I bought two photography magazines today, hoping to rekindle my lost (I hope really not) love for photography.
I have not been shooting for quite some time already. And I thought buying the latest issues of Digital Photographer Philippines (DPP) and I-Mag Photography, both from local publishers, would help me go out and shoot.
Looking forward to more photo opportunities in my trip to Baguio sometime next week.
Just like as seasons come and go, as summer turns to autumn, we must persevere to strive no matter the place and the shadows around.
Bowler Dies After Rolling Perfect Game.
A 62-year old Michigan bowler achieved his lifelong dream of rolling a perfect 300 game, then collapsed and died. Apparently, he suffered a heart attack, and his teammates believed the pressure of bowling 12 straight strikes was just too much for his heart.
Poor guy. Talk about he’d just reached his peak.
I once posted about the web application, Remember the Milk (RTM), which enables users to organize their tasks better.
I have to admit, I used the application but oftentimes than not, I hit the “Postpone” button.
Anyway, I have been searching and always on the watch out for any desktop application for RTM that would make access and edit of my tasks more speedy and convenient. There are various RTM services that can integrate into various applications and services, such as but not limited to, Gmail, Google Calendar, IM’s, Blackberry, Mobile access, iGoogle, Twitter, etc. There have also been hacks for a desktop application, some using Adobe Air, but most of the time they have compatability issues with XP or Vista and other operating systems, or simply limited in functionality (i.e., the functions you can actually utilize while in actual RTM homepage, just like adding due dates, list, tags, url, etc.). Some applications are just being so slow.
No, it’s not the NBA Fantasy League, that teams/people are sliding back and forth.
I once posted about the earlier list of the Philippines’ Top 40 Richest people. Forbes released once again an updated list for 2008:
In Germany, with Viswanathan Anand leading the match already at 6-to-3 after Game 9, the match was expected to be decided in his favor with three more games to play and needing only a draw in the next game. But Vladimir Kramnik still managed to draw blood at Game 10. Yet in Game 11, Kramnik settled for a draw, letting go of his reach for the crown.
Anand the King
And Anand the King was crowned the world champion.
It was a game of almost unbearable tension. Anand switched to 1.e4, Vladimir Kramnik went for do-or-die complications, Anand obliged, and for a couple of hours nobody knew what would happen. In the end, Vishy Anand prevailed, got a slightly better position and Vladimir Kramnik offered a draw. Anand remains World Champion.
WCC R11: Fighting draw, Anand wins World Championship by 6.5:4.5.
Download all the games of the match.
Now I’m joining to bandwagon of the haters of Internet Explorer. I’m starting to share the sentiments of those real web designers in their disgust over Microsoft’s web browser called the “Internet Explorer”.
Citic Pacific Ltd., the unit of China’s biggest state-owned investment company, tumbled the most in 18 years in Hong Kong trading after predicting HK$15.5 billion ($2 billion) in losses from unauthorized currency bets.
Note the use of the term “bets” instead of “hedging”. I hope they’re not deemed interchangeable.
World chess chammpionship 2008 Round 6: Anand wins again, score now 4.5:1.5. He’s now two points behind to retaining the title – i.e., 4 draws. I would have expected Kramnik to at least win a game from this match, but from how it’s going–nevermind.
Continuing with the celebration of the University of the Philippines’ 100-year anniversary, an article about the UP System appeared in the Manila Bulletin (MB).
The article actually “used” to be available online, and I should have linked to that instead. But for some unknown reasons, MB doesn’t keep its articles online for quite a long period of time. I’m reposting the article here in its entirety. For any problem/issues with this act, please do leave a comment below and I’ll gladly drop this article. After all, I just deem it worth sharing: