Philip Cheang 🚀 (@_phi)

Metro Manila, Philippines

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

March 2011

Hawken: AWESOME mech FPS by indie (!?) studio Adhesive Games: http://youtu.be/udEAEARD… (and only 9 months so far? I feel lame.)

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RT @earlpaulodiaz: Today is Thursday. Today it is payday, payday. We, we, we so excited.

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(2/2) … I was greatly amused to see the parking cashier playing Plants vs. Zombies on the cashier computer. Full screen. Hahaha.

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(1/2) Well, this was a stressful night, playing the role of driver, and worrying over people in the hospital. On the flip side, I was …

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From the devilish mind that brought you QWOP, comes GIRP: http://www.foddy.net/GIR…

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A local-groupon-clone-aggregator: http://frugalpanda.ph/ (also, I find it’s better designed than most of the sites it aggregates.)

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@levi_io … Okay, but we’re all in Metro Manila, and will all be affected by such a quake. So… no thanks.

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@richtuason I hate that all of the local providers with fiber-optic (or similar) plans only serve Makati >:(

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Tired of crashing every other day, and crazy CPU usage. Moving to the beta release channel (from the developer releases) of Google Chrome.

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@marionjames05 @jubjubteam Good job on the initial results! :D Wishing you guys the best of luck; give it your best shot!

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“Less Talk, More Rock: The native language of video games
is neither spoken nor written” • http://goo.gl/JbRJY (via , no less!)

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@xtauymatiao @richtuason Gee, I hope that’s not your only incentive. lol.

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@xtauymatiao Come back already kasi. You’ve been missing out on a lot. Ask @cammercheanger, @meggykawsek, and @richtuason. :P

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@levi_io uhm, I think I’ve been making an effort long before now. :/

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Back home, and our phones + DSL are still dead. It’s been 2 days now; PLDT is a bit too overzealous w/ Earth Hour. ☹ Oh well, off I go again

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@meggykawsek I’m not at home, so actually everything is off. Haha! :)

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It’s great being environmentally-minded and all, but let’s not limit ourselves to just an hour. ☺

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Our research data shows a high correlation between a participant’s progress in S:S&S EP & their aptitude for being asworcery

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So the PLDT landline + DSL at home has been dead for 24hrs. Supposedly our whole area is affected. Maybe I should just go out, or something.

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We got The Gold Trigon. We are so awesome.

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We were like groan not another fetch quest amirite?

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So I tried connecting to the neighbor’s wifi, but their PLDT is down too. Booooooo.

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Still there’s something strange about how The Scythian behaved, almost as if she was being controlled by an unseen force.

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Our research shows that prolonged exposure to the mythopoetic psychocosmology of S:S&S EP can have adverse side effeccery

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PLDT is seriously screwing up. Landline + DSL totally down. :/ I’ve been wifi tethering with the iPhone for 3.5 hours (and 2GB) now, hahaha.

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Can I just say: Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP for the iPad is FREAKING AWESOcery

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The new matte Chrome icon fits in better on Windows/Linux desktops, but the older skeuomorphic one looks nicer on Mac (like other Mac icons)

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… and ended up getting a free lunch, after already paying for (and eating) one previously. :ng

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So, we ended up on TV unintentionally, while they were shooting a feature at Sunrise Buckets. Hahaha.

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@glencharles Android. BlackBerry is kinda… dead in the water. The PlayBook looks pretty cool, but how will they translate the OS to phones?

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Portal 2 TV spot: http://youtu.be/APAcU3YB… • Also, it’s coming out next month! :D http://j.mp/fIVTdX PREORDERED

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Nintendo: “…we are not looking to do business today with the garage developer.” → Lame, and disappointing. • http://goo.gl/Pa7ZY

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@levi_io I hope you look forward to joining the ranks of the likes of Rodrick. :)

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@levi_io @richtuason if that is the case, there is this really awesome company you might be interested in. ;)

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levi_io Pretty impressive. Infographic about Merci Case. spacelab.2720.tv/infographics/O…

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So after that small shake, a search for “earthquake” reveals a flood of tweets. (For extra fun, use a client with real-time streaming.)

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“The Tyranny of the Extroverts” • http://goo.gl/o5sWZ

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… and a slow week,at that.They have a 35GB/month capped plan too,which’ll probably last a medium-heavy week? (Nevermind the promised speed.)

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SkyCable’s new 5Mbps plan, only PHP 999/month… but with a 15GB/mo. cap. I feel like that’ll last me only a week.

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HugoAhlberg ‘Typographic hierarchy’ by Frank Chimero (@fchimero) http://j.mp/eQ6aLv

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@glencharles Don’t tweet and drive. :P Haha!

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“iPad: The Microwave Oven of Computing” • An article that presents a thoughtful analogy. http://j.mp/f7ATkg

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Drop the pretense and go crazy: “Professionalism is for Amateurs.” • http://j.mp/fzOheY

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At Midnight Mercato (3rd time!) with @richtuason + @meggykawsek, after trivia night @ Hobbes fort. @levi_io should be here too but he’s lame

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On Community’s renewal: RT @kennethgyu: @_phi THIS IS A WARNING, I CAN’T BE KILLED

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Well, that’s reassuring. RT @yapsestagle: “NBC Renews ‘Community,’ ‘Parks and Recreation’ & ‘The Office’” http://j.mp/i4rk0B YA BIT?!

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@levi_io I’m on the phone right now. :/

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tjmanotoc anak ng… LSS tuloy to sleep RT @_phi: Today is Friday.

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Apparently, “just desserts” is wrong. The proper phrase is, in fact, “just deserts.” http://bit.ly/e7fzLg

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@levi_io Also, you should follow @meggykawsek, so you can see her amusing @-mentions of you. (private timeline kasi.) You’re very in-demand.

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@levi_io I get them about the same time. Echofon FTW.

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@levi_io …I’m just going to keep your computers, hard drives, and files.

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@levi_io You’re really lame, you know that? :P

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@richtuason @cammercheanger I actually asked her earlier, but she said she’s already going out that night. BOO. Let’s bug @levi_io more.

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@xtauymatiao That foreigners frequent the place makes the name even more amusing.

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@xtauymatiao I’m sorry, that’s a really funny name for a club/bar in China. “Propaganda.”

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ArtoftheTitle “A Brief History of Title Design” - a short film I created for the SXSW Title Design Finalists Screening - http://bit.ly/ewLTEh

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@richtuason @levi_io … kawawa naman ako. :/ • @jacjimeno good to know it’s working now! :)

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@jacjimeno … attached over Firewire, or with the Install DVDs if you don’t have another mac: hold down C during boot, then Utilities menu)

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@jacjimeno If it’s a logical (filesystem), not a physical (hardware) problem, try repairing w/ Disk Utility. (either w/ another mac while…

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@jacjimeno If you can find another Mac, at least try to get your files: Connect the two with a Firewire cable, then hold down T on your Mac

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@jacjimeno Uh, sounds like your hard drive decided to die on you, which is why the thing won’t boot. Do you have a backup (or Time Machine?)

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The bundled AR (Augmented Reality) games on the Nintendo 3DS look awesome: http://youtu.be/yk3rSX-v…

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Rocksmith, a music game from @Ubisoft that interfaces w/ REAL GUITARS. I want/need this [to learn!] http://aol.it/dV3qQW http://goo.gl/V8VaM

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I’ve thought before tht iPhone sharing GPS info to iPad would be a great feature, but never thought it’d be implemented. Glad to be wrong ;)

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Wifi-only iPads get GPS location when tethered to an iPhone. Awesome, I just lost my last incentive to get a 3G model. http://goo.gl/wISUK

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smashingmag Chartwell: original type family that uses OpenType ligatures to interpret and visualize data (not free) - http://bit.ly/dLTKJc

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@levi_io I know, right? It’s incredibly fascinating, and gives you a deep sense of appreciation for our everyday computing.

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We’ve come a long way RT @engadget US Navy explains basic mechanical principles of a fire control computer —1953 video http://engt.co/dK2csV

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Meet the Letter-Heads (CSS3+JS demo) http://goo.gl/wf3IR /via @firefox - the rest of the demos are pretty cool, too.

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@richtuason Hahaha, I don’t have enough “practice” with the listed games though :))

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kevinrose WOW, Apple does the right thing in Japan, a must read: kevinrose.com/blogg/2011/3/1…

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ANCALERTS PNRI: Wind direction from Japan is eastward and therefore the radiation from Fukushima will not affect PHL

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@kennethgyu Now you’ve thrown attribution out the window. Doesn’t matter; I RT’d it.

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@levi_io I have a technical argument, not a prejudiced one. Shut up.

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@levi_io More like linking to it would not be semantic, because you need a login, therefore not “a real link.” But whatever floats your boat

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levi_io @_phi @kennethgyu @byimplication We’ve seen it in the Philippines and we’re seeing it in . Wildfire in real life. facebook.com/notes/jun-shio…

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@levi_io it’s trapped behind the walls of facebook. ick.

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@levi_io (I actually saw this earlier on 4chan)

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… and it is too small to be powerful enough to transmit that far. The displays are probably also in closed loops. Oh well; awesome editing

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I just remembered: only the older iPods could output video through the headset hack. So… just a super-well-done fake?

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Two guys “hack” screens at Times Square with an iPhone + video transmitter. If fake, well done. If real, moreso. http://youtu.be/s_HUYi9a…

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@richtuason well… π ≠ φ , though. (3.142… vs. 1.618…)

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Intense. RT @Gizmodo: This street-level, 1st person view of the tsunami is the stuff nightmares are made of. Must watch: gizmodo.com/5781566/this-i…

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@kennethgyu @levi_io says the person who is interested in joining another thing. ;)

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@primadonnita oh yeah. HAHAHA. Sorry, I think my head just filtered it out and discarded it after I had read it briefly. :P

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@kidcuddli yep, still same number. our hands are full (also undermanned), so not sure if can take the job, but I’ll hear it out, at least :)

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iphone_dev Congrats to @comex for jailbreaking yet another brand new device (iPad2) while 2500 miles away from it!

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So why do people spread messages/hoaxes like these? yfrog.com/h8jkfvnj

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sofiasvanteson Very technical but highly interesting article on nuclear reactors and why not to worry about Fukushima http://bit.ly/fGGXto

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(2/2): As they left for prom: “Don’t try anything funny.” • “Nothing even slightly amusing either.” • “And definitely nothing hilarious!”

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(1/2): @kennethgyu and @levi_io had some choice words for @cammercheanger ‘s date last night: (continued)

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I’ve revived another dead computer by cooking the GPU! yfrog.com/gz208mbj yfrog.com/h3ny0jwj

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tokyoreporter Sendai Airport during tsunami http://www.youtube.com/w… Just unbelievable.

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cnnbrk Authorities presuming meltdowns may be under way at 2 other reactors http://on.cnn.com/fyrSuV

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markweaver First set of Japan earthquake photos from The Atlantic’s In Focus http://bit.ly/eo0bKI

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DaveEwing The headline you won’t be reading: “Millions saved in Japan by good engineering and government building codes”. Buts it’s the truth.

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TheWorldPost BREAKING: Massive 7.9 earthquake reportedly rocks Japan, 19-foot tsunamis feared http://huff.to/ezzmQb

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Apple’s iPad and iPhone might be at the forefront of “Post-PC” devices, but both still need iTunes on a PC (or Mac) to sync/activate.

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Major props to them. RT @inquirerdotnet: Smart launches ₱500 phone http://goo.gl/fb/MUF2O

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TIME By the end of the year, thousands of vending machines in Japan will be able to charge electric cars | http://ti.me/hGFVhP

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ferdinandcc Kapitaal: a typo-animation from the Netherlands demonstrating the insane amount of visual stimuli we face every day vimeo.com/4745924

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kennethgyu Fascinating but flawed article on male “maturity”: http://on.wsj.com/gTXraB
Fascinating and brilliant response: http://on.wsj.com/gnPqJW

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with the Ateneo ID peeps (@ Sweet Inspirations)

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Kinect used in motion capture for indie 3D animated series: http://goo.gl/sI52Uhttp://youtu.be/pPt_944t…

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Submit apps to the Windows Phone 7 marketplace from unsupported countries: http://www.yallaapps.com/wmpoweruser.com/microsoft-prov… (via @danmatutina

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@danmatutina hey, that’s awesome news. Will be seriously looking into this. Thanks for the heads-up! :D

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@glencharles Good luck! :D Let me know how it goes.

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@glencharles Depends on model. I’d write down the model #’s of units in stock, & check reviews online. (Sorry, I’ve no personal experience.)

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@glencharles A PC would give you th best throughput. But if you want a NAS device, I suggest checking out http://www.smallnetbuild…

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@glencharles If NAS, I’d suggest just building a small PC with Gigabit Ethernet. kahit low-end yung graphics and stuff na hindi impt.

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@glencharles I really like the Drobo series, but it’s expensive and slow. (and I dunno if it’s available here.) You looking for a FireWire?

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We’ll be talking at STI College Global City’s ICT Roadshow thing tomorrow at 9am, about Game Design and Development. :)

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@kennethgyu @primadonnita @levi_io Only if they follow both parties (as I said)… but I dislike polluting my own timeline, so good night :)

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@primadonnita @levi_io @kennethgyu Also, people only see UserA’s replies to UserB if they follow UserB also.

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@levi_io @kennethgyu @primadonnita It’s the dynamic, organic, and kinetic evolution of social media.

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@primadonnita Actually, that sounds like an awesome paper to do (were it not so difficult, that is.)

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Full Text RSS Feed Builder: expands those annoying feeds that don’t show the whole article. AWESOME. http://bit.ly/fLahvZ

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“Holding the Bag: How I Gamed GDC’s Top Social Game Developers” — Guy was bit of a douche, but had an interesting point. http://goo.gl/kgZk0

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Broken links on a live, production site over the weekend. What is carelessness.

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@hirika If you’re referring to Rich’s tweet, that was about Green Tea Kit Kats from Meggy. lol? (but I may actually go, depending on things)

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@hirika Huh. You saw what, where now?

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@hirika It would be terrible if you could no longer do stuff you were once able to; it defeats the point of learning and growing.

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Nintendo may be able to brick 3DS units if it detects piracy. Well, that’s a deterrent. http://bit.ly/ee8Nma

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@richtuason …which makes me wonder: where did you put them? :O

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Microsoft It’s not often that we encourage you to stop using one of our products, but for , we’ll make an exception: http://bit.ly/g0wt4m

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Hey, I’m up early. Meeting with @richtuason, then off to Baguio :)

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Infinity Blade in finite time: How ChAIR made its iOS hit in five months • joystiq.com/2011/03/02/inf…

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GarageBand for the iPad looks fantastic. And so does iMovie. I really want to try both in person (on an iPad 2).

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Coders who can’t design, and designers who can’t code. • http://bit.ly/gBoh6m

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@levi_io you can ask one of us for help :)

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@levi_io what… was your point? That is what I said. The latter thing doesn’t apply here. Just chill. :/

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@levi_io it’s a very new release, and you have a custom configuration. Get ready to rage further with Philippine customs later on!

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Google’s self-driving cars driving aggressively. How are they making more progress than other dedicated companies? • http://engt.co/fhSPJH

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@levi_io A watched delivery page never ships.

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So, I managed to spit out an improved version very, very quickly, but I’m not quite happy with it. http://wildfire.byimplic…

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Oh, @ABC featured @byimplication Wildfire on their SaveOne site. Yay! http://goo.gl/0JRcH (I have to get to work on that old page though ><)

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ABC Can Playing a Computer Help Save the World? The makers of Wildfire think so: http://ow.ly/47kjD (via @ABCSaveALife)

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Scobleizer One other thing about Jobs. Every single sentence he says is tweetable/quotable. Every one. Communication clarity. Unmatched in industry.

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Thinner than iPhone4, dual-core CPU, dual cameras, 9x faster graphics. Same price. Also, iMovie and GarageBand look awesome. Time to sleep.

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I guess the spec page confirms it. No Retina Display. :(

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Hey Apple, you’re getting sloppy. Event isn’t done yet, but the website is already updated. http://www.apple.com/ (Not that I’m complaining)

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So who is Scott Forstall facetime-ing? Looks like a lame Jony Ive.

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Of course, Photo Booth on iPad 2. I can already see the vanity action on campuses. Hahaha.

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@richtuason there isn’t a live stream (BOO APPLE). I have 6 sites open (for photos), and am following several accounts. Hahaha.

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And that magnetic cover looks nice. (I dislike many cases, because they make an otherwise-pretty device ugly.)

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whoo, HDMI out and live mirroring with all apps on the iPad 2.

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Oh, besides the Apple event in a few minutes, Nintendo also has a keynote at GDC right now. Info overload much?

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Spent: The Bleak Despair Of Abject Poverty In Video Game Form • http://kotaku.com/#!5772…

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And the Apple Store is down. The waiting begins.

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Mind-control headset + motorized trapeze harness = pseudo-flying/floating action • http://engt.co/fg9aY5

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72/10. I wasted enough enough time…

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http://famousobjectsfrom… • URL says it all. Why can’t I stop? (via @xanderKhan)

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@danmatutina Haha, sure, will do. Thanks! :)

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@danmatutina We already did; they’re working on it raw. In the meantime, we were told to register under Singapore, but we ran into problems.

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@danmatutina We’ve long wanted to try XBox/WP7 development, but we can’t officially register in the App Hub from the Philippines. :(

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@levi_io the overly-inclusive response would be “but every child deserves love!” … or something like that.

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Well, today’s afternoon was a waste. I wanted to turn an old iMac G4 into a server, but spent most of the time waiting for crap to compile.

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