Thursday, May 01, 2008

Triple Bs - Bees, Beehive and Blacke

Talking about triple B's, this is my third post for today!!
(note to self: time blogging = time NOT spent studying = =)
Nevertheless, I HAVE to blog about the bees.
There was a beehive, slightly larger than your average mini football, right in front of my house. It has been a permanent resident, between two narrow pillars which is part of my house's fence, since a few months back.

Inside the beehive, should be about a few hundreds of bees, which have yet to attacked anyone. However, due to safety concerns, and also the complaints of neighbors. We decided that the beehive no longer deserved a place in our house compound.

This lead to several calls to the Bomba (fire station), and FINALLY after three calls, we managed to get to a decent firemen who told us he would come over the next night. He asked us to prepare two things:

1. one litre of petrol
2. several "kain buruk"

And so we did. Let me tell you, buying one litre of petrol from a petrol station has got to be the weirdest thing I've done so far (though it was actually my mum who bought, BUT still, I was there, and it felt weird). We went to the petrol station with one of those small plastic containers used to keep chinese new year cookies. (yup, those transparent ones with red covers). Imagine putting the nozzle into the container, weird eh?

And the funniest thing was, we paid RM 1.85 for the petrol, and left with a container of cooking-oil-like solution. LOL~

The bomba came on time, wrapped the kain buruk around a metal rod, drenched it with petrol, lighted it, and poked the burning cloth at the beehive. Thankfully, none of the bees flew out, and after one minute or so, we put out the fire, and that's the end of the hundreds of bees, and the beehive.

Of course, in between the progress of all that, several "concerned" neighbors came around, to view the whole incident, and happily went home after the "exciting" show, and hopefully they return home with an ease of mind that those bees won't bug them anymore. LOL~

Blackle, what is Blackle?
I first saw Blackle on chinyeong's msn. Then I saw it again in YouZhuan's bloggie.

So WHAT is Blackle?
It's like Google ;meaning you can Google, or now "Blackle" anything you want there.
It's powered by Google, expect that it has a BLACK background instead of the usual white.

Why black?
"Blackle saves energy because the screen is predominantly black.
A monitor requires more power to display a white or light-colored screen than a black or dark-colored screen."

Isn't that cool??
You use less electric when you search for things through the net! So that also means your laptop/desktop uses fewer watts compared to when you use Google. Hehe ;p

I tired using Blackle a few moments ago,
and the search function works exactly like Google, because like I said, it's powered by Google ;p The result pages TOO come out in black.
However, once my eyes get accommodated to the dark background, my eyes find it "painful" to look into a screen with white background. It's like there's too much glare.. = =''

Anyways, I've set Blackle as my homepage, and I hope more people will do so =)
And after my test, I shall change the skin of my blog, into a more power saving tone^^

DO your part for mother nature!

(though I did help in the deaths of the lovely creation of mother nature a few moments ago....but that's another story, right? ;p)

8 comments:

UncleJosh said...

hmm...
blackle?
nice... but i love white~!
and blogspot's template are in bright colors... and also when i leave comments, editing and etc... it's all in bright colors... haha :)

oh well... thanks for the info.. .would be trying out new blogskin myself

youzhuan said...

yea go blackle!!!
me too change the homepage d...

but chinyeong's blog got a reply saying that only work on desktop or what, i dont really understand..for lappy, it's will consume more power wor...
i havent really look that piece of info up yet...

WenYi said...

what?will comsume more energy if used on lappy??? ='( meaning x jadi jimat electricity..hahhaa

youzhuan said...

yea man....it's the screen functioning principle or what wor...

Anonymous said...

haha.. only engineering student ca tell me more about it.. lol..

Jason said...

well, blackle will kind of work better with a crt monitor rather than a lcd monitor... just look up on how crt monitor works and how lcd monitor works and it roughly know why...

WenYi said...

rofl, crt and lcd monitor...i've heard that.. shall blackle it when i'm done with exams >.<

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