someone, and then make it really difficult for them to do it.

via Twitter for iPhone

So, the new Twitter for Mac has secret prefs that MacHeist customers can unlock. It pays to pay for software! twitpic.com/3np8la

via Twitter for Mac

@hirika Yes, yes, and yes. But it’s still single-window/panel/whatever. Sayang.

via Twitter for Mac in reply to carauymatiao

@hirika Yep, download it from the new App Store. Software Update. It’s still very much like Tweetie, though. twitpic.com/3nj78v

via Twitter for Mac in reply to carauymatiao

I tried copying the new Twitter for Mac (from the Mac App Store) to another computer (not yet updated), and it still works. Yay, no DRM?

via Twitter for Mac

The Mac App Store is up! http://www.apple.com/mac… • (Check Software Update, it’s part of OS X 10.6.6)

via Echofon

@danmatutina Not yet, but they said we’d get them soon. (I hope it comes within the month; I’ve been looking forward to it. Haha.)

via Echofon in reply to danmatutina

Holy crap. That next-gen Surface system in the Microsoft keynote. The system is only 4 inches thick, but the display is still a camera.

via Echofon

(Had I known earlier, I would’ve asked you all to vote. Oops. You would’ve, right? ;)

via Echofon

Wildfire got #9 on @G4C Games for Change’s top social impact games of 2010. http://goo.gl/BC9V8

via Echofon

@icemonsod glad to know I’m not the only one. :P also, good to know you heard about your dog! You got him back na?

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to icemonsod

@richtuason Hindi eh. It’s simply a poor choice of words. I probably had a strange expression on my face at the time. Haha. :))

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to richtuason

So I heard “Updated Version of Me” on the radio. It struck me as odd. You can be out-of-date? Obsolete? If I make a mistake, can I rollback?

via Twitter for iPhone

As we move forward and look back, forget about what could’ve been; focus instead on what could be.

via Twitter for iPhone