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December 2023

“A9 Maps are no longer available” :(

A9 maps was a great idea for online mapping. it interacts online users with useful information. People can submit and share their street picture. But it was gone, what a sad story!

The feature, street-level photos was so helping for me. I could easy to recognize the place I was going. With google map or others, I only can know the location, and the “top” of the “old” building which no user-friendly at all.

One thing I don’t understand is, as in the “web 2.0” age, why this good tool can not be continue? Maybe it falls into the category “great product but not great goods”.

InDesgin CS2 Freezes up when “Initializing the SING gaiji system…”

There are Adobe solutions: For Window$ and O$.

Apple “get a mac” ADs in British

Ok, I admitted that I like “getamac” ads because Apple makes fun with M$. But don’t mean that I believe what Apple said how good they are in those ads.

And this time I can enjoy more because there are some ads play with other “language” which I am able to understand. British English is English, unlike Japanese which I only know a few words. In British version of the ads , “PC” is not glasses. The USA one and Japan one, the “PC” actor wears glasses. Hmm~, that is the image of how Apple thinks about the British office-people. Interesting!!!

BTW, there are two ads which is not copy from the US, “Office at Home“, “Tentacle“. Oh, oh, and I like the ending of the “Trust Mac” in British (US version) better. It said: “There is nothing here. Just couple of us, MACs having fun.”

test MAC category


To change Login options is so much easeir in MAC

To configuring login screen is very easy in OS X. Your options will be in one screen.

In “System Preferences” , “System” click “Accounts”. Under “Accounts” window, highlight “Login Options”, then you will see this screen.


Of course that you need to have the password to change the setting.

Want an iPhone, held!

After all the “WOWs” of iPhone, I believe many people really like to have one. However, I am not the one of them.

Why?First, I don’t like to have ONLY one cell phone provider. Even thought Apple said that one has the most users in US. Then what about I am not in US?

Second, limited storage. Yeah, yeah, I knew there are build-in 8G or whatever storage. But it is build-in, fixed, knock on wood!

Third, this is most importance, competitor. Don’t give me wrong, iPhone is good, but doesn’t mean we (consumer) have no choice. Yeah! Baby, there is other “iPhone look-a-like” phone/PDA/device, the LG KE850, the Prada phone. Who know tomorrow other companies come out other cool devices like iPhone. (via: Engadge)

Beside, iPhone starts to ship on June. Just wait a little bit.

Some LG KE850 official date via LG.

• Capacitive Touch Screen
• Music Player (MP3, ACC, ACC+, WMA, RA)
• Music Multitasking (Messaging)
• Video Player (MPEG4, H.263, H.264)
• Macromedia Flash UI
• Document Viewer (ppt, doc, xls, pdf, txt )

• EDGE Tri-Band (900/1800/1900)
• 98.8 × 54 × 12 mm
• 2M CMOS Camera / LED Flash
• External Memory Slot (Micro SD)
• Innerpack Battery 800mAh
• Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0, USB Mass storage

ESD kills my usb flash drive :(

ESD=ElectroStatic Discharge

Sad, sad, sad.

Today, it was my first time to have ESD problem. ESD has killed my flash drive.

I had tried to connect my flash drive with a pc. When the two metal parts just touched to each other, there was spark. And then plug the flash drive into the usb port, the power light was off. At that time, I just remembered my friend told me ESD will kill the electronics producer. It was too late. My flash drive was death, death, death

Post here

Hello word!!!


ff Profiles

If you have used firefox0.8, I think you may remember its “profile manager”. It is handly program. But after 0.8, ff doesn’t has the user friendly application for the profile. If you to look up your profiles, that is ff suggestions.

XP Pro will not recognize USB mass storage devices



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