Monday, January 16, 2012

Control your car with the swipe of a hand

Is it just me or does it seem like everything technology-future based we saw in the movies in the 90's and early 2000's has either been made or is in its early development stage.  From Robots (I'm telling you one day they'll take over), Psychological Stimulant Drugs , Wet Wear (electronics on the body), Financial Chips on phones or implanted in you (Google Wallet) and much more craziness is being tried, tested and developed.

Take for instance Mercedes new toy the DICE  (Dynamic & Intuitive Control Experience).  Mercedes' built a car interior which is supposed to be motion controlled.  There seem to be a few kinks to work out but definitely something I think we will see in the future.   Have a look at the video and check out Engadget's original article on the subject. 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Photo Shoots, Vault Update, New Creatures.... busy B

Definitely making some Pho this coming week, I've been lofting on cooking this for a while.  Chez Blodg has been slacking on the kitchen front.  Its going to busy a busy week with a number of photo shoots I have planned.  Also I'm really looking forward to heading down to Niagara and Buffalo next weekend.  Lots of interesting things to photograph in the Niagara/Buffalo area... Camera will be making an appearance.   Henry's Camera, Best Buy and Target are on the hit list as well once they let me out this zoo.  Planning to hit up CheeseCake Factory too for some good eats.  Price point pending I'm really hoping to be able to finally video throwing this laptop off the balcony upon my return (long overdue).  This post was suppose to be done a while ago. 

The Toy Vault has been updated once again with a few new editions so watch for out for the pics this coming week.   I will be adding a couple new little guys to the aquarium towards the end of the week.  All is going well so far in Aqualand. 

For my fellow social media addicts hit me up I'm all over the place literally.  Facebook, Twitter, Google+.

Also if you haven't visited the Fan Page do so at  BlogginBlodgett (press the like button, you know you want to, you can't resist)  Last Month we gave away a $100 gift card join us for more contests and exclusive info.

Thank you for all the love and continued support wishing you a great week
Bloggin Blodgett

Just cooked a Greasy Artery Cloggin Brunch ... mmmmm







The table is set

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Dark of the Moon 3D Blue Ray....

Not sure why I didn't post this earlier but for all your Transformers Fans Dark of the Moon 3D Blue Ray comes out January 31st. 

One way to sober up

Take a dip in Lake Ontario but leave your car on the shore, well unless you've had a few too many.  I'm not going to knock this guy as I was no Angel when I was 20, seems like this is a gentle way to sober up real quick, compared to what could of happened.  So in Toronto a man was driving home from Queens Quay (pronounced Key) earlier this morning and didn't see that the road was ending.  I have a rough idea of where this is and it can be a little dark down there on a winter morning, nevertheless the young gentlemen ended up taking what must of been a cold shower (last night was real cold here).  Not seeing the road was ending he took a plunge into the lake car and all.  The guy was rescued by a bunch of people who happened to be out.   Ah drinking and driving, responsibility, risks.. no need to elaborate.  Life just spoke to this young man and in many ways he got off with a very stern warning.  Thankfully no one was hurt.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Buck Buck Buck How to eat the Bird

Okay so this topic may strike a few cords, touch a few nerves, rubs a couple funny bones...Apparently there is a "correct" way to eat a Chicken Wing.  I'm not knocking anyone who believes this is the way to go but myself I prefer to grab the wing and go Ape (  ) on it!  But that's just me. 

Original post   via  TorontoWriter (Go pay them a visit)

Wedding Show

For all those entering the journey of Marriage the Mississauga Convention Center will be hosting their annaul Perfect Wedding Show beginning Jan 13 running until the 15th

In Anticipation of Chinese New

Get your Chinese New Year off to an early start as The Living Arts Center will be hosting Shen Yun show including Classical Chinese Dance, story telling myths, and showcasing traditional Chinese Culture.  The Show runs from January 19-22 2012.

Enter the Studio

For those of you looking at getting into music and production Metal Works Institute Mississauga is having an Open House this Sunday at 1:00pm.  For Details visit the site

Take off your 3D glasses

Not to long ago I remember discussing with a friend the new 3D technology, movies and tvs.  In that conversation I remember him saying that he would be waiting a few years before considering whether to buy a 3D TV because by then manufacturers would have found a way to watch 3D without the glasses.  You can imagine my suprise tonight hearing that Sony displayed their first models at CES in Vegas.  So we have now officially entered the era of 3D without glasses.  I still stand by my arguement that 3D should be the exception not the norm but as with all things tech eventually the markets will force us to buy them.

 read here

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I camera I phone I spy I something

"Its a iPhone!"

"No its a Camera!"

"No dude its a Camera phone"

Actually its a  Gizmon.  The Gizmon iCA  is an iPhone case, check this, made up of 32  Polycarbonate parts.  Poly who?  Polycarbonate silly. Basically  Polycarbonate is a very tough plastic. But the cool thing about it is the camera features.  Thats right its a case with a camera, or its a camera with a case, either way its a Gizmon. 

The Gizmon is designed to be attached to the iPhone or the iPhone attaches to the case either way you choose Gizmon touts a bunch of accessories as well including a flash attachment and a bunch of lens options (pictured below or above .. where ever Blogaway decides to put it)

If you like a Leica…LOOK at this! 

10000 views Thank You for the Love!!

Last night Bloggin Blodgett's page hit 10,000 views.  Much love to everyone who made this possible.  When I first started Bloggin Blodgett six months ago as with all new ventures there is a hesitation how is this going to work out? What is the feedback going to be?  Getting into a routine took a while between working fulltime and maintaining a balance in my personal relationships but it has all panned out.  So we journey forward as I stomp the Mississauga streets sharing my adventures with yours truly.  Lots of great things in store for the coming year from contests to photography, more event coverage, cooking to clothing thank you for your continued love and support.   When we hit 500,000 Bloggin B is giving away a TV and at a million hits we're throwing a party.  Much love Bloggin Blodgett

PS of course you know I had a Crest to Celebrate.  Its a Sauga thing.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tweeting with music

Want to tweet and listen to music...

 The Echo Nest teams with Twitter to integrate tweets into music apps 

Finally the Autobot Ark comes to the Vault

Well it was about 6 months ago that I first mentioned the Transformers Autobot Ark.  I have been waiting for this toy since last summer.  For those unfamiliar the Ark is an Autobot ship.  Well I finally picked this up for a decent price point too.  The toy transforms from ship into the Autobot Battle Station including a prison for Decepticons.  There's a few sound effects when transforming the ship to its battle station along with with your typical lazer gun sounds.  The cool thing about this Battle Station is it has a whole mini-toyline (Cyberverse) which you can use with it. 

Also the package comes with the Autobot Roller the Lunar Rover transformer seen in Dark of the Moon when the Autobots go to see their ship on the moon. Thus my Cyberverse collection has begun.  More to come and need to find a place to store these Mini Sets.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Breakfast of champs for dinner

Ahh the breakfast of champions for dinner.  Sometimes its just great to eat unhealthy food.  Eggs topped off with Corn beef, rice and seasoned with Franks Red Hot.   Mmmmm. 

Merry Christmas from Walmart

 The nice people over at Walmart Canada want to give you a break after the big spending Christmas that just passed.  Walmart is having a major Rollback on approximately 7000 items.  More details can be found over at the Mississauga News' Press Release

Join us on Facebook

As you may have heard last week Bloggin Blodgett gave away a $100 gift certificate for Christmas in appreciation for all the love and support from the fans and follower of  Bloggin B.  Join us over at Facebook  for lots more of that goodness this coming year.   

Criminal runs away from Monestery to go back to prison

And you thought being a monk was an easy deal.  This is an interesting story about a criminal who was serving his sentence at a Monastery instead of prison and runs away for the second time in order to be put back in jail citing living with the monks is too hard compared to living in jail.

Criminal serving time with monks beg to be sent back to prison

Mississauga 2012 Budget Open House

For those interested in how your financial contributions (tax money) is being utilized are invited on Wednesday at 7:00 pm to an Open House which will discuss what is on the agenda for 2012.  More info can be found here.

Sunny day

Its always nice to start the week to a colorful sunrise.  One of these days I'm actually going to get up to do a Mississauga by the dawn photo shoot.  Lots of stuff on the agenda this week stay tuned. Have a great week and thanks for following.  

MIA - working on the tank

Bloggin B has been MIA for a few days I do apologize.  One of the contributing factors (amongst others) has been the new 90 Gallon tank I purchased on New Years day which was previously noted here but for some strange reason the picture never uploaded.   So here are a few pics of the setup from day one along with some new pics of plant additions and some of the first creatures to be added.

Day One

So the first thing to do was to cycle the water.  Cycling the tank is the process where you prepare the aquarium for fish to live in.  There is a big chemical difference between tap water and freshwater or saltwater. Normally the rule of thumb is to let the water run through the filter for 24 hours before adding any fish I gave this bad boy 48 hours as its a little bigger tank and I have no need to rush in transferring the fish from the other tank.  As you can see the water is cloudy which is a result of both the cycling the process and the addition of the substrate which I choose to use a small gravel this time around.  I find sand gets too messy especially during cleaning time.

Day 2

 Second day I  added a few plants (close ups below), log and Mr Daewon's (Newt) lily pad and floating log.  Actually I plan on adding a Red Root Floater to give him a real plant to hang out on.

This plant (Water Hedge/ Didiplis Diadra) is really cool and will gradually turn partially brown once I have begun adding C02 and nutrient supplements.  

The Second plant is the Ozelot Sword which is a really tall plant and may eventually out grow the tank.

The third plant is a variant of the Corkscrew Val plant which I picked up on sale at Pet Smart. 

Next comes the awesome Banana Plant which floats around and sprout leaves at the top of the plant. 

Day 3

I began to add a couple small aqua-critters which will help begin the nitrogen cycle.  This is essentially where the tank begins to develop its waste decomposing system.  One thing many people do with a new aquarium is add 20 fish and then a week later most of their fish are dead.  A tank, including an established tank, needs to gradually develop the proper levels of ammonia, nitrites and nitrates which control the break down of the waste.  If any of these levels fluctuate too much your fish will die as Ammonia is highly toxic even in very small amounts. You can read more here if you want.  So I added the following water dudes to the tank

Assassin Snail

Assassin snails are really cool snails which I find quite amusing and necessary.  Anyone who has run a planted tank will attest to the fact that sooner or later you are going to have a snail problem.  Usually snails are transferred via plants, specifically located on the roots which at the time of purchase often are invisible to the eye because this is where the eggs are often found.  Assassin snails help to alleviate this problem because they ultimately assassinate any other snails they find.  These colorful little guys only eat other snails.  Second I am a fan of aquarium snails because they help to keep the bottom of the tank clean but the problem with many other species of snails they eat the plants more than they clean which is annoying so I vouch for these little dudes.

Ghost Shrimps

I purchase these guys in bulk as they are cheaper and serve a few purposes.  There are about twenty in the tank right now.  These guys clean the bottom of the tank from all left over waste. They grow about an inch and a half.

Platinum Hatchet Fish

So this is the first fish I added.  It is really small right now but will end up about 3 inches.  He cruises along the top of the water most of the time and it is the first time I have actually come across this particular species so I picked him up.

That's all for now but I will be adding more fish in the coming weeks very gradually along with more plants.  Stay tuned.
Aqua Blodgett

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Hobbit Production Video # 5

For all you Hobbit Fans there's been another production video released. This one is rather lengthy, running just over twelve minutes. Have a gander.

Another year.....

Another year is over and with that comes all the count downs (top tens, hundreds etc..) along with all the Year's in review. Gizmag's "A year in technology" is an interesting read and may just give some insights into what is coming in the coming year.  Have a look!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A dream come true

I have been in the aquarium hobby for about 6 years give or take.  I remember when I started out with nothing more than a five gallon tank which had been collecting dust in my sisters room.  I had no idea what I was doing and for the most part still have much to learn.  Over the years fish have come and gone, plants have shriveled up, and the tank sizes have grown from 5 to 20 to 30 to 55 to 90 which is as far as I plan on going.   Well until I'm brave enough to try a Marine Tank.   Yesterday I came across a great deal for a 90 gallon tank with stand and thanks to a little bonus from a recent Condo Sale Bloggin B splurged on the beast.  It is a nice size just what I have been waiting for.   No more spacing concerns for the breeds of fish I plan on housing.  So Happy New Year once again.  This year is already begun with a few blessings.  Stay tuned Bloggin B. 

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Congrats to.....

Bloggin Blodgett wants to wish everyone a Happy New Year! And now what everyone's waiting for. Congrats to Dennis Urriza the winner of the 2011 Christmas Give Away!!!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Last chance for Christmas Give away

This is the final reminder for the $100 Christmas Give Away.  Hurry and join the Facebook Page to be entered into the draw.

Don't forget to join the Facebook Page for the Christmas Give away.  Ends tomorrow at noon.

Last call for Christmas Give away

Don't forget to join the Facebook Page for the Christmas Give away.  Ends tomorrow at noon.

Collingwood Photo Shoot

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Give away last minute reminder

Don't forget to join the Facebook Page for the Christmas Give away.  Ends tomorrow at noon.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Posting Resumes Tomorrow


I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  After a few days of running around like a chicken who lost his head, I was able to spend a relaxing two days near Collingwood.  The first major snowfall of the year hit that day as well which was perfect timing for a photo-shoot around the Blue Mountain Resorts.  Pictures will be posted tomorrow night when regular posting will resume as well. 

    Thursday, December 22, 2011

    Go leafs!!

    Live from the box at the ACC ... Also there will be limited posting over the next 5 days. 

    Go leafs!!

    Live from the box at the ACC ... Also there will be limited posting over the next 5 days. 

    Wednesday, December 21, 2011

    New Vault Member : DOTM Air Raid

    Its been a while since I've updated the Vault with new figures.  I recently picked up the Dark of the Moon Deluxe Air Raid.  I love this figure in vehicle mode it just looks like an awesome plane.  More coming soon!

    Liar Liar pants on fire.... The more you text the more you lie

    CP24 has presented a study done by the University of British Columbia who have confirmed the inevitable.. the more people text the more they are likely to lie or inflate their stories a little. Shocker. The age of faceless communication has enabled all kinds of antisocial behaviors from the way we heartlessly speak to one another through our keyboards, to the cyber-bullying (yes that includes the gossipers), to the trolls, to the disconnect from real life and real social skills.

    I'm not on the floor in shock at this correlation between fibbing and the frequent usage of text messaging. It has always been like this back in the original days of being able to send chat messages through a computer. People always lied because their is no real way of knowing the difference truth and lie. But what this study does touch upon is where we should be concerned. There is a difference between texting and using online social tools. To text someone you have to know them. And if we are developing the habit of blatantly lying to people who are friends or family then this is an issue.   All these social tools are a way for us to communicate better and when needed to reach out to one another that's what social networking and communication is.  Have your say in the combox.

    Bloggin B 

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011

    The Hobbit Trailer

    Music video to Steve Jobs

    Android is my device of preference and readers of BlogginBlodgett may know I have not used Apple Devices in many years. I was on Youtube last night, I was watching a music video and as what usually happens with Youtube two hours later I'm watching something completely unrelated. So I end up watching an interview with the late Steve Jobs from the 2010 D8 Conference. I have only recently got back into following technology trends gradually over the last couple of years. I found this video embedded below quite interesting as I haven't followed the Apple/Steve Job's Story all that closely. There is a lot of insightful information in the interview.  When you have the time watch the full interview embedded below. 

    Fridge food Taggin

    I've always admired food tagging but do people really think this will keep their goods safe from the fridge monster?