September 2011 Gatherings by Camelia

September 2011 Gatherings by Camelia
“Came” means Business Networking (referral business/business gathering)
welcome to Camelia gatherings

Came 381
2 September 2011 (friday)
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue: Old Town White Coffee,Ampang Park,Jalan Ampang,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

Came 382
3 September 2011 (saturday)
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Station 1 Cafe,Sunway Mentari,PJU,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia.(near Sunway Pyramid Mall)

Came 383
4 September 2011 (sunday)
Time: 11am to 1pm
Venue: Old Town White Coffee,Pavilion Mall,Jalan Bukit Bintang,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

Came 384
4 September 2011 (sunday)
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue: Mc Donalds,Masjid Jamek,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.(near Putraline and STARline station)

Came 385
15 September 2011 (thursday)
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue: Pappa Rich,Jalan Klang Lama,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia

Came 386
16 September 2011 (friday)
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue: JC Co,Sunway Pyramid Mall,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia.

Came 387
19 September 2011 (monday)
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue: Old Town White Coffee,The Mines Shopping Mall,Seri Kembangan,Selangor,Malaysia.

Came 388
28 September 2011 (wednesday)
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Mc Donalds, 1Utama Shopping Mall,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia.

Came 389
30 September 2011 (fridday)
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Popeye Restaurant, IOI Mall, Puchong,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia.

Pls Call /SMS to confirm the date/place/time.
Please give me time to reserve a seat for you.
Do not be LAST MINUTE.I will not entertain you.
You may bring your friends or bosses or spouse.

Mobile : 6-016-9795515
Love Camelia
Malaysian Chinese lady

*Venue and time subject to change
*Please pay your drinks / meals
*No entrance fee and no membership

Funny & Bad Business Names

August 20, 2011

Funny & Bad Business Names
Bad business names are those that work on word play, puns of the job, current trends, and bad abbreviations (well business name abbreviations can be funny but not the most appropriate).

Although some business names can be funny, that doesn’t make them any good.

•Bologna Boutique
•Butt’s Real Estate
•Casket Basement
•Caviar Shack
•Chainsaw Cottage
•Cheese Closet
•Circus Pizza World
•Clam Fort
•Dick Wood Hardware
•Dirty Joe’s Crab Shack
•Dress Barn (women are already sensitive about their size. Barn- Cow- Fat Pig… Come on…)
•Futon Crawlspace
•Hair Foyer
•Hat Gazebo
•Girdle Garage
•Outerwear Outhouse
•Pizza Privy
•Salami Salon
•Sew What
•Software Shelf
•Supreme Fish Delight
•Taco Mezzanine
•Tofu Loft
•Tuxedo Hut
•Yogurt Yurt

Inappropriately Funny Business Names
Inappropriate business names are those that evoke a bad image. Well, not all the time, but when a business name evokes a neutral, or negative connotation, the business name is inappropriate.

In terms of an inappropriate business name, it’s not quite like inappropriate words, phrases, and behaviors from normal daily life. These business names are more or less those that are just inappropriate names for a business or that type of business.

•A Deli Named Desire Restaurant
•A Pane In The Glass
•Beauty & The Beach
•Buy & Large
•Buy The Pound
•Clear’s Looking At You Inc
•Copy Cat Reproductions
•Drain Surgeons
•Eat My Martini
•Frisky Business
•Fuk Hing Int. Development Co, LTD
•Hell On Reels Productions
•Get Crabs Here
•Get Plastered
•Meat on the Beach
•Murder Ink
•Nightie Night
•PMS General Trading Co.
•Ride Us- Used Cars
•Royal Flush Cesspool Sewer & Drain Cleaning
•Rock Bottom Industries
•Sexy Sleeps Motel
•S.T.D Contractors
•T’s Me
•That’s The Spirit Wines & Liquors
•The Stalk Market
•Wine Not
•You Bed Your Life

One-Way Switch for Light Paves Way for Practical Photonic Computer Chips
‘Optical diode’ could help make commercial photonic chips a reality.

By Zeeya Merali of Nature magazine

A one-way system for light rays could allow optical computer chips to overtake their standard electronic counterparts. The new device should eventually help to improve the speed of data processing and ease Internet traffic.

Optical, or photonic, chips use light rather than an electrical current to carry information. State-of-the-art optical chips already transfer data at rates of around 10 gigabits per second–more than 100 times faster than the best electronic chips, says Liang Feng, an electrical engineer at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

“That's the noticeable difference between a Google search you carry out today taking a few seconds to load, and a search being done in the future in less than a blink,” he says.

For more than a decade, engineers have been working to make commercially viable optical chips, but to do so they need to come up with the optical equivalent of the electronic diode. This allows current to pass in only one direction, preventing back-scattered current from interfering with other components and the forward signal.

Such 'optical diodes' have been created in the past, but they either use materials that are incompatible with silicon or rely on magnetic fields to block backward light1. “Unfortunately, you can't stick something magnetic near your computer or it will disrupt it,” says Feng.

Guiding the ray

Feng and his colleagues have now created a silicon waveguide–a slab with a rectangular cross-section measuring 200 nanometers thick and 800 nanometers wide–that channels light in only one direction. Standard waveguides allow waves to pass through in both directions, but Feng's team realized that adding extra layers of materials with different reflective and refractive properties, at specific points along the tunnel, could break this symmetry.

“It has been known for a long time that adding layers to the sides of waveguides can affect forward and backward motion, but it was tricky to calculate the particular structure that would manipulate the light just as we needed,” says Feng.

Using calculations and computer simulations, the team hit on the right materials and pattern for a waveguide that would allow a forward-moving light wave to progress symmetrically–so that its peaks and troughs remain parallel–while disrupting the backward wave in such a way that its successive peaks and troughs deviate from the parallel. The solution involved adding a number of sinusoidal-shaped bumps of silicon, 40 nanometers thick, along one side of the waveguide, and similar bumps, made of a layer of germanium sandwiched with chrome, on the other side.

The team monitored the passage of light through the waveguide using a near-field scanning optical microscope and confirmed that a narrow beam of light successfully passes through the waveguide forwards, but that the wave's symmetry breaks down when traveling backwards2. The next step is to incorporate the waveguide into a device that filters out the asymmetric light. “We hope to have this completed soon,” says Feng.

Nasser Peyghambarian, an optical scientist at the University of Arizona in Tuscon, says that the work is an “important step for building optical chips”. But he adds that it may be another 15 years before a full range of optical components, including laser sources and optical amplifiers, are ready to be integrated together: “Only then can we talk about using photonic chips in real commercial products.”

This article is reproduced with permission from the magazine Nature. The article was first published on August 4, 2011.

My brain

August 5, 2011