Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Refer to this news article.
Seriously, the entire world is in a massive financial crisis. Jobs are being lost, recession is imminent, entire countries go bankrupt. And yet here you are storming the Government House aiming to oust your incumbent prime minister?
Are you going to cost your country millions of tourist baht? Are you going to cause your international airport to shut down thereby inconveniencing visitors? Are you going to scream and shout without really understanding the issue?
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Complaining about Maxis coverage? Wait a minute... did you complain about them building tower in the first place?
Refer to this thread.
Apparently a bunch of residents are complaining that their Maxis coverage is going from bad to worst.
Well, the interesting thing is that they are complaining from an area where Maxis had previously built a radio tower there to improve the coverage. Unfortunately, due to "health scares" and residents complaints regarding their own safety, the local council ordered the telco to dismantle the radio tower. Hence, the coverage went down to zero. And now these same residents are complaining that they have no coverage.
MCMC... please, if you are serious in improving the state of mobile coverage and wireless broadband in our country, please get down to the ground and educate people about the truth regarding mobile communications and non-ionizing radiation!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Refer to this news article.
I only have one question regarding this quote:
“Having handphones in classrooms are disruptive because pupils are found to be more intent on sending SMS rather than paying attention to the lessons,” he told reporters after chairing a meeting of the Committee on Controlling Discipli nary Problems in Schools yesterday.
Question: Did the deputy minister conduct any meaningful survey / study on this issue? How did he come to the conclusion that having handphones in classrooms are disruptive? Where did he get his information that pupils are found to be sending SMS rather than paying attention to lessons?
Next he also mentions the following:
“I urge parents not to allow their children to carry mobile phones to schools. In cases of emergency, the school office phone is always available,” he said.
Question: Is the school office phone really available for students use? How can it cater to the hundreds of students when the final bell rings and parents are looking for ways to communicate with their children on where to wait for the car?
Basically, the ministry is still stuck in the 20th century, in the unconnected era. In this age of seamless always-on communication, I would actually encourage the use of any ICT device, and this includes handphones (mobile communication devices) that are able to access the Internet and help students in supplementing their lessons with independent online research. If discipline is such a concern, then the school administrations should think of better ways, such as imposing a "silent mode only" ruling in classrooms, and training teachers to cope with the new generation of connected young leaders.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Friday, March 06, 2009
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
The proposed toll hike has been postponed indefinitely (meaning, after the 3 by elections and a certain political party's general assembly)... while the highway users do not have to fork out extra money for traveling on expressways, our taxpayer monies go to compensating the highway concessionaires for "lost profit"... sheesh... with this type of terms in the contract, profits are guaranteed for the concessionaire anyway. It makes me want to start a RM2 company and "bid" for future highway concessions!