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2012 in review

Disyembre 31, 2012

Might be “Boring” stuff but cool nonetheless.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Ang Pagtatapos, at iba pa.

Disyembre 20, 2012

Apparently, magugunaw na daw ang mundo sa 21 (that’s around 1 hour 30 minutes from now habang sinusulat ko tong part na to.) kaya siguro di ko na rin kelangan pang mag lagay ng title dahil bukod sa wala akong maisip, baka wala na ring point. I mean, end of the world na nga eh.

Ironically though, madaming factors ang nakakalimutan ng mga naniniwala dito, una sa lahat. Anong timezone ang dapat sundin?

Tandaan natin na ang standard time ngayon sa buong mundo ay ang Greenwich Meridian Time. Ibig sabihin yun ang Zero. dun nangagaling yung oras. so dito sa pilipinas, GMT + 8 tayo, so walong oras ang una natin sa 0, sa maya naman mga siguro nasa GMT – 4 or something sila (not sure) hindi ba dapat yun ang zero time?  ewan sana naipaliwanag ko ng maayos.

and lastly (and the bombshell), Ironically, hindi naniniwala sa “apokalipsis” ang mga maya. ito ay isang kristyanong konsepto. akalain mo yun? sila na tinatawag ng ibang mga tao na mga heretiko, mga masasama, demonyo, at kung anu ano pa ang mga taong nainiwala sa buhay samantalang… well ibang topic na yan.

The point is, end of the world? it’s all in your head, nilagay malamang sa utak mo ng relihiyong pinaniniwalaan mo. :P

anong point ko sa mga sinabi ko na yan? actually ang idea talaga eh maikling pasada lang sa mga una kong sinabi tapos pupunta na ko sa panglawang paksa ko pero napahaba pero yan na eh.

Kaya papasok na ko sa ikalawang paksa ko, isa pang “kristyanong” konsepto. ang pasko. bakit nga ba pasko ang filipino ng christmas? bakit hindi krisko or something. pero di talaga yan ang gusto kong pagusapan.

ang gusto ko talagang pagusapan? caroling.
bilang nakatira ako sa isang low-middle class barangay. tuwing sasapit ang kapasukuhan gabi gabi ay meron ng mga nangangaroling na mga bata. (pero infairness ngayong taon na to, hindi ko namalayan na as in malapit na palang mag 25, nung mga nakakaraan kasi, nobyembre pa lang nagsisimula na sila.)

kung iisipin mo sa perspektibong ang basehan mo lang eh yung salitang caroling, wala namang masama doon eh. hindi ba?

pero ano ang iisipin mo kung gabi gabi na lang may nangangaroling kang maririnig at makikita mong sila at sila yung nangangaroling?

ano ang iisipin mo kung gabi gabi na lang may nangangaroling kang maririnig at makikita na iisang lang ang kinakanta nilang lahat? (Sa may bahay….)

ano ang iisipin mo kung gabi gabi na lang may nangangaroling kang maririnig at makikitang mga bata na nangangaroling na parang negosyo na lang ito?

at ang pinakaimportante sa lahat, ano nga ba ang saysay ng mga pinagsasasabi ko na yan? ah ewan.

P.S.
in the end may naisip rin akong title. kakatamad lang mag edit :)

Disclosure:
I’m in the point na hindi na ko naniniwala sa Simbahan at all (well, I never really believed them in the first place), and maybe even…. but perhaps I still do believe in a supreme being. (that’s what I usually say when asked, without the “even.. ” and “but perhaps” eheh.)

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Spam is getting scarier.

Nobyembre 25, 2012

Sa katunayan, wala pa kong balak mag post. may isa akong pinaplano pero di ko pa alam kung pano gagawin ko.

Siguro tinatanong mo na ko ngayon, bakit ka nagpost then? ang sagot? ang litratong ito:

 

 

Kahit na lagi kong sinasabi na 0k lang kahit na walang readers ang blog ko, natutuwa parin naman ako pag may nag iiwan ng komento sa blog ko. pero kung susuriing mabuti ang mga naturang comment, alam na alam mong spam siya.

at kung hahanapin mo kung saan galing yang mga IP address na yan, yung isa galing sa Bangladesh, at Brazil. habang maari ngang sila ay gumagamit lamang ng proxy para lumabas ang mga naturang IP, nakakatuwa o nakakatakot pa ring isipin na may mga ganitong klaseng spam na pala.

Ang hindi ko lang maintindihan, eh kung paano nila natagpuan itong munting blog ko. siguro kelangan ko pa ng mas malalim na research. (pag sinipag siguro)

So yun lang, hanggang sa muli.

P.S.
nakablur yung huli dahil hindi ako sigurado kung spam siya o hindi. pero halata mo naman na peke yung “email” na ginamit niya, pero medyo kumikiling ako na spam siya. parang “tester” post siguro…

P.P.S.
Thinking about it, a few weeks ago somebody asked me to do a “review” of their app, but I declined due to some circumstances… hmm, I wonder. ^^

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Philippines is a retarded country.

Setyembre 19, 2012

Actually, that’s just it. but of course I need to backup my claims so I’ll just try to do that now.

Enter Republic Act 10175 also known as “Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012″ (hell even my browser is attempting to auto-correct “Cybercrime” into two words lol.)  recently enacted by our equally incompetent government. One provision of it did make a noise on some “news channels” because of what they said a last minute insertion of a clause about libel. (insertions never did any good to this country do they? :D )

Yes, you read that right. Apparently, some reporter/blogger said/claimed that the one who inserted that clause was that famous senator who got caught in a plagiarism “scandal” that will surely cost his career next election if the people will learn from their mistakes (but I highly doubt that.)

While other countries have started or even attempted to decriminalize libel, this retarded country have continued to expand it. I’m pretty sure Tim Berners-Lee will not be pleased after he just said in a statement that “the World Wide Web should be free of censorship” and for those of you who don’t know who he is. Tim Berners-Lee is one of the person who created the World Wide Web that all of us are using today.

But let’s go back to the one who’s supposed to inserted that clause. Why? What’s his goal? maybe he wanted to get back at those people who exposed his or his staff’s incompetency? is this what he meant when he said that “just wait”? we all thought it was that another stupid bill that they we’re trying to come up in the name of “Blogging Bill”? Actually, everybody got caught off guard here I think. really well played by the “gods” of this country.

But after all that, to tell you the truth. for some years now, I think I don’t even believe on the system of governments anymore. I mean, they say that self-preservation is mans first law or something. and of course, government has power, and for sure they don’t want to lose that power. they just want to keep controlling the people forever. Think about it, look at the history of politicians just ON this country alone and you’ll see the same clan over and over again. but that’s really going off topic now.

So there you go, if you read all that then thank you.

P.S.
The Chief Executive’s motto is supposed to be “Daang Matuwid” or in english, maybe something like “Straight Path” but he didn’t cleared it up if it was supposed to be Straight Path forward, or Straight Path backwards. the way things going now, I’m pretty sure it’s the latter.

P.S. 2
This is just an afterthought. But I also believe that the information on the internet is not that controlled as compared to traditional media (Print, TV, Radio, etc) therefore people can decide to think for themselves but of course, the government does not want people to think for themselves but to continue to just feed all the information they’re trying to feed. so please, think about everything before you believe it. even though in the end you will believe what they’ve said, at least you have think about it instead of just blindly accepting it.

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Facebook deactivation and disconnect.

Setyembre 15, 2012

So there you go, I successfully deactivated my Facebook account. (actually, the original plan was to delete it but I’m still considering on just leaving it activated and maybe post from twitter, in which on another topic I will talk about my dislike, but ironically using it.) Although I already downloaded all of the pictures there and moving it to Google Plus is the plan.

So the initial reaction was of course the feeling of disconnect. But the truth is, the feeling of connection facebook is giving you is somewhat artificial to start with so I guess the feeling of disconnect is artificial as well.

Besides the fact that no one really bothers me that much in facebook means that nobody will notice that I’m already gone in the first place. so I guess it’s easier that way. and, If they do really need to communicate with me, I’m always reachable on the more “traditional” methods in the internet like Yahoo Messenger and Email. So that’s that.

But let me digress here now. this just in, Online libel is part of a cyber bill recently signed by the president. great. I might talk about it at a later date.

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Flooding, Politics, and You.

Agosto 11, 2012

Disclaimer: My family/clan is a known supporter of the “opposition” in our city. Me, I don’t care, I just type what I see, and mind you I’m not even a registered voter.

Short version: The ideas presented here http://nyvremzurc.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/why-the-conditional-cash-transfer-would-not-function-properly/

Long Version:

Here we are again, this nation’s capital region paralyzed, and since most of the businesses are located here, I believe it’s also safe to say that business we’re halted too, at least the huge “financial” businesses, meanwhile “local” business thrives in these times, from selling overpriced goods, pushing makeshift boats, and my favourite, professional relief goods queuer and snatcher.

Of course, this is the shining moment of our dear patron saints, ah I mean politicians. People will receive “relief goods” from them and stupidly believe it came from their own pockets.

As usual, the polarization is very apparent here in our place. If you look at the facebook page of the current administration in this city, you can city photo ops of their distribution of their “help” but interestingly, our “barangay” is nowhere to be found, as if it a nonexistent. as well as other “barangay” (BTW, barangay is the smallest administrative region/division in our country, maybe like a town or community.)

So what are the common those missing barangays from the photo ops? it’s chief executive (barangay captains) are not allies of the city administration. thus, not getting help from them. Funny, when the local government code of this land explicitly says that Barangay officials should be nonpartisans. But that’s a different matter altogether and that is the ideal world. I would also like to add that there is a funny thing that happened in our city last elections, everyone from the same party/group won except for the city’s chief executive. imagine what a chaos this place was then (actually until now) there is supposed to be a recount on comelec but somehow, even with the comelec’s authority, they cannot get those ballots. and after the voting on Corona’s impeachment, it seemed the noise has stopped as well. (this city’s current chief executive is a “wife” of a senator, and that senator has a sister in the senate as well.. Ah, I guess you now know where am I located eh?)

But sorry for digressing, what am I saying here? you see in local politics as I have said before, there is the concept of “Kakampi” (ally) and “Kalaban” (opponent) and that is very apparent here, where emotions are always high to the point that “It’s always personal” must be the motto of this country because people cannot accept objective criticism, and when you did that, they will automatically brand you that you’re supporting the other group.

And because of that, government services have become selective only to their allies. As I have said before, “when you are an ally, we’re good. but when you are our opponent. you’re fucked.” and that is exactly what’s happening to this city. distribution of that so-called relief goods has been selective as well.

But let’s leave it at that now, after 500 no substance group of words and I haven’t even started to talk about the two faces of Taguig. hah, but I guess that’s for next time.

P.S.
Please don’t complain why it is flooding, we all have a part in it, and even I’m actively doing my part but you don’t…. and also you keep electing incompetent politicians…. ah, I’m tired of this

P.P.S.
I haven’t even talked about how two polarizing “opinions” have been spreading since the flood, like why did the pumping station did not work? of course, the opponents of the current administration are blaming the administration. while the allies are saying something happened. see? even locally there is no unity, how can you even expect to rise when you are pulling each other down? what, pray to god? sorry to say, but praying does not do anything until you DO action. sheesh, this is really tiring.

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Aren’t we missing the point?

Hulyo 25, 2012

Well, as you can see, for the first time I used tags hoping that this would get some “readers” with some knowledge to the matter.

Now, for the past few months. I’ve registered or should I say “enrolled” to some entity that offers a Free Online Course (Seriously, I think the word course is somewhat not correct but whatever) and seeing people’s first question always is “Are we getting a certificate?”

Sorry, but if you are asking that question then I think you are completely missing the point. Well, not really. but there are some people who almost do those course just for that useless “digital” paper. and those are the people who are missing the point completely.

I even see people on facebook saying they’ve studied at *Insert Ivy League School here* on a certain course to the point sometime it is laughable. Is it for bragging rights? sure, fine whatever. I guess that is human nature after all.

But I believe the whole point for that is not those certificates really. Knowledge of the subject matter. that’s the point. but that’s just me.

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