@tomosaigon Twitter Archive - 7-2011

Submitted by tomo on October 6, 2012 - 1:18am
7/31 13:48 @tropixblue Say a neighborhood which normally sees a drop in traffic at 3:30PM on Tuesdays but has higher traffic 20 minutes before a storm #
7/31 13:40 @saigonnezumi Could you do us a favor and checkin to 4sq everytime you get on a bike, so we can all get off ours? :) #
7/31 11:34 Hypothesis: deviations from normal internet activity can predict imminent rain during the rainy season #
7/31 7:20 @fisheggtree Would love to see info sources of unrecognized VN minorities. The bigger ones not listed on goo.gl/GJ57m perhaps not endangered #
7/31 7:16 @nguyenhimself @jon7b @cnualart Found on a Drupal forum :) It's worth the effort if you're a dev! But I also use Vim as my editor.. #
7/30 6:25 @fisheggtree Can you list some missing languages? Noticed Pacoh, Ta Oi not listed perhaps due to larger population #
7/30 6:07 Learning curve for popular CMSs: http://bit.ly/mPia2Z #drupal #joomla #wordpress #
7/28 11:05 @fisheggtree Subtitling some select programs might help (in Vietnamese even!) #
7/27 14:59 Honored! @Vietnam720: Just given my very 1st to @tomosaigon. My very 1st Google +1'd for his article on #BarCampSaigon -http://bit.ly/qeZDuD #
7/27 9:55 Correction: Vietnamese are stealing each other @vantuly #
7/27 9:16 Chinese are stealing Vietnamese people RT @vantuly: Chinese police rescue dozens of infants from traffickers - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43906187/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/t/china-rescues-dozens-infants-traffickers/ #
7/27 8:20 @ericburdette Follow the link: The Perry nuclear plant on Lake Erie outside #
7/27 7:43 5 lessons learnt from #barcampsaigon 2011: http://goo.gl/89KVD #
7/26 14:25 @MienHPham I was hoping Firefox 4 would finally let me open dozens of tabs without crawling to a halt but it still doesn't. #addicted2chrome #
7/26 13:30 @caligarn @dynamicscholar There is already software for online jamming (musical collaboration) - RiffWorks, built by some good friends #
7/25 14:47 Thinking about doing business on Facebook? Do you have Facebook insurance? #
7/24 14:48 @andrewduck Likewise, enjoyed chatting with you about your big plan for Vietnam! #
7/24 13:28 Really great, thx everyone! RT @barcampSaigon: barcampSaigon: Great! More than 570 participants showed up today at #barcampsaigon #
7/23 22:50 #barcampsaigon weather update: pouring down rain over Binh Thanh and Phu Nhuan. let's hope it lets up soon. #
7/23 16:48 Hackers! Check out Code For America today - http://on.fb.me/qKjxCZ - Code For Vietnam tomorrow? #
7/23 4:38 #barcampsaigon pre-party tonight! At Milwaukee Grill 277 Pham Ngu Lao D1, from 7:30PM http://goo.gl/ZSlwR #
7/22 15:28 #barcampsaigon There will be an informal welcoming party in D1 tomorrow night so stay tuned to barcampsaigon.com for details! #
7/22 9:50 @TylerWatts Math is hard. Let's go shopping! #
7/22 9:50 @Conversoul Would you rather buy gasoline or horse feed? :) #
7/22 9:21 Future Gmail: "You appear to be trashed. Sending delayed until you pick the ugly girls from this lineup." (A better captcha also?) #
7/22 8:55 If you mention "attached file" in a gmail w/o attaching a file, gmail will ask you to confirm before sending. Neat. #
7/22 8:33 On increasing ineffectiveness of new Vietnamese regulations/laws: http://bit.ly/nEI90o thx @wigjefferson #
7/22 2:30 @mybigfatface Many 'upwardly mobile' Cambodians make the trip to FV Hospital in Saigon, but not recommended if you're dying right now #
7/21 15:41 @Tanguyen86 Awesome, thanks T! I'll hit you up with details #
7/21 14:50 Wait, so China is banning Harry Potter and all foreign films to screen a $12 mln revisionist propaganda film? http://goo.gl/NBngw #
7/21 14:44 @geetree haha, and trampolines! Dense cities never have enough trampolines. #
7/21 9:16 Screw stairs. World needs more slides. http://goo.gl/Q76Kp #
7/21 8:38 @Jessdiep Barcamp is from 8am and wraps up around 4 in the afternoon, followed by an optional afterparty. R U free? @barcampSaigon #
7/21 5:12 @Tanguyen86 @saigonchic Receive attendees when they enter, hang around and manage the session rooms, etc. Can you join? :) #
7/20 12:44 BarCamp Saigon is this Sunday at RMIT! We still need a few good volunteers so hit us up if you're interested :) #
7/19 10:26 RT @cnualart: #Saigon go to Zerostation to see this work in progress! Graffiti off NKKN in hem 288. Great fun! http://twitpic.com/5sfr8m #
7/19 7:07 The way 'headache' is spelled vs pronounced causes one. #ghoti #
7/19 5:34 @doortomykitchen @madlyduck Borders always had great books and magazines I didn't know I was looking for. #
7/19 5:30 @saigonchic That is a good opportunity to fart very loudly #
7/19 2:48 Pouring some coffee out for the loss of miles of bookshelves, a place to browse books after work. #Borders #
7/18 16:48 @philip_arthur Honestly, something as powerful as salvia, having a sober person babysitting is responsibility #1 #
7/18 13:59 Is increasing medical tourism to Vietnam good or bad for us expats? #
7/18 12:02 Vietnam needs Underwriters Laboratories, and Consumer Reports. #
7/18 10:09 @jon7b What kind of desk? Adjustable? #
7/17 9:27 @Anita_Tran @jon7b So they should label all films about honest cops as "science fiction" :) #
7/17 8:21 ATTN: Groupon clones in Vietnam, good luck using 'copyright law' to defend against aggregators from commoditizing you #
7/17 8:16 @tamkaizen Good question. I think the difference is the same as between police and mobsters #
7/17 7:19 I was charged $14 to use ANZ's ATM in Phnom Penh. #
7/17 4:46 Cambodia has world's smallest stock exchange, followed by Mozambique and Laos #
7/17 4:03 Everyday some 3000 scientific articles are published. Perhaps a handful from Vietnamese. Probably none of them living in Vietnam. #
7/16 14:17 RT @TheOnion: Drunk Pilot Going To Pull Over Onto Cloud Until He Sobers Up A Little http://onion.com/mQnDQi #
7/16 10:23 @PedroInSaigon @fisheggtree Most hysterical reports were from Western Christian sympathizers, nothing objective #
7/16 5:52 @pqnga Sneaky! Not escape-proof, but I know an abstract db layer that won't expect to sanitize an order by clause #
7/16 5:42 @PedroInSaigon That happened a few months ago, don't believe any outsider independently confirmed. VN govt story totally different #
7/16 5:39 @HelpingHandSG Who is this? You should make Drupal themes too :) #
7/15 19:05 @jobnomade Opera lets you group tabs then collapse a group . TooManyTabs for Chrome good for 'suspending' tabs for later. #
7/15 8:51 @OfficeSpace_SG I can't wait! And subway/metro any year now. I'd be happy with dedicated busways in the near future #
7/15 8:50 @madlyduck lol, sounds like an easy job, plenty of time to ponder astrophysics! #
7/15 7:13 @OfficeSpace_SG Saigon also had trams! It's sad impoverished Hanoi couldn't maintain their trams a few more years. #
7/15 7:00 @madlyduck Fortunately, your job isn't to drive people from point A to B using the least amount of fuel possible #
7/15 6:04 @madlyduck Just the negotiated cost to travel about 1-2 km. Still not convinced why (that) nobody in PP could find a numbered street #
7/15 5:57 Some languages in Vietnam have up to 41 vowels. Good luck. #
7/15 4:21 Phnom Penh travel protip: Get a 'free' 1-hour city tour when the motorbike drivers can't find a numbered street 10 min walk away #
7/15 3:29 Skateistan: how skateboarding is the solution to all of Afghanistan's problems / http://goo.gl/j6zKT #
7/14 12:25 I think train stations should be built on the tops of artifcial slopes like rollercoasters. Think of the speed and braking benefits! #
7/14 12:21 @fisheggtree I hear he is/was quite famous in China. Guess it's a summer tradition here, like X-mas movies. #
7/14 10:56 @fisheggtree Dude, that's Tay Du Ky aka Journey to the West. Classic Chinese tale and inspiration to Dragonball #
7/14 8:08 @caligarn Cuz they are sad that they can't put Flash in the favicon #
7/14 6:45 (AP) Armed Chinese soldiers beat up Vietnamese fishermen, take 1 ton of fish / http://goo.gl/NP5F1 #
7/14 6:17 @ourman @ericburdette For some technical reasons, Twitter sucks balls at aggregating (when reading beyond 1 hour) #
7/14 6:13 Lol RT @charliesheen: I'm down with the Clown. Whoop!! Whoop!! #
7/14 6:11 @scarlettran Very cool, like the #romitvn logo! I hope y'all have plans to continue maintaining the sites after the course ends? #
7/14 5:59 @ericburdette @ourman Google+ may start by being the place to post longer tweets thereby taking over as people's Twitter client #
7/14 5:10 RT @TheEconomist: The Republicans are playing a cynical political game with hugely high economic stakes http://econ.st/nNjSoO #
7/14 5:08 RT @careyz: China rejects Manila offer to bring dispute to UN http://bit.ly/rmzDIY. ie bully knows he's wrong but wont stop. #
7/13 18:21 JIRA's Bonfire looks nice, if only something like it integrated with other issue trackers like Redmine #
7/13 16:23 RT @grapealope: There are 250 Genomics companies in China. 70% founded in last 3-5 years, 80% founded by Chinese returnees. #singularityu #
7/13 16:22 RT @grapealope: Drug development in India is 70-80% cheaper than the US. @DivaBiotech #biotech #singularityu #
7/13 16:18 @madlyduck @betoneko Green tea in VN far from matcha. What are differences between VN rice wines and sake? E De ruou can drunk communally #
7/13 11:41 @TylerWatts @caligarn According to this theory, we can predict a Japanese Eminem in a few years. Can't wait! #
7/13 11:31 @TylerWatts @caligarn So basically Vpop comes from Motown. Now if we could figure out where each language came from... #
7/13 8:35 @caligarn Which begs the question: What produced Michael Jackson? @TylerWatts #
7/13 8:27 Warning for anyone building products on Facebook: Prepare to be usurped when FB wants your property! http://goo.gl/107GK #
7/13 7:12 @betoneko You know, when I discovered banh canh, I ate it as a replacement for udon ;) And banh day == mochi. But xi muoi != umeboshi. #
7/13 7:10 @OfficeSpace_SG So I guess the chain of 'evolution' goes like this: Jpop -> Kpop -> Vpop -> Khpop (whatever you want to call Khmer pop) #
7/13 5:12 @betoneko I had curry udon last night. :) I can honestly say I don't miss Cambodian food #
7/13 4:53 @TylerWatts @Anita_Tran @OfficeSpace_SG Vietnamese covering American/East Asian pop is understandable. Surprised anybody would copy V-pop! #
7/13 4:40 @betoneko Udon restaurant on Mac Dinh Chi is close enough. And the Japanese staff there are so tall. #
7/13 4:34 On the TVs on the bus to Phnom Penh: Bad Khmer covers of Vietnamese pop songs #
7/12 13:09 Straight out of Cam, right back to Saigon. Then straight to Japan for some real udon. Only VNese staff break the illusion. #
7/11 16:20 RT @fisheggtree: we are looking at the end of most of VN's large wild mammals w/in 25yrs if something desperate is not done immediately. #
7/11 16:08 @jobnomade Ask: Do I want to be sick last decades of life? I met De Grey years ago, support SENS. Benefits beyond long life. #methuselah #
7/11 5:59 After years of delays, Korean-backed Cambodian Stock Exchange opens today, but not a single company listed. http://goo.gl/rc8W4 #
7/11 5:17 N. Korean imports Rolexes while countrymen starve, resort to cannibalism. EuroComm. send millions in emergency food aid (and watches) #
7/9 15:14 Money can't buy happiness. But $4 can buy a pizza of happiness. #
7/9 13:08 @PedroInSaigon My guess is: there isn't. They are false cognates, perhaps similar to an exclamation like 'hey?' #
7/9 8:31 I swear, there is a mini funbox built into my hotel room in Phnom Penh. #skateboarding #
7/9 8:28 @preetamrai Glad you're coming to @barcampSaigon. And thx for reminder, I should pay tribute to @hackerspacepp while I'm here #
7/9 7:59 @preetamrai Hey, what are you doing in Phnom Penh? I'm also there for a few days. #
7/9 7:55 Mexican illegal immigration to the US has nearly stopped b/c Mexico's become an ok place to live. Is Vietnam far behind? #
7/9 4:29 Ready to leave Phnom Penh as soon as Vietnam will have me back! #
7/7 16:07 @madlyduck Here I am thinking black holes are imploded stars in our universe. Where do they exist? How does matter leave a BH? #
7/7 15:09 @madlyduck What was the matter pulled into? What universe were the black holes in? #
7/7 12:26 @nino_nina Good point. It's normal for American HS girls to wear makeup but not in Vietnam, even in university, right? #
7/7 12:25 @PedroInSaigon Lol, sometimes it seems like they are all 14 years old! @dukedylan VN is also obsessed with every kind of model #
7/7 11:41 This is what a 14-year old Vietnamese girl looks like: http://goo.gl/yt0Gm #
7/7 7:09 @PedroInSaigon @OfficeSpace_SG @jon7b Maybe better to take over her debt and use her interest payments to help educate others? :) #
7/7 7:08 @OfficeSpace_SG True. Microloans aimed at microbusinesses (like your food seller) who can pay back. Gamblers: send them to math class #
7/7 6:41 @caligarn Whoops, sorry @careyz! Re: unifying web services. OAuth + APIs (REST). Can already upload any kind of file to Google Docs #
7/7 6:32 @carez @caligarn Jolicloud web app manager http://bit.ly/nLdgMN + services with Dropbox integration + OAuth, the building blocks are there #
7/7 5:59 @jon7b @OfficeSpace_SG Hard to get normal loan? They should use microfinance (Kiva, etc) but only in VN in last 2-3 yrs, still unknown #
7/6 13:57 People hate BankofAmerica, JPMC, AT&T, Facebook most. [ http://goo.gl/oavEL ] Wonder if there's enough contrast in VN companies to matter? #
7/6 13:50 @philip_arthur Lol, pronounced the same too. I do have an idea for a Groupon for pornography though... #
7/6 13:49 @caligarn I set a honeypot laptop out in the wild and waited to see what internets the natives browsed on it, followed by CSI forensics #
7/6 12:25 I just 'discovered' a new Groupon clone 'in the wild'. I do like the name Vietpon though. #
7/6 8:53 @dynamicscholar If there is, they hide it. Along with any pricing information. Ripe for competition better than Moodle #
7/6 8:40 A new use has been found for Bitexco Tower: Vertical raceground. Still charging $12 to go up. http://goo.gl/7iapY #
7/6 8:33 It's Britney, but still this I Wanna Go remix is hot: http://goo.gl/gX1bK and @weareoliver has Detroit street cred: http://goo.gl/YSqj2 #
7/6 6:04 Blackboard, the overpriced and much loathed school software, sold for $1.64 Billion. What an opportunity.. #
7/6 5:37 @caligarn There's some mandate for all civil servants and state owned enterprise employees to take the bus weekly tied to bonuses #
7/6 5:35 @jon7b Compressed natural gas-powered busses are already coming online #
7/5 19:24 Every few hours I check #bitcoin on IRC to see how much further BTC has fallen on MtGox as they slowly let everyone cash out #
7/5 10:20 Export your FB friends while you still can! Facebook blocks Google Chrome extension for exporting friends http://zd.net/ipYDXZ #
7/5 6:23 What's wrong with this picture? http://bit.ly/lhfUYG #hanoi #
7/4 13:33 @kennedypj @saigonnezumi Cuz PHP is dumb. 5.3 introduced a lot of syntax changes, e.g. call-time pass-by-reference. Usually easy to fix.. #
7/4 7:56 @jobnomade Hear, hear! Vietnam needs Heroes and CSI: Saigon, maybe Cops too #
7/4 7:52 @betoneko Yup! Fox News is known for stretching the truth at the best of times, this time just lack of security and response/awareness #
7/4 6:45 @foxnewspolitics is reporting that Pres Obama has just been assassinated! @PedroInSaigon @betoneko #
7/4 6:18 Awesome RT @tomoakiyama: Lady Gaga on #Japanese talkshow: Outrageous outfit, pulls out candy from her head [PHOTO] http://bit.ly/ixrJ3j #
7/4 6:01 @caligarn Google apps + Google+ + Google single sign-on? Getting there slowly... #
7/4 5:59 Also, know who has editorial control! RT @betoneko: Never trust a man who reads only one newspaper (or none) #
7/4 5:51 @veryvietnam A novel idea indeed.. a place to read books for free - let's give the idea a name. Maybe call it "library"... #
7/4 5:31 @jobnomade Local govt prefers paying small compensation to victims rather than for responding with prevention. http://goo.gl/XS0jB #
7/4 5:25 @jobnomade Investigating crime isn't in job description for cops in VN. We need a new type of police, chartered to serve and protect #
7/3 10:26 @VietnamBlogs I don't know you/your business model or system, whereas that site clearly gets paid for spam; assumed mistaken association #
7/3 10:20 @tamkaizen The slopes of a pyramid are awfully slipperly. I'm sure some see opportunities in VN's lack of experience/history with MLMs #
7/3 10:10 @VietnamBlogs So it took only a cursory look for me to tell it was a made-for-Adsense site, if you need to tweak your automation then fine #
7/3 10:09 Expat pain relief in #Vietnam / http://goo.gl/Ho2zu (but today, naproxen out of stock in 4 pharmacies, codeine easy to find) #
7/3 10:00 @VietnamBlogs Lol, haha thanks and no worries... just keeping you on your toes! #
7/3 9:42 @VietnamBlogs Do you get paid to promote low quality / spam / copied sites? You should at least say it's advertising #
7/3 9:31 @betoneko @ericburdette Enlightened Ohioans have decided lots of beer + American football + history of rioting + GUNS is a good plan #
7/3 8:50 Where do casual games like Zynga / Mafiaville fit in Google+ or should they remain a Facebook plague, source of income? #
7/2 4:35 10s of thousands lose cash in collapsed pyramid scheme; MLMs still growing / http://bit.ly/lr1jom #Vietnam #
7/2 4:12 @philip_arthur There's 'boiled egg' - white on the outside, yellow on the inside, not sure it applies though #
7/1 6:46 RT @hcmctoday: Tease an Australian by saying that you "think the South African accent is beautiful." I couldn't do it with a straight face. #
7/1 6:43 @ericburdette There are several free databases which map IP addresses to countries; better, paid ones like MaxMind have more granularity #
7/1 6:19 @caligarn Whoops, it's Dang Tat. I still saw the old cards with old addr, with some handwritten scratches maybe for the new location. Pro. #
7/1 6:14 @caligarn Friend says it's pre-Reunification Saigonese style; should be celebrated. Then again rich culture lead to the fall of South VN.. #
7/1 6:10 @caligarn Today was the 2nd time I first went to the Dung Tat location before finding out everyone's on TTT. Even cards give Dung Tat addr #
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