@tomosaigon Twitter Archive - 6-2011

Submitted by tomo on October 6, 2012 - 11:17am
6/30 10:08 while Google++, Facebook-- #
6/29 12:11 @scarlettran Cool :) It's been like watching video footage of fans at a football match and not being able to see the game! #
6/29 12:09 @LandonCarnie @scarlettran Need not be an expert to present, share experiences, even lead a roundtable/discussion at #barcampsaigon, #
6/29 11:20 @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 #
6/29 6:58 I have been listening to Google Music for awhile now. It is called YouTube and everyone else takes care of the uploading! #
6/29 6:38 One less criminal off the streets. RT @tuoitrenewsvn: Traffic cop stabbed to death at HCMC café #
6/28 21:24 @vietdlam Immigration problems at Vietnam's ports are bribes, bureaucracy, lack of queueing. What frame of reference makes that better? #
6/28 21:16 @vietdlam Check again, Vietnam isn't on that list of countries. US promotes tourism from Europe, rich Asian countries. #
6/28 20:26 @vietdlam Also, the US isn't paying millions of $$ to get visitors from VN to come, only to make it difficult once they do #
6/28 20:23 @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 #
6/28 15:44 @betoneko What happened? I left and you were still surrounded by friends... #
6/27 3:46 Vietnam First and Last Impressions: Scams and Corruption: #
6/26 7:39 @michaelcoyote Having only been to London in the 21st century, I'll have to take your word for it old man ;) #
6/26 5:30 I know everyone treats the canals like a toilet. Nevertheless, I was - shocked! - someone had tossed an actual toilet in there #
6/24 9:41 @dynamicscholar Respect. I have some early DrumCode records sitting in a crate from some 10+ years ago. #I<3Techno #
6/24 8:21 @dynamicscholar DrumCode as in Adam Beyer and all those Swedish techno guys? #
6/24 4:17 More ways to get around the Facebook block in Vietnam: #
6/23 14:59 Trivium: There is a village named Ben Tre in Cuba, 30km from Havana #
6/23 7:11 RT @careyz: Who is provoking whom? Global Times: China must react to Vietnam's provocation #
6/22 17:19 @afieldofgrass You understood very clearly. :) @jobnomade probably has more experience than those working at companies #
6/22 13:58 @afieldofgrass @caligarn @realchristran @jobnomade Can't step outside w/o running into online marketing / SEO experts (w/o a year of exp.) #
6/22 7:24 @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. #
6/22 7:12 @ChrisInCambo I would look at 2600's worldwide phone booth archives #
6/21 16:56 Drinking sua dau phong - peanut milk. Liquid nuts style. #
6/21 4:53 @jodiehuynh Try Nguyen Thi Minh Khai around Nguyen Binh Khiem for VCR shops #
6/21 3:18 @manandultraman Not so. Per capita is a bad target of measurement when Vietnam has 14x the pop. of Laos. Cheaper to make Laotian babies. #
6/20 8:17 @manandultraman "Per capita." Cambodia and Laos have tiny populations compared to Vietnam. #
6/20 8:15 @caligarn So I guess the Hong Kong movie industry doesn't count? #
6/19 3:27 @caligarn Strange coincidence, I've been reading through that library the past few weeks #
6/16 6:17 Vietnam is the kind of place you'd expect to spawn a Bitcoin hacking/thiefing ring #
6/15 14:50 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)? #
6/14 8:30 Groupon salesmen, the car salesmen of the online marketing age #
6/14 6:55 When someone throws a sack of trash in the river, I believe the law says you should throw them in the river #
6/13 5:20 A good use for Facebook face recognition: recognize when a-holes tag people in ads or promotions #
6/12 12:43 @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! #
6/12 5:10 @rockportrait I support truth in advertising #
6/9 9:08 @nguyenhimself Btw, if you ever want to work more with Drupal let me know! #
6/9 9:06 @nguyenhimself @thomaswanhoff For bloggers, stick w/ WordPress. If comfortable w/ code, Drupal offers more nerd power, even a CLI #
6/9 9:01 RT @barcampSaigon: Announcing the BarcampSaigon Design Contest. #
6/9 8:58 @caligarn D'oh! Clearly, we need another wiki to organize where all our wikis are. #
6/7 8:41 @kennynguyenus But blogging against bribery, and pinpointing specific people, one is liable to be arrested or blocked. #
6/7 8:38 @dshupp In this case I was asked "đắng hay ngọt" and đắng meant an extra shot :) #
6/6 16:25 @nguyenhimself TL;DR: American tornadoes seem to destroy an awful lot of churches #
6/6 15:43 @nguyenhimself @caligarn @jon7b @jessdiep Dude, have you ever considered interpreting Nostradamus? #
6/6 15:21 @tamkaizen I posed that same question a few months back, garnered no interest. @ipaidabribe #
6/6 14:04 What's more effective: Blogging against bribery -or- Technology for transparency #
6/6 10:12 @PedroInSaigon @Jessdiep As Peter said, it's the bank machine where you enter your PIN number and money comes out #
6/6 9:30 @Jessdiep Are you confusing Twitter with an ATM machine? #
6/6 8:41 Streetside cafe sua da w/ extra shot of cafe. It's like flipping an internal ON switch. #
6/4 6:09 With the cyberwarcry of "Hacker VietNam is No.1" #
6/3 9:09 Will trade web skills for tacos. (Only half kidding) #
6/3 6:48 @caligarn The Drug War-Prison-Industrial Complex creates jobs and decreases unemployment (prisoners don't count) #
6/3 6:37 "Made-in-Vietnam garbage classifying machine comes out" made me think "machine labels anything from VN as garbage" #
6/3 6:23 @jon7b I always :( a little when VNers use English names. Wish they'd choose cool names like Ice Thi or names from Decepticons #
6/2 9:44 Hanoi wants $120 BILLION to improve its appearance. How about $1B on reducing corruption and maybe we won't need another $119B #
6/2 7:16 There's even a secondary market in Vietnam to unload your unwanted Groupon clone vouchers which were hastily bought #
6/2 7:13 @tamkaizen There are at least 20 Groupon clones in Vietnam now and the biggest resort to rather shady business practices #
6/2 7:04 Sadly, @rackspace aren't opening a DC around VN any closer than HK which also won't have cloud services for awhile #
6/2 6:44 RT @madlyduck: just keyed a #RollsRoyce while riding at 80km/h. That nouveau rich Vnese guy dared to cut me. #ComeAtMeBro #
6/1 13:23 RT @shilkytouch: Kuni no tame ni RT @umairh: RT @lightwerk: Selfless Senior Citizens Lining Up to Tackle Fukushima #

@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 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: #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 - #
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 - #
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: #
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 - - Code For Vietnam tomorrow? #
7/23 4:38 #barcampsaigon pre-party tonight! At Milwaukee Grill 277 Pham Ngu Lao D1, from 7:30PM #
7/22 15:28 #barcampsaigon There will be an informal welcoming party in D1 tomorrow night so stay tuned to 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: 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? #
7/21 14:44 @geetree haha, and trampolines! Dense cities never have enough trampolines. #
7/21 9:16 Screw stairs. World needs more slides. #
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! #
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 #
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 / #
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 / #
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 #
7/14 5:08 RT @careyz: China rejects Manila offer to bring dispute to UN 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! #
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. #
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: #
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 + 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. [ ] 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. #
7/6 8:33 It's Britney, but still this I Wanna Go remix is hot: and @weareoliver has Detroit street cred: #
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 #
7/5 6:23 What's wrong with this picture? #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] #
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. #
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 / (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 / #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 #

@tomosaigon Twitter Archive - 8-2011

Submitted by tomo on October 6, 2012 - 1:17am
8/31 18:13 Waiting for more 'Could I destroy the entire Roman empire...' to be posted, story unfolding on Reddit: #
8/31 14:50 @fisheggtree I'm a fan of Golden Farm products. Jars of decent salsa at Vietnamese prices. #
8/31 12:48 Incredible. Skip to 1:02. Robbery and shooting in Phnom Penh captured on security camera: #
8/31 8:43 Twitta massive big up the DJ @PedroInSaigon in the hot seat on the 1s and 2s inside the place. #
8/31 8:05 Anyone into local biodiversity could benefit from Drupal, so I can help setup in Vietnam @fisheggtree #
8/31 6:22 I think it would be cool if busses had forklifts in front and could move away cars blocking intersections #
8/30 18:39 RT @TheOnion: Tea Party Congressman Calls For Tax Breaks To Put Out Raging Wildfire In District #
8/30 11:47 RT @jobnomade: Share your "coffee money" experience like like like #
8/30 7:43 I wonder if this would work: #
8/30 7:08 @TylerWatts @jobnomade Good reading. Now I want to organize a group of Viets to go to America's ignored poor inner cities #
8/30 3:03 You shouldn't do voluntourism: #
8/29 9:59 @PedroInSaigon I only bet against lottery players and other mathematically challenged people #
8/29 8:04 @dylanduong Would that be Banh Cuon Hat Gao Vang? I am a repeat customer there :( #
8/29 7:43 If all of your recent tweets are Foursquare checkins, I'm not following you back #
8/29 6:32 Creative financing is increasing in Vietnam's real estate market to attract buyers. Remember how the last subprime mortgage crisis ended? #
8/29 6:23 @tamkaizen It's turtles and remixes all the way down. #
8/29 1:45 @Seesmic Web users need this fix for zombie tweets: #
8/28 15:28 RIP Dan Sicko, author of the classic music history text "Techno Rebels" and Detroit electronic music sage #
8/27 10:34 @jon7b @jobnomade I mean, we can't control what we do during sleep, and we all have to sleep ~1/3 of the day every day still #
8/27 9:51 We have surprising little control of an activity we spend 1/3 of our life doing, 2 billion people doing nothing every day #
8/26 7:13 Our Milky Way has a massive planet that's made of a single diamond: #
8/26 5:26 My 1+ hr #VietKieu interview was compressed into 4 Japanese sentences in the latest Sketch Magazine #
8/26 5:22 @k4media Thanks for the feedback and the RT, more coming soon! #
8/26 2:30 Tool for online marketers: short url analytics on right click. Testers please! #
8/25 10:36 @jobnomade I think the bug is when you quickly hit 'more images' when it first loads, right? Thx! I got confirm lorem ipsum #
8/25 1:20 Password Generator now using canvas to download password image reminders. Get it at Chrome Web Store @jobnomade for idea #
8/24 8:54 @jobnomade Cool idea! I'll have to look at HTML5 Canvas and other fun stuff to do that #
8/24 7:40 Moscow’s Wild Dogs Ride Subways To City Center In Search Of Food: #
8/24 7:09 Please try out my Chrome plugin for easily making memorable passwords in many languages: #
8/24 6:43 @betoneko Initially, I was googling for "mồng tơi" to put on "mông tôi" and I got "Mongolia" #
8/24 6:21 @NBNQ @jon7b Translation of words depends on context. Can you guys see Mongolia here? #
8/24 2:40 Google Translates "Mông tôi" (my butt) as "Mongolia". (Not to be confused with a Mongolian butt spot) #
8/23 10:39 @barijoe I would imagine Indonesia's links to Singapore's Amazon EC2 would be pretty fast, no? #
8/23 8:03 Horns on taxis should be mechanically disabled/silent unless the foot brake is being depressed #
8/23 7:53 MacBook warranty just expired. Figures, 3 things break on it at once #
8/23 7:50 @dylanduong Never shared pics. HootSuite is solid for posting, but I like @seesmic for scanning a day's worth of tweets quickly #
8/23 6:26 @Seesmic Your Seesmic Web has been 404 for a week now. Hootsuite is working nicely, other suggestions? #
8/23 2:50 Vietnam ranks as the most financially attractive country for offshoring, BUT... #
8/22 13:01 @jon7b I used that tutorial but saw this today: Then browse source examples by extension permissions. I use vim. #
8/22 12:00 Anyone have ideas for a Chrome plugin? I've been in the extending mood all weekend #
8/22 11:56 @nguyenhimself Ah, neato. DDoS is more terrorism, not hacking, and also a shitty use of Vietnam's limited overseas bandwidth. #
8/22 11:54 @jon7b Good point. All mail servers deliver to part before +, useful for filtering. But only GMail makes . insignificant for ID theft? #
8/22 11:06 @nguyenhimself Do you recall if it was trolls or people sharing other knowledge too? #
8/22 11:05 Periods in GMail usernames aren't significant. Add, remove, move the dots around, you still get mail! #
8/20 10:01 @tropixblue Unfortunately, censorship apologists would say that it's the same in every country #
8/20 10:00 @caligarn Might I suggest raincoats and backpacks with various Vietnam driving tips #
8/20 8:32 Title inflation: "Revolutionary Martyr" in Vietnam now meaningless: #
8/20 8:21 Intriguing tweets on censorship in Malaysia, ethical hacking, and social enterprise coming via #TEDxKL today #
8/19 6:59 RT @theeconomist: Berlin has been overtaken by a strange wave of car-burning. Last night nine cars went up in flames #
8/18 15:31 I'll be flying to SFO on September 6 and returning to Vietnam via Tokyo on the 12th. No thanks to Hipmunk showing bunk flights. #
8/18 13:51 Are Groupon clones stalling out in Vietnam? #
8/18 9:32 [email protected] Anyone who claims that Khmer is not a tonal language has never tried to order squid and found out they were asking for face. #
8/17 12:49 Tuoi Tre News: Every article ends with "Police are investigating" / #
8/17 12:27 Super Mario: How it really went down (indie film trailer) #
8/17 11:43 @shakkabrutha @NicholasMarx @hcmctoday Thanks for the reassuring answers! $80 to staple some blank paper #firstworldproblems #
8/17 8:47 Any Americans know how long it takes to get extra pages added to a passport (especially at the consulate in HCMC)? #
8/17 6:06 @tamkaizen Don't worry, we will all retweet the bad news into your Twitter stream #
8/16 9:05 @caligarn In the race for economic development, Vietnam has completely lost touch with social/moral development #
8/16 7:29 Will Google open a Google Store? I expect a Chinese person to have done so already #
8/16 7:15 @betoneko @careyz Folks are bombarded by daily deals, learning that each 1 isn't so great, hearing of ripoffs. But a sucker is born every... #
8/16 7:08 @barijoe My name is available for the low cost of $19.99.95! #
8/16 6:35 @caligarn @jon7b @dynamicscholar 5 years ago, tablets were the same as laptops, running Windows. iPad dumbed it down. #
8/16 6:24 @PedroInSaigon Vietnamese people are too busy setting fire to stuff and stealing things to riot over that #
8/15 15:03 @jon7b You can make a sentence out of the 4 random words by adding words. But using 'is' for most passwords would be bad #
8/15 15:01 @jon7b If nobody knows they're not random then ok :) Problem is if anyone thinks you're using a weaker scheme. Just like using 1,0 for i,o #
8/15 14:45 @jon7b Actually, since there are much less grammatically correct 4-word sentences, it would be much easier to find by brute force #
8/15 14:15 Dammit. Foreign language passphrase generator working again: #
8/15 7:36 Build a safer memorable multi-lingual password here: #correcthorsebatterystaple #
8/14 5:35 @barijoe You may be interested in a small Hootsuite ad blocker I made for Chrome: #
8/13 4:13 @caligarn Ebay has been in Vietnam for years, but Paypal only recently #
8/12 9:31 @kennynguyenus 7?! Was rope involved? They passed in an instant so no pics #
8/12 9:11 Yes! I saw 6 people on 1 motorbike! They're like Vietnamese phone booths. #
8/12 8:21 Hey, you remember #vietkieu #
8/11 9:17 @TylerWatts @officespace_sg To avoid unnecessary ridicule it's probably best to avoid Vietnamese names ending in 'ng' 'c' (and more) :) #
8/11 8:28 @OfficeSpace_SG Since 'j' can sound like 'zh' or 'y' in other languages, it could replace 'd'. Thus 'jinh' vs 'dinh', 'jung' vs 'dung'. #
8/11 8:00 @OfficeSpace_SG Can we replace 'd' with 'j' (or 'dj') and get rid of 'd stroke'? Gov't can't stop kids from using new, foreign words #
8/10 20:46 "Groupon updates IPO filing, admits it's unprofitable" Failed to fool SEC, will they postpone IPO like others? #
8/10 13:22 Dow down nearly 400 points already! RT @Benzinga: Yesterday's gains are gone. Face ripper rally off. #
8/10 13:05 Studying Vietnamese by reading jailed French-Viet blogger Prof. Pham Minh Hoang aka Phan Kien Quoc: #
8/10 8:41 Have a backup in case Anonymous takes down Facebook on Nov 5: #
8/10 7:58 RT @AsCorrespondent: 7 carjackers killed in Philippine shootouts #Philippines #Asia #News #
8/10 7:51 Most dangerous countries to be female: Afghanistan, Congo, Pakistan, India, Somalia #
8/9 6:46 A kitty cafe in Japan where you can rent kitty by the hour: #
8/9 6:39 @careyz VN should first build normal-speed rail to Can Tho, commuter rail to Dong Nai/Binh Duong, and a freight rail system #
8/9 6:24 @OneVietnam I have data that indirectly shows Facebook is less blocked/easier to access nationwide in recent weeks #
8/8 20:36 What’s the Fastest Web Browser in the “Real World?” Chrome. #
8/8 18:58 @PedroInSaigon Many definitely don't care. I'd argue that ignorance helps breed apathy and complacency. #
8/8 18:56 @NBNQ Yup, we had it all then. And Bangkok (and maybe Singapore) benefited financially and rose from Saigon's fall. Morale or morals? :) #
8/8 15:10 Before, I would have been sad to find a snail shell in my soup. Now: hey free food! #
8/8 4:55 "One of the main causes of pollution is a simple lack of awareness on the part of local residents" #vietnam #
8/8 3:13 Looking back at Pre-1975 Saigon: #
8/7 17:53 @dynamicscholar Yeah, agree the way to live peacefully is to not stress over things one can't change #
8/7 17:51 @michaelcoyote @jon7b @PedroInSaigon Feels good to vent, but we're just preaching to the choir. The ones who need to hear, need to in VNese #
8/7 6:23 @dynamicscholar @caligarn Looks like petanque. Game played in a lot of former French areas (US included) #
8/7 6:19 The futility of complaining about Vietnam in English. #
8/6 19:24 @lokimorgan hi Morgan! :) #
8/6 7:43 @mybigfatface I am impressed indeed, and think it would make an excellent Twitter profile pic! #
8/6 7:00 I finally understand why Westerners can't do the Asian squat: #
8/5 9:01 Rep'n my hood RT @thisbigcity: New Post: In Awe of Vietnam – Stunning Photography from Ho Chi Minh City @jodiehuynh #
8/5 7:36 Robocop is needed. RT @tuoitrenewsvn: Robbers besiege Ho Chi Minh City #
8/4 20:11 Tea Party gets its way = Dow drops 500+ points, worst since 2008. #
8/4 15:45 Scary. Facebook will track you all over the web and give your personal information to advertisers who ask: #
8/4 15:43 @HerDailyDigest Did you join Foursquare? What will you do with your newfound klout? :) #
8/4 15:05 $1 HIV test, 15 minute results. Fits in wallet. #
8/4 10:52 Prices for condos at Saigon Pearl down over 20% but still not selling: #
8/4 10:44 @fisheggtree Correct, PetroVietnam is state-owned. They also operate taxis (!) #
8/4 8:50 @fisheggtree Including the various resorts owned by PetroVietnam? #
8/4 6:29 @fisheggtree And is it true that Sharky's has the best Mexican food in Phnom Penh? #
8/4 6:27 @fisheggtree To me PP's Western restos complement SG's nicely, but lack SG's Japanese, Korean, Indian, etc. districts #
8/4 6:13 @jon7b It was normal for a few weeks then back to "cable-cut speeds" for over a week here #
8/3 17:12 Bitcoin mining botnet controlled by Twitter discovered: #
8/3 12:01 @dynamicscholar "Straight outta Vincom" #
8/3 9:06 @Conversoul @ericburdette See, Cops vs Cops would provide hours of entertainment (to me) #
8/3 7:48 @ericburdette Indeed, maybe they're watching too many violent Thai films. But just imagine a Vietnamese version of Cops. #
8/3 7:44 @dynamicscholar Thanks man I try to keep it real #
8/3 6:30 Great. Nhommua is spamming me on Yahoo Messenger now #
8/3 5:56 #gettingthingsdone "ran into a bar nearby, broke apart the chair’s leg, took out the iron rod from it and used it to stab Cuong" #
8/2 8:59 Kpop payola/pay for play corruption scandal. Or why Korean pop is all over Vietnamese media? #
8/2 8:26 Next up: IQ to OS correlation? WinXP users on one end, OpenBSD (need to be a genius) on the other #
8/2 8:22 @betoneko @jon7b @TylerWatts lol, or as someone from Central VN would ask: ô tô mô tô Tô Mô mô? #
8/2 7:26 @betoneko Lol! Nha Hang TOMO is the BEST, besides Cafe Tomo (coming soon). and secret Quan Tomo on Nguyen Van Lac #
8/2 7:25 @webtomme #3 mainly! I've done #1, and #2 and #4 (for free) #
8/2 4:49 Working in Saigon/Vietnam as an expat: #
8/1 15:03 HSBC to cut 30k jobs by 2013: #
8/1 9:26 @PedroInSaigon Yes, there was an article somewhere about a few foreign kids and their VN disciples teaching each other parkour in Saigon #

@tomosaigon Twitter Archive - 9-2011

Submitted by tomo on October 6, 2012 - 1:15am
9/30 16:11 A1 Bassline - True Romance Refix that @mrgoldie raged on Twitter about and got deleted. Get it while it lasts: #
9/30 13:56 This is my 1000th tweet. Thanks to my 583 followers for not unfollowing me (yet)! #
9/30 12:41 @shilkytouch What-up-doe is the Detroit colloquial greeting @BobbyJComedy #
9/30 6:25 @jon7b Investors (individuals, private companies) rather than dwellers. Speculators sitting on 'acquired' land rights not making use of land #
9/30 6:09 Total investment for Metro Line 2 Ben Thanh-Tham Luong is ~US$1.3b: ADB $540m, German Bank for Reconstruction $313m, EIB $195m, HCMC $326.5m #
9/30 5:50 "In #Vietnam’s urban areas there are many large, empty luxury homes, while low-income earners are in need of accommodation." #
9/29 6:37 @dshupp True, companies aren't pegging to it, but inflation leads to min wage hikes, strikes, workers needing increased compensation to live #
9/29 4:55 @babyexpat One time I had to 'hack' Jetstar's website to finish a booking, it wasn't going through any other way #
9/28 10:11 Wages increase in Vietnam b/c of uncontrolled inflation, not higher quality and more productive labor. Makes Vietnam less attractive for FDI #
9/27 15:46 geo-social travel hackathon until October 31. Who wants to work on a travel app? #
9/27 7:22 @betoneko @nostarwhere For safety, it's China Airlines that's especially dangerous: #
9/27 6:52 @betoneko I think China Air has, by far, the worst air safety record of any airline. #
9/27 6:51 LOL @betoneko: Searched pictures for China Airline and I got photos of plane wrecks and explosions. What does it mean?! #
9/26 13:49 I have 200 tabs open in Chrome and it's still running smooth, thanks to a much needed ram upgrade #
9/26 13:44 @jon7b @NBNQ By your descriptive tags alone, I was going to guess you were talking about Evangelion, also one of my all time favorites #
9/26 8:57 @dylanduong This old man is also itching to buy a skateboard and fall down a few times, scratch up my elbows, test out Vietnamese helmets #
9/26 6:03 Awesome! Skateistan is looking for a volunteer skateboarder in Cambodia: #
9/24 17:51 RT @luuhiep: Solar-Powered Water ATMs Provide Clean Drinking Water To The Thirsty #
9/24 15:07 I just heard a clip of Strings of Life on Vietnamese tv: #
9/24 8:55 Hah! Some random words I said were quoted in an article on youth violence from Tuoi Tre: #
9/24 5:21 Some rare Detroit love, if a bit confused RT @TechCrunch: Motor City Mojo: The Startup Renaissance In Detroit #
9/24 2:17 Groupon: COO & #2 executive leaves, revenues cut in half: #
9/23 7:28 @barijoe Simple Way to Download YouTube HTML5 Videos: #
9/23 7:20 NASA funding? We need to be exploring frontiers of the genes, the atoms, the seas, and the mind. GASM. #
9/23 6:14 Scientists Reconstruct Brains’ Visions Into Digital Video In Historic Experiment: #
9/23 5:47 "We think the banks are mortally afraid to call in bad debt b/c they have to report it & they don't have the $ to increase their .. ratios" #
9/23 5:31 Hard lessons for Vietnam as property slumps: Greed turns to losses, bad debt. Crisis likely far worse as banks hide losses. #
9/23 2:51 RT @Ann_Ha: 2.180mil is the updated no of facebook users in vietnam. No keeps climbing slowly #
9/22 11:59 This is great. Check out the last 8 tweets from @markdavidson before they probably get deleted #
9/22 9:25 Wikipedia: "there are no cases of elevators simply free-falling and killing the passengers inside" - Vietnam will show them! #
9/22 6:52 Losing to Vietnam? RT @TheEconomist: America has lost many industries, and China will be losing them soon enough #
9/22 6:39 @ChrisInCambo The question is: after a slight moment of confusion, did you try :wq! next? #
9/22 5:45 Fight Cancer! Crowdsourcing ideas for curing breast cancer, anyone can submit an idea: #
9/21 13:52 @benhomie I think Google+ could do be a pretty good Twitter replacement itself, which is also why Facebook is getting into 'following' #
9/21 13:27 Counterfeit million dollar bills found in Hanoi: & Police Are Investigating remix: "Police keep investigating the case" #
9/21 13:21 Reports of Google+'s death may be greatly exaggerated, considering it just opened to the public today, Facebook vomiting all over browsers #
9/21 2:24 @caligarn An innate fear of change. And the speed of technological change accelerating. At some point, people can't keep up. #singularity #
9/21 2:12 @kingceejay I don't iPad because I need to be productive, but I am a fan of the keyboard and pad built in on my MacBook Pro #
9/20 17:12 On FPT, I can only access Twitter via a tunnel/vpn right now. Wonder if Twitter is being blocked in #Vietnam #
9/20 17:00 Twitter's Who To Follow sucks, there is no good site for fine-grained filtering of interesting people w/o wading through useless profiles #
9/20 9:40 I just saw a cyclo driver ride by wearing a Detroit Tigers hat #
9/20 8:29 @jon7b @jobnomade Probably not due to wifi sniffing but rather Twitter phishing or clickjacking #
9/20 4:44 Google's "Ten things we know to be true": #
9/19 13:39 @PedroInSaigon True. A mob would get attention, London riots. But I have ideas on vigilantism crossed with civil protest + theater #
9/19 13:30 @jon7b LOL the idea of wanting to impress backpackers. I'm sure he was quite pleased with his Vietnamese skills until you pooped on him #
9/19 9:30 @MienHPham Best all around tailor in Hoi An is A Dong. We use them for our business, after surveying others. #
9/19 3:44 @PedroInSaigon I support vigilantism in Vietnam. Shame the authorities into doing their job. But it can easily get out of control. #
9/19 2:07 @HerDailyDigest Yup! So I saw you with @kingceejay (and @PedroInSaigon) at the flea market. Have a good time? #
9/18 2:37 Just had a great conversation wit J R R Tolkien about the construction of the Elvish languages: Sadly, just a dream. #
9/17 9:11 WSJ: Running a Groupon lowers your ratings on review sites. Groupon will just blame the stupid merchants. #
9/16 11:38 @shakkabrutha I got a green parrotlet-like thing that sits obediently on my shoulder, and a runaway parakeet missing a toe - true pirate. #
9/16 10:35 Dumb parrot injured its neck trying to go out a small hole. He can eat food still, but any bird doctors in Saigon who could do a bird x-ray? #
9/16 1:25 Testing out Cafe Me on Luong Huu Khanh while they prepare to open in another week. Like being in someone's living room. #
9/16 1:23 @m_beaumont @michaelcoyote Guess you mean 1, 2 & 6. A small % of neighborhoods in the US have no grass, most still use cars in cities #
9/16 1:15 @BeeberryPeung I guess in Thailand #8 Rules is more like Vietnam than in the US? #
9/15 22:04 US dollar creeping above 21000 VND on the black market. End-of-year run up of the dollar may be starting now. #
9/15 13:20 Right now on Discovery Channel: community activists finding ways to improve traffic in Hanoi on their own. #jambusters #
9/15 11:22 Qatar is opening up .qa domains for all via 10 approved registrars. Quality Assurance professionals wanting vanity domains rejoice! #
9/15 3:56 10 Reasons I Left the United States (without realizing it): #
9/14 16:34 RT @DIT313: Octave One vs Obama - Black Victory (Blackwater remix - Dj Aroy Yes We Can Bootleg): #
9/14 6:31 @dynamicscholar Does it? I thought Google Flight Search also leaves out Southwest #
9/14 4:45 Is there any browser extension that integrates unsearchable budget airlines (Southwest) into other sites' search results? Hmm.. #
9/14 4:40 Lenovo Code-A-Thon hackathon for their IdeaPad Android device in Singapore this Friday/Saturday: #
9/14 1:56 @ericburdette It's definitely already lost among Vietnamese-American communities who grew up around American-sized portions #
9/14 1:09 Airline scorecard: 3 of 3 UnitedAirlines flights delayed 1+ hrs, no in-flight entertainment, horrible food. JapanAirlines was awesome. #
9/13 23:13 #DailySteals: Would have liked to have stayed in SF an extra few days for #TCDisrupt event #
9/12 16:28 6 days later, back at SFO #
9/12 9:21 Small bonfire with 2 cousins on an empty beach in Santa Cruz, drinking Coors Light mixed with V8. Only in America. #
9/10 0:29 @DublinFlaneur Sorry if I got your hopes up. It's in San Jose, California (hence the surrealness at not being in Vietnam) #
9/9 23:41 Just had a surreal moment at Fry's Electronics surrounded by Vietnamese staff speaking Vietnamese to customers. #
9/9 15:45 I'm looking for an illustrator in Vietnam. Can you draw things? Please get in touch. #
9/8 14:44 The sound of lawns being mowed. Not in Vietnam anymore. #
9/8 13:52 Upcoming Google DevFests in SE Asia: #
9/5 18:26 Watching documentary about the Concorde crash that stopped service forever. Good way to prepare for boarding a trans-Pacific flight #
9/5 17:52 @tdichristopher It was a Wikileaks cable from the US embassy in Vietnam, from finding and interviewing AmeriAsian adults in Vietnam #
9/5 16:30 @dylanduong No problem, on one condition: Whatever shirt I buy, you must wear in public! #sinisterlaugh #
9/5 15:42 Few more hours and I'll be on an airplane to America for the first time in 2.5 years. Wonder if it's changed as much as Vietnam. #
9/5 14:43 @tdichristopher Recent Wikileaks re: Vietnam, US had surveyed AmerAsians, found they had all integrated, discrimination stopped for years #
9/5 12:16 Tuoi Tre News has republished my blog post w/ permission (but no mention of original). Police Are Investigating: #
9/5 7:48 To understand what my last tweet says, use the Twitter Decoder Ring: #
9/5 7:46 顜善嬔巖嗴允曏不t唈吷曃噑庠嗱鲷凸亥丂仨丶乇儓乓(劗揦允圫s囸严懦倡侭鹔丘柺槐嫢忒爠t唈堺倱t唈婐丕珹埼円七哢蠧呕囫自t唈吷讴鏞渊帺呙冑咭巖嗴佽哻巖0簝噯呝丕1哼测樖匡螎諑歘丂2哼檂鎗俫抆哻与亩歘挍叜 #
9/4 5:18 1000s more in HCMC plz RT @tuoitrenewsvn: 2,000 cars fined in Hanoi in a fortnight #
9/4 5:16 Increase "Gamification" w/ "an open src platform, customizable gamification elements designed to increase user interaction on websites" #
9/3 20:15 @kennynguyenus Serial decision-making is making lots of decisions in a short period of time. Think customizing a suit, car, or vacation #
9/3 9:53 I wonder if Bud's Ice Cream in San Francisco is full of confused Vietnamese tourists #
9/2 11:22 I'm slurping up my Ramen badge on PhoSquare! #justkidding #
9/2 10:04 @barijoe If you haven't noticed a slowdown in Internet speed then you are either blessed or have magic Internet. Who's your isp? #
9/2 10:01 Decision fatigue. Ego depletion. Gain more self-control, make wiser decisions with a quick shot of sugar. Break up serial decision-making. #
9/1 15:31 The Truth Behind Online Influence (Klout): #
9/1 4:22 The damn Vung Tau undersea cable to the overseas Internet broke again #

@tomosaigon Twitter Archive - 10-2011

Submitted by tomo on October 6, 2012 - 1:14am
10/31 8:52 @dynamicscholar Any website can be attractive on the frontend. Drupal is truly beautiful on the inside which you can't see w/o admin account #
10/31 8:51 @dynamicscholar Some case studies: And list of 10 Drupal sites: #
10/31 8:07 @dynamicscholar What kind of design do you mean? Graphic design / Drupal theme? Or examples of fully developed Drupal sites? #
10/30 7:26 @dynamicscholar The charm is there, floating in the water. My street is usually passable, and I have escape routes. #
10/30 5:06 @dynamicscholar Huynh Tan Phat? You made the news! So did my hood. #
10/29 8:59 RT @mybigfatface: Today I was called a cheap dog pussy by a tuk tuk driver. #onlyincambodia #
10/29 8:28 @SaigonSean Never? Vietnamese people seem quite content to transport themselves through #poowater (ask @dynamicscholar) #
10/29 6:04 Saigon has some 100 km of canals. Instead of taking advantage of it for transportation or tourism, it's a toilet and trashbin for neighbors #
10/28 8:14 @caligarn Are they? They're in tune with Japan's mobile consumers: got adoption of 3G, NFC, smart cards, QR codes. Think mobile, not web. #
10/28 7:43 I want a pair of these gloves, built into my motorbike: #
10/28 7:25 Idea: Local network appliance that mirrors Google Apps and cloud storage for quicker, offline access. Think Git for all your work. #
10/28 7:07 @peoplewithideas Taking over a domain name is not too hard w/ a bit of social engineering. Quite hard to lose domains by lapsed renewal now #
10/27 8:12 is for sale: By Singaporeans? #
10/27 6:25 Post-apocalyptic Bangkok: #
10/26 12:03 @nguyenhimself Anyone can build a blog. But if you build a CMS think'n it's better, 9/10 you're an idiot, unless your name is Dries #
10/26 11:53 @saigonnezumi So what you're saying is your students didn't learn enough to be useful to you right now, right? :) #
10/26 9:08 Software engineering is far from manufacturing (Japan has mastered). Still, modern sw eng borrows from Jp manufacturing: JIT, lean, kanban #
10/26 8:56 US also has all the sw startups. International contribution is in open source: Linux kernel from Finland, OpenBSD in Canada, Linux distros.. #
10/26 8:52 US has all the Google, Microsoft, Oracles of the world. Japan nor any other country have any of these platform makers (excl. Nintendo, SAP) #
10/26 8:38 @caligarn I think Japan's focus on large enterprises leads to disadvantages in quantity of software innovation. #
10/26 7:36 @dynamicscholar Perhaps we can Kickstarter crowdfund the transmitter parts, but I wonder where random electronic parts can be found. D5? #
10/26 7:34 @saigonnezumi Django clearly won mindshare. TurboGears good depending on experience w/ underlying projects. Have also used CherryPy. Why? #
10/25 13:02 @saigonnezumi I've done quite a bit of Python professionally. Worked with the creator of TurboGears. #
10/25 11:22 Preview the Chrome Web Store's new look: #
10/25 10:21 It's possible to build a device that transmits sound to a neighbor's speakers. Even one's singing karaoke post midnight. Food for thought. #
10/25 8:18 @benjaminbland Strange, I know higher ups in the cong an who travel abroad, both for training/meetings and personal reasons #
10/25 8:15 "There is a growing basket of technologies that double in their price performance every 18 to 25 months." #
10/24 9:24 @caligarn Yes, but article claims Japanese PMs are less skilled and uses a chart of number of PMs per capita as the evidence. #
10/24 9:11 @caligarn In the graph, end results leading to 'Talents are destroyed'. Another comment, project managers per capita is unrelated to skill #
10/24 5:32 @caligarn The big picture of enterprise IT may be spot on. Details about lack of open source, outsourcing are wrong. Hard to generalize. #
10/24 5:11 @chuongvision Avoid Bangkok right now as it's under water. Will you be in Saigon? Best way I can help is to buy you a coffee here #
10/23 8:43 I think Vietnamese homebuilders embody the lean startup methodology: fail early, fail often #
10/22 15:35 @jobnomade I was looking for an address, map, or directions on there, not on Agile tour page either! #
10/22 13:48 Looks like the directions to Vietnam's "most advanced IT corporation" FPT was hacked, spammed #
10/20 10:03 Deceitful eateries blacklisted in southern Vietnam: #
10/19 10:28 RT @tuoitrenewsvn: Hanoi man chases, scares traffic violators (video) #
10/18 15:31 @jon7b @Jane_Minnie Hahaha, now you know. #
10/17 8:45 @ourman Planning on providing a hit list to the Vietnamese government? :) #
10/17 7:02 Insane growth numbers? Vietnamese Facebook users grew by 51% in Quarter 3 2011 and will soon pass Singapore #
10/17 5:38 @NBNQ "All animals are equal - But some animals are more equal than others" - Animal Farm #
10/16 8:12 Lots of buzz about Siri, a company Apple recently bought. But Android has had voice control apps for awhile: #
10/16 4:43 @ChrisGNguyen As an expat, more international food choices is great! I'd like to see enterprising domestic companies produce the same items #
10/14 9:51 @dynamicscholar If I could cut ears from head, I'd leave 1 in Berlin & 1 in Detroit. But may make a trip to BKK for BedSupperClub.Stay safe. #
10/13 15:21 Some days you struggle to remember a word. Today that word was "calque": borrowing a foreign word-phrase, by translating it word for word. #
10/13 14:04 @dynamicscholar Booka Shade? Envious. Saw them at DEMF a few years back. #
10/13 9:06 @jon7b @nguyenhimself If you're dying to relieve that exp. I may have some headless vaxen back in the US, but prob. running NetBSD, not VMS #
10/13 8:35 @nguyenhimself I do own a copy of K&R. ;) RIP, The R in K&R. #
10/13 7:48 "The number of fatalities during the traffic safety month was the highest" #
10/13 7:42 @betoneko @CotterVN Not like Japanese Pizza Hut. Artisanal, flavorful pies w/ untraditional ingredients. Favorite of at least 2 friends. #
10/13 7:11 @betoneko Baby Spoon is great if you have a Japanese tooth. Filling pastas, creamy variations on omu-rice. Only been to Ben Thanh location #
10/13 6:54 This week the world lost a truly important person in the modern computer world, whose work underlies Mac OSX/iOS. RIP Dennis Ritchie #
10/12 13:38 P.S. I have some NeXTstation slabs for sale. Collector's item! #
10/12 13:25 Steve Jobs was the reason Apple products were good. If you believe this is true then you should not plan to buy any future Apple products. #
10/10 13:51 @PedroInSaigon ...and I'm somewhere between the idiots who ride bicycles and the guys who drive Honda SHs. #ghettofabulous #
10/10 13:49 @PedroInSaigon If we simply correlate income/car ownership with intelligence then Americans are geniuses, Vietnamese are retards #
10/10 13:47 @VLStudies I think the ministry should clearly signal high but stable future oil prices, subsidize food input fuels and public transit #
10/10 13:38 @PedroInSaigon Having a car can mean being a driver (company car or for a family), being somebody's wife/mistress, being a son. Ability? #
10/10 8:34 @PedroInSaigon @ericburdette I'd say having a car in Saigon is more correlated to family connections than ability to honestly earn money #
10/9 14:56 Saigon temperature updates really only need 3 values: use a/c, use fan, turn off fan #
10/8 13:28 Vietnamese customer service: after placing an order online, TheGioDiDong let my phone ring 1x, had no record of my order when I called back #
10/7 11:48 @nguyenhimself @Jane_Minnie Put it this way: if I threatened to knifestab you, would you show up? Now if I invited you for coffee.... #
10/7 8:49 @Jane_Minnie Coffee next week sounds good :) #
10/7 6:31 "10 years ago we had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope, and Johnny Cash. Now we have no Jobs, no Hope, and no Cash." - Unknown #
10/7 6:02 MORE POOP! RT @shilkytouch: WANT RT @brokepimpstyles: Poop Powered Bike To Tour Japan #
10/7 6:00 @Jane_Minnie I have mixed feelings about your mixed feelings. How best to sort this out? #
10/6 6:22 #RIPSteveJobs Always the showman, he's found a way to distract any critics of the disappointing iPhone announcement #
10/5 16:23 @NicholasMarx @peoplewithideas I am pretty sure Singapore counts as being in Asia... #
10/5 9:32 The value (and cost) of 50 GB of cloud storage goes down every year #
10/5 7:45 I just saw a fairly professional xe om driver. He had a windshield in front which clearly stated 'MOTO-TAXI' with phone number #
10/5 6:37 @nguyenhimself Their Tokyo is >> Fremont, but Amazon in Singapore is still much closer. But still limited by VN's international bandwidth #
10/5 5:57 @nguyenhimself FWIW, Linode's Fremont/HE datacenter (where I have one of my servers) has lost power several times this year. Plus it's far. #
10/4 7:35 @themebrain Are you talking about someone coming in and taking 'coffee money'? :) #
10/4 7:35 @jon7b Haha, curious what that's like but in this case a grown man refers to himself as 'child' (con), not very alpha male #
10/4 6:37 A crazy guy just walked into my office, drank my iced coffee, and walked out with a jar of candy #bucminh #
10/4 6:22 #Vietnam "economy depends so much on rising money supply while the technology is out-of-date, productivity is low" #
10/4 3:11 Reading QA/tester resumes. If you work in quality assurance, shouldn't your CV be flawless? #
10/4 2:35 Vietnam admitted it still has problems in salary policy such as: paying salary not based on productivity, contribution, job requirements... #
10/4 2:20 Will Groupon's valuation implosion affect localized daily deal clones (NhomMua, etc.) who may have been counting on exit by acquisition? #
10/3 15:10 No shit. 'Vietnam should use overseas Vietnamese' says 'expert': #
10/3 14:33 @NBNQ Not this topic, but on naming things and producing videos #
10/3 8:13 @NBNQ Do Vietnamese people really love us for our dashing good looks, or is it for something else? Btw, I'm working on crowdsourcing too :) #
10/3 7:21 @PedroInSaigon It's 8.3m from TheGioiDiDong if you reserve it online first (600k off) #
10/3 7:08 @PedroInSaigon On paper it looks quite good, comparable specs to pricier Android devices (and much cheaper than an iPhone 4) #
10/3 6:38 Wonder if anyone in Vietnam will sell the Xiaomi M1 when it goes on sale the 15th? Or just buy an LG Optimus Black now #
10/2 9:16 @barijoe I think you're looking for Inkscape (open source vector graphics software) #
10/1 4:05 Download videos from YouTube: easy as unescape(yt.config_.PLAYER_CONFIG.args.url_encoded_fmt_stream_map) #

@tomosaigon Twitter Archive - 11-2011

Submitted by tomo on October 6, 2012 - 1:12am
11/30 14:43 'Like', retweet is a crime RT @RichardBarrow: Foreign Tourists warned they could be arrested for lese majeste #
11/29 5:26 @barijoe Any new Miyazaki film would be good. I always thought Nausicaa was already an allegory to the awesome power of splitting atoms #
11/28 11:26 Ken Schwaber is going over scrum with us over Skype. Pretty cool! #
11/28 6:45 @saigonnezumi What exactly are we doing? Volunteering to organize an event that benefits the local community? Shame on us. #
11/28 6:42 @playingwithsid If @barcampSaigon became Mozilla Reps, there would be outrage in the Twitter community for siding with one browser :) #
11/28 6:34 @saigonnezumi All of a sudden you're throwing out accusations that simply aren't true. Half of organizers came from open request at last BC #
11/27 11:36 @exposilver Thanks for the tip. Ended up at a no-name place near me called Kim Thuy and got it replaced for a good price, $36 #
11/27 7:51 Tricky people. Putting salt in the salt shaker leaving me with a handful of salt. #onlyinvietnam #
11/26 10:51 A few days late and sans turkey, still thankful to be celebrating #
11/25 8:47 Any shops in Saigon that fix Macbook Pro power adapters/cables? Regular shops on NTMK now only replace - for over 2 million! #
11/24 8:41 Waiting for this. RT @barijoe: Paramount's 'Star Trek' Sequel to Open May 17, 2013 #
11/23 7:03 RT @AsCorrespondent: Bombs defused near Philippine massacre site on 2nd anniversity of atrocity. Tensions high. #
11/22 6:08 @caligarn Both China and Japan want to create SEA rail infrastructure. But this is freight rail. Japan wants to build passenger w/in VN #
11/22 6:03 @caligarn @hendrikbeck Let's resume world domination talks. Tomorrow or Friday. #
11/17 14:47 66% of Chinese use their smartphones at home and 59% while traveling #
11/16 10:07 @jobnomade There is a slight chance Dries will come here for the next FOSSASIA! Wanna check out Drupal community in India. Yes to DrupalCamp #
11/16 9:26 @saigonnezumi @jkthng I've long thought about having a mini DrupalCamp at BarCampSaigon, but need to focus on just BC now. FOSSAsia too. #
11/14 13:15 @Vietnam720 I mean thanks BEN :-) #
11/14 13:15 @Vietnam720 Haha! Thanks Be :-) #
11/14 12:28 @caligarn Honestly, I thought you did a fine job emceeing in Vietnamese. Better than my emceeing at a wedding on Saturday in English! #
11/14 9:56 @caligarn Why didn't you join a team with a good idea and MC their presentation? #
11/14 7:33 Not opposed to this in areas: As of 11 December 2008, every street corner in Johannesburg central is under high-tech CCTV surveillance #
11/14 7:24 @saigonnezumi Yes, we have Boost with Drupal. What are you doing? #
11/14 7:23 I'd like to thank this past weekend's sponsor, Ibuprofen, for making it bearable #
11/14 4:58 @saigonnezumi Yes, I run Drupal on OpenBSD and various Linux (and OSX), Apache, and Nginx. Why? #
11/14 4:57 Simple but interesting idea from Hacka2thon: all upcoming local events (or perhaps sales?) on a map: (test with 48104) #
11/13 8:15 RIP My yellow parakeet. Even after being rescued, you were never a very cheerful one. #
11/13 7:32 @ericburdette Was in Can Tho for a wedding. Nice that it only takes 3 hours to get there! #
11/11 10:07 I think most of Can Tho City is under water right now. Traffic jams everywhere #
11/9 7:38 @shilkytouch I still haven't been able to figure out if Vietnamese play by Japanese Go rules, or possibly Chinese. #
11/9 4:52 Links fixed: Our entry and experience competing at Saigon MobileDevCamp 2011: #
11/9 3:36 @jon7b Thanks for the heads up. 'Click to expand' should now be working. :) #
11/9 1:45 Our entry and experience competing at Saigon MobileDevCamp 2011: #
11/6 7:55 @ChristophK2003 Still at the camp but it's taking a really long time to judge each submission. A lot of groups competing. #
11/6 7:52 TIL that the game Go in Vietnamese is 'Co vay'. They have a club that plays at Bach Khoa University. #
11/5 14:26 Hosting my team for Saigon MobileDevCamp hackathon tonight at my house, hoping to have an app running by noon. Social, Mobile, Local. #
11/5 2:23 At Bach Khoa University for MobileDevCamp #
11/4 6:23 @dynamicscholar Haha, those were direct quotes from @tuoitrenews and still not sure if it was subtle, yet deliberate Engrish. #
11/4 6:03 @dynamicscholar Vietnamese people prefer fat, older dong, which is not so bad once you peel back the skin and wash off the fishy smell #
11/4 6:00 So who thinks there will be a Steve Jobs movie next year? #
11/3 12:25 I have a question. RT @tuoitrenewsvn: Truck hits three bikes, two women die #
11/2 8:44 @caligarn Quality of orgasms over quantity. Clearly, we can test both. (I see you've changed your avatar for the 1923438th time) #
11/2 8:14 @nguyenhimself @dynamicscholar It will be a lot of tedious work, but I'm willing to take it on. In the name of advancing science. #
11/2 7:12 "Study says a woman's walk reflects her vaginal orgasmic history" - Not sure what to make of this. May need to do further research on my own #

@tomosaigon Twitter Archive - 12-2011

Submitted by tomo on October 6, 2012 - 1:09am
12/30 7:24 Is there an automated/scriptable way to convert Vietnamese text between VNI Windows and Unicode encoding? #
12/30 6:29 Only in "Vietname" can you misspell your own country on a large banner, shrug, and hang it up anyways #
12/24 6:39 I asked a Vietnamese person why they don't eat bananas with chili salt. Response: "Because I'm not crazy." #
12/24 6:00 Drop meets bucket. RT @tuoitrenewsvn: Hanoi loses $31 mln to corruption in 5 years #
12/22 5:24 "It’s an era of the warring states for business in Vietnam." - Sapporo #
12/19 4:40 After a long day of looking at things in North Korea, Mr. Kim Jong Il has passed away. #
12/17 7:16 @PedroInSaigon @dynamicscholar LOL, love the expat camaraderie when it comes to "things that should just not be happening every day but do" #
12/17 6:01 Announcement: I want to murder the person who is hammering into my wall and has been since 7AM using his own hammer #
12/16 10:58 Any technical project managers in Vietnam? Get in touch! #
12/15 8:07 @jon7b Discouraged but allowed. We could also just all pay for our own lunches, etc. but it's actually just a small part of the budget. #
12/15 7:47 @MienHPham Last night I was blown away by a girl waxing nostalgic about a counterculture in one country arising from war in her home country #
12/15 6:37 @TylerWatts @caligarn @barcampsaigon Actually @dynamicscholar was planning one in conjunction w/ BarCamp, then our plans faltered. Restart? #
12/15 4:35 Introspecting #barcampsaigon Winter 2011. Barcamping is easy and 3 other ideas: #
12/14 5:28 @caligarn Yes. I'm reporting you -right now- #
12/14 5:25 @saigonsean I am against waterboarding because it isn't considered torture. Prefer more recognized forms, like Vietnamese @home karaoke #
12/14 4:32 @saigonsean Twitter (or a 3rd party) could warn you before you tweeted about keywords that would attract spammers... or just kill spammers #
12/14 4:02 @natalie470 @caligarn @Vietnam720 Don't worry. Soon spammers will discover you and you will get a new spam follower every day! #
12/14 3:45 @fisheggtree An idea.. create a forum for posting crowdsourced translations of deserving Vietnamese news articles (and vice versa) #
12/14 3:39 What's wrong with an SUV honking at a wheelchair to get out of the way? #
12/13 5:46 In hindsight, my favorite part of #BarCampSaigon was hundreds of people QUEUEING to register #
12/12 13:36 Swoon. RT @barijoe: My wife knows the difference between a Klingon Bird Of Prey and a Romulan Warbird #
12/10 22:24 Heading to RMIT for #BarCampSaigon on this crispy morning #
12/10 8:29 Late Reminder: #BarCampSaigon preparty at 90 Bui Vien, D1 tonight. All are welcome. I'm there from 7pm. #
12/10 7:11 We need a stamp to stamp lunch vouchers for BarCamp. anyone have one to lend? #
12/9 16:25 Not actually a headline from The Onio: 'California Cuts Budget Transparency Website From Budget' #
12/9 16:15 Law enforcement via example,right model for VN? RT @tuoitrenewsvn: China sentences woman to death in tainted milk case #
12/9 7:59 Something like 2.5 days without a proper cigarette. I might yell at you. #
12/8 7:43 @from_vn It's possible to be a non-executive participant in a corrupt system while changing it from within. Or you can just turn your back. #
12/8 7:26 @ChrisGNguyen Hope it also includes Mr. Banh Mi Sua, the traveling sandwich repair-man @nguyenhimself #
12/7 11:54 @cnualart Sua chua also means 'repair'. Different word from yogurt. Silly spelling system. #
12/1 8:32 @tamkaizen Didn't know you were a fan of Cleveland thugs haha #

@tomosaigon Twitter Archive - 1-2012

Submitted by tomo on October 6, 2012 - 1:08am
1/31 9:29 @Jane_Minnie Probably meaningless, but it could be meaningful! E.g. maybe it symbolizes VN youth stepping on imperialist USA all day =D #
1/31 7:43 Vietnamese girl just walked by wearing shoes designed from US flag. What does it mean?? #
1/31 2:53 @jon7b @nguyenhimself Unfortunately, many Vietnamese still use XP, IE6. If that is your target market #
1/30 9:34 @vantuly I've played the role of guy getting taught how to ride a Honda Cub by a small Vietnamese girl, not the same :( #
1/30 6:27 @PedroInSaigon You can pick up a netbook (like Lenovo IdeaPad) for half that price #
1/30 6:22 @kingceejay That's the problem with paying out 13th month salary. No incentive to go back to work. Hard to make February productive. #
1/30 6:17 RT @chamada: Um, I think a student in my HR got a Ferrari for her birthday. Seriously. And she doesn't know how to drive yet. #
1/27 13:17 @TylerWatts Correct, Twitter will assign you a country based on IP address, but you can tell Twitter "they guessed wrong" and override #
1/27 10:20 To get around Twitter censoring tweets in your country, just change your account setting's country to the US or another country #
1/24 8:24 @nguyenhimself Ha ha ha. Welcome to my world. I take it as a compliment when it's Koreans who say it #
1/23 11:28 The reason for FourSquare: Vietnamese checking in and becoming mayor of grandpa's grave in the lunar new year #
1/22 17:02 Breaking news: At approximately 12:00AM Saigon local time, Vietnam started lighting shit on fire #CMNM #giaothuarealtalk #
1/19 13:05 What is Khmer Bali-style drum&bass? Join me tonight at Yoko where we'll explore the creation-fabrication of undefinable musical microgenres #
1/19 6:45 OMG @ericburdette: Police ticketing illegally parked cars, as they should. Seeing this brought joy to my morning. #fb #
1/19 0:40 On censorship and the irony of protesting SOPA in Vietnam: #
1/18 7:04 @tamkaizen Read some stories about Amish Rumspringa. Some kids go buck wild for a year, party like rock stars. #
1/18 6:19 If you need to read Wikipedia (en) today, just open it in links or lynx or turn JavaScript off in your browser #
1/17 7:53 Rain twice in one day in January in Vietnam makes me smile #
1/17 7:28 @jon7b @WAYFUNBAA @ourman Can't speak to intro classes, but dont recommend non-intro classes there. Skill level of students varies too much. #
1/16 15:27 That's great #DuMa RT @jon7b: Shit Asian Dads Say #
1/16 7:52 If the Vietnamese government has to black it out by hand - - it must have some substance, right? #
1/16 5:26 Shaolin version of wall-riding ( RT @bryanpelz: Shaolin Monk Walking on the Wall #
1/16 5:09 RT @newsjean: We have opened AP’s newest bureau, located in Pyongyang. A truly historic moment.#nkorea #
1/16 4:58 "Research strongly suggests that people are more creative when they enjoy privacy and freedom from interruption." #
1/15 15:37 RT @khmer440: French #expat and his 4 children murdered in #Cambodia. #crime #
1/15 6:55 If I follow someone new on Twitter my timeline up to now only contains their tweets. Can't see others anymore. #wtf #fixurshit #
1/14 14:25 Aka by midcentury VN will no longer be in the bottom half RT @tuoitrenewsvn: Vietnam to be listed top economies by 2050: HSBC #
1/11 12:49 @fisheggtree My reading: Commission predicts Vietnam will have bigger macroeconomic problems than inflation and currency deprec'n in 2012 #
1/11 12:48 @TylerWatts @ourman They have awarded me influential on chili and apples. Add bacon, drugs, and beer and it's a proper Klout party in here #
1/11 12:46 @learningdrupal We can do Drupal sessions at the next #BarCampSaigon and FOSSASIA events #
1/11 10:48 North Korean punishing people who didn't cry hard enough when Il died, using re-education camps: #
1/11 10:01 RT @fisheggtree: LOL. Robin Hood lives! RT @tuoitrenewsvn: ‘Super thief’ targeting state agencies arrested #vietnam #
1/11 9:40 @SaigonSean @jon7b I think Vietnamese take some blame for that too, for giving us undue flattering attention (when not trying to scam us) #
1/11 8:35 @dynamicscholar I remember one older cafe around the Turtle "Lake". Maybe they'll sponsor the app, and it just tells everyone to go there #
1/11 8:12 @jon7b @PedroInSaigon @saigonnezumi Why should Vietnam of all countries get stuck with the losers from other countries? (Reason: IELTS, etc) #
1/11 7:11 G F'n L. RT @benjaminbland: Vietnam central bank governor says maximum dong devaluation this year will be 2-3%. #
1/11 7:01 @lenabucatariu Local people definitely walk their bikes across the Cam-Viet border, but I'm not sure if any citizen is allowed or only local #
1/11 6:46 @dynamicscholar @fisheggtree I've seen these locker-like phone charging stations in some cafes in Saigon (not that it's a trust-based soc.) #
1/11 6:44 RT @GSElevator: #1: if you have a job where you have to wear a nametag, nobody gives a shit what your name is. #
1/9 10:57 Hey, so there is a Subway on Ho Tung Mau #
1/9 8:54 @ncouture Let me know if you find an automated solution. VNI should be purged from the internets. #unicode4life #
1/7 8:10 @careyz Indeed the Internet is technically speaking 'slow as ballz' #
1/5 8:42 From 250+ tabs down to 99. NY resolution achieved, tempted to call it a day. #
1/5 8:37 @saigonnezumi I'm not seeing any tweets from you because apparently you are blocking me! #
1/5 8:34 @saigonnezumi @jon7b Most people who listen to dubstep don't realize it originates from doubleyoustep. #jk #
1/5 7:27 @jon7b @saigonnezumi In some languages it is "double-v" #
1/5 4:40 Why is one pronounced with a double-u and two pronounced w/o? #
1/4 11:52 In times of domestic good news paucity, local governments will shine the darkest light on foreign elements within #
1/3 7:22 @svenbergryen Sounds good, look forward to meeting. Who else will be coming? #
1/2 17:13 @madlyduck @philip_arthur You can remap your keys in software without replacing your keyboard. if typing speed's a bottleneck #

@tomosaigon Twitter Archive - 2-2012

Submitted by tomo on October 6, 2012 - 1:05am
2/28 13:41 Fix Facebook links and browse privately at the same time: #vietnam #
2/28 8:05 HCMC should publish personal #s of officials too RT @tuoitrenewsvn: Da Nang City opens hotlines for foreigners #
2/28 8:03 LOL "How to synthesize Sudafed from crystal meth" #
2/26 11:15 @caligarn I read as inconclusive. Neurogenesis in small numbers w/o integration, effectiveness unknown. Still gonna avoid brain damage. #
2/24 6:09 At KCX Tan Thuan for a social games conference with Square Enix. Zynga vs Hoccorina up soon. #
2/23 12:12 @caligarn It would take approximately 6385096 x 140 char tweets to answer your email here #
2/23 12:06 @caligarn At Mobile Mondays. Where's your ninja hide hiding? Are you watching me tweet this right now? #
2/23 11:32 RT @mqtran: Science in Vietnam: Stemming the outflow of talent | The Economist #
2/23 8:57 @tamkaizen Just a coincidence I tweeted that RIGHT after your tweet... I swear... Really. \^_^/ #
2/23 8:49 I don't want to unfollow you, I just want you to stfu. #imho ^_^ #
2/22 6:46 @caligarn Another headline for you: Cafe in Vietnam where you can experience Zen: #
2/20 14:53 Subtraction. Art created by only removing, not adding anything, to create sculptures from books: #
2/18 7:08 @brettSjohnston Quite possibly another victim to that. Provide out-of-Twitter links? #
2/18 6:55 @brettSjohnston I would like to respond but I have no idea what you're talking about #
2/18 6:22 @brettSjohnston On a scale of 0 to 1? 1. #
2/18 6:01 @brettSjohnston Agreed. But DNA and geological evidence points to several population bottlenecks where mankind faced extinction. See Toba. #
2/18 5:37 Dau? RT @goldkorn: Why is my net connection in a Vietnamese village faster & more stable than both my home and office connections in Beijing #
2/18 5:34 @fisheggtree Maybe I'm the only person who feels the best part of MBP is the keyboard and trackpad. Otherwise, why pay the Apple tax? #
2/17 16:24 Brilliant. RT @benjaminbland: Fighting tyre repair gangs who spread nails on road in Binh Duong. #
2/17 6:15 What Americans think Vietnamese eat vs. What Vietnamese really eat - a Venn diagram: #
2/17 5:31 @travislotek ACK. Establish secure channel with CFX HQ requested. RESET #
2/16 15:29 @jon7b @TylerWatts When I say slice up my Twitter people, I mean it in the sanest, most benevolent way possible. I forgot to say "lists of " #
2/16 15:26 @jon7b Looks like even Twitter REST api can be used to create lists. But just discovered a Google App Scripts way to do it. Mind = Blown #
2/16 14:46 I set Facebook to only show important updates and basically there's nothing important happening in people's lives #
2/16 14:41 There must be some way to export my Twitter people, drop some Unix commands to slice them up, then reimport. Twitter site is such a p.o.s. #
2/16 8:39 Alex Millan, billed as having played alongside Laurent Garnier, Derrick May, Richie Hawtin, etc. playing at IDECAF tonight at 7 #
2/16 8:02 @betoneko Nothing special. Sounds like a Phnom Penh Post reporter #
2/16 7:57 @betoneko Perhaps of interest to your employer: another Overseas Vietnamese dies in a traffic accident @tuoitrenewsvn #
2/16 6:52 @caligarn If you can ride another human like a horse, controlling their mind directly, is that person (a vehicle) a cybernetic extension? #
2/13 7:45 @brettSjohnston @caligarn My friend has something similar for his aorta. We joke that he's a cyborg. Just not a cool/sexy cyborg. #
2/13 7:28 @caligarn @brettSjohnston I'm happy to talk about posthuman cyborgs but that research will likely be weaponized too... #transhumanism #
2/13 7:15 @ericburdette I assume you are looking for a better word than 'cake'? But I think cake can describe packed carbohydrates that are not sweet #
2/13 7:14 @brettSjohnston @caligarn I think one is speaking of the illusory nature of 'reality', the other is talking about being a cyborg? #
2/13 6:24 @brettSjohnston @caligarn So there is a conspiracy to produce weaponized dark matter thus all related scientific research is bunk? #
2/13 6:19 @brettSjohnston @caligarn If you're going to refute generally accepted theories, onus is on you to accompany with some proof, so be my guest #
2/13 6:08 @brettSjohnston @caligarn Physics predicted/describes properties of black holes. You believe God steps in to prevent them from forming? #
2/13 5:54 @caligarn @brettSjohnston There is Earth-scale engineering that requires post-classical mechanics, such as (quantum, etc) computer hardware #
2/13 3:45 @caligarn @brettSjohnston Yup, scientists disprove the status quo. You don't believe general relativity over Newtonian physics? Proof? #
2/13 3:09 @TylerWatts @caligarn Or perhaps Thích Quảng Độ? I think Vietnam needs more real heroes. (Or lots of small heroes!) Role models are lacking #
2/13 3:05 @caligarn Been wanting to attend #barcampyangon 2 years. Didn't hear #aungsansuukyi was speaking until the day before :( We need to get 2k+ #
2/12 9:35 Before dnb, it was called jungle - BBC 2 documentary about the burgeoning phenomena from 1994, amusing in hindsight: #
2/11 14:36 It does not matter if the sign says 'WOMEN' on the outside. If there is a urinal no man shall hesitate to enter. #
2/9 9:41 Check out #futuremed for some hot medical tech tweets today #
2/7 8:50 50% improvement in #Drupal memory usage in PHP 5.4 over 5.3; negligible speed improvement: #
2/6 13:41 @saigonnezumi Seems problem is fixed and I can refollow you. Previously, Twitter said I was blocked and your conversations wouldn't appear #
2/5 21:40 Super Bowl about to start? Time to go to bed. #
2/5 19:16 @saigonnezumi No, didn't get your email. Even checked spam box. I think you've got me blocked on Twitter so you won't see this either.. #
2/5 7:29 @ericburdette I have that parrot. But mine doesn't drink coffee. Prefers chillis. #
2/3 5:59 @fitzecarraldo76 If you combine + ( it's another fun scam altogether #
2/1 9:30 @ericburdette They fooled me once, with their sesame seed buns and joe that came from no tin can on this Earth #
2/1 7:41 @ericburdette Milwaukee has sloppy joes on the menu. Do not be fooled. #

@tomosaigon Twitter Archive - 3-2012

Submitted by tomo on October 6, 2012 - 1:02am
3/30 22:57 @patrizio_bui @kingceejay @tamkaizen @mr_kimpossible Hey gentlemen, I just got home - apologies if I'm not at the court in a few hours #
3/30 7:19 @tamkaizen @kingceejay @patrizio_bui @mr_kimpossible I'll try to round up more, just so I will have to run less! #
3/30 6:49 @kingceejay @patrizio_bui @tamkaizen @mr_kimpossible I'll be working late tonight but will try to make it tmrw morn. Phan Ding Phung, right? #
3/29 9:57 Contender for most ridiculously understated headline of the year: "FDI helps drive Vietnam’s economy" #
3/28 19:52 @Jane_Minnie Wake up! #
3/28 13:15 Anyone Aussies know how to register a vanity domain without having a company there (but registered elsewhere if it helps)? #
3/28 6:21 TIL There are worker-owned, unionized strip clubs back in the USofA. (Naked) Workers of the world, unite! #
3/28 6:14 @HerDailyDigest Bike! Good for health, economical, green, connects you to your city, and annoys the piss out of car drivers! #
3/27 15:24 @hjames I urge you to look up pornterest as, while the underlying technology may resemble fffound, the results are strikingly different! #
3/27 15:13 Is there a pornterest, a Pinterest for Porn? Google says there is. Almost afraid to click through. Almost. #
3/27 3:47 @patrizio_bui @tamkaizen @kingceejay @mr_kimpossible Not sure I can live up to Saigon Cool. Maybe Saigon Warm, or just Luke Warm. #
3/26 14:57 @kingceejay @tamkaizen @patrizio_bui @mr_kimpossible I'm pretty horrible, just like to play for fun. Late afternoon Sat/Sun works for me #
3/23 7:17 Việt Nam muôn năm! Hà Nội là thành phố ô nhiễm nhất Đông Nam Á. #
3/22 13:11 If you ever need to debug crazy bugs in Chrome, chrome://net-internals/ is AWESOME. Also: chrome://view-http-cache/ #
3/20 14:07 @WAYFUNBAA The trick is to type Vietnamese out on your phone, make THEM guess what the dau you're saying :D #
3/20 14:06 @kingceejay I'll unfortunately be out of town. Enjoy the game! I'd be rooting for Heat, haha! @Saigon_Heat #
3/19 15:04 Learning a foreign language is tuff. I mean tugh. Wait, tough. #
3/17 9:51 Saigon Heat vs Indonesia Warriors tonight. Who's going? #
3/17 9:41 ATTN VN: A new official book to be published in China with non-ridiculous English translations of Chinese dishes #
3/16 5:54 Basketball in Vietnam - Saigon Heat: #saigonist #
3/15 16:45 @saigonnezumi Remind me to stay out of your bed :) #
3/15 15:46 Can't decide whether this kitten playing with a dead cockroach is cute... or gross #
3/14 10:53 Watching Saigon Heat for the first time. Fairly crowded actually. Go local sports team! #
3/13 7:51 RT @Techinasia: On the Chinese Internet, Anything Can Be Deleted If You’ve Got the Cash #
3/13 6:09 @NBNQ You're arguing against the regulation of taxis and shifting blame to better modes of transport. That's simply counter-productive. #
3/13 5:45 Rocket's Pinterest clone in Vietnam is full of "Vietnamese" stuff posted by non-Vietnamese people #
3/13 5:19 @NBNQ Right, so replacing every motorbike with a taxi will solve the problem? #
3/13 5:15 @leosia What does ignoring traffic laws have to do with motorbikes? It's much worse when taxis run red lights and get stuck in the x-section #
3/13 5:08 @TylerWatts @leosia @nbnq It's ridiculous to think that 1-to-1 a motorbike causes nearly as much congestion as a taxi #
3/12 7:53 RT @TheEconomist: In the past year at least 26 Tibetans, mostly young Buddhist monks, have set fire to themselves #
3/12 7:36 Wondering who is behind the new online food ordering sites and #
3/11 9:51 Why isn't Vietnamese media all over the self-immolations in Tibet? #ThichQuangDuc #
3/11 6:17 Cytoskeletal Signaling: Is Memory Encoded in Microtubule Lattices by CaMKII Phosphorylation? #
3/10 18:57 @caligarn Have you met any English-speaking monks in Dalat? I'd need a translator ;-) #
3/10 18:55 @tobiassjosten Drupal in Vietnam is small, whereas Joomla is huge. But we do have a community that meets, both here and Hanoi. #
3/9 10:47 @tobiassjosten Cool! Are you passing through Vietnam? Maybe we can arrange a Drupal meet up in Saigon. #
3/9 10:38 @careyz I was wondering the same thing over a year ago. The answer: = Vietnamese #
3/8 15:15 @WAYFUNBAA Which really begs the question: Did you get a happy ending? #
3/8 14:21 @tobiassjosten LOL. Let me know how that goes and if you have any strategies for dealing with the melt-off #
3/8 5:18 Kony 2012: [or 'how young people can make the world a better world together'] #
3/7 8:00 @caligarn Easy. Become a new promising entrepreneur and you can have lunch with yourself every day of the week. #
3/5 8:20 [email protected]:Good try, McDonald's for printing Vietnamese in a billboard in Little Saigon.Too bad you got the wrong font #
3/3 14:31 @caligarn LOL. Bastard. Totally used "normal" with scare-quotes. But now getting a kick out of shit CS students say: #
3/3 13:15 @Jane_Minnie It was part of a vegetarian curry with bread. I wasn't hungry after, but not so full either :) #
3/3 13:13 Anything in Vietnam media about this? Người M'Nông 'quyết trụ lại thủ đô': - poor unrepresented ethnic minorities #
3/2 10:21 I just ate some ants. Surely eaten ants before. Today just couldn't be bothered not to. Otherwise vegetarian meal. #
3/2 7:17 @caligarn ..emulator to emulate a rock garden which itself emulates nature. We also got some neat biofeedback gear and SDK from Wild Divine #
3/2 7:16 @caligarn As it should. We hung out in Sebastopol, CA designing a GB SP game to emulate composing and tending rock gardens. Using a Gameboy #
3/2 6:52 @caligarn Hard to bare w/ the hand-waving (do I do that?) but the game at ~8:30 is cool. We started making a Zen game for GameBoy years back #
3/2 5:01 @HerDailyDigest Not just you, the sun is super fierce today. I'm thinking a vacation in Dalat is due soon, after a few weeks of this #
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