Monday, February 19, 2007

Starting Anew

Yeah.

I briefly reviewed my archives and if I'm not mistaken, January 2007 is the first month since my blog started that didn't have any archive posts.

Grrr. Bad blogger.

Anyway.

I got to work a bit earlier than usual, a few minutes past 9am. It only took my around 45 minutes to get to the office from home! :D

Surprisingly, today was not what I expected it to be -- it seemed like one of those Mondays way back in 2005. No bosses, no foreigners, no visitors. And that only meant one thing: Monday -- is DotA day. Sweet.

No work also meant not having any excuse to NOT post.

To begin my.. mmm.. preparations for my comeback post, I open my online feed readers -- 244 unread posts says Bloglines! Google Reader just indicated it as 100+.. *whew*

Seeing that I had a LOT of catching-up to do, I first drafted an outline of what I would like to post about. It seemed a bit long. I decided to go ahead with the catching-up.

After I finished going through my blog roll, it was time to post something already, before I proceed with the --lemme see-- *gasp* 400+ link spam from my officemates.

I open up my Blogger account, after a looong time, and I still see the link where you could migrate your old Blogger account to the new version. A couple of months ago, I kept trying to migrate, but Blogger won't let me, saying that my blog had features that still weren't available for the Beta version. But I still tried to migrate, every time I saw the link, hoping that, well, I could. And today, I did not get any warning. I am actually eligible to migrate to the new Blogger. I stopped for a moment to process the fact. I looked around the page -- the Blogger Beta logo had the word "Beta" crossed-out! Yey! :p

I went through the steps, which were actually quite trivial, since I already have a Google Account, and I arrive at my Blogger Dashboard. There, I suddenly stopped again. I saw the blog that I reserved way back in May 2005 that I intended to transfer to, after a whole year with this blog. I didn't really intend For the Mail! to last this long. I even remember someone telling me that it would be cool if I kept using For the Mail!, even if it has out-lived its purpose.

Now, I have decided to move to a new blog.

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Friday, December 22, 2006

Holiday Season!

Naka-leave ako sa Dec. 27-29! Yey! :D

Naghihintay na lang kami ng party namin dito sa opisina..

Andito na pala mga grocery packages namin.. Ambigat..

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Dahil nalimutan ko na naman yung balak ko isulat..

Link spam!!!!!!!! (courtesy of resident link-spammers Mike and Randell, and sometimes Fred)

WORK

Be smarter at work, slack off --- Yeba!
http://money.cnn.com/2006/03/16/news/economy/annie/fortune_annie0317/index.htm?cnn=yes

Everything You Wanted to Know About Getting a Job in Silicon Valley But Didn't Know Who to Ask
http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2006/08/the_inside_scoo.html

Knocking the exuberance out of employees
http://headrush.typepad.com/creating_passionate_users/2006/10/knocking_the_ex.html


TECH

How to Break Windows Notepad
http://www.wincustomize.com/articles.aspx?aid=117870&c=1

30 Essential Pieces Of Free (and Open) Software for Windows --- Astig FreeMind! :D
http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2006/12/01/30-essential-pieces-of-free-and-open-software-for-windows/

The Bandwidth Speed Test
http://www.wugnet.com/myspeed/speedtest.asp

Wooden Computing
http://www.ecogeek.org/content/view/62/1/

BitTorrent Reloaded: Unauthorised installs lead to pirated movie files on victim's PCs
http://www.vitalsecurity.org/2005/12/bittorrent-reloaded-unauthorised.html


GOOGLE

Google Interview Questions
(see comments)
http://www.gamedev.net/community/forums/topic.asp?topic_id=299692&PageSize=25&WhichPage=2

The Internet’s Biggest Google Whores
http://www.johnchow.com/index.php/the-internets-biggest-google-whores/

Preparing For a Software Engineering Interview by Niniane Wang, June 2006
http://ofb.net/~niniane/interview_howto.html


GAMING

Starcraft Origami --- para sa 'yo, Clemen! :D
http://kr.image.yahoo.com/GALLERY/read.html?img_filename=44505eb360b6

--- para naman sa 'yo, Cel! :D
http://www.bestoldgames.net/eng/

Intel(R) IT Manager Game 2.0
http://itmg2.intel.com/eng/

Fancy Pants Adventure --- coolness.. astig yung engine.. balak ko sana makagawa ng ganyan dati, pero hindi ganyan ka-lupit yung na-imagine ko! :p
http://hallpass.com/media/fancypantsadventure.html

StarCraft Flash Action 5 --- smooth! :D
http://www.armorgames.com/games/starcraftfa5.html

hot korean starcraft players, and unadulterated madness --- at nagulat naman ako sa pinalabas sa huling video.. SCV rush, yeah! :D (luma na naman tong mga to.. pero syempre, galing kay niniane, kaya pinansin.. :p)
http://niniane.blogspot.com/2006/12/hot-korean-starcraft-players-and.html


GEEK

for the geeks in you:
Origin of Quake3's Fast InvSqrt()
http://www.beyond3d.com/articles/fastinvsqrt/

Million Dollar Math
http://www.discover.com/en/issues/dec-06/features/million-dollar-math-problems/

16th International Obfuscated C Code Contest Guidelines, Hints and Comments
http://www0.us.ioccc.org/2001/guidelines

Most eye-crossing --- entry para sa Obfuscated C Code Contest.. ascii art magic eye generator, pero magic eye din daw dapat yung code mismo! :D pero nakakaduling pag sa monitor, tapos, nung nag-print ako, konti na lang toner, kaya malabo! :p
http://www0.us.ioccc.org/2001/herrmann2.hint
http://www0.us.ioccc.org/2001/herrmann2.c

MagicCube5D
http://www.gravitation3d.com/magiccube5d/

Bill Gates and Petals Around the Rose --- luma na rin to, pero napasa ulit, e.. :p
http://www.borrett.id.au/computing/petals-bg.htm


COOL

click on the floating cirlces or squares:
http://www.wefeelfine.org/wefeelfine_pc.html

http://textorizer.whatfettle.com/

Dilbert creator Scott Adams temporarily fixes his uncurable voice disorder --- astig.
http://dilbertblog.typepad.com/the_dilbert_blog/2006/10/good_news_day.html

Close-Up Ad - Fire & Ice --- ito, sinama ko lang, pero di ko talaga trip..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TungIRdV0s
Close-Up Ad - Manifesto --- astig!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2VG6aPbjM8
Close-Up Ad - Eyelash
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-oU5bsAHnI
Close-Up Ad - Bad Boy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgJYu-bkd3M


WEIRD

A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. --- ganito yung balak ko sa isang lumang site ko.. bigla na lang ako tinamad.. kasi naman, kelangan ko pa maki-scan, maki-net, etc.. *sigh*
http://xkcd.com/

Stokke Gravity Chair Leans Back and Forward: We're Stoked
http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/stokke-gravity-chair-leans-back-and-forward-were-stoked-217345.php

http://hornymanatee.com

What is the sound of one hand clapping? --- hehehe.. napanood ko to sa Tonight Show.. :p
http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a1_049
http://www.kusi.com/news/goodmorning/3735876.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8Q1nLwYK6E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOkPAniSQcY

If all Chinese jumped at once, would cataclysm result?
http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a1_155

Did a French vaudeville star once specialize in trained flatulence?
http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a1_394

What does "OK" stand for?
http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_250

What happens if a werewolf bites a vampire? What's the minimum daily requirement of blood for a vampire? Can you get zombified by having sex with a zombie?
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/061027.html

skeleton of Bugs Bunny "Lepus Animatus" and other beloved characters --- :p
http://www.arariogallery.co.kr/exhibition/exhibition_past_artwork.php?exhibition_serial=49

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_problems_solved_by_MacGyver --- :p
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116

Top 20 Unusual Homicides --- parang Darwin Awards yung dating sa akin nito.. :p pero syempre, malas talaga nila, kasi, di tulad ng sa Darwin Awards, may ibang biktima dito..
http://moronland.net/moronia/moron/1025/

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Pinakita ni Fred sa amin 'to. Star na naman ng party si Brando! :D

Brando Beats It
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXAB_MJSWBk

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Eto na muna... kasi kinukulit ako para magtrabaho!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Tekken News!

Not a new Tekken.. Not yet.. :p

After a long while, Tekken Zaibatsu posts some updates! :p

First is that T5:DR will be released for the PS3!! And they have [a link to] some screenshots! :D

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Java SE 6 was already released??

Sigh. I'm stuck with J2SE 1.4.. at least, for the next half-year or so..

There's also NetBeans which I haven't tried yet.. Not that I can't try it out now.. Just.. loyal to Eclipse? ... :-"

Monday, December 11, 2006

Back Again

After a long break from blogging, I suddenly get another break from, well, almost everything.

Had the flu, and was stuck at home for almost a week!

It was fun, that I didn't have to go to work -- that I didn't have to worry about work. I was amused that I wasn't called by the big boss. :p

Anyway, lots of catch-up work for me..

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Today's Holiday

It's Noel Singidas Day, once again!

I looked up my blog archives and I didn't find a 2005 greeting.. Sucks.

And I forgot to get a pic again (as in 2004)!

Linkage

I forgot to share the links that I found.. mm.. worthy of sharing? :p


Carbon nanotubes could make t-shirts bullet proof
http://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=1054.php

Dove Real Beauty
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZquECn6pmWA

Cool tree house
http://www.smellybean.com/ViewPic.jsp?PicID=912

brokeback to the future
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5CYP0TnG1k

Aqua Teen Hunger Force - Complete Episodes
http://video.glath.com/athf.php

Hidden Program In Windows XP
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/306141/hidden_program_in_windows_xp/

New Advice: Don't Sit Up Straight
http://www.livescience.com/humanbiology/061128_backpain_sitting.html

Probably the closest you’ll ever get to zero
http://www.stokke.com/inuse.asp?p=Gravity&la=EN&na=UK&div=C&nr=01

Calvin and Hobbes
http://www.marcellosendos.ch/comics/ch/1988/03/198803.html

Dilbert
http://www.geek.nl/pics/dilbert-arch/

NEC 'tag' concept phone: the future is bendy
http://blog.scifi.com/tech/archives/2006/11/27/nec_tag_concept.html

http://myspace-527.vo.llnwd.net/01321/72/51/1321511527_l.gif

Banned WoW player threatens Blizzard with suicide
http://duggmirror.com//gaming_news/Banned_WoW_player_thretens_Blizzard_with_suicide/plain.html

Optimus Prime
http://www.threedy.com/site/forum/showthread.php?t=40578

http://www.futilitycloset.com/

Best Joke In The World
http://man-blog.com/braingasms/best-joke-in-the-world

Anti-Chuck Norris Facts
http://www.pointsincase.com/anti_chuck_facts.htm

Re-runs..

..of nights at the office.

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I try to remember..

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Just this past Saturday, Kei and I -- and Fred and Sarah and Kaye and Jeff -- finally got to watch a movie in the Globe Platinum Cinema at the Gateway Mall. And, of course, we didn't just watch any movie. We watched Happy Feet! Me like! (You can go read movie reviews elsewhere.. I'm pretty sure, there are lots going around.. :p) Also, afterwards, Kaye finally got her Gonuts Donuts! :D

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For the first time ever, I have a Christmas list! It's a short list so most of those I know shouldn't expect anything. :p It adds to the surprise, too. :D

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What I really want to have now is a budget. Since I don't have one, I keep forgetting for what purpose I save the money I have, and I, of course, use it for something else. A lot of people have the same problem I have, and I guess the problem boils down to discipline in managing money. That I didn't have much of before. Fortunately, I've gained much of it now, and I can say that I've become more responsible when it comes to money matters. For example, I don't fall behind of the deadlines of the expenses I have to cover at home anymore. But, once in a while, I just suddenly feel like splurging. When such a time comes, before I realize it, it's still one week before the next pay day, and all I have is enough for my bus/jeep fare to go to work for a week.

Bah. I'm sleepy already.

Point is I will start maintaining a spreadsheet or something to monitor my income and expenses. And I suddenly recall Google Docs and Spreadsheets!

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During my blogging hiatus, I've installed two new mobile applications, both by Google. G-Mail for Mobile Phones, and Google Maps Mobile! Also, they've announced a web transcoder that automatically strips complex websites into a form that works for small displays.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Oooo-kay..

So, I'm here at the office, quite late at night, and I finally just finish the last urgent task I was given.

What do I do?

Check out ALL the freakin' links that my officemates passed around the entire week!

Later..

Ka-blog

Long time-no blog, once again.

But, heck, a new task just came.

And, pardon the online quizzes.

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Lots of things have happened in the last couple of months. My last post was less than a month ago, but what counts is the content of the posts. And that's what's missing in my last several posts.

Lots of BORING work. That's all I'm going to say about that.

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Just came back from Oracle Developers Day. The first half of it. Had to get back to work immediately, the boss says.

At least, I got to see Kei for a while. Lots of food, yey!

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Damn. Back to work. Again.

So much for my temporary freedom.

The Generation 1 Transformers Test












Beachcomber

77 Allegiance, 15 Power, 26 Aggression, 82 Intelligence

You're the closest thing to a hippie amongst the Autobots... you're Beachcomber! You'd rather go for long drives on the beach or in the mountains than face combat. Unfortunately, you're an incredibly talented scientist, which means that the Autobots genuinely need your help. While you may be a "laid back" kind of guy, you're always willing to pitch in and help, even if you'd rather not actually have to hurt anyone.

Weapons: None
Transformation: Dune buggy
















My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 99% on Allegiance
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 99% on Power
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 99% on Aggression
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 99% on Intelligence




Link: The Generation 1 Transformers Test

The 32-Type Dating Test

The Slow Dancer
Deliberate Gentle Love Dreamer (DGLDm)

Steady, reliable, and cradling her tenderly. Take a deep breath, and let it out real easy...you are The Slow Dancer.

Your focus is love, not sex, and for your age, you have average experience. But you're a great, thoughtful guy, and your love life improves every year. There's also a powerful elimination process working in your favor: most Playboy types get stuck raising unwanted kids before you even begin settling down. The women left over will be hot and yours. Your ideal woman is someone intimate, intelligent, and very supportive.

Your exact opposite:
The Hornivore

Random Brutal Sex Master
While you're not exactly the life of the party, you do thrive in small groups of smart people. Your circle of friends is extra tight and it's HIGHLY likely they're just like you. You appreciate symmetry in relationships.




ALWAYS AVOID: The Battleaxe

CONSIDER: The Maid of Honor or The Sonnet


Link: The 32-Type Dating Test by OkCupid.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Long Time No Post..

..and I bash someone.. Hehehe.. >:)

Goodbye, emogeek..



*ROFL*