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Halloween 08 Light Show


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on October 25th, 2008 in Awesomeness

This is insane. Probably the best Halloween light show I've ever seen. Best part starts around 0:50. 3:53 is great too….

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This Ought To Teach You To Not Go On Vacation


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on October 24th, 2008 in Awesomeness, Humor

I’ve been meaning to post this for a while: a friend of mine by the name of Thaya took this picture at his office recently and shared it on nowthen.com. I love office pranks, and this one is world-class! Check it out.

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Kudos to the Coral8 team.

Credit: nowthen.com….

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I just saw this on TV and had to look it up and post. The guy that looks like a tank made out of meat is Brock Lesnar. In his first UFC match, he's fighting the former UFC champion of the world, Frank Mir. At first it seems the outcome is clear but the fight surprisingly ends in mere one and a half minutes. Here's the replay: …

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If you are experiencing a weird feeling in your pants, it's normal. Here's to hoping they won't fuck it up. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0409459/

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Zoomii – A Virtual Bookstore Actually Worth Looking At


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on June 24th, 2008 in Awesomeness, My Favorites

Updated: June 26th, 2008

I am usually very skeptical towards new startups, as most tend to do one thing and not so well or many things even less successfully. Zoomii, however, is what I found very useful. It creates the kind of feeling that you get when you're in control, when you can see at a glance what's going on. Zoomii is a virtual bookstore, with an Amazon backend. They took a different approach and made everything very visual, just like in the brick and mortar store – and I love it.

You can browse the latest releases or the top sellers, or perform a search and get hundreds of book covers, uncluttered by any text (until you click on any of them). …

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Matt Dancing 2008 – Stunning [VIDEO]


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on June 22nd, 2008 in Awesomeness, Humor, My Favorites

Hey, it's Matt again from www.wherethehellismatt.com and his 2008 video is absolutely stunning. In short, Matt goes around the world and performs a little dance, purposely bad. The scenes from his videos were already amazing enough but this one absolutely tops them all. This my most favorite video in a long while.
Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo. Be careful, you may turn all teary-eyed for a minute, even if you're a guy – yeah….

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Top 10 Reasons Why Digsby ROCKS


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on June 14th, 2008 in Awesomeness, My Favorites, Stuff, Technology, Twitter

Updated: August 20th, 2009

If you haven't heard of Digsby yet, you have probably been living in some kind of a virtual cave or have no friends. Digsby is a multi-network instant messenger application, similar to Trillian, Pidgin (GAIM), or Miranda. I said 'similar', so what makes Digsy special? Reviews I read so far don't give the real reasons and don't dive into the features in depth. Instead, you get a standard load of marketing BS and in the end to you, the user, Digsby may end up being "yet another IM program." Some reviews describe certain features, but so far I haven't seen one that highlighted THE MAIN REASON why Digsby is different. And may I preface it with: finally somebody got a …

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Updated: June 11th, 2015

When I was working in Radioshack 8 years ago, I remember selling the newest craze: gigantic wireless headphones that were awkward and bulky. The only thing you could do with them is pose as the Verizon guy, running around screaming "can you hear me now?" If you stood at the wrong angle to the receiver, the signal cut out, or even worse, terrible interference turned the most patient people into fiery monsters. I suppose the quality and size of wireless headphones improved over time but they're still unusable in real life because they're completely immobile.

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Recently Logitech released a bunch of semi-compromises, like these FreePulse loop-around headphones for $79.99 with a questionable rating and OK reviews, mostly due to crappy …

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Google Phone (Android) Demo Of Streetview With Compass


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on May 31st, 2008 in Awesomeness, Technology

Updated: June 1st, 2008

I think this is going to be really neat: you walk around the streets of San Francisco, for example, with your Android powered phone, en route to your destination 20 blocks away.

You whip out your phone, go to Google Maps, pull up the StreetView (remember this?), which zeroes in on your location using a built-in GPS, and then changes as you move the phone around using the built-in compass.

You then virtually walk the city, looking around, without actually moving an inch (looking for the closest ATM, restaurant, etc, hint-hint?).

Without further ado, let's have a look at this video from Google's I/O Conference for a demonstration?

 
 
This video is really the 2nd part in …

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Interesting Uses For Google Streetview (Video By Google)


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on April 29th, 2008 in Awesomeness, My Favorites

By now I think most everyone has used Google maps and seen the street view feature. Lately the maps team has been doing an amazing job covering the bay area, so now you can literally walk the streets for hours.

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Virtual walking aside, there are some really creative uses of this feature posted in this video by the Google team today. I never myself thought to check my own street for street cleaning signs – saves a trip downstairs! Or look at the toll road prices (like the Bay bridge toll). Or at least watch people falling off their bikes. Anyway, just watch the video (thanks to zefrank for posting it).

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MySQL Conference 2008


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on March 24th, 2008 in Awesomeness, Databases, Linux, Personal, Programming, Technology

Updated: March 26th, 2008

April 14-17th is going to be an exciting time. Why? Because the 2008 MySQL Conference and Expo is going to be held in Santa Clara, CA. Who would want to miss out on a chance to lurk around, let alone talk to, some of the smartest people in the MySQL world? Well, those who don't have at least $1000+, of course. A 3 day pass to the conference without tutorials costs a whopping $1199. A full pass would dry up your pockets $1499.

Well, "good news everyone". Thanks to Sheeri Cabral of The Pythian Group, PlanetMySQL.org, Jeremy, and, most importantly, LinuxQuestions.org, I am now in possession of a 3-day conference pass!! I'm incredibly excited that I …

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Best Programming Comic Ever: Code Quality In WTFs/Minute


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on March 12th, 2008 in Awesomeness, Humor, Programming, WTF?

Courtesy of OSnews. This comic still cracks me up, weeks after I saw it. It's one of those comics that your CS teacher would print out and slap on his door, so that in the moments of doom students would at least have something humorous to look at. Here it is:

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[VIDEO] First Look At Zerg In StarCraft 2


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on March 10th, 2008 in Awesomeness, My Favorites

This is going to be epic.

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Swear Jar – Budweiser


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on March 5th, 2008 in Awesomeness, Humor

Would be cool to have a workplace like this.

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This is an HDR photo of the Golden Gate Bridge. Tell me it's not the best picture you've ever seen of it (click to zoom)!

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Credit: http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/onblack.php?id=2176897085&size=large

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