Thursday, September 30, 2010

Market your skills through hacking! (Don't try this at home)

Hello readers!

So I just read a link through twitter today (thanks to @socialmediamind about this 17 year old who hacked twitter using what he called the "mattster worm"

"He was the brains behind the computer code that caused chaos on Twitter last Tuesday night, devising a script to Tweet that replicated to every follower on the receiver's account."

This script was incredibly annoying, even I got it, and i was wondering what was up with twitter.  It went something like this:

sigsdohnsdjbnsd;obnabngo;dg sonnfoggna0ry49[0c04y50htrhm5yvjwvdgb 3b045jbtnf...

or at least that's what it looked like to me.

And now we all know about him, Oh what a jerk...oh what a young genius... do you see where I'm going with this?

Other recent hacking incidents are when:

So why don't people think about using their hacking skills to market themselves (Im sure someone must have done it by now,,, and im sure other haven't because it's illegal)... but there must be other ways! like installing a widget on peoples desktops that has a count down to a product launch (that they can remove) or something like that..

WHAT? it's just a thought!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

3D Viewing: not special anymore

Why is 3D viewing becoming so popularly infamous?

Everyone around me has been complaining that almost all the movies now are coming out in 3D, everywhere we go we're bombarded by 3D Ready TVs or 3D TVs and get 3D glasses shoved in our faces to enjoy this vomit inducing form of entertainment.

Yes, people actually get 3D Sickness (Motion Sickness) watching these things. 5% of the US population to be exact. Not to mention that all visually impaired eye-glass wearing humans are forced to put the 3D glasses on TOP on their own eye-glasses. (I must admit they're trying to fix the Motion sickness with some special 3D glasses)

Even Nintendo is coming up with a new portable video gaming console that allows you to play everything in 3D (though i don't think you have to wear glass).

Personally, I remember being terribly excited on the way to a 3D movie and having gloated to my friends about how cool i was. (i was probably 13 then so leave me alone haha).

I want 3D to be special again!

What do you guys think? Am i being a bit purist? or does everyone just LOVE 3D?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Long live the printed word!

Lets stick to books for now.

I read books constantly, i practically devour them and can never get enough. Now you all know my secrect.... I am a bookworm. AND IM PROUD!

Personally, one of the joys of reading is the tactile sentation of the printed word in your hand. Being able to curl up with a book at night before you go to bed, hearing nothing but the rustle of the pages as you turn to the next page. The scent of a freshly opened book, the collection of colours and shapes and sizes of the books on your shelf.

You can NEVER get that with e-books! I don't CARE that there are tablets everywhere to hold on to, or the the library will be replaced with an e-library. It's just not the same. I don't like the blaring of the backround light. It is NOT enjoyable.

Print will not die, as long as the are people in the world like me who enjoy sitting down with a good book, staring aimlessly at monthly magazines or playing suduko on the newspaper.

Print will live.

Hot enough to fry an egg?

Have you ever wanted to try out how hot the hood of your car really is with that cartoon tried test of frying an egg of the hood of your car?

Well, The national has reported that a campaign was launched yesterday, that is part of the RTAs initiative to get people out of their cars and into the metro.

They had planted realistic looking eggs (Sunny side up) on to the hood of around 3500 cars around Dubai Media City. With temperatures going above 50 degress celcius it wouldnt be too hard to believe!

“Basically, we want to get people who drive cars thinking of public transport – and the Metro specifically. The idea we’re placing is that it is so hot right now you can fry an egg on your car.”

Ambient advertising for the win!

Image and story compliments of (Click on the title for the original article)