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My New Computer Books

By on Dec 10, 2008 in Ramblings | 0 comments

Yep. I am serious on self-studying to become a web programmer. I just bought three computer books. One is about general computer concepts, one is for HTML, and the other about Perl. I didn’t buy PHP books since there are a lot of free ebooks about it, which of course, I already downloaded. I bought the general book about Computers to get a good grasp of everything, from hardwares to softwares, understanding operating systems, the internet, networking, creating websites, etc… It’s interesting that when I was in High School, I took for granted all these basic concepts, and now I am reading each of them with so much appreciation, like what bit means and byte. The HTML book was not just about HTML, it also discussed XML, and DHTML, and a few javascript. And the last book, about Perl programming, I bought it because I want to create a tool that pertains to Unicode...

If Astrology is true, where is the writer in me?

By on Dec 4, 2008 in Ramblings | 1 comment

Have you read your Numerology results or at least Astrology? What did it tell you? Who are you according to the stars, according to the numbers, who are you? Call me stupid if I did that and believe on to most what it said. It says I have creative skills to become a great writer. But where is the writer in me? Okay. This is writing. But am I as great as Shakespeare? Am as I great as the editor in a newspaper? Am I a writer who can move mountains? No. I am not. I am just an ordinary writer. I can’t bear writing as a career. But if the stars and numbers say so, I am curious to find out where the writer is in me.    

Playing Ragnarok Online Again

By on Nov 6, 2008 in Ramblings | 3 comments

Noong isang araw, nag-install uli ako ng Ragnarok Online sa computer ko. Dinemonyo kasi ako ng kaibigan ko, easy installation kasi sabi niya (copy and paste ng files galing sa USB to my hard drive). Oh, diba, di ko na talaga kelangan ung matagalan na patch-up. Doon lang naman ako hesitant dati eh. Kaso ngayon nasa Valkyrie server ako, ung free server pero yung ibang items ay binibili through real money, na macoconvert sa Ragnarok points. Ok naman ako sa idea na ganun, kaso namimiss ko ang Chaos server. Pasalamat na nga lang ako na-alala ko yung password ng luma kong account at nalink ko ang bago kong account at ung luma. Ang problema ko lang ngayon, hindi ko ma-access yung dati kong account through Chaos server kasi kelanagan ko i-install yun ng hiwalay, at matagal for sure yun. Noong narinig ko uli ang openng background music ng Ragnarok, natuwa ko, ung tuwa na parang kinilig na...

My Old Friendster Blog

By on Nov 6, 2008 in Ramblings | 1 comment

Hmmm… Ok… Tinamaan ako ngayon ng gana na magbasa ng mga luma kong post sa dati kong blog na Buhay pa ang blog na to dahil nasa friendster account ko at wala pa naman akong balak i-delete ang blog (Ito ay bago ko binasa uli yung luma kong blog na to). Habang binabasa ko ang ilang nakasulat doon, natempt ako na i-import ang laman nun dito sa blog ko ngayon. Pero hindi ko na tinuloy kasi naman parang wala yung essence pag nilipat ko dito. Isa pa, duplicate content yun kapag hinayaan ko lang ang dati kong blog. So, kung gusto ko talaga i-import ang mga posts ko sa luma kong blog, dapat i-delete ko rin yung account. Kaya, ayun hindi ko na lang tinuloy. Noong binabasa ko naman ang luma kong mga articles, natutuwa ako, kasi nakakatuwa pala kung sa tagalog ako magsulat. Kapag english articles ko, pakiramdam ko napaka-trying hard ko...

The first web pages I designed

By on Aug 26, 2008 in Ramblings | 0 comments

Remember the post where I talked about changing a layout of a Pligg’s template? Well, it was not successful, or let’s just say I didn’t push through with it. I got impatient so I put it off. Besides, the site will not be live until October, so I still have time, or maybe my friend will do it by himself. Though I did not do my first-ever-challenging-web-designing task, I was able to do something else. I designed some html pages for my WordPress blog. I copied the stylesheet though of my WordPress theme Arthemia. Although the biggest reason I copied the stylesheet was for me to save time, and since I was impatient to do my own, the other sensible excuse was for that the html pages be identical to the current WordPress theme. I don’t want my visitors get confused seeing different designs on one site. Anyway, the experience was cool. I didn’t use any program...

I want to go back to school!

By on Apr 10, 2008 in Ramblings | 1 comment

A year after graduation, I realize that in able for me to excel in my chosen career, my writing skill is not enough. What will I write if I don’t much of the things that interests me like, computer, softwares, internet, and writing online? I am only capable of writing and do understand English, but I feel that my writing don’t have essence at all. I want to know more, I want to understand, I want to analyze, I want to criticize, I want to commend, I want to compare, but when I try to do these things, the results are vague, a beginner’s point of view. How can that help my readers? Did they learn something from me? I want to go back to school and learn a lot of things again! Books would not help me though, I want the training, the challenges, the environment, and the routines that school provides.