Monday, October 30, 2006

Mentos + Coke

These guys got the science of Mentos + Coke all figured out man!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Tommy Emmanuel's guitar clips

Tammy introduced me to Tommy Emmanuel the other day. I almost cried after listening to this clip! That's the kind of sound that makes me fall in love with acoustic guitar...

And so it goes

Blisting fast...with lots of feel...this guy's awesome!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Vote for me on YouTube!

So i put up a video of one of my songs for YouTube Underground, a contest for musicians. Do vote for me if you like the song! Vote here!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Microformats is the future of web!

They've been talking about building semantics into internet for the longest time. There's huge potential: imagine going to this blog post and just right click and hit "copy" and then go to your own blog and hit "paste" and then you ended up with this post automatically linked to your new blog post, with all the metadata such as submission dates, comments etc all fall into the right place!

Unfortunately, for efficient flow of structured flow of data (and ultimately achieve data portability) means alot of standardization, and none of that has gained any momentum till now.

See how gd ol' Bill explains it.

Or see it for yourself (Live Prototype).

Microsoft's CTO take on the idea.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Flexible Display!

This is what got me so excited with my undergrad research back in U-Michigan! It's a pity I didn't get to continue research in OLED (organic LED), it's such a cool technology man!

Based on OLED

More OLED..

This one is based on an alternative technology developed by E Ink that also makes flexible display possible! The future is sooo exciting man! Ok...I'm sounding like a total geek..

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Brilliant app!

Cant wait to test out the beta version! This app looks awesome!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Cool kid drumming

I wish I could say I was as cool as this kid when I was 4 too...

Mind-blowing presentation ever!

I'm speechless after watching this. Absolutely mind-opener!

Go here for the actual application. This is truly mind-blowing!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Superb SONY ad!

I wish SONY products are really that cool in real life...

This one's filmed in San Francisco! 250,000 colored balls! I wonder how they clean up the mess afterwards..

This is even more messy! But brilliant!

See how they do it!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Who killed the electric car?

Conspiracy? Judge for yourself. 1.5 hr documentary about what happened to the rise and fall of electric car "revolution".

Friday, October 13, 2006

Thought-provoking animation

Saw this on Boing Boing today....definitely worth watching!

Monday, October 09, 2006


A Faye Wong cover...


I like making lists....and here's a list of things that's been keeping me from writing long blog posts:

1. writing thesis for my Master degree
2. Tons of financial reports and white papers to read for my Telecom class
3. Japanese hw, listening exercises, a few quiz per week...大変だ!
4. Lab experiments to get more results for my thesis..not lookin gd at all at the moment...

i wish my blog has this...

Not that anyone actually leaves comment on my blog...but just having this super AJAXified commenting system will be sweet! I hope the blogger folks implement something similar soon...or i might switch to Wordpress eventually...

More independent Iraq coverage

"Sadr Demonstration at the gates of the U.S. Embassy, Baghdad"

"For months on end, these seven independent photographers and filmmakers have worked exclusively in Iraq documenting US troops and Iraqi civilians, resistance fighters and child laborers, imprisoned women and incarcerated youths."

Link here.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Iraqi blogs

While America prides itself to be a country for freedom of speech...anyone who's lived here long enough will know that there're so many versions to a story that it's often hard to make an informed decision on the issues. In particular, the coverage of Iraq is often polarized or tainted with too much political fire powder. I'm surprised at the lack of coverage on what is actually happening to the normal Iraqis who have to deal with the "aftermath" everyday. You gotta love the internet though, if you have the will and time, there're gems to be found. So here're a few blogs written by Iraqis, a fresh persprctive from all the mind-numbing reports of attacks on American soldiers...

"A star from Mosul"
"A citizen of Mosul"
"Baghdad burning"

and this one's a Vlog!
"Alive in Baghdad"

Currently reading "The Long Tail"

One of the better read I've had in a while.."The Long Tail" provides a solid framework to modern day phenomena such as the decline of hits vs the rise of user-generated content. An easy yet insightful read, highly recommended, especially if you're interested in the web (though the concept applies to other areas too).

Saturday, October 07, 2006


Yup :) I won some competition on campus and got $300 for singing this Jay Zhou cover!!

Monday, October 02, 2006

Love is good!

I submitted this clip to the "YouTube Underground" contest...enjoy~

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Indian Michael jackson?

hahahahhaa! OMG! hahaha!