Friday, October 31, 2008

Stray Thought of the Day - The American Dream

When Joe the Plumber becomes Joe the Politician.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

On Obama's 30 minute video

OK. Last burst of fire. US and the world will see who the new president will be next week.

1984 Guide To Computing

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(via Neatorama)

Computability with Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows, with all the eighties icons like Reagan, Wargames, and Boy George.

That's around the time I started with Computers. Nostalgic.

Japanese Diving Lemmings

Video is most definitely doctored (with a title 'Fake It!') with that many professional divers. Nevertheless, it's still a captivating piece of work.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

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On How To Take A Bath

Beer in bath water? I'd rather drink it!

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Organic Car Air Freshener?

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Found this today. And the smells are suppose to last over 45 days...

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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How Are You Dude-ing Today?

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Appears on Sunday's Funnies. Link

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

AC/DC Rock N Roll Train - ASCII music video in Excel

Download the Excel here.

Since I do not have Micro$oft Office installed, I tried to open the Excel file with OpenOffice 3.0.

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It didn't work on OpenOffice 3.0 even though Excel Macro is supported. Darn.

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Neither did it work on my backup Excel Viewer. Bummer.

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Wassup 2008 - Eight years later

This updated version cracked me up, although it carried serious message.

Here's the original.

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On Leftovers From Steam Boat

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Thought of the Day:

In Japan, the nutritional (after the vegetables and meat are dipped) soup base is added to rice to be consumed so nothing is left to waste.

Over here, I supposed they will be dumped.

Your Astrological Sign May Not Be What You Think It Is

(via J-Walk)

Here's the updated zodiac that compensated for earth's wobble since 600 BCE.

Capricorn - Jan 20 to Feb 16
Aquarius - Feb 16 to Mar 11
Pisces - Mar 11 to Apr 18
Aries - Apr 18 to May 13
Taurus - May 13 to Jun 21
Gemini - Jun 21 to Jul 20
Cancer - Jul 20 to Aug 10
Leo - Aug 10 to Sep 16
Virgo - Sep 16 to Oct 30
Libra - Oct 30 to Nov 23
Scorpius - Nov 23 to Nov 29
Ophiuchus - Nov 29 to Dec 17
Sagittarius - Dec 17 to Jan 20

I'm a Ophiuchus. What?

Find out why your astrological sign may not be what you think it is.

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Friday, October 24, 2008

SNL's with CNN's 'Magic Map'

Hilarious.

On Gmail for Mobile 2.0

Google has just released version 2.0 of Gmail's mobile application for Java-enabled phones. Now it supports offline mode and switching between different Google Mail accounts (including Google Apps Mail).

Composing an email offline makes the application more useful. Email file attachment is one more missing feature to complete Gmail for the mobile platform. And I still waiting for the offline Gmail on my desktop browser. Come on Google, you are almost there.

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(screenshort from a Nokia E61i)


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Woman arrested for killing virtual reality husband

Kill your online husband? You get charge with hacking instead of homicide. Classic!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Common Craft Show - Phishing Scams in Plain English

The latest Common Craft Show. Phishing Scams in Plain English.

Just love these plain English shows from Common Craft.

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On 9 Must-Have OpenOffice Extensions

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(via makeusof)

I have been using OpenOffice exclusively for almost 2 years. Much have changed since with the Office suite getting better all the time. With these OpenOffice extensions, it keeps getting better. Like Firefox extensions vs Internet Explorer's add-on, additional features should be added to the program instead of the operating system.

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Blogging dead?

Wired certainly think so. (Twitter, Flickr, Facebook Make Blogs Look So 2004)

Zoli thinks that the new model like Twitter can be part of the recession business model. (Twitter and Yammer – Growth vs. Revenue)

That's when I found I.Z.'s post on Tweet What You Spend.

Suddenly I am thinking applications that bridges social, mobile, and desktop. Whether it is business or personal, I do think that will be the end of blogging. Just like TV does not kill the radio.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

On Divisive Politics of the US Election

The parallel with The Daily Show and Olbermann. Same message from both the fake and real news. (both via Cynical-C Blog)

Cynical-C Blog - » The Daily Show on Divisive Politics

Cynical-C Blog - » Olbermann on Divisive Politics

Muslim McCain Fans Confront Intolerance At Rally

They should have muslim McCain supporters in all rallies to confront idiots like these.

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Chimpanzee rides Segway

 

Smart chimp. Learns how to avoid obstacles in the end.

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Monitor Web Sites with and RSS Feed with Firefox

(via How-To-Geek)

With Update Scanner (firefox extension), I can now finally monitor web sites (without RSS) changes on my Firefox browser when they happen instead of visiting them regularly. Why some web sites does not support RSS is beyond me. In any case, Update Scanner also works for sites that support RSS. Great for those who just wants to monitor a couple of sites and does not want to mess around with a RSS reader.

Mark Wahlberg - SNL Humor

Mark Wahlberg backstage at SNL. What a good sport he is.

For those who missed had it, here's the original skit from SNL.

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Vice Magazine - A LADY WHO IS A UROLOGIST

 Confession of a female urologist.

Darn interesting read I must say.

Wall Street Banker's Payout

$70 billion payout, or 10% of the bailout money. Seriously disgusting.

Buckypaper - 10 times lighter and 500 times stronger than steel

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Buckypaper. Silly name, huge potential. Here's demo video.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Read this backwards

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If The Bible Had Comments

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(via CollegeHumor)

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Palin at SNL - Video

Finally, Palin as Palin at SNL. I don't see what this will achieve for the election as they are still making fun of her.

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On Hedge Fund Manager's last message

At least we know someone who got rich from this financial disaster. But read on, it's not as disgusting as you think.

...I will no longer manage money for other people or institutions. I have enough of my own wealth to manage...

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Women of Parkour

An intro to Parkour. I had always thought that Parkour as a movie stunt. Didn't know it is actually a sport.

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On Muji Chronotebook

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Muji Chronotebook, currently the best paper day planner.

It’s the simplest manifestation of what a day planner is all about: time on paper. The clocks occupy a small amount of space on the page and rest is completely flexible. You can write in your own dates at the top of each page, and you can treat the rest of the space like a blank page.

I'll be heading to the my local Muji store later to get my own.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Bride For 5 Days. She's sick. Cancer.

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5 days later, she died. And I am having tears in my eyes right now.

Katie Kirkpatrick, 21, held off cancer to celebrate the happiest day of her life. Katie had chased cancer, once only to have it return-to clog her lungs and grab hold of her heart. Breathing was difficult now, she had to use oxygen. The pain in her back was so intense it broke through the morphine that was supposed to act as a shield. Her organs were shutting down but it would not stop her from marrying Nick Godwin, 23, who was in love with Katie since 11th grade.

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On Google - Things to do

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Simple instructions (some with videos) on getting things done with Google.

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Hire - Star


Hilarious Short Film Featuring Madonna....... - video powered by Metacafe

Clive Owen and Madonna, in this hilarious short  film (BMW Ad) by Guy Ritchie.

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

On Man From Mars

(via prydwen)

So real it's scary.

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OpenOffice 3.0 - Available Now

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(via Download Squad)

No need to wait till Monday. You download it now. Will be checking out the new features over the weekend. Already it looks better then version 2.0.

Friday, October 10, 2008

A blogging houseplant?

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Pink Tentacle has all the information on how to set one up.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Boys and Girls - A Web Book

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A web book (with sound) about choosing if and when to have sex. Love the Scottish accent.

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Work It Out - Video

Great performance.

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James Gunn's PG Pron

For people who love everything about pron, except the sex.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Swatch 007 Villain Watch Collection

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 The Swatch 007 Villain Watch Collection. Cheaper than 007's Omega, and cooler too!

(via OhGizmo!)

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Waking Up Your PC To Run Tasks

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I was pleasantly surprised that you can wake your PC up from standby or hibernation mode to perform tasks using the standard XP or Vista's Task Scheduler from the Control Panel. Make sure that you have 'Wake the computer to run this task' checked.

If you need more control of the tasks, example to hibernate after the task is completed, or to do it via batch files (command line), then the WakeUpOnStandby program will do the job better.

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(via Lifehacker)

Monday, October 6, 2008

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

SNL VP Debate Video



I guess they have to work harder for this week's parody video in light that the actual VP debate is so scripted and boring.

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

How much data is a Petabyte?

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CERN's LHC will eventually need to record up to 15 Petabytes a year with 100,000 processors.

So how much data is a Petabyte? As the hard disk market is inching it's way into the terabyte range (1024 Gigabytes), a Petabyte is you guess it 1024 Terabytes. That is some big mother of a storage space.

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Sarah Palin's Debate Flow Chart

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(via BuzzFeed)

Does she have a flowchart for everything?

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Real World Atlas

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(source: telegraph.co.uk)

With 17 different views of the same world.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

On Linux Linspire Time to set MS on Fire

Here's the original lyrics from The Doors - Light my fire.

You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn't get much higher
Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire
The time to hesitate is through
No time to wallow in the mire
Try now we can only lose
And our love become a funeral pyre
Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire, yeah
The time to hesitate is through
No time to wallow in the mire
Try now we can only lose
And our love become a funeral pyre
Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire, yeah
You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn't get much higher
Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire
Try to set the night on fire
Try to set the night on fire
Try to set the night on fire