Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What not to do for spring cleaning

No words necessary.

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Happy New Year 2009

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And get your January desktop wallpapers here.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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On Caroline Kennedy For Senate

Think she needs to fix the valley talk, 'you know' speech first.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

On Playing NES Games In Firefox

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An old post which I just discover on how you can play NES games in Firefox (needs Java) for Windows/Linux/Mac. I am already living inside the browser. Now even more reasons to stay there.

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On Life of a Star: 12 billion years in 6 minutes

Normally not into astronomy stuff. But the visual is fantastic and the music haunting.

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

On Taken For A Ride

Another interesting documentary, considering GM's current problems with the economy.

Taken for a Ride is an amazing documentary by Jim Kleina and Martha Olson that documents the efforts to derail mass transit in America. Ever wonder why the U.S. has the worst mass transportation system in the industrialized world? Using historical footage and investigative research, this film tells how GM fought to push freeways into the inner cities of America, and push public transportation out.

JibJab's 2008 Year In Review

Cute!

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Friday, December 26, 2008

Rest In Peace - My Cat Rascal

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Picture taken a year ago. Died today (boxing day) of cancer. She was misnamed as she turns out of the a scaredy cat. That's all I have to say. Will be bringing her for cremation now. Rest in Peace...

Thursday, December 25, 2008

On Norad Tracking Santa

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Norad tracks Santa (www.noradsanta.org) is bypassing Singapore. Heck, it's even missed Kuala Lumpur. Santa is not too concern with bringing gifts for the children living in the big cities of this region?

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

On iBoobs on iPhone

This application is rejected by the Apple Store. Pity, it would be a great way to explain how the iPhone  built-in accelerometer works (tongue in cheek).

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

On Flirting With Magic

(via Cynical-C Blog)

So cheesy. And so eighties...

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Corporate Logos In A Recession

Flickr, via Zoli.

Not that I take pleasure from observing the misery of another. Actually I am. Although I think McDonalds will be in a better shape during a recession.

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Monday, December 22, 2008

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Add a bacon to any web site with bacolicio.us

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Put a web site's url after http://bacolicio.us/ to get your bacon. No practical use at all other than to see a strip of bacon on the site. Mmmmm,... bacon.

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Scraps And Morsels - Death and Deathly

Friday, December 19, 2008

Wunder Boner!


It's not what you think, or is it.

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wifi Humor



Not sure if this is a real Wireless SSID, but it sure is funny.

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The Recession - Calvin & Hobbs

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And this was a 15 year old comic!

(Source: Bit & Pieces)

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

On Target Women - Jewelry

Started watching this funny clip and didn't stop until I watched all available Target Women clips on YouTube.

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Socks the cat near death with cancer

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Socks has cancer. So is one of my cats. Sigh...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

On X-Men Origins: Wolverine

X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE HD

Looking good so far.

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Bush Shoe Attach Flash Game

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Didn't take long for someone to come up with a game.

On the side note, the Japanese praise Bush on his reflexes.

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

F1 2008 Championship in 8 minutes


Down to the Final Corner from Sovrasterzo on Vimeo.

All the highlights, including the one in Singapore where Massa is spotted with a tail (fuel pump still attached).


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Friday, December 12, 2008

On Deleted T3 Scene

It's quite funny. That should be in the movie.

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Don't overfeed your dog this holiday season

That's what will happen.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

On Top Gear Ford Fiesta 2009 Review


(via Autoblog)

Clarkson extreme review of the Ford Fiesta, including a shopping center's run-in with a Corvette and a beach assault with the Royal Marines. Hilarious all the way.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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On Imagining the Tenth Dimension

(via Jean's blog)

I'm lost after the 5th Dimension...

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Comic Sans - The Documentary

Comic Sans, a silly font?

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On Linux for Netbooks

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After almost 3 weeks (and lots of late nights), my experiment with installing another Linux distribution for my Asus Eee 900 netbook has more or less come to a conclusion. After numerous installation  (Ubuntu, Mandriva, etc), countless reinstallation and testing, I'm settling now with Mandriva One.

I had never spend so much time just on a single objective. Through it all, I must say that at least I had learn a lot more about Linux, beyond the little I had to do sometimes in my work with Unix. Linux on the client is not for the faint of heart. One can easily break the OS from all the hacks and tweaking. I can understand now why Asus's provides little option for changing the delivered Xandros OS. With different kernels, distributions, package managers, windows managers, one wonders if having so many choices (each with their own issues) is such a good thing.

What I have learned from this experience is that tough as it may be, Linux can really be a substitute for MS Windows if you are willing to spend the time learning how it works. Every application I have on my Windows PC has the same or equivalent Linux counterpart, including My Dropbox and Skype, etc. The only application I could find for Linux is the PCSuite for my Nokia phone. Hello Nokia?

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On 2008 Latest Edition - Did You Know 3.0

What does all that facts tell us?

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Nokia N97 Demo

That's not a phone, it's a computer. Too bad it would not be out for another few more quarters.

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Monday, December 1, 2008

Gordon Brown to solve the credit crunch in a single meeting

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(via Jean's Blog)

A funny photoshop image with the spider. In case you are wondering what the spider is all about, here the full story.

Man Submits Drawing Of Spider Instead Of Payment For Overdue Account

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The 2008 Christmas Song

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You'd better watch out
You'd better not cry
You'd better keep cash
I'm telling you why:
Recession is coming to town.
It's hitting you once,
It's hitting you twice
It doesn't care if you've been careful and wise
Recession is coming to town
It's worthless if you've got shares
It's worthless if you've got bonds
It's safe when you've got cash in hand
So keep cash for goodness sake, HEY
You'd better watch out
You'd better not cry
You'd better keep cash
I'm telling you why:
Recession is coming to town!
Finance products are confusing
Finance products are so vague
The banks make you bear the cost of risk
So keep out for goodness sake, OH
You'd better watch out
You'd better not cry
You'd better keep cash
I'm telling you why:
Recession is coming to town.

Thanks Karen for this email.

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Now that's a mobile phone

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Source: Dark Roasted Blend

My December Desktop Wallpaper

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With calendar. There many to choose from. Get your here.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

My Asus Eee PC 900 now on Ubuntu

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After trying to live with the original delivered Linux from Asus for a week, I've decided to reflash the whole thing and now it's running on Ubuntu Eee.

The stock system is too restrictive and way too many hacks to perform for someone who likes to peek under the hood. In the end, I get too bogged down by all the changes, multiple windows manager, and Asus Launcher (the simple interface you see on every Asus Eee PC) trying to be more than just a overlay program.

What I gave up is the option to go back to the original state (unless I have an external DVD drive) and the boot up time (super fast in the stock Eee 900). What I gain is the option for a better user interface and a simple way to upgrade application software (like OpenOffice, Firefox, Adobe Flash player, etc) without resorting to circus tricks.

Now I am happier with this new toy.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pirelli's Calendar From The 1960s to 2009

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Remember those sleazy calendars at the auto mechanic workshop in the past? Here is a more artistic one from Pirelli through the years (NSFW).

(via Autoblog)

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Flying Car Footage

Imagine driving this noisy car home after midnight. And drunk...

Parachute Snowboarder Gets Airborne For Almost 40 Seconds

The snowboarder must be really sick after this episode.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Story of LED


MAKE presents: The LED from make magazine on Vimeo.

A quick tour on LED, light-emitting diode. Learn - who invented it, how to use it, and how to make your own.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Best Free Video Documentaries Site


The Knights of Malta and many other links to free video documentaries on this site.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Smart Car Doing A Wheelie?

(via Autoblog)

Watch this if you don't believe me. It's the Suzuki Haybusa version. Coming from a bike company, it no wonder doing a wheelie is part of it's bag of tricks.

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What's been keeping me busy the last 2 days



I've been playing around with my new Asus Eee 900 netbook. Got it because it was cheap (at least way cheaper than the an XP netbook with a hard drive). This netbook's has a 20 gb (4 + 16) SSD drive.

Although much easier to setup than an XP netbook, I found myself spending way too much time tweaking small little things, like adding the option for an advance desktop, maximizing Firefox's screen space, font size for different applications, etc.

I'm still undecided now whether to spend even more time loading any Linux distribution, primarily because this netbook currently boot up almost immediately. Any other Linux distro while it may look better then the Eee's Xandros Linux would not be able to beat the boot up time.

Guess I'll just hack around this delivered OS for a while.

This blog post was done via the Eee 900 with ScribeFire on Firefox. Typing on the keyboard really isn't that bad after some practice. ScribeFire isn't that bad, but nothing beats Windows Live Writer.

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Friday, November 21, 2008

On YouTube testing videos with resolution up to 1280x720

(via googlesystem)

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Imagine taking this video from Matt all the way up to 1280x720. I've tried this on my more than 2 year old notebook and it started to skip frames when I switch it to full screen. See if your machine is powerful enough to take it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY (standard format - mono, resolution: 320x180)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY&fmt=18 (stereo, resolution: 480x270)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY&fmt=22 (new format - stereo, resolution: 1280x720)

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Model with pictures from age 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60

Source: Miss at la Playa

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And she doesn't seems to age much after 40.

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Bruce Lee Lookalike Playing Ping Pong With Nunchucks

Guess what this commercial is for?

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Mathematical Joke

An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar. The first one orders a beer. The second orders half a beer. The third, a quarter of a beer. The bartender says "You're all idiots", and pours two beers.

(via derdritte)

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The New Monty Python Channel On YouTube

Finally, the official Monty Python Channel on YouTube.

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No Thanks, I Rather Pay Cash

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(via Jean's blog)

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On The Great Global Warming Swindle - Documentary Film

(Source: Garage TV)

For a more balanced point of view.

Controversial director Martin Durkin said: "You can see the problems with the science of global warming, but people just don't believe you - it's taken 10 years to get this commissioned.

"I think it will go down in history as the first chapter in a new era of the relationship between scientists and society. Legitimate scientists - people with qualifications - are the bad guys.

"It is a big story that is going to cause controversy.

"It's very rare that a film changes history, but I think this is a turning point and in five years the idea that the greenhouse effect is the main reason behind global warming will be seen as total bollocks.

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Secret Confessions of Singapore Office Workers

Not exactly the kind of confessions one would expect in these economic times, but very well done nevertheless.

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Cat in a Roomba

Just that, nothing more.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

On iPhone automatically attaching image to emails

(via Apple Discussions)

From Susan:

Please help! I took my husband's i-phone and found a raunchy picture of him attached to an e-mail to a woman in his sent e-mail file (a Yahoo account). When I approached him about this (I think that he is cheating on me) he admitted that he took the picture but says that he never sent it to anyone. He claims that he went to the Genius Bar at the local Apple store and they told him that it is an i-phone glitch: that photos sometimes automatically attach themselves to an e-mail address and appear in the sent folder, even though no e-mail was ever sent. Has anyone ever heard of this happening? The future of my marriage depends on this answer!

Is this a glitch or an excuse? Despite not owning an iPhone,  I say get the divorce lawyer!

Domino Day 2008 - New World Record

I can watch this the whole day.

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Achmed The Dead Terrorist - Jingle Bombs


Achmed The Dead Terrorist - Jingle Bombs - A funny movie is a click away

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Star Trek's Official Movie Site

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Site with 2 trailers (teasers). Finally, no more old, out of breath captains in this movie.

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On Wind versus Miniskirts

Now we know the true purpose of miniskirts.

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Airless Tire For The Military

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New Tires that don't require air, from Resilient Technologies. No problem with tires functioning when they are shot at. The technology is based on nature's honeycomb design. No news on it's efficiency and whether if it can be applied to normal cars.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Word of the day: Photobombers

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Definition - Random man or woman (often drunk) who mysteriously ends up in your pictures ruining an otherwise most excellent snippet-memory in time.

Here's a nice list of photos photobombers.

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President-Elect Obama's Change

Regardless of the performance of the President-Elect, the changes are not just rhetoric.

I am very impressed with Obama using YouTube for his weekly address before he is sworn in the White House. Too bad he has to give up his blackberry. In any case, it would be nice to see the oval office with a PC (Mac).

Finally, a head of state that embraces technology. About time too.

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Elf Yourself is ready for the 2008 Xmas Season

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Elf Yourself by OfficeMax is back, it's 3rd year in the running. Upload your face and you can make your elf dance, in addition to sending it as an eCard.

This year, there are 3 more dances, plus the ability to embed the video to your site.

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

On 60 Beautiful Music Videos

(via Smashing Magazine)

With cool and crazy videos. Some of the links are gone, but most of them still playable, including this one above.

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The Time Machine: Interactive Video

An elaborate interactive YouTube videos since the introduction to this feature a few months back. Can you get Chad, Matt and Rob in time for the meeting?

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Star Trek Teaser

Haven't been this excited about a teaser/trailer in a long time.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

On Tech Tips For The Basic Computer User

(via NYT)

How many of the 26 tips do your know?

Like:

You can double-click a word to highlight it in any document, e-mail or Web page.

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