Weekly Roundup of Myanmar Blogs

Last week in Myanmar Blogosphere, the bloggers were into a new meme game introduced by Moe Moe to write 10 Weird Things about themselves. The tag game happens to be quite a new concept for some bloggers and was played with much fun and enthusiasm. Almost all the bloggers participated in the game. The game allowed them to know each other weirdness and habits which in turn helps unify the community and develop a better friendship between bloggers. The bloggers enjoy the game so much that they even created a new blog, Tagger Game, to feature all the tagged posts.

Blogger Zin Ko Latt wrote about opening of the new Myanmar Library, “Lan Pya Kyal (Polaris)”, in Singapore. They are also welcoming the book donors and members.

Polaris Library
Image Via: Zincolatt

KaDaung talked of Bloggers Rights and Blog Freedom, featuring the List of the 13 Internet enemies in 2006 where Burma is one of the thirteen. He hopes that Myanmar blogs will be spared from online censorship and be able to publish Myanmar Blogger Book that they have been working on.

Meanwhile in UK, Doctor recruitment website has been down because of a major security breach; blogger Steve is angry at the IT team and blaming them for their lack of knowledge to run the system.

I am just wondering who the responsible person is. These days, security should be top priority. I suspect those IT men don't care about our confidential data. Without having enough knowledge, I have no idea why they took the contract to run doctor recruitment web service. They are really bloody IT. I think prosecution would be only option in this civilized era.

Also this week in the field of technology, blogger Nay Nay Naing discovered the new Java Unit Testing Framework, “Junit Factory”. She explained the product and how it would be useful in Java projects.

Justin wrote about the opening of the new international express email service between Myanmar's new capital, the second capital cities and the outside world. He also voiced out his opinion on the new service charges.

What is interesting about this new service is that the service charges for the services are to be paid in foreign exchange. In a country where holding foreign exchange is illegal, who can pay for this service in foreign exchange? Only the officials who are authorized by the government to hold the foreign currencies will then be able to use this service since any civilian using this service will be breaking the law that prohibits them from holding foreign currency.

Saturngod introduced an opensource program called mmexcel that allows one to use Myanmar numeric characters in spreadsheet calculations. He also provided a download link for MMExcel 1.1 along with the installation procedure.
Image Via: Saturngod

So this is about it for the weekly roundup of Myanmar Blogosphere. Have a good week ahead.


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