Friday, January 12, 2007


finally - a service named after me! :P

i'm going to keep this brief - you have to check Chinswing out - it moves very boldly towards the end of the keyboard - yeah!

this is a definite threat to email, mailing lists, text forums - they are now officially ole skool!

secretly based on Amazon S3 (fooled me) - we now know why they kept pouring more and more money into what seemingly was just a storefront platform - well think again!

Sunday, January 07, 2007

monster mashup

I was given a reference to an article on emerging trends over the next 50 years and it references on article on the trend of multiple identities in virtual communities.

I make a conscious effort to use a single ID on the internet to simply matters (yes, I am that lucky to have a unique first name!) - however, with the increasing trend of online collaboration and every person being just about my next door neighbor - this isn't scaling well from a practical standpoint and multiple identities and contexts naturally creep into play!

So I have a challenge there for those of you who feel bold - take identities currently being indexed on onXiam and mash each and every service to come up with one's master identity. We are not talking about universal logon of the past - we're talking about a very advanced, dynamic, and living data structure that is a representation of who you are. Thus, as more and more social sites are developed - this representation automatically becomes multifaceted in ways one cannot imagine and lead to exciting new discovery mechanisms!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Chin's blogosphere...

hello everyone! (can just hear Grover now...)

I was reading thru past posts here and realized this is technically my first blog and it's turned into a playground of sorts - not really paying attention to "looking good" or "having to say the right thing" which technically is the true spirit of blogging right?

anyhoo - thought it makes sense to put cross-links to my active blog on LiveJournal

I've been quite loyal to LiveJournal for the past 3 years in Thailand and now starting to get a little frustrated by it. The RTF editor has gotten a bit too fancy to cause performance issues and having a lot of trouble embedding video in my community blog (entry) - some odd "Movie not loaded..." error from what I assume is an embedded Flash-based movie player - what is even more odd is if you click "About Adobe Flash Player 9..." it goes to my FIBO profile - wtf?!? This is when supporting open source just goes wrong... *sigh*

Given I haven't found anyone to play with the community feature of LJ - I may very well play around with creating a community blog here with multiple contributors.

I'm pretty much convinced after discovering a service called - free, hosted services are the way go if you're a grassroots organization!

ok - now for the video test

I'm sure it works here - enjoy!

what happened {
  • the /embed tag won't stay - it works fine in the preview - wtf?!? - doh!
  • This article is helpful
  • added "embed /" and the validator resolved it to embed *shrug*
  • this one might be a useful reference too in figuring out how to use the object tag
  • it changes "embed /" to "embed" and now complains tag is not closed
  • checked "Stop showing errors for this post" - go away!
  • it works :)