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Social network psychology for dummies

Social network psychology for dummies

Keytar Platypus by tenso GRAPHICS Probably you will all know the feeling: You agree to become Facebook or Google+ friends with someone you just met.¬†Once befriended, you curiously check out the person’s profile, timeline or hangout and albums. Besides available profile data, social network data patterns can give away invaluable hidden psychological traits about that [...]

Sportscar phone

Sportscar phone

Seen today in Chiang Rai, Thailand: Being on the market for more than a year now, this is certainly not a novelty, but I thought it was cute enough to show. A phone shaped like a Ferrari F458 replica.Most likely it is made by Shenzhen SUFF Industry co.,ltd. These ones were bought on the market in Myanmar, [...]

Fix slow or no wifi in your appartment or hotel room with a range extender

Fix slow or no wifi in your appartment or hotel room with a range extender

For me having wifi in my room is a kind of must. In a public room it’s hard to concentrate on my job.When I move around, especially to a new accomodation, it’s always a pleasant surprise to find out everything is in order, and I have a high speed connection. It can be a big [...]

"Sorry boss, I didn’t know banning Facebook makes Thailand lose face.."

"Sorry boss, I didn’t know banning Facebook makes Thailand lose face.."

Seen today at 14:30: A complete Facebook ban.A somewhat drastic measure against Thailand’s 2nd most popular website.Understandbly during the Cambodian temple conflict Thai authorithies are a bit edgy right now.15 minutes later when I was about to pack my bags and book a ticket to a freer country, the ban had been lifted. Now probably just a [...]

US orders to hand over private info Dutch ‘hacker’ Rop Gonggrijp

US orders to hand over private info Dutch ‘hacker’ Rop Gonggrijp

Image thanks to Rop Gonggrijp’s blog In the witch-hunt for collaborators of Wikileaks, US has summoned the Dutch government to hand over all private information of a man being referred to as Rop Gronggrijp, The request looks clumsy since among other things his ID card on his blog clearly shows that his real name is Robbert. The information [...]

Big truck

Big truck

Yesterday a big truck had to deliver things at the hotel being built next door. The truck was too big to turn around. As a precaution the power in my hotel and the whole block was turned off from 8:00 am till 5:00 pm making you sweat out of bed, Nobody was informed in advance, [...]

Free wifi banned in Italy

Free wifi banned in Italy

As far as I know, apart from North Korea, unheard of in the world, Italy managed single-handedly as a measure of counter terrorism to turn the clock 20 years back, banning free wifi hotspots and limiting the maximum time of usage.I was unaware of this fact till now, but the law, named after interior minister Giuseppe Pisanu, [...]

Copy Shop

Copy Shop

Walking around in Savannakhet, Loas, the first thing I was being offered was Viagra, Cialis which were probably Chinese copies and an alternative called Maxman which promised to be even stronger than the other recreational drugs. Also the shop offered cheap copies of the latest cell phones and imitation handbags of many famous brands.

Internet too slow in Thailand? An Aircard may help you..

Internet too slow in Thailand? An Aircard may help you..

Occasionally my room offers poor reception and being informed about a so-called aircard I bought one and tried it. An aircard is basically just a GPRS/EDGE modem, similar like connecting your cell phone to your PC, so don’t expect any miracles. 3G is just in an experimental phase in Thailand, so in the mean time you just [...]

Smart cheap and reliable alternative to Skype, calling to landlines and cell phones from abroad

Smart cheap and reliable alternative to Skype, calling to landlines and cell phones from abroad

Recently I found an excellent solution for making calls to my home country. The problem with Skype is that they use the existing (wifi) connection, which isn’t always that good in each country and in every hotel especially not in every room and will result in fragments of slow video, if any and fragments of [...]