Read on why I switched to Google’s Nexus One. Not saying I would not use the iPhone x.x version in the future, but for now, Nexus One fits me like a glove.
Posts Tagged: Technology
We covered many horror stories on SlashGear about battery exploding, swelling, and the aftermath of its explosion – but never do I experienced it myself until I received an OQO2. The battery was attached to the unit but I notice there is a small gap between the unit and the battery itself. Ignoring that thinking it might not be a big deal, I plugged the unit to charge up and within two minutes I heard a loud pop. The battery unattached itself from the OQO2 and cracks open.
Immediately I unplugged the charger and made sure nothing has leaked out. Luckily it was just swelling, but the crackling sounds made me nervous. I properly wrapped the battery and took it to battery recycling center in Dallas. [Note : Always properly disposed an unused battery!] I guess its time for me to buy a new battery for it. I carry the OQO2 everywhere I go for emergency in case I need to reboot our servers and etc.
Footnote : This Post in no way blaming OQO for this battery problem
Tell me if I’m crazy, but does anyone else starting to feel that having more advance mobile phones racking up more services bills? Data plans, push emails, music services, TV on mobile phones, and many more becoming very mainstream – people are spending their hard earn money for services that they CAN live without.
I posted my first day experience with an iPhone on SlashGear. Aside from a few complain, I’m pretty satisfied with its overall functions and performance. I’ll be blogging my day to day usage of the iPhone on SlashGear. So go and check them out.
After all the buzz and waiting, I finally have an iPhone on my possession. I did an unboxing video on slashgear and now playing around with it. So far I have to say, I’m impressed. The accuracy of iPhone’s virtual keyboard are very good and beyond my expectation. Review will be up soon on SlashGear and MY iTablet.
Vince aside from being the usual media-whore and mogger, he has gotten his iPhone an hour earlier than mine. He was camping out at the 5th ave Apple store in NY. Check out his first look on iPhone.
Vincent will be camping out at 5th Ave Apple store in Manhattan starting the 27th for an iPhone. We have also prep bunch of giveaways during his camp out. I personally will be going down to one of the AT&T store in Dallas and try to join the mayhem of getting a new toy. Some people has started to camp out on the 25th in front of 5th Ave Apple sore, that is insane! If you are thinking of returning your iPhone after purchasing it, you might want to read this entry on SlashGear.
Apple has released a new version of Safari 3.x beta. The 3.0.2 beta is now for both Mac OS X and Windows. Changes includes security, bug fixes for Mac, and better integration with other WebKit-using apps such as Mail, iChat, and BBEdit.
For the past couple days, I’ve been trying to figure out how I can keep our flagship sites up during sudden spikes of incoming traffic. We have moved to LiteSpeed Web Server two months ago and it does help; however the bottleneck is back to MySQL. So recently I enabled slow-queries log on MySQL server to get started on query optimization. I found some wordpress plugins (recent comment, featured entry) are in fact causes slow queries.
So we have slow queries problem fixed, and during the month of May, we received another big wave of traffic, close to 300k unique for the day. The server is still able to handle the traffic but it was crawling, and server load reached as high as 9.1 according to top. MySQL took as much as 75 percent of the server resources and then we knew we need to get another machine dedicated to MySQL alone.