LEGO Ideas: Completed Project

Remember the LEGO Ideas Book that I mentioned last week? Well, we have managed to complete a couple of project so far and today I’m going to reveal the first one here. This project is called ‘Trapdoor’ and can be found on page 117 in the LEGO Ideas Book. It was quite easy compared to the others in the book and since we have a lot of LEGO Castle bricks, we were able to complete the project without worrying about whether we had enough bricks to do it. Continue reading…

 

Doom’s 320 x 240 Pixels Screenshot Re-Mastered!

Those growing up in the 80s and 90s probably remember this game: “Doom”. It was the first computer animated game that became a hit with users of the old 486 processor running on Windows 3.xx. I was still doing my degree at that time in KL and many of my course mates were hooked on the game so much that some even skipped classes to play the game on their PCs. During that time the government was encouraging students to buy PCs and even provided computer loans through agencies such as MARA. So, many of us had personal computers or laptops with Doom installed inside.

Though the graphic at that time was poor at 320 x 240 pixels on 8 bit colour monitor, we thoroughly enjoyed the game very much. For my generation – Doom is the legendary PC game of the 90s. What never crossed our mind at that time was how the game would look using future technology. Even if we did think, we probably still could not imagine how much more stunning the game would be if played at a higher resolution with today’s 3Ds and lighting effects. Continue reading…

 

World’s Most Expensive Starbucks Drink

Most Expensive Starbucks Drink Worlds Most Expensive Starbucks Drink

If you’re feeling sluggish today, just head over to Starbucks and get yourself a Quadriginoctuple Frap. It’ll give you 48 shots of pure caffeine, and will only cost you $47.50 (RM 146.99). A now, what we imagine, very buzzed Beau Chevassus created the drink at a Washington branch of the shop in an effort to set the world record for the most expensive coffee concoction. Chevassus blew the last contender — who last year created a $23.60 drink with 16 shots of espresso — out of the caffeinated water. Continue reading…

 

Envy or Jealous

Just yesterday my son asked me the difference between the words ‘envy’ and ‘jealous’.  Usually, I would tell him to refer to the dictionary but since we were inside the car and no dictionary was within our reach, I hazard a guess.  I said both describe feelings of wanting something that somebody else has but while envy is a positive feeling, jealousy is negative. Continue reading…