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10:10 AM

'Lie To Me'

Posted by Lorgen Shadoufang

Last night I caught Lie To Me on local TV and that was its first episode that I saw (serendipitously the pilot, I later learned). It sold me on the first scene: A professor (Dr. Cal Lightman, portrayed by Tim Roth) lecturing on human gestures and facial expressions. Later they investigated the murder of a teacher involving a Mormon student who had strictly religious parents and a politician who was accused of being involved with a prostitute.

Lie To Me is an investigative drama series -- proximate to CSI, but more on psychology and sociology.

I was a Psychology graduate and I highly recommend it, if not for the perfect accuracy of kinesics* and such, then at least for the lesson that we should not only listen to what's being said by someone, but also consider the contents and structure of the statement and how it is being said; although it would be difficult to not learn a lot from the series.

Of course the series could make people better liars but, well, we could also get better at perceiving lies. It's a game, really, of who's better at which. And despite the difficulties of telling apart a lie from the truth, we should at least realize that trust really isn't the issue, but trustworthiness.

*No I'm not referring to the application of kinesics in the series, but to kinesics itself, it being another flawed medium of perception.
Links (additional and redundancy):
Official website on FOX
Lie To Me on IMDB, the Internet Movie Database
Lie To Me on Wikipedia
Current (August 2009) schedule of Lie To Me on CS9 (Philippines channel 9; +8GMT; Hong Kong, Taiwan Philippines)
"kinesics" on Wikipedia
Human Facial Expressions Aren't Universal article on
Lie To Me Tim Roth interview on YouTube

10:00 AM

Designer, What's In Your Bag?

Posted by Lorgen Shadoufang

Boxed In Design+, a new "Community of Designers for Designers (and other good looking people)" *ehem*, recently posted the article Designers – What’s in your bag? featuring the contents of a few designer'S bags (NOT "designER bags").

If you are a designer, an artist or some-such, drop by the site. They're now accepting entries for the next "What's In Your Bag" post. ='D

Here's Boxed In Design's Twitter post:
"Doing a part 2 of "what's in your bag" - send me your bag contents and I will post them. 500 px x (200 - 400 px) figured I'll make it long."

Click here to contact Boxed In Design.

Oh, Joy! ='D

+I discovered it through Bryan Brinkman's Twitter post. I first saw him on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, where they did an experiment requesting everyone watching the show to follow him on Twitter. I did, and he's actually the first Twitter-person that I followed. =')

5:01 AM

Vewy Funny, Google

Posted by Lorgen Shadoufang

I'm most likely already late at discovering this, but it's good to know that one of the best companies in the world has a good sense of humor.

Today, I suddenly found the language in Google in Filipino (language of the Philippines). While I am a Filipino, I prefer reading in English language since admittedly, spellings in our language is long, hence more tedious to read. So I went to the preferences and looked for English. On the dropdown menu, I pressed "E" for "English" and, much to my delight, I discovered "Elmer Fudd" as an option.

I chose it and now I can find "My Wabits" in my Google and it's got cool "Pwefewences".

Hoo-way! ='D

6:59 AM

Apple iTampon?

Posted by Lorgen Shadoufang

Digg-ers discussed about the proximity of iPod Shuffle's design to the tampons. Curious?
Let's see:

From ShadouTech

From ShadouTech

8:15 PM

Cool Digg Comments #cancelled

Posted by Lorgen Shadoufang

Yes, I'm cancelling my "Cool Digg Comments".
There are just way too many for me to handle. Between the reading and the laughter, I barely have time to scratch my butt. It's just taking me way too much time and there are a lot more important things to do than posting what's already been posted. Besides, what's "cool" for me might not be "cool" for you. Besides #2... I can always take comfort in the fact that I have no readers anyway... *sob*... *sniff*.

For more cool Digg comments, you can easily check out Digg anyway.

I admit, it's way cooler that way.

8:09 AM

Cool Digg Comments #4

Posted by Lorgen Shadoufang

30 Colorful Shots Of High Speed Bullet Photography — "PTCH-OOO!!" Here are 30 excellent high speed photos of bullets passing through various objects, captured using high speed cameras.

Pabst + Hollow Point


Well, that's just a waste of good cheap beer. These photographers should be shot!

[reply to kfcurley:]
And then photographed as the bullet passes though them

7:54 AM

Cool Digg Comments #3

Posted by Lorgen Shadoufang

Calls for Red Cross symbol to be axed —
A Labour minister has sparked controversy by claiming that an alternative symbol is needed for the Red Cross because of the logo's supposed links to the Crusades. It was never intended to have any religious meaning and is thought to have been intended as a tribute to traditionally neutral Switzerland...

Calls for Red Cross symbol to be axed over links to the Crusades By Michael Lea]

From ShadouTech


Good grief. Now we'll have to realign all our roads so they don't intersect at a right angle!

[reply to amabaie:]

Please don't give these people any suggestions...

9:07 AM

Cool Game Comments #1

Posted by Lorgen Shadoufang

From a item:

Movies That Would Make Horrible Video Games
By George 'El Guapo' Roush on June 10, 2009

The movie/video game crossover has been happening for years. While it's debatable as to which movie based off of a video game was worse (has to be Mario Bros.) what isn't discussed is what movie would make a really bad video game.



Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game.

Oh wait they already made that one.

8:30 AM

Cool movie Comments #2

Posted by Lorgen Shadoufang

From a item:

ShoWest: Sherlock Holmes is a Comedy? Is It That Bad?

The first thing you need to know is that this isn't the Sherlock Holmes you know… It a funky way, it's kind of like if Snatch were about a British detective from the 1800s, which is exactly what it is, thanks to Guy Ritchie writing and directing.


Colin Boyd
on Mar 31, 2009

Whose signature top hat is Downey wearing? Mr. Peanut's? Holmes wore a deerstalker.

~ShadouNote: Most of the commenters liked the fun feel of the Sherlock Holmes movie. I... have reservations about that. That's why I think the comment was cool.


8:06 AM

Cool movie Comments #1

Posted by Lorgen Shadoufang

Rumor: Stephen Sommers Fired Mid-Way Through G.I. Joe?

This sounds like the kind of story we'd usually hear coming from Fox, but this time it's Paramount. A user on the Don Murphy Message Boards (via Latino Review) has posted an unverified story detailing a behind-the-scenes fiasco regarding the upcoming G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra movie.

L on Jun 11, 2009
Marlon Wayans is always the red flag for a movie. I figure Hell is kind of like a nonstop Marlon Wayan's reel.

on Jun 11, 2009
I'm quick to remind everyone that he was excellent in Requiem For A Dream…. but then I remember White Chicks.

7:43 AM

Trailer: Scorcese's Shutter Island

Posted by Lorgen Shadoufang

Just discovered this item Dugg from a item:

Shutter Island, based on an Alfred Hitchcock novel (which I actually only heard about from the film), is already in post-production as listed in

Shutter Island is directed by Martin Scorsese and stars Leonardo di Caprio who has also starred in Scorsese's The Aviator, The Departed, and Gangs of New York.

9:55 PM

Cool Digg Comments #2

Posted by Lorgen Shadoufang

Hole-y Cow! Literally! — A man sticks his arm inside a cow fistula. Enters different dimension.


You can take a good look at a T-Bone by sticking your head up a butcher's ass but wouldn't you rather take the bull's word for it?

The fastest way to a cow's heart is through it's stomach.

7:40 AM

Cool Digg (engadget) Comments #1

Posted by Lorgen Shadoufang

From a dugg article

Palm Pre Cheat: upupdowndownleftrightleftrightbastart"

"... from the launcher screen of your Pre, simply type in the phrase "upupdowndownleftrightleftrightbastart"... and up comes a hidden app called "Developer Mode Enabler.""


amitait amitait
On the iPhone it's:

And then you get to pay Apple 500$.

2:42 AM

Win With Computerworld Survey (U.S.)

Posted by Lorgen Shadoufang

U.S. survey - win prizes

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Survey results and feature stories that offer practical career advice will be published this fall in Computerworld magazine and online at The issue will offer detailed information on average salaries and bonuses, by title, industry and other factors. You'll be able to compare your organization's compensation plans with those of other organizations and look at the hottest areas of the country for IT pay. Also, our online salary tool will allow Web visitors to compare their salary to results from our 2009 Salary Survey. Look for it this fall at

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9:31 AM

photos - Pasayahan sa Lucena 2009

Posted by Lorgen Shadoufang

Last night, I went to the center of Lucena City to watch my friend Vivien who invited me to a fashion show dubbed "longest ramp" (Yes, it was long -- as long as about 2-3 basketball courts).
I met a good friend Brian there who was taking photos with his nifty dSLR. (We first became friends through music as we were band members, and now he's taking photography as a hobby -- and apparently seriously.)

Yesterday I missed the Flores de Mayo of some beautiful showbiz personalities because I had to help my friend Raymond with his buggy Windows system (Thanks, Microsoft). Good thing I met Brian last night. This shot is of the oh, so pretty Maja Salvador (TV: May Bukas Pa, Kapitan Boom, film: My Kuya's Wedding, First Day High), one of my favorites in his "Flores de Mayo 2009" shots.

So, thanks for sharing, Brian, and keep them coming! ;')

(Haaah... Majaaa...)

9:00 AM


Posted by Lorgen Shadoufang

This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

8:14 AM

Film Casting! Apply now!

Posted by Lorgen Shadoufang

So you wanna be a star, huh?

Stephanie Mae Bell* needs applicants!

[location is probably somewhere in the U.S.]:

I am needing to fill 75 extra positions for a film.

You will make roughly $100/day and shooting will take aprox. 2 days depending on what happens.

If you have never been an extra make sure you show up on time as doors will be closed on time and you will be turned away if not on time.

You will need to fill out your information and get a portfolio started, it was free but because we are sending this out to so many people and we need to qualify who we work with we will charge a $1.99 fee for the coaching call and for setting up your portfolio on your own site, which we will set up as well.

You will find out more about this shoot and other shoots around town here:

Call me if you have any questions.



*She's a Facebook contact ~theShadoufang
+I've also published this in my blog Shadouness (my blog on more personal things).

1:38 AM

Forget Vista, There's Something Beta

Posted by Lorgen Shadoufang

Here's an exciting news (to me at least, and to all the geeks out there): Windows 7 Beta is officially out!
According to news posted on Softpedia, Microsoft will officially release the new OS tomorrow, 9th of January, to the public. There's a limitation, however, as it's exclusive to TechNet Plus and MSDN subscribers for the moment.

The release was meant for testing and evaluation by IT professionals, according to Celine Allee, Windows Client director.

If you've read my short mention of Vista in one of my previous posts here (Goodby WinXP... Goodbye World), then you have some idea about my moderate hate towards Vista. My choice, then was to stick to Windows XP or wait for the OS after Vista -- i.e. Windows 7 -- which I think has been around no more than 3 months after the official release of Vista.

[Discovered this while looking for the DAMN NFO Viewer]
Windows 7 FAQ on Paul Thurrott's Supersite for Windows - one of my best sources for Windows OS news and information.

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