Jackey's Blog

Thursday, March 30, 2006

News: My blog is officially relocated

Listen up people!! Finally I found a better place for my blog so it is now moved to http://jackeywong.wordpress.com. There will not be any update on this blog in the future. Thanks for your attention :)

Jackey W.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

News: Google Finance is good for show

Google has recently announced Google Finance service that competes directly with Yahoo! Finance. Yahoo! Finance has been around for a long time and it is at a much better position then Google Finance. Google Finance certainly is not a weak competitor in the arena. Google Finance has all the basic features a financial website offers you, such as searching symbols in either north America (NASDAQ, NYSE, TSX, etc.) or international (Europe, Hong Kong, etc.) markets.

The company profile is my favourite part of Google Finance. Like Yahoo! Finance, you can select the window size (zoom) of the chart you want to view. You will see flags on the chart which associates with the price and news at that particular time. Unlike Yahoo! Finance, you can also drag the chart and see previous price and news. It also has information of related companies (a.k.a competitors) and blog post of the company you are currently researching. In my opinion, it is much user friendly than Yahoo! Finance.

Google Finance is still lack of features in their portfolio. First, Google Finance does not allow you to add symbol outside US market yet. If you type in ATY.TO, Google Finance says "We will support international symbols soon" So we will see. Second, Google Finance does not allow you to compare performance between different symbols (say, ATY.TO vs NVDA) which keeps me away from using it.

I am very impressed by what Google Finance offers and their interface is the best I have seen by far comparing to Yahoo! Finance and other financial website. It is a bit too much to ask for now since Google Finance is still in beta phase. I believe we will see lot of improvements soon.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

News: Black Holes

This is an interesting documentary video from BBC talking about black holes. This video is only 30min and it will certainly amaze you :)

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Photos: Richtree & Library Bar 2006

It was a great dinner and thanks Ian for sharing the pictures with us :) Here they are!


Thursday, February 23, 2006

News: Multi-input touch screen

Friend of mine forwarded me this video which shows a multi-input touch screen demo. I am amazed by their video processing performance. I wonder how it feels like :)

Speaking of which, I believe I have seen something similar before. It wasn't available to the public but I happened to get it from a friend of mine in Korea. He forwarded me 4 multi-input touch screen video demo from Sony Japan who filmed in 1997 (!!)

Check out this video here

Monday, January 16, 2006

Note myself: Optimization of Swiss Type Bar Machine

To the memories of Mr. Hagop Artinian ...
With special thanks to Prof. W.L. Cleghorn, Robert, Mark & Lee ...

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Photos: UW Elec2005 New Year Dinner

As an honor member of Elec2005, I was invited to the New Year Dinner Party of Elec2005 organized by Rishi Anand on December 30, 2005. The party took place in Frankie Tomatto's (Italian buffet restaurant) and there were close to 40+ people showed up. When I was dinning with the classmates of Elec2005 (aside: I am originally from Comp and I took a lot of power/semiconductor courses in 4th year ... that's why I know most of them), I almost felt like I was part of them as if I was with them in the past 5 years. In fact, I only met for in my final year. I guess it was because of their togetherness influencing my feeling. Furthermore, Rishi and I were really good buddy and we work together after we graduated. Anyway, here are some pictures I took.

Happy new year everyone!

Friends: Trip to HK Disneyland

HK Disneyland has opened for almost three months now and it has been attracting a lot of tourists worldwide. Friend of mine Jannie who went to HK Disneyland on 27th and 28th for her niece's birthday and here are the pictures she shared online.