Philip Cheang (@_phi)

Metro Manila, Philippines

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

April 2011

I really want one of these watches: http://www.getinpulse.co… • Wireless connectivity, write your own apps, pairs with your phone or PC (!)

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@xtauymatiao So hindi pala tayo magkikita diyan? Too bad, lol.

via Twitter for iPad in reply to xtauymatiao

@richtuason Really, that applies to anything, not just tech. (but people with unused tech annoy me the most.)

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@richtuason I keep telling her not to do that, but alas.

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“Don’t make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! I don’t want your damn lemons! What am I supposed to do with these!?” — Cave Johnson

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@hirika Haha. While I was driving the Civic last week, I saw two separate cars with a “PHI” plate. Both were Civics. Nakakainis. :))

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Sony announces a pair of Android 3.0 tablets: http://engt.co/fuOiQ3 • The second one looks interesting, but feels like a clumsy DS.

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And as the world turns once more, another day passes, and life goes on.

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: missing the 20 minute grace period for free parking by one minute because of slow cars in line.

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Cheap Magic: an introspective piece on Tweetbot’s interface/interaction design, and designers as “magicians.” http://bit.ly/dEYHa2

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@philippinebeat Haha, it’s Linux-based (like most routers nowadays), so you can install custom software on it. That’s what I’m referring to.

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@philippinebeat You shouldn’t have a problem if you keep the software stock. (I flashed custom firmware.) • It’s around php 5k. @glencharles

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@glencharles @yapsestagle Our Nokia M5122 DSL modem (the first one from PLDT) is still bigger. :)) (it’s taller than a 1TB WD MyBook, haha.)

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@philippinebeat It’s the Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH. :) I can also recommend the Netgear WNDR3700, which is better, but I couldn’t find it.

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@yapsestagle 8-10 Mbps, I think? (The LAN ports are stuck at 10Mbit, and the new router only does 100/gigabit. lol.)

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@glencharles Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH, running DD-WRT + optware. I can also recommend the Netgear WNDR3700.

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@yapsestagle Of course. I shudder at the thought of replacing it with those dinky Zyxel and Alcatel modems.

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@yapsestagle heck no. I solved the issue by placing a spare 10/100 ethernet switch in between the two (which is a funny workaround, really.)

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Now that it’s sorted out… new router is awesome! Print/File/Media sharing, Torrent client, VPN/SSH tunneling, fantastic range.

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So I spend hours trying to figure out what’s wrong with my new router, only to find out my DSL modem is too old. (10/100/1000 negotiation)

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@levi_io That’s part of the fun, you know.

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@kennethgyu @richtuason @levi_io @meggykawsek I certainly hope it’s not hatred towards any of us (though I wouldn’t be surprised)

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@levi_io … You make it sound so bad. lol. I’m not at home yet though… I’d suggest doing the solo campaign first, anyway.

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@mj_gacho no, actually I don’t know what it was called, but it’s like this siopao thing with custard inside.

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So cute, I almost don’t want to eat it. Almost. http://twitpic.com/4oswlw

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AppStore Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Micro is our iPhone Game of the Week. http://tw.appstore.com/V…

via Social Publisher (retweeted on 2:35 AM, Apr 24th, 2011 via Echofon)

@yapsestagle I got it for free, dude. lol. If it makes you feel better, Windows 8 might also adopt the Metro look.

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@yapsestagle Also, it might be clean and pretty, but usability and features aren’t as good. (if you like the look, you might like WP7? :P)

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@yapsestagle Really? It’s my favorite desktop client. (so far) :/ and MetroTwit is built on WPF/.Net so don’t expect one soon.

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The iPad version of Echofon does live streaming. (no refreshing) I think this is the only mobile client I’ve tried that provides it.

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Out with the family. My sister @cammercheanger is finally going to eat meat (which she gave up for lent, poor girl) after a while. Haha.

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@levi_io Remember my suggestion about illuminated lava rings? I take it back. Just do one ring that spirals down. :D

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Happy birthday, @denyap! Hope all is well with you there :)

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“Ffffallback: A simple tool for bulletproof web typography.” — creates an overlay w/ your alternate fonts. Awesome! http://ffffallback.com/

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enaescanan The 50 Things Every Graphic Design Student Should Know jamiewieck.com/visual-essays/…

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Wildfire was briefly featured on G4TV’s @xplay in a short clip about @G4Cg4tv.com/videos/52458/x…

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google Informative post by Googler @rklau on Google Account security best practices: http://goo.gl/fb/rzqOB

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 1:59 AM, Apr 22nd, 2011 via Twitter for iPad)

“The Sad, Beautiful Fact That We’re All Going To Miss Almost Everything” — http://n.pr/gOJCOL (This struck a particularly sharp note w/ me.)

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iOS keeps track of you. Boo. — RT@newsycombinatorr: iPhone Tracker - map a history of your iPhone’s locations. http://j.mp/hPKVGu

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the1console Let’s all just take a moment today to celebrate the existence of Valve & Portal & what they both mean to the videogame industry of 2011.

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@rginedav Is that a large-scale FTIR multitouch display?

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@levi_io Just the one. Spent too much this month eh. Sorry bro :(

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(…which, coincidentally, is a perfect example of why I hate data caps. Digital distribution is the future. That game alone is 10GB.)

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Off to sleep, but something to look forward to tomorrow! :D http://twitpic.com/4miawz

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Source Code kinda reminded me of Ghost Trick. (the name still bothers me, though: “How’s the update to the source code of the Source Code?”)

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New Rurouni Kenshin anime green-lit (!! - but no details yet) animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-04-1…

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@tjmanotoc there’s no easy (non-technical) way to tell, if you’re worried, just delete it through iTunes prefs.

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@tjmanotoc to the best of my knowledge, yes. :)

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@tjmanotoc Those are the backups of your iOS devices. You can clear them through iTunes preferences. (or just delete them and backup again.)

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@levi_io that’s too bad. :( do get well soon!

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@levi_io do you want to go to Pecha Kucha later?

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@levi_io Congratulations! :D Are you celebrating later with your family or anything?

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Just came from Komikon with @kennethgyu — got a lot of awesome (and signed) stuff! http://twitpic.com/4lgydp

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martyn_williams After the tsunami, staff at an Ishinomaki newspaper produced handwritten papers (via @TomokoHosaka) http://bit.ly/fqDcrF

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 12:16 PM, Apr 16th, 2011 via Twitter for iPad)

@yapsestagle @xanderKhan actually I was already looking at the list when you @-mentioned me. Haha!

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(and FWIW, I think it deserves your buck way more than Angry Birds does, but that may just be me.)

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World of Goo, one of the best indie games ever, is now out for the iPhone! It’s on sale today for only $0.99 → http://goo.gl/SsGWe

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@marionjames05 and thank you for your support and networking! ;)

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@marionjames05 Oh, definitely. Sounds like it’d be pretty fun :)

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@levi_io @marionjames05 I think he’s asking what it means. It stands for “Too Much Information.”

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@primadonnita @levi_io Whoops. Yeah, I think that’s what we meant instead of “duffel bag.” Haha.

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@hirika Kung brand new, I think about 20k? Not sure about 2nd-hand, but should be palpably less.

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@hirika Sabi mo naman 3GS kanina eh. I think that it’s still pretty reasonable. :)

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@hirika Which is why, in response to your earlier question, you should get an iPhone. (as I’ve been saying for so long… ;)

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I love Tweetbot, a new twitter client from @tapbots. It’s absolutely gorgeous, like all their apps: http://goo.gl/egyZO

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Audience-shot video of Apple’s Final Cut Pro X release. Exuberant response. → http://youtu.be/-77beFIC…http://youtu.be/gAXL7L9f…

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Dear PLDT, what’s up with calling your own subscribers and playing ads? :|

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kennethgyu Work life balance? If you’re doing it right, then you’re okay with letting your work become your life, and pouring your life into your work.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 6:30 PM, Apr 13th, 2011 via Echofon)

@xanderKhan Technically SSL should protect the URL/domain also, to the best of my knowledge.

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So Apple announced Final Cut Pro X at this event. http://bit.ly/evjhiN • It looks awesome (I think?), but Y U NO update own site, Apple? :(

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@yapsestagle @lullabyeblues @xanderKhan Also, you can’t simply block all HTTPS connections because it’s needed for Gmail/Yahoo log in, etc.

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@yapsestagle @lullabyeblues @xanderKhan Trying to read/modify in the middle of an HTTPS connection would invalidate it and throw a warning.

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“The Gap Theory of UI Design” by @gruber. Fascinating talk on consistency vs uniformity, and interface as fashion. http://vimeo.com/21742166

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@richtuason I’m game, but @levi_io is lame. (Or more like, he has to get up early tomorrow for his clearance stuff at UP.)

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@richtuason … it’s a joke. :)) it means “rash in thought,” i.e. one who jumps quickly to conclusions. ;)

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Note to self: be less vague, less introspective, or both. … at the least, get friends who are less precipitant. ;)

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@richtuason @levi_io No. What the heck? It was really more of a “what am I doing in my life” rather than a “where am I physically” thing.

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I’m not entirely sure of what I’m doing here, and it’s deathly frightening… but it also makes things all the more exciting.

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@richtuason You can Skype and FaceTime on the iPod touch as well.

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@pmgomez Some weird obscure stuff? Hahaha.

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If there’s one thing more annoying than CAPTCHAs, it’s CAPTCHAs in a foreign alphabet/language. I fail at Russian/Cyrillic.

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RT @richtuason: 15 Beautiful and Informative Urban Planning Infographics http://tinyurl.com/4x99f…

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Creative Suite 5.5 … Adobe, more upgrades, more money?

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Was barely online this weekend. Now I have a huge backlog of work, email, and posts. Boo.

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@richtuason I’m hardcore that way. I’m also very glad your timeline is private. Hahaha. @xtauymatiao anong “sometimes”? lol.

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@richtuason @levi_io @kennethgyu @meggykawsek Alas, it was part of an April Fool’s thing, though. (Funny or Die was “Friday or Die.” Herp.)

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Watching a fascinating documentary on NHK about these cool trains and their designer. It’s in Japanese but @levi_io’s mom is translating. :D

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@pmgomez yeah, but those were all consumer examples. it’s worse if you’re a developer/business. (ISO images, tools from MSDN/ADC, etc.) Boo.

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@glencharles I’m not so sure, but I’m assuming it applies across their services. (DSL, 3G, etc.)

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Win 7 SP1 64bit is 900MB. Mac OS X 10.6.7 update is 1GB. iOS 4.3 is 690MB. 4 mins 720p on YouTube is 100MB. Globe’s cap is too small.

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“Success, and Farming vs. Mining.” — http://bit.ly/e7Ll5e — Great advice/insight on startups + ideas (and not just for software).

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elbertor Great minds may think alike, but so do small ones.

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 8:31 PM, Apr 4th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

Our network printer/scanner just updated itself, and now shows up as an AirPrint compatible device.

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ebertchicago Why video games are indeed art, no matter what I think. Just posted on my blog: http://bit.ly/i0TZCz

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Didn’t bring my key, and no one is home.

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Desserts! @ Yumemiya Japanese Restaurant http://instagr.am/p/CwhH…

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All the comics on http://xkcd.com/ are “3D” today. xk3d. How awesome is Randall Munroe?

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comex I give it 12 hours until someone makes Gmail Motion for real using the Kinect.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 10:38 PM, Apr 1st, 2011 via Echofon)

@hirika There’s an unlisurf thing if you’re using 3G as a replacement for your cable net.

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Awesome: the new @Viber update adds free texts in addition to free calls. Looking forward to the Android version (for my friends, of course)

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So 13 years after they the㎳elves were charged w/ antitrust ⅵolatio㎱,Microsoft a㏄uses Google of the same.Times change. http://nyti.ms/emZCPP

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