Friday, November 26, 2010

Soyburger's iMac wall & Basement Mac Museum

iMac wall
Originally uploaded by soyburger
Soyburger's house can be a mac museum or gallery...

iMac wall

Classic II bar

Up top line of iMacs

Basement office

Line of iMacs

PowerBook 165c

A working Apple IIe !!
Apple IIe

Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh (TAM)

PowerMac 5500

Mac 128
Macintosh 128

After Dark (Screen saver) on the Mac Classic!!
Mac Classic

This guy is a legend... I'm speechless... He's the number 1 Apple Fan!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cocoa Butter for Stretch Marks

Proper usage of Cocoa Butter is one of the best way to reduce stretch marks other than going for expensive laser treatment. Recently, I'm very amazed at the effects when my wife tried an US brand - Palmer's.


Palmer's cocoa butter contains cocoa butter, vitamin E, collagen and elastin which help to lubricate and moisturiser the skin. This is meant to help with the dryness that you can get with stretch marks associated with pregnancy.

The cream has a very chocolatey smell almost like white chocolate which is due to the cocoa butter. Its quite a thick cream that initially feels slightly greasy however when you apply it to the skin it is very easily absorbed. It leaves your skin feeling very supple and nourished without leaving any greasy residue. I had started to get a couple of small dry patches which is probably due to the bump getting bigger however after a few applications of the cream the dry patches have disappeared.

Hope the info on Cocoa Butter helps those looking for an alternative to reducing your stretch marks...

MS Outlook 2011 replaces "Entourage" for Mac

The newly launched (26 October) Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac has restored the email program naming for Mac back to "Outlook" instead the decade old "Entourage". 

Other than Entourage 2001, the rest of Microsoft's office productivity suite for Mac OS has always been consistant in using the same naming convention as their Windows platform counter-part. i.e. MS Word, MS Excel & MS Powerpoint. The naming for MS Office for mac platform is also "n+1" i.e. MS Word 2001 vs MS Word 2000, MS Excel 2008 vs MS Office 2007. Thus, now MS Office 2011 (Mac) vs MS Office 2010 (Windows)

Even though the mac office suite offering is from Microsoft, there are occasional incompatibility like differences in font-type causing slight misalignment of documents & email attachment ("winmail.dat" encoding issues). Also, it's an extremely tedious affair migrating windows Outlook ".PST" files to Entourage for mac.

With Outlook 2011 for Mac, now all the Windows users can export their mail data to the Mac platform with ease...

Reference from Wikipedia on the various edition for the Mac Platform:

Two editions are available to the general public. Home & Student provides Word, Excel and PowerPoint, while Home & Business adds Outlook and increased support.[6] Microsoft Messenger 8 is included with both editions, and Microsoft Communicator for Mac 2011, which communicates with Microsoft Lync Server, is available only to volume licensing customers.[7] Office 2011 requires an Intel Mac running Mac OS X v10.5.8 or higher.[8]
Source: Wikipedia
 In addition, Office 2011 supports online collaboration tools such as Windows Live SkyDrive and Office Web Apps, allowing Mac and Windows users to simultaneously edit documents over the web.[9]

 Have you gotten a copy of the new version yet? Feel free to share your feedback on your experience...

Apple (Mac) products starring in Hollywood

Famous movies that uses Apple products like desktops (Macs) & portables are as follows:

1)   Independence Day (1996) starring Will Smith & Jeff Goldblum. Directed by Roland Emmerich


- Powerbook 5300 (the one that sent a computer virus to the Alien mothership that save "mankind" in the movie)

2)   You've Got mail (1998) directed by Nora Ephron starring Meg Ryan & Tom Hanks.

- Powerbook 3400

3)    Hackers (1995) directed by Iain Softley starring Jesse Bradford & Angelina Jolie

HACKERS: Movie Trailer. Watch more top selected videos about: Lorraine Bracco, Jonny Lee Miller

- Apple IIGS,  Powerbook Duo, Newton Messagepad 100

4)   Batman & Robin (1997) directed by Joel Schumacher Starring George Clooney (Batman), Chris O'Donnell (Robin) & Alicia Silverstone (Batgirl)

- Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh (used by Batman) & eMate 300 (used by Batgirl)

5)   The Net (1995) directed by by Irwin Winkler starring Sandra Bullock.

THE NET: Movie Trailer. Watch more top selected videos about: Movie Trailers, Jeremy Northam

- Powermac 8100, Powerbook Duo

6)   Jurassic Park (1993) directed by Steven Spielberg starring Sam Neil, Laura Dern & Jeff Goldblum.

- Macintosh Quadra 700

7)  Mission Impossible (1996) directed by Brian De Palma starring Tom Cruise.
mission impossible 1996 Pictures, Images and Photos

- Powerbook 550C (only sold in Japan)

8)  Antitrust (2001) directed by Peter Howitt starring Ryan Phillippe, Claire Forlani & Rachael Leigh

ANTITRUST: Movie Trailer. Watch more top selected videos about: Tim Robbins, Ryan Phillippe

- Powerbook G3

9)   Under Seige 2 (1995) Directed by Geoff Murphy Starring Steven Seagal


- Newton Messagepad 100 (Apple's predecessor of the iPhone & iPad)

10) TRON (1982) directed by Joseph Kosinski starring Jeff Bridges & Bruce Boxleitner (Tron)

- Apple III

I would consider this "legendary" movie as one of the grand-father of all the virtual reality (VR) genre movies like Disclosure, The Matrix, Johnny Mnemonic, Spy Kids 3D, Virtuosity & many others including the sequel - "TRON Legacy"...

References:, Wikipedia,

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Movie on founders of Apple & Microsoft before Social Network Movie

Before Social Network Movie there was Pirates of Silicon Valley (PoSV) which was highly under-rated & wasn't marketed as well as the former when it debuted on the silver screen.
Pirates of Silicon Valley

PoSV is a 1999 docudrama written and directed by Martyn Burke which documents the rise of the home computer (personal computer) through the rivalry between Apple Computer and Microsoft.

Below clips from Youtube (glork2007)

Pirates of Silicon Valley Part 1 

Pirates of Silicon Valley Part 2

Pirates of Silicon Valley Part 3

Pirates of Silicon Valley Part 4

Pirates of Silicon Valley Part 5

Pirates of Silicon Valley Part 6

Pirates of Silicon Valley Part 7

Pirates of Silicon Valley Part 8

Pirates of Silicon Valley Part 9

Pirates of Silicon Valley Part 10

PoSV is on the Silicon Valley's most celebrated CEOs (Steve Jobs & Bill Gates) of that era. Now close to a decade later with the emergence of social media companies like Facebook, Youtube, Google, Twitter & many others...I'm looking forward to more inspiring "docudrama" after the success of the current box office hit - The Social Network movie aka "Facebook Movie"...

Will you be the next star of the internet world?

Monday, November 15, 2010

On the Rocks - Lady Gaga - Bad Romance

"On the Rocks" is the University of Oregon's (UO) premiere all male a cappella ensemble. Below is their improved MTV version... UO's very own "Glee" club??
Photo of "On the Rocks" Source:
Improved Bad Romance a cappella by "on the rocks" MTV
 Their earlier performances:
Get your On The Rocks' new album! A Fifth On The Rocks, is now available on iTunes! 13 songs, including Bad Romance, for only $9.99! Buy it here:

What if "My Girlfriend is a Cyborg" (僕の彼女はサイボーグ) & Your Boyfriend is a Robot

Cyborg She (僕の彼女はサイボーグ Boku no Kanojo wa Saibōgu?, literally "My Girlfriend is a Cyborg") & "Absolute boyfriend" comes to mind when one of my friends jokingly mentioned that it would be great to have a robot hubby or a bf...


Movie Trailers:

Cyborg She

Absolute Boyfriend

If your are curious about the movies check out below video clips from Youtube:

Cyborg She Part 1 /9

Cyborg She Part 2 /9

Cyborg She Part 3 /9

Cyborg She Part 4 /9

 Cyborg She Part 5 /9

Cyborg She Part 6 /9

Cyborg She Part 7 /9

Cyborg She Part 8 /9

Cyborg She Part 9 /9

Absolute Boyfriend / The Completely Perfect Boyfriend Robot

Random episodes:

Absolute Boyfriend Part 1

Absolute Boyfriend Part 2

Absolute Boyfriend Part3

Absolute Boyfriend Part4

So what are your thoughts after watching the movie?

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fire Alarm at Pinnacle at Duxton Blk 1G

The fire alarm at Blk 1G of Pinnacle @ Duxton was triggered at around 10pm on Thursday night. This alarm immediately alerted the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) to the scene within 10mins.

Below are video footage capture during the ordeal...

Arrival of SCDF's Fire Engine -

SCDF officers spring to action at the Pinnacle upon arrival -

Fire Alarm was triggered around 10pm at Blk 1G, Pinnacle@Duxton

Super Fast Response from SCDF to Blk 1G

SCDF officers immediately deploy themselves into various position at Blk 1G

It seems to be a false alarm or the fire had subsided
Those SCDF folks at 24th storey "radioed" that they couldn't locate the reported smoke/fire

Likely to be a false alarm but the lifts has been stopped...a handful of the residence staying at Blk 1G were stuck at the ground floor...

The SCDF officers stationed themselves for sometime... just in case

Good thing it wasn't anything serious... were you those stuck at the ground floor when the lift was stopped?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"Old Tampines Road" - Scary Movie Trailer

Numerous drivers would avoid "Old Tampines Road" especially at night. With all those temples along the road, some can even feel the eeriness in the day... My wife will avoid taking this shortcut whenever possible... 

Did you get any chills down your spine while watching the Youtube movie trailer (by

Great Job to the team who put together this video... the scary visual effects is flawless ; )

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