An interesting survey (FinalSurveyReportDecember20) was conducted by the Asia Foundation on the Thai protests at the end of 2013 both PDRC and Red. This post is an attempt to analyze it within the framework of the Democracy Development course conducted by Prof. Larry Diamond on Coursera as well as add my own observations. Continue reading
For the last one and a half years I’ve been the de-facto executor in an inheritance dispute that ripped apart the fabric of the entire family in a way which would have left the late patriarch of the family horrified. In these series of posts I want to share some lessons I’ve learned and how you can avoid a similar situation.
There has been reports on twitter about websites being redirected to forex-prices.com and this included my sister so I decided to investigate. Continue reading
Open Street Maps (OSM) is a project that aims to create an open source map of the world (think wikipedia but for maps) by sourcing user contribution and other unrestricted data. By performing an analysis on the latest Thailand country dump from geofabrik I would like to share some interesting discoveries I made about the state of OSM in Thailand. Continue reading
I will like to demonstrate how OsmAnd has turned into a fantastically useful tool for capturing and contributing data to OpenStreetMaps. Continue reading
With all the press PRISM was getting I had decided to start adding rules to https everywhere a tool used to enable secure https connection to websites. This post is a summary of my findings of trying to enable https connection to top thai websites (according to truehits).
TL;DR: None of the top 10 sites properly support SSL
I ordered an Arduino from Arduino.in.th which stopped working very quickly the price was 600 Baht (or about US$20) which seemed like quite a bargain when I was purchasing it. I then decided to buy another Arduino from thaiduino.com for over 1,000 baht and this one seems to be genuine. I was then quite curious about what the similarities and differences are, so I decided to take some photos of the two for side by side comparison. Can you tell which one is the fake? (answer at the bottom)
Speed turned out to be an important factor in choosing a hash or a checksum algorithm, so I did some benchmarks on a 1GB in memory dataset to see what the throughput will be. The CPU used was a 2.83GHz quad core xeon. These are the results (in megabytes / second):
The fee structure for Bangkok taxis are set up in a such a way where the further the distances the more expensive your journey becomes. There must be a point where it is cheaper to get off and hail another cab, right? So I created a Cheap Bangkok Taxi fare calculator which tells you at which distance to get off and grab another taxi and how much you will save!