Tag: Funny

Lol, “A Conference Call in Real Life”

I thought this was a hilarious video that depicted conference calls very well. Enjoy! 🙂

Lol, seriously Samsung?

Lol, I saw this Samsung ad shared on numerous websites. Seriously, is Samsung promoting stalking now? This is a waste of marketing dollars.

Compiling what…?!!

Lol, I saw this earlier while compiling Samba4. It says “Compiling torture…” I wonder what it does 🙂

Compiling what!?!


Haha, SBC! 🙂

SBC, what?

As a programmer I know sometimes this is what you want to say, but what can I say, we have to live with backwards compatibility even if it means twice as much work.

Fake USB Drive

Earlier today I went to the Pearl Market in Beijing to check out what kind of stuff they had. Being a geek, electronics really got my attention, especially the prices. I knew most of the stuff was fake and I had heard about USB drive capacity issues, but I wanted to experience it first hand 🙂 So, I went a head and bought a 16GB flash drive. I had them plug it in and Windows reported 16GB. I also had them copy some data, but it was interesting because as more and more files were being copied the seller was getting nervous. I knew something was wrong. I was still curious so I went ahead and purchased it anyways. Once I got back to my room I decided to run a few tests and below are the results for your amusement. Remember that this is supposed to be a 16GB drive 🙂

A Fake iPhone
Warning: Only 16138 of 16140 MByte tested.
The media is likely to be defective.
446.7 MByte OK (914944 sectors)
15.3 GByte DATA LOST (32135680 sectors)
Details:0 KByte overwritten (0 sectors)
0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
15.3 GByte corrupted (32135680 sectors)
0 KByte aliased memory (0 sectors)
First error at offset: 0x0000000000000008
Expected: 0x0000000000000011
Found: 0x0000000000000000
H2testw version 1.3
Writing speed: 19.0 MByte/s
Reading speed: 7.39 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4

Also, on the right side is a picture of a fake 8GB iPhone.

Presenting at TechNow09 tomorrow

Tomorrow is the TechNow09 event happening in Royal Oak, MI. ShopFiber is one of the companies presenting. We will be doing a short skit about what ShopFiber is and how it can help the average consumer shopping for electronics. I will be playing the role of “Bob,” an average consumer and Jake will be playing the role of “Neo,” a gadget lover. We are hoping that this will be a very entertaining way to showcase ShopFiber. There is a plan to broadcast the event on ustream and I will post a link once the setup is finalized. I will tweet the link as soon as I find out, so follow me on twitter if you would like to watch the live stream.

I am planning on being there for most of the time after the main event so come and say hi if you have a chance.

SL500 of Laptops?

SL 500, the car

I just saw in a promotion email that Lenovo has a laptop called SL 500. I thought it was an interesting choice of name because there was a also a Mercedes named that (at least till 2005). The SL 500 laptop is a 15.4” widescreen, ranging from Celeron to Core 2 Duo with 256MB dedicated video card. Does it deserve to be called SL 500? Probably not 🙂

SL 500, the laptop

The guy who reads your fortune was fired.

I was a little bored so I decided to checkout orkut and saw the following fortune.

Fortune for today :)

Why? I am guessing that because he was fired (as opposed to quitting), he was probably not good at his job? 🙂


Since I am in Phoenix right now, my brother sent me a link to the following FedEx Commercial that has a reference to Phoenix (or shall I say “Pahonix!”) =D

You can also find it at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72cn6Yyw4Ko