Fight Fight Fight!!

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fight fight fight

Fuck my luck, I have been waiting all day for a decent shot of something and finally when it happens turns out my camera was set on manual focus! Me and Nat where standing at the traffic light which had 3 lanes. We were parked the third row middle. Suddenly a car pulls up beside us with two people in it. The passenger wearing local clothing gets out and goes to the car infront of him and starts punching the passenger there. The driver then follows him and starts kicking in the side windows of the car infront of him and smashing them. By then I had my camera out (it was on my side since I was shooting earlier) and I started taking pictures. Then I realized my camera was out of focus and wasnt focusing because it was set on manual. Suddenly the car that was getting attacked climbs the sidewalk, nearly runs over the guy in local clothing who was trying to hang on to the car, and then crosses the red light nearly hitting an oncoming car. The two attackers get back into their car and rush off in a high speed chase through traffic. Our light turned green so I tried to follow them but it was impossible since they were weaving in through heavy traffic dangerously and then they ran another red light. It was such a rush watching all this happen and it all happened so fast. Damn my luck for having my camera in manual focus. I am sure they would have been interesting pictures. The picture above was the only picture I was able to take after quickly putting my camera on autofocus again. You can see the local guy on the floor and the car jumping off the curb through traffic. You can also see where that car was parked.


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Alarm Clocks are Bad

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This is a good post by a student on how to wake up feeling fresh and energetic instead of grumpy and sleepy. The student suggests a very simple method of setting up 2 alarms, the first one would play music at a very low volume while the second alarm will ring at your normal volume. The thinking behind this is you set your first music alarm at very low volume to play at a time you want to wake up. If you wake up to the music you would probably be in light sleep and you will wake up feeling good. You set the second alarm to the latest time you would want to wake up, as a backup in case the first alarm didn’t wake you up. If you wake up to the second alarm you would wake up the normal way you wake up every day.

You can read the full details when you click the link, I am gonna try this myself tomorrow morning. [Link]

Update: Dogbert gave me a link to an alarm clock that runs away and hides after it rings so you wouldn’t be able to snooze it off, thats fucking crazy! [Link]


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An Oldie but a Goodie

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bic ad

This is one of my favorite ads and its for the BiC permanent marker. Since Jimi Hendrix died in 1970, this ad is showing how permanent the marker really is. Say this woman is around 60 years old now that means she got the autograph when she was max 30 years old, that would mean the marker lasted over 30 years. Here is a link to the larger version. [Link]


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Shop By Color

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This is pretty interesting, you shop for items by color not products. So for example you choose a shade of blue, it will display you products that have that color. [Link]

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100 Oldest Domains

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Just saw that BoingBoing posted a link to the 100 oldest domain names. I thought I had posted it here ages ago but it turns out I posted it in a forum back in December before I had this blog. Anyway here is the link to the 100 oldest dot com domains. [Link]


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Famous Lebanese

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Thanks to Purg for the link to this site with famous Lebanese. Here are some interesting ones I didn’t know about:

Nicolas Hayek, creator of Swatch and savior of the Swiss watch industry.
Marisa Tomei, winner of Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in “My Cousin Vinny”
Frank Zappa, rock legend
Yasmine Bleeth, starred in “Baywatch” and “Nash Bridges”
G.E. Smith, guitarist and “Saturday Night Live’s” bandleader for many years (Smith is the translation of is family’s Lebanese name, Haddad)
Kathy Najimy, award-winning comic actress, the fun-loving nun in the “Sister Act” films and co-star of Kirstie Alley as Olive in “Veronica’s Closet”.
Tom Shadyac, director of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective(1994), The Nutty Professor (1996), Liar Liar (1997), Patch Adams(1998), Dragonfly (2002) and Bruce Almighty (2003)
Ned Mansour, president of Mattel, Inc.
Paul Orfalea, founder of Kinko’s

Here is the full list. [Link]

Update: Here is another list from a more reliable source. [Link]
Update 2: Wendie Malick is of Irish and Lebanese heritage. She plays Nina Van Horn on NBC’s hit show Just Shoot Me. [Link]


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Bite the Curb

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Have you watched American History X? Remember the scene where Edward Norton tells the black guy to bite the curb? Well this video is similar to that except this video is real. [Video 592KB]


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Break your Camera

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Via Kottke, here is a link to pictures on flickr taken by putting the camera in long exposure mode and then tossing it up in the air. [Link]


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IKEA | DRÖMKÖK ÅT ALLA

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Wait till the page loads, then click and hold on the left or right side of the image whilst the image rotates. [Link]


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Apple Event Observations

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Daring Fireball has posted some interesting observations from yesterdays Apple event. The most interesting ones to me are:

– The new iPods do not support FireWire
– The itunes video downloads are low-res 320×240
– Video playback battery life sucks. 2hrs for 30gb, 3hrs for 60

Here is the full list. [Link]

One thing I would like to add here. When I got my first iPod it came with a case, remote control and a power adapter. The new iPods don’t come with either and that really sucks.


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