Friday, January 02, 2009

Flickr set of color sketches with iPhone

iPhone sketchesWatch this space as Disney artist Stef Kardos displays his works, all done using iPhone Application - Sketches, on the go.

(Link) Flickr set of iPhone sketches, Stef Kardos

(Video) Youtube, How to use this application.

Upcoming Manga, memoir of a painter during holocaust

MangaLegendary comic artists Neal Adams and Joe Kubert, and renowned wordsmith are teaming up for a comic, which will tell the story, real one, of Dina Gottliebova Babbitt who was force into painting portrait for Nazi to avoid gas chamber. 7 of those portraits, now held within Auschwitz Museum.

(Link) Dina Gottliebova Babbitt, 85, now urge for the return of her memories.

Happy New Year from the deep

You don't smile when you have teeth like that..

Picture Source - Environmental Graffiti.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

We painted an imperfect picture

I like this paint work for its less than excellent artwork and all historical figure mash up scene. What a grand gathering! How many of them can you recognize?

(Link) Picture source, visit the site at your own risk. I heard it is laden with Trojan.

Holy Golden Empire, Internet world formed by Hong Kong forumer

Holy Golden EmpireI would like to show you this ‘great’ Internet Empire established by Hong Kong netizens whom frequent local top forum – Hong Kong Golden (Link), it is like Singapore Hardware zone.

(Link) Map, Safe to visit.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

DIY magic like kaleidoscope video, N82

I attached a Kaleidoscope to N82 and walk around my house for fun. The effect is magical as well as the experience. I think it provides some kind of therapy by watching.

(Video)Youtube, self-make kaleidoscope video.

What is Kaleidoscope? (Wiki)

The Taqwacores, Islam and Punk Rock, now gain popularity among young Muslim in US

The TaqwacoresI am contemplating this novel by Michael Muhammad Knight. A portmanteau of taqwa, an Islamic concept of love and fear for Allah, and Hardcore, the punk rock sub-genre. Taqwacore thus refers to a genre of Muslim punk rock, existing only in the novel at the time of its writing, but since emerging as an actual genre.

Now on, I hope it will appear soon in Border.

Also read, (Link) A tale of sex and drugs among young Muslims, Brian Whitaker.

The extra 1 second delay in 2008

1 second of earthWhat do you do with an extra one second in life?,

“On December 31, 2008, a "leap second" will be added to the world's clocks at 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).”

This, will dramatically change our count down on 31st Dec? Would you feel the one second older next year? also reveals an interesting fact that Earth rotation is gradually slowing down, sort of like when you reach 40.

(Link) News,, 2008 will have 1 extra second!

How to clean toilet with coke

How to clean toilet with cokeNow, this is a good way to recycle a perfectly cool and tasty drink for the sake of cleanliness. Hard core Pepsi supporter will be delighted to do it.

(Howto) Wiki, VideoJug, How to clean your toilet with coke

Monday, December 29, 2008

SMS cost 0 to send, really

Evil merchant shadowVia LifeHacker, New York Times news, we are actually, being ‘chop vegetable head’ by our service provider. So, if only I can rally Singaporean to boycott sending SMS, it would be the day the Earth stood still, or rather, Singapore stood still.

(Link) NYT, What Carriers Aren’t Eager to Tell You About Texting.

2 days left...

It will not have much different, so I publish the result here. Thanks for those whom care and cast theirs. Two hundred and 4 votes in total.

Why do you believe in God?

12(5%) - I am bored
39(19%) – I want to go heaven
8(3%) – I am afraid of hell
47(23%) – I want to add meaning to my life
78(38%) – I don’t
20(9%) – Others

So far, I did not receive any mail. Thanks, this is more accurate than I expected. I take back my skepticism. I will take these 2 days to round up and put up another. It is not about religion this time, but a service survey. Make a guess.

Religion needs no revolution. I think.

Evolution of talks about some religion evolution here, interesting short quote,

“Judeo-Christianity is rife with such evolution. Jesus strove to change Judaism, but his followers ended up following the new path of Christianity..”

I may add. Many came to change the ‘wrong’ doing of their culture. They got cast down, eventually, even if they were right. Why die trying to change a wave when it is easier to swim to a visible shore? Face humanity with best of your conscience and let history be your testimony.

Street ads of human

Human street adsWhat you see here is a poster that a Russia web tries to promote its content by putting up street ads. This one says they got a Large Hadron Collider for sale. I notice little tails at the end of each ad. I am sure many will see how human act similarly here. I find it intriguing, given how vast 2 cultures are.

(Link), EnglishRussia, Russia’s street advertisement.

Stop swearing and do it already

Sex before marriageHmm.. What is the pledge again? I will not have any sexual relationship before marriage, or I will stay true and loyal to one partner? Many keep saying that our mind draws only toward what we think, not away from it. Thinking ‘I will not’ or ‘I shall not’ is going to do put you exactly where you will not.

Oh, but this is old thought already. You already ‘KNEW’ and tried this.

A research report at MSBN, quotes,

“Teenagers who pledge to remain virgins until marriage are just as likely to have premarital sex as those who do not promise abstinence and are significantly less likely to use condoms and other forms of birth control when they do..”

Read more here. (Link) MSBN, Study: Teenage 'virginity pledges' are ineffective