Wednesday, March 26, 2008

a Ham quote

I've had my fair share of ham jokes but a ham "quote" is something else. Allow me to reproduce it here as read from ...

The most exquisite peak in culinary art is conquered when you do right by a ham, for a ham, in the very nature of the process it has undergone since it last stalked on its feet, combines in its flavour the tang of smoky autumnal woods, the maternal softness of earthy field delivered of their crop children, the wineyness of a late sun, the intimate kiss of fertilising rain, and the bite of fire. You must slice it thin, too, almost as thin as this page you have in your hands. The making of a ham dinner, like the making of a gentleman, starts a long, long time before the event.

~ W.B. Courtney

Monday, March 17, 2008

Cross Browser Web Development and coming to terms with IE

I just published a blog entry over at Solution Grove with tips on cross browser web development and Internet Explorer.

If you happen to be a front-end web developer, you might find this article interesting.

Monday, March 10, 2008

the story of how "Steve Jobs Made Me Miss My Flight"

I got this link from about how Steve Jobs indirectly caused the guy to miss his flight.

Now I wish I bought a Mac

Apple released the long awaited iPhone SDK last week and boy does Steve Jobs know how to make you regret buying your new PC.

The SDK seems to only come in the form of a dmg file which means that you can only install and use it on OSX.

Ironically, the linux news sites were all abuzz about the iPhone SDK in recent weeks leading up to its release.

I'm sure the *Nix geeks are out there scratching their heads and wondering if there will be a version of the SDK we can download, install and try on Linux.

3 days without DSL and living on Wifi

It's been a while since I have gone without DSL. Last friday, PLDT, my service provider, decided that I needed to go without it for a while. Needless to say it took a while (3 days to be exact) before it was sorted out. Thank God it was a weekend.

For the first time, I was actually thankful that I was paying the extra P99 per month for Airborne Access Wifi.

The problem then was to find a place with a good enough signal at decent speeds. Funny that Airborne claims that they have "the widest coverage, connecting you through the most wi fi location nationwide" because many of the Airborne Access hotspots I went to in the past few months were either offline, excruciatingly slow or just plain difficult to connect to.

So I'm either incredibly unlucky at finding hotspots or they're not very good at keeping their hotspots online and working.

There is, however, one consistently good hot spot in my experience. The Starbucks at Petron Macapagal Avenue always seems to have a good signal at decent speeds.

I felt quite at home because many of the laptop wielding crowd had Thinkpads. They came in all shapes and sizes from the very portable X series to the huge and heavy iSeries, you name it someone has it.

Anyway, the internet has become quite accessible now thanks to wifi. I can remember a year or two ago when internet cafe's were the only place to get internet access. Today, you have wifi hotspots even at the mall. Some, like the Robinson's Malls even offer it for free, mallwide.

Well, my DSL is back and I have to start cutting back on the caffeine now. :-)