|Me fail English? |
Monday, May 31, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Play the original Pac-Man for free.
Of course the most obvious way to celebrate is to play the original game. How? Chances are your old Famicom or Atari game console is broken, displaced and long forgotten, along with the Pac-man cartridge. That's where the Internet steps in, with various online versions of it offers (even for free).
Play Pac-Man clones, like Google's.
While most clones were developed to profit from Pac-Man's fame, Google did it as a tribute. For two days Google changed its homepage logo to a playable version of the game. While this first fully interactive special logo is not on main display anymore, you can check it out here. As a hidden bonus, you can play Ms. Pac-Man as well with a fellow player by clicking the Insert Coin twice.
|Feeling lucky? Insert a coin.|
Most loyal fans of Pac-Man simply can't wait to express their love for the game. As such, they create tributes such as videos. Here's one by Annoying Orange:
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Ask anyone what to do when searching for a term, pictures, news, word definition, map and guides, etc., and expect the answer is to Google it. The popular search engine is closely synonymous to the World Wide Web. However, it's stored information is nowhere what the Web really has to offer.
Ever heard of the Deep Web? It is part of the online world where no search engines has entered. In other words standard search engines such as Google and Yahoo! do not have indexes of these possible info-rich pages.
Naturally one would ask how to dig this mine of information. I discovered by chance this list of search engines that specializes in crawling the Deep Web. What you may initially think as unavailable in the web might just be lurking around in the corner.
Some of these search engines are:
Databases of academic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing lists, online library card catalogs, articles, and many other resources await where not even Google Scholar haven't found.
Be aware that finding that oh-so-precious knowledge is just as hard as looking for a needle in a haystack; you need to know the proper search terms to get results you want.
|The web around Wikipedia. Click to enlarge.|
The lovable ogre, Shrek, will have its last big screen appearance this year in Forever After. The film will be released in the US on May 21 and in the UK on July 2. (See more release dates here.) The cast (Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, etc) from the previous movies will reprise their roles.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I've just confirmed that Farmville, along with other games by Zynga, is gone from Facebook. Its old link displays a "Page Not Found" error. Is this grave news? To the app's 26 million fans, yes. But to me, the world has not changed at all. I didn't even get past level 5 without getting bored already. Below are some reasons why I don't (and why you shouldn't as well) miss the game.
Monday, May 10, 2010
|FarmVille. Where have all the cows gone?|
Sunday, May 9, 2010
How to Make Ice Cream
|Ice creams are my favorite!|
There's no denying that ice cream is a popular treat. I myself would love to have a vanilla sundae whenever I get the chance. This is why my day just got made thanks to a quick recipe guide for ice cream. It only takes about five minutes which afterwards can lead you to an hour of sweet satisfaction. I know this because I've done this myself!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
I wouldn't have wrote this article if I wasn't disturbed by Roger Ebert saying video games can never be art. Admittedly a gamer myself, I didn't pay attention to appreciate video games in the realm of art.
After I read the article, I thought what other gamers would think. I created a thread in a forum and patiently waited for replies. You can expect some prejudice among people who favor video games but they are arguably the ones who know video games better, not some old coot that Ebert has likely become (you can even conclude that he is when you read his article).
Friday, May 7, 2010
|From left to right: Lisa, Marge, |
Maggie, Homer and Bart
The Simpsons latest couch gag in the episode To Surveil With Love features Kesha's Tik Tok. The cast of the show lip-synced to the song with matching hilarious actions.
I'm sure both the Simpsons and Tik Tok are familiar to people. The Simpsons however made me like the song, which I initially didn't pay attention to since I am not into dance-pop/electropop music.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
It's fun to blog. But even with all the cool layout design and gadgetries on their blogs, some people encounter this problem at some point: what to write about. Sure it's nice to talk about your dog or cat, but people are more interested on stuff that matters. You need to know where to get the inspiration needed to blog.
The first time I heard of Chatroulette was in a South Park episode You Have 0 Friends. I wouldn't have believed such a video chat is actually real until I read this article. Video chat is already common these days, even back when it started on Yahoo! messenger then on Skype. But what makes Chatroulette different is that in a matter of seconds you can be hooked up to chat, no registration needed. The people you meet here are fellow "players" randomly selected from around the world. That's where the problem comes to the picture: nudity.
Who is Conan Hughes,whoever he is, as compared to Former Senate President Jovito Salonga and Former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr.?
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I stumbled upon a screenshot when I was looking for updates to the sequel of the casual yet very addictive video game Plants Versus Zombies. While the results of my efforts have been fruitless (I only found out 2 things: that PvZ game designer George Fan is busy developing a game with a new concept and that the sequel is unlikely to be released this year), I noticed that the background of the screenshot shows two familiar plants and a zombie in the PvZ game.
That's right. Fans of plants shooting peas against a horde of zombies won't be able to get a hand of the game's next iteration anytime soon. In a 2009 interview by Gamezebo, Plants vs Zombies game designer George Fan was interested in creating another game with "a whole new setting and a new concept."