Archive for March, 2007

March 30, 2007

Shepard Fairey VS. WK Interact Street Art extravaganza

 

I don’t know all that much about these dudes, except that I bought a fake “obey” shirt from American Blvd. A loooooong time ago, but I swear the artwork they make inspires the hell out of me.  One of these days I’m gonna bust out my sneakers and just run around pasting shit up on the walls of Manila.  But first, I have to learn to run fast, real fast.

Check out more pics after the jump.

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March 29, 2007

Tranformers Movie Poster

Sigh.  This just doesn’t excite me at all.  I hate Michael Bay.  I hate Steven Spielberg for producing this monstrosity.  I’ll watch it, but I’m really not getting my hopes up that it’ll be much good.

March 29, 2007

Dell goes Linux?

 

Well this certainly took me by surprise, although it probably shouldn’t have.  Dell has promised that it’ll roll out Linux based machines to home and office consumers in the near future.  The biggest question on people’s minds is how much will they be able to save sans Microsoft Windows, and whether or not customer support will be savvy enough to handle Linux based problems.

I’ve been staring at the screen for five minutes trying to think of something snarky or funny to say, but i got nothing.  Click the link for more info.

March 29, 2007

I need Entourage Season 4!

 

Entourage is the show you watch before you go on a boys’ night out.  It’s Sex and the City for men.  It’s what every red-blodded, horndog man aspires to at some point in his life.  It’s funny, witty, hip, and has jsut enough underlying tones of male emotional bonding to make it feel real.

Ostensibly it’s about the life of one Vincent Chase, an up and coming movie star,  his brother Drama (a washed out actor), E (Vince’s best friend and his manager), and Turtle (a sometime rap music manager and freeloader).  It’s supposedl based on the life of Mark Wahlberg (who co-produces the series), and tells the tales and travails of a bunch of friends living the life in Hollywood, and it comes with all the glitz, glamour, and sex that you can imagine.

HBO’s been yoyo-ing between finally finishing season 3 and filming for season 4, and with their history of cutting good shows, it’s still touch and go at this point.  I really hope they keep this show going though, because it’s spectacular.  I’d suggest that any guy out there just go out and buy a copy of the complete seasons 1,2 and 3.  I don’t care if you buy the pirated copies, just WATCH THIS SHOW!

Update: Just as I was about to sumbit this blog, I noticed that HBO is indeed extending the series, and has a preview clip on the official entourage website.

March 27, 2007

The Helio Ocean

This phone looks and sounds amazing.  200mb internal storage with a microSD card exapnsion slot, 2 megpixel camera, USB mass storage mode,, built in google maps, a unique slider function that allows the user to have either a numeric keypad or a qwerty keyboard at their disposal.  The Ocean’s a step closer to the all-in-one device that geeks have been having wet dreams about for years.

Check out more info on the Helio here or the gallery here.

March 27, 2007

Jason Thielke

This guy’s art and his use of wood get me excited to try painting and playing around with mixed media.  I’d love to know his process of transferring print to wood, but I haven’t managed to dig up anything.  I guess I’ll just have to experiment some and see how that all works out.  I’d say more, but I’d really rather you just go to his site and check out his gallery and be awed.

March 26, 2007

Samsung UpStage/F300/m620

I’m not quite sure how I feel about this phone, but then again I’ve been steering away from poorly made convergence devices (read: unless the damn thing can hold at LEAST 30 gigs, I ain’t interested).  Samsung’s take in it is pretty novel to say the least.  Taking a page from Sony Ericcson’s book, the Korean manufacturer decided to make one side look like an MP3 player and the other side look like a phone so that your gadget is on, yet separate.  A microSD slot allows for up to 2GB or music goodness, which is decent, but far from enough for music nerds.  My one biggest complaint is the tiny ass screen on the “phone” side.  I mean seriously, what’s up with that Samsung?  It reminds me of those one liner Ericcson phones from way waaaaaay back.

More info here and a gallery here.

March 26, 2007

How to eat an MRE

In geek circles, MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) are the coolest thing ever when it comes to all things culinary. Imagine, having a “fresh, home cooked meal” in a bag? With a non-flammable heater that you just have to add water too? How cool is that? Too cool. But according to this former National Guardsman who takes you through a walkthrough of the process of preparing and eating an MRE, it’s not as good as I thought it was. I’d still want to try one though, if only for the experience.

I’m curious though, what do caucasians have against using spoons to eat? How is using a fork more civilized? Anyway, clicky the linky to get to the good stuff.

March 25, 2007

I piss on first world nations


The picture above looks like a dream condo for your up and coming yuppie or salary man, but in fact, it’s a minimum security prison in Austria.  Seriously.  I don’t know whether to be amazed or annoyed, but I swear to god it’s enough to make anyone on the third world seethe.  A fricking 5 star prison. Jeheeeeeesus.
Well at least if I’m ever in Austria and I’ve run out of money, all I need to do is commit a burglary and I’m set for the next year or so.

March 24, 2007

If phones were women…

Been checking out lots of cellphones recently, and I thought it would be fun to categorize them as how they’d be like if they were women, cause I’m geeky like that.

Sony ericsson K800

Let’s begin with the K800. The K800 is stylish, no doubt. She’s also pretty smart, and she’s got an artsy side (she’s a really great photographer). She’s a little chunky though, but I’d be willing to overlook that if it weren’t that ugly hump on her back. I mean seriously, what a turn off right?

Samsung P300

The P300, like I said before, is retro cool. She doesn’t like dressing up like the other girls, and she knows how to flaunt what she’s got. While she’s not as curvy as he other girls, she uses her slim, boxy shape to stand out from the rest of the crown. The leather case she puts on sometimes marks her as an intelligent, classy gal as well. The downside? She’s a little deaf, and she speaks softly, so talking or listening to her can be a chore, especially for my mp3player ravaged ears.

Samsung D900

The D900 and the P300 are related, in that they’re both attractive and intelligent, but they’re attractive in different ways. The D900 is like an ugly ramp model: She’s slightly anorexic and her face looks “interesting”. But, unlike most ugly ramp models, she’s pretty intelligent, even more so than her retro cool cousin.

LG Chocolate

The Chocolate’s the bimbo of the bunch, sort of like the iPod in mp3player land. She’s stylish and sexy, with just the right amount of curves to make you want to hold her forever but dammit, she’s just not that smart. She sports a weak 1.3 megapixel camera, and the featureset is nothing to write home about. But she sure is hot.

Motorola MING A1200

And finally, we come to the Ming. She’s almost perfect, this one. She’s smart, hot, and she has a unique look that really sets her apart from the crowd. She’s the kind of girl that draws glances everywhere she goes, and she revels in it. Unfortunately, like some smart women, MING likes to make even the tiniest operation complicated. I don’t always want to have to take out the stylus and stroke her with it some before I can send a message, sometimes I just want to go tap tap tap Boom! Message sent.

So which phone will I end up with eventually? Only time will tell. One thing’s for sure though, like women, no phone in the world has all the features and looks you’ll ever want. There’s always a drawback, and you just gotta choose the woma…er, phone that’s right for your needs.