Category Archives: Randomness

About Time! Literally.

Being slothful is often a productive activity.  Yes, being lazy has its advantages.

I started writing this post on 28 March 2009.  I only got two sentences done when the procrastination kicked in.  Finally now I got around to trying to complete it.  Today is 7 Novemeber 2009.  Funny how time just zooms by when you’re having so much fun doing nothing.

Alright.  Today is 27 Janurary 2010, Happy New Year by the way.  It only took me three tries to finish this post.  Now that’s true effort.

Okay okay, I’m sorry today is 3 March 2011.  This post has been in the making for almost two years.  I think it’s time to post it.

Yeah, thanks for sticking around so long!

Go procrastination!

Steve Ballmer signs a Macbook?

You have to admit, it’s pretty funny when you see the CEO of Microsoft signing their competitors product aka. the Macbook. This video was shot in Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN during Steve’s visit to the university. I came across this video on Youtube and couldn’t help but laugh. Steve Ballmer has been known for doing some pretty crazy and funny things. Remember that time he saw an audience member using an iPhone during his presentation? He “pretended” to throw it on the floor and stomp on it? Yeah that’s what I thought. Nevertheless, thought I’d share the laugh with all of you. The signature would have been good enough instead of also adding, “Need a new one?”

f:lux software / It’s been too long..

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Much like the beginning of every post that I make, I always have something to say about time. To be quite honest, time is crucial in today’s society and that is something I find to be quite troublesome at least for me who has a billion tasks to accomplish within a day’s time.

I’m reporting this time with some pretty neat software that I found yesterday. Those of you who have been following Twitter or Delicious probably already know about this software, but it’s worth mentioning my experience using it anyways.

If you’re anything like me, I’m a hardcore nighthawk to the max. I find that I’m a lot more productive in the night time in comparison to productivity done within the day. When I’m usually being the nighthawk that I am, I’m for the most part in front of the computer screen. For those who spend a lot of time staring at the computer screen before bed knows that falling asleep can be a little unpleasant.

Luckily, Michael Herf put together an innovate piece of software titled ‘f:lux.’ The main  principle of this software is to allow your eyes to adjust to the brightness of your computer screen depending on the time of the day. The software adjusts the brightness so that your monitor mimics the kind of brightness that can be found in indoor lights creating a somewhat pleasant atmosphere instead of looking at something that shines like the sun all day long! In terms of how the actual process work, I’m not entirely sure, you may want to do a bit of research yourself. According to the official website for f:lux, much research has gone into the project, but more importantly the technology is currently pending a patent.

Based on the initial testing from yesterday, it appears to be working quite well. No after glows from looking at the computer screen for long periods of time at night. After using this software, I had a different feel when sitting in front of the laptop. You should all definitely check it out if you haven’t. The application is available for all major operating systems include Windows XP/Vista, Mac OS X, and Linux.

With that said, go check it out:
http://stereopsis.com/flux