A Semi-Charmed Life: Mike's Journey

Learning things from scratch ...

Friday, October 27, 2006

My Workout Plan

I've been dealing with myself for almost a year now because of discontinued working out in the gym , i know that i had some foundation within me but then i messed it up with thing like not eating on time , doesn't exercise regularly and specially not sleeping on time!

I know that im losing my goal to the body that i wanted im doing this because this would only be the thing that can keep me fit unlike my high school days! I hope that after i post this article i will get back to a nice gym and reach my long time goal i mean it will really eat some time on me but then its a matter of separating the right time whenever something is much needed!

So STUDY first GYM second!

PS:I'll open myself out this last week of the semestral break for the opening of my new workout plan together with the start of 2nd sem Wish me luck!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Staying Up Late in my PC

Well i guess everyperson who knows internet and into playing games are doing this and i will also include hardworking I.T. people finishing their stuff eheehh

just let us try to rest our eyes stand for a while and walk then try to stretch then sit down to continue our work. Again try to CONTROL ourselves in making these things that will surely affect our HEALTH !

in my opinion if you still want to tackle with your PC at late times then try to sleep early !
if you don't want to sleep early then try to wake up early to do things in your PC

its just a matter of time management ,ofcourse emergencies are different eheeh

i should go to sleep now eheheh~

Playing PC Games

I actually still on this matter but i can say that now i can control myself ! in the past years ive played an online massively multiplayer online game called RAGNAROK Online
in which i can play for almost 24/7 me and my friends are having our lunch and dinner at the computer shop! Yeah we had fun , but our health and physical appearance will be different eheheh

most of the people playing pc games sometims or should i say most of the time neglect other important things that is much more needed at that time! im saying that if there is something to be done then do it first and afterwards go on playing games on your pc. Im not into playing pc games im just trying to help other people cope up with their problems especially when it comes to having a low grades because of playing Online games or LAN games at these computer shops!

well think again unless you are really that GREAT then you can join in those prestigous competition to earn big bucks in which me and my friends had that RPC Champions 2005 , anyway if it is for merely fun then try to know when are you going to play games and why do you need to play games when in fact there are so many things to do at the first time!

So i just leave you guys with these dont blame me cause im still playin with self control ofcourse!

Just play for fun if there are no other things to do or when you finished something that is tough and you need to unwind then PC games with your friends might help you!

Using the Internet @ 50.6kbps or lower

Im actually wanted to share my thought on having an internal modem and trying to access the internet at 56kbps or lower , well checking emails and using chat are good enough while downloading music files and most of the software in the net that are for free are not your type so when does the internet or should i say developers make the speed of a typical user download 10mb without hassle? I hope everyone of us who are having this connection will not get irritated by the downloading facts that we are only limited!

By the way my current record in my downloading status is when i downloaded Yahoo messenger and a file that is 12mb ehehe yeah i accidentally slept while doing those ehehe

its about time that DSL company lower their rates for at least 500 pesos !

Programming in College

Hmm i guess this topic is very usual to all i.t interested people specially making their way to programming, I have my BS. Computer Science and i know that this course is not just your any ordinary courses offered in college. I honestly had so many math subjects that i had an excess one (didn't had it credited with my new school sayang lang ehehe) it was Abstract Algebra , i love math after all . Math in programming is a very crucial part, witout it your analytical and solving skills would be not that good. Analysis in every problem you try to solve really makes you think and do something much efficient with what would the answer will be with the good solution to it. I also have 2 college physics in which im going to take the 2nd this semester and i know physics will still help in coming up with a definite conclusion to a problem that needs to be satisfied with the problem or the situation needed. So i guess any subjects we are going to have in taking up I.T. will really shape our programming skills. I had many programming languages learned in college and still counting yet i had to choose one that is JAVA, i told myself i had to master one programming language in order to have this sense of achievement that will take place after graduation. For the other skills you've learned it will also be just on the side if everything else fails but i know this part is just something you are going to do when you are not yet ready for the real deal!

Many of my classmates got a hard time taking programming languages , i also know that they are difficult, but it is up to us students to pursue what we really want and why do we need to excel more on these subjects. Computer Programming is something that you don't learn by listening to the professor reading books , those are just some of the ingredients we also need to apply and make cool programs at home and especially if you want something more just have your book and self study things im sure these things will always be in you routine everyday!

its just eat drink sleep programming(in my case JAVA) to become a good programmer , in college we don't need it yet just part of it so that you will have the necessary knowledge about the languages you had learned and eventually study it more when the real time comes!

Progamming in College is tough and boring (i mean serious) because our lifestyle will be much more different than your friends who are not into programming!

From this on i know that people in college doing good in programming will have their preferred computer language and then master it , the things will benefit us in the near future!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Results of Being a Call Center Representative

Just wanted to post it because its funny and for many Filipino Call Center Rep. out there eheh

Eto ang mga side effects ng pagtatrabaho sa mga Call Centers...
1.dahil halos di na kayo nagkikita ng nanay at tatay mo, ang tawag na sila sayo ay "boarder" at sinisingil ka na nila sa upa mo! (uy magbayad ka!)
2.pag sasagot ka ng telepono, lagi na lang may opening spielexample: ring ring!tenk u for calling (the company) this is (your name) how may I help you?
3. eksperto ka na sa power nap, young mga 15 min break nyo, itinutulog mo na langpara fresh pagka kolls uli mya na yung 1 hour nap
4.di mo na alam bumiyahe pag may araw, nalilito ka bakit andaming tao, at bakit di na dumadaan ang dyip dun sa mga kalsada na 1 way
5.mas sanay ka ng matulog nga nakabusiness attirena mimiss mo yung matigas na sahig ng opisina nyotsaka yung malamig na aircon.
6.sanay kang maglakad-lakad ng nakamedyas.
7.ang tawag mo sa mga friends mo..dude, bro, coach, tl, sup.
8.di na dugo ang dumadaloy sa yo, kape na. Nung nagpaospital ka nag nilagay sa yo dextrose na may instant coffee.
9.sanay kang makipagusap kahit tulogpag tinanong ka ng kahit ano, tama ang sagot mo..ummm naghihilik ka pang hayop ka!
10.tadaaaa! Nagsasalita ka sa pagtulog mo pati kols mo napapanaginipan mo, at minsan, sinampal ka ng kapatid mo dahil nagsisgaw kang sup call! Sup call! Sup call!
11.pumuputi ka na dahil di ka na nasisikatan ng araw.
12.sanay ka nang matulog kahit maingay sa loob at labas ng bahay nyo.
13.kinalimutan ka na ng mga kaibigan mo dahil existing ka lang pag tulog na sila.
14.sanay ka na sa mga prank callers at mga death threats na nakasulat lang. Sa dami ba naman ng ma-encounter mo nito gabi-gabi sa trabaho, eh.
15.di ka na sanay sa traffic. Pagpasok at paguwi sa trabaho walang traffic.
16.di na tama ang oras ng pagkain mo. Breakfast mo ay hapunan na. Lunch mo sa madaling araw. Dinner mo paguwi mo sa umaga. Pag rest day mo naman at nakatulog ka sa gabi magigising ka pa rin sa madaling araw. Iba na ang body clock mo.
17.lahat ng kasabay mo sa dyip pag papasok ka pagod na. Ikaw lang ang bagong ligo at gel.
18.
19.maski sa bahay mabilis kang kumain.
20.hindi ka na kilala ng aso niyo.
21.tawag sa auto mo ay taxi kasi parating gabi bumibiyahe.
22.wala ka nang pakialam sa buhay.
23.nahihiya kang magpunta sa mga reunion lalo nat alam mong successful lahat ng ka-batch mo.
24.sasabihin mong field ng trabaho mo I.T. hindi call center.
25.nasusuka ka na pag nakita mo ang pc sa bahay nyo.26.sasabihin mong tech support engineer ka pero rep ka lang.
27.pag pay day walang sinabi lahat ng sweldo ng mga kaklase mong board passer (8 thou per month lang sila). Isang kinsenas mo lang yun.
28.pag day off mo na lang ikaw nakakapanood ng Eat Bulaga at MTB.29.wala ka nang panahong magpunta pa ng mga malls, sige isipin mo kelan ang huling punta mo ng mall para manood ng sine.
30.kahit saan ka magpunta, dollar spokening ka..nasanay ka sa call floor eh.
31.at minsan kahit si manong magtataho lang kausap mo, slang pa pagsasalita mo.
32.kahit dati di ka marunong magyosi noon, dahil sa work mo at sa pressure na dala nito, dahil diyan smoker ka na, at ang tawag mo sa lugar ng smoking area nyo ay lung center.
33.dahil sa laki ng sweldo mo, makukuha mong mag-shopping galore at mahihilig ka na sa mga signature products.
34.favorite hang-out mo ang starbucks coffee at ang gimikan nyong magbabarkada ay sa libis at greenbelt na halos lakarin nyo na lang sa lapit.
35.wala ka nang alam sa latest news wala ka nang pakialam sa mundo sapagkat ang buhay mo ay umiinog lang sa workstation mo.
36.marunong ka nang uminom ng beer..at hindi lang yun, malamang tanggero ka pa.
37.kung tl/sup ka sa call center, lahat ng sweldo ng batchmates mo nung college ay tax lang para sa sweldo mo.
38.updated ka sa latest cellphone products ng nokia sapagkat pagbili ng cellphone ang luho mo sa katawan.

College Graduate at 23

I don't know what to feel writing this post and sharing it to the public in fact there are many students out there that is may have the same story that im going to share.

When we talk about College it means that something good is to be brought by yourself after you graduated. It's a matter of finishing all the necessary projects and not failing your respective subjects at stake!

For me, i never really imagined i'm going to graduate (i'm still in the process) at 23!

My first college years was in the year 2001 doing good and i'm hanging out with some great people , being a freshman at that time was fun and interesting. You had to know different people learn new things from the school.

after the first sem of that i had to stop to give way of my sisters education they were studying at a private school that is very well known in the Philippines, (my mom was the only person working for the family and please don't ask the reason why i hate HIM?) my mom told me if i could stop so i just simply said " ok ! "

after the first sem i had in school i was a bum in the house trying to read books...
it was somewhat embarrased not going into college unlike my high school friends who are attending classes everytime i go outside my house!

they had to ask why did you stop ? i just answer i had to for my sisters education!

after a year and it was the 2nd semester of 2002-2003 i was enrolled with the same school but this time being with a new younger people and friends.. my batch mates were making fun of me saying " that is you classmate he is already your "KUYA" (meaning "older") and i just laugh at those stuff..

guess what after that i still got to enrolled the first sem of school year 2003-2004
after that i thought this time around its going to be continous! in which it wasn't

until i had to make my 2nd pit stopped after that semester!
i didn't enrolled the 2nd sem of that school year and became a BUM once a gain reading books and nights where i told myself can i ever finish college?

im not going to talk about the details for that its always new friends my batchmates are graduating already !

so after that my mom agin, told me to enroll this coming first semester 2004-2005 so i eat my pride not to be ashamed for what my position in college was that i'm older than them !
i did not think any of the negative things that other people might say it's just that i wanted to finish my desired course and get a good job to help my family and others!

after the 1st semester of 2004-2005 my batchmates were already going to graduate that year in which i were too! sadly i'm not.

Unfortunately i had to stop for the 2nd sem again for some lack of financial that my family was having that time ,my 2 sisters already graduated from that high paying ,good quality, well-known school! that they might help me finish my college!

so i decided to transfer to a new university, its simply because i'm still not feeling good after the years i've spent from my first college years! that they can only see me sem after sem then leaving my batchmates or my recent classmates, i felt ashamed for myself already!

that's why my mom and my sisters decided to enrolled me in their alumni school , i entered the university 2nd semester of 2004-2005 and still taking up my course BS. Computer Science!

my sisters are working hard for my family and ofcourse my mom is working almost 24/7 just to give us the everyday needs .. It's very hard for me but i UNDERSTAND ALL THE THINGS THAT HAPPEND TO ME! that maybe GOD has a way of giving me those experiences to learn more about myself and how does a persons life might changed even you already plan the things that you want in the future!

right now ! im already 22 ending the 1st semester of 2006-2007 that i can say that (oops not again!) this time i'm going to work very hard to get more good grades, my past is done what matters is the present things that i am doing to shape what is in store for me in the future!

I need 1 more school year (2007-2008) to graduate in which i can get the most memorable thing that will happen to a person whom almost thought that he cannot graduate and decided to stopped studying but then somehow he continues to fight all the hardships he might face ..

I'm still priveleged to study in college eventhough im very late finishing my degree!

no matter what happend i'm going to find a way not to stopped college again!


hopfully i can get my first job at 23 hehehe !

see you all this coming march 2008 for my graduation ! ^_^

5 Ways to be a Better Developer

5 Easy Ways to be a Better Developer :)

Posted by Steve 14 days ago (got this from some forum , i like some of his ideas!)

Don’t know why I’ve felt more like writing about ‘soft’ things like this, but given events at work for the past few months (office closing, high attrition rate, acquisition, end of product development cycle…) I guess I’ve just been more contemplative than usual (then again, with just 3 articles I’m not sure what ‘usual’ is :)

1) Learn Ruby and Ruby on Rails. Why? It’s not because you’re going to need it at your current or next job, I don’t think it reached that level of penetration yet. It’s because Ruby and RoR are fantastic examples of how to write clean, easy to maintain, functional code. Ruby itself is an incredibly interesting and expressive language, and RoR takes advantage of it to its fullest. It’s also a great example of two principals that really should be followed more in software development - DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) and YAGNI (You Ain’t Gonna Need It!). Yes, there is a bit of a learning curve with both and documentation can be a little lacking in places, but it’s well worth the effort of learning them, even if you never have to write an app with them as you can apply many of the same principals and idioms in other languages, even if they’re not quite as expressive as Ruby.

2) Read The Daily WTF? Besides entertainment value, think of it as a little quiz each day and if you don’t understand why these little gems are ‘curious perversions’, as the site describes them, then…well…

3) Learn something new every week. Take a few hours out of your week and read some blogs, learn about new products, technologies, APIs, or whatever. It doesn’t have to be something you’re going to use any time soon or ever. Not only will you end up with more tools in your tool-belt, but you’ll also learn the important skill of how to find diamonds in a pile of shit. Ok, strange analogy, I know. The point is that the more new ideas and technologies you expose yourself to and learn about, the more you’ll recongize that not everything shiny and new is actually worth something. To the contrary, there’s a lot of crap out there. But as you learn things, you can incorporate new ideas when you find something useful or reaffirm old ones when you find that they’re still the best way.

4) Understand customer wants != customer needs. Maybe this should be on the list of ‘5 easy ways to be a better product manager’ but it’s important for developers to understand it as well. Just because somebody asks for a feature doesn’t mean you should go and implement it, otherwise you can end up with a big mess of a product that’s just a collection of random features and doesn’t really solve the problem the customer has. But if you can extract out a story, a real honest-to-god problem the customer has, then you can find the best solution without having to add unnecessary complexity to the product. In the end it may not be what they asked for, but if you do it right they’ll appreciate it anyway!

5) Find some passion! Really, if you can’t say that developing software is fun and intersting and
you look forward to taking on new challenges and solving interesting problems, then perhaps it’s not the right choice of careers. A little harsh, perhaps, but life’s too short to do things that you’re not passionate about and you’ll just get in the way of those who are passionate about what they do. There’s a reason why there is a trend in hiring where companies aren’t necessarily interviewing for skills, but for personalities. Skills can be learned, but desire and passion come from within and it’s really hard to fake it.

JAVA and .NET

Net and Java are said to be the two widely used development environment to build web applications. It is very difficult to predict as to who will emerge the winner, but the clear indication is there that the large enterprises who have been using Java for a long time or the enterprises who use different platforms, will surely continue their relationship with Java. As far as .Net is concerned, the enterprises who have Windows platform and who is looking for faster development time will go for .Net.

With Microsoft-based solutions like .Net there is a limited possibility for scalability for large scale deployments than it does with any Java application. Moreover, today if you select any Microsoft-based solution you without any reservation select the hardware, operating system, and middleware. This is in contrast with the Java, which is independent of any operating system and middleware.

Java is being used cross-platform because of Java Virtual Machine (JVM). JVM translates the code to bytecodes and then complies it to machine code according to the operating system. Likewise, now, .Net has developed Common Language Runtime (CLR) engine that converts the program code into Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL) and then “just-in-time” the MSIL is translated to the native code. .Net now supports over 20 languages. It has in-built data types in classes known as Common Type System (CTS) that automatically understands the types of other languages and executes simultaneously. Therefore, when .Net support multiple programming environment, Java, on the other hand is focused on only one programming language that support multiple environments.

Thus, it is very difficult to argue which platform is best unless the enterprises understand their needs. By and large, these two platforms are here to remain as future e-business development environments. .Net will leverage on Rapid Application Development (RAD)-solutions, while Java will dominate the large-scale “enterprise” projects.

To access online version of the above article, go to http://www.dotnet-guide.com/java.html

The Gift of Being Single

The Gift of Being SingleTOO often people want what they want, or think they want at the moment, which is usually "happiness" right now. The irony of their impatience is that only by learning to wait, and by willingness to accept the bad with the good do we usually attain those things that are truly worthwhile. I have a blessing which is sometimes seen as a curse. I am blessed with the gift of being single. For most of us twentysomething young professionals, it seems the world has already come up with its own set of expectations on how we should live life. The world expects us to finish school in our early twenties, get a job, find the love of our lives by the time we reach our mid-twenties, marry and have kids. But the thing is, not everyone sees their dreams come true in the same way. In this article, I shall try to endeavor to change the way the world looks at being single. The Art of Contentment. For most of us, being single will be more of a phase than a final destination. This is the best place to practice the art of contentment. Someday, I'm sure most of us will fall in love and get married. But the thing is, love will always be tested. Someone more handsome, more charming, richer, funnier, sweeter would come along. If you have not practiced the art of contentment as a single person, chances are you would be tempted to want that and not cherish your chosen one. Practicing the Art of Contentment as a single person means that you take what life gives you, good or bad, you're willing to see it through. It means you don't walk away every time things get tough because it builds in you patience, perseverance, understanding and a hundred different virtues that people in a hurry will never have. Being single means you would find how it feels to be alone thus, allowing you to cherish every moment you spend with your chosen one. The art of contentment means you wouldn't mind if life had to make you wait for so long to find the love of your life, because you know that the waiting would only make the finding much sweeter. A Time to Know Yourself Better. Being single is a time of your life when you can get to know yourself better. You can pursue different interests and passions without having to ask another person's approval. It is a phase when you can keep focus on other things, discover your potentials and talents, and see yourself become more than what you expect to be. Allow yourself to surprise you. Stop wasting precious energy trying to figure out why you're still romantically unattached. It's all in the mind. Take the time to go see your friends, spend time with your family, do charity work and you will realize that you are not, and never for one moment, was alone. Try to get to know yourself first before you try to get to know other people. To be truly loved means to be known and accepted for who you are. How do you expect other people to know you and to love you, when you don't know who and what you really are? A Choice between Good and Best. Sometimes the dilemmas we face are not between what is absolutely bad and absolutely good. Sometimes, it's between good and best. Treat this stage of your life as a phase to evaluate who is good for you and who is best for you. Sometimes, you won't hear music, or feel magic to know who's best for you. The heart just knows and it doesn't need any romantically charged scenario to decide on the matter. Trust in your heart, and trust that time will eventually lead you to, not to the perfect partner, but to the most suitable partner for you. Being single is a phase of life that we need to be thankful for, because being single means our hearts have yet to choose the best one for us. Almost a Non-committal. Jane Austen once wrote, that it is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man (or in our times a woman), in possession of a good fortune is in search of a spouse (just to be politically correct). Well, that was what the old school wanted us to believe in. Married life is a path most of us would take, however, it is not the only path there is. Relieve yourself of the pressure and stop making every single, straight guy friend a prospect. You have no business "entrapping" them and asking (which is more like "putting a gun in the head") them of their exclusive attention, if you're not ready for commitment yourself. Sometimes, when you spend too much time trying to find a boyfriend, you normally end us marrying the first loser who comes to your door. Take your time, the world will wait. Being married doesn't guarantee that it will make your life happy. It doesn't guarantee anything at all. Sometimes, it only brings two miserable people together only to make their life even more miserable. Without the right intention, the emotional maturity, financial security and of course, unwavering love, you're better off unattached. Living Life. Don't put your life on hold for Mr. Right but don't let it waste away with Mr. Wrong. Life is about things that you do and happen to you everyday. It's not about the things that could have happened but never did, or things that you think would happen in the future. Live life now. Live it to the fullest and stop beating yourself up, trying to be perfect on a Saturday night date. Allow life to surprise you with it's most wonderful blessings.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

I.T. All begun here !

Ok so i'm proud to say my tech life hope you had the interest too.

I was in my grade 5-6 when i noticed a weird looking machine from a video rental shop ! yes a video shop they had 2 computers that are running ofcourse DOS and these two guys was doing things that caught my attention i prankly talked to them how do i use the "Computer" and they just said to me its easy you just need to go on with basic! so i noticed that their typing some words on the screen.. i also asked them what are those words for? they said those are called DOS commands use to manipulate things here on the computer..
so after that i also seen them putting something in th CPU they told me it is a form of storage..

so after that they told me to come by and they will try to help me operate the machine.

from that i wanted to learn DOS first so i went on National Bookstore to find for DOS materials but i don't have enough money to buy books i was in elementary waaaaaa
so a chart that ive seen saying DOS basic commands so i picked it up and i noticed that there is this command that my friends from the shop are typing so i know i had the correct chart iu bought it for 20-30 pesos cannot remember anymore that was 1996! and then head to the shop to see if it is going to work and then nothing happend but then my friend gave me all the necessary advices and knowledge to operate a pc and even play games via disketter eheh

from that i learned DOS and all the basic things from computer i can say self studying things really is the answer!

take note my knowledge here helped me in my computer classes in H.S specially in College wherein they had to learn DOS and i had to surf the web ahahahah

from the web i heard the internet thing and ask people where could i see it they ask me get a shop with an internet connection .. from that i did not know Windows 95 but then it was beautiful and easy to operate i don't need to learned and ask someone execept if i need to learn a program inside windows.. i know that the browser's icon is letter E so i clicked and open the yahoo site wherein i manage to understand every thing there that i had to make my first ever e-mail address :m5ph@yahoo.com (ihad a hard time picking names o this is generated by yahoo)

i sometimes check the email but i have a new one .
anyway from that internet is also a big question for me so i self studied it by searching it on the web itself..
believe me im always at these internet shop trying to learn everything that sometimes the owner is telling me not to do that!..

from that Information technology really is for me that it made myself think and be interested at things that can shape the world and make people's work much easier!

JAVA -The One

Im going to talk about my programming language history, that made my life difficult and fun it was right before i set my eyes on how to make things do their work by telling them and so i became curious on things . I pick up BS. Computer Science for the sake that (im going to post my story about I.T.) i love computing and when i learned programming that makes my interest more fun.

Sadly it i did not have a COMPUTER all my life to work on these languages much better, yes i don't have it i just code it in papers and remember the stuff .. it was very hard for me to learn these .... all the languages that im going to talk about is all coming from no PC Computer Science student..

so im going to share my first programming language which is Turbo Pascal(2000-2001)
It was my 4th year high school when my first programming really came.. at first it was very hard for me building yourself to know the fundamentals of programming.. pascal made its way for teaching us what programming really is . I wish i just studied it more seriously .

when i step into college taking up computer science it was the C Programming Language that came in to me..
it was not that easy because there are many other features of C that can't be used for today and i mean its still the foundation back then..
they say i was good at it ,my classmates always ask me to help and sometimes make their program by paying me ... i had my project which i made a simple scrabble game and i remember joining a programming contest wherein i walk out because i finished the programs fast but the proctore immediately told me that its not in the direction and i argue what directions are yo talking about i didn't see what you're talking about?
and from that i really got mad to programming ..

from C i had the subject Visual Basic in which it doesn't really trigger me much and i still manage to pass the subject VB is fun and fast for making programs.. also a great language

so when i trasferred to another school(don't ask me why) , that time i stopped for almost 2 years and then continue studying computer science.
C++ came into my life.. when c++ started to go in my brain it was very diffiicult for me that it seems that you're a newbie at doing these stuff. I told myself maybe because i haven't program that long 2 years? and from that i try my best to pass the subject and i did ...

that time on we also had this subject theory and concepts of programming language wherein you had to study and make it work one programming language that you did not know..
Borland Delphi is the one that was given to us...

so i self studied almost all the materials,luckily for me i still have the background of pascal that it really do helped for me, my groupmates did not want these kind of stuff reading etc.. as i studied it for almost a month , my interest would be the multimedia of delphi and i made a simple audio player that you just select from you drive put it in a list then play it with a progress bar and a remove button , hey i think that's okey , my other groupmate made a simple scientific calculator. When we defend our programs about delphi and all its concepts our professor gave us a grade of 98% eheheh!

after delphi...

JAVA Programming Language came , from that day on i heard JAVA so many times to but did not know that i'm going to study and learned it in college..
so when things get into proper teachings by our professor he is good at JAVA !
I felt something different that hey this language is the one i'm looking for !
although at first i was still having many difficulties in the OOP i still manage to know and understand it that time. we had assignments that other sections projects is its equivalent!
our professor really pushed us that JAVA is great and powerful tool.
From that i understand and told my self that this is THE ONE that im looking for , from that my interest to programming came back and .. when me and my friend bernard had the project to make a TicTacToe game we did the program in 2 sleepless days.. one application in exe format and one on the web...(FYI: i also self-studied HTML when i stopped from that 2 years i had to go to my cousins house to see if my html works i bought a book HTML Complete before christmas that i told myself this is my give for myself ^_^)
ok back to JAVA.. from that our professor told us its not yet your final project so he wanted us to incorporate A.I in java so because of lack of time i just made a simple Pizza ordering System on the web and also in exe.. my real idea is to track the person that the order came!
anyway i passed the subject in very good grades although my classmates still is higher than my grade doesn't matter they sometimes ask questions about java and Html that they don't know eheheh.

after that sem..

i'm back to studying VB, after java i really wanted to continue reading books and practicing java but then its time for me to go back in VB and also learned more about it.

so its not that much going on i just remembered most of the syntax and an additional SQL in vb and crystal reports ..
i had my minor thesis this sem.. we made an enrollment system that covers preschool to highschool and damn, i really had my muscles went down that my body got thin again waaaaaaa
almost 2 months of not having a good night sleep thinking the system all day long it is only me and my friend Cyril that manage to work on the system..
Unfortunately this was my first major programming thing that we didn't finish the system completely but then I REALLY LEARNED THE SYSTEM DESIGN AND ALL ABOUT IT by using vb 6.0 and crystal reports! i must say that it is a 80% working system not bad? ehehe

and now ending the semester still looking forward to re-study java ,but then i notice that i need VB for my Major thesis coming next sem and java wouldn't help me because i do not know much from the language! (but i wanted to have my OJT a java centered ehehe)
anyway i told myself after the major thesis i can't wait to get back in studying JAVA again..
i sometimes check websites where java is the topic.. i also downloaded stuff ...

the best thing happend i had a computer now check my post!

my conclusion from the languages i had studied ,i think you just need to know what you love and the one you're really looking for i mean i found it in JAVA it took me how many languages to finally see the programming language that i'm most interested to. From all these stuff that i have been to i'm very proud to say that,
I'm going to pursue a career in JAVA after college!

Monday, October 09, 2006

My Personal Computer at LAST!

Well i thought this powerful machine will still take long for me...
It was on August 10, 2006 at exactly 8:35pm i bought my first ever PC whew...
i chose Hewlet Packard because of a nice design...

anyway i first wanted to buy a laptop because im now on my minor thesis.. but when i turn my head to the other side i saw this beautiful set up pc it was from hp...

although not that powerful as i wanted to it will still give my computing power that i need right now my pc specs :

AMD Sempron 3200+ running at 1.8ghz
MS-7184 motherboard
memory: is pc400 at 256mb (low because it will become 224) hopefully my target is 2gb heheh
video card :
on board ati radeon x200 series(32mb was set here waaa need to buy a new graphics card)
on board sound(its okay but im still thinking of having a pci)
LCD monitor at 17"
multimedia keyboard and optical mouse

well i think that's my machine for now soon ill post his (mentor) upgraded specs

thank God that i had the opportunity for this...
now i can make programming more easy and fun than before im craving for this for almost the first time i set my eyes on a PC way back 1996!