Sunday, March 31, 2013

Why I like google more than bing

though I still use bing for a majority of my searches because of Google closing Google reader down.  I go back to Google for searches like this, it's just easier than opening up the calculator.

Google search fro 200 dollars converted to Philippine peso




















bing version

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Bogus Nexus 7 sale

Nasa SM misis ko, napadaan sila sa isang computer store doon, naka sale daw yung Nexus 7 nila, 13,999 na lang.  Nung tingnan ko sa net 13,999 ang regular price ng Nexus 7 dito sa Pilipinas, sa 41 pesos to 1 dollar, mga 341 US dollars o 100 dollars halos ang diprensiya sa US price.

Hindi ko alam kung anong tindahan siya napadaan, di ko tinanong, pero mag-ingat na lang mga tao.  Hindi sale ang 13,999 na Nexus 7, ito ang regular price at kumpara sa presyo nito sa Amerika, malaki ang kamahalan ng benta dito sa Pinas.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

Network printing

After several hours, I was able to print with my Kubuntu 12.10 installation to a shared printer from an XP machine.  I couldn't browse for the printer so I tried entering the address manually, but it didn't work also.  I noticed that I also could not, browse shared windows folder so I thought that was part of the problem.  I had to install winbind and edit nsswitch.conf as directed from this page

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dolphin/+bug/975028

which allowed me to browse shared folders and also browse for the shared printer.

It's been about a month since I started using Kubuntu for work, it has been frustrating especially during the first couple of weeks, but I'm getting used to it.

Monday, March 18, 2013

url shortener

Needed to shorten a url for twitter and searched for one on bing,  the 2nd result was goo.gl, the url shortener of google.

Yes, still using bing because google is shutting down google reader.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Marquez vs Pacquiao

Was reading this article by Bill Simmons and I came upon this section where he writes that Marquez probably used performance enhancing drugs which made him win and knock out Pacquiao.

"My favorite recent look-the-other-way example: Juan Manuel Marquez couldn't knock down Manny Pacquiao for 36 solid rounds over three of their fights. Before their third fight, the 39-year-old Marquez aligned himself with a disgraced strength-and-conditioning coach named Angel Heredia (Google his name and PEDs; it's a fun 10 minutes), arrived in Vegas so ripped that he weighed in four pounds under the 147-pound limit, knocked Pacquiao down early with a vicious power punch, then coldcocked him a few rounds later with one of the single greatest knockout punches ever thrown. What did we do? We bought the fight, gathered in our living rooms. We oohed and aahed, tweeted our disbelief and forwarded the YouTube clip around. And when Marquez passed the bogus post-fight drug test — for the record, Keith Richards in 1978 after a night at Studio 54 could pass one of boxing's drug tests — everyone let the moment go.

Know this: Every boxing fan I know believes that Marquez enhanced his chances that night."

Thursday, March 14, 2013

bing-it

My totally irrational reaction to google closing reader is to use bing as my search engine of choice.  At least until I get tired of it, unless I like it and make it permanent.

Hitler finds out Google Reader is shutting down

Aside from g-mail, google reader is my most used google service, so I am sad.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Upgrade to Kubuntu 12.10

Upgraded from Kubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 yesterday.  a little later than a lot people but I just reinstalled linux last month after several years off.  The upgrade was perfect,  the first time I upgraded from one Kubuntu version to another without messing up the PC.