Internet line damaged in Vietnam

It is not in the English news sites yet but the internet line shared by VNPT, Viettel and FPT was damaged recently outside of Vung Tau somewhere in the ocean.  I found out yesterday from my friend at VNPT when I complained about the terrible bandwidth from Vietnam to the US. Nobody seems to know when the line was actually damaged but I think it happened last Saturday morning when we had the small earthquake. The line is supposed to be repaired sometime next week but nobody knows when for Continue Reading

What I brought from the US to Vietnam

Well, it is hard to believe I have now stayed in Vietnam for over 2 weeks now after my 7 week trip to the US.  I have finally got over my jet lag.  I sleep at somewhat normal times now.  I can actually do some real blogging versus the photoblogging you have been seeing for the last couple of months. This post I want to talk about the three top items I brought from the US that are helping improve my personal quality of life in Vietnam.  They may just be minor things but they are making a Continue Reading

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