Cerebral Gibberish

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Frozen: Flash Mob

Posted by heymoe on February 5th, 2008

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwMj3PJDxuo]

A group of 200+ people from Improve Everywhere formed a flash mob and descended upon Grand Central Station and all froze at the same time. 5 minutes later they all unfroze at the same time and continued on with their business as if nothing happened. The video is very impressive to watch and neat to see how other people reacted to what was going on around them in the station.

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Site Upgrade: WordPress v2.3.3

Posted by heymoe on February 5th, 2008

It looks like there is a security issue in WordPress v2.3.2 that could allow unauthorized updates of posts. Well, we can’t have that now can we. CG is now running WordPress v2.3.3. Woot!

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Super Bowl XLII

Posted by heymoe on February 4th, 2008

I’m not a football expert and I mainly watch the Super Bowl for the commercials but it would seem to me that the inability of the Patriots’ defense to fend of the blitz plays by the Giants prevented the Patriots from winning and going 19-0. Or at least it played a big part of them loosing. Oh well.

For the most part, I was disappointed with the commercials this year. Here is the list of the ones I did enjoy and why or just view them all here or here:


Audi – Godfather: 1st Quarter
I liked this one not only for the Godfather spoof but also because I own an Audi and the R8 is just so HOT! gimmie!

Diet Pepsi – What Is Love: 1st Quarter
I mainly liked how this one started by looking like it was part of the game and ending with the “Stop It!”

Bridgestone – Squirrel: 1st Quarter
It was cute to see how the different animals screamed and for spoofing the Bud Light commercials of years past.

Doritos – Mouse Trap: 2nd Quarter
The way this one ended was unexpected in a good way and just made me laugh

Pepsi – Justin Timberlake: 2nd Quarter
A mailbox post to the crotch is a sure fire way to get a laugh.

Coca-Cola – Balloons: 3rd Quarter
Stewie vs. Underdog, what’s not to like.

Vitamin Water – Horse Race: 3rd Quarter
Just seeing Shaq as a jockey was enough to make me laugh.

Bridgestone – Headlights: 3rd Quarter
At first I thought it was going to be the typical car headlight commercial but then they threw in Alice Cooper and Richard Simmons for laughs.

Well I guess overall this Super Bowl was nothing special for me. I’m sure I could have spent 3+ hours doing something else maybe even something productive. I did enjoy the episode of House that aired after the game.

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Amazing Race 12

Posted by heymoe on January 27th, 2008

Well, I finally got around to watching the final episode of The Amazing Race 12, which aired last Sunday, and I’m happy to report that the team I was cheering for won. Out of all the teams this round I feel they deserved to win and they did so without all the drama and bickering that most of the other teams had each episode. The final leg of the race took place in Anchorage Alaska so it was really cool to see some of the places I visited when I was up there last summer.

Any ways, out of all the reality shows that are out there, The Amazing Race is the one I would want to be on the most next to The Rebel Billionaire if they ever produce another season of that.

In case you have not watched the final episode yet I’ve listed the winners below but you will only see them if you click to read the rest of this post.

Read the rest of this entry »

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Future of the Wii

Posted by heymoe on January 23rd, 2008

My co-worker, Jason, sent me this link to Johnny Chung Lee’s Wii Projects web page where he has come up with some other uses for the Wiimote. The below video shows how to use the Wiimote to track head movement which is really cool. I don’t see any reason why Nintendo or any other video game developer could not create a game for the Wii using this type of interface. It would really bring the game experience to a whole new level I think.

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3-eiid-Uw]


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Snow, Snow, Snow!

Posted by heymoe on January 19th, 2008

SNOW!
I’m hoping for 3 or more inches of snow in Raleigh myself.


Update: 1/19/2008 @ 2:40pm

Yeah! the first signs of snow just started. It looks like the cold air mass took a little longer getting here then they forecasted last night but it’s finally here. Now it just has to start sticking.

Update: 1/19/2008 @ 8:00pm

What a tease. The snow did start sticking but only to the grass and other plant life. Nothing stuck to the roads, driveways, sidewalks, etc.. but I’m sure there will be black-ice everywhere in the morning. It looks like the 1-3 inches forecasted turned out to be a joke. I really wanted to take my car out and finally test the Quattro All-Wheel-Drive System out in the snow. Oh well, at least it snowed and it was more snow then we have seen in a while. Hopefully none of the snow on my property will be disturbed when I get up tomorrow so I can take some pictures of the house and the snow.

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Downfall of HD-DVD?

Posted by heymoe on January 16th, 2008

I’m a supporter of HD-DVD myself and even though it isn’t looking good right now for HD-DVD, I’m still hopeful. Here is a funny video that explains the current status of the HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray format war.

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywWfmRdOmJ0]

Any ways, my main problem with Blu-Ray is that Sony is greedy and instead of supporting a unified standard they rolled their own proprietary “standard” so they can collect royalties. The other thing that bugs me about Blu-Ray is that they released an inferior product compared to HD-DVD and then started to play the catch up game. So the first Blu-Ray players supported Blu-Ray profile v1.0 which then got upgraded to v1.1 to add interactive bonus features but you can’t upgrade the v1.0 players to v1.1 (unless you have a PS3). Now they are coming out with profile v2.0 which adds network content support but if you have a v1.0 or a v1.1 player (except for the PS3) you can’t upgrade to v2.0. Now the funny thing is that all these “new” features that Blu-Ray is adding via profile v1.1 and v2.0 were part of the HD-DVD standard when it was first released. So Sony is pretty much screwing over all their early adopters who won’t be able to utilize Blu-Ray to the fullest unless they buy a newer player. Granted, if the only thing you want to do is watch the movie and could care less about the bonus content, it does not matter what profile version your player supports. They even go as far as saying:

The guys that bought the first Blu-ray players are the guys who bought the first laser discs. They know the risks.

Talk about a slap to the face. I was a first generation DVD player buyer and up until it died several years later, it never had a problem playing a DVD movie or accessing any special features of a DVD movie. The DVD standard did not change after it was finalized thus a first generation player can play the latest movies and all the bonus features without a problem. Yes it is true that newer generation of DVD players added addition features like mp3 playback, CD-R/RW & DVD-R/RW support, etc.. but those features have nothing to do with the actual DVD standard, they were convenience / bonus add-ons to make the player more enticing to the buyers. What is the use of a standard if you keep changing it.

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No More Lights

Posted by heymoe on January 13th, 2008

It looks like all of my neighbors and I decided to take down our Christmas lights today. Next year I’ll have to figure out a better way to light up the tree so when it’s time to take the lights down it’s not an exercise in solving a string puzzle. Maybe I’ll try a simple computer controlled display next year. Keyword being simple.

Related Post: Christmas Lights

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Motorsports Expo 2008

Posted by heymoe on January 6th, 2008

Motorsport Expo 2008-2022

I took a trip over to the fairgrounds today to check out the Motorsports Expo at Dorton Arena. This event raises money to send Wake county youths to summer camp. There was a lot going on especially for the kids. They had several blow-up play area and other activities like a NASCAR simulator. Of course then there were the cars and drag bikes for everyone to look at up close. I was hopping there were going to be more cars but I guess I need to go to an actually car show for that. As a bonus they were handing out free samples of Slim Jims most likely fresh from the Garner plant which I’m sure will make Justin happy. hehe. Any ways, I had a good time and it was for a good cause plus I was able to wonder around the flea market afterwards.

More Photos Here

Motorsport Expo 2008-2029
Motorsport Expo 2008-2041
Motorsport Expo 2008-2047

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I Do Too Know Stuff

Posted by heymoe on January 2nd, 2008

Don't Know Jack

Geess.. Some websites are trying to trick me into admitting I don’t know anything. hehe.

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