The Necessary Philosopher

Month: December, 2007

Blogger’s Domain Hijacked via Gmail hack

I was about to go to bed when I chanced upon this on Digg. I never imagined that it would be so easy for someone to hijack a domain, and this criminal act certainly makes the internet feel like a cowboy town – thieves lurking around every corner and not a cop in sight. […]

The Day After Christmas

Each year, I wait in anticipation for Christmas. It’s my favourite time of the year – good food, company and presents… killer combination. I absolutely love Christmas music, it reminds me of all the things that make Christmas a happy occasion, and each year, I wait for the opportunity to play Christmas music without giving […]

Singapore Google Maps Mashups

This is the umpteenth time I’m saying it, but I really love Web 2.0! Here are some Singapore-specific Google Maps mashups that I found today. Parking rates in Singapore – Not very well updated though, the parking rates at some places are not listed, and there is no way for users to update it. Property […]

Hulu is not Coolu.

I heard a lot of hype about NBC’s iTunes killer application Hulu, so I signed up for the beta. I didn’t hear anything for a month of two, so I gave up and forgot about it. Yesterday, I finally got a beta invitation. Finally, I get to see what all the hype is about, right? […]

Lawrence Lessig: How creativity is being strangled by the law

I’m a big fan of TED talks, and yesterday I watched to this awesome talk given by Larry Lessig about how creativity is being strangled by laws that are no longer governed by common sense. He made the link between technology, creativity, intellectual property and the impact on our youth. His closing statement was a […]