Monthly Archives: July 2005

Too good to ignore

Not being a soccer fan at all I just had to laugh at the following:

Tokyo Verdy 1969 (東京ヴェルディ1969), who conceded 26 goals in six matches earlier this month, did the unthinkable Monday night by thumping Spanish giants Real Madrid 3-0 at Ajinomoto Stadium (味の素スタジアム).

Real Madrid, with very expensive players (including Ronaldo, David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane and Luis Figo, who all played) and a reputation from here to, literally, Tokyo, was beaten by some minor Japanese club.

Shows that zeal wins over routine if you really want to show what you got.

Weird weathering days

Went to see the Fantastic Four on Saturday. A pretty good movie to be honest, very funny. Seeing Jessica Alba as Susan Richards (with appropriately dyed blonde hair) was actually enjoyable, of which I had my doubts before going to see it.

In other news, Mozilla/Firefox released Deer Park Alpha 2 is now released.

These are interesting tidbits from the release notes:

  • Faster browser navigation with improvements to back and forward button performance
  • Drag and drop reordering for browser tabs
  • Improvements to popup blocking

Been working on some ideas for my labs@tendra project. This will focus heavily on languages, especially Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai and probably Hindi.