Category Archives: Programming

Set is Back

A few of you will remember Set, a brain-intensive card game where you have to find three cards that have either the same or totally different properties in each of four categories of properties. Sounds complicated? Try it here! I coded up this game five years ago, for my friend Kristian’s birthday. That’s why you… Continue reading »

US Dollar Index Gadget

Non-mac users can now enjoy the US Dollar Index Widget as a Google Gadget on their homepage (Mac users can install this widget too, but might want to use the dashboard version instead). I find this widget to be very useful on my iGoogle Finance tab! Again, thanks to for letting me use… Continue reading »

The US Dollar Index Widget

Will the USD continue to tank, or will the greenback make a comeback? Follow the day-to-day movements with this widget for Mac OS X. The US dollar index is computed from the exchange rate with the Euro, Yen, British Pound, Canadian Dollar, Swedish Krona and the Swiss Franc. It was introduced in 1973 and was initially set to 100. Since then,… Continue reading »

Optimize Your Trips

A while ago, I made OptiMap, a Google Maps mashup that will take a number of locations and give you the best way to visit all of them. By best, I mean fastest. Since then, I have been exposed to various ideas on applications for this tool. One is in the real-estate business, where prospective home buyers… Continue reading »

The Oil Price Widget

UPDATE: This widget no longer works. Please consider the Commodities Widget instead. Apple Mac OS X (version 10.4 and above) has this neat feature called dashboard. It lets tiny programs, called widgets, run as an overlay to your screen when you press ‘F12’. There are widgets that show the current time in any timezone, hurricane… Continue reading »