You know you should disconnect when...

1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.
2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.
3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.
4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.
5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.
6. You go home after a long day at work you still answer the phone in a business manner.
7. You make phone calls from home, you accidentally dial "9" to get an outside line.
8. You've sat at the same desk for four years and worked for three different companies.
10. You learn about your redundancy on the 11 o'clock news.
11. Your boss doesn't have the ability to do your job.
12. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home.
13. Every commercial on television has a website at the bottom of the screen.
14. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.
15. You get up in the morning and go on-line before getting your coffee.
16. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. :)
17. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.
18. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.
19. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.
20. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.

via: Amber Mac


I Don't Want To Be

Part of where I’m going is knowing where I’m coming from.

I don’t want to be anything other than what I’ve been trying to be lately.
All I have to do is think of me and I have peace of mind.
I’m tired of looking ‘round rooms wonder what I gotta do,
Or who I’m supposed to be.
I don’t want to be anything other than me.

I’m surrounded by liars everywhere I turn.
I’m surrounded by imposters everywhere I turn.
I’m surrounded by identity crisis everywhere I turn.
Am I the only one to notice?
I can’t be the only one who’s learned.

-"I Don't Want To Be," Gavin Degraw


iTunes 4.9 Adding Support for Podcasts

I haven't been posting any news on podcast lately because I didn't have time to listen nor read anything about podcast at all. But anyway, I'll need to catch up sometime; a big news today is that Steve Jobs just revealed at the D: All Things Digital Conference that iTunes 4.9 will add support for podcasts.

It's about time Jobs acknowledge how big podcast is/can be...

-Steve Jobs and Bill Gates read Engadget and its comments? :o


Even the Biggest Failure Beats the Hell Out of Never Trying

"A couple hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success. 'Never leave that til tomorrow', he said, 'which you can do today.’

This is the man who discovered electricity. You’d think more of us would listen to what he had to say.

I don’t know why we put things off. But if I had to guess, I’d say it has a lot to do with fear. Fear of failure, fear of pain, fear of rejection.

Sometimes, the fear is just of making a decision. Because, what if you’re wrong? What if you’re making a mistake you can’t undo?

Whatever it is we’re afraid of, one thing holds true, that by the time the pain of not doing a thing gets worse that the fear of doing it; it can feel like we’re carrying around a giant tumor.


'The early bird catches the worm,' 'a stitch in time saves nine,' 'He who hesitates is lost.'

We can't pretend we haven't been told. We've all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time. Heard the damn poets urging us to seize the day. Still sometimes we have to see for ourselves.

We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today's possibility under tomorrow's rug until we can't anymore.

Until we finally understand for ourselves what Benjamin Franklin meant. That knowing is better than wondering. That waking is better than sleeping.

And that even the biggest failure, even the worst most intractable mistake, beats the hell out of never trying."

-Meredith Grey, Grey's Anatomy (TV Tome)

Nintendo’s E3 Annoucement Video

Video of Nintendo’s E3 Annoucements. Both versions are in torrent form.

Nintendo’s E3 Annoucement Video (wmv)
Nintendo’s E3 Annoucement Video (mpg)

also: The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess videos, if you haven't seen them already.

via: 4 color rebellion

Kensington Laptop Lock

Anyone uses the popular Kensington laptop lock?
You might wanna be more careful leaving your laptop lying around.

Open Kensington laptop lock with toilet paper roll, tape, and pen
(video download)

(same video through streaming)

via: KevinRose.com and tian.cc

also: you might also wanna check out other previous Kryptonite lock pickings if you've missed them.

Nintendo a Cappella

Since so many people recently have got here to my blog just because they were looking for the fake Nintendo ON (and also because of all the E3 announcements) here's another video for you Nintendo fanboys/girls out there. You've got to see it to believe it :P

Nintendo a Cappella

also: today's extra link
-Wonder what color eyes would your children have? (strangely there's no blank in the equation... I guess it's only for Western Caucasians only? blah)

via: SarahLane.com

The Wait is Over

George Lucas: "I describe it as a 'Titanic' in space."

It's that big? It's that good? You don't believe him? Go see it and you decide. It's definitely the best-looking Star Wars. The story is a lot better than the last first two. I like it nearly as much as the original trilogy. It's hard to compare things from different times, but Episode 3 is definately somewhere up there. Probably we like it because it ties up a lot of loose ends and finally gives the full resolution to the whole story (even though, ironically, the episode itself, obviously, doesn't have resolutory ending.)

It was an interesting trip to the theater. I went to see it Thursday(19th) afternoon and, even thought it was NOT the first(midnight) screening, still there were a lot of fanboys/girls waiting in with (plastic) lightsabers, masks, hats, etc. and that was just my local theater. Nearly all the seats were taken, which was pretty impressive for a mid-week-weekday afternoon. Some of the audience were high school students (how come I didn't get to do anything like this when I was in high school??) I didn't actually plan to see it this early, since I normally like to wait out a little bit so that there are less people in the crowd; but this time I went in just because I wanted to see, and feel, the reaction from such a crowd. Everything went well and they all seemed to like it. I catched some of the people around me leaning forward nearly the whole movie, paying more attention to the movie than usual. I've never seen anyone sitting up watching movie that long before, and it was pretty interesting to see :P

We'll see how it does after the first weekend... The numbers should be great.

-First day and it's already broken a record - "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith scored $50 million in first-day receipts... [nearly $17 million just] from midnight shows alone"
-First weekend--Friday-to-Sunday period--sale was $108.5 million, taking its total to $158.5 million since it opened after midnight on Thursday. Set a new record for four-day haul, but not the three-day weekend record which is held by "Spider-Man," which opened to almost $115 million in 2002.


The Way I Feel Inside

"Should I try to hide the way I feel inside?
My heart for you.
Would you say that you
would try to love me too?
In your mind, could you ever be
really close to me?
I can tell the way you smile.
If I feel that I could be certain then
I would say the things I want to say tonight.

But till I can see that you'd really care for me.
I will dream that someday you'll be
really close to me
I can tell the way you smile.
If I feel that I could be certain then
I would say the things I want to say tonight.

But till I can see that you'd really care for me.
I'll keep trying to hide the way I feel inside."

-"The Way I Feel Inside," The Zombies


E3 New-Gen Consoles Announcements

It's that time of the year again, and now we are flooded with new info and pics of the new generation consoles (finally!) So far things are looking so good:

-E3: Day One
-E3: Day Two
-E3: Day Three
-E3: Day Four
-E3: Day Five

-PlayStation 3 - pics, lots more pics
-Xbox 360 - announcement event, giveaways, the booth, Switched On, The Clicker
-Nintendo Revolution - PlayFeed, Engadget, announcement event, pics, more pics, multicolors, the wait, but maybe not so long?

-GameBoy Micro - more pics, multicolors, comparing to SP, hands on
-DSpeak: VoIP via Nintendo DS
-Nintendo booth, part 2, more pics
-E3 proposals

via: Engadget


Just Breathe

2am and I'm still awake, writing this song
If I get it all down on paper it's no longer
inside of me, threaten' the life it belongs to.
And I feel like I'm naked in front of the crowd
Cause these words are my diary screamin' out aloud
And I know that you'll use them however you want to.

But you can't jump the track
We're like cars on a cable
And life's like an hourglass glued to the table,
No one can find the rewind button now
Sing it if you understand
And breath, just breathe
ohho breathe, just breathe"

-"Breathe (2AM)," Anna Nalick

I've made a personal record during the last few days. I watched the total of 7 movies in 3 days. 2 in theater on Thursday. Friday, went back again and watched 3 more (straight from 11am to 6pm +/-10min;) got back home and watch half of an DVD but couldn't go through all of it, lol. Saturday I watched another DVD, just because it's the last day of that DVD rental.

It's either my brain has gone upside down, or I've gone soft; but when I got back home and read some reviews about those movies that I just watched, I disagree with a number of the critics... What movies did I watched? Let's see:

-Crash (definately one of the best films. A little too dark imho, if you don't really know LA. But great script, the whole thing was all driven by the power of its script.)
-The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (ok... didn't expect much from it, other than I heard that it's one of the best sci-fi novels out there. Overall it was a fun movie though)

-A Lot Like Love (now this I like, maybe it's just too early in the morning, but critics don't exactly like this one.)
-The Interpreter (blah, could have been a lot better... great casts, boarderline script... not much of a story in there, as expected.)
-Kingdome of Heaven (walked into this just because I had time, didn't expect much but was pretty inspiring at times.)

-Spanglish (the one I didn't finish, just because I already watched it once and was trying to listen to director's comment this time)

-Primer (wth is this movie? Awards winner and I kept waiting for the story to unfold. Worst opening scene ever!, and it makes me not wanting to watch any scifi movies that involve the playing with time ever again. My head hurts after watching this one.)

So yea, watching this many movies in a row can make you crazy. You can see how bored I was (and still am) trying to watch director's comment even after having gone through 3 movies. I guess I was just trying to get my mind of things, or maybe trying to get my mind into something. I'm still looking forward to watch more, actually... Do you ever have the feeling, when you are free, that you are supposed to do something so that the time can go faster but you don't know what to do? or maybe you kind of know, but you are just to lazy to do actual work? Well, I'm deep into that hole. It might take awhile for me to (even start trying to) climb out.

Sometimes time's just gone too fast, and sometimes it's just isn't fast enough.

day4 - Sunday the 15th: watched 2 more DVDs
-Japanese Story (another award winning, not much of a story to me... I'm starting to think it's me)
-Assault on Precinct 13 (an average good action movie, if that makes any sense. What is it with shooting in the head in this movie anyway :\ )

yea, I need to get a life... Can't wait for Monday, lmao :P


Random Fun On the Net

Since I'm here, blogging... here are a few random things I found today:

-An interesting basketball video... I wonder how long did it take to actually shoot them all (or do they actually shoot it?? :P no pun intended)
-The Daily Show comments on TV networks using blogs as sources and materials
-Teenager's iPod goes boom
-The new Harry Potter's Goblet of Fire trailer, just because every other blogs I see are posting it :P (I'm not too excited about the Goblet of Fire, comparing to the previous ones, because I still haven't finished the book... lol)

more small stuffs that doesn't really fit elsewhere
-Send hugs to love ones over distance with "hug shirt"
-How-to: Podcatching and audio autofill PSP without iTunes
-Podcasts on the radio
-Adam Curry gets Sirius

Fake(?) Nintendo Revolution Video

Looks kindda fake, but still very entertaining to watch. And if it is indeed fake, I got to say there is a really dedicated Nintendo fanboy/group out there, making the video... designing and editing everything.

Fake(?) Nintendo Revolution video

-Ok, it's definitely a fake. If you are looking for the real Nintendo Revolution (prototype) pic and/or news, you can find the latest (as of 5/17/05) here. (also link to my E3 announcements post)
-Engadget and Joystiq also has coverage of E3 Nintendo Revolution announcement event.
-Another video, gamers shouldn't miss: Nintendo a Cappella
-Also, you can find full video of the actual Nintendo E3 Announcement here.

Xbox 360

The new Xbox console generation has been revealed! You can find more pictures at
cinefil_ flickr (where it seems like the announcement in Japan.) Microsoft has just posted its spec. and fact sheet here. The console was officially announced on MTV as an event called "MTV Presents: The Next Generation Xbox Revealed" hosted by "entertainment icon, seasoned gamer and Xbox fanatic" Elijah Wood last night at 9:30pm EDT. I missed it but I'll be posting a BitTorrent link here if I find one.

-360 view of the console and controller at Xbox360.com
-Dev Interviews and Peripheral Info
-Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 3 (Xbox 360) Screenshots
-Some screen caps of the MTV event
-Broken Japanese video of Xbox 360... quick, small, and there are parts that sound just won't work for me, for whatever reasons
-TorrentSpy has 56MB (30min) video cap of the MTV broadcast. I don't think I can do direct link. I believe you need to sign up (free) to use the tracker. I tried using other free searchers but yet to find anything similar.
-At E3 Microsoft’s press conference, they gave out limited edition E3 2005 Xbox 360 faceplates. Only 5000 have been manufactured. PlayFeed is giving one away, if you are willing to write a little comment on their thread.


Meaning of No Meaning

Have you ever find yourself looking into things too much, overanalyzing, and trying to find the meanings of everything around you? Well, welcome to my life. I don't know if it's good or bad but I feel like there are a lot of things that I need to let go--I do (and I'm very much trying) but honestly I just can't. It's stupid when you know that you can feel better the other way but still you keep jumping back to the same path that more often than not you hated it. Maybe it's something unconscience, but reason doesn't always win; you know? (paradoxically so.)

Oh, and if you are trying to figure it out what the heck I am talking about in my life; I'd guess that you have answered "yes" to the (rhetorical) question at the top. (unless you are ones that's close to me, don't bother guessing or else it'll drive you crazy...just like me.)

Lots of links that I need to catch up on, also more pictures are coming up... I'm seriously thinking about upgrading my flickr to paid account so I can post the full(er?) size image. We'll see how things goes.

-"ROTSS" (Return Of The ScreenSavers) has a new name and new home. You can now find its podcast feed at TWiT.tv, as well as its alternate url: ThisWeekInTech.com
-If you like reading (random) people's opinions and feelings over the net, Box Thoughts is an interesting site for you.
-Linux is going places; including now on iPod as well as Nintendo DS.
-PodShanking: A way to do direct iPod to iPod transfers. But it's only a real time transfer which uses Podzilla, or other hardware accessory's, recorder.
-There was a Coke machine hack, now it's time for--u guessed it--Pepsi machine hack.
-How to fake fingerprints.
-Bill Gates on Engadget interview, talking about the new Xbox as well as PSP, Window Mobile, DVD standard, WMC, and DTV. Part 1 - Part 2.
-Hacking PSP data image.
-Google got hacked?
-New FireFox 1.0.3 exploit. It is critical and yet unpatched.

btw, Happy Mother's Day ;)


I'm Back!

Sorry for the lack of update in the past few weeks. I've been very busy traveling to places, but now I'm back and I should have more free time in the coming weeks (fingers crossed.)

Expect many updates on my moblog in the coming days. I think I'll upload 5 different images at a time so that all of them can be shown on the sidebar for a few days. Keep checking back if you like what you are seeing ;) ...like they say: "there's more where that came from" :P

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