Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Video: Protests At Wall Street (Over Bailout)

I think I understand why Congress (or rather the House under Pelosi) voted against the bailout, despite receiving plenty of support from both Bush and the media.
Warning: Strong Language. Not for kids.

Hat Tip: Daily Paul

Update: Added credits, adjusted text above video and centered video.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Welcome To The Land Of Fat Heads, USA!

It does not matter whether you are democrat or republican. Whether you prefer "survival of the fittest" capitalism or Russian style communism.

The fact of the matter is that we can not come together and solve this economic crisis means that we are not as strong, or wise as we think we are.

With Russia striving for ancient glory and China on its way to the Moon, America's best days may just be a relic of the past.

Personally, I do not like the $700 billion bail out, and after taking a second look at the GOP alternative I am not crazy about even more deregulation.

But one thing is certain--if we do not come up with a quick, reasonable solution we are all going to suffer together.

We are so full of our political solutions, puffing up ourselves as if we hold all of the worlds wisdom that we can not fathom that the other side could be partially correct.

There is a word for it--pride--and unless everyone's ego's are deflated then we are going to be humilitated on the world stage.

So let's pop the fat heads and solve this crisis together. After all, we can not afford to lose this battle, as it could cost all of us our future.

-- Post From My iPhone

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

iBlogger Test

Testing out a new iPhone blog app for iBlogger.

This new version seems to have fixed most of the bugs (I still found a few, but they were nothing major).

The only thing lacking is image uploading, which is a deal breaker for blogger blogspot blogs.

On a more positive note, Google/T-Mobile launched the G1, which is a HTC Dream phone powered by Google Android.

While I probably will not exchange it for my iPhone, it does make a nice gift for my GSM friends.

T-Mobile G1

T-Mobile G1 (aka Google Android Phone) Looks Sweet!

After watching the various video's online, I am very tempted to sell my iPhone on eBay and purchase this phone instead.

But then again, I would have to switch to T-Mobile who does not have very good service in my area. :-(

Monday, September 22, 2008

Refueling With Leftovers

Well, almost. The meat load is from yesterday, but the pasta and brocoli was on today's menu.

Note: I think I am slowly acquiring a taste for all things stir fry. Perhaps that explains why Mongolian grills appeal to me so much.

-- Post From My iPhone

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Why I Love Dogs

Never a dull moment.

Two puppies and one adult fighting over a torn up stuffed animal. Well, it's better that I guess than my clothes.

Speaking of clothes, I do recall missing a few socks lately. Hmmm......

-- Post From My iPhone

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Test Post

Seeing if bug belongs to Picasa Web or BlogPress.

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, September 12, 2008

Uncool: Obama Ad Mocks John McCain's Disability

I think Obama really needs to fire the staff who made this ad. For those who don't know, John McCain can not use a keyboard on a computer because he is unable to raise his arms due to the torture he received in Vietnam.

So much for judgment...

Update: HotAir and Instapundit have more...

Ground Up Cow Tastes Great!

Just looking at ground up beef makes me drool. So many possibilities! Sigh.

-- Post From My iPhone

Test post

Testing out BlogPress on iPhone.

This puppy is growing way to fast!

-- Post From My iPhone

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Experimenting With Spagetti

Me attempting to cook spagetti sauce. Unfortunately it turned out to be rather bland.

-- Post From My iPhone

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Picasa (Finally) Allows You To Insert Text Within Photos!

What took them so long?

(Google Photos Blog) Okay -- on to photo editing. A new text tool lets you add text to your pictures, and lay it out exactly as you wish, at any transparency level. We have also created a new retouching brush to take care of unsightly blemishes, camera dust, damaged photos, and the like. The red-eye removal tool does a lot of its work automatically now -- there's no need to draw boxes around people's eyes. Our crop tool will also recommend interesting starting points to crop, based on faces and objects in your photos. (As you might've guessed, we're using some of the technology from our name tags feature in Picasa Web Albums to make Picasa 3 smarter, which means less work for you.)
Note: Emphasis mine.

The inability to post text upon images is what drove me into the arms of Paint.NET, which is currently being developed by one lone person.

While this feature will help me take a second look at Picasa (or at least the beta), I will probably cling to Paint.NET for awhile--at least until they release a Mac version (as I plan on purchasing the rumored Mac tablet that is suppose to come out later this year).

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

What Media Bias?

Fair and balanced. That is why I watch MSNBC. /sarc off

(Hat Tip: Hot Air and Politico)

Alien Brain Dog

What happens when a canine returns from visiting dimension x.

Posted by ShoZu

Shozu Test (two)

Snap shot of LaLa.com from my iPhone.

Posted by ShoZu

Testing Out ShoZu...

Another iPhone blog test...this one might be "a keeper."

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

I Love Google Chrome!

After waiting many impatient hours, Google has finally launched their browser, Google Chrome!

While everyone has an opinion about the new browser, I am loving every moment of surfing the internet with Chrome.

While Firefox, Maxthon, Opera, etc. may have more features, its the simple fact that my entire browser will not crash because of the fact that one tab tried to open a faulty web page.

Chrome is now my default browser (although I wish there was a way to insert GreaseMonkey and Google Toolbar within it).

Update: Here is a video from Walter Mossberg highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of Google Chrome.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Google Launching Its Own Browser (Goodbye Firefox, IE And Opera)

Just when I was having even more problems with Firefox 3 (its hogging memory again like its predecessors), Google goes ahead and announces that they are releasing a browser to the world (aka the rumored "gBrowser").

(Official Google Blog) Because we spend so much time online, we began seriously thinking about what kind of browser could exist if we started from scratch and built on the best elements out there. We realized that the web had evolved from mainly simple text pages to rich, interactive applications and that we needed to completely rethink the browser. What we really needed was not just a browser, but also a modern platform for web pages and applications, and that's what we set out to build. [...]

Under the hood, we were able to build the foundation of a browser that runs today's complex web applications much better. By keeping each tab in an isolated "sandbox", we were able to prevent one tab from crashing another and provide improved protection from rogue sites. We improved speed and responsiveness across the board. We also built a more powerful JavaScript engine, V8, to power the next generation of web applications that aren't even possible in today's browsers.

I currently use three different browsers (four if you count Safari on my iPhone). While Firefox is my main browser, I have been finding that the browser often crashes whenever I visit GoDaddy.com, forcing me to open up Internet Explorer 8 (aka IE8).

The situation gets even worse whenever I attempt to open up FeedBurner, in which both Firefox and IE8 are unable to display portions of the page, forcing me to open up Opera.

Hopefully Google Chrome (which is launching tomorrow) will help put an end to this chaos, as the last thing I want is to be juggling between several different browsers (with iTunes, Skype and a half of dozen programs on the side).

You can check out their "cartoon explanation" regarding the new browser over here.

(Hat Tip: TechCrunch)