Time for yummy fish

Posted March 19, 2011 by elliobr
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Taken at Crystal Cambodian/Thai Restaurant


Wild Cambodian girls on the town!

Posted March 19, 2011 by elliobr
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Taken at Grand Paradise Restaurant

Another night of Khmer line dancing.

Posted March 19, 2011 by elliobr
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Lots of folks on the dance floor in Long Beach tonight.

Read the comments on this post-Hilarious!: AT&T shames unauthorized phone tetherers, gives ultimatum

Posted March 18, 2011 by elliobr
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AT&T has begun cracking down on smartphone customers—particularly iPhone users—who have been secretly tethering their smartphones to their laptops without paying for a tethering plan. The company sent text messages to the offending users, followed up with an e-mail, that says they’ve been identified as taking advantage the feature without paying up. If those users continue to tether and don’t make changes to their accounts, AT&T will automatically begin charging for the DataPro tethering plan from March 27. Those who quit tethering before then won’t have to upgrade their accounts.

“Many AT&T customers use their smartphones as a broadband connection for other devices, like laptops, netbooks or other smartphones—a practice commonly known as tethering. Tethering can be an efficient way for our customers to enjoy the benefits of AT&T’s mobile broadband network and use more than one device to stay in touch with important people and information,” reads the beginning of AT&T’s e-mail.

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Article: ICE Boss: It’s Okay To Ignore The Constitution If It’s To Protect Companies

Posted February 28, 2011 by elliobr
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ICE Boss: It’s Okay To Ignore The Constitution If It’s To Protect Companies

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Facebook Has Already Trademarked ‘Face’ In Europe – Is ‘Book’ Next?

Posted February 6, 2011 by elliobr
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Interesting article from Techcrunch: 

I was aware that Facebook is close to trademarking the term ‘face’, at least in relation to online social networking and related activities, in the United States. But as far as I know, nobody has yet pointed out that Facebook has already pulled that stunt in the EU, i.e. the union of 27 European member states (which include the UK, Germany, France and Spain).

Mark Brooks, an authority in the online dating industry, was kind enough to point me to the filing (screenshot below), which – surprisingly – dates back to May 2004, when Facebook was still in its very early days. As you can tell from the screenshot, the EU-wide trademark (in relation to usage of the word in the operation of online chat rooms, we should point out) was granted in October 2006, with the expiration date set to May 24, 2014.

Again, I’m not entirely sure this hasn’t yet been reported, but I couldn’t find any coverage of it after some sleuthing, so figured I should report it here if only for posterity’s sake.

It gets more interesting, though.

Like in the United States, Facebook is also pursuing a trademark for the term ‘book’ in the European Union, notably in relation to online communities, social networking and Internet dating services. This filing was made more recently, in early November 2010.

The application is still under examination by the OHIM, the trademark and designs registry for the internal market of the European Union. Evidently, we’ll be keeping an eye on it.

Obviously, this move is likely to raise further questions over the company’s motives.

TechCrunch readers will be aware that the social networking giant has already waged wars against sites using the word ‘book’ in their names (see the Lamebook and Teachbook cases). Facebook has also pushed travel site PlaceBook to alter its name to TripTrace.

I’ve asked Facebook for comment and will update when I hear back.

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OmniGraffle for iPad offers great usability, functionality

Posted January 27, 2011 by elliobr
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Here is a good article about a piece of software I like a whole lot. If you’re into mind mapping or diagramming, check it out. http://mindmappingsoftwareblog.com/omnigraffle-for-ipad-review/