PSP subway maps from around the world

i'm not even going to bother changing the title - have fun with all the pictures available here, and hope that you never get lost while taking the train again.

and if you have a Palm, you could also use MetrO. i haven't used this in a long while, but it seems to be updated very frequently.


PSP 4GB Hard Drive

if i had the money, i'd love to splurge on this baby - it'd make my PSP the ultimate portable media player device!

of course, i'd probably want to wait for a few weeks for prices and demand to go down, and also see if someone will hack up a cheaper version of the darned thing. can't wait!


the hardest riddle available on the Internet (?)

they claim that they are, and so far i'm having quite a time going about the levels. so far so good though - maybe i'll finish it in due time. wish me luck. :D


Epixtar files for bankruptcy

i have never been a fan of call centers. and i know that i will maintain that attitude even if i find myself having to stoop so low.

anyway, this news should serve as a warning for all the people considering call center careers.


on proving a gadget's worth...

my friend suggested recently that my most recent purchase is nothing more than a toy.

i want to prove him wrong.

in the coming weeks, i will find a way to post music snippets online showcasing what i manage to do with the darn keyboard. and i shall let my "audience" decide.


InvisibleShield for your iPod nanos

in case you're one of the many people who got bitten by the iPod bug and splurged on ahead for an iPod nano, you will have noticed just how scratchable they are by now.

you will want to invest on protection for the little thing, like this one, on top of the usual cases, for sure. (free marketing!)


Google Earth threatens democracy

once again, Google has rustled the feathers of military forces all over the world, as evidenced by this article, via its Google Maps and Google Earth applications.

amazing what one company can do to the whole world!


i gave in to the impulse!

i saw Villman selling this product i had been looking for since forever, and, after making a few calls, and making some few quick thoughs about it, picked it up for a cool P3.3k (see below):

introducing, the Creative Prodikeys DM. i got a value unit, but the missing features really won't bother me at all (some recording features missing from the Prodikeys software bundled), since i'll mostly be using this with Sonar.

i was actually afraid of jumping in without doing much research on it, since a few hours before i went to buy it, i saw some sites talking about how it didn't work for their rigs, etc. etc., and that really worried me immensely. thankfully i encountered none of the problems that the others had.

the keyboard in itself is quite longer than your usual keyboard, but that's to be expected. the keys are nice and soft to type on, and not noisy at all - brownie points in my book. and the addition of a couple of shortcut keys helps all the more sweeten the deal.

of course, since Winamp 2.95 is my media player of choice, i naturally wanted to get its media buttons working on it, but it didn't support it off the bat. so i swung over to their site and grabbed this plugin. i turned off the volume control feature on it since i wanted the mute button to work on a global scale, and it worked like a charm!

the MIDI keyboard was just as good to use too - pressure-sensitive keys all help make the experience a lot more "human". i've played around with it using the bundled software as well as via Sonar, and i must say i'm quite happy with it...

looking forward to more fun with this thing in the coming days... :D