Archive for March, 2011



Braun Digital Watch Gets Analog Scroll Wheel

I’ve never thought as Braun as a watch company (mostly an appliance company), but apparently that’s not the case. They’re working on a new digital watch that comes with an analog twist. No, there won’t be a traditional watch face, but there will be an analog dial, a sort of analog scroll wheel, which is kind of cool.

braun_digital_analog_watch_1

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The Misleading Mac OS X Update

032811_rg_UpgradeSnowLeopard_01.jpgIf you purchased an Apple computer in the last few years and you’re wondering how you can access the Mac App Store with all of its features, then here’s a handy guide how you can bring your computer up to date. Apple offers a variety of different licenses to get the latest version of Snow Leopard, but the website can be misleading. Here you’ll find the facts you need to know.

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Mix Monsters iPod Shuffle Cases Have Their Eye On You

When gadgets get very small, they get pretty darn cool, but the size can also be a problem for people who tend to lose stuff. This is why these Mix Monsters iPod Shuffle 4G cases from Fred & Friends come into play. They’ll dress up your Shuffle as colorful one-eyed monsters, or as Beholders (the appropriate term would probably be Beholder-kin as these aren’t really exactly like Beholders).

mix monsters fred friends ipod shuffle case 4g

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My Daily Tweets 03-28-2011

  • 00:26:13: @wobblesmccoy Not saying that I don’t love my cat, but she’s quite a handful compared to Spike. In fact, we could have 2 or 3 more Frenchies
  • 00:27:00: @wobblesmccoy I’m watching Murder at 1600 again. Also, rewatched Blade 1.
  • 00:27:35: @wobblesmccoy maybe it’s bc she’s still young. We hope she’ll calm down when she gets older.
  • 09:56:27: Polygonal Star Wars: Force Geometry http://wp.me/pWvW-5rH
  • 09:59:46: Fancy iPhone Watch Case: Time To Burn Some Money http://wp.me/pWvW-5rJ
  • 10:00:12: @Joanna_Rees I’m on skype, turn your skype on babe!
  • 10:01:10: @Joanna_Rees honey switch on your skype
  • 10:08:37: Daemian Smith & Christine Suarez | PHOTODONUTS DAILY INSPIRATION PHOTOGRAPHY http://t.co/afYMpBY via @PhotoDonuts
  • 19:29:41: The Mongol rabiators ravished the plains effortlessly – http://nyti.ms/fywFRd
  • 20:02:10: How to Work Around the New York Times’ 20-Article-per-Month Paywall (via @Lifehacker) http://t.co/Cnf9Lm8
  • 20:10:03: New Casio G-SHOCK Always Tells the Same Time as Your Phone http://wp.me/pWvW-5rM
  • 20:24:58: RT @annebgodbout: Cher Jésus, j’aimerais dormir svp. Merci bye.
  • 20:25:49: For some reason it was really cold in Banciao and Taipei, but warm in Sinjuang. WTF.
  • 20:26:26: I think my Complex Analysis prof needs to prepare his class more. he must have spent 20 min staring at the white board
  • 20:26:59: He was trying to figure out how to prove something. His proofs aren’t very rigorous.
  • 20:27:28: But he’s really nice though. We chatted about iPads and Kindle bc of the amount of text books that are now available in ebook fashion.
  • 20:28:14: An ipad would make sense to work on all of these books. A laptop is unwieldy compared to an iPad when reading/working on textbooks.
  • 20:29:45: Spent part of last night catching up on Commutative Algebra. Still have a lot to go before Thursday’s class.
  • 20:30:55: Today in class in Taipei, I was wearing a t-shirt, zip up hoodie, and softshell Cloudveil jacket and was still cold.

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New Casio G-SHOCK Always Tells the Same Time as Your Phone

The new Casio G-SHOCK watch will come with Bluetooth connectivity so that it can adjust time all over the world by connecting with your smartphone to constantly keep its time in sync, including timezone changes. That’s kind of interesting because you won’t have to set your watch back or forth anymore.

casio g-shock baby-g watch timepiece

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Fancy iPhone Watch Case: Time To Burn Some Money

While I do appreciate a good iPhone case just like the next person (remember that crazy Griffin Motif case that helped an iPhone 4 survive a 1,000 foot fall?) I honestly can’t understand why people who purchase über-expensive cases for iPhones, knowing full well that if there is a model change, it won’t fit the new one. Ah well, I guess some people have money to burn.

iphone case de bethune luxury leather style

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Polygonal Star Wars: Force Geometry

I’ve never imagined polygonal Star Wars characters, except maybe in some wireframe pre-production CGI shots of the new movies, but I have to say that Liam Brazier’s creations do look amazing. These polygonal characters from Star Wars are definitely unique and put a different spin on your favorite villains.

liam brazier polygonal star wars prints t-shirts

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My Daily Tweets 03-27-2011

  • 03:02:27: From Twitter 03-26-2011 http://wp.me/pWvW-5rr
  • 14:21:33: Non-stop rain this weekend in Taipei. WTF. Staying inside.
  • 14:22:23: #TheAmerican was pretty good. I liked it.
  • 14:31:02: It’s raining all the time and it’s not even the rainy season.
  • 15:00:27: Kids have asked me if I had seen Lilo & Stitch. i said no. Not really my kind of movie. Third graders love it though
  • 15:37:36: @wobblesmccoy There are some movies that I can tolerate or find funny, like Despicable me, The Incredibles, I see almost all of the CGI stuf
  • 15:37:59: @wobblesmccoy But I draw the line at other stuff. Anyway, hopefully we’ll get preggers this year.
  • 15:38:15: Finished work, time to go walk Spike and get some hot dogs. Kind of hungry.
  • 16:33:17: @wobblesmccoy British expression that I’ve taken to for years. I always say that. When will the rain stop?
  • 17:52:31: @spchang @wobblesmccoy Apparently the #666 bus to Huafan University is pretty bad as well.
  • 17:52:51: @wobblesmccoy WTF. It’s freaking cold this year. I’ve got the heater on and both pets are snuggled up to it.
  • 17:54:16: I just made some #swissmiss hot cocoa with extra marshmallows (5x). The trick is to wait for the hot cocoa to cool down b4 add marshmallows
  • 19:35:46: @wobblesmccoy @spchang In Buddhist religion, it’s actually extremely lucky, which is why it’s the #666 bus.
  • 21:30:06: Fringe Stowaway S03E17 (Fox) http://wp.me/pWvW-5ru
  • 21:33:50: Fringe Bloodline S03E18 (Fox) http://wp.me/pWvW-5rx
  • 22:34:53: Sad that JoRees knocked out the cable/phone. Hopefully she’ll be able to fix it today.
  • 22:35:27: Time to go walk Spike in the rain. It hasn’t stopped raining all day.
  • 22:35:58: Yoda the cad was on my lap. When I shifted, her claws went into my privates. Luckily, no harm done. Still, bad cat!
  • 23:15:57: @wobblesmccoy Yes of course, female cat psychology. She’s turning 3 this year. I’m not a cat person and she’ll probably be our only cat
  • 23:16:49: OMG, that #RebeccaBlack song is so bad. I had forgotten how bad it was until I listened 2 it again. I have 2 force myself not to remember it
  • 23:17:20: Had forgotten that #WesleySnipes didn’t pay his taxes and landed in jail. Kind of amazed at his stupidity. Above the law?
  • 23:38:03: Currently reading: Bourbaki’s Algèbre commutative, Atiyah’s intro to Com Algebra. Two chapters to catch up on.

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Fringe Bloodline S03E18 (Fox)

Fringe intertitle, image via Wikipedia

Fringe intertitle, image via Wikipedia

It’s fitting that this show will premiere on Fox, since this was the network of the X-Files. Fringe has got much in common with the X-Files, yet it is different. Fringe is the latest show of wunderkind J.J. Abrams. Like most new shows, the pilot was leaked on the internet a few weeks ago.

Just like a few other shows, like True Blood, I’m happily surprised by Fringe. The production values are great and I’m enjoying it a lot. A lot of money has been pumped into this show, and it just looks fabulous. The protagonists are also an interesting bunch. There isn’t much more that we learn of the Pattern, but Massive Dynamics is most definitely deeply connected with those events, even though they aren’t sharing their information with Agent Dunham.

I think that this show takes a few common elements from Alias, especially for all the things that concerned the mystic scholar Milo Rambaldi. The same kind of esoteric science is involved in this show. It’s done very well. I’d actually like to see this type of mystic science have more of an impact on the show. It would suit the show very well. A bit of the supernatural wouldn’t be bad either.

Warning: spoilers ahead
Continue reading ‘Fringe Bloodline S03E18 (Fox)’

Fringe Stowaway S03E17 (Fox)

Fringe intertitle, image via Wikipedia

Fringe intertitle, image via Wikipedia

It’s fitting that this show will premiere on Fox, since this was the network of the X-Files. Fringe has got much in common with the X-Files, yet it is different. Fringe is the latest show of wunderkind J.J. Abrams. Like most new shows, the pilot was leaked on the internet a few weeks ago.

Just like a few other shows, like True Blood, I’m happily surprised by Fringe. The production values are great and I’m enjoying it a lot. A lot of money has been pumped into this show, and it just looks fabulous. The protagonists are also an interesting bunch. There isn’t much more that we learn of the Pattern, but Massive Dynamics is most definitely deeply connected with those events, even though they aren’t sharing their information with Agent Dunham.

I think that this show takes a few common elements from Alias, especially for all the things that concerned the mystic scholar Milo Rambaldi. The same kind of esoteric science is involved in this show. It’s done very well. I’d actually like to see this type of mystic science have more of an impact on the show. It would suit the show very well. A bit of the supernatural wouldn’t be bad either.

Warning: spoilers ahead
Continue reading ‘Fringe Stowaway S03E17 (Fox)’


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