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The Future of Castings



Today i have seen the future of castings! The client was on a screen in a conference room watching the video of our performance. They said it was hard to see on the other end cuz it ended up being a blur of motion. Anyone know why that is? I hope i did well. I think i move around a lot. It was super futuristic!


Ben and His Glasses

Ben was at the geek girl dinner and being one of the most fashionable bloggers, i had to comment on his glasses when he said he was not going to wear them any more. Commenting back in Ben quick whit style, he pointed out a wicked feature: he's got his website engraved on the inside of his frames. That's pretty geeky fashion. . . But Ben, what happened to your hair???


phone file sharing software

My Broadband :: 3G & Cellular : POGO announces launch of world-first mobile phone file sharing software.

POGO, a South African based company, developed the software and is looking to benefit from the growing demand for mobile phone applications in the youth market. The application entered the market in May 2006 after several months of development and testing.

“The software application brings Internet based peer-to-peer technology to the mobile phone. This is the first commercially successful application of file sharing software in the wireless market,” said Jaysen du Plessis, managing director of POGO.

POGO allows users to share ringtones, music, games, videos and themes. The application also allows users to send messages at 1c per SMS as well as access classifieds, body weight calculator and car performance facilities.

POGO is downloadable to all GPRS and 3G mobile phones that are Java and WAP (wireless application protocol) enabled. The application is compatible with all phone types.

POGO carries a once-off download fee and is accessed by sending the POGO keyword to the shortcode 4 20 30. This premium rate service is charged at R30. POGO does not bill for any further use of the file sharing facility and users pay only for the airtime to access the Internet.



Subway Style

The cuteist skirt
The cuteist skirt
Dragonfly bag
Dragonfly bag


Standing in the london subway i get to see how stylish are all the girls. I so wanted that skirt but i did not have the courage to ask her where she bought it. The bag was cute with the dragonfly's on it.


SHOOT TO TRANSLATE

Dr. Haritaoglu has come up with a wireless solution to these translation blues: a cellphone or palmtop containing a color digital camera that takes a snapshot of the mysterious text and sends it along to a server. Software on the server identifies and translates the text, sends the English words back, and superimposes them on the screen.

So Dr. Haritaoglu can point and click with his hand-held device at a sign in a grocery store window containing the Chinese characters for ginseng, shark fin and herbs, as he did recently in San Francisco's Chinatown, and, 10 or 15 seconds later, see the words in English on the screen.

The technology is not intended for lengthy translations; rather, it is designed for quick hits -- three or four lines of text.

Dr. Haritaoglu built a prototype by attaching an off-the-shelf digital camera to a hand-held organizer with a cellphone plugged into it. Cellphones with embedded cameras are not yet sold in the United States, although they are available abroad, and Nokia will be offering a model here shortly, he said.

The device is an example of augmented reality -- presenting the real world of a Chinese shop sign, for instance, with virtual information like a translation of the sign added as an overlay. Augmented reality can offer information other than translations. For instance, with the addition of a Global Positioning System device, Dr. Haritaoglu can point his camera at a building and overlay not only text translations but also a street map of the area where he is standing.

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SPEED READING


Believe it or not you can read this.  Try reading it fast.


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Fashion Birthday Party

Rosanne and Nick
Rosanne and Nick
Me
Me

Ikeline
Ikeline
Ikeline
Ikeline


Tonight is a fashion birthday party where you have to dress up as a character in a movie. I am the fairy in peter pan, rosanne is madnona, nick is napoleon dynamite, and ik is the evil bunny from that famous japanese film. Can you guess which one? I have to be home early cuz i am working tomorrow with Boudicca! Trix my booker said i can not go out but i figure it's ok if i am a cinderella and am home by midnight.


Fashion Tv


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video thumbnailVideo

Yesterday in the agency came fashion tv to do some interviews. I have to say, the questions they asked the models were really common questions. The interview with trix and gareth was really interesting, but i bet they will not put it up there because fashion tv do not do a lot of talking in their programming. It was great cuz i got to test out my 7380's camera and video capabilities which i have posted here.