Friday, June 29, 2007

Odd Videos

I just found these off the front page off torrentspy, but they're awesome nonetheless.
This one is a marble based binary adder machine. it's pretty amazing how people think of these type of designs. some people don't understand the intricacies of this design and think it's stupid because you can count faster in your head. In truth, if early mathematicians did not invent binary, the modern computer could not function as it does.
Uhm. Crazy. I have a hard enough time drawing simple lines with my tablet. I can't even imagine how professional artists draw digital paintings like this.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


I was a little apprehensive to start Alias. I have so far been discontent with J.J. Abrams and Lost.
So, after finishing season 1, I am hooked. I'm so on the edge of my seat, and quite confused as to why I haven't watched it before.
It's not really as confusing as other people have claimed. It's heavily serialized like Lost though and heavily detailed so missing one will definitely create a blank in the story.

Aiyee. I'm happy though since I have something to watch. Especially so since everything other show on television is on summer break -_-. My current lineup of airing shows is Standoff, Traveler, and 4400 just started season 2...
I actually thought Standoff was cancelled since it just disappeared for no reason. Or maybe it was just me expecting every new show being written off left and right. Since Jericho managed to fight that off with loyal fans, maybe I should go watch that too.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Information... a dangerous thing.
Apparently, I struck a chord with certain individuals that did not know me very well prior.
They felt that I needed to know some things even though they did not directly affect me, and probably should/would not know any other way.
Privied information, is definitely a very dangerous thing.
I'm not as concerned as much of what I should do, but rather how to digest the information.

It affects me, indirectly, only because I know it now. Even then, it's paradoxical because had I not known it, it wouldn't affect me at all. The information serves as information that could give me potential insight, but for now it merely hinders my judgment because I will be second-guessing. Information is dangerous, especially if it exists in a state of flux.

Heed it, and I may avoid the rain, but carrying an umbrella everywhere.
Ignore it, and the sun may still shine, or I may be struck by thunder.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

New Phone!

I got my Sharp Vodafone 903SH today!~ Thx Tim.
At least now I've got an alternative camera to use. The 3.2MP resolution is decent for a phone camera, and it looks snazzy.
My yuppie factor just went up a notch.

I don't know what it is lately. I've been feeling so tired lately. Sigh. I'm too tired to do anything by the time I get home. Well, the drive home has gotten worse too. Some traffic changes in North Van, and it takes me nearly half an hour to get out on to the Ironworker's Memorial bridge. It's retarded. 30+ minutes for <5 km. I need to find an alternate route.

Saturday, June 16, 2007


When I set out to make a widget last year, I was merely trying to think up of something simple, easy-to-use, and practical. It's a metronome, it keeps time, although not accurate as some would like, but it is a basic tool. It ticks in time. It pulses a beat. It's nothing fancy. I was hoping people would find it a practical tool. And yes, I have received responses to that degree, from musicians who found my widget to be an invaluable tool as an alternative to an actual physical metronome.

I received a letter from someone this morning who actually found another use for it. This person has asthma and does Buteyko breathing exercises to perform timed cycles of breathing. He/she was holding a stopwatch in front of their face to help keep their breathing on track. So, somehow, they managed to stumble onto my widget and thus reducing the strain of having to look at a stopwatch. I never thought this widget would make such an impact in someone else's life. But I thank them for letting me have an insight to how my work has made a difference in the real world.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Airport Drama

I'm so tired. I went twice to the airport tonight. The first time, I had to pick up my friend's family. Then I drove them back to their house where they had to continue packing and then had to drive them back to the airport for their flight back to Manila.

I was also there last night too since I had to drive my sis and her family. The house is so silent now since all the kids are gone and it's only me and my mom here. It was pretty funnysad last night. My sis started to cry cuz she didn't want to go. Eisner started wailing too. He didn't wanna go back home. Haha. Funny thing is, nevermind that all the luggages have been packed, or that they were at the airport; the thing that finally hit him that he was leaving was when my mom hugged him and told him goodbye. Haha. He was wailing from the food court area, into the washroom and all the way to the security checkpoint. It must have been a solid 5 minutes going. "Nooo I don't want to go back to Balut" haha.

Little Elle on the other hand was pretty silent. She didn't realize that she was leaving til she was at the security checkpoint doorway where she stood up in her stroller and waved with both of her hands. Oh so silly.

It was pretty dramatic too. In the main hallway at YVR where the terminals and the food court meet, some lady was in a hurry rushing with her cart. She either tripped or bumped into someone and took a huge fall onto the floor. It was so odd because right beside her were 2 officers. They didn't look like airport security b/c they had their vests on. I guess it was a good thing they were there so they could call for help a lot faster. She was pretty hefty so I take it she was in pretty bad physical shape. The officers lifted her up to see if she could stand, but after a second she just collapsed back down. It was another 5-10 minutes before the paramedics/fire truck arrived.

Considering how immediate the call for help was, it certainly took a while for the emergency responders to get there.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

z95 = 95crave?

so z95 is gone... I'm gonna miss Nat and Drew in the mornings since they're so funny ragging on anybody in the news. It was a good start to mornings, but now that's gone, I'm wondering what I'm going to listen to instead. I'm hoping they find a good alternative for their morning time slot since my commute is pretty long.

I can't see I was a very big fan of Z with their repetitive playlists. But I did like to listen at least on the drive home. Sigh.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Actually, it's not as hot today because all the windows are already open prior to me arriving which is a first.

There's some tv show filming across the street from our office. They're filming inside InterAction Computers. Apparently it's Eureka. I've heard of the show, but I haven't seen it at all. There aren't any big/well known actors on it, so it's not as exciting, but it's still awesome to see all the buzz and electricity with filming tv. Maybe if I keep walking around down there I can sneak into a shot. lol

Saturday, June 02, 2007


I think this video his an awesome message for people of all nations. We can make a difference as a citizen, and that our votes really do shift power. Things can be skewed because of what we see on television, and one way or another, we are all the same. I'm not trying to convince you to believe anything except be open to the possibility that not everything is as it is portrayed in the media.

People should strive to understand perspective and truth especially when they are many sides. There is truth in every perspective. But there is only understanding when you see all perspectives.