Archive for May, 2011

Gas Prices Skyrocketing

I can’t say that I know why the gas prices are so high right now, but I can tell you that California, Illinois, and New York generally have the highest gas prices.

Take a look at Gas Buddy’s Gas Price Heat Map and see how prices in your area compare with the rest of the nation:

http://www.gasbuddy.com/gb_gastemperaturemap.aspx

This is a sport in Japan?!?!

Take a look for yourself. I don’t know how else to describe this video except ridiculous and wacky.

My favorite line that I can understand: Ninja Snipa!

Chicago Auto Show 2011 Recap

I’ve finally gotten around to sorting through my Chicago Auto Show pictures from February. Below is the slideshow with the highlights and my favorite cars.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Android App of the Week: FeedSquares

Whoah, I missed last weeks’ App of the Week. Better late than never, I say.

FeedSquares is a great app (and FREE). It integrates with Google Reader and displays all the stores is a pleasing format. I’ve actually been using FeedSquares for about 6 months now, and I love it. Here are some screen shots:

If you’re looking for an app to sort through all your Google Reader subscriptions, try it out!

Source: http://blog.rocketinbottle.com/p/feedsquares.html

Tommy Nevin’s Pub

Although I’ve been to Tommy Nevin’s a couple times before, it’s never been for a substantial meal.

Went out to lunch with my dad yesterday, and we decided to go to Tommy Nevin’s (because I had an unused Groupon).

Nevin’s has the typical pub grub menu, so I ordered a simple burger. My dad went with tilapia.

Here’s what my dad got:

For a pub, the dish was really well made, and apparently tasted really good. I got a typical burger, nothing special.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by the food at Nevin’s. I’ll definitely be going back, but I’ll try something other than a burger next time.

Paul’s Guide to Montreal- Part 1- Arriving

I’m currently visiting Montreal, Quebec, Canada, for the first time for the 2011 ISMRM (International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine) conference. Montreal is a great city, so I decided to make a guide based on my experiences. It’ll be a mix of a travel log and guide. This part covers getting to Montreal.
I flew into Montreal on Sunday, May 8th, on Air Canada. Montreal’s International terminal is quite large. It didn’t help that the gate we arrived at was all the way at the end of the terminal. After about 10 minutes of walking, I finally went through customs, and then claimed my baggage.

Source: Google Maps

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Android App of the Week: Drisk

I love Android and everything related to Android. So I’ve decided to start an Android section for my blog. Along with the Android section, I’m starting App of the Week, where I post my favorite app of that week.

The first App of the Week is Drisk! Drisk is the classic game of Risk for Android. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve played this when I’m bored in a lecture, on the bus, etc. Screenshots below.

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