Speed Link Sunday! – September 9th

by Ed Lau on September 9, 2007

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Speed Link Sunday, mostly because with reduced activity during the summer, there’s been fewer articles of interest in the blogosphere. That isn’t to say there isn’t any but just not enough to post five each week since some blogs are updating as little as once every week (…or less). Now that it’s September, I’d expect posts to pick up.

What can you expect from me this week? I’ve been more active with my camera lately so I’ve got quite a few photos to show you and since people have been asking, I’ll post something on what equipment I use as well as my “mobile office”.

  1. Cos-play usually scares me since too many times, it’s a bunch of dudes dressing up like Sailormoon but Saman Sadeghi shows us some seriously awesome Transformers costumes…that actually transform! I’m not sure if this is better than hot girls that dress up like skankily-clad cats or maids or whatever but it comes pretty damned close!
  2. Jon Lee suggests some home activities that don’t involve the internet. I’m not sure about you but when I’m at home, there are seldom times when I’m not on the net in some form. I think the only time I’m not connected (and that includes by phone or PDA and such) is when I go camping or fishing. Even when I’m watching the hockey game at home, I probably have a laptop nearby for live stats for hockey pool.
  3. Kenny from Hate the Grind got to drive an Ariel Atom! For the uninitiated, the Atom is basically a rocket ship…a 300HP supercharge engine in a car that weighs half a ton. 600HP per ton is huge, more than the Bugatti Veyron! As such, 0-60 is an insane 2.7 seconds (the Veyron is actually slightly quicker at 2.46 seconds to 60). The Atom is a rather unique driving experience since it’s so small, nimble and the lack of a windshield means your “mouth is full of bees” (according to Jeremy Clarkson).
  4. Rick Yuen looks at some of the worst cars in history. I can’t believe people buy stuff like the Pontiac Aztec. I mean, if I’m going to spend that kind of money…I’d want something that wouldn’t induce vomiting every time I look at it…
  5. Like the rest of us, King Nomar is wondering where the heck the Google PageRank update is and it seems like a lot of people are getting anxious as want ads for high PR sites have increased recently. I wonder what with the hold up…
  6. in Tech and the Net

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Jon Lee September 10, 2007 at 5:05 am

Thanks for the shoutout! I hear you. I keep my laptop beside me when watching nba games for my basketball pool. That stuff is addictive!


Windows Tips And Tricks September 10, 2007 at 10:54 am


Yeah, I don’t know what better either “hot girls that dress up like skankily-clad cats or maids” or these costumes, but I’ve haven’t seem costumes like these before and that’s what I posted them!


Alex September 10, 2007 at 4:56 pm

seriously what is up with the Google PR. They should at least apologize for the hold up


Nomar September 11, 2007 at 8:34 am

Yes, Matt cutts just said we dont have to expect a PR update soon.. (talking about weeks)

at least he is not saying it will never come again!

Thanks for the link


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