My iPad


I consider this one of my best buys ever. I picked up my iPad in Palo Alto after visiting Stanford. I started liking the iPad after seeing a Japanese businessman play with it for nearly 8 hours on the 14.5 hour flight from Hong Kong to Chicago. I had looked at the Samsung Galaxy Android tablet but I was not impressed. It was too small and bluntly, there were more games with the iPad. I will use my iPad for work and play. I plan to launch a software in Vietnam using the iPad as a marketting Continue Reading

Sabayon Linux Five Oh!


Yesterday I installed Sabayon Linux 5.4 (Gnome Edition) on my faithful IBM Thinkpad T60 (I bought the model before the switch to Lenovo).  I wanted to return to a Gentoo-based system to freshen up on my Linux skills.  I have gotten real lazy the last year since I started running Ubuntu Linux on my desktops and laptops.  Sabayon has been one of my favorite distros so far, I even donated money to the community last year to support it. The installation went pretty smoothly.  I could not do a Continue Reading

Angry Birds – Addicting Android Game

Ok guys, if you have not played Angry Games yet, download it from Marketplace.  It is addicting and hilariously fun.  I am playing it on my Motorola Milestone.  I got to Level 5 but I cannot get passed it yet.  Umm, there goes my free time now.  At least there are some good Android games for my long flight to the US next month. Continue Reading

Megatouch linux game machines in Saigon


I was at Bud's Ice Cream today and happened to turn right when this game machine was booting up.  Any Linux guy would notice that this machine was running Linux based on the boot up screen.  Turned out the entire system was running Linux.  I went to check it out, it was a Megatouch game machine that had some very interesting games.  I tried to locate them online but could not find the website of the vendor.  It was interesting to see Linux running though... Continue Reading

Educational Tools for my School

Moodle Learning Management System

This week I am trying to get more educational tools ready for the teachers and for my computer club. Today I finally got Moodle up and running.  It is functioning which is the good news.  I still need to add the classes and students to our Moodle instance but within a week, teachers will be able to use it with their class.  Moodle is an open source learning management system popular around the world.  I am a Sakai guy myself but it is actually more difficult to install and maintain than Continue Reading