Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Vinni Puh

Ruskie version of Winnie the Pooh. Better than the Disney version

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Prove 5 x 14 = 25

Monday, October 27, 2008

Osama Twitters

The US intelligence officials reckon that terrorists might use microblogging site Twitter to coordinate attacks. 

I suppose Osama has net access in his cave somewhere in god-forsaken Afghanistan and would be updating his minions with his blood-thirsty drivel with 160-character tweets. 

me on Twitter

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sinag, Philippines' First Solar Car

Displayed at the Consumer Electronics Live! is Philippines' first solar car, dubbed Sinag (ray). It is the country's first entry to the World Solar Challenge.

Consumer Electronics Live! at SMX

Giant LCD Tv of Panasonic
Mercedes-Benz SLK at T3 booth
Sony VAIO laptop with Blu-Ray drive
Philippines' first solar car, Sinag
Even Clear Shampoo's got a booth
Canon EOS
Nokia's booth
GPS navigation for Philippines, at BMW
BMW/Certina booth
Canon's booth

I went to the Consumer Electronics Live! at Mall of Asia's SMX convention center this Sunday, and I'd say the eye candies featured there made my mouth water.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Seen in Cyberzone, Megamall

I saw these in Cyberzone, in SM Megamall: (top) the new MacBook Pro, Apple's newest laptop, with unibody construction,  machined  from a solid block of aluminum; and yet another net top, an Atom-powered Neo Vivid, sold for only PhP 22,999 ($470).

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Apple Flavored Kool-Aid

I drank another shot of Apple-flavored Kool-Aid to get under Steve Job's reality distortion field.  I upgraded my existing Globe phone plan to a new one with 40 hrs of 3G access, and got an iPhone for PhP 15,100 (the prepaid one costs 42 thousand pesos).

Here's some pics of the unboxing, how it measures up with the iPod Touch, the vintage game Pac-Man in iPhone, and the Facebook app.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Personal Rapid Transit System

Manila should have this:

ULTra is a battery-driven, 100-mpg-equivalent, elevated personal rapid transit system with many four-person vehicles. The first deployment is scheduled for London Heathrow Airport in Spring 2009, which serves Heathrow's new Terminal 5. 

Working as circulator transit for office parks, airports, universities, and other major activity centers, ULTra is faster than a car. In these applications, ULTra makes carpooling and conventional transit more effective, by solving the "last mile problem.", via Wired

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Think You're Poor?

Think again. Head to Global Rich List and see how you rank globally.

Hey, being 695 millionth richest in the world doesn't feel so bad, doesn't it?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

RHex Robot

nice to all-terrain robot. Makes the Roomba looks effet. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Apple & Steve Jobs Becoming Douchebags

Apple sued a Canadian school for using an apple as a logo. I like Apple products and all but this is ridiculous. 

Who are you gonna sue next, Washington Apple?

Upgrading my PC

I began the piece-by-piece upgrade of my desktop computer. Currently I am using an AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ processor, with 1 gig of Geil RAM, an MSI mobo that comes with an NVIDIA chipset, and 2 hard drives totalling 750 gigs of space. 

I will initially replace the motherboard (the old one conked out last weekend) with an EMAXX one with an AMD 780G chipset. The new Am2+ mobo looks good in specs: SB700 southbridge, ATI Radeon 3200 integrated graphics, 64 mb of SidePort memory,  gigabit LAN, DX10 and DVI and HDMI outputs. Two gigs of Geil DDR2 800 should go into this too. 

Next step would be the processor. I intend to replace my current one with an AMD Phenom quad core processor, probably a 9750. After that, a new video card (I had my eye on an ATIRadeon  4670, maybe a 4850 if my Adsense earnings would allow it ;P), and a new case and LCD monitor. 

AMD to Split into 2

Advanced Micro Devices will spin off its fabs into a separate company called Foundry, which it will have 45% stake. AMD will become a chip design company, and the new company will manufacture the chips.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

iPod Skins

There's a cool way to protect your iPod's - Gela Skins - vinyl stickers that you apply on the back of an iPod touch (and the front for older iPods). The sticker themselves are printed with artwork, ranging from Munch to Dave White.

It's availabe in Fully Booked for about 600 pesos.