Archive for September, 2008

100 goals in 100 weeks

by Carl. 2 Comments

Two months ago, I posted about Matt’s wonderful video shooted all around the world (check Where the hell is Matt).

Today, Ian Usher, a 45-year-old Australian man, is seeking to reach his 100 goals in 100 weeks. As he was walking out of the door of his house in Perth, with no belongings other than his wallet and passport in his pocket after having sold his life on eBay! on the 29nd of June 2008 (check ALife4Sale.com), Ian needed a new challenge. He has begun a new bet: achieving 100 goals in 100 weeks…

The list of goals:

  1. Sell my life
  2. Tomatina Festival
  3. Festival of the Dead
  4. Carnival at Rio
  5. Elephants Round-Up
  6. Learn to fly plane
  7. San Francisco
  8. Los Angeles
  9. See the Grand Canyon
  10. Las Vegas
  11. Climb Statue of Liberty (or at least walk round it!)
  12. Drive across America on Route 66
  13. Juggle with fire clubs
  14. Paraglide
  15. Gallop on a horse along a beach at sunset
  16. Learn to play the harmonica
  17. Learn to play didgeridoo (circular breathing)
  18. Dive off the top board at Bishop Auckland swimming pool
  19. Meet Richard Branson
  20. Set up the BlindsidedNetwork.com support forum
  21. Skydive in a wind tunnel
  22. Night skydive
  23. Nude skydive
  24. Skydive from either a helicopter or a balloon
  25. Slim down to and maintain 70kg
  26. Develop a six pack stomach
  27. Have a bit-part role in a Hollywood movie
  28. Cannes Film Festival
  29. Meet 10 new people from ALife4Sale
  30. Sort out my tattoo
  31. Snowboard at Whistler
  32. Ride the long surf at Hawaii
  33. Get Paula Campbell into top 10 in a Google search
  34. Bognor Regis Birdman
  35. Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling Festival
  36. Sedgefield Ball Game
  37. Ride the Wall of Death
  38. Dive with whales
  39. Dive with manta rays
  40. Shark cage dive
  41. Swim with a 10+ metre whale shark
  42. Hammerhead shark reef
  43. See an iceberg
  44. Ride an elephant
  45. Ride a motorbike at over 250km (150mph) on a public road
  46. Drive a car into water off a jetty
  47. Gather 5 Ian Ushers in one place
  48. Take the controls of a helicopter
  49. Big bungee jump
  50. Kingda Ka rollercoaster
  51. MIG flight
  52. Bobsleigh run
  53. Dive to the Titanic in a submersible
  54. Sleep in a Japanese capsule hotel
  55. Memorise the poem “If…” by Rudyard Kipling
  56. Weightlessness flight
  57. See Uluru
  58. Pyramid at Chichén Itzá
  59. Snowboard on Dubai indoor ski slope
  60. See Table Mountain
  61. San Fermin Bull Run Festival
  62. Learn how to lucid dream
  63. See Machu Picchu
  64. Have a workplace romance
  65. See the statues on Easter Island
  66. Join the Mile High Club
  67. Learn to speak Spanish
  68. Learn to speak conversational French
  69. Walk on the Great Wall of China
  70. See “Christ The Redeemer” statue in Rio
  71. Taj Mahal
  72. Christ of the Deep
  73. Bonneville Speed Week
  74. Climb the Eiffel Tower
  75. Enter a $1000 poker competition
  76. Oktoberfest
  77. Learn to kite surf
  78. Have a hawk land on my hand and eat
  79. Work in a soup kitchen on Xmas day
  80. Go to Israelite Bay
  81. Raise $50000 for Bowel Cancer Research
  82. Greenpeace, go aboard the Rainbow Warrior
  83. Iguazu Falls
  84. Niagara Falls
  85. Victoria Falls
  86. Ice sculptures – Sapporo Yuki Matsuri
  87. Red crabs march
  88. See the Northern Lights
  89. See Everest
  90. See Mount Rushmore
  91. Go on a dog-sled ride in the wilderness
  92. Watch a baby being born
  93. Do a wingwalk
  94. Stay a night in an underwater hotel
  95. White water rafting
  96. “7 peaks in 7 days”
  97. Ride an ostrich
  98. See an active volcano
  99. Spend a night in a haunted house – alone!
  100. Secure a book deal for 100goals

As of today, Ian’s current status is: in 5 out of 100 weeks he has reached 6 out of 100 goals. Be strong and take care Ian.

Ever heard about Media RSS?

by Carl. 0 Comments

May be not. Media RSS is a media syndication format extension to RSS developed by Yahoo! in 2004. More than a simple technical niche extension, Media RSS is a powerful while easy to implement means of sharing media and in particular photos.

From the insider point of view, support of Media RSS simply consists in adding some <media> tags if a RSS feed already exists.

As you can do with standard RSS feeds, Media RSS feeds help you keeping in touch automatically with the latest posted items of various sites.

Dealing with digital pictures, Frame Channel allows for easily pushing contents of Media RSS feeds to digital photo frames.Media RSS may still not widely available but no doubt that it will gain notoriety as RSS did. As usual, it is a matter of available implementation. Several photo sharing sites such as Photobucket and Smugmug already provide support for Media RSS,  KoffeePhoto photo sharing is the latest to date to announce its support of Media RSS.

Google to launch its Google Chrome browser

by Carl. 0 Comments

Just a couple of days after the announcement of the reconducted partnership between Mozilla and Google and although the link is not yet active, Google has just announced its soon release of its new open source browser, Google Chrome. Among the sources, Apple’s WebKit and Mozilla’s Firefox.

The Google Chrome download link is to be made active tomorrow, no doubt it will be heavily downloaded and commented.