Friday, May 23, 2008

Iron Man Movie Review

Just came home from movie with Aubrey it was our first date together in movies (^_^) masaya we even repeated the movie twice but on the second time around we didn’t listen very well but instead we talked and talked!

I know this movie has been shown so long in all cinemas but we have no time to watch (kahit medyo hindi na ganon ka bago ok lang)

Anyway about the movie:
iron man, isis lahora, aubrey jabajab
Anthony "Tony" Stark (Iron Man) is Robert Downey Jr. a Billionaire industrialist, brilliance creator and Stark Industries’ CEO also a leading weapons producer for the U.S. military. He was the son of Project engineer in Manhattan (engineering prodigy) he built circuit board at the age of four and an engine at the age of 6, graduated from summa cum laude at MIT at 17 years old (grabeh talaga talino noh!) he also invented the suit of steel armor (that looks like titanium to me kasi kung talagang iron un nah eh ang bigat)

While on the business trip to Afghanistan to give a demonstration over the new missle called the "Jericho", Tony Stark's was attacked and kidnapped by the terrorist group and commanded him to build the same missile. As an alternative, he secretly built a crude but very power armor run by a miniature "arc reactor", which supplies all the energy to an electromagnet which prevents embedded shrapnel from getting to Stark's heart that may kill him. His assistant in building that suit was killed during escape (while he cover for the time to power up the iron suit).

Using the suit Tony Stark manage to escape. Then he focus in designing the power suit, also builds a extra strong mini-arc reactor to power both his life and the suit. His assistant Pepper Potts hack in to Stane (his trustee) computer and discovered that Stane has reverse engineered Stark’s own version of power suit. Also Stane steals the arc reactor from Stark’s chest to power his armor. They battled and Stark won by defeating him when the powers on the lab explode with the help of Pepper Pot (the lady assistant).

The ending Stark meet with the press, and announce that he is the Iron Man!

Weeiii!

Galling!

The lesson of the story don’t trust everything. And be very careful.

Hayzz inaantok na ako sige tulog muna ako maglalaba pa ako eh ^_^







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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Google's New Navigational Links: Vertical and Horizontal Search

I have notice Google have changed in terms of searching so I research and was able to drop by in one article and it was illustrated the difference between the old and new. Posted here is my rewrite article originally made [guided from researched articles ^_^].

To start with, the home page at Google: Screenshots bellow illustrate the old version when you are logged in at Google
isis lahora google
the red arrow is pointed at the vertical search links which Google's have been using for years. Very soon Google will jump from being vertical search to horizontal search on the upper left side of the page as shown bellow
isis lahora google search
the horizontal search are located on “more” isis lahora ice9web, google post
that same link will be seen in every Google properties we will visit. Google called this “Google Navigational Bar” and intended for us to primarily navigate over variety of search properties i.e. Google Docs, Google Calendar, and Gmail. Vice president Marissa Mayer [of search products] said that the navigation bar is “property dependent” that will transform depending on “nearest neighbors” i.e. The search menu above knows you are on search property in that way the search neighbors are listed. Consider the pull down menu bellow when you are in Gmail.
isis lahora ice9web google post
Not only navigational links are new but the “contextual navigation” links will also be shown when we are searching using Google, example: if you do a search; the important results => shows across the Google property search just bellow the field where you enter your keywords. isis lahora, google post, ice9web

if you click the arrow I'm pointing at you can see specific listings from the “contextual navigation” using vertical search engines.

Nice noh! (^_^)







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Sony Ericsson W960i Reviews
Sony Ericsson C905 Mobile
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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Eversun Software Phils. Corp. (Davao Branch) First Anniversary w/Adventure

I just came home from our first year anniversary (^_^)
the place was on the roof top, had a hard time going up stairs but it was ok.

The adventure: (eto kasi unang nangyari wala pa nag umpisa yung party)
While me, Cesar & James was talking and telling jokes, Cesar accidentally threw one pair of my crutches all way from (our place) roof top! to the other side of the building roof top or floor, and that was on the back of our office building waaa T_T...
yes tama nabasa nyo nahulog niya crutches ko pero alam ko naman hindi niya sinasadya (kasi kasi kasi) eh naguusap at nagbibiroan lang naman kami... we all didn't notice may gatla pala yung protective wall sa roof top at doon lumusot yung crutches ko when Cesar swing his arms to tell story...

I didn't think any negative I know that crutches will be easily recovered, sabi ko kay cesar "hala ka yah kunin mo yan T_T waaa patay ako pano yan yah?" so Cesar went down and find a way to get in that other side...while he was out, (an officemate) asked me what happen, then he said "hmmm

let me see if I can go on that other side..." but they both came back saying that all the doors going on the other side of the building were closed T_T waaa...

ano gagawain ko? I can't walk very well with single crutches... pano eto?... tapos may bag yun eh nakalagay (I put my emergency stuff there sa small bag nakakabit sa crutches).

after we recovered the crutches -Aice Lahora
So Kuya Mike said "let me see what I can do" he came back with rope and steel that form like a hook, since we are on the roof top, to measure in your imagination kung gano ka taas? parang forth floor siya sa school building... and looking down when it was around 7:00pm it's very dark...
he tried to hook my crutches but he can't see very well, even Cesar and James have a hard time looking down.

I prayed to God to guide my hands and hope the Angels will hook the small bag at my crutches, because that is the only thing that kept the crutches from not being so flat on the floor, my eyes can't focus very well at first because it was so dark...

I look at the dark sky and look down again when I looked down all I can see was the shining aluminum of my crutches, after I kept on praying, I removed my watch and bracelette... my mind was blank for awhile, I felt cold and nervous, my heart was beating fast, still I can't navigate the hook, the wind was so strong at yung hook was swinging on different directions, then I ask Kuya Mike to put something white on the hook, it could be masking tape or anything para lang makita ko kahit kunti yung hook, he got a white plastic, then after I kept on throwing the hook, James and Kuya Mike was there beside me to help me navigate the rope but still I can't see very well because it was dark and the wind was so strong.

(kulbaan na gyud ko bah) after the second attempt I throw the hook again for the third time, this time I felt some force in me, and I let James and Kuya Mike let go of the rope, I was the only one navigating it, I prayed that the wind will help me navigate the hook over my small bag and the Angel will hook it... after some seconds I can see very well where the hook is located, and I can focus between the hook and the bag... then I pulled it slowly I can feel at the rope that the hook was indeed holding the bag along with the crutches...

I said to James "I got it..." then I told them to pull it very slowly while I navigate it going up... and asked Kuya Mike to get the stick he was holding awhile ago, because I can see the crutches might touch the barb wires over the side of the building (at the first floor) I didn't look anywhere, I was focusing on the crutches and prayed to let the Angel balance it (imagine yung hook nakahawak sa gitna ng crutches I was afraid it will go off balance and the crutches might touch the barb wires, if the hook will let go of the crutches (iniiwasan ko mangyari yun) or else it will be so much harder to pull it off kapag nasa barb wire na...

while Kuya Mike was holding the stick he help me to make sure the rope will be far away from the building's barb wires, then I slowly navigate to pull it up while Cesar was helping too, (I was really nervous its like some strong energy was in me, my heart was beating so fast) when it was about near the third floor I ask James to hold the crutches right away if it comes near...

Yipee!!! James got hold of my crutches... and he congratulate me because they find it amazing, mahirap po talaga makita yung hook kung san napunta.... I thank God for hearing my prayers as well as the Angels was with me too (^_^)

this experience don't happen everyday promise pasalamant talaga ako sa Diyos at mga Angels.

The Anniversary Party:
a picture with the singer -Aice Lahorahmmm I can't say much of any happenings except it was entertaining Kiev on the piano and Gerald at guitar of course Elvie Basco's voice she sang so many songs...

oh I wanted to participate at the games, but since the adventure with my crutches, I felt like I was exhausted, don't have the power to mingle with officemates, I just want to sit in one place and be quite, look at the dark sky with almost full moon, and the bright city lights...
jean diaz and Aice Lahora
I really don't know why, am too behave but I will talk if someone do get near me but if they go away to talk to another officemates, I don't want to mingle just like I used to do.

I was with James, Dane, Henry and Dante while we ate our dinner, and after which Ma'am ask us to be inside (near the stage) I sat with Rhea and her friends... then I came back to go near Elvie... then all of them was busy with the games (it was basketball) that I couldn't play... I was alone, but I didn't mind...

Francis (from night shift) was the only one whom I talked with so long because since we are both web developers we had so many things to talk about one is the Wordpress website of our clients; how we solve problems etc... There was an instance, I was early (which often happens) at the office and he was late going home, I felt it was him but I had no courage to get near him because I wasn't that sure if it's him, well until such time we did meet and talk personally I'm happy talking with him... sharing insights... Cesar also mingle with us, so our conversation was getting colorful. Then three of us went home around 11:15pm.

Finally, may be I can post in here how lovely Elvie's voice and they really sounded like a true LIVE band! imagine wala pa yan formal practice they were all just early to practice for a few hours galing talaga!



I really like the part when Gerald and Rico sang "Kahit Kailan" from Southborders (^_^) ahihihi Fan kasi ako ng Southborders and that song is one of my favorite, that I couldn't help to sing along with them (charing! buti nalang hindi bumagyo, nasa roof top pa naman kami noh!)

agents of value

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Friday, May 16, 2008

NoFollow or DoFollow Link Tag?


I have just done my routine ExLinks check on my "Nice Cool Links" and removed those whom deleted my link on their index page T_T
and also relocated (to "more cool links page") those whom have moved my link to their Link Page. hmmm...
and to those whom have put my links into NoFollow Tag then I will also do the same thing...hmmm that's just to be fair right?

Since I'm not that busy, I have to research something related to my task as Web Developer and Internet Marketer on my client's website hmmm the Topic I chose for today is about NoFollow and DoFollow tags, will it really put your PR high or Low?

surfing... and researching...
so here are my notes:

DoFollow is a normal link that look like this
<a href="http://www.ice9web.com">Ice 9 Web</a>

but a NoFollow Link will have the addition of rel="nofollow"
<a href="http://www.ice9web.com" rel="nofollow">Ice 9 Web </a>


The nofollow link tag is to provide Link Builders with the opportunity to add a link to a website without leaking PageRank to the page they have linked to. Unfortunately, MSN and Yahoo appear to ignore NoFollow Tags and we have seen links with Nofollow tags appear on site searches in Google as well, so The question is, how effective are they to prevent PR leakage?

Nofollow tag was made to avoid forum spam and blogspam, where most people simply leave useless messages (but in Blogger Comments are automatically set to NoFollow Tag so you don't need to worry about it being spam) to gain some benefit from the links on the blog or forum.

NoFollow=NoValue. So Why NoFollow on text ads, sites, and your blogs if there is NoValue in terms of search engine indexing? What if Google directory was made to use nofollow? Will anyone continue to buy listings?
Absolutely, the worth of that directory would be totally nulled because of nofollow tags were applied to the links.

No Follow S U C K S!!! because the search engines (particularly Google) can not make up their mind how and when it should be used, thus causing confusion among inexperienced Developers and Link Builders who do S T U P I D things like No Follow ALL outgoing links from their website to “protect the site from page rank leakage” very silly ideas.

No-follow is one of the poor search engine’s solutions to conceal its own failure to rank websites appropriately. ano sunod, NoLinking?

Search engines will be able to develop a rule of identifying and devaluing links to spam sites which were placed in blog comments as Blogger.com do. . .

NoFollow S U C K S Learn and Check It!

What are you insights on NoFollow tag? Do you support the use of NoFollow Linking?

I hate those who will link my page with NoFollow Tag... just watch out for it I always do my routine check, FF do its thing I can automatically detect links with NoFollow (grrrrrrr humanda kayo ganon din gagawain ko sa link ninyo!)

Feel free to share your insights to me via Comments.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

My Dad's Birthday

Today is my Dad's Birthday and also the 1st year anniversary of our office Eversun Software Philippines Davao City branch the company's party it will be celebrated this coming Saturday May 17 at the building's roof top with Black and White motif.
Anyway, back to the main topic... my dad.. He made me use the computer back when I was only 5y/o that was commodore-64 then Vic20 then Apple-II(hindi na ata bumili si dad ng Apple-I) then became the first DX series of IBM PC's up to Pentium 1 and present...

daddy girl Aice isis lahoraI remember the first computer I used => was not using a diskette but instead a very big memory card that you insert (sobrang hirap kasi matigas) infront.. (we still have one at home and the very first Apple computer) then it uses a tape like a cassette tape... tapos un malaking diskette na 5inches meron pa nga ako noon eh ^_^daddy girl Aice isis lahora

also he taught me to basic programming in DOS pa noon, Dbase I/II/III, Clipper.
I had my first job using wordstar-3 to 7 nagamit ko yan because my dad had so many clients before that doesn't have an encoder, I was only like 11y/o when I had my first serious work with computers and was earning like 1k a month (mahal na yan noon) and since then that was also the reason why kabisado ko ang computer when it comes from hardwares to softwares because of my Dad... (he used to be the branch manager of Xerox at the same time his hobbies was repairing computers before then he became a system programmer)
sabi ni mama most of my attitude came from dad being strong willed, determined, hardworking at philosopo (^_^) kaya minsan kapag kami na nag-uusap ni daddy it sometimes end in arguments and debate (^_^) waaa ang saya!
and of course my dad also teaches me to play guitar... but he enrolled me in Fernandez Piano School (ahihihi!)

What can I say, almost lahat yata natutunan ko kay si daddy ang dahilan even reading the encyclopedias and Bible, (except the crosstitching and crochet kay mama na yan at lola ^_^ weeeiii!)

hmmm sometimes am looking for someone who had my dad's traits (an engineer or programmer) but still my dad is one and only man that can never be compared to anybody. so wala na akong hinahanap mashado (chemistry is important).

Happy happy Birthday Dad!!!

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Davao City Featured on this Blog

I received a twitter message from Hunee and it was about Reyna Elena came from Philadelphia to visit Davao City Reyna Elena visit to our lovely place Davao City [click here dali!]

yung lang po cute niya para siyang tourista ~_^
ahihihi na kita na ninyo?
^_^

Related post about Davao City:





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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Digital Filipino Ecommerce

Just came home from Casia Leticia for Digital Filipino Ecommerce with Janette Toral, I was late so so so late T_T the program was about to finish when me and Cesar arrived. We had a chitchat with Blogie and Batang Yagit, sharing insights...

sayang talaga kasi patapos na yung program nang dumating kami (Y_Y)






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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Ice Nine Web turns ONE with Page Rank of IV

Yey!!! months has passed... posting and link building...
Finally my Blog's Celebrating its FIRST ANNIVERSARY (in posting...) weeeiii!!!
Why in posting? just read on...

I have mentioned before "Ice9web" was not the first name I gave to my blog I don't know if there is one link that existed named it to my original blog name? hmmm
Thanks to all ExLinks that supported me all the way... and to my blog mates specially my friend who inspired me to blog Jehzeel Laurente's [JehzLau Concepts]

The story why I was called Aice Nice Concepts (murag mi igso-on ni jehz sa inet world) jehz is like a brother to me in Internet World...
Aice Nice Concepts started on our DOST-Scholars Forum, I have many nice concepts posts in there and most of them call me "Aice Nice Concepts" and one DOST member said "what if you make that as the name of your blog?"

So before anything else, since it was Jehzeel who got the "concepts" word first I asked his permission, and he agreed that I can use it, so there I'm still called "Aice Nice Concepts" until now but Jehz also told me to use my Ice9web because my domain is named that way I got it from my website www.ice9web.com (^_^)

Anyway, I'm thankful that am blogging, because honestly, this blog help me find my recent job, My first post was May 13th of 2007, I really can't remember when I made this blog but I know it was around after a month that Jehzeel's Blog was made...

Now, I can remember when I have my first interview with my recent job at Eversun Software Philippines Corp. It was with Ma'am C*** (the past branch manager) that time she asked me if I have a blog, I said yes, and she asked for the URL, then she said to wait for her call... instead I received an email of exams... after submitting, I waited again... I was called after some weeks for another interview this time it was the recent branch manager, she also asked the same questions (if I have a blog)... after another weeks of waiting... and I was hired!

Another events happened:
This blog also earned 80+ dollars with google adsense that was banned! in reason I didn't do T_T

and also express my feelings and let the person concerned knows and we patched up on our mis-understanding, and we remain as friends nowadays [click here]... [and here]

there are so many things to mention but lets just include all the "nice" thoughts in this blog [click here]

I posted some tips on how to make a woman happy [click here]


To all my readers thank you so much and I hope we keep in touch for more than a decade to come. (^_^)







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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day Angel Pasta Food Trip


My sis and I had fun making this recipe she saw and revise it according to our taste Ingredients are not so expensive but it is yummy and healthy and to top it all it was very easy to make (tinamad recipe nga eh) read on

INGREDIENTS

6 large Black Olives, chopped (what we bought was the already chopped olives in bottle)
3 Tomatoes, Chopped
1 (6 ounce) can tuna, Drained
1/2 Cucumber, Chopped
1 small Onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons Olive oil
salt and pepper, Oregano to taste
4 ounces Angel Hair Pasta
1 tablespoon vinaigrette or you can use 3 pcs calamansi ^_^
and our additional ingredients:
Cayenne Powder and Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS:
1. In a bowl, tomatoes, tuna, onion, garlic, combine olives, cucumber, olive oil, salt and papper. Stir well and chill in refrigerator for 2 hours.
2. Bring to large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 5 to 8mins (or until al dente); Drain
3. Toss with Tomato mixture and serve with Parmesan cheese, and cayenne powder on top

Serve with (Mentos Extreme Ice ^_^) ahihihi

Here are our videos:




this was the mixing with pasta after all the ingredients were chopped and mixed. and the next video is for Finishing Touches




To know more about my Mothers' Day Event with Mama click here









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Friday, May 9, 2008

Flickr Banner Generator

I was amaze with this Flickr Banner Generator that we can put in to our blogs as widget be it header, sidebar or just within any posts. Just enter your username and it will produce a widget from your Flickr account...Here is my example

ice9web Aice Nice Concepts

If you are interested you can access the Flickr Banner for your Site by this link







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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Ang Malungkot na Tula (The Lonely Poem) [bow!]

[For English Translation click continue reading.]

Bakit nga bah
Ako'y nag-iisah?
walang maka-samah...
Ako'y naghihitay
sa tamang patnubay
sa Buong Maykapal
sa walang katapusan pagmamahal

(sa kabilang bandah...)
kailan mo kaya madama at mapansin
kailan kaya madi-dinig
ang aking panalangin.

~Aice

(^_^) ahihihi emo daw oh (^_^)

Minamahal habang mayruon,
kung wala ay patapon-tapon.

ok to be fair with I will translate this poem in English so everybody can understand but I can't promise that it will rhyme like in Tagalog words:

The Lonely Poem

Why is it
I'm still alone
and nobody to be with

I'm still waiting
to the right guidance
from our Lord God
to never ending love...

(on the other hand...)
When will you feel and notice
when will it be heard
my prayers will be answered.

(^_^) ahihihi emotions (^_^)

These words are Tagalog Proverbs information about old traditions, beliefs, customs, and ways.

"Minamahal habang mayruon,
kung wala ay patapon-tapon."

Please readers correct me if I'm wrong in English...
"You better love true till its there or else will be thrown away."

Any reactions?
Contradictions?

your comments are welcome just POST your COMMENTS ok (^_^)


Another made Poems:
Day Shift Adjustment
Adjustment to Day Shift => Day 2 Transformation 50% completed
Adjustment to Day shift =========> 100% (^_^)
So Much to say but never took the time
Don't give up
How to Interpret Dreams?
How to have Lucid Dreaming?
Busy Weekend & Weekdays: Connecting To The Database

What is Rebirth and Reincarnation?
Divine Mercy, Jesus I Trust in You

[The poems above are 100% made by Isis Lahora... to copy the contents herein please link this site. Thank you.]

Birthday Post:
Happy Surprising Birthday






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Friday, May 2, 2008

Ice Nine and Cat's Cradle

First, let me explain about my domain name ice9web: I chose that name because it is really related to my full name "ice 9" and hobbies "web" let me itemize...isis lahora, ice 9 web, aice nice concepts


  1. Ice is my nick name I had it when I was 11y/o, a friend called me "ice" since he can't pronounce my true name "Isis" (came from Egyptian Goddess of Nature)

  2. 9 is the primary number of my full name which I will not mention here (^_^) sorry.


  3. web is the task that I often like to do during my vacant time i.e. website developing, weaving as in crochet or crosstitching, if you notice they all are related to web as like the spiders weaving their "web".
    yeah you can say am also fan of Spiderman, Superman and other super heroes alike (^_^) Am also a cat lovers (animal lovers, meaning I can live with them even dogs or mouse inside the house), BS-Technology Graduate in Computer and very interested if we talk about religion specifically Bible.


Now, I was really curious about the comments I received from Keith am I a Vonnegut's Cats Cradle Fan?
I haven't heard Vonnegut until now I have done my research and here is goes...

Cat's Cradle is a 1963 science fiction novel by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. It explores issues of science, technology and religion, satirizing the arms race and many other targets along the way. After turning down his original thesis, the University of Chicago, in 1971, awarded Vonnegut his Master's degree in anthropology for Cat's Cradle.

Plot summary


At the opening of the book, the narrator describes a time when he was planning to write a book about what important Americans did on the day Hiroshima was bombed. While researching this topic, the narrator becomes involved with the children of Felix Hoenikker, a fictional Nobel Laureate physicist who helped develop the atomic bomb. As the novel progresses, the narrator learns of a substance called ice-nine, created by the late Hoenikker and now secretly in the possession of his children. Ice-nine is an alternative structure of water that is solid at room temperature. When a crystal of ice-nine is brought into contact with liquid water, it becomes a seed that 'teaches' the molecules of liquid water to arrange themselves into the solid form, ice-nine.



Felix Hoenikker, although dead, is in some ways the central character of the book. It is the narrator's quest for biographical details about Hoenikker that provides both the background and the connecting thread between the various subsections of the story. Hoenniker himself is depicted as amoral and apathetic towards anything other than his research, a genius who does not care how his research is used, as in his role of "Father of the Atomic Bomb", and in his creation of "ice-nine", something he saw as a mental puzzle (suggested by a Pentagon general) which ends up destroying life on Earth. The narrator and the Hoenikker children eventually end up on the fictional Caribbean island of San Lorenzo, one of the poorest countries on Earth, where the people speak a barely comprehensible dialect of English. For example "twinkle, twinkle, little star" is rendered "tsvent-kiul, Tsvent-kiul, lett-pool store". It is ruled by the fictional dictator "Papa" Monzano, who threatens all opposition with impalement on a giant hook, although it is revealed later on that the hook is only actually used once every two years.


The religion of the people of San Lorenzo, called Bokononism, encompasses concepts unique to the novel. The supreme act of worship of the Bokononists is called 'boku-maru', which is an intimate act consisting of prolonged physical contact between the naked soles of the feet of two persons. It is supposed to result in peace and happiness between the two communicants, and when detected, is of course punished with death by the dictator, who wishes his people to be as scared, isolated and oppressed as possible. This dictator, ironically, is hailed as "one of Freedom's greatest friends" by representatives of the American government.

The dictator has bribed a son of Felix Hoenikker with a high government appointment in exchange for a piece of ice-nine, and he uses it to commit suicide as he lies dying from inoperable cancer. Consistent with the properties of 'ice-nine' the dictator's corpse instantly turns into a block of solid ice at normal room temperature. A sudden airplane crash into the dictator's seaside palace causes his still-frozen body to tumble into the ocean, at which point all the water in the world's seas, rivers, and groundwater also turns into ice-nine in a gigantic chain reaction, which destroys the ecology of the earth and causes the extinction of practically all life forms in only a few days.


In Vonnegut's own words: (from Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons)

Dear Reader: The title of this book is composed of three words from my novel Cat's Cradle. A wampeter is an object around which the lives of many otherwise unrelated people may revolve. The Holy Grail would be a case in point. Foma are harmless untruths, intended to comfort simple souls. An example: "Prosperity is just around the corner." A granfalloon is a proud and meaningless association of human beings. Taken together, the words form as good an umbrella as any for this collection of some of the reviews and essays I've written, a few of the speeches I made.



The title of the book derives from the string game" cat's cradle". Early in the book, we learn that Felix Hoenikker was playing cat's cradle when the atom bomb was dropped. The game is later referenced by Newt Hoenikker, Felix's dwarf son.



The character Felix Hoenikker was inspired by Irving Langmuir, a scientist at General Electric in Schenectady, New York, where Vonnegut worked in the 1950s, with the town of Ilium representing Schenectady in many of Vonnegut's works. Langmuir himself came up with the idea of ice-nine as a joke. In terms of characterization, however, Hoenikker is a composite figure assembled from Stanislaw Ulam and Edward Teller, the two scientists who finalized the math for the H-Bomb.


Hoenikker family also shares some characteristics with Vonnegut's own. Cat's Cradle was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1964.
A few years after the publication of Cat's Cradle, Soviet scientists announced the discovery of polywater, a substance that seemed eerily similar to ice-nine. The fervor around polywater lasted a few years but subsided when the initial results were shown to have been caused by impurities.

There you go (^_^)
was that a huge coincidence or what?
Let me know your insights.

Have a nice Day!






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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Labor Day Task #1: Hat Crochet

(^_^) As promise I will make another video of crochet and this time it will be a hat to make you hot... that I meant was warm (^_^) and protected from the wind and rain


Part 1: Hat Crochet beginning
first you make a chain stitch
then circle the chain stitch and connect (that would make the center top on the hat)


after that its up to you what kind of stitch you will use, mine I used "take one, take two, take three" so three by three (^_^)


Part 2: Hat Crochet small circle





these videos are to be continued again... please bare with me...

Patience and time are needed to finish a hat, and I only do it during my vacant time.

(^_^) so watch out for another videos of the Hat next week... if I can finish this hat during the weekend, if... there is NO person who will ask for my service in repairing/setting up their computers... if...

Now; June 1, 2008: finishing of the Crochet Hat here is the video (^_^) and Picture of course







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