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TODAY: Firefox 3 Download Day 2008

Download Day 2008Few hours from now, Mozilla-Firefox and its followers are all set for an attempt to get the Guinness World Record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours for Firefox 3.

The launch is scheduled at approximately 10:00 a.m. PDT (17:00 UTC) today, Tuesday, June 17th, 2008.

If you are interested to participate, please check out the official Download Day site to download Firefox at that time.

Are they or rather, are we going to get that Guinness World Record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours for Firefox 3 today?

Note: 10:00 a.m. PDT is approximately Wednesday, June 18, 1:00 A.M. in Manila, Philippines.

Help Desk Needs HELP

I had my time in the net last night. My DSL connection worked just fine. Unlike in the past one-week or so, it stops at 9pm or 12midnight and comes back to life at around 3 am or 7am.

I am not interested to know the reason or reasons why it acted that way because here in this part of the world, the Help Desk is just a man on the telephone, pointing fingers to the telephone company that also has a Help Desk with a man on the telephone who is also doing the same thing – pointing fingers back to your Internet provider.

The common and very helpful answer to assure customers that they have perfect service, 24/7, which, I believe is already part of the SOP’s of both these entities is, “We have no problem with our service, please check with your telephone company (from ISP Help Desk) or please check with your ISP (from Telco Help Desk).

And you know what, I am beginning to like the ever-reliable lady who never tire and very fast in answering my call, “All our agents are busy now. Please hang on, call later or leave a message after the beep. We value your…”

Sometimes I wonder if their agents are on a mission somewhere in Timbuktu or in the moon and it would be better to hang yourself instead of dying for lack of sleep or high blood pressure while waiting for their agents to return.

It is too bad for me but good for them – one less customer to interrupt whatever they do.

Music, Music, Music

Here you go — Annamanilafew of the million songs that I love to listen to.

Walang Hanggang PaalamJoey Ayala
Ang pagibig natin ay
walang hanggang paalam
at habang magkalayo
papalapit pa rin ang puso
kahit na magkahiwalay
tayo ay magkasama
sa magkabilang dulo ng mundo.

BahayGary Granada
Sa init ng tabla’t karton sila doo’y nakakulong
Sa lilim ng yerong kalawang at mga sirang gulong
Pinagtagpi-tagping basurang pinatungan ng bato
Hindi ko maintindihan bakit ang tawag sa ganito
Ay bahay.

The Prayer (Featuring Charlotte Church) – Josh Groban
I pray you’ll be our eyes, And watch us where we go
Josh GrobanAnd help us to be wise, In times when we don’t know, Let this be our prayer, As we go our way
Lead us to a place
Guide us with your Grace
To a place where we’ll be safe

Drive – Incubus
Sometimes, I feel the fear of, uncertainty stinging clear. IncubusAnd I can’t help but ask myself how much I’ll let the fear take the wheel and steer. It’s driven me before, and it seems to a faint, haunting mass appeal. But lately I, am beginning to find that I, should be the one behind the wheel. Whatever tomorrow brings, I’ll be there, with open arms and open eyes, yeah. Whatever tomorrow brings, I’ll be there, I’ll be there….

Collide – Howie Day
Howie DayI’m open, you’re closed, Where I follow, you’ll go, I worry I won’t see your face, Light up again. Even the best fall down sometimes, Even the wrong words seem to rhyme. Out of the doubt that fills my mind, I somehow find, You and I collide.

Here Without You – Three Doors Down
Three Doors DownA hundred days had made me older since the last time that I saw your pretty face. A thousand lights had made me colder and I don’t think I can look at this the same. But all the miles that separate, They disappeared now when I’m dreaming of your face.

Hear You Me – Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat WorldWhat would you think of me now
so lucky, so strong, so proud?
I never said thank you for that
I’ll never have a chance.

Boston – Augustana
AugustanaIn the light of the sun, is there anyone?
Oh it has begun…
You don’t know me, you don’t even care, she said
You don’t know me, you don’t wear my chains…

Fake Plastic Trees – RadioHead
Radiohead A green plastic watering can, for a fake Chinese rubber plant, in the fake plastic earth, that she bought from a rubber man, in a town full of rubber plans, to get rid of itself. It wears her out, it wears her out. It wears her out, it wears her out. She lives with a broken man. A cracked polystyrene man, Who just crumbles and burns. . . .

You First Believed – HokuHoku
There were times when I thought I’d lost you, Fearing forever was a dream. But it wasn’t what it seemed, Placing your hand in mine,You could see in the dark,You were guiding my heart. It was you, who first believed, In all that I was made to be.

You may find some of these songs here and here and here.

iBlog3 – The 3rd Philippine Blogging Summit

iBlog3iBlog 3: the Philippines’ 3rd Blogging Summit will be held at the School of Economics Auditorium, in UP Diliman, Quezon City this April 13 and 14, 2007.

This event is organized by the University of the Philippines – Internet Society Program.

Attendance is FREE. Register now to save your seat! See the details here.

Kris Aquino, Hope Centeno, et al – SEO Experiment

This is the best time to do a little experiment on SEO using the the following keywords: Kris Aquino, Hope Centeno, James Yap, GMA 7 and ABS-CBN. Let us see if we can ride the hottest issue on Philippine television about the love triangle of Kris Aquino, James Yap and Hope Centeno and how this post will fare in the search engine result pages.

Last Saturday and Sunday, GMA 7’s Star Talk and S Files aired the exclusive interview of Hope Centeno about her 11-month love affair with James Yap, the husband of Kris Aquino, daughter of former President Cory Aquino and the host of various shows of ABS-CBN, the rival television network of GMA 7.

Both Kris Aquino and Hope Centeno claimed that they were victims. If both Hope Centeno and Kris Aquino were victims, how do you consider James Yap?

Kris Aquino, on her various interviews said that it was GMA 7’s way of getting back at her and Hope Centeno is being used against her. Kris Aquino is pregnant while Hope Centeno claimed she too might be pregnant with James Yap’s kid. (On Hope’s interview on Sunday, she said that she does not know yet.)

How long this issue on Kris Aquino, James Yap and Hope Centeno stays in the Philippine television? Who gains the highest rating (GMA 7 or ABS-CBN) is another interesting story to watch out for.

Crazy Question: Not related to SEO experiment. Meron kayang politician o politicians natin ang sasakay sa balitang ito? What do you think?

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What is it? Your Book!

For two months now, I have been busy with something that I consider too ambitious. I am hooked in it and mind you I have been having little sleep and I feel like I am becoming anti-social because of this. Just the other day Kulas asked me, “Whaats cooking with you lately? No see much your singkit eyes.”

You on A Diet - Live ur Life myepinoy's Online ShopOh well yes, I am cooking something. Honestly though, I am not cooking food coz in the first place I do not know how to cook food. It is not my talent and I am not up to it. I am an EATER only.

What I am really cooking at this time is a book. My book, that is. However, up to now, have no name, title and content. (It is pretty much the same as my cooking ability ha. On the contrary I may really have something – ambition. In fact I am too ambitious to say the least (if I really have one). Ha ha.)

As always, Kulas was quick in saying that I should name it as myepinoy’s Cookbook. What? A cookbook? He said, “ Yes, you heard it correctly – myepinoy’s cookbook. It sounds great, right? It is kind of misleading, as the book will not contain anything about cooking or anything about food but something else. And who else is not doing that? Tell me.

Is not it that in our time, almost everything is misleading? Who cares about the truth? The people in our society, people behind the news organization, the governments and the people behind the Internet murdered the truth long time ago. They, the people who feed lies to billion of suckers out there, believe that what they peddle although ridden with lies, misleading information and half-truths are truthful enough and that there are real suckers who will bite whatever they write or say. Greed and commercialism and what have you created all these and as always, the truth is the victim.

Take a look at the Time Magazine. How can You (collectively as implied) become a Person of the Year when in truth, up to now, there are a lot of people who do not know what a blog is. There are also billions of people who are uneducated nor the literacy to operate a computer and navigate the Internet. Added to that, no connectivity whatsoever. And they are also YOU.

Undoubtedly, Time magazine is too greedy to declare that You – The Person of the Year. It is as simple as that. It is me Kulas speaking, The Person of the Year. Google me if you like, hope you get a truthful search result about me.”

Going back to the book, I already started the lay-out of the cover unfortunately, I have not moved that much from there. I am overwhelmed by the many ideas and concepts about the look of the book and the other small matters about the cover that I have no time to figure out what contents it should have.

Sometimes, I wonder(???) about myself being unable to decide immediately on simple matter like this as compared to the way that I decide on putting my money on share of stocks, fast and quick. Perhaps money can be easily earned than personal pride. Is it?

Now, I am thinking about the person or persons who will write the Foreword. I wish that those who are reading this will be kind enough to comment here. But, instead of the usual comment, I wish they will write their own Forewords as to what they think my book is and that it is long enough to occupy an A4 size paper. I wish I have a hundred of them. In that way, I will not worry about the content. Ha ha ha.

So, each page then would have Foreword number 1 to Foreword number 100. This book will then be called simply as Forewords.

Then I have a book (hopefully) and this post will become the Foreword.

Again, what is it? My book!

Helpful Tips and Tools:

  • If you are ambitious like me but really have that something for a book, visit this – Blurb.com.
  • If you already have the tool and you are stuck like me, might as well record your own song here – Singshot.com.
  • If after having the tool, had your song recorded and still cannot move ahead, then voicemail me.
  • If all these are not enough and you still want to have a book to read, then visit my online store and buy a book, more books or whatever . This is one the best acts you can do for me aside from writing a long Foreword.

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My Chingo – voicemail me.

My Chingo - myepinoyAs you can see, I added on my sidebar a MyChingo – Leave me a message button. I have no idea if everyone knows about this except me. At any rate, this is a cool tool for me.

MyChingo is an Audio Comment system.” It is a web-based Voicemail. Yes, it is a web-based voicemail. I am sure you know what voicemail is?

Now, do you want to try it?. Please go ahead, click that MyChingo button. Let me find out how you sound.

I do not mind how your voice sounds or the voice message you will leave me. It is all up to you.

You can sing me a song – that’s nice of you, yell or shout at me – just be gentle, greet me or give me an audio message (legally) ordering your attorney that I am the recipient or beneficiary of your millions$$$$. Or, you can even tell me something hot. No, not the hot thing you are thinking about. I mean hot tips for making money! LOL

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you, you are allowed to talk for two minutes only. Two minutes is all what the MyChingo folks allow you to record whatever it is that you want to tell me. OK.

If you are interested, here is the MyChingo link or you may go directly to the sign-up page.

Please HIT that button now and talk to me. I am eager to hear YOU – Person Of The Year.

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