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2004 May

  • Literally translated as "I dare you to touch his ear", the phrase is commonly used by elementary school boys prior to starting a fight. It's similar to the more well-known Western scenario where one boy draws a line across the sand and goes "I dare you to cross this line" This phrase came to me today because we were talking to two girls (well okay, ladies) at work today and they weren't familiar with the phrase or it's usage. I of course proceeded to demonstrate by flicking my co-worker's ear. After which, all hell broke loose. Or not. This useless

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    Tue, May 25, 2004, 9:30 p.m. / / blog / / Syndicated: blogger / 113 words
  • As I've mentioned before, I was sent to HK a couple of weeks back, for the rollout of a project I've been involved with for about a year and a half. I'm not sure if it's right for me to be talking about the project here, so I won't delve into any specifics. I will however, bore you all with stories from my first trip anywhere remotely far from home. First, the plane trip. Economy class (excuse me, fiesta class) on a PAL Airbus from NAIA2 to HK International on Thursday night. Food was okay, I've had worse, not really

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    Wed, May 12, 2004, 7:14 p.m. / / blog / #travels #hong-kong / Syndicated: blogger / Location: Hong Kong / 1396 words
  • God, it feels good to be goofing off. After having to spend six days in HK (well, more like five-and-a-half, more on that later) and then proceeding to conduct SQL training sessions for the latest batch of recruits, I was kinda tired and stressed out from work. Good thing I had the common sense to file for two days leave after the elections last Monday; don't have to come in 'til tomorrow. Not that I'm using the free time for anything sensible mind you. In fact, most people would probably consider it a serious waste of vacation leave. But hey,

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    Wed, May 12, 2004, 1:17 p.m. / / blog / #tech-life / Syndicated: blogger / 291 words
  • I'll probably leave for the voting place in a half an hour or so. Anyway, my choices are already made: PRESIDENT : Roco, Raul VICE-PRESIDENT : SENATORS : Alvarez, Heherson T. Barbers, Robert Biazon, Rodolfo Chavez, Francisco Escudero, Salvador Gordon, Richard Herrera, Ernesto F. Hussin, Parouk Mercado, Orlando Pimentel, Aquilino Jr. Q. Roxas, Manuel β€˜Mar' II Yasay, Perfecto Jr. PARTY LIST : AKBAYAN! CONGRESSMAN/REPRESENTATIVE : MAITE DEFENSOR MAYOR : SONNY BELMONTE VICE-MAYOR : HERBERT BAUTISTA MEMBERS SANGUNIANG BAYAN MUNICIPAL COUNCIL: JORGE BANAL JAIME BORRES DANTE DE GUZMAN WENCY LAGUMBAY TINA MONASTERIO LALA SOTTO A few notes, I suppose. First, the

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    Mon, May 10, 2004, 9 a.m. / / blog / #philippines / Syndicated: blogger / 335 words

2004 April

  • I'm not sure yet. I obviously don't have much time to maintain it. I'd like pretty much to have a "professional" website, with the domain name and everything, but I'm afraid it would fall into misuse as well. Arrr... .I'll figure something out.
    Sun, April 18, 2004, 3:07 p.m. / / blog / #meta / Syndicated: blogger / 43 words
  • Yup. This week, for the first time ever, I'm leaving the country, and flying down to HK to provide support for the rollout of the project I've been with for the past year and a half. First time to leave the country, and I'm gonna be flying alone to a country where people speak a language I can recognize but not understand. I'm understandably a bit freaked out; who wouldn't be, right? But everything will be fine, I guess.
    Sun, April 18, 2004, 3:05 p.m. / / blog / #travels / Syndicated: blogger / 79 words

2004 January

  • I hate KOTOR. Not because it's a bad game, in fact it's the exact opposite. It's a fantastic game. With the unfortunate side effect that everything else gets pushed back so I cam play some more. This was actually the first time I'd done some serious 'net surfing since I borrowed David's KOTOR copy. Here's my take on it in a post to RPG-Skies: This game is fantastic! I borrowed my friend's copy after he finished it, so I only started it last week, but it's already eaten up a lot of my (non-work) time. Starships, lightsabers, force powers, droids,

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  • Seeing as how Cheese (the machine I bought in March) broke down for the umpteenth time, I finally decided to buy a second computer, and went out and bought a new machine (code-name: Barbecue) the day before Christmas. Spent less than I had expected, but the machine is pretty decent, except my video card is a measly 64Mb GeForce2. I'll probably post the specs later. Finished Final Fantasy X-2, at 67% story completion (Yeah I suck...) Maybe I'll post a review of it later. I wasted most of my vacation on NWN: Hordes of the Underdark. Not really wasted, as

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    Sat, Jan. 3, 2004, 3:59 a.m. / / blog / / Syndicated: blogger / 137 words
  • Roy's 2003 Year in Review Best Thing About 2003: I got a job. It feels really good to actually have a decent amount of money coming in at a regular basis. :) Actually, I believe all good things in 2003 have stemmed from my having a job...more cash, new computer, better food, got to meet some nice people, able to buy more stuff, learned new skills, etc... Worst Thing About 2003: I got a job. Gah...I want more free time. Not that I do anything important in my free time really, but it's nice to be able to goof off.

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2003 December

2003 November

  • I got it same time as FFX-2. However, I can't get it to run... when I choose "Game" from the launcher, I just get the little spinning disc cursor for a while, then nothing. I've tried most of the stuff found in the accompanying troubleshooting doc, and I've sent Lucasarts a plea for help, but no response so far. Any help? Actually I had the same problem with Neverwinter Nights when I first got it, and I was able to work that out by downloading the most recent patch. I'm guessing I'll need to wait for a KOTOR patch before

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    Wed, Nov. 26, 2003, 11 a.m. / / blog / #gaming / Syndicated: blogger / 116 words
  • I"m about two or three hours into it. I like it. But then again, I like anything with a job system and learnable abilities. I find myself excited at the prospect of learning abilities with weird names such as "Cheap Shot", "Initiative", "Flametongue" and "Silent Samba"! The game itself has a very "happy" feel... the battles are fast-paced and the general mood is upbeat. If you came in looking for a Final Fantasy game, you're gonna be disappointed. The Final Fantasy victory music isn't even there; Yuna jumps across chasms and climbs up ledges at the touch of a button.

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  • Since I got Windows XP a little less than a year ago, I've tried looking around for cheap (read: free) ways to customize the interface. I did eventually find some solutions, but after trying a nice chrome theme for a while, I eventually went back to the default XP look. Why? I realize now, I like the Luna interface. It's neat. It's one of the best things to come out of Microsoft in eight years.
    Wed, Nov. 26, 2003, 10:35 a.m. / / blog / #tech-life / Syndicated: blogger / 75 words
  • I'm alive, I think. Last Saturday, I helped an old man cross a very dangerous street! This may seem a weird thing to report, but it felt unusual enough to be helping a complete stranger. I'm not saying I don't normally help complete strangers, but I rarely see people helping old people cross the street! I'm thinking of getting a domain name and paid webhosting... there's this host that's cheap and local... . The main reason is I want to learn a web-based scripting language, maybe PHP. This is actually a no-brainer, as it's the cheapest of the things I'm

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    Mon, Nov. 17, 2003, 10:36 p.m. / / blog / / Syndicated: blogger / 210 words
  • So I saw Matrix: Revolutions last Friday. Nice movie, entertaining to watch, but it's not as deep as you'd expect, and the Matrix trilogy really ends not with a bang but with a whisper. I like this review, it analyzes things very well. I feel like quitting Warcraft III for a while β€” maybe a couple of weeks. I'm not really getting any better at it, and I'm a bit bored with it now. Maybe the patch will help things. Or maybe I'm just being moddy again. I really want to play more games, but there's never enought ime. Square

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  • W3chart -- seems to be a Warcraft 3 utility of sorts. I hear it can measure your APM, if you like that sort of thing. I'm still downloading it, so haven't tried it yet.
  • Things are flaky. Have setup this blogger thing to publish to the fateback account (roytang.sinfree.net), seems to be working fine now. Ressurrected one of the older page layouts and added the pandaren brewmaster! Anyway, I'll also probably most of the website stuff from topcities to fateback, seeing as how topcities has gotten crappy lately with the FTP problem. That is all, back to work...