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Google Image Labeler

September 8th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

      Just browsing around today and I found a few sites pointing to a Google Image Labeler.   Basically it helps Google decide what keywords find what kind of images, by having you tell it what each image it throws at you would be called.

      Here’s the fun part: Whoever else is online at the same time becomes your partner and you work as a team to try and call the image the same name! :O Each image the two of you pass, you will earn points.   There’s even a highscore table! :P lol

        Weird things all over the place these days…

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New Earphones - ER4

September 8th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

        Ah finally got myself a new pair of earphones after my old ones… broke….. cause of an …accident …. involving a family member dipping them in a cup of juice… Well I decided to might as well go for the later model in the same brand while I’m at it.   The later version, Etymotic ER4P,was currently “80% off” according to the seller - sounded like a good deal.

        Very surprised I managed to find them so cheap :D These were way better than what I had (and I thought those were as good as it gets!).   I see a few screenshots with some rather weird blue and red colors - but  mine fortunately came  in  black (wouldn’t want to be caught wearing blue and red earphones lol).   Comes in a fancy box with about 10 replacement flanges (part of the earphone that goes in your ear), 4 replacement filters (for if the earphones become… clogged),  rotatable clip for the wire, free case, and converter from the mini-jack to a regular.   Sound is great - although bass is a little low (but then you don’t want something in your ears/head to be booming anyways :P ), but the noise-blocking is awesome.   You seriously cannot hear much besides what’s coming from the earphones.   I couldn’t hear the guy talking right in front of me, right to me, while I had them on.   The build is also pretty strong - wire is thicker and stronger than what I usually see - looks more like a powercord :P - but it’s not heavy at all, light as usual (how can you wear earphones that drag you down anyways?).   Very impressed - can’t believe I got them so cheap.   I imagine they must be usually around $100 when not onsale.

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Tattered-Red Dress

September 7th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Tattered-Red Dress by Dave Greening
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Back to School...

September 5th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

  Gah school is starting again.   Obviously not going to be doing as much here for a while (unless things start out slow).   Busy busy busy…

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Crocodile Hunter Dead

September 4th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

        Thought it was a joke at first - but yep… he’s dead now.   It’s  on nearly  all the news - one on Yahoo  here.   Kinda hard to believe.   Apparently he died from being stung by a stingray.   Normally that doesn’t kill anyone but according to a bunch of articles, the barb (coated in toxic and deadly as a bayonet on a rifle)  went through his chest.   He died from the puncture to his heart though - not the sting.

        Very sudden - not sure what to think of it…

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Broken Wrist

September 4th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Random Stuff | #
It's broken... not fractured, not dislocated, broken. Both bones. My right hand... the one I use to write with...April 25 2006: BeforeApril 25 2006: AfterWhat Happened???April 25 2006          This is probably one of the most random things that happened in my life. I was playing basketball at school at around 11:45AM. I was running in one direction and one of my friends was running the other way. Trying to run behind him to other other side, I didn't see his shoe out until I almost tripped over it and it was too close to my feet; by trying not to trip over it, I slipped. There was no way at all I thought it was much of a fall at all, so I just put my right hand out to stop myself but I was going forward a little too fast. My hand was originally palm down and flat toward the ground. It folded backwards until my palm was facing upwards, and I landed on hand and wrist, going forward the whole time. Basically I landed on the back of my hand/wrist while it was palm up from the ground.
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Wrist Exercises

August 28th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

Well, I went back to the doctor’s again for another check up.   They did a few tests and I found out my right hand had less than a third of the strength of my left. :O Ouch…

He gave me a few items that are supposed to help me get back strength: a 2ft strip of rubber band and a pink sponge thing.   Amazingly, it hurts to squeeze the sponge -_-

Meanwhile, I got switched out of PE this year by the doctor’s request.   One of the only classes still open was Adobe Photoshop.   It filled the Art requirement for graduation; plus I already knew alot of it.   Might as well get some credits so I don’t have to take Art later on.

Bah

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Alt Symbol List

August 27th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

Šỳmß☼£ś Łïšţ - Ħǻ ħá łøőķ ẃĥàŧ Ī ƒöůńđ!

Short intro:

  Hold the Alt key and hit 3-4 numbers on your number pad (make sure numlock is on).   You end up with a weird symbol.

The problem was you didn’t know what symbol was assigned to what number.

Here’s a complete list at The World of Stuff

Yeah - you can find a bunch on google but it’s hard to find a complete one, especially sorted like that. :D

This is going straight to the 42 section. :P

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