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More Tritium Keychains!

Got 3 more Tritium zip markers from Traser Watches and in addition, a large kit marker.

The large kit marker is huge! And it’s very bright compared to the zip markers, I feel like I’m gonna get cancer just by looking at it… (of course that is just a joke… Tritium markers in their protective casing are harmless, but still, I wouldn’t put them in my trousers pocket, just in case)

Yellow, Orange and White Zip Markers
From Left to Right: Yellow, Orange and White zip markers
Mouse-over to see the markers in the dark
Large green kit marker compared to yellow kit marker
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Radioactive Illumination

A long while back, I bought a Tritium Kit Marker/Keychain from DealExtreme (man, that site sells everything! or so I thought…)

For those who are unaware of what Tritium is, it is a radioactive isotope of Hydrogen and the keychain uses that to excite a phosphor coating to create light in a process called radioluminescence. In short, it doesn’t require any external batteries or charging and will remain lit for as long as the radioactive ‘fuel’ is still decaying.
Now, before you panic with Chernobyl and Fukushima in your mind, you have to understand that Tritium decays by emitting beta particles. And if you still remember your Secondary School/High School physics, you’ll remember that beta particles can be stopped by a sheet of aluminum or a thick piece of plastic. In this case, the Tritium vial is encased in a thick piece of plastic, acrylic I believe, so it is pretty safe. But then again, I wouldn’t really put the kit marker in my side pockets, just in case.

Anyway, since then I’ve given the kit marker away and was looking to get some more. So where else to look for other than DealExtreme?
Turns out, DX stopped selling them awhile back… A quick forum search shows that they’ve been restricted by Paypal. Something to do with shipping radioactive items to the US perhaps? Basically, all traces of the Tritium Kit Markers vanished from the site, except for some reviews. I was quite bummed by that, until I found a UK seller on eBay, Traser Watches, selling the kit markers. The great thing about the seller is that they sell a lot more colours than DX and the pricing is fixed for all the colours. Yay!
In addition, they sell the medium and large version of the kit markers. Double-Yay!

So I ordered 3 of the kit markers (Red, Green and Blue) last Monday morning, it was shipping that Monday afternoon and arrived on Friday.
Fast shipping, I like!

Tritium Kit Markers
Tritium Kit Markers

It seems like the green marker is brighter than the one I got from DX. From a fresher batch perhaps?
Now to decide on where to place these kit markers and maybe order the larger ones from Traser Watches.
And since I’m hooked onto this Tritium illumination thingy, ย maybe finally get a Ball Watch. ๐Ÿ˜€

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New Dogster Stickers!

Dogster is giving away their new stickers!

Same thing, just send them a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you are in the USA.
If you are not in the US of A, like me, you can send them an International Reply Coupon together with the self-addressed envelope.

And since I’m gonna mail them the IRC, I might as well send some stuff together. Pictures of my two sweeties. ๐Ÿ˜€

Also, they are having a photo competition of sorts. Once you have got the stickers and found an awesome place to stick them, take a photo and send it to them. The best photo will get featured in their blog!

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Stickers Galore

A few post down, I talked about the free stickers from Dogster. They have arrived and I have placed one onto the lid of my laptop ๐Ÿ™‚

Dogster Stickers
Dogster Stickers
Laptop Lid
My Laptop Lid

And to add to my sticker collection, GMail gave out their own free stickers. Same procedure as the Dogster one, send a SASE (self address, stamped envelope) to them and they will send you back the stickers.

So… Not being in the land of the free, I sent in an International Reply Coupon (IRC), a self addressed envelope and a note to the GMail team back in mid December and waited. And a long wait it was. I didn’t receive it back until this week. (Opened the mailbox and wonder who sent me a mail from the USA)

So here it is, the GMail Stickers.

Gmail Stickers
Gmail Stickers

And the deadline for the free stickers is… Today… Sorry for posting so late…

PS: I find those IRC thingy to be quite interesting. And it would be great if I could collect them from all over the world! So if you are not from Singapore and would like to collect Singapore IRC, we could do an exchange! Drop me a comment below and I’ll contact you from there. ๐Ÿ™‚ (Just make sure you enter your own email when you submit the comment.

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Cats and Dogs

Saw this over at Fark.com

Excerpts from a Dog’s Diary

8:00 am – Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am – A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am – A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am – Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 pm – Lunch! My favorite thing!
1:00 pm – Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 pm – Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 pm – Milk bones! My favorite thing!
7:00 pm – Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 pm – Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 pm – Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!

Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary

Day 983 of my captivity. My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre
little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the
other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although
I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must
eat something in order to keep up my strength. The only thing that
keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I
once again vomit on the carpet.

Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their
feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it
clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made
condescending comments about what a “good little hunter” I
am….Bastards!

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was
placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However,
I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my
confinement was due to the power of “allergies.” I must learn what this
means, and how to use it to my advantage. Today I was almost successful
in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his
feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow — but at the
top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches.
The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released and seems
to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded. The bird
has got to be an informant. I observe him communicate with the guards
regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have
arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe.
For now…

Not in a mood to blog lately, with all the exams and stuff coming. But just thought that this ‘extract’ (whatever you call it…) is interesting, especially for a pet owner.

I’ll be back blogging after my exams =P

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VisualDNA

Came across this personality test over at SPUG. What it differs from other tests on the internet is that it is based on visual answers, which I think your sub-conscious mind will take part more in. (What am I… A psychologist?)

Anyway, here’s the link: Imagini Discover your VisualDNA
More…

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Creativity

Who said Singaporeans are not a creative bunch?
We may be copycats but we sure are creative.

Original:

Singapore’s Hokkien Version:

Thanks to mindwhack over at SPUG for the link

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Star Wars Cantina

I just gotta share this with you guys

*Seems like the embedding is not working… Anyway, here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6q_ymoob9c*

Apparently somebody has lots of time to sync Lego Star Wars to this and apparently I have too much time on my hands watching this. Time to get back revising my maths ๐Ÿ˜›

Thanks to roychang at SPUG for pointing out this video

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Kiwi!

Did I just heard someone calling me?

Thanks to Kenny for pointing me to this video. Pretty touching, ain’t it?

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Light a Million Candles

The innocent victims of Internet child abuse cannot speak for themselves.

But you can.

With your support, we can eradicate this evil trade.

We do not need your money.

We need you to light a candle of support .

We’re aiming to light One Million Candles by December 31, 2006.

This petition will be used to put pressure on governments, politicians, financial institutions, payment organisations, Internet service providers, technology companies and law enforcement agencies who have the power to work together to eradicate the commercial viability of online child abuse.

You have the power to get them to take action.

Please light your candle at lightamillioncandles.com or send an email to [email protected].

Together, we can destroy the commercial viability of Internet child abuse sites that are destroying the lives of innocent children.

Kindly forward this email to your friends, relatives and work colleagues so that they can light a candle too.

Here it is, an awareness for online child abuse. In my opinion, child porn is one of the sickest thing human beings are capable of doing… Those who practise it should be skinned alive and thrown into hot boiling oil…

Do take some time to light a candle at the website.