Talkr & handbag

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Thanks to local heroes and Lords of the Links Zhiyang and Lancerlord, I was taken in by this new blog gadget called ‘Talkr‘, which converts the text in your blog posts into speech. On my blog now you can see a little icon and a link to the mp3 speech file of each blog post on each blog post.

I’d like to hear Rockson’s blog converted, though.

Then later on, I saw this and thought, ‘hey, cool! Can buy!’ Then later on, thought, ‘wah lao, buy for who ah?’

Via Boing Boing: Purse made from keyboard keys:

Cory Doctorow:


These keyboard-key-covered purses are available in white and black. I’m not clear on where or how you get one, though.


(via Wonderland)

Update: Joreg wrote to the manufacturer and these bags aren’t in production (dammit).

Update 2: The manufacturer wrote to me and said, it is indeed in production (w00t).

Think she might fancy one?

iTunes is playing an illegal copy of Plenty Nonsense from the podcast “naija jams” by Trybesmen.

Surf stop: because it’s better

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Google Earth woulda been da bomb if dey had a Mac version. It’s probably the only time I’d ignore this here Powerbook for an hour or so and go hijack someone else’s PC.

And if, like me, you drool over maps and can spend hours poring over them, making landmarks out of contours, then Google Earth will give you shitloads of pleasure. You can go, “Look, darling, this is where I used to live, innit cool?” about 129 times, even though you’ll get only 3 or 4 “yes dears” in response.

I flew around Singapore and managed to get pretty good resolution images of my home and workplace and where I went for lunch today. But if you’re thinking of getting down to the 10th metre or so, you’d be disappointed that you can’t quite see who walks the mean streets of Singapore:

“Top jobs at Elmer Fudd’s Employment Agency”
(Alternative caption (in the Hokkien): “Li si zho simi gang eh?”… “Pa Jiao! No, really, Gua si Pa Jiao Lang”)

iTunes is playing an illegal copy of Plenty Nonsense Dey For Nigeria by Femi Kuti from the podcast “naija jams”.

Surf stop: Flickr: Photos from Pixel Perfect Stock

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Sim Lim have or not?

Mystery Tan Lines sent me a coupla links because he does a lot of ‘research’ online:

First up, the ‘No-Signboard Seafood Restaurant of computer keyboards‘:


And then, this, where every key is a screen:


iTunes is playing an illegal copy of Distinto, Diferente from the album “Distinto Diferente” by Afro Cuban All Stars of which I have the original CD.

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Even fewer reasons not to own a Mac

Damn you, Apple! Now must readjust budget again:

As one of many Mac fans that don’t actually own a Mac (though I did between 1984 and 1997), I’m stoked to see falling prices and new and exciting features. Like the ‘Sudden Motion Sensor’. If I had a Powerbook, I could walk and surf, commute and compute, without fear of losing any data were I to be as careless as to drop the Powerbook.

iTunes’ party shuffle is playing a copy of: I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Diana Krall – When I Look In Your Eyes, of which I have the original CD and therefore didn’t steal music.