Month: July 2007

Kevin Garnett to Boston

Now, I’m wondering what Sherwin has to say about this:

BOSTON, July 30 (AP)– Kevin Garnett is leaving Minnesota after the Boston Celtics agreed to acquire the All-Star forward in a multiplayer trade with the Timberwolves, a Celtics official told The Associated Press on Monday.

Among the players who could be headed to Minnesota are forward Al Jefferson, guard Sebastian Telfair, swingman Gerald Green and center Theo Ratliff. (Source)

With Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett, will it translate to a powerhouse Boston Celtics?

The Wonders of Wordweb

My office laptop’s hard drive crashed the other week, and that helped me realize how useful as an office tool wordweb to me really is. I have been yearning for it while it was out of my reach. No, it can’t just be an office tool, it can also be a blogging tool.

The thing is, even the free version of this application is fully utilizable for your office needs.


Gone are the days when you used to flick and fumble through the pages of a large Webster’s dictionary in your library, creeping through the small fonts, recalling the order of the alphabet, looking for that word you have in mind, and just to find out it’s not exactly the word that you needed. You might have even needed a thesaurus if you wanted the similar word/s.

With wordweb, you can simply highlight the specific word in your computer, may it be in your internet browser, word, excel, etc., and press the hotkey, and you have the meanings that you needed. Plus, it will offer you synonyms, antonyms (if any), past-present-past participle tenses as well as plural and singular forms of the word, and it even suggests the nearest word if you have it mispelled in your mind.

What’s more, you can refer to its sound files if you’re not sure about the pronunciation. You can bookmark words whose meaning you keep forgetting.

With about 150,000 root words, you’ll have enough arms at your disposal for your office, business writing, blogging and all around needs. Download the free version.

Note: I have no commercial interest in promoting this tool. I just find this a great utility that I would love to share to my dear readers.

The Next Big Thing

According to this youtube video, Iloilo is going to be the next big thing. You next convention destination.

Indeed, Iloilo has so many things in life to offer. Especially now, with so many developments since I left her in 2001. Much more with the advent of the New Iloilo International Airport.

Watch the video:


Bonus Feature

The Iloilo City Heritage Sites:


Accountancy-Related Youtube Videos

Deloitte Tax Level 4
DNN (Deloitte News Network) patterned to that of CNN. I like best the weather report.


Sarbane’s Oxley Film Trailer
What happens when you mix a little corporate misconduct with a lot of misconduct of your own? …Mistresses, Mergers & Mayhem! According to IMDb:

Sarbane’s Oxley is set against the backdrop of today’s top business headlines and highlights the lives affected by the acquisition of a Wall Street technology startup. Robert, a young attorney new to the Wall Street scene, must grapple with his inner conscious and the invisible forces of corruption surrounding him while dealing with the equally challenging and deceptive forces taking hold in his sordid love life


Funny Accountant – Rufus Payne
Accountants One’s 2006 Search for Atlanta’s Funniest Accountant. Rufus Payne, is the comedian/accountant in this clip


And finally, my favorite:

Auditor has the Will to WIn


Stay Music Video

Edwin dropped a comment to our unfinished video uploaded in youtube:

hehehe nakakamiss!

Indeed, we will never forget those days. Those were the moments to remember and cherish…

Malvar, as a reply to the question when will we finish the video, commented that the video will remain “…to be continued…” and incomplete as no one dared to STAY.

Check out the video I posted in youtube more than a year ago (I have not blogged about this before, thus it’s high time to post it here now!):

Link to the youtube video


Listening to NU-107 at

NU 107In as much as I would like to join the Kill Bill’s Browser bandwagon, there are just certain sites that doesn’t support the fantastic firefox.

Just like this one, being outside the country I have been longing to listen to Philippine radio stations, especially my favorite NU 107. I have long visited only to find out the links appear to be broken or defective. Until just today, when I tried accessing it through Bill Gate’s browser, the Internet Explorer, and everything seems fine.

The site uses Windows Media Player to stream the audio from these stations, and it’s only compatible with internet explorer (IE). The thing is the web developer of the site couldn’t even make the site compatible for most web developers’ favorite browser, the mozilla firefox? O c’mon, you can do better than that!

Technology At Hand


Me and my housemates are as well consumed by the latest technology trends,especially when it comes to Nokia mobile phones and Apple Ipods. None of us, though, has yet seen the “cool” factor in an Apple iphone. Otherwise, it should have been in the picture.

In the picture above are two Nokia N95, a Nokia N83 N80, a Nokia N71, an 80Gb Apple Ipod with casing, and three (3) 30Gb Ipods.

Taken with a Canon EOS 30D, EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, and Canon Speedlite 430EX.

Chessbase as a Source of Chess News

Chessbase is my favorite source of chess news. Perhaps, it is the leading news portal when it comes to current international chess news and events. But I don’t think it uses the latest technology of the internet.

Chessbase Online

Yeah, okay, I’m a bit disappointed. Consider this as my whine against that website. In as much as I would like to be informed of the latest chess news via my favorite feed reader, I couldn’t help myself because this site is not offering any web feed at all. It’s not even offering any newsletter service. I really wonder what they have in mind why they refused visitors and chess enthusiasts subscribing to their latest news. I actually emailed them once (a long time ago) asking why, and unfortunately, I have not received any response yet.

If a website’s objectives include traffic and reaching as many people as possible, they should offer web feed for syndication to its regular visitors. After all, what’s one creating a website for when it couldn’t even reach its intended audience and promote that valued traffic. Mind you, this site is even selling some products.

Qwerty by Paolo Dy

A short film by a Filipino director from Cebu which became his entry in On the Lot, a reality show for aspiring Hollywood directors co-produced by Steven Spielberg.

Well, the film and the director, Paolo Dy, didn’t make it to the top 50. It was too late for us to support the film and vote for it in the On the Lot website. Nevertheless, I recommend that you watch the film and witness the brilliance by Filipinos behind the film. A proof at how a Pinoy can be great in filmmaking stage.

Here’s the youtube video:


I actually found the video in the On the Lot faster to load, just in case you want to try: Link here.

The film was also featured in ABS-CBN’s show, Bandila: