Archive for March, 2009

MacBook Mini: Perfect Looking, But Fake or Leak?

033009_rg_macbookmini_01.jpgLet’s be honest. A lot of us want to get Apple computers, but in the end, they are quite expensive compared to similarly specced PCs. We call it the Apple tax. Then again, Apple users and fan boys will say that their computers rarely break down. Over time, you are compensated with reliability for that price. Apple has been in the wind about new smaller computers for a while. We’ve heard about a tablet Mac and a netbook, but this is the first real look at it that we got. The only question is, is it real?

Writing Again

I’ve gotten to the point where I could start writing again, creative writing. I’m working on Galactic Rim and Symria. GR is about 22,000 words and Symria about 50,000 after it was edited down a bit. GR is a great way to get back into it. It’s good that I haven’t been reading that much science-fiction or fantasy. It’s let the ideas that I’ve written down and created germinate and ruminate over time. I’ve started dreaming of some interesting monsters which I’ve added to the Crypto-Zoological Lexicon of Symria. These stories, they need to be told and I like telling them.

GhostNet

A electronic spying ring, dubbed GhostNet, has been uncovered by Canadian researchers. It spied on the Dalai Lama and a bunch of South East Asian countries. Most of the computers used were located in China, although a definite connection with Chinese government couldn’t be made.

Scientists Cobble Together an Ebola Vaccine

When a researcher inadvertently pricked her finger with the Ebola virus, scientists cobbled together a vaccine.

Legs

Really cool website featuring a bunch of naked people and legs floating around captured on a white background. NSFW (via Mareen)

Twitter Shuts Down CWalken Account

The Twitter accound Cwalken started by Andrew Simone from Clusterflock was shut down Friday.

Bathtub

New Keith Loutit work with tilt-shift time-lapse

New Keith Loutit work with tilt-shift time-lapse

Failed Run

I tried going for a run today, but only made it till the end of the block before I noticed that my ankle was still bothering me. I knew it would just go worse if I continued. So I went back home.

I’ve been icing it down since Wednesday and have been able to walk without any problems since yesterday. I thought that I could go for a run today, but that wasn’t going to happen. I’ll try for one tomorrow, if my ankle is alright.

Customize Your New iPod in Different Ways

032709_rg_customizedipod_01.jpgiPods are great music players. Personally, I have trouble with iTunes, but maybe that’s because I don’t have a Mac yet. Still, after about 8 years and only two different iPods in all of that time, one iPod 40GB with the old school screen and one iPod Classic 160GB from last year, I’m pretty satisfied with the little gizmo. My iPod Classic has been running every day since last January, without ever so much as a glitch. The battery lasts pretty long. Even though I use it every day, I only charge it once every two weeks. That’s pretty impressive. Some people might think that the iPods are a bit sober in colors. It’s true that they tend to be black or white or covered in brushed aluminum. This is why I really find that customizing your iPod is a good idea. It makes it unique, and all of us like having stuff that is unique.

Renato Osoy’s Sexy Polaroids

A series of sexy polaroids by Rena Osoy of model llama Seren

A series of sexy polaroids by Renato Osoy of model llama Seren

Safe to say that this is NSFW, but really nice work. There is something about analog film that is just great. Even though this is just polaroid work, there are some great hues and warm accents to be found in the snaps.


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