through sewell's eyes

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Ah, British Comdey

Just wanted to link to my gf's thoughts on British Comedy. It is quite an assuming read.

There is another British comedy show that I watched called "Are You Being Served?". It wasn't really funny as it was more entertaining. It was about really quirky employees working at an department store in London. Don't know how to really describe it. Just need to watch it.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

If only I found this sooner...

I would have bought some from my gf for Valentine's Day. (just kidding)

Paris Hilton Collection.

I guess it is better that Amazon is peddling that stuff instead of Wal-Mart. And just for those who don't know, WalMart is the largest jewelry retailer in the US.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Can't start too early...

I already know what I want to my bday or xmas gift,

http://www.atari.com/tycooncity
. I just love Strategy/Simulation games like SimCity, SimTower and Monopoly Tycoon.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Trying new things...

It is quite interesting that few people are willing to try new things even if it risk free and actually would benefit them in the long run.

Case in point: I'm a member of the LinkedIn networking site. The "LinkedIn" idea is that most people find jobs and other opportunities from friends of friends. Therefore it is advantageous to invite your friends/business associates to the site and in turn they would invite their friends. Well recently, I got back on the bandwagon on grow my network on the site. So I sent out 11 invitations last week to various friends/ex-coworkers to get "LinkedIn". About a week has gone by and this has been the result:
    1 - Accepted invitation. And in turn, within 5 days already got over 9 other people to join up.
    1 - Sent me an AIM asking what LinkedIn was. I responded, but he still didn't join.
    9 - Still pending.

As well as 2 invitations that have been outstanding for over 1 1/2 years.

The rate of acceptance for the LinkedIn invitation was definitely thought provoking. It shows that people still fear the unknown and perhaps unwilling to explore/learn new things.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Entertainment Stuff

Sideways is a great movie. It is funny and very well made.

On the other hand, Ocean's 12 was just utter crap.

Secret History of the Credit Card. Caught this on PBS today. It was quite informative about the credit card industry. You can watch the show online from the site.

Comcast improved their TV guide system ten times over. It is actually user friendly now.