Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer's here!

Well if you live in the northern hemisphere, at least, summer is starting. Here are a good few tips to remember for these hot months ahead:

  • Don't forget the sunscreen, and keep checking the UV level from your local weather forecast.
  • Whenever possible, wear a hat!
  •  If you're a woman and fear old age and wrinkles, then don't tan too much. It makes the skin old faster.
  • Vitamin D is only available through ingestion, or through a process that requires sunlight. So don't stay indoors all day, either.
  • Feeling like putting ice in a beverage but you don't like it diluting it to water? Then prepare some ice cubes made of the drink of your choice before hand!
  •  Even better, make alcoholic ice cubes and slip them into a friends drink for a prank (vodka is the best choice cos it's clear like water).
But whatever you do, don't be like these idiots:

Enjoy your summer, be safe, and if you're gonna do something stupid, PLEASE make sure someone films you so we can all laugh.

That is all from me, warmth makes me lazy - toodledoo!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Flying from home

From a very early age I've been interested in airplanes, thanks to my father and some 80s movie starring a short scientologist, who is nowadays crazy. This interest of mine grew over the years by building Airfix models of war planes, throwing wooden gliders I had constructed, and when I finally got a computer of my own I got my hands on a piece of software that would become a hobby for me ever since.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The cherry party

If you follow the blog you might remember that post back in April in which I shown you all some of the views around here, specially the blossoming cherry trees. If you don't remember, go read it now, that's an order!

In any case, those little white flowers turned into cherries somehow (I think wizardry is involved) and now the whole region is overflowing with tasty round sweet red orbs of goodness.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Welcome IPv6, about time.

Today, June the 8th, we welcome Ipv6 to the Universe of the Interwebs.
Organized by the Internet Society, a number of companies and Internet providers will enable this new technology for 24 hours (including Google, Facebook, Yahoo!), on the first public worldwide test of the future of internet addressing.

What exactly is IPv6?

Well, to understand that we need to know that for every network connection using the Internet Protocol (being it a single person, a website, a server, a mall, a school....) there is a unique address assigned to it. It is commonly known as an IP address and consists of 4 series of 3 numbers (called octets, because each one of them is composed of eight bits, that is, a combination of eight 1s and 0s). With this method of numbering the entities inside a network we have exactly 4294967296 unique numbers. Those numbers are given by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) in chunks for Internet Service Providers to use with their customers. By knowing an IP, you can know where a connection is being made from with pretty good accuracy, and is sort of your fingerprint while you browse the internet.

I spy on you.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Welcome June, and 200 followers

Another month gone. May wasn't a very good month for me. A lot of worries and bad news that left me with little time or inspiration to write in this blog, however, the momentous 200 followers mark has been reached. Hooray!

Never thought I'd be still blogging after two months, I sort of lose interest in things rather quickly, but it's been fun. Now, on to some topical news!

Are you afraid of cell phones poisoning your ear with radiation? Do you wear a tinfoil cap? Are you just curious?
Past tuesday the World Health Organization (WHO) classified cell phones as potentially carcinogenic to humans - more specifically the radiation they emit, strongest when making contact with the cell antennas, making or receiving a call, navigating the internet, sending texts.
They measure the amount of energy traveling through  your body in watts per kilogram (W/Kg) and for a phone to be used in the United States, for example, this value has to be below 1.6 W/Kg.

So here's a list of the top ten least/most harmful ones, at least in theory, at sale today.