Friday, January 16, 2004

Poe charged with faking birth, citizenship papers (by Leila B. Salaverria) -- "They said FPJ was an illegitimate child to boot, because his father had been married to a Paulita Gomez when he wed Kelley. As such, according to the 1935 Constitution, the actor would have had to acquire the citizenship of his mother. In fact, the petitioners said, Gomez filed charges of concubinage and bigamy against the elder Poe."
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Posted by Manuel [FPJ's El Filibusterismo Links?]

Thursday, January 15, 2004

Protocol Flaw Puts VoIP Users at Risk (by Ryan Naraine) -- "Some voice-enabled IP networks could be at risk for denial-of-service and buffer overflow attacks as a result of a security flaw in the H.323 networking protocol for transmitting audio-visual data." [Read the Full Article] [more]

Posted by Manuel [Protocol Flaw Puts VoIP Users at Risk]

Last Year's Security Problems May Balloon in 2004 (by Sharon Gaudin) -- "If 2003 was the worst year in the history of the computer industry for viruses and spam, hold onto your hat. This year, according to security experts, is setting up to see the malicious problems that appeared last year grow and fester into major security problems for 2004."
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Posted by Manuel [Computer Security Problems May Balloon in 2004]

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Learned from Nurse K that manicures/pedicures in the States cost US$10 (plus tip, sometimes). In the Philippines, it costs less than US$1. Also found out that the typical tip given to waiters in the States is around 15%, and that this is automatically included in the bill if there are six or more customers in your table. Basic haircuts cost $15, while "reputable" haircuts cost $30. In the Philippines, it's something like $3.

So why work abroad?

I'm able to save more. [more]

Posted by Manuel [Conversation with a Nurse]

Do you know what was the first toy FPJ ever played with? [more]

Posted by Manuel [FPJ's First Toy]

"How much does the Filipino youth spend on mobile calls?" (by Pam Pastor) -- "We surveyed 50 randomly selected people between the ages of 17 and 34 about their mobile phone habits. The results are surprising and somewhat comforting." [View full article at]

Posted by Manuel [How much does the Filipino youth spend on mobile calls?]

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Some people are looking for content management systems that won't cost too much (i.e., affordable blogging made easy). Here is an example of someone's CMS wishlist. [more]

Posted by Manuel [Open Source CMS]