Wednesday, July 22, 2009

3 things I'm wating for from Google dev

Google Voice - Currently only available in the US and is in beta. It will bring VOIP to a new level. You would get your own Google phone number, free calls, SMS, cheap long distance rates and other free features that your telephone provider would normally charge.

Google Streets - Not available in Canada (yet). However, Google's Street mapping cars were spotted in Canada April 2009.... so it should arrive very soon. Until then, we'll have to hold off from walking INTO maps like Joey from Friends when they visited London.

Google Latitude - Not available on the iPhone (yet). Coming soon.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

iPhone ... one week later

It's been a week since the purchase of the iPhone.

My one week usage stats.

Data used: 130 MB
Minutes used: 250
Applications downloaded: 73
Applications installed: 47

Friday, July 10, 2009

Honda Indy Toronto

Other than the closure of Lake Shore which caused a traffic nightmare in preparation for Toronto Honda Indy, I found the Budweiser truck parked at Yonge-Dundas Square.

A mobile bar with a rooftop patio and a football throwing game/machine. Awesome!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

my new iPhone

After a long and careful thought, I finally got the new Apple iPhone 3GS.

It's white with 16 GB of illegal content.

So why did I cave-in and buy it?
I spend a lot of time commuting to/from work. In fact each day, I spend an average of 2.5 hours (round trip) on the GO Train. Most of my time is spent napping. For the times that I'm not napping, my time is wasted. I could be reading or researching on stock information or catching up on my emails.

A data plan was going to happen at some point. The bigger decision was the choice of Blackberry Bold vs iPhone 3GS.

So why iPhone 3GS and not BB Bold?

  1. iPhone has the better web browser. If I'm paying for an expensive data plan, I better get web content that works.
  2. iPhone has the faster web browser. The 'S' in 3GS stands for (processing) SPEED. Watch the YouTube comparison video. Notice the author is by BlackberryCool.
  3. iPhone 3GS has push-email.
  4. iPhone has 50 000 applications. There's a app for just about anything and most are free.
  5. iPhone is unlockabe. You can jailbreak the phone and get all your apps for free.
  6. iPhone 3GS has voice command, GPS, compass, leveler, copy-paste.... and of course an MP3 player
  7. Camera is 3 MP
  8. It's also a cell phone.

Oh... but you don't have Blackberry Messenger?
I know big corporations use it but seriously, how often would YOU use it? Who would you message? Your boss? If I need to send out a short message, I'll just SMS. I purchased a data plan, not a text messaging plan.

Things I don't like about the iPhone 3GS.
  1. The standard headphone/mic included with the phone is a piece of sheet. My Sony Ericsson's in-ear buds were a lot better.
  2. The battery is built-in to the device. Any replacements have to go to the Apple store.
  3. The camera has no flash/light.
  4. No radio!

The battle for smart phones will continue.
The Blackberry Tour 9630 has gone to Bell and Telus. This is the 3G model of the existing Blackberry Curve 8900.

Would I use a Blackberry?
Only for business.

Sent from my iPhone

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Google Chrome OS

No pressure Microsoft (with a 97% market share dominance in the operating system market)...

Google is coming out with an operating system by 2010. (Google Chrome OS).

It should be be free because it uses Linux as the base engine.

Lets hope Windows 7 lives up to the expectations. It should be interesting.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Michael Jackson was a geek

Read this article.

And also check-out his collection of geek articles though this cool virtual tour.
-Star Wars
-Crazy Taxi
-Pinball machines

He's got more toys than Dave and Busters.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


I just love it!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Get Rich Cheating

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Speeding Ticket

So.... I got a speeding ticket today. My first ever.

I was caught on Enterprise Blvd going 60 km/h in a 50 km/h posted zone.
No demerit points. $40 fine.

The officer was a young guy, not much older than me. He discouraged me from going to trail by saying that the ticket was a reduced favor. If this goes to trial, he said he would state that I was going at 76.

Online poll from suggest that this would not impact my insurance premium.

What should I do? Pay the fine or fight it?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mr Methane

Watch it.

If you're at work, use headphones.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Justin Timberlake (Mother Lover) Saturday Night Live

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Rogers Blows

Rogers Wireless said Tuesday it would begin charging 15 cents for each incoming text message for customers without message plans, beginning on July 7.

The move comes about nine months after rival carriers Bell and Telus made similar changes in their policies.

Consumers won't be charged for spam text messages and users of the discount brand Fido won't be affected, she said

The announcement of the change to text messaging fees came the same day Rogers announced that both Rogers Wireless and Fido phones will be able to send and receive updates from online messaging service Twitter by SMS text message.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


I've finally made headlines on Truth Be Bold. Here's the article.

I don't know who this creep/weirdo author is.

Monday, May 4, 2009

My 2009 Summer Movie List

The Watchmen (March 6)
Yet to see. I'll wait for the DVD rip. =)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (May 1)
Rotten Tomatoes gave it a bad score. I had high expectations for this. Guess I'll have to wait for the DVD rip.

Star Trek (May 8)

Angels and Demons (May 15)
The first one was good so I'll give the 2nd film a chance.

Terminator Salvation (May 22)
This is a must see for me. Cyberdyne Systems! I heard there could be a small clip of the governator.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
(June 26)
The first one sucked ass but I'll guess I'll watch it because of the branding and franchise.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (July 1)
It must be good since it's scheduled to release on the HUGE weekend. Only very good movies get the Canada Day and Independence day weekend release slot.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
(July 17)
NO. I haven't seen any Harry Potter films.. and don't plan to start.

G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra (August 7)
Yo Joe!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Power of Branding

So I went to watch Disney's Earth over the weekend at the theaters It was a pretty moving experience....until I went to the Sony Store the day after and saw the EXACT same footage on Blu Ray that I saw the night before!!!

Disney Nature Films made an arrangement with the film producer BBC Planet Earth to use its footage and distributed it by the masses with the Disney name brand. ... and to collect big bucks.

The Disney's version was narrated by Darth Vader (James Earl Jones) with exactly the same words from the BBC documentary.

Here's a clip from BBC's Planet Earth:

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Canada placed on copyright blacklist

No news here. First Markham Place, Pacific Mall.
You can never win with free.

Globe and Mail April 30, 2009

The Obama administration added Canada Thursday to a notorious blacklist of countries where Internet piracy flourishes, reflecting a new, tougher line in Washington over the Harper government's chronic failure to deliver on promises of new copyright laws.

“Canada has never been put on the priority watch list before,” said Stanford McCoy, assistant U.S. trade representative for intellectual property and innovation as he released Washington's annual report or offenders.

Canada now joins a group of countries designated as being especially lax in protecting intellectual property, including Algeria, China, Russia, Pakistan, Indonesia and Venezuela. No other advanced Western democracy is on the list and Canada is regarded as a lawless hub for bootleg movies, ripped-off software and pirated chips that bypass copyright protections.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Google Latitude

This is why I need a mobile data plan..

Google Latitude

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Durex Commercial

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I hate dumb managers

Especially dumb managers who e-mail you with instructions to email others WHEN THEY CAN DO IT THEMSELVES!

“Hi Eddie, I see that you and I are copied on Wendy’s email. Can you send a reply to her and tell her to change the status to green? Thanks.”

“Okay boss.”
FWD: email to Wendy

Monday, March 30, 2009

They're triplets!

It's not an illusion. I saw this on a section cover of The Globe and Mail today and was awed at the fact that they're triplets, Asian and most importantly...will appear in the upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine (May 1, 2009). hawt!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

2010 Winter Olympics

Less than one year away. If I was an Olympic athlete what sport would I participate in?

The men’s four-man Bobsled race as the 2nd or 3rd man on the team.

I can sprint short distances.
I can shout very loud.
I can look good in a race suit.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Woman misses her flight at HKG

It has become another Youtube hit on the Internet. This woman freaks out after missing her flight at Hong Kong International Airport. In my opinion, I think she should be tasered.

Here's the article from Reuters.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sneaky blogger

There appears to be a sneaky little spy among us posting nothing but strange blog stories.

I've questioned several of my friends whom all have denied as being the author.

This author has our photos and identity with an alias email of


Saturday, February 7, 2009

2009 Superbowl ads

I didn't watch the game, but i sure watched the ads.

My top 3.

#1 -
#2 -
#3 -

The entire list of 53 ads can be found here.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

How To Get Rich Quick!

No, it's not a scam.
You're heard it first!

Last Saturday's Lotto 649 Jackpot was $44 million. Now imagine winning that.

The odds of winning the lottery are 1 in 13,983,816 (49*48*47*46*45*44)/(!6).

If the jackpot is higher than the odds, why not buy the lottery?

Here is my proposal.
Say each ticket costs 5 seconds to generate and $27 967 632 dollars. To generate all the possibilities, it would take 69 919 080 seconds or 1 165 318 minutes or 19 422 hours.

Say each processing day has 15 hours (8 am till 11pm for those late convenience stores and time for lunch).

If the lottery is played on Saturday, you'll have 42 hours to submit your entries. (15 + 15 + 12)
If the lottery is played on Wednesday, you'll have 57 hours to submit your entries. (15 + 15 + 15 + 12)

You'll need to hire 341 people whom will each process 41 000 tickets in that given time span.

When you buy the lottery, the pool prize would increase by $13 144 787 and the jackpot would increase by $5 257 915.

This is the breakdown:
+$44 451 939 actual jackpot winnings
+$5 257 915 increase in jackpot pool because of your contribution.
+$7 886 872 because of tiered winnings
+ 10 000 because of last place winnings
-$27 967 632 cost of tickets.

Gain: $29 639 094 / 341 shares = $86 918 a person!!

The rules doesn't say you can't buy the lottery. All you need is 340 trust-worthy friends.

Note: If you plan to do this, make sure the ticket seller has enough paper rolls and ink. Remember, you're racing against time to submit your tickets.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Canada Post

So I went to the post office today to send a letter to a relative in Hong Kong in-time for Chinese New Year.

The post-woman asked: "What does your envelope contain? It seems a little bulky."
My Reply: "A simple card with pop-out lettering"

PW: "Did you know it is illegal to send money overseas?"
My Reply: "WHAT?!"

PW: "That will be $4.10. Thank you."
My Reply: "WHAT?!"

Clearly I wasn't in the business of anti-money laundering.

Anyways, I hate Canada Post and how they operate. The union is dumb and so is the management which costs the tax payers too much.

To send mail from Canada to Hong Kong, it costs me $4.10 via Canada Post.
To send mail from Hong Kong to Canada, it costs me only $0.39 CAD via Hong Kong Post.
10.5 times the cost because of the f*n unions.

With the price of oil floating around $40 pb, or declined 74% since the high of $147 pb, Canada Post still charges a minimum of 4.5% Fuel Surcharge on their parcel deliveries.

Did you know the price of a local stamp has gone up (again) by two cents to $0.54?! We're in a freak'n recession!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Rogers Wireless Marketing for the Asians

If you're Asian and you own a GSM cell phone, Rogers Marketing has a clever deal for you.

It's attractive because it has the number eight!!!!

It's called the "98 Talk Asia Saver". This includes 98 long distance minutes (not rounded to 100) to China/Hong Kong, for $8 a month. Ofcourse, any overage use is only 8 cents a minute.

...and if you order now, Rogers will add an additional 98 minutes to your first month! wow!

...but if you're a moron and purchased this without doing the math, your monthly rate is higher than your overage rate. $8/98 is 8.2 cents a minute!

But it's okay.. because it has the number eight.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Oh Canada?

I'm ashamed to hear this..

Canada stood alone before a United Nations human rights council yesterday, the only one among 47 nations to oppose a motion condemning the Israeli military offensive in Gaza.

The vote before the Geneva-based body shows the Stephen Harper government has abandoned a more even-handed approach to the Middle East in favour of unalloyed support of Israel, according to some long-time observers.

Thirty-three countries voted for the strongly worded motion, which called for an investigation into "grave" human rights violations by Israeli forces, while 13 nations, mostly European, abstained.

Along with Arab states, countries backing the resolution included Russia, China and Brazil. Among those abstaining were Britain, France, Japan and South Korea.

The council itself has faced accusations it is biased against Israel. The U.S., arguing the council's credibility has been undermined, has declined to be a member.

The United States, regarded as Israel's greatest ally, is not a member of the council.

Sure, the United States doesn't have a seat on the UN Human Rights Council but why should Canada sleep with the US through Israel?!

The Council's objective should be simple: stop any offensive violence violating human rights.

Checkout this link. Youtube: CNN Confirms Israel Broke Ceasefire First

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Food Network Canada has a new show featuring a Chinese "chef" cooking Chinese dishes in China. Kylie Kwong: My China.

The show follows Kylie Kwong in China where she goes city to city taking over residential kitchens, restaurants or street food carts and showing the Western World how to cook Chinese food.

What is disturbing is the fact that Kylie Kwong, a visible Chinese/Australian cooking Chinese dishes, does NOT SPEAK Mandarin or Cantonese! How can you have a show titled "My China" if you can not speak the national language. Fraud!

She walks around the country flashing her $100RMB/$20CAD in understanding that money will communicate her needs. Very insulting.

Occasionally on the show, she hires a local English speaking guide/translator to explain the Chinese delicacies. like and including the ever popular Xiao Long Bao.

by Mr. Ed