Sunday, September 04, 2011

The best moment of Steve Jobs on stage

Unfortunately that day has come.

On August 24 (2011), Steve Job resigned as Apple CEO.

In a letter from Jobs to Apple board and the community:
I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come. (more) 
This is a shocking news, but we all know that this day will come. Since Steve Jobs taken his 3rd medical leave on this January for an unknown period.

Do you still remember the best moment when Steve Jobs on stage? We will all miss that. 

Some people will choose the moment when Steve Jobs introduce iPod nano and the first iPhone. iPod and iPhone both taken the IT world by storm. 

iPod nano introduction on Apple Music Special Even 2005

"Anyone wander what is this (small) pocket for? I always wander that." 

"Now we know... because this ..." (Steve Jobs take out the iPod nano) 

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Refer how Sony introduce the Viao P notebook. 

Introduction first iPhone on MacWorld 2007 

"This is the day, that I have been looking forward for two and a half year." 

"Today we are going to introduce 3 revolutionary products."

"An iPod, a phone, and an internet communicator... an iPod, a phone... are you getting it?" 

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I just want to add in 1 more, something in the air.

MacBook Air on MacWorld 2008

When Steve Jobs taken out the first MacBook Air from the envelop. It is so dramatic and impact. 

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No matter which one is the best moment of Steve Jobs, we will miss him on the stage. 

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Cheaper IDD call to Philippines

My family want to make a call to Philippines, I let them to use my Skype account. I seldom use my Skype-out account after I top-up.

After my family make the call (to Philippines), I check the balance. I got a shock, half of the credit gone. It was much more expensive than I expected. I check the call rate from Skype. Yeah, call rate to Philippines is Euro 16.1 cents per minute, while other Asia countries like Malaysia, Singapore, China and Hong Kong call rate is just Euro 1.9 cent per minutes. Philippines call rate is 8 times more expensive than

I am calling from Malaysia, so I check the iTalk IDD call rate. Call to Philippines is RM 75 cents per minutes at normal rate, for both land line and mobile. Other Asia countries cost . For promotion rate please check the iTalk Whao! website.

I have tried iTalk before but not this iTalk Whao. Seems like iTalk Whao can purchase online. Normally iTalk came with a number with some prepaid credit (eg. RM10), you dial the iTalk number before you dial the number you call. The call will be charged on iTalk call rate and iTalk credit.

The iTalk 75 cents is still slightly more expensive or similar with the Skype call rate.

I check the DiGi Cakap-cakap call rate for the prepaid (prepaid only, not available for postpaid). Call rate to Phillipines is 50 cents per minute (25 cents per 30 seconds block), from 9pm to 9am. This call rate is for all prepaid except DiGi Easy prepaid and DiGi prepaid campus. Confusing right!? You have to know which prepaid you are using.

For postpaid users, the rate will be about 75 cents, not too bad. You save to trouble to get another IDD account.

Any cheaper call rate? Please let me know.


i-Talk call rate
DiGi Chatz call rate (75 cents per minutes)

Thursday, September 01, 2011

WebCamp KL for homeless August 2011

Yesterday is Hari Raya and Merdeka (Independence) day of Malaysia. The WebCamp KL for August carry on usual, expect most people will go for the long break, but the attendance is better than expectation.

WebCamp KL for the homeless!

The event started at 6pm, much earlier than usual, some beer and pizza were served for those who didn't go for the Hari Raya celebration. Food is not the main point, is the people there who make the event interesting.

There are just 2 speakers:

Richerd Chan from Canada

Richerd Chan (@richerd) from Canada. Richerd is a young and adventurous iOS developer, back pack and moving around in Kuala Lumpur. Richerd talks about his homeless experience sleep on Kuala Lumpur street.

Richerd is planning for his start up which traveling in Malaysia. Good luck, Richerd! 

Mats Engstrom on electronics

Mats Engstrom (@matseng) from Sweden (if I am not wrong). Mats is an experience electronic expert, previously he was working in Dubai, now staying in Malaysia and working on his new startup. Mats' topic on electronic experience, "from idea to market". Mats share his experience on how he design electronic kits for the hobbyist.

If you are interested check out his QuarterK electronic kit. QuarterK on youtube check here

The WebCamp end at 7.30pm, much earlier than usual. Not much about web technology? Yeah, not every time they talk about web, they are quite free and open.