Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Start of (Fantasy) NBA season

Today, (fantasy) NBA season started. I have three teams, all in Yahoo. I got Tim Duncan in two of them and Jason Richardson in all three. I just hope their free throw shooting woes do not hurt me that much.

Anyway, like the real NBA, this will be a long season, its a marathon, not a sprint. Maybe I'll muster more enthusiasm as the season goes on.

Kevin Smith Protests Dogma

For Kevin Smith Fans. You can read his description of the interview at the url below

via digg

Monday, October 29, 2007

Affirmative Action

I went back to Malabon to vote in the Barangay Elections. On my way back home, I noticed this restaurant Isa Panga Ihaw-Ihaw looking for new employees. They were looking for beautiful GROs and gay waiters.

This is the first job opening I have ever seen where you need to be gay to qualify for the position.

One reason I see for this qualification is so that the waiters will not hit on the GROs. The other explanation of course is that the owner practices affirmative action to make up for all the discriminations gays experience in the Philippines

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Arroyo grants pardon to Estrada

Arroyo grants pardon to Estrada
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo granted pardon to the 70-year-old deposed leader following a recommendation by the Department of Justice (DoJ), Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye said in a press conference on national television.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Upgrading to Gutsy

I was not doing anything important so I decided to upgrade Kubuntu to Gutsy. I googled how to do it, found this website with instructions and proceeded to upgrade. The upgraded packages started downloading at about 7:00 pm, it's now 10:00 pm and it has only downloaded 35 percent of the required packages (429 out of 1037) so I'm going to sleep and check up on the upgrade tomorrow morning.

Woke up at 5:00 am, downloading was finished and the installation was starting. Installatin was stopped however by a dialogue window that informs me that if I wanted to use MS corefonts for printing I will have to configure Defoma (debian font manager)

I closed the dialogue window and installation continued.

Shortly after that, I get another dialogue window which informs me that it could not install a 'debconf', installation will continue but "debconf may be in a not working state"

Was given the option to report the bug, tried to, when I clicked the button, Kkonqueror seemed to be start but eventually nothing happened. Clicked the button again, same thing happened. Clicked to close the dialogue window, what else can I do?

Another dialogue box this time informing me that /var/cahche/apt/archives/x11......debpackage cannot be installed. I just closed the box.

Another dialogue box that informs me that it could not install x11 common becuase of "dependency problems" and "x11 common will be left unconfigured.

Clicked to report the bug, same thing happened as before, apparently nothing. So I closed the box.

5:11 AM, its configuring libselinux1 and theres 7 hours and 27 minutes to go in the installation.

5:31 am, it's still configuring libselinux1.

5:53 am, still configuring libselinux1. I think it's stuck and there is no option to cancel.

5:57 am, still stuck, will try to restart and see what happens, hopefully, nothing major.

6:01 am, was warned that my system could be unusable if I stopped the upgrade, was given the option to continue the upgrade, picked yes but the system still rebooted. Now I cannot use adept because another process is using it.

6:30 am , apparently, I did make my system unusable. when I restarted, all I get is a blank screen with a blinking cursor. Any help to get out of this mess will be appreciated.

7:36 pm, After some browsing at ubuntu forums, I came to the conclusion that it would be easiest for me to just download a Kubuntu ISO, burn it to disk and install from there. I will have to boot up with my trusty Knoppix cd and burn my files to cd.

Update: October 30, 2007

I'm updating this post using my trusty Knoppix live cd. I've been burning my files to dvd for two days (18 DVDs so far) and it's not yet finished. And I am loathe to just throw out the things I don't use anymore, so I back all of them up and I've accumulated a lot of them. I know, I should have been backing up my files religiously and definitely should have backed them up before attempting the upgrade. But I didn't, so I'm doing it now, whidh is a pain, which is probably why I was not doing it before :).

I have also been distracted with playing Civilization, rediscovered that I had that game installed in my windows partition and have been struggling against the "one more turn" syndrome.

Bottom line, should be finished upgrading by the end of the week.


Continued here and here

Teens Labeled Sex Offenders for Sending Nude Photos of Each Other

"Combine unsupervised teenagers, digital cameras and e-mail, and, given sufficient time, you'll end up with risque photographs on a computer somewhere. There's a problem with that: Technically, those images constitute child pornography. That's what 16-year-old Amber and 17-year-old Jeremy, her boyfriend, found out!"
Lesson learned: Don't be a minor or don't live in Florida.

read more | digg story

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Magdalo Para Ma Diaryo

May bagong press release si Senator Trillanes na nakalagay sa kanyang blog. Sasabihin daw niya ang kanyang nalalaman sa kinalaman ni Secretary Gonzales at General Esperon tungkol sa naganap na pagsabog sa Glorietta sa isang
“I am willing to cooperate and reveal all the information I have in front of an independent, impartial and credible body."
Kung sino at ano ang tinuturing niya na independent, impartial at credible body ay hindi niya sinabi. Simula pa ng maganap ang pagsabog sa Glorietta ay naging pangulo na itong si Senador Trillanes. Putak lang naman ng putak, wala namang naitutulong. Kung may ebidensiya siya, sabihin na niya, hindi yung pa-press release siya ng pa-press release para malagay sa diyaryo ang pangalan niya.

St. James Academy Batch '86 Reunion

Estrada may run for office again if pardoned

from ABS-CBN Interactive
"In so far as the prison term and in so far as the restoration of full civil and political rights, I think there is no problem there...The restoration of full civil and political rights simply means he can vote again; he can run for public office," Puno said."
Now I have a reason not to support his pardon. I have no problem seeing him free from jail, I just can't accept that he can again run for office. Why did we convict him for if were going to just give him back all his rights?

I will rather return Erap's stolen money than give him back his political rights, pera lang yon. Dapat naman may consequences ang pagkakamali.

Monday, October 22, 2007

The 25 Greatest Calvin & Hobbes Comic Strips

"Calvin & Hobbes ran from 1985 to 1995. Bill Watterson drew thousands of strips, and while I wish like hell that he would come back and draw more, it's probably best to reflect and be thankful for what he's done. Below we have showcased, in no particular order, some of our favorite Calvin & Hobbes strips of all time."
read more | digg story

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Friday, October 19, 2007

Senate to get 1 year break from Miriam

from ABS-CBN Interactive
"Administration Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said Wednesday that she plans to take a one-year leave of absence beginning next month to campaign for a seat in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) following her official nomination by the Philippine government."
I don't know if I should congratulate GMA's administration for finding a way to get Miriam out of the Senate for at least a year or for getting the Philippines into a potentially gargantuan embarrassing diplomatic situation.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

[humor] designed for Google

What would look like if it had to be designed for Search Engine Optimization In Google

read more | digg story

Monday, October 08, 2007

Cory Aquino is a Slut

And yes, I have called her worse during her term as President. It's what we call, freedom of speech. And as Atheista so eloquently put it, those hurt have every right to be hurt, but as Dispatches from the Culture Wars puts it,
"freedom of thought and expression must include the right to offend .... If it does not, then there is no point in calling it freedom at all for it doesn't deserve the name."

Censoring Lois Lane

The Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that ABC news

"...confirmed that a remark made by actress Teri Hatcher's character in a recent episode of "Desperate Housewives" which has prompted ,angry reactions from Filipinos all over the world will be deleted.
It is believed that ABC made this decision after
"Rico Foz, executive vice president of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns, said the group was demanding that the ABC television network immediately edit out the controversial scene..."
Now, I am on record (its comment #7) that I believe that racism influenced the crafting of the remarks but c'mon, you want to delete it? Historical revisionism at it's best, sure Desperate Housewives is not Shakespeare but what is? Do we as a nation really want to be part of censoring things offensive to us?

And since I am already on this subject, why are people shooting the messenger? Teri Hatcher, who will always be Lois Lane to me, was the actor, she delivered the line, yet a lot of the vitriol I hear or read centers on her, c'mon people let us be more discriminating.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Para sa Bagets generation...

katulad ko. :) Nakuha ko po sa e-mail

  1. Pogi ka kung kasama sa porma mo ang Sperry Topsiders, K-Swiss, Espadrilles (na pinilahan mo pa sa Whistle Stop o sa Cash and Carry), Tretorn or Dragonfly sneakers, white Spartan sneakers, argyle socks, woven leather belts, Chaser, Lacoste, Ralph Lauren at iba pa, one-size-fits-all Hanes T-shirt with the print of your favorite New Wave band, pabangong Chaps, Bowling Green, Gray Flannel or Kouros, Denman brushes, Dippity Do or Dep hair gel, Bermuda shorts worn with plaid long-sleeves.
  2. Macho ka kung ang porma mo ay parang kay Don Johnson ng Miami Vice at kung naglalaro ka ng football o nag-aaral ka ng tae kwon do or marunong mag butterfly kick tulad ni Ralph Macchio sa Karate Kid. Sobrang macho ka kung may pandesal ka sa tiyan habang nakasuot ng hanging shirt.
  3. Pretty ka kung meron kang pencil-cut skirt (calf-length, three to four inches above the ankle), pabangong Nenuco o De Ne Nes, permed hair a la Madonna or teased bangs na pinatigas ng Aquanet, shoulder pads ala Joan Collin a.k.a. Alexis Carrington in Dynasty), Benetton shirt, Esprit outfit at namimili ka ng gamit sa Sari-Sari, Tokyo Hannah,Tickles and Regina's in Shoppesville.
  4. In na in ka kung napuntahan mo ang mga concerts nina Mike Francis, Swing Out Sisters, Menudo, Earth, Wind and Fire, James Ingram, Genesis noong unang punta pa lang nila dito sa Pilipinas.
  5. Sosyal ka kung malimit ka sa Jazz Rhythm & Booze at kumakain ka sa Cafe Ysabel, Bistro Burgos, Dean Street Cafe, Angelino's and East St. Lois, Cosmo and Kudo's at nag-babakasyon ka sa Matabungkay Beach Club o Baguio Country Club.
  6. Wala pang videoke kundi karaoke.
  7. Ang preso lang may tattoo.
  8. Akala mo'y magkakatuluyan sina Ate Shena at Kuya Bodjie.
  9. Ang intindi mo ng LOL ay ULOL imbes na Laughing Out Loud.
  10. Na-tsismis na bulati ang beef patty ng Jollibee.
  11. Kinilig ka nang malaman mong ikakasal si Pops at si Martin.
  12. Piso lang ang isang basong taho at kailangan mong magdala ng sarili mong baso kasi wala pang plastic cups no'n si manong magtataho.
  13. Lechon Manok pa ang pinag lilihihan ng taumbayan.
  14. Tarzan, Jojo, Bazooka Joe, Clover bits at Tootsie Roll ang pinagkakagastusan mo ng mga beintesinko mo.
  15. Nagkakakalyo ka dahil typewriter pa ang ginagamit mo para sa mga school paper mo...kaya bentang-benta pa ang carbon paper at liquid paper.
  16. Sa Ortigas Center ka tinuturuang magmaneho kasi puro talahib pa yon no'n.
  17. Cool ang bumati sa iyong crush sa FM radio.
  18. May mascot pa ang 99.5 RT na binebenta sa Gift Gate.
  19. Baduy pa noon si Lea Salonga dahil sa That's Entertainment.
  20. Iniisip mong dapat mag-retire na si Jaworski dahil kuwarenta na siya.
  21. Egoy na egoy pa si Michael Jackson.
  22. Si Harry Gasser ang newscaster ng bayan.
  23. Kay Amado Pineda ka lang naniniwala pag ukol sa panahon ang balita.
  24. Sintonado pa ang Eraserheads habang nag-ja-jamming sa Club Dredd.
  25. Tinuruan kang mag-toning ng iyong nanay dahil kay Johnny Midnite.
  26. Naglalagay ka ng pyramid sa tabi ng iyong unan para good vibes.
  27. Nilalagyan mo ng watch-guard ang iyong Swatch.
  28. Herbert Bautista was a campus politician.
  29. P18 to $1 ang palitan sa black market.
  30. May black market pa noon.
  31. Illegal pa ang mga paputok.
  32. Ang paborito mong tsokolate ay Chocnut at Mallows.
  33. Drag race sa Greenhills at Corinthians
  34. Kumain sa Burger machine o sa Goodahhhh ng madaling araw.
  35. Dalawang piso lang at Chippy at solong Coke.

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