Tuesday, February 21, 2006

A Whole New Deal!

Will you show me a deal.
Shining shimmering splendid
Tell me Paul Ma since when did you last
let your money decide.

You can open my eyes.
Take me discount by discount.
Price match, rebates and coupons
on a great fatwallet ride.

A whole new deal.....Another sale we should pursue.
but now from over here
it's crystal clear...
that now I'm in a whole new deal with you
(Now I'm in a whole new deal with you)

Unbelievable prices
Indescribable savings
Always dropping, freefalling,
To fuel our endless shopping vice

A whole new deal
(don't you dare close your eyes)
Another price match to pursue
(Hold your breath for the manager)
I'll buy from anywhere,
there's cash to spare.
Let me share this whole new deal with you....

A whole new deal... (A whole new deal)
That's where we'll be (that's where we'll be)
A thrilling chase
A wonderous place
For you and me......

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Lack of inspiration!

Oh woe is me! What do I write about? I have no inspiration! I have no muse!

What I do have are bits of professional grade photography equipment that I've been putting to very frequent use. I suppose my "creative" energies are directed towards that for the time being. So instead of writing crud here I've been shooting crap elsewhere. Might as well write about that some more:

I find that part of the draw of photography for me is its distance from the subject. I used to not like taking pictures of people very much but have recently turned that around. But even as I take portraits, I realize that I don't like to interact much with the subject. If the subject poses for the camera of his/her own accord, then I'm glad to take a snapshot. Otherwise, the greatest photographic accessory I could ask for is invisbility. Candid expressions and unepxected moments appeal to me much more because of what I perceive to be a more authentic representation of the subject. At the moment, I can't imagine directing people to sit a certain way, try to smile a certain way, etc. for portrait photography because that would involve "contamination" from the photographer. I'd much stand back and capture naturally occuring phenomena, letting my choice of perspective, color, and focus express my own view of things.

Of course, with this attitude, I'll never get to shoot hot girls in bikinis. Damn!

Monday, February 06, 2006

Technology is useful

...but only if you make a point to use it. Like most tools, tech gadgets' usefulness is not inherent. And also like most tools, there's no one way one "should" use a tool.

Do any of you carry around a digicam everywhere you go? Or have a decent quality camera on your phone? That device is, for many, a great note taker. I'm using a Casio Exilim Z750 now and it even has a "blackboard" and "business card" mode that will automatically correct perspective distortion. Other uses for a small digital camera besides "just taking pictures":

Camcorder (perhaps)
Recording evidence at the scene of the crime
Bludgeoning people
Swinging it around
Load games onto its firmware (requires 1337 h4x0r 5k1llz)

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Oh pleeaaaase

Warning: This post is not suitable for children under 18, puritanical crazies, or you.

If you are one of the above, you may instead go look at the pretty butterflies.

US congressmen have condemned major IT firms including Microsoft and Google for helping China censor the internet. Yes, China is not a shining bastion of democracy. That's America's job, right?

Oh wait. OOPS.

What's the difference? China's more blatant about infringing upon its citizen's civil rights (since it often doesn't consider them as such anyway, those backwards hicks) while America's more subtle about it. America's wonderful and all but some of its leaders have to stop being so craaaaaazy puritanical and hypocritical as well. Or, to use the vernacular, so RETARDED.

Besides, "[the government] wants data from search engines to prove how easy it is to stumble over porn on the net." What kind of a transparent excuse is that? First of all, the internet is for porn. Second, how easy is it to stumble over porn? Very difficult. Let's say you search for "hard ass tits sex vagina". The result you get back is titled "Asian fuck finger fuck, hardcore fuck fuck machines."

"I wonder what that's about?" you say?

According to the description, "Asian fuck finger fuck, hardcore fuck fuck machines" is about "College fuck shit pics hardcore fuck free adult videos, gay ass fuck anime music video."

At this point, it is very hard to stumble over this site as a prime location to find "fuck shit pics" or "gay ass fuck"s. But suppose you're just really blind and you think "Alright! Anime Music Video!" Then you have ADD. But assuming you do, fine, then you could possibly stumble over the porn part but otherwise, c'mon man, it's pretty much staring you in the face. To not see it and stumble over it is just silly.