Month: October 2008

Halloween Greeting

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Trick or Treat?

Happy Halloween to all!
Have a great weekend guys

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Crisis Era

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In our forum, one of the topic was “Hirap ng buhay..nararamdaman nyo na ba?”.

Definitely yes. As days gone by, it’s getting harder and harder to budget our money for our needs and other expenses. Sometimes, we came to the point that we need to borrow money from others just to meet the budget. I earn above average every month but still, it seems not enough.

Someone once told me that “the higher your salary does not qualify you in living a better life. the higher your salary gets, the more you tend to have a more luxurious life.”

If you earn 10k yesterday and earn 20k today and you are still broke then maybe it’s not the amount in the paycheck that is your problem, but the factors that surrounds your spending of money.

According to kiyosaki, “it’s the lack of financial education that keeps poor people poor and become poorer”.

A need is a need, but a want is something else. if someone has been deprived of something, the more he longs for that something. and when he got the chance to get that something, he grabs it. the problem is when to stop wanting something and when to know if we have crossed the borderline.

the poor gets poorer because they have been deprived of the things the average/rich people has so when he had the chance, he tends to be drown into the realm of unwanted buying. he says i have the money now and i want it. over and over until he can’t stop his self. when should they stop?

A need shouldn’t be taken off priority and never should be. the hardest challenge in having money is the self-control over the wants. is it a “when question” or “should i” ?

People have different priorities but we all have the same denominators. we all have basic needs. the difference, how we prioritize these needs.

I am guilty of improper money handling. Sometimes, though i have allocated a part of my money, still i am able to pull it off. What i do is to separate these and keep it somewhere else. I am not a shopaholic person so I don’t waste money in clothes and stuffs. But I am a gluttonous person with a big, stretchable tummy :P. I eat and eat and eat, though eating is a need sometimes i get extravagant on what i eat and where to dine. It doesn’t matter if i don’t have new clothes for as long as I have dined to anywhere i want.

And because it is crisis, i am more pressured in tight-budgeting especially now that my brother is in high school. I try to maintain balance in spending. Mind over matter, that’s what all is saying.

I don’t buy stuff that i don’t need even if i find something useful. I don’t go with the trend. I am not a techie person. I am a very spendthrift when it comes to material stuffs. I don’t fall for people teasing or luring me to new things.

To survive nowadays is to stay away from temptations. And if you are surrounded with such, you’ll need a lot of courage to fight it and a strong discipline in yourself.

WordPress in Friendster

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I stopped blogging in Friendster since March 2008 but i was surprised to received a comment in one of my post there. When i checked it out, i was surprise to see that wordpress is now integrated in friendster.

hmm, smart move!

oh well, but i am now settled with my active blog sites.

i read through my archives in my friendster blog. it’s fun to re-think my thoughts way back then. ๐Ÿ™‚

rxmorningrush.com : Account Suspended

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Aw!

The rxmorningrush forum has been suspended. Wonder when it will be up again. I hope it’ll be fixed ASAP. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Experience Chrome

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Google just launched their newly developed browser “Google Chrome”. I decided to check it just now.

It’s fast and the design is sleek. cool! ๐Ÿ˜€

Gonna test my applications with to learn more about it ๐Ÿ™‚

Zend PHP 5 Certification Exam Coverage

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If you are planning to take Zend’s PHP 5 Certification, here is a quick list of the exam’s coverage:

PHP Basics

  • Syntax
  • Operators
  • Variables
  • Constants
  • Control Structures
  • Language Constructs and Functions

Functions

  • Syntax
  • Arguments
  • Variables
  • References
  • Returns
  • Variable Scope

Arrays

  • Enumerated Arrays
  • Associative Arrays
  • Array Iteration
  • Multi-Dimensional Arrays
  • Array Functions
  • SPL

Object Oriented Programming

  • Instantiation
  • Modifiers/Inheritance
  • Interfaces
  • Exceptions
  • Static Methods & Properties
  • Autoload
  • Reflection
  • Type Hinting
  • Class Constants

Security

  • Configuration
  • Session Security
  • Cross-Site Scripting
  • Cross-Site Request Forgeries
  • SQL Injection
  • Remote Code Injection
  • Email Injection
  • Filter Input
  • Escape Output

XML and Web Services

  • XML Basics
  • SimpleXML
  • XML Extension
  • Xpath
  • Webservices Basics
  • SOAP
  • REST

Strings and Patterns

  • Quoting
  • Matching
  • Extracting
  • Searching
  • Replacing
  • Formatting
  • PCRE

Databases and SQL

  • SQL
  • Joins
  • Analyzing Queries
  • Prepared Statements
  • Transactions

Web Features

  • Sessions
  • Forms
  • GET and POST data
  • Cookies
  • HTTP Headers

Streams and Network Programming

  • Files
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • File System Functions
  • Streams

Source: http://www.zend.com/en/services/certification/php-5-certification/

Philhosting Service

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Just today, i was planning to move my hosting to techive and so i sent a ticket to Philhosting’s technical support to set it up to techive’s nameserver.

It’s been 3 months since i bought a domain and hosting package from philhosting. Last August, I cancelled my hosting plan and transferred one of my domains to NameCheap. The refund for the hosting took a month before I was able to get back my money.

And today it took me 8 hours to get the techsupport to set up the nameserver of my domain. The topic of termination was brought up because changing server is equivalent to termination(?).

Lost in translation!

I just calmed down from being frustrated earlier. Good thing they had the domain setup updated.

In line with this, try to search for philhosting posts to see what other clients have said about their service. Hopefully, they get their service to work fine.

Here is the ticket i made: https://philhosting.net/viewticket.php?tid=758044&c=f6zsCWB0

Yet Another Quote 8

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It’s been so long since i last published my last set of quotes. Here are two the latest list i made.

if a lifetime is too much for you, then let’s take it one day at a time

befriend people who would keep you as are and not with what you have. it’s not the things that you have that would make you a good friend, but you being a wonderful person will be able to nourish a great friendship.