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Pizza for lunch

I had lunch today with some of my officemates.  We went to a pizza restaurant at Garbejaire.  I ordered a Pizza Fermiere which has cheese, mushrooms and lots of chicken toppings, and I got a bit of cola on the side. Here are the photos:

How The Simpsons learned to speak French

Source: TIME Magazine

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Coming Full Circle

Instead of my motivating factor being the fear of burning in Hell forever, my motivation is one of determination to fulfill the purpose for which I was created.-- Penina Taylor, author of Coming Full Circle: A Jewish Woman's Journey Through Christianity and Back, born to secular Jewish parents, converted to Christianity, became an Evangelical Christian leader, and then converted back to Orthodox Judaism, upon answering "what's the biggest day-to-day difference between living the life of an Evangelical Christian and being an Orthodox Jew."
Source: The Huffington Post.

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Farewell to the Light Bulb

On March 17, 2010, Toshiba produced its last incandescent lightbulb. After 120 years of manufacturing incandescent lamps, the Japanese technology heavyweight terminated production, sensing an inevitable market takeover by more energy-efficient bulbs.

Source: TIME Magazine's Photo Essay "A Brief History of the Lightbulb"

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Converting 3gp video into avi format

I had some video of my kids taken with my phone and are therefore in the 3GP format.  The problem is that when tried to play them on my PC (running Ubuntu Linux), there's no sound.  So I looked around and found the perfect solution: the Mobile Media Converter.  It's a free, cross-platform (that is, it runs on Windows, Linux and Mac) converter of various mobile media formats to and from desktop PC media formats, namely:

Desktop audio: mp3, wma, ogg, ra (as input only)Mobile audio: amr, mp4Desktop video: mpeg, wmv, avi, flv, mov, rv (as input only)Mobile video: 3gp, mp4An installer for Ubuntu Linux is available and I quickly installed it with a few clicks.  To the guys making this very useful -- and free -- tool, thanks a lot!  I think I'll make a donation later.

Pizza Reine

I had pizza for lunch today at Garbejaire and chose a plate of Pizza Reine: thin crust topped with mozzarella cheese, white ham, mushrooms, and some herbs/spices.  Here it is, food for the eyes:

Back to Blogger

Hey, it's me again!  I did a bit of blogging on tumblr, which is cool as it is, but something's not quite right with my "tumbling" experience.  Now that there's a new template design tool on Blogger, I figure I'm gonna come to blog here again (besides I kind of missed my Blogger blog).  So, press 'Play' on the fun!