Wednesday, September 13, 2006

New iPod Shuffle Released

Apple redesigned their infamous iPod shuffle to now worlds smallest MP3 player. Holy shit, this one is really cute! The size is just slightly bigger than a thumb, aluminum body with a clip, reasonable prices of only $79 and come in 1 GB of storage. Only that operating system requirement; it need Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or later or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later. Why not XP Service Pack 1? I'm just confused! Apart from that, I like it. I've long been looking for a player that should be cool, light and not that expensive. I will sure buy this shuffle if only I ain't broke:)

For more features and specifications

Friday, September 08, 2006

Google News Archive Search

Google has launched the news archive search service recently. This is to search the old news articles from multiple sources on world wide web. How old? As old as 200 years of news, it's amazing, and very useful tool indeed.

"The goal here is to be able to explore history as it unfolded," said Anurag Acharya, an engineer at Google and one of the team behind the project.

"It's fascinating to see how people's attitudes and emotions have changed through time."

I have searched the news about U Aung san in 1947 timelines and got to the article "End of Bogyoke" on on which it's described how Bogyoke was assassinated in details at that times.

Source : BBC News

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Multi-style Labels

I have added Multi-style labels to side bar. My credit go to Ramani at Hackosphere. You will find a couple of neat and flawless hacks for Blogger beta there.
And another two good hacks I've implemented are Converting to 3-column template and adding icon to every post. Cool!

Zidane headbutting mystery solved

41869338zidane270fp6.jpgZidane headbutting mystery has been solved after Materazzi reveals what he actually told him at that mad moment in World Cup Final.
"I was tugging his shirt, he said to me 'if you want my shirt so much I'll give it to you afterwards,' I answered that I'd prefer his sister."

After saying those words, as you all know, the fella was suffered a powerful headbutt. [Link]

Read more @ BBC

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

International Thinking At Its Best!

Question: What is the truest definition of Globalization?
Answer: Princess Diana's death.
Question: How come?
Answer: An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, driving a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scottish whiskey, (check the bottle before you change the spelling) followed closely by Italian paparazzi, on Japanese motorcycles; treated by an American doctor, using Brazilian medicines.

This is sent to you by an American, using Bill Gates's technology, and you're probably reading this on your computer, that use Taiwanese chips, and a Korean Monitor, assembled by Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant, transported by Indian lorry-drivers, hijacked by Indonesians, unloaded by Sicillian longshoremen, and trucked to you by Mexican illegals..

That, my friends, is Globalization!

Gallas threaten to score an own goal

40717336gallas203xt9.jpgI've come across this on BBC football news.
Chelsea say they sold William Gallas because he threatened to score an own goal if he was selected for their first game of the season.

Despite that Gallas denies, "I am surprised and shocked by these claims. I never said that I would score own goals if I had to play for Chelsea again".

Read more @ BBC

SanDisk's Sansa Base Station dock

SanDisk introduce base station dock for Sansa e200 and c200 series MP3 players. This dock will turn your player into home audio jukebox. Though it's not on the market yet. They say it's expected to be available from retailers in the U.S. and Europe by October. The estimated prize will be $70.
The device allows users to dock a player, connect to and play audio content through an external entertainment system instead of a headphone, operate the player with a remote control, automatically charge the internal batteries of the c200 and e200 players, and transfer data between the player and a PC.

The Sansa Base Station comes with a power adapter, USB 2.0 cable, RCA audio cable, remote control with battery and mechanical adapters for each of the three Sansa models.

Read more @
Found via Engadget

Monday, September 04, 2006

Singapore Joke

In Singapore, the majority of us live in Highly Dangerous Buildings (HDB),
And most people have already got used to Paying and Paying (PAP).
Not only do you have to pay, you Pay Until Bankrupt (PUB).
If that's not enough, somebody still Purposely Wants to Dig (PWD) and get more from you.
So what more can you do when you are in the Money Only Environment (MOE)?
With the current Mad Accounting System (MAS), you are forced to Pay the Sum Ahead (PSA),
Which will leave some people Permanently Owing Some Banks (POSB).
And forced to live on the Loan Techniques Always (LTA) system.
When you fall sick and happen to be admitted to a Money Operating Hospital (MOH),
You might be able to use your Cash Prior to Funeral (CPF) fund.
If you are out of luck, you may meet doctors who Never Use Heart (NUH) to treat you,
And you will be Sure to Give up Hope (SGH).
To help ease the traffic, motorists have to pay Cash On Expressway (COE).
If that doesn't help, they can always Eternally Raise Prices (ERP) on the roads.
If you don't own a car, you can always make a Mad Rush to the Train (MRT),
OR get squashed in a bus Side By Side (SBS).
Lastly, under all these pressures, there are not many places we can relax,
Not even the good old place we used to go because it has become
So Expensive and Nothing To See Actually (SENTOSA)!!!

I got this joke from a forwarded email. It will be more hilarious, if you have some knowledge of Singapore.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Samsung YP-MP3 Mini Boombox

This chunky Samsung YP-MP3 Mini Boombox will not as much Fancy as iPod Nano to hang around town. Though it's still portable, stylish and so desirable for those who like to show off their new fuzzy gadgets. Your friends will be amazed when they know how loud it can produce!
You know when there's some asshole talking on his cellphone in the library, and you just tell him to shut the hell up? It's about that loud, except it's not annoying. It's fucking great.

Sometime we just need to relax, every time your ears stuck with mp3 player is not good for health. Please don't listen to yourself, play for all!

Specification :

File support: MP3, WMA, OGG, ASF, JPG
Dimensions 98 x 47.5 x 18.1mm
Syncs with Plays for Sure
USB 2.0

Listening Time: 6 hours in speaker mode, 30 hours with ear buds
Charging Time: 5 hours by USB, 3 hours through AC Plug

Read more review @ Gizmondo

12-year old, owner of popular sports blog

Blogging is an easy job, even a kid can do, not just a mere one, I'm talking about a successful blog! That's right. The owner of one of America Online's most popular sports Web logs is 12. Well how I can say, I'm nothing compared to him. What drive me crazy is that this wonder kid Nick Barnowski don't know what the blog was all about before April, that is the month I started Zero Topic!

"I'm amazed - I mean, he's 12, and here he is talking back and forth with 30-year-olds. ... I'm happy for him. I really am." Those are the words from his happy mum, Maggie.
Visit Nick blog here.

Read more @ The Ann Arbor News
via : The Blogging Times