Thursday, October 27, 2005

Word of the day

virago

1. A woman of extraordinary stature, strength, and courage.
2. A woman regarded as loud, scolding, ill-tempered, quarrelsome, or overbearing.

It's kinda cool how a word can be used both as a form of great praise as well as an insult.If someone calls you a virago, how would you know which meaning they are actually using?

Last.fm

Discovered this a week ago and been in love with it since. It's a streaming music station, but the songs it plays are personalised to your tastes.

I downloaded the last.fm player off the site, did a similar artist search for lamb of god and it returned me a station that played songs from similar artists. And unlike conventional streaming radio stations, you can skip a song that is currently playing if you don't like it or even ban it, which stops it from ever being played again.

In the past week I have discovered great bands like Cult of Luna, Isis and Fantomas; bands I would have never discovered on my own. Hell I love it so much that nowadays I rather listen to it then download porn at home, and that's not something I say about many things.

So if you are someone who is always looking for new bands or music to listen to, do yourself a favor and check this out. You will thank me for it!

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Flock Browser: The social Browser

This is a very early beta release but it sounds really promising. Basically Flock is a browser based on Mozilla Firefox but with a few really cool add-ons. One is a in-built blogging editing/publishing tool that allow integrates with your Flickr account if you have one. I am actually posting this using it!

Another is integration with an online bookmarks site de.li.cious which allows you to share as well as view other user's booksmarks. Got other pretty nifty features as well but you should check it out for yourself. Remember it is still a really release, so it is pretty buggy and lacking some features. To check out its other features and give it a try click here.

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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Google improves their search engine

Check it out, it's pretty amazing. Google recently upgraded their search engine to give you even more accurate hits to your queries.

*Go to Google
*Type in the word "Failure"
*Instead of clicking "Google Search," click "I'm Feeling Lucky."

Thanks to the always lovely Dawn for this.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Criss Angel blows

Like every cool kid back then, I wanted to be a magician.. I grew up seeing David Copperfield and being mesmerized, at that time I thought he really had magical powers. And I would believe that I had the same powers as well, all I needed to do was to unleash them. I would stare at my crappy breakfast for hours willing it to disappear, or trying to twist the head off the puppy I had back then (RIP Fluffy). But of course, it never worked and pretty soon I realized that it was all just clever illusions done with sleight of hand and props.

But that was until I saw Criss Angel. This guy completely blew me away. He did magic on the street with no props or camera tricks. I started to believe again in real magic. He did amazing things that couldn't be explained like levitating the woman in the middle of a crowded street. That was real magic. He was real. My faith was restored. I started staring at things again to make them disappear, but now I concentrated on women now because they were easier to stare at compared to breakfast. Some of them did disappear, well of their own free will mostly, once they catch me staring at them.

But all that changed a week ago. I was at my favorite unexplained mysteries forum (which is a forum where people discuss alien abductions and the magical powers that they have) when someone posted that Criss was a fake. I got pissed off that someone would criticize the man I hold in such esteem, so I replied and asked him if he could explain the levitation magic he did. To which the guy laughed and said I was a loser and it was an obvious fake and only a dumbass like me wouldn't know it. He then told me to "look at the shoes" and I would know what he meant. Yes people at the forum love to talk in cryptic messages for some reason.

That evening I visited Criss Angel's website like I did everyday, but something felt wrong. I played the levitation clip again. But this time I looked at the chick's feet. And then I saw it. The guy was right, it was an obvious fake. He was a fake. Go see for yourselves. While the lady was being held by the men her right foot was on the top of the left. But when they let her go, her left foot was on top. It was two different shots. The 2nd shot was probably where they did some video editing or used some prop to put her in that position.

So I am telling you guys now, there is no such thing as magic. Don't believe in anything magical, you will only be disappointed, like I did.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

The 40 year old virgin

Went to watch the movie The 40 year old virgin last Friday, it was absolutely hilarious. I haven't laughed this hard since my aunt's funeral(Hey she was a mean bitch who used to force me to eat my vegetables). The friend I went with didn't seem to enjoy it so much though, I barely heard her laugh the whole time. Humor is pretty subjective I guess.

But yeah watching the movie, I couldn't help but feel that the lead character reminded me so much of myself. He was sweet, humble and an overall nice guy who just couldn't get laid no matter how much he tried. K he wasn't that good looking but that's like the only difference.

But yeah it also reminded me of the time when I lost my virginity. I was 12, and she was this hot Italian model from...err...Italy. It was the best 5 minutes of my life, and probably hers as well. I will never forget it. Of course it wasn't something I could easily forget, considering the fact I contracted gonorrhea from her. But the less said about that, the better.