Amazing Skidboot

This dog is amazingly smart and no wonder he has appeared on Oprah and so many other shows.As many of my friends know I am a dog lover and for me, a dog wants to be treated like one.Loved,cared for and taught tricks but make sure the dog enjoys performing them.A dog is a dog and for me there are no such thing as a superior breed.......look at the video, this is your regular street dog.Sit back and watch this video and you will see a dog that can understand the english language like no other canine can.Seeing this dog makes me miss my dogs as well and just can't wait to have a dog around the house.Though, it would have to wait as I promised my wife that I will only get one when Luke is at least 3...that's almost 1.5 years away.

How to give your resume a face lift

I returned from a nice family holiday in Bali and upon returning, you just don't feel like returning to work.Just in case, it's always good to keep that resume updated and here's a nice "how to" I spotted on on making your resume look better.Click here for the jump!

Entertaining Indian Uni Lecturer

Spotted this on indian lecturer from NTU S'pore wasn't joking when he said that he will entertain .Makes you wonder if there are such lecturers in Malaysian Unis.So, are there?

Future of Gaming by Toshiba

You end up looking like Marvin the Paranoid Android (inset)
Click header for the jump.

This is the way we will all be 'enjoying' our television programmes and computer games in the future?

In this astonishing photo, a model is wearing a new gadget, from electronics manufacturer Toshiba, that enables the wearer to experience a full 360-degree view on a 40 centimetre dome-shaped screen.

But, looking more like the helmet from Neil Armstrong's space suit than the next must-have gizmo, this three kilo full-faced helmet might make it a little tricky to relax with a drink in front of the football...

Wake up and smell the Coffee

I always thought that Coffee originated from Brazil like so many others until I watched a documentary about coffee on the Travel & Living channel.Nevertheless, I am the sort of person who can't understand all the rave about gourmet coffee or those expensive stuff in Starbucks or Coffee Bean.For me the ultimate cup, is a Aik Cheong "Kopi Kau" in a sleepy coffee shop near Bukit China , Melaka. Pair that with a nice Fried Kway Teow from the guy who has been in that same spot for the last 30 plus years.........ahhhh, the perfect breakfast.Chris knows what I am talking about.
The famous Kluang Station coffee shop has turned into a franchise of some sort as they opened in Tesco,Melaka. The coffee is alright as I still prefer the original Kluang Station in Kluang.The "roti bakar" there is the bomb!
Anywho, check out all about coffee here on the almighty Wiki.Jake see for yourself the health benefits that coffee brings if consumed moderately.Click here for the jump.

Download Free Songs with Google

1.Go ahead open your google search engine page.Now cut and paste the text below

-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +(wma|mp3) "Pearl Jam"

2.Replace the last word Pearl Jam to any band you want.Start downloading from the search results that appear and enjoy your song,courtesy of Google.The mother of all search engines helping you to some of the good stuff.

If you want to search for videos,mp3,docs,pdf without all those key words, try GooFile.Works the same way too.

Guide dog discrimination in Singapore

Saw this article below on my way to work and it shed more light on the video I saw previously.What does the law say in Malaysia about seeing eye dogs?

Article from TodayOnline:

ONE taxi driver locked the doors to show, in no uncertain terms, that he didn't want them in his cab.
A bus driver refused to move off and threatened to call the police unless they got off his bus.
Mr Kua Cheng Hock, 50 and blind since birth, and Kendra, his two-and-a-half-year-old Labrador Retriever, have been barred by some restaurants and turned away by overzealous mall security guards.
It's been nearly a year since more public spaces were made accessible to guide dogs for the visually handicapped — SBS Transit allowed them on its buses last November, and the National Environment Agency gave restaurant owners the leeway to let them on their premises.
But not all doors have magically opened to Mr Kua and his four-legged helper — although such nasty incidents are rare enough now that they jolt him back to reality when they occur.
For instance, one incident several weeks ago set the Internet abuzz. They were stopped by a security guard at Funan Centre, a place Mr Kua visits often for IT parts — he works as a representative for manufacturers of software and hardware products for the blind.
Mr Kua and Kendra had stepped into a lift when the guard blocked the door and refused to let them go up. A fellow passenger in the lift — a Caucasian — intervened, and the guard finally relented. A video shot by a bystander made Web forums, where it drew indignant reactions.
It's heartening when people speak up in this manner, says Mr Kua.
"Once, I was at a food court with Kendra when the staff asked us to leave. A customer who saw this told them off: 'You should allow them in.'
"I've noticed that often it is a Chinese person who overreacts out of being sensitive on behalf of others. But I have had Malays speaking up to say, it's okay, we know this is not a pet.
"Things are definitely getting better," he added, noting that Singaporeans have on the whole been remarkably accepting of Kendra's presence in places off-limits to ordinary pets — including shops, public transport, even hospitals.
Kendra, of course, isn't just a "pet". Her rigorous guidance-training programme in the United States, prior to joining Mr Kua in Singapore in August last year, means that she knows exactly how to behave when "on duty".
She is Singapore's first — and so far only — trained guide dog.
Parkway Parade, near Mr Kua's home in the east, is one of the "guide-dog friendly" malls he, his wife and Kendra move freely about on their weekly routine. At the Giant supermart there, the store staff no longer turn a hair at Kendra's familiar presence.
The Kuas also work out at the Planet Fitness gym on the seventh floor. Planet Fitness' marketing manager Ginny Goh recalls that Mr Kua signed up as a member at a roadshow because he was pleasantly surprised to find out that the gym had no problems accommodating Kendra.
"Most of our employees have no issues with Kendra and they are fond of her. However, for the sake of some gym members who are 'sensitive' to the presence of Kendra, Mr Kua will transfer her to one of our unused fitness studios," said Ms Goh.
But at other buildings, security guards or receptionists can be less than welcoming, which is why Mr Kua usually calls ahead to alert the building's management before he goes down to a place for the first time.
Winning acceptance for guide-dogs and blind handlers isn't as simple as changing the law, says Mr Kua, who is president of the Independent Society of the Blind (Singapore): "It's about educating the people in the frontline."
For instance, recently, he and Kendra got on a bus — and the captain ordered them off, threatening to call the police even when Mr Kua suggested she call the bus interchange to clarify their policy on guide dogs.
Mr Kua stood firm on his rights. "Had I left the bus, it would be an indication to the other passengers that guide dogs are not accepted on buses, which is untrue."
Only after 10 minutes — during which other frustrated passengers argued with the driver to move off as they didn't mind Kendra's presence — did she relent and call a person in charge.
Mr Kua, who flies on Singapore Airlines with Kendra by his side when he goes abroad, takes a practical but determined approach to such hurdles.
For instance, he worked with one obliging cab company to circulate photos of Kendra in an internal memo to staff to say that she should be allowed on rides.
He also seizes the chance to gently educate curious members of the public — such as young girls who whip out their camera-phones to take pictures of Kendra on the MRT, or the man who approached him in Starbucks to ask if Kendra was the famous dog in the "Funan Centre video".
If there is one ironic downside to this public adoration, it is that people want to play with Kendra. "They shouldn't pet guide dogs when they are working; it distracts them," says Mr Kua — but even so, he admits, better the acceptance than the opposite.

What happens to your body if you stop smoking right now?

My father in-law quit smoking after almost 30 years on the day my son was born.That was 16 months ago and till today the whole family is quite astonished as he never could quit no matter what he or others tried.His reason for quiting was his Grandson and he swears that he has never felt better.

I for one do not shun smokers but I would say that I have seen the greatest smokers in Japan.Once I saw a colleague light up 6 sticks ,one after another in a span of 20 mins.We had a big problem with an equipment and he needed a smoke to clear his mind.Well, we did solve the problem eventually and I think it's not because he found the solution in his mind but because his hands did not tremble that much after that 6 sticks.

I am not a smoker so i wouldn't know but if you are, give it a try.Contradictory to what my friends would think, I am not addicted to coffee and these days I just drink 1 cup in the mornings.

  • In 20 minutes your blood pressure will drop back down to normal.

  • In 8 hours the carbon monoxide (a toxic gas) levels in your blood stream will drop by half, and oxygen levels will return to normal.

  • In 48 hours your chance of having a heart attack
    will have decreased. All nicotine will have left your body. Your sense
    of taste and smell will return to a normal level.

  • In 72 hours your bronchial tubes will relax, and your energy levels will increase.

  • In 2 weeks your circulation will increase, and it will continue to improve for the next 10 weeks.

  • In three to nine months coughs, wheezing and breathing problems will dissipate as your lung capacity improves by 10%.

  • In 1 year your risk of having a heart attack will have dropped by half.

  • In 5 years your risk of having a stroke returns to that of a non-smoker.

  • In 10 years your risk of lung cancer will have returned to that of a non-smoker.

  • In 15 years your risk of heart attack will have returned to that of a non-smoker.


Founders of YouTube Smiling All The Way To The Bank

 The founders of YouTube Inc.
built this year's standout Web phenomenon by figuring out how to make
online video sharing easier than ever. What they hadn't yet figured out
was making money from their site.

Google Inc. (GOOG) took that problem off their hands Monday, by agreeing to buy the site for $1.65 billion.- FoxNews

Well, you are looking at two very,very rich guys and no wonder they can't stop giggling like school girls.This is what all creators of Web 2.0 dream, to start an idea and cash in on it in such short time.Can't say it was easy as I am sure, this guys must have put their personal savings into it when they started off.We wish them all the best!

Indian MJ re-visited

As you probably know, this was making the rounds sometime back on DIGG and so many other blogs.I really wonder what the director was thinking and I personally couldn't stand to watch the whole song.Just wanted to share with you guys if you missed it the first round.BTW, think it's a Telugu movie as this actor is always the "over the top" type.

Reason why Dave Chappelle walked out is....

Sometime back I posted something on Dave Chappelle called "Dave Chappelle is not crazy" when he allegedly walked out of his Chappelle Show and a 50 Million dollar contract.Recently, he spoke on Oprah about the reasons that he left.

Chappelle also admitted to Oprah that he felt some of his sketches were socially irresponsible. He singled out the "pixie sketch" (in which it implied everyone has a pixie that appears to them and encourages them to act in a way stereotypical for their race) and said during the filming of the "blackface" pixie sketch a white crew member was laughing. Chappelle said "it was the first time I felt that someone was not laughing with me but laughing at me." He also said that during the sketch he was called nigger by one of the other non-important cast members.

You can view this sketch on YouTube.Click here for the jump!I felt the sketch was intelligent because, it makes you think.Unknowingly or knowingly we are all trying our best to step out of the stereotypes of our race or at least appear to be.I wondered if my community in Malaysia would be outraged if I made a sketch where an Indian pixie appears to me and urges me to do the things that other races think we Indians will always do......say,being drunk maybe.Will my people be outraged?Or will they be able to comprehend that it's just a comedy show?

How to use Skype as Home Surveillance

A friend of mine has been getting quotes from vendors to set up some home security cameras. Basically the main purpose is for her to keep an eye on the maid and her kid when she's away.I suggested this tip which I originally saw on a Skype forum and was given by a dude named Adam Harris.The credit goes to him and this simple tip is quite effective and could be a poor man's version of home surveillance.

1) Open two new accounts.

 2) On account 1 add new user two as your ONLY contact

3)Re-log in as account 1 and set as follows: Go to tools-->options-->advanced-->(tick) automatically answer Incoming calls--> then go to Tools-->options-->Video-->(tick) start video automatically and Only People in My contacts-->save.

Leave this account online

4)Log in as account 2 from another PC. Call account 1, this will now answer and start video running, any one else calling this account, will not get activated or see your private web cam.

This another way...also FREE!Click here for the jump!

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