Month: June 2011

Switched from SingNet DSL to StarHub Fiber today. Here are the Speedtest results.

We never got the theoretical maximum speed of SingNet’s 6mbps down, 512kbps up plan, so I don’t consider it to be a bottleneck for download speeds (even in the best case scenario of a Singapore-based server, it didn’t come up against the 6mbps ceiling). The StarHub fiber plan is capped at 50mbps down, 15mbps up. For international surfing, StarHub says the connection is capped at 15mbps down. I’m just happy that it’s better, and that uploads are so significantly better. It’s going to be great for uploading photos to Flickr. I tried out a couple of moderately-seeded torrents and saw max download speeds of about 4 times higher than I used to get with SingNet. Your mileage may vary, but it’s a promising start. I think a 1.5GB image came down in about 15 minutes. Posted via email from sangsara’s posterous

Paul Barnes lecture, SMU/Design Society

Paul Barnes lecture, SMU/Design Society, a set on Flickr. We attended this on Friday, June 10th. He was on the first stop of a tour that will take him to several Australian cities later this week. Mostly a look at some of his favorite work, from doing logos and type for The Guardian, the National Trust, Kate Moss, Givenchy, and a good deal of insight into how much reiteration and historical knowledge are required for these projects.