Archive for 18/07/2010


The trend is now moving forward, with everything being done in 3-D.

When’s the last time you watched a movie that was NOT in three dimensions?

Well, some things never change..for the moment.

You gotta love Miyamoto. Funny dude. And smart.

Although they will be releasing the handheld console Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo legend Miyamoto said in an interview to CrunchGear that 2D fans have nothing to worry about as the new Nintendo Wii won’t be released in 3D.

The reason why it won’t be released in three dimensions is because, unlike the 3DS, a lot of special equipment would be required for the 3D Wii, including a three dimensional television, which isn’t really popular in homes.

So yes, 2D fans, your new Nintendo Wii will still be within those two dimensions. You can breathe.


It’s that time of year again.
Time to clean up my PC and move everything I absolutely need to my external hard-drive, which sadly, only fits 120 GB of information.
Yes, I am well aware that this as a lot of space, but I have over three thousand high resolution photos and over six thousand mp3 files. That’s not going into all my research and PowerPoint presentations covering the span of around five years.
And since I have only 120 GB, I have to be very choosy.
Thus begin the questions.

The simplest way to get rid of everything


Do I need the entire Lil’ Wayne album that I once reviewed for the college newspaper and absolutely hated? Do I still need the files I used while researching Portugal’s position on the Digital Divide from when I was a delegate at MUN in 2007? How many times should I watch the episodes of Gossip Girl, Grey’s Anatomy and Glee? Does the software for The Sims 1 (I kid you not) still work on my laptop?
The most likely answers would be No, No, None, No.
Which means that I should just hit delete and throw all of those away into the virtual trash.
But the notion of disposing of things takes me back to a launching event I attended less than a week ago at the UNESCO palace. To sum things up, the launching event was for an awareness campaign entitled Think Before You Throw that’s part of this solid waste management plan done in collaboration with several ministries in Lebanon. I was there because of my major and it was an assignment to assess whether this project would succeed or not (Note: It won’t).
Basically, it’s all about encouraging local communities to sort their household solid wastes at the source of generation instead of at the facilities, in order to save upon costs, energy, and space in the landfills. After all, there’s so much that could be done with recyclable material. Here’s one example that could have a very positive impact on our lives and on the environment in general.

The actual problem

Now you may be wondering why I’m likening the dumping of solid wastes to the deletion of several electronic files. You’re right, there’s nothing crystal-clear common between the two. After all, mass-deleting e-files will not have the same effect on the environment as disposing a kilogram of trash every day. But it’s about the logic. If we assume that throwing things away is no longer a problem because it’s so similar to just clicking delete, our problems are only going to get grander and unsolvable.
Reality is still a far place from the E-world and we must remember that.


Here’s a quick post on a beautiful Sunday morning.
For those of you who didn’t get the reference from the title, the video is The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ smash hit from 2000 (Yes, it’s 10 years old) Californication.
It’s one of my ultimate rock-music favorites.
And plus the video’s pretty cool.
Reminds me of the days when I used to be addicted to The Sims 🙂
Here it goes!
Enjoy 🙂