Why? A Poem

19 May

The more you study,
The more you know.

The more you know,
The more you can forget.

The more you can forget,
The more you do forget.

The more you do forget,
The less you know.

So, why study?

-From the 1946 Ripley’s Believe It Or Not


SCVNGR – 4square with a point

14 May

I’ve been playing SCVNGR recently and it’s a lot of fun. You should check it out.

Go to iphone.scvngr.com or android.scvngr.com to grab the free app.

SCVNGR’s a game about doing challenges at the places you visit, right from your mobile phone. You go places, do challenges and earn points. You’ll also unlock rewards and even get free stuff at the places where you visit a lot!

So grab the app and start playing SCVNGR with me! Just search for Infotropy.

How to Create the Perfect Internet Meme

4 May

Gizmodo brings us the blueprint to a perfect Internet Meme, in tee-shirt form:

Personally, I think the comments are worth the price of admission on this one, especially as there is a nice and concise flowchart on how to REALLY create an Internet meme down there.

Do Not Taunt Happy Fun 3D TV

16 Apr

Samsung has taken a cue from Saturday Night Live for the warnings on their new 3D TVs, according to the Consumerist.

In a bit of copy straight from the Happy Fun Ball commercial, Samsung warns that:

Children and teenagers may be more susceptible to health issues when viewing 3D content on their televisions.

Pregnant woman, the elderly and anyone under the influence of alcohol should refrain from watching programming in 3D.

Wearing 3D glasses for any other purpose may be physically harmful and could weaken your eyesight.

So just remember folks, if your Samsung 3D TV should begin to smoke, get away immediately. Seek shelter and cover head. And as always when not in use, your Samsung 3D TV should be returned to its special container and kept under refrigeration.

Okay, I might have added those last couple.

iSpecs: Apple to design 3D glasses/iPod unholy combination

13 Apr

For some strange reason, Apple is under the delusion that we might want to mount an iPod in front of our faces to watch movies in 3D.

Yes, Apple has received a patent for what was previously thought to be, according to the Daily Mail, an April Fools joke.

I guess the joke’s on us, we’ll buy anything with a lower case ‘i’ in front of it.

So Many Questions

6 Apr

A tweet from @BreakingNews:

Police arrest a man on weapons charges in the shooting of two women during a brawl after the New York International Auto Show — AP

To start with, I really find the tweets from @BreakingNews to be both informative and generally quite funny.

This one though rasises more questions than it answers.

First off, who gets into a ‘brawl’ at an auto show? I mean, what was going on? They were arguing over the door handles on the new 2011 Kia?

Secondly, who brings a gun to an auto show? What is he a car rustler?

Lastly, was it really necessary to open fire over the Kia? Really?

And wait, he was arrested on weapons charges and not assault with a deadly weapon or attempted murder?

The mind boggles.

Tilt shift from my Droid

6 Apr


Just a quick tilt shift using Vingette on my Droid. Awfully noisy.