Saturday, November 1, 2008

World's biggest Hole

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Yup the world's biggest hole on earth. Its actually a diamond mine that is located in Russia near a town called Mirny.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hug a developer today...

From a developer to all developers out there

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Creepy Interactive Game

An interactive horror game, hotel 626, which uses just only the mouse to play. Its unique system let you capture your face using your web cam(if any) and post it as a visitor in the hotel which you will see in the near end of the chapter.

Total play time for this whole game is around 15-30min.

How horror is this game? You need to try and find out. Its more like an exorcist movie to me.
To add on the ambience and excitement, switch off your lights and use a headphone.

Here are some couple of screenshot if you are curious how scary it is.

Additional Notes:
You can only play the game on a certain time of the day as stated on the website. To trick the website, you need to adjust your system clock.
hint: To complete this game you need to play it with speaker on, without it, its quite impossible to complete it for some certain chapters.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Thoughts as an IT employee...

Last few weeks I didn't get any chance of putting up new articles as I was too busy with my company stuff. For the past few days, things were pretty much harsh as there were many things going around and changing. I came to realise that I am actually more interested in working as a Software Developer rather than System Engineer.

Here are some of my gathering thoughts and personal opinions working as non-outsourced employee,

System Engineer maybe fun for the start (designing and implementation stage) but things started to get gradually the same or some minor changes for every company's policies. There are still some challenging part when it comes to $$$. The hardware, software (especially licenses) the company is going to pay which account to some restriction and control you cannot implement and have to workaround on it. When everything is up and running you will be stuck in maintaining and supporting stage. If you are not that kinda wanna just spending time doing administrations and waiting for new changes to come, then that is a job for you but not for me.

For Software development, there are tons of things to explore and different ways of expressing your codes. You just need your main development tools and fire up the program and start working. I always believe in this sentence,
Users should control the software how they want it to be and NOT software should control the user how it want they to be.
I have encountered this many times before usually its more to the vendors not able to get the exact requirements from the users. Ya, especially when it comes to after-sales support, they will just put you into low piorities and ditched you aside. To make it more worst is that, you paid for maintainance fees and it take days to get an email reply and give you instructions to work on it. If the problem is unable to solve it will take another days to get it done or you might not even get a reply from them. Even if you call up the support, if he/she cannot provide it, they will tell you they will look into it and call you back later. (which means no reply from them)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

You won't get lost... with this new technology

Mexico is a country where kidnapping is often occurred. There are number of cases where people are been kidnapped and bought to ATM to draw out all their cash. More and more abductions are increasing and the families so terrified that they resort in getting these new technology chips that is as small as a grain of rice which will be implant into the arm or somewhere around the body.

Here's the link

A question... wouldn't it much more dangerous for the victim to get harm if the kidnappers found out the victim has this chip implanted in his/her body? What do you think they will do? Skinned him/she alive? Cut out his/her flesh and dig out the chip? Yucks...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Great way to tidy up your cables!

I always have problems tidying up and organising my cables and I have to buy cable ties and hooks to keep everything in place. However all these cost money and I came upon this site that shows you how to make an DIY cable organiser.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Creative Advertising.

Many of you should have known M. Night Shyamalan’s latest movie, The Happening. The Japanese always have wacky and creative ideas doing their own unique things. Click on the picture to see what happen next...

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Digital Dude will be back on around July with new outlook... Currently busy for Exams...

Sunday, April 20, 2008

How a woman got back her stolen laptop.

A friend show me a link about a woman named Joey who had her MacBook and iPhone stolen from her truck. Joey got it back by tracking it using one of her Mac laptop's feature Back to my Mac which allows administrators to take full control of machines over the Net. The thief was stupid enough that he didn't format the MacBook. So she was able to track her Mac every time the thief was connected to the internet.

Back to My Mac
The owner had multiple accounts on the MacBook, and at least one of the administrator accounts was tied to Apple’s .Mac service. That enabled the pair to locate the stolen MacBook using Leopard’s new Back to My Mac, a feature that advertises the location of a registered machine to its owner whenever it is connected to the Internet, enabling easy remote access.

The stolen laptop has popped up several times as the thief has connected to various WiFi signals. Even without an ideal network connection, the owners have been able to start screen sharing sessions, access their files, remove sensitive data, change passwords, and even take pictures of the thief using Photo Booth.

It seems the stolen laptop user has a lot of time on his hands, as he sits in front of the laptop for hours on end, and keeps himself busy ripping DVDs and browsing Limewire for downloads, ranging from Apple’s Final Cut Pro to Adobe Photoshop. Despite his changing the primary account and password on the laptop, the owners were able to continue tracking it using a secondary account linked to .Mac.

Thief Identity
Within a couple days, the owners were able to assemble a full profile of information on the stolen laptop user as he signed into a hookup sites, read his Gmail messages, and shopped on eBay for… a police scanner. They discovered his birth date, mother’s maiden name, email address, Comcast IP address, and were able to use Photo Booth to take a snapshot that was clear enough to read the lettering of his tattoos.

Santa Cruz police have initiated a warrant and subpoena process, and hope to bag the burglar and return the stolen equipment shortly. A detailed accounting of the their progress is being documented by Joey, the laptop tracker, in a LiveJournal blog.

Source :: Roughly Drafted Magazine

Very cool though but what happen if the application was compromised? Would it be really safe to have this feature?
Another similar application which I know that is built for mobile phone called WaveSecure.
It is a stealth application that you can't see it from the add/remove programs. This will help you to monitor your phone and also backup the thief's contact and information if he/she put uses their sim card and slot it into the phone. I didn't sign up for this application for my pda as I'm not sure yet if its safe to backup my stuff to reside on their server and also didn't have the time to explore. Anyway there is no password stored on my pda, no harm trying one of these days.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

7 Ways to win back your gaming spouse.

Are games ruining your relationship?

Fight back with these seven tips.

If your significant other's gaming habits are harming your relationship, here are seven ways to beat the game and reclaim your love life.

1. Learn from the game
Games like World of Warcraft use classic behavioral control techniques: they tie small rewards very closely to repetitive chores. If your spouse is neglecting household tasks -- a common complaint among sufferers -- try employing a little positive reinforcement. The next time he empties the trash, play a loud 'Ding!' sound and tell him his Refuse-Disposal skill just increased.

2. Suggest a date at a video game movie
Just make sure it's a good one, because most of them are terrible. Resident Evil is a good choice, and assuming your spouse is male, the prospect of staring at Milla Jovovich for an hour and a half should certainly pique his interest. Don't let him sneak off to play his game once the movie is done, either: segue into a more intimate scenario before it ends, or you'll lose his attention.

3. Fake a power outage; cuddle up with candles and a board game

No matter how bad your addiction is, you can't play Warcraft with no electricity. Slip out to the junction box and flip the switch (after, of course, making sure any sensitive equipment is safely powered down). Your spouse will be devastated, but they'll be looking for something to keep their mind off the game. What better chance to propose lighting a few candles and playing a round of Scrabble?

4. Put some game into your nighttime activities
If your spouse's gaming addiction is cutting into your bedroom time, think about how you might switch up your usual routine. If they're into military games like Call of Duty or Splinter Cell, uniforms aren't hard to find (nor are night-vision cameras, if you're game). But if they call you a "n00b," it might be time to think about kicking them to the curb.

5. Try a different kind of role-playing game
If you're having trouble distracting your husband from the game, surprise him with a treat. World of Warcraft is packed with sexy female characters (and, let's face it, most other video games). With a little effort in the wardrobe department, you can recapture his attentions by dressing up as a character from the game. We'd suggest a Night Elf as a good starting outfit. For bonus points, learn the character's corresponding dance moves.

6. Get away from it all

Surprise your spouse with a weekend getaway to distract them from their addiction. Something that incorporates outdoor activities is best, because then he or she won't have the time or energy to miss their game. Try skiing, mountain biking, watersports, or fishing, or head for an action-packed hotspot like Vegas or New Orleans. Stay away from relaxing beach vacations, and for goodness sake, leave the laptop at home.

7. If you can't beat 'em...
If all else fails, it's time to consider extreme measures. Have you ever played the offending game yourself? Lots of couples play Warcraft (or similar online games) as a team, leveling up complementary characters and turning isolated and nonconstructive activities into good, old-fashioned quality time together. Most massively multiplayer games are deceptively easy to learn, and you'll have the benefit of an in-house expert to answer your questions in exhaustive detail. Just be careful not to start shirking familial duties yourself.

Source :: Yahoo! Games

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

'Untooned' Simpson

Someone has this funny idea of using real textures to create faces of famous cartoon characters from people's pictures.

A picture of a real 'Homer'.. Looks creepy to me. ~_~"
More over at his blog.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Instant Action!

Whats cool about this site is that you can play multiplayer 3D games for FREE on a browser! Just sign in and there you will be connected with your friends and you can play games together just like xbox live. Currently there are 5 playable games (at the time of this post) and more will be coming soon...

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Watches for geeks!

These watches are so cool that its really meant for the geeks with a style.

(Above are my personal favourites)

More over at Tokyoflash Japan

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Triple Room, not for you and for me (parody vid)

This song is just too hilarious and funny that I think its good to share with everyone. Creative ways to show your protest without putting up violence. Good job students!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Use your 'brain' to play!

Behold gamers! New ways of playing games are coming soon!

More info from here

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Men And Women are not perfect...

Funny chinese poem I found on the web.



Translated to English.

Out of 10 men, nine are bad.
Left one who is thinking to flirt.
Out of 10 men, nine are whoring.
Left one who is under treatment.

Out of 10 women, nine are bad.
Left one who is not worth to love.
Out of 10 women. nine are cheap.
Left one who only likes money.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Search Me

A search engine that allows you to see your result before you click into it. Nice interface... Doesn't it looks familiar to you somehow?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Software Engineer Explained...

Different people, different perspective, different results... the problems of everyday life in software engineering...

Sunday, March 9, 2008

First Post

Today is the day I started out my first post for my blog. Initially I was quite reluctant on working on this because of time and commitment last time. (I didnt even never thought about started it!)

Anyway this blog is not really about myself. It just a place to put my thoughts, works, technology and stuff that happens around us where readers might not know. May or may not, I dun expect any readers to come in as its just a place to put all my discoveries and my stuff. But of course, I hope it can provide useful information or knowledge to reach out those people who might not know it exist...