Archive for the ‘I am Bored..’ Tag

SMB2 Chatter..

I was walking around with the H4 during Social Media Breakfast 2 a few weeks ago…

Here is the chatter that was recorded…

I only got the 1st bit of the recording, the 2nd bit was corrupted.. :(

Fools and their gold #2

OK. So this year AGAIN, I pulled a lame April Fool’s prank. And I am proud to say, I fooled 1 person again.. Fortunately, not the same one as last year… Ah hah!!…

Google’s prank this year was kinda lame too, with their Virgile Mars program.

Blizzard rocked!! With new units like Tauren Marines, Bards in WoW which make people play guitar hero, and  Piñata‘s in Diablo2. had an amazing “prank”. The “Whose ping is it” game.. Simple and yet addictive. And the pingsters made it into a competition.. Now these guys really have loads of free time. Their respective bosses should give them some extra work.. :p

And Systm.. did an amazing episode with April fools pranks. Mountain Dew as a light source!!.. Perpetual Light Machine?

So did you get fooled today?? 

This WordPress Blog has been taken down.

This WordPress Blog has been taken down after we received the following Takedown Notice for the infringement of DMCA. Please contact Automattic lawyers at legal{at} for more details.

To Whom it May Concern:

Pursuant to Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), namely, the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Act, you are hereby notified that certain potential copyright infringing materials are currently hosted by you in your capacity as an online service provider (“OSP”). This letter serves as written notification of claimed infringement.

As required by § 512(c)(3)(A)(i-vi) of the DMCA, the following information is provided concerning the claimed infringement:

(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. This signature appears below.

(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.

(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.

Within this blog is content, hosted through

Thus, it is my contention that my rights under the DMCA are being violated by the continued presence of this content, and although the content itself is not hosted on your server, it is linked to in such a fashion that it is represented to be part of your client’s website.

(v) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above a
allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is not
accurate in that I am the copyright owner, in that the image, though belonging to
another source is of me, thereby giving me certain copyright rights, and I kinda believe that this matter is actionable under the provisions of the DMCA.

The DMCA further provides that the OSP shall fall within the safe harbor provisions of the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Act only if it complies with this notification procedure. Specifically, the Act states that upon obtaining knowledge or awareness of the copyright infringement, the OSP must act expeditiously to remove, or disable access to, the material. See §§ 512(c)(1)(A)(2), (c)(1)(C).

Having now received such knowledge or awareness by way of this notice, such expeditious action is hereby requested.

I may be reached regarding this matter at

April Goldsmith.

In plain English..

I saw this video from, a podcast which I watch.

CommonCraft Productions by Lee and Sachi LeFever is doing a series of Video explaining many of the Web2.0/New Media/Web Technology ideas and concepts like Wikis, Twitter and Blogs “in plain English“, with the help of stop motion video made using cardboard cutouts.

There are two things that make it great. The really simple and back to basics way of explaining the concepts, in plain english. And the amazing stop motion video that accompanies the explaination.

This is the perfect tool to explain to the unenlightened about our “subculture“. I tried it with my mom. She understood it well.

Clearing your Cache..

This is inspired by a conversation between the Tech65 crew a couple of weeks ago….


It was done in stripgenerator. But for some reasons it won’t be saved, so I had to print screen it…

I guess it would look better with stick figures, ala xkcd… ah wel…

A reason for the silence…

Bored of seeing the same post on the top of this blog every time you come to check?? So am I… (Although, you should be using feed readers…)

Anyway, so I am in a nice little fix here..

The nature of my job doesn’t allow me to blog too much about it… That is if I want to keep it.. Which I do… So there goes a huge source of blogging content…

Most of my friends are either bloggers, or have completely no internet life. And hence, posts about events I attend are either posted before I even get to reach home.. or well.. nobody cares if I blogged about certain events…

All my thoughts and ideas about technology are presented on 65Bits.. or other Tech65 content… and it’s really lame to repeat there in a blog post.. So there goes another huge part of my blogging content..

I am also very busy these days with Tech65 and other projects…. And hence to time to bicker about the smallest things in life… not to mention no time to feel all emo and sad…

Adding the convenience of twitter to this, with the ability to quickly publish single sentence thoughts, doesn’t help at all…

So all in all.. the only thing I am finding this blog useful for is publishing clips of my recordings… that is until I find a Creative Commons site to upload whole audio tracks..

Really… I should close down my blog…. I am just too damn lazy…

Experiment #2415 : Use Maths.


Gah…. Even my beloved Mathematics can’t help me…

The Speak Good English Campaign


Errr… .:S

Oh I get it… “Speak Good English Campaign” is only for spoken English…

Somewhere at the edge of the curve…..

The bell curve to the rescue!!!!


The highlight of the anniversary party…

I possibly can’t talk about the awards and stuff as SOOO many people have already blogged about it. I will just link to them..

Here, Here, Here, Here… and Here..

But IMHO, the best part of event yesterday was this….

The Affogato.. or “Something Perky” as per ridz

Unfortunately, I did not get a picture of the real thing.. So I am just stealing one off flickr.. If anyone did have one at GT please send me the picture..

Oh and of course not to forget the great TCSS session at Brewerks and supper with DK and ridz..