Sunday, October 30, 2005

Halloween Link

Check out this freaky illusion here, and I hope you all had a happy Halloween! ^_^

Thursday, October 27, 2005

High Tech Acne treatment

Check out the Zeno Acne Treatment Device! Acne removal with a touch of razr flare :P

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Feeling frustrated?

Now David and I can take out our frustrations on Bob.

Bob just out of the box
Bob shows off his modeling capabilities
David tests Bob out (3.5 meg video). Bob falls at first, but David helps him back up :P

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Google 2084

Amusing...yet scary at the same time...

Great Baidu Commercial

If you understand a little mandarin, you'll get a kick out of this commercial :)

Right click and save!

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Sunday Pictures

Research has been picking up a bit, so there hasn't been anything interesting for me to write about lately (unless you want me to talk about computational EM :P) With the fall weather coming, I figured things would start to get a bit more cloudy here at Ohio, but this weekend proved to be picturesque, so I dusted off the old digital camera and took some snapshots.

View from the apartment porch.
Closer view of the lake
View back at the apartments

Here're some pics I took while David and I were out frisbee golfing.
Hole #1
Sigthorsson for par...
Interesting place I got myself into for the putt

Saturday, October 8, 2005

Fun Mental Exercises

On my flight back from Minneapolis to Columbus, I noticed that the girl sitting next to me was doing this interesting number puzzle game. Intrigued, I asked her what the puzzle was, and she went on to explain the basics of Sudoku. Without getting into too much of the details, it's basically searching for a particular arrangement of numbers from 1 to 9 without overlapping each other. She gave me one of her pages in her Sudoku book for me to fiddle around with, and I got pretty hooked solving 4 of them on the flight back. And today, I finally found a web version of it! So if you like number puzzles, definitely check it out! It might seem simple at first, but I'm sure the hard ones will make you cry :P

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Coming soon....

Rumours around the web say that there either is going to be a release of a video iPod or and update to the iTunes store so that people will now be able to download video media. Let the speculation begin!

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Weekend update with Kungfucius

Since I hadn't been home to PA for a while, I figured that it would probably be better to go back earlier now while the work load hasn't piled up yet. It always feels good going home because everything is just so familiar, and you know where everything is and where to find it. Plus, there's nothing like mom's home cooking :)

My mom has become quite master saleswoman of Lexus cars as she managed to help one of her friends buy one at the local dealership nearby. They managed to get a good deal on an RX-330 special edition since the dealership was doing its end of year clearance sales before the new models come in. Another nice perk is that my mom knows one of the salesman at the dealership rather well, so I got to test drive the Toyota Prius. This car is probably the ultimate geek car not only due to the fact it's a hybrid, but almost everything inside is digital, and there's this huge touch screen in the middle of the car that controls nearly everything from the stereo to the air conditioning to the GPS system. Another interesting fact I learned about the Prius was that it uses a continuous variable transmission, so the tone of the engines was basically the same no matter how you accelerate. However, the Prius probably won't win any drag races as I put the petal to the metal and watched the digital speedometer gain only about 5 MPH every second. On the flip side, it was cool to see the MPG gauge display 99.9 MPG as I was driving :P

I also got to have dinner and hang out with Addie for a bit as well for the weekend. We did some painting together and she cooked dinner for the two of us, so I feel we're on good terms with each other. But in case you're wondering, the chances of us getting back together as a couple are probably nil at this point. She probably wants someone who's closer to her, which is pretty much impossible for me to fulfill. Oh well, guess I'll have to be content being single.

Cute link of the day: All together now....Awwwwwwweeee! Too bad cats can't stay cute like this forever.

Video of the day: Yeah, I would hate to have this job too...