Christmas at the Skywalkers’, LEGO Style

This shot of Luke and Leia decorating the Xmas tree does look quite funny, though the idea of a dead Vader head on as a tree-topper is a bit morbid. Either way, even with Darth Vader gone, the Skywalkers still have to celebrate Christmas, even if they are in a galaxy far, far away.

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100,000-LEGO Brick Xmas Dalek: Celebrate! Uh, We Mean Exterminate!

Would I spend hour upon hour to complete a 7-foot Dalek, that’s appropriately garbed for the holidays? Probably not, but that didn’t stop the Addis family from Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, UK, from going for it.

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Call of Cthulhu Christmas Calendar App: Go Really Insane for the Holidays

What’s better than a Cthulhu 2012 calendar? How about a calendar app, that will deliver complete insanity directly to your mobile device? It sounds like some Cthulhu cultists have embraced new technology in order to make more people insane during this holiday season. I’m all for this, as people are already loony this time of year.

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LED Christmas @ Xinpu

Xinpy MRT in Banciao

While it seems strange to me to post about Christmas in 2011, I was fortunate enough to capture these pics well after New Year’s, as the LED spectacle kept on going. It took me a few times to capture the LEDs right, but all in all, they were pretty amazing since the building is quite high. I’m still using an edited photo of this building’s LED as the header image of this blog.

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Merry Christmas

It’s been a long week, but I’m glad that it’s Christmas. With the wife in town, we’re having quite a ball, even though it’s raining in Taipei. As for myself, I got quite a few presents from the wife and Mom Rees and I have to say that this is one of the best Christmases ever. I especially like the Cloudveil FirsTurn softshell jacket that she got me. I needed this and I was about to buy myself one.

I’ve had the MacBook Pro 17 since Monday, but didn’t have the time to unpack it. I finally managed to do so today, on Christmas day. I spent part of the evening installing some programs while my wife was taking a nap. I’m currently calibrating the battery. I’ve been off the power plug for about an hour and it says that it’s still got 7:33 left. That’s with the WiFi switched off and the brightness pumped up to the max.

My wife got a nice blue box from Tiffany’s. She was very happy. Our stocking stuffers included some toys for the pets, who are both sleeping the day off. Today, we went to eat at Diamond Tony’s at Taipei 101 on the 85th floor. I had the veal carpaccio and a New Zealand lamb rack, crusted with spices, with pesto and EVOO. Excellent!

Merry Christmas from Taipei to everyone!

Cthulhu Santa Wishes You a Merry Christmas

If there’s one thing that Cthulhu probably wouldn’t wish you, it’s Merry Christmas, because just thinking too much about this outer god will drive you slowly insane. In fact, don’t think about or say his name aloud too much either. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

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Star Wars Paper Snowflakes: I Wanna Wish You a Jedi Christmas

If that papercraft Steve Jobs is a bit too complex for you, then you can try your hand at Star Wars-themed paper snowflakes, which will make some unique decorations for your home and Christmas tree.

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What to Do With Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays


For many families, Christmas isn’t Christmas without some kind of a Christmas tree. When I was younger, there was always a real Christmas tree in our home, and it usually lasted well past the holidays, decorations included. However, there comes a time when you need to get rid of your tree. How can you dispose of it responsibly?

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Energy Efficient LED Christmas Light Decorations

121010_rg_ChristmasLights_01.jpgIt’s the time of the year where everyone in a festive mood has put up some Christmas decorations. One of the best ways of decorating your Christmas tree or home is by using LED Christmas lights. They boast an energy efficiency that cannot be attained by using traditional lighting.

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The World’s Smallest Cell Phone Jammer: Say Bye-Bye to Annoying Guests This Christmas

When I have people over dinner, nothing annoys me more than a friend who keeps checking his email, Facebook updates, Twitter feed, etc. on their smartphone. It’s time to end the annoyance by purchasing the latest signal jammer from Chinavasion.


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