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ABS-CBN’s primetime programming has totally screwed up tonight.

Extravagant and horribly inappropriate air time for a plunderer.

Mr. Lopez. Watch your corporate social responsibility. You know the power and reach of your brand, how far it reaches into the masses. If you want to serve the Filipino, you know what you ought to do.

In the service of the Filipino, Mr. Lopez.

A Globelines technician just came over this morning to replace our ProLink modem with a Siemens SE260 DSL modem. Excited as I was with the Siemens brand, to my dismay I found that it had limited port forwarding features. Anyway, I searched far and wide over the Internet and didn’t find clear-cut answers. Making use of what I learned, I got my uTorrent to give a green light. Here’s how I did it:

  1. Point your browser to 192.168.1.1
  2. Click on Status tab
  3. Go to the WAN sub-tab
  4. Take note of your public IP address in the resulting page
  5. Go to Advance tab
  6. USER/PASSWORD is user/user
  7. In the Port Forwarding sub-tab, enter the following information:
  • Port Forwarding: ENABLE
  • Protocol: BOTH
  • Comment: utorrent
  • Make sure the ENABLE checkbox is CHECKED
  • Local IP Address: [the local IP address of your computer, something like 192.168.1.x]
  • Local Port: [the listening port of your uTorrent client, like 12345-12345]
  • Remote IP Address: [the public IP address that you took note of earlier]
  • Remote Port:[the SAME listening port of your uTorrent client, like 12345-12345]
  • Interface: ANY
  1. Click APPLY CHANGES
  2. Click ADD

You DON’T need to COMMIT/REBOOT. It will change your public IP address.

That’s it, you’re good to go! Since the public IP address is dynamic, I think you’ll have to do this all over again, just changing the Remote IP Address field. It doesn’t sound too good, but anyway, it works :)

Playing with Blender

An artistic view of our rather technical undergraduate thesis :)

I am a graphic designer.  A frustrated one at that.  I’m more on the technical side.  I don’t really have that much creative juice as the owner of the blog I’ll be linking to in a while.  But I do appreciate appealing visual design.  I do club t-shirts once in a while, and I doodle when boredom sets in.  See the header at the top?  That was what I had in mind when I titled my blog :)

Now, for those of you who work extensively with words and letters, whether for formal documents, invitations, or anything where you want to write something, make sure they look good and convey the right message visually.  Here’s something from Just Creative Design.  It says it’s for graphic designers, but it sure helps us stop wondering why some of our lettering projects seem to be lacking impact.

It would probably be a computer utopia if everything you ever need to spend on while using the computer is hardware, electricity, and your internet connection.  At the same time, your system is still running in tiptop shape.  As an essential step to that, a little help from Lifehacker is nice.

It may be the year 2008, but a whole lot of sucktacular software still rears its ugly head on PC’s everywhere, even when better-behaved options are freely available. Whether it’s molasses-slow bloatware, shameless adware, anemic default apps, or “Your trial period has expired!” nagware, it’s time to replace stinky Windows software with its superior (but lesser-known) alternative.

Science Answer 001

After a little debate with my brother, this is the answer to Science Question 001:

No.  To keep the answer simple, try jumping while on a fast-moving train.  Or much better, try jumping while you are near its tail end.  What happens?  You do not get left behind (or get thrown out the rear door).

:-)

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Boredom sets in…

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