Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Draw Diagrams Online

...using No need for Visio, or other similar paid apps. Just an internet connection. And prayers that this web app don't go into unprofitability oblivion. Or that Google adds this to their Google Docs portfolio of online web apps. Or some other giant with loads of cash does.

A "pro" camera don't make you a pro

View 395 photos that prove cellphones make great cameras. I (heart) my point and shoot. But yeah, not having a "pro" camera also don't make you a pro. :D

Be a "Hacker Typer."

Visit To read about one scenario in which you can use it, visit this article on Gizmodo.

I wanna be a graphic designer!

Just kidding. But for those of you who really want to be one, take a look at the eye candy in the

Audi's 2011 Super Bowl Ad - Release the Hounds

Also featuring Kenny Gorelick, a.k.a. "Kenny G" -

Monday, April 25, 2011

Get cash for your (used) gadgets

Visit Gazelle. Soon, you might be able to buy used items from them as well.

Predict the Weather Without a Forecast

Read how on wikiHow. :-)

Interesting Google marketing

Watch this demo of the creation of a 450-page presentation using only Google Docs, by 3 animators from 3 different locations, on YouTube. There's more similar videos. Just search YouTube for Google Demo Slam. Or just visit

Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Rap Song for Japan

Watch this on YouTube, a song for Japan called "Yomigaere!" by Man-San. Not the best rap song though, and probably not the best Japanese pronunciations or whatever, but I read its lyrics touched some Japanese in Japan who were able to listen to it.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Online Color Test

A better monitor might help you here. Not so easy, but interesting. I got a score of 15. Check it out FM 100 Hue Test.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

This one is really cool.

Try Otomata, what I would call a digital musical instrument. No it's not a guitar or piano emulation. It's a semi-new concept, ala BeatWave or TonePad. Check it out.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Red, red wine

"Scientists may start recommending red wine consumption to defend against radiation exposure." Read more from this article: "Red Wine: Your Next Defense Against Nuclear Radiation?" on TIME NewsFeed.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Be good in math, ye shall succeed

I read this article from the Official Google Blog, "There’s no place like home for math education." It cites a recent education report that suggested that "understanding math concepts in early school years may be a more important predictor of future achievement than reading skills." You can read that report in [THIS LINK].

Wanna lose weight?

Then don't sit 40 hours a week in front of your computer. Read this article, "Why and How I Switched to a Standing Desk," on Read through to the last part; standing straight for a prolonged period of time is also bad for you. :-D

Making a Presentation?

This a quick read for those "too busy" with their work but with "not enough time" for making effective slideshow presentations about their work: Secrets of Compelling Presentation Design, from SlideRocket.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Messages for Japan

Want to send a message for Japan and the people affected by the March 11, 2011 M9.0 earthquake and succeeding tsunami? Send one in your own language and it will be automatically translated to Japanese. Visit Messages for Japan. By Google. :-D

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I (heart) LEGO

Now you can play with LEGO again from your PC or Mac. Download and try the LEGO Digital Designer today at  It is another four letter word that I like a lot: FREE. :-D

Comic Book Fan?

Here are 10 Comic Blogs That Every Comic Book Fan Should Read.

Don't let ignorant people vote?

Read this opinion article on My thoughts: Heck, Yeah!

Print web pages, minus the crap, or save as PDF

From 3 Easy Bookmarklets To Print Nice Looking Web Pages Without Craplets

Google Daily

The New York Times will now feature a new "game" that will appear together with its iconic crossword puzzle.  It's called a A Google A Day.  The idea is, you will be given some clues, and then you have to guess the answer.  You can use Google, of course.  You can find today's and the past days' A Google A Day puzzle in, or if you're browsing from your mobile, it's at  Happy Googling!

Unlocked iPhones without Jailbreaking

FYI only.  Try at your own risk! :D

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Stranger in a strange land

Just in case you didn't know, that's a song by Leon Russell. I think I first heard about it from the House TV series.

Anyways, I've probably experienced this, too, while being in non-English speaking countries. Here, it's the other way around. The actress is Nanako Matsushima (松嶋 菜々子).  This is a Nintendo DS commercial, by the way.

How secure is your password?

You can ask yourself that question in, a simple but effective tool.  But you might not be confident in typing your password in a not-so-known website, and I am definitely not vouching for this one.  Although the interesting bit about that site is it tells you how long for an ordinary hacker's computer program (i.e. using a simple desktop computer) can crack/decode your password.

Monday, April 11, 2011

LiveKive - Yet Another Cloud Sync App

YACSA! (Yet Another Cloud Sync App! - in the spirit of YAGMA and YAPSA, on group messaging ala Kik and photo sharing ala Instagram apps, respectively, and the like) This time by well-known anti-virus software maker, AVG, with a product called LiveKive. They offer 5Gb for free accounts, and US$ 80 monthly for unlimited storage subject to Fair Use policies.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Real phone magic?

Talk about smart phones. Watch this YouTube video called "RENDER - REAL PHONE MAGIC FROM SEAN SCOTT."

SF to Paris in Two Minutes

Nate Bolt created a wonderful two minute time lapse video of his Air France flight from SFO in San Francisco to Charles de Gaulle in Paris. Keep a eye out for a special guest appearance by a beautiful Aurora Borealis starting around 1:08. Watch it on YouTube.

Web Browser Designed for TVs!

Download the free Kylo Browser, if you are one of those who connect your PC or Mac to a TV for big screen viewing.

Free Books for Your Kindle

From Nuff said!

By the way, even if you don't have the Kindle DEVICE, you can still own Kindle (software) and a ton of free (Kindle) books - on your Windows or Mac OS X laptop or desktop. Kindle also supports other e-book formats, including PDFs.