Archive for the ‘Pics’ Category

I *heart* bacon

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Found this series of pics going through Gizmodo and Geekologie and I had to share.

Bacon Sunrise

Bacon Sunrise

Bacon Road

Bacon Road

Dyson Fan

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Dyson, the creators of the Dyson vacuum have created a new fan. One that has no visible blades. Those guys are geniuses. Here’s the link from Gizmodo.

Dyson Fan

http://gizmodo.com/5379890/dyson-air-multiplier-review-making-a-300-fan-takes-cojones

Light Art Performance Photography

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

These two guys from Germany take really long exposure photography and add performance light to it. None of these photos are photoshopped. Truly inspiring.

Make sure you click on the pull down at the top to look at their different photosets. Lots of different styles of this artform.

http://lapp-pro.de/

LAPP artwork

LAPP artwork

Ghost in the machine

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

How cool is this artwork? The guy takes cassette tapes, VHS tapes, film reels and reassembles them into portraits and artwork.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/iri5/sets/72157611954107572/detail/

Tech Support Cheat Sheet.

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

This is what I do, when a friend/family member asks me to help them. Seriously.

Tech Support Cheat Sheet

This is from an XKCD post.

The most incredible grapes

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

These are the both the most expensive and the best grapes I’ve ever had.

Kyoho grapes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoho_grape

They are best known in Japan. But Taiwan and Korea have them as well. If you look at the packaging in the picture below, the price is correct. S$85 for a small box of them. That’s nearly $60 USD. So about 1-2 dollars A GRAPE!!

The best way to describe them is to describe them in terms of candy they sell in the US. Imagine the flavor of Japanese chewing gum crossed with the texture of gummy bears.

They have a very thick skin and have a seed or two each. But they are worth every dollar. You can pick up some of the cheaper varieties for about 1/4 the price. But, the difference is astounding.

iPhone 3GS MADNESS!!!!

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

So, Apple and Singtel has just released the new iPhone 3GS here in Singapore. And I’m in line to pick one up.

MADNESS!!!

I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that Singaporeans love to “queue” or line up for thing. They also love good deals and they have a love for new tech gadgets. This has led to the most unholiest of trinities. A 5 hour line!!!

MADNESS!!!!

And the deal is so good I can’t pass it up either. I’ll be able to pick up a new iPhone 3GS for only S$38 this weekend with a 2 year contract. Normally it’ll cost S$1200 to buy it outright. Nuts. Absolutely nuts.

Here’s a pic of the first line of 3 that I’ll need to get into to purchase my phone.

Oink Oink.

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Little Bastard.

Taipei

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

I’m loving Taipei. The city feels very vibrant. There is so much going on. And even though this is Chinese New Years week, lots of things are open and people are everywhere. We spent the first night going to the Shilin night market.

Imagine a carnival, add a few thousand Taiwanese, sprinkle a little Asian spices and shake well. And that’s what you’ll end up with.

One of the most unique aspects of the night markets here is the prevalence of carnival games. Every corner you turn, you’ll find yourself face to face with either a wall of baloons to pop, a skeet ball machine or any other of the thousand variations to win toys or stuffed animals for your sweet heart or kid.

Here’s a small sample of pictures I took to illustrate this.

Rain

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Today I learned the hard way that an umbrella makes almost no difference when you’re caught in a monsoon.

I was walking over to the train station from my house. I was already half way there and it started dribbling. So instinctually I pulled out my umbrella.

People around me without umbrellas started running to their destinations. I just smiled and slowly strolled to the train station.

Fail.

Within a matter of a minute, the small sprinkle became sheets of water. And to compound the matter, there was an ever so soft breeze. But, with so much water coming down, that made enough of it go sideways that even though I was under an umbrella, my shoulders were soaked.