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Do not forget the Armenian Genocide



April 24th is the memorial day for the Armenian Genocide. For those who do not know about it in 1915 the Turks slaughtered millions of innocent Armenians and the worst part is they still to this day do not accept the fact. This is one of the many genocides that the world does not hear about, because the people who commit them attempt to hush things up. But other people know and remember the gruesome facts of the past and will not let them forget.

posted by bla on Monday, April 24, 2006

Pics from my B-day

Well, I am officially 21 now!!! I had a great B-day party, thanks to my amazing friends. Here are some pics from it. Sorry, that there are so many of them.


Denis, Lilia, Teo
Dulce, Em, Lilia
Liliya, Maria, Lilia
The whole gang
Denis and Lilia. (Does Denis look really young in this pic, or is it just me? lol)





posted by Lilia on Saturday, April 22, 2006

Happy Birthday Lilia!

I know we usually put an image of a birthday cake when we congratulate our fellow nikaks, but this birthday is special one. So happy 21st Lilia! Hope you don't really need this, but just in case (:




P.S. Please note that the beer is non-alcoholic...

posted by bla on Thursday, April 20, 2006

please tell me who won

most of you probably don't know, but milan vs. barca played today for game 1 of the semi-finals of the champions league.

please do me a favor, go out and check the score and then post it here.

thanks,
esteban

forca barca!!!

posted by Esteban Araya on Tuesday, April 18, 2006

T1

The guys from McLaren apparently got together and put together a car that does 0-60 in 2.5 seconds with top speed of 190-200mph and is street legal! It looks pretty sweet, and knowing that behind it are the guys from McLaren you are guaranteed that it IS sweet! I'm not sure if you are all familiar, but they're the ones who took the Mercedes SLR and added a few touches to make it amazingly fast. Here's their site:

T1

posted by bla on Monday, April 17, 2006

Encrypting Bittorrent Traffic

For one reason or another many of us may need to encrypt our bittorrent traffic which hides the fact that you are using bittorrent traffic from your ISP. Now granted most of us probably don't need this since we have nothing to hide.... but JUST IN CASE here's a great article that tells you how to do it using the 3 most common used bittorrent clients Azureus, Bitcomet and uTorrent:

How to Encrypt Bittorrent Traffic

And as a side note I heard that uTorrent is an excellent bittorrent client and it does not hog your resources as much as Azureus does. Is anyone using uTorrent? I'll probably check it out soon, but I wanted to see if anyone has used it and what their thoughts are in comparison to Azureus.

posted by bla on Monday, April 17, 2006

Cute Denis

Let's just say that I dared to wake up Denis from his nap once, and here is what I got, lol.

Sleeping Beauty

Good thing you cannot hear what he is saying, lol. JK

For those of you who don't know, this is what "figa" looks like :)

posted by Lilia on Sunday, April 16, 2006

Lilia's new look

Well, it has been awhile since I posted pictures on here, or posted anything for that matter, so I have decided to post some pics of me :) I just dyed and cut my hair, so here is my new look :)


posted by Lilia on Sunday, April 16, 2006

Happy Easter!!!


Happy Easter, everybody!
I hope that you all are having an enjoyable Sunday!

Hristos Voskres!!!

posted by Lilia on Sunday, April 16, 2006

The girlfriend of a geek :)

The funniest thing is that she has no idea about what the sign on the shirt means. And I do... crap... that means..... I'M a GEEK...... AAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaa....

posted by denis on Monday, April 10, 2006

Searching Code

Ever get really frustrated with some piece of code that you can't figure out how to write, or know a function but don't know how to use it? I know how it feels because I'm like an encyclopedia in our apartment. Whenever my roomie needs some function he asks me like I know it all lol (which I don't of course). Anyways I stumbled (literally using "Stumble") on this page today and it's sweet. You can search for anything that might appear in code and it'll give you code samples from actual code! Check it out:

Koders.com

posted by bla on Monday, April 10, 2006

Creepy decapitation stories.

Yesterday I ran into this very interesting article, it's a little creepy so for those who has problem with the process of dying I'm really NOT recommending to read.

Lucid Decapitation.

Probably the best way to go after reading this article is with a help of a shotgun pointed right at the "thinking" part of the body.

posted by denis on Monday, April 10, 2006

Pickaboo!

Mer-bear and me lol.

posted by bla on Saturday, April 08, 2006

Health problems with tech lifestyle

This article talks about the health problems relating to as they say "geek lifestyle." It mostly targets the programmers, but can be applied to almost anyone who uses computers extensively. Although I don't share all those symptoms, horrible sleep hygene and sometimes pain in the back definately apply to me! Anyways here's the article, see what you guys think:

Health Problems Related to the Geek Lifestyle

There is also another link off of that article that talks about extensive keyboard usage and carpal tunnel.

Does Computer Use Cause Carpal Tunnel?

posted by bla on Thursday, April 06, 2006

Google Cache

I know many of our visitors here (that is if they're still visiting) work with web content on day-to-day basis, so when I ran into this little information, I figured you'd appreciate it (:

It deals with Google caching your website. First off a piece of information:
You can stop Google from caching your website by simply including <meta name="ROBOTS" content="NOARCHIVE"> in your website.

This and more information for Webmasters who would like to know how to integrate their site better with Google's search engine can be found on Google's Google Information for Webmasters page.

Now having said all this, I wanted to ask what you guys think of the whole idea of Google caching your website? Personally, I've seen both good and bad come out of it. A lot of times I'll search for something that's been removed from the site, but it's still in the cache so I am able to get to it. However if I'm the webmaster I don't think I'd appreciate this too much.

posted by bla on Thursday, April 06, 2006