Monday, January 31, 2005

Please visit I just finished copying the files to the live server directory, so if you're reading in the morning, chances are you're among the first few people to visit the new site.

I've been working on the site for the past three months now, and it's been quite draining for the whole team who had been working on it. I don't agree with a lot of the design decisions, but I was the one who put most of the site together so I couldn't help but feel a bit of pride to see the results (which is, by the way, far from finished). At the very least, it kicks Kapamilya ass :p


Sunday, January 30, 2005

Yup... those are his readers

Bill Simmons is not only the best sportswriter on the Internet, he's also the only writer who may or may not have contributed to my breaking up with an ex-girlfriend (looong story). His latest mailbag is a classic:

Q: I think EA Sports should add a feature to NBA Live: 2006 that would allow players to attack the fans. Imagine being the Heat and taking Shaq into the crowd to kill 15 people?
--Dan, New Brunswick

Bill Simmons: Couldn't they just merge NBA Live and Grand Theft Auto and set it in Portland? Not only could you try to win the NBA title with the Blazers, but you could have missions between games: Raise pit bulls to fight against Qyntel Woods and his dogs; steal pot from Damon Stoudamire; fight the Portland police when they catch you asleep in your car at 4 a.m.; frame Ruben Patterson for a felony assault; switch your urine with the ballboy's urine before an unexpected drug test; assassinate Dick Bavetta before he referees your game against the Knicks; and so on. And during games, you could inexplicably charge into the stands and start punching spectators -- it would be just like randomly attacking people in Grand Theft Auto. Of course, the ultimate goal would be to overthrow David Stern and take over the league.

(By the way, I think I would pay like $3,000 to play this game.)

Thursday, January 27, 2005


Manolo Quezon dedicates his column today to the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, "one of the most notorious of the Nazi concentration camps." He goes on to quote Martin Niemoeller, a German pastor, in a speech to the US Congress in 1968:

"When Hitler attacked the Jews I was not a Jew, therefore I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the Catholics, I was not a Catholic, and therefore, I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the unions and industrialists, I was not a member of the unions and I was not concerned. Then, Hitler attacked me and the Protestant church -- and there was nobody left to be concerned."

Quezon adds:

This statement should find a continuing resonance among us, even if an increasing number of Filipinos have never met a Jew, or read of Hitler, or experienced life during martial law. The politics of division and hate, of "us" against "them," that feeds on hatred and resentment of other people because of the color of their skin, the God they choose to worship, the politics they practice or the type of persons they choose to love, is one that found its most horrible expression in Germany but also bloodily attempted in Rwanda, the Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, Vietnam, and, yes, the Philippines.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005


If you're the type who's into this kind of thing (and since you're reading my blog, you probably are), here's a fascinating story about how UC Berkely scientists have discovered fossils that affirm the relationship between hippos and legless aquatic mammals.

(And this is probably just me, but when I read a story like this, the voice inside my head couldn't help but do it in an Australian accent. And I don't even watch Steve Irwin unless he's on late-night talk shows. But that hippo is a total beaut, by the way.)

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Proxy geek post

This is usually the type of thing that makes Mark cream his pants, but I guess he's busy tending to some other important stuff.

Anyway, Slashdot reports that Firefox lead Ben Goodger now works for Google, and "with Google paying his wages, we can be sure that new and interesting overlap between the Mozilla Foundation's browsers and Google's services are sure to develop."

Friday, January 21, 2005

Work-related LSS

Look at us
Ain't it funny, is it just beginner's luck?
Maybe, ooh, with just a touch

Two different people from such different worlds apart
Has touched each other's hearts
Like candles in the dark

So if it's time for us, we've gotta take it
Take the chance, the chance to make it, now...

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I wasn't on planning on posting, but this was shocking news...

Tangina, wala na si Toni sa Eat Bulaga!!! ABS-CBN sucks, man...


Sunday, January 02, 2005

Di mo na maalala, kung saan ka pupunta

Is it just me, or when you hear the Kjwan song Daliri, do you get the urge to take off your shirt and scream, "BASTUSAN NA!"

Heh, I have the CD and it still gets me whenever I hear the song. I still like <s>andwich's Thanks to the Moon's Gravitational Pull better though, as it has been growing on me the more I listen to it. Kapit... nakakalula ka... wala nang masabitan... ako ay nahuhulog... sa 'yo.


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