Monday, July 28, 2008

James Bond: Quantum of Solace Preview 2008

Best James Bond movie yet? See for yourself.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Rules on Being a Filipino

Found this funny article on Before reading this please be aware that this is just a satire. Take everything with a grain of salt. I recommend you to read the whole article just for laughs. :)

Rules on Being a Filipino
Be shameful of your heritage and language, be a clone of an American.

Assume that any Caucasian is an American.
Assume that any American is God incarnate (even if he rapes your daughter).
Carry a Nokia Cellphone, and use TXT msgs (never call it SMS or you will be PWNED!!! LOLZ)
Avoid trailer parks.
Beware of "evil demons".
Beware of dwarves.
Act black.
Elect actors and actresses into public office.
Believe in superstitious bullshit.
If you're a balikbayan from the states, never ever speak Tagalog.
Always climb a volcano.
When a typhoon hits, STAY OUTSIDE AND PLAY!!!
Complain to foreigners that the Philippines is the poorest country in the world and then spend all day shopping at fancy malls, drinking Starbucks coffee, and riding taxis.
Ditch utensils! Eat with your hands, dammit!
Buy a painting of The Last Supper and hang it on your dining room wall, even if you're not Christian.
Hang a "Weapons of Moroland" shield on your living room, even if you don't know where the fuck Moroland is.

McAfee Identifies World's Most Dangerous Domains

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 - by Daniel A. Begun
McAfee has released its annual "Mapping the Mal Web" report, which reports on "the riskiest and safest places on the Web," after analyzing "9.9 million heavily trafficked Web sites" using its own McAfee Site Advisor technology. Topping the list of most dangerous domains is the .hk domain (Hong Kong); the safest domain is .fi (Finland).

Ranked in order, the top five most dangerous country domains are:

* .hk (Hong Kong)
* .cn (China)
* .ph (Philippines)
* .ro (Romania)
* .ru (Russia)

In order, the top safest are:

* .fi (Finland)
* .jp (Japan)
* .no (Norway)
* .si (Slovenia)
* .co (Columbia)

In addition to country domains, McAfee found the .info domain to be the most dangerous generic domain--claiming that as much as 11.8 percent of all .info domains pose legitimate security threats. McAfee also reports that "the chance of downloading spyware, adware, viruses or other unwanted software from surfing the Web increased 41.5% over 2007."

"For administrators of top-level domains this study should act as a wake-up call. Last year's report spurred Tokelau's domain manager to reexamine its policies," said Jeff Green, Senior Vice President of Product Development & Avert Labs. "Not all domain managers are as accommodating so our mission is to educate consumers of the dangers and protect them in every way they enjoy the Web whether through their PC, the Web itself, or mobile phone. With our new secure search and website safety certification, we're taking the guesswork out of searching and surfing online so that consumers enjoy a safer Web experience."

McAfee’s motivation for producing and disseminating this report is not completely altruistic. While consumers will benefit from this knowledge, it is also designed as a scare tactic (legitimate or otherwise) to frighten people into purchasing and using security software developed by companies such as McAfee. The report also increases the perception of McAfee as an industry security expert, which leverages its potential market share for providing security solutions to the very domains it identifies as risky.

"The domain risk assessments come from the McAfee SiteAdvisor site rating database. SiteAdvisor tests sites for the presence of risky behaviors such as browser exploits, adware/spyware/Trojans/viruses, high likelihood of receiving spam, affiliation with other risky sites, and aggressive pop-up marketing."

Friday, July 11, 2008

Street Fighter 4 (IV) : Will bring back the kid in me...

I have a rich history Street Fighter or let me call it SF hereon for brevity. I first played it in the classic NES console at my cousin's house. Very vividly I still remember kicking his ass with my sonic boom using Guile (LOL). Then I was in my fifth grade in elementary when I first played SF using the arcade machine. One peso coins were still used back then as a token and if I'm not mistaken it costs around 3 one peso coins per game. I had my breakout addiction to this game during my freshman 'til my sophomore year in high school. I played everyday spending my daily allowance just to get my fix. I was relentless... trying to master combo after combo. It's kinda bittersweet when I think of how I wasted money on such a useless activity. Anyhow, more about this as a future fodder for my blog.

So what about Street Fighter 4? Take a peek at CapCom's official SF website here. From what I've seen it still boasts the same 2D appeal only in a larger, flashier scale. Most, if not all the Street Fighter 2 characters are coming back like Ken, Ryu, Chun-Li, Vega, Balrog, Blanka, Zangief and Guile while new characters like Abel, El Fuerte, C. Viper, Rufus will be introduced.

I felt that the kiddo version of me will be resurfacing upon seeing this game hit the nearest Timezone branch. Oh well... being the responsible grown up that I am now, I can't do the same mistake I did before. Money is too precious to waste since it's the output of my sweat and blood. But of course, that won't stop me from playing a couple of rounds of this bad ass game.

Finding Jobs Abroad

I've been planning to go abroad for a while now. I just haven't committed myself in searching for jobs and sending my resume because of various reasons coming up every now and then. But lately, a lot of my office mates have been contemplating of working abroad. Some have already resigned and currently working overseas earning Php 60,000 to 120,000... yeah I know... that's a lot of moolah. If you're one of those people who's planning to work abroad you might want to check out and for opportunities and job openings that suits your qualifications. Fun fact: Did you know that we Filipinos are top foreigners in 16 countries? Which isn't surprising since the number of Filipino OFW's have been increasing for the past decade and most probably the primary reason that's keeping our economy's head above the water. Without the OFW's, I don't think our economy can survive the problems we had regarding oil and inflation. Good luck to future OFW's like us!