Friday, July 30, 2010


Office on Windows UI is shit!

Why should the big red x in the corner of my window close every instance of the application running as opposed to just terminating the active document? It's counter intuitive because the taskbar is already separating by documents, not applications!

Either tab that shit or run it like Adobe Reader.

Also, Win7 taskbar is pretty much a dock, but not as good. There, I've said it.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Ultra Culture is my favourite movie blog because it's pretty much how things would turn out if I were a film aficionado and blogged about movies.

In fact, I waited to see what they'd post before deciding if I needed to actually blog about Inception.

Turns out, I've complained to different people about most of those points already, most notably 9 and 10. Actually, the only ones I didn't bring up (and still don't really agree with) are 1 and 7.

So here it is, better than I can express it.

He even made an Ocean's 11 comparison. Amazing.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010


This is the best caricature of DiCaprio I've ever seen:

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Suck it, Stanley Kubrick



This is what I thought of when DiCaprio and Page started treading all over vertical and upside-down Paris. The stewardess scene in 2001 was gratuitously long because Kubrick wanted to show off his amazing special effects. A major technical accomplishment in 2001 was the construction of a 38' long revolving corridor for Dullea's run around the Discovery; Inception had a rotating 100' long hallway for the anti-gravity fight.

The entire set of 2001 was bulldozed after shooting because Kubrick was afraid that the pieces would get recycled for B sci-fi movies.

Contrary to popular belief, Paris was not in fact bulldozed after the filming of Inception.

If I ever wrote a screenplay, it would have 2 helicopters colliding in the Lincoln tunnel.

The scene would be publicized in all the trailers.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Some bands

...sound pretty bad without post production.

Others are even more amazing live.

Meg & Dia, they sound just like themselves.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Typography is getting too mainstream

I should pick up Lomography.

Fuck your strobes and umbrellas and lenses the length of a football pitch.

All I'd need is an LC-A.

Besides, Mio has one.

Other hobbies in consideration include the hatching and rearing of dwarf gouramis.

I think the Lomo is cheaper though.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sick burn

well girls
tend to have more flexible sexuality than guys i think
o O
i think it's because
girls are pretty
like i can't help liking guys
but i think about it intectually
technically, there's nothing really great about you guys
Peter [hhhhhh]:
that's harsh

What I have taken from this [entire] conversation is that girls prefer Rachel McAdams to most guys.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Pecan Oil Extraction Guide

In response to Will's pecan extraction guide, I will write about a much more difficult process: the extraction of pecan oil.

Complete extraction occurs over two stages:

There is no cracking involved; this isn't the petro industry. Plus, the last time I checked, the cost of a cat cracker was approaching 2 billion dollars.

There are two methods to pressing: hot pressing and cold pressing. Unless you're a housewife with a wedge press and infinite amounts of time, you're going to go with hot pressing. C'mon you want be a man don't you?

The heat will affect the oil quality, but let's say we're targeting the massage oil market rather than the cooking oil market. So we'll go for maximum yield. The heat makes the oil less viscous and increases the yield.

First we start feeding our nuts into a screw press. As the press operates, the friction and pressure involved will heat up the seed cake. We pass the effluent oil through a filter and collect the product.

But we can still increase the yield further by the method of solvent extraction. In particular we need a non-polar solvent because washing out oil with water is just silly goosery. Let's use MIBK.

HAHA! Just kidding!

Let's use hexane, because everybody uses hexane for everything. Hexane is a good choice because it's relatively safe, volatile and unreactive. So we wash the seed cake out with hexane. Now we need to separate out the solvent again for recycling and because people don't want to eat/rub themselves with hexane. As much as I like flashing, I can't say that high pressures and temperatures are good for the product. Steam distillation is a much better choice because we can boil off the hexane at a lower temperature than otherwise and is an overall more gentle process.

Once we remove the hexane, we can easily separate the water from the oil because they are immiscible. The product is ready for bottling; for maximum freshness store in a cool dark place.

I don't have Twitter but...

@danidaly hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Worst random number generator ever!

Hillary = {|x| return nil}

So then if I do this: "Give me a number!"

I get back...nothing.

Thursday, July 08, 2010


Gen. Mattis is taking Petraeus's old spot in CENTCOM.

That was an...interesting maneuver.

On Caddys

I can't decide whether I hate the CTS-V because its grill looks outrageous, or if I love it because Jay-Z would sound so sweet coming out of this thing.

Also, the new BMW 5s look good, and the F10 M5 should be just around the corner; though I'm worried that they're approaching the AMG's football pitch lengthed bonnet.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Elises are boatloads of ugly

This however, looks stunning good.

Disclaimer: Costs a gajillion dollars more.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

We all know Ke$ha is a rip-off of Uffie anyways...

It also helps that she doesn't look like garbage.

I wonder though, where a girl born in Miami, raised in Hong Kong, and based in Paris, would pick up an English accent.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Jess is pretty good

But Ness is my favourite drunk of the moment.

Because she gets so cute and bubbly. <3 <3