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America's newest CTO, Aneesh Chopra

His keynote speech at the 5th Annual State of the Net Conference 2009 is great. The guy is visionary and thoughtful. He emphasizes the open access of data and collaboration among several entities of government.

The Pirate Bay's link to Thailand

The Pirate Bay is an online bittorrent tracker (bittorrent is a file sharing protocol that allows users to share big files online). Many people use it to search for and download torrent trackers for popular movies or TV shows. Its website claims that it is the largest torrent tracker in the world.
In Sweden yesterday, four people with links to the Pirate Bay were found guilty of "assisting in making copyright content available."
It's interesting that one of them has links to Thailand: Fredrik Neij (born April 27, 1978) alias 'TiAMO': Verdict: Guilty - 1 year in prison, damages to pay: $905,000 Similar to the other defendants, Fredrik Neij was not present to hear the verdict. He currently lives in Thailand from where he manages The Pirate Bay's servers.

Bangkok State of Emergency

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I went to Emporium shopping mall to have lunch last Tuesday. Because of the state of emergency and Songkran water festival, there were no street vendors on Soi Rangnam, where I live.

There were some soldiers and a military jeep on Soi Rangnam. Here is a picture I took on my way back from lunch.


Near Victory Monument

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Near Victory Monument, originally uploaded by lwinmoe.
I took many pictures at the Victory Monument (in Bangkok) where there was a clash between the army and the red protesters today.

Burmse food (contd.)

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Burmse food, originally uploaded by lwinmoe.
How suitcases are filled in by our Burmese friends when they travel from Burma to the U.S--from beans to tamarind.

Burmese food

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Burmese food, originally uploaded by lwinmoe.
How suitcases are filled in by our Burmese friends when they travel from Burma to the U.S--from beans to tamarind.

Rally near my apartment

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rally, originally uploaded by rdockum.
There was a rally by the Red Shirts at King Power duty free shop near my apartment in Bangkok. The photo above was taken by rdockum, my colleague, with my Canon PowerShot A640 camera. More photos are here on flickr.

A kid playing xylophone at Chatuchak market

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A kid playing xylophone at Chatuchak market, originally uploaded by lwinmoe.
Chatuchak market is a weekend market in Bangkok, famous for tourists and locals interested in all things strange (from antiques to zippers.)

The kid in the picture plays xylophone there every week for his pocket money and school fees.