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Malaysia's first mobile taxi app

Malaysia's first mobile taxi app | Postcards from Seletar | Scoop.it
In partnership with Malaysian telco Maxis, local startup MyTeksi has launched Malaysia's first mobile taxi hailing service for users of smartphones and tablets.

The MyTeksi service allows users to 'hail' taxis by sending an SMS or via iOS or Android devices, said MyTeksi general manager, Chew Wei Chuan.

Chew said that the MyTeksi Mobile Taxi Hailing service is powered by Maxis' Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology. "The power of the new Mobile Taxi Hailing solution lies in its ability to allow passengers to book a taxi with any mobile device, matching them with the nearest taxi and providing almost instant confirmation and certainty. Future service enhancements promise to improve the overall taxi ride experience for Malaysian commuters and tourists.

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wild happenings in singapore: 24 Jun (Sun): Butterfly Walk at Upper Seletar Reservoir Park

Meet Simon Chan at Upper Seletar Reservoir Park for an unforgettable walk. Rare species like the Plane, Aberrant Oakble, Dark Blue Jungle Glory have been spotted here before. In fact an extinct species now, the Red Base Jezebel was last seen here in the 1990s. Please remember to bring along your NSS Butterfly Field Guide and enough water to last for three hours as the nearest coffeeshop is about 4km away!

Time: 9.30-12 noon
Venue: Upper Seletar Reservoir Park
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

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How to Embed Zoho Forms in WordPress

How to Embed Zoho Forms in WordPress | Postcards from Seletar | Scoop.it
Zoho Creator is a database application that is part of the Zoho suite of Web-based productivity software. Using Zoho Creator, you can create complex Web forms for virtually any purpose.
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10 Things EVERYONE Should Know about SEO - Outspoken Media

10 Things EVERYONE Should Know about SEO - Outspoken Media | Postcards from Seletar | Scoop.it
You don’t have to spend too much time in the SEO world to know that there’s a heck of a lot of contradictory information about there.
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Diary of A Singaporean Mind: Singapore : A country of Extremes

Diary of A Singaporean Mind: Singapore : A country of Extremes | Postcards from Seletar | Scoop.it

Singaporean workers are the world's unhappiest[Link]. Singaporeans shoulder the heaviest share of healthcare expediture among developed countries and our govt % expenditure of healthcare is the lowest. Our expenditure on defense express as a % of the govt budget exceeds that of Israel.

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Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog: The 20 "Most Important" Philosophers of All Time

Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog: The 20 "Most Important" Philosophers of All Time | Postcards from Seletar | Scoop.it
With nearly 900 votes cast, we now know: 1. Plato (Condorcet winner: wins contests with all other choices) 2. Aristotle loses to Plato by 367–364 3. Kant loses to Plato by 411–328, loses to Aristotle by 454–295 4.
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Stealth Cam Motion Cameras

Stealth Cam Motion Cameras | Postcards from Seletar | Scoop.it
Sherwoods Photographic Ltd provide a wide range of photographic equipment including Birdwatching Binoculars, Telescopes, Astronomical Telescopes and Night Vision.
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Old paper, new uses cc @failomics

Old paper, new uses cc @failomics | Postcards from Seletar | Scoop.it
Every September, when the kids bring home a stack of textbooks from school and a teacher's order to put covers on them, I take out the brown paper grocery bags and get to work. An hour later, there...
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When's the Best Time to Blog & Share?

When's the Best Time to Blog & Share? | Postcards from Seletar | Scoop.it
Anyone who spends their day on the Internet inevitably wonders this question. Should I start publishing later in the day, to hit the after-work traffic? Should I publish earlier in the morning, to catch commuters while they're on the way to work?
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Researchers discover particle which could 'cool the planet'

Scientists have shown that a new molecule in the Earth's atmosphere has the potential to play a significant role in offsetting global warming by cooling the planet.
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Amazing Pencil Tip Micro Sculptures By Dalton Ghetti (via @skoch) - Making More Dots

Amazing Pencil Tip Micro Sculptures By Dalton Ghetti (via @skoch) - Making More Dots | Postcards from Seletar | Scoop.it
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My 2010 Holiday Business Gift: 20 Ruthless Questions

My 2010 Holiday Business Gift: 20 Ruthless Questions | Postcards from Seletar | Scoop.it

So good... even one year later. 


I’ve grouped them loosely into four categories, four “P’s”: purpose, preparation, perseverance, and possibility.

Purpose

  1. What is the reality of my situation—the dangers and opportunities?
  2. What am I avoiding?
  3. What thoughts are holding me back?
  4. What must I commit to?
  5. What am I really trying to accomplish?

Preparation

  1. What specific objectives support my commitment? What is the order of priority?
  2. What must be accomplished? When must it be completed?
  3. What are my plans and strategies for meeting my objectives?
  4. What kind of assistance and support will I need from others?
  5. What is my “plan B?”

Perseverance

  1. What are the hardest tests I face, what barriers block my way, and what am I struggling with most?
  2. Which of my activities steal my energy without return?
  3. What can I simplify? How can I exploit or better manage complexity in my life?
  4. What can I eliminate, reduce, or subtract to make more room for what matters most—what would those who matter most love for me to stop doing?
  5. What can I leave unfinished without loss of impact?

Possibility

  1. What is the “why not?” in my field; the “what if?”
  2. What rules, routines, and regimens seem limiting?
  3. How can I use those limitations to spark new ways of thinking?
  4. What can I do to take a physical or mental break from what I’m struggling with?
  5. What new rules can I develop? What new standards?

These aren’t easy questions to answer. They aren’t even easy to face. Okay, let’s face it, they’re brutal. But any honest treatment of them will help put you on the path to a very important “P”: progress.

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15 Must-Know Facts on How People View Websites

15 Must-Know Facts on How People View Websites | Postcards from Seletar | Scoop.it
Do you know what is the first thing that your eye is drawn to on a website? And in what pattern do people scan your website? There have been many eyetracking tests on this subject and I’ll give you 15 most useful facts you should know.
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THE KILL LIST: Apple Just Declared War On These 15 Products

THE KILL LIST: Apple Just Declared War On These 15 Products | Postcards from Seletar | Scoop.it
Apple is just as merciless without Steve Jobs. Apple announced a bunch of new stuff at its Worldwide Developers Conference yesterday.
Whenever Apple releases new products, it signals what devices it wants to kill.
This time around, Apple is shaking up several industries with changes and additions to its hardware and software.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-just-declared-war-on-these-products-2012-6#ixzz1xc2lwpR4

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Why Successful People Leave Work Early

Why Successful People Leave Work Early | Postcards from Seletar | Scoop.it
Try this for a day: don't answer every phone call. Stop checking your email every two minutes. And leave work early. You'll be astounded at how much more you'll get done.
According to a study published in the Psychological Review conducted by Dr. K. Anders Ericcson, the key to great success is working harder in short bursts of time. Then give yourself a break before getting back to work.
The trick is staying focused. Ericsson and his team evaluated a group of musicians to find out what the "excellent" players were doing differently. They found that violinists who practiced more deliberately, say for 4 hours, accomplished more than others who slaved away for 7 hours. The best performers set goals for their practice sessions and required themselves to take breaks.


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9 Well-Designed User Registration Pages To Learn From

9 Well-Designed User Registration Pages To Learn From | Postcards from Seletar | Scoop.it
A good registration page can mean the difference between window shoppers and signups. Here are some forms that make it compelling to hit the submit button.
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12 Things Happy People Do Differently

12 Things Happy People Do Differently | Postcards from Seletar | Scoop.it
“I’d always believed that a life of quality, enjoyment, and wisdom were my human birthright and would be automatically bestowed upon me as time passed. I never suspected that I would have to learn how to live - that there were specific disciplines and ways of seeing the world I had to master before I could awaken to a simple, happy, uncomplicated life.”
-Dan Millman

Studies conducted by positivity psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky point to 12 things happy people do differently to increase their levels of happiness. These are things that we can start doing today to feel the effects of more happiness in our lives. (Check out her book The How of Happiness.)

I want to honor and discuss each of these 12 points, because no matter what part of life’s path we’re currently traveling on, these ‘happiness habits’ will always be applicable.

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Why Branding Your Creative Business Should Be a Revelation | Lateral Action

Why Branding Your Creative Business Should Be a Revelation | Lateral Action | Postcards from Seletar | Scoop.it

So rather than try to concoct an artificial ‘brand’ based on the way you think you’re supposed to be, I suggest you have a good look at what makes you genuinely unique and different – and find a way to communicate that to your audience.
When you focus on revealing what’s already there, instead of adding on something extra, your branding becomes a revelation.

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5 Simple Ways to Open Your Blog Post With a Bang | Copyblogger

1. Ask a Question

Opening your post with a question is a rhetorical device (hence, the “rhetorical question”) that creates curiosity and gets the reader thinking. Thinking equals active engagement with your writing, and that’s a very good thing.
2. Share an Anecdote or Quote

Anecdotes are quick stories that can make people laugh or immediately establish the main point of your post. A nice quote from a recognizable authority or famous person can also work wonders when holding attention in those crucial opening seconds.
3. Invoke the Mind’s Eye

Producing a mental image in a reader’s mind is one of the most powerful things you can ever do as a writer, so expressly engaging the imagination is a powerful opening technique. Activate the mind’s eye of the reader by using words like “imagine,” “picture this,” “do you remember when,” etc.
4. Use an Analogy, Metaphor or Simile

Analogies, metaphors and similes are some of the most powerful devices available when it comes to telling a story in a single sentence. This is a great way to capture a reader’s attention and also acts to provoke mental imagery that allows readers to tell a story to themselves.
5. Cite a Shocking Statistic

Starting off with an interesting factoid is also a great technique. People love being provided with interesting data, but only if it is unique, startling, or even shocking. The statistic should also be directly relevant to the point of your post as well.
Bonus Tip: The third most important part of your blog post is the closing. A great way to close is to tie back into your opening.

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The Cellar Door » Scrivener for iPad and iPhone in Development

The Cellar Door » Scrivener for iPad and iPhone in Development | Postcards from Seletar | Scoop.it

We’ve been dropping hints for a while, but can finally make an official announcement: Scrivener for iOS is now in development.

I’ve said all along that I wouldn’t develop an iOS version myself, any more than I would have tried to code the Windows version myself – with such a small team, I think it’s in the customers’ interests to have a dedicated developer for each platform to ensure that each version is always kept up-to-date, and my hands are full with the Mac version. To that end, I’m very pleased to announce that we have just signed contracts with a developer, Jen Yates, to develop the iOS versions for us. Jen has been beavering away in secret for two or three months now, putting together some proof-of-concepts:

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FEATURE-Singapore raises sea defences against tide of climate change

FEATURE-Singapore raises sea defences against tide of climate change | Postcards from Seletar | Scoop.it
* Low-lying Singapore preparing for rising sea levels* Takes climate insurance by raising height of new land* Will make tougher CO2 curbs if global climate pact agreedBy David FogartySINGAPORE, Jan...
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Seletar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Seletar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Postcards from Seletar | Scoop.it

Seletar page in Wikipedia has no image, should we provide one?

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'Technology' plays large role in wealth inheritance | e! Science News

A new study reveals the important role inherited wealth plays in sustaining economic inequality in small scale societies.

A team of 26 anthropologists, statisticians, and economists based at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico amassed an unprecedented data set allowing 43 estimates of a family's wealth inheritance and found that financial inequality among populations largely depends on the "technologies" that produce a people's livelihood. According to the report, released in the October 30 edition of the journal Science, technologies differ across societies. Technologies are defined here to include everything one needs to make a living--from material things such as farms, herds and other real property, to knowledge, skills and other valuable resources.

Hunter-gatherers, for example, rely on their wits, social connections and strength to make a living. In these economies, wealth inheritance is modest because wits and social connections can be transferred only to a certain degree. The level of economic inequality in hunter-gatherer societies is on a par with the most egalitarian modern democratic economies.

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Burger King Tests Delivery

Burger King Tests Delivery | Postcards from Seletar | Scoop.it

Burger King is testing out if providing delivery service will help increase sales, according to Bloomberg News. The pilot project is currently available in a handful of the chain’s locations in Maryland and Virginia, and will be expanded to 16 locations by Jan. 23.
The service is only available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and deliveries add $2 to orders which must be more than $8 or $10, depending on the location, according to Burger King’s BK Delivers website. However, customers can’t order fountain drinks, milkshakes, coffee, and breakfast foods.
“We are currently testing the service to bring this convenience to the U.S.,” Kristen Hauser, a spokeswoman for Burger King, said in an e-mail to Bloomberg. The company says its delivery service in Mexico, Turkey, Brazil, Columbia and Peru have all been successful, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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Email off the clock constitutes overtime — in Brazil

Email off the clock constitutes overtime — in Brazil | Postcards from Seletar | Scoop.it
Answer an email from your employer after your work day is over and you're eligible for overtime pay -- but only if you're a Brazilian citizen, that is.

The worker-friendly amendment was added to the country’s labor code and approved by Brazil President Dilma Rousseff in December.

“[The legislation] says that company emails to workers are equivalent to orders given directly to the employee,” the Associated Press reported. “Labor attorneys told the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper this makes it possible for workers answering emails after hours to ask for overtime pay.”

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