Sunday, December 23, 2007

My Nokia N800 is now running OS2008

I'm enjoying the new OS ever though it's lacking a few key apps like VNC. The web browser is more responsive though so it's definitely a good OS upgrade.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Homemade Optimus Prime Costume Also Deserves Props

It may not quite be the Citroen transformer, but these kids still deserve props for creating a Optimus Prime costume worthy of recognition. It appears to be around 10 feet tall, which is inching closer to a scale model of the real (and by real, I mean not-real) Optimus Prime

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Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007

$399 Ultraportable Apple Laptop: OS X on Asus EEE PC

Lo-jacking the Asus Eee PC with OS X is legally dubious thanks to licensing restrictions and whatnot, but a lot of worthwhile tech endeavors tend to be. The method more or less follows Adam Pash's awesome Hackintosh tutorial over at Lifehacker, but already PC-patched copy of OS X floating around BitTorrent lets you skirt a lot of the hackage.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

New Project in the works - Ubuntu Home Server

Could this be good contender for Windows Home Server?

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Zoho DB

Zoho has now released a relation online database. As an example, here is a chart of my video game collection.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

This is the end, my only friend: Nintendo Drops NES Support

After 22 years, the NES is finally being retired by Nintendo. As of October 31st, Nintendo plans to drop support for the ol' girl, reaking havoc with the plans of twenty-something nostalgists the world over. In further gloomy news, Nintendo has revealed they will be ending support for the SNES, Nintendo 64, Gameboy and Gameboy Pocket lines...

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Mario Kart Wii gets bikes, Spring 2008 release date

Nintendo has announced that Mario Kart Wii will be featuring bikes as well as karts, and is slated to ship in Spring 2008.

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon free CD's: orders are taken NOW

The shipit service of Ubuntu is now taking orders for Gutsy shipments. Standard options: 1 or 2 x86 cd's or 1 x86_64 cd's

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Hot Wheels Garage

I wish I still had this playset. Cars could go from the top to the bottom all by themselves.
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Matchbox Hitch 'N Haul Army Camp

Found this set at Superstore for $3.98.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Classic Hot Wheels Sets

One of my friends in the States was able to get this set for me as I coldn't find it up here in Canada. Wal-Mart Canada has the 2 other sets that connect to this one, which I got.

This set is special to me as I had the original one when I was a kid but I had got r4id of it many years ago. Now my son will be able to play with a playset that's the same as the one I had.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

SNK PLAYMORE USA Announces 2007 Tokyo Game Show Line-up

Wall, NJ – Sept. 21, 2007 – SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION, the U.S. publishing arm of the SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION, today announced its 2007/2008 line-up at the Tokyo Game Show 2007, being held Sept. 20-23 at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo.

"We're pleased to once again be bringing fans more of the quality fighting and great arcade games they've come to expect from us," said Ben Herman, president of SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION, "and with the addition of a number of downloadable console titles, SNK aficionados will have even more options available to them."

The SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION Tokyo Game Show 2007 line-up is as follows:

THE KING OF FIGHTERS COLLECTION: THE OROCHI SAGA (Wii™, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system)

METAL SLUG 7 (Nintendo DS™)

SNK ARCADE CLASSICS Volume 1 (PlayStation 2 system, PSP® system)

SAMURAI SHODOWN ANTHOLOGY (Wii™, PlayStation 2 system)

METAL SLUG 3 (Xbox LIVE® Arcade)


FATAL FURY (Wii™ Virtual Console™)

WORLD HEROES (Wii Virtual Console)

MAGICIAN LORD (Wii Virtual Console)

In addition to console titles, SNK PLAYMORE will also be announcing three new arcade titles at the Tokyo Game show:




Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION (SNK) develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1978, SNK is one of the largest privately held interactive entertainment content providers in the world. Known for such franchises as THE KING OF FIGHTERS, METAL SLUG, and SAMURAI SHODOWN SNK continues to be an industry leader by focusing on their rich arcade history. More information on SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION can be found at SNK PLAYMORE USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION with offices in Wall, NJ. It handles operations in North America including publishing, marketing, development and localization. More information on SNK PLAYMORE USA can be found at


Thursday, September 20, 2007

$1 CAD = $1 USD

The US and Canadian dollars were worth exactly the same at just before 2pm CDT today. My dad still remembers the last time it happened over 30 years ago.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Google Presentation - Google's PowerPoint app goes live

Google's long-rumored and eagerly anticipated PowerPoint clone has finally shipped. Although we've only had a chance to have a first look, here are some impressions. What's there: PowerPoint import, Versioning, Collaboration, Online presentation sharing. What's not there: Animations, Sound, Video, exporting to PowerPoint.

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Wi-Fi Play Confirmed on Smash Bros. DOJO!

Super Smash Bros. Brawl supports Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. If you connect your Wii to the Internet, you can enjoy linked battles with distant people!

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Friday, September 14, 2007

iPod Touch unpacking tour and first look (photos)

Looks a lot thinner than the iPhone, lots of photos of an actual iPod touch 16gb

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

StarOffice 8 is now free as part of Google Pack

You can download StarOffice 8 using Google Pack at no cost. It usually costs $70 USD. It only add some minor additions to but it's still neat to get free software that you'd usually have to pay for. See here for more details.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Friday, September 07, 2007

Nathan is 4 weeks old tomorrow

Mom & Dad are so happy. This first month has just flown by. One of our favorite pictures of our little guy. Feel free and leave some comments here as 10 years or even 5 years down the road it will be neat to be able to show this post to Nathan.

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It’s long but it’s worth the read...

1. Don’t write anything down. Ever. We can play back the error messages from here.

2. When an I.T. person says he’s coming right over, go for coffee. It’s nothing for us to remember 3,000 screen saver passwords.

3. When you call us to have your computer moved, be sure to leave it buried under half a ton of postcards, baby pictures, stuffed animals, dried flowers, bowling trophies and Popsicle art. We don’t have a life, and we find it deeply moving to catch a fleeting glimpse of yours.

4. When you call the help desk, state what you want, not what’s keeping you from getting it. We don’t need to know that you can’t get into your mail because your computer won’t power on at all.

5. Don’t put your phone number in your e-mails to the help desk. We need to keep an eye on the address book performance.

6. When I.T. support sends you an e-mail with high importance, delete it at once. We’re just testing the public groups.

7. When an I.T. person is eating lunch at his desk, walk right in and spill your guts right out. We exist only to serve.

8. When an I.T. person is having a smoke outside, ask him a computer question. The only reason why we smoke at all is to ferret out those clients who don’t have e-mail or a telephone line.

9. Send urgent email all in uppercase. The mail server picks it up and flags it as a rush delivery.

10. When you call an I.T. person’s direct line, press 5 to skip the bilingual greeting that says he’s out of town for a week, record your message and wait exactly 24 hours before you send an email straight to the director because no one ever returned your call. You’re entitled to common courtesy.

11. When the photocopier doesn’t work, call computer support. There’s electronics in it.

12. When you’re getting a NO DIAL TONE message at home, call computer support. We can fix your line from here.

13. When you have a dozen CGA monitors to get rid of, call computer support. We’re collectors.

14. When something’s wrong with your home PC, dump it on an I.T. person’s chair with no name, no phone number and no description of the problem. We love a puzzle.

15. If you hate your mouse, get some other pointing device and discard the manual. We know all the keyboard accelerators.

16. When an I.T. person tells you that computer monitors don’t have cartridges in them, argue. We love a good argument.

17. When you get a message about insufficient disk space, delete everything in the Windows directory. It’s nothing but trouble anyway.

18. When you have an I.T. person on the phone walking you through changing a setting, read the paper. We don’t actually mean for you to do anything; we just love to hear ourselves talk.

19. When an I.T. person tells you that he’ll be there shortly, reply in a scathing tone of voice: “And just how many weeks do you mean by shortly?” That’ll get us going.

20. If you have a 14-inch monitor that says VGA on it, set the display to true colour, 1024 x 768. You’ll never again have to worry about people reading confidential files over your shoulder.

21. When we offer training on the upcoming Operating System upgrade, don’t bother. We’ll be there to hold your hand after it’s done.

22. When the printer won’t print, re-send the job at least 20 times. Print jobs frequently get sucked into black holes.

23. When the printer still won’t print after 20 tries, send the job to all 68 printers in the branch. One of them is bound to work.

24. Don’t learn the proper name for anything technical. We know exactly what you mean by “my thingy’s outta whack”.

25. Don’t use on-line help. On-line help is for wimps.

26. If you’re taking night classes in computer science, feel free to go around and update the network drivers for your all your co-workers. We’re grateful for the overtime money.

27. When an I.T. person makes popcorn, help yourself while he’s checking out your access rights. And we keep chocolate in the top drawer, too.

28. When you have an I.T. person fixing your computer at a quarter past noon, eat your lunch in his face. We function better when slightly dizzy.

29. Don’t ever thank us. We’re getting paid for this.

30. If you’re an intern, feel free to bring in all your friends from college and have your Daddy complain to our boss when we won’t let them use the scanner. We had no friends when we were in college; that’s why we’re such a bunch of tight-assed little twerps.

31. When an I.T. person asks you whether you’ve installed any new software on this computer, lie. It’s nobody’s business what you’ve got on your computer.

32. When an I.T. person finds the AOL shortcuts in your Recycle Bin, tell them you’ve never seen those before. We couldn’t tell bullshit if it kicked us in the face.

33. If you have NT, feel free to change the local administrator’s password to “biteme” and promptly forget it. We like installing NT.

34. If the mouse cable keeps knocking down the framed picture of your dog, lift the computer and stuff the cable under it. Mouse cables were designed to have 45 lbs. of computer sitting on top of them.

35. If the space bar on your keyboard doesn’t work, blame it on the e-mail upgrade. Keyboards are actually very happy with half a pound of muffin crumbs and nail clippings in them.

36. When you receive the new Yanni CD for your birthday, shove it into any slot on the front of your computer. We like getting physical with 5.25 floppy drives.

37. When you get a message saying “Are you sure?” click on that Yes button as fast as you can. Hell, if you weren’t sure, you wouldn’t be doing it, would you?

38. When you find an I.T. person on the phone with his bank, sit uninvited on the corner of his desk and stare at him until he hangs up. We don’t have any money to speak of anyway.

39. Feel perfectly free to say things like “I don’t know nothing about that computer crap”. We don’t mind at all hearing our area of professional expertise referred to as crap.

40. When you need to change the toner cartridge, call I.T. support. Changing a toner cartridge is an extremely complex task, and Hewlett-Packard recommends that it be performed only by a professional engineer with a master’s degree in nuclear physics.

41. When you can’t find someone in the government directory, call I.T. Support. Due to budget restrictions, we double as directory assistance.

42. When you have a lock to pick on an old file cabinet, call I.T. Support. We love to hack.

43. When something’s the matter with your computer, ask your secretary to call the help desk. We enjoy the challenge of having to deal with a third party who doesn’t know jack shit about the problem.

44. When you receive a 30-meg movie file, send it to everyone as an e-mail attachment. We got lots of disk space on that mail server.

45. Don’t even think of breaking large print jobs down into smaller chunks. Somebody else might get a chance to squeeze a memo into the queue.

46. When your eyes fall on the family pictures on an I.T. person’s desk, exclaim in a flabbergasted tone of voice: “YOU have a child?!?” We need to be reminded of how lucky we were to ever have got laid.

47. When an I.T. person gets on the elevator pushing $15,000 worth of computer equipment on a cart, ask in a very loud voice: “Good grief, you take the elevator to go DOWN one floor?!?” That’s another one that cracks us up no end.

48. When the Finance folks are printing a 100-page spreadsheet on the LaserJet, send your black and white print job to the color printer. We get the black toner for free.

49. When you lose your car keys, send an email to the entire department.

People out in Alert like to keep abreast of what’s going on.

50. When you bump into an I.T. person at the grocery store on a Saturday, ask a computer question. We do weekends.

51. When you see an I.T. person having a beer with a member of the opposite sex on a Friday night, walk right up to them and ask a computer question. We don’t do dating; the reason why we have that horny look on our faces is because we’re discussing the new Intel processor.

52. Don’t bother to tell us when you move computers around on your own. Computer names are just a cosmetic feature in NT 4.0; they won’t be doing anything useful until the next major release.

53. When you can’t access some shared directory on your boss’s machine, just tell us that you’ve lost your X: drive. We know all that shit by heart.

54. If your son is a student in computer science, have him come in on the weekends and do his projects on your office computer. We’ll be there for you when his illegal copy of Visual Basic 6.0 makes your Access 95 database flip out.

57. When you bring your own personal home PC for repair at the office, leave the documentation at home. We’ll find the jumper settings on the Internet.

58. We’re aware of that problem with computers just sitting there and not doing anything. We’re confident that with the next service pack they’ll be able to dance the jig.

59. The correct location to store important files is the Recycle Bin. It’s just like a real office, where you keep your tax receipts in the blue can under your desk.

60. If you miss Windows 3.1, find the line that goes shell explorer.exe in your SYSTEM.INI file and replace it with shell=progman.exe. It makes troubleshooting infinitely easier when we ask you whether you have a Start button at the bottom of your screen and you truthfully answer us that you don’t.

61. If you curse every morning when you start to type your password and the Virus Shield splash screen pops up in your face, disable the Virus Shield. Again, this is just like real life: if you don’t like condoms, just don’t use them, that’s all.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Thursday, August 23, 2007

eee PC Prices on

  1. ASUS Eee PC700 Celeron M 7IN 800X480 WLAN 10/100 DDR2 256MB 2GB LAN Linux Black Notebook (Eee700/2G/256M) (25881) $284.99
  2. ASUS Eee PC700 Celeron M 7IN 800X480 WLAN 10/100 DDR2 512MB 4GB LAN Linux Camera Notebook W/ Bag (Eee700/4G/512M/Camera) (25885) $439.99
  3. ASUS Eee PC700 Celeron M 7IN 800X480 WLAN 10/100 DDR2 256MB 2GB LAN Linux Camera Notebook W/ Bag (Eee700/2G/256M/Camera) (25884) $329.99

With prices like these it may be better to get a cheap Dell Inspiron.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Fact or Fiction?: Antiperspirants Give You Alzheimers

For some, the thought of abandoning antiperspirants gives them the cold sweats. For others, it's the thought of using them. Underarm antiperspirants guard against odor and wetness, but could the aluminum-based compounds that reduce sweat actually cause Alzheimer's disease and breast cancer? (Scientific American Takes a Look)

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Saturday, August 04, 2007

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Friday, July 27, 2007

$250 PC that doesn't suck

This is a comparison for you you can build (although if you're in Canada you'd need a friend to buy the stuff from which would be comparible to the price of a Zombu.

Forza 2 screen grabs

Go here for a PIcasa Web Album with some nice Forza 2 screen grabs, including a Geek Squad VW New Beetle, and the General Lee.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


Zonbu - a neat $250 mini linux PC.

There are only 12 kinds of ads in the world. Resist them all!

After much research, Donald Gunn, creative director for the advertising agency Leo Burnett, determined that nearly all good ads fall into one of 12 categories—or "master formats," in his words.This slide show presents some recent ads exemplifying each of Gunn's 12 basic categories. The curtain has been pulled back on all those sly sales tactics...

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Funny Wii Fit parody

Ultra Capacitors

It will be interesting to see where this technology will be in a few year .


July 20, 2007


Manitoba is expanding its electronic waste (e-waste) round-up program with the support of HP Canada and Best Buy, Science, Technology, Energy and Mines Minister Jim Rondeau and Conservation Minister Stan Struthers announced today.
Starting today and until Aug. 2, the public can drop off any make or model of unwanted desktop computer, laptop, monitor or printer at Winnipeg Best Buy locations. In return, people taking advantage of this opportunity will be offered a discount of $25 off the purchase of a new HP or Compaq desktop computer, laptop, monitor or printer.
“The event demonstrates an effective partnership between government and major electronic manufacturers and retailers, and signals a shared commitment to take action to safeguard our environment,” said Rondeau.
“More collection sites, in addition to the 19 depots currently established in communities across the province, will make it easier for people to do the right thing when disposing of electronic waste,” said Struthers.
Manitoba’s first shipment of e-waste to Sims Recycling in Brampton, Ont., was delivered July 3. The amount of material dropped off to date totals approximately 55 tonnes. It is estimated that up to 500 tonnes of e-waste will be collected before the initiative concludes in September.
“Best Buy is thrilled to be a part of this initiative and to be able to work for the first time in this manner with the province and once again with our valued partner HP,” said Mike Pratt, senior vice-president of Best Buy. “We encourage the community and our customers to take advantage of this opportunity and look forward to seeing a great turnout at our stores.”
“Enabling consumers to responsibly recycle electronics products is integral to HP’s commitment to the environment,” said Lloyd Bryant, vice president and general manager, imaging and printing, HP Canada. “We look forward to further collaborating with the government of Manitoba and Best Buy to provide a simple and accessible program for electronics recycling.”
Electronic waste is one of four priority waste streams being addressed by the Manitoba government. An electronic stewardship regulation, currently being finalized for public consultation in the near future, will form the basis of a long-term solution to the problem of e-waste in Manitoba, said Rondeau.

My next car??

My 99 Maulibu didn't want to start last night so I had it towed to the garage to have it looked at. Haven't heard back as to what's wrong with it.

I've liked the looks of the Chevy Aveo hatchback for quite a while now. Of course, I won't be getting a new car (don't worry honey!), but it's nice to dream. :)

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Police Cars from Around the World

"There's something weird about police cars. No matter where you go, they all look somewhat the same, yet still completely different. It's one of those strange travel gems -- like grocery stores and candy bars -- that seem so familiar yet remain absolutely different and strangely interesting." - Gadling

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More on the Eee PC

Hands on with the Eee PC

As you can tell I'm actually quite excited about this little machine. Since I game on my consoles, I don't need a high end computer and if it will be $200 US, that would be cheaper than a Wii.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Original Transformers Boxed Collection Sold for $1,000,000

Count them. 275 Tranformers from the 80s. 101 Autobots, 81 Decepticons, 92 licensed products, some never removed from box, some mint-in-box, all ready for the mother of all battles. Sold for $1,000,000 at eBay in a story full of drama, love and cartoon passion that started out of pity for Starscream.

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Monday, July 16, 2007

Playmobil Alamo

This is something along the lines of what I would like to do in the basement with all my Playmobil Western sets.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Soundwave Transformer gets MP3 player upgrade

[Engadget link]
I just got the Titanium version of soundwave, which is more of a mix between Blaster and Soundwave.

Friday, July 13, 2007

5 Simple Ways to Store Your Files Online: Better than .Mac & Live Folders

When it comes to online backup of your data, there’s probably more options than in any other web 2.0 space. However, many of these don’t work as advertised. I’ve gone through this mess and chosen 5 simple online backup services that just work.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Nintendo Packaging Wii Wheel w/ Mario Kart Wii

Nintendo just announced some extensive online functionality for its upcoming Wii-based Mario Kart title, including an undisclosed amount of "more" online competitors, which is always a plus. Nintendo is also packing a free Wii Wheel with each copy of the game to help ease the newbs into the Kart action. Release date is Dec 3rd!

Read more at Nintendo's E3 press release site: Username is "golin" and the password is "harris".

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

My New Gas Trimmer

Finally got around to getting one for the yard. Got it at Canadian Tire.

Product #60-2304-2

  • 25cc two-cycle engine
  • Wide 15" (41 cm) cutting path
  • Tap 'n Go dual line advancing system
  • Curved 51" (129 cm) shaft
  • Dual line cutting head
  • 0.065" (1.65 mm) line diameter
  • 2-year warranty

Monday, July 09, 2007

Doritos Fiery in Canada

Doritos Fiery is now in Canada! Only for a limited time though, and I'm not sure if they have the large bags, as the one Shopper's Drug Mart I looked at only had the 77g bag.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

My new DVD burner

It's a Philips SPD3600CC external USB DVD burner that pretty much does all the formats out there right now. And it works great with my Mac Mini G4 even though it says nothing in the documentation about it being Mac compatible. And it only cost $80 CAD plus tax!
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Monday, June 25, 2007

Five resources to create a Wii media center

Here are five applications and websites needed create your own Wii media center…

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F-Zero X on the Wii Virtual Console

F-Zero X - Nintendo 64 - Wii Virtual Console review

I don't need to buy this though as my N64 and copy of F-Zero X are in fine working order (and still hooked up in the base along with my 8 other consoles, but if someone doesn't have the original, this would be a great game to get.

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Just thought this was very funny even though these jokes are starting to show their age.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Are you sure that you are using the best word processor?

14 word processors reviewed including 3 online alternatives

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The real $99 PC: Ubuntu up and running on a decTOP (aka AMD PIC)

The AMD PIC, rebranded as the decTOP, is now actually available for purchase and confirmed to work with Linux. For $99, you get an 8 Watt, fanless, 366 MHz AMD Geode based PC with a 10GB disk and 128MB of memory (both upgradeable), along with a keyboard, mouse, and ethernet adapter. This guide walks through the [X]ubuntu installation process.

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

The Fall Guy Toy Truck

I remember having this toy as a kid. Now it's selling for $20-25 still on the card.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Friday, June 08, 2007

FINALLY! A $199 Laptop to Hit Stores in August

A laptop for those of us who just want to take notes and surf the web while in class. The price? $199 USD

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Friday, June 01, 2007

G1 Soundwave at Toys R Us. "Only" $39.99. A little expensive for my tastes, but it's neat they've released it.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Pictures: How to make Tetris ice cubes!

Make your own tetris block silicone ice cube tray. The mold created in this project can be used for much more than just ice cubes- try making Jello tetris pieces, or tetris soap, tetris Popsicles, or even tetris ground beef squares!

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

LEGO Mindstorms YouTube video

A very neat LEGO Mindstorms video.Link

Amazing LEGO model of Mos Eisley Spaceport

Landspeeders, Banthas, even Han & Chewie escaping from Docking Bay 94 in the Falcon! It's all here in impressive LEGO detail. Flickr user Bluemoose uploaded these photos from the 2007 Leicester LEGO Fest. Check out his photoset!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Geometry Wars Headed to Nintendo

"A year and a half after the launch of the Xbox 360, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved is still arguably the best content Xbox Live Arcade has to offer...Until now, the holy experience of playing Geometry Wars was exclusive to Xbox and 360 owners, but it looks like Nintendo fans will get to see what all the hubbub is about soon enough."

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Monday, May 21, 2007

USB Mini fridge:
  • Cools a beverage from 5V USB Power
  • Stylized as a mini fridge
  • Holds one can
  • Internal LED light
  • USB powered
  • No batteries required
  • Plug and play
  • Temperature decreases to 8.5 degrees after 5 mins
  • Dimension: 19.4x9x9cm
  • Weight: 362g
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2007

    Apple Releases New MacBooks

    As predicted, Apple released revised MacBooks today.Apple(R) today updated its MacBook(R) consumer notebooks with faster Intel Core 2 Duo processors, 1GB of memory and larger hard drives in every model. The MacBook is just one-inch thin and features built-in 802.11n wireless networking for up to fiv...

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    Sunday, May 13, 2007

    Wii toys served hot off the grill - Nintendo Wii Fanboy

    Wii toys served hot off the grill - Nintendo Wii Fanboy

    Don't know if Wendy's in Canada will have this same toy offer. Might be tempting to get the Excite Truck truck.

    Tuesday, May 08, 2007

    Google launches Google Reader for the Wii last night

    Google quietly launched Google Reader specifically designed for the Wii last night. The new interface even makes use of the buttons found on your Wiimote. On my initial digging I cannot find a similar interface designed specifically for the PS3 browser. Suh-weet....err...Suh-wiit.

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    Excite Truck unlockables

    After reading one of the FAQs for the game, the writer kindly made links to all the trucks. These two are the last ones I still have to unlock on this game.

    Friday, May 04, 2007

    Free Slype Calling Day

    You can use Slype to call anywhere for free on May13th.

    Pidgin 2.0 Released

    You can download Pidgin 2.0 here: link

    This is the new name for gaim after AOL forced a name change. The software crashed a couple time after upgrading, but now it appears stable on my work computer.

    Monday, April 30, 2007

    36 New Hi-Res Photos from Shrek 3

    Dreamworks has released 36 new photos from Shrek the Third (ie Shrek 3). Check them out after the jump. As always, click on the images to see the photos at a higher resolution.

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    Sunday, April 29, 2007

    Roll your own creative suite

    Adobe's powerhouse Creative Suite 3 isn't for everyone, not least because of the cost. This guide shows how you can put together your own creative package with open-source or free software.

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    Monday, April 23, 2007

    Picasa Web Albums - Custom Aveo

    Custom Aveo

    Since I don't think I'll be able to afford a Mini Cooper as my next car, a Chevy Aveo / Pontiac Wave / Suzuki Swift+ is a more realistic goal. Here are some pictures of some customized versions of the car that look not too bad (I especially like the blue version).

    Apple details Leopard's expanded iChat 4.0 Instant Message framework

    Apple is slowly publicizing some of Mac OS X Leopard's underlying features, most recently providing developers with an explanation of how the operating system's expanded Instant Message framework will allow them to access iChat 4.0 features from within their applications.

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    Friday, April 20, 2007

    Starcraft + Origami = Papercraft

    flickr user gluek's obsession with Starcraft and/or paper has awesome result.

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    Tuesday, April 17, 2007

    Google’s Office Suite Complete: Google “PowerPoint” Confirmed

    There’s no need for further speculation: Google CEO Today at the Web 2.0 Expo Google CEO Eric Schmidt confirmed that Google will soon launch a PowerPoint clone, completing their basic office suite (they already have Word and Excel covered).

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    Saturday, April 14, 2007

    Star Wars Review: World's Smallest Working R2D2

    It's about perfect scale to the old Star Wars action figures. And the Japanese import has an IR lightsaber remote. At $30 bucks, it might make a good gift, cat toy, or a good friend to have when you're trying to get the Hyperdrive working.

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    Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix announced for XBLA, PSN

    With 13 years of competitive play under its belt and counting, Super Street Fighter II Turbo is widely considered to be 2-D fighting perfected. A high octane, extremely offense-minded fighter, how is it that Capcom plans to improve upon perfection? By bringing in the comic masterminds at UDON to redraw the entire game, pixel-for-pixel.

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    Why the Wii browser has Flash 7 and not Flash 8 or 9?

    Opera’s Haavard just answered on his blog the question many have been asking “Why does the Wii Opera-powered browser come with the ancient Flash 7 and not with Flash 8 or Flash 9?”

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    Thursday, April 12, 2007

    Wednesday, April 11, 2007

    Opera 9.2 released

    Finally! 9.2 is launched today. 9.2 is not only an important update with bug fixes and the new Speed Dial functionality, it's also a milestone in spreading Opera to new users around the world: Opera 9.2 for Windows ships with 31 languages.

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    Tuesday, April 10, 2007

    PHOTOS: 4 stories of Donkey Kong, made from 6,400 Post-Its!

    Check this out! Late Sunday night, a group of UC Santa Cruz students came together at the Engineering 2 building to recreate a level of Donkey Kong on four stories of windows made out of Post-Its. Complete with oil barrels, rolling barrels, ladders, Mario, Penelope, and of course, Donkey Kong!

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    Monday, April 09, 2007

    The Top Five Multiplayer Wi-fi Games for the Nintendo DS

    Portable Video Gamer runs down the top five multiplayer online games for the DS, including some under-appreciated titles you might not have played yet.

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    Einstein Struggled with God

    Einstein's biographer: Einstein was at a dinner party once in Berlin and everybody assumed he was an atheist and he said, "No. I have a deep feeling of faith, a deep religiosity that comes from my appreciation of the way the Lord made the universe," and everybody was stunned.

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    Saturday, April 07, 2007

    iPhone confirmed for Rogers Wireless in Canada. Again.

    Hence, just today, on April 6th 2007, we
    ’ve made a call to Rogers Wireless regarding the CBC report. Rogers Wireless customer representative Amanda, (1-877-764-3772), told us the following. According to Amanda (whose last name we were unable to get due to Rogers policies), “We [Rogers Wireless] are going to offer the iPhone in Canada… We’re just..

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    Friday, April 06, 2007

    IGN gives Super Paper Mario for the Wii an 8.9

    The new 2D-to-3D dynamic is built around clever and surprisingly complex puzzles that will challenge and impress you. And it all comes together to make Super Paper Mario a highly enjoyable title, whether you want to call it a platformer, an RPG, or something in-between. You will have fun and the fun will last for a good while, plain and simple.

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    Apple's new Mac Pro uses exclusive quad core 3 ghz Xeon

    Apple's updated Mac Pro uses a special version of Intel's Xeon workstation-class processor, the semiconductor company said in an e-mail note. The 3GHz quad-core CPU at the heart of the fastest system is currently an unannounced model that sits at the top of the company's performance range and is presently used only by Apple

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    Thursday, April 05, 2007

    Favorite Dog Poll

    Vote for your favorite dog...

    Zoho Polls

    Testing Zoho Polls:

    Wednesday, April 04, 2007

    One million MINIs made - Autoblog

    One million MINIs made - Autoblog

    Still my favorite car if I had the money to go out and buy a new car today.

    Apple Canada - Mac Pro

    Apple Canada - Mac Pro

    This blows any dual core G5 out of the water! :) If only I had the money...

    New York Auto Show: Chevy Beat Concept - AutoblogGreen

    New York Auto Show: Chevy Beat Concept - AutoblogGreen

    This looks to be the best of the 3 new concept cars. I'm somewhat partial to the Aveo/Wave/Swift+, but this looks like a modern update on that design.

    Chevy even has a site to vote for your favorite car out of their 3 new concept vehicles: here

    3rd Anniversary of our first date

    Well, today marks the third anniversary of my first date with Janelle. We went to Tim Horton's and had a drink and donuts. We both didn't know where we would be 3 years down the road.

    I can never fool Janelle, so she already knows what I got her - a basic Mixmaster from Sunbeam. She's wanted one for a couple years, however it might be a gift we'll both use. :)

    Tuesday, April 03, 2007

    My Other Blog

    I like testing out different products, so I created a Wordpress blog at

    Monday, April 02, 2007

    Lotto 6/49

    Finally went in at work with the lottery pool. It's 38 million estimated on Wednesday April 4. April 4 was a lucky day for me 3 years ago, so I'm hoping it might be so again. :)

    Nights on the Wii

    Nights on the Wii
    I have this game for the Saturn. Could be a good game on the Wii. I was never all that great on the Saturn version.

    Thursday, March 29, 2007

    Playmobil Romans

    Playmobil is coming out with their Roman sets this fall.

    Wednesday, March 28, 2007

    Ramblings - March 28

    We had Oscar and Eddie go to the dog groomers today. They look much better after getting rid of their winter coat.

    Also thinking of replacing our house vacuum and I may want to get a shop vac. Some good deals at Never had a wet/dry vac growing up and the garage has a little water in it so it would be useful to have a proper outdoor vacuum.

    As you can see I don't blog very well...

    Been over a year since my last post. We've settled int our house quite nicely. We still have some work to do on it such as:
    • paint the bathroom
    • paint the kitchen
    • get a new back fence
    • put sod behind the garage to get rid of the garden that was there and possibly some other flower beds in the back yard so the dogs don't get muddy feet
    • add some soil/gravel around the house as we had a dry summer last year