picking up pieces of your life

2 07 2011

hey!

i know… 3 years, eh? 3 years since i was last here… and i never missed you… not one bit… you see, with all the new bloggers out there out to prove themselves to their readers, they forgot one thing: putting their hearts to whatever they write. i was the same as them at one time, and that is why i decided to just up and leave blogging altogether.

the commercialism, the hunt for freebies (free donuts from the biggest donut chain even delivered at home, free movie tickets from a Makati mall delivered at the office, free cellphones, and other tech stuff that i never really had a need for), the hunt for fame (the 1st and only Blog Awards, i think), etc etc… i hated it… for me, blogging was supposed to have been a simple journal of my daily grind. but enough about that. now, i am back, and doing what i loved most: talking about what really interest me, without all the fame and money attached to it…

well, where was i the past 3 years?

been working, of course… worked with an international school (no, not the International School, doofus), and then moved on a big BPO-cum-consulting company for about 6 months… jobless since late March this year… also, during those times, played about 2 MMORPGs, renewed my love for coffee with a big coffee house which will remain nameless, made some lifelong friends, got Dagul, my big black Mitsubishi Strada, had another child October of last year, and now, estranged (separated, whatever) with my wife of 5 years… that’s about it…

and now, am still trying to find a job… so, where am i at now?

  • trying my hand again at amateur photography. contacted a photographer-friend from a previous work and asked if i could come along during one of his shoots… unfortunately, his specialty are weddings which isnt really my style… but i’d go along for the experience… another friend and i talked about something that isn’t yet popular here in the PHL but is in other countries. will tell you more once it is off the ground…
  • been (re)teaching myself Linux again, since i went to the dark side during those 3 years… not that i totally distanced myself from it, but i worked using MS more than Linux. now that i am back to consulting (more about that later), i will feel better equipped if i re-learn it once more. i know the learning curve wouldn’t be that steep, so i am immersing myself into it…
  • another colleague from way back has offered me a consulting job with their company on a per-project basis… and he is now currently finalizing talks with a potential client before i come in…

i still have about 2 or 3 more things i’d like to talk about in here, but i feel that if i do, it will just complicate matters more… they are complicated enough as it is… once these 3 are kind of solved already, i will tell you about them… but for now, that is it…

i may not be able to do this on a per-day basis… but tell you what: i have this little project in mind that will let me see you at least once a day… again, i will tell you about that once i got all the kinks out…

what else? nada mΓ‘s (that is ‘nothing else’ in Spanish :D)

oh wait, i will be putting my own bucket list here very soon… watch out for that πŸ™‚

ciao… 😎





how many reasons not to buy Vista?? let us count…

26 02 2007

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reasons-not-to-buy-vista.png what?? this early??

apparently, Tom Merritt of CNET TV already have 5 of them… there’ll sure be more in the months to come…

Bill Gates must be turning in his grave already… oh wait, he’s not dead yet… *groan* ok, he must just be experiencing a New Jersey hair loss, then…

Ciao, sweetie… 8)





Debian founder invited for Microsoft Speaker Series talk

21 02 2007

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imurdock.jpg Ian Murdock, founder of the Debian Linux distribution, was invited by Microsoft on February 20 to talk about, well, the Debian Linux distribution… what else?? πŸ˜€

the erstwhile chief technology officer of the newly-formed Linux Foundation will talk about the rise of Linux and its applications in general, and Debian in particular, in front of Microsoft employees in its “Invited Speaker Series”… Eric Raymond, open-source spokesman and author of The Hacker’s Dictionary and the controversial The Cathedral & the Bazaar, was also invited in 1999

what can this mean for Linux?? nothing, really… but, i believe, the most important question is “what can this mean for Microsoft??” Linux is the biggest threat to Microsoft’s dominance in the OS wars, so why?? a case of “keep your friends close, and your enemies closer” probably…

in any case, when will Microsoft invite Linus Torvalds next?? maybe never…

Ciao, sweetie… 8)





14 02 2007

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, everyone!!

don’t do what i wouldn’t do… πŸ˜‰





14 02 2007

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, everyone!!

don’t do what i wouldn’t do… πŸ˜‰





14 02 2007

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, everyone!!

don’t do what i wouldn’t do… πŸ˜‰





14 02 2007

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, everyone!!

don’t do what i wouldn’t do… πŸ˜‰