Rekindling My Love for Photography

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.

Desktop Application for Remember the Milk

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.

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Forbes: Forty Richest Filipinos 2008

Update: Check out the “The 40 Richest Filipinos of 2010“.
Update: Check out the “The 40 Richest Filipinos of 2009“.

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:

Rank Name Net Worth ($mil) Age
1 Henry Sy & family 3,100 83
2 Lucio Tan & family 1,500 74
3 Jaime Zobel de Ayala & family 1,200 74
4 Andrew Tan 700 57
5 Tony Tan Caktiong & family 690 58
6 John Gokongwei Jr. & family 680 81
7 Eduardo Cojuangco Jr. 610 73
8 Enrique Razon Jr. 525 48
9 George Ty & family 435 75
10 Inigo & Mercedes Zobel 430 NA
11 Manuel Villar 425 58
12 Emilio Yap & family 420 82
13 Vivian Que Azcona & family 360 NA
14 Beatrice Campos & family 325 NA
15 Luis Virata 270 54
16 Oscar Lopez & family 240 78
17 Andrew Gotianun 235 80
18 Alfonso Yuchengco & family 200 85
19 Mariano Tan & family 195 NA
20 Manuel Zamora 130 69


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Anand is Still King – World Chess Championship 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

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.

Internet Explorer is Bull; Switch Browsers Now

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”.

Browse Happy logo

Various problems with internet explorer (IE) occured before, but it reached it peak as I was designing my tumblog here at Deuts.NET. Not to mention the javascript that won’t show up in IE6.

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Citic Pacific on $2 Billion Currency Loss

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.

The University of the Philippines System

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:

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