Thursday, September 25, 2008

T-Mobile G1: The Google Phone

You read it right guys, Google is now everywhere, even on your smart phone! Google recently announced their partnership with T-Mobile that integrates their "Google technology" on T-Mobile's G1 phone.

Armed with the new "Android" operating system which promises full customization from users, G1 is packed with anything Google. From YouTube to Google Talk, G1 offers the services of Google right at your fingertips. The phone is equipped with a full QWERTY keyboard, a 3 meg camera, 3G and WiFi connectivity. a touchscreen, a multimedia player, all the features that would make iPhone cry for daddy Steve Jobs. I know I've been waiting for Sony Ericsson's Xperia X1 but I could have a change of heart

Will debut on October 22, 2008 and costs around $179

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Nice! a Barbie...WTF?!


What's next? Menstruating Barbie? What the hell is the world coming into?

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Level-up being biased in The Philippine Blog Awards 2

Ok, As We all know Level-up Games! is now populated by a bunch of idiots who need iodized salt and is being commanded by corrupt GMs. But I can't believe they will go this far. Here's the story:

The 2008 Philippine Blog Awards had a gaming category wherein GameOPS was nominated. Level-up! was the one sponsoring this award and the rules were as follows

Sponsor Award: The Level Up! Gaming Blog Award

Here is another Sponsor Award for Level Up and its The Level Up! Gaming Blog Award.

The Level Up! Gaming Blog Award is open to:

1. A blog about gaming (console/handheld/online) in general or about Level Up!’s games only.
2. Philippine based Filipino Bloggers only


Mon Macutay
Marketing Manager, Level Up!

Carlo Ople
Marketing Manager, Level Up!

Kevin Codamon
Editor in Chief, Level Up!

take not the word OR

now, Level-up announced the finalists and boy oh boy it was hilarious!

Some of the finalists had only 3 posts. I believe these were one of the criteria

Content - 80%
The post itself and all its totality from the headline to the manner and style of writing is considered. Content and how the content was presented is critical. It is the total package, from the headline to the grammar and even to the effective use of images and sound, that is considered. Content for content sake is not enough it must be told in a manner that effectively conveys the idea and leaves an imprint in the readers’ mind.

Design and Usability - 20%
This refers to aesthetic and usability features of the blog. Not only should it look pretty but it should also be functional and stress free to navigate within. Is it pretty and user-friendly?

As you can clearly see. some of them haven't met the requirements

Compared to GameOPS

which I can recall is popular internationally

Was it because of our two negative posts regarding Level-up? Can't they accept constructive criticism?

You decide...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Don't use Windows for advertising

Yep, you read it right guys. Let this be a lesson to all. I found this while walking around Trinoma

or better yet, don't use it for business. Don't let it near your business or you might end up as this

Friday, September 12, 2008

Siopao Day 2008

It was a very wonderful day! It started by a surprise text from someone important to me, which I thought that she didn't know it's my birthday. Then at work, my co-faculties thrown in some surprise celebration complete with a "siopao cake". Then a "secret admirer" gave me a box of siopaos. The celebration continued at my place with my friends and families and ended the celebration with a trip to Starbucks. The final hour of my birthday ended with a conversation with the person who started my day happy.

Here are the pics

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Movies to watch on 2009

2008 is not yet over but I'm dying to watch some movies that are due next year. Why can't I wait? Check this line-up and see for yourself:

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

This one's obvious. After removed from its original screening which is November 21, this latest sequel to the Harry Potter saga is planning a July 17 2009 worldwide premiere. I don't care about the agonizing delay, I just wanted to watch the second to the last installment of the Harry Potter saga.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Set 2 years after the first movie. Michael Bay and producer Steven Spielberg said in interviews that, if they ever made a sequel to "Transformers", they would make a big-screen adaptation of the Unicron Saga, since they feel it's the most logical plot for a sequel as it spans nearly every form of Transfomers media (the original series, the newer cartoon and the comic books). Scheduled for airing on June 26, 2009.

Dragon Ball

The anime all of our generation loved has a Hollywood adaptation. I know anime+Hollywood=suck but based on the pictures, it looks promising. I will watch this because I wanted to revisited some childhood memories watching this.

Resident Evil: Degeneration

Who would have thought that the now classic game Resident Evil 2 will finally have a sequel that is full CG? After years of finishing Resident Evil 2, I'd been longing for a sequel and long have I waited for this moment!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

STI is proud of their 84% passing rate; Nothing much to be proud of

I was watching Rated K today and they featured STI College, an old nemesis of my Alma Mater AMA University. Old, because they were not much of a threat anymore. Anyway, they mentioned that the passing rate of their school in the recent Philippine Nursing Licensure Examination (PNLE) held last June 2008 was 84%. It might say that it's not bad. but as I double-checked it on their website, it turns out that the 84% they were talking about was 55/66 of their examinees. Sheesh! 66 examinees?! Come on, they should be proud if it's 100%, but with 66 examinees, 84% is really low and they should be ashamed of it. No wonder they didn't mentioned the number of examinees on Rated K. My sister told me to let them be for it's their first time achieving that. Oh well, I'll let it pass for now.

What the hell did he just said?

Saksi, a news program of GMA 7 had a reporter who might be on drugs or something hehehe

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Japan planning to have its first woman Prime Minister

Yuriko Koike emerged Wednesday as a possible contender to be Japan's first female prime minister, a former television anchorwoman who has been a defence minister and environment minister, She will contest a party vote on September 22 to replace outgoing Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda. Reminds me of former president of the Republic of the Philippines Corazon Aquino, the first woman president, emerged after Ferdinand Marcos was exiled. Details after the jump.

Fukuda, who has faced months of low poll ratings, announced his resignation Monday, plunging Japan's long-dominant ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) into crisis mode.
General elections must be held by September 2009, but the government is in trouble against an emboldened opposition while the economy, the world's second biggest, is teetering on the verge of recession.
"I want to consider what we need in general, rather than my own individual situation," Koike told reporters when asked if she would seek the top job.
"I'm contacting various people since you can't play a baseball game all by yourself."
Hidenao Nakagawa, the former number two of the party and a backroom fixer, hinted at his support for Koike, calling for a leader who backs free-market reforms that have lost steam in the past two years.
"We have to pick a candidate among reformists," Nakagawa said after meeting with Koike.
Koike, an expert on the Middle East and fluent in both English and Arabic, is known for her close ties with reformist premier Junichiro Koizumi, who was popular during his 2001-2006 tenure.
She belongs to the LDP's largest faction. Its head, Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura, voiced support for a competitive race.
The vote is for the LDP's president, who then becomes prime minister.
"All of us share the view that it's desirable for the LDP, which has been driven to the edge of a cliff in a sense, to hold an active, fair election to elect its president," said Machimura, the government number two.
But the Asahi Shimbun reported that 23 of the LDP's 47 prefectural chapters have already made up their minds to back Aso.
A Kyodo News poll also said Aso was the most popular choice with the public. More than 35 percent of voters named him as their favourite among 10 possibilities, with Koike receiving nine percent.
Aso, a former foreign minister, publicly backed Koizumi-era reforms but is seen as more supportive of government spending to boost the economy.
Aso has run unsuccessfully three times to be prime minister. The former Olympic marksman is known for his hawkish views, although he has softened his image in recent years by highlighting his love of comic books and pop culture.
Currently the LDP's secretary general, he is expected to formally announce his candidacy on Monday and make election pledges, including new stimulus measures to put the brakes on an economic slowdown.
"The front-runner is Aso. That's for sure. For the LDP, Koike is a gamble," said Hidekazu Kawai, honorary professor of politics at Gakushuin University in Tokyo.
He likened Koike to the failed US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, saying she would energise Japanese women voters.
"I think many people would support her if she keeps her spirits high," said Kuniko Inoguchi, the minister for gender equality issues under Koizumi.
The LDP election "isn't something just for men to hold and debate about," she said.
Japan has one of the developed world's lowest rates of female representation among politicians and corporate executives. Only 89, or 12 percent, of the 722 members of parliament are women.
The LDP has been in power for all but 10 months since it was created in 1955. But it lost control of one house last year to the opposition, which has tried to block the LDP agenda in hopes of winning the next elections.
"To break the current impasse, I wanted to refresh the system with new members. I want to show an LDP full of energy," Fukuda, widely criticised for his sudden resignation, told party members Tuesday.
Other potential candidates to succeed him include Nobuteru Ishihara, son of nationalist Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara.

Source: Japan Probe

Japanese Investigators mistaken sex doll as corpse

Police in Izu responded to a report of a possible corpse in the woods by dispatching an investigation team. Details after the jump

Fifteen officers were dispatched to the scene, where they discovered a human form wrapped in plastic and tightly bound around the neck, midriff and ankles, with hair protruding from one end.

The body was left untouched and taken away for examination, and the crime scene duly secured by a police line.

Dozens of extra officers were dispatched to interview potential witnesses, while the evening edition of the local newspaper carried a report of the gruesome find, complete with a photograph of the crime scene.

By mid-afternoon, the body was in the hands of police pathologists. But when they sliced open the wrapping, they were confronted not by a decomposing corpse, but by a life-sized sex doll.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Google launches Chrome as their very own browser

Introducing the Google Chrome.

Google Chrome is a browser that uses a new JavaScript version 8 and CSS version 3 and most important of all, it's open source. Read more about it and where to download it after the jump.

quote from Google:

A fresh take on the browser

At Google, we spend much of our time working inside a browser. We search, chat, email and collaborate in a browser. And like all of you, in our spare time, we shop, bank, read news and keep in touch with friends - all using a browser. People are spending an increasing amount of time online, and they're doing things never imagined when the web first appeared about 15 years ago.

Since we spend so much time online, we began seriously thinking about what kind of browser could exist if you started from scratch and built on the best elements out there. We realized that the web had evolved from mainly simple text pages to rich, interactive applications and that we needed to completely rethink the browser. What we really needed was not just a browser, but also a modern platform for web pages and applications, and that's what we set out to build.

So today we're releasing the beta version of a new open source browser: Google Chrome.

On the surface, we designed a browser window that is streamlined and simple. To most people, it isn't the browser that matters. It's only a tool to run the important stuff - the pages, sites and applications that make up the web. Like the classic Google homepage, Google Chrome is clean and fast. It gets out of your way and gets you where you want to go.

Under the hood, we were able to build the foundation of a browser that runs today's complex web applications much better . By keeping each tab in an isolated "sandbox", we were able to prevent one tab from crashing another and provide improved protection from rogue sites. We improved speed and responsiveness across the board. We also built V8, a more powerful JavaScript engine, to power the next generation of web applications that aren't even possible in today's browsers.

This is just the beginning - Google Chrome is far from done. We've released this beta for Windows to start the broader discussion and hear from you as quickly as possible. We're hard at work building versions for Mac and Linux too, and we'll continue to make it even faster and more robust.

We owe a great debt to many open source projects, and we're committed to continuing on their path. We've used components from Apple's WebKit and Mozilla's Firefox, among others - and in that spirit, we are making all of our code open source as well. We hope to collaborate with the entire community to help drive the web forward.

The web gets better with more options and innovation. Google Chrome is another option, and we hope it contributes to making the web even better.

Download it here

Monday, September 01, 2008

Anino Pwned for Piracy

Anino Games was owned by the NBI lately due to issues regarding the use of pirated software. Anino Games was popularly known as the one who created the first all Filipino game entitled Anito which was developed on a gaming software named DarkBasic, which is the "older brother" of Blitz3D, the software I used to develop my thesis way back in college. Hmmm I wonder if their DarkBasic is licensed or pirated? *smirk*

Full story after the jump.

Filipino video game developer Anino Games Inc. is currently on hot water after the raid of the National Bureau of Investigation last August 22nd 2008. The raid was a result of the complaint filed by AutoDesk at the NBI's Anti-Fraud and Computer Crimes Division.

NBI confiscated 36 computers installed with alleged illegal copies of AutoDesk applications which include 3D Studio Max 2008, 3D Studio Max 9, Maya 8.5, AutoCAD 2008, Maya 2008 and Combustion 4.

Anino Games President Niel Dagondon released the following statement to after the raid, "the company has always been willing to work with AutoDesk... "[A]ttacks such as these are damaging not just to Anino and its staff but to the entire Philippine creative and outsourcing industry in general. This has a negative effect not only on Anino's operations but to the reputation of Philippine offshore service providers as a whole composed of dollar-earning companies whose clients are mainly based abroad"

via GameOPS

FS: Computer Unit

My best friend is selling her computer.


Processor: Intel Celeron 2.8ghz
Motherboard: ECSP4M800Pro M2
Memory: 512 DDR PC533
Hard Disk: 80GB 7200rpm Western Digital
Video Card: Inno3D FX5500 128-bit 128mb
w/ keyboard mouse

Meet-up is on Trinoma or SM North Edsa or you can pick-up on Tandang Sora Philand

New Toy Figure Wishlist

This is the all new wish list arranged from "must have" to "can wait". Removed the acquired items. Here we go.

Figma Izumi Konata

Figma Yotsuba

Kasumi Black Version

Tenjho Tenge Aya Natsume

McFarlane Red Riding Hood Twisted Fairy tales

Ikki Tousen Kanu Unchou

Chaos Gate Jingai Makyo

King of Fighters Mai Shiranui

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers Fate.T.Harlaown

Vocaloid Miku Hatsune

Guilty Gear Ino

Rozen Maiden

Alice (Excellent Model Core), Queen's Gate

Final Fantasy VII Sephiroth Playarts

Star Wars Darth Vader Episode 3

NO picture:
(can't find a good model)

Chobits figure
Shakugan no Shana