Movie Survey

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Written on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

This survey is all about movies. I like most the question "If you are movie, what are you and why". It's like a Miss World question. Hehehe. If you are not that busy, take time to answer the survey. It's only short but fun to answer.


I'm back!

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Written on Saturday, October 25, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

It's been awhile since I posted something in this blog.. I've been so busy with school even though I only have 4 subjects. I don't know why i'm struggling with only 4 subjects. It's hard for me to budget my time.

Anyways, I am now back in blogging and I do hope that I can regularly post again. Actually, I've been planning to buy a new domain. But with a hectic schedule, I think I can't maintain a new domain. I'm planning to buy it by december. But I do hope, my schedule is not that hectic anymore so that I can make out of most for what I will pay for the new domain.

I'm also thinking of a domain name and a niche for the blog that I'll come up. Anyway, I still have a few months to think about that.

Follow me on my plurk for some little updates on my life. (LOL)

Lost File Survey

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Written on Saturday, October 25, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Lost file.. Yeh, it can happen ... and our first reaction is a blank stare that says "What do I do now?" ... and then, we kick ourselves "Why didn't I backup my files?"

See my answers below about a survey about losing files and back-up

Compiling Open Suse 10.2 Kernel

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Written on Monday, September 29, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I've been trying to compile the kernel for two days already and still was not successful. I got a hard time with my hard disk so I decided that I have to reformat it even though I did not like the idea. I had a lot of files there that for me are very important. But I'm having a hard time with it, so I really need to reformat it as soon as possible.

Compiling of kernel really takes a long time. It really needs a lot of patience. Hopefully, by tomorrow I get to work it. All I did today was to compile the kernel, but i was not successful. Getting disappointed with it, but I won't lose hope.

U.S Presidential Politics

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Written on Monday, September 29, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

This survey is all about what I think about the U.S. Presidential Politics

Freebie: Win a Free Handbag

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Written on Monday, September 29, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student


Yes, this is true! And there's no catch here. This means no shipping/handling fees or credit card required. Yes, it’s really that simple!

Handbag Planet is launching at October 15, 2008. Their giving away free handbags every hour on the day of the launch!

You just have to sign up, choose your bag and wait!

I’ve joined myself and now I’m sharing this FREE opportunity to you

And you can choose the handbag you want!

JOIN HERE!

Happy 10th Bday Google!

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Written on Sunday, September 28, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

As I opened my browser today, it gave me a hint that today's google 10th anniversary


And i confirmed it when I saw it in the Official Google Blog. And I just want to greet Google

HAPPY 1oth BIRTHDAY!!!

Google is one of the leading companies and I want to congratulate you for a decade of success.
Keep moving forward! :D

As you can see in the picture, they want as a gift aside from the cake and the party hat is a
new server rack. With billions of profit, I know you can buy it for yourself. LOL.

Don't Be Fooled @ Hoffman MC Depot

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Written on Sunday, September 28, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

It's sad to hear a lot of people are taking advantage of other individuals for their own benefit. It's been common here in the internet world - scamming, phishing attacks and etc. And not only in the internet world, but as well in the REAL world.

Yesterday, my mother and I went to MC Home Depot at their branch at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig. We went there to buy vinyl tiles and as we went there, there was a promo girl in front who approached us and said that she will give us a mug by just visiting their showroom. I was skeptic about it. My mom said it would be nice if we could get a discount at their tiles. So even though I did not like the idea of going to their showroom, I just went with my mom.

The promo girl did not actually say anything about their product as we were walking towards the showroom so we both thought that it was a showroom of tiles, lighting or home furnitures. When we went there, it was actually a showroom of electronic appliances - made by HOFFMAN.

Because the promo girl said that she'll just tell to us some of their product, i sat down with my mom and attentively listen to the promo girl with their manager babbling about the usual - what's good about their product and what makes it a best buy. I don't want to be rude so even though i'm skeptic about the whole idea, I listen through all of it. Some of their products are 19 inch portable lcd t.v., chiller, air purifier, dvd player and some plates (they were extra ordinary because only 100 pieces of it are distributed through out the Philippines; they said Imelda Marcos actually bought one like that). What I liked from all about their product is only the 19-inch portable lcd t.v.

As we are about to go, the promo girl gave us a discount and asked us if where we live. My mom said that we lived in Makati. All the staffs including the promo girl and the manager was astonished to find out that we lived in Makati because they have a promo that the first 10 person to go to their showroom who lived in Makati will be given free 19-inch portable lcd t.v. worth about 39,000 pesos. I looked like I don't believe it. So the manager explained that it was free because instead of hiring a model to endorse their product, they were giving it free. For me to believe it, he actually called their supervisor that it was actually true. My mom talked to him and confirmed that it was actually true, and not only that, they're giving away the chiller, air purifier and two set of the extra-ordinary plates.

I was still not convinced because I would like to know the catch about it so the manager told us the three conditions. The manager said that the only conditions are: (1) we have to say that it was not given free - as if we really bought it; (2) we will use it for a year and we will not sell it to other people; (3) we will not in any way erase or block the brand name HOFFMAN in their product. The conditions were not that hard to comply with so my mom was actually happy to hear that it was actually free.

They have placed the products already in place for us to bring it, when the manager said that we have to buy at least one for us to bring to whole package. That's the big catch over there. They were actually forcing us to buy it because it was already packed and was already in place.

Without further ado, I said that we don't have that money right now (the cheapest was the lcd monitor worth 39,000 pesos and it's not our main purpose there anyway) and walked away from the showroom. The staff there did not even gave our supposedly free mug for visiting the showroom. And I was actually disappointed that they were fooling us to buy their product. They should have said that in the first place.

I did not post it to ruin someone's business. I post it for people to know what they are ACTUALLY doing. That's really not a good thing to force people to buy your product. I hope everybody should be aware of this kind of thing.

Escape

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Written on Saturday, September 27, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I'm getting busy with things right now because I'm working on my project. I have a client presentation this friday, October 3. I hope we would do well in the presentation even though there's a little progress in our prototype. These couple of days, I'm too lazy to look at our prototype because I know once I go through it, hello stress again. But I have to. I cannot escape from this. But somehow I manage to escape by not focusing on it. LOL.

I was suppose to work on the project today but once again, because I want to break loose, I invited my mom to go to mall today. Even though she knows that I have a lot of things to do, she still accompanied me. I was surprised that she did not forced me to just stay at our house. I felt she was also stressed out.

Tomorrow, I will be doing the project with my groupmates in one of my groupmate's house. I just hope that we'll accomplish a lot of things. But I don't want to stress myself out. I think I need to go with the flow.

Windy Alternatives

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Written on Saturday, September 27, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Wind produces about 1% of world-wide electricity use... However, it accounts for approximately 19% of electricity production in Denmark, 9% in Spain and Portugal, and 6% in Germany and the Republic of Ireland. For your country, are you in favor of continued development of the technology and distribution of wind power as an alternative to non-renewable energy sources?

Take the survey below to answer the question.





Well, for me, I think the Philippines need to switch to windy alternatives. Price of electricity here is very high. We need alternative solutions

Visual Talking

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Written on Friday, September 26, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I've answered again some questions about Visual Talking. The site is really nice. You'll squeeze a lot of your creativity juices when you're in the site. And it's also a nice way and sweet way to say something to your friends and love ones.





Not Feeling Well

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Written on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I did not go to school today because i'm really not feeling well. My head hurts a lot and my body is aching. I don't have any fever or cold YET. I think a need a little rest because if not it will turn into a flu which I cannot afford to have because every attendance counts a lot. 15% of my grade comes from attendance in my QUAMET class which is my subject every tuesday and thursday. If I get to absent tomorrow, a deduction of 2% will be given - so big for a day of absence.

What's worst with my situation, I can't stand an hour or two in my computer. It's giving me migraines especially when blog hopping. So I really need to just stay in my bed, sleep and take some medicines.

I think what is also affecting my situation is the weather. It's raining all morning and the coldness makes my body hurt more and I don't know why. I hope I get well soon so that I can attend my classes tomorrow.

To Buy Or Not To Buy

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Written on Monday, September 22, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I'm torn if I will still buy the new book for my Operational Research subject a.k.a Quamet2. The book that I need is Quantitative Analysis for Management 9th Edition by Barry Render that will cost about 850 pesos. The book is required for the course but we were also allowed to have photo copies of it. I'll be only using it for three months and it's not my major subject so I'm really thinking twice in buying the book. It's expensive for me and for the fact that I will be only using it for three months makes me think twice.

However, I don't want photo copies of the book because there's a big chance that I might lose it. So I really want a book copy of it. So I'm also considering buying a second hand. The problem is where to find a second hand copy of the book.

I really need the book and I really want to study hard for the subject because I've heard in the upper-batch that my professor is a hard to please one. One subject this term can really affect my GPA because I only got 4 subjects. One subject with a low grade can pull my GPA(Grade Point Average) down. If ever you do have one, can I borrow it? :D I would really appreciate it. Hehehe.

But what do you think, should I buy a new one or just have photocopies?

What I really need is Time

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Written on Sunday, September 21, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I'm really enjoying my load right now - 4 subjects are really not that heavy for me. And I have a lot of time doing things I want to do when I was too busy like blogging, meeting my old friends and others.

But right now, I have many things I want to accomplish. However, I don't know what, when or how to start it. I have many things in my mind right now.I think I just need to write it down so that I can track them all down.

No.1 in my list and my top priority is to master symfony so that I can finish our project about the waste exchange system. I got the habit to play first before working on symfony which is really bad because I end up playing and not doing any symfony lessons. Arggh, it's like online games are calling me when I'm in front of my PC. Hahaha.

No. 2 is to meet my high school and elementary friends. It's really hard to meet up with my grade shool and high school classmates when I got into college because I am so busy with school. Now that my schedule has loosen up a bit, i think this is the time to meet them up.

Third in my list is to post at least once a day in my blog. I know I can do this if I know how to budget my time - my weakness, time management.

Fourth is to learn to cook a new dish. I know how to cook two dishes but how can I just survive knowing only two dish. I think I need to broaden my knowledge about culinary arts.

No. 5 is to make a cross-stitch. I know how to make one and I want to make one for our living room.

N0. 6 is to clean my room. My room is such a mess. I bought a new table but I wasn't able to put it in my room and is still in the living room because it's so heavy. I don't know how to carry it from the first floor to the 3rd floor all by myself. I need help that's why it's taking so long.

Lastly, is to change our telephone billing statement in my name. I need it for paypal purposes. Paypal needs a proof of billing before I can transfer my earnings in my debit card. Paypal is so strict.

And I know I can do all of things, if I was given a lot of time. Even though I have spare time because of the not-so-heavy load, I got a lot of things to do. I think I need a one on one talk with time management.

Getting Addicted at Dneero Conversations

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Written on Sunday, September 21, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I really love answering surveys that's why I'm loving Dneero Conversations. Not only that, I learn something new from Dneero, like Visual Thinking. It's really nice to learn new things and just tried Visual Thinking.
If you are interested in Visual Thinking, you can click below my answered conversation about it

I thought T.V. was dead for me...

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Written on Sunday, September 21, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I recently signed up for Dneero Conversation and I got to join my first conversation about Primetime T.V. I thought I don't watch t.v. anymore because of my hectic schedule as a comsci student but when I got to fill up the survey form, I was shocked to know that I know a lot of primetime show and do actually watch them. Even though I know a lot, I am the kind of person to just record it for later person not unless I really like it like CSI or America's Next Top Model

See My Answers Below


Formal Launching of Easy English PSL

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Written on Saturday, September 20, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Last Sept 12, I went to the formal launching of Easy English Palm Size Learner.(EE PSL) Thanks to the invitation of pinoyblurker of techblog.ph for inviting me. I had nothing to do at that time because it was still my term break and I want to post something for techblog. It was a very notable experience.

Went there by myself. I don't want to bother any of my friends to go with me because it's an early event - 11:30 am. At first I thought, the launching will not push through because three days before the event, i did not receive any notice from the organizer. Only a day before the event that they called me and was informed that the formal launching will be on Meeting Room No. 5 of SMX Convention. Because I had nothing to do, i confirmed that I will go to the launching.

At the day itself, I arrived at Mall of Asia at exactly 11:30 am. The launching started around 11:45 am. Juan Jose Reyes, the Filipino-American entrepreneur who pioneered the Easy English PSL, got to talk about a lot of great things about the product, why they have come up with such a product, their goals, market and future plans.

The Easy English PSL looks like an IPOD which makes it very appealing to children. They hire graphic artist and software programmers here in the Philippines for the technical stuffs and graphics. With the sound, they hire someone from America so that it would come from a native American speaker. All the materials were studied thoroughly by the American Institute for Learning. The product is unique and very promising indeed.

If you want a thorough review of Easy English PSL, you can view my article HERE.

Invitation

JJ Reyes talking about Easy English PSL

Sample pictures of the product

My Schedule for 2nd Term

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Written on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Got only 4 subjects this term because I got to advance two subjects that I was suppose to take this term - Economics and Rizal. Good thing because the three out of four subjects are my major subjects. I hope I could use my spare time for the completion of my project for Philippine Business for the Environment(PBE) which is a waste exchange system.

Mondays, Wednesday and Friday

CSPROJ2 = 1:00pm - 2:20pm

Tuesday and Thursday

SYSADD2 = 10:00am - 11:45am
QUAMET2 = 1:30pm - 3:15pm
OPNSCR2 = 3:30om - 5:15pm

I have no classes at Saturday. And I have to attend one class on Monday. The bad thing about the schedule is i'm not with my blockmates anymore. I'm in a different block because it had conflicts with my elective, which is open source. So I was forced to take subjects in a different block.But anyway, I'll still see them at school.

I'll try to change my schedule in the load revision period because I still want to be in my block. ;D

My First DOTA session

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Written on Monday, September 15, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I had my first DOTA session today with my blockmates. It's not my first time to play DOTA, my former high school classmate, Kevin introduced me to DOTA but it's my first time to actually play with my friends and not an A.I as an enemy.

My first impression at DOTA was it was not that fun contrary to the popular belief. Maybe because I only played with an A.I. but when I got my first DOTA session today, i was converted.

I was supposed to go home right after my enrollment today. However, my guy blockmates asked me to join them in their DOTA session. At first I was hesitant, but after thinking long enough and knowing that i don't have things to do at home, i finally agreed.

I was the only girl in the group. I did not get awkward because they were my blockmates. But as I entered the internet shop, that was the time that I got awkward because I was surrounded by boys. But I didn't mind.

I know the basics but I don't actually know how to start with the strategy and what items to buy, so they were kind enough to teach me. I also have a "mercy" status in the group. Because I was newbie, nobody can kill me except if i'm killing them.

For three hours, we got overall 4 games. My team didn't win any of the games. When you're my team mate, our team will surely lose because of me. LOL. However, even if i didn't win, I got to kill some of my hero enemies. It was not about winning but it was about having fun. I did enjoy playing and it was fun having a "mercy" status. Nyahaha.

Till next time, blockmates. :D

Getting Disappointed At E-Games

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Written on Sunday, September 14, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

E-games Philippine is the software publisher company behind the revolutionary free-to-play MMORPG in the Philippines like RAN online, Granado Espada, Audition, Cabal and others.

I've been loyal for E-games for quite some time already, about 2 years and I'm getting more and more disappointed at their service.

I even bought a loyalty card in their 1st anniversary gaming event, Domination. I really like their online games, especially Audition, RAN and Cabal. The nice thing about their games are their free to play. But sad to say when it's free, don't expect good customer service.

For a year, I have no complains at them. But lately, I am getting disappointed with their service.
Why? Because of the following reason:

First, my first account at CABAL was banned without no apparent reason. Good thing that I did not bought E-points before I got banned. I did not use any 3rd party program. I think as a gamer, I have the right to know why I was banned. They should inform us through e-mail. I should be able to know what terms did I violate. But sadly, they did not inform me about anything through my email.

Second, the extended maintainance of Audition for almost a day got my and other people den(money in Audition) wiped out. I had almost 1.3 million den. They just gave me 120,000 den as a compensation for the super extended maintainance. And another thing is that there's a lot of bug and bots in Audition.

Even though I'm getting disappointed, I'll still be playing online games of E-games. I really like E-Games but I do hope that they'll do something about their service.

My New Layout

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Written on Sunday, September 14, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Personally, i think the new layout is better than before. The text where so much visible with the white background and it looked so neat.

I changed the layout because I want an invigorating layout. Something that is refreshing. The last layout was more me but more of a personal girly me.

What do you think?

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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Written on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

If you see something that is not right in this page, don't worry i'm just experimenting on my site. I want to have a new layout that will somewhat look better for my theme.

To all my link exchange partners: don't worry if you don't see your link here. I'll put them again after the renovation.

Watch out for my new layout. :D

Finally, End of Semester

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Written on Monday, September 08, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Last week was our finals week a.k.a hell week. I was so busy then and not to mention, stressed out. Luckily, i manage to budget my time and do things one step at a time (Jordan Spark is singing in my head - LOL). That was really the key why I managed my time even though I had plenty of things to do.

Last Saturday was our class card distribution. Class card distribution means officially ending the term. Yipee! It means I can relax now. I was so happy that my grades was high enough even though I expect a much higher grade in one of my subject. Anyway, I'm still thankful that I got high grades.


These are my grades:

Note: 4.00 is the highest grade and 0.0 is the lowest with an interval of .5. (which means that the next higher grade to 4.00 is 3.5)

Philosophy of Man - 4.0
Operating System - 3.5
Data Networking - 3.5
System Analysis and Design - 4.0
Statistics - 3.5
Open Source - 3.5

GPA = 3.66

As you can see my grades are the almost there but not quite stage. I'm almost 4.0 but I did not made it. See that's why it's making me disappointed. But I'm still thankful that it's still high and I did not get lower than 3.5. 

I should just strive better the next time. Anyway, i know why I failed to make some of my subjects 4.0 is because I was quite lazy and I felt that I did not push my limits. I know I deserve only a 3.5. By the next semester, I hope I would be more focus on my studies. 

I'll be having a week long semester break and soon after, I'll be having my 2nd semester.  Time flies so fast. I'll be enjoying this week long break because I know when I get to school again, i'll be very much pre-occupied again. 

Chrome: Newest Browser Project of Google

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Written on Wednesday, September 03, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I'm trying the newest browser project of Google, Chrome and I find it very cool. Why?

First, because of it's appearance. The look is more modern, hip and very refreshing to the eye. It has less buttons and it uses special tables. Instead of traditional tabs like those seen in Firefox, Chrome puts the tab buttons on the upper side of the window, not below the address bar.

Second, the sites are very accessible. You load up pages faster than other any other browser. The browser has also an address bar with auto-completion features. Called ’omnibox’, it offers search suggestions, top pages you’ve visited, pages you didn’t visit but which are popular and more.

Another great feature of Chrome is it has a "special dial" feature similar to the one of Opera. On a new tab (without the address), you will see your most visited webpages as 9 screenshot thumbnails. To the side, you will also see a couple of your recent searches and your recently bookmarked pages, as well as recently closed tabs

Another thing that is cool about Chrome is that it has also a "privacy mode".Google says you can create an “incognito” window “and nothing that occurs in that window is ever logged on your computer.”I haven't tried it yet but it's cool to have that feature.

And what's more is that it's open source. You can download Chrome at www.google.com/chrome. Try it for yourself. I've been loving it and I'm still using it.

Classes Suspended.. Too Late

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Written on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I woke up late than the usual. During monday, wednesday and friday. I usually wake up at around 6. But today, I woke up at 8:30. The first thing I noticed was the window. It was raining hard outside. I think it was the reason why I didn't wake up early because I enjoyed the coldness the rain was giving. I liked to sleep more but I have classes at 10:40 am so I immediately get up because I need to prepare so I won't get late.

I did my usual routine, checked my mails first before taking a bath. After getting dressed up, I ate my breakfast. I was suppose to go at 9:50 but the rain is still pouring hard and I don't have an umbrella.

Because I don't want to be late for my first class and buying a new umbrella will consume a lot of time (I'll still need to go to the market), I decided to get a cab to school. Right at the moment that I just got inside the cab, my boyfriend texted me that classes in all levels are suspended starting 12:00 nn.

Awww. Come on. Why do people suspend classes in the middle of the day? I only have one class in the morning starting from 10:40 am up to 11:40 am. Getting a cab is such a waste. I wasted 80 pesos just to go to school and to think of it after an hour, I'll be going home already. A waste of time, power and money.

I just wish that the next time they'll suspend classes, I hope they'll suspend it early in the morning. Anyway, I just have to look the brighter side of things. I got home early and I got to do my thesis and rest for a bit.

A Hard Time With Smart Bro

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Written on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Yesterday, I was suffering from lot of problem loading page when I was surfing the net. At one point a website will be up, and for a few minutes, it will be down again. I had been a Smart Bro subscriber for the past 6 months and this was the first time that I'm really had a hard time with the connection. Considering I'm in the urban (Makati Area), I was shocked to have slow connections.

And as I was browsing the net, I am not alone. A few subscribers also experienced the same thing. After researching some solution, I have found out the smart bro DNS has been poisoned. If you are one of the few subscribers of Smart Bro and want to know how to fix your connection, you could try to change your DNS.

Go to Control Panel -> Network Connections

Right click to your network connection and select Properties

In the list, find Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) at the bottom of the list and double click

At the bottom, select Use the following DNS server addresses.

For the Preferred DNS server, enter this address: 208.67.222.222.
For the Alternative DNS server, enter this address: 208.67.220.220

The following IP numbers are from www.opendns.com . For more information, you can browse their website.

Click Ok. Don't forget to restart your computer so that the changes will take place.

After I have changed my DNS, it worked well for me.

Bye Bye Cabal

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Written on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I think it's really not my studies that is hindering me from posting regularly in this blog. I think it is because when I have the spare time, I play CABAL online, the hottest MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing games) in the Philippines. I got so hooked that after school or even at school, I play CABAL online.


I also feel that this is not affecting only my blogging life, but my school life also. I think I am so lazy to study because whenever I have the time, I play CABAL. I even wake in the middle of the night just to play. Or even worst, I play the whole night that I only got 3 hours of sleep. My sleeping pattern is really affected.

I really want to focus with my studies, now that i'm in my major. So even though it's hard for me to leave Cabal, I'm officially saying goodbye to CABAL. YES I AM QUITTING CABAL. Maybe I'll be back after the semester ends. I just don't like CABAL interfering with my school life.

To all my guild mates and buddies, I will miss you. XD

cautionhot (wizard) will be temporary unavailable.


My First Prototype Presentation

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Written on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I was busy this past few days because I was focused on my project - about the waste exchange system. And by tomorrow, i'll be having my first prototype presentation with the client. I am really not that ready with our prototype. It was so plain and simple with few functionality. Anyway, it's only the first iteration and we will be having a lot of presentation in the following weeks to come.

But because this is my first iteration, I am nervous that we will not able to meet the client's expectation. I am still new to symfony (the framework that I am using) and because of that it's hard for me to work on my project. Shocks, symfony is really giving me the hard time. I hope it's just in the beginning because I'm still a newbie in symfony.

Oh well, I just hope that my client presentation tomorrow will be ok. Wish me luck!

Freebie for E-Gamers Out There

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Written on Tuesday, August 05, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Are you a caballista like me? Do you like playing audition, o2jam or RAN online?

And because i had my birthday last week, I want to give something special to all E-gamers out there. This freebie was suppose to be for my guild mates only but because only few gamers are online on our guild (only 5 at most including me), I want this freebie to be open to anyone who drops by at my blog.

I'm giving away two 50php worth of E-points for the first two person who will write a comment at this blog post and guess what's my middle initial. Well, you have 26 letters to choose from. Hehehe.

It's just a small token for e-gamers who are reading my blog. Well, the mechanics is not that hard.

Don't forget to put your e-mail address so that I can contact you as soon as possible. I'll be sending the pin to your e-mail address. I'll be waiting for your comments.

My Birthday!

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Written on Monday, August 04, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

August 1 was my birthday. And now i'm already 19 and a 3rd year student. Time flies so fast and after a year, I'll be graduating already. A year is such a small span of time. So fast that when the time comes, I'll be leaving this blog. Hopefully, to replace a new domain that will serve as my outlet of passion and also to help more people. But I hope before I go and leave this blog, I hope I can leave something worth reading, inspire others and be able to help in my own little way. Anyway, that's my purpose for putting this blog in the first place.

Enough with the realization, I got to have pizza birthday party with my friends at school last Friday. I got a camera but I was so engrossed with the moment that I forgot to capture any pictures. Anyway, it's the memories that will stay in my mind that matters. I really had fun with them. My friends and I are just suckers for pizza.

And the good thing about that day is that it was the last day of I.T. week in our school so there were no classes and I just enjoyed the movie marathon in the auditorium. I had fun watching Sweeney Todd even though it was so bloody and I was relaxed watching What Happens in Vegas. Later that night, the school had an I.T. Night party in which bands played but I did not finished the event because I have to go to our house and have a little celebration with my family. I got a chocolate cake, chicken and spaghetti.

After that mini-celebration with my family, my boyfriend and I went on a date and we are supposed to watch the mummy but the seats are already full, even the last full show. So, I just bought some medicine because I had runny nose at that day, stroll in the mall and went straight home. It was really a one jam packed day but I really had fun.

I can't imagine this is my last year being a teenager after a year I'll be twenty-teen. Gosh, I'm really getting older. Anyway, everybody is getting older. Hehehe.

How to Install Symfony in Windows

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Written on Monday, July 21, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Symfony is a PHP Framework in which you can easily create web applications without the hassle of repetitive coding task.

There is a step by step installation here in Linux. But if you want to install it in Windows, here is the step-by-step guide.

1) You have to install apache, mysql and php in your computer. If you don't want to be bothered to install it one by one, just install xampp, an easy install distribution. You can download it here. It's not the latest version but it's the most stable version. If you want the latest version, you can download it here.

2) After installation, go to your command prompt (Start->Run-> type cmd)


3) Go to the directory where you install the xampp and go to the php folder. Or rather type cd [directory path]\xampp\php\ e.g. cd c:\xampp\php

4) Type
pear channel-discover pear.symfony-project.com in the command prompt.
Result:
Adding Channel "pear.symfony-project.com" succeeded
Discovery of channel "pear.symfony-project.com" succeeded

5) After that, type pear install symfony/symfony [version] to install symfony. If you will not put the version it's fine, you will be installing the latest version that is available.
Result:
Starting to download symfony-1.0.1.tgz (1,911,013 bytes)
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.........................................................done: 1,911,013 bytes
install ok: channel://pear.symfony-project.com/symfony-1.0.1

After the fifth step, you already have symfony installed in your machine. You can now create a project and a module that you need to get started with symfony.

Busy Mode is Over

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Written on Monday, July 21, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

YYYYEEESSS!!!! Midterm week is now over. I am now free of stress. But I will still be doing a lot of school works but I am more relaxed now. I need to relax myself after the long hard week. So, I watched Dark Knight. It's really nice. I really recommend that you watch it. But if you don't like serious movie, don't watch it. Hehehe. Heath Ledger was so good in the movie. It's so sad that he passed away early. I just hope the next batman movie is as good as this movie. It's worth to watch it.

Enough about Dark Knight, after the midterm exam week, i still need to wait for my midterm results - the GRADES. I just hope that I get a high grade. I'll get the results, i think, by next week. With study and prayers, I just hope I pass with flying colors.

And the good thing about my busy mode being over is that I can catch with blogging, with playing cabal, and with many good things in life. Hehehe. But of course, studying always come first. I just want to balance it out with my life, sanity, and school.

I also want to apologize to all my blogger friends. I'll promise to put your tags and visit your blogs hopefully by this week. Keep blogging! =D

So Many Things To Do, So Little Time

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Written on Thursday, July 17, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I'm so sorry if I was not able to write in my blog lately, i'm so hectic. It's our midterm week that's why I don't have the time to write. Imagine my jam pack schedule tomorrow..

  1. Got to pass a paper in Philosophy
  2. Practical exam in Data Networking (router configuration)
  3. Defense of our prototype (Waste Exchange System)
  4. Midterm Test in Statistics
The good thing is after all of these things, I will watch "Dark Knight" tomorrow night after all the stressful things for these past few days. Hope I'll be able to catch up with my blogging life.

I missed blogging

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Written on Thursday, July 10, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

It's been a while since my last post. I am very much busy lately in school. I can't manage to post in between class anymore because I am more focused on my school works. Even though I am busy, I really don't want to stop blogging because it's my outlet. It's something I do to enhance my writing skills and to express myself. If you know me personally, I am shy and only have a small closed knitted friends and in blogging, I feel that I really do have a lot of friends (even halfway across the globe). I can express myself without being shy at all, my life is an open book to all and I can share things that I know to others.

I also missed blog hopping. It's interesting being able to see others opinions at a topic and learning new things. It amazes me how much knowledge I can gather in just blog hopping for an hour.

While I am away, my google account was disabled due to invalid clicks. I was really shocked. because of course I was not clicking it (specially I am busy). Oh well, I am really not into earning, it's just a bonus for blogging because as a student, I really need an extra income because I got a lot of expenses (tuition, computer, books, etc.). I think I should just switch to bidvertiser.

Today, I am not that busy but this weekend I'll be doing the waste exchange system so now I will be more hectic. I just wish we will come up with a nice prototype by next week. Please wish me luck in my project and I also need your prayers. Even though I am busy, from time to time, I will be checking my blog and I do hope that I will be able to post regularly just like before.

When A Door Closes, A Window Opens

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Written on Thursday, July 10, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Update on my Laptop:

My laptop is still not working well. It's still booting but sometimes when I type it gets deleted or hitting backspace gets me to right click. Hehehe. So I bought a USB hub and got my old external keyboard back to working. But it's really big for the laptop, so I rather buy a new one which is smaller as soon as possible.

Back to the title, my laptop is still not working well but I got a new PC. YOOHOO! So I really do believe that when God closes a door, a window opens.

Specs:
Pentium Dual Core Processor 2 GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, 800 MHz
ECS 945GCT-M2/1333
1.00 GB of RAM
ATI X1550 GDDR2 64 bit Video Card
Liteon 20X DVD/CD Writer and Rewriter

It's really an upgrade from my old PC because I now have a DVD writer (my old one does not have a writer instead it has a floppy disk drive which i think is now phased out) and I can play CABAL with my video card. It's really a blessing and it did not cost much.

I just used my old CRT monitor because I'm in a budget. If I can still save some money, I'll buy an LCD monitor for my new PC soon.

My Laptop Got a Bath

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Written on Saturday, June 28, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I always leave my laptop in my study table. Lately, I'm not putting it in its bag anymore because I always use it anyway. And a lot of people in our house also use the laptop, so I felt secured leaving it behind because I thought that many people will take care of it while I'm away at school.

However, when I got home this evening, my sister gave me the bad news. My 3 year old niece poured water in my laptop. The keyboard and mouse were not functioning well and my LCD got water inside of it. I was horrified seeing the situation of my laptop. The good thing about it is that it's still booting. I cried after seeing it. I cannot believe what have happened.

I don't want to get angry at my niece because she is still young and she still doesn't know what she's doing (even if she is in a day care already). I did not get angry but I feel so depressed because I still got a lot of programs to do and it's very hard for me to surf the net and blog

Lucky me, my boyfriend lend me his laptop - an IBM Lenovo T61. It looks like my laptop but a newer version. I hope I get to finish my program by Sunday so that I can give it back to him. I'm actually using his laptop at this very moment and I also do hope the keyboard will work well tomorrow when it's already totally dried up.

Lesson: Always be cautious. It's ok to be safe than sorry.

Busy Mode

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Written on Thursday, June 26, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I was busy this week that's why it is so hard for me to catch up with my blogging life. But still, I manage to get at least an hour a day for blog hopping and catching up with my online friends. Now, that weekend is getting nearer, I'm getting more relaxed now even though I still have a lot of things to do.

I still have
3 programs to submit for my operating system subject,
a presentation that needs visual, kinesthetic and situational learning for thursday next week,
and I've got to learn more about a framework of PHP, symfony.

Oh well, that's my busy life so far. Got to balance it all out. Please still keep in touch in my blog 'cause I'll still be keeping it up to date. Ciao! =D

Sharing The Love

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Written on Thursday, June 26, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

This tag was given by Blessings and Beyond by Mommy Ruby


This award was created by Memoirs of a Mommy. It’s a very special award that she created in Honor Of The Donor That Saved (her son) Noah’s Life. Noah received a heart transplant, and she hopes that by passing this award around the blogosphere everyone can help raise awareness of the need for Organ Donation.

The rules of this award are: SHARE THE LOVE!!! Share this award with all those blogs out there that you love. All the people who make you smile. All those that make you laugh. All those that make your day. All those that leave uplifting comments on your blog.


**All I ask, is that you include a link to this post with the award and ask your recipients to do the same*

I would like to pass and thank the following people for always leaving comments in my blog:

Lionel and Beena

Triple Tag

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Written on Thursday, June 26, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I was tagged by Beena, Marvz and Charmdestiny so I really think I should put it in my blog.

blog readability test

Here are the rules: 1. Check out your Blog Readability Test here then post it.
2. (OPTIONAL) Stop asking yourself regarding the results of the test (LOL!)
3. Add your blog from the list together with the results.
4. Tag as many friends you like.

1.Big Eyed Gal - High School 2. The Chronic Shopper - Elementary 3. Vital Sighs - Genius 4. Princess Vien - High School 5. Em’s Detour - Junior High School 6. Strawberrygurl and Busy Mom - Elementary 7. Reflexes snapshots of life (on manillapaper) - Junior High School 8. expressions and thoughts - Genius 9. our family story - College (Undergrad) 10. MOMEMO - Genius 11. Blessings and Beyond - Genius 12. Charmdestiny - Genius 13. Adventures of a Comsci Student - College (UnderGrad)

And I'm tagging everyone in my link list! =D

TechBlog.ph: Newest Technology Blog of the Philippines

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Written on Sunday, June 22, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Tech Blog Philippines or www.techblog.ph is the newest group blog for people who wants to know more about the latest trend in technology that is very suitable to the Filipino audience. This blog has just started a week ago and is now making a big step in the technology blogging scene.



It was the same guys who brought pinoyblogoshpere.com and I'm proud to say that I am one of the contributors there even though I'm only a newbie in blogging and not that a "geek" in the technology world. But I have to say that my other contributors are very well diversed and I know that this blog will go very far.

I just hope I can post regularly twice or once a week if I have the time. Please visit the blog here and take the time to read the articles and get to visit it more often. I hope you'll be a regular reader.

I don't like RAIN because I love going to school

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Written on Sunday, June 22, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

It's been raining so hard here in the Philippines during this weekend because of the typhoon Fengshen (locally known as Frank) . And because of that classes here from elementary, high school and up to college are suspended. That's why I don't like rainy season because classes are getting suspended and also because my birthday falls in the rainy season (rainy season here are between june to september). I know many of you don't believe in me. Because a lot of students unlike me loves rainy season because classes are being suspended.

Well, I used to but not anymore. When I was in high school, I like that classes are being suspended because I can have a rest day from my 6 to 6 classes. I don't have to bother to rush and cram for a project or an assignment that I have to pass on the submission date. I got to play online and won't worry for any school work for that day.

Now that I'm in college, I now have a different perspective. I now don't like classes being suspended because I am now eager to learn new things. And whenever we have suspended classes, we are the ones who will suffer because we have to take make-up classes on saturdays or in our vacant time because we have to catch up with the lessons that we have missed. I also don't like the rainy season because I have to suffer going to school wet in a formal attire.

And what I really don't like about rainy season is that it causes accidents and calamities. Like today, a lot of people are bracing floods all over the country. And a passenger ship (MV Princess of the Stars) got capsized. Now, my perspective is not selfish anymore but I'm now more concern with the safety of other people around me. I think this is a sign I'm getting more mature.

Let's all pray that the condition won't get worse and that all would be safe.

Cabal Online Grand Launching

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Written on Friday, June 20, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Since the start of Cabal Online Open Beta Test (OBT), a lot of players from all over the country have joined in this revolutionary online game. And now that it's fast growing, they are now ready to roll it out officially.

Tomorrow, June 21, 2008, Cabal Online will be inaugurated as a full-service MMORPG as gamers from all walks of life gather to witness the commercial launch of the country’s fastest growing new MMORPG in the country.

This inauguration will be held in Glorietta Activity Center from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m and prepare yourself for lots of fun activities that awaits all the participants of the event.

What to expect in this event:
  • overflow of live contests
  • interesting trivia games
  • entertainment from the two hottest band in the country: Urbandub and River Maya
  • lots of rewards and freebies
If your a true blue Cabalist, please come in your respective dress code:

Mercury Server Gamers - Green Shirt
Venus Server Gamers - Blue Shirt
Mars Server Gamers - Red Shirt
Jupiter Server Gamers - Black Shirt
Saturn Server Gamers - White Shirt

Funny But So True

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Written on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student


This is the reality of life. I always like reading comics in my spare time. It really relax my mind.

Forgetful Me

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Written on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

My school doesn't have uniforms but implements a dress code to all its students. Student should wear office attire during Monday through Thursday and have a wash day at Friday. For a girl like me, I should wear skirt monday and tuesday, slacks during wednesday and thursday. I should also wear a collared shirt and at least one-inch heel shoes.

I don't want to commute with high heels so I just bring along my shoes with me and commute with my slippers on. I just put my high heels when I'm almost near the gate where there are benches that I can sit on.

But because I was almost late and in a hurry, I didn't notice that I forgot to bring with me my slippers when I changed my footwear into high heels. I only remembered it when it was just my last class already. Imagine my first class was 10:00 in the morning, I only remembered it 3:00 in the afternoon. Good thing that the guard saw it and kept it. I was really embarrassed because this is not the first time that I forgot something.

Whenever I put my USB in the computer lab, I always forgot to get it back. For the nth time, I'll ask the guards if they saw my USB. Luckily, they'll see it before they'll lock the lab and will hand it to me. I also had many cases that I forgot my book somewhere. In this case, I usually go to the logistics office (my school's lost and found department) and ask them if they see my book. I also had a lot of jackets that I lost that I have found in logistics office.

I really hate losing things. I don't know why I'm like this. I just don't remember things easily. Even in names, sometimes I just only remember the face, but not the name anymore. There was once that I want to call a familiar friend of mine but I don't recall her name anymore so I was not able to call and greet her.

I'm really doing my best to remember things. Should I take a memory pill or some sort? I am also scared that in the near future that I'll have Alzheimer's disease at a young age. Sometimes, I really don't know what to do to lessen my "forgetfulness". I just hope that this is not a serious disease. Or I am just paranoid? Is this really normal?

Tag Tag Tag

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Written on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I have been tagged by Rowena, an online friend.

Have you ever gone on a blind date?
Yep. I met my boyfriend in an online forum eyeball. (Is an eyeball a form of a blind date?)
Skipped school? Skipped classes twice
Been on a plane? Yes
Been lost? Can't remember...
Swam in the ocean? Don't know how to swim.. =(
Cried yourself to sleep? Yes. Many Times.
Played cops and robbers? Nope. It's a boy thing.
Played dolls? Yes. when I was young
Recently colored with crayons? Nope.
Sang Karaoke? Yes with my sister and younger brother
Paid for a meal with coins only? Yes, when I was young
Done something you said you wouldn't? I dunno.
Cheated on a test? Nope.
Made prank phone calls? Yes, when I was young
Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose? Yep
Caught a snowflake on your tongue? There's no snowflake in Phil.
Danced in the rain? Nope.
Watched the sunrise with someone you care about? Nope.
Been kissed under the mistletoe? Nope.
Gone ice skating? Yep this is my P.E.
Been skinny dipping outdoors? No.
Favorite drink?- Iced Tea
Tattoos? Nope.
Body piercings? Nope
Vacation spot? Boracay
Eaten cookies for dinner? Yep when I was in my diet days.
Ever been on TV? Yes, I got into a commercial when I was young
Ever been in a car accident? Nope. Thank God!
Favorite number and why? 23. That's the date when my boyfriend and I got together
Favorite movie? Forrest Gump
Favorite holiday? Christmas and New Year
Favorite smells?
What do you do to relax? Watch movie and play games.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? successful in my life

I will tag Beena and Darlene.

My Not So Beautiful Day

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Written on Monday, June 16, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

As I entered the school today and went straight to the library because I came very early for my class, I saw my blockmate, Ely, at the corridor greeted me and said that I'm really getting fat. I shrugged it off by saying "Do you really think so?"

After I went to library, I went to the cafeteria where my blockmates usually hang out whenever they came in early. As I was walking towards the table, Sami, also a blockmate of mine, said the same thing - that I was really getting fat. And all of my blockmates also agreed that I'm really getting fat. Sami demonstrated to all of my blockmates there how big my tummy is when I am walking. So who cares if I'm getting fat.. My tummy is big but I'm really not that fat, I'm just chubby. But I'm getting a little bit concious about my weight because I think I'm gaining fat because I usually eat lunch at fast food restaurant. I think I should cut off my fast food intake.

When I went to our room for my first class, my classmate, Jessie, said that I looked stress out. I think it's because I had a lot of zits and I have a particular that is very red and big. A classmate of mine, April, who was late for the class said that I looked that I didn't get enough sleep.At lunch, Julius also a blockmate said to me that I used to have a very sexy curve but now I have a lot of bulging fats.

Many people noticed me today that I looked fat or ugly in some sort of way which is very unusual. And because of that I felt that I'm very ugly today.. but they can't bring me down. I will make ways to improve my health, maybe I just need a regular exercise. I just don't get to exercise that much because of my schedule. Or I am just too busy with my laptop and surfing the net.

As I was typing this, I remembered the song "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera. I particularly remember the line "I am beautiful in every single way, yes, words can't bring me down, so don't you bring me down today"

Indeed, I am beautiful no matter what they say. Hehehe. This day is what I will call "ugly day" in which we sometimes encounter once in a while.


<--- Me, in my beautiful day. I'm just 12 years old at that time.



Mark Your Calendar: June 17 Firefox Download Day

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Written on Sunday, June 15, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

It has been set the official firefox download day is on June 17, 2008. So if you want to experience Firefox 3, pledge to download it today.

Firefox 3 sets the innovation bar very high with exciting new features, including one-click bookmarking, the smart location bar and lightning fast performance. Firefox 3 also includes phishing and malware protection, plus the new instant site ID info.

With features like built-in spell checking, session restore and full zoom, Firefox 3 makes it possible to work faster and more efficiently on the Web.

Pledging to download it on June 17 will also make you a part of the Guiness Book of World record attempt for the most software downloaded in 24 hours.

PC Specifications

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Written on Sunday, June 15, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I have a lot of friends asking me for PC Specifications that fits in their budget because they want to buy new computer. And because of that, I want to share to you the PC specifications that I came up recently with your 13k budget.

Intel E2200 (2.2 G) 1 mb 800FSB PDC 3640 php
ECS GF7050VT-MS Nvidia - pcle/S/GL/rai 2300 php
160 gb Western Digital SATA 2250 php
PQI 1gb 533/667 1070 php
Inno3d 7300GT 256 ddr3 128 bit divi 2300 php
Casing w/ power supply 1340 php

Total 12, 900 php

This prices is based on PC Express prices. This specification is ok if you want to play CABAL online in your pc and other online games. In this age, many are trying to trick you with high price but not so good PC specs. So my advice for you is to be wise and check first the prices in the market before going to buy new PC parts.

My Dad: My Mentor, My Student

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Written on Sunday, June 15, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

My Recent Pic w/ Dad

This is a father's day special post. I really want to thank my dad for bringing out the best in me. He taught me a lot of lessons in life. He was the one who taught me how to multiply, and how to play chess when I was young. He trained me to be responsible and be likable to others. Even though sometimes I have hard feelings whenever you nag at me, I know you did it because you love me.

You are my life mentor. I always turn to you whenever I need advice whether it's in school or in dealing with other people. You're the best, dad!

And you're not only my mentor, you're my student, too. You turn to me whenever you have problems regarding with computers. I am always ready to teach you new things. Remember, I was the one who taught you how to e-mail and transfer files from your digicam to PC. I like the feeling that you can also learn from me, that I am a big help for you.

I really don't know life without you, Dad. I hope that you take care of yourself especially that your away from us.

To all, Happy father's day to your dads and to all the fathers out there! :D Take time to appreciate more your dads.

Can I Get a Job Soon After I Graduate?

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Written on Friday, June 13, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Well, I'm really sad today. Because my sister said a lot of discouraging words about my course. My sister and I have a common friend who took up Computer Science same school as mine. He was my sister's former classmate in high school. And that friend of ours graduated last March and decided to teach in my school. He said the reason why he got into teaching is because its hard to find a job in the I.T. industry. Come to think of it, why is it hard for him to get a job even if he graduated as a cum laude?

My sister graduated in University of the Philippines also just this March. She took up BS Tourism. Even before she graduated, Mandarin Oriental was hiring her. Philippine Airlines was suppose to hire her but she declined because there is a two year bond. She has plans to get married next year and stay for good in Canada with her boyfriend.

And she said to me that I should regret taking up my course because there was limited job opportunity unlike with her course. She said that I'll be like our common friend force to teach in a school because of limited opportunity in the I.T. industry. She said that my hard work is non-sense if no one will employ me.

I got really down by her words. As if she is saying that I should get into another degree or change career path. And what keeps me really sad is because she was very discouraging, as my sister, i'm expecting her to be encouraging me.

My sister was also considering that maybe one of the factors is our school. She's from University of the Philippines (U.P.) and me I'm just from Asia Pacific College. I know a few of you only know this school. My school is just small and unknown compare to U.P.

Even though I know my school is not that popular, the teaching here is very good. I am happy here and I'm happy to take up a course that I really like.

Can I get a decent job soon after I graduate? I really don't know. I just hope that my sister is not right.

7th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2008

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Written on Friday, June 13, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

The Philippine Anime and Cosplay Community will once again gather in this annual event most popularly know as ToyCon or the Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention this June 14-15, 2008 at SM Megatrade Hall 2-3.

Ticket price will be 70-80 pesos and will not be pre-sold by any shops and will only be available on the event itself. So if you ever want to go, make sure you come early.

Some of the exciting event activities are the following:

Toy Designer contest - Create your own cute toy designs.

Comic Creation Contest- Pro or a freelancer, you can join this comic creation contest.

Cosplay Clicks - Cosplay photography contest wherein you have to take a creative shot with a Cosplay model.

Toy Clicks - the one who originated the cosplay clicks. It's a toy photography contest.

Animation Contest - Have the art to create a unique and fun anime of your own.

Booth Babe Contest - Exhibitors has a chance to win, too.

And there are lot of other contests that you can join..

If you want to learn more about the event you can visit, www.toyconph.com

I will be going in this event tomorrow, see you all there!

Happy Independence Day

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Written on Thursday, June 12, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Today is Philippine Independence Day. And I think I should greet my fellow countrymen in our native language.

Mapagpalayang Araw ng Kalayaan, Kababayan!
( Happy Independence Day, my fellow countrymen!)

Metro Rail Transit (MRT) gave free rides today because of the special event. I was not informed about it so when I rode the MRT this morning, I was surprised that they're not selling any tickets. That's when I remember that it's Independence Day today. I don't feel that it's independence today because Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo moved the holiday last Monday.

Because the MRT ride is free, trains are jam-packed. Not only that, the aircons are not working. It was like a heating chamber inside the train. Good thing, I have a fan and a handkerchief. I'd rather buy a ticket than to have a free ride without the aircon. It was scorching hot.

Still, the good thing is I got a free ride because of the event.

Organization Day 2008

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Written on Thursday, June 12, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

This week was Organization Week in our school. And I missed being an officer, I was supposed to be an officer of Junior Philippine Computer Society (JPCS) APC Chapter but I quit. Read Post(Organization Vs. Studies). Now that I'm not an officer anymore. I joined as a member in most of the clubs.

Actually, you can join in three organizations only. But I have the feeling that the school admin does not monitor how many organizations you have joined so I joined in 7 organizations out of the 20. I know it's a lot but I'll just be active in a few.

These are the organizations that I have joined:

Flickers Photo Society - It's a club for photography lovers. Even though I don't have an SLR camera, I just want to join because I love photography and want to learn more about it.

Junior Information Systems Security Association - I liked this organization because I'll got a lot of benefits in joining. I'll get to attend various seminars and tutorials about networking. I can also get a lot of discounts in certifications like Fluke CCIA, Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and others. I can also get free licensed software from Microsoft. I think the registration fee of 200 php is ok because of the benefits.

Junior Philippine Computer Society (JPCS) - This was my former organizations and I still want to support my former co-officers in their events.

Explorer's Club - This club aims to explore different places in the Philippines. I want to explore more of the Philippines and at the same time meet new friends in this organization

Math Society - I am a member of this club ever since because they always give plus points to their members that still have Math subjects. I have many Math subjects so I really need to join this club. Hahaha.

Pro Guild - This club is about programming. Well, this club is really not that active in school and just joined it because it's just free and it will still be good in my resume. It is also good if

Association of Junior Marketing Association - Actually a friend of mine just forced me to join this club. Well, I should give it a try even though I am not a marketing associate. But I'm really interested in business.

I wonder if the school admin will notice that I joined 7 organizations already...

Take Part in the World Record: FireFox Download Day 2008

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Written on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I've always been a Firefox user. And this time, Firefox will be having a Download Day in which their mission is to set a Guiness World of Record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours.


What I really like about Firefox is its very secure, fast and doesn't have a lot of bugs. And with the new release, it will be a way more better than it is today.

To take part in this one of a kind record is simple, just download Firefox 3 as soon as it is available. It still doesn't have a definitive date, but it should be this month.

Pledge now to experience Firefox 3 as soon as it has been released.


Microsoft Phil. MSDN Event: GIGO Project

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Written on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Microsoft Philippines will be having an event about the Gigo Project, which won the 1st runner up in Imagine Cup 2008 at the Microsoft Phil Office in Makati this June 18, 2008, 5-7 in the afternoon.


Discover how a team of students used Visual Studio, SQL, WPF and Web Services in solving real life problems.

GIGO, or "Garbage in, Garbage Out" is a term used in a field of computer science which means that the integrity of data output is dependent on the data input. It was this very concept which inspired Microsoft's web application, also named GIGO.

The context of this is that we as consumers have different needs, and then inevitably produce trash. This is where Garbage Input comes in. The problem here lies in the proper disposal of trash. Most of the time, we just throw them in any trash bin we see, not mindful of whether it was the proper way or the consequences of disposing it. The purpose of the web app is to provide easy access to consumers for information to their trash such as a short description, how to recycle the trash themselves, and if not possible or if the user would prefer, the proper way of disposing it to its corresponding recycling center.

The app shows other details such as composition, images of that type of trash, and even some maps as to where the recycling center is. If the user would choose to dispose his trash in a recycling center, the user can save as a calendar file the date and location of when he would dispose his trash, then sychronize it on to outlook and then his mobile device.

Isn't this a very nice idea that would really help save our world?

This MSDN session is open to all students and faculty.

Online Registration is required to attend this seminar! Register here.

If you have any questions, you can e-mail me at cautionhot01@gmail.com

My New Layout: FireFox or Ubuntu Bug?

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Written on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Thanks guys for all the compliments that I have received for the new layout. But I think my layout is having a problem with the Ubuntu operating system with Mozilla Firefox Browser Version 2.6. Well, my school uses open source software specifically Ubuntu as a software and I have found out that my layout doesn't show up right. It just turn into a green background without the colorful flowers in both sides.

Huhuhu. I think a need a new personalized layout as soon as possible..

Cabal Online: The Hottest Emerging Game in the Phil

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Written on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Cabal Online, the year's highly anticipated MMORPG, has finally arrived in the Philippines. The newly released game of e-Games (just released it's beta version May 24, 2008) has made a bunch of gamers hooked in this very addicting game.

In playing CABAL, you can master any of the six forms of force: Warrior, Wizard, Blader, Force Shielder, Force Archer and Force Bladder. It is a story-driven game play with a lot of interesting story bound quests.

What's really cool about this game is its free to play. Unlike World of Warcraft (WOW) which is really good but very expensive especially to student gamers like me.

If you want to play in your computer, you need to meet the following PC requirements:

Type Minimum Specification Recommended Specification
CPU Pentium 3 800MHz + Pentium 4 1.4GHz +
RAM 512MB + 1GB +
Graphics Card 3D accelerator

Radeon 9800PRO + /Geforce 6600GT +

Sound Card Any DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Hard disk space 2.5GB +

  • It is necessary to install DirectX 9.0c or later version
  • It is recommended to update graphic card driver

If you want you can also play in your local computer shop. Well, for sure, they have already installed this very in demand game.

My brother and my blockmates are really into this game. So I decided to try it also. I don't want to miss the fun. Hehe. But I'll still prioritize studying. I just need to balance it out.

Waste Exchange System Update

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Written on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Well, my groupmates and I made a dummy (layout screenshots) of our proposed waste exchange system. (Read post about Waste Exchange System). This term we have to come up with a working prototype and we have to learn about symfony - a framework of PHP.

The twist? I have to learn symfony all by myself. My professor will leave for a week and he asked us to self-study symfony. When he comes back, we have to work on the project already. It's hard to study symfony all by yourself. When I was in my summer vacation, I tried studying it. But to my dismay, I can't understand it. I don't know if my mind is not that prepared or it's just to hard to understand. I think it's just between the two. The good thing is I have installed it already in my laptop.

This is called cramming! One week to learn a new programming language.. Well, it's really not new because it's still PHP but in a different style.

Oh well, I hope I can squeeze the 24 days tutorial in Symfony into a week. BE OPTIMISTIC, ennah! YOU CAN DO THIS! ~ I do this a lot to boost my esteem. There's nothing impossible. :D

My Picks: Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogger

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Written on Monday, June 09, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I joined Jannette Toral's Writing Project to help my schoolmate of mine and to have a say on the top 10 emerging influential blogs in 2008.

What's influential for me may not be influential for you. Influential is very subjective. And these are my nominees:

1. Music Picks by Ed Arevalo - I really love music and this blog gives me latest buzz in the music industry

2. Pinay Mommy Online by Mommy Ruby - She gives me insight to what motherhood will be and I know it's not an easy one. I really like her blog because she is very open and honest.

3. You Got Tech - It's a tech blog for non-techie people. I really like the vlogs there.

4. The NOT so Talented Mr. Montano - He's very brave to expose such controversial topics.

5. - 10. Coming Soon.

It's hard to pick out influential blogs for 2008 because I'm still new in the blogging community. Well, I have almost 2 and a half weeks to complete this post. I'll be still in the look out for other influential blogs.

DO YOU WANT TO WIN $100 BY NOMINATING TOP 10 INFLUENTIAL BLOGGER?

  • Nominate a list of ten bloggers who you think have been influential to the blogosphere
    • Who can be nominated?
      • Blogs started from July 2007 up to present.
      • Any blogs from any country can be nominated
  • Post it in your blog for promotion
  • Link it to Influential Blogger and make a comment there that you have participated. Only one entry per blogger

Cut-off date and time for submission of entries is on July 26, Saturday, 5:00 pm (GMT+9:30). They will pick ten writing project entries in random who will get one hundred dollars (US$100) each.

If you have questions, you can e-mail me at cautionhot01@gmail.com or reply to this post.