Wednesday, August 31, 2005 

Internet - Private Blogger Prevent From Weblogs

After reading Tormorrow, although weblogs are generally a public way of sharing ideas and opinions, there may be times when you want to set up a private blog - perhaps a dedicated project blog or a blog that only family members can access.

In Blogger, go to Settings | Basic, and make sure to pick "No" from the dropdown box entitled "Add your Blog to our listings". Note that A Public blog appears in your Blogger Profile. If you select "No" they will not show your blog anywhere on Blogger.com, but it will still be available on the Internet. As such, if you host your Blogger blog on their free hosting site, BlogSpot, from what I can tell you will not be able to keep your blog private or prevent it from being spidered and indexed by the search engines. If you're very careful not to link to it from any external site, theres a chance it will never be found..but you've no guarantee of preventing unwanted eyes from reading your private blog. If you host your blog on your own ISP or web hosting provider and FTP your blogger pages to them, it's conceivable that you could password protect the directory, again by modifying the .htaccess file. Click HERE to find out more...

I personal feels that Blog is a form of freedom and is a publishing tool. If you set/click Publish Post the search engine and etc tool will crawl/bot and etc... They will come and visit you.. If you want a privite blog, my advise is to get a personal online diary lah!! Best still stay away from the internet and put your stuff/diary in in the Bank Safe Deposit lor!!

Click the link here to find out more & I hope it help you to setup your own privite blog...

 

Movies - The 40 Year Old Virgin

Hi guys, well after a day off work. I came across this movies online and do not ask me how i get it but i manage to saw this movie which is not even show in singapore. For all those Singapore readers out there, I am going to do a review on this movie. It had not been reviewed by the local newspaper by the way...

This movie was talking about a guy who aready in the 40 year old virgin who fall in love who a old hottie grandma of 3 kids. And came across ton of funny action and is a comedy movies after all.. I am not going to tell you what happen but you have to watch the movies when it arrive...

However you can take a preview here. Atl you can read some catch up at Here!! I do not know Steve Carell is but you can find there a CNN review this movie. There one thing i can tell you is this movie had a very good powerful comedy love script. I will give a 8 Stars out of this movie.

What will be your critics then??

Tuesday, August 30, 2005 

Moi - Today my girlfriend's Birthday

I going to get a birthday gift for my girlfriend. I really wonder what type of watch she will like? Anyway i very hungry now and i think i going to for a "Pepper Lunch" Festival. Their beef is fresh and good mann.. I always like their garlic soya sauce. There one thing i really do not understand most of the women will like white or pink colours.

Well, after all she is the one you love and care the most.. I think i am going down to one of the watch shop and wip her a good Casio Baby-G out of that..

Yan Li, I Love U...
Oh ya Happy Birthday...
>_#

Monday, August 29, 2005 

HUH - Ice-Cream? Think Again...

Check out the ones on the top and the bottom: caviar cream cheese! Horseradish cream cheese! I totally have to come back and try those.

I also noticed wasabi infused fish roe and I remembered I ate that exact same thing at Le Bernardin. This place means business.

 

Art - Singapore Public Art / Pool


Singapore Public Artworks

 

Humor - Drinking Decathlon


I found someone wear this T-Shirt while i blog other people blogs.. Are you the one who can make it to Olympics, but you can make it to drunker festival?

 

Humor - Wanted: completely perfect legs..

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The mayor of one Budapest district wants female City Hall staff to wear miniskirts only if they have "completely perfect legs" and the skirts are no shorter than 2-3 centimeters (about 1 inch) above the knee.

 

Internet - Introduction to Del.icio.us

Del.icio.us is a fast-growing social bookmarks network. It enables people to centralise their bookmarks (favourites) on-line, share them with others, and even view bookmarks of people whose interests intersect. This also provides insight into the popularity of links.

Each bookmark in Del.icio.us can be delivered as an RSS feed, which can then be added to the native browser as a live bookmark, i.e. a dynamic bookmark whose source is remote. Bookmarks as such are still significantly slower than a personal portal.
del.icio.us

An example of a del.icio.us bookmark

Import/Export in Del.icio.us

Here is one major pitfall: Del.icio.us do not yet incorporate import and export facilities, which is surprising. This has two implications:

* All bookmarks are dependent upon a remote source, namely del.icio.us. They may not always be available and there is a vendor lock-in situation.
* Assemblage of bookmarks must begin from scratch, with little or no chance for re-use.

There are third-party solutions, but they are not ideal:

* tagSense.net - a Windows del.icio.us client which can import bookmarks fully.
* Netscape-style import script - a perl script which imports Netscape-style bookmark files into del.icio.us
* delicious2safari - import tool which brings del.icio.us to Safari.

 

Battlefield 2 - Lame Lame Lame..

I was curious today on a US server that two guys on the same team had a score of about 200+ with no deaths or kills. I sneaked into there base the next round to have a look, and found them both in a building, taking turns at resupplying each other.
The first would shoot all the rounds in his pistol, then the other resupply him. Then they would swop, hence getting a supply point.

Are people really that sad to boost there stats, rank etc. ???

Throwing bags of ammo and heal bag will not help. What i see the highest soce per match is 376 point by one of my tawianese friend.. So for my highest per map is around 200 plus i think...

What do you have to say?

Sunday, August 28, 2005 

ART - Google

Do you Google?

 

What is a Podcast (vs. Audioblogs & Webcasts)??

When anyone asks what podcasting is, we can easily find technical definitions and short histories of it online (e.g. via Wikipedia). I believe that the harder concept to grasp is really how it is different from existing online media, such as audioblogs or even webcasts. Just where do we draw the line to call something a podcast? To distinguish what a podcast is, I produced a comparative table to show the relative difference between these online audio media. This table is by no mean complete and I aim to build on it based on the comments and suggestions you post.

Relative Differences in online audio delivery channels (ver 1.0a)

Webcast Audioblog Podcast
Requirement
Streaming server / client software Web browser & mp3/wav audio player Podcast Aggregator Software
Delivery Method
Streaming Download Download/Torrents
Published via
Web page Blog RSS 2.0 feed
(subscription)
Timeliness
Real Time /
Pre-recorded
Pre-recorded Pre-recorded
(Time-shifting)
Cost
Expensive Cheap Cheap
Technical Expertise
High Low Medium
Examples
SHOUTcast Audioblogging Last 100 Podcasts

What do you think?

 

Singapore - Singapore locks up U.S. man for possessing porn

Singapore police handcuffed and locked up a U.S. citizen for bringing 58 pornographic DVDs and video CDs into the wealthy city-state when he moved to Singapore last year, a newspaper reported Thursday.

The Straits Times said Singapore state prosecutors had dropped charges of possessing uncertified and obscene films against Tran Nghia Hong after he presented them with a declaration by his brother, stating that he was missing "certain DVDs."

The films, found by Singapore customs officers in a shipment of his belongings from California, included titles such as "Frivolous Lola," "Copulation Nation" and "Lord of the Strings."

"I was handcuffed and put in a lock-up for four hours after I was charged," the report quoted Tran, 35, as saying.

 

News - What are the human zoo animals thinking?

Eight brave volunteers have been sent into London Zoo to spend three days living as animals, with only strategically placed fig leaves to preserve their modesty.


Visitors to the humans-turned-animals project will see the volunteers keeping amused with games (pin the tail on the donkey, perhaps), music (Eye of the Tiger?) and arts and crafts (with a little animal magic).

 

Singapore - Singaporean Frequency of sex

# Globally, people are having sex an average of 103 times a year with women (106) having sex more frequently than men (101)

# 35-44 year olds are having the most sex (116) compared to just 91 times for the 16-20 age group

# The French (137), Greeks (133) Hungarians and Serbian and Montenegrins (both 131) are having the most sex, while those in Japan (46), Hong Kong and Singapore (both 79) are the least sexually active
Where the Singaporean??

Time spent on foreplay!!
# On average, people across the world spend 19.7 minutes on foreplay with men claiming to spend more time than women - 20.2 and 18.8 respectively

# The younger age groups take the longest - 21.6 minutes for 16-20 year olds and 19.1 for 21-24 year olds compared to 17.3 minutes for the over 55s

# The British spend the most time on foreplay (22.5 minutes), followed closely by the Germans (22.2), the Irish (21.8) and the Spanish (21.7)

# The Thais spend the least amount of time (11.5 minutes) followed by those in Hong Kong (14.2) and the Vietnamese (15.2)
Where are the Singaporean again??
Is Singaporean mem really romatic? Where are the Romance Singapore?

Ownership of vibrators
# More than a quarter (27%) own a vibrator or intimate massager, rising to more than a third of both 25-34 year olds and those in the 45-plus age group

# Icelanders are most likely to use vibrators (52%), followed by those in Norway (50%) and the UK (49%)

# Globally, the top three sexual enhancers are pornography (35%), pleasure enhancing condoms (27%) and lubricants (22%)

# Almost half (49%) of those aged 35-44 have used pornography to add extra spice to their sex lives compared to 40% of 21-24 year olds and 32% of 25-34 year olds

# Vibrators are more popular with women (20%) than men (14%) and men are more likely to have used a product which prolongs sexual ntercourse..

For Singaporean if you say Vibrators, i guess everyone will raise their eyebrows..

 

Apple and the major labels headed for a showdown over iTMS pricing

It’s no secret that a few of the major labels have been feeling a little, uh, antsy about the price Apple charges for downloads at the iTunes Music Store letting Apple sell music, they’ve been making noise for months now about how they feel like they’re getting a raw deal, and the New York Times reports that at least two of the biggies are headed for a showdown with Steve and co. No label is definitely pulling out or anything, at least not yet, but apparently the labels are putting pressure on Apple to loosen up the pricing structure and let them charge more for new hit songs and less for cuts from the back catalog. Oh, and they’re also annoyed that Apple won’t open up and let other manufacturers license its FairPlay DRM or allow the iPod to play DRM’d downloads from other online shops (either move would probably broaden the customer base for downloads).

We totally get why the labels might want to have the flexibility to charge more for some songs and less for others (basic supply and demand), but they already get about 70 cents of every 99 cent iTMS download and so jacking up the price of new music would probably be one of those smooth moves that merely results in plenty of customers returning to P2P services where they can get the same music for free (and without all that DRM nastiness).

 

Recipe - Lemon-Garlic Chicken Pasta with Arugula

Recommend serving this with sea-salted avocado slices.

* 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
* 2 free-range, boneless, skinless chicken breasts (8 oz. each), sliced thin and cut into bite-size pieces
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* Juice of 1/2 large lemon
* 4 oz. whole-wheat penne or other whole-wheat pasta of choice
* 1 tsp. unsalted European butter
* 1 small bunch fresh arugula, roughly chopped
* 2 tbsp. chopped fresh chives

1 Place the olive oil, chicken pieces, garlic and lemon juice in a baking pan. Stir to coat. Bake in a 400° F oven for 10 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked.

2 Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling salted water. Drain and return pasta to pot, tossing with the butter.

3 Mix the arugula and chives in with the cooked chicken. Toss the pasta into the chicken-arugula mixture.

4 Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve with lemon wedges. Sprinkle with grated Asiago cheese, if desired.

**390 calories, 10 g fat, 45 g carbs, 8 g fiber

 

My Battlefield 2 Ranking Stats






 

Internet - Vietnamese Blog

While i was sufting i came across a Vietnamese blog.. In the blog words are alien to me and they are in Vietnamese!! >_

Friday, August 26, 2005 

Singapore - Singapore Dreams


For those who do not know what Singapore looks like! You will find Singapore on the tiny dot on the Earth Map or Goggles Earth. Living in Singapore is hot weather all year round... You can find all kinds of food all year round.

As for me like most of the Singaporean do live in a HDB flat. Some say may ask what a HDB flat?

There something "UNIQUELY SINGAPORE" STB Quote!

There was once a US reporter asks 'The Singapore Prime Minister' "What your country can do, that no other country cannot do?"

Do you know in Singapore, there no other country can do! They can ban chewing gum!! Singapore is well known country but the tourist & foreigner will never know that chewing gun is not allow..

As for most of the 60 to 75% of Singapore will dream on 4D, which include my dad...

 

Gadgets - Evian Water Bra


There is something about this new product that I can’t seem to look away from. It is a bra/bikini top manufactured by Evian. Yes, that Evian, maker of all things watery. This support top contains a pocket to hold water, preferably Evian mineral water. The water cools the breasts to prevent the deadly disease known as “sweaty breastitis.” The AMA has not found “sweaty breastitis” to necessarily be a bad thing though.

New bikini is chest great [Sun Online]

 

Battlefield 2 - Ubar

I been playing battlefield 2 online since it launch in Singapore but the fun part is they do not have a Local Ranking Server.. Is like hell what the fun without a ranked server.. The only fun part which make you wanted to play more on this game is Ranked you earn you rank through the round of games you play. Is like Ultima Online but in a action way..

I relised that EA had blocking the stat ranking enquries and I just found the next big thing to upgrade my rank faster is to read the Ubar..

Is a 101 bible of this game you play.. There one thing i can tell you i get sleepness night playing this game to earn a rank of 18,000 point. Able to earn a respect of gamers let you fly the blackhawk. I able to do all kind of blackhawk stunts!! If you encounter a nick of "hplanetgmail" that will be me the "80ptchoper" squad.

Thursday, August 25, 2005 

Humor - Godzilla’s Egg!! WOW!!

Every once in a while, you run into one of those things that make you go “Mmmmmm”…

We just went shopping for groceries, and I saw this:

Godzilla’s Egg!?


It’s a HUGE watermelon.
Price: 9800 yen, i.e. about $90 US. Thanx, but no thanx.

 

Excellent ebooks blog

Teleread is a fascinating and thorough blog on electronic text and ebooks. (Thanks, Roger)

Wednesday, August 24, 2005 

Internet - Google VoIP

goipOK, I made "GoIP" up. Before a rumor gets started, there's no such thing as a Voice over IP offering (VoIP) from Google called GoIP (Googlevoice over IP). But that doesn't mean there won't be. This week, while at the Spring 2005 Voice on the Net conference (VON 2005), Google execs were apparently holding closed room discussions with several Net telephone service providers. The News.com report by Ben Charny characterized the activity as window shopping. News of Google's interest in Net telephony comes within 24 hours of AOL having announced at the same conference that it will be launching an Net telephone service within the month — one that involves the connection of an ordinary handset (if you can really call it that) to a broadband connection.

So far, the major telcos have survived the VoIP revolution. But once Google, AOL, and other 800-lb. gorilla ISPs get into the game, my sense is that a rapid and total restructuring of the entire telecom industry — an industry that already has had its fair share of restructuring — is not far behind.

As recently as last month, Google downplayed its interests in voice over Internet Protocol, relatively new technology for placing phone calls over a broadband connection. Services based on VoIP have seen rapid growth in the past year, thanks in part to rates that are typically below what traditional phone services charge.

The meetings offer further confirmation of the view that as the Net phone business starts to take off, search giants and Web portals such as Yahoo may not be far behind. Among the announcements at VON, America Online said it plans to unveil a VoIP service in the next month, heightening speculation that Yahoo, Microsoft's MSN and Google--its biggest Web rivals--may be exploring similar moves.

Try to use dial a friend using google? Try their own Google VoIP Directory in Demark i think!!

 

Podcasting - Cantonese Talk Show


叱o宅 903 全台 DJ 拉閘放狗
森美小儀+吳君如+喱民+杜汶澤+卓韻芝+I Love You Boyz+朱薰+Papajay+盧覓雪+雲妮+田蕊妮+谷德昭……
輪流見證 —— 十八年後一條好狗

 

Movies - 4444 huh what that? $$$$

After viewing all the movies of the short flim i found this happen to most of the singaporean.. Including my dad.. The younger dad of my is always like the guy who dream of 4D..
Singporean Dream of striking 4D and big sweep and etc.. Guess what my Dad lorry plate is 4444 you can say is unclucky but he hit 4D also..

After seeing this flim it remind me of my dad once a while.. Is a nice flim with a good story tag after all..

Sunday, August 21, 2005 

Humor - Watermelon bus stop@Taiwan

 P Taiwan Dan Bloom sends this photograph of a bus stop in Taiwan shaped like a giant watermelon.

UPDATE: Dan Bllom says: "A Taiwanese surfer in Taipei with keen eyesight noticed that the bench in front of the bus stop has some words written in Japanese and concluded that the bus stop could not be in Taiwan and that item submitter 'Dan Bloom' (who now has egg on his face, among other things!) made an innocent but big mistake by wrongly telling boingboing.net that the watermelon bus stop was in Taiwan.'

Friday, August 19, 2005 

Tech - Your Mickey phone

If you think your current phone is too... well... if it doesn't have enough... well... ugly, and not "hip", why don't you try the Dmobo M900, the Walt Disney phone, with Mickey and Minnie. Beware though this this is not a 2 Hong Kong Dollar rip-off of the real thing... nonono, you get a Walt Disnet certificate that certifies that you're 40 years old now, and that you really should get married now. This phone is available in Hong Kong.







 

The Nikon CoolPix S1


The Nikon CoolPix S1 is a beautiful mid-range digital camera. It has 3X optical zoom with a 5.1 mega pixel performance.

That allows you to take your image and stretch to a poster size or crop a section of a photo without losing any quality.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 

Info - Logogle.com creates Googloid logos instantly

Here's what "BoingBoing" looks like after the Google-fying website has had its way with our character string.

 

Humor - Japanese iPod Family

This is really going to be funny if you are a comic lover..
Please Click Here to see this movie!! Is done by the Japanese..
I really wish Apple Inc will see this and let me see what they think!!

Monday, August 15, 2005 

Internet - Baidu vs Google

Baidu.com, China’s largest Web search company, had an exciting Nasdaq debut Friday with shares almost quadrupling in a surge that surprised even the most optimistic market analysts. Shares closed at $124, a huge gain from the initial offering price of $27 per American depositary share.

Bloggers quickly tried to make sense of it all, some attributing the phenomenon to comparisons between the Beijing-based company and search leader Google, which owns 2.6 percent of Baidu. Others are calling the stock overvalued, noting that China accounts for just a tiny fraction ($150 million) of the $8 billion global search market. And others say the price surge shows how China is becoming the next great Internet marketplace. China is the world’s second-largest Internet market with about 100 million users.

The 5-year-old company’s name comes from an ancient Chinese poem about a man in search of love. With Friday’s performance, he’s likely to have many suitors.

Saturday, August 13, 2005 

Malaysia National Day is their Blog Day!!

Malaysia National Day is their Blog Day!!

Nir Ofir scribbled the numbers 3108 on a piece of paper and voila! It looked like the word Blog!

Actually I truncated his story… but what he believes is…

I believe that we bloggers have to have one day in the year which will be dedicated to know other bloggers, from other countries or areas of interests. I think, that not only that we need to know other bloggers; we need also to recommend about them to our Blog visitors.

More on his site.

Now what to do on Blog Day? Nir suggests

When I’m trying to see the end in mind, in this is day every blogger will post a recommendation of 5 new blogs (in the same time). In this day all Blog web surfers will find themselves leaping and discovering new, unknown blogs.

Would the idea take off?

I’m all for it… I mean if everyone reads only Jeff, TV, Kenny or even mini-me, life would be terribly boring and you’ll end up having a skewed outlook of what Malaysians and Earthlings think.

What i think is that really wicked!!

Monday, August 08, 2005 

OMG - Bukkake

Does this look porn to you? Humm.. Think again is a Japanese MTV..

Japanese Pop (or "JPop" as it is affectionately called by fans) duo/cartoon characters Puffy AmiYumi have just released the music video for their song "Joining a Fanclub" off the hit record/soundtrack to their cartoon series "Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi." I'm not going to tell you what happens in it, but I will say they are not preparing noodles. You can watch the whole video on their website. WARNING: The video is completely safe for work and ten-year-olds have already seen it.

I wanted to puke after eaten my dinner after seeing this MTV..

Saturday, August 06, 2005 

Singapore - Lee Kong Chian Reference Library B2

Central Lending Library
Today i and my gf visited the libray and it was quite bigger then i thought. The Lee Kong Chian Reference Library is the place you will not one to miss. If you are a books and a big hungry for newspapers around the world. What will happen to their local news.. Well we land in the Central Lending Libray today and it was quite nice with the place built with high tech glass building.

Is Wensday and we do not expect much people to be there but i was quite suprise that the table was full and the chairs was fill with people reading at book. And there even teenagers plugging their laptops on the floor.

We got a place at the newpapers reading coner, where my gf can do some studies as she cannot find any seats at the study coner so why not get a sit where ever we can.. As i read found they have huge collection of newspapers from all over the world.

About 30 min later one of the staff woke me up and i guess i was fall asleep reading it.. Humm.. Nice cool place to take a nap huh!! I think one of the staff approch my gf and said that you have to leave the table in a very rough matter. Due to the fact the table was for newpaper reading for 30mins only! I wonder if you said 30mins why not put a timer or a chair lock for 30min. How shitty will it be to really enjoy reading!

A old man was standing and waited for my gf chair to sit on. It seem to me the people at the libary was very unfriendly and i even ask a guy to swap sit with him, just because i can sit closer to my gf. Instead i got this answer from the guy! "Hey, i been waitting to read this Straits Times for an hour!" I only wanted to swap seats not the newpaper..

Oh well, i think i will only come back when i wanted to read newspapers from the rest of the world and do some research. If not there no point for me to go back agin with the rude staff & people at the libray right?

Friday, August 05, 2005 

Weather - KL Haze

Malaysia should put the haze into the Guiness World Records or Malaysian Book of Records with KL being the capital of haze at nmore than 500 API. Let another city try to beat that.
Every year it's the same old story. Malaysians never learn. If Malaysia knows that forest fires in Sumatra is the culprit then Malaysia should make arrangemenst with Indonesia to ensure next year forest fires are handled differently.
US especially California suffers from forest fires every summer but the US Department of Forest and the Fire department are equipped with air tankers aircrafts and helicopters to fight the fires.