Friday, November 24, 2006

What is Love?

Today, after we (me and Tomáš Baldýnský) stole the "Kristalova Lupa" awards (two of them, had to return one), I talked with Ivo Lukacovič (founder of biggest Czech search engine) about women and relationships. Why can't I have normal relationship with my soul mate(s) like these two nice people, for example?

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Wii "sensor bar" doesn't sense anything!

I remember when I was very small and I got my first TV game which included the light gun. And I thought: How can the TV detect when I hit the white square on the screen and pass this information back to the console? What kind of magic is this? Of course, the "magic" was that the whole "shooting" actually happened backwards. The TV "shot" its light and my gun just detected it.

It's somehow similar with Nintendo Wii and its innovative controllers, as the guy in the following video explains (rather erratically). The "sensor bar" is actually not "sensing" anything at all, it just contains two sets of infra LEDs and the sensors (infra cameras) are inside the Wiimotes! That's why they are so expensive. This means you can theoretically place flower pot or your cat in front of the sensor bar and - as long as the ends of the bar aren't obscured - the Wiimotes will work perfectly!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Monday, November 13, 2006

Watch this!

I was just thinking about buying a new wristwatch because I am not happy about Orient watch I bought last time. I bought really simple and rather elegant analog mechanical watch with no fancy functions. However, I found out I have a real problem with its precision. It drifts by about 1 minute each week. I guess this is normal with mechanical watches (this was not an expensive piece of jewelry).

However, that's why I decided to go for something really fancy this time. First I thought about radio-controlled watch, then about GPS watch. I wanted some "bizarre digital technology", not necessarily expensive, but not looking like $20 shit.

But then I discovered TokyoFlash.com which sells dozens of ABSOLUTELY BIZARRE, unique and totally unpractical digital watches. Reading the correct time on some of them requires rather complex math operations.

If you order stuff for more than $85, the shipping is free worldwide. And if you discover the special code, you can have $16 discount (I did).

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

My Celebrity Look-Alikes

I really don't know what to say about this. Just look at it. You can get your own at www.myheritage.com, although you have to register and give them your e-mail address which they will probably use to spam you...

Sunday, November 05, 2006

The Kites Aren't What They Used To Be

When I went with my friends to "fly a kite" yesterday, I had no idea it would be a monster with 3m (10 ft) span (the SMALLEST of these).

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I guess these are primarily for riding on skateboards or surfboards but they are nicely controllable and great fun even on foot. You can appreciate the drag force in this video. Even with yesterday's erratic wind gusts.