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Pom Yum

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

The season of pomergrante is here, and this fresh bowl of pomergranate seeds, is just gorgeous. It’s yummy and it’s good for you. A bowl of red jewels.

Netflix’s new tactic to delay shipping?

Monday, September 18th, 2006

I received 3 of my Netflix titles in the mail today, and I immediately realized that all reply envelopes are addressing to 3 completely different locations. 2 out of 3 have the addresses printed onto the envelopes, instead of the usual pre-printed ones. Living in New York, my “Nearest Netflix Shipping Facility” is usually the one in Flushing, NY. While one envelope still addresses to Flushing, NY, the rest are addressed to Worcester, MA and San Jose, CA. Now I can’t possibly imagine that San Jose will be my nearest Netflix Shipping Facility!

Could it be that Netflix wants to delay receiving returns so that they can slow down mailing out your next movie on the queue? I certainly think so. Pretty sneaky sis!

Oh, don’t forget that you can always mail back multiple movies in 1 envelope. So I am going to mail them all back using the Flushing, NY envelope.

10 years already

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Since Flash was introduced. Watch this intense presentation. Mind you, your computer will be drastically slowed down. Boy this definitely makes me feel old…
Flash Tenth Anniversary

The interface kinda disappears here

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

Like Jeff Han says in his demonstration, “There is no reason that we conform to physical devices,” I miss working on physical computing, especially when our body is the interface to the machines. This truely is amazing and probably is the most elaborated demonstration I have ever seen. It has the be the next breakthrough in interface. Oh wait, interface, what interface!? Read more on TED Blog. (Link courtesy of O.)

I love ice-cream cakes

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

I secretly wanted an ice-cream cake for my birthday, but I didn’t ask. Glad that M. made the move and got me one. It was a total surprise. I don’t think I have ever had an ice-cream cake for my birthday before, so I have already wanted one. That’s right, 30, you saw it. Don’t say a word. Not that I need to be reminded of, nor that I have a problem with it. I just don’t need it right now. I had a really fun birthday. Thanks to everyone who mananged to come!

Book Art Portfolio Web site Launched

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

After a few weeks of hard work, my portfolio web site dedicated to book art is completed. The marjory of the work was digging around all the pictures I have taken for the books, selecting and retouching them. There are about 70 books I have documented on the site so far. It should be much easier to update as it goes.

Let’s talk tech here for those of you who are interested: the site is created in PHP with MySQL. All the entries of the books are stored in MySQL so the pages are generated dynamically. I am considering deploying AJAX for retrieving the descriptions and thumbnails for the books, that should alleviate the annoying reloading of the page every time one clicks on a thumbnail.


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Geek out! Get Perpendicular!

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Hitachi’s new perpendicular recording technology goes disco! Watch this silly but kinda cute music video that they produced to “educate” you about the technology. (Link courtesy of O.)

Jeanne Moreau

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

No actor in the world haunts me as much as Jeanne Moreau. Man, I just adore her. She is the single most amazing actor in the world that I could say I love. I can repeat it a hundred times to express my adoration for her work. Je t’adore! Je t’adore! Okay this is getting a little weird here.

Last night I Netflixed and watched Cet amour-là (2001), by Josée Dayan. (By the way, Dayan is an awesome-looking dyke, she directs with a big cigar in her mouth, she rocks.) Moreau is playing the French writer Marguerite Duras and she is so damn good in it. Her character is filled with emotions and she just radiates those intense emotions by her mere amazing presence. I can’t even describe it. It’s like she is Duras and it’s so convincing and intense. I almost couldn’t catch by breath by watching her act.

Moreau began her movie career around 1949. She has been featured in numerous European movies including Godard’s Jules et Jim, Une femme est une femme and Antonioni’s La Notte (which is one of my favorite movies of all time). I loved her apperance in La Femme Nikita, and her cameo in Antonioni’s Beyond the Clouds. What amazes me about her most is that she is still acting at the age of almost 80. She is still flamboyant, radiant and super attactive.

Vacation’s over

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Back to New York, the vacation is over. There were so many highlights in this trip and I’d glad to say that I had a blast in the Charleston and Savannah. Needless to say, the food was incredible! The fried chicken, oh my, yum yum. We love Savannah and we’ll definitely visit again. We didn’t get any souvenirs or did any shopping, because it was just necessary. We just enjoyed being there so much that we didn’t need any shopping. Spending on the food is sufficient. We took so many pictures that it might just well be the best souvenir.

Here we come, Low Country!

Monday, June 12th, 2006

I don’t even remember when was the last time we got on a plane and took a vacation for more than 200 miles away. Like we always despise ourselves for only going away when someone invites us to a wedding or something. J. and E. are getting married in Charleston this weekend and we are going to the Low Country for the first time. I am kinda excited about it. First we are going to go to Charleston, SC and then drive about 3 hours along the coast to Savannah, GA. We are going to stay in the best hotels in town, eat fried chicken, shrimp and grits, go on boat rides, Segway city tour (!) and ghost tour. It’s going be a blast. See y’all soon!