Saturday, August 05, 2006

Active FTPD

For the record, there is not much to love about hosting companies who stubbornly insist that their FTP daemons only function correctly if your ftp client uses the active mode. Double worse, its the only way to update the site. WTF? why not just use good ol ssh protocols if your line of reasoning is you want it to be secure. Its a a PITA for us accessing the net with a NAT gateway.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Shinnier than tho!

From the site:

Keepin' it Real: Pushing the Desktop Metaphor with Physics, Piles and the Pen

Wonder how the Java looking glass 3D desktop is coming along. With decent GPU's almost standard with any new desktop/laptop computer now, we need a new way of interacting with the desktop.


Janro has fever today, sad we couldn't do our nightly playtime bonding. Hopefully he gets well asap. Doctor also confirmed that like me, he also has asthma and adviced we buy a nebulizer. We bought one at Watsons at SM North after much deliberation which one (Sunrise or Omron) to get. We settled for the Omron due to its readily available parts and lifetime service warranty. We also noticed that it doesn't heat as much as the Sunrise branded one, so hopefully that translates to longer compressor life. Haven't used a nebulizer except the one at the hospitals. I grew up relying on disc based ventolin rotadisk most of the time, also since my asthma attacks isn't so often. Hoping Janro's asthma would still go away, or at least not the severe type.

Hopefully the fever goes away soon. The apartment ain't the same without my two kids running around.

Btw, he is turning two this coming August 12: "Mga Ninong at Ninang..."

Thursday, August 03, 2006


Life as usual goes faster than a speeding bullet.

Was happy that Janro, who will be a two year old in a few days, can now be undertood more clearly to have a real conversation. Previously we would just do baby talk coupled with hand signs and funny facial expressions.

Rojan, growing smarter each day is loving all the online games on nick jr website. Also now has an average of 4 wpm (proper typing) according to Mavis Beacon. She can do the home row keys with ease, and she's progressing to the top and bottom rows.

Managed to figure out liferay to a non-root context. The trick is to unjar portal-ejb.jar edit (portal.ctx) to your liking, then create a new portal-ejb.jar. Next edit your web.xml root path, then modify the index.xml. That should do it. Only tested this on Resin by the way, Glassfish next.

On another news, noticed that all the G-pass interfaces on Magallanes and Kamuning MRT station having a nice red X sticker on top. Bummer, was itching to try it out a while ago.

- mobloggin' on a southbound train.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Tech Perks

Am currently viewing Mt. Mayon via a live feed from a friends webcam thru Yahoo. Hope the eruption won't be as the devastating as the one that ruined the town Cagsawa.

The Philippines is flat. Shiny!

Sunday, July 30, 2006

G-Pass (mis) adventure

Saw the Globe G-Pass Ad yesterday on TV. So just a few minutes ago I asked the cashier at the MRT North vending station if I could buy one. Surprise, "hangang Cubao pa lang yon", the kind lady answered. I looked around and noticed that indeed this station doesn't have yet the G-pass interface.

That means G-pass usage is still limited, and that you can't enter on a G-pass enable station and alight at stations like MRT north station where the interface is not yet in-place.

Curious how the reloading of G-pass would be implemented. Via G-cash at the MRT stations? Or via OTA? Either way, if its going to on top of SMS infrastructure, its still bound to the issues I discussed before.

Cmon' Smart, (*hint*, *hint*, *hint*) you have the debit card-swipe thing, join the fun!

And before I forget, interface-wise, I still think Smart money has the edge over G-Cash. They are just not as aggressive on the innovation front.

- on a southbound train, daydreaming on a flat world m-conomy.