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Archive for April, 2007

A Human Font Type

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Only on the Internet can you find this sort of thing!

Hello Kitty going postal?

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

A satiric article that talks about how Hello Kitty is likely to go postal.┬áThere appears to be a fair amount of debate about whether now is a good time to be poking fun at this sort of thing given the sensitivities, in particular as far as certain asian americans (specifically Korean) would view this, even if Hello Kitty isn’t Korean.

Where does free speech really end in a situation like this?

China wants to control the Web More

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

BEIJING, China (reposted from Reuters) — Chinese President Hu Jintao on Monday launched a campaign to rid the country’s sprawling Internet of “unhealthy” content and make it a springboard for Communist Party doctrine, state television reported.

With Hu presiding, the Communist Party Politburo — its 24-member inner council — discussed cleaning up the Internet, state television reported. The meeting promised to place the often unruly medium more firmly under propaganda controls.

“Development and administration of Internet culture must stick to the direction of socialist advanced culture, adhere to correct propaganda guidance,” said a summary of the meeting read on the news broadcast.

“Internet cultural units must conscientiously take on the responsibility of encouraging development of a system of core socialist values.”

The meeting was far from the first time China has sought to rein in the Internet. In January, Hu made a similar call to “purify” it, and there have been many such calls before.

But the announcement indicated that Hu wants ever tighter controls as he braces for a series of political hurdles and seeks to govern a generation of young Chinese for whom Mao Zedong’s socialist revolution is a hazy history lesson.

“Consolidate the guiding status of Marxism in the ideological sphere,” the party meeting urged, calling for more Marxist education on the Internet.

The Communist Party is preparing for a congress later this year that is set to give Hu another five-year term and open the way for him to choose eventual successors. In 2008, Beijing hosts the Olympic Games, when the party’s economic achievements will be on display, along with its political and media controls.

In 2006, China’s Internet users grew by 26 million, or 23.4 percent, year on year, to reach 137 million, Chinese authorities have estimated.

That lucrative market has attracted big investors such as Google and Yahoo. They have been criticized by some rights groups for bowing to China’s censors.

The one-party government already wields a vast system of filters and censorship that blocks the majority of users from sites offering uncensored opinion and news. But even in China, news of official misdeeds and dissident opinion has been able to travel fast through online bulletin boards and blogs.

Authorities have also launched repeated crackdowns on pornography and salacious content. The latest campaign against porn and “rumor-spreading” was announced earlier this month.

The meeting also announced that schools and sports groups would be encouraged to use healthy competition as a way to shape youth, the report said.

“Sports plays an irreplaceable role in the formation of young people’s thinking and character, mental development and aesthetic formation,” the meeting declared.

Type Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious in 15 seconds on your mobile phone

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

It was reported that Thirteen-year-old Morgan Pozgar typed the tongue twister in 15 seconds on a mobile phone to win 25,000 USD.

Most articles focused on the 25,000 USD, I’m amazed that you can type that fast on a MOBILE PHONE, typing that on a keyboard in a computer in 15 seconds is a challenge in itself!

She did say she sends about 8,000 text messages a month…that’s something like 266+ messages a day.

I don’t even send that many e-mails and IM’s combined??

Today is Earthday, remember our environment

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

This is the Earth Day flag, a day held to remember Earth and our environment, apparently over 20 million people participated that year, and Earth Day is now observed each year on April 22 by more than 500 million people and national governments in 175 countries.

Remember the environment everyone, we are inhabitants of earth, and it is because of this planets good graces that we can live the way we do, or perhaps shouldn’t! (and infact we are taking it for granted too often), we need to improve not only ourselves but how we treat Mother Earth.

Laputa Robot - very cool photo

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

Found this on Flickr and wanted to share it with you all, it’s a fantastic photo of the robots in Laputa…nice weather too!

Hello Kitty Piano

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

This looks more like a home built edition, but it’s a neat addition in the category of not-yet-seen with Hello Kitty.. a Hello Kitty instrument, but I’ve never heard of the piano brand “apollo”

Freedom Writers - how free is a racist America?

Friday, April 20th, 2007

I recently watched the Movie Freedom Writers, I highly recommend it, it is based on a true story featuring Hilary Swank who seems to just be made for these type of movie plots.

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

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Hellokittyhell owner really loves Hello Kitty

Monday, April 16th, 2007

I used to think that the site owner of Hello Kitty Hell was someone who really disliked Kitty, but after reading his amusing blog I believe he really loves Kitty and all the cuteness she represents!

He spends a lot of thought detailing in his last post with the various images of the Guitars. See for yourself, is this someone who really thinks of Hello Kitty and Hell? Nah, I don’t think so, he’s a closet cute love if I ever saw one!