Philip Cheang 🚀 (@_phi)

Metro Manila, Philippines

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

February 2011

@yapsestagle I was there last year, but it was closed at the time. Alas.

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@sarmikael Pretty interesting. Quite gesture-heavy. Positive initial impressions, but still kinda buggy here and there.

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Rocking the Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview! http://twitpic.com/43vipf

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@levi_io Think USD $100 to $400, depending on brand/capacity. I’d wait until about halfway this year; new models/controllers are coming out.

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@levi_io Dude, it’s not hard. The official manual (in the box, and on the HD) tells you how to. :| And if not, there’s http://ifixit.com/

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@levi_io Don’t buy from Apple, lol. I meant an aftermarket drive, then just stick it in yourself.

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@richtuason Hrm, sige. Don’t want to stay too late though, if that’s okay. :P

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@levi_io Douche. :P You’ll be happy to know it’s competitive with the Mac Pros, and outperforms the iMac line. Now go get an SSD for it.

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The new Sandy Bridge-based MacBook Pros double the CPU/memory performance. http://bit.ly/gf5oyD • My nearly-1yr-old laptop feels obsolete :(

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@oceansandwaves late ko nakuha yung message mo kanina. :( haha, let me know kung may dinner kayo ulit. :)

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@mj_gacho actually, I was shocked a bit after realizing it was six digits. Mabuti hindi. Five more, then. :P

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@mj_gacho add six more, to make it perfect. :P

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@richtuason I have a feeling that’d be counter-intuitive. But it would be very lulzy too.

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New MacBook Pros, Thunderbolt interconnect, OS X Lion Dev Preview. (now with version control? what?) & FaceTime for Mac is now a buck. Yuck.

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Is it just me, or is Google Reader super-slow today?

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Photos of the Christchurch earthquake from The Big Picture: http://goo.gl/r8vym

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You should greet my sister @cammercheanger a wonderful birthday today, as befits a wonderful person.

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Apple issues invitations for March 2 event. iPad 2 incoming. http://bit.ly/fsTJCM (and of course, new MacBook Pros this week.)

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@levi_io …sakit sa ulo. Nakakainis ka. Hahaha.

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@levi_io ffffffuuuuuuu— No, wait. It can’t replace MagSafe. What if you trip on it? ffffffffuuuuuuu (again.)

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“Thunderbolt” is kind of a lame name. The logo on the port can also be confused for power. C’mon, Apple.

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I don’t Facebook, but I’m sure there are many of you who will find this useful: http://bit.ly/fRyEl9

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@richtuason What is it like? And where did she get it? :))

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ABSCBNNews UST students accused of ‘trolling’ Facebook, RH bill for grades http://ow.ly/40sXx

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Sent out a ton of emails over the weekend, only to realize they weren’t actually sent. Hassle. (overzealous security + carelessness.)

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I pulled out an old eeePC netbook, and while struggling w/ the tiny screen, realized my *phone* had a higher resolution. In, what, 3 years?

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@levi_io Bookmark? Note it down in a text file? Prototype it? :P

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@hirika What for? Nostalgia’s sake? Haha.

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@meggykawsek Good web typography is possible without Flash! ;) Also check out http://letteringjs.com/ , especially the samples.

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@hirika Balloon game? Which one? The really really old one which you had to tilt to escape a house? I think it was “Up there”

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@meggykawsek … both uses are actually mentioned in the 1st paragraph. But if you want to know more: http://bit.ly/ha6Gm0

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@meggykawsek Generally not used in print. It’s there to explicitly make paragraph breaks visible, and to refer to a particular ¶ in legalese

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The secret life of punctuation: The pilcrow (¶) http://goo.gl/eHptH

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Google Web Fonts: http://google.com/webfon… • A nice, free alternative to http://typekit.com (which is also awesome, in its own right.)

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@chinosmash “It’s not edible.” Really!? But it looks so… edible. What the heck, Japan.

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Remember the Google logo about Jules Verne (underwater)? http://goo.gl/uOPBU • If you have a MacBook, it reacts to accelerometer tilt. Whoa.

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@glencharles thanks! :) We’re doing well enough now, but our forthcoming stuff will be make-or-break. I’m hoping for the best. :)

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@glencharles …. http://byimplication.com ? Hahaha. We’re working on several unreleased projects. ;)

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Forgotten attachment detector: always a lifesaver. http://twitpic.com/41bcvn

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oceansandwaves In other news, Leonardo da Vinci’s resume http://www.cenedella.com…

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Fantastic framing RT @levi_io: An emotional trailer for a zombie survival game. It had better be as good as its trailer. youtube.com/watch?v=lZqrG1…

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This is ridiculous. RT @ANCALERTS: Catholic parish bans communion for RH supporters By David Dizon http://ow.ly/3Y4gJ

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Pixelfari: a “pixely, 8-bitty version” of Safari. I love the effect. • http://goo.gl/Ulos6

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@windowsphone It’s only in the U.S. app store, and selected other countries. Will it be made available elsewhere? (I’m from the Philippines)

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Windows Phone 7 for Mac connector out of beta, now on Mac App Store. http://bit.ly/fs7OrC • It’s not on the Philippine store, though… :/

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So I’m compiling C w/ gcc, but accidentally set output as the source. Switch back to my editor, it updates w/ binary garbage. No undo. crap

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@dmartinng Watson is, but sometimes the categories aren’t literal. (And in this case, he assumed wrong). I was amused by his bet, though! :P

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@dmartinng US cities! NOT! Hahaha. This explains it a bit, though: http://bit.ly/e6qdCx

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Still exciting though! Jeopardy / IBM Challenge Day 1: http://youtu.be/BfNBWJTG… • Day 2: http://youtu.be/fyPlhd7B… • (+ one more day)

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IBM’s Watson supercomputer beats out humans on Jeopardy Round 1. I was looking forward to Skynet, but the final question was disappointing.

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@meggykawsek On the idea that knowing Photoshop → knowing design: Just as knowing MS Word does not mean you know how to write. :P

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Apple now the most valuable tech company by $100B: they’re worth at least one Hewlett-Packard more than Google, MS, etc. http://goo.gl/eG9LZ

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comex It seems that before opening a DRMed book, iBooks drops an improperly signed binary, tries to execute it, and if (cont) http://tl.gd/8r4pbb

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My mom was having trouble accessing some sites, so she emailed me: “No Internet?” Uh…

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Windows Phone 7 announcements sound good: IE9, multitasking, copy/paste, Twitter. I hope the update isn’t too far away.

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@glencharles Haha, yeah, that one’s nice. They also announced the Xperia Play, Neo, and Pro. Sana lang timely yung software updates.

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@glencharles Yeah. Weird ng price point. Well, March/April is around the corner; you ought to wait for an iPad 2 announcement. ;)

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Why are these new Android 3.0 tablets in the $800-1000 range? Are they even trying to compete with the iPad? (or Playbook/webOS)

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@hirika Mahal ba yung dalawang binili mo? (and I hope you don’t mind if I ask to borrow the template one sometime. lol.)

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@hirika Cool. They come with the fancy CDs with templates inside?

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@hirika Turboprops (propeller) are more efficient at lower altitudes, but Jet engines (modern airliners) fare better at cruising altitude.

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@levi_io Thus, there was a lot of chemistry in the air.

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@xtauymatiao No prob. Have a safe flight later! :)

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MMDA Happy Valentine’s everyone! Please remember na hindi po namin jurisdiction ang mga nagbabangaang puso.ü

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Awesome hidden feature in Skype: if you make a typo while chatting, you can correct it with regex. http://goo.gl/ywpfi

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@richtuason Hey, hey. I vehemently disagree! That’s just you making up for your lack of concrete evidence!

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@primadonnita … Gilbert, actually. But that’s fine. Haha! :))

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TIME Breaking: Mubarak steps down | http://bit.ly/hsl7CG

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Egyptian People oust Hosni Mubarak as President of Egypt on @foursquare • Saw on TV.

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On further reflection, Nokia contributes to several open-source projects (Qt, Maemo/MeeGo, WebKit, etc.) I bet those developers are upset.

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@levi_io Not really, we couldn’t have known. :P Rumors were just rumors. I’m quite excited for the platform and future devices, though.

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… makes me wish they took a little more time to send our Windows Phone 7 units, if only to get some fancy Nokia model.

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Exciting past two days: palm/HP’s webOS phones/tablets; now Nokia is adopting Windows Phone 7 as their primary OS. http://engt.co/e685gL

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@hirika The directed apology was unnecessary. lol. knock yourself out. :P

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Was ordering Serenitea w/ @xtauymatiao, but they weren’t answering. This made me sad. 5 minutes later, they called back! This made me happy.

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Nokia CEO Stephen Elop’s company-wide memo, on their “burning platform”: http://engt.co/gyzQKT •  I hope Nokia can pick themselves up.

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Unmoderated expectations.

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Yay, untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4 on iOS 4.2.1!

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“A harrowing, historic week in Egypt” — Photos from The Big Picture • http://goo.gl/mDE3i

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Happy Chinese New Year! • 新年快樂

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Also check out Everything is a Remix, Part 1: http://vimeo.com/14912890 (on music)

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Everything is a Remix, Part 2: http://vimeo.com/19447662 (on film) • Fantastic web series exploring the remix in media and pop culture.

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@xtauymatiao We should go out again with @richtuason and @meggykawsek before you leave once more for China :)

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“Little ball of fur…” ♫ http://instagr.am/p/BUmO…

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

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