Tuesday, December 23, 2008

In search of web hosting?

When I think of web hosting, I immediately think of GoDaddy.com. I blame this on watching too many Diggnation episodes and being bombarded by Kevin and Alex's mention of who's sponsoring their show. Sometimes a discount coupon is thrown in for good measure, as well. To no surprise of mine, GoDaddy isn't necessarily the best deal for web hosting.

This is where http://www.webhostingchoice.com comes in. I'd say this is a good site to come to for those of you getting started with wanting to create your first website. There is an FAQ page that explains all the acronyms and terminology that you will eventually encounter when shopping for web hosting. They even have a Quick Start section that leads you step by step on what you'd need to get started: 1) get a domain 2) design your site 3) get web hosting

One odd thing I discovered was in their Scams section. They warn of companies trying to lure you in with unlimited bandwidth/space yet on the Best 10 Web Hosting Sites list, all companies offer "Unlimited" disk space and data transfer. Also, their top 10 list is "rated based on affordability, reliability, uptime and tech support," yet there is no mention of who conducted the study and what the score breakdowns were for each company.

All in all, if you're a neophyte and need a friendly website written in easy to understand language, then Web Hosting Choice is a good place to go.

Note: The preceding was a paid review.

Monday, July 07, 2008

The Nutcracker performed by Dancing Kiva Robots

I love robots, especially autonomous distributed ones.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Powerset, I'd like a free t-shirt please

battlestar Galactica - Powerset

Everyone loves BSG, but did you know they often filmed in some obscure (to me at least) location in Canada that bears my surname?

Re_ chan centre - Powerset

In order to find out more about the Chan Centre, I had to query again. Perhaps there should be an option after clicking on "Chan Centre" to have powerset re-query for me with just one additional click?

Friday, May 23, 2008


Originally uploaded by albino_octopus.

I hope no dogs were harmed in the making of this picture; only dead cows?

SARCOS half human half robot

I am NOT Iron Man!!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Marshmallow Swims: The Movie from Julia Allison on Vimeo.

Is the dog's instinct to swim triggered by the sight of water below him or from the sound of running water?

Friday, April 18, 2008

Design Coding

"Please don't use tables even though they work fine."

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Bacon Cereal

At first I thought it was just bacon atop some cereal. Nope. The bacon is the cereal.

Bacon Cereal

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Never Gonna Give You Up Karaoke By Tay Zonday

I miss: ** I move away from the mic to breathe in. What's up with that?

Monday, March 31, 2008

the Most Impressive TV Commercial in China

Someone on youtube commented "IT'S MIND CONTROL"

Yellow Rage - Def Poetry Jam

Please take the time to listen to this and tell me if you didn't feel a single bit of emotion during their rap.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Simroid (a.k.a. 'Pain Girl')

This creeps me out a little. Wouldn't it just be easier to charge a reduced fee for being worked on by dental students?

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Clover video

$11K for that machine!

How to kill a chocolate bunny

This is better than the peeps in the microwave video.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Sarah Lacy speaks


Getting Started (part 1)

Did someone make a cartoon of me, after substituting my thesis for a piano??

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Googirl be gone?

I originally found this San Francisco magazine article on Marissa Mayer on Techmeme

If you click on the link now, this is what you get.

Apparently, "Goo Girl" has a not so nice definition in urbandictionary.com.

In haste, they changed the story title from, Googirl, to a very unoriginal, The adventures of Marissa. I sure hope someone gets fired over at San Francisco magazine, maybe the editor and writer both?

Friday, February 15, 2008

SABnzbd, my savior!

Port 8080 doesn't seem to work with my ISP.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Google, Facebook Battle For Computer Science Grads. Salaries Soar.

Students with a Masters degree in Computer Science are being offered as much as $130,000 for associate product manager jobs at Google.

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Big Trak

This sure brings back memories. I told someone in my robotics class about it but I couldn't remember the name. I even remembered the dump truck portion of it.


Sunday, January 06, 2008

chocolate rain remix by john mayer

Chocolate Rain created by Intelligent Life-form

"Journalist love to ask these questions that are very normative and particular. What is your favorite... ? What is your particular... ?"

Exclusive preview of Logitech DiNovo Mini at CES 08


India traffic cam

I bet no one is driving while talking on their cell phones.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

The Love Mattress: Modern Sleeping Solutions for Couples | Inventor Spot

The Love Mattress: Modern Sleeping Solutions for Couples | Inventor Spot

Yes! I want to sleep on something that looks like tamago sushi. They should also provide a nori-look-alike bed sash.

Sexy Beijing: Country Loving

Sex and the Beijing!

Hello Kitty turns attention to young men - Yahoo! News

Hello Kitty turns attention to young men - Yahoo! News

Hurro?! I can not fathom any "young men" wanting to wear this crap. Perhaps they're hoping to appeal to gay "young men." If they want to appeal to American "young men," they should explore a racier version of Hello Kitty: Hello Pussy.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008


Hard life !
Originally uploaded by Callisae.

This is what a long-haired weimaraner looks like.