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Accomplishment report for 2005.03.01

Confirmed Globe DSL SMTP server

  • Found written on DSL box.
  • Sent and received test e-mail.
  • Confirmed with DSL tech support and Ben.
  • Next action: None

Updated studio list on website

  • Cut, cropped, and recolored photos from AdphotoProfile1.pdf.
  • Placed the pictures on Adphoto: Studio » Facilities.
  • Next action: Get better information on studios (dimensions, facilities)

Submitted site to web directories

  • Open Directory Project,, Tanikalang Ginto, (specializations: Advertising, special effects, digital, stock, product/studio still life)
  • Expect two weeks or more before listings show up.
  • Blurb used: Advertising photography and digital imaging from award-winning pioneers John Chua, G-nie Arambulo, Mac Antonio, Kathy Chua. 30+ years of experience of working with both local and international clients.
  • Next action: None

Worked on Haribon sponsorship letter

  • Rewrote proposal to be more attractive to potential sponsors.
  • Next action: Follow up with Dad

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Supplier’s directory

Supplier’s Directory: Studio / Gear Rentals
lists Adphoto, Inc. =) Nice write-up.

In brief: A well-established firm that rents out studios—from modest
40 sq. meter units to a columnless 240 sq. meter studio for cars and
huge setups. They’ve got studios with kitchen facilities for food
photography, and studios with adjoining dressing / make-up rooms for
talent / fashion shoots. They also rent out a full-range of digital
equipment (think Hasselblads, Sinars, Fuji, and PhaseOne digital
systems) and can build sets and source props.

They also provide photography services through their pool of in-house
photography pros—John K. Chua, G-nie Arambulo, Mac Antonio, Kathy
Chua, and Ben Chan.

Note: A full-service studio that has near everything you can dream of
needing. They’ve also been operating for years and years. For more
info, you should look for Ms. Harvey V. Chua (that’s not a typo, SHE
should be able to help you out).

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Accomplishment report: Getting in touch with my inner networking geek

Reorganized network in lobby and Internet room

  • Prepared and printed instructions for connecting to the Internet and
    configuring one’s mail client. Posted on wall of Internet room.
  • Discussed network configuration with Jun and networking technician.
    They were both pleased at the reduction of work in my proposed star
    configuration because adding a switch downstairs means not having to
    rip out a cable every time something got broken. While I was out
    buying equipment, they laid a new line going downstairs and removed
    lines that were not responding. As a result, the hub is less
    congested now.
  • Bought 2 8-port switches, 2 extra LAN cards and 20 RJ45 ends.
    Paid cash and submitted receipts.
  • Helped network technician crimp 6 lengths of 3 meter patch cable.
    Chatted with him about networking and mentioned that I was planning
    to put one of the switches downstairs even though they had fixed the
    broken intranet connection already, as I would need another port
    anyway. He helpfully installed it, keeping in mind which line was
    straighter than the other. Nice person.
  • (Here’s the fun part.) Overhauled wiring in Internet room by myself.
    Removed the DSL router. Connected the 8-port switch with the DSL
    router. Arranged the new cables. Successfully browsed.
  • Panicked when Mac and Kathy couldn’t send mail through Globelines.
    Frantically tried to configure mail before giving them a direct
    connection to Destiny as a quick workaround.
  • Successfully sent a test message from Microsoft Entourage using after spending a total of almost an hour on
    the phone with Globelines tech support trying various combinations:
    with authentication, with SSL, etc.
  • Configured Mom’s laptop to send mail through Globelines. She
    successfully sent mail from her main account, but then got “relaying
    denied” errors as her old accounts weren’t configured yet. Finished
    configuring her laptop. No complaints so far.
  • Neatly bound most wires with twist ties. Removed unnecessary things
    from Internet room shelf and piled them outside.

  • Installed new LAN card in server. Wiped off most of the dust inside
    the case. (We have dust bunnies. Eek.)
  • Successfully turned on server. (It’s always a scary thing, turning on
    a computer with no monitor in sight…) responded to both Web and login.
  • Pleasantly surprised to see scheduling application still alive.
    Reset scheduling application database and successfully tested job
    creation and and view/search.


  • Bought cat litter and dog food. Paid cash and submitted receipts.
  • Helped Miguel Paraz with a computer science parsing problem.

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