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Since 'the geek shall inherit the earth', this geek is just waiting for his day to rule the world. In the meantime, he is a young Padawan for CNET Asia whilst toying with a myriad of fun stuff disguised as work and pretending to advise companies on tech business and new media strategies. His playmates range from startups, (un)Fortune 500s, to government organisations.
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Now in this geek's bag:

. iPhone 4 32GB
. Kindle Graphite
. Canon Legria HFM32
. Samsung Galaxy Tab
. Algo Tablet
. LG Optimus 7
. Nokia N8
. Sony VAIO VGN-P23G
. Blackberry Bold 9780
. Lenovo Thinkpad W700ds a.k.a. "Chewie"
. Canon PowerShot G11
. Lenovo S10-2
. Jawbone 3rd Gen Bluetooth Headset with Noise Assassin
. Ultimate Ears Triple.fi Pro

Formerly in this bag:
. Lenovo Ideapad U260
. Blackberry Bold 9700
. Nokia N900
. iPhone 3GS 16GB
. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro
. HTC Snap
. Plantronics Discovery 975 headset
. Acer beTouch E100
. Zune HD
. Nokia N97 Mini
. HP Probook
. Apple iPod Touch 2nd Gen with Ultimate Ears super.fi
. Nokia BH-902 Bluetooth Headset
. Blackberry 8800
. Nokia N96
. Blackberry Bold 9000
. LG WM6.5 Prototype
. Jawbone 2nd Gen Bluetooth Headset with Noise Assassin
. HTC Touch Cruise
. Lenovo Thinkpad T400s
. Canon Powershot G10
. Lenovo IdeaPad U350
. Canon Digital IXUS 990 IS
. Samsung Galaxy
. Canon Legria FS200
. Canon SX10 IS
. Blackberry Curve 8320
. Canon EOS 5D Mark II
. Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS
. Gigabyte Netbook M912V Tablet
. Lenovo Ideapad S10
. Lenovo Thinkpad X200
. Samsung Innov8
. Samsung Omnia
. Apple iPhone 3G
. Apple iPod Shuffle
. Kohjinsha SX Series
. Kohijnsha SC Series
. Canon Powershot S5 IS
. Canon EOS 1000D
  • 06Jul

    As you might have already noticed, this blog hasn’t been updated in ages. Life has brought on many new priorities, especially with my 4 month old baby Maranatha Khoo.

    "Daddy, tell me about this world"

    "Daddy, tell me about this world.."

    Even my CNET blogging has taken on a new direction. From now on, you can find my blog posts on CNET Crave and my Geekonomics blog will be archived.

    Hopefully, I’ll be able to come back to this blog soon. In the meantime, you can always find me on twitter, Google Plus, and Facebook.

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  • 13Jun

    gardenofeden logo

    This geek’s helping a friend start a restaurant in Singapore and we’re looking to hire good people on an urgent basis.
    Further down the post you’ll find short descriptions of who we’re looking for.
    Appreciate if you can help spread the word!

    Restaurant manager
    · Minimum of two years experience working in restaurants in Singapore
    · English as a first language
    · Good understanding of both food and wines
    · Preferably have some kind of F&B qualifications
    · Able to start work ASAP

    Head Bar tender
    · Good understanding of mixing cocktails
    · Previous experience of running a bar
    · Fluent in English

    Head chef
    · Fluent in English
    · Prior experience in running a kitchen
    · Well adverse in western cooking
    · Preferably catering qualifications
    · Good rapport with local suppliers

    Servers
    · Prior experience
    · Fluent in English

    Chefs
    · Prior experience
    · Fluent in English
    · Preferably catering qualifications

    For all interested, please email your resume to tim@thegardenofedenrestaurant.com

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  • 15Mar

    wow-banning[1] Friend was lamenting to this geek that his World of Warcraft account got permanently banned because of botting. I thought the email from Blizzard was so eloquently worded it should be shared with all as a solemn reminder that you shouldn’t use unauthorized cheat program, also known as a "hack" to provide your character benefits normally not achievable in the World of Warcraft including, but not limited to, increased speed, teleportation, or running through walls/boundaries.

    p.s. This geek is not a WoW gamer and doesn’t have a WoW account, just in case you were wondering.

    From: <WoWAccountAdmin@blizzard.com>
    Date: Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 10:43 AM
    Subject: World of Warcraft — Account Closure Notification — Exploitative Activity Found

    English speaking customers: Please refer to the start of this mail
    Para los clientes españoles: Por favor vayan hasta el fin de este correo electrónico
    ***Notice of Account Closure***
    Account Name: ********* (masked to protect my friend)

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  • 03Oct

    tencent-qq-download This geek has been trying out QQ, the communication tool from Tencent that is even more ubiquitous than email in China, to keep in touch with some of my friends there. QQ was even installed as the standard operating desktop in the all-in-one PC that replaced my hotel room’s TV in Shen Zhen. Check out the recent splash screen:

    QQ Facebook

     

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  • 07Aug

    Behold, the Camera Lens Mug, a mug that looks JUST LIKE a 24-105mm lens!

    It’s equipped with a lens-cap lid, rubber-grip focus and zoom rings, and an auto-focus switch that actually switches! It’s so realistic, you might have to use post-its just to remind yourself which is your mug and which is your lens!

    Photojojo Canon Lens Cup

    More info and photos from source @ Photojojo

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  • 14Jul

     

    This appeared in my inbox yesterday:

    Dear,
                      ”PLEASE THIS LETTER MUST REMAIN SECRET”   
    I  am Olarn Chaipravat,  former deputy prime minister during Thaksin Shinawatra regime which was ousted  by a military coup on Sept 19 2006,and  Martial law was imposed by the Council for Democratic Reform, now called the Council for National Security . After the Sept 19 coup, i would have called you on phone , but because  the new government is  taping   the past goverment  officials phone numbers, so it is  no longer safe for me to call you, that is why i think it is safe to send you this mail. we are placed under surveillance.
    However my main point of contacting you is to seek your sincere suggestion and guideline to invest in your country. And please because of my previous position in the government, i do not need to tell you of the absolute confidentiality  which we both must have to observe, if we are to go into investment, or rather if you are to help me in investing in your country.
    I  desided  to  contact  you  now  that  I  am  very  sure  that  all  eyes  are  not  on  us as  it  was  when  the  problem  first  began  though  we  are  still  going  to  court  but  the  environment  is  good  now  to  handle  the  transaction  very  safely.
    From the news publications attached here in respect of the goverment probes into much of the projects my ministry executed will make you to understand my position  with the govenment now.
    I  thank you very much for taking time to go through my mail, and hope to read from your reply soon, .Thanks for your anticipated co-operation and my
    regards to your family.
    Good luck,and feel free to contact me on my email for now, until arrangements are made.
    yours sincerely,
    OLARN CHAIPRAVAT.
    Please reply me for further details to (email removed by this geek)

    I attach herewith my international passport. (picture after the break)

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  • 16Jun

     

    I stumbled upon this random page created for my blog, by Facebook apparently. Don’t have to time to investigate why or how it happened. But I take it as a wake up call for me to start a Facebook page for my blog so here it is, my brand new glorious Facebook page:

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Geekonomics/101925233191279

    Actually I’m away in Bangkok now trying to look inconspicuous with my red shirt so I don’t have time to update the page much yet. However, I just got a pair of free tickets to give away for the Wonder Girls Music Showcase in Singapore this weekend (Thanks to Sony Ericsson and also to Hillary for passing me her extra ticket) so I will be picking a winner to join myself and Hillary at the concert this Friday evening!

    How to join and win?

    1. Like my new Facebook page

    2. Tell us why you must go to this concert on the Facebook wall.

    The answer we like the most wins!

    Terms and Conditions applies:

    1. Final decision is made by myself and Hillary and our decision is final. *evil laugh*

    2. Closing date and time shall be Thursday night 8pm Singapore time. The winner will be notified via Facebook with details on the ticket collection.

    More information on the concert taken from http://entertainment.xin.msn.com:

    Back for more island lovin’, sensational Korean group The Wonder Girls are set to take our city with their addictive pop hits and maniac dance moves

    Wonder Girls(MediaCorp)

    Photo credits to MediaCorp

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  • 10May

    Had an interesting and eventful Saturday where I was invited to share at the PAYM Policy Forum @ Hong Kah GRC & Chua Chu Kang SMC. The discussion eventually centered more around policy making for online dangers i.e. what we more commonly know as cyber wellness topics like cyber security, cyber bullying, etc. There was a fair bit of discussion around Facebook privacy issues, especially since I mentioned that last week I could actually see very private information about my Facebook friends like their chat conversations, etc. Some of the tech65 guys were there which made the conversation more interesting. Of key discussion was whether the onus of cyber wellness and safety rested on the individual, the parents, the education system, or for that matter, the government.

    After that,

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  • 30Jan

    So, this geek had absolutely no idea what to do when approached by Asia Pacific Breweries (APB)’s agency on hosting a party promoting savvy drinking. But they knew it was a cause close to my heart having seen my tweets and sure enough, I decided to host a party to promote this cause amongst my friends. To start off, I checked with some friends what date was best for them and then sent out a video invite along with my email invite:

    Guests who signed up received this ‘e-ticket’:

    (this ticket is Joe's, the dude who helped me take some pictures of the party)

    This geek had many crazy ideas for my party, including Read more…

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  • 26Jan

    This geek’s disciple “GReekonomics” decided to throw a party to atone for his failure in learning his master’s true abilities:

    Pretty excited about tomorrow’s party, though I’ve had absolutely no time to think about it nor plan it. Too bad the invites are ultra-limited and max-ed out already due to the limitation of the room booked.

    A big sorry to all you reading this whom I couldn’t invite!

    Woe to those who are coming though, for they have no idea what’s gonna befall them. Neither do I. Bwahahaha! Well, here’s a little hint for my 10-odd guests:

    *rubs hands in evil glee*

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