Google Chrome – Good for user but not developer?


Online project management, task software, and free collaboration workspace: AJAXWorkspace
AJAXWorkspace is a free online workspace that offers task tracking software, team collaboration, online calendar, document sharing, and file management for project management and teamwork.

Google launch its new Web Browser – Chrome today. Check out here: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/fresh-take-on-browser.html

I just curious do we need another new browser beside MS Internet explorer and Mozilla FireFox? Personally, I think the current browsers already full-fill what I need. As a web developer, we need to build our web application to support these 2 major browsers. Now, Google launch another new browser, Chrome. Although, they complied w3c and other web standards, but it always got minor differences in UI rendering. This means that we need to put in extra efforts to support another new browser. I guess it should be good news to user but more efforts for us.

Alarm Clock – Wake and Bacon


It is an alarm clock that wakes you up with the smell and sizzle of cooking bacon. I believe no one likes to wake up by an alarm clock. This clock gently wakes you up with the mouthwatering aroma of bacon, just like waking up on a Sunday morning to the smell of Mom cooking breakfast. Here some snapshots from Matty Sallin. Check out more details here: http://www.mathlete.com/portfolio/wakeNbacon.php

P1 WiMAX Launched in Malaysia!


Finally, P1WiMAX was launched in my home country. Checkout on their website here: http://www.p1wimax.com. First thing come to my mind is their packages and pricing. The packages price sound reasonable which offers start from RM 59 per month with 400kps (exclude modem). Compare to other ISP provider, the price is not too expensive. The promotional package offer 1.2MBps with RM 99 per month (Free modem). I think this is good deal while the speed and technology here is still fall behind compare to other countries.

The next thing is the coverage. I spent 20 mins to check out the coverage area at their website but can’t find anything. There are broken link on the coverage page. Then, I browse through their company website p1.com.my and found the link here: http://www.p1.com.my/Wimax/aspx/wimaxmap.aspx Frankly, I think this page is not user-friendly at all. Try to search on location and road name; you always get record not found. You need to enter properly keyword into their respective field. Try to browse and zoom into their map; it zoom in into very detail map. It is difficult for us to pan and view other location. I just do a quick look on the coverage area, not all places are covered. Even in KLCC area, you will see a lot of blank spot not covered. Eg. Wisma Hong Leong, Shangri-la hotel and etc.

Personally, I don’t it is a good time to get it now since it is still new and not many places are covered. Anyway, this is a good start. Hopefully, it will bring more pressures to other ISP providers to improve their services and offer lower cost to consumer!