Had intense hiccups for 2 days straight..

Gurgling COLD water (not drinking) worked finally… I tried everything else and went to see doctor at Kaiser and nurse didnt know what to do but suggested this as last resort. You can see a gallery of hiccup remedies here.

Update: Gurgling didnt really work. It came back. Finally I drank a lot of water while bending my head back and putting my arms in the air. And that seem to have worked.

Latest iPhone 2.x update is HORRIBLE and SLOW

It is one of the worst updates I have seen and it impacts the most important device I have. The hardest thing about the iPhone now is making phone calls. Every action is about 2x or 3x slower. Going to Contacts to get a list of people takes forever. Taking a photo takes forever.

Sometimes the damn thing freezes and you have to wait a second or two for it to come back.

They should put the iPhone to good use by placing it in HORROR movies and show how the characters get killed because their iPhones couldnt dial out, lose signal, or just take too damn long to make a call. It deserves a spot in movies and films for making people get killed.

What’s up with Steve Jobs… man, this iPhone update is rotten to the core, filled with bugs and crap. It might be the beginning of the old Apple. Sub-quality products that dont work and expensive as heck.

Hillsong at Jubilee and Floors were Shaking

Floors were seriously shaking. Ticket were at $22 and the lines were long as heck. The guards kept telling people to leave their cameras out of the “sanctuary”. Wait was a bit longer than expected. Doors were suppose to open at 6pm but they opened it around 6:45pm instead. It was a Tuesday in San Jose near North First Street and 237 freeway. Main singer was Joel Houston (son of Brian Houston – main pastor at Hillsong).

I wasnt really inspired to be honest until the last few songs. The encore songs were the best. “One Way” was the one that got the most applause. That brought me to my feet. Never seen so much energy and passion in a concert before.

Update 9/3/08: Just came across a bunch of internet stories about Hillsong and some controversies. Worth reading definitely… accusations of being a cult.

Create Amazon Store Quickly

You can quickly create an Amazon online store within minutes. Just create a Public Gallery and to to Settings and select Amazon as default search. And then enter your Amazon Affiliate ID.

Now click Add New and add a new item and paste the Amazon link to it. Whoila Gallery will automatically examine and parse the Amazon link so it replaces it with your Amazon affiliate ID.

Takes minutes to create an Amazon online store.

Electric Bikes are Still Too Expensive

There’s a gallery of electric bikes but I feel electric bikes are still too expensive. It needs to come down more in price if they are going to sell well. Plus major retailers like Target and WalMart needs to stock them because shipping is freaking expensive. What is better? Lithium batteries or lead-acid batteries? I heard the lead-acid retains its charge better over time. However they are heavy suckers.

Cleaning Air Ducts on Craigslist

I these some of these people that cleans air ducts for $99 are sort of dubious. I had one come over today and he put a big vacuum tube starting from each opening and just suck some dust inside. To me, that’s not really doing much. Is it a scam? He says there’s mold so he sprayed this mist into the air duct and charged me $80.