Archive for July, 2009

Simon’s Cat Ep 4

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

I just found this gem on Youtube. It’s a series of 2D animated shorts on youtube about a pet cat. Just check it out. Brilliant.

Urban Screen

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

This is one of the coolest art projects I’ve seen in a while. It’s a projected image onto the side of a building. Absolutely stunning. It’s from a group called Urban Screen

555 KUBIK | facade projection | from urbanscreen on Vimeo.

Bokodes

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

This is absolutely amazing technology. It transforms barcodes into a wealth of information. It’ll be presented as one of the lead papers at SIGGRAPH this year. Absolutely amazing.

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.

More iPhone 3GS Madness

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Here’s a link to some more pictures and information about the launch here in Singapore.

http://apple20.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2009/07/11/thousands-crowd-iphone-launch-in-singapore/?source=yahoo_quote

This is just the outside line. There are lines inside the building as well. Nuts.

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.