Archive | February, 2008

Through The Wall.

A walk on the wall.

Yesterday we took a day off from all that family-meeting-during-spring-festival business and took a almost two hour long walk on the famous Xi’An city wall. The Xi’An city wall surrounds completely the inner downtown area, which makes it a incredible 13.74 kilometers long. It was established in the year 582, which was the second year […]

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The Edison Chen “Sexgate”.

Top topic among people in the wife’s and mine age rank this spring festival: the stolen sex tape pictures from Hong Kong star Edison Chen. So this dude is a famous singer slash actor, and bedded recently quite an impressive amount of chinese female stars (god knows how many before, the thieves probably didn’t steal […]

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iPhone soon cheaper?

Good news, I hope – maybe I’ll get it soon in Shanghai for less than 640 dollar? Chinese Theft o’ the Day: Stolen iPhones, Plans Another headline that made me smile while going through Google reader: Fireworks warehouse explodes in Guangdong I actually saw scenes from that explosion on some chinese news channel earlier. Hilarious!

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Now on my desktop.

Si, Super Mario! Thanks to Time Machine, reinstalling a oversized OS X is as easy as never before. Just restore everything from Time Machine except the applications, and you’ll get rid of all the caches and stuff that gets summed up in your hidden libraries. Awesome! And I got a neat new external 500 gigabyte […]

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Michael is back! Thriller 25th Anniversary.

“Dangerous” was probably the album I listened to the most as a young, dumb boy. And I absolutely loved Michael’s great music videos on Mtv, too! I guess I’m one of the hardcore fans from him. Anyway, his last two or three albums were really bad, so I had almost forgotten about him. Well, his […]

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Mastering Mahjong (麻將).

My wife, my parents-in-law and myself had a nice little Mahjong session just now. Real chinese Mahjong is played with 136 tiles which contain about 30 different characters, so that each one is about four times to be found in the game. Sounds a lot like Poker, doesn’t it? Wikipedia tells me that the game […]

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Perian: Awesome FLV QuickTime plugin.

I just realized, while downloading the update for Perian 1.1, that I had never recommended it before: It calls itself the “swiss-army knife for QuickTime” and it has all the reasons to do so! Perian enables QuickTime application support for additional Media Types like FLV (used by YouTube ) or HuffYUV, FFVHuff and other codecs […]

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