Archive for January, 2009

The power of StumbleUpon

Posted in General with tags , , , on Friday, 30 January 2009 by Deems

In comparison to most bloggers, I’m relatively new to the scene, having only had my blog online for the last 6 months. And one thing I’ve learnt is that driving traffic to your blog, if you’re not some celebrity or, world-renowned uber geek, is very difficult. I try to post things I find interesting but not only to me, but which I think others will find interesting too. 

So yesterday a friend sent me a copy of the alleged, leaked, “Vista Source Code” which I thoroughly enjoyed and promptly posted. It received a few hits during the day, but at some point between yesterday and this morning, someone linked to my post on StumbleUpon

The day’s not over yet, and the post alone, has generated over 1600 hits today. So, what, ask the bloggers who get thousands of hits on their blogs daily. Well, to me, it’s quite an achievement and to put it in perspective, my blog averages about 1500 hits a month!

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Vista Source Code

Posted in Funny, General with tags , , , , , , on Thursday, 29 January 2009 by Deems

I’ve managed to get my hands on the much asked for, source code to Microsoft’s Windows Vista operating system. Here it is below, now it’s open source 😉 [via BG]

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POTD: Floor plan – you are here

Posted in Funny, General with tags , , , , , on Thursday, 29 January 2009 by Deems

[via Funtasticus]

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You just know an architect somewhere is having a laugh!

 

VOTD: Stop motion animation

Posted in General with tags , , , , , , , on Thursday, 29 January 2009 by Deems

Really cool stop-motion video called Her Morning Elegance by Oren Lavie. I can just imagine the time it took not only to film but to choreograph. [via Ze Frank]

London from above (part 2) – Jason Hawkes

Posted in General, Photography with tags , , , , , on Wednesday, 28 January 2009 by Deems

Last year back in October, I shared some photos, courtesy of Boston.com’s The Big Picture featuring Jason Hawkes series of night-time photos of the city of London from above. Today, they’ve released another amazing set of photographs. Take a look for yourself.

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The O2, formally Millennium Dome, now an entertainment complex in Greenwich, London. (© Jason Hawkes)

 

Another day, another grey hair

Posted in General with tags , on Tuesday, 27 January 2009 by Deems

party_hatAnother day has passed, and so, another grey hair appears. I guess I’m starting to get that “distinguised” look 🙂

As January comes to a close, I celebrate another year on planet earth. The last 34 have been, needless to say, interesting years. As I said earlier this year, 2009 is going to be a good one. But as with all good things, they don’t come without hard work and sacrifice – well unless you’re lucky enough to win a lottery or two.

To anyone else celebrating today (including my friend Erica out in N. Korea), I raise my glass to you – cheers!

VOTD: Close calls compilation

Posted in Funny, General with tags , , , , , , , on Tuesday, 27 January 2009 by Deems

[via DCP]