Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Baby got problems sleeping?

Get yourself 'Thing' from the Adam's Family to help out...

Monday, December 10, 2007

moving on too ...

ok, so now that I worked out to post on the opera blogs using Windows Live Writer, I'm gonna dribble over there now.

Geek is not Dork is me. If you want a RSS feed:

so long and thanks for the e-fish.


Friday, December 07, 2007

smugmug founders on video

This ones for you nicko.

it is 47 minutes. I feel impotent with only 1 monitor.

400 TB on S3 - that is a big database.

I wonder if I can import from flickr - smugmug looks so noice.

the voice over guys

Saturday, December 01, 2007

when mommy and daddy love each other ...

When a mommy and daddy love each very much, the daddy wants to give the mommy a special gift.

So he buys a "stay-at-home" server.

aaah the special romance of microsoft software.

(part of the windows home server promo thingy)

Monday, November 26, 2007

your youtube fix for the day

if you have 8:23 to spare, you will get a few wows from this

Friday, November 16, 2007

gotta love this zune guy

just surfing through and noticed that they have comparison row for "Preloaded Virus" :) apparently the 80Gb iPod and 4/8 gb Nano still comes with the RavMonE-6.0.exe virus.

Another rows is "Tattoo Freak"


oh well, that is my fun for the afternoon.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

LEGO Cakes

Where was this recipe when I turned 30? I reckon this is pretty awesome, a recipe from Betty Crocker to make cakes that look like LEGO blocks...

I should attempt to make these for the little one's birthday next year... ;)

Building Block Cakes

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

X Class Flare on the Sun

An impressive video of a sun flare.

Info here

Thursday, November 01, 2007

simpsons game trailer

this looks pretty funny imo:

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Dancing Vader

Unfortunately I missed these two clowns in Harijuku.

The Dark Side looks kinda fun...

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

we haven't had an apple vs. microsoft post in a while

Apple is so lame and so childish that the icons it uses in Leopard for networked Windows PCs are CRT displays with a Windows blue screen of death. (See this image for details.)

You see, Leopard has its own blue screen of death. And it's happening to an alarming number of people who buy the new OS and install it on their Macs. Apple has been forced to acknowledge the problem and even use the term "blue screen" to describe it. And they've posted a fix, well, really more of a workaround, that involves an insane serious of UNIX terminal commands.

Have fun with those blue screens, Apple. My advice: Describe this as feature number 301. Heck, you might be able to wrangle 3 or 4 new features out of it. :)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Skyline GTR meets playstation...

Apparently the Polyphony Digital team behind Gran Turismo designed the computer interface in the new Skyline GT-R: (link)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Marble of Doom / Beachball of Death

Yes this is a dig at Mac OSX... but dang it does make me shake my fists around when it happens!
Always in Safari after a few days of use.. :(

Note: Tried to add a screenie but blogger image posting is broken... :(

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Squirrel Suit Flying

A little crazier than expected...

Friday, October 12, 2007

does she turn for you ?

THE Right Brain vs Left Brain test ... do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise?

If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.

Most of us would see the dancer turning anti-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it.,21985,22556281-661,00.html

Thursday, October 11, 2007

really cool way to checkout phones

ever wondered what all that phones out there look like ? well if you click and hover over the following page you will see screen dumps of hundreds and hundreds of handsets ;

and no, of course the iphone is not there, but  as a gadget geek surely you'll enjoy this page anyway.

now, there is no excuse for not running opera on your mobile phone .... my excuse is that my phone doesn't support any data protocols and isn't listed ...

Friday, October 05, 2007

Australia jumps 11 spots on iPod index

In the market for a new video iPod? Head to Hong Kong or, if Europe-bound, stop off in Switzerland. But best avoid Brazil.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Awesome Tetris Player

Be patient and keep watching towards the end... it's worth it... or just let it load and skip towards the end... *gob smacked*

Friday, September 28, 2007

ultimate SW figure collection

now do I get the prize for this week's best link to a SW site ? 549 figures in their box. Most devoted site like this I've seen. Unbelievable. Wow.

You're a grown man. What's with all the Toys dude ?

... lifelong obsession with collecting little plastic men...

Thursday, September 27, 2007

top this "first day at work" incident !

At the end of my first day, I back out of my parking space and accidentally hit a Lexus parked behind me. Oh great, my first day at work, and I dent somebody's fancy car. I leave a note of apology on the windshield, with my name, email address, phone number, and a promise to pay for whatever repairs are necessary.

The next day, I come to work, and I have a new email message.

From Bill Gates.

Oh my God, I dented Bill Gates' car.

Fortunately, he said not to worry about it.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Monday, September 17, 2007

luring couch potatoes to go biking

Trek and Giant and Raleigh are building some new bikes that are designed to be very simple, fun, easy to ride. They want to bring back the fun memories of riding as a kid. I love the look of Trek's Lime. It would be perfect for nipping to the shops etc.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Lego art

Downtown Doomsday, originally uploaded by legohaulic.

This guy creates some awesome lego stuff. Check out his flickr stream (I guess click on the image).

(via boingboing)

Friday, September 07, 2007


Now you can tell if someone is not smiling hard enough, as there is software to tell how well you are smiling rating from 0 to 100%...

I'm sure to put in a suggestion to add an enhancement to include an appropriate emoticon smiley... :D

Smile Measurement Software [via Gizmodo]

how delicious is this !?



Take the Internet(r) with you whever you go - it fits in your pocket ! Surely this is fake, please tell me it is.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

steampunk starwars

click the pic for more. very cool.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Google dude likes having his photo taken

and he has gotten quite a decent list of known faces to have their photo taken with him at the googleplex. "Tan Chade-Meng, a geeky fellow with a big smile" is his gallery

Even the NYT has an article on him

At Google, Mr. Tan has a reputation as a top-flight engineer. But he is also known for his fondness for one-liners and for being a regular contributor to the company’s online humor groups. The job title on his business card reads: “Jolly Good Fellow (which nobody can deny).”

“In my free time, I do engineering,” he said.

Mr. Tan gets tips by e-mail or phone a few days before a famous person arrives. No one has turned him down yet.

Way to go Mr. Tan.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

LEGO Digital Designer

Now you can design your own LEGO using the LEGO Digital Designer software (Windows and Mac OS X) from LEGO! You can make up stuff with all the bricks and other weird pieces that they have in their catalogue... then check the price for the pieces required online, then even purchase it and build it in real life!

LEGO Digital Designer [via Antikewl Daily]

the ultimate cup of coffee

seems that you can get a cup of Kopi Luwak near Townsville. I wonder if I'll ever get to try a cup, and if it will spoil coffee forever for me. That is the only place in Oz you can get such a cup, apparently.

My Indulgent Cup of Coffee

... my brother in law took me to the Heritage Tea Rooms in the beautiful Hervey's Ranges thirty minutes drive from Townsville. The owners of this establishment Allan and Michelle Sharpe sell a unique cup of coffee. It comes from the feces of Indonesian civet cats.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Free CBD WiFi

Being in the city on Saturday for deployment support, I decided to bring in my laptop for some Mame gaming action. As soon as I opened the laptop, I was asked if I wanted to join the free wifi network "ResourcesNet".

Looks like the resource boom is behind this.
ResourcesNET is funded by the resources industry of Western Australia through the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia Incorporated, and the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Ltd, as support for making Perth a more attractive, creative and inspiring city in which to live, work and recreate.

Not that any of you guys are in the city at the moment, but I hope this proves helpful in the future.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Basic Instructions: a new comic strip


sorry if this wraps on your reader: he is wanting a large square format.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

on a roll now ...

What did one snowman say to the other snowman?

"do you smell carrots?"

a joke to make you smile.

I was in my car, and I was driving along, and my boss rang up, and he said 'You've been promoted.' And I swerved. And then he rang up a second time and said "You've been promoted again.' And I swerved again. He rang up a third time and said 'You're managing director.' And I went into a tree. And a policeman came up and said 'What happened to you?' And I said 'I careered off the road.

caught an iphone on my server - - [25/Aug/2007:02:16:25 +0800] "GET /wp-content/themes/digg-3-col/images/bg_header.gif HTTP/1.1" 200 9889 "" "Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/1C28 Safari/419.3"

so hopefully as Nicko checked with Safari for me, it would've rendered just dandy.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

HTTP Error Codes

An amusing cartoon representation of HTTP Error Codes...

This one is one of my favourites... "408 Request Timeout"... ;)

HTTP Errors Flickr Set

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

funny jeanne d'arc trailer

Take a turn-based strategy RPG and turn it into real life:

Monday, August 06, 2007

savant human camera

(via chase jarvis blog)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Singapore Airlines new economy seats

All these new features might make it bearable traveling on long haul flights across the world in cattle class... :)

The new Economy Class seat offers more knee room and legroom to maximise personal space. It also features a headrest that can be adjusted as desired for greater support.

For the first time, a private reading light is present in front of every seat, creating a more comfortable environment for everyone.

While the personal console situated in front of you features conveniences like a coat hook, spectacle compartment, mirror and the inflight handset.

n-seat power supply is available for laptop use. Through the USB port located on the new Economy Class seat personal console, you can access business software that allows you to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations effortlessly.

Time flies when you’re having fun in our new Economy Class cabin. Enjoy the latest movies, TV programmes, music and 3D games on a 10.6 inch personal screen with the highest resolution in the sky, giving you the sharpest pictures and the clearest sound.

These new cabin products will be fitted on Singapore Airlines' new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Available only on selected flights from Singapore to Barcelona, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Milan, Paris, San Francisco, Seoul, Taiwan, Zurich, and progressively on other routes.

Singapore Airlines New Economy Class Seats

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Wii Fit : The Parody

[via Gizmodo]

Mario Skater Boi

That Mario tune sure does bring back good memories...

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Massive Lego Aircraft Carrier

This massive Lego aircraft carrier took Malle Hawking almost a year to build. It is about 5m long, 1.40m wide and 1.2m tall, contains over 200,000 Bricks and weighs over 160 Kilos. The model has electrical lights on deck, a hangar, aircraft, movable elevators, radar dishes and even a motorized catapult.

Massive Lego Aircraft Carrier [via Gizmodo]

101 Ways To Know Your Software Project Is Doomed

This list is funny... cos it's true... unfortunately...

101 Ways To Know Your Software Project Is Doomed

Friday, July 13, 2007

Breaking Primaries

Cool photos by master photog Steve Strawn, the one above is prize-winning photo entitled "Breaking Primaries."

Splutphoto [via Gizmodo]

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Amazing LEGO Dioramas

Great Flickr set of realistic 3D versions of fine art and classic movies scenes done with LEGO!

Flickr Set
[via Gizmodo]

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

teenage affluenza

pass it on - the video, not the disease that is ;)

Monday, July 09, 2007

inspirational picture of the day

Maxwell Fornah and Victor Musa, members of the Single Leg Amputee Sports Club of Sierra Leone, play football in Freetown, Sierra Leone, April 6, 2006. There are more than 6,000 amputees in Sierra Leone as a result of the brutal civil war. The Single Leg Amputee Sports Club of Sierra Leone has played against disabled players in Brazil, and hosted the disabled football championships in Sierra Leone in February 2007.


Sunday, July 08, 2007

lego + stop motion + starwars

Building the Millennium Falcon in stop-motion:

Saturday, July 07, 2007

sweeeeet machine

sometimes HDR images are just weird but this is just awesomeness.



iPhone: magic

Yeah, that iPhone is just like magic:

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Optimash Prime!

Heheheh... let the merchandising begin!

It's sad that wearing a T-Shirt with an Autobots or Decepticon insignia nowadays wouldn't be as cool as about a year ago, due to people thinking that you've just like the movie... *sigh*

Optimash Prime Mr. Potato Head Transformer

Monday, July 02, 2007

make your own simpsons avatar

Courtesy of the simpsons movie website (flash required).

click here to make your own

Saturday, June 30, 2007

aaaand here he is, Mr. Nintendo 64 all grown up

ok, don't watch this video unless you've seen the one I already posted or you'll spoil the gag.

I want to see this guy in the iPhone line

I wonder if he is grown up enough to be able to afford one and stand in line and give us some excitement.

Friday, June 29, 2007

AT-AT Snow Walker Papercraft

Ultra detailed PDF's to print out and create your own little AT-AT Snow Walker army... :)

AT-AT Snow Walker Papercraft [via Wonderland]

just look into my eyes

some think you are are having your photo taken with the new eyefone, when you are just being brainwashed .... `you will love this logo, you will pay your left arm and right leg for it, you will defend it against evil redmond, you will stand in line for me'

heroes se02 here sooner: but with ads


The network announced that when it screens the next series of Heroes and Prison Break later this year, the episodes would be broadcast as close as possible to their US screen debut.

It will also offer time-shifted viewing on the TiVo digital video recorders it will launch next year, and it plans to further develop its Yahoo7 website.

Seven's corporate affairs director Simon Francis said Heroes and Prison Break were the two most downloaded shows in Australia, but stopped short of blaming the phenomenon for a drop in viewers.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

日本の形 The Japanese Tradition - 謝罪 Shazai

I've got to memorise all of this before my trip to Japan.

Monday, June 25, 2007

I've only got eyes for you

Jalisa 'The Eyepopper' Thompson demonstrates the skill behind her nickname as she arrives for the grand opening of the Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium Thursday, June 21, 2007 in New York.


And a happy Monday Morning to Y'all.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007

spoilsport !!

AT-AT Stroller mod

This is what all the cool stormtrooper babies ride in:

(via boingboing and geekdad)