You have got to watch this video. A company called ZeaChem, out of Menlo Park, California seems to have found the Holy Grail of bio fuels. The cool thing about this is that it employs a very old technology, using materials that can be found everywhere to produce something that we really need. Its pretty much fermentation of wood chips using a very common bacteria in order to produce ethanol. They are claiming that by 2010 they can start selling ethanol for 1.10 per gallon, SWEET! Very nice right? Considering by June, average gas prices are going to hit around $4.50 per gallon. My only problem is that it uses wood chips, and wood chips come from where? thats right, trees! Am I missing something here? Ok, we stop using oil but to feed our ravenous hunger for power, we deplete trees instead. I might be going over the top here but, are we really boiling down our choices to either the arm or the leg?
Based on the Iowa caucus and the upcoming New Hampshire primary Barack Hussein Obama is on its way to become the first black president of the united states of america. I remember a conversation I had with marchesa a couple years ago on whether the united states will see a woman president or a minority president first. from the looks of it, the minority candidate is trumping the female candidate. Mr. Obama has had his share of controversies. The fact that he is only 1 letter away from being the namesake of the worlds most sought after terrorist, is not a fun way to run about the united states and be misnamed. Its the same name that is making people … ignorant people … believe that he is indeed a muslim. honestly whatever your belief system is should never have bearing on any presidential election, ideally that is. but in this time of the patriot act and the war on terror, people can’t help to be paranoid. Mrs. Clinton has share of issues as well. Well the fact that she is an old fogie when it comes to politics, people have become wary of the changes that she is preaching […]
i’ve seen two versions of this movie, the one by ben kingsley and the current one by johnny depp. I must admit that the latter one has a more compelling story and they did a pretty good job setting up the characters. this version who happens to be an adaptation of a spanish operatic screenplay actually had a better plot, awesome cinematography and way better acting. my problem with this movie was how easy for the writers to debase murder as a convenient means to justify an end. the scene where todd was trying to find a way to dispose of signor pirelli’s body after an intended blackmailing gone bad and mrs. lovett was explaining to him how they could have a partnership of convenience. she needs to sell meat pies and he needs to get rid of some bodies. there is a fine line between killing and murder and its because of the jump from one side to the other that left me nauseated.
For the longest time, I’ve been using AvantGo as my main Mobile Content Application. I really like what they’ve done with their recent upgrades especially when they give you the option in adding an RSS feed and on top of that, you can basically save up to 5 articles from that feed for later reading. My one main gripe is the synchronization process. For the more experienced users out there, you know that if you have 20 or more channels saved in your profile, it takes literally forever to save the data. It does not only take forever but you’d have to have a 100% sync completion before you can read anything. Bottomline is that if you perform a wireless sync and you get interrupted at 99%, it’s as if you did 0%. now say that more calmly of there are over 1000+ pages you are trying to save. So annoying. I must admit that I have my share of the problem. Since my Treo 650 has only 32 measly megabytes of storage, I rely on my 2GB SD card for most of my storage needs. Photos, videos, music, etc. That includes Avantgo synchronized files. In this world where technology […]
They’re not really oddities nor as much drama as the one I posted yesterday. These are merely observations and annoyances if I can put it that way. Alright, this guy has been watching sitcoms the whole time. First it was Friends, then Who’s the Boss and I think right now it’s Golden girls. On a reality check, this guy’s socks stink! Man alive! He would lift his leg take his shoes off and try to adjust it or somethingl. Everytime he does it, a waft of nastiness fills the air. It’s not about the girl, it’s about the bag. I don’t know if you’ll be able to see through her bag but the design in it is so crazy intricate. It looked like a garden of Fleur-de-Lizs’. Now this guy takes the cake. If you’ll notice that plastic bag right next to him, it contains something smelly, it has some sort of very strong-herbish-mint-rotting-socks kinda smell and he is EATING! whatever it is. Ugh I have such a headache now. Thank God it’s friday!!!
On my way to work, I was on a three-seater at the front of the train. I always take the window seat because it can give you the most comfortable position. By the time we reached South Orange, the train was already packed. The person that sat right next to me was a girl who happens to be on the phone and trying to break up with her boyfriend. You hear the usual “No it’s not you, It’s me”, “I just need a little space”, and the classic “No, there’s no one else. I just need to focus on my job”. At one point she almost screamed at the phone. People at the train was just eyeballing each other giving half smiles and raised eyebrows. She finally decided to kill the conversation with “Don’t be like that. I’m never coming back if you talk like that.” Five minutes later, the phone rang and with the sweetest voice, greets the caller and tells the person on the other side that she will be at the office in twenty minutes. Calls the person by name, and discusses a little of what she needs to do during the day and ends up with […]
That’s what a lot of New Yorkers emphatically say in the streets. We’ve been riding on a heatwave the past couple of days and not too many people are happy. I was actually thinking of those vendors in the philippines that sell chilled “cellophaned water” or”ice water” as we call it back home. I just deviated from the main purpose of this blog. Nevertheless, people complain that it’s so hotttt! I know a place that’s really hot! HELL. You heard me, I didn’t stutter either. If you think 200 degrees is hot wait until you get load of a lake that’s always on fire and will never go out. Good luck with the worms too. If you don’t like the idea of being grilled for eternity, get your butt up, look for a Bible believing church and ask how you can get that refreshing cool drink called the water of life. What are you waiting for foo!? G’it!!!