Thursday, July 30, 2009

Court of law?

I love it how the UAE government doesn’t beat around the bush. In Dubai, they have what is called the Department of Public Prosecution. :D

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Random Things

 

Don’t you love it when you see weird stuff on the road, and you thank your stars that you have a camera phone to capture it?

Here’s three of my recent photos. ^_^


So this is how I’m served my coffee at barista… >_<

 

 



I don’t think they do any decent business…. >_<


I wonder how their kids feel walking around with that name?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Guilty until Pronounced Innocent

Asked someone to marry you?
Guilty as charged!!! :P

Kissed one of your Facebook friends?
Guilty as charged.

Danced on a table in a bar?
Guilty as charged.

Ever told a lie?
Guilty as charged.

Had feelings for someone whom you can't have back?
Guilty as charged.

Ever kissed someone of the same sex?
I’m Innocent I tells ya!

Kissed a picture?
I’m Innocent I tells ya!

Slept in until 5 PM?
I’m Innocent I tells ya!

Fallen asleep at work/school?
Guilty as charged.

Held a snake?
Guilty as charged.

Been suspended from school?
I’m Innocent I tells ya!

Worked at a fast food restaurant?
I’m Innocent I tells ya!

Stolen from a store?
Guilty as charged.

Been fired from a job?
I’m Innocent I tells ya!

Done something you regret?
Guilty as charged. :(

Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose?
I’m Innocent I tells ya!

Caught a snowflake on your tongue?
I’m Innocent I tells ya! (Yeh I’ve still never been in snowfall. :( )


Kissed in the rain?
Yes Yes Yes ^_^

Sat on a roof top?
Guilty as charged. Got lost on my roof once. :P

Kissed someone you shouldn't?
Guilty as charged.

Sang in the shower?
Serial Offender.

Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on?
Nevar!!!

Shaved your head?
Guilty.

Slept naked?
Guilty

Had a boxing membership?
Innocent. (Why??)

Made a boyfriend/girlfriend cry?
Innocent. :)

Been in a band?
Innocent

Shot a gun?
Guilty.

Donated Blood?
Guilty.

Eaten alligator meat?
Innocent

Eaten cheesecake?
Guilty. But still feel good about it. :)

Still love someone you shouldn't?
Guilty.

Have/had a tattoo?
Innocent. Wish I hadn’t passed up the opportunity.

Liked someone, but will never tell who?
Guilty

Been too honest?
Guilty

Ruined a surprise?
Guilty. And thins all started going downhill from there.

Ate in a restaurant and got really bloated that you cant walk afterwards?
I’m Innocent I tells ya!

Erased someone in your friends list?
Guilty. Very. :)

Dressed in a woman's clothes (if you're a guy) or man's clothes (if you're a girl)?
Guilty. Don’t ask.

Joined a pageant?
Guilty.

Been told that you're handsome or beautiful by someone who totally meant what they said?
Innocent

Had communication w/ your ex?
Guilty.

Get totally drunk one night and you have an important exam tomorrow morning?
Innocent

Get totally angry that you cried so hard?
Guilty

Saturday, July 11, 2009

100 Essential skills for Geeks

 

Taken from http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/07/100-basic-geek-skills-for-geeks/ without permission. Go fuck yourselves if you can’t let me have a bit of fun.

 

 

So I came across this article, and thought, Hey, lets see how many I get. I’m scared now.

100 Essential Skills for Geeks

Image: jepoirrier

As Geeks we are expected to have a certain set of skills that the majority of the population does not possess. This list is by no means complete, but I think it is a good sample of the skills required to be a true geek. I won’t pretend to have all the skills listed here. I even had to Google a few of them.

Like all good Geeks you should be able to utilize resources to accomplish any of these things. Knowing where to look for the knowledge is as good as having it so give yourself points if you are certain that you could Google the knowledge necessary for a skill.

  1. Properly secure a wireless router.  
  2. Crack the WEP key on a wireless router.
  3. Leech Wifi from your neighbor.
  4. Screw with Wifi leeches.
  5. Setup and use a VPN.
  6. Work from home or a coffee shop as effectively as you do at the office.
  7. Wire your own home with Ethernet cable.
  8. Turn a web camera into security camera.
  9. Use your 3G phone as a Wi-Fi access point.
  10. Understand what “There’s no Place Like 127.0.0.1″ means.
  11. Identify key-loggers.
  12. Properly connect a TV, Tivo, XBox, Wii, and Apple TV so they all work together with the one remote.
  13. Program a universal remote.
  14. Swap out the battery on your iPod/iPhone.
  15. Benchmark Your Computer
  16. Identify all computer components on sight.
  17. Know which parts to order from NewEgg.com, and how to assemble them into a working PC.
  18. Troubleshoot any computer/gadget problem, over the phone.
  19. Use any piece of technology intuitively, without instruction or prior knowledge.
  20. How to irrecoverably protect data.
  21. Recover data from a dead hard drive.
  22. Share a printer between a Mac and a PC on a network.
  23. Install a Linux distribution. (Hint: Ubuntu 9.04 is easier than installing Windows)
  24. Remove a virus from a computer.
  25. Dual (or more) boot a computer.
  26. Boot a computer off a thumb drive.
  27. Boot a computer off a network drive.
  28. Replace or repair a laptop keyboard.
  29. Run more than two monitors on a single computer.
  30. Successfully disassemble and reassemble a laptop.
  31. Know at least 10 software easter eggs off the top of your head.
  32. Bypass a computer password on all major operating systems
  33. Carrying a computer cleaning arsenal on your USB drive.
  34. Bypass content filters on public computers.
  35. Protect your privacy when using a public computer.
  36. Surf the web anonymously from home.
  37. Buy a domain, configure bind, apache, MySQL, php, and Wordpress without Googling a how-to.
  38. Basic *nix command shell knowledge with the ability to edit and save a file with vi.
  39. Create a web site using vi.
  40. Transcode a DVD to play on a portable device.
  41. Hide a File Behind a JPEG.
  42. Knowing the answer to life, the universe and everything.  [rofl I love this one. If you don’t get it, sucks to be you. :)]
  43. Share a single keyboard and mouse between multiple computers without a KVM switch.
  44. Google obscure facts in under 3 searches. Bonus point if you can use I Feel Lucky.
  45. Build amazing structures with LEGO and invent a compelling back story for the creation.
  46. Understand that it is LEGO, not Lego, Legos, or Lego’s.
  47. Build a two story house out of LEGO, in monochrome, with a balcony.
  48. Construct a costume for you or your kid out of scraps, duct tape, paper mâché, and imagination.
  49. Be able to pick a lock.
  50. Determine the combination of a Master combination padlock in under 10 minutes.
  51. Assemble IKEA furniture without looking at the instructions. Bonus point if you don’t have to backtrack.
  52. Use a digital SLR in full manual mode.
  53. Do cool things to Altoids tins.
  54. Be able to construct paper craft versions of space ships.
  55. Origami! Bonus point for duct tape origami. (Ductigami)
  56. Fix anything with duct tape, chewing gum and wire.
  57. Knowing how to avoid being eaten by a grue.
  58. Know what a grue is.
  59. Understand wherre XYZZY came from, and have used it.
  60. Play any SNES game on your computer through an emulator.
  61. Burn the rope.
  62. Know the Konami code, and where to use it.
  63. Whistle, hum, or play on an iPhone, the Cantina song.
  64. Learning to play the theme songs to the kids favorite TV shows.
  65. Solve a Rubik’s Cube.
  66. Calculate THAC0.
  67. Know the difference between skills and traits.
  68. Explain special relativity in terms an eight-year-old can grasp.
  69. Recite pi to 10 places or more.
  70. Be able to calculate tip and split the check, all in your head.
  71. Explain that the colours in a rainbow are roygbiv.
  72. Understand the electromagnetic spectrum - xray, uv, visible, infrared, microwave, radio.
  73. Know the difference between radiation and radioactive contamination.
  74. Understand basic electronics components like resistors, capacitors, inductors and transistors.
  75. Solder a circuit while bottle feeding an infant. (lead free solder please.)
  76. The meaning of technical acronyms.
  77. The coffee dash, blindfolded (or blurry eyed). Coffee <brew> [cream] [sugar]. In under a minute.
  78. Build a fighting robot.
  79. Program a fighting robot.
  80. Build a failsafe into a fighting robot so it doesn’t kill you.
  81. Be able to trace the Fellowship’s journey on a map of Middle Earth.
  82. Know all the names of the Dwarves in The Hobbit.
  83. Understand the difference between a comic book and a graphic novel.
  84. Know where your towel is and why it is important.
  85. Re-enact the parrot sketch.
  86. Know the words to The Lumberjack Song.
  87. Reciting key scenes from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
  88. Be able to recite at least one Geek Movie word for word.
  89. Know what the 8th Chevron does on a Stargate and how much power is required to get a lock.
  90. Be able to explain why it’s important that Han shot first.
  91. Know why it is just wrong for Luke and Leia to kiss.
  92. Stop talking Star Wars long enough to get laid.
  93. The ability to name actors, characters and plotlines from the majority of sci-fi movies produced since 1968.
  94. Cite Mythbusters when debunking a myth or urban legend.
  95. Sleep with a Cricket bat next to your bed.
  96. Have a documented plan on what to do during a zombie or robot uprising.
  97. Identify evil alternate universe versions of friends, family, co-workers or self.
  98. Be able to convince TSA that the electronic parts you are carrying are really not a threat to passengers.
  99. Talk about things that aren’t tech related.
  100. Get something on the front page of Digg.

 

 

 

That’s 13 things I can’t/haven’t done. 87 FTW!

Can you top that? ^_^

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