Sunday, November 30, 2008

QR Codes

So I have had my G1 for about a month now, loving every bit of it. One of the features on it can scan barcodes. Now the main usage in the states is you can scan any product at say Best Buy, the program will take the UPC code or whatever and do a web search for prices. You can either look at online prices and it will show you the cheapest price online and give you a link to the purchase page. Or you can do a local search and it will look at all stores near your GPS area and put it on google maps with prices. You can also put in price points so that it will alert you when the product is at the price you want it.

Now thats is not the coolest part of barcode scanning. The best part is QR Codes or 2D Barcodes. You don't see them in the US much at all, but in Japan you see them all over. I think one of the first phones to feature it was the Nokia Rob was trying to buy when Cloverfield came out. 

So as odd as that thing looks it contains information. It can contain a link to a number to call, or a number to text, it can also display text such as instructions, or a nice message. It can also contain a web url, the above is a link to this blog, on the G1 you simply open the barcode scanner then scan and click the link and it brings you here. If you go to Japan you will see these all over, you probably have seen them in Japanese magazines, or on some blog sites.

I hope more phone makers begin adding this function to their phones and it will get used more in the US.


And Clash with what looks to be another great video on the way.

RED BULL DRIFTING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Teaser from Clashproduction on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

RedBull WDC

Redbull Drifting Championship by Joshua Herron

Really nice video from Joshua Herron, I hope it makes its way to Vimeo and in HD.

Friday, November 21, 2008

St. Louis

Drift Matsuri with ribs 2009??...??

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Teaser vid of Gateway. According to those fancy gear calculators this thing does just over 100mph in 3rd... Must go faster!

Monday, November 17, 2008


Whether or not you love Kanye West, you should love imeem. I especially love it because it is on my phone (I finally got my G1), and it's linked to my imeem account, so makes for a great streaming music app!

Now for music.

DJ Benzi, Kanye West & Plain Pat present: Sky High

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Onevia vs Silvia

On one hand I have this.

Stay onevia, keep lowering, do funky things thing to my wheels (for some reason I really like these back wheels)

While on the other hand I have this.

Put on the silvia headlights, new aero, new look.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008


New Kanye video, video is kinda cool.

Heartless from kwest on Vimeo.

This past weekend was a drift/grip day at Gateway International Raceway. Mike, Earl and myself took our cars down there. This was my first time at this track, and first time drifting at the top of 3rd gear. My power steering was not working, and I broke 2nd gear at USAIR so the beginning of my day sucked, but by the end of the day I got it and this track is badas!! Everyone MUST go to this track.

Some pics

Monday, November 3, 2008