Thursday, July 12, 2012

The pumpkin's story

Long long time ago (about 2 months back), I bought a pumpkin for my daughter to mix with her rice cereal. I saw some seeds and suddenly I got an idea to plant my own pumpkin. If you, the reader, think I want to save money to buy pumpkins, then you may try to do it also. I had planted few fruit trees and I believe the money I spend for the tree and the gardening accessories can let me buy tonne of fruit, so far the cheapest way still goes to the supermarket and get the fruit you want instead of trying all these hard works and time to wait for the fruit to grow.

Anyway, back to the story. The seeds sprout after two days and it grows with tremendous speed. If pumpkins can communicate each other, the earth will be conquered by them in no time. They are aggressive, their vines will attack any plants that stop their way, and they require a huge space to grow. So don't try this at home if your garden is not big enough.

After two months of growing, last week I started to spot few female flowers start growing near the vine. But, the problem is there is no male flower spotted :(

The female flower bloom yesterday morning and I couldn't find male flower near by.

This morning, the flower close her shop liao. Not sure she got pollinated or not.

At the same time, I spotted another female flower. I think it will bloom by tomorrow.

So, now I got another female flower is waiting for her prince to come. God, please give me a handsome flower by tomorrow to make my pretty flower pregnant, ahmen.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Why Google Nexus 7?

We all start from the simplest yet powerful Google search, then Google shakes the world by offering the user gigabyte of email service, from that moment, Google is everywhere. Android proven is a wise step by Google to penetrate into everyone's life, with 400 million devices and 1 million activations each day.

They why Google wants to jump into tablet war?

Look at year 2011 financial report. Google announced in its Q4 2011 financial report of $2.71b profit with $8.13b revenue, while Microsoft announced in its Q3 2012 financial report of $6.37b profit with $17.41b revenue. Then how Apple performed? Apple announced in its Q1 2012 financial report of $13.06b profit with $46.33 revenue, almost 6 times what Google has earned.

Even though Android phone is everywhere, but the phone is always a phone. The screen size can only good at reading sms, playing games, Facebook and YouTube. When the application needs bigger screen, e.g. read book, magazine, watch movie, only tablet can perform the work better. Google released Honeycomb to hope to overcome the shortage of phone, but android tablet's put a lot of people's foot away. Well, you can say China's tablet is cheap, but it's useless with all cut cost material, not to mention the lousy or not support at all from manufacturer, actually you don't even know who is producing that tablet.

With the new Google Play that include books, magazine, movies and music, Google needs a bigger screen device to push the market. So, here come the Nexus 7, a cheap but up to standard product that can penetrate the market of the tablet. Apple has been sitting there enjoying too much of sales without a proper and competent competitor that able to threaten them.

Steve Job is a genius, he saw what others can't. Google is mixed of the creator and business man, and Microsoft is purely a business man. Who will eventually win the tablet market, let's wait and see.