Sunday, October 30, 2005

"Magic Rocks of Bill Dan" by jimgris on Flickr

ok this guy is cool!...his name is bill dan, and he somehow manages to balance rocks on top of each other!...see the flickr set here

Friday, October 28, 2005

omg...a 42 year old woman commited suicide on halloween and she was mistaken for hours and hours as a holiday decoration. people passed by on foot and in their cars, all unwittingly witnessing a dead woman hang from a tree. sick.

if there is one movie all people should see, its "Ushpizin". another film that people should see is "turtles can fly".

i am not israeli nor iraqi, i am half indian half aussie...but i still think that judging from the trailers for both films (i couldnt find one for turtles can fly to share with you), they are going to be films all people should see, at least to have some foreign culture we dont experience everyday.

my friend elim saw these chinese backstreet boys somewhere and posted links on his blog to their posting them here cos i think they are funny too :P

Love Me

That Way

i tell ya, i wouldnt mind trippin round with pete in some matching trackies :P

pac man gets a voice!

waaaay too much money lol...

According to Eurogamer, an American gamer forked over $100 grand for a virtual space station in the online RPG Project Entropia. The space station sits in the Paradise V Asteroid Belt and includes mining and hunting tax rights, a mall, billboards and the right to name the space station whatever the hell he chooses.

Over 236,000 players are registered and swap real US dollars for fake Project Entropia dollars. This isn't the first piece of real estate to command big bucks. Last year, some dude bought a PE island for $26,500.

God, why do you have to give idiots all the money?

(Source: Kotaku)

this is sick...

Nineteen year-old Robert Anthony Cannon pleaded guilty for the 2004 beating deaths of six people. In exchange for life in prison without parole, he has agreed to testify against his partners in crime-- two other nineteen year-old men (Jerone Hunter and Michael Salas) and a 28 year-old "mastermind" (Troy Victorino) .

According to MSN, Cannon pleaded guilty to 14 charges, including six counts of capital first-degree murder, five counts of abusing a human corpse, one count of armed burglary and one count of conspiracy to commit a crime.

According to the police, Victorino was kicked out of a house where he was squatting. He then organized the attack to retrieve his beloved Xbox that had been left behind. The men then burst into the home with baseball bats and bludgeoned the victims, along with a small dog. All have confessed, but Victorino, who claims to have been passed out in a local bar when the killings took place.

The state of Florida is seeking the death penalty against Hunter, Salas and Victorino.

(Source: Kotaku, Full story: MSNBC)

"Optical Illusions" by 伯虎 on Flickr

"PIC_4454" by 伯虎 on Flickr

whoa really really cool

"NOOO," by ニコラ on Flickr

lol look at all the beer

lol everyone should meet my friend, erin...(s)he is so funny :P...elim will introduce you ;)

Thursday, October 27, 2005

"Okito" by Chico Bangs on Flickr

Okito, the amazing magician

a very interesting view and analysis of friendster and social network services. see here

ok this guy OBVIOUSLY has too much time...he has collected over 2000 erasers, and each year to make sure they stay nice and rubbery, he washes each one, dries them, and then armor-alls them.

i was re-installing everything on my laptop and i decided to clean up some files and came across this very old gem i have had for years. it is one of the most well known games which originally debuted on the sega genesis and was made in 1989. the intro to the game was very popular (because of it's mistakes) and it later resurfaced in its remixed, redubbed glory around 2001 to once again let people appreciate the wonderful translations japanese people can do :P

everyone check it out here

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Seven things I want to do before I die:

1. Travel the world with my best friend
2. Go bunji jumping
3. Get married
4. Make something really good of myself
5. Have kids
6. Maybe get a PhD
7. Have a really big party with everyone i have ever known :D

Seven things I can do (Skills Napoleon):

1. Wiggle my ears
2. Flare my nose (a little lol)
3. Speak several languages
4. Turn from angry to happy whenever i see my best friend smile :)
5. Go to the movies even when i have assignments

Seven things I cannot do:

1. Speak chinese
2. Eat wasabi and not let my eyes water
3. Go to the toilet upside down
4. Walk on my hands
5. Kick George Bush in the ass

Seven things I say a lot:

1. You're a hidjerra :P
2. I hate you (a joke)
3. Awww so cute!!
4. Tiddleywinks
5. OMG im so good!
6. F***
7. Chuprow!

Seven things I find attractive in a female:

1. Personality
2. Eyes
3. Face
4. Innocence
5. Body
6. Hands
7. Ass

Seven celebrity crushes:

I dont have crushes on celebrities...i find it a waste of time...
These are the seven i find attractive though, but dont have any particular feeling for

1. Jessica Alba
2. Scarlet Johansen
3. Angelina Jolie
4. Jennifer Garner
5. BoA
6. Shu Qi
7. Kristin Kreuk

Seven random people who have to do this next:

1. Emish
2. Jon
3. Aline
4. Emish
5. Big White Guy

R.I.P. Rosa Parks. You changed the world.

"Peek-a-Boo!" by alterednate on Flickr

"rochambeau" by romanlily on Flickr

Saturday, October 22, 2005

"Sky stripes (best viewed large)" by Kwisatch on Flickr

je sui tres fatigue, tres triste. recemment, j'ai ete tres effraye, tres tres effraye cela je perdez mi frere. j'adore a ca tellement, je ne voulez pas sien amitie pour aller. je conjecture, c'est que raison je commande tellement. je suis d'esolate, mon frere. j'adore.

this is a poem one of my friends told me;

a friend is a loving companion at all time
fortune will never come to you
unless it is sough for incessantly
sincere friendship is hard to find
fortune has made us friends
you can hardly make a friend in a year
but you can lose one in an hour

Friday, October 21, 2005

i got this from

David Swenson of 3M Corporation describes an anomaly where workers encountered a strange "invisible wall" in the area under a fast-moving sheet of electrically charged polypropelene film in a factory. This "invisible wall" was strong enough to prevent humans from passing through. A person near this "wall" was unable to turn, and so had to walk backwards to retreat from it.
This occurred in late summer in South Carolina, in extremely high humidity. Polypropelene (PP) film on 50K ft. rolls 20ft wide was being slit and transferred to multiple smaller spools. The film was taken off the main roll at high speed, flowed upwards 20ft to overhead rollers, passed horizontally 20ft and then downwards to the slitting device, where it was spooled onto shorter rolls. The whole operation formed a cubical shaped tent, with two walls and a ceiling approximately 20ft square. The spools ran at 1000ft/min, or about 10MPH. The PP film had been manufactured with dissimilar surface structure on opposing faces. Contact electrification can occur even in similar materials if the surface textures or micro-structures are significantly different. The generation of a large imbalance of electrical surface-charge during unspooling was therefor not unexpected, and is a common problem in this industry. "Static cling" in the megavolt range!

On entering the factory floor and far from the equipment, Mr. Swenson's 200KV/ft handheld electrometer was found to slam to full scale. When he attempted to walk through the corridor formed by the moving film, he was stopped about half way through by an "invisible wall." He could lean all his weight forward but was unable to pass. He observed a fly get pulled into the charged, moving plastic, and speculates that the e-fields might have been strong enough to suck in birds!

The production manager did not believe Mr. Swenson's report of the strange phenomena. When they both returned to the factory floor, they found that the "wall" was no longer there. But the production workers had noticed the effect as occurring early in the morning when humidity was lower, so they agreed to try again another day. The second attempt was successful, and early in the morning the field underneath the "tent" was strong enough to raise even the short, curly hair of the production manager. The "invisible wall" effect had returned. He commented that he "didn't know whether to fix it or sell tickets."

"Smoke 0445" by The last Danish pastry on Flickr

"Smoke 0332" by The last Danish pastry on Flickr

"Smoke 0346" by The last Danish pastry on Flickr

"My Flickr Favs - Thank You :)" by **Anna on Flickr

"Between Clouds" by Adge on Flickr

between clouds...

"make a wish..." by Kelley Love on Flickr

"Trick or Treat" by khayes on Flickr

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

ok..if you don't already know, an australian government frontbencher has just grabbed another member of parliament by the THROAT...yes people, australia's politicians have sunk to a new low...when they start grabbing each other by the throat, something really bad must be going to happen to us all.

here is a quote from abc news australia:

New South Wales National Party frontbencher Andrew Fraser grabbed Roads Minister Joe Tripodi around the neck during an altercation in NSW State Parliament overnight.

Mr Tripodi was making a speech in the Lower House about the Pacific Highway, and remarked that the last time he was in Coffs Harbour in northern NSW, the National Party Member in the seat Andrew Fraser was not in the electorate.

Observers say the Member for Coffs Harbour then slammed a glass of water on the table, crossed the chamber to follow the Minister and apparently grabbed Mr Tripodi around the throat.

It is understood several people had to drag him off the Minister before he was ejected by the Sergeant at Arms.

A short time later Andrew Fraser made an apology.

"I wish to unreseverdly apologise to the Minister for Roads and Members of this House for my actions this evening," he said.

"I was gravely out of line in my actions towards the Minister tonight."

Mr Tripodi says he was stunned.

"I just didn't believe it was happening," he said.

"I thought he would stop but he just kept coming at me ... he was out of control, he was like a bull coming straight at me so I was just shocked about it, that's all."

Mr Tripodi says he does not plan to lay charges over the attack.

Monday, October 17, 2005

season 2, episode 4 of LOST...i just wanna say that rose is very sweet, and bernard is very nice too :)

Sunday, October 16, 2005

I'm In Love - John The Whistler

No matter what they say, now, I’m in love
I do it my own way ‘cause I’m in love
And I can’t keep that song out of my mind
Whistling that silly tune all the time

I’m in love

No matter what they say, I don’t care
I whistle anyway, everywhere
I wrote this little song on my own
She said that I’m a genius, I’m in love

My friends say that I’m crazy, I’m just fine
My neighbours stare at me, nevermind!
‘Cause only tells the sweetness of her smile
My supersonic girl, I’m in love

No matter what they say, now, I’m in love
I do it my own way ‘cause I’m in love
And I can’t keep that song out of my mind
Whistling that silly tune all the time

I’m in love

No matter what they say, I don’t care
I whistle anyway, everywhere
I wrote this little song on my own
She said that I’m a genius, I’m in love

My friends say that I’m crazy, I’m just fine
My neighbours stare at me, nevermind!
‘Cause only tells the sweetness of her smile
My supersonic girl, I’m in love

No matter what they say, now, I’m in love
I do it my own way ‘cause I’m in love
And I can’t keep that song out of my mind
Whistling that silly tune all the time

I’m in love

My friends say that I’m crazy, I’m just fine
My neighbours stare at me, nevermind!
‘Cause only tells the sweetness of her smile
My supersonic girl, I’m in love

No matter what they say, now, I’m in love
I do it my own way ‘cause I’m in love
And I can’t keep that song out of my mind
Whistling that silly tune all the time

I’m in love

(whistle... I’m in love)

Saturday, October 15, 2005

"Harvest Party Campfire" by Bumblebee on Flickr

"Pasarela al Maremagnum - Barcelona" by notarivs on Flickr


"Pancake" by .wilkie on Flickr

poor little pancake...i am so sad for her right now, she has already lost a leg and now i discovered on my saturday-ly trip to peter's house that she has a very large cyst above her back good leg. it is very close to a tennis ball in size and i fear it might be doing her damage. i am hopefully going to get peter's sister to take her to the vet.

oh - my - god. i have been playing ridge racer non stop for the past 9 hours. i had previously gotten up to the max tours (and completed one with peter's much needed help ^_^), and never sat down to do any of them cos a) they were too hard and i couldnt be bothered at the time and b) because i had other uni work to do. now i finally get a free moment, i thought i would play some psp to relax. hehe i have been relaxing for the past 9 hours and i have finished all 7 max tours. thats an average of 77 minutes per tour...i dont know what the average is, but i think 77 mins to do a single tour is pretty good for me, considering it was freakin hard on maximum difficulty. now i just need to wait till ridge racer 2 comes out ;)

i am so sick of all these network tv shows -_- i just finished watching smallville episode 2 of season 5...and to tell the truth, ever since smallville began, it was tripe. why do i watch it? keep a check on what my little brother watches. why do i let him watch it if i dont like whats on the show?...*shrugs* well i let him make his own choices...

but god dammit, the middle of episode one is clark kent saying some cheesy line to lana about how she is the only one for him and he saved up his sex all for her. then the closing scene of ep 2 is them consumating their "love"...bullshit its love, they are meant to be in highschool, which means they are probably 17...and what does that mean? it means they dont know jack about anything except what their sex ed has taught them, which is to stick the blokes 'thing' into the womans 'thing'. *sigh* i hate stupid american tv, it irritates me so much. and yeh yeh, for those who know me, im not the most innocent guy, and for those who dont, ive already been down the "love" road and it lead to a slutty end -_- (ps: im not the slut lol). ino some little kiddies go down the yellow brick road and everything is dandy, but thats only cos they are so immature they dont know they are living some little fantasy that doesnt reflect real life.

why cant tv be clean?...why cant they put these stupid shows on so late where nobody stays up to watch them, and then time shift them enough so that nobody can record them lol (only tech geeks will get what i mean, or those who have been so pissed off by nbc and tivo :P)...and sure, i dont mind if they have some kissing or whatevering, but this show is either clark in a scene with a girl who wants him, or a girl who has him, or a girl who is dominating him. all the while im sitting here wishing my little brother didnt see any of it or pick up any of the stupid lines clark says -_-

Friday, October 14, 2005

this is from a rss feed i regularly read, and i thought i would share it with you:

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

*sigh* i feel so depressed. i wish someone would come and take me away from here...i just need some time out fromuni, people and this life. i guess this blog is either photos or me complaining about something...but im sorry. i dont really have anybody to talk to, so i guess i talk to you.

i'll leave you alone now.


BT - Somnambulist

Sunday, October 09, 2005

vaughn is dead

Saturday, October 08, 2005

i just saw "the suit" on "the car show" and he said that diesel is the future. it runs more efficiently, it is more environmentally friendly and overaall it will run longer than a tank of petrol would.

for a few cents more per litre for a fuel that will last up to half as much more than it's petrol equivalent, im willing to change to diesel.

"green." by swissmiss on Flickr

i really really like google. im sure everybody likes it cos it has easy search, but i like it for much more than that.

- firstly, their gmail service is excellent. ads are hardly noticeable, its clean and crisp, very nice.
- then there's google print. google had the brilliant idea of bringing the world of printed books online and they have done well with it so far. i can read my university textbooks online, search for things in them (which is very timesaving) and allows for much better use of the books. i think google print is a really great project.
- although im not in san francisco, i am so happy that google got to roll out their free wifi there. it really is a step forward to making digital online content easier to access.
- another thing i cant really take advantage of is google maps. america only right now, but one of the smartest map servics out there. they can be customizable so much that i have found on one site they use google maps to put waypoint and when a waypoint is clicked, you can actually view live feeds from new york city street cameras. that is the kind of facility we need to allow further development to occur.
- google earth and google moon are probably the most fun aspects of the google group. letting people grab the earth or moon and zoom in to the level of seeing peoples houses and front gardens is i think very very exciting :)
- not only that, but google video is allowing video content to be easily searchable, easily accessible to everyone and anyone.
- google blog search which was recently unveiled allows people to find blogs and read them, in topics which THEY want to know about.
- and lastly, to tie in with their blog search, google announced yesterday their google reader, and online rss reader. i have been waiting for a nice clean one to come along and now it has.

whats even better about all of this, is that all of those things above, including google search is all rolled together, because it is all provided by google! allowing such a rich integration i feel is one of the major strengths in google's business plan and it will see the comapny much further than most others like it.

Monday, October 03, 2005

this post is only for mac users who subscribe to rss feeds and use a dedicated piece of software to view them.

about 3 months ago i started having a problem. thunderbird began running really slow on my system for some reason and i didnt know why. it wasnt the ram, it wasnt the hdd, it was just slow. anyway, i was all for the open source stuff. i stand by it simply because in more cases than not, its extremely reliable, and has features real people use.

anyway, i didnt want to have all my rss feeds sitting in thunderbird and no way to transfer them...3 months later after much searching (there was uni, food and sleep in between search sessions :P) i finally discovered a way to export all my feeds using opml, something thunderbird doesnt support by default. so i installed it and tried other rss readers, like netnewswire, newsfire (which is the first one i used when starting with rss when it was still free in beta) and the like. all of them were good until newsfire went out of beta, and netnewswire became kind of sluggish. lately i have been using this new one, called vienna. it is free, i can do all the stuff i couldnt do in netnewswire, like search and flag news items. i can even still have smart folders to keep my feeds in etc.

i now use apple mail for my mail and vienna for my rss. if it were up to me, i would still use thunderbird for both, because to me it sems logical to check my rss while also checking my mail. but it has become a project that i think is becoming a bit too cumbersome in areas it shouldnt be, and hence slowing down.

everyone should definately try vienna. it has custom styling, is very very fast (even faster than netnewswire when refreshing feeds and viewing them) and has the added extras i enjoyed in thunderbird. and best of all, its free!

Sunday, October 02, 2005

"Renova - Black TP!" by .wilkie on Flickr

omg...finally, someone has released the most useless version of something (hopefully) used by every human!...this is what the company says about its product:

"Elegant, sophisticated, rebellious, alternative and eternally fashionable, black has become virtually synonymous with chic and style. But while this colour is often present in avant-garde creative work, no one has ever dared to use it for toilet paper until now. Black in the loo, how chic and sophisticated can you get?"


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