Hong Kong Tech Phooey

a tech junkie from Hong Kong

Minibus Hong Kong for iPhone

When I first heard of this application in beta, I was really excited as I believed an application like this would be very useful especially where minibus routes in Hong Kong are so complicated.  The database is stored on the iPhone and no internet connection is needed.

As for the downside, the application is in Chinese and it’s a bit expensive for US$9.99.  It would also be neat if the developers can incorporate the GPS locator into the application.

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September 9, 2008 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, iPod | | Leave a comment

Confession of the Day – I Got a Job

For those of you who have been following my site pretty close the past year or so, you probably noticed that I’ve been a bit slack on posting the past week.  Hmm…I know, some of you even sent me emails asking me what I’ve been up to.  Well, the reason is because I just landed a real job after 7 months hiatus.  At first I thought I’m gonna retire for good but at the age of 41….wishful thinking.  So, I’ve decided to re-enter into society and am now 1 week into my new job.  Nothing to do with IT, but just with my old profession, procurement that is.  So far, I’ve having much fun and enjoying working at the new place with my new colleagues.  As for the blog, I will pick up the slack once honeymoon is over around here at the workplace (you all know how that works).

By the way, now that I’m on it, will announce the winners to the iPhone Power Station within this week (takes a while to sort it out as we have over 200 contestants and I do need more time to sort everything out).

Else where, Barcamp Hong Kong just finished over the weekend and if you missed it like I did (because of the new job), be sure you sign up to the coming one.  For the meantime, come by to the Web Wednesday gatherings.  Too lazy to link here (go search it using my search engine below, had 13 pints of beer tonight, feel like slacking off a bit).

One last note, now that the Legislative Council election is over, it’s a pity that one of the finest IT guys, Charles Mok, couldn’t make it through just by a small margin.  Charles, we’re with you all the way and come back 2012. We’ll show you where the Rose Garden is by then.

Okay, gonna hit the sack, one too many (14 was my last count, in pints that is).  Love you all.  Tomorrow, I will be at the Bethanie Campus if any of you are around Pok Fu Lam.

P.S. Steve, text me when you’re back in town, need a drinking mate in Wanch.

September 9, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll | | 1 Comment

Phooey Pics – My Final Project – 回到美的原點

A while back I took a diploma protrait photography course with one of the local masters, Alain Yip ( 葉青霖), here in Hong Kong and last week I finally finished the course with a bang.  If you’re interested in seeing my final project pics, link here.

September 9, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Phooey Pics, Photography | , , | 1 Comment