video game cosplay Christmas party

our choir is going to have a video game character theme for the Christmas party tonight, and, being my usual self, i decided to take on the character that had me glued to the TV and our trusty PS2 all over again.

though i'm pretty sure i will never, ever, get as good as these two here, at least i'll manage somehow - i'll post up some pictures sometime. :D

and if you have no idea what the game is, get real!


thoughts on an increasingly connected society - part 1

i've been thinking of how our society has changed in the past decade or so... and i thought i'd whip up something in the process...

there was a time when the only way to arrange events was through call trees or call brigades laboriously set up to make sure that when something has to be communicated to the group, it would reach their intended targets. they were also often set up such that everyone gets the number(s) of the crush(es)-ng-class/org/office.

or when a group goes to the mall to do some shopping, there's an agreed meeting place at a certain time so everyone could do what they please without having to inconvenience the others. whenever someone was late getting back, they'd wait within the vicinity of the area while some would do some last-minute window shopping.

of course, none of these really hold true these days, now that the text message revolution (circa 1997) has taken over our daily lives.

need to send an announcement to your org? you can send 20 text messages in one go. (or split it up to text trees/brigades - making sure to still set it up such that everyone gets their crush(es)'s number(s). fun!) need to divide and conquer the mall? no need to set meeting places anymore. as soon as they're done, they just send text messages to each other so that they'd converge at the store where the last shopping friend is - hopefully he/she isn't in some embarrassing store to be in (like a guy in a lingerie store, or a girl in a "toy" shop).

there's so much more to think of in this direction. more on those later.


Friendster atrocities

this was just too good to pass up. i am glad my picture ain't there though.


Sony memory card tip (for your PSP)

note to self (and to other interested parties): if you're experiencing extreley sluggish transfer/copy speeds on your PSP using a Sony MS Duo Pro (i'm using a 1GB), try to format your memory card using the PSP itself.

i had the unfortunate opportunity to try this out when i nuked all the data off my memory card about two days ago, and after formatting it on the PSP, it's actually writing loads faster now. it sure won't beat Sandisk's performance though.