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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009



clipped from houseofkittyblog.com

Happy Hinamatsuri Hello Kitty!


Today is Hinamatsuri or Dolls Day (aka Girls Day). Hina means doll and matsuri means festival by the way. It’s always on the 3rd day of the 3rd month. In Japanese households you may see exquisite dolls representing the Emperor and Empress and their court on a red stair-like display. They’re all dressed in the traditional dress of Heian period.


hello kitty hinamatsuri


hello kitty hinamatsuri


hello kitty hinamatsuri

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Pink Dolphin!

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

From Perez Hilton:


In Lake Calcasieu, Louisiana, a wonder worthy of Hello Kitty has been discovered!

A pink dolphin!

The dolphin’s “stunningly pink” color is the result of albinism, which is indicated by its red eyes as well as its pink skin. Don’t worry, the dolphin is totally healthy. He’s just pink!

Want Spore without the SecuROM DRM?

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

If you are interested in Spore but refuse to purchase it because of that nasty SecuRom DRM, I have some good news!

Trevor DeRiza writes

“Today, Valve and EA revealed that this week’s earlier rumors were true: Spore (and other EA games) are coming to Steam. As of today, Spore, Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack, Warhammer Online, Mass Effect, Need for Speed: Undercover, and FIFA Manager 2009 are all available for download on Steam. In the coming weeks, EA will add Mirror’s Edge, Dead Space, and Red Alert 3. On the official Steam forums, when asked whether or not Spore would contain the dreaded SecuROM DRM that contributed to it being the most pirated game of 2008, a moderator replied, ‘It does not have third party DRM.’ EA has also finally launched a ‘de-authorization tool’ to free up limited installation slots.”

News from Slashdot.

Blog Post Featured On Kuchiki Rukia’s Blog!

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

My blog post about the Hello Kitty phone, the KittyC90, was featured over at Rukia’s blog. It makes me really happy when I see that people enjoy reading my blog and post about something they found that interested them (it’s one of the reasons I write in the blog!). Read Rukia’s post here and my original post here.

Thanks again, Rukia! ^_^

The Cat Diaries

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

I came across this website after viewing a video from MySpace of the two kitties play fighting on stools. It’s worth taking a look at! The creator even made a small storyline to follow for those of you who cannot get enough of cute cats!


Dogs Can Use Computers?

Thursday, December 11th, 2008


clipped from www.engadget.com
Austrian researchers train dogs to use computers
In a recent study published in Animal Cognition, researchers from the
University of Vienna in Austria taught four dogs to use computer automated
touch-screens in order to carry out classification tests, theoretically
eliminating any “potential human influence.” In experiments that sought to see
if dogs could indeed visually categorize pictures and transfer learning to new
scenarios, the four subjects “were shown landscape and dog photographs and
expected to make a selection on a computer touchscreen.” Eventually, the authors
concluded that using computers in animal testing could open up new windows of
opportunity in testing cognitive abilities, but c’mon, you know those pups were
just clicking around to see if their testing station would in fact play

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Bell Mobility Magazine

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Finally, a magazine full of stuff I actually have an interest in reading.

clipped from mobilemag.bell.ca


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“No Photos” Photo-Sharing

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

An interesting idea, if not a naughty one. (Don’t ask why it’s clipmarked twice, this is an old clipmark.)

clipped from www.strictlynophotography.com

strictly no photography

strictly no photography

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