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Nano Tattoos, Cool or Creepy?

Posted by Smurfette On April - 2 - 2009

This technology is also used for medical purpose, which is to detect blood sugar level. This is very useful for someone with diabetes. With this you can constantly monitor your blood sugar, therefore keeping your diabetes in control. You can read the complete article here


What to Do About Conficker?

Posted by Smurfette On March - 31 - 2009

What is Conficker?
Conficker, also known as Downadup or Kido, is the latest super virus to spread around the Internet and has security experts in a panic.

The worm isn’t just exploiting a networking hole, however; it features a sophisticated method of cracking administrator passwords, making it difficult to remove, and also copies itself to USB drives so that it can spread even when the online flaw is plugged.

This nasty worm is supposed to be active on april 1st.  Here are some steps that you can take in dealing with this worm:

Your first step should be the tools you already have: Windows Update, to make sure your computer is fully patched, and your current antivirus software, to make sure anything that slips through the cracks is caught.

But if Conficker’s already on your machine, it may bypass certain subsystems and updating Windows and your antivirus at this point may not work. If you are worried about anything being amiss — try booting into Safe Mode, which Conficker prevents, to check — you should run a specialized tool to get rid of Conficker.

Microsoft offers a web-based scanner (note that some users have reported it crashed their machines; I had no trouble with it), so you might try one of these downloadable options instead: Symantec’s Conficker (aka Downadup) tool, Trend Micro’s Cleanup Engine, or Malwarebytes. Conficker may prevent your machine from accessing any of these websites, so you may have to download these tools from a known non-infected computer if you need them. Follow the instructions given on each site to run them successfully. (Also note: None of these tools should harm your computer if you don’t have Conficker.)

As a final safety note, all users — whether they’re worried about an infection or know for sure they’re clean — are also wise to make a full data backup today.

What won’t work? Turning your PC off tonight and back on on April 2 will not protect you from the worm (sorry to the dozens of people who wrote me asking if this would do the trick). Temporarily disconnecting your computer from the web won’t help if the malware is already on your machine — it will simply activate once you connect again. Changing the date on your PC will likely have no helpful effect, either. And yes, Macs are immune this time out. Follow the above instructions to detect and remove the worm.



Cheating Gets Harder As Technology Advances

Posted by Smurfette On March - 31 - 2009

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I was chatting with my girlfriend this morning. We were talking about her newly released product, which is a really cool smartphone application. We were discussing about how the advance technology is making it harder for people to lie. It is not impossible to lie, but you have to be smart about it and definitely should outsmart the technology.

After that conversation in the morning, I stumbled upon this article in the afternoon. What a coincidence?

The article is about a husband that is caught cheating by his wife because of Google Street View.

Google cheat view

A FURIOUS wife has called in divorce lawyers after spotting her husband’s car parked outside another woman’s house — on Google.

She saw the Range Rover while using the internet giant’s new Street View service to snoop on a female friend’s home.

The hubby had claimed he was away on business, but his missus recognized his motor immediately because of its blinged-up hubcaps.

The love cheat is not the only husband trapped by Google’s controversial new 360-degree photo search which covers 25 cities and towns throughout the country.

Top media lawyer Mark Stephens said: “I was talking about the Range Rover case when another divorce lawyer came up to say his firm was dealing with the same sort of thing. People are getting caught out on Google.

“I suspect the husband’s lawyers will claim it was an invasion of privacy that will cost him his marriage and Range Rover.”

Street View has triggered a stream of complaints from people caught on camera since its launch on March 20.

Google removed some images — including a man sheepishly leaving a sex shop. An office worker was also caught having a crafty cigarette by a No Smoking sign.

And yesterday The Sun told how a fleet of UFOs was spotted on Street View hovering over an East London bookies.


Honesty is the best policy!


How to Make Small Space Feels Larger

Posted by Smurfette On March - 30 - 2009

This is a Penguin House in Tokyo. It is really small for American standard. It is only the size of a two-car garage. However, the designer managed to make it feel spacious by manipulating light and space.

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Fireproof on DVD!

Posted by Smurfette On March - 27 - 2009

Do you remember Mike Seaver in “Growing Pains”, played by Kirk Cameron? I used to love watching that sitcom in the 80’s and Kirk used to be one of my idols!

Kirk’s most recent movie is “Fireproof” and I recently watched it on DVD with a couple of friends. At first I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the movie turned out to be quite good. It has drama, action, and even a bit of comedy. For those of you who are married, this is a must see movie!

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Complete Bikini Workout

Posted by Smurfette On March - 27 - 2009


I like this workout routine because it combines cardio and strength training. It does not use a lot of equipment (only weights which you can easily substitute with water bottles). I don’t like a complicated and long workout, so this 40-minute workout routine works well for me.


The 21st Century Paper Dolls

Posted by Smurfette On March - 26 - 2009

I still remember that I used to play with paper dolls. It came in a piece of hard carton. There is the doll of course, different kind of dresses, pants and skirts. It was pretty crappy, since it was made of paper. Not to mention it was also hard to put the clothes on the doll. These paper dolls did not last very long. It is kind of expected since it was really cheap. Nowadays, I have seen magnetic wooden “paper dolls” which is so much better than the original paper dolls. It is easier to play with, you can spill on it, sit on it, and even bite it. After all those abuse you can still do the same thing the next day.

Ok, enough with the magnetic “paper dolls”. This post is actually about online “paper dolls”. I accidentlly stumble upon this

At first I did not realize what this is, and after I take a second look and start moving things around, it is so much fun. It definitely brought back old memories. The only thing that I think is missing is the handbags collection. No outfit is complete without a fabulous handbag, but that’s just me (a bag addict)
Here are some of my own creations:




The World’s Most Expensive Mansion

Posted by Smurfette On March - 26 - 2009


Heels For Scuba Diving?

Posted by Smurfette On March - 25 - 2009

Do you really think you need to wear heels when you are scuba diving? Most likely not. However, if you are anything like Victoria Beckham, you might want to buy this.


I don’t understand the point of this invention. People often say that necessity is the mother of invention. How is this necessary? Is it necessary to look good in front of the fish? will they be judging you down there? can you even swim in these? can you walk on the beach with these? Ohhh I still have so many more question about these shoes. I guess the only good answer would be: Fashion does not always make sense.


Smart And Easy Filing System

Posted by Smurfette On March - 25 - 2009

I have a filing system for all my bills and other important document. It is labeled and alphabetized, but it still take me some time to find what I’m actually looking for because all the letters look the same. Today, I stumbled upon this:


Using logos as the label will definitely make your files easier to find and another plus side is you don’t have to print a custom made label, you can just cut a little part of your bills.
Thank you Aaron for sharing this tip!



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