Monday, January 26, 2009

On Her Morning Elegance


The stop motion video performed entirely on the bed is awesome.

Arles, Provence

I thought I would not be blogging during vacation. But heck, thanks to technology and internet connection why one is staying, why not?

Here's Arles where I am currently at, Little Rome in Gaul.

Touch My Body - Karaoke Fail

Thursday, January 22, 2009

French Language School Commercial


One for the road... Blog again in Feb.

Blog is taking a break until early February

Road trip from Milan to Provence (France). Not blogging during this period.

On Gmapcatcher - An Offline Viewer Of Google Maps

Gmapcatcher is a Python scripts that allows you to cache Google Maps tiles in different zoom level that you can browse when your machine is offline.

It is supposed to be able to run for both Linux and Windows. I have gotten it working on my Asus Eee 900 on Linux but no such luck on Windows despite installing Python and whole lot more modules as directed by Gmapcatcher. On Linux it was just too easy (just need to install the subversion modle), as Python is already installed as a standard.

This will be perfect for a road trip, especially if you do not have a GPS enabled device and the relevant maps. You do have to do some work of loading in advance while online the areas and your desired zoom levels. This could take some time as preloading the maps are abo4 times slower with Python than on the Google Maps site. Not sure about the legality of this program, but then again this Python code is taken from Google's own code site.

I have already preloaded the maps for my next road trip and with the map data at only 64 Mb, it not too heavy too (highway maps down to level 4 and about 5 towns/cities down to level 2). Looks like I have to bring the Eee along, which is still way better than lugging a full blown notebook.

Note: Couldn't find a similar application for Nokia Phones, but Map Offline looks interesting for those of you carrying an iPhone.

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Music Break - Coldplay - Life In Technicolor

(also available in HD)

On The Next White House Dog - American Idol Style

(via Miss Cellania)


Obama's LinkedIn


Obama is one very well connected (internet) President.


On 650 Million Years Of Plate Tectonics In Just Over A Minute

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Obama lookalike in a Philippines Commercial


He's actually from Indonesia. Also the ad is really trying to emphasize Arroyo's height (or lack of).

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

On Fries Covered Hot Dog

(via dlisted)

From South Korea. Somehow today I am in the mood for fried stuff.

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On Chicken Fried Bacon

Bring Your Kids To Work Day


What a way to advertise for 'Bring Your Kids To Work Day'.

Matrix Cat

With a bunch of Agent Smith puppies.

On Uses Of Google

That's about right.

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What punctuation mark are you?

You Are a Question Mark

You seek knowledge and insight in every form possible. You love learning.

And while you know a lot, you don't act like a know it all. You're open to learning you're wrong.

You ask a lot of questions, collect a lot of data, and always dig deep to find out more.

You're naturally curious and inquisitive. You jump to ask a question when the opportunity arises.

Your friends see you as interesting, insightful, and thought provoking.

(But they're not always up for the intense inquisitions that you love!)

You excel in: Higher education

You get along best with: The Comma

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Cheers To You - Hooray?

On The Axis of Awesome 4 Chords

A huge list of 4 chords hits sung by 2 guys.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

YouTube for the Wii and Playstation

(via google blogoscoped)

YouTube site that is specifically rendered for the Playstation or the Wii. Just point your device to this url (

I don't have a Playstation, but on the Wii it is now cleaner and easier to navigate.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Ricardo Montalban - 1975 Chrysler Cordoba Ad


Durex's Get it On! - Commercial

Brilliant and funny.


American Beauty?



The Cost Of Steve Job's Health Issue


(Source: Venture Beat)

So far, it's 6 billion!

On Masterpieces of the Prado Museum in Google Earth


A semi-virtual journey through the Prado from Google Earth. Not many masterpieces (14) on display, but it's a start. Here's a video on how they did it.

Edward Hopper: BBC Imagine - The Mysterious Mr Hopper

Great BBC piece on Edward Hopper.

(via Best Free Documentaries)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Carjackers - FAIL!

Clever ruse, dumb carjackers.


On Super Mario's Costume Award

Really fun to watch, especially the reference to Obama in the middle of the video.

On Jumbo 747 Hostel In Sweden's Airport

(via Wired)

The hostel will be launched on January 15th. Was surprised that the plane started it's life as a Singapore Airlines plane.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Crusades Crescent And The Cross - Documentary


A poignant reminder that the current middle east situation has a past history that is just as bloody.

THE CRUSADES: CRESCENT & THE CROSS presents the epic battle between two Middle Age superpowers: the Christian Crusaders and the Muslims. Fought over two centuries, the conflict decided the fate of the Holy Land of the Middle East. Only a tiny strip of land, just a few hundred miles long, it contained the ultimate prize, the city of Jerusalem. The documentary is driven by the key personalities of the First, Second and Third Crusades, the popes, kings, sultans and knights who, in the name of God, ruthlessly fought for land and power. Experience the murder, treachery, and bloodshed of this legendary chapter of history throuth the eyes of key historical figures such as Richard the Lionheart and Saladin, King Louis VII and Nur al-Din. With breath-taking CGI-enhanced visuals, heart-pounding reenactments, and stunning footage from rarely-seen locations THE CRUSADES: CRESCENT & THE CROSS brings the first three Crusades alive for a new generation in conflict.

On The Invention Of Ideology


Click to get the full cartoon.

New Cadillac One For Obama


Bottle of the president's blood in case of an emergency transfusion? Wow.

Last Kampung (rural village) in Singapore


(via lancerlord)

From International Herald Tribune. It's is a surprise for me that there is still a kumpung here in Sinapore. There's even a video.

How A Coffee Joint Give Free Wifi And Advertise At The Same Time

(via adgoodness)



Just change the wifi broadcast id to your ad message daily. Solutions most often do not require high tech implementation.

Video On Living In Antartica

Shivering just by at it.

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On U.S. States Renamed For Countries With Similar GDP


Click for larger image.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Cell-Mate - A Dumb Mobile Handsfree Accessory?


Again not a parody but an actual product you can buy. It's basically a giant headband that attaches your mobile phone to your head. Think about the heat (and the radiation!) on your face with prolong use of the cell-mate.

If can afford the mobile phones shown in the ad, don't be a cheapskate and get a proper bluetooth handsfree accessory.

Engage the tractor beam!


On Microsoft Songsmith Ad

This clip is not a parody but a real product from Microsoft Research. Scary stuff. You've been warned.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Cloud Computing in Plain English

Is this the new software order?

Laundry Day

Funny clip from 4th year art student.

On Windows: List of Free Windows Software from Microsoft

Huge list.

(via Lifehacker)

On Historical Tweets


You should know that Twitter started only in 2006, but that did not stop Historical Tweets from putting fictitious tweets into important historical figures.

XKCD on Steve Jobs



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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Validation - A short film

A heart warming story. Also check out the other story by Hugh.

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What Font Are You?




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Heineken's Walk In Closet - Ad

Over the top in hilarity.


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Monday, January 5, 2009

On Death To All Juice


(via Jean's blog)

Juice, get it?

On American Freedom


Wait. Do you smoke the freedom, or drink it?

Sunday, January 4, 2009

BBC - An Islamic History of Europe

(via Best Free Documentaries)

Excellent documentary. On when emirs and caliphs dominated Spain and Sicily and Islamic scholarship swept into the major cities of Europe.

Friday, January 2, 2009

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