Tuesday, August 30, 2005
- Microsoft and Nokia Collaborate to Help Ensure Consumers Can Enjoy Digital Music Anywhere
- ROKR or New iPod on September 7th
Juliet: “Oh Romeo, Romeo. Wherefore art thou Romeo?” Romeo : “Mmphf… I’m here Juliet!”
When you pass by a statue like the one above, you think: “What an interesting art piece. I wonder what the artist was trying to portray? Would you pass the Merlot?” On the other hand, if you get two real people to mimic the body positions of that same statue in real life, you get something along the lines of “You disgusting pigs!”
"Please note that we will be migrating all independent Flickr accounts to Yahoo!'s network in 2006. At that time, if you have not done so already, you will be asked to create a Yahoo! ID (or link your account to your Yahoo! ID if you already have one) in order to continue using your account. We'll provide further details about the merge as the date approaches."
Angered by the new requirement some Flickrites are planning to kill off their identities before they can be moved into the new family. "If Flickr really forces me to join Yahoo in 2006 in order to still use my account, I will quit 24 hours before the deadline," wrote Thomas Müller, a Hamburg, Germany-based artist and creator of the protest group "Flick Off!"
Now in my humble opinion keeping your personal data on someone else's machine implies a continual set of readjustments of the contract between the you two. Web-based social neighborhoods will change as much as local cities neighborhoods do, remember the old old Usenet/AOL invasion, or the more recent Yahoo and Geocities acquisition?
I personally don’t see why they can’t just create a Y! account and move on with thier lives (or lack thereof). What would you do? Leave a comment
Monday, August 29, 2005
Sunday, August 28, 2005
Mullet. Check. Star spangled bandana. Check. Go USA sign. Check. “Get A BRAIN!” with Moron spelled Mor-A-n. Check check!!!
Source: It's Recess Time Somewhere
Saturday, August 27, 2005
So are there any goldfish torture professionals with know how or experience in this area? Or is Mountain Dew the elixir of life? Which is by the way rumored to shrink your manhood.
Friday, August 26, 2005
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
- Add an account, select "Jabber" as the protocol
- Your screen name is everything before the "@gmail.com"
- Server is "Gmail.com"
- Click "Show more options" and make sure "use TLS if available" is checked.
- Leave "Force old SSL" and "allow plaintext.." unchecked for now
- Connection port should be 5222, connection server should be "talk.google.com"
- Ta-Da! You're good to go
For a list of clients for other OS(s) go to: http://www.google.com/talk/otherclients.html
I really can’t imagine what it’s like to work for Google right now. They’re churning out services like Oompa Loompas candy at Charlie’s Chocolate Factory. I’m still amazed by the recent Google Desktop Search application with an interegrated sidebar complete with developer extensibility.
I’ve spent the last hour or so playing around with the new Google IM client and have a few thoughts. First of all, although not as "pretty" or "feature full" (look below) as other chat clients I've used; I’d like to commend Google for creating a clean, ad-free, Gmail integrated chat client. Gmail contacts are indexed and easily accessible through the chat client. Multiple chat windows make use of a slick sliding “tabbed” interface navigated using the Tab and Ctrl + Tab combo. The client also serves as a Gmail notification utility.
As of today, you’re only able to text chat / audio chat with other Google users. According to this Google Talk help page future support for mutli-protocol chat is being worked on. I’ve also discovered that inviting non-Google users to Google Talk will send them a Gmail invite. That means unlimited Gmail invites. Who doesn’t have a Gmail account that is still looking?
I’m sure Google will slowly integrate all of its online services into the Google Talk client within the next few months. Download your copy here!
--- Edit (12:00 PM / 24th August 2005) Talk's interface is very simple and doesn't have rich features such as emotion icons, winks etc. Simple is good of course! A very intuitive feature that I liked was; if you place two Talk windows underneath each other they would glue, and you'd be able to drag them both around.What's missing? Multiple party chats and file transfers! It also could use a video conferencing feature. VOIP quality is fair; although a trial with a friend of mine, Karim, resulted in static and irreversible damage to my ear.
--- Edit (1:03 PM / 24th August 2005) Privacy Anyone? I'm not exactly sure if this is true, so please feel free to correct me; Google Talk has the "save chat history" enabled by default; no where do they state where the files will be saved. I checked the registry and my hard drive and was unable to find saved history files; which leads me to believe these are actually stored on google's server!!!!! If true, I wouldn't be surprised if they get slammed with a privacy lawsuit.
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Back in 2004 searching for "Paris Hilton isn't a whore" would trigger google's suggestion as seen below! The bewildering amount of people that have blogged about it eliminated the need for the suggestion; that or her publicistOn the other hand.. has anyone tried to google "failure" recently? Try it and check out the first result.
Monday, August 22, 2005
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Saturday, August 20, 2005
<Cute_Girl> Let me get this straight, yer 22 years old and you read spiderman comics in the bathtub? <Yazan> What??? no WAY!! Hahah are you crazy? <Cute_Girl> Ok phew, You had me scared there. <Yazan> Ha ha ha no doubt huh? I would NEVER read any of my comics in the bathtub. You would totally ruin the pages. Only an idiot would do something as stupid as that. *** Cute_Girl Quits (You sir, are a freak)