Philip Cheang (@_phi)

Metro Manila, Philippines

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

June 2011

Now I know we’ll never get decent Internet in this country. (That aside, it’s an interesting watch.) http://engt.co/iAAKLz

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The organizational charts of the big tech companies: http://bit.ly/m9qAkk

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byimplication Hey guys, we’re on Facebook: http://facebook.com/byim… Like us if you like us!

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@xanderKhan Done. I think? It’s not an explicit invite system; I just added you to a circle. (which should invite you)

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Photo from a trip last month. I love my crazy dad. http://twitpic.com/5ioihv

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@meggykawsek @richtuason @kennethgyu Actually, we didn’t see that. (replies to people u dont follow dont show up in yr timeline) now we did.

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@xtauymatiao we’re going in October, though. :P

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Also from Google today, Swiffy, a (Flash) SWF to HTML5 converter http://bit.ly/lb9KSVhttp://bit.ly/lWtoR4

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Hey, @MMDA’s new traffic information web app looks pretty cool! • mmdatraffic.interaksyon.com (via @tjmanotoc)

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mashable Google Launches Google+ To Battle Facebook [PICS] - http://on.mash.to/lw5spq

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google Introducing the Google+ project: Real-life sharing, rethought for the web: goo.gl/psTNg

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@hirika @yapsestagle Actually, the software keyboard on Windows Phone7 is surprisingly fantastic, but I can’t/won’t part w/ mine. Sorry, lol

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@hirika @yapsestagle The 5800 expressmusic? That’s because it had a resistive touchscreen and a crappy OS.

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@yapsestagle People rave about the BlackBerry keyboard, but I’ve used several and hated them. (horrible software aside) Am I weird?

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@hirika If you’re cheap, I’d actually suggest Android. You can get one w/ a real keyboard or use Swype. (I hate the default keybrd)

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@hirika White 3G is with Cam (but she might change it for my WindowsPhone 7), black 3GS is with my mom. Why?

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@hirika As for DVD burning, the drive might be fine, but the lens dirty. You can try taking it apart + cleaning it. (or ask someone to)

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@hirika That’s too bad. :( (my old MBP still works, w/ mom now.) When Lion comes out, I’d suggest doing clean install instead of upgrade. :)

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@hirika I mean, does her charger work with your computer w/o probs? Then your charger is faulty, not your computer.

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@hirika isolate the problem by trying a charger that isn’t yours. (like your mom’s, for example)

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It’s easy to dismiss something as crap, but it’s a challenge to actually build something great.

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@levi_io If you want things to make sense quickly then watch the DVD order, but I think the broadcast order is more interesting.

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You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.

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@icemonsod because Keynote is awesome, and presenting is fun. :D

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Spectral Layers: edit audio visually, photoshop-style. Looks super-interesting. http://vimeo.com/25322534

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@wilhansen_li @levi_io Yeah, I meant… I thought you would’ve gone over it, if you saw they were out. Then again, you won’t see it instantly…

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@wilhansen_li @levi_io I did link to one of the WWDC session videos earlier… it had some stuff by the people.

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Bungie’s classic FPS Marathon (before Microsoft and Halo happened) is coming to the iPad. Free! - http://bit.ly/iAptX5

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Conan O’Brien poking fun at the new Final Cut Pro X. What. http://youtu.be/sRzLP0FJ…

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@richtuason No it’s not! Hahaha. Give it a shot though, you can try it for free. :P @levi_io @meggykawsek @kennethgyu

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Indie game Proun is out. It’s a crazy, colorful, abstract racer that’s pay what you want (Even free—but it’s worth it!) http://bit.ly/mU1naE

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Having Sir Ali over because he got stranded in Greenhills, and Marikina has been evacuated.

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Holy crap, Team Fortress 2 is now free to play. <3 Valve • http://www.teamfortress….

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gabemercado Photos from the twister - “@markitotz: Scary! yfrog.com/kkqrmej yfrog.com/kezvfpj

via Twitter for iPad (retweeted on 2:35 PM, Jun 24th, 2011 via Echofon)

ajdimarucot damn! RT “@cesdrilon: re twister in New Manila RT @jekkipascual: This car shop completely destroyed. yfrog.com/h22vbdlj

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 2:35 PM, Jun 24th, 2011 via Echofon)

brandonnn If you’re an Apple dev, you can see @the1console &a@Capy_Nathanthan’s WWDC presentationcery here: http://bit.ly/lSq8KV (403 at 13:20)

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“How Green Is Your Internet?” http://vimeo.com/25329849 — Informative video in an interesting style, on the overlooked impact of the cloud.

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Cool, @github released a GitHub for Mac client. http://mac.github.com • http://bit.ly/jSknOD

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G4C Gabe Newell: “We’re starting to work with some schools to build curricula around Portal 2.”

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the1console Did you notice The Scythian’s deteriorating condition towards the end of S:S&S EP? Here’s a column at Gamasutra on thgamasutra.com/view/news/3531…FfHK

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 11:57 PM, Jun 22nd, 2011 via Echofon)

I mean, seriously, this “light field camera” (if it does work well as promised) is a substantial technological innovation.

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Lytro’s light field cameras let you adjust focus + depth-of-field *after* the photo is taken. Whoa. http://bit.ly/iSd4Pfhttp://lytro.com

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The new Nokia N9 looks pretty cool. swipe.nokia.com It’s too bad they only got it right w/ the last of Meego OS, thanks to the WP7 deal.

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Genius! RT @xanderKhan: Comic Book uses invisible ink for thought balloons. http://bit.ly/k5EiHJ Bravo Warren Ellis.

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@meggykawsek Can’t kill you; you’re my friend. I just need to make that voice in your head louder. ;)

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The 3rd part of the fantastic short web series “Everything Is A Remix” is up: http://vimeo.com/25380454 (be sure to catch Part 1 + 2 also!)

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@hirika I generally don’t have the time for doing freelance stuff anymore, sorry. ):

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I love mangoes, so @richtuason gave me a really huge one. But it isn’t just a “mango,” it’s a “MANGO.” http://twitpic.com/5eq32j

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MrAndyPuppy Blogged: Meet the Game Design Judging Panel - http://bit.ly/ICGD11r

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Trolling via subtle brainwashing thru Pavlovian conditioning. (Unintentionally) Accomplished. With apologies to @richtuason + @xtauymatiao.

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I hate OAuth login browser panels. I understand and appreciate the security benefits, but it’s a terrible user experience on native clients.

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@xtauymatiao @richtuason I guess I should be somewhat flattered that my voice has Prof. Farnsworth-level association with technical help.

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pytey I just had a 10 minute chat with an IM spam-bot - pastie.org/pastes/2091917…

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 1:52 AM, Jun 20th, 2011 via Echofon)

mlq3 Presidential Museum and Library website goes online for Rizal sesquicentennial tribute: http://malacanang.gov.ph/

via UberSocial Pro for iPhone (retweeted on 11:28 AM, Jun 19th, 2011 via Echofon)

The Golden Ratio (phi!) in Apple’s iCloud icon. That conscientious attention to detail. http://bit.ly/mFxiP9 (via @levi_io )

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… He’ll probably laugh at our code though…. but it works.

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Awesome! Implemented a new feature with @levi_io, without asking (our programmer) @wilhansen_li to do it.

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What a stressful day. It wasn’t even very productive.

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hotdogsladies Another salient difference:

Google: Thanks for looking at 100s of ads you hate.
Apple: Thanks for buying 100s of dollars of stuff you love.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 1:00 PM, Jun 16th, 2011 via Echofon)

@mikaelcoyiuto They’re supposed to call you. But since I heard about it elsewhere, I took the initiative and called them.

via Twitter for Windows Phone in reply to mcoyiuto

@richtuason They’re speed-bumping the long-time 3mbit plan subscribers, I think. I just gave them a few calls about it.

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Awesome! Got free speed upgrade from PLDT. Now 5+ Mbps (600KB/sec) :D http://twitpic.com/5c6ab3

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It’s 2011. Why do I need to send an international fax? (To one of the most forward-looking tech companies, no less.)

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@richtuason You don’t have to. I’m just saying that if you (or someone else) did, I wouldn’t mind. :)

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@richtuason Sorry, lol. I wouldn’t mind if you uploaded them or something, and just credit/link back. ;P

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The Red Moon. Nicest photo so far, but I think I’m at my limits, skill- and equipment-wise. http://twitpic.com/5c0jrq

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Annoying big cloud is annoying.

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“Okay, we’re going dark.” or “OM NOM NOM NOM” http://twitpic.com/5c0097

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If you can’t be bothered to check out the lunar eclipse, look at Google’s homepage logo. http://www.google.com/

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And so it slowly begins. Ready for your close-up, Mr. Luna? http://twitpic.com/5bzq7p

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@icemonsod The EF-S 18-200 f/3.5-5.6 IS. I also have an EF 24-70 f/2.8L, but the tele end doesn’t go as far as I’d like.

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@xtauymatiao That’s too bad. :( Well, if I get any nice shots, I’ll be tweeting them anyway. :P

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And a quick test shot earlier, while waiting for the moon. (It’s a lot less cloudy now) http://twitpic.com/5bzivl

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All “set-up” for the lunar eclipse. Laptop, tripod, dSLR, + phone. http://twitpic.com/5bzh39

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kuyakim_atienza total lunar eclipse to start at 1:22 am. moon will be totally blood red 3:20 am- 5:00 am. the longest total lunar eclipse in 11 years.

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Subtle patterns: awesome, free, and tileable texture designs for backgrounds/web. http://subtlepatterns.co… (via @levi_io)

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Brilliance isn’t cheap.

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Seriously, Globe? I think someone’s padding their numbers. This isn’t representative of residential lines at all. yfrog.com/h8bs9gp

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Our awesome dev @wilhansen_li has an awesome new domain: http://wilhansen.li — Also, it is his birthday, so you should greet him awesomely!

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My grandfather was curious about what I do. I tried my best to explain software and apps, but I’m not sure he got it.

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@meggykawsek Boo! >:( haha. I thought you had until Christmas to convince your dad otherwise?

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{position: fixed;} elements now behave “properly” in iOS 5 Safari!

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Awesome: Rhythm Heaven (one of *the best* rhythm games on the DS) is coming to Wii: http://aol.it/lHr1p5 (via @wilhansen_li)

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(long and awesome) Interview with Dan Harmon, creator of Community. Kinda like a commentary track. http://avc.lu/jmcsaY (via @xanderKhan)

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“Designers are Descriptive, Programmers are Procedural.” http://bit.ly/kYs0qd — I don’t agree with everything, but it’s an interesting read.

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oceansandwaves Do you hate having to write your artist statement? Here’s the Arty Bollocks Generator! http://10k.aneventapart….

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iOS 5’s iMessages + BlackBerry BBM comparison video: http://youtu.be/f2C7AHCF…

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IGN Mirror’s Edge 2 is still in the works, and will more than likely use Battlefield 3’s Frosbite 2 engine. go.ign.com/mebHlh

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Brilliantly cute study app. Ingenious design that exploits the iPad 2 Smart cover. http://youtu.be/vqVjruCt… Syncs with Evernote, too!

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@jopiesanchez It *does* have sound. You might need a more recent version of your browser. :)

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@levi_io Fantastic. If I find a clean PDF version (or if the dude posts it, or if I make my own one), I ought to print it out on A3.

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unity3d Want to learn more about MADFINGER’s Shadowgun, and the lighting/shading techniques it uses? Then read this: http://bit.ly/lo2lJN

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At the Microsoft office with @levi_io and @kennethgyu to meet with this year’s Philippine representatives to the ! :D

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HugoAhlberg Steve Jobs reveals Apple’s new spaceship campus, calls it the ‘best office building in the world’ (video) http://j.mp/jW5Pbl

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openCL performance has improved fairly in the latest Lion dev preview.

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The Nintendo “Wii-U”? What?

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@hirika Are you going to his despedida thing?

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p0sixninja No need to ask if iOS5 is jailbreakable. Apple can never patch the bootrom exploit

via Twitter for iPad (retweeted on 5:40 PM, Jun 7th, 2011 via Echofon)

Gizmodo iMessage Means There’s No Valid Reason to Own a BlackBerry Anymore gizmodo.com/5809040/

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Want. — RT @aaronash: Plugged into Apple’s ethernet. These are speeds I can deal with: http://www.speedtest.net…

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So, time to go check out the developer betas of iOS5 and Lion myself. :D Though I wish I had another phone to “experiment” on.

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People like to ogle shiny new devices, but it’s really the software that makes the platform. OS X Lion, iOS5, and iCloud are bloody awesome.

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Just got home with @meggykawsek and @levi_io. In time for WWDC! (But why is the Microsoft E3 keynote at the same time? :( )

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At Dunkin Donuts with @meggykawsek and @levi_io. Haven’t had donuts in a while :)

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@richtuason @levi_io the app(lication), not the appliance. It really is terrible. ☹

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@richtuason You’re doing PHP? What’re you building?

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Cheat sheet: Windows Phone 7 for interaction designers. http://bit.ly/k8FO2w • Useful and thoughtful.

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- Homeowners foreclose on bank after bank wrongfully tried to foreclose on them: digtriad.com/news/watercool…

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X-Men: First Class was actually pretty good. I particularly liked how they framed the story within history.

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Is Groupon financially insolvent, and effectively a Ponzi scheme? http://bit.ly/jgcDXw · http://bit.ly/jlhaM0

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Reading and with my sister @cammercheanger, and briefing her on so many things. I feel so old.

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WiredFeed UN Report Declares Internet Access a Human Right: A United Nations report said Friday that disconnecting people … http://bit.ly/j6gpIo

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@cammercheanger Don’t be nervous; you can definitely do it! :D

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Windows 8 (for PCs/Tablets), heavily inspired by Windows Phone 7. Now this looks exciting. http://youtu.be/p92QfWOw…

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@meggykawsek @richtuason @kennethgyu It’s fine, I don’t really do much coding. It’ll probably be game art assets/UI work. That’s OK, right?

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