Wednesday, April 17, 2013
TL;DR: unique varied tastes and expensive for the portion
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
TL;DR: Super pricy, but worth going to for a special occasion
Monday, April 15, 2013
TL;DR: Try it if you're interested in Ethiopian cuisine. Would not go again myself.
Friday, January 11, 2013
On the other hand, I found augmented reality (AR) quite awesome. The 3DS comes with these augmented reality cards. You could place one on the table and it would turn into a box. And a dragon would come out and you'd have to shoot it down. Of course none of this actually happens - you see it through the 3DS.
So when my rotation with my current R&D-style team started, I made a brief mention of my interest in AR to my mentor. He mentioned while the technology is interesting, there's not much there for telcos to look into.
In the meantime, more and more stores are using AR for marketing - like American Apparel. I really wanted to check it out today, but (1) there isn't an American Apparel store nearby and (2) I don't have an iPhone.
I'm sure AR will take off in the near future (especially with Google Glass!) I can already imagine a bunch of really cool uses like
- Being able to draw up someone's profile just by looking at them
- RPGs where you defeat monsters in your neighbourhood
- Blue lines leading you to your destination
To be honest, once you start merging the digital right into your vision, the possibilities are almost endless. Vision is the one sense we rely on the most, and the one sense that this world is designed for.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
The point is speech recognition is becoming more and more common. But I've found that the accuracy is still pretty bad. By "pretty bad", I mean not 99% accurate. If it's not at least that accurate, I feel that I might as well type it out. As a sidenote, I have the same issue with predictive keyboards.
Considering there are a very limited number of pronounceable sounds (phonemes) in English, shouldn't we be able to vastly improve speech recognition by asking the user to speak out every phoneme as set-up?
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
- 99% of teenagers are psychopaths
- The smallest moral mistake will cause you to die a gruesome death
The beautiful drawings, the twist endings and the creeping tension: all of this keeps you turning the page and prevents the story from feeling episodic.
In a nutshell, Zekkyou Gakkyuu is Aesop's Fables. Except with crazy schoolchildren instead of talking animals, and ten times more horrific.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
You need to change your mind-set. You must change from being a smoker who is trying to quit to being a non-smoker. This is fundamental... Previously, when I tried to quit, I marked the date in my diary and counted the days. The downside to this is that it's like holding your breath underwater - you know that at some stage you will come up for air. Furthermore, when you do eventually succumb and have a cigarette, you will feel like you have failed and will be disheartened when you have to reset the counter. You need to accept that you will be tempted from time to time to have a cigarette and there will be times when your resolution will be weak (late at night, after a few drinks), so it's eminently possible that you will have a smoke or two or more. It does not amount to falling off the wagon or a reversion to the habit. You need to consider it as an aberration and no different to any other non-smoker who has a cigarette. It happens, move on.This isn't a matter of faking it till you make it or faking it till you become it. This is simply being it. Being it until your behaviours line up to what you already are. The difference may be a technicality to most people, but it's fundamental for me. Now to make up a catchphrase.