27 February 2008

It's the man himself!

Check out the link!

Can it be? Is it he?

My fav. author!


Thanks to ~Misty~ @ Flickr

20 February 2008

Windows Vista has Lame Figurines

This is probably the lamest thing I have ever heard. Story goes that Microsoft have come up with some "cool" (and I use this term very loosely) action figurines. Martial arts galore. Or is it?

You get a few characters, so riddled with politically incorrect stereotypes that the I'll-feed-on-anything Hollows would gag on them. For instance, you get the Aryan tribute, typically blonde warrior hero. Think corny version of Ken from Street Fighter. The Windows Vista Sensei.

Then you get the Office Master in the form of a shaolin monk. Sigh. TMNT fans as well as to much Kung fu?

And you get ISV Super Gal. America seems to have something about blondes; the number of movie stars popping up with lighter shades of hair is increasing. It gets worse by the way; she learns cheerleading peppiness from a Tibetian monk!!

I'm still laughing!

I don't know who should be more affronted - Asians whose Eastern Philosophies are summed up as upgradable black belt characters or those poor Tibetian monks. After all, their way of life has crassly reduced to pom pom happiness.

I wonder how many women would be insulted by the ISV Gal. Talk about mixing in a healthy dose of gender stereotypes. She likes to sing "Hey Mickey"and watches Sex and the City?

On that note, who is the target audience? People old enough to vote will probably die laughing when they see the figurines. And good luck selling the figurines to kids. I can't imagine too many parents encouraging their kids to watch Sex and City just 'cos their fav character indulges in sitcom about sexcapades.

The rest of the characters are bad, painfully bad.

Photo via incredimazing
Link to action figure bio

19 February 2008

Batman working to pay for gas

Recession fears for Bat-ears.


15 February 2008

Space Station has a gun

Hmmm... Did you know the International Space Station has a gun? Well, not a giant space gun that blasts anything out of the water but a handy, run of the mill NRA number. Now why would your survival gear include a gun? Just who do you expect to pop over when you are going about your work in space? Seems like someone took the sci-fi movies seriously.


10 February 2008

How's this for a Mugshot?

Oooh, check out this cool PC Mug. The mug has all the morning alerts like traffic, weather etc.

YankoDesign via Coolest Gadgets

08 February 2008

Stargate Atlantis Season 5 Spoilers

Oooh! Gateworld News as updates for Stargate Atlantis season 5. These include:

- Amanda Tapping will no longer be commander of base
- New addition to cast = Robert Picardo. Remember the sometimes annoying, sometimes decent Richard Woolsey? Oh boy, this will be interesting.
- Beckett makes a strange appearance....

And lots more. Read on .....


Gateworld News

05 February 2008

SNES style Wii Controller

Oooh! In Japan, if you're a Club Nintendo member, you get to buy a SNES style Wii controller. Ahh, the memories! Read the full article for the details.

Coolest Gadgets

Death Note Bag

This is an awesome bag! It's a bit pricey and I wish they had it in South Africa so that the import cost etc. doesn't kill you. But given that it is death note, perhaps it is quite fitting.

Anime Jungle

Compact USB Hub

Here's such a kewl idea. None of this ugly USB Hub nonsense - check out this neat, compact little dude featured on GeekStuff4U. Just 65 x 65 x 33mm, it also boasts a 1.5 m cord. Nice!

03 February 2008

Amanda Tapping in Atlantis and Sanctuary

You've probably heard about Amanda Tapping's new series called the Sanctuary. It's net-based sci-fi series that premiered last year. Check out the webisodes at Sanctuary@ sci fi stream.

And now, according to Gateworld news, Sci Fi channel has picked it up for a TV broadcast. There are comments by Amanda Tapping about the upcoming series (filming starts in March); she discusses her character Magnus as well as the impact of her role on Atlantis - will there be less of Dr. Carter in Atlantis season 5 or is Dr. Carter going to say good-bye, much to McKay's sorrow. Check out her interview and comments here.

In other news, Gateworld has also featured new pics from Ark of Truth.

Gateworld News
Sanctuary@Sci Fi Stream

01 February 2008

Jericho is back

Jericho is coming back for a second season! Initially, it was canceled due to poor ratings but after numerous appeals by fans, it's back with a bang.

Makes you wonder what the networks are up to - if the ratings were poor - means not enough people were watching - then how come there was a massive response from viewers to get it back on air? I think poor ratings was just an excuse - think Farscape, Futurama, Firefly and other goodies who were supposedly not up to network standard.

Well, good news is, Jericho is back and second season will air on 12th Feb. Here is a link to Executive producer's comments about the show.

Sony GPS tracker

Here's an interesting gadget from Register Hardware. It's a new development by Sony where you can hook up the GPS widget to your camera or videocam and the handy (or forearm-ish, if you will) gadget will record your location every 15 seconds.

I'm sure it's quite useful when you go on exotic trips to far away places. I can think of a few eager photographers who would buy this widget (as much as I am wary of my location being tracked every few minutes).

I just hope none wears one of this when they visit South Africa in 2010; after all, this is an easy way to rob you and find the way back to your hotel.