Friday, September 25, 2009

skyfire browser

I recently rediscovered skyfire browser. and when I say it's good, it's very good. it took me a day to get the hang of it on my samsung i780. after that, it's all worth the surf. still figuring out though, the multiple tab function. that's if ther's one.

back when I first got this i780, I remember that i installed the older(i guess) version of skyfire which I didn't like. so, I opted for the opera. but I think i'll be switching again this time...

oh, btw. im posting this entry with skyfire. just try to google it.

Monday, June 22, 2009

pay to click sites

...or "ptc" as what it's called. you click, the site pays. it's as simple as that. before, i thought it was a lame idea that one just click all day. but, with this recession, anything will do just fine as long as it pays. "pay-to-click" sites are everywhere. i guess there are more than a hundred of them. however, 90% of them are scam. so, please be careful on how you approach this financial tool. i call it financial tool because it really, does pay. but not on how you think it does: clicking. clicking or viewing ads all day is cheap compared to putting up a banner and asking people to sign up for a program. yes, it's like selling and it's called referrals: just like in the networking scheme.

you just have to sign up, login, put your banner onto some sites/blog you have and wait for people to click on them and hope for them to sign up. now, there's another something lame. but, if you think about it, it pays better than clicking. and you wont have to stay all day infront of the pc to click. you can just sit back and relax. however, putting more effort into anything gives better results and this is no exception. if you wanna find out more about "pay-to-clicks" then let us learn them together. i put up another blog for it because putting banners here will mess up my adwords account. visit and find.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

blank music sheet

i needed to print a music sheet for this idea that's been bugging me. google gave some options like:

but has a lot to offer aside from music sheet. so, it's best to browse around. needs you to sign-up and login before you can program your own music sheet and print it. and, sad to say, the sheet cant be save as pdf or picture file, which will get you to login everytime you want to just print. the university of virginia's (uva) page has limited, but very useful, collection. and if you're looking for the ordinary sheet here's the link thanks to uva. it has 10 stave and it's to be printed on a regular (8.5x11) paper.

let's make crème brûlée

i first tasted crème brûlée as a flavor of zagu's product. and from then on, it was my favorite from their line-up.

and now that i have learned it to be the best (if not one of the best) dessert, i looked for its recipe and it led me to this video from youtube.

it was uploaded by people from at it was accompanied by a link to their recipe page. and now i know that the sugar on top of it is torched. can't wait to make one.

colt mirage diecast

searching for photos of the defunct 78-83 mitsubishi colt mirage led me to this site:

and this photo
a red 1978 mitsubishi colt priced at 36,95 €. there's also a blue one in their stock. maybe i should buy one. although it's not my priority, for now, i'll just post it here to give me some inspiration.

here's their catalog cover for 2009 (to inspire)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

rally car book

thinking about resurrecting my 81 colt mirage to a rally spec car, i remembered there was a book about it - race and rally car source book: the guide to building and modifying a competition car by allan staniforth. i saw it the first time in national bookstore in eastwood city, libis and heard that a friend of mine owns one. here's its cover (thanks to

on the process, i also found a site for kids. kidsdownload is a blog where you'll find ebooks for kids such as rally car race: a short story by annette smith and illustrations by richard hoit. it's about a kid who enjoys watching rallies on tv.

a lot of kids ebooks can be downloaded there. although, it will redirect you to if you're ok with that, then please enjoy!

samurai x

i just finished reading the manga, rurouni kenshin ("samurai x" in the philippines), thanks to midway, i was intrigue with the whole story that i've searched for the other media. has most of the list and has some torrents including film, videos and ost. a reminder: if you like it, buy it!

the plot has a great twist, though it was not shown in the emotion of the story gets deeper as you read farther. it was my fave when i watched it in studio23 and it still is.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

learning fiberglass: day 1

i took a seminar with polymer products philippines inc this morning and i'm very pleased with how the day went.

my first reason was to create my own parts for the car but it turned out that there are a lot of things that can be done with, not just fiberglass, but resins as well.

here's a video of mr. nard samonte

the video is just a piece of what you are going to get when you enroll for the seminar.

here's a shot from the classroom

the first day was about learning polymers in general. we tackled its applications in construction, marine uses, land and air transportation, agro-industrial, consumer products and medical uses among others. material are also discussed like resins, hardener, toner, dye, gelcoat, release wax, cellophane, molding clay and fillers. mr. samonte demonstrated some processes such as, encapsulation, stained glass making and cultured marble.

tomorrow is when we get our hands dirty. we'll do figurines and maybe learn to create molds. i'm looking forward into it. grasping the concept is easy but learning by hands-on experience is the way to go.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

that 80's show: turbo teen

i clearly remember that it was gma7, here in the philippines, that aired turbo teen every afternoon back then. although, i just saw it once and never even knew the title.

i searched for it in google with "man turns into car" keywords and followed the search to turbo teen.

here's the intro

Friday, May 15, 2009

10 best blogetiquette / blogtiquette pages

an idea came to me to write about blog etiquette. however, creating one is too late. google gave me tons of links from keywords like "unwritten rule" and "blog etiquette". so, there's no need to add to the pile. besides, its better for me to read to learn more about blog etiquettes. here's my list of 10 blog etiquette pages that i find very informative.

i love reading metascene's page the most. and for more practical list, i vote lovetoknow's

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

house design hunt

we've been busy for the past few days about looking for a house to rent on july. we've decided to rent again, buy a separate lot and build a house on that lot. we're hoping for a 500sqm lot around tagaytay. we've got an agent, we're studying loan possibilities and we might take a trip to the location next week.

now what we need is a design for the house. i'm not an architect but i know how it works. i just need some inspiration. so, i ended up looking for designs in the web. google gave me looking at their catalog seemed to impress me and my wife. particularly this design.

here's the link

the lot is not situated near the beach so might not be an option for us. but, designs like this inspire me. so, if you're looking for a design too and ended up in this blog, try visiting their website at

night at the museum 2006

just finished watching night at the museum and i would give it 9 out of 10 rating. it's got great story and great cast. it's inspirational and educational.

i was skeptical at first and watched it due to it's popularity. i was thinking this would be a 5/10 movie but it proved me wrong. i bet its best to watch it on the big screen, but a 21 inch would do. i watched it on my compaq c700 series.

this would be a great film for home schools - both parent and child alike. it would be a great way to start them to be fascinated with museums.

Friday, May 8, 2009

think and grow rich

i'm reading the electronic facsimile edition of the book "think and grow rich" by napoleon hill, published by the ralston society in 1938, distributed by i was blown away when i started reading and thinking why have i not read it before?

i still cant tell much about it but i'm sure that this can be a great help in times like, now. with the recession and pandemics, something should inspire people. not only to keep the faith but to uplift our soul to get thru the times.

the book is just timeless. since 1938, it's been teaching how to be successful in life. hopefully, this will help you too.

open this link to new page to download.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

talisay,tagaytay funrun with ethan

last april 27, ethan and i had an unplanned road trip. after going to tagaytay, we decided to push it all the way to talisay, batangas. here are some of the pics...

here's a shot from the peak of people's park in tagaytay

shot from talisay public market

a stopover between talisay and tagaytay named laeuna de taal

all 24 images can be viewed at photobucket

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

task manager: before clicking end process - part 2

continuation of the 1st part

1. igfxpers.exe - is a process installed alongside NVidia graphics cards and provides additional configuration options for these devices. "This program is a non-essential process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems." says its not a critical component. so there's nothing to worry about

2. igfxsrvc.exe - is a process associated with Intel(R) Common User Interface from Intel Corporation. It is installed with graphic card drivers with Intel chipsets. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.


i wouldn't want to terminate this.

3. igfxtray.exe - is a process which allows you to access the Intel Graphics configuration and diagnostic application for the Intel 810 series graphics chipset. This program is a non-essential system process, and is installed for ease of use via the desktop tray.

also a non-critical component says

4. jqs.exe - uses about 1.5 Megabytes of computer memory and 2 Megabytes of virtual memory while running. It also initiates I/O processes frequently if those columns are activated in the Task Manager.

Now, if you want to disable the Java Quick Starter process you can do that in the Windows Control Panel. You find a Java entry there which will open the Java Control Panel.

A click on Advanced and the selection of Miscellaneous will display the activated Java Quick Starter entry. Uncheck the box to disable the process. This will be visible in the Windows Task Manager immediately.

source is

5. jusched.exe - If you've looked in Task Manager and wondered what on earth the jusched.exe process is and if you can turn it off, then you are in luck. This process is the Java Update scheduler, which is a process that wastes memory all the time just to check once a month whether there are new updates to Java.

that's according to
also check their instruction how to disable it

6. LClock.exe - this is for the LClock program copyrighted to ying han last 2004


7. lsass.exe - Local Security Authentication Server by Microsoft, Inc recommendationis that lsass.exe should not be disabled, required for essential applications to work properly.


8. NBService.exe - It is a process required by Nero BackItUp for backup functions.

9. Notepad.exe - obviously for windows notepad

10. Photoshop.exe - for adobe photoshop

Sunday, April 19, 2009

task manager: before clicking end process - part 1

pc's get a little slow most of the time. so what do you do first? free up the memory. but before you click the end process button, you might want to check out what those processes are. here's mine:

1. alg.exe - Application Layer Gateway Service

The alg.exe executable allows applications (such as IM clients, RTSP, BitTorrent, SIP, and FTP) from a client computer to dynamically utilize passive TCP/ UDP ports in communicating with known ports on a server. This allows software to access applications that reside on another computer even if there is a firewall.

read all about it

i guess this means its good and you dont want to end this process

2. avgrsx.exe - This avgrsx.exe file is from the free antivirus AVG security software. This is part of their antivirus and resident shield software and it helps protect your computer from viruses and outside attacks. This file is considered safe and is not virus or spywrae related.

read it

we'll, i have installed their free antivirus so i guess ok.

3. avgtray.exe - i guess it's also from avg. and, it has something to do with their icon on the system tray

4. avgwdsvc.exe - it's service display name is AVG8 WatchDog and is a valid program that is required to run at startup.


5. csrss.exe - Client/Server Runtime Subsystem is a component of the Microsoft Windows NT operating system. It provides the user mode side of the Win32 subsystem and is included in Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista and Server 2008.

from wikipedia

6. ctfmon.exe - activates the Alternative User Input Text Input Processor (TIP) and the Microsoft Office Language Bar.

if your pissed about it and want to turn it off, there's a way and it's simple.

go to Control Panel>Regional and Language Options>Languages>Details>Advanced,
and check the box that says "Turn off advanced text services."

that's thanks to

now, we just need to know what it stands for

7. explorer.exe - i guess this is self explanatory to windows users

8. flock.exe - this comes from the browser i use and its name is flock. it shares its platform with firefox although, i would say flock is easier to use

get the flock browser

9. hkcmd.exe - Intel's Hotkey Command Module which gets installed by the drivers for onboard VGA cards based on the Intel 81x graphics chipset and which enables you to configure keyboard hotkeys (shortcuts) so that you can access specific programs at the touch of a function key (e.g. Email, Word, Excel, etc...).

read all about at

and here's how to disable it, from

10. hpqwmiex.exe - is a process associated with HP ProtectTools security manager from Hewlett-Packard Development Company


end of part 1. so watch out for the next part.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Mitsubishi recalls Lancer/Outlander in Australia


There have been no reported incidents of the problem within Australia and the national recall is precautionary.

The official recall posted on the Federal Government website says that “after starting, if the vehicle is only driven at low speed with minimal or no throttle opening, an increased brake pedal effort may be required on the first braking application because of the possibility of the brake booster check valve sticking.”

MMAL is to write to owners of all affected vehicles although the company says there have been no reported incidents in Australia of problems with the brake valves.

The 20,989 cars affected were all manufactured before December last year an the company will replace any defective parts at no cost to the owners.

recalling 20,000 mitsubishi lancers and outlander because of brake problems is both very disappointing and satisfying for a lancer enthusiast like me. not to mention a mitsubishi fan.

simple brake problems like this whould not happen at all. cars from show rooms should be what they are - functioning. that's because it's brand new.

on the other hand, its's nice to know that mitsubishi is taking care of their customers. thats customer service for you ford people. and kudos to mitsubishi for that action

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

gba rom

was looking for initial d gba rom but just found "another stage" from which was not my type. so i looked for gt advance instead and found my way here -

a lot of goms inside though i haven't checked out the whole site

no pc sucks

its hot, dry, boring and nothing to do. ethan's sleeping and im using my phone to sign in to facebook and try to right this entry at the same time. that is while watching up vs nu volleyball match... oh, it's a re-run and up won. hmmm that number 2 (montero) is a beauty...anyway!

channel surfing..its jenn mercado and mark herras on a soap..haha! sorry not my type. their acting is still not worth watching.

next! the bachelor,huh! locals suck- big time! well thats in the afternoon

shoot! i miss cable. but thats too unproductive for me. too much to watch for so little time.

im gonna try and reformat the pc so wish me luck...

wish me luck on this entry's my firt time to post using a phone... lets see!