Category: Technology.

Search what you know

According to my web stats, 63.3% of the folks who came through search engines found this site through the keyword “sic per sg“. True story. Who are you people? This is pure weird. Did you dream of this word or phrase? Did you overhear me on the train? Do you want this domain?

One thing is for sure, you do know what you want.

To those who came looking for Cova @ Paragon review, I know I have disappointed you with my lack luster write-up. Well… enjoy your meal!

Fraction that DSLR

Those who care would already know about the pros and cons of the Micro Four-Thirds (or affectionately known as M4/3) system. In case you would like to read more, check out this article. Frankly, I only skimmed through the lengthy commentary. I don’t make a good article/book reviewer. If at all, the pictures made me laugh.

The creator of the pictures has since sold/gave away the M4/3. Tsk.

Bliss and Boo of X10

Ok this is why everyone has a love-hate relationship with Sony Ericsson. First they teased with the Andriod 2.1 upgrade for X10 then you hear of news that the release date is delayed. Sounds familiar? Shudders to think that X10 will suffer the same fate as the big sister, X1. Oh well.

Only comfort – the beautiful folks at XDA are already having plenty of fun with cooking Android ROM for X1 (albeit upside down) and 2.1 ROM for those who cannot wait for the official release.

Regressing by a T

I have a bad web/tech habit. I hang onto memories of old stuff – flamboyant site designs (non-grid and creatively charged), people who write commentaries and document their lives (the word blog was not invented till much later), web awards that went beyond popularity, literally brick-like mobile phones, and Palm OS!


Decided to resync my Tungsten T and use it for the rest of 2009. It is well-deserved, after all, I couldn’t live without it between 2003 – 2006.

What are you hanging onto?

Xperia multiplied!

It has been announced for a week and I just found out1 – Sony Ericsson is launching Xperia X10 in early 2010. Though likely they are trying to join in the “2010” number hype, one wonders if it is indeed 10x better than the predecessors in the same line.

Xperia X10

First look available at Engadget – quick review with pictures and videos.

Of course, it is based on Android. So for anyone who is a iPhone or WM fan, this announcement has no meaning. Then again, who knows. Tech-toys have grown to a state where nothing is truly irreplaceable or will last forever. The saying is so applicable in the digital movement – if you live long enough, you will see (insert some tech evolution that is not presently unimaginable). But I digress.

Back in Feb 2008, SE announced Xperia X1 with bells and whistles that dazzled everyone. Then as the year rolled on, HTC and Apple saturated the market and X1 began to feel like soggy old news. I am now fearing the same for X10. With Android 1.6, it has already fallen behind Motorola Droid which is on 2.0. SE will need to pick up speed or risk disappointing the public once again.

Except for the lack of a hardware keyboard, X10 has what I enjoy in a phone. I am a little concerned with the availability of user support e.g. XDA like. Hopefully, the community will sprout soon and fast. And one more thing, I don’t get the fascination of social-media-in-a-phone. It is not chicken biscuit, you know.

  1. Have been so caught up with Lumix GF-1 []

Shell out for SPB

Just when you think you cannot get more out of Xperia X1, hops along SPB Mobile Shell 3! It is in Korean but if you remove the Korean customisation (see thread page 2), the English version will be in force.

Widgets are not my thing1. SPB shell has always been decent in usability. This time, it gives a lifestyle spin to the UI using the widget concept in the main screens. The carousel view looks like HTC TouchFlo. If you are a fan of that famous UI, you should enjoy SPB’s latest too. On first launch, it is tad slow (~9s) but subsequently launches are smooth as butter.

Oh I finally loaded the growing panel. Cool application/panel but not useful. Excellent for showing what X1 can do but definitely not for daily use.

  1. I cannot even bring myself to load widgets on my new MBP []