I have another 2 days in Hanoi before returning to Australia. I was hoping to find an electronics market to pick up some gear to use in physical computing projects, but so far my asking around and googling hasn’t located anything.

Can any Vietnam-based CDM readers help me out?

In other news: I’m currently working on some performance tweaks for CDM, initially we’ll be disabling the Flash-based headings, but when I return we’ll be doing a more thorough overhaul with an aim to decreasing load times.

Ed.: I’ve added a poll and forum thread about the current experimental changes. More to come — and hopefully still more speed improvements.

Oh, and in other news, if you see anything going wrong on the site, it’s probably not us. Just our luck that we switch to one of the world’s leading site hosts, and the instant we do they unveil a major upgrade to their “Grid” system that causes chaos on all their customer’s servers. The CDM Host Curse continues. -PK

  • What exactly, is physical computing? This seems to be a new term i'm not familiar with ..

  • Here's a somewhat weak explanation from Wikipedia:

    physical computing

    But basically, physical computing is the blanket term for using sensors, controller hardware, cameras, and such to create real-world controls for software.

    This is the del.icio.us tag to watch:


  • someguyfromperth

    Considering when I was there last year I was ripped of for a USB cable (paid about A$10) I'm not sure if you will get good prices while looking like a tourist anyway. I'd guess you'd have a lot more luck looking for that kind of thing in HCMC.