June 06, 2007
We have engaged Dr Toh See Kiat of Goodwins Law Corporation to defend us against the allegations of Grand Seasons International Pte Ltd.
As many would know, Dr Toh is an IT lawyer and the ex-President of CASE who lobbied for the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act and amendments to the Pyramid Selling Act among many other achievements he has.
Dr Toh has responded to the legal letter from Grand Seasons International Pte Ltd on our behalf, denying the allegations. On his advice, our response is not reproduced here.
Furthermore, the title of this link has been taken down because of the lawyer's letter alleging it to be defamatory - until the courts decide on whether or not there are legal merits to the allegation.
May 30, 2007
We are seeking legal advice, and are sympathetic with parties who feel they may have been aggrieved by contributors to Tomorrow.sg. We are also mindful that threats of legal action should never be used to quash legitimate and valid criticism on the internet.
If you know anyone who has had dealings with Grand Seasons International, and who can assist us in this case, we would appreciate it if you could ask them to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to establish the merits of this particular case.
...Continue reading Legal Letter from Grand Seasons International
March 30, 2007
February 14, 2007
Last year, we were thinking of organizing Bloggers.SG. As you all know, it was a great success... as far as "thinking" goes (although not so much the "doing" part).
For Bloggers.SG 2007, likely to be held in the latter part of the year, we decided we could do away with both the "thinking" and the "doing" together. (Thinking is hard okay!)
We decided to form the "Web 3.0 Entrepreneurial Creative Innovation Social Network Hub Steering Committee"* or W3ECISNHSC in short. The mission statement for W3ECISNHSC is "to innovate by leveraging the entrepreneurial spirits of Singaporeans to organize a creative social event for Singaporean bloggers and to be the Blogging Hub for the region.".
...Continue reading Thinking about Bloggers.SG 2007
December 03, 2006
August 10, 2006
Cowboy Caleb said
Once upon a time, there were suggestions that Tomorrow.sg adopt the digg model - moving from an editor moderated model to the Digg.com model where the readers vote to decide what gets published on the main page.
It was not so long ago that Tomorrow.sg was dismissed as being a dinosaur for not allowing everybody to have a say in what gets published.
It's time to take a step back and review how other blog/link aggregators who decided to drop the editor moderation mode and implement the digg voting mechanism have fared.
August 03, 2006
The server hosting Tomorrow.sg will be migrated to a new data center next Friday 11th August. With the migration, the server IP address will also be changed.
This is what we expected on 11th August
0900 : DNS for Tomorrow.sg will be updated to reflect new IP address
1100 : Tomorrow.sg maybe inaccessible due to the change in DNS
1400 : Server for Tomorrow.sg will be shutdown for migration
1700 : Server for Tomorrow.sg will be turn on at new data center
Tomorrow.sg should be back in service by 11th August 5pm if everything goes as planned. Due to DNS caching, some users may have problem accessing Tomorrow.sg. If so, try again in a few hours or contact your ISPs to ask them to clear their DNS cache.
May 03, 2006
The planets have shifted into alignment, we have slaughtered the sheep and consulted their entrails and the gateway to the Astral Plane has opened. Yes, the time has come to expand our ranks and welcome new Tomorrow.sg editors.
After all, we do want to ensure we have candidates with integrity and honesty, and who are not prone to wayanging their way into our ranks. We aim to be a First World volunteer metablog.
And no, we are not taking any applications for the post of editor at present, even if you do fill in all your forms and affidavits properly. We thank you for your interest.
April 01, 2006
In view of the current financial situation and Tomorrow.sg's unexpected growth in both audience and traffic, our server hosting bills have skyrocketed as a result.
The only solution in sight is to begin charging readers a subscription fee of SGD5.55/month, via paypal or reload cards sold at various 7-11 outlets around the island.
While we understand that this is news is very sudden and unexpected, we hope you understand and look forward to your support in the future!
A more formalized annoucement with detailed pricing plans (regular and premium packages are being planned) will also include advertising plans and how Tomorrow.sg's direction will change with the maturing of the local blogosphere.
February 23, 2006
We received many emails from regular readers that they have problem accessing Tomorrow.sg the last few days. This is what happened:
1. On the morning of 22nd Feb (~10am), Tomorrow.sg is under a spam/denial of service attack by someone on Starhub cable. As I was in a hurry, I blacklisted one of the proxy of Starhub which is responsible for the attack in order to bring back Tomorrow.sg.
2. The denial of service attack stopped later but the moment I removed Starhub proxy from the blacklist, the server goes down again. Thus, I decided to put the blacklist on for another 24 hours while trying to figure out whats going on.
3. Today, I checked the log of Tomorrow.sg - we have a surge of traffic yesterday. Surge is expected but this time, we got ~250k hit yesterday. Then add the DoS, the machine hardly able to cope with it.
Anyway, with the DoS attack and the surge of traffic, the machine is heavily loaded. I did some optimization in the codes but it will take a while for things to get back to normal.
Sorry for the lack of access from Starhub for the last 48 hours.
January 23, 2006
Reminder: No entries without dog or orange will be approved while this notice is here.
...Continue reading Tomorrow.sg's Year of the Dog Celebrations
December 07, 2005
We stated before, the editors are planning to continue to maintain her blog and also print out her blog as a book for her family. Some of you agreed and some of you disagreed with what we do. Differences in opinions are expected in any large community. Nevertheless, we have spoken to her family and at this moment, we intent to fulfill our promises to them. If you believe in what we do and would like to take part, please do. If you don't, that's okay with us.
Unfortunately, the discussion thread on that the previous entry taken on a twist into a Tomorrow.sg/Editors bashing on a variety of issues by a handful of people. However, I do not feel the entry honoring our friend is the place to do the bashing so I've taken the liberty to shift those discussions to this entry.
Feel free to continue to bash us here but please the memories of our friend alone.
December 06, 2005
As many of you are aware, the Singapore blogging community was diminished last week. Prominent blogger Sondra, popularly known as La Idler, lost the fight with a rare blood disorder. Sondra was a founding editor of Tomorrow.sg, and played an crucial role in organizing the inaugural Bloggers' Conference (Bloggers.SG). The blogging community is with her family and loved ones in their loss.In the wake of this tragedy, we have decided to set up a fund to continue upkeeping Sondra's blog at idledays.net. The fund will also be used to print a book comprising of her blog entries for her family and loved ones
We wish this to be a collaborative effort of the blogging community, towards which she has contributed much. As one of the early bloggers in Singapore, her blog in its various incarnations, as biks, la idler, fembot, have left us with fond memories, touching the lives of many along the way. The fund will keep these memories alive.
December 01, 2005
When news of someone's passing is conveyed, you find yourself searching for memories of that person, and look for any accompanying anecdotes that might somehow help encapsulate that person's life. You try to frame a life.
Some of us here didn't know La Idler that well outside of her blog and her contributions to Tomorrow.sg.
...Continue reading Farewell, Idler
November 22, 2005
It is the time of the year again where Orchard Road is dolling up for Christmas (minus the snow). It is also a time for bloggers to let down our hair and have some fun. So over here, we are organizing a Christmas Party except we don't really want to do the "organizing".
So here is the plan: We will agree on a date, time and venue. No registration need, no coordination, just turn up and have fun. Everyone, bloggers or non-bloggers, are welcome.
The date and time is fixed on 23rd Dec 9:30pm. We assumed you have your own party to attend on 24th. Suggestions for the venue for this party would be welcome. We need a place that can take anywhere between 50-100 people.
November 16, 2005
By now, many of you would have notice a Paypal button for The Cat Welfare Society on the sidebar. Some of you may even try to click on it only to realize it does not work. Well, the problem has been fixed.
The Cat Welfare Society was adopted by Tomorrow on Sept 2005 (see poll). Took us a while to get this up because many of us are busy with other more important stuff like playing World of Warcraft. Anyway, it is finally up and please give them your support!
You can show your support by donating to The Cat Welfare Society by clicking on the Paypal button. All donations goes to The Cat Welfare Society directly and every cents counts. If you are a blogger, we also encourage you to put up the Paypal donate button on your blog.
|The Cat Welfare Society|
Supported by Tomorrow.sg
Note: there is a problem with the old code. If you already put up the button, please check if yours is working. If not, please put up the new one.
Tomorrow.sg will also donate S$200 of our own money to The Cat Welfare. Not a lot of money but thats is close to half our current assets. We hope everyone can also give your support to them and makes our very first adopted charity drive a successful one.
October 11, 2005
...Continue reading September 2005 Report
August 24, 2005
|Sale of T-Shirt||1080.00|
|Venue (DXO)||(sponsored by MSN)|
|Internet Access & Wifi||(sponsored by MSN)|
|Printing of T-Shirt **||1125.00|
|Kenny Sia's Airfare *||(RM285.98) 126.54|
|Kenny Sia's Hotel *||431.24|
|After action review dinner *||424.25|
* Sponsored by SHINE
** 41 T-shirts ($7.50 each) given out free, sponsored by SHINE
September 26, 2005
By now, anyone who cares would have noticed that Tomorrow.sg was down for nearly 24hrs.
Tomorrow.sg is hosted in a co-location center and we have no physical access to the machine. So when the site went down, we tried doing a couple of remote reboots but they failed to do anything. Just as we were about to give up and resign ourselves to the fact that we might be dealing with a hardware failure, or worst, a harddisk failure, our hosting provider found the problem: Apparently, someone knocked the rack and the ethernet cable come loose >_<.
As high tech as we are, there is no accounting for clumsiness.
Rest assured we are doing our best to ensure this will not happen again. (hint: superglue <3)
So, we're back in business. Please carry on as usual and keep them submissions coming!