Saturday, August 13, 2005

Gasp! 5 hours and counting! With wifi on :D

Onwards to Fink'ing. Debian'ish installation of common OSS tools.
And before I do countless paeans to the engineers of "bookah", I would like to thank ka edong for making it possible to acquire this undeniably sweet machine. Another fine example of the inherent generosity and kindness of the human spirit.
Yipeeeeeeeeee!!!

uname -a
Darwin nox-ibook-g4.local 8.2.1 Darwin Kernel Version 8.2.1: Fri Jun 24 23:31:10 PDT 2005; root:xnu-792.3.2.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC Power Macintosh powerpc


Unix with a pretty face! Beautifully engineered hardware! Definitely titilates the geek in me.

Friday, August 12, 2005

The Bus That Could Rock!



A similar local project could provide a literally last mile mobile training center.

But then again, that just might be wishful thinking.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

ahhh... Ganyan talaga ang life... Must control how I must react. Tomorrow would be Janro's 1st Birthday! More important than the gear held by the Pampanga Clark Customs. A series of events beyond my control.

But yes, painfull experience indeed.
Shit! There is no www.customs.gov.ph???
TARIFF AND CUSTOMS LAWS OF THE PHILIPPINES - CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY.

And I can't find reference saying that there is a 10% VAT charge for items bought abroad by a Filipino tourist!!!

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!
ka edong has landed! bad news, customs is asking for 5k tax for his hand carried item!!!
M-Audio FastTrack USB, you could be my technolust. Wonder how much this would cost locally? Ah, maybe this could motivate me to dust off my electric guitar and play some half-decent music.

Gitara kong hubad, liwanag ang hangad...
Suspeeeense! (kris aquino effect)

Monday, August 08, 2005

ka edong,

Since I can't reach you (I tried calling...). If you by chance could read this, Janus has reserved a unit for us, ready for pickup.

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Hi,

the stocks arrived an hour ago... I'll reserve one for you
immediately.

Please tell your friend to pick it up from me as soon as he can. I
can only hold it for one day because there's quite a queue of
customers waiting to get them.

Regards,

Janrius
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Thanks!

Sunday, August 07, 2005

On another news, for the past few days I was generally worried that the slippery firewall like device has failed to stop the Darwinian river of source code flowing via my one and only output device. Good thing the firewall worked as intended, no security holes discovered. I should really write an article about this, ala "The Tech Of" show in Discovery channel. There is a fair amount of technology thrown in there for those firewall like devices.

The economics of raising your meat space succeeding versions, is something even we mortal geeks should seriously and responsibly consider. Specially, when you are currently installed in the Philippines.
Long distance circumstance...

How I wish those SG computer stores have skype contact details readily available. Same with HK stores too. Otherwise, you couldn't help but anticipate the pain induced by your incoming telecom bill.

Imagine the pain.