July 16, 2005

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del.icio.us direc.tor

Check out del.icio.us direc.tor for a slick Javascript+XML interface to the popular social bookmarking service. The linked page goes into the detail behind the Javascript wizardry, but you don’t need to understand any of that to take advantage of the thing. You do, however, need an XSLT/Javascript-capable browser like Firefox or Internet Explorer. =) Have fun!

先日、パソコンショップでSIMMの掴み取りをやっていた。いくらなんでもマニアックすぎる。 SIMM had been grasped as much as possible in the personal computer shop the other day. It is too maniac.

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In Canada

I’m staying with a couple of relatives for the weekend. My second
cousin moved to Canada in 1989 with her husband and her kids, and is
overflowing with praise for Canada’s social programs and peaceful way
of life.

Her daughter and I had a nice chat last night. Juelle is taking up
graphic design in Ryerson. She candidly admitted that she hadn’t been
to the Philippines in a while and preferred Canada over the
Philippines. She asked if I was planning to go back.

I said yes without hesitation. When I saw the curiosity in her eyes, I
couldn’t help but talk about how despite the political circus and the
economic problems of the Philippines, it’s still _home_ for me. It is
a country that desperately needs us. It is a place where we can make
such a great difference.

I don’t look down on people who have moved to other countries. I think
that their support is a form of patriotism, too, sending much-needed
dollars back home. I’d like to straddle the divide by spending time in
both worlds, learning new things and meeting people in Canada and then
using my contacts and experience to bring investments to and improve
education in the Philippines.

I’m putting this up on the Net so that you can remind me, if I start
to forget, that in the Philippines there are classrooms without
teachers and students without mentors. There are companies and
organizations waiting to be born or accelerated. There’s so much we
can do, so much we can give.

There are lifetimes more to make a difference in other places. Life’s
lottery has given me the Philippines, and I will do right by it.

新しいパソコンを買うつもりで金を溜めているんだ。 I am saving money in order to buy a new personal computer.

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Microsoft Office templates

Check out the gallery of Microsoft Office templates.

Of course, no Microsoft-related post here would be complete without
subversive plugging. You don’t have to get Microsoft Office to take
advantage of these templates. You can edit Microsoft Word, Excel and
Powerpoint files in the excellent (and free!)
OpenOffice suite. If you’re using Linux
or another non-Windows operating system, you can use the cabextract
tool to unpack the archive containing the file.

Have fun!

従業員に対する新コンピューター・システム研修があなたの仕事になります。 Your task will be to train the employees on the new computer system.

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Life in the land of broadband

One of the things I really like about being in one of Those Countries
is the high-speed access to Those Sites. For example, here’s how long
it takes me to ping a Debian mirror here:

64 bytes from debian-mirror.cs.umn.edu (128.101.80.133): icmp_seq=1 ttl=51 time=28.7 ms

Way, way, fun.

ニューヨーク州アーモンクに本社のあるIBMは世界最大のコンピュータ会社です。 International Business Machines Corporation, based in Armonk, New York, is the world’s largest computer firm.

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In Canada!

Miss everyone. =)

学生はこのコンピュータを利用できる。 Students have access to these computers.

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