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Thank You for Reading

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Hello strangers.

Just want to say thanks for dropping by. Even though I haven’t been posting much these days. It’s pretty encouraging that there are people still stumbling across my posts through search engines and, gasp, RSS readers.

So, what the hell are you guys reading?

An old review of Happy.com.my.

My poking fun at ad agency websites.

A casual observation of Blog Bumper Stickers.

The Rebel Scum ‘Bak Datang’ video.

My post on insights into judging at the Kancil Awards.

A rant about a pair of adidas sneakers.

Notice how I didn’t make any promises of updating more often?

Aha!

Smart, aren’t I?

Thanks for visiting. I do intend to start posting more, actually. But all in good time, okay?

Peace.

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The TelePresence is strong with this one

(Image from Bernard Leong)

I’ve experienced Cisco’s TelePresence technology and I must say, it’s pretty amazing.

I met up with bloggers Daniel Cerventus and James Yeang to test the TelePresence 3000, recently. It was all pretty informal, which is good; no major PR fuss, no jostling for front row seats or fighting over swag. They showed us to a room, sat us down and bang, we were looking across a table at people in Singapore just like they were sitting right in front of us.

The folks in Singapore were, in fact, sitting in a room much like ours. It was tastefully lit, had three 65-inch screens and chairs and a table.

But as we introduced ourselves and got to know a little about them, it felt more like our two rooms were magically linked together, rather than just a bunch of people talking to each other like they weren’t thousands of miles apart.

If you’re used to Skype or MSN video calls, just imagine what it would be like to be talking to someone far away yet be completely free of lags, audio clipping or just about any other annoyance that comes with modern video-conferencing. It’s not that I’m being paid to say this, but TelePresence is just that good. I’d love to have a look at their usability case studies because it’s wonderful how they made it so easy to use.

Of course, we ended up chatting long past our time limit, but hey, it’s not every day you get to experience a bit of science fiction come to life, right?

While the cost and practical use may deter private ownership, I’d definitely recommend this sort of tech to companies as a way of improving communication between offices and cutting down travel costs. You’d probably end up saving a hell of a lot more with one of these babies in your HQ, where you can dial in and ‘meet up’ with your counterparts practically every day, instead of wasting money flying people all over the place for short business trips, all year round.

You can find out more about what Cisco does on their blog.

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Games take over corporate logos

Because these kinda things are fun. And that’s good enough for me. Thanks, Games Radar.

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A knuckle too many

I was browsing A List Apart’s store and it occurred to me that their XHTML Fist tee has five knuckles.

No offense to Marilyn Monroe or folks with extra digits, but what is the meaning of this?

There must be some cool explanation behind it that I’m not getting.

Any ideas?

By the way, all of the tees are sold out, except for Redesign/Realign.

Since I was planning on geeking out my wardrobe anyway, I went over to Agency Fusion’s Make My Logo Bigger Cream shop. They still stock those cool trucker caps, mugs and ohwhythehellnot, boxer shorts.

Maybe I’ll get a trucker cap.

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The Force Unleashed

(Image from Wired)

No, that’s not a picture of my bedroom.

It’s an image from Wired Magazine‘s preview of the upcoming Lucas Arts videogame, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

Fuck. I need a PS3/Xbox360/Wii now.

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Console Games I Need to Play

Sporadic play on the Xbox360 in the office is just not cutting it, anymore.

I need to get my own console, damn it.

And I will play these games until my thumbs are sore, my throat runs dry and the (wireless) controller feels like putty in my hands:

Afro Samurai

Samuel L. Jackson‘s voice in a game. Do I really need any other incentive to play this?

Gears of War 2

I’ve been waiting for this sequel as much as the next 11 year-old on Xbox LIVE. I’m a huge fan of third-person perspective shooters. And blowing shit up on screen.

Killzone 2

It was fun on PS2. I’m betting it will be even more fun on PS3.

Soulcalibur IV

Who really doesn’t want to play as Darth Vader?

Halo Wars

The folks at Ensemble, the developers of Halo Wars, pretty much summed it up for me:

Warthogs are cool. Scorpions are cool. Controlling lots of Warthogs and Scorpions and sending them into battle is really, really cool.

It’s a perfect match: Halo and real-time strategy.

What else is there?

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Why Gordon Freeman doesn’t talk

Thanks for making me LOL, Kotaku.

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