Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Eek

I have succumb.....










......... to Facebook







O__O

Monday, October 22, 2007

Sushi Go Round


This game is uber cute!! :3

And very addictive! @__@




Sorry about the lack of posts!

Have been pretty busy lately (full stop)
Lots of October babies! Happy birthday big bro (comma) Joshua (comma) Seng Kheng (comma) Emma (comma) Debra (comma) Lauren and Daddy!!

Am bogged down by a huge project (comma) meeting Dr Able to discuss the whole Honours thing (EEK!) and upcoming quizzes & FINALS EXAMS (EEEEEKKKK!!)


In other news (dot dot dot)
my tamagotchi finally died
I know (dot dot dot) most of you must be surprised for I am a great owner

and I bought a cute bikini!! :D
*is so happy*
*and still terribly sad about the tamagotchi of course*


Cute? ;)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Life without a full stop

I've lost my full stop

No
I'm not going all emo on you guys

I really have lost my full stop
and my comma

do you not notice the missing punctuations by now?





The sad story

I went upstairs to have a shower and come down to find that my keyboard was going a little berserk
Typing a letter gave me another letter or number and sometimes even nothing!!
I wasn't really that panicky because 'someone' else was doing it for me
Which is odd enough because I'm actually very protective of my laptop as Sharon would know

Nonetheless I called up SK and asked him if he knew what the problem was
We spent over half an hour on the phone but nothing worked

Then after I hung up
that 'someone' made a confession
Now I'm not pointing fingers or anything but it wasn't me who spilled a little drink over the keyboard

Yes
I know
I wish that 'someone' had told me earlier instead of letting me agonize over my laptop trying to fix settings when I could have shut it down and dry it
Liquids and electronics should never go together!!

But it's an accident and accidents do happen
Yes I'm a wonderful and forgiving person LOL~!!



Apparently laptop keyboards are major sensitive
a little moisture and it goes insane
Kinda reminds me of that Gremlins movie
keep them away from water or you're in big trouble

So what if YOU (omg) spilled a little drink over your beloved previous laptop's innocent lil keyboard?

  1. The laptop must be TURNED OFF!
    No don't waste precious seconds to 'shut down' your laptop
    TURN THE MAIN POWER SWITCH OFF! PULL THE CORD! Anything that will save you valuable time before the liquid seeps into your laptop and KILLS it
  2. Remove all removable parts (eg battery)
  3. Tip the laptop over and give it a little shake in attempt to drain it
  4. Blow dry your laptop with a hair-dryer on the LOWEST or cool setting
  5. DO NOT TURN ON YOUR LAPTOP FOR 48 HOURS to ensure that it's completely dry

I'm not mad or anything
I just wished I had known earlier so I could react to it and save my full stop and comma
Everything else seems alright
A couple other keys such as backspace home and end can be stubborn at times but they still work with a little patience

For now Microsoft Word will have to be my best friend
It's quite hard to type out a URL without a full stop

If I really can't take it I'll just get one of those external keyboards
Though it's been only like 2 hours since I turned on my lappy and I'm already feeling a little annoyed

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Japanese creates see through-frog

One word: EW.
Not exactly see-through but *shudders*
I've lost my appetite -.-
The whole article is at the end of this blog entry but I'm sure not of you wouldn't be bothered to read it.
Basically, they've mated two frogs with recessive genes that cause paleness (much like albinos in a way) to give offsprings which are then mated with one another to give SUPER pale froggies.

This is so that they can study the internal structures of the drog without dissecting them :)
But these little frog's grandfroggies would die right after birth due to too many defects in them resulting from all the recessive genes :(
Sounds like playing God, you say?
Exactly. And this is what I'm capable of doing with my degree.

That's why I'm leaning towards plants instead. At least they don't look at you with sad eyes when you're about to kill them.
http://www.smh.com.au/news/science/these-seethrough-frogs-cut-out-dissection/2007/09/27/1190486472914.html
September 27, 2007 - 5:29PM

Japanese researchers have succeeded in producing see-through frogs, letting them observe organs, blood vessels and eggs under the skin without performing dissections.

"You can see through the skin how organs grow, how cancer starts and develops," said the lead researcher Masayuki Sumida, professor at the Institute for Amphibian Biology of state-run Hiroshima University.
"You can watch organs of the same frog over its entire life as you don't have to dissect it. The researcher can also observe how toxins affect bones, livers and other organs at lower costs," he said.
Dissections have become increasingly controversial in much of the world, particularly in schools where animal rights activists have pressed for humane alternatives such as using computer simulations.
Sumida said his team, which announced the research last week at an academic conference, had created the first transparent four-legged creature, although some small fish are also see-through.
The researchers produced the creature from rare mutants of the Japanese brown frog, or Rena japonica, whose backs are usually ochre or brown.

Two kinds of recessive genes have been known to cause the frog to be pale.
Sumida's team crossed two frogs with recessive genes through artificial insemination and the offspring looked normal due to the presence of more powerful genes. But crossing the offspring led to a frog whose skin is transparent from the tadpole stage.

"You can see dramatic changes of organs when tadpoles mutate into frogs," said Sumida, whose team is seeking a patent.

Such frogs could theoretically exist in the wild but it is "virtually impossible" they would naturally inherit so many recessive genes, Sumida said.

The transparent frogs can also reproduce, with their offspring inheriting their parents' traits, but their grandchildren die shortly after birth.
"As they have two sets of recessive genes, something wrong must kick in and kill them," Sumida said.

While the researchers relied on artificial insemination, they said that genetic engineering could also produce transparent and even illuminating frogs.

Sumida said researchers could also inject into the transparent frogs an illuminating protein attached to a gene, which would light up the gene once it manifests -- for example, showing at what stage cancer starts.

Sumida said it would be unrealistic to apply the same method to mammals such as mice as their skin structure is different.

AFP

Seeing through his eyes

I'm not sure about the rest of you but I get sick of looking at same desktop wallpaper for more than two weeks.


And I've used almost every wallpaper in my collection. I usually collect tons in advance and use them till I'm sick and tired of each one.



Fortunately I'm not like that anything else. Except maybe for one other thing. . . hehehe.


Anyway...

Lately I've been looking at a lot of art... (there's always something intriguing about seeing something through the eyes of the artist)
so I set out to look for some minimalistic abstract art for my wallpapers. I actually don't fancy abstract art too much but anything doesn't look too overwhelming is fine by me.


So I stubled across this artist and I am so in love with him!



His brilliance really shines through his art and the best thing is that he makes desktop wallpapers.
*does a mini spin*

Just a taste of his art










^I totally love the violin here. Cute alien housewife :]











^ it's actually quite nice when enlarged.

He does a lot of photo manipulations as well :)

However you can only save the lowest quality wallpapers as you'd have to subscribe and pay for the better quality ones.

Nonetheless, the low quality ones are perfectly just as they are.

I want to use each and everyone of them all at once! I adore the Alice in Wonderland series the best. They're slightly brighter and more colourful than the rest.











So cute!

A lot of them are thought-provoking and I'm sure you've never figured that it could rain umbrellas.

What an unusual but clever idea!
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