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16 years and one day after WTC. tuna12345y n@ pag lathaaaala

by on Sep.12, 2016, under Uncategorized

Philippine News Agency brouhaha isang taon bago.

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Now. September 12, 2017 9:06AM

by on Sep.12, 2015, under Uncategorized

Philippine News Agency ruckus.

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TESTING PNA Article Timestamp chuva.

by on Sep.11, 2015, under Uncategorized

Real time of publishing September 11, 2017 10:07PM PHT
Published on: September 11, 2015 10:07PM PHT (Philippine News Agency is not yet in spotlight).
Let’s see how Google indexes this.

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XAMPP / WAMP / apache / php running slow on localhost solution

by on Apr.09, 2013, under Dev, Tech

open a command shell as an Administrator
type: netsh
type: interface
type: portproxy
type: add v6tov4 listenport=80 connectport=80

Windows environment is such a complex environment to develop on.
Many things need to be considered if something goes wrong.
Firewall, rogue programs, anti-virus, etc…

Anyway, I’ve been developing in Windows for the past 9 years and only this past year that I encountered slowdown in my localhost which was not present before.
I’ve had this computer since 2008 and hardware configuration has been the same since then except for hard drive upgrade.
I’ve been using the same Windows 7 64-bit installer and settings since then.
The only difference was the upgraded version of the apache server (BitNami) that I’ve been using.

And after going on a leave from developing for a few months I haven’t touch my development environment since.

When I started my local server again, everything was slower than usual.
I thought it was something that I have set from an even earlier development when I was testing the loading of website bandwidth constraint using mod_bw.
I checked the settings. mod_bw wasn’t even installed now.

It was something else.

Now, with a new site to develop, things were reaching the maximum timeout of processing.
I couldn’t continue processing the page.

This wasn’t present on my Macbook Air, this wasn’t present on two of my friend’s netbook, and is not present on the live server.

I though it was the hosts file (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts). It’s not.

Then I searched Google there were multiple solutions to the problem but most did not fix mine.

After a few links, I found the solution. (see above)


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buzz — the audio store, a tale of bad sales representation

by on Aug.04, 2012, under Uncategorized

Ranting my experience a while ago… bad sales rep…

While in Robinsons Place Manila to buy T-shirts for ANCOP Global Walk this Aug 12, 2012 me and my sis went by to a store named buzz. An audio accessory selling store.

She was looking for a new headphone.

We went in. She saw a headphone she wanted to try out.

It was sky blue in color. I don’t know what brand it is.
It’s not Skullcandy, nor Hed Kandi. It was a headset.

I plugged the headset on the Lenovo P700 I was carrying. She picked out a song. Super Bass.
I played the song. No reaction. I tried it out myself to see if the headset volume is comfortable.
It sounded like a minus one or a headphone not plugged in correctly.
The song was full in volume.
I plugged it in fully. No change. No Boom Boom Bass. No Nicki Minaj.
I checked my equalizer. It wasn’t on.

I asked the sales guy in front of me.
Me: Ganito ba talaga tunog nito parang minus one.
Sales Rep: Sir, baka sira lang po yung file nyo.
Sales Rep: Try nyo po yung ibang headphones. (Pointing to a Sennheiser beside it)

I smirked, I think.

I pulled out my trusted earphones. I used it a while ago. I know it’s working.
It was an effective Tonino Lamborghini-branded earphones with good bass output and clear sound. I got for 700 pesos at Silicon Valley. It played Super Bass for quite a few months already.

I plugged my earphones on the phone. I’m pretty sure he was able to hear my earphones pumping out BOOM BOOM BASS as I present my earphones at him (even when I had lowered the volume).

Me: Oh eto. Try mo.
Sales Rep: Sir iba po kasi yung bass output ng headphone na ito kaysa sa ib…

I butted in.

Me: A.
Me: Never mind.
Me: Tara. Let’s go.

*walks out*

I didn’t bother to argue.

He was suppose to be an expert in audio field but clearly he wasn’t.

Dear Mr. Sales Rep,
First, if the file is corrupted, it will not play.
Second, I don’t even hear a single bass boom on your 1600-peso headset so don’t give me that sh*t that it outputs the bass better than my tiny earphones.
Third, I thought the file was corrupted, why would you let me try another headset?
Fourth, don’t put out defective products.

To Charlie of Philmug, the supposed owner of the store.
Please train your sales rep properly.
My experience in the store beats your tagline (as stated in your PhilMug post).

I don’t want to go back to that place again.

Photo Credits: Charlie of Philmug
Store Location: 3rd Floor, Pedro Gil wing, Robinsons Place Manila (a right-side corner along the Cyber stuff lane going to Robinsons Movie World, in front of Cherry Mobile).

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