Thursday, December 24, 2009

Box Upgrade!

It's been a year, 2 months, and some odd days since I got back to actually using Windows everyday again. I've been meaning to do a major upgrade on the pretty much the guts on this box this year but time and money was a hindrance.

Yet just last night, I started my first upgrade...Memory!

I just recently started playing games again starting with Dungeons & Dragons Online then moved on bit by bit to the current fad Dragon Age: Origins.

I just popped it in the slot so I am now running at 4GB Memory on dual channel mode. I haven't noticed much difference yet (Although she turns off much more faster now, I was hoping for faster boot times but it seems the effect was in reverse) but nevertheless I am a bit more content with the performance.

I need to check if I can open a slush fund for more computer upgrades and if you will indulge me, I am soliciting donations for such in cash or kind (i.e. the actual parts I need)

He he he

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Palm OS Or Android

Just recently, I've been considering switching my phone to something new. I didn't want to try bleeding edge stuff but wanted something stable. Yes, I already have a Treo 680 but nowadays it feels lacking. The trend right now with mobile phones focus on applications, GPS, WiFi and a high resolution camera. What probably got me to consider the urge to migrate is the arrival of Android 2.0 and the Motorola Droid.

If you are not familiar with Android, it is the latest innovative products from search behemoth Google. Essentially, the idea behind the Android is a free, open source mobile OS based on the Linux kernel wherein the search giant can go ahead and riddle your phone with their free services.

(If you don't even know what Linux is, I suggest getting a hammer and hitting yourself on the noggin.)

Better yet, read the Wiki article here.

I actually thought of the HTC Dream which was one of the first phones that made it to the mass media. Officially it was exclusive to T-Mobile and marketed as the G1 or Google Phone. The usual hubbub of the geek community provided new buzzwords such as gPhone, ubiquitous device, and touchscreen albeit the latter has been with us since the arrival of Apple's iPhone.

I asked around regarding the HTC dream and a PLUG lister commented he bought the developer version of the phone but somehow the keyboard is sadly lacking. I guess this is my only deterrent and getting on pruchasing the HTC Dream. In case I forgot to mention, Motorola's droid is not available yet for GSM, only CDMA. That plus the fact that Verizon has first dibs on the device. Now, I have several factors on what to consider on migrating to a new phone:

  • WiFi - Not sure if this is a must but it would come in handy as whipping out my netbook is kind of silly just to tweet something personal.
  • Camera - Not a requirement but would be nice for those quick shots. Kinda reminds me of what someone mentioned during a DDO game, "Today's word is Legs, Go and spread the word!" That cracked me up... Ha ha!
  • Synching - It would be nice to have a nice offline backup in case you lose the phone. Android synchs up with your Google applications, haven't done enough research to see if this can be done similar to the Palm Desktop. More importantly, There are still some glitches when migrating from Palm OS to Andorid so I'll wait for a free utility that can do that for me. :P
  • Battery life - WiFi is a power eater. Add camera functions and cam-flash that could eat a lot more. What I liked about my Treo is that it has overcharging protection. You can leave the phone charged for 24 hours and your battery wont break. There are also some power settings that can help extend battery life and I have yet to experience where I unintentionally forget to charge my phone and leave the battery empty.
  • QWERTY - Yesiree, I like my phones like I like my keyboards, ergonomic and comfortable to use. I still have an old S-type keyboard that doesn't match the color of my computer. I guess Im just partial to comfortable typing. I don't want to develop carpal just becuase I type a lot.
Hmmm...What else should I consider? Perhaps further reading is needed. I'll get back to this if something useful comes up.

Currently, I am still open to suggestions following the criteria above. I've got nothing better to do today so I opted to post in a few thoughts after a month of no blogging.


Monday, October 19, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Canine Love Forever

There times when you find the sweetest things in the most odd situation.

Hey, If you didn't feel anything after looking at this picutre, You need serious help!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Another Year, Another Life

I just came off the plane.

Another few days in the most sacred of places, not even my friends know where it is. Too bad I could not stay long. It was a bit unplanned. I was supposed to be going to Cebu and see my best girl but for whatever reason her mom is unreachable. That was a waste of effort but nevertheless no point in bickering.

I've decided, I'm switching careers. No more of the being helpful and kind while making a wry face while helping users at the other end of the line. Now I think it's about time to stop worrying about others and start worrying about myself. I'm hoping to get retrenched and leave quietly with out fuss and off to another adventure in another industry.

I just got myself a netbook. Spur of the moment decision really!

What was supposed to be a 500GB external HDD turned to a 10 inch ASUS EEE 1000HE. So far so good. I've had this a little less than a month and have not seen anything to be annoyed with (except for the lack of readily available broadband).

Here I am writing this pointless post on my new toy and not much going on really.

Well, A little more than a month and maybe a few days of rest and this sorry story will hopefully pickup.

Ha ha ha ha

Saturday, September 05, 2009

I Miss Her

I just can't say it enough...

I really do miss Her!!!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

'Jesus in jeans' sculpture unveiled in Britain

A church in East Sussex has unveiled a Marcus Cornish bronze statue dubbed "Jesus in jeans" depicting Christ as a man of the 21st century.

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Monday, March 09, 2009

I Really Need A Hobby

This one just made me realize that I need a new hobby...

Sunday, March 08, 2009

What On Earth Has Happened to the Popeye Chickn & Biscuits Franchise In The Metro?

For some reason, I suddenly remembered that delectable chicken & biscuits meal served a little less than a decade ago and wondered what happened to it.

While fooling around in Google, I found this article in Wikipedia.

In a more interesting note, I did find a branch of Church's Chicken on the east side of SM Mall of Asia.

I have tried eating once and it doesnt seem to be the same Popeye we used to know and love. I think I'll try it again one more time and see if this is a replacement to quench my hunger.


Monday, February 23, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

KEEP: Emulator That Aims To Save Obsolete File Formats

The emulator will also be regularly updated to ensure that formats that fall out of favour remain supported in the near and far future. Called Keeping Emulation Environments Portable (Keep), the project aims to create software that can recognise, play and open all types of computer file from the 1970s onwards.

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I Am Bored

Sometimes, I wish life was a comic...

Friday, February 06, 2009

This is why I love Digg...

Tell me a more organized comments section and I'll slap my head and call myself [C] hicken!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

What is Grimace?

The question is pretty short. What exactly is Grimace, the McDonald’s character? I mean Ronald McDonald is a clown, that’s pretty clear. And the majority of the remaining McDonald’s characters seem to have at least a passing resemblance or relation to McDonald’s food. Grimace is just a purple blob. So help me solve the mystery of Grimace

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Bizarre Glasses - You Have To See 'Em To Believe 'Em

Alas, I just went out with my best girl to Star City and ended up losing a pair of Rudy Project sunglasses.

Im in the market for a new one and while fooling around in the interwebs, I found this obscure set of pictures of different glasses from the late 50's to the mid 60's

The shapes were really odd back then.....and they claimed the 50's was a conservative era...ha! See what weird abstract shapes they reproduced to get attention towards the eyes!

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Wetware hacking

How to hallucinate using ping-pong balls and a radio

Do you ever want to change the way you see the world? Wouldn't it be fun to hallucinate on your lunch break? Although we typically associate such phenomena with powerful drugs like LSD or mescaline, it's easy to fling open the doors of perception without them: All it takes is a basic understanding of how the mind works.

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