Facebook Application ( Phobia Questionnaire )

25 04 2009

Hi there, if you have a facebook account, just try to search for ” Phobia Questionnaire ” on the search engine. You would see an application there that offers a questionnaire that would tell you what phobias you might have. Try it, it’s fun and you might know more information about your phobias. The developer of the facebook application is named as Paul Ward. *That guy seems familiar* 😀


WEBDEVT midterms

24 02 2009

This is my social network with the help of Pligg. If you have time to visit, please click here. Thank you!

Manila Auto Salon 2008

22 11 2008

The Manila Auto Salon is a car show sporting different kinds of customized cars. It was held at the SMX Convention Center located at Mall of Asia. It is open from November 20 to 23, and will let people in from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM. Different kinds of cars are present in this event, cars which are made from America, Europe, Japan, and Asia. Customized cars are the stars of the show but there are also girls that stole the show. One of their slogans fit the event perfectly. Why you ask? because one of their slogans says that “Where Everything Is Hot!”, they are accurate about this one.

Let’s divert our attention away from the girls for a while, and talk about the cars. There are tons of cars that are showing off what they have in this event. There is the rare Nissan Skyline GT-R, Porsche 911 Turbo, BMW M6, and Mitsubishi Evolution X to mention just the few who was an eye candy for me. The customization of the cars was one of a kind. Carbon Fibers were scattered almost everywhere and bass where thundering all around the place. You can really feel the vibrations from the sound systems that they have, some even have 9 amplifiers in one car. What the F is that for?! Talk about bass and sound system. The paint and bodyworks of the cars was also eye catching. Each one is unique and you will not see anything that has the same design. The variety of things are bountiful and it would take you a lot of time looking around.

There were also celebrities hanging out in the event. Unfortunately, the ones we saw were all males. Boo for us. For Morgan’s sake, they were Maverick, the guy from Maverick and Ariel, Brian Revilla, son of Bong Revilla, and Thou Reyes, the one who portrays Hugo Bosini in the show I Love Betty La Fea at ABS-CBN. How do i know this you might ask, actually I researched about it for the sake of accurate information in my post.

Well, we had a great time overall, with the help of the girls of course. C’mon what do you expect? A bunch of guys with hot cars and girls. By the way, I really think it is not a car show without the girls roaming around and posing for pictures. They compliment the cars very well that surrounds them. Well there you go, that’s what Manila Auto Salon 2008 contributed to my life.  Comments and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 😀

e=mc2: 103 years later, Einstein’s proven right

22 11 2008

PARIS (AFP) – It’s taken more than a century, but Einstein’s celebrated formula e=mc2 has finally been corroborated, thanks to a heroic computational effort by French, German and Hungarian physicists.

A brainpower consortium led by Laurent Lellouch of France’s Centre for Theoretical Physics, using some of the world’s mightiest supercomputers, have set down the calculations for estimating the mass of protons and neutrons, the particles at the nucleus of atoms.

According to the conventional model of particle physics, protons and neutrons comprise smaller particles known as quarks, which in turn are bound by gluons.

The odd thing is this: the mass of gluons is zero and the mass of quarks is only five percent. Where, therefore, is the missing 95 percent?

The answer, according to the study published in the US journal Science on Thursday, comes from the energy from the movements and interactions of quarks and gluons.

In other words, energy and mass are equivalent, as Einstein proposed in his Special Theory of Relativity in 1905.

The e=mc2 formula shows that mass can be converted into energy, and energy can be converted into mass.

This is an interesting thing to take time and read about. I mean, c’mon, its Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity we’re talking about here. This theory has been one of the most popular ones ever existed in the world. Almost every people knows the formula E=mc2. This is truly a great find for mankind’s search for knowledge. Congratulations to the French, German, and Hungarian Physicists who worked very hard for this find.

Reference Link: e=mc2: 103 years later, Einstein’s proven right


22 11 2008

Screencasting is a way for people to share information to others in the web. It is a recorded video with matching audio that teaches people to do something in the web. It is also like a teacher in the web that demonstrates things for people to learn.

I have done some screencasts that demonstrates how to create a web blog in Heroku using Ruby on Rails. Here are the links for my screencasts.

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE6GejfMjF0

Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/2287847

Sun to cut up to 6,000 workers, 18 pct of staff (AP)

22 11 2008
SAN FRANCISCO – Sun Microsystems Inc. plans to cut up to 6,000 jobs, or 18 percent of its global work force, as sales of its high-end computer servers have collapsed. The drastic move announced Friday highlights Sun’s desperation to cut costs and survive as an independent company. Sun’s shares have fallen so steeply they’ve crossed an ominous threshold, driving the company’s market value below its cash on hand. That means investors believe the company itself is essentially worthless. After eight years of devastating financial problems and multiple attempts at restructuring, Sun’s latest woes have ramped up speculation that one of the most storied names in computing could be snapped up dirt-cheap by a bigger rival. Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM Corp., and Dell Inc. are all possible suitors. “The magnitude of the work force reduction is certainly overdue,” said Brent Bracelin, an analyst with Pacific Crest Securities. Bracelin said the move puts Sun in a better position to return to profitability, but added that the company is facing hard questions about a possible sale or spinning off parts of the business. Sun shares fell 2 cents to $4.06 in midday trading Friday. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company said the job cuts will include between 5,000 and 6,000 of its 33,000 employees over the next year. The cuts should save an estimated $700 million to $800 million annually. Sun expects charges of $500 million to $600 million spread out over the next 12 months to pay severance and other restructuring costs. Sun also said its software chief, Rich Green, has resigned, as the company splits its software division into three new business groups. One will handle Sun’s Java programming language and open-source database offerings. Another will be responsible for Sun’s Solaris operating system, which is used to run servers. The third will focus on developing programs for “cloud computing” services delivered over the Internet. “These are hard but necessary changes,” Jonathan Schwartz, Sun’s chief executive, said in an interview. He said the company has been deeply wounded by the credit crunch, because customers can’t get loans to buy expensive servers. A quarter of the Sun’s business comes from the ailing financial services sector. Schwartz said the restructuring of the software division reflects the company’s increased focus on open-source software, whose underlying code is available for free. Sun’s strategy, which some analysts believe isn’t paying off as promised, is to sell support services for that software. Schwartz said he’s pleased with the company’s process in picking up new customers through its software offerings. The company’s problem is “isolated to a single line item”: sales of its high-end servers, which fell 27 percent in the latest quarter to $576 million. That’s a staggering shortfall for a division that contributes a quarter of Sun’s overall revenue. Sun’s sales last year were nearly $14 billion. “Across the board we feel great about our direction,” Schwartz said. Breaking up the business units also serves another purpose: it packages them nicely for possible spinoffs or sale, analysts said. Sun’s share price gives the company a market value of roughly $3 billion. Yet at the end of September, Sun had $3.1 billion in cash on hand. The gap indicates extreme pessimism about the company’s prospects. Sun posted a loss of $1.7 billion in the latest quarter, largely because it wrote down the value of the business by $1.45 billion. At the height of the dot-com boom, Sun’s stock price, adjusting for splits since then, topped $250 per share. The company was riding strong sales to Web startups and boasted that its servers “put the dot in dot-com,” a catch phrase that became a punch line after the meltdown when Sun’s sales shriveled. The company has done several rounds of big layoffs in the last three years. Sun has cut 2,700 jobs since August of last year in two separate restructurings. The company had previously cut about 4,000 jobs after Schwartz took over as CEO from co-founder Scott McNealy in 2006.

Reference of full article: Sun to cut up to 6,000 workers, 18 pct of staff (AP)

This is truly a shocking news to find because of Sun Microsystems being popularly known as a company who is truly remarkable in the world of computer software. Making this tragic move is a heart wretching one for those 6,000 workers. 18% of staff being removed is a big fraction for some people. Things must be done to survive and this is one of those things that should be implemented.

The new look

22 11 2008

When I was leisurely doing some modifications in my site90, I encountered a problem that brings horror to many people out there who are into the web. My homepage suddenly crashed because I edited something in the website. It is a file named “index.php”, basically it handles the page which constitutes to the homepage of my site.

Due to the fact that when I edit something in my website I had been accustomed to download the file and then upload it again when I am finished editing. When I edited it and then when I uploaded it again, there was a fatal error which suddenly popped out. It is an error which is difficult for me to diagnose and cure because with my current level, I’m still not that good in programming.

Fortunately, I didn’t lose any hope. I just started to try on fixing the problem and a theory in my mind just hit me. I thought that if the file directs only to the home page, my other files are not affected. Just the template provided by 000webhost is the cause of the problem. So I went to the 000webhost and changed my template into a new one. After I changed the template, voila! my website is back in business. It is ready to meet again with people who are curious enough to visit the site.

Overall, i just thought that my site90 website just wanted to have a new look. Personally, i was getting kind of bored with the old template anyway. So it was an opportunity for me to give a new look to my site and at the same time learn some new things about the web. Btw, I don’t have much to do that is why I made this blog.

Just to give you guys an idea with the templates that I’m talking about, here are some pictures.

I don’t know why but I’m drawn with black backgrounds with light foreground colors. It’s just me. D