I have been using the iGoogle interface for the past 2 weeks now and have found it to be fairly useful, it just requires some time to get it setup the way you like it. One thing I notice is that additional gadgets can easily be added which makes customization simple.

Eventually while installing gadgets I noticed this message.

“Module requires inlining. Inline modules can alter other parts of the page, and could give its author access to information including your Google cookies and preference settings for other modules. Click OK if you trust this module’s author or delete to remove this module.”

Screw that! What that pretty much says is that it would give the author access to every single search I perform on Google and what links I actually click on. That is one downside to web based gadgets I notice. I am just waiting for someone to exploit the Facebook API and create an app which just steals as much personal info on everyone it can. Hopefully I don’t have to wait too long or else I will get bored and make one myself.

Overall I find this interface to be very useful, the only thing which I find bad about this whole thing is name. Apple has been branding everything with “i” in front of it for awhile now and for Google to call it iGoogle is the laziest approach at creativity I have seen in awhile. Google+ or something would have been better.

So much for their “Don’t be evil’ slogan.

Here are some screen shot, I have two tabs setup so you can see my ‘Home’ tab and my ‘Stuff’ tab.

 

 

Feel free to leave comments on your experiences with iGoogle.

Posted by kagejin, filed under Interesting, Google, iGoogle. Date: August 30, 2007, 4:54 pm | 2 Comments »

30  Aug
Wu Tang Forever

Wu Tang Clan

乾盃!!!!!

I was checking the net to find out the latest info regarding the Wu when I came across a new official site for the group.

The last worthwhile Wu Tang page was WuTangWorld.com but it died in 2003-2004. So check out the new Wu-Tang Site. There is a good amount of tracks available on the site so if you have never heard any Wu then now is your chance to check it out.

Now I gotta get myself some new Wu wear and represent.

Posted by kagejin, filed under Wu Tang, new site. Date: August 30, 2007, 10:25 am | No Comments »

Check it out everybody…. coming from Japan is ‘A Bathing Ape’ a.k.a. BAPE.  I had never heard of BAPE before but they have some very nice stuff.  A big part of BAPEs popularity is that they release limited time clothing designs, and depending on which store in Japan you goto they will have different styles in each city.  Tokyo may have green camo hoodies, Yokohama would have a different colour/style, and Sapporo would have its own colour/style as well.  Prepare to do a lot of travelling if you want to get a complete series.

Due to high demand for BAPE products people need to be careful that they are actually getting authentic merchandise.  Here is an alright video going over how to spot a fake from the real thing.

 Bape or Fake?

 Here is a pic of BAPE STA style shoes.

Gold BAPEs

I know your all wondering where you can get your own stuff.  If you are looking for BAPE in Canada, drop me a line.

Posted by kagejin, filed under Japan, BAPE. Date: August 28, 2007, 2:48 pm | No Comments »

Welcome to my new site.  After having some hosting issues with my horrible ISP, I have finally gotten some reliable hosting (Thanks Bill!).  This means there should no longer be random down-times, or slow page loads.  I will try to update as often as possible but in the meantime, enjoy what is here now and if you have any ideas or questions then email me.

Posted by admin, filed under new site. Date: August 27, 2007, 11:58 am | No Comments »