16 April 2014

Camera attached to cat's collar captures confrontation.

Talk about a tongue twister title for that.

Found this amazing clip of a feline face off, from a house cat's point of view, thanks to a small video camera mounted on the attacker's collar.

13 April 2014

The Making of Windows XP's default wallpaper!

Photographer Charles O'Rear talks about the day he made a few frames of the infamous "Bliss" default wallpaper in the now sunsetted Windows XP. As well as the offers from Microsoft.

It was FILM based, lower resolution for CRT displays that time, and absolutely no Photoshop was used! Taken in a part of the famous idyllic Napa Valley some ways from Silicon Valley.

Somewhat emotional and sentimental. Do get tissues if you cry easily.

11 April 2014

Ubuntu One sunset. Awwwww..


> We are writing to you to notify you that we will be shutting down the
> Ubuntu One file services, effective 1 June 2014. This email gives information about the closure and what you should expect during the shutdown process.

> As of today, it will no longer be possible to purchase storage or music from the Ubuntu One store. The Ubuntu One file services apps in the Ubuntu, Google, and Apple stores will be updated appropriately.

> As always, your content belongs to you.  You can simply download your files onto your PC or an external hard drive.  While the service will stop as of 1 June, you will have an additional two months (until 31 July 2014) to collect all of your content. After that date, all remaining content will be deleted.

> If you have an active annual subscription, the unused portion of your fees will be refunded. The refund amount will be calculated from today's announcement.

> We know you have come to rely on Ubuntu One, and we apologise for the inconvenience this closure may cause.  We've always been inspired by the support, feedback and enthusiasm of our users and want to thank you for the support you've shown for Ubuntu One. We hope that you'll continue to support us as together we bring a revolutionary experience to new devices.

> The Ubuntu One team

04 April 2014

The Expert (Short Comedy Sketch)

Oh my, the scene depicted in this skit is just so squarely familiar to me. LOL.

(hence Wordpress wrangling)

01 April 2014

Ecliptic, and happy April Fools'

Happy April Fools' Day!

Ever since I got the replacement device, this has been the BEST EVER alarm tone.

It sounds like a Praise and Worship sequence, with tambourines. You'll really wake up praising God.

23 March 2014

Home Truths

1.How BEDROOM smells

1st 3 yrs---Perfumes,  Flowers,Chocolate,Fruits..
After 3 yrs---Baby powder,Johnson's, Baby creams,  Lotions,Baby oils..,    
After 15 yrs---Zandu Balm,Vicks,Iodex,Relispray..
After 40 yrs---Agarbatti..., incense.
2. Four stages of marriage:

Mad for each other,
Made for each other,
Mad at each other
Mad because of each other
3. What's Marriage?

Answer- MARRIAGE Is The 7th Sense of Humans
That Destroys All The Six Senses
And Makes The Person NON Sense...!
4. Definition Of Happy Couple -

HE Does What SHE Wants…
SHE Does What SHE Wants.
5. Wife: Dear, this computer is not working as per my command.

Husband: Exactly darling! its  a computer, not a Husband!!!
6. Mistakes
'Laughing At Your Own Mistakes, Can Lengthen Your Life."- Shakespear
"Laughing At Your Wife's Mistakes,Can Shorten Your Life."- Shakespear's Wife

Thank you.


~ Nicolas Y. Z.W. ~

-- || www.salocinten.net || www.findrecycler.com || --

22 March 2014

Sleep loss may cause irreversible brain damage

Woke up in the morning after a slightly late night of a few bits of debugging and small group meet to find this on Al-Jazeera's Tumblr feed...

Key takeaways...
  • Don't pull all-nighters so frequently. Probably once in a while will do, then catch up on sleep cycles.
  • Don't work shifts unless you really have to.
  • When you need sleep PLEASE SLEEP. Even a short nap should help.
  • Probably no more overnight hackathons. By the way, AngelHack is coming soon!
  • A few days of sleep deprivation is enough to cause probable permanent damage.

21 March 2014

When A Swallow Falls

Of all animals in Evolution, man is the only one who eats without being hungry,
Drinks without being thirsty and talks without having something to say.


Here, a female mate is injured and the condition is soon fatal. She was hit by a car as she swooped low across the road.

Here, he brought her food and attended to her with love and compassion.

He brought her food again, but was shocked to find her dead.

He tried to move her ... A rarely-seen effort for swallows!

Aware that his sweetheart is dead and will never come back to him again, he cries with adoring love.

He stood beside her, saddened by her death. 

Finally, aware she would never return to him, he stayed beside her body chirping out his sadness and sorrow.

Millions of people cried after seeing these photos in America, Europe, Australia, and even India.

The photographer sold these pictures for a nominal fee to the most famous newspaper in France. All copies of that edition were sold out on the day these pictures were published.

Many people think animals don't have brains or feelings?
You have just witnessed Love and Sorrow felt by God's creatures.

12 March 2014

Pastor T B Joshua's eerie "prophecy". Mere coincidence?

Mere coincidence or a solid prophecy from a respected man of God?

Eerie points (from what I could decipher from the thick African accent): -

  • Takes place in the next year beginning (2014).
  • Takes place in an Asian country.
  • It is a large "balloon", meaning in context an air vehicle.
  • It carried 200 people or slightly more. Mostly from Asian countries.
  • The cause of the disaster due to hastiness (impatience).
  • It may have landed near an isolated airport.
There seems to be another statement he made that the aircraft is in the deep ocean, and that some pieces of wreckage will start floating around at any moment.