Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Time to get lost in thought

These guys are way old already (as am I), so yeah, it's time to sing an old song and think about the old.

If you wanna see how old they are, they were this young when I first heard their first hit song. Yup, they are that old now. But yeah, not yet Paul McCartney old.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Disable the F1 key in Windows

I've been using Windows probably since 1994 and I would say I'm an above-average Windows user by now. If you are like me, you probably know that you press the F1 key to fire up Help documentation. But if you are like me, you are probably annoyed by this "easy-access" feature, because more often you need to press maybe the Esc key or the F2 keys, but you accidentally press the F1 key. Nothing wrong with that, but applications/software/programs in Windows then suddenly launch Help and it's usually huge and it takes time to load, and it just disrupts your work flow or train of thought or whatever you're doing. I hate it. So I wanted to disable it; and well, Google gives us the best solution (though this will need a little extra expertise for most people) from Check it out at

Friday, February 24, 2012

[UPDATED] Send files up to 2Gb in size

Technically this is just one of many features of DropBox, probably my numero uno favorite service, but this is all it does and it does it well. Try Adobe's SendNow. It's a free service to send files up to 100Mb in sizewith storage of up to 500Mb worth of files; you can pay for their service and then you will be able to send files much larger than up to 2Gb.


Apparently an advert from Microsoft. While, yeah, Google's "we're not evil" mantra is now subject to debate, I also see here a Microsoft attacking its common enemy with Apple in a try-hard-to-be-like-Apple way (ala "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC").

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Young people ask: who is Paul McCartney?

Check out this collection of tweets, "Who Is Paul McCartney?!" on Sad. Considering, I would think, they know who Beethoven is. Or Mozart.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Gangsta/Hardcore Rap and Biblical Lyrics?

Somebody's already on it. Check out the music (and if you're interested, the lyrics as well) of Lecrae on YouTube.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Find products you want through people you know

Check out this new website called Svpply (pronounced Supply, I guess). With Svpply, in their own words, you can: (1) Follow your favorite people and stores to build your own feed of great products, (2) Save the stuff you want to buy later from any retail website, and (3) Discover the best products online, all straight from your community. Interesting.

Monday, February 20, 2012

People's iPhone/iTouch Home Screens

Oh, of course I meant iPod Touch. Anyways. This guy named Daniel Wadja started this relatively very new website showcasing a curated selection of people's (mostly iPhone and iPod Touch, jailbroken or non-jailbroken) home screens, called Swipe The Linen. I'll be submitting my home screen shortly. I found out about this website from this other interesting blog that I've blogged about, "Inspired" by Apple.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Uhmmm, tablets can do that better, but yeah.

Intel needs to sell. Interesting marketing idea though. Watch this video about Intel's "Ultrabook™ POP-UP THEATER."
Interested in more videos? Check out Oh and, if you don't know what Ultrabooks are, they were basically inspired by this product.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Music news, ...

artist interviews, live performances, band recommendations, and festival coverage, all on the fuse YouTube Channel.

Are you male, single, a student, and live in Bangalore or New York?

There's a strong chance you're using Google+. Check out this info graphic from Well, talk about promise; I still favor Facebook. Is Google+ the new Orkut? [UPDATE: WARNING: Please make sure to enable your web browser's pop-up blocker, otherwise the Website-Monitoring website will pop-up many new windows with ads. Alternatively, you can view the infographic on Flickr.]

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Kobe Bryant wearing Celtics Gear!

Check out the photos in this link: It's not photoshopped, ladies and gentlemen. Check out the text after the 2nd photo to see when and where Kobe wore the Celtics shirt.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Geeky Valentine Ideas 2012

Check out the suggestions in this video production from CNET TV.

Life is Beautiful

I can't disagree with that. But if you do find yourself disagreeing, maybe it's time to take a look at the mirror. Maybe your mirror needs changing? Or, maybe you need to go do one of these things. Anyway, this is a wonderful compilation of many different video clips, compiled by an Anime Music Video (AMV) producer who goes by the handle of loosecontroi. If you can watch this in Full HD in full screen, even better. Thanks to A&CA for sharing this video on FB!

Teen whines about parents on Facebook, dad shoots laptop

You haven't heard about this? As of this time it's got almost 15 million views on YouTube already. Read the article from CNET News' Technically Incorrect column, entitled "Teen whines about parents on Facebook, dad shoots laptop." What do you guys think?

Monday, February 13, 2012

People Who Use Pinterest

How true is this? Check out this chart on I Love Charts on Tumblr. As CNET podcasters say, it's just a made-up chart, but still, it feels so true. Are you on Pinterest yet? While you're at it, check out the other funny and/or interesting charts on I Love Charts on Tumblr.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Baby Whisperer

Meet Australian mom, Priscilla Dunstan. She just uncovered the "secret" language of babies. Watch her first on Oprah. Then watch the rest of her US TV appearances on her YouTube channel. While we're at it, why not "Like" her FB page as well. Once you learn her basic techniques, you parents out there could find more time for rest and sleep by understanding what your baby really wants and make him/her stop crying sooner. Good luck! :D

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Prison Dancer

You've heard about those dancing inmates from Cebu, Philippines, dancing to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and a few other songs. But have you heard about the musical about them? The musical is aptly called, Prison Dancer, and it stars YouTube sensation and Canadian Idol alum, Filipino-Canadian Mikey Bustos. According to a report from ABS-CBN, it will become a web musical; i.e. we will be able to stream the musical and watch it online (or download it to watch offline) on our computers, tablets, smartphones, TVs, etc. There was no mention of whether the streaming (or download) will require any fee (i.e. the equivalent of an entrance fee to an actual live show) ala Louis C.K. While the cast and crew are all probably Canadian citizens, what's cool is that they're all mostly Filipino-Canadian. Filipinos represent!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Ads vs. Reality

Talk about truth in advertising. Check out this article:

Memes. It's More Fun In The Philippines

Check out this website, The photos and captions there are not so intriguing though. While we're at it, check out this unintriguing piece I made as well.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

Rod Stewart's parents' greatest gift to him

Apparently, "Rod" and a few other names for guys, and "Becky" and a few other names for girls are considered "hot" names. I suddenly imagine Paris Hilton saying "That's Hot." And there are also some lists of names of successful men and women, like "Brad" and "Kirsty." And finally, there are lists of names of least hot and least successful men and women. I wish that your name isn't on one of the bottom lists. Disclaimer: these are results that probably more reflect American culture.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

More Online "TV"

I know you guys have heard of Vimeo. Unlike YouTube which is all about You on the Tube, this is all about Me and Videos. Hence Vimeo.

But have you heard of Mevio? Sounds very familiar, don't it? Anyways, it is very different from Vimeo. From the spelling to what it's about - it's actually a website dedicated to "broadcasting" its own produced "TV" shows and podcasts on the internet. Very much like, While TWiT is basically all about technology, Mevio has all sorts of content.

I've also told you about Frequency, but there's also FrequencyTV which is itself more like Mevio. For all these three "online TV" services, they stream 24/7. Then lastly, there's which is basically just a production house for a number of shows on various topics; they do not have live streaming.

For Filipinos around the world, there's Mo Twister's The Battle Axe Network which is a similar concept to the first three "international" services mentioned earlier, although still probably just 99% of the way there.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Watch videos from all your favorite video sources one website! It's almost like watching TV, but no need to change channels, watch only the content you want, skip over not so interesting video clips. If you've heard of one cool viral video on the internet, you can use this site to search for it, and that's even if that video was on YouTube, Vimeo, or whatever other video source it is from. There's a Top 25 list if you don't want to have to choose what to watch. This has the potential to be the one-stop shop for online video. Visit the website, it's called Frequency, at (Note: You can also actually "change channels" if you want.)

What kind of websites do you Google and visit?

If you visit while logged in to Google, you'll see some categories of websites you've searched for on Google and actually visited while logged in to Google. Mine read:
Arts & Entertainment - Music & Audio - Radio - Podcasting
Arts & Entertainment - TV & Video - Online Video
Arts & Entertainment - Visual Art & Design - Photographic & Digital Arts
Beauty & Fitness - Fitness - Bodybuilding
Computers & Electronics - Software - Operating Systems - Mac OS

Friday, February 3, 2012

The Kiss

A short film. PG-13. Category: Creepy.

Hey, your photo looks like my photo!

In the UK, when you create a similarly composed photo, you risk to be sued for copyright infringement. Cray-Z.

Do you know a geek?

Some of the most important innovations in human history have come from people who have an eccentric devotion to one particular interest; i.e. people we would consider as geeks. If you know one who has the potential to change the world, nominate him to The Geek Hunt and get $1,000 as a referral fee if he is chosen. The Geek Hunt aims to track down the smartest, most innovative geeks to join the Gig Tank, which would essentially provide for funding for these geeks' brilliant ideas. Check out the website: