Categories
Uncategorized

Blog update

Blog is sad because it hasn’t been posted to since the beginning of the year.

Categories
Uncategorized

[REBLOG] Interactive Project: The Hello Wall.

The content below first appeared in the Thought Box blog on January 4, 2012. It was written by Deathgleaner. Click here for original post.

This is another example of a great project that uses social networking crowd-sourcing. I re-discovered this while looking through my Twitter following list. Check it out:

Categories
holiday

Happy Holidays from THEOKS!

As you might have noticed, the authors of this blog have been very busy. We haven’t posted here in three plus months, and there may have been a lot of things we missed. We apologize for that.
However, there are always a few occasions that we never miss, especially the holidays. Whether you’re Christian, Jewish, or atheist, the holidays are a time of great cheer and fun.

Thus, we wish you a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, a Happy Kwanzaa, or whatever it is that you celebrate.

Again, happy holidays everyone!

Categories
Uncategorized

Happy New Year!

Guess what? It’s 1/1/11.

And here’s what I hope for this blog this new year:

  • REAL HTTPS that doesn’t cause the “OH NOEZ YOU’RE ABOUT TO ENTER DANGEROUS TERRITORY” message
  • A new layout perhaps?
  • More posts this year
  • More people on our Minecraft server
  • More views on this blog
  • Monthly polls

Sound realistic? We’ll see.

Categories
hardware software

the iPhone 4 is something!

I was in the Apple Store when I decided to try out the iphone 4. After all, what else is there to do in the apple store? Yes, I know there’s a lot, especially for those of you who take a million pictures of yourselves on the iMac cameras ( you know who you are. )

Anyways, the iPhone 4 immediately caught my attention. At first glance I did not believe my eyes. It was something! And something quite a world apart from the previous iPhone model. The first things I noticed were-

  • its glossy oleophobic screen (which I tested)
  • the awesome new rounded rectangular body
  • the complementing metal siding and buttons
  • the retina display

Just to test Apple’s claims about the magic oleophobic screen, I smudged my fingerprints all over the iPhone (something I would never do on my phone) then I wiped it against my shirt. BAM. Fingerprints gone. No streak marks. That was something.

It felt so nice to hold. Maybe because it wasn’t in such a weird shape like the previous iPhone model.

Then came the controversial retina display. I put my eyes as close to the iPhone as I could without risking them falling into my eye sockets. Sure enough Apple’s claims were right… Again. I could not distinguish the individual pixels. One color merged seamlessly into the other. Lines and text were crisp and sharp. I was blown away again.

it doesn’t stop there though. The touchscreen felt renewed under the glass surface of the iPhone. the iPhone worked seamlessly, no jumps or breaks. The touch functionality was effortless. Its five megapixel camera was stunning, but of course will not replace a regular camera.

Yes, the iPhone 4 is Amazing beyond belief but there are some things I would like to point out. The multitasking involves going from one application through the home screen to get to another app, instead of simply jumping from app to app (maybe its something I missed…) The other funny thing is that you can see the individual pixels quite clearly in apps not built for the retina display. Also, I don’t know if this is just me, but does the iPhone lose its wifi signal when you hold it in a certain fashion?

I didn’t try calling anyone so I can’t day anything about its antenna issues.

On the plus side the iPhone 4 supports tethering (F*CK YEA.) and customizable backgrounds.

would I get it?

if I wasn’t going to call anybody, antenna issues aside… YES! It is absolutely amazing. Great for business. Great for the casual. Great gift. I don’t know about communication via phone, but it seems like even phone calls are getting old fashioned.

For $300, this is major bang for your buck. but make sure you try before you buy.

P.s. I did not try the FaceTime feature and I can’t figure out how to download apps from the app store.

Posted with WordPress for BlackBerry.

Categories
Uncategorized

4th of July !

No, I’m not in New York or Boston or Singapore, I’m sitting at home in bed in my home town of Seattle.

Every year our neighbors celebrate with a gigantic party of 50 adults and a swarm of children. They run more than a fireworks party. It’s a huge social hour complete with beer, toy trucks for the kids, and even an outdoor movie screen. After walking around our entire neighborhood this night, I’m pretty sure we have the largest July4 party for miles around.

Good news this year is that there were no spontaneous fires (read last year’s post and my blog post for details.)

Bad news this year is that it’s RAINY which kind of spoils the fun. NOT. The rain ain’t gonna stop our neighborhood from partying till midnight. In fact, I think the crowds are bigger this year.

I always remember the Fourth of July. It’s one of those highlights of the year that you can’t miss.

Categories
summer

Sunny weather!

Guess what Seattlites, we’ve got temperatures in the SEVENTIES! Great time to go outside and cook a barbeque. As for me, I wish I could be outside. In fact, I’m going for a bike ride after finishing this post.

Look at this beautiful picture:

…and this video feed (refresh the page):

Well there we go. Nothing else to say about the sunny weather other than it’s rarity in Seattle. Have fun!

Categories
government school

National Day of Silence speaks out in the wrong way, ineffective

Today, at my school, and thousands of other schools around the nation, students participated in a Day of Silence. It is a silent protest to bring to light “anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in their schools.”However, silence is an ineffective tool against discrimination.

Categories
wordpress

successful sync

well, I finally got the wordpress app on my blackberry storm to link to oksblog. It was either an issue with the BB software or the app. I got the brand New blackberry software few months ago nd I’m publishing to wordpress via the WP blackberry app. It works very well.

Categories
summer

Snow in… March?

You heard me right. Beginning today at around 11:00am it began snowing. At first it was barely noticeable (except everyone at school went crazy.)