IP3 Forum

Jun 16 2010 Published by under Apple,Canada,English,iPad,iPhone,Mac,OS X,Toronto

Interactive Ontario, in partnership with Bell, is pleased to present the Toronto iP3 Forum — a one-day event that will explore the changing mobile landscape and the business opportunities associated with Apple’s Touch Platform (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch), as business models adapt to a market where people are always connected.

iP3 Forum will be hosted on June 21, 2010 at Hilton Toronto, 145 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario (map)

There will be two spread threads running at the same time, business and technology. I will present a tech session in the morning, the topic is “Mastering Xcode”, in which I’ll talk about the tips and tricks which I’ve discovered in the past years.

Actually, I would change the title to “Mastering Xcode 3″ as Xcode 4 is just around the corner. After play with Xcode 4 for couple of hours, I found that a lot of things have been changed. Luckily most of the tips and tricks I will present will still apply to Xcode 4.

The speakers list for iP3 Forum is pretty impressive, look forward to the event on the next Monday. Hope can see you there too!

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Posting fake ads is not marketing

Oct 19 2009 Published by under Canada,Toronto

I saw a new ads on Craigslist today:

BNIB IPHONE 3GS!!!!16GB!!!BLACK!!! – $400 (Toronto)

Worth trying, right?

Two minutes later:

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 12:48 PM, info@cheqd.com wrote:
We are a legitimate business, you could see the site for yourself. No scams if that is what your assuming.
Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone

From: Libin Pan
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 12:47:50 -0400
To: info@cheqd.com
Subject: Re: You received a response to your Ad!

Nice try! No, thank you.

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 12:46 PM, info@cheqd.com wrote:
This item has been sold, sorry! But we will get more, So Join our mailing list to get more info on new items being sold and updates. Click the “get cheqd” tab to see how we work.


Cheqd team
——Original Message——
From: libinpan@gmail.com
To: info@cheqd.com
ReplyTo: libinpan@gmail.com
Subject: You received a response to your Ad!
Sent: Oct 19, 2009 12:46 PM

Dear User,
You have received a message from a user who is interested in your Ad. The following is the message and contact information of the user.
Visitor Email: libinpan@gmail.com
Message: Hey there,

Is the phone still available? How can I contact you?


Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone

Ten minutes later:

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 1:16 PM, ry1000@hotmail.com wrote:
Goodluck finding an iphone for 400
Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone

From: Libin Pan
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 13:05:10 -0400
Subject: Re: BNIB IPHONE 3GS!!!!16GB!!!BLACK!!! – $400 (Toronto)

Sure. Do you notice it’s me again and it’s you again?


On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 1:01 PM, ry1000@hotmail.com wrote:

I sold this item already through cheqd. This site is so easy and safe to use. Everybody should try it. I’m sure people will drop more iphones off to sell.
Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone

From: Libin Pan
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 12:43:02 -0400
To: ry1000@hotmail.com
Subject: BNIB IPHONE 3GS!!!!16GB!!!BLACK!!! – $400 (Toronto)

** Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
** More Info: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams.html

Hey there,

Is the phone still available? How can I contact you?



this message was remailed to you via: sale-rtkpj-1424012784@craigslist.org

Sure, I am too naive to believe I can get a iPhone 3GS for $400. But posting fake ads on competitor’s site is really not a good marketing strategy. How can I believe the listings on your site then?

So, please, avoid doing business with cheqd.com if you can.

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Feb 19 2009 Published by under English,Ruby,Toronto

RubyFringe presents… FutureRuby — Leaders of Tomorrow, Today!

See you there soon!

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ZipCar, Mini Cooper and Time

May 10 2008 Published by under English,Toronto

Toronto, May 10, Sunny, 19°C. A beautiful day after the long long winter.

There is a ZipCar parking spot in front of our building, I’ve been thinking to try them for a while. Finally, I’ve got my zipcard this Monday. So I decided to spend some time with this hot red mini cooper today. It was absolutely an exciting experience and I’ve learned three things:

  1. ZipCar is a great solution for occasional driving needs. Reliable and convenient access plus a reasonable price could make our life a little easier and more fun. You just reserve it early, drive it safe and return it on time. After that, you could just forget it until you need it again, so you don’t have to deal with those vampire insurance companies here in Ontario.
  2. Mini Cooper is an awesome car. It is beautiful, smart, powerful and big enough. The one I was driving is pretty much the same as the one in the picture. It has some very nice features such as sunroof. Driving mini is a really enjoyable and comfortable experience. I love this car and I am planing to get one when I really need. Well, maybe. If we could have ZENN electric car here?
  3. Time is money! (If you return ZipCar late, penalty starts from $50.) Your time is money, every second counts. Even some moments nobody pays you or you don’t pay anybody, they still are. So, if you don’t use it, you lose it, for even.

Wanna give ZipCar a try too?

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LearnHub.com – Community learning

Mar 04 2008 Published by under English,Toronto

Savvica Inc announced today the public launch of their e-learning destination, LearnHub.com.

Pretty exciting news for me. Why I am so excited? Well, here is a little secret:

I will start to work for Savvica as a Ruby or Rails developer in less than two weeks. :)

What is LearnHub.com?


LearnHub is for people who love learning and sharing knowledge with others. It is a set of tools that make learning online fun and engaging, and teaching online easy and effective.

Why should you care?

  • If you want to learn something:

LearnHub not only helps you learn, but it helps you connect with other students and teachers. A comprehensive reputation system, authority, helps you find reputable teachers, who you can trust.

  • If you want to share something:

Communities offer a showcase for your content, and a way to attract attention to your courses and tutoring. Courses allow you to sell your expertise. Tutoring allows you to sell your time. If you’re an expert teacher, LearnHub is the place to go to put up your content and let students find you.

By all means, LearnHub.com will become a new community for all of us, one of a kind community for learning and sharing.

People come to LearnHub.com everyday, but not the same people when they come out.

Want to know more?

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