Calling all you foodies – ChefDB

November 20th, 2009

The film industry has IMDB. Now the food industry has ChefDB. What a brilliant idea. It’s a database of restaurants, who works in them, where they’ve worked and related links.

Genius.

Now, you can track your favorite chefs. See when ratings started going up or down.. and why. You can see where else these same people have worked in the past, to find other restaurants that you might want to go to as well. Or where they are headed to in the future, so you can bookmark that as a place you want to try out.

Pure Genius.

http://www.chefdb.com/

I *heart* bacon

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

Questions from an interview with Google.

November 17th, 2009

Google asks all kinds of tough questions in their interview process. This is to see how intelligent you are along with seeing how you would solve complex problems. Here’s a selection along with answers.

Chicken wing update

November 17th, 2009

I tried last night at a Bar called B.F.D. in Singapore… and realized that this is a much more difficult problem in Asia than in the US. You see, in Asia, Chicken wings are served whole. When you order a chicken wing here, usually it comes with the Drumette, Wing and tip all attached. So, to separate the bones, you need to break down more connective tissue and if the wing is already cooked throughly, the meat just comes apart.

I’ll need to investigate this matter more thoroughly by visiting Hooters in Clarke Quay. 😉

How to eat a chicken wing

November 16th, 2009

I just found this post through Digg. I’ve been eating chicken wings wrong my whole life. I need to rush out TODAY and try this technique out.

http://www.bitrebels.com/geek/how-to-correctly-eat-a-chicken-wing/

When an inch isn’t an inch

November 13th, 2009

I just found out there is a measurement called a Cun or a Chinese Inch. How confusing is that? The Chinese inch is a bit longer than the American inch.

1 Chinese Inch = 1.762 American Inches… I think. :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cun_(unit)

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_was_the_Chinese_inch

Dyson Fan

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

RFID Volumes realized

October 14th, 2009

Here’s an interesting video showing the volume of the readable area of an RFID field. As this technology gains more and more momentum, you’ll start to see it everywhere and on everything.

Immaterials: the ghost in the field from timo on Vimeo.

California.. Get better please.

October 5th, 2009

Here’s an interesting article about the situation that California has gotten itself in. Somebody please fix it.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/04/california-failing-state-debt

Great CCTV Commercial

October 2nd, 2009

Here’s a great ad for China’s CCTV. Pretty spectacular visuals.

CCTV Ink TV Commercial – Directed by Niko Tziopanos from Troublemakers.tv on Vimeo.