Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Mike Oldfield - To France

Couple of days ago someone called me "Queen of exceptions". For some reason it reminded me of this song that I've always loved...

Taking on water,
Sailing a restless sea
From a memory,
A fantasy.
The wind carries
Into white water,
Far from the islands.
Don't you know you're
Never going to get to France.
Mary, Queen of Chance, will they find you?
Never going to get to France.
Could a new romance ever bind you?
Walking on foreign ground,
Like a shadow,
Roaming in far off
Territory.
Over your shoulder,
Stories unfold, you're
Searching for sanctuary.
You know you're
Never going to get to France...
I see a picture
By the lamp's flicker.
Isn't it strange how
Dreams fade and shimmer?
Never going to get to France...
I see a picture
By the lamp's flicker.
Isn't it strange how
Dreams fade and shimmer?
Never going to get to France...
Never going to get to France.
Never going to...
Never going to get to France.
Never going to...
Never going to get to France.
Never going to...

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Sunday, November 07, 2010
Spammers On Verse

It was really "interesting" today, when I ended up having to do a bit of an analysis on certain footsteps on my website visitor tracking tools to find out that it's been in fact people, human beings, who have attacked Verse with stupid commercial posts and some other nonsensical twaddle. Oh, and guess what, some of them even went ahead and posted links on Twitter, to the garbage they had posted to Verse. Here's a couple of examples [it might be a bot posting the stuff to Twitter though, of that I'm not certain...]:

http://twitter.com/#!/julie86smith/statuses/1207024033464320

http://twitter.com/#!/lutushia/statuses/1298952494260224

Of course the links in the posts now direct to deleted pages... I deleted the contributions of all these users from Verse, and reported them to Twitter. I also made a rather big change to Verse's registration system today. I've changed the code so that it's no longer possible to simply register an account and start using Verse. New users now have to request for an account, and then one of the admins would have to review their request and permit the account to be created, before the user can use Verse. This isn't all that conventional for a wiki system... but oh well, people have to misuse absolutely everything, and you end up having to deal with it.

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Friday, November 05, 2010
Eggspectation

And by the way, if you're ever in downtown Toronto and feeling hungry, make sure you check out the Eggspectation restaurant. Well actually they seem to have locations all over North America and India. Hmm. =P I loved the contents of the picture below...

Update: Ok... ok... seems like I have to explain a little something here. Why o why have I developed such a crush on this hamburger. =P Well, because it was SO INCREDIBLY YUMMY! I think it mainly has to do with the fact that it wasn't salty. I mean, by default hamburgers taste slightly salty due to several of the ingredients. But this hamburger.. not salty at all, and hey, it wasn't really greasy either! And I must say, the fries were also to die for. I don't eat out very often and I also don't eat all that much red meat, but I'd welcome one of those any time! =D

Update 2: Yes, NO! I'm not against red meat at all, I just don't eat it all that much. I prefer fish meat instead... but I do try to fit a bit of red meat in my meals every now and then. And I'm definitely not a vegetarian or vegan. Why? I just don't believe in it. I believe it balance, and flow of nature. I also believe in real, actual science. But I'm not going to get any more into that.

Oh... and I have this acute urge to mention, I bloody hate McDonalds. For all they do to humans and animals at the same time.

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Thursday, November 04, 2010
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

Wow... I just saw an article with the first set of detailed information and pictures related to the upcoming Tintin movie! Looks like it's going to be awesome! =D Apparently this is going to be the movie version of the "Secret of the Unicorn", which is one of my favourite Tintin adventures and the first one I ever read! =) I just can't wait to see the movie...

"With live action you’re going to have actors pretending to be Captain Haddock and Tintin,” says Peter Jackson. “You’d be casting people to look like them. It’s not really going to feel like the Tintin Hergé drew. It’s going to be somewhat different. With CGI we can bring Hergé’s world to life, keep the stylised caricatured faces, keep everything looking like Hergé’s artwork, but make it photo-real."

Check out the full article here!

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Genox - Hourglass

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the long wait is finally over! After years and years and more years of waiting for Genox's highly anticipated new album, it's finally here! =D Genox's new album called "Hourglass" has just been released on the Enough Records netlabel, and you can click here to see the album information and download it.

Seeing how I'm obviously considered pretty biased, I probably should leave you to make up your own mind about the album... but I can't help mentioning that I think every single track of this album is totally and completely special, and has it's own unique character.

Of course I'm going to post the album to Verse shortly. Also, make sure you check out Genox's new Facebook page here. =)  

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Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Happy 10th Birthday ASIMO! =)

October 29th is a very special day. It's ASIMO's birthday! Yes, ASIMO turned 10 years old a few days ago! Below is an awesome video by Honda, showing a timeline of the development of ASIMO.

 

It's hard to believe that ASIMO has been around for 10 years already! In the first 7-8 years, the improvements and new capabilities that were added to ASIMO were rather frequent and pretty impressive. However I'm afraid that I haven't read anything on the ASIMO website in the past couple of years to really WOW me! And now with some serious competitors [like NASA's R2], I think ASIMO has some catching up to do! So happy birthday ASIMO, and whatever you're doing, hurry it up! =P

You can read about ASIMO's birthday here,  and here's a story released by Honda about development of ASIMO.

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Pocket Watch <3 <3

Me loves watches. Me really really really loves old style pocket watches. Here's my beloved mechanical skeleton pocket watch. =)

 

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