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Experiences Rants Thoughts

ABS-CBN should timestamp their news

For those students who want to have a little break off from school: If you’ve read this news, which has been circulating as a reference during this past hours, you’d be happy. Of course, what you will be reading is the declaration of no classes on a Friday, which states no date on any part of the article, and no more. But if you follow the said declaration, you’d be marked absent tomorrow. Here are the reasons why:

  1. There’s no date when the article was posted nor a date when the suspension of classes should take place.
  2. At the end of the article, it stated that The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), meanwhile, gathered an additional 300 soldiers to augment crowd-control units for the 20th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.Ò€”meaning it was posted last February.
  3. And another thing, if you look at the StoryId on the URI and compare it with a more recent news’ StoryID, you’d notice that there should be 13,487 more articles between what’s posted in 7:51 AM (the time the article was posted) and today‘s 4:07 PM.

I admit I was scammed after a student council officer told me there really will be no classes for tomorrow. But, I was still skeptic about the article because of those things I’ve mentioned above. You be the judge. By the way, if you really want the proper guidance about the classes for tomorrow, read the article from INQ7.net.

ABS-CBN should really timestamp and datestamp their news.

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Design Markup School

The long wait is finally over

I anxiously went to UST early this morning for our clearance report. It wasn’t easy especially that I was expecting a failing grade in Phys 205 as I have told in my earlier entries. Fortunately, though my head is aching [with fear, anxiety and because of the heat of the sun], I arrived there early because of vacation-induced lightness of traffic. πŸ˜›

The fifth year students and the ESC were the ones who distributed the clearance reports. But classrooms were still closed even when hundreds of students are waiting outside in the corridors. Fortunately, we were first in line when they actually came to start the distribution.

My clearance report Then the moment finally came. Like both of the paragraphs before this, this paragraph’s last sentence would start with “fortunately”. Fortunately, I passed all of my subjects!

Well … Let’s go to a side-story after being blissful for ten minutes when I’ve received my clearance report. The fifth year distributor of the reports owned a Pilot ball-point pen but she lost it due to some students feeling it was theirs—or at least because someone forgot they were still holding it. πŸ˜› Being the happiest person in the room, I gave her my Panda pen, which is much cheaper than a Pilot, telling her that she should be using those [Panda and the likes] kinds because those events really happen especially when students could be extremely happy or extremely sad that they forgot what they’re holding. πŸ˜†

Now, leaving the room, I bumped into and talked to Kuya Bert—the ESC President. He asked me why I didn’t go to the last meeting of the committee applicants. Well, I just told him the truth that I haven’t received a memo from one of the officers. After he asked that, I expected that I was not the one they picked, but I, being the inquisitive being that I am, asked him if I was chosen. Well this is really a post of “fortunately’s”. Fortunately, he said I was.

I went to the Main Building with my classmates to get to see my grades. There were so many people lined up, and again, fortunately, the line wasn’t to long when we lined up—it was doubled when we finally got our turn for the computer.

It wasn’t good but I still am happy. I got home and computed for my weighted average. It is, fortunately :lol:, higher than the one I’ve had last semester though I haven’t got a 3.0 then and I have 2 of it now.

Happy? Not really … I’ve got no money for summer! LOLx

CSS Naked Day

Btw, you may ask what is this CSS Naked Day. It is a celebration of semantic and purely structural markup that signifies the separation of style from content—the separation of presentational markup [e.g., <b>, <i>, <u>] from XHTML to make way for CSS as the presentational element in a web page. It showcases a bunch of web sites [including my web site] that participates in showing a page that is clear and not confusing even without stylesheets included. Please go to Dustin Diaz’s original entry for comments about the CSS Naked Day.

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Me Opinion Thoughts WWW

Mixed nuts

Foreword

Summer’s here; I have a lot of time to think. Now, compared to my usual post length, I’ve got you a longer one.

Another day in my life

Of course: my life’s story. I really can feel summer right now. No doubt. I’ve got tons of reasons to prove that:

  • Exhibit A: No water supply[1]
  • Exhibit B: Too damn hot outside
  • Exhibit C: It’s damn hot inside, too
  • Exhibit D: Second semester just ended
  • Exhibit E: Third semester[2] is starting πŸ˜†

Summer: summer vacation or summer classes?

I really am hoping for the former. Though I got a grade below the orginal intended passing grade, I wish it could be lowered to less than what I have. I have posted so many times about Phys 205, so I guess you know what I am talking about right now. *worried*

First anniversary promo πŸ˜›

As an online entity, I usually:

  1. Try to make friends
  2. Go with a flow; and
  3. Do whatever pleases me

I see many people being hosted for free by other bloggers. Since I think I have superiority complex[3], I don’t like being the one hosted by another. Here’s what I want to do, then:

Thinking about my domain’s anniversary this August, I was planning to buy an add-on domain to host bloggers since nobody would want a user.ajalapus.com address. But, I really do not know what people want as a domain name, so I am asking you. I decided to have a head start since I have a regular reader base of only less than ten that in time I hope I can have more responses than that.

My rules and criteria:

  • criteria:
    • the domain should be:
      1. gender neutral; and
      2. appealing
    • it’s a plus if the domain:
      1. is something I could relate to
      2. is short; easy to remember; and
      3. comes with a .net extension[4]
  • rules:
    1. the domain should be available[5]

Criteria and Rules updated 31 March 2006, 19:01

Of course, I am not entirely sure if I can accomplish this. Money still governs the final decision.

Now, if you have any ideas or suggestions, please respond below using the comment form. Thank you.

New column

With so much in mind, I think I’d like to open up a special category for just thoughts. So, just read after this entry, I have one I’d like you to respond to. πŸ™‚

Afterword

I’ve just played TextTwist with my sister. I lost to “LUNACY” in the ninth round. Argh, I think I’ve become a deranged lunatic. 😈 Oh, my head hurts like hell!

Footnotes:

  1. ^ No water supplyThe well in our village is undergoing maintenance and/or renovation. I really do not know the cause of it being made deeper, I just plainly concluded it is because of summer heat though a more complicated cause is more plausible.
  2. ^ Third semesterAs UST Engineering students would say: Third semester is another name for summer classes, for summer classes feels just like regular school days.
  3. ^ Superiority complexI think I actually have alternating superiority-inferiority complex Ò€” if such really exists Ò€” depending on the situation and the people involved.
  4. ^ .net domain extensionFor the domain will be a network of my friends and hostees.
  5. ^ Whois SearchCheck domain availability
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Experiences Me School

The Weekend

At last, only a couple of weeks and a handful of schoolwork are left before I graduate from sophomore year! Before this weekend came, it was almost like hell that I could not have survived. But, yes, I am just exaggerating. πŸ˜†

My Eng 107A final exam speech about series and parallel circuits was through. I’ve got an average of 15.67 points out of 20 Ò€” fair enough for lacking eye contact with the listeners and the judges. My Fil 2 concept paper about science fiction movies have been passed Ò€” defense is left to be done on Tuesday. A quiz on Phys 205 and Math 109 also gave me a headache! And, CWTS is finally through! CWTS 2 requirements were passed and graduation took place earlier this day. I really did not expect receiving one of the two best group awards for section E (1-7) but, yeah, we got it! Now I will never have to worry about those INC grades our teacher scared us then about. πŸ˜›

Let us now go to the extra-curricular side of the story. I have passed my application for the Assistant Committee Head for the Web & Technical Committee of the ESC. I really hope to be accepted though fellow TomWeb volunteers applied for an assistant head position, which I think is also for the Web & Technical Committee. It really was something I could not have opt for but I really want to do something especially if it means something to be added to my CV. πŸ˜›

Finally, my life story: My dentist told me last February 11th that he may be able to remove my braces the next month. Excited, I went there last Friday. Unfortunately, my lower incisors still move that he could still not remove my braces. πŸ™ So now I’m left excited, still, for April. πŸ˜›

Please wish me good luck for another hell week and for the final exams week! I badly need it. πŸ˜€

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Love Rants School

Post-Valentine post

Time goes by so fast and I really feel very left behind. So many things cram up my schedule; I don’t know what to think anymore. Valentine’s day was simple Ò€” so many restrictions made it somehow that way. With all those planning that fell apart, I just want to tell my baby I’m so sorry. Engineering Week kept me busy with projects. And Ò€” my most hated part Ò€” minor subjects kept making me feel they’re so important.

Here’s almost everything:

  1. I have to finish an acceptance speech for Eng 107A for tomorrow Ò€” memorized and complementary to one of my classmate’s presentation speech that have arrived in my inbox just about now.
  2. I have to research and draft a concept paper about Mga Epekto ng mga Pelikulang Sci-Fi sa mga Hinaharap na Pagbabago sa Intelektwal na Aspeto ng mga Manonood for Fil 2 for Saturday.
  3. I have to pass my Masterpiece for Phl 5 for Tuesday.
  4. I have to pass two Final Laboratory Reports for Phys 205L for Wednesday; and
  5. I have to wake up so early on Sunday to run and “donate” money for CWTS‘s Run for Humanity.

Yes, that’s too many. Err … At least for me.

Ok, I actually had in mind a lot of things to talk about. But, I’m afraid my mind is jumbled up again right now. I think I have to start on that speech already. Until the next update. Wish me luck on everything, thanks! πŸ™‚

BTW, I have made my JoHari Window just for fun. Anyone of you who’s got nothing to do unlike me: Please, fill it out. Thank you!