Friday, July 15, 2005

SubEthaEdit: a powerful and lean text editor. And it's the only collaborative one you can actually use. by combining the ease of Bonjour with the world's best text collaboration engine, it makes working together not only possible but even fun...

This could be a fun tool to use for those user group discussions (like pinoyjug meetings), or hackfest like scenarios. Wonder if there is an open source alternative. A Vi or Emac integration would be slick! | Your portal to everything Lance | About Lance...

Truly inspiring! Truly inspiring! Truly inspiring!

Reading on articles about this man can really motivate you and remind you that everyday is precious, and that every step matters.

Live strong!

Thursday, July 14, 2005

choices, choices, choices...

the good news is that finally there's a solution to my stuck lcd problem. it is now possible to get a refund for my dell 600m.

now am torn between returning it, since i got a really good deal for it (hand carried from the us, so it was way cheaper than its current local price).

for $1,200, what would be a good laptop deal locally? one that i would not miss the 1400x1050 lcd, 512mb, 1.6 centrino, 64mb of dedicated video ram, ATI radeon for video, 5lb's travel weight specs of the dell. thats the dilemma, for that amount can i buy a brand new one here with almost the same specs as the dell?

maybe i should just stick with the dell, its just annoying that for that hard earned money, you expect some level of build quality. and it doesn't help that the stuck pixel is right in the middle of the screen.

its hard to let go of the current dell gear, due to several economic reasons, since there's no clear alternative yet. but should i just let it be that way, should convenience be my main priority? or should i do more research and ask around for a better alternative?

*sigh* i think my last paragraph is in some ways related to the current political landscape.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

NOVELL: Cool Solutions: Multi-tiered Service-Oriented Systems with JBoss

The article outlines JBoss Service-implementation fundamentals as well as techniques for instrumenting services using JBoss and JMX.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The Core Pocket Media Player - About TCPMP.

If you have a Palm or Windows CE/ Windows Mobile based device, be sure to check out this nifty smooth media player. Supports a wide variety of formats. Bundled with pocketdivx you can watch those DVD series during your daily commute on the MRT.

Best of all, its FREE!
rant mode:

The Philippine Social Security System service sucks! I was trying to follow up on the status of my loan filed months ago. Even if I have that stub signifying that I have loaned It still does not reflect on their online query system. The online query system would bail out with java exception errors more often than not (Hmmmnnn... I could see Oracle on those exception messages). Worse, the numbers they gave me to follow up the loan status (9206446 to 55) are always busy, and I have been trying for several weeks now to get thru.

*sigh*, SSS you can do better than that!

Monday, July 11, 2005

i give up, i can't resist whacking (wacky hacking)'s publicly available API. and here's what i ended up with, a few minutes later.

give me a latitude! give me a longitude! and let's whack it into google map dude!