Sunday, March 23, 2008

Career Suicide - Five Minutes to Kill (Yourself)

Finally a game that answers to my Needs. It definitely relates to how I am feeling at work.

Also check out Demon Tournament on the same site that also offers you Bible Fight. It's Inu Yasha.

(Im)mortal Combat

Check this fun albeit sacrilegious Christianity-themed game "Bible Fight" out. It is a Christianity-based Street-fighter style flash game, with some of your favourite characters from the Bible. Well, there is Moses, Mother Mary, Satan and none other than the man himself, Jesus.

Beware As heavy-duty on the computer resources as my blog. But just as totally worth the loading time as it. HAHAH

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Dynamically invoke Web Services

[Note: This is for .Net sufferers. Java sufferers, try SoapUI.]

My training course at NYP was not just a nice break from Hell. They also introduced this nice software for developers to dynamically invoke web services. For loser programmers (like myself) or laymen, this is great because this means that I can first see whether the web services are still available, then see how to invoke the web services to retrieve the XML data I want.

The nice software is .Net WebServices Studio. It's only available online as source code, as the old website that hosted it is down. Anyway, I have it with me (since I "borrowed" it off the NYP pc. Thank you NYP), so you guys can just get it from me, when necessary. But then I had some problems using it with some web services as it required me to switch on JIT compiler (to which I say, f**k off, since it is supposed to minimise my pain, not increase it).

So I went online and continued hunting, and found something even better. It's called SoapBits (current release is v1.1.1) by Erik Araojo. It's an improvement on .Net WebServices Studio (well, I'd say it is an enhancement, since its UI is similar to the former's). Note: Read carefully the instructions on how to download it from

Flashy Taste of China

[Note: Must be able to read Mandarin]

Check out . It serves all the cute, fun and bo liao swf clips from our friends in China. I love it, especially those mini pyschological games .

Try this one "How fast are your reactions". It tests your reaction time. [It's in English]

Monday, March 10, 2008

Hate the Sounds in your Windows OS?

Then you are going to hate it more...

But you are not, because you are going to be damn impressed by these. Using ModPlug tracker, some dude built two songs, one using Windows XP and 98 sounds,

the other using XP and Vista.

Which do you prefer? I actually prefer the XP+98 one =]

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Woman == Trout????

"It's not about trawling, nor about skillful angling. It's about patience. Like tickling trout."

I was trying to figure out whether trout tickling, as told by the good doctor in Danny the Champion of the World. So I googled Trout tickling... Guess what?

I read that this guy is suggesting that a woman can be tickled like a trout...

The Facts of the Matter
Yes, this is for real. People do tickle trout. Allow me to explain. According to artist Charlie Murphy, "trout tickling [is] an apparently sensuous and extraordinary technique for catching fish which involves a hypnotic predation by seducation [sic]."
The practice goes back hundreds, if not thousands of years, and is probably the simplest method of catching fish. Well, simple in terms of tackle, at any rate. This would be a distinct advantage to one particular class of people, namely, poachers, for it meant they could stroll nonchalantly down a riverbank, unfettered by rods, lines or nets. The Lincolnshire Poacher would not want to be caught near the manor's river emburdened with nets and lines, the local constable would pick him out in a second.
Tickling trout (it doesn't have to be trout, but in the UK that's the popular choice of fish) requires no more equipment than most of us are equipped with, and a little perseverance.The method is simple. Find a river where the fish are plentiful, locate a point where they are likely to be feeding. Lie down quietly on the bank, with your arm in the water, and according to some, slowly move your fingers. At this point remember that your hand and arm will go numb, unless the water is warm.
Now for the patience bit. You wait, and you watch. And you watch and wait, and sooner or later, a fish will swim close by. Now the game begins. You slowly, slowly move toward it, because unless you are lucky indeed, you are unlikely to find it in the palm of your hand. The trick is to get to the point where you can stroke the fish's belly, tickle it if you will. Once you have it in this position, a quick scoop and you land your fish. Observe the hunting bears - they use just this trick to catch fish, flipping them out with practiced ease, and the hunters and poachers of generations ago learned that patience is the key.
And in fact, it's not just trout. Other fish were considered fair game, as an account given by a medieval poacher shows:
"...for the great desire I had for a tench I laid me down on the bank and just with my hands quite simply, and without any other device, I caught that tench and carried it off..."
Ah, I hear you say, you'd need a great deal of luck! Well maybe so, and maybe not. As Arnold Palmer (or was it Gary Player?) once said "It's a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get". Now go, and practice, and all the best.
Finally, Giles de la Bédoyère said in his Playing a Poem:
Sometimes the sun-kissed shallows
Can harbour basking trout;
You simply slide your hand down,
Tickle, then lift one out."

Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Tribulation Force is Strong??? (Disclaimer: this is a FYI, not a recommendation)

Non-believers beware! There is a new game in town, called "Left Behind" where non-believers of the Christian faith are either converted to Christianity or are mowed down by machine gun fire. Disturbing...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Learning Physics the "Phun"ny way

I think I may written too many papers. I copied the following words from the website, and then I tried to paraphase and reference the site....

Hard core.

Anyway, Check out Phun, it is built by some guy for his MSc project. Quite cute. Learning Physics in a 2D with cutesy imagery. It's supposed to teach you to be creative....

"Phun is meant to be a playground where people can be creative. It can also be used as an educational tool to learn about physics concepts such as restitution and friction.
Phun was coded in C++ using OpenGL, GLEW, SDL (for window management), SDL_image (for reading images) and boost, including boost_filesystem. "

Get Phun.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

How to really annoy your friends with a YouTube clip on your blog

YouTube enables a number of parameters by appending data to the URL of the video file.

First copy the embed code from YouTube

If you want to autoplay and loop the video, just add "&autoplay=1" and "&loop=1" respectively, behind the url (see below). src=""


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