All politics stink. Even democracy stinks. Imagine if our clothes were selected...– P.J. O’Rourke (via marco) (via tgumbel)
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Know which balls are glass and which are rubber
Direct quote: “Another great analogy from Julie is that while we’re all juggling many different balls in our lives, it’s crucial to know which will bounce (rubber) and which will shatter (glass) if we drop them. These will probably change during your life so assess regularly which ‘balls’ you need to be prioritizing. Non-negotiables like quality family time, ‘date night’ with your partner or...
Jerry Yang: Defensive Sourgrape →
Jerry Yang and Sue Decker of Yahoo! at the All Things Digital conference. Jerry is defensive the entire time. Come on Jerry, sell for crying out loud. The signs are already there. The low stock performance and the fact that users cannot even identify what your core product is just like Walt Mossberg said. You even said yourself that you’re not that great and don’t have that experience....
Writing and Remembering: Why We Remember What We... →
The gist of it for those don’t want to read its entirety: What this and other tests suggest is that when we write — before we write, although indistinguishably so — we are putting some degree of thought into evaluating and ordering the information that we are receiving. That process, and not the notes themselves, is what helps fix ideas more firmly in our minds, leading to greater recall...
Confirmed: iPhone 2.0 $900 Singapore Dollars
I just got word from Singapore that the iPhone 2.0 will cost 900 Singapore Dollars or the equivalent of roughly 28,000 Philippine Pesos without a plan. Pretty steep pricing in the Asian market. Most likely Globe’s iPhone will be priced much higher in the range of PHP 30,000-35,000 without the plan. I’m banking on Globe offering it at around PHP 15,000-20,000 with a PHP 2,500 plan. In...
The Future of Tennis according to Lacoste
The peace and order of society is more important than even the relief of the...– Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations
Life - Dream = Job– Anonymous, someone told me it came from a TV show on Star World
Never Get Involved →
How to treat customers when they’re in a bind (of sorts).
Yang Gets “Adult Supervision” at Microsoft... →
Quoting the end of the article: “Yang now has to take what’s going to happen to Yahoo like a man.”
Why sell commodities when you can sell something...
I recently read an article on how to create passive income. One of the pieces of advice that struck me the most was selling something that is virtually infinite. When I read that, I instantly remembered that most of the business management in entrepreneurship students at DLSU-Manila mostly think of creating a retail accessories/food business. Then they’d sell (as part of their thesis) along...
A lot of people have told me that their license keys for Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6 have been blacklisted. I think it’s Kaspersky’s recent efforts to force people into using their newer products as well as combating illegal licenses. As for me, I have moved to using Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 with a license key that I acquired the moment it first appeared online. Those who activated the...
Confirmed: iPhone 2.0 Worldwide release on June 9 →
Countries included: Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa, Turkey, Italy, India, Austria, Philippines, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Canada, Singapore, Belgium, Jordan, Romania, Switzerland and...
Top 10 Babe-Rich Industies →
If you’re looking to work with *hot* women, read up.
Google Health and Local Medical SaaS
The world today (yesterday in other parts of the world) saw Google unveil it’s new product Google Health. It aims to be the new “Health 2.0” combining their strengths in data security & portability while partnering with local medical entities such as doctors and insurers to provide be better informed and provide better services for its clients. I believe there is a market...
Puma Scattista Lo Speed Racer
The latest to come out of Puma’s design factory in conjunction with the movie Speed Racer.
What does a website cost? →
Useful for freelancers and their clients.
Hats off to your own web business →
“Sahil Parikh built and runs his web app DeskAway a world away in Mumbai, India. In this article he shares some of the things he’s learned and hats he’s worn while creating his successful and profitable web app business.” - quoted from the link itself (via Vitamin)
Watch 'Us Girls' Bacolod Special on Sunday, May 18...
‘Us Girls’ will be airing its Bacolod Special this coming Sunday, May 18. You can catch the said show at Studio 23 8:30 PM (Philippines is GMT+8). Our family’s hotel - The Sylvia Manor will be featured by Chesca Garcia and will be accompanied by my Mom who is currently the Managing Director.
Ray Bostock's Response to Carl Icahn's Letter →
This is the Yahoo! Board of Director’s Chairman Ray Bostock’s response to Carl Icahn’s letter. Probably the most interesting thing that has happened in the industry ever since the dotcom bubble burst. The point Carl Icahn wants to make is that Yahoo! didn’t maximize his share value because instead of stock prices jumping, they dipped about 15-20%. Now it is in his best...
Facebook Bans Google Friend Connect: Start of... →
I really do not understand why Facebook who has the least amount of clout in the industry would do such a thing. Obviously things are going the way of Google and with their Open Social initiative taking off, the only one left behind will be Facebook.
Carl Icahn's Open Letter to Yahoo! Board of... →
Folks this is what a proxy fight looks like. Carl Icahn is moving to oust Yahoo!’s Board of Directors by assigning new investors (obviously with larger voting rights) to be the new Yahoo! Board of Directors. It ends like this: “I sincerely hope you heed the wishes of your shareholders and move expeditiously to negotiate a merger with Microsoft, thereby making a proxy fight...
What's New Roundup
New tumblr theme: I’m now using Paul Giacheri new Museum theme. I haven’t updated it to support disqus comments coz I’m too lazy to do it. New anti-virus software: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 was just released and I went for the upgrade from version 6. So far so good because everything’s still fast. It’s highly configurable down to the last action. Highly recommended....
Ignore SMS about Earthquakes
Messages have been circulating about an earthquake hitting the Philippines coming from the U.S. Geological Society in Hawaii. First of all, there is no U.S. Geological Society. The organization is called the U.S. Geological Survey. Lastly, the U.S. Geological Survey has only their headquarters located in Reston, Virginia. Why the hell would a state office of the USGS in Hawaii issue a statement...
How to Pin Mod and Overclock a Pentium M →
I’ve been thinking of overclocking my laptop for some time now just so I could squeeze that one last ounce of performance before I actually decide to invest in a new laptop. Tests show a 33% speed increase based on megahertz and a 8-15% actual speed increase based on performance tests. Anyone want to give it a go?
I don't roll like that
Here’s the deal: A client wants a website made on monday and it’s due wednesday. The materials are all in hard copy by tuesday night and they need it by wednesday lunch time. I offered it for 15k and she lowered it to 10k. I accepted it because my boss was right there. Needless to say, I don’t like working with clients like that. It’s really not my problem that it’s...
Muy bien.– Kenneth Sandevi, after handing over my proposal to setup a company-wide architecture for developing business intelligence solutions which outlinines problems, recommendations and benefits the company will get
iPhone availability in the world →
Why I love the Philippines: One of the first southeast Asian countries to officially get the iPhone. This only means that the Philippine market is ripe for smartphones and a population ready to spend on mobile services. Now if only Globe prices it right…
SingTel and Globe to distro iPhone in the... →
Finally! My wishes have been granted! Now all I hope for is that it is released in conjunction with the US’s 3G iPhone release in May/June/July. =D