Archive for the ‘software’ Category

AsianGut was always about learning more about the gut by applying the key method Google has honed in me – collecting and pivoting as much data as quickly as possible. While Asian and American Gut are deep on the science side with 16S DNA testing and profiling, I had a personal experience that wasn’t so deep. […]

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 00:42 0 comments

I recently bought  Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 and Note 3 phones off Lazada in Singapore. Both times the standard ROM was installed, but some modifications had been made. The phones were rooted and some apps had been installed (Kingroot, Google Play Services etc.). The most annoying part however was that if Chrome hadn’t been used […]

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 16:03 0 comments

Google Plus photos has been split out into a separate product, Google Photos. As part of this move there were some API changes, in particular an newly enforced requirement to use OAuth 2.0. With some help we managed to get the tool updated after a period of 1-2 weeks of downtime in late June 2015. […]

Monday, December 21st, 2015 at 16:58 0 comments

I have been using Google Plus a lot more lately, and now feel that the social layer (permissions and annotations) adds substantially to the photo experience. I know this is not a new revelation, but as a long time Flickr Pro customer I felt that the options of “Friends” or “Family” visibility, when I don’t […]

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 at 09:46 69 comments

In an effort to get back into coding and learn the YouTube API’s better I have put together a very simple site, www.whatslivenow.com. It simply checks the YouTube Live API every 15 minutes, saves the results to a MySQL database, and then displays the latest live events ranked by how many “Likes” they have had. […]

Monday, May 21st, 2012 at 11:57 0 comments

Do you want to see what an iPad user sees when they look at your website? Well there is a simple way to check it out without buying an iPad on either Windows or Mac: Download and install Safari (if you don’t already  have it) Edit -> Preferences (or Safari -> Preferences on a Mac) […]

Friday, August 6th, 2010 at 09:02 4 comments

Setting up your Windows Mobile 6.5 phone for Google Apps should be simple, there are some clear instructions located here. However I have found that on some HTC Windows based phones the account creation process does not go so smoothly. After a bit of hunting around I found someone who had a fix for me. […]

Monday, August 2nd, 2010 at 20:25 0 comments

Today I moved my blog to Dreamhost, upgraded to WordPress 3.0 and changed themes. Please let me know what you think! I am moving towards shutting down my Windows VPS system as I simply no longer have the time to maintain it. Web hosting is such a mass-produced commodity these days that it makes no […]

Thursday, July 1st, 2010 at 22:11 0 comments

As a trial I have recently migrated my email from Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps. Google Apps Standard is free (even for multiple custom domains) and therefore significantly cheaper than my current Microsoft Exchange and Windows VPS setup. The built-in Mail Fetcher tool lets you keep your Google account downloading emails regularly (about every 20 […]

Sunday, March 28th, 2010 at 11:25 0 comments

Intranets often receive a lot of criticism, primarily due to a lack of use and therefore an assumption that they are useless. Personally I think this couldn’t be further from the truth, a poorly used intranet is a clear sign that your company culture is not collaborative. Jive seem to have recognised this, and have […]

Monday, December 28th, 2009 at 23:19 0 comments