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Monday, August 28, 2006

Mabuhay....Bata at Dyango

Hello sa inyo mga kaibigan, isa munang patalastas before we resume our regular programing hehehe...


Congratulations sa ating mga kababayang Efren "Bata" Reyes at Francisco "Django" Bustamante for winning the 2006 PartyPoker.com World Cup of Pool Championship...Mabuhay po kayo!!!

Read the reast of the story:

PHILIPPINES have become the first ever winners of the PartyPoker.com World Cup of Pool.
The Filipino pairing of Efren Reyes and Francisco Bustamante claimed the trophy and top prize of $60,000 (about £32,000) with a 13-5 victory against USA in front of a crowd of more than 800 people.
A delighted Bustamante said: “This is a very important tournament and we are happy and very proud to win the first World Cup. In the beginning of the match there was a lot of pressure on us but when we went three games ahead it all lifted.
“Efren played lots of unbelievable shots - some of them I’ve never seen in my life - and that’s why we won. When he plays perfect and I play well we knew we had a great chance and it’s a great feeling to be World Cup of Pool champions.”
Reyes added: “It’s funny that every time there is a new big tournament I win it but all week I thought if we could get to the final then we could win.
“The USA are a good team but they were unlucky and that made it easy for us. The support of the fans was brilliant, they’ve come from all over Britain and have looked after us all week.”
The tournament ended in poor fashion for the Americans and Morris summed up how he and Strickland were feeling.
“That was pretty disappointing,” said Morris. “After 4-4 it didn’t go our way although the match was closer than the score suggested. But when it went to 7-4 we were both pretty deflated and felt it slipping away.
“We never really got a clear shot off the break and it was a tough hill to climb but they played great – the way they were supposed to so congratulations to them.”
The majority of the spectators at the Newport Centre were cheering on number one seeds Philippines and they had an early chance to go in front as they won the lag.
Reyes was soon forced to play safe on the 1-ball but Morris scratched on the next shot to give Philippines ball in hand as they soon moved into a 1-0 lead.
It quickly became 3-0 when Strickland scratched on his break in the second before Philippines broke and ran in the third. The tournament had seen a large number of fightbacks and the final was no exception as USA, who were seeded three, then took the next three to square the match.
They broke and ran in the fourth and sixth racks while USA took advantage of a rare Reyes miss, when he failed to sink the orange five, to claim the fifth. But Philippines won two of the next three to edge 5-4 in front in what was a top-class encounter, being played in a passionate atmosphere.
The turning point of the match came in the tenth rack when a mistake by Morris saw him leave the 1-ball hanging over the pocket as the score moved to 6-4.
With the alternate break format, it was always going to be a tough task for America to fight their way back into the match again but with the crowd against them and the Filipino duo in top form it became a near-impossible mission.
The Philippines' lead was restored to three again after a fine safety from Bustamante forced an error from their opponents before a stunning kick-shot on the brown seven by Reyes helped make it 8-4.
Bata then infuriated Strickland by playing a shot one-handed but the plan worked as Morris’ next shot missed with the 1-ball in open play and it was 9-4.
The Americans were rattled and when Morris scratched in the next Philippines were closing in on the title with a comfortable 10-4 lead. They won the next and even though USA finally ended the Filipino duo’s run of seven successive racks, it had no effect on the outcome. With Strickland becoming more and more agitated by the partisan crowd, mistakes were drifting into the Americans’ play and, to the majority of the spectators’ delight, Philippines took the next two racks to become World Champions.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Look! It's moving. It's alive....

It's alive... IT'S ALIVE bwahahahaha….Para yatang linya isa pelikulang “Frankenstein” ang linya ko ano hehe. Hindi naman ako feeling Dr. Henry Frankenstein, masaya lang kasi “successful” ang kinalabasan ng aking project. Sarap ng feeling na yung pinagsikapan mo at pinagtiyagaan mo na mabuo ay tumatakbo ng maayos. Actually pangalawang computer na ito na binuo ko. Yung una ok naman kaya lang medyo kinakabahan kasi naman first time ko pa yun. This time ay medyo confident na.


Eto ulit ang complete specs:
***Nai-request din ni DevilishQueen na kung pwedeng isama kung magkano ang inabot kaya nilagay ko na rin (price in USD na para dina mahirap magconvert)

Processor: AMD 3800+ Dual Core X2 Socket AM2-->(280)
Motherboard: MSI K9N SLI Platinum-->(184)
Memory: Kingston 1Gb DDR-->(105)
Hard Drive: Western Digital 250 Gb Sata Drive-->(93)
Video Card: MSI NX-7300GT GE Force 7 Series-->(100)
DVD Writter: MSI 16x16 Double –Layer DVD Writter-->(44)
Power Supply: Enermax Liberty500W-->(66)
Case: ATX -->(45)
Monitor: HP L19 Flat Panel Monitor-->(346)






Uy sumilip yung braso ko habang kinakabit ang HD hehehe....


Konting posing-posing (photo shot by Wisheart Ann)

Close-up shot....



Wohoooo...installing the OS (lapit na)





Daraannnnnn..... Uy plugging pa ang blog ni Wisheart hehehe

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Never let a computer know you're in a hurry.

Taong 1986 nang unang namulat ako sa mundo ng mga computers. Nasa 4th year na ako sa Saint Louis University noon at Basic Computer 411 yata ang pangalan ng subject namin na iyon. After ng isang oras na theory kung saan pinapaliwanag ng aming professor ang mga parts at function ng computers ay nagtungo naman kami sa laboratory para sa application. At doon nga sa lab room, sa unang pagkakataon ay nasilayan ko ang isang computer, ang IBM Personal Computer XT o kilala sa tawag na IBM PC/XT. Siguro ang iba sa inyo ay hindi na inabot ang dinosaur este computer na ito pero kami nina fafi KU at fafi Atoy ito ang “astig” computer noon hehe. Bakit astig? Eto ang specs;

Processor: Intel 80286 microprocessor running at 8 MHz
Memory: 128 kB
Hard drive: 20 MB
Disk drive: 360 kB double-sided 5 1/4"
Operating Sytem: PC-DOS
Monitor: monochrome


Ang Dinosour hehe...



Kung noon eh mabagal, limited ang mga functions, mahirap tandaan ang mga commands at hindi user-friendly, kabaligtaran naman ang computers ngayon. Ibig sabihin hindi lang marami kang magagawa, mas mabilis mo pa ito na matatapos, ika nga pwedeng kang mag-multi tasking. Example habang nag-uupdate ka ng blog mo eh naglalaba ka, namamalantsa at naglilinis ng bahay hehe.


Siyanga pala on-going pa rin ang aking “project” inuna ko nang binili ang monitor at the rest of the parts ay sa Wednesday na lang. Tamang tama sa weekend mabubuo ko na ito.
Eto pala ang specs ng aking ia-assemble na PC:
Processor: AMD 3800+ Dual Core X2
Motherboard: MSI K9N SLI Platinum
Memory: 1Gb DDR
Hard Drive: 250 Gb Sata
Video Card: MSI 6600GT


Ang Processor



Ang Motherboard


Ipag-pray nyo na maging successful ang aking project na ito hehe. Hanggang sa muli at laging tatandaan na A friend accepts us as we are yet helps us to be what we should.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Ang aking project....bow (Part 1)

Kailangan na naming magdadag ng isa pang computer dito sa bahay. Ito kasing ginagamit namin ngayon eh sobrang in-demand na; ginagamit ng mga kids sa kanilang mga school assignments/projects at siyempre ng aking wisheart sa kanyang pagba-blog. Ako? kailangan ko pang magpa- reserve 1 day in advance para maka-gamit hehehe.
Tulad nang nauna, ako rin ang magbubuo nitong bagong PC. Enjoy kasi ako dito, bukod sa mapipili ko ang gusto ko na specs ay kakaibang kasiyahan ang naidudulot ng isang bagay na pinag-sikapan mong gawin "with your own sweat, blood and tears". Teka masyado naman yatang na dala ako sa drama hehe pasensya na po.
So, in the next few days ay sisimulan ko na ang aking "project" at I'll keep you posted.

Samantala inuna ko munang bilhin ang computer table na paglalagyan ng TV este ng computer pala. Nagpunta kami ni wisheart sa SACO at ito ang aming napili:


ups naka box pa pala hehehe ...






May kasama naman palang instructions sa loob eh...





teka teka bat ganoon ma i-zoom nga....(click this)

(Bakit espanyol yata ang instructions, naku mahahasa na naman ang aking spokening kastilaloy hehe)

Malapit na hehehe...






dyarannnn...






Sa susunod ay yun namang pag-a-assemble ng aking "Project" hehe

Cheers !!!