Thursday, June 30, 2011

What Do You Love?

Why don't you search for info about it on www.WDYL.com. It's a new search service by Google, and the results give you stats, photos, videos, Sketchup 3D images, and tons of other cool stuff related to what you love. So, What Do You Love? (Warning: it's so far from perfect.)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Conan O'Brien's Commencement Address

I've previously linked to Steve Jobs' Stanford commencement address. Loved that. Loved Conan O'Brien's Dartmouth one as well.

Stay hungry, stay foolish. It is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and makes us unique. Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen. Stay hungry, stay foolish.

How we treat our computers; from sticky comics

Yeah, yeah, call me an Apple fanboy. But for some reason, you know I was able to try a Macintosh before I ever tried Windows. And you know, using the Windows PC felt comfortable, easy, familiar. Then again, I don't know if this funny comic glorifies Macs over "everyone else" or the other way around. Read the comic in this link. While you're at it, why don't you see more cool stuff at stickycomics.com.

MeBands on YouTube

One-man bands. Very cool. But a lot of effort. Show some appreciation for these 5 performances by 2 guys on the 1 and only YouTube: 5 4 3 2 1. Personally and music-wise, I like #4 and #5 best. I'm "Motown" like that. :D

"Exclusive iPhone 5 video" revealed


I would also call it the "what about all the hungry children in the world?" video.

Monday, June 27, 2011

a Tale of Three Tables

That are Totally Terrific. View the Videos: One, Two, Three. Personally, I like Three the most as a concept. Two I think is too heavy and therefore not really very useful. One is cool but... why buy??? Then again, I probably won't buy any of these. :-D

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Sims. Such a great game.

But have you ever tried something like this?

Vibration. See the unseen.

And now, dogs. :D

Here, one corgi dog can't seem to figure out that he can just walk through the door but instead waits for it to open before he walks through.

May the Vorce Ve Width You

A Volkswagen commercial.

Startups

Some tech startup people tend to try to emulate Mark Zuckerberg in every aspect, thinking they could be the next Facebook. What people misunderstand is that Facebook and other success stories, are exceptions to the rule (or so I read from somewhere). For the lowdown on what really happens to startups, check out this infographic.

Tabs for MS Office

Download Office Tabs and increase your productivity. Or not. The Free Edition is free for non-commercial and personal use, and works for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Sagada, one of Asia's top 5 most overlooked cities

Read this travel article on Yahoo! Philippines. I wonder if the author is Filipino. Marinduque, another lesser known Philippine tourist destination even to most Filipinos, is also on this "Asia's future tourist hotspots" list on CNN Go.

The future is coming.

Duh. Anyway, if you haven't heard about Lytro, go visit their website to see samples of what you can do with photos using the Light Field camera - which might just be the future of photography. Basically, with one shot, more information is captured, and then you can adjust the focus after taking the photo. No more adjusting the focus before taking the photo. Just snap, snap, snap. And capture all the important memories. Wuh-how.

Super funny!

Take a look at these Brilliantly Sarcastic Responses To Completely Well-Meaning Signs, on someecards.com.

Friday, June 24, 2011

And now for another dose of "viral" videos.

Watch this collection of videos that millions have watched and shared on the internet, from Tom Hanks dancing on an en EspaƱol US weather report, to US President Barrack Obama showing his baby whispering skills, to a cat that was barking like a dog... until he was caught by his owner and so he went back to meowing... Yes, people. More cat videos! And other animals', too.

By the way. No virii/viruses here, folks. If you don't know what a "viral video" is, you probably haven't visited Wikipedia, ever. So go there first before you watch the video.

Cat mom hugs baby kitten

Awww!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

What happens on the internet in 60 seconds?

168 million sent emails, nearly 700 thousand Google searches, 13 thousand iPhone app downloads, at least 600 YouTube video uploads, and so on. I heard about this from The Daily Mail online, but the graphic came from Go-Globe.com.

And now, time to be sewius

Ever heard of this? The Wonderpets Theme Song. If you're too exhausted from work, trust me this'll make you feel good. This version though is just a song and slideshow with lyrics kind of thing. If you want the full experience, you can purchase an episode or two on iTunes, and get ready to meet Linny, Tuck, and Ming-ming! This is sewius!

Improve your Dropbox experience

With these two free web apps. Visit SendToDropbox.com [lets you have an e-mail address which will be saved, attachments and all, in a folder on your Dropbox] and URLDroplet.com [lets you save any URL to your Dropbox - HTML files become PDF files, I think!]. Have you had any experience with these two web apps? Please share them in the comments section below.

How To Search Google's Various Services In Google Chrome's Omnibar

Read how at Google Chrome Help.

This sounds cool

Help and get possibly rewarded for it? Consider it an investment. Check out MicroPlace. It's a PayPal company, by the way. I did only say it sounds cool. Find out for yourself if it actually is.

Monday, June 20, 2011

WOW - Architecture

The video is very, very well done, but what's more amazing is what it is about -this concept by Herzog and de Meuron (famous architects, e.g. for the Bird's Nest) for a building to be constructed in Tribeca, NYC. Watch it on Vimeo.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Online Interactive Toys

Check out Cartelle, an "Interactive" Studio which specializes in creative interactive media, and their toys. Mouse over to the left for more toys. Just an example of what you can do on the web in the future.

Hey You! What Song are you Listening to? NEW YORK

A simple but great idea by Tyler Cullen. Ask everyone in NYC the question, "Hey You! What Song are you Listening to?". I wonder what people's response would be in other cities.

Not so great

Here's another wonderful video. Nice photography showing landscape mountain and astronomic visuals, and a great 90's song in Black Hole Sun. Together though, they feel like ebony and ivory. Watch the video on Vimeo.

Make your own Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates comics

See some samples at SadAndUseless.com, and then download the template to make your own. :-)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

WOW (The Prequel)

Remember my last post? It should have been obvious but that Brad Kremer guy has a ton of WOW stuff on his Vimeo channel. Watch this other one called "Hayaku: A Time Lapse Journey Through Japan." It is basically like the previous one - awesome photography (in this case, time lapse photography so it looks more like a video than just simply a photo slideshow) and the most appropriate background music. Talk about harmony = but I'm referring to that of sight and sound. Again. Wow. And did I mention this is in Japan also? Again? Wow, right?

WOW

Watch this video documentary on Vimeo by Brad Kremer of pro photographer Michael Levin's stint in Kyushu, Japan. Gizmodo entitles it "A Visual Study of the Solitude of a Pro Photographer." Watch it in HD if you can. Great combination of visuals and music, as well. Beauty is in the eyes (and ears) of the beholder, people.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

"I will hug him and squeeze him and pat him and pet him and call him George."

Remember that line? Reminisce from this video on YouTube. Classic Looney Tunes, indeed! Are you back on this blog post after watching the video? I didn't say it was gonna be there. :-P

Remember the line, "Luke, I am your father?"

Do you really? Watch this one instead on http://youtu.be/CZd_YyFzPD0.

Got sent a suspicious link?

Use ExpandMyURL.com to preview or to lengthen short URLs so you know where you're going with that link, preventing nasty link surprises. But, a tool won't be a useful tool until you know when to use it, or how to use it. The how to use it part just requires a little bit of English know-how, among other things you probably already have. The when to use it part - i.e., when to know if a link is suspicious or not - that's just difficult to teach, you know. I for one have never clicked any spam links. Just be smart. Good luck to you all with that.

Friday, June 10, 2011

on Les Paul's 92nd Birthday

Google celebrates using a Doodle. Read more at The Official Google Blog. That first link [http://goo.gl/doodle/Oi2ou] actually brings you to a recording I made using Google's Doodle, to which you can jam along with, or after listening, create your own guitar fiddling. :-D

Thursday, June 9, 2011

More wedding proposal video stuff

Previously I gave you this link on YouTube. Really creative, a lot of effort, it is great.

And now, I just saw this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj_w0JEpNSo. To top it all off, the wedding comes immediately right after. Over the top?

But anyway, these two are wedding proposals worth sharing to the world. They're really well done. Meanwhile, some people think [this] is astonishing enough. Who would think that.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Order from US Websites and receive them in the Philippines...

...even without a credit card! Johnny Air Cargo provides you with a US shipping address, and then you can shop online (usually with free shipping within the US) or even bid on auction sites such as eBay. You have to pay them a visit at their Manila office if you would like to shop without a credit card. Of course, in addition to your online purchases, you have to pay for the cost of shipping from their NY/NJ office to Manila.

RAW competition?

Sounding similar but probably with an audience only of techies, visit building43.com which is a blog that aims to find and highlight the newest tools and trends on the internet. Oh it's so RAW, without the R. One of the contributors, Robert Scoble, is the namesake of the milliscoble unit used at followcost.com, which was featured here earlier.

Online E-book About the Web

Do you know what is the name of the web browser you are using? How do you know it's really Google's or Yahoo's website you are logging in to? If you're not so sure, read up on web and browser fundamentals in this online e-book called "20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web."

Is it too annoying to follow @inquirerdotnet on Twitter?

Judge for yourself using the followcost.com tool (i.e. find out what it costs to follow someone or something on Twitter). For example, @inquirerdotnet recently has nearly 200 twitter posts per day. In contrast, the more international @cnn only has no more than 7 posts per day recently. I'm unfollowing @inquirerdotnet. ASAP. You?

Amusing travel blog

[This blog] is one of Time magazine's best blogs of 2011. Go have a read.

A nice list of Filipino blogs

This [link] contains not an all-encompassing list, but it's nice to have a list this long. This is basically a list of blogs being followed by blogger Rob A Minute.

What if you were an ant on a hula hoop?

This is what you'd see. Assuming your feet are glued well enough to the hoops. Watch this interesting video on YouTube.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Exclusive Preview on iOS 5

No it's not really iOS 5, but some people would really want these features on the new update to be announced by Apple today. Watch the "exclusive" video on YouTube.