Monthly Archives: June 2009

Project Natal

Microsoft is Transforming Your Body into A Wii Remote Controller

Playing game will never be the same again. It’s been a long time since parents are complaining about how playing video games makes their children just sit at home in front of the television and getting obesity. The game console companies had been revolutionized their game by including body movement into the action. And Wii hits it big when they launched the new console. Just by using a Wii remote contoller you can do sports, like tennis, bowling, boxing, etc and even cooking. Combining the game with your body. Wii even have its own Wii Fit Yoga.

So now, Microsoft wants to have a piece of the action. Microsoft’s Kudo Tsunoda gives Jimmy Fallon a demonstration of the new body-controlled video game system, Project Natal, for the Xbox 360 video game platform. Project Natal enables users to control and interact with the Xbox 360 without the need to touch a game controller, in a natural user interface using gestures, spoken command or presented objects and images. Simply put to say Microsoft is transforming your body into a Wii remote controller, but they want it on a Xbox platform. Continue reading

Step by Step Facebook The Next Level

Facebook Username, Get Yours Before It’s Too Late

Wanna have your own personal URL link at facebook? That’s got to be on the most wanted list of facebook users. Now you can have it. As of 12:01 a.m. EDT on Saturday, June 13, you’ll be able to choose a username on a first-come, first-serve basis for your profile and the Facebook Pages that you administer by visiting www.facebook.com/username/.

Username selection is now live at http://www.facebook.com/username/. Remember, choosing a username is optional and will give you a distinct Web address for your profile. It will not change the name that appears on your profile, in search or elsewhere on the site.

So if you use to have these ugly link as a URL to your profile, now you can customize it to your own taste.

facebook username

Your new Facebook URL is like your personal destination, or home, on the Web. People can enter a Facebook username as a search term on Facebook or a popular search engine like Google, for example, which will make it much easier for people to find friends with common names.

facebook usernames

When you open www.facebook.com/username/, you’ll see this screen that will Continue reading

Publisher

The World of Publishing, from My Perspective

It’s easy to guess what I’m about to tell you in this presentation just by reading the title. I’m not bragging anything since I’ve been involved in the world of publishing  as a writer only about a year. Just another newbie, but I guessed I must be doing something right. Because I’ve got to speak in public using this presentation twice in the same week actually. Pretty neat, eh? Killing two birds with one stone.

The first was at a seminar, “The World of Publishing: Good script is not enough!”. It was a seminar to introduce the term writerpreneur and a series of writing workshop by Elex Media Komputindo and BINUS UNIVERSITY. So first, Mr. Aluisius Arisubagjo (Vice Director PT Elex Media Komputindo) and Whindy Yoevestian (my editor) was explaining about the publishing world from the publisher perspective and the workshop. Then what was amazing was I got to be on the same stage as Safir Senduk as speakers. Yes, we were both sharing our experiences as a writer. Here are some pictures from the seminar.

Several links about the seminar:

The second was at a workshop, “Mempercepat Langkah Karir Penulis Produktif”, sponsored by Elex Media Komputindo and Indosiar. I was surprised that this time the audiences were already amateur writers. It was already at the end of the session, so I have to make an extra effort to spark the audience. Well, I used some tricks I picked up when watching Safir Senduk’s presentation before. Continue reading