Almost forgot my best friend’s birthday! Luckily he has a habit of making doodle on his site to mark important dates.

Happy Birthday Google! You are 13 years old already. If you are a human, you would be in Secondary One this year.
Here’s an interesting fact. Google was officially incorporated on 7 September 1998. They have been celebrating their birthday mostly on 7 September until 2005. In that year, Yahoo announced that their index was larger than Google’s. Because of that, Google push their birthday back to 27th September for the announcement of the record-breaking number of pages the search engine was sifting through. Ever since then, Google begin celebrating their birthday on 27th September instead of 7th September.

An update of the arcade classic Lode Runner is on its way to Android. Tozai Games, the creator of Lode Runner, is porting Lode Runner from the Xbox 360 to the Android platform. Called Lode Runner X, it will be available exclusively on the Xperia PLAY and other Xperia devices from November 2011.

I still remember playing Lode Runner on those 8 bit TV console. It was fun to play. Glad that they are updating the game and porting it over to Android platform.
Lode Runner X will have the full journey mode and all the single player puzzles of the Xbox 360 console version, including all of the environments and special features. Using an in-house game engine called the PBX by Southend Interactive, Tozai Games is able to transfer the gameplay logic without rewriting anything. Rendering, controls, sound playback and menus needed to be adapted for the PBX Android interfaces to complete the port. Texture resolutions and the level of detail of models needed to be decreased slightly, as well as changing texture and sound compression.

Here’s a useful BlackBerry app for all those attending the SingTel Singapore Grand Prix this weekend. The 2011 app streams real-time data direct from Formula One Management’s Technical Centre at the race track. It displays the same information supplied to the teams from every session of the weekend, instantly putting you at the heart of the action.

PlayBook owners can also download the Maxis F1 2011 app for BlackBerry PlayBook for viewing on the big screen.

Google just did a new Google Doodle to celebrate the 75th Birthday of Jim Henson. Most of us might not know who is Jim Henson. But I’m sure everyone have seen his creations like Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the Muppets. 24 September is the birthday of the late Jim Henson.

There are a few easter eggs in the Doodle. For example, you can click on the red Muppet on the right and click somewhere on the left side of the tall Muppet. The red Muppet will eat the tall Muppet. Or click on the Muppet that is wearing a pair of spectacles. Move your mouse around it and after a while, it will toss it’s spectacles into the air.
I’m pretty sure there’s more easter eggs. Let me know if you find more.

Also, read the Google guest blog entry by Brian Henson about his dad.