Saturday, March 31, 2012

The soundtrack of your (future/digital) life

Check out this short masterpiece by Chris Crutchfield.  He calls it "Digitals," a "sort of musical."

Check out his website ( and Vimeo channel where he has a ton of other fun video stuff.

Speaking of Vimeo, I found out today that they now have a brand new look that's even more focused on videos.  It's optional for now though.

Friday, March 30, 2012

What Happens In An Internet Minute?

Intel tells us how much happens in a minute on the internet thru an infographic called "What Happens In An Internet Minute?"  Interestingly, the number of networked devices right now is equal to the global population.  I wonder though how many Intel processors are being sold per minute? And how much of the global population actually have access to an internet-capable device? And is that number changing at all?

Thanks to my friend RB who shared this on FB.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

New Online TV Channel from pro skateboarder Tony Hawk

First heard about this on The 404 Show on CNET TV. Tony Hawk, the pro skateboarder, who most of you have probably heard of only thru his aptly named video games (e.g. "Tony Hawk Pro Skater"), is launching the RIDE Channel exclusively on YouTube. The channel will be launching a ton of all new shows on a variety of skateboarding-related subjects from musicians who skate, photography, and so much more, all through out the course of 2012. As of the time of writing, they already have 410 videos on the channel.  Check out the introductory videos below, first from Tony Hawk himself, and then the official RIDE Channel promotional video:

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Gangsta Rap + Cooking Pancakes = ???

I recently showed you guys an example of how Gangsta Rap and Christianity could mix gracefully.  How about Gangsta Rap and pancake cooking?  Check this out!  :)  [Warning: Explicit Lyrics]

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

James Cameron completes one-man dive to the deepest part of the earth's oceans

From the guy who brought us blockbuster hits such as "Titanic" and "Avatar," James Cameron spends 7 years with his crew as a National Geographic explorer-in-residence to design and build and actually use a one-man exploration sub (as in, a mini-submarine) to take photos and videos at the deepest part of the Marianas Trench in the Northwest Pacific Ocean.  Check out this playlist of 10 short videos about the trip from the National Geographic Channel on YouTube:

My two cents: talk about leadership and passion and drive and vision.  He could have just led the planning and what not for this trip, and then just ordered someone else to take the risk and do it for him, or maybe commissioned a remote-controlled sub instead?  But no, he went there all by himself, and risked no one else's life but his own.  But of course, together with that very high risk for this trip comes a very high reward.  Congratulations for another successful endeavor, Mr. Cameron!  I just hope the videos and photos come out very clear!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

"What is Love"; a song played using eight floppy disk drives [For-geeks-only alert!]

Hmmm, I forgot already if I've featured the video of the "Imperial March" song from the Star Wars series, played using two (or eight?) floppy drives as well.  But anyway, this (first) video is so cool.  It's so cool, I feel like it's better than the original (2nd video).  If you go to the video's YouTube page ( on the right side or just after the video, you can discover more floppy drive music.

Ever experienced "The Airport Effect"?

Read about "The Airport Effect" on the Urban Dictionary.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


I found out about this from the YouTube page of that video I posted earlier. It is a rather interesting tool. Check it out at Itching to create some Siri parody videos? The "Samantha (US)" voice probably sounds the closest to Siri's.

The (Totally) Phantom Menace [funny parody]

How now to fight using a light saber against an actual Sith menace?

Monday, March 19, 2012

Meat is bad for you.

Check out this commentary on the latest study demonstrating that meat is correlated to cancer and mortality. Read "That meat study thing that everybody is bitching about…" on The commentary also discusses how to view epidemiological research (i.e. surveys of tens of thousands of subjects) and how different it is from intervention research (i.e. at most results from out of hundreds of people). In other not so serious news, in the Philippines, happiness is also found to be correlated to eating lots and lots of meat. :D

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Nice Origami site

Check it out @ PEM's Origami site. Only 14 designs, though, but really cool new non-typical designs. :)  I also have my own video of a Santa Claus origami at :D

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Need to relax? Or can't remember that zen spa / massage parlor music?

Of course, you can always default to Kenny Gorlick (a.k.a. Kenny G) music, but come on. Check out these "tunes" instead.

Tune #1. Coming from the tropics, this is my fave.

Tune #2. Piano played this way is always soothing. Oh but there's some brass in there, too.

Tune #3. The ultimate sleep music. You can actually combine this with #1 or #2.

Tune #4. Binaural beats. Heard of them? It's worth to read about them. Be careful of therapeutic claims though; they're not entirely scientifically proven just yet.

Tune #5. This next one's not really for me, but hey, if you on the other hand are into listening to and watching two Asian divas sing and even rap in a language that you cannot understand at all, this might work for you, too.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

What happens when Gramma and Grampa meets Photo Booth?

Hilarious. Check out the video below.

Vin Diesel on Helium

Does Vin Diesel on helium sound like a chipmunk like most of us would? Find out in the video below.

In case the video disappears in the future, just Google "Vin Diesel on Helium"

Saturday, March 10, 2012

FUNNY!!! Superman's iPhone 4S and Siri, vs Batman's Bat Phone and Alfred

Which one's better? Which one would you choose? Check out the video below.

Now if you found that funny, this next one is funny, too!

And you can find more from the How It Should Have Ended show available on YouTube, and on their official website,

Watch this picle.

There's a new app called Picle, which is essentially a camera app, but it captures 10 seconds of audio along with your photo, hence the picture and audible together is called a picle. Bad naming aside (as a comment on Cult of Mac pointed out, that asking "Can you take my picle?" can be a "WTF"), this video is the inspiration for Picle. It's an interesting new type of a mini-movie that you can do yourself and only your camera and sound recording app, or with Picle.

Friday, March 9, 2012

KONY 2012

You're probably not online that often if you haven't yet heard about this short (30-minute) documentary video. Anyway, it's worth watching. From the video's official Vimeo page:
KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice. 
Donate to Invisible Children:
For info on Invisible Children:

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Story of Sushi

It's not what you think, folks. This is not just about Japan. If you eat any kind of seafood - whether it's sushi or not, you should watch this.

The Story of Sushi from Bamboo Sushi on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 1, 2012