Sunday, August 31, 2008

Geek Trivia: Google Fun!

Google is not only a powerful search engine, it's a FUN powerful search engine! Often times, we don't bother experimenting with Google's capacity to deliver the results we need. But what we don't realize is that Google can give us crazy, freaky, and funny results at the same time! Here are some examples:

If you type "answer to life the universe and everything" on the textbox and click Google Search, the first result that Google will display is Google's calculator with the number 42 as the answer. This is in reference to Douglas Adam's "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," in which it is discovered the answer to life the universe and everything is 42.

If you type "french military victories" on the textbox and click I'm Feeling Lucky, you will be informed by Google that "No standard web pages containing all your search terms were found." Instead, it will ask you if you meant French Military Defeats. LOL!

If you type "ELGOOG" (google spelled backwards) on the textbox and click I'm Feeling Lucky, Google will redirect you to a Google page where everything else is also spelled backwards!

If you type "g00g13" on the textbox and click I'm Feeling Lucky, Google will redirect you to a l33t version of Google!

Fun ain't it? Hehehe. If you have other "google" experiences, then please do leave a comment.


Friday, August 29, 2008

G-Cube VGHotW: Hidemitsu Samanosuke Akechi

This week's G-Cube Video Game Hunk of the Week is none other than: Hidemitsu Samanosuke Akechi.

Some background information about him:
  • He is the main protagonist of the first and third installments in Capcom's Onimusha video game series (Onimusha: Warlords and Onimusha 3: Demon Siege).
  • His face is modeled after Japanese/Taiwanese Actor, Takeshi Kaneshiro
  • Born in 1535
  • A samurai and master swordsman in service to the Saito clan of Mino province who travels across Japan seeking his rival
There's an Onimusha live action movie that's currently in production but as of now, there isn't any certainty as to when it will be released. The last time I heard, it was delayed. Well, hopefully they get a good actor to play this guy.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Games Galore: Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li

I was browsing Google for Street Fighter pictures yesterday because I needed to make a photo manipulation of some of its characters when I stumbled across this picture:

My first reaction was: Holy %#$& is that Kristin Kreuk? And why is her picture placed side by side with Chun-Li?

So my curiosity led me to go back to Google's main page and search with the following parameters: "Kristin Kreuk Chun Li." Boy was I surprised. Not only did I find out that the Smallville princess will be playing Chun-Li's character, but that there is also an upcoming Street Fighter movie to be released in 2009! Wow!

The movie, which just recently kicked off, is said to be in production, according to the Internet movie database and set to be released sometime in February 2009. The movie's story will focus on the Street Fighter female character, Chun-li, and her quest for justice. Nothing has been said yet about the story, and there aren't any official photos yet. So boys, you'll just have to wait for Kristin to be in the classic Chun Li get up. The movie will be directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak of Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, and Doom.

For a sneak peek of what has been released so far, here's a photo of Kristin Kreuk as Chun-Li:

I'm looking forward to this in 2009!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Games Galore: Got Milk?

I came across this article and found a very interesting developed by the Japanese for the Nintendo DS. What's it about? It's a squirting game. The player must squirt white, sticky liquid to a target. Uh-oh. Relax, it's just milk.

The new game, called To LOVEru, follows the adventures of a boy and an alien girl. The objective of the game is simple. The player must squirt condensed milk on a strawberry that the alien girl is holding. NOTE: squirt ON THE STRAWBERRY, and not elsewhere.

Here are a few snapshots from the site:

This game is rated 15 and up. Whew.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Geek Tips: Windows Hot Keys

For the not-so-enthusiastic-mouse-users, Microsoft Windows has hotkeys and shortcuts that would make your life easier! To save yourself the time and energy of moving your hand from the keyboard to the mouse pad, here are some hot keys for Windows XP or Vista users:
  • Press [Windows key] + D: To Show Desktop
  • Press [Windows key] + E: To open Windows Explorer
  • Press [Windows key] + R: To open the Run window
  • Press [Windows key] + M: Minimize all windows
  • Press [Windows key] + L: Lock Computer
  • Press [Windows key] + F: Open Search Explorer
  • [Alt] + [Tab]: Coolswitch - Switch to the next window to the right
  • [Shift] + [Alt] + [Tab]: Coolswitch - Switch to the next window to the left
When browsing or when viewing documents, other hot keys can also be used as an alternative to the Page Up and Page Down buttons. Not entirely a shortcut, but in case your keyboard messes up:
  • [Shift] + [Space] = Page Up
  • [Space] = Page Down
Do you know other hot keys or short cuts? Send me a note

Thursday, August 21, 2008

G-Cube Video Game Hunk of the Week: Squall Leonheart

Who doesn't have a crush? It's normal to do so, right? Even if the object of affection doesn't even exist in real life.

Nowadays, game developers are making use of really good looking characters as either the hero/heroine or the antagonist. This week's G-Cube Video Game Hunk of the week is: SQUALL LEONHEART.

Here are some "facts" about him:
  • Main character of the famous PlayStation game, Final Fantasy 8 (Square Enix)
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Occupation: student at Balamb Garden, a military academy for elite soldiers (SeeD)
  • Limit Break: Renzokuken
  • Notable feature: Gunblade scar across his brow and the bridge of his nose
So what is it about him that makes girls go gaga? The hair, the eyes, the pointy nose, the smile... *Sigh*

Note: I'm starting my VGHotW (Video Game Hunk of the Week) today. Every week, I'll be posting hunks from various games so watch out for that!

Geek Tips: More Browsing Tips

As I've said before, Mozilla Firefox (FF) is my favorite browser, and it's one heck of a browser too. It's convenient, and it satisfies my urge of visiting a ton of sites at a time. Throughout the years, I've discovered a lot of techniques, and I call it "Power Browsing."
  • CTRL + Click on LINK = open in new tab
  • CTRL + mouse scroll up = decrease text size
  • CTRL + mouse scroll down = increase text size
  • CTRL + Page UP = Move to right tab
  • CTRL + Page down = Move to left tab
  • CTRL + [number] = Move to the [number] tab
This Power Browsing technique will definitely take you to another level of internet exploration.

Geek Tips: Browsing Made Easier

I must admit, one of a geek's habits is browsing the Internet for... STUFF. That is, anything under the sun, or whatever the idea/passion/curiosity junk of the moment is. Sometimes I open more than 10 tabs using my Mozilla Firefox browser and shift between these tabs while the other pages are still loading to maximize the information being gathered at a time.

Because of this, I've learned a few tricks to speed up my browsing experience by using shortcuts and hot keys:
  • F6: Go to address bar of your browser
  • F5: Refresh
  • F3: Open the "FIND" function
Sometimes it's also cumbersome typing the URLs (Uniform Resource Locator) because you have to type dot-coms or triple w's just to load the page. Well, here are also a few short cuts:
  • If you type GOOGLE in your address bar, and click [Shift] and [Enter] simultaneously, the browser will automatically add the "WWW" before and ".NET" after the word GOOGLE.
  • If you type GOOGLE in your address bar, and click [CTRL] and [Enter] simultaneously, the browser will automatically add the "WWW" before and ".COM" after the word GOOGLE.
  • If you type GOOGLE in your address bar, and click [CTRL], [Shift] and [Enter] simultaneously, the browser will automatically add the "WWW" before and ".ORG" after the word GOOGLE.
Also it would be great if you use Mozilla Firefox (I'm a FF fan ^___^), because it's easy, fast, efficient, and very convenient to use.

Happy Browsing!

Monday, August 18, 2008

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Enjoy your stay and I do hope I can get feedback from you to better improve my blog!

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