2Gbps fibre is a gimmick

Singapore is the 2nd fastest country in the world in terms of fibre broadband speeds. However in my opinion, beyond a certain sweet spot of around 300mbps, any additional bandwidth brings about negligible benefit. 1) The server is the bottleneck. Let me use an analogy, you can widen the road ...

Rules of Engagement in Cyberspace

Rules of engagement is a concept familiar to most military personnels worldwide. The basic premise of having rules of engagement is to ensure an appropriate level of response or reaction to a particular threat. It is sometimes also known as escalation of force. Rules of engagement for physical threats are ...

Facebook Open Graph Tags Modification

A couple of weeks ago, I discovered that Facebook allowed you to change the title and description of links that you post. This allows you to craft some pretty interesting posts. For example: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js ...

Deprecation of NUS modules android app

As of 18 July 2015, I will officially cease support for the NUS modules android app. It has been unpublished from the Play Store and the companion appspot website has been deleted. The app was written more than 2 years ago when I was a freshman and has not been ...

Google Calendar API v3

In one of my previous posts, I mentioned that I was using rainmeter to display useful information such as events in my google calendar on my desktop. Google updated their calendar to API v3 sometime early this year and this broke the functionality. After waiting few months for a fix ...

Open letter to ICANN on PPSAI

Subject: I may not need Domain Privacy, but others do! From: Benjamin Lim Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2015 18:12:52 +0200 Dear ICANN, I will not attempt to speak on behalf of the oppressed or the discriminated. There are already enough voices out there advocating the ...