Month: February 2006

S’kali!

When Malaysian youth chase their dreams with diligence… WE MUST SUPPORT THEM!!

Or else… Malaysia will soon lose its soul… become a mattress full of yawning cats petted by robots whose only goal in life is wealth accumulation.


It reads: Love. Life. Friendship. I have no doubt it will be awesome, mostly because of the talent behind it (friends + ex-schoolmates). Read the article in theStar.

But what is the show about?

“It’s an ensemble film, really, about five friends and that period in their lives when they are finishing their studies and, basically, growing up.

From the heart, I wish them my best. Also from the heart, giving my full support, I will also give them honesty… If you want people to talk about your film… Continue reading

Ah My Mistake

Twilight last night, I was seeking truth and purpose – and I sort of found it in MindValley.

ABOUT MINDVALLEY

It is an organisation with a deeper mission. I envision I can contribute more with them, than on my own. They have built a vehicle similiar to what I described in Google and IDEO. It came across like a page out of…

First, Break All the Rules

Good to Great

Built to Last

…..which are very good reads. MindValley was co-founded by a Malaysian, too! (which surprised me to no end) Read about MindValley here – and the co-founder’s blog, here. The chief web developer, named JiangTi, looks like a senior from my scouting days back in SMKDJ. Maybe he is.

ANYWAYS

I got so excited, I sent in a job application with 2 bloody typos. As usual, I wanted to write from the heart (leaving all the soul-draining business talk aside) but not-as-usual, I did so very tackily.

I may just have to change my identity and apply again if they don’t like me =(

New and Improved!

Check out the sidebar (your left hand side)!!

I share my FAVE reads in a desperate attempt to convince some of my friends I am not online porn hunter. I subscribe to their feeds (the links, not the porn) with Google Reader – and will be giving the Firefox RSS reader – Sage – a try pretty soon…

I put up some of the stuff I’ve written for theCICAK, and a new one “Marketing: Don’t Use That Word” which may or may not be published. Feedback appreciated.

Do you have any good reads and feeds you wanna share with me? Leave a comment. Also, has anyone tried BlinkList?

Revver VS Youtube..

Apparently, if you upload video content with Revver.com you can monetize its popularity with ads… as far as p2p video sharing goes… I wonder how will Youtube.com and vSocial respond…

From Revver.com, here is a user-uploaded video of some frog dressed as a human, jumping all over the place.

The video autoloads and eats bandwith – in a slow-connection country like Malaysia my page has to wait for the silly video to play before my blog loads up. I am sure I can tweak the code I pasted to not make it autoload – but SORRY I am a stupid consumer.

Youtube wins.

The Internet in ACTION

Yo. Here is something I am writing for some friends who want to run youth projects. Please help me see if the sites I recommend really are any good, and give me some ideas and suggestions.

All links and tools introduced here suppposed to be:
1. Easy enough to figure out if you aren’t an internet geek like me
2. Doesn’t require payment of any sort!!

TOOLS

Project management can be hassle especially when your project involves friends from faraway places. Use www.basecamphq.com to assign tasks, set milestones, and simplify communication… It is suprisingly simple to use, for all the features that help!

Collaborate with others in writing documents together! Whether it is content for a website, an article, or a book, “wikis” is equivalent to an always online Word document your team can edit, check for changes, revert to old versions etc… Give www.pbwiki.com and www.jotspot.com a try – beats emailing a colourful Word document back and forth…

But if an online discussion forum is what you need to set up, try www.runboard.com

Got a petition in mind to make a difference? www.thepetitionsite.com can help! But use www.breakthechain.org/armchair.html to check if your petition is any good (as well as see which petitions just don’t work)

Does intellectual property and need protection? Anything from a booklet you helped write, to music, art, and web content… www.creativecommons.org provides alternatives to the stale copyright laws, including free, customisable lisences to help you share or protect your work, as well as find other works.

MAKING CONNECTIONS

Sometimes, getting connected with the right people happens by chance. Increase your chances by joining www.takingitglobal.org You get access to a global network of over 100,000 others like you, and other projects you can complement. The site also provides tools for creating and managing your Projects and Organizations. For business/ professional contacts, social networking sites like www.ryze.com and www.linkedin.com work better.

So how do people find you, learn about you, and trust you? Your webpage? Even if you had one, how will people find it? With www.squidoo.com , you can share your expertise with an interconnected online presence… It is fast, easy, focused on building guides for anything at all. While helping others with your knowledge, let them be the judge of you and/or your organisations worth.

If you want to present MORE… Blogs have given a voice to many individuals and organisations, building online reputations people can get a “feel” of, compared to a static website. Use www.wordpress.org or www.blogger.com.

They will make a “web-log” or “blog” for you. I recommend it for these reasons:
1. People can comment or link to your blog/ blog posts, giving your page gets more attention from search engines.
2. The way information is presented (like a dairy) adds a human dimension to your webpresence, your organisation, or your project, compared to static web pages.

Now, with www.youtube.com and www.odeo.com you can have video and audio presentations on your website (or blog) in no time!

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Always remember, that the internet can be grossly overrated, especially when youre not using it. Have fun!

What do you think?

“At the end of the day, when you’re eighty years old and looking back on your life, you want to have minimized the number of regrets you have. That’s what should drive people. Not how much money they have. It’s regrets that I think haunt people at the end of their life.”

Another cut from Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon. What do you think? It is easy to say YEAH money is not that important… but when everyone seems to think otherwise, it can be difficult to co-exist with them. Will you regret never having made enough money to indulge…?

But the part about minimising regrets is interesting when it comes to decision making… It can mean “don’t do it” for the risk averse, and “just do it” for the adventurous.

On most days I am all pumped up to do my own thing, but lately I have been researching companies to work for… (??)