Charlemagne Stavanger

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!

Happy 2007 Everyone! Hope you had a wonderful 06 and an even better 07!

Pretty much everyone I know make some sort of resolution in the New Year. I, however, have never made a resolution or take one seriously, so I guess I'll just live through another 'aimless' year.

Since I don't have any resolution to share with you, here are some New Year Resolution I found on Smile of the Day, reading these, I almost made my own resolutions.

New Year's Resolutions for Internet Junkies

1. I will try to figure out why I *really* need seven e-mail addresses.

2. I will stop sending e-mail to my wife.

3. I resolve to work with neglected children -- my own.

4. I will answer my snail mail with the same enthusiasm with which I answer my e-mail.

5. I resolve to back up my 10GB hard drive daily ... well, once a week ... okay, monthly then ... or maybe ...

6. I will spend less than one hour a day on the Internet.

7. When I hear "Where do you want to go today?" I will not reply "MS Tech Support".

8. I will read the manual.

9. I will think of a password other than "password."

10. I will stop checking my e-mail (and writing my blog entries!) at 3:00 in the morning.

Attainable New Year's Resolutions

  1. I want to gain weight. Put on at least 30 pounds.
  2. Stop exercising. Waste of time.
  3. Read less.
  4. Watch more TV. I have been missing some good stuff.
  5. Procrastinate more.
  6. Drink. Drink some more.
  7. Take up a new habit: smoking.
  8. Spend at least $1000 a month on hookers.
  9. Spend more time at work.
  10. Take a vacation to someplace important: like to see the largest ball of twine.
  11. Stop bringing lunch from home: I should eat out more.
  12. Quit giving money & time to charity.
  13. Personal goal: bring back disco.
  14. Start being superstitious.
  15. Only wear jeans that are 2 sizes too small and use a chain or rope for a belt.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Amazing Photos

Today I found some simply amazing photo on cybernetnews, I will post a couple here, to see the whole collection please visit cybernetnews.







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Monday, December 18, 2006

Lightning Fast Browsing Trick For Internet Explorer And Firefox


Lightning Fast Browsing Trick For Internet Explorer And Firefox - video powered by Metacafe


Excellent video showing how you could be surfing the web faster!

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Underwater Hotel

If you are willing to spend $15,000-per-person, per-week reservation fee, you may very well be one of the few people in 2008 to take a vacation in the world's first large scale underwater hotel. Bruce Jones, a renowned submarine architect is planning Poseidon Mystery Island Resort by sinking many habitation tube in the island Fiji. Here are a few pictures of what's to come:









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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Threadless

The internet opens up many opportunities for brilliant ideas and ventures.
Whoever thought you would find a friend via a cold electronic machine? or
Electronic sticky notes? The basic idea behind Threadless is members can
submit their t-shirt designs and after votes, ratings etc Threadless will
choose a dozen every month to print! There are prizes and other incentives
to submit a t-shirt design, however having people buying your t-shirts is
just way cool.

Threadless is actually the very first t-shirt design community, there are
many spinoff from this idea and not just t-shirts either; NakedAndAngry is a
tie design spinoff, but I fine tie patterns limiting compare to the
possibilty of t-shirt designs.



Anyways today I just submitted my third design to Fast Food Nation Loves
Threadless competition. Threadless has three or four additional competition
around a central theme in additional to the ongoing general competition.



The theme of Fast Food Nation Loves Threadless is "Where Are You On The Fast
Food Chain?", but I think this is extremely hard to express and the result
may not be suitable for a t-shirt. So, as you can see, I went with "Fast
Food Nation". What other nation in the world can claim the title other than
the United States? Show your patriotism! Now if only I have some extra
colors (Threadless only allows five) I will change the hamburger box into an
actually hamburger...

For Fast Food Nation I have another idea of French Fries spelling out the
words American Fries with maybe a French Fry who has French mustache running
away. The competition ends on the 15th, otherwise I surely would have submit
this design as well. These design requires so much detail and time (which is
the reason I only enter the Loves competition thus far so I don't have to
think up my own theme) anyone interested can submit the idea as long as they
send me a shirt if it goes to print...o wait, I'm not sure I would wear that
:D

Here are some other awesome entries to Fast Food Nation Loves Threadless









Here are some awesome winning design which you can purchase



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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

OSX Security Updates

How many time have you talked with a Mac Lover over the argument that Macs are totally hackpoof and far more secure than Windows? I have nothing against Macs, in fact I may get one when OSX Leopard is released, but people please open your eyes. A Mac may be more secure than a PC, but being totally hackproof, having no-exploits, worms etc, that totally another matter.

Over the last week, Apple release 31 security updates with several other security still left unaddressed. Like windows, if you search the web, you can find many Mac exploits. However the difference between these vulnerbilities and Windows flaws is that they are all patched and no longer remain a threat until now with the above security holes. And don't forget, with the introduction of Boot Camp and dual booting Windows-OSX, Macs inheritted all the virus that plagues Windows.

I guess in the end, it all comes down to how you would like to be infected with a virus?

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NASA Moon Base!!

Yesterday, Stephen Hawking wanting to explore the last frontier; today, NASA announced it plan of permanent human habitation on the moon. NASA prosped the moon base mission will start in 2020 with the help of over a dozen countries and corporations and probably finished by 2024.

It isn't the first time a moon base is been comtemplated. In the 1950s, the moon was Pentagon's military outpost in space and "moon-based military power will be a strong deterrent to war..." Later in the 1970s with the oil crisis, the moon is sought after as the source of electricty for earth with solar panels the size of football fields. It would interesting to see how things turns out this time.

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