Tag Archives: twitter

Twitter

I am thinking about using twitter again. It’s quite a nice tool to share something rather than having to blog about it. Like today, I saw a deal on PayPal which allows me to claim a £6.75 voucher at GBK if I pay by PayPal app. I could blog about it but I could also tweet about it which would be instant. On the other hand, why should I tweet? Most of my followers are from my previous bloggers community. I don’t even interact with them that often. There were times where I used my twitter account just to get more points for playing certain games. I don’t even use Facebook much as I thought it is difficult to draw a line between personal and friendship. Maybe it’s all my problem. For instance, I bought a PS3. I could just post it on Facebook but at the back of my mind, I would think about that people may say I am bragging. Some may even say I should have gone for PS4 instead. Truthfully, a lot of my friends on Facebook has talked about what they bought such and such.

Anyway, twitter may be a good start where I could be familiar with social media again. At twitter, I just thought I could just being anonymous and tweet to my heart’s content. Well, how should I begin now? We’ll see.

Loving Android again

I am starting to love my mobile phone again. Yes, the same old HTC Desire. As you may have already know, I have been complaining about the space. To solve that, I found an app call Simple2Ext. How it works is to move almost every single bits of an app or game from the internal memory to the external card. Sadly, it didn’t work for me and it even damaged my sd card ext partition. In the end, I couldn’t access my mobile as it needs the ext to work. I formatted my mobile and re-flashed it again with Cyanogenmod ROM. I was tempted to try MIUI ROM but I thought I am going to change the interface by using other apps anyway, hence the ROM shouldn’t be too much of a factor especially Cyanogenmod is already well established. So, everything clean and I tried the Simple2Ext and it just won’t work for me and my HTC Desire.

Another search and Link2SD came out. Well, it turns out to be what I needed and it’s better than Firerat script which I used before this. It’s been faultless so far and the formatting did my HTC Desire good as well. I manage to tidy up some of the apps which I haven’t used a long time, in other words, not installing them again.I shall be posting my screen again some time later. Well, to summarise, I am using Go Launcher EX as the main app and WidgetLocker as the lock screen app. Yes, I paid to get WidgetLocker and it is the first and only paid app for my Android device.

Social network apps play an important part too. Facebook and twitter are almost the must install apps and there’s a new addition, Instagram. I just find it a lot easier to capture photo and publish it online. Actually, it should be the same as using Facebook but I like the effects that you can use. However, I don’t like how the Instagram app work. For example, the loading of the pages are slow, even when looking at my profile. Just the other day, I was looking at some popular photos and it just stuck on a picture with a wall mounted fireplace posted by someone from half way round the world. Anyway, I will just be using Instagram to take photos at the moment. Twitter, I hope to make more use of it but I just don’t get the hang of it. Maybe I will install a widget right in the front screen of my HTC Desire and that way, I can post anything easily and immediately.

Good stuff out of junk

Ever since Mee and I bought our first travel insurance during our trip to Amsterdam, I reckon that we will be doing the same thing for all of our future trips. Considering that many countries are now so unpredictable, both economy and politic, it’s best to travel with an insurance rather than not. However, soon after we bought our second travel insurance from the trip to Greece, I start to receive more and more mails regarding all sorts of insurance, including emails of course. The tick of not agreeing on receiving third party information seems to work programmatically but not in reality. On the other hand, out of those emails, I do realise that there are some sites that compare cd type annuities instead of having to browse individual sites for information which can be quite time consuming.

Sometimes I just feel that internet is overloaded with tons of information but only a few of them are worthy to note. Take twitter for example, I get hundreds of new tweets every minute and to be honest, there will only be a couple of good ones. Junk mails are not necessary junk to me. They contain some good stuffs too but only if you have the time to browse them through.