Q9h chinese revelation

In my last review of Motorola Q9h, I lamented about how Motorola (to be fair, quite a number of Windows Mobile Phone makers as well) could have launched a device without appropiate chinese input method editor (IME) in a multi-racial countries like Singapore.

 Wrote in to Motorola customer service department before, and as expected, I was given excuses like “We do not support third party software” or “None of our Q9h comes with chinese IME”, etc.

Hello? You mean Motorola is not interested at all in the North Asia Market? Plus, I was told that in Hong Kong, they do sell Q9h that supports chinese input. So the official reply, like all other official replies I get elsewhere, is just crap.

Recently, I “come across” a Q9h, which evidently dismiss the claim by Motorola that there isn’t a Q9h that supports chinese IME out of the box. Let’s just say I am 100% sure that the Q9h that I come across, is 100% stock and has no additional software installed.

Incidentally, the software is developed by GuoBi (国笔科技有限公司), the same company that partners with various phone manufacturers in the world for chinese input function, and the same software can be found in Q9h predecessor, Q8. 😉

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Upgraded Blog … Zen-style Design

zenyee new bloghand was too itchy and end up upgrading the blog (when I could live with the older version) and changing the look and feel. I had always wanted to keep the site as plain as possible, but the thought of adding abit of personalisation is an temptation that I couldn’t resist.

Had wanted to pick up my pen to draw, but end up doing some photography. The result, is what you see now. Not entirely happy though, but at least this time round I did my own photography (of my daily staples) for part of the site design.

Believe me or not, I am looking for new hosting site again, although it’s not a top priority right now since my email provider runbox currently offers me free hosting service. I have been using runbox since 2002. Back then, free email services such as Yahoo.com or hotmail were already prevalent. But I needed a long term option, which means big storage space (not those 10MB free mail space type!), reliable, etc. Runbox offer back then was very attractive, 100MB of email space at a token (less than $20 USD a year). Continue reading

Postings and You

I did not make this flash. Neither did I create the following transcript. But thought I would host and share this flash media resource, for it reflects the fundamental of how we should ‘behave’ in the cyberworld.

The original maker is unknown to me, but the original hoster of this file was located at http://projectboil.pixel10.co.uk/posting/Posting.html. When he first hosted this file, the link experienced an “Internet phenomenon“. Less than 24 hours after the initial posting of this flash, his hosting service locked his account after multiple terrabytes of bandwidth were used. About 12 hours later the page was back online after he plead with his hosting service to let him host a single html file. In this html file he explained his bandwidth problem and ask for mirrors. I was the first to offer a mirror for him, at http://users.adelphia.net/~kamel/Posting,html. He then linked to my website using the html page that he had been allowed to host by his hosting provider. The next day the page was down again and he sent me a final e-mail saying that the plain text html file listing the mirrors (there were roughly 4) had taken up multiple GB’s in bandwidth and his host terminated his account permanently. I replied to his e-mail and got a mail undeliverable response. Since then, I’ve never heard from him again. Also since then, I’ve kept a reliable mirror to this flash for everyone to enjoy, that was roughly 3 years ago. I intend to always keep a reliable link to this flash as I feel it’s a great flash and everyone should see it. I have spent hundreds of dollars keeping this mirror up, but this is for my own personal webspace as well, so it’s not _just_ for this mirror. At any rate, I hope you enjoy. You can contact me at kamel dot signal 9 at gmail dot com if you have any other questions or concerns about this page or the content of it. Thanks”

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