Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Now you can read me on http://www.florianseroussi.com
See you there
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I took my webcam and filmed from an angle where supposedly one could see dancers. But instead I was the witness of pickpockets. While few guys are dancing, singing and jumping, few accomplices are going through the crowd to embezzled phones, cameras and wallets.
Check the screenshots below.
Guy on the right just stole a camera and hands it out to the street dancer.
Here you clearly see the dancer taking the camera
The guy on the right left to steal more and dancer is slowly inserting the camera in the backpack of a 3rd accomplice. You see the dancer in the center capturing everyone's attention.
Guy with the cap closing his backpack like nothing happened
A dancer catches me filming and moves fast towards me.
The video sequence in full right here:
I did not contact NY Police Department but I do hope they see this video and take necessary measures.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Imagine a community website taking leadership of the WWW - yet this is happening as you read those lines.
Facebook is growing fast +220% this year reaching 122M uniques in July. Google leads with 147M uniques BUT it is absolutely inevitable Facebook will win this battle.
Google is facing serious attacks from Microsoft with Bing.com. Yahoo! has remained solid behind Google despite the Ballmer/Chen fiasco. Google's numbers are stable but no real sign of growth despite a rise in search queries.
Facebook has doubled its uniques from 66M in January 09 to 122M in July 09 and I see a peak of uniques starting right after summer holidays. Millions of pictures are going to be posted to Facebook. There is one ironical fact: 1st source of incoming traffic on Facebook is....Google. Maybe Google will react to that and start pushing Facebook results a bit further down.
FaceBook will be #1 site in the world by December 09. INCREDIBLE.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
One of those things is predictability. Instinct takes over intelligence in most cases.
This is the difference between a chess player and a master. The ability to control emotion is often blurred by the need of vengeance. Action/reaction kind of theory.
I slap you – you strike back. Instantly. No second thoughts. Why?
Two reasons – 1st humiliation needs retaliation. NOW.
2nd your brain can’t think that fast.
Not so long ago I was engaged in a relationship where happy ending was not an option. Not only was it written danger all over it but blindness of the moment weakened my perception to the max.
Recovery is often judged by the capacity to think ahead in a cold-blooded manner.
Anger became a motive to hate and defamation. It doesn’t matter who is right or wrong. I believe post relationship crisis management reveals a person.
During the course of my –very unreliable- study I found out there is a strong relationship between obsession and addictive behaviors.
Addicts are obsessed by nature. They need to kill the obsession to move past the addiction. There is no cure without containing the obsessive anger.
This post is not a personal note or subliminal message to re-engage into a conversation with past acquaintances. It’s a testimony on how changing my behaviors and demeanor, really improved my relationships with others both professionally and personally.
You can go from predictable to changeable. Adding rationality to life was my best move.
Friday, August 07, 2009
I've seen bunch of actors/actresses but few are NICE. Ice was shaking everyone's hand as we were seating upfront. At some point I felt sorry for the guy. Can you imagine 200 passengers shaking your hand?
He didn't blink and kept smiling.
Way to go Fin.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
- BBM 5.0 (For 4.7/Storm) – English Only Only
- BBM 5.0 (For 4.7.1/Tour) – English Only
- BBM 5.0 (For 4.5/Curve) – English Only
- BBM 5.0 (For 4.6/Bold) – English Only
- BBM 5.0 (For 4.6.1/Javelin) – English Only
- BBM 5.0 (For 5.0/All) – English Only
- BBM 5.0 (For 5.1/Storm2) – English Only
- BBM 5.0 (For 4.7/Storm) – All Languages
- BBM 5.0 (For 4.7.1/Tour) – All Languages
- BBM 5.0 (For 4.5/Curve) – All Languages
- BBM 5.0 (For 4.6/Bold) – All Languages
- BBM 5.0 (For 4.6.1/Javelin) – All Languages
- BBM 5.0 (For 5.0/All) – All Languages
- BBM 5.0 (For 5.1/Storm2) – All Languages
- SMS support — You wanted threaded SMS? Well you’re finally going to be getting it!
- PIN barcode scanning — Too lazy to add your friend to Messenger by entering in their PIN? Just have them click the Barcode option on their devices and, you guessed it, a barcode will show up letting the other party scan it with their BlackBerry camera and immediately add that contact to your list.
- Backup/Restore Messenger list to microSD card.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
If you have a BlackBerry its probably because you want to BBM your friends. RIM is working on a much better BBM version. Like always first private release has leaked and here it is for you.
I took those links from the Internet.
THIS IS BETA SOFTWARE, INSTALL AT YOUR OWN RISK. I WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING LOST. MAKE SURE TO BACK UP YOUR PHONE FIRST.
OTA for 4.5
IT JUST CAME TO MY ATTENTION IF YOU ARE RUNNING 83XX/81XX WITH OS LOWER THEN 184.108.40.206 IT WON’T WORK. HAVEN’T HAD ANY OTHER DEVICES TESTED LIKE 88XX
OTA for 4.6
OTA for 4.6.1
OTA for 4.7
OTA for 4.7.1
THE 4.7.1 OTA WILL WORK ON 8900/9000 OS 5.0
Friday, May 29, 2009
It looks more like an Alpha then a Beta. First the app is not OTA and not packaged JAD. There are 2 files a .COD and an .ALX.
Both files are available for download here: DOWNLOAD INSTALL AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Once loaded through BlackBerry Desktop Manager you can add the application on your BlackBerry. I have tested with a Storm 9530 Verizon.
The icon is slick. Typical Skype logo.
To run the application you must disable compatibility mode in Options-->Advanced Options-->Applications-->Skype-->Menu [disable Compatibility Mode].
Say no: press P when prompted for update.
To navigate through options after you launch the application use:
O or Q to accept
P to decline
Space to open
You can scroll through touch screen but do not click and simply press A to option field.
Signin is quick. Contacts load rapidly.
Chat works perfectly and calling a contact using your Skype credit is flawless.
I didn't succeed to call a phone number yet because keyboard mapping is obviously not Storm ready.
Update: I have also tested on Bold running 4.6 and it works much better.
Here are the screenshots:
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Result is breathtaking. Check my photo-stream and leave a comment.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
You are now familiar with my regular cyber squatting on Pat’s blog.
Today 1 year after this post we are going to see if Twitter can be mainstream and still be interesting.
In last few weeks celebrities took over our favorite social medium. Not that it bothers me. Twitter is a democracy. My issue is mostly with the exchange everyone is asked to make in any society.
You cannot invite yourself to my table and not share or entertain conversation. Celebrities- as much as I hate the term- have massively polluted our tool engaging themselves in a race for followers.
Ashton Kutcher aka @aplusk is now self-declared King of Twitter. Oprah will rule on top of the pyramid in a couple of weeks and I’m an inch away to drop out. To better understand what is happening I have to throw some figures.
Boring - I know…but it makes my case.
@aplusk ‘friends’ grow at a rate of 770 followers per tweet
@oprah ‘friends’ add up at a rate of 33.000 followers per tweet. She has nearly half a million follower after 13 updates.
And we want to ignore something is broken?
I wanted to believe Twitter is all about CONVERSATION not COMPETITION. It survived spambots, porn, escorts, solicitation, gaming but not fame…if not stopped now the race will get nasty. @michaeljackson, @mariahcarey, @robertredford, @hannahmontana, who is next?
I couldn’t figure out numbers of tweets related to the stupid challenge @aplusk vs. @cnnbrk but I’m sure it captured over 50% of total stream.
There is a solution to avoid social hijacking. Very simple solution. Make stats private. No more public count of followers/following. It will make the Twitter community much ‘cleaner’ and bring everyone back to sharing.
Celebrities are welcome to bring good noise. They will certainly get a lot of attention but they will have to follow rules of social engagement.
Last night I threw the idea –I’m not claiming to be the 1st who thought about it btw- on Twitter thinking it will be ignored. To my surprise it has been massively re-tweetted.
Twitter: you need to listen – we do not want popularity, we want quality content.
Ironically Twitter founders have engaged themselves in a race against Facebook so I guess we have come full circle. After all they ‘only’ need 200 Ashton Kutcher to beat them.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Overhead are space-age projectors that turn your table into a sexy kind of Surface. The tablecloth becomes a touch-sensitive screen. You can scan a menu, or hail a cab, at the click of a button. You can even change the look of your table (clouds, bamboo, etc) - a bit like wallpaper on your computer. It took few minutes to figure out what we wanted and amazingly meals arrived promptly in our plates.
Animo has great food presentation. Minimalistic fusion food but portions are ok.
Black cod menu was tasty and so well presented you don't want to take a bite.
Looking good is easy but tasting great is something else. Inamo wins this challenge from top to bottom.
Geekiest restaurant on earth. You can visit their website http://www.inamo-restaurant.com/.
134-136 Wardour Street,
Soho, London, W1F 8ZP