Archive for September, 2006

The Fog Creek Promise

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

Joel introduces

The Fog Creek Promise: If you’re not satisfied for any reason within 90 days you get a full refund, period, no questions asked. We don’t want your money if you’re not amazingly happy.

what is your promise ?

Nokia N73 FAQ

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

I wanted to write about my Nokia N73 experience with a post titled “Nokia N73 User Experience”. But “Nokia N73 FAQ” might help others like me even if one. The phone is being used in Singapore


  1. It is unclear why on the Nokia – FAQ – Support page, N73 is not one of the “selected phones”
  2. The Europe FAQ is better organized than the Singapore FAQ. Why ???
  3. when nokia n73 displays “memory full”
  4. To display the serial number, press *#06#
  5. To display the firmware version, press *#0000#
  6. regular todo
  7. switch off and on daily
  8. check applications running in the background by pressing menu button and close all except “Standby”
  9. good..
  10. the flickr integration is excellent although it seems not possible to upload tags – i would have liked to tag uploads with a default n73 at the least !
  11. not so..
  12. phone is slow. have checked with the nokia care in person and there is no latest software version !
  13. when inspiration comes to me, it takes a few seconds to inspire the phone to capture the moment !
  14. ..

when nokia n73 displays “memory full”

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

when nokia n73 displays “memory full – close some applications and try again”, it is not obvious that a list of running/open applications can be seen by pressing/holding the “menu” button

It looks like I have to RTFM !

Instead of getting 3 booklets with infomation, it would have been useful to provide 2 booklets “Getting Started” and “FAQ”. The FAQ should point to the latest version on the net. Am starting a Nokia N73 FAQ

links for 2006-09-05

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve in Singapore versus the entire North American continent

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

Found @ Singapore 2006 – About Singapore in the interesting trivia section “5. The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve in Singapore contains more species of plants than the entire North American continent.”

Use Public

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

Few days ago, I saw a sticker on a taxi “If you drink, use public”. The sticker was issued by the SPF

At least the key goverment organizations should get their propaganda material proof-read by the people behind the Speak Good English Movement

“If you drink, don’t drive” was clear.

The mrbrown Show is hilarious. The latest is the mrbrown show: native speakers corner

mrbrown: use Pretty Permalinks

Do you know that Singapore is the host for the 2006 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.

Since it will be _the_ event in Singapore for 2006, there is a website appropriately named Singapore 2006

..The Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund† (IMF) and World Bank Group†† are the largest and most comprehensive gathering of global financial representatives in the world, and are held outside their Washington, D.C. base every third year.. WOW

Gift Box made in Holland

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

After one sees “made in china” everywhere, it is pleasant to see “Gift Box made in Holland” on the Montblanc

btw: attn: Shanghai Daafu Baby Carrier Co. Ltd. – Please proof-read the English “Use the precautions” – Since every sentence starts with “Please”, is incorrect English ok ? :-)

  • ..
  • Please with using smoothly on the surface on the horizontal plane.
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links for 2006-09-04

Monday, September 4th, 2006

The Ultimate Tag Warrior

Monday, September 4th, 2006

Installed The Ultimate Tag Warrior after seeing it recently in action @ Voices from Catland

2006/09/04 . Near borders

links for 2006-09-03

Sunday, September 3rd, 2006