Christmas is here, where's my snow?
Thursday, December 25, 2008 | Author: Dav

It seems to me that Christmas just snuck in and suprised me this time around.

If I've missed out on wishing anyone an amazing and wonderful Christmas, well, yeah, sorry, my bad.

Have a great Christmas guys, be safe

Dav out.
Sorry, your watermark is showing
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 | Author: Dav

I upload quite a few photos to the interwebs, and sometimes, I find the same photo being posted into forums and other sites. Sure, I get a kick out of it, seeing my photos being discussed and stuff. But sometimes, you just want people to know where that photo came from.

Code to prevent someone from copying your images off a website just wont work. Disable right click? God, please.

Two words, 'Black widow'. Don't ask, don't tell. Or something cryptic like that.

So in line with the topic, I've started to use a sweet free software called Picture Shark that helps you watermark your images with a stamp or logo. And its free.

Enjoy a picture of some geo-rock (and my hand) with a watermark here.

Dav out
Christmas decorations
Friday, December 19, 2008 | Author: Dav

I rarely cross posts between blogs, and I try to almost never post the same content on each site but I couldn't help it this time, since:

A. It would be a chore to keep uploading photos and taking up bandwidth.
B. This blog is a little more mainstream then the photo blog.

Great decorations at the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) Mall.

Who needs a small tree when you can have one that's 6 stories high?

Dav out
End the year with a world ending machine
Sunday, December 14, 2008 | Author: Dav

That's right, now you too, for a limited time only (and a whole lot of wood working skill) can end the year with a world ending machine! If I was in the army, I'd come up with a cool acronym, like WEM, but after WMD caught on, I'll pass on acronyms. For now.

This PDF gives you detailed step by step instruction on how to create your very own WEM .... er... ending.. machine thinggy.

Credits to WoodWorkers Journal.

Dav out.

PS: Let me know in advance when you're going to end the world, I'm a little behind some credit card and home loan payments as it is.
The Day the Earth Stood Still . . .
Saturday, December 13, 2008 | Author: Dav

The Day the Earth Stood Still . . .it would suck to be a sundial salesman. Having one half the Earth in daylight for half the year while the other side in darkness and then it would be reversed for the second part of the year would take a huge chunk out of sales!

Back to the movie.
I caught The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) over the weekend, and I must admit, I enjoyed it. Of course, I am biased towards Sci-Fi of any kind, and Keanu Reeves, of course.

I am ashamed to say I've watched the original movie that was made sometime in the 50's, and there's something to say about a movie made way back then.

I wont compare if they've captured the essence of the old version with the 2008 movie, but there's enough there to get a good idea of what's going on. The intro where we see how Keanu Reeves' character has his DNA stolen might be confusing to take in but that's just me nitpicking.

Speaking of nits and picking, I would have rather seen a kick-ass poster like the one way back when, instead of what they've put up for the current movie.

Compare the bland 'new' poster:

To the alien-grabbed-my-woman-like-king-kong-did poster for the original movie:

Some IMDB linkages here:
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

Dav out
Premium coffee ftw!
Thursday, December 11, 2008 | Author: Dav

I don't drink premium coffee. I try to stay away from coffee in general, but this post isn't about me being a tea person, its about premium coffee lids / covers.

That's right! Lids and covers. Someone bought me some coffee, and it was nice, yeah sure. Except I found out the hard way that when your coffee sloshes around the top, it seals off the two holes punctured in the top.

What then occurs is that no matter how much you sip from that small opening in the lid, nothing comes out. I call it 'coffee negative gravity'. You can call it varying pressure (outside the cup and inside the cup) or a vacuum forming, that's OK with me. I'm not biased. Not by much.

The instructables hack? Poke more holes, or clear out the existing holes to balance out the pressure.

What does it say about you when you end up spending 20 minutes reviewing a coffee lid and then blogging about it?

One word, awesomeneses. Yes, I made that word up.

Dav out
Friends with benifits
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 | Author: Dav

Over the years, I've enjoyed many a XKCD comic. This one recently caught my eye.

Dav out
'tis the season for Julmust
Monday, December 08, 2008 | Author: Dav

As usual, as the year comes to the end, and Christmas comes closer, everyone runs over to their local store to get some Julmust.

If you don't live in Sweden, your local store wont have Julmust, so the next best place to get it would be Ikea.

I've had it for 3 years running, its an acquired taste yes, and it bears SOME resemblance to beer, but that varies from person to person.

Tasty goodness from our friends up north. Of course, this year, I found the prices of Julmust a little more steep then usual, so I rationed myself to one bottle. But quite a bottle it was!

Dav out
Template info - Green Light
Monday, December 08, 2008 | Author: Dav

Well the template I'm using is from this site. Its pretty neat, and I seem to have something for Green / Blue coloured pages these days, or it could be a 2009 thing.

There's been some nifty edits, and I've really started to grow on it.

Dav out
Keeping tab on the worlds largest carrot
Tuesday, December 02, 2008 | Author: Dav

I love using Google Analytics to keep tabs on what's going on with the blog. Once the realm of hardcore network people / webadmins, this site now allows anyone who owns a website to track and gather info on visitors.

Recently looking at the results, I noticed a spike in page views:

Looking at the pageviews closer, I notice something odd, as there's a huge jump in views for a page that I've posted a while back. Its common for the latest few posts on a blog to get higher page views, but this post was from way back in 2007.

Someone, or something (guessing Google here) has started to link back to the original Photo Blog post and if you do a quick search using the phrase "worlds largest carrot" you'll see the same results. Apparently its showing up as # 1 on Google Image search and something like #4 or so on Google Search.

Here's a shot of the image that seems to be the search result of a few searches.

So remember, worlds largest carrot - or is it?

Dav out
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