When I graduated from Monash University in 2004, I received more than just a Computing education. The experiences and opportunities in Monash opened my eyes and spurred my desire to understand a larger and interconnected world of knowledge and disciplines. My time in Monash has also encouraged me to boldy pursue my interests and passion which is the manner I want to live my life.
I thought the distinguished alumni featured in this videos perfectly described the capability and potential of this young and fine institution – Monash University.
Related link: Honouring our distinguished alumni (Monash University)
- Picture taken near North Melbourne station
Remember the Chaser’s 2007 APEC Summit Osama security stunt (see youtube video)? The new season of the Chaser (War on Everything) returns on ABC1 in midst of the swine flu (H1N1 influenza) pandemic.
As a general advertised health alert, all fans and new viewers are strongly encouraged to wear those little blue facial masks and stay at home especially on Wed, 27 May for further updates.
How did the credit crisis orginate? Check out the videos below and find out how defaulted mortages took Wall Street down and affected the rest of us.
In the beginning … responsible people wanted a home loan and it was prime…
Turning point … bankers and investors wanted more…
I rarely talk US politics on my blog.
But with the current state of the world and with Colin Powell’s endorsement for the next President of the United States of America, Mr Barack Obama, please help your country and the world to herald a new order.
I wish Mr Barack Obama, all the very best to introduce the changes to fix up America. Go away, the old, tired, mean, cunning, self-serving agenda from the Republican party. You have ruined America for 8 years, a change is due.
Here is a selection of performance, security and licensing related articles soon after the launch of Google’s Chrome browser.
Who says the evolution of web browsers is over? Hot after the launch of Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2, Google released its browser – Chrome. Chrome is now avaliable for download from Singapore (Australia and pretty much everywhere else on the WWW in 40 other languages).
I’ll waiting for the reviews and further iterations of Chrome before I will consider downloading it for review purposes. It is highly encouraging to see the different set of innovative features added to the latest versions of the various web browsers.
“We owe a great debt to many open source projects, and we’re committed to continuing on their path. … and in that spirit, we are making all of our code open source as well. We hope to collaborate with the entire community to help drive the web forward.” (Source: Google Blog, 1 Sep 08)
On a separate note, where is the link to download Chrome source code? Google’s intention is commendable, but where is the follow-up action?
Related link: The 10 features of Google Chrome (Video)
Google recently released a tool (Insights for Search), could help researchers track consumer activity and provide snapshots of economic change. Basically it allows the tracking of various words and phrases that people type into Google’s search box.
Now everyone can view its database of search requests (from 2004 – present) and discover the things that preoccupy individuals. These results can be filtered by cities, regions or countries at any time.
Singapore Snapshot (as at 8 Aug 08, click to view larger version)
Australia Snapshot (as at 8 Aug 08, click to view larger version)
On the week of Singapore’s National Day, I came across an article (via Siew Ling) celebrating overseas Singaporeans success in Silicon Valley. The IT industry offers exciting opportunities for everyone from a diverse background and not just Computer Science.
The article spotlights on 3 Google engineers – Tan Chade Meng (37), Lim Yew Jin (28 ) and Teng Junbin (26). The article elaborated on their different roles in the company, work environment and even passion for office food! We are talking about chilli crabs!
Unfortunately, the guys are just not ready to come back to Singapore cos “We’re having too much fun here“.
Ex-Google engineers (Anna Patterson, Tom Costello, Russell Power and Louis Monier) have developed a new search engine – Cuil which promises to be a more comprehensive and efficient way to transverse the internet.
For starters, Cuil’s search index spans more than 120 billion Web pages. Cuil’s results are also presented in familiar magazine-style format instead of a top-down stacks of Web links.
Last week, The Pitch Challenge (The Gruen Transfer, ABC) is to develop an advertisement to sell the unsellable – Convince Aussie to invade it’s close neighbour – New Zealand. Why would anyone want to invade such a beautiful and peaceful country like NZ?
The two agencies tasked with this brief came up with two smart ads, one that would really appeal to the (some) Aussies and the other, a cheeky play with NZ runaway success tourism campaign. Brilliant!
Apparently after the show was broadcasted, a small group of Kiwis took offence with the plot. In response, the producer of the show will give the Kiwis a fair go (Aussie slang) to “take their revenge” on the final episode of the show.
PS: This brief is not authorised by the Australian Government, Canberra (at least not publicly acknowledged)