Monday, April 20, 2009

Bye Bye Blogger

In order to provide you with more timely updates, I have decided to move my hosting service..

please visit my new site @

I am also working on an exciting new side project to be announced soon at the new website.

See you on the other side!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tertiary Series: Security for criminals

I always love a good irony and here's a great one:
"Faced against such a highly secure means of transmitting of information, however, it's near impossible for law enforcement to listen in on and nab suspected criminals."
Blackberry is the Smartphone of Choice for Gangs and Criminals
Whoops! Didn't see that one coming..

"Now, if only they can make it smaller.." - some gangster

Friday, April 17, 2009

Try out the new Google Pervert

I didn't know Google was into the peeping-tom business until I read this:

Google camera trolling streets of Canadian Cities

"Strange-looking vans and cars are prowling the streets of 11 major Canadian cities and taking pictures of homes, lane ways, yards and people as part of the controversial "Street View" feature offered by Google Inc.

The feature allows someone using Google Maps or Google Earth to click on a street or a building and see a picture of the area. The service's ability to allow onlookers to swivel 360 degrees even gives Internet voyeurs the ability to take a virtual stroll of neighbourhoods."
A person being interviewed on the radio even said that this feature is not necessary but interesting because it allows you to see your own street, which he claimed is "pretty cool".

Here's what you should do if you want to see your own street live in 3D, HD, and whatever other (expletive) D you can think of..
  1. Go to front door
  2. Open door
  3. Walk outside
  4. Explore using the two cameras between both your nose and adjust your head for a better viewing angle.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Unions gone wild!

France is in a labour dispute involving recently laid off union members who kidnapped their employers and barricaded themselves in workplaces in protest.
"Workers at a factory operated by U.S. firm 3M held their French manager hostage overnight to protest against plans to lay off half the staff."
French manager blocked in office by angry staff

"Hundreds of French workers, angry about proposed layoffs at a Caterpillar office, were holding executives of the company hostage Tuesday, a spokesman for the workers said.

It is at least the third time this month that French workers threatened with cutbacks have blockaded managers in their offices to demand negotiations. Executives were released unharmed in both previous situations."Angry French workers hold Caterpillar execs in offices

If the managers didn't regret hiring these people before, they do now.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Tertiary Series: Terrorism Double-Standard

I'm usually not a fan of biased editorials, especially from a Conservative newspaper, but this piece on the recent Tamil protests raise some interesting points. (re: Protest may affect afternoon rush hour)

Surprisingly, I'm on the fence on this one..

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Macbook Air Killer

I'm a big fan of anything with the potential to dethrone Apple's reign of darkness - and this might be one of those things..

See more here:

Editor's Note: Dear Dell, your advertising bill will be in the mail.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Q&A: Are their things to avoid when applying for University?

I was surfing a forum and noticed an interesting topic. Some had asked, "Are their things to avoid when applying for university?"

A poster simply replied, "Yes, bad grammar."

Editor's Note: On vacation until Tuesday, April 14 - in the meantime, I will be working on my photography so there will hopefully be some original pictures on my blog for a change. I might get my chimps to post something Saturday, we'll see. Have a good Easter weekend.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Tertiary Series: Money in Your 20s

Here's something I wish I knew earlier..

10 Financial Commandments for Your 20s

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Bye Bye Depression..

Scientists have discovered a way to help you forget traumatic experiences..
"To help people with these kinds of post-traumatic stress disorders ..... you might just want to minimize the emotional association between the memory and the highly disruptive and negative emotions that people have in this context."

He says the research may well conjure "Orwellian" notions of mind manipulation and thought control.

"But that's not really the goal of this. The idea would be (to use it) in a therapeutic way," Salter says, referring in particular to post-traumatic stress prevention.) (Article: Erasing traumatic memory possible, researchers say)

See, this is why I worry about scientists and their "advancements". Look, it's not the goal that people worry about, it's the effects of your crazy (expletive) experiments. In this case, the "Orwellian" notion of mind manipulation and thought control (which by the way, means the same thing) is the consequence that worries people. See, you gotta come out of your labs sometimes and just check out the world. It's a different place now, there is a black President.

Editor's Note: This goes for you meteorologists too. Don't say it's going to be sunny when everyone is holding an umbrella.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Baseball cap shopping, Recession edition

I need to buy a new cap because my old one is worn out. If you didn't know already, I try to push my clothing to the limit and don't necessarily replace them unless it's deemed hazard to public health.

I shopped around and found this...

It's a retro Toronto Blue Jays baseball cap from their glory days back in 90s. I figure, if I am going to buy a cap, I might as well buy a baseball cap. Anyway, when I saw it, I knew I had to have it - so I made it a priority to check it out the next time I went to the mall. Let's fast forward a little bit..

I held the cap in my hand and turned it over, the price tag read, $35.99. In the famous words of my boss: W-T-F? Since when are baseball caps 40 bucks?! I mean, this fabric that wraps around your head?!?!

Whatever, I'm more mad that no one told me the recession is over.

Editor's Note: See this cap @
Editor's Note2: Wait until you see my article on the Dell Adamo.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Recession Shopping: A Recession Sized Meal

I don't know how much this costs, but damn.. this is 1220 calories worth of Mexican goodness. (Source:

I must try this out.. will give a review if I live to tell about it... If you've tried it, and would like to write a review, you know my email. If not, just ask me through email.

March 2009 Round Up - Top 4 Popular Posts

It's been a thrilling month of birthdays and fat families. Here are the top four posts of March.
  1. Tertiary Series: Beautiful Calendar Wallpapers
  2. Best Birthday Present Ever!
  3. Sean Penn: Equal Rights Hypocrite
For the second month in a row, Country Style's Win (Crap) Everytime Event! is in the top four.

Have a great April!