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Con Ass… does my opinion count? June 10, 2009

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This has been a very well known issue. You could have possibly watched this over the news, heard over the radio or even from your co-workers/classmates/friends talking about. I always try to stay at a neutral side but this time, I hope my opinion counts.

I don’t want to discuss much about it here since most of us should have understood these things by now. Changing the Philippine Constitution? If its something for the better, why not? But still, with the means of pushing it, being senateless in essence and a large pro-administration number on the congress, I won’t give my support on it.Of course, the congress haven’t violated anything yet. But the thing on the proposal of being senateless? I am starting to imagine that something’s wrong.

What bothers me most is their intention and how will the new constitution be like if ever pushed through. Why should I bother about this? Because it’s going to be senateless (known to have the majority to be opposition) and that the lower house is composed of mostly pro-administration. I just don’t have the feel that it’s going to be a good one if ever.

It seems like they are doing this in a hurry. And why I said that? Because there were a lot of pending jobs their and they even put this into priority! Don’t you think it sounds too fishy?! Hmmm.

Congressman… the voice of the people, or are they? I didn’t even heard anything our purok leader asked about this, not even the baranggay captain. So how can they be something like the voice of the people?

If there’s gonna be any final say, I hope to hear it as opinions from others. You… does your opinion count?


What Lies in the Future October 24, 2008

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What Lies in the Future
Jay Albano
(10-24-2008 14:25 +8:00 GMT)

No one knows what might happen tomorrow.
Even though how much we prepare for it,
it may end up in vanity.
Simply put, all things are vanity.

We live through the grace of God;
For without God, we are nothing.
As with every days in our life,
it is likely to say that for all the days we travelled,
We owe it to God, yet it is both grace and gift.

We count all our friends,
remembering all their smiling faces and experiences.
With all of life’s gifts received and given,
we make a name to ourselves for who we are.

Such unspeakable thanks is worthy before God.
We may end up going against Him yet He loved us.
For what reason should we go against thee?
None. None indeed.

For what we plan for tomorrow,
lay it before God.
We have so much dreams we try to hold.
So much that we forgot God,
Thou must not be the case.

For God is everything.
He knows what might happen next.
Lay your trust before Him
and everything will be alright.

As you are traveling now the new days of your life,
give it to the Lord.
He has the best plans for you.
Trust, have faith and believe him.
Everything else before you then is His great love.

The World Beyond October 21, 2008

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This is a special story. Why special? Cause this is a story made by different people through concatenating three words consecutively. This is known as “Three Word Story“. I have been familiar with this ever since I played Dominion (http://kamikazegames.com/dominion). Together with my realm mates, we were able to make this story. This will be a souveneir to all my realm mates, as I have been the King in that realm luckily, and a way of saying thanks for all their cooperation. It was a fun round. Until the next round we meet.


The World Beyond 
Authors: (dominion realm 16 of round 51) 
– Aura Lee 
– Solitary Diver 
– Ore Miner 
– Davy Jones 
– Dawn 
– Ariph 
– Velar Implosive 
– Wizened Cenn 
– Tyrannosaurus 
– Velociraptor 
– Tellac 
– Worklikedog 
– Kandahar 
– Dancing Dwarfs

He wipes his tiny pink umbrella on the rim with all might and insane sight. His eyes were glaring over the zomg lorian’s back. A rollercoaster is running down over a strange valley where tits scattered like a flattend dough with raisins. An earthquake from old tombs beneath the barbershop in the land of donkeys and strange had destroyed the old fortress in the northern woods. A giant sheep has wrecked our house and smashed the barn into thousands of deliciouos and delectable pieces of rotten bananas and meat. A monkey named “Mozilla the Gorilla” danced with a piece of underware and some fluffy pants worn over pink metaltrousers with shiny green buttons. General Odd was really odd when he tries to create strange creatures playing spore and dancing like a giant, green maniac over the streets. A tiny ball has roll over your fathers old boots to the pond and caused them to dry.

When the pond swells like an imitation of Jabba, everyone then stays close the ocean. From the forest, weird echoes lurks. Getting closer to Jabba the HUt as he prepares to commit suicide. Jabba dies without even wiping his butt. From his mouth oozes the mysterious neon pink chemicals made of Hut’s sh*ts overflowing with extreme joy and corn. Suddenly an army of the Dark Tomatoes was surrounded by green leafy vegetables. “Wow! David Hasselhoff!”, said Indiana Jones. He was referring to the monk who is a Donut from Argentina and tastes like a rusty pumpkin. “Munk, munk, munk”, said the kind Monk starting to munch the big Munks. And from then on, the Munk was finally mute and mostly naked, sort of. Then, from a distant valley, a condom-like creature appears. And these creatures unleashes oily and solid Stonelions with crazy linings and thorny rubbers.

What a sight! Full of messy candysticks and frogs. They turned out into a gigantic field of colors. When the frogs congregated, chaos was all over the once peaceful world of Papa John’s. Oh! why does Star Wars ends like the usual hollywood actors and very skilled stuntmen. Squirrels of doom dancing around the swimming pool had great problems with summoning the terrible Davy Jones’ beastie. The beastie ate the sacred grapefruit from the mystical tomb of pain. Suddenly, the army of hovering bunnies conquered one acre of the forest and left miserable because of the excessive numbers of rotten rollercoasters near the courtroom. When the ancient dude get himself known as Jabbas cousin he suddenly smiled and pull a wild dog from the dark pond. The dog was wagging his tail and showing some cleavage, which was watching over the saints in the far arched corner.

Then, all of the members of the far realm of 52 were mercilessly attacked through eating chocolate-coated fireballs, thunderstorms and pestilence from the tree, and earth-shaking beavers and eagles, while the members of an old blood-sucking mammals were at bay on east Hawaii. When the tides came back from drifting hastily into the deep blue, a shark named abyss, and sparkling creatures born in the side bay emerged. This strange creatures suddenly ate the pumpkin from another forest located nearby the realm of 52. Icetea was served with ice-cold coca cola and a smelly cookie with old pizza in mushroom toppings. A young man grabbed the toppings and squeezed them right on the face of a strong, gay, orcish crocodile. The crocodile screamed very loud while feasting on candystick and a chocolate-flavored lollipop. The crocodile jumped down the hill and ran to the clear, cold river.

The End.

USEP Institute of Computing Department – NEW WEBSITE! August 27, 2008

Posted by bluejay002 in Life and Inspirations, Techie Updates.
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You read it right! The University of Southeastern Philippines – Institute of Computing Website has a new look! It is not new as in totally new since USEP-IC already has a website before but as the time pass by, it became less and less popular. But now, it has been revived and has come up into something that goes beyond my expectation. So its new since its totally overhauled… from the look down to the organization, from contents down to dynamic information display.

click here to take a visit: http://www.usep.edu.ph/colleges/computing/

A great buddy of mine, Rolly, send me this link when I was working, and then another message followed saying, “Joomla”. I was wondering and replied, “???”. Laugh all you want, how should I know! To be honest and I do not mean to be harsh, the previous website did not catch my attention at all (all those heavy graphics and with an aura telling me, don’t return to this page, eheh). But when I get to this link… and at first glance, I got this chills, and have something in my mind, “Is this something new?!”, with an expression telling me that it did goes beyond my expectation. It was a nice site.

What makes me to like the new website is because it has more information than before and yet well organized. Am not so fond of heavy graphics and all. What I want to see was a simple yet professional looking website… and this one is freakin’ great! Of course I could not tell something totally great, it is yet to be improved but definitely a great big leap from the previous one. It really looks like Joomla though, lol.

Great work to the USEP web master and the developers behind it! Hope to see more developments to it. 🙂


I had a lot to look though about this website so I will add some more info soon.

Truth and Lies August 20, 2008

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Truth and Lies
Jay Albano
(08-20-08 10:18am)

How do you see me?
Do you believe the things I have told you?
When I smile, do you see my sadness?
It is not a cover up, It is what I am.

Oh, when the sun shines through over the thick forest,
Did you find my shadows?
When I said I loved you, have you felt hate in it?
Is there something that lingers in your thoughts that makes you hesitant?

When I told you that you have not seen the other part of me,
Do you see it negatively?
Or is it you believe that
what I have shown you before were all lies?

What I am before is me and what I am now is me.
And all those me are a part of me.
All those memoir are real
and the things that I have been showing you are true.

What I want to show you is me,
in different angles, in different aspects.
Cause I want to be true to you,
but I guess things will never be the same as before.

Knowing thy past is understanding thyself.
Yet moving forward for the world will not stop turning for you.
Hard it is, but life is like this.
Life maybe unfair, but the memoir I had with you is true.

How to promote your blog? May 7, 2008

Posted by Sakura in Tech Notes, Techie Updates.

For several months, I keep asking myself on how will I promote my blog site? For any other reason I had said to myself, “Why should I have to promote my blog either?

Blogger forums and community for a start in order to promote my blogs. I joined several online blogger groups in order to update and review my sessions in blogging. I had friends and even exchange links to others for my blogs to be read.

I asked my online friends on how they’d be able to increase their blog status higher as they expected. They gave me some of the points to learn. The top three points where;

First, my blogs should be professionalized and personalized. I should sticked on a topic that tops the hit chart online. It doesn’t mean all the time that you go on to the topic that almost all bloggers talked about. Be imaginative enough to deliver your own concept of blogging. And do update your blog/s as possible.

Second, if other blogger/s do some comment/s in your blog. Do visits their sites also and leave some comment/s. It will increase the possibility that others may click your link site and increase the status of your blog. And if there is no comment at all, do blog hop and be the first to comment to those sites you’d like to read or gets your interests.

Third, go on to the forums or groups. It might help your blog increase its status in a little way but at least you’ve gained friends on the net and be able to exchange links to them. Advertise your blog to them. Sooner or later you might get the status you want on your blog.

Finally, if the three above mentioned where no used either one. Maybe you better find some alternative to increase your blog status.

In desperate, I followed all three steps in order to increase my blog status and in surprised, although it is not high as what I expected it seems a good thing for me to have visitors and had some comments a day.

Totally, I enjoyed how blogging works. Maybe in others they do it differently as what I had but as a whole, whether it is bad or good, it is completely views.

Each bloggers had their own concepts on how to promote their own blogs. Whatever it is? how they be able to apply it? where they want to have?… is absolutely up to them.

So?…how do you promote your blog?

PHP: Working with Japanese Text April 19, 2008

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Unlike English text, Japanese text behaves differently. It is because Japanese characters itself is a combination of other Japanese characters. This case we call them mutlibyte, unlike English characters which are stored in a single byte.

I have been troubled the first time I got to make a website which needs to handle Japanese characters, both input and output. To make things easier, I will have let you see this checklist when working Japanese Text:

Choose which collation you are going to use
There are several collations that you can choose from. I will suggest two:
1. UTF-8
2. Shift_JIS
These are the commonly used collations.

If you plan to make websites that would handle Japanese text (with some English text on it), then Shift_JIS would do. It has a large collection of Kanji that you can work with (Check other Japanese websites, they usually use Shift_JIS). Also, with Shift_JIS, you can easily translate it with no problem at all to UTF-8.

If you plan on making a website that would later cater other multibyte characters as well (e.g., Chinese), then UTF-8 would be better. UTF-8 got a rich collection of kanji but changing to a different collation would make some of your characters unreadeable (since some cannot be translated perfectly).

Configure you IDE in accordance with the collation you are going to use
I have encountered problems before when I tried using Shift-JIS as the default charset and I tried saving it in UTF-8 format. It did not display characters correctly.

Specify the charset in your website
You can specify the charset of your website at the meta tag inside the head tag:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=shift_jis" />

Set the collation in your website
To save your data as how it should be, the database should have the same collation with your charset. otherwise, you need to change literally change the encoding in PHP which would take some time during translation, its not really that long though.

If this is the case, use mb_convert_encoding() function in PHP. This is really handy when an existing database is already set with critical information, though in this manner you cannot expect to work perfectly in all cases.

That’s it! Wit this you should be ready to make website in Japanese, the rest will rely to your skills.

If you find this helpful, or if you have comments, suggestion, corrections or additions, I would really appreciate if you would drop some comments.

Happy programming! God bless!

Summer in here! April 18, 2008

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Blog Rank April 15, 2008

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Evolution of technology gets even higher. As the world wide web increases its demand, it invades the most and common senses of all human being. It gives an alternative way in living the works more easier and interactive.

For the fast development, almost all computer users do blogging. Having a dairy and/or journals in a usual way that is done on a notebooks or commercial dairy notes. Here’s an alternative and most recommended way on doing those self stories, opinions and sharing views online. Even when you want it publicized or suppressed, still like in a natural dairy you can be able to manage it in a way you wanted.

The world of blogosphere looms for just a period of time. As everyone is writing their thoughts online, discussing series of articles online and sharing views online, no doubt that the blog ranks higher as it takes.

Blogs increases its popularity online. It increases its preference that almost all computer users, students to high officials in the government do blogs. Its capability ranks high for everyone is writing online.

Sites have what it takes to make blog ranks in a higher position. As the community evolves and moving faster, so as the blogs. In another own way, blogs itself ranks to the top.

Rice price crisis or food crisis April 12, 2008

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For just a few weeks, almost all the places in the Philippines suffered and get affected about the looming price increase of rice. Almost all of the topic on media publications, newspapers and Televisions had a very huge topic about the rice crisis. For just a period of time, the price of commercial rice were keep on increasing and shortage of local have been in demand. Wheats, corn and sweet potato had increased its amount as particular economic good or service that a consumer or group of consumers will want to purchase.

The country was in great affected that there is lack of rice supply. Almost all rice increases its price. Not only rice but the other goods which is basically purchased and commonly eat.

Shortage of rice had come for so many reasons, some where is of bad weather condition and the farmers haven’t got enough supply of fertilizers in order to enriched the planted rice and only harvested for almost 50% to 70% of their usual harvest.

Government agencies and the administration had several actions in order to minimize the problem but still haven’t got its alternative way. That is why, people from different local groups post for protest to at least take some concern about the price of rice–to at least lower its price.

Many people had been affected of this dilemma, especially to those who were poor and can’t afford the looming and increasing price of these basic staple. They are the one whose very affected on this crisis. For the daily income of some family they be able to meet the cost of rice, but for a sudden news of shortage of rice, families from different places had a worst manifestation to cope up the shortage and be able to
face the worst really in turmoil.

Rice crisis was brought a huge problem in the country and to the people. The lack supply of rice means not only a rice crisis but a food crisis itself. If the price of rice will continue its increasing status, for a no period of time basic goods like meats, fish and vegetables will tighten its competency to increase its price. So must the people will suffer and get more affected.