Luqman wearing new pasar malam jersey while eating boiled egg, originally uploaded by faizal.rahman.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
February 24, 2009--Fishers and scientists announced this week the catch, and release, of what is likely the world's largest known freshwater giant stingray.
The giant stingray, weighing an estimated 550 to 990 pounds (250 to 450 kilograms) was reeled in on January 28, 2009, as part of a National Geographic expedition in Thailand.
The stringray's body measured 6.6 feet (2 meters) wide by 6.9 feet (2.1) meters long. The tail was missing. If it had been there, the ray's total length would have been between 14.8 and 16.4 feet (4.5 and 5 meters), estimated University of Nevada Biologist Zeb Hogan.
Hogan was in Thailand searching for giant fish as part of the Megafishes Project—an effort to document Earth's 20 or so freshwater giants.
The new find gives Hogan hope that the giant stingray, once overfished, may be more abundant than previously thought. And it may confirm the giant stingray as the heavyweight champ of the Megafishes Project.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Winter greetings to all of our Google friends. We hope you enjoy this
month's update on our products and services.
Syncing for iPhone, Windows Mobile and SyncML devices
One of the hardest parts about switching phones is getting your address book and calendar to your new device. We're making that process a little easier with the release of a beta version of Google Sync for the iPhone and Windows Mobile phones, as well as a contacts- only version for phones that support SyncML. Google Sync lets you get your Gmail contacts and Google Calendar events onto your phone so your address book and calender are always up-to-date.
NEW PRODUCTS & UPDATES
Doodle 4 Google 2009: "What I Wish for the World"
This month we launched our second annual Doodle 4 Google competition where we invite K-12 students to play around with our homepage logo and see what new designs they come up with around the intriguing theme "What I Wish for the World". The National Winner will win a $15,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of their choice and have their design displayed on Google.com on May 21. We'll also award the winner's school a $25,000 technology grant. The 40 finalists will travel to Google's New York office and have their doodles in an exhibition at the Smithsonian's, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.
Collaborative Annotations on YouTube
The YouTube team has just completed a major upgrade to to annotations, the interactive commentary you can add to videos. Now you can add annotations to other people's videos (with permission from the video owner, of course). And if you want to let your friends add annotations to your video, simply view the video and you will see a special URL in the "Video Owner Options" on the right (you can also access this URL from the annotations editor). You can disable the URL at any time, and you can always delete annotations added by others.
Ocean in Google Earth 5.0
We recently launched the next big step forward in 3D geo-browsing. Google Earth 5.0 includes the long-awaited launch of Ocean, which offers a way to drop below the surface and learn about one of the world's greatest natural resources. Other features in the latest version of Google Earth include Historical Imagery, which lets you travel back in time with imagery from years past, and Touring, which lets you create an easily sharable, narrated tour of your destinations. You can also take a tour of the Red Planet by visiting Mars in Google Earth.
See where your friends are with Google Latitude
Google Latitude is a new Google Maps for mobile feature, as well as an iGoogle gadget that lets you share your location with your friends, and vice versa. Use your Google account to sign in, and then easily invite friends from your existing list of contacts, or by entering their email addresses. It's currently available on Android, BlackBerry, Symbian, and Windows Mobile devices; we will have support for other handsets soon.
Our co-founder Larry Page published the very first edition of Google Friends Newsletter using eGroups in April 1998. Thanks to fans and readers who keep coming back, it's a tradition we're proud to continue. Since then, of course, new resources and tools have come into being, giving us more ways to help interested folks understand how we work and what we do. Our network of corporate blogs is a fast, immediate way to share news as it happens, covering everything from new product launches and features to some of the plain old silliness that transpires in our offices around the world. And we regularly post videos on the Google Channel on YouTube, where you'll find presentations and talks given by Googlers as well as visits from newsmakers. If you're hungry for more of the goings-on at Google, we encourage you to check out some of these additional resources.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
February 23, 2009--With a head like a fighter-plane cockpit, a Pacific barreleye fish shows off its highly sensitive, barrel-like eyes--topped by green, orblike lenses--in a picture released today but taken in 2004.Link
The fish, discovered alive in the deep water off California's central coast by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), is the first specimen of its kind to be found with its soft transparent dome intact.
The 6-inch (15-centimeter) barreleye (Macropinna microstoma) had been known since 1939--but only from mangled specimens dragged to the surface by nets.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Official Gmail Blog: Choose your own theme colors:
"Since we launched themes for Gmail, many people have asked, not surprisingly, whether they can customize the look of their inboxes without having to use some advanced scripting magic. And while you can't make custom themes that change with the weather like some of the pre-set options, you can now choose your own Gmail colors.
Just click on the Settings link in the upper right hand corner of your screen, select the Themes tab, and find the "Choose your own colors" option at the bottom of that page. You'll be able to select colors for everything from the background of your inbox to link text.
Companies that use Google Apps won't see the options for themes yet, but we're working on getting themes to you too."
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Photo ni diambil pada pagi tadi. Masa tu on the way nak balik ke Bukit Lanjan untuk melawat Elizabeth Wong, ADUN yang diaibkan dengan penyebaran gambar bogelnya semasa sedang tidur. Masa ambil gambar ni tak perasan pulak gambar ni menarik. Time nak tidur ni baru parasan gambar ni menarik setelah belek2 balik gallery photo iPhone ku ini. Tu yang sampai masuk blog RANDOMNESS ku yang cabuk ni.