Filed Under (miscellaneous, Random.links) by WildFire on 29-12-2011

Life's Little Mysteries


Filed Under (Random.links) by WildFire on 04-12-2011

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Now for some non-programming related links:  12 Famous Magic Tricks and Illusions Exposed / crypto-class.org ( via GeekPress.com )

Uhm.  Did I scribbled 'non-programming'..?

One out of two will do. Unless you categorized illusions as mind programming.

Which in a way... I think is.


Filed Under (Random.links) by WildFire on 24-09-2008

How Projects Really Work (version 1.5)

Oldie... but hey... still the same.


Filed Under (LEGO, Random.links, science/TECH) by WildFire on 17-09-2008

I'm not sure if I should be scared by this or this. (via GeekPress)

LHC versus TAO

Filed Under (LEGO, Random.links, science/TECH, THIS.site.matters) by WildFire on 15-09-2008

When I first heard about the LHC (partly this was the reason for the lack of updates in this site for the past few months (my pet tiger and I were building an anti-singularity/anti-spaghettification floating bunker that could withstand a black hole (Yes it is possible (but no we won't be giving out the secret for now (but here's a hint)))).

Let me do that again, too many open and close parentheses already...

When I first heard about the Large Hadron Collider (wikipedia link / msnbc.techscience link / boston big picture (BIG pictures indeed (here we go again with these parentheses)) my first reaction was joy.


Yes. Joy.

Joy... not because of the promised crispier Tv screens nor faster internet connection or other potential payoffs in the fields of telecommunications, medicine and energy.

(Though I must admit I'm not rooting for these scientists with their Grid to find 'The God Particle'. Science would be more interesting if after a year or two they'll still be singing U2's song.)

It was joy because of the promise of a possible discovery of alternate dimensions.

Of parallel universes.

For developers like you and me working on several simultaneous projects at once for different clients it is a vision of hope.

Imagine if I can just divide N tasks even to let's say distribute them into N/4 parallel universes, I can divide a month's work into just one Earth week's work of time.

Considering that merging them back together would not cost that much.

But even then if it takes one more week to merge them all together that would still result in two extra weeks.

Two extra weeks of doing the things that I really like. Code-related and non-code related. That includes a time for playing LEGO.

Pretty exciting.

It was the way to go.

These parallel universes.

The hope.

The only hope were all other hope and its derivatives will be measured.


Very exciting.


Until that morning just days ago when I met Master Foodahaha(xx).

Don't bother asking me about his name and the extra xx's. (He insisted his name transcends structure.)

But he pointed me out to something more enlightening.

More enlightening than the LHC and their Grid and the Higgs and multi-dimensions.

Something that Master Geoffrey James partially touched on and translated a decade ago but has been existing for centuries in various 'forms'.

That is... The TAO of Programming.

In the beginning was the Tao. The Tao gave birth to Space and Time. Therefore Space and Time are Yin and Yang of programming.

Programmers that do not comprehend the Tao are always running out of time and space for their programs. Programmers that comprehend the Tao always have enough time and space to accomplish their goals.

How could it be otherwise?

- Geoffrey James / The TAO of Programming

Ah... enlightenment.

IT Posters

Filed Under (Random.links) by WildFire on 13-06-2008

IT Posters. Time to deface your pron-infested walls. (Downloadable PDFs included (Not all are free though. (Do check the comments part of that post for more.)))

CRAPPY Computin’

Filed Under (Random.links) by WildFire on 01-06-2008

Rebel Science: Half a Century of Crappy Computing.

Stumbled upon that link while browsing the links of the previous post.

Here's one more: Artifical Intelligence From The Bible.

BREAKING the BLOGGIN’ absence with these random links

Filed Under (Random.links, Random.scribbles) by WildFire on 31-05-2008

Random stuff to break the blogging absence...

Smashing Magazine released this set of (Really) Stunning Pictures and Photos.

But you might be more interested with this EGG2Chick development pics.

More random links: Does Time Run Backward in Other Universes? | Nasty Little Truth About Space

(Links via GeekPress.com)


And of course... it's Lakers and Celtics once again in the NBA Finals!

Though I must admit... I was rooting for the Spurs.

But inspite of that Game 4 no-foul-called in the last 2.1 seconds controversy (which the NBA admitted after a day ( videos here )) and that NBA fixing games conspiracy theories... the lakers did outperform the experienced (/old), classy and professional on and off the court (they even defended the referee non-call before the NBA admitted the mistake), yet also boring on papers, but always efficient defending champion... the San Antonio Spurs.

I guess Obiwan Ginobili was no match for Anakobe Skywalker after all.


Filed Under (Random.links) by Bob on 07-05-2008

Mark pointed this article to me.

Peter Bright: From Win32 to Cocoa: a Windows user's conversion to Mac OS X—Part II.


Filed Under (Random.links, THIS.site.matters) by WildFire on 09-02-2008

The Evolution of Tech Companies' Logos.


So that is where the 'apple bite' came from.


WE are currently reconfiguring some parts of the OUTPOST FORUM and TheLair's PIXELnews. You might see some weird stuff po(o/p)pin' out while we're doing this.

OUTPOST queries are TEMPORARILY redirected here. We'll redirect to the new forum once the UPDATE/UPGRADE/Tweaks are completed.


Filed Under (Random.links) by WildFire on 15-12-2007

All laptops (and portable devices) should learn a thing or two from this.

Bruce Schneier Interview

Filed Under (Random.links) by WildFire on 08-12-2007

Stephen J. Dubner: Bruce Schneier Blazes Through Your Questions. This is from the person who protects his laptop data with fists and PGP.


Filed Under (Random.links, Visual FoxPro) by WildFire on 30-11-2007

The FoxShow number 47.

The number 47 is a favorite of mine. Probably because of ALIAS. (with Rambaldi)

Apparently I'm not the only one interested with this number. (More related links at wikipedia)

Still... nothing compares to the Golden Number of course.


Here's one more VFP-link before we get sidetracked with numbers some more.

Cesar Chalom: How to create text as image file with GDIPlusx.

Star Trek Home Theatre

Filed Under (Random.links, Random.scribbles) by WildFire on 24-11-2007

All I want for Christmas is this Star Trek Home Theater.

Dream on, WildFire.

Dream on.


Filed Under (alien.invasion, GFX, Random.links) by WildFire on 30-10-2007

Why we fight the UFO/ET information war.

Why indeed, when we can just use our PCs to hack the US military, Pentagon or NASA and search their databases for alien related documents..?

Like what Gary McKinnon did.

This setup (image below) should protect those information from hackers... hackers like Gary and my pet Ikia.

Though right now they (Yes 'they' (Inanimate objects have life (No not Gary and Ikia but those PS3s))) are being used to measure 'theoretical gravity waves - ripples in space-time that travel at the speed of light'. (Please don't tell me you need hyperlinks for that.)

(Photo in the left from Gaurav Khanna (via wired.com). Right is another Terai Yuki render... : )


Why bother with aliens when we can have mind readers... from Microsoft.

Start gathering the pitchforks!

Absurd Customer Service

Filed Under (Random.links) by WildFire on 15-10-2007

Eric Sink: Absurd Customer Service.


Filed Under (alien.invasion, Random.links) by WildFire on 09-10-2007

Quasi Universal Intergalactic Denomination. QUID. Designed for intergalactic travellers.



They're preparing us you know. Some of them went soft, I guess... and decided to push this.

Go figure that out.

vista wallpapers

Filed Under (GFX, Random.links) by WildFire on 05-03-2007

Windows Vista... wallpapers... that did 'not make the cut into Vista's Wallpaper Collection'.

Hmmm... let's just call it Hamad Darwish: World of Photography.

Download link... in the lower part of that site... just in case you're having problems with your attention span just like me... : )


Filed Under (alien.invasion, Random.links) by WildFire on 21-11-2006

Earthling, meet Miss Dewey.