Philip Cheang 🚀 (@_phi)

Metro Manila, Philippines

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

July 2012

This is a terrible creation RT @levi_io: The Corgiraffly. What happens when we’re bored at the office. instagr.am/p/NvjOKyzBWL/

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One of the cool things about the Apple-Samsung lawsuit is seeing all these iPhone/iPad prototypes in court docs —allthingsd.com/20120729/court…c

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Blog post from a Valve employee: Why you won’t see Hard AR anytime soon:
blogs.valvesoftware.com/abrash/why-you…

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Photos of purported next-gen iPhone parts put together. Tall/widescreen isn’t that bad, and two-tone is growing on me buff.ly/M2tow6

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ateneodemanilau 30 July 2012: For the Loyola Schools, we will post an announcement about whether or not classes will push through at 4:30am. Please pass.

via Facebook (retweeted on 12:55 AM, Jul 30th, 2012 via Tweetbot for Mac)

victorbasa quezon city mayor orders evacuation of residents near la mesa dam

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 12:23 AM, Jul 30th, 2012 via Tweetbot for iOS)

Power went out for a second while I was on the desktop. :/ I guess that’s my cue to turn in early

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@favianpua I would like to unsubscribe from this service

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This weather is terrible. :(

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@presidents sounds like harddisk crash. They’ll replace it, bt not recover data. if you need your files, I suggest freezer trick (google it)

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@cammercheanger also received a package, and was quite … ecstatic instagr.am/p/NqKEdNhk1h/FIT

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Package finally arrived! Enjoying my new @doxiescanner and @EyefiCard :D —instagr.am/p/NqJjU6hk1R/K

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@cammercheanger … ang makulit na bata … ang makulit na bata …

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Sight: well-produced student film that ponders scary side of augmented reality, wearable computing, and Google Glass —vimeo.com/46304267c

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guh, Mountain Lion got rid of the nice checkbox (“Web Sharing”) to enable apache/httpd, though it’s still installed. —coolestguyplanettech.com/downtown/insta…a

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arstechnica At Defcon, hackers get their own private cell network: Ninja Tel arstechnica.com/security/2012/… by @dangoodin001

via Ars tweetbot (retweeted on 2:44 AM, Jul 29th, 2012 via Tweetbot for Mac)

“Will Minecraft and 3D Printers usher in the post-scarcity economy?” Yes, please! —boingboing.net/2012/07/26/wil…8

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Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) at the 2012 Olympics. liveleak.com/view?i=f73_134… /via @MochiBits

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This Instagram block, like the LinkedIn thing, worries me. I don’t want Twitter to be the next closed Facebook. :(
buff.ly/Oq0uYY

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So, the @humble bundle is into music now? Okay. humblebundle.com

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(also, it’s pretty cool that YouTube’s live streaming works on mobile and iOS!)

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A graph from the Google Fiber announcement. Network speeds have definitely not kept up with other advancements in tech—pic.twitter.com/EG3FTVdDD

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So Google Talk is down. Oh no. The clouds grow ever stormier..google.com/appsstatus#hl=…jk

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The EOS M! A camera the size of a point and shoot that supports Canon SLR lenses? dpreview.com/previews/canon…theverge.com/2012/7/23/3176…

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I love @siracusa’s comprehensive Mac OS X reviews on @arstechnica. 25,000 words across 24 pages! buff.ly/LNxYhs

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AlsBoy Possibly the most unfortunately named head of police in the world. pic.twitter.com/wsHGHt3t

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 10:05 PM, Jul 25th, 2012 via Tweetbot for Mac)

The more interesting OS release story is coming later this year, with Windows 8 in October — I’m eager to see how the market reacts to it!

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OS X Mountain Lion is out! I’ve been on the dev preview and it’s quite stable. itunes.apple.com/app/os-x-mount…

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Not sure if silly or awesome.
Probably a little bit of both.
— An iPhone case that is also a taser-like stun gun:indiegogo.com/yellowjacket4

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@yapsestagle oops, I didn’t know (in my defense, no FB, but that’s no excuse) — belated happy birthday!

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Android app that checks your device for unpatched vulnerabilities — xray.io /@xrayappp

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@wilhansen_li so you can’t join the beta weekend? :( and I did offer my monitor :(

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Even if she’s halfway around the world, @chantily manages to leave me little surprises for gloomy days —instagr.am/p/NVaBmEhk29/S

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“We are looking for them because nobody else is, and when nobody is looking the picture of the world is incomplete.” —viruscomix.com/page567.htmll

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aaronash The thing I like about @sparrow’s acquisition is that it’s yet another example of how just a few people can create such a disruptive product

via Flurry (retweeted on 1:22 AM, Jul 21st, 2012 via Tweetbot for iOS)

and where am I supposed to find the time to finish all these Steam sale games I keep buying?

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I like the new file copy/delete progress dialog in Windows 8 — pic.twitter.com/L5xYjZgs

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sparrow We’re excited to announce that Sparrow has been acquired by Google!

Read more here:
sprw.me

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 12:29 AM, Jul 21st, 2012 via Twitter for Websites)

Ok, this is just funny: dearmarissamayer.com, and the obligatory reply: flickr.com/dearinternet

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PeterMolydeux I want to make a Batman game where you play as Alfred, trying to protect Bruce Wayne from hurting himself by knocking down his confidence.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 1:32 AM, Jul 20th, 2012 via Twitter for iPhone)

It has to be said. Christopher Nolan is a bloody genius.

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TimOfLegend This situation sucks: polytroncorporation.com/were-not-going… @Polytron should be able to patch his game as much as he wants for free. So frustrating.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 4:24 PM, Jul 19th, 2012 via Tweetbot for Mac)

levi_io @wilhansen_li just picked up a living cockroach, dropped it, caught it again, threw it on the road, where it got run over by a car.

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 6:17 PM, Jul 18th, 2012 via Tweetbot for Mac)

Writing is tiring.

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There were 101 mobile subscriptions for every 100 Filipinos in 2011, and 96% were prepaid. /via @inquirerdotnet
buff.ly/NvQHQl

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photonstorm Koalas are cute, aren’t they? NOT WHEN THEY’RE WET. THEY’RE TERRIFYING AND SCARY bit.ly/OK0aTG

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cmleitch Steve Mann assaulted at Paris @McDonalds for wearing Digital Eye Glass eyetap.blogspot.com/2012/07/physic…

via Twitter for Websites (retweeted on 11:25 PM, Jul 17th, 2012 via Tweetbot for Mac)

“Hmm, okay, I’ll put it in.” •
“That’s what he said.”
@meggykawsekk

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Sublime Text 2 is easily the best code editor I’ve used so far. If you’re new, check these out: blog.alainmeier.com/post/272551451…steverandytantra.com/thoughts/three…

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@richtuason I don’t see how. :/ It’s already public data by law, you can’t “spy” or see individual passengers, and it’s genuinely helpful.

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@richtuason … have you never needed to pick someone up from the airport before? :/ (though this is not that lol) flight data is public info!

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steipete Xcode <redacted> really is <redacted>. NOT HELPFUL AT ALL. pic.twitter.com/BpbeZ2fJ

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Cronotriggers it’s painful having a nearly complete image of your game in your mind, and know it won’t exist until you put in the time and effort.

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 12:50 PM, Jul 16th, 2012 via Tweetbot for Mac)

Promising competitor to Otterbox, from the Lunatik/TikTok guys on Kickstarter: buff.ly/LqqDZZ

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Awesome product design: the “invisible bike helmet” — looks like a weird scarf, but deploys into an airbag •buff.ly/JYRjzxO

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This is also one of my big pet peeves. RT @syk0saje: TURN ON ≠ OPEN / also, thanks to Tool for the lyrics XD pic.twitter.com/1iw490A2

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@richtuason not really. and that was just a database of cell sites — it’d just say whether there’s good signal or not.

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@richtuason did technicians visit you, or was it something you ran? Either way though, it won’t apply to desktops or landline connections.

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@richtuason and even then, that might not be reliable too—our line scores very highly, but in practice is pretty slow.

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@richtuason I mean, for it to actually work, people would have to run speedtests from their connection, and geotag them with location data.

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@richtuason Filipinos are too lazy to enter all of that information, I think. :P

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@richtuason PLDT’s probably better than Destiny — what’s worse is they’re the *office* connection. Hahaha

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We wanted to develop for Windows Phone once—it’s pretty awesome! Alas, we ran into these probs too: toshl.com/blog/why-publi…5
/via@wilhansen_lii

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Design draft from Adobe @brackets for code hinting —blog.brackets.io/2012/07/13/des…b
(also a good example of the thought process in UI/UX design)

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@wilhansen_li @kennethgyu @Ralegan I’m sorry, the image in my head is now of a tough, hardcore case with pink accents + moe anime girls

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@Ralegan OtterBox Defender or Lifeproof case!

via Tweetbot for iOS in reply to secretxergin

@glencharles little unresponsive, but not bad (maybe 20% of the time). I use the Zephyr jailbreak tweak, pretty cool —youtube.com/watch?v=zDNXx-…c

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I’m amused by how many people I meet have AssistiveTouch enabled in iOS, even when their Home buttons are fine. Preemptive measure?

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When iOS 6 finally goes public, I hope Google (re)creates their own Maps client. Heck, I hope they’re doing it now, so it’s ready by then.

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A native Google Docs client for Mac? Offline caching + multiple accounts? Did you say *native*? buff.ly/ODqYoGX

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“Dirty secrets” from the Olympic Village / The games will not be televised, if you know what I mean.
buff.ly/ODrqmQx

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So the Russian hacker dude was “inspired” by CSR Racing. While I disagree, I do sympathize. That biz model is annoying!
macworld.com/article/116767…

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Apple’s In-App Purchases cracked by Russian hacker —9to5mac.com/2012/07/13/app…I
(not the first, but his approach doesn’t require a jailbreak!)

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All these awesome Steam Summer Sale games are taunting me! :(

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mattgemmell Hey @BlackBerry developers! Um, you’re going to want to jump ship soon. Come to iOS! We’re nice, and have a fab OS, toolkit and conferences.

via Tweetbot for Mac (retweeted on 3:45 AM, Jul 14th, 2012 via Tweetbot for Mac)

Rare turn-around for Apple — eligible machines back on EPEAT:apple.com/environment/le…c (awesome news, I was initially very disappointed)

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michaelgrothaus I just realized Apple is giving iOS users instructions on how to fold a paper airplane in Mail’s icons. pic.twitter.com/dFaJ2gMf

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@glencharles Hey, Dance Central is awesome! Just don’t watch me playing. Hahaha

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Just scored higher than @wilhansen_li in Dance Central! (but he was on Hard and I was on Easy. So… not really.)

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Worried about the recent Yahoo! password leak?
Check if yours was on the list —buff.ly/OAwyIdJ (-or-)buff.ly/LiyV61E

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Apple Recruitment Video: youtube.com/watch?v=A7HVt3…
Pretty cool, but not something I think Steve would’ve signed off

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marcan42 Turns out you can use a DSLR as a soldering microscope: is.gd/cAPPkb

via Choqok (retweeted on 2:13 AM, Jul 13th, 2012 via Tweetbot for Mac)

@levi_io maybe if you get me a Nike+ Fuelband, Jawbone Up, or a MOTOACTV, so I don’t have to think. That said the Pebble’d probably work.

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So the MMDA tweeps are pretty awesome — @ssowyy: the whole conversation with@MMDAA that cracked me up. Hahaha!pic.twitter.com/h4PMfotgg”

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@iH8sn0w so… you used it to squash a bug? ;)

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Now this is what I’ve been waiting for. ♥ The flexibility of TweetDeck, precision of Echofon, flair of Twitter for Mac. pic.twitter.com/vbob3o4i

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Tweetbot for Mac public alpha! Yay! tapbots.com/blog/tweetbot/…
(but alas, the site is crazy slow, probably from everyone downloading it.)

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stroughtonsmith Today all the TweetBot hipsters tweet in the open; tomorrow it will be too mainstream. Enjoy it!

via Twitterrific (retweeted on 12:42 AM, Jul 12th, 2012 via Echofon)

I love @xkcd comics like this one: xkcd.com/1080/large/ — Randall Munroe is awesome at visualizing stuff, making them interesting/digestible

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Retweet to enable Namecheap $0.98 com/net/org registration or transfer! @Namecheap . Details: bit.ly/retweetdeal via @Namecheap

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roofcamp The Philippine startup scene: Asia’s best kept secret? sgentrepreneurs.com/commentary/201…

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 11:21 PM, Jul 11th, 2012 via Tweetbot for iOS)

oh god YES! I can finally dump Echofon + Twitterrific!
RT @stroughtonsmith: Looks like everybody is saying Tweetbot for Mac is coming today.

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Pulled the trigger — now running the GM build of Mountain Lion!

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I’d like everyone to get along with each other and be happy, but I realize now I may be a bit too naïve.

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@richtuason haha! you’re right; basic shape is the same! I think treatment/application is quite different tho (solids/3D vs photo/texture)

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Really, dotPH? Couldn’t afford the stock photo? Too lazy to photoshop the (easy!) watermark? (not that I condone it!) —twitpic.com/a606aeN

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Bittersweet victory? RT @engadget: UK Judge awards Samsung win in design suit, says Galaxy Tab “not as cool” as iPad —engt.co/LBLTNz5

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I already avoid Facebook. I’d hate to also avoid Twitter for the same reason. :( Walled gardens suck. —theverge.com/2012/7/9/31354…f

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Cool student project from — Gloves that translate sign language into generated speech:techcrunch.com/2012/07/09/ena…s

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The Dealotto Bundle: dealotto.com + get @iconjar for free just for Tweeting!

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stuartkhall A little internal tool we wrote to track iOS app reviews and Apple features … some others might find useful appbot.co

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 9:15 PM, Jul 9th, 2012 via Echofon)

@pmgomez why put off today what you can put off tomorrow!

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Google to launch global campaign to legalize Gay Marriage: (“Legalize Love”) —dot429.com/articles/2012/…q

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@marionjames05 I know he is there, but I’m not sure if he’s actually judging! Still waiting to hear from him :)

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That sad feeling when it says “Ships Worldwide”, but no “Philippines” in the country drop-down.

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@MrAndyPuppy we heard you met Rodz at the finals! The rest of us wish we were there :) /cc @levi_io

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(for once, I actually want/need an Android equivalent of an iOS-only thing :/ alas, life is funny that way. iOS user, Android dev.)

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Pretty cool: remotely capture video of users playing with your app. Great for usability testing + research! —delight.ioK

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@jensterjuice sounds like your remote talk at went well! :P

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Nine signs you’ve become a startup hipster:
venturevillage.eu/startup-hipster

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deannaque My prof @_phi: “Why is ocean water salty? ‘Cause it’s filled with the tears of misunderstood sharks.” OR THE TEARS OF PEOPLE THEY’VE EATEN??

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New to version control? Try + learn Git, right from your browser! —try.github.comI (some rough corners for non-devs, but still good!)

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Yesterday was one great step for science, but one leap back for typography. —buff.ly/On6YKlx (maybe we can call it “Cosmic Sans”)

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Experimental attempt at rebranding Microsoft, from @pushingatomsminimallyminimal.com/journal/2012/7…x — fantastic work! I really love this.

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ProfBrianCox 5 sigma is the usual particle physics threshold for discovery. It roughly means that you’re 99.9999% sure

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 3:51 PM, Jul 4th, 2012 via Echofon)

BBCBreaking scientists reveal strongest hints yet of particle like the Boson. Details soon bbc.in/N6O9WQ

via BBC News (retweeted on 3:35 PM, Jul 4th, 2012 via Echofon)

Ahead of the “big news” from CERN/Large Hadron Collider scientists, here’s a @phdcomics vid explaining the Higgs-Boson:
vimeo.com/41038445

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On App icons, identity, and branding — an extensive comparison + discussion between Mac / iOS / cross-platform apps:
pxldot.com/post/263730719…0

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@meggykawsek is literally (yes, literally) squee-ing over @wilhansen_li’s “sleepy-time boyfriend” app. :/

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@xanderKhan @glencharles sorry Xander, miss mo na ako? stay safe rin! :>

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@deannaque I love all of you too! hahaha

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@deannaque yes. :)) unless of course Ateneo decides to suspend classes by then!

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@celinaborromeo hi Cel! :)) wala pang announcement ang Ateneo eh. Haha. Hope the roads + rain aren’t terrible wherever you are!

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Students: not holding class today. Bad weather is bad. Do stay safe!

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@syk0saje … best comment I’ve heard so far in a discussion about superconductors and hover-trains :))

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syk0saje @_phi i don’t mind zooming through the city while sitting on a floating block of absolute zero. my frostbitten bottom will be enough reward.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 2:55 AM, Jul 3rd, 2012 via Echofon)

@syk0saje hence emphasis on “levitation” ;) It’ll be the future of EVERYTHING 8D but I think we need room-temp material for real feasibility

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@syk0saje already familiar w/ superconductors (lol’d at Unobtainium in Avatar), but felt this was a particularly approachable video to share

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Super-cool (pun unintended) TEDtalk on superconductors, quantum locking + *Levitation*. Seriously, check this demo out—ted.com/talks/boaz_alm…p

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Unemployed programmer kept sneaking into Apple to finish cancelled project —nucalc.com/Story/Q (now, that’s passion)

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@meggykawsek @levi_io @richtuason @giselabee before/after, we can go eat somewhere near @chantily ‘cause that’s her area. hahaha

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The Legend of Quora. Sorry, that was terrible. I couldn’t help it.

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agentdero Let’s argue about whether Haskell or Clojure is better while somebody else ships products using PHP and duct tape.

via Twimbow (retweeted on 12:26 AM, Jul 2nd, 2012 via Twitter Web Client)

@richtuason oh I saw your other tweet. Haha. Give Hoshi wo ou Kodomo a shot, it’s definitely more upbeat than his earlier works

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@richtuason Yes. :)) It was one of the first few projects he did by himself. Have you seen Voices of a Distant Star and Hoshi wo ou Kodomo?

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drance You really, really don’t want to publicly reply to App Store reviews. @mattgemmell puts it to bed once and for all.

mattgemmell.com/2012/06/30/rep…

via Tweetbot for iOS (retweeted on 3:17 PM, Jul 1st, 2012 via Tweetbot for iOS)