Saturday, November 18, 2006

Thailand thru the eyes of Slashdot

If you are a tech guy or gal, you read Slashdot. Period. But after the recent statements by the new Thai IT Minister which made the Slashdot front page and alienated open source developers world wide, I was curious to see how the Slashdot community views Thailand, so had a look at the biggest stories about Thailand. The top stories relating to Thailand give you a rough idea of how much of an impression Thailand makes on the global IT scene. Basically Thai officials dislike opensource, want to control gaming and a lone programmer has made software to repel mosquitoes. Yeah! The next most important news: Grizzly-sized Catfish Caught in Thailand.

Best internet shop in Thailand

If you want to see the new new, come have a look at the true urban park at Siam Paragon 3rd floor. Wow. As a tech guy, I was in heaven. All kinds of neat tech like custom ipod tables with personal sound domes, 30" lcd displays, and a few dual moniter set ups, and a wide and varried array of comfy chairs. Check it out...

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Latest on Bangkok mass transit expansion

For an overview of future expansion check the Wikipedia page. The routes to built are:

... the Blue Line (Bang Sue-Tha Phra-Bang Khae and Hua Lamphong-Tha Phra with a length of 27km and a cost of Bt52 billion); the Red Line (Rangsit-Bang Sue-Taling Chan, 41km, Bt53 billion); the (Bang Yai-Bang Sue, 23km, Bt29 billion); the Dark Green Line (Mo Chit-Saphan Mai, 13km, Bt17 billion) and the Light Green Line (Sukhumvit Soi 107-Samut Prakan, 14km, Bt19 billion)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Like skinny, beautiful Thai women?

This man wants you to be fat!
If you do, than Vicha Poolvaraluck is enemy #1. He plans to open between 50 and 60 new McDonalds outlets in the next five years. Hey Vicha, if I want to see fat people, I will got to America!

But wait, how clever you are, you also own California WOW. How's this for a businss plan:
Get them to eat a Super Sized Big Mac meal, then sit them still for 2 hrs in a theather you also own. After the flick, make them feel fat and promote the gym. Genius!

I've got a flick you should show in your Major Ciniplex.... Super Size Me!

Stickman Site Down

The popular Stickman's Guide to Bangkok site is down. Bangkok's most notorious troll John Galt is claiming credit. Let's hope Stickman takes this time off to make huge strides in readability.

Thai Gold Shop Robbery - thief gets hammered!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

30 baht health care not cheap enough

Taksin lowers the price of health care to 30 baht, and so the new governent goes and makes it free?
"We'd lost touch with many patients, not because they didn't pay
attention to their health, but because they could not afford to pay the
travel costs or even the Bt30 fee," she explained.

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