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Daily Twitter Posts - 11/01/2010 to 11/30/2010

Submitted by tomo on July 18, 2011 - 4:10pm

@michaelcoyote haha, Titlescorer technology would go great with Needanym, thanks! Tue Nov 30 17:11:45 +0000 2010
@TerranceCollins please DM me your email, I can't DM you because you're not following me (?) Mon Nov 29 11:04:55 +0000 2010
@betoneko banh cuon hat gao vang is my favorite :) Mon Nov 29 10:16:05 +0000 2010
lol Bitexco is really proud of overcoming the odds to put up the US$300 building RT @ourman Sat Nov 27 18:30:28 +0000 2010
@TerranceCollins i know an SEO/SEM group in SGN i can refer; DM me. have also refer'd to @BellVietnam Sat Nov 27 12:01:13 +0000 2010
@Vietnam720 lol headline: "Charity Race Ends in Bombing of Online Phone Store" Thu Nov 25 18:37:49 +0000 2010
@betoneko i hope those busses are replaced by ones with doors on both sides so they can pick up riders without cutting across all lanes! Thu Nov 25 17:28:33 +0000 2010
need to go to Dong Nai to kill simdepdongnai/simsodepsovip/simdongnai .coms for spamming my site Thu Nov 25 17:05:46 +0000 2010
RT @IOCC: since 2005, over 6500 Vietnamese women/children have been trafficked abroad - Thu Nov 25 09:25:18 +0000 2010
feels a bit like Thanksgiving back home - cops lurking around every corner Thu Nov 25 08:53:45 +0000 2010
My quick hack to download YouTube video files w/o installing any software: #saigonist Tue Nov 23 20:56:11 +0000 2010
RT @funnyhumour: Facebook is like jail, you sit around and waste time, write on walls, and get poked by people you don't know Tue Nov 23 20:16:27 +0000 2010
@ducban a vietnamese girl who speaks drupal? we should all get together! Mon Nov 22 10:07:17 +0000 2010
@fisheggtree hey i'm like 37.49% michigander (A2). dominos on me. but i'd feel better eating detroit square pizza, even little caesars Sun Nov 21 18:42:54 +0000 2010
@Vietnam720 you can decide for yourself how serious it is, hopefully @afieldofgrass doesn't kill me :) Sun Nov 21 16:28:23 +0000 2010
presenting 4stalk: a 4sq with benefits Sun Nov 21 10:28:49 +0000 2010
I propose an X Prize for condoms that feel better than real. Call it the XXX Prize: saves the world, profitable, fun! Sat Nov 20 21:11:15 +0000 2010
dude, i totally just bought a bag of homemade seaweed that looks and is packaged like a bag of real weed Sat Nov 20 14:18:00 +0000 2010
i have got a devious new location-based service idea, it should rake in millions (of dongs) Sat Nov 20 05:49:41 +0000 2010
@philip_arthur the simplest vietnamese word for mu might be vô, which has the same chinese origin, but also mostly used in compound words Sat Nov 20 05:37:16 +0000 2010
@caligarn would like to check that cafe out.. japanese? Himiko (Pimiko) is a lady from japanese history Sat Nov 20 05:01:31 +0000 2010
@caligarn let's buy the trampoline and use it to cover large sinkholes on the road Fri Nov 19 07:48:01 +0000 2010
@potkin had Mr BBQ in Q1 yesterday, but plenty in D2 area of Binh Thanh, and next to Superbowl Thu Nov 18 14:48:40 +0000 2010
@betoneko always wondered how common is it to call Phnom Penh "Nam Vang"? Thu Nov 18 07:05:48 +0000 2010
this soup (canh) is just half a pineapple chopped and boiled and served in a small flower pot Wed Nov 17 06:52:03 +0000 2010
@betoneko good question. i think if Japanese dev agencies saw plan & proof of rapid growth in Quy Nhon, Da Nang, Hue they'd start sooner Mon Nov 15 17:52:13 +0000 2010
i want an investor login to the angelsoft database Mon Nov 15 17:33:03 +0000 2010
@betoneko in order for a future Hanoi-Saigon shinkansen, VN needs to build a Saigon-Nha Trang line, and develop cities like Da Nang, Hue Mon Nov 15 10:02:51 +0000 2010
I'm across the street from Inches 'Plussize & Matured Woman Boutique' Sun Nov 14 13:01:50 +0000 2010
The future of Foursquare - should you bother? Sun Nov 14 10:02:39 +0000 2010
take the bus in #saigon: Sun Nov 14 02:27:57 +0000 2010
the entire #fossasia conference organization has disappeared under mysterious circumstances Sat Nov 13 06:56:14 +0000 2010
at #fossasia at Raffles. where's lunch?! Sat Nov 13 04:16:37 +0000 2010
I'm at Intel Software Seminar at Intercontinental Hotel, so far it's nothing about software. #failsquare Fri Nov 12 07:35:59 +0000 2010
@rockportrait not sure if you're serious or not, but my ex-roomie/friends wrote the Rebirth iPad app! Fri Nov 12 07:30:19 +0000 2010
@tramyhurricane do you go to any french-speaking clubs? also, i have 2 friends looking for a french tutor if you wanna split costs.. Tue Nov 09 11:15:47 +0000 2010
i'll probably watch Star Trek five more times this week Mon Nov 08 18:19:47 +0000 2010
@caligarn have you tried Wrap and Roll's lunch buffet? if anything, a lot of choices Fri Nov 05 09:39:25 +0000 2010
i wish neighbors would stop dying, or at least do so more quietly Thu Nov 04 16:52:51 +0000 2010
@HerDailyDigest in jakarta i like to eat satay and ride the bus rapid transit! at night, enjoy nice views atop nice hotel bars Thu Nov 04 09:27:34 +0000 2010

Daily Twitter Posts - 12/01/2010 to 12/31/2010

Submitted by tomo on July 18, 2011 - 4:08pm

happy non-vietnamese new year to everyone in vietnam! Fri Dec 31 17:19:13 +0000 2010
RT @almightygod: Homer Simpson: "Suppose we've chosen the wrong god. Every time we go to church we're just making him madder and madder." Thu Dec 30 17:00:54 +0000 2010
robbed in berlin. WTF are you going to do with VND? Wed Dec 29 17:33:57 +0000 2010
stay in Berlin or go to a) Barcelona b) Madrid c) Lisbon Wed Dec 29 02:08:02 +0000 2010
@Vietnam720 about 7 months in advance ;) i've fixed my fake birthday on FB now :) Tue Dec 28 17:08:07 +0000 2010
#27c3 the 27th Chaos Computer Congress is happening right here, right now at bcc, Alexanderplatz Tue Dec 28 17:05:29 +0000 2010
I'm in the Middle East Mon Dec 27 05:03:09 +0000 2010
@betoneko Vietnam didn't help by renaming it's major city, but I think you can say New York, Tokyo, Paris, or London w/o country :) Wed Dec 22 19:28:12 +0000 2010
@HelpingHandSG Thursday night I have dinner plans from 7, then work at 11, but what do y'all need? give me a call :) Wed Dec 22 18:30:43 +0000 2010

Cambodia's Bamboo Train Tue Dec 21 16:11:52 +0000 2010
RT @rstevens: Have you guys heard of "laptops"? They're like iPads with built-in stands AND keyboards. Really neat technology. Mon Dec 20 06:03:26 +0000 2010
free calls to the US in my Gmail by ssh'ing to the US Sat Dec 18 20:26:25 +0000 2010
RT @edkohler: The easiest way to shut down Wikileaks would be to have Yahoo! acquire it. Sat Dec 18 07:56:06 +0000 2010
RT @duosec: A brief analysis of the Gawker password dump: Mon Dec 13 14:56:22 +0000 2010
@afieldofgrass @MoodyRain yup, coffee sounds good! Mon Dec 13 14:29:36 +0000 2010
@careyz cool, let's get coffee and talk drupal sometime Mon Dec 13 09:35:19 +0000 2010
good times at #barcampsaigon, thanks to those who came to my Groupon clone/Drupal talk... both of you! Sun Dec 12 14:20:00 +0000 2010
@betoneko sooooo sorrrrrrry!!!!! Sun Dec 12 14:19:02 +0000 2010
@thomaswanhoff i do Drupal and plan to present at #barcampsaigon tomorrow if you're coming Sat Dec 11 10:50:38 +0000 2010
RT @J3SSL33: Homeless Japanese in the Philippines seeks help to return to Japan Sat Dec 11 04:45:38 +0000 2010
@ericburdette i know a neighboring place just finishing construction, big room w/ private entrance, 4 mil vnd/mo Fri Dec 10 09:12:02 +0000 2010
@madsmonsen it's sad that magazines only send writers/photographers to cover Detroit's "ruin porn" and ignore what else they find Fri Dec 10 09:09:11 +0000 2010
RT @tqbf: I officially concede one benefit of Wikileaks: it is a blacklight that makes our craziest people phosphorescently crazy. Wed Dec 08 10:07:51 +0000 2010
@fisheggtree massive props to your 'investigative journalism', michigander! Tue Dec 07 10:20:10 +0000 2010
does vietnam need to borrow hundreds of millions of dollars to build roads, or find a way for people to get around on the existing ones? Mon Dec 06 17:05:59 +0000 2010
@betoneko also a small place on Chu Man Trinh sells fresh onigiri with salmon (my preference), but not as cheap as FM. they also sell natto Sat Dec 04 10:37:41 +0000 2010
@betoneko i love onigiri. i hear it's best to come to Family Mart at 10pm when they get it fresh. Sat Dec 04 10:35:51 +0000 2010
this is a great game: (good tunes too) Fri Dec 03 20:20:51 +0000 2010
i know a nice 30m2 room for rent available for 4 million/mo, private entrance, for non-assholes only Fri Dec 03 08:10:38 +0000 2010
NASA should spend more time exploring Planet Earth, more cost effective Fri Dec 03 07:07:08 +0000 2010
living in vietnam, my preconceptions of what should be sweet or salty (or spicy) have been flipped upside down Thu Dec 02 16:25:32 +0000 2010
@dukedylan @AC220 in a vietnamese motorbike altercation, the one who doesn't start yelling is to blame :) Wed Dec 01 05:19:51 +0000 2010


Daily Twitter Posts - 01/01/2011 to 01/31/2011

Submitted by tomo on July 18, 2011 - 4:06pm

RT @AsCorrespondent: #SKorea: Man convicted of raping Vietnamese wife’s sister #SouthKorea #SKorea Mon Jan 31 05:47:49 +0000 2011
@jon7b i'd also like if the VN gov subsidized electric bikes as much as they subsidized gasoline :) truck traffic hours should be limited! Mon Jan 31 05:35:13 +0000 2011
biggest concern for hanoians and saigonese alike is traffic and pollution, so why don't we seriously implement public transportation? Mon Jan 31 05:05:53 +0000 2011
@ChrisGNguyen i've heard rumors of Groupon negotiating with some local Vietnamese Groupon clones, who aren't waiting to gain market share Sun Jan 30 19:00:21 +0000 2011
@ChrisGNguyen some of our Vietnamese friends worked/work for the company that was bought and became Groupon Malaysia! Sun Jan 30 07:08:34 +0000 2011
@peoplewithideas maybe helpful saigonist post for VN servers: Fri Jan 28 12:46:21 +0000 2011
RT @TweetSmarter: An action unprecedented in Internet history: Egypt Leaves the Internet: Fri Jan 28 05:28:12 +0000 2011
Anyone know how/if a foreigner/Viet Kieu can own a share of a Vietnamese JSC? Wed Jan 26 12:30:11 +0000 2011
Front page of Great Wall of Vietnam discovered story by @fisheggtree Wed Jan 26 06:32:46 +0000 2011
src: RT @rockportrait: 142 journalists killed in Philippines since democracy was restored in 1986. Mon Jan 24 12:43:00 +0000 2011
anyone going Hanoi -> Saigon soon? Samsung i5503 are 1mil cheaper in HN @mattlepub Mon Jan 24 07:55:09 +0000 2011
@kennedypj there are plugins that do that, like addthis/sharethis Mon Jan 24 07:49:09 +0000 2011
@mattlepub who sells Galaxy 5s and 3s in Vietnam? Mon Jan 24 06:14:47 +0000 2011
@fisheggtree you'd bet Khmer/Cham over Chinese? VN also does a Chinese-esque 'curry', also watery and taken with bread Sun Jan 23 12:54:25 +0000 2011
An overview of colo/dedicated servers/VPS in Vietnam Sun Jan 23 12:29:25 +0000 2011
@caligarn yeah, I guess they're trying out new products and maybe diversifying away from strictly e-commerce Sun Jan 23 09:14:54 +0000 2011
what happens when you don't pay your Drupal bill: Sun Jan 23 09:13:23 +0000 2011
Mai Linh taxis offer payment via SMS through MobiVi, who developed the system for $150k Sun Jan 23 06:45:18 +0000 2011
@careyz yup blekko allows user-created positive search results. i think a negative filter for the site everyone already uses is useful Fri Jan 21 09:29:54 +0000 2011
Can we crowdsource a Google SearchSpam Filter? #saigonist Fri Jan 21 08:08:33 +0000 2011
RT @arielboone: A pizza with depth 'a' and radius 'z' has a volume of pi z z a. Thu Jan 20 07:11:05 +0000 2011
@madsmonsen my DNS server does all those facebook addresses and more, and it's a lot easier :) Tue Jan 18 16:18:29 +0000 2011
@Vietnam720 nice running into you, seems to be like the saigon tweetup office there :) Tue Jan 18 16:13:43 +0000 2011
just discovered bánh giầy which is basically mochi.. now where can I find some kinako to eat it with? Tue Jan 18 12:49:02 +0000 2011
@HerDailyDigest shopping? :) cheap for singaporeans, but maybe not so much for filipinos/vietnamese Tue Jan 18 12:38:25 +0000 2011
@madsmonsen the problem with is that it's blocked and i know of no alternative IP address for it that isn't Tue Jan 18 11:40:43 +0000 2011
Bureaucracy, corruption, wastefulness, social vices, moral and lifestyle degradation have not been prevented. - GS of VN Mon Jan 17 17:39:22 +0000 2011
Vietnam acknowledges corruption holds back country; some senior party members “lack example in morality and lifestyle.” Mon Jan 17 17:37:27 +0000 2011
Detroit Institute of Techno has been redesigned! Mon Jan 17 17:25:01 +0000 2011
@PedroInSaigon Hola! i came back last week, we should catch up when you're free, si? Mon Jan 17 13:40:33 +0000 2011
could it work in Vietnam? RT @shilkytouch Only in Japan: A vending machine to buy solid gold bars Mon Jan 17 13:19:01 +0000 2011
@caligarn i believe it covers more than just using lisp4 but please let me know and i'll try to tweak it! Fri Jan 14 10:32:05 +0000 2011
RT @AsCorrespondent: Vietnam acknowledges corruption holds back country Fri Jan 14 10:16:06 +0000 2011
@lamcaoson try to unblock Facebook Fri Jan 14 08:03:46 +0000 2011
Easy Access to Facebook in Vietnam (Redux) #saigonist Fri Jan 14 08:00:32 +0000 2011
bringing home awesome baklava from berlin to saigon Sun Jan 09 18:13:19 +0000 2011
goodbye Spain and your relative warmth! Fri Jan 07 09:03:07 +0000 2011
Fun with use it as a quick&dirty pastebin for lists, addresses, directions to txt others: Thu Jan 06 01:44:38 +0000 2011
@rockportrait i don't use iPhone, but Hotspot Shield does work for iphone app, and iphone can use proxies. check links Wed Jan 05 17:17:03 +0000 2011
RT @dukedylan: Huge case of 16 rape accusations being dismissed in #Vietnam totally unacceptable Wed Jan 05 11:17:36 +0000 2011
why consider hi-speed rail from Vinh-Ha Noi but not Can Tho-Sai Gon? Wed Jan 05 10:49:21 +0000 2011
@BellVietnam in Spain until the 7th then back to Berlin, you want anything? :) Tue Jan 04 13:24:40 +0000 2011
Be prepared to bypass Vietnam's (or China) block on FaceBook or Twitter Tue Jan 04 13:22:30 +0000 2011
let's build a Vietnamese (Indian) Tue Jan 04 11:34:44 +0000 2011
@afieldofgrass i see so many yummy-looking restaurants while walking the picturesque streets and plazas of Madrid! Tue Jan 04 11:30:48 +0000 2011
@betoneko wow, you've been to Spain? my time here so far has been one long siesta :) thanks for the tips Tue Jan 04 10:34:20 +0000 2011
Madrid is nice - the streets are walkable and it's not -20 degrees Mon Jan 03 22:57:16 +0000 2011
biggest cave in the world being discovered in Vietnam, with rooms big enough for a city block of skyscrapers Mon Jan 03 01:46:15 +0000 2011
@shilkytouch next time, book a cheap airasia flight from KL to Saigon! Sun Jan 02 19:31:35 +0000 2011
rang in the New Year with David Hasselhof launching into performance at midnight at Brandenburg Gate. he is a German national hero, Der Hoff Sat Jan 01 17:46:32 +0000 2011

[Getting old tweets out of twitter using the twimemachine]

Daily Twitter Posts - 05/1/2011 - 05/17/2011

Submitted by tomo on July 18, 2011 - 3:58pm

(Using the twimemachine:)
@doortomykitchen You will probably have to wait for a lot of ISPs' domain name cache to expire. It could be awhile w/o proper preparation Tue May 17 14:32:37 +0000 2011
So very retweet-worthy! :D RT @hcmctoday: @tomosaigon you have the best tweets on twitter. I always read what you write. :D Mon May 16 14:26:53 +0000 2011
@HerDailyDigest I believe there's a Kuwaiti consulate on Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street near Mac Dinh Chi (1 block down) Mon May 16 13:27:28 +0000 2011
@caligarn @ncouture I have a copy (a photocopy) of "first they killed my father". It's fairly sadness-inducing. Can lend if you want. Mon May 16 11:26:39 +0000 2011
@caligarn Violin lessons over MS-Skype! Mon May 16 09:52:39 +0000 2011 On the bridge next to my house, there is a half-naked man guarding a box labeled "DRIED FISH CLOTHES" (in English) Mon May 16 07:39:46 +0000 2011
RT @tatn: VN Ministry cite anti-state to criminalize these online news tuanvietnam, Saigon,Bee founded by Vietnamese to report news+bann ... Sun May 15 20:39:46 +0000 2011
@bryanpelz @saigonnezumi If it sounds like MEN! | TE! | DO! then it may be your neighbor slicing off heads | hands | guts Sun May 15 15:32:58 +0000 2011
@ChrisInCambo Hehe sorry, I hope it wasn't all the Nigerians that Vietnam kicked out awhile back ending up in Cambodia Sun May 15 11:17:59 +0000 2011
Cambodia becomes the next Nigeria? Got a 419 Scam email from Cambodia to claim some stashed Huynh funds Sun May 15 10:38:14 +0000 2011
@peoplewithideas Will you choose a local provider? VPS? Sat May 14 14:33:51 +0000 2011
@tamkaizen Nearly every eyeglass shop in the city sells contact lenses, all imported, and you don't need to buy a whole box Sat May 14 06:40:25 +0000 2011
@saigonnezumi I'm blocking traffic to your new VPS? Btw, have you looked at cloud services from VNTT in Binh Duong? Thu May 12 16:53:50 +0000 2011
@Ann_Ha @betoneko I mean the source of dealings with that shady FB fan dealer.. not the source for the dealer, we know who that is! Thu May 12 16:51:31 +0000 2011
@monsterngan I hope this person is only looking for a job, not companionship, and that they just mistranslated độc thân :) Thu May 12 16:49:37 +0000 2011
Just received a CV that says: "Marital status: lonely" Thu May 12 05:58:55 +0000 2011
@betoneko @Ann_Ha Are you familiar with the source for that story? Or was it an outsider? Wed May 11 16:45:18 +0000 2011
@dynamicscholar C, are you part of the junglist massive? Lighter! Wed May 11 16:44:08 +0000 2011
@saigonnezumi Hey... what you say? Wed May 11 16:43:20 +0000 2011
@Ann_Ha The Tuoi Tre article links to, makes it seem like FB themselves are selling fans! @betoneko Wed May 11 10:08:18 +0000 2011
@Ann_Ha Some companies on FB in VN with 10000+ fans recently found themselves banned for buying fans, after being reported to FB Wed May 11 10:02:55 +0000 2011
@ourman @SaigonSean 1st rule of being a social media expert: tell everyone on the Internet you are one (after a few weeks of reading blogs) Wed May 11 09:40:42 +0000 2011
Often find myself enamored at the back of a girl's head on a motorbike. If only I knew then what I'd soon see in the rearview mirror. Wed May 11 08:06:22 +0000 2011
@rockportrait @dukedylan I use both Seesmic web and Hootsuite, both good neither perfect. Seesmic shows conversation inline, "in reply to" Wed May 11 07:57:53 +0000 2011
@andrewduck I can send you some details on sponsorship levels, send me a DM Wed May 11 07:54:09 +0000 2011
h8sq updated to filter 4sq on Seesmic, Hootsuite. Also: black out promoted tweets on Hootsuite! Wed May 11 05:25:16 +0000 2011
@saigonnezumi How's your local VPS? Who did you go with? Wed May 11 04:54:27 +0000 2011
@purplematt @veryvietnam I'm w/ you - anyone in Vietnam who eats out consumes boiled and probably unboiled tap water Tue May 10 09:19:04 +0000 2011
@kingceejay @mr_kimpossible Behind the water puppet theater on NTMK are some bball courts. Sundays around 4, 4:30. Randoms always pick up Tue May 10 09:10:41 +0000 2011
@wibbly @saigonsean Haha, I'm a fan, just like I'm fond of American wheat pennies and buffalo nickels. But stores rarely give 200s as change Tue May 10 09:08:57 +0000 2011
@caligarn @saigonnezumi @barcampsaigon D7 still closer than Quang Trung, most schools in inner city lack large auditorium Tue May 10 08:12:14 +0000 2011
@dynamicscholar @Vietnam720 But it -looks- like progress! Tue May 10 08:07:26 +0000 2011
@veryvietnam Many households use water tanks to store tap water (pressure, outages). These tanks are often unsanitary. Tue May 10 06:41:44 +0000 2011
I wonder if Vietnam's inflation would grow slower if people used credit cards more, so prices could go up less than 1000 VND at a time Mon May 09 12:59:46 +0000 2011
@mrcerulean Thx for taking the bait ;) My internal liquid cooling system fails at 35+C, I seek solutions that take advantage of covered pits Mon May 09 08:41:25 +0000 2011
@wibbly Need to pick your brain on this topic too sometime! Was thinking ice packs in shoes.. but how to comfortably ice the groin, longish? Mon May 09 07:29:19 +0000 2011
@CTKT @PedroInSaigon @TylerWatts I played laser tag there a few years back. As fun as anywhere. Sweat balls using other people's sweaty gear Mon May 09 07:27:00 +0000 2011
Weather: It's too many F'n Cs out there. If only there was some way to install liquid cooling in the armpits. Mon May 09 05:33:39 +0000 2011
@kingceejay @mr_kimpossible PMH a bit far, but a couple of us shoot hoops next to Tao Dan Park in D1 on Sunday afternoons, wanna join? Sat May 07 20:23:22 +0000 2011
@dynamicscholar Clearly a lot of unscrupulous businesses increase prices merely because they can, e.g. services where major cost is labor Sat May 07 09:32:40 +0000 2011
@dynamicscholar Oh, totally agreed. The serious problem of inflation - prices never go down, and deflation is a danger economies also fear Sat May 07 09:30:35 +0000 2011
@stickyinhanoi I salivate over garlic (and ginger) in my fish sauce Fri May 06 11:37:46 +0000 2011
RT @duosec: New blog post - Breaking down the probable LastPass breach: Fri May 06 09:15:26 +0000 2011
@dynamicscholar My understanding is VN gas prices are heavily subsidized, and the pump price isn't set by market, to soften +/- price shocks Fri May 06 09:07:18 +0000 2011
@trangthule @betoneko Is pho ngheu a proper pho? What about pho xao okonomiyaki at Hachiya? Fri May 06 09:03:32 +0000 2011
@madsmonsen Could be benign, could be a monkey-in-the-middle attack. Could be TweetDeck changing owners too. Thu May 05 07:19:02 +0000 2011
@scarlettran That's so cool they have a "cyberculture" class, and give credit for it.. changes my opinion of RMIT Wed May 04 21:11:28 +0000 2011
#4VN! RT @techcrunch: Brammo To Make Electric Motorcycles That Feel More Like Gas-Powered Wed May 04 13:30:49 +0000 2011
@barijoe I sincerely hope someone got hired by listing Klingon language abilities Wed May 04 13:27:25 +0000 2011
@scarlettran GITS long precedes either of those 2! Where do they teach cyber class? Wed May 04 07:19:03 +0000 2011
@betoneko Fast food at fast food prices :) Tue May 03 21:50:08 +0000 2011
@shakkabrutha I could name a name but that's missing the point: these deals are happening secretly to the benefit of developers Tue May 03 21:49:32 +0000 2011
Eating deep-fried maki-rolls and omu-rice at a 'teen' bubble tea shop, some girls are playing Uno :) Tue May 03 08:36:23 +0000 2011
@shakkabrutha It's a secret, they don't want people to know!, want people to think they're doing well Mon May 02 15:22:16 +0000 2011
VN developers are secretly selling off highrises at firesale prices to fund building more over-priced housing with low demand Mon May 02 12:39:05 +0000 2011
OBL dead! Re: retaliation, glad I live in one of the only countries in SE Asia without war, extreme religion, and Muslim separatists Mon May 02 07:26:37 +0000 2011
Why isn't there a strongly branded mid-range hotel chain in VN with memorable name, convenient locations, consistent service? Sun May 01 15:27:42 +0000 2011
@anhlt84 Thanks for the link! If running Asterisk in the office, I worry about power outages.. Sun May 01 07:38:42 +0000 2011
Gơơ VNNIC lets any non-foreigner register .vn domains w/ diacritics for free; disputes must be handled in VN court. Reckless NIC? Sun May 01 06:51:44 +0000 2011
RT @tatn: #VietNam's security detained Nguyen Cong Nhat 5 days ago has now died. Govt claimed that he "killed himself": his body showed ... Sun May 01 05:27:57 +0000 2011
@barijoe haha, averaging over 1 murder per day in NYC so they're busy (same in Chicago, but far less people/detectives, be careful) Sun May 01 05:21:43 +0000 2011

Daily Twitter Posts - 07/01/2011 - 07/15/2011

Submitted by tomo on July 18, 2011 - 3:47pm

07/14 09:25 I think train stations should be built on the tops of artifcial slopes like rollercoasters. Think of the speed and braking benefits! #
07/14 09:21 @fisheggtree I hear he is/was quite famous in China. Guess it's a summer tradition here, like X-mas movies. #
07/14 07:56 @fisheggtree Dude, that's Tay Du Ky aka Journey to the West. Classic Chinese tale and inspiration to Dragonball #
07/14 05:08 @caligarn Cuz they are sad that they can't put Flash in the favicon #
07/14 03:45 (AP) Armed Chinese soldiers beat up Vietnamese fishermen, take 1 ton of fish / #
07/14 03:17 @ourman @ericburdette For some technical reasons, Twitter sucks balls at aggregating (when reading beyond 1 hour) #
07/14 03:13 Lol RT @charliesheen: I'm down with the Clown. Whoop!! Whoop!!
(Jugaloo fever!!! 8/13)
Whoop!! Whoop!!
#ICP #
07/14 03:11 @scarlettran Very cool, like the #romitvn logo! I hope y'all have plans to continue maintaining the sites after the course ends? #
07/14 02:59 @ericburdette @ourman Google+ may start by being the place to post longer tweets thereby taking over as people's Twitter client #
07/14 02:10 RT @TheEconomist: The Republicans are playing a cynical political game with hugely high economic stakes #
07/14 02:08 RT @careyz: China rejects Manila offer to bring dispute to UN ie bully knows he's wrong but wont stop. #
07/13 15:21 JIRA's Bonfire looks nice, if only something like it integrated with other issue trackers like Redmine #
07/13 13:23 RT @grapealope: There are 250 Genomics companies in China. 70% founded in last 3-5 years, 80% founded by Chinese returnees. #singularityu #
07/13 13:22 RT @grapealope: Drug development in India is 70-80% cheaper than the US. @DivaBiotech #biotech #singularityu #
07/13 13:18 @madlyduck @betoneko Green tea in VN far from matcha. What are differences between VN rice wines and sake? E De ruou can drunk communally #
07/13 08:41 @TylerWatts @caligarn According to this theory, we can predict a Japanese Eminem in a few years. Can't wait! #
07/13 08:31 @TylerWatts @caligarn So basically Vpop comes from Motown. Now if we could figure out where each language came from... #
07/13 05:35 @caligarn Which begs the question: What produced Michael Jackson? @TylerWatts #
07/13 05:27 Warning for anyone building products on Facebook: Prepare to be usurped when FB wants your property! #
07/13 04:12 @betoneko You know, when I discovered banh canh, I ate it as a replacement for udon ;) And banh day == mochi. But xi muoi != umeboshi. #
07/13 04:10 @OfficeSpace_SG So I guess the chain of 'evolution' goes like this: Jpop -> Kpop -> Vpop -> Khpop (whatever you want to call Khmer pop) #
07/13 02:12 @betoneko I had curry udon last night. :) I can honestly say I don't miss Cambodian food #
07/13 01:53 @TylerWatts @Anita_Tran @OfficeSpace_SG Vietnamese covering American/East Asian pop is understandable. Surprised anybody would copy V-pop! #
07/13 01:40 @betoneko Udon restaurant on Mac Dinh Chi is close enough. And the Japanese staff there are so tall. #
07/13 01:34 On the TVs on the bus to Phnom Penh: Bad Khmer covers of Vietnamese pop songs #
07/12 10:09 Straight out of Cam, right back to Saigon. Then straight to Japan for some real udon. Only VNese staff break the illusion. #
07/11 13:20 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. #
07/11 13:08 @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 #
07/11 02:59 After years of delays, Korean-backed Cambodian Stock Exchange opens today, but not a single company listed. #
07/11 02:17 N. Korean imports Rolexes while countrymen starve, resort to cannibalism. EuroComm. send millions in emergency food aid (and watches) #
07/09 12:14 Money can't buy happiness. But $4 can buy a pizza of happiness. #
07/09 10:08 @PedroInSaigon My guess is: there isn't. They are false cognates, perhaps similar to an exclamation like 'hey?' #
07/09 05:31 I swear, there is a mini funbox built into my hotel room in Phnom Penh. #skateboarding #
07/09 05:28 @preetamrai Glad you're coming to @barcampSaigon. And thx for reminder, I should pay tribute to @hackerspacepp while I'm here #
07/09 04:59 @preetamrai Hey, what are you doing in Phnom Penh? I'm also there for a few days. #
07/09 04:55 Mexican illegal immigration to the US has nearly stopped b/c Mexico's become an ok place to live. Is Vietnam far behind? #
07/09 01:29 Ready to leave Phnom Penh as soon as Vietnam will have me back! #
07/07 13:07 @madlyduck Here I am thinking black holes are imploded stars in our universe. Where do they exist? How does matter leave a BH? #
07/07 12:09 @madlyduck What was the matter pulled into? What universe were the black holes in? #
07/07 09:26 @nino_nina Good point. It's normal for American HS girls to wear makeup but not in Vietnam, even in university, right? #
07/07 09:25 @PedroInSaigon Lol, sometimes it seems like they are all 14 years old! @dukedylan VN is also obsessed with every kind of model #
07/07 08:41 This is what a 14-year old Vietnamese girl looks like: #
07/07 04:09 @PedroInSaigon @OfficeSpace_SG @jon7b Maybe better to take over her debt and use her interest payments to help educate others? :) #
07/07 04:08 @OfficeSpace_SG True. Microloans aimed at microbusinesses (like your food seller) who can pay back. Gamblers: send them to math class #
07/07 03:41 @caligarn Whoops, sorry @careyz! Re: unifying web services. OAuth + APIs (REST). Can already upload any kind of file to Google Docs #
07/07 03:32 @carez @caligarn Jolicloud web app manager + services with Dropbox integration + OAuth, the building blocks are there #
07/07 02:59 @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 #
07/06 10:57 People hate BankofAmerica, JPMC, AT&T, Facebook most. [ ] Wonder if there's enough contrast in VN companies to matter? #
07/06 10:50 @philip_arthur Lol, pronounced the same too. I do have an idea for a Groupon for pornography though... #
07/06 10:49 @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 #
07/06 09:25 I just 'discovered' a new Groupon clone 'in the wild'. I do like the name Vietpon though. #
07/06 05:53 @dynamicscholar If there is, they hide it. Along with any pricing information. Ripe for competition better than Moodle #
07/06 05:40 A new use has been found for Bitexco Tower: Vertical raceground. Still charging $12 to go up. #
07/06 05:33 It's Britney, but still this I Wanna Go remix is hot: and @weareoliver has Detroit street cred: #
07/06 03:04 Blackboard, the overpriced and much loathed school software, sold for $1.64 Billion. What an opportunity.. #
07/06 02:37 @caligarn There's some mandate for all civil servants and state owned enterprise employees to take the bus weekly tied to bonuses #
07/06 02:35 @jon7b Compressed natural gas-powered busses are already coming online #
07/05 16:24 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 #
07/05 07:20 Export your FB friends while you still can! Facebook blocks Google Chrome extension for exporting friends #
07/05 03:23 What's wrong with this picture? #hanoi #
07/04 10:33 @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.. #
07/04 04:56 @jobnomade Hear, hear! Vietnam needs Heroes and CSI: Saigon, maybe Cops too #
07/04 04:52 @betoneko Yup! Fox News is known for stretching the truth at the best of times, this time just lack of security and response/awareness #
07/04 03:45 @foxnewspolitics is reporting that Pres Obama has just been assassinated! @PedroInSaigon @betoneko #
07/04 03:18 Awesome RT @tomoakiyama: Lady Gaga on #Japanese talkshow: Outrageous outfit, pulls out candy from her head [PHOTO] #
07/04 03:01 @caligarn Google apps + Google+ + Google single sign-on? Getting there slowly... #
07/04 02:59 Also, know who has editorial control! RT @betoneko: Never trust a man who reads only one newspaper (or none) #
07/04 02:51 @veryvietnam A novel idea indeed.. a place to read books for free - let's give the idea a name. Maybe call it "library"... #
07/04 02:31 @jobnomade Local govt prefers paying small compensation to victims rather than for responding with prevention. #
07/04 02:25 @jobnomade Investigating crime isn't in job description for cops in VN. We need a new type of police, chartered to serve and protect #
07/03 07:26 @VietnamBlogs I don't know you/your business model or system, whereas that site clearly gets paid for spam; assumed mistaken association #
07/03 07:20 @tamkaizen The slopes of a pyramid are awfully slipperly. I'm sure some see opportunities in VN's lack of experience/history with MLMs #
07/03 07:10 @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 #
07/03 07:09 Expat pain relief in #Vietnam / (but today, naproxen out of stock in 4 pharmacies, codeine easy to find) #
07/03 07:00 @VietnamBlogs Lol, haha thanks and no worries... just keeping you on your toes! #
07/03 06:42 @VietnamBlogs Do you get paid to promote low quality / spam / copied sites? You should at least say it's advertising #
07/03 06:31 @betoneko @ericburdette Enlightened Ohioans have decided lots of beer + American football + history of rioting + GUNS is a good plan #
07/03 05:50 Where do casual games like Zynga / Mafiaville fit in Google+ or should they remain a Facebook plague, source of income? #
07/02 01:35 10s of thousands lose cash in collapsed pyramid scheme; MLMs still growing / #Vietnam #
07/02 01:12 @philip_arthur There's 'boiled egg' - white on the outside, yellow on the inside, not sure it applies though #
07/01 03:46 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. #
07/01 03:43 @ericburdette There are several free databases which map IP addresses to countries; better, paid ones like MaxMind have more granularity #
07/01 03:19 @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. #
07/01 03:14 @caligarn Friend says it's pre-Reunification Saigonese style; should be celebrated. Then again rich culture lead to the fall of South VN.. #
07/01 03:10 @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 #

Daily Twitter Posts - 06/01/2011 - 06/30/2011

Submitted by tomo on July 18, 2011 - 3:15pm

06/29 09:11 @scarlettran Cool :) It's been like watching video footage of fans at a football match and not being able to see the game! #
06/29 09:09 @LandonCarnie @scarlettran Need not be an expert to present, share experiences, even lead a roundtable/discussion at #barcampsaigon, #
06/29 08:20 @scarlettran Funny, I was just reading the #rmitvietnam chatter! A lot of activity, but w/o more prez notes tweeted I feel I'm missing out #
06/29 03:58 I have been listening to Google Music for awhile now. It is called YouTube and everyone else takes care of the uploading! #
06/29 03:38 One less criminal off the streets. RT @tuoitrenewsvn: Traffic cop stabbed to death at HCMC café #
06/28 18:24 @vietdlam Immigration problems at Vietnam's ports are bribes, bureaucracy, lack of queueing. What frame of reference makes that better? #
06/28 18:16 @vietdlam Check again, Vietnam isn't on that list of countries. US promotes tourism from Europe, rich Asian countries. #
06/28 17:26 @vietdlam Also, the US isn't paying millions of $$ to get visitors from VN to come, only to make it difficult once they do #
06/28 17:23 @vietdlam Perhaps it's unfair that VNese can't easily visit developed countries, but at least when they do they don't need to bribe the US #
06/28 12:44 @betoneko What happened? I left and you were still surrounded by friends... #
06/27 00:46 Vietnam First and Last Impressions: Scams and Corruption: #
06/26 04:39 @michaelcoyote Having only been to London in the 21st century, I'll have to take your word for it old man ;) #
06/26 02:30 I know everyone treats the canals like a toilet. Nevertheless, I was - shocked! - someone had tossed an actual toilet in there #
06/24 06:41 @dynamicscholar Respect. I have some early DrumCode records sitting in a crate from some 10+ years ago. #I<3Techno #
06/24 05:21 @dynamicscholar DrumCode as in Adam Beyer and all those Swedish techno guys? #
06/24 01:17 More ways to get around the Facebook block in Vietnam: #
06/23 11:59 Trivium: There is a village named Ben Tre in Cuba, 30km from Havana #
06/23 04:11 RT @careyz: Who is provoking whom? Global Times: China must react to Vietnam's provocation #
06/22 14:19 @afieldofgrass You understood very clearly. :) @jobnomade probably has more experience than those working at companies #
06/22 10:58 @afieldofgrass @caligarn @realchristran @jobnomade Can't step outside w/o running into online marketing / SEO experts (w/o a year of exp.) #
06/22 04:24 @philip_arthur I had a guy the other day look at my plates, identify my district and make a good guess at the ward even. #
06/22 04:12 @ChrisInCambo I would look at 2600's worldwide phone booth archives #
06/21 13:56 Drinking sua dau phong - peanut milk. Liquid nuts style. #
06/21 01:53 @jodiehuynh Try Nguyen Thi Minh Khai around Nguyen Binh Khiem for VCR shops #
06/21 00:18 @manandultraman Not so. Per capita is a bad target of measurement when Vietnam has 14x the pop. of Laos. Cheaper to make Laotian babies. #
06/20 05:17 @manandultraman "Per capita." Cambodia and Laos have tiny populations compared to Vietnam. #
06/20 05:15 @caligarn So I guess the Hong Kong movie industry doesn't count? #
06/19 00:27 @caligarn Strange coincidence, I've been reading through that library the past few weeks #
06/16 03:17 Vietnam is the kind of place you'd expect to spawn a Bitcoin hacking/thiefing ring #
06/15 11:50 Would you pay 50k to have someone come to you to fix your flat tire late at night or during a storm? Would you pay in advance (insurance)? #
06/14 05:30 Groupon salesmen, the car salesmen of the online marketing age #
06/14 03:55 When someone throws a sack of trash in the river, I believe the law says you should throw them in the river #
06/13 02:20 A good use for Facebook face recognition: recognize when a-holes tag people in ads or promotions #
06/12 09:43 @Anita_tran There are countries where we must make our own ice, cut our own nails, wash our own hair, pour our own drinks. Glad VN isn't 1! #
06/12 02:10 @rockportrait I support truth in advertising #
06/09 06:08 @nguyenhimself Btw, if you ever want to work more with Drupal let me know! #
06/09 06:06 @nguyenhimself @thomaswanhoff For bloggers, stick w/ WordPress. If comfortable w/ code, Drupal offers more nerd power, even a CLI #
06/09 06:01 RT @barcampSaigon: Announcing the BarcampSaigon Design Contest. #
06/09 05:58 @caligarn D'oh! Clearly, we need another wiki to organize where all our wikis are. #
06/07 05:41 @kennynguyenus But blogging against bribery, and pinpointing specific people, one is liable to be arrested or blocked. #
06/07 05:38 @dshupp In this case I was asked "đắng hay ngọt" and đắng meant an extra shot :) #
06/06 13:25 @nguyenhimself TL;DR: American tornadoes seem to destroy an awful lot of churches #
06/06 12:43 @nguyenhimself @caligarn @jon7b @jessdiep Dude, have you ever considered interpreting Nostradamus? #
06/06 12:21 @tamkaizen I posed that same question a few months back, garnered no interest. @ipaidabribe #
06/06 11:04 What's more effective: Blogging against bribery -or- Technology for transparency #
06/06 07:12 @PedroInSaigon @Jessdiep As Peter said, it's the bank machine where you enter your PIN number and money comes out #
06/06 06:30 @Jessdiep Are you confusing Twitter with an ATM machine? #
06/06 05:41 Streetside cafe sua da w/ extra shot of cafe. It's like flipping an internal ON switch. #
06/04 03:09 With the cyberwarcry of "Hacker VietNam is No.1", a Chinese govt website is hacked and defaced / #
06/03 06:09 Will trade web skills for tacos. (Only half kidding) #
06/03 03:48 @caligarn The Drug War-Prison-Industrial Complex creates jobs and decreases unemployment (prisoners don't count) #
06/03 03:37 "Made-in-Vietnam garbage classifying machine comes out" made me think "machine labels anything from VN as garbage", but is actually cool #
06/03 03:23 @jon7b I always :( a little when VNers use English names. Wish they'd choose cool names like Ice Thi or names from Decepticons #
06/02 06:44 Hanoi wants $120 BILLION to improve its appearance. How about $1B on reducing corruption and maybe we won't need another $119B #
06/02 04:16 There's even a secondary market in Vietnam to unload your unwanted Groupon clone vouchers which were hastily bought #
06/02 04:13 @tamkaizen There are at least 20 Groupon clones in Vietnam now and the biggest resort to rather shady business practices #
06/02 04:04 Sadly, @rackspace aren't opening a DC around VN any closer than HK which also won't have cloud services for awhile #
06/02 03:44 RT @madlyduck: just keyed a #RollsRoyce while riding at 80km/h. That nouveau rich Vnese guy dared to cut me. #ComeAtMeBro #
06/01 10:23 RT @shilkytouch: Kuni no tame ni RT @umairh: RT @lightwerk: Selfless Senior Citizens Lining Up to Tackle Fukushima #

Daily Twitter Posts - 05/17/2011 - 05/31/2011

Submitted by tomo on July 18, 2011 - 3:11pm

05/28 07:15 RIP Gil Scott-Heron, the Godfather of rap. / and #
05/27 06:28 How would you spend $115 million to tackle corruption in Vietnam? (Without promoting corruption) #
05/27 06:16 @ericburdette @shakkabrutha Generally (USA), any dropped helmet is no longer considered safe. A cracked one's a goner for sure #
05/27 05:48 Any sk8 companies touring VN? Saw some out-of-towners discovering some spots up by the zoo #sk8ordie #
05/26 06:06 @jjlechau @Uyenvu Hmm, how about phones (w/ tiny watch battery) that emit a loud siren/message when texted a secret code #
05/26 06:00 @ncouture Not sure I agree it's just cheaper food. Aside from imported electronics, cost of living is quite low / #
05/26 05:56 @chickamade Logging out of the OAuth provider can revoke any access tokens, although I'm not sure this is required by the spec #
05/26 02:48 The answer to what that man was speaking: not Vietnamese / #
05/24 15:42 @trunghaiy Hey, are you using Ubercart 2? #
05/24 12:08 RT @TheEconomist: It is tough for foreign retailers to crack Vietnam, but it used to be tougher #
05/24 11:48 RT @CTKT: Amazing animation made by Vietnamese. #impressed via @youtube #
05/24 11:45 @Vietnam720 @lamcaoson I had heard IKEA was opening a store in Thu Duc last July but it never happened #
05/24 03:46 @caligarn Non-skyscraper buildings, poor planning, sedans, minivans, taxis, constant road construction... cause traffic on the ground. #
05/23 02:02 To all my Vietnamese-speaking friends, can you hear and identify this what this man is saying? #
05/22 11:40 Stay cool: an electric jacket that keeps you cool and warm. Just what I'd been waiting for / #
05/22 07:17 @careyz @tamkaizen That wasn't even coffee. The coffee drinks are equally as bad. #
05/21 11:36 @CTKT Apparently Ward 10 of Tan Binh District has a concentration of Khmer and Chinese people / #
05/21 00:38 Good news for vegetarians: beans & vegetable prices down in the past month, while meat and esp. cooking oil way up. #
05/20 11:03 @lamcaoson In the 1980s, few would have predicted vinyl record sales growing for the entire 21st century (til now). #
05/20 11:00 @nguyenhimself That's why you should buy Rapture Insurance. From me. Only 1m VND. #
05/20 04:16 @hackerspacepp How about Khmer localization for Drupal & modules? @viraak #
05/20 04:11 Clearly, there is no driving/stupidity test in VN RT @rockportrait @tuoitrenewsvn: Speed limit for cars: 5 km per hour #
05/20 02:49 @CyborgVillage @dylanduong Hyperinflation is a pretty tall claim. Inflation must be #1 gov priority, but this is akin to "war is imminent" #
05/19 11:19 Now you can secure your Drupal and WordPress sites using @duosecurity Duo Two-Factor Authentication: #
05/19 11:11 @saigonnezumi @caligarn FYI, I'm growing out the hickster beard to save gallons of water daily as part of Budweiser's Grow A Beard greenwash #
05/19 10:55 @HyuKio68 1/2011 ở đây có nghĩa là BarCamp đầu tiên cùa năm 2011... để tụi mình sửa chữa cho rõ hơn #

[This blog post is a rewrite of just the main points due to my baby Macbook Pro dying while I was distracted.]

Drupal content types with CCK make it quite easy to add any number of defined fields to an 'object', and with multiple/unlimited values for a field or with node references it's possible to make a Drupal node 'two-dimensional'.

Sometimes you need more. Sometimes you want tabular data, a table, to be part of a node. If the table always has the same dimensions, and at least the same columns for each node, then the above can work through node references and views.

What if you want to add a different two-dimensional table to nodes of a content type, but without knowing the number or labels for the columns and rows beforehand.  For example, you might want to attach a pricing table to a node, with multiple products and multiple ways to price each product.  An example of that might be 5 t-shirt designs, where shirts are priced based on size and quantity ordered.

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What's the first thing tourists to Vietnam do after deplaning?  They go through immigration and then get in a taxi to go to their hotel, reverse on the way home.

Generally, people from Europe or the Americas need to pre-arrange a visa to enter Vietnam, unlike most other Asian countries, or they can be brave and pre-arrange a visa-on-arrival.  

If you've never gone this route, it works like this.

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[This is the third post about Accessing Facebook in Vietnam

Lately, ISPs in Vietnam has begun randomly blocking Facebook again after a period of openness.  When it's blocked, even accessing Facebook via their Lisp4 server (or using the Saigonist DNS server) doesn't work.

But there are a number of apps, both web-based and desktop apps, which integrate with Facebook to different extents.  These apps, once you login to them with your Facebook account, can basically get your Facebook updates for you without requiring access to Facebook.

One such app is Seesmic, which has both a web and a desktop client.  Seesmic connects to a numer of social networks and I use it for reading my Twitter feed, with a custom hack to fix a serious problem with disappearing Tweets.  But once you login to Seesmic and connect it to your Facebook account, you can see your Facebook feed as well as messages.  That's enough for most people, most of the time.

Other desktop apps that can connect to Facebook are Bubbles and Hootsuite, but I wasn't able to get Hootsuite to connect to my Facebook account.

Another less convenient way is to use Opera's online demo of their Opera Mini browser.  It's a Java app and you use it like you're using a phone, but it will connect to Facebook for you (unless your browser doesn't let Java make network connections).

When I saw that Diesel released a desktop app called Excellbook as part of a marketing campaign called Be Stupid At Work, I was hoping it would also work in bypassing the Facebook block.  It's an Adobe AIR app, which requires installing Adobe AIR, and is generally a piece of crap.  Even if you can get it to connect, it will require a connection to Facebook still and so it's not so useful.  Nice idea, terrible execution and yet another example of a bad Adobe AIR app.

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