Friday, November 12, 2010

The e-commerce Summit 2010


Many people are interested on making money online nowadays but really only a few have actually earned as much that they can actually leave their current corporate jobs and be a full time internet entrepreneur (whether thru online selling, blogging, advertising, or whatever... the possibilities are actually only limited by your imagination and determination). Me myself haven't earned a penny on the internet via blogs, advertising, google ads or what-not. I have the excuse to myself of being too busy being a corporate java programmer and doing other goals like working out to be fit... But to actually earn from the internet I have not had any success right now. But... right now, I have no more excuse for this, since I am in between corporate jobs right now and aside from working out I really don't have anything else to do. So now is the "perfect" chance for me to actually really put the effort on making money online. How? Well, I have ideas flowing like bees on my mind (blogging, advertising, google ads, selling something, programming as a freelancer). It is up to me to make this a reality. But to really implement a bullet proof way for me to make these ideas a reality and actually earn from them... that's another story. Adding to this is will I earn as soon as possible as I need or want to earn online? This is the big question. And I found my answer on this year's e-commerce Summit.

WHY E-COMMERCE SUMMIT?
I am a java programmer. I consider myself as a techie geek. So I really do know that I can get myself started on the internet business by searching on google. Searching on tutorials on how to monetize a blog, how to be paid for advertisements, etc... BUT I admit somehow it really isn't my strong point right now. Having spent 4 years on doing programming work and other techie stuffs that are a bit far fetched from these marketing things. THOUGH I am really interested to jump ship. So why not just search google and try to start things on my own? BECAUSE OF SPEED. Nowadays you have to make every opportunity into something with the shortest time possible. Especially on the internet. YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO IMPLEMENT SOMETHING ASAP. So if you are also like me who is interested in really earning on the internet and leave your corporate jobs permanently consider the E-Commerce Summit 2010. It will definitely open up doors (and windows). JUMPSTART ON YOUR IDEAS. DON'T WASTE TIME.

REGISTER NOW for the E-Commer Summit 2010:
You can either join the conference for FREE as a Member of the Digital Filipino Club
or you can invest P9500 (if paid anytime from November 1 to 23) or P10,500 (if paid after the event)

What are you waiting for? Register now!

You can also get a P500 discount coupon! (valid until November 16th only! Just comment below to avail of the discount.)





Thursday, October 21, 2010

Just Bought: Close Up White Now


Just bought it at 7-eleven for 66 pesos. I hope this works :-) Though my teeth are decently white but it doesn't hurt to make them extra whiter :-D
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Funny Experience re a Programming Book

I had just finished writing a code sample in a programming book about internationalization and then I load up my application to see the implementation but then it doesn't work! I tried turning the javascript on and off to see if it works but to no avail... I searched google for a similar problem.. it seems my current locale (EN) being reloaded and the locale Spanish (ES) is not... I spent a few good minutes searching for a solution... I was totally clueless why it was not working. I even replaced my source codes with the source codes that came with the programming book but to no avail!... then I decided to skip the internationalization part for a while and just take note of the i18n page... then I went on to progressing with the next page... then.. it turned out that the internationalization implementation was not yet finished on the previous page and I was lacking codes for the implementation to work! LOL!!!!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Second credit card bill (Good or Bad?)

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/business/10/12/10/second-credit-card-bill-pushed-congress

seems good, right? IMO it's really seems good upfront. The only downside (or worry) here is, will this make more people more "reckless" in their credit card purchases? How will this affect the credit card industry (or the banking industry) as a whole? Will it be likely that banks will now be more and more strict in lending? If banks will be at a disadvantage here won't it create more of a bigger problem for the big picture? Power to the people. Power to the people. As long as each person who has a credit card is happy, right?...

The future of Java

http://bit.ly/axiwgu
for me, it's important to learn and be adept with other languages as well. I still love coding in Java and IMO it will stay for a long time especially on the enterprise. So no worries for us java developers out there. I think if you become an expert in Java enterprise especially in the future then the big bucks will be really there. But, it will certainly be fun and necessary to learn more effective languages that are newer and better designed for your problem domains. If not to stay fun coding but also to be sure you'll still be marketable. It also keeps the fire in you as a geek. lolz.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps











I've been waiting for so long for this movie to come out ever since I saw a poster of it in SM months ago. When I finally saw it I can say that I like it :-) Maybe not as much as I like the first Wall Street but I can't really compare the two movies because the concept on my opinion is different enough to be compared.

The first movie for me is a coolness and sleazy type of story.
The 2nd movie is a cheesy redemption type of story. So there's really nothing to compare. Oliver Stone did a good job of emphasizing the difference of the wall street scenario back in the days and the current setting now. Of course, you can see that the office back in the first movie has all this CRT monitors and not much style. But in the 2nd movie you can see all these cool LCD monitors and the stylish office too. And also very importantly you can see the difference in the software used between the two movies.

Michael Douglas (then and now)
I think Michael Douglas did a great job of portraying the Gordon Gekko character not only in the first movie (w/c he won best actor) but also in the 2nd movie. He puts the bravado in the film. I'm not sure if I would have still watched the movie if it wasn't Michael Douglas in it. I love this man. I hope he recovers from throat cancer.

Charlie Sheen vs. Shia LaBeouf
Personally, I like Charlie Sheen better than Shia LaBeouf comparing the two wall street movie. Not just the character but how they played the character. Charlie Sheen gave more powerful expressions and delivery. Though I also like how Shia portrayed being a yuppie and i like how he portrayed a confident one.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Going back to FireFox

I experienced some "buggy" things on Chrome when using yahoo mail. Like when I have opened a mail it does not change its color to being already read. It doesn't happen to me on Firefox. And sometimes when I already deleted a number of messages on my Inbox, when I open yahoo again the next time the deleted messages are there again!

Though I really like Chrome, especially the ability to enter search strings on the address bar is so cool. But IMO Firefox is way off more stable for now.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I hate Flex's syntax!


Look at this:


Why the hell did they decide to initialize variables' datatypes that way?!?

It's so ugly... not to mention I'm a Java fanboy. lol. :-p


Saturday, September 11, 2010

My Current Fave workout list (Sept 2010)

Here's the beat that gets the pump up the highest!

Here I come by The Roots
It Takes Two by Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock
Jam by Michael Jackson
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
Lose Yourself - Eminem
Till I Collapse - Eminem
Remember The Name - Fort Minor
Let The Bodies Hit The Floor - Drowning Pool
Pump It - Black Eyed Peas
Gonna Fly Now - Bill Conti (Theme from Rocky)
Enter Sandman - Metallica
Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N Roses
Got The Life - Korn
Headstrong - Trapt
Devil's Swing - Godsmack
Awake - Skillet
Hero - Skillet



Some workout songs that didn't hit me:
The Final Countdown by Europe
The New Workout Plan - Kanye West

Monday, June 21, 2010

blogging from my android

yeah i love it wid d blogger-droid!!
Published with Blogger-droid v1.3.5
Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I'm now a SCWCD :-)

Sa wakas, after much delay (I originally was planning to schedule my exam last December of 2009)... I finally took the SCWCD 5.0 exam and for the 1st take I passed already!!! Yeah!!! I'm going to prepare very soon for my next Java Certification... I am thinking of taking the SCBCD (Business Components/EJB) exam... :-)
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Little Thing I can do

After researching and gathering the facts. I was filled with the urge to do something. Something on my own little way. I feel like this is the least I could do as a Filipino citizen. I've decided to photocopy yung mga nakalap kong facts (in summarized form of course with links to urls). Facts about noynoy aquino. Especially ung mga magagandang batas na nag-NO siya at nag-abstain (makikita dun sa batas na may conflict of interest sa kanya) like yung batas sa land rights ng farmers..
Ididistribute ko ito with note sa huli na i-photocopy din nila if they believe what's written there is true. kase di naman ako makakapag-pa-photocopy ng super dami hehehe. Balak ko din pumunta sa volunteers ng either Gibo or Gordon (di pa ko fully decided, mamya pag-uwi ko magdedecide na ako at makapagdecide na hopefully).

I feel like just voting for the right one is not enough especially when the worst one is yung nangunguna sa survey. I just can't let May 10 pass without me doing the least that I could do. I feel it is my responsbility. Especially now na the information is readily in our hands through the internet. I feel it is our responsibility to share the information to the uninformed or to those who don't have money to access the internet in long duration para magresearch. And to those who simply don't care to research.

I know na baka may makabangga ako sa gagawin ko. But I don't care, as long as alam kong tama ang ginagawa ko. After nila mabasa ang facts, at iboto pa rin nila si Noy.. well wala na kong magagawa dun. At least I can say to myself I did something and not just vote. At least nabigyan ko sila ng informed decision. Dahil obvious naman na ang boboto kay Noy ay walang informed decision at emosyon lang ang basehan. Itong strong emotion na ito ang pinakamahirap sa parteng ito.

It's just one week of sacrificing my energy and money and time. Compared to sacrificing my country's future for four years or more. Because the negative impact a bad governance will have on our country will not only last for 4 years but for more years to come.

Do I really think this would work? I am full of hope, I should not lose hope. we should not lose hope. If bawat bigyan ko ng photocopy ng facts ay ma-convince at bawat isa sa kanila ay ipa-photocopy din yun at yung bigyan nila ay iphotocopy din yun...
Sunday, May 2, 2010

Anti-Noynoy Movement

Vote informedly.. please do not vote for noynoy aquino!!!!!

No. Hindi ako binayaran ni villar para i-blog ito. sarili kong opinyon ito. kung sa tingin mo mali ang pinagsasabi ko dito. mag-isip isip at i-justify sa sarili mo mismo kung bakit sinasabi ko na wag iboto si noynoy

Mga rason kung bakit wag na wag mong iboboto si noynoy:
- kung walang corrupt. walang mahirap.
----- ang kahirapan ng tao (to some extent) ay hindi dahil sa gobyerno. I said to some extent. dahil syempre kung nasa somalia ka eh talagang mahirap. Wag mong kakalimutan na ang kahirapan ng kahit na sinong tao eh nasa kanyang palad. Pati ang pag-akyat nya sa tagumpay. Kung may 1% sa populasyon na nagawang yumaman o umahon man lang sa kahirapan at nasa iisang gobyerno sya tulad ng ibang nanatiling mahirap, patunay na yun. Katamaran ang ugat ng kahirapan (among other values). Wag mong kakalimutan na nagkaron ng gobyerno nuong una pang panahon dahil sa giyera-giyera. pang-proteksyon ang isa sa mga pangunahing dahilan ng pagkakaron ng gobyerno nuong unang panahon. (please mgbasa ng history). Pangalawa, ang magkaron ng pantay pantay na oportunidad/karapatan ang mayayaman at mahihirap. Eh natural kung mahirap ka maliit lang ang oportunidad mo dahil wala kang perang panggastos para sa mga oportunidad (kasalanan ba ng gobyerno yun? hindi!). Kaya nga kailangan mong mag-10x sipag at tiyaga kumpara sa mayaman na eh. Pantay na karapatan? alam naman natin na maraming masasamang tao na aapakan ka lalo na kung mahirap ka, pero kelan pa nangyari na direktang ang gobyerno ang sumipa sa karapatan mo? Siguro meron mga konting sitwasyon ano ho? Pero the point is, nangyayari itong kawalan ng karapatan ng mga mahihirap among the people na rin, hindi laban sa gobyerno mismo. (May iba pang explanation tungkol dito pero kung may magcocomment against dito saka ko na lang ieexplain. Masyado nang hahaba itong rant ko eh). Ang slogan na 'to eh dinadaan ka sa paggising ng emosyon mo dahil alam nila na ang pilipino kapag di makaahon sa hirap sa korupsyon binabaling ang dahilan. whic brings us to...

- si noynoy.. dinadaan ang mga botante through their emotions (tulad ng iba pang karaniwang kandidato ngunit kay noynoy talagang). Kung hindi mo lang papanuorin ang commercial niya kundi mag-iisip ka rin at manonood, tanong mo sa sarili mo? anong sense? may plataporma ba? Kung susuriin. Kahit hindi suriing mabuti kase common sense na kaunti lang ang kailangan eh, ang emosyon mo ang tinitira ng noynoy dahil alam niya na ang mga pilipino eh masyadong emosyonal. Eh natural kapag emosyonal ang isang tao 'di na yan makakapag-isip.

- may nagawa ba para sa bansa? Wala! kahit saan mo igoogle... WALA! nakailang posisyon na sya, yung iba nga head o chair pa sya eh pero walang nagawa. Oo naman may nagawa. Baka kase tanungin ng kung sinong engot jan, "wala ba talagang nagawa?". Tanungin mo na lang mismo kay noy kung ano ginawa nya para sa bansa. hayz. walang significant, ok.

- Anti-corrupt sya. Pero di niya napatunayan ang leadership niya.Oo, syempre magandang plataporma yan. Di ko naman sinabing panget syang iboto dahil anti-corrupt sya eh. pero kung yun na lang ang bukambibig niya, at sa track record niya eh wala naman siyang napatunayang significant accomplishment.. Pano pa kaya ang labanan ang korupsyon?!? Hindi ka nga corrupt wala ka namang leadership (base ito sa foreign analyst na nabasa ko in the past sa yahoo at base na rin sa pagreresearch ko.) eh pano mo mapipigil ang korupsyon? Matutulad lang siya sa nanay cory niya na honest pero kaliwa't kanan naman sa mga nasa gobyerno ang tuwang tuwa sa pangungurakot. Madaling magsalita, mahirap gawin. Lalo na kung di mo napatunayan in the past na kaya mong gawin.

- Sasabihin mo, eh may advisers naman siya eh. Tignan mo kung sino ang mga nakapaligid kay noynoy ngayon. period.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lot of Catching up to do on Java Certifications

I have just recently realized that I have a lot of catching up to do on taking java certifications. Not that it's absolutely necessary for my career or for my life goals. But I really want and enjoy taking certifications on java. It's fun learning. It give me self satisfaction.

Currently I am Sun Certified Java Programmer 5.0. I just realized that it's been 3 long years since I took this certification in July 2007. Right now, I am about to take my next certification (Sun Certified Web Component Developer 5.0) this 2010. So right now I really do feel a personal need on my part to catch up on my certifications on java. And I don't care what a number of zealots are saying about certifications (like it is useless, it cannot be used as a gauge on hiring, etc).

My next certification targets:
1. Sun Certified Business Component Developer 5.0
2. Sun Certified Web Services...
3. Sun Certified Java Developer...
4. Sun Certified Enterprise Architect
5. and finally, Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer

though I may just take Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer since I am targeting to especialize on mobile development with Android and iPhone.

Wetting my feet with OSGi

I have just began "wetting my feet" with the OSGi technology right now. I have heard the term about a year before but it was only now that it really is catching my attention. Thanks to infoQ's presentation c/o Neil Bartlett. He gives an excellent introductory presentation on the OSGi technology. I just want to have a basic understanding and working knowledge of OSGi and integrate it to my pet projects. I am not really planning to delve into its advance topics though.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Darn, can't open Visio file in IE

And I don't have any other Visio viewer except for the damn Visio Viewer in IE... awww.. and I need to view a Visio file badly right now for my new project here in IBM.

I've already installed visioviewer.exe (visio viewer 2007), I have also installed IE8, to no avail...

I'm now trying to Update my windows thru ISSIEZUpdate...



Still, to no avail.
I even tried Windows Updated on the Tools menu of IE8. Nothing. No Result.
I removed IE8... now downloading IE7.