Archive for September 2008

Web virtual keyboards suck

I recently opened up a new brokerage account at TradeKing, I haven’t really used it yet as I am still in the process of clearing my initial ACH transfer, but one major annoyance is the virtual keyboard they use in their login system. This is pretty commonly used in financial websites, it usually works like [...]

Lensbaby “Composer”

Uploaded with plasq‘s Skitch! Lensbaby just refreshed their entire line of selective focus lens. I’ve wanted a Lensbaby for quite some time but never actually bought one, all my lenses are large so I kindda want a ultra lightweight and small walkaround lens. While the 50/1.4 or even 1.8 might fit the physical criteria, I [...]

poor doggie

From Shanghaiist… A dog in Changsha, Hunan province, stays by the dead carcass of his good friend, which has just been knocked down by a car. As if unwilling to believe that his companion had died, he tries to wake her up with his paws, and when he realises that he is unable to awake [...]

NYT Econ Journalist David Cay Johnston: It Doesn’t Add Up

From Open Left. NYT Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston, author of Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You with the Bill, has written a letter to fellow journalists that deserves wide attention, urging a fundamentally skeptical approach to reporting on this purported crisis, warning against repeating the [...]

Startonomics

I’m going to this, should be interesting:

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Hands-on Preview at dpreview

Uploaded with plasq‘s Skitch! 5DM2 is finally here, the price is right, it’s not perfect but it’s close. I think I’m gonna get one. 21 megapixel CMOS sensor (very similar to the sensor in the EOS-1Ds Mark III) Sensor dust reduction by vibration of filter ISO 100 – 6400 calibrated range, ISO 50 – 25600 [...]

Using Phusion Passenger in Facebook apps development

Ray pointed me to a RailsCast on how to use Passenger for local development, it literally took me 2 minutes to setup. If you work on multiple Ruby on Rails applications, you should definitely do it. There is however one problem on this approach, since the default passenger.pref config relies on virtual host, you can’t [...]

Just turned off daily tweets digest

I feel like the tweets digest are taking over the blog as I don’t blog enough. Also people can see my tweets by following me on Twitter or going to my Twitter page so having them here just added noise. So I have turned off daily tweets digest just now. Btw it is a pain [...]

Tweets on 2008-09-16

anyone got experience with Zecco or TradeKing online brokerage? or any other rec? # Powered by Twitter Tools.

Tweets on 2008-09-15

got multiapp working on a single ec2onrails instance with EBS and the goods… fuck, should’ve just started from plain ubuntu AMI… # running 6 mongrels per app was a very bad idea! # gonna go for a run, the nike+ training program is good motivation to keep running… # @seoulfully alright, then we’ll setup a [...]