Shared bookmarks for del.icio.us user roytang on 2006-04-04
Dumb: The Game —
Tagged as: games puzzles
Shared bookmarks for del.icio.us user roytang on 2006-04-02
Why specs matter [dive into mark] —
Tagged as: articles development
How to Have a 36 Hour Day —
Tagged as: lifehacks
Qooqle Video —
Tagged as: videos
Anytime is the Right Time to Start a Company – Blue Flavor —
Tagged as: articles entrepreneurship
Developer Testing, Discussions about Software Quality —
Tagged as: developertesting programming
Ubuntu Desktop Originally uploaded by zroytang
I’m getting a lot more comfortable with Ubuntu… I spent about half an hour today customizing the environment and setting up some stuff. I can do my downloading in Ubuntu now; I just need to set up some sort of shared FAT32 partition that both WinXP and Ubuntu can access for easy transfer between the two OS. (Currently, Ubuntu only has read-only access to the NTFS file system)
Yesterday, the guard at my office building pissed me off quite a bit. He refused to let me in because I was wearing slippers! Since we dress casually on Saturdays, very so often I like to wear slippers to work, especially when I’m feeling too lazy to put on socks. They never gave me any trouble before, so I argued with the guard for a bit. Stubborn-headed, he still wouldn’t let me in.
I’ve always been suspicious of radio station top ten lists, assuming they are predetermined marketing scams and not really based on actual listener requests.
When I was in high school I wanted to put this theory to the test by having a whole lot of people call one station and request a really old song – my choice at the time was “Hey Jude” by the Beatles. Unfortunately, my plan fell through because I could not gather the critical mass needed to accomplish it.
Shared bookmarks for del.icio.us user roytang on 2006-03-26
Main Page – Wikiquote
Tagged as: quotes
Zen is Boring!
Tagged as: articles psychology zen
FORTUNE: Secrets of greatness: How I work – Mar. 16, 2006
Tagged as: articles lifehacks
Be smarter at work, slack off – Mar. 17, 2006
Tagged as: articles lifehacks
How to make a custom TV-torrent feed · TorrentFreak, torrents and more —
Ballmer, Bemused – Forbes.com
An interview with Steve Ballmer – a lot of “Microsoft is cool” gibberish, but one nice quote stands out for me:
Forbes.com: Right now, I can go out and get a free alternative to just about every product Microsoft sells. Why do people keep paying you for something they could get free?
Ballmer: One, people value their time. Our stuff does more, and they like that.
Can you find me in the picture?
Originally uploaded by zroytang.
Maybe it's just me, but Wizard's coverage of Grand Prix Manila last weekend seems just a tad condescending to Filipino Magic players. Not that we mind, after all, local bets actually did kick ass and shrugged off the Japanese invasion. If you are in fact a Filipino Magic player, then I hope you know what I’m talking about – last weekend at the Robinson’s Galleria Trade Hall, almost four hundred local and foreign Magic: The Gathering players gathered for the third-ever Grand Prix event held in Manila.
Shared bookmarks for del.icio.us user roytang on 2006-03-20
Babble: The Ultimate Word Game
Tagged as: games web-based
Shared bookmarks for del.icio.us user roytang on 2006-03-12
WordPress – USB —
Wordpress on a stickTagged as: usb wordpress
Books I’ve finished reading in the past few months:
by Steve McConnell – I was browsing through my company’s small library of development books and found this little gem among the usual language-specific tomes. A bit old, but I know from Code Complete that Steve McConnell really hits in the mark with regard to software best practices. This book is aimed mainly at technical leads — coincidentally, that was my role at the time.
Shared bookmarks for del.icio.us user roytang on 2006-03-09
I think I’m starting to get the hang of this :p
This whole thing with Kubuntu, where I have to use Adept to install stuff is really weirding out my Windows-geek tendencies.
For today, all I wanted was to get some mp3s playing on Kubuntu. Unfortunately, the default included players (Kaffeine and Amarok) were giving me trouble, claiming they could not play mp3s! I asked around for some help, and read some FAQs, but I kept getting errors trying to download and install gstreamer-mad 0.
Shared bookmarks for del.icio.us user roytang on 2006-03-08
Tour de Babel
Article from an Amazon employee comparing different programming languagesTagged as: articles programming
Edit 2018: The old link was broken because the site in question changed their format. Here’s a fixed link.
Shared bookmarks for del.icio.us user roytang on 2006-03-04
20 greatest cartoon characters —
Tagged as: cartoons
Transformers: Evolution —
Awesome alternate-universe Transformers series set during the early industrial age. Check out the initial sketches!Tagged as: comics transformers
YouTube – Real Life Simpsons Intro —
Tagged as: simpsons
World Public Opinion
Check out the link, apparently the Philippines is the United States’ #1 fan.
Previously]1: I installed Kubuntu, but failed to get the internet working.
But now, since we got a router to service our home network (whereas previously we were using a cross-cable directly connecting two computers), I decided to give it another shot. Apparently, if I have a router between my PC and the DSL line, I can use something called DHCP to automatically configure my ethernet connection. And I did that!
Edit: One-time update, because I found the script to get the bookmarks was being run at the wrong time, hence items posted after a certain time of the day would not be included.
Shared bookmarks for del.icio.us user roytang on 2006-02-24
How to stay organized at work? | Ask MetaFilter —
Tagged as: askmefi lifehacks
Lightweight open-source java web framework Tagged as: coding framework java opensource web
I’m not sure how to begin; my brothers and I have been wrestling fans for almost twenty years now, and as far as I can remember this was the only time that the WWE ever came to the Philippines. The last time was a long time ago, and although I wanted to see it, there was no way I could convince my parents then that the largish amount of cash needed to go was worth it.