Sunday, July 22, 2007

On this day...

July 22: Parents' Day in the United States (2007); Pi Approximation Day; Feast day of Mary Magdalene and also my birthday! yey me

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Homer erectus

A doughnut-brandishing Homer Simpson was painted next to the giant on the hill above Cerne Abbas, Dorset, to promote the new Simpsons film.

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The trailer of the movie The Simpsons which will be released on July 27.

Google video loves porn

Like I said, sex will always attract people.


I accidentally found the great Pixar animation shown before Ratatouille started.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

iPhone for your grandma

Looks like Apple is working on some sort of an iPhone nano.

After all the success of the original iPod was based on it’s simplicity. It did just one thing - made your whole music library portable. But it did it real well.
So what if a simple iPod with lots of storage is enough? And what if Apple just added a simple phone capability to it, so you don’t have to carry two gadgets anywhere you go.

Just a simple iPod music player and a simple phone to make calls. Wouldn’t that be a great device?
Apple thinks so too and may just have such a device soon in an iPhone Nano form factor, as it’s recent patent filing called “Touch pad with symbols based mode” indicates.

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Engadget sort of confirms this:

DigiTimes sources are now reporting that the iPod's capacitive touch-screen will be "less complicated" than the panel used for the current iPhone. No multi-touch?
Apple is definitely cooking something up.

Here's a video of an iPhone being etched. Apple doesn't provide laser engraving for the iPhone yet.

I'm talking about Apple products today so I want to mention that I just bought another iPod. My first iPod was stolen but I bought another one exactly the same: 30 GB, black. The ear buds are the same color but the leather case is black now. I like it more because it matches the color of the iPod and when it gets dirty you can't really tell, unlike the white one I had. The iPhone is currently too expensive for my patience and it doesn't have enough memory + all other problems and bugs, so I'm waiting for the second generation.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Obama girl

Yey! vote for O(s)bama!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Google Trends and Google Sets

Google Trends is one of my favorite Google services because it lets me see what people care about, what they search. You can select the time frame, region and compare results.
Google Sets is also a great service from Google. If you want more examples of something just type in something.
Oh, and by the way, did you know porn is better than Microsoft and Apple? Sex will always sell.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

omg! - from Yahoo

Yahoo launched omg! I'm sure they couldn't find a stupider name. It's mostly about celebrities and fashion so it's probably for girls no older than 13 so it doesn't really matter.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Ratatouille and Transformers

They were both magnificent and funny. Transformers was a little bit too intense in my opinion but the special effects were awesome. It had more humor than expected but I didn't really like the acting of Megan Fox. Ratatouille had a lot of funny parts but I think they should have made it more realistic not in terms of detail and quality of animation, it was awesome, but in logic. I wish they had a better idea for how the rat controls the nerd. The rat pulls his hair and he moves in that direction. I don't buy it. Otherwise it was awesome and funny. The audience clapped at the end of both movies, kinda lame to clap at a screen but definitely two movies worth watching.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Sunburn, T-mobile, iPhone and Good Luck Chuck

I had this severe sunburn on my feet and I couldn't walk yesterday and the day before yesterday. I spent too much time in the sun on the fourth of July. The sand was burning and the ocean was cold as ice. It was a weird day. I didn't feel anything but when I woke up next morning my feet were so red, heavy and hurt like hell.

I called T-mobile yesterday for some information about the new hotspots service and the guy that answered knew nothing about it. He had to look up the information and I waited about 20 minutes until he finally told me correct facts. 1 second please... 1 second please... 1 second please...

It’s called T-Mobile HotSpot @Home, and it’s absolutely ingenious. It could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars a year, and yet enrich T-Mobile at the same time. In the cellphone world, win-win plays like that are extremely rare.

Here’s the basic idea. If you’re willing to pay $10 a month on top of a regular T-Mobile voice plan, you get a special cellphone. When you’re out and about, it works like any other phone; calls eat up your monthly minutes as usual.

But when it’s in a Wi-Fi wireless Internet hot spot, this phone offers a huge bargain: all your calls are free. You use it and dial it the same as always — you still get call hold, caller ID, three-way calling and all the other features — but now your voice is carried by the Internet rather than the cellular airwaves.
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DVD Jon made the iPhone work as an iPod with WiFi, without AT&T activation. link

This one is a must see.