Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Abolish what?

Newbreak is running this story entitled "Abolish ULAP" the story starts
"The Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP), the umbrella organization of local government leagues, has yet to elect its new set of officers, but a former member is already calling for its abolition."
The rest of the story however discuses former Governor Dela Cruz' struggle with the DILG to reinstate her former Chief of Police. Nowhere was the ULAP again mentioned or why Governor Dela Cruz would want ULAP to be abolished.

Old Photo

Me and my sister

Saturday, August 11, 2007

The top 100 reasons it's great to be a guy

13.) All your orgasms are real :). 69.) Same work....more pay. 78.) People never glance at your chest when you're talking to them....the list goes on and on.....

read more | digg story

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Working with Linux

When I first tried out Linux, I divided the the things I usually do with a PC into 4 areas.
  1. Work
  2. Multi-Media
  3. Internet
  4. Games
The first area, work, I could always do with linux ( the first Linux distro I tried by the way was Redhat, I think it was 6 or 7), Multi Media, by downloading a few codecs was fairly accessible, the Internet, because I had a winmodem at that time was virtually impossible and games, I did not even made any attempt to install any games.

As time went by, I was able to make make more of the areas work. Rather than Redhat, I chose to install Mandrake, which had mp3 support built in, which made multi-media support easier, I bought a hardware modem which let me dial-up to my ISP and with wine, I was even able to play Diablo II.

I now use Kubuntu, and we have a DSL connection that makes a lot of the problems I had with Redhat and Mandrake a thing of the past. Updating the kernel and the applications are now automatic and a breeze, installing new applications can be done in a few clicks and Linux supports virtually all network cards so I don't even need to think about hardware modems.

But the one thing that made my conversion to Linux complete is that I have lost a lot of interest in gaming. I don't play a lot of computer games anymore and that made the difference. If I still needed to install the newest games every month, I don't think I would have been able to convert completely.

So what I am saying here, is this. For those who do not play games and would like to save several thousand pesos in software purchases, basically MS Windows and Office, Kubuntu is a good alternative that will fill all your needs.


So my wife bought the Monopoly game from Yahoo games. She wanted me to try it so I installed it using using wine in Kubuntu 7.04. It installed ok with a desktop link for the game in my desktop and even a short cut for yahoo games.

But it does not work, I double click on the icon and it seems to be initializing for a while and then it just quits. I searched in Ubuntu Forums and it seems that it will still be along while before I can play yahoo games in Kubuntu.

It just of course means that I would have to play other games besides yahoo games.

Full Moon Force

The Bad Astronomer links to this story that "debunks (the) notion that full moon causes more workplace injuries." Harold, in this comment, presents a compelling counter argument.
"Phil, a look at the statistics clearly shows that nearly 50% of all police calls and emergency room visits happen within a week (before or after) of the full moon. If we move out to two weeks, the rate jumps to nearly 100%! Deny that!"


busy po ako nitong nakaraang buwan at nito lang huling linggo ay nagka sore-eyes ako kaya wala ako masyado post ngayong buwan at puro recycled pa. :)