June 6th, 2009 · Comments Off
Here’s is a fun geeky t-shirt which will appeal to Apple and PC fans, the Mac vs PC T-Shirt, designed by Reece Ward.
This fun geeky t-shirt features a retro style boxing poster on the front featuring Mac vs PC, a great addition to any geeks wardrobe.
June 6th, 2009 · Comments Off
The Sony PSP Go will come with a 3.8 inch display, and 16GB of built in memory, there is also memory stick micro slot, and it has full PlayStation Network support which means you will be able to download movies and TV shows to it.
December 15th, 2007 · Comments Off
Did you grow up in different countries? Don’t feel at home anywhere? Then you could be a “third culture kid” or “cross cultural kid”. They’re also Army Brats, missionary kids, or international school kids. These are global nomads, adults or children who grew up in several cultures, and never feel at home anywhere. They have trouble answering the question “Where are you from?”.
Go check this site, there are some amazing stories of children of expatriates, global nomads and much more.
Tags: Army Brats · TCK · Third Culture Kids
August 29th, 2007 · Comments Off
Check this site for A collection of the World’s Geekiest Apple fans.
From the site:
Leander Kahney once said, “As a group, Apple fans act like Hells Angels or Trekkies, but they’re loyal to a brand of computers instead of motorcycles or sci-fi.”. Today, you’ll see just how loyal some of them are.
I’ve put put together a list of the World’s Geekiest Apple fans you’ll ever see. Here are some of the ways they express their devotion.
1. Jeremy Mehrle (single) – ÜberNerd Mac Collector
Geek Quote: “The bar is a scaled down of my original idea where I would have 3 whole walls of Mac Classics like at the end of the second Matrix movie (only I had the idea before the movie).” Source
This guy takes the cake on pure financial dedication to his geekdom. Jeremy spent more than $4000 on Ikea furniture alone! His undeniably beautiful basement museum, containing more than 75 pieces of Apple computer history, has never been seen by a woman. Check out this video on CNN.
2. Greg Packer (terminally single) – Penultimate Nerd
Claim to Geekfame: Being first-in-line to buy an iPhone (after waiting 110 hours, proudly neglecting most acts of hygiene).
Greg is a professional line-sitter and is famous for being one of those jerkwads who will push his way in front of you at concerts or the movie theatre. Unfortunately, in our geek-off, he only finishes second. Visit Greg’s site and donate your hard-earned cash to his worthy cause.
3. Kyle Purdy (in a relationship) – MiniNerd
Geek Powers: braces, lisp, glasses, button-down lapels, desire to learn.
14 year-old Kyle wrote a letter to Steve Jobs and landed a personal invite to the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. Only attending in the hopes of scoring some chicks, Kyle was brainwashed by Apple and forced to serve as Jobs’ supernerd sidekick. Check out Kyle’s interview on Planet Nerd.
For more, please check this site.
Tags: Apple · Geek · General · iphone · iPod
August 19th, 2007 · Comments Off
For all those who have an obsession for collecting wristwatches, the Ulysse Nardin Tellurium J. Kepler is a masterpiece worth possessing. The watch has been rightly named after Johannes Kepler, the 14th/15th century astronomer as it brings the Earth on to our wrists.
Depending on which part of the globe you live, you can order a watch showing Earth as seen from the North or South Pole. Sitting in any part of the world, you can know which part of the Earth has daylight and which is wrapped in darkness. The watch is divided in two parts where one part rotates once in a year and the other shows when there will be a solar or a lunar eclipse.
To be a proud owner of this magnificent platinum watch, you will have to pay a massive amount of $118, 000, and then can you boast of possessing one of the 99 watches to be made in the world.
August 16th, 2007 · Comments Off
A complete list of the 27 iPod ads with videos and lyrics. This is the official list of all commercials released on TV.
It has the video, song title, AND lyrics.
August 6th, 2007 · Comments Off
Lots more pictures of the dolphin can be found here.
This extremely rare and beautiful “pink dolphin” was spotted and photographed by Capt. Erik Rue of Calcasieu Charter Service on June 24th, 2007 during a charter fishing trip on Calcasieu Lake south of Lake Charles, LA.
It appears to be an uncanny freak of nature, an albino dolphin, with reddish eyes and glossy pink skin. It is small in comparison to the others it is traveling with and appears to be a youngster traveling with mama. After spotting the beautiful mammal cruising with a pod of four other dolphins, Rue and his guests Randy and Peyton Smith and Greg and Sam Elias of Monroe, LA idled nearby while watching and photographing the unusual sight for more than an hour.
Our expectations are high that we will see this amazing mammal again as it was in an area frequented by the gentle mammals and one confirmed report has it being spotted at least a month earlier in a nearby location. If it does turn up again, it will be a welcome surprise to our guests.
August 6th, 2007 · Comments Off
Very funny parody site from SU (stumbleupon) this morning.
iPoor, the iPhone killer
from the site:
Move over, Jeff Han. The iPoor features the most revolutionary user interface since the mouse. With over 5 colorful buttons you can touch, or even press multiple buttons at the same time for true, patented multi-touch technology. iPoor goes back to the basics, allowing you to memorize phone numbers and thus increasing your IQ by 17%
August 4th, 2007 · Comments Off
Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is thought to be caused by work tasks which are performed repeatedly, thereby causing muscular strain and eventually injury. RSI can be defined as inflammation of the tendons round a joint resulting from regular, repeated movements of that joint. And yes, you’ve guessed, poor posture, stress and overwork also contribute to the symptoms.
Repetitive movements, such as creating cross stitches, can often be responsible for this condition in some people. However, an awareness of the factors that cause the condition can be helpful in avoiding the pain and frustration that RSI can bring. RSI is not inevitable after cross stitching for long periods of time, so by bearing in mind a few simple precautions, you can spare yourself the experience of RSI altogether.
The repetitive movements used in cross stitching involve the change of the needle-holding hand from the front to the back of the fabric, and also that particular movement made in reverse, to bring the needle back through the fabric.
This can be made worse for you if you hold your work in your hand, or on a hand-held frame or hoop. The larger the hoop, the larger the movement made which may even involve shoulder and elbow joints as well as wrists and fingers.
The medical remedy for RSI is rest, meaning complete abstinence of the movement causing discomfort. But if the problem is not resolved in a few days it may be worth seeking medical advice. Anti-inflammatory drugs, physiotherapy or heat treatment may be the answer.
When the pain eases, it is essential to try to have analysed the precise cause of the problem and plan to avoid the movement that is the root of the problem. This will prevent the recurrence of the pain. Also, there is little point in resting for a few days, only to return to the same habits of repetitive movement. Ideally, you should be thinking about taking a preventative approach to dealing with the problem.
To adapt the movements of your needle-holding hand, you can use a frame to secure your work, either from the floor or one your lap. This means that one of your hands is free to work on top of the fabric, and the other can work from below it. Many of the repetitive movements of creating stitches will be removed.
If you tense your muscles and tendons when you stitch, this can be a contributory factor in RSI. Relaxing those muscles is therefore essential. You may be bringing your work close to your eyes to get a better view (in which case, try using a magnifier or having your eyesight checked). Make sure you are sitting in a comfortable position with your back supported and your neck bent forwards as little as possible.
Using a high-count fabric can make you tense up your hand, as it is trickier to get the needle into the right place. If you use a lower count of fabric it will be easier to see the holes. Many people find relief from the wearing a wrist support helpful.
If you use long threads when you are stitching, then it is possible that your arm may need to move upwards in a repetitive way, gradually straining the muscles without you even being aware of the situation. Shorter lengths of thread can eliminate that difficulty. Some people find that if they keep their elbows from pointing outwards or rest them on the arm of the chair may help to cut down on movements.
It is worthwhile to consider how you habitually stitch in order to prevent any tension building up. Try to stop every now and again to see if you can detect any tension in your arms or shoulders, and release that tension. Warm-up exercises before you begin, stretching the arm, finger and shoulder muscles gently, can be beneficial. Taking a short break every few minutes can also break the repetitive cycle of movements.
Perhaps the single most effective habit to include in your daily life is that of relaxation, performed systemically as part of a conscious health promoting regime. Relaxation can be a great way to prevent RSI — and other medical conditions too. Remember that you do not need to curtail your stitching activities — just adapt the way you stitch.Article Source: http://ezinearticle.net
July 25th, 2007 · Comments Off
Many of our problems come from within our own minds. They aren’t caused by events, bad luck, or other people. We cause them through our own poor mental habits. Here are 10 habits you should set aside right away to free yourself from the many problems each one will be causing you.
- Stop jumping to conclusions. There are two common ways this habit increases people’s difficulties. First, they assume that they know what is going to happen, so they stop paying attention and act on their assumption instead. Human beings are lousy fortune-tellers. Most of what they assume is wrong. That makes the action wrong too. The second aspect of this habit is playing the mind-reader and assuming you know why people do what they do or what they’re thinking. Wrong again, big time. More relationships are destroyed by this particular kind of stupidity than by any other.
- Don’t dramatize. Lots of people inflate small setbacks into life-threatening catastrophes and react accordingly. This habit makes mountains out of molehills and gives people anxieties that either don’t exist or are so insignificant they aren’t worth worrying about anyway. Why do they do it? Who knows? Maybe to make themselves feel and seem more important. Whatever the reason, it’s silly as well as destructive.
- Don’t invent rules. A huge proportion of those “oughts” and “shoulds” that you carry around are most likely needless. All that they do for you is make you feel nervous or guilty. What’s the point? When you use these imaginary rules on yourself, you clog your mind with petty restrictions and childish orders. And when you try to impose them on others, you make yourself into a bully, a boring nag, or a self-righteous bigot.
- Avoid stereotyping or labeling people or situations. The words you use can trip you up. Negative and critical language produces the same flavor of thinking. Forcing things into pre-set categories hides their real meaning and limits your thinking to no purpose. See what’s there. Don’t label. You’ll be surprised at what you find.
- Quit being a perfectionist. Life isn’t all or nothing, black or white. Many times, good enough means exactly what it says. Search for the perfect job and you’ll likely never find it. Meanwhile, all the others will look worse than they are. Try for the perfect relationship and you’ll probably spend your life alone. Perfectionism is a mental sickness that will destroy all your pleasure and send you in search of what can never be attained.
- Don’t over-generalize. One or two setbacks are not a sign of permanent failure. The odd triumph doesn’t turn you into a genius. A single event—good or bad—or even two or three don’t always point to a lasting trend. Usually things are just what they are, nothing more.
- Don’t take things so personally. Most people, even your friends and colleagues, aren’t talking about you, thinking about you, or concerned with you at all for 99% of the time. The majority of folk in your organization or neighborhood have probably never heard of you and don’t especially want to. The ups and downs of life, the warmth and coldness of others, aren’t personal at all. Pretending that they are will only make you more miserable than is needed.
- Don’t assume your emotions are trustworthy. How you feel isn’t always a good indicator of how things are. Just because you feel it, that doesn’t make it true. Sometimes that emotion comes from nothing more profound than being tired, hungry, annoyed, or about to get a head-cold. The future won’t change because you feel bad—nor because you feel great. Feelings may be true, but they aren’t the truth.
- Don’t let life get you down. Keep practicing being optimistic. If you expect bad things in your life and work, you’ll always find them. A negative mind-set is like looking at the world through distorting, grimy lenses. You spot every blemish and overlook or discount everything else. It’s amazing what isn’t there until you start to look for it. Of course, if you decide to look for signs of positive things, you’ll find those too.
- Don’t hang on to the past. This is my most important suggestion of all: let go and move on. Most of the anger, frustration, misery, and despair in this world come from people clinging to past hurts and problems. The more you turn them over in your mind, the worse you’ll feel and the bigger they’ll look. Don’t try to fight misery. Let go and move on. Do that and you’ve removed just about all its power to hurt you.