Mysterious island of the Picto

The Picto is a shy and reclusive mammal that seldom ventures out of its island. However, if you keep your eyes peeled, you might catch a glimpse of the creature as it forages for food. Alternatively, you can try to bait it with chocolate(only the dark variety) or coffee(must be chilled). Be warned that the beast occasionally makes funny sounds that may be unnerving. Enter at your own peril and tread softly... it hates loud noises.

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Location: Singapore

The Picto is a creature of order but finds beauty in chaos.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Office shootout at high-noon

Have an irritating colleague who won't stop bothering you? Stuck in a boring meeting and the speaker won't shut up? Unleash your frustration by visiting OfficeGuns. There you will learn to create weapons that can inflict pain on the pitiful fools in the office that cross your path. Using simple stationery, no one will suspect anything, giving you the perfect chance to ambush your victims and make them suffer. It's time to show them who's the new sheriff in town.

PS: Ensure that you read all safety warnings and procedures. Use at your own risk, I will not be held liable for any injuries or deaths that may result.

Friday, June 16, 2006

In-flight entertainment

I came across this piece of news while surfing the net: Japan Airlines has introduced a new in-flight service campaign that allows passengers to borrow Nintendo DS Lites and selected games for use during their flight.

My initial reaction was 'wow, that's awesome!' Not having to put up with the outdated system and lackluster selection of games currently available on flights now is just fantastic. But upon reading their website further, it appears that this service campaign is only available to first and executive class passengers (makes sense as they pay much more for their tickets and there are less of them. Imagine the hordes of economy class passengers trying to get their grubby mitts on them, CHAOS!).

The travesty is that these Nintendo DS Lites are specially manufactured without wireless capabilities. WTF, remove one of the most important aspects of the console!?! Why not just hand out Nintendo Gameboy SPs instead? The stylus and wi-fi are the heart and soul of the DS! Surely technology has reached the point where these DS can just communicate over a fixed frequency and thus not interfere with the other electronics on the plane? Oh, the possibilities! I can imagine some nice, not-so nice and downright nasty things to do with it.

Oh well, here's hoping that the idea takes off. Maybe in the future we'll see this trickle down in some form to the economy class. I want a game system that has wired connectivity to every seat on the plane and powerful enough to run games like Halo 2 so that I can participate in a 64 player deathmatch while on a flight. Now that would be cool.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

The terrible fashion curse

I'm fortunate that I've not been born with colour blindness or colour deficiency. However, I've been stricken by the terrible curse that is lack of colour coordination. *GASP* *OMG* *TEH HORROR* One look into my wardrobe and you'll see what I mean, it's the same few colours again and again - black, brown, navy blue and maroon. When it comes to fashion, I fear wearing colours outside my favourites. Sometimes they can be hard to match and others just look/feel 'wrong'. I'd rather play it safe and besides, it's easier to match those colours as well... with black, brown, navy blue and maroon. I would like a dash of other colours in my otherwise uniform wardrobe, if only to spice things up a little.

Well, I have this wonderful little site to share with you:
It's a place where people can create and vote for their favourite 4 colour combinations. It's also a game of sorts where each day the least fit colourcell will 'die' and two 'lucky' childless cells will get to contribute 2 of their own colours towards a new cell. The site is meant to discover popular colour combinations. For people like me, it helps to know what colour goes well with others and hopefully get out of this fashion rut.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

First steps into the savage frontier

Testing... I'm a blogging newbie... how do I change all of this!?!?!