Sep
10
2013

iPhone 5S Release … why you mad at Apple?

Okay, so Apple announced two new “5” models that didn’t really add anything substantial… so what’s new? Haven’t you been paying attention to ANY of the iPhone announcements since iPhone 4?

  1. If you already have an iPhone 5, you don’t have to buy the new 5S, unless you’re dumb… and rich…
  2. If you have an iPhone 4 or 4S, the iPhone 5S is a substantial upgrade… and your two-year contract should already be done, unless you bought it cheap this year… in which case you don’t have a right to complain…
  3. If you still have a 3GS or – god forbid – the original iPhone, then for the love of all that is good and holy, grab the new iPhone 5S now! And sell your cassette tapes!
  4. If you have an Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry or some other non-iPhone device, I don’t see why you’re complaining… if you love your phone and think it’s the best thing since God talked to Moses, I don’t see why you’re so insecure about an inferior phone ;)
  5. If you still have a non-smart phone like a Nokia, Sony Ericsson or a Motorola Dynatac, then… well… u dnt hv 2 b sry u stl rck!

Jul
11
2013

Life is like a long drive …

Life is like a long drive … You may start by planning out where you want to go … You may choose the shortest path between two points, or you may go for the scenic route … It may start out a little slow, but once you get into the groove, it can feel like cruising … You may step on the gas for the thrill and excitement, or step on the brakes from time to time when you feel the need to slow down … The trip may have back roads and shortcuts, uphill or downhill, or it may have uncharted places where you don’t know what to expect …

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Mar
26
2010

The Toyota Debacle: How to move on

It was a shocking state of affairs  when Toyota announced that it was recalling millions of cars due to a very glaring “uncontrollable acceleration” problem.  And even though recalls normally happen for almost any car manufacturer for all sorts of reasons, this particular recall proved devastating for Toyota as a company, making them lose not just billions of dollars, but customer trust and satisfaction.

So the question is, can Toyota recover from this fiasco?

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Mar
25
2010

The 500 Word Limit

I hate the 500 word limit.

So what if it promotes brevity and conciseness of thought?  Not everything can be encapsulated into this stifling limitation.  How much can you really fit into 500 words if you have a lot of things between your ears that you want unleashed upon your captive reading public?  Does this mean that those with a penchant for verbal diarrhea will have to conform to this puritanical law of anal-retentive, number-crunching, grammar elitists?

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Nov
26
2009

Thanksgiving 2009… a lot to be thankful for?

Upon revisiting my weblog archives, I just discovered that I did not have an entry pertaining to Thanksgiving.  I mean, I had ones about Christmas and New Year’s, I had ones about Fourth of July and ‘Speak like a Pirate’ day, but not Thanksgiving.  So this is gonna be the FIRST Thanksgiving weblog entry I’m gonna make…

Being born and raised in the Philippines, celebrating Thanksgiving was an alien notion to me when I first came here.  I mean, how does a Filipino celebrate Thanksgiving Day, anyway?  Is it like what we normally do with any of the other western holidays – imitate the Westerners?  Do we celebrate it our own way? (i.e. instead of slaughtering a turkey, we slaughter a fattened pig… although if you’re Filipino, you know that you don’t need a holiday as an excuse to serve a roasted pig…)

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Oct
21
2009

Balloon Boy Bullshit

Those parents are stupid…

Last week, I can’t really relate to the thousands of people who watched that stupid little balloon chase in Colorado.  The only time I actually saw the thing was when I turned on the TV and saw a “breaking news” trailer about a giant runaway balloon that supposedly had a six-year-old boy aboard. The first thing that came to my mind when I saw it was “Boy, those kid’s parents are stupid for not watching their kid…”  But I didn’t feel the same burning need that thousands of Americans felt to continue watching it and closely follow the supposed “rescue mission” to save the little boy.

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Sep
11
2006

Again, a moment of silence to remember September 11…

It’s been five years since the incident that changed America, and the world. A lot has happened… and a lot will still happen.

Are we wiser? Are we better? Are we safer?

Where were you when it happened? What were you doing? How did it affect you? Does it still affect you? Do you think America (or the world) is prepared – so that this horrible event will not happen again? Do you think that the measures and actions done in the name of this tragedy were all warranted, and necessary? That we just made the world better – or worse?

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Nov
19
2004

Is it about time to ban cellphone use while driving?

Caught this little news link in one of the sites I visit:
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/199825_celldrive16.html

Which brings up the question: Is it about time that cellphone use while behind the wheel be considered a driving offense? I mean, the situation is so obvious you begin to wonder why the hell the police are so lax in trying to deal with these yahoos.

Anyone who has driven the streets of Los Angeles know as much as I do that cellphone-using drivers are one of the biggest nuisance on the road. Ever drove your car behind some dumb bitch in an SUV who’s busily chatting on her cellphone? Better yet, have you ever seen her make a left turn at a “yield” intersection, with your car right behind her?

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Jan
28
2003

My thoughts on Dubya’s State of the Union address…

George W. Bush’s State of the Union address tonight may have convinced some people that the United States needs to take matters in its own hands if the need arises. It may have affirmed some people’s sentiments that Saddam Hussein is the devil incarnate and must be overthrown from his lofty perch by all means necessary. Maybe his speech has changed the minds of several contingents who are against the “planned war” from the beginning,

But I still need a lot of convincing.

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Jun
16
2002

Notepad Vs. WYSIWYG

I had this brief little online discussion the other day with a friend, with him implying Notepad as being the text editor of choice by those who “know their HTML stuff” … what a bunch of bull.

First of all, Notepad is an entry level editor. It’s just a big white screen where you can type code. There’s nothing advanced about it. There isn’t even a color legend for tags and variables, which makes editing much more convenient. Yet one might say “if you want something convenient then it means you don’t know how to distinguish HTML tags from text.” Yet again, another stupid little argument. That’s like saying Copy and Paste is also a sign of HTML ineptness coz it makes things “easier”.

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