Thursday, November 15, 2007

Mediafire - What Gives?

A few months ago, after I discovered a little known treasure called Mediafire, I was happy to upload all the files I wanted to share, thanks to it's simple file hosting service. Now it's turned into quite a nightmare. I haven't lost a single file I uploaded in the past but uploading a new file is quite traumatic these days.

Here's a helpful bit of info courtesy of tech-recipes - you can search for files on Mediafire using Google:

To look for music files, use this:
Google: mp3|wma|ogg

For a specific artist, include the artist's name:
Google: mp3|wma|ogg daughtry

For a specific song, include the song name:
Google: mp3|wma|ogg "over you"

For video files, use this:
Google: asf|rm|avi|mp4|wmv|flv

For Comics, use this:
Google: cbr|cbz

To search for a specific comic title, include it in the query:
Google: cbr|cbz hulk

For archives:
Google: rar|zip

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Hiru Makee Yai - Amila Perera

"Hiru Makee Yai" is featured on a Sri Lankan movie soundtrack - and Amila Perera's vocals are phenomenal. Download the MP3 here.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Fake or Foto?

Think you can tell which one is real and which is not?

Take this quiz and find out! I didn't do too well. Managed to get only six out of ten correct.

Final Song by Pradeep Rangana and Surendra Perera (SSS 2 Finals)

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Mihiraaviye - Shihan Mihiranga

Song from Shihan Mihiranga's second album - and a somewhat colorful video. Quite a departure from the grey/green tones in all his previous releases.

the MP3.

Origami - Viking

It's hard to believe this is made of paper!


Monday, November 05, 2007

Beautiful Landscapes

A collection of amazing landscapes from all over the world.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Interesting Web Sites

Free, unlimited file storing/sharing, links, multiple downloads - no sign up required. Allows creation of folders (sign up required) and no strings!


Edit your photos (including those on Flickr, Facebook etc) at this fab site - free of charge. No registration or download required.

Improve your memory

Hilarious nonsense:
A place to waste a few minutes wondering how insane some humans are.

Sirasa Super Star - Season 2 (SSS2)

So after much pomp and pageantry, Pradeep Rangana was declared the winner of SSS2. Surendra Perera was the runner up at Saturday's final - which went on well into the wee hours of Sunday morning.

My favorite of the season was Buddhika and he was unfortunately sent off three weeks earlier.

I didn't cover this season of SSS because I just couldn't stomach listening to Uncle Kamal's incessant yapping anymore. Enough is enough, Sirasa - give that man a teledrama to act in, already!!

I felt the second season was much more planned and focused than season one. It had it's good moments too.

Here are my favorite performances by the finalists during SSS Season 2:

Pradeep Rangana

Surendra Perera

Sanka Dineth

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Alaska Sunrise


Rude Cat

Tiger Attack

Read about it here.

Just Be Yourself

Ever heard that before? I did, most frequently as advice before a job interview by well-meaning friends ;)

This excellent article by Adrian Savage explores the price of conformity.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Not Your Normal Cup of Coffee

Turn your cuppa into a work of art:


For more conventional folks, here's something to read.

Apey Nimal

This is what Nimal Siripala de Silva (Minister of Health) had to say at the ICAAP (held in Sri Lanka from August 19-23, 2007):

“I don’t want people to think I brought all of these people here (for the congress) to promote lesbianism and homosexuality. There are many nice women and handsome men in Sri Lanka,” he pointed out. “People in South-east Asia practice good sexual behaviour with single partners.”

And then, much to the horror of all those present, he went on in the same insulting manner: “When the western world was living in jungles, we were leading a civilised life.”

What a way to start a conference.......


Thursday, August 23, 2007

More Beautiful Photography


20 Famous Last Words

1. Pardon me, sir. I did not do it on purpose.
Said by: Queen Marie Antoinette after she accidentally stepped on the foot of her executioner as she went to the guillotine.

2. I can’t sleep
Said by: J. M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan

3. I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.
Said by: Humphrey Bogart

4. I am about to — or I am going to — die: either expression is correct.
Said by: Dominique Bouhours, famous French grammarian

5. I live!
Said by: Roman Emperor, as he was being murdered by his own soldiers.

6. Dammit…Don’t you dare ask God to help me.
Said by: Joan Crawford to her housekeeper who began to pray aloud.

7. I am perplexed. Satan Get Out
Said by: Aleister Crowley - famous occultist

8. Now why did I do that?
Said by: General William Erskine, after he jumped from a window in Lisbon, Portugal in 1813.

9. Hey, fellas! How about this for a headline for tomorrow’s paper? ‘French Fries’!
Said by: James French, a convicted murderer, was sentenced to the electric chair. He shouted these words to members of the press who were to witness his execution.

10. Bugger Bognor.
Said by: King George V whose physician had suggested that he relax at his seaside palace in Bognor Regis.

11. It’s stopped.
Said by: Joseph Henry Green, upon checking his own pulse.

12. LSD, 100 micrograms I.M.
Said by: Aldous Huxley (Author) to his wife. She obliged and he was injected twice before his death.

13. You have won, O Galilean
Said by: Emperor Julian, having attempted to reverse the official endorsement of Christianity by the Roman Empire.

14. No, you certainly can’t.
Said by: John F. Kennedy in reply to Nellie Connally, wife of Governor John Connelly, commenting “You certainly can’t say that the people of Dallas haven’t given you a nice welcome, Mr. President.

15. I feel ill. Call the doctors.
Said by: Mao Zedong (Chairman of China)

16. Tomorrow, I shall no longer be here
Said by: Nostradamus

17. Hurry up, you Hoosier bastard, I could kill ten men while you’re fooling around!
Said by: Carl Panzram, serial killer, shortly before he was executed by hanging.

18. Put out the bloody cigarette!!
Said by: Saki, to a fellow officer while in a trench during World War One, for fear the smoke would give away their positions. He was then shot by a German sniper who had heard the remark.

19. Please don’t let me fall.
Said by: Mary Surratt, before being hanged for her part in the conspiracy to assassinate President Lincoln. She was the first woman executed by the United States federal government.

20. Now, now, my good man, this is no time for making enemies.
Said by: Voltaire when asked by a priest to renounce Satan.


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Beautiful Photographs by Kah Kit Yoong


How to Stop Complaining

In a very well written article, Steve Pavlina provides very useful advice for chronic complainers. It's not as easy as it sounds but is a good starting point.

And it all begins with accepting responsibility:

* If I’m unhappy, it’s because I’m creating it.
* If there’s a problem in the world that bothers me, I’m responsible for fixing it.
* If someone is in need, I’m responsible for helping them.
* If I want something, it’s up to me to achieve it.
* If I want certain people in my life, I must attract and invite them to be with me.
* If I don’t like my present circumstances, I must end them.

Like I said, it's not easy but it definitely is something to work on.

Prison Break Season 3 Trailer

Looks like it's going to be much more violent than the previous seasons.