Category: Cyberculture

The Social Network. Partly based on truth.

By , 2010-11-02 16:33

Last week, I went to watch The Social Network with my cousin. I was quite impressed with the lines they gave Mark Zuckerberg when he was describing how he “hacked” together facemesh. I never imagined anyone in hollywood would know what Apache or wget was, much less mention it in a film. Turns out they aren’t that creative, they just pulled the lines from Mark Zuckerberg’s Online Diary.

Oh well.

At least they paid enough attention to use KDE3 on the screens in the movies, instead of one of those bogus future-computer interfaces.

Screenshots from the past

By , 2010-09-22 01:21

So I was going through my old hard drives today, and came across a few old desktop screenshots. It’s interesting to see what I was up to back in the day… Using MandrakeLinux, testing Windows Vista….

Counting to ten with Google Instant

By , 2010-09-09 16:36

Google has just unveiled the latest in search technologies. Because hitting Enter or clicking search took too long, we now have Google Instant.

In light of this fun new feature, I decided to compile a short list of a few suggestions provided by Google Instant. Perhaps in the future this will provide a snapshot of the Web in 2010.

  1. 14th amendment
  2. 24
  3. Nintendo 3DS
  4. 4chan
  5. 50 Cent
  6. CBS 60 Minutes
  7. 7-zip
  8. 84 lumber
  9. 90210
  10. Not really 10, but 0. 007

Mind you, these are U.S. results. I know this is nothing new, and that Google search suggestions have been around for a while, but it’s more fun now.

By , 2010-08-18 21:56

Why Facebook is weird #1:

I can look at pictures of friends I haven’t seen in years and realize that they’ve become quite attractive.

Tumblr and WordPress

By , 2010-05-30 22:47

So, I now have two blogs. The old faithful WordPress, and the new kid, Tumblr. I’ve been thinking over the past little while which one to use, or how best to make use of both. And now I’ve decided.

WordPress will remain my main blog, where I will write whenever I’m really in the mood for writing. Tumblr will be a repository of all things memorable or interesting, but not so much as to motivate me to write a blog post.

Posts on the WordPress blog will be sent over to Tumblr (hopefully) by RSS.

We’ll see how this goes.

Sheepfilms – animated GIF comedy

By , 2010-01-24 14:37

Today, I happened upon hilariously clever artist David Packer’s website, where he posts very short films, some of them short enough to fit in an animated GIF. (The two left images AREN’T animated. Click them.)

Sheepfilms – short comedy films and animations starring me, cardboard boxes and various fluffy animals including sheep.

Google may shut down Chinese operations due to censorship and cyber attacks – Wikinews, the free news source

By , 2010-01-15 10:00

Google may shut down Chinese operations due to censorship and cyber attacks – Wikinews, the free news source.

We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on…We recognize that this may well mean having to shut down, and potentially our offices in China.

Good news, I say.


By , 2010-01-13 23:23

M.I.A. Writes Song Inspired by Three-Hour Verizon Tech Support Call – M.i.a. verizon tech support – Gizmodo.

Conan: “I am truly sorry about my hair; it’s always been that way.” ( … ouch!


OMG cool

And some NPH:

UMTS Network Frequencies

By , 2010-01-06 09:58

With all the new 3G cell technologies and phones, it’s kind of confusing to figure out which phones work on which networks. For example, the new Nokia N900 will not work on the Bell or Rogers 3G networks.

Fortunately, Wikipedia, as usual, has the answer.

Bell Mobility Canada November 2009 850/1900
DAVE Wireless Canada January 2010 1700
Fido Canada November 2007 850/1900
Rogers Wireless Canada November 2006 850/1900
Telus Canada November 2009 850/1900
WIND Mobile Canada December 2009 1700

Translation Party

By , 2009-12-04 16:08

Translation Party.

I was bored today. I wonder what Himeji Castle is?

Update: This is Himeji castle. Who says silly web games can’t also be educational? Another good one: #5532295

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