Friday, July 31, 2009

G.I. Joe 3G Kit

Globe Telecoms is selling limited edition G.I. Joe-themed 3G USB modems. The prepaid kits, part of their Tattoo line, sells for PhP 1895 each.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Robot Musician

A robot playing 'Twinkle, Twinkle' on piano, at Shanghai Science & Technology Museum

Monday, July 27, 2009

Shanghai Science & Technology Museum

I visited the Shanghai Science & Technology Museum last week, together with some colleague from UP Astronomical Society. I particularly enjoyed the World of Robots exhibit, as well as the section about Space Navigation.

pics, from top: piano-playing robot, the IMAX theater, facade of the museum

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Making the Switch

I finally did it. After another incident of malware infection, I decided to switch from Windows to Mac. I got myself a Mac mini with a 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo processor, with 2 gigs of RAM and 320 gigabytes of storage space.

And so far, I am loving my Mac. Runs fast, and the OS X Leopard is just amazing. BOINC has a Mac version too, so I can still crunch numbers for SETI@Home et al. The mini needs anHDMI out though, and dual-screen out.

I still plan to get a Windows machine in the future, an AMD Phenom II quad most likely.

Monday, July 13, 2009

2009 Total Solar Eclipse

The UP Astronomical Society will send an expedition to Shanghai (which I am part of) to witness and document the rare event. The eclipse is on July 22, 2009, and the totality will occur at 9:43 am.

The team site is here.

(Slides from the lecture on the 2009 Total Solar eclipse given by UP Astronomical Society alumni Bamm Gabriana.)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Metal Gear Solid iPhone Covers

Found these in Trinoma Mall, a place called Digital Walker: Metal Gear Solid iPhone covers, at PhP 2500 each.