Chirstmas 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008

Here's a gift from my sister this Christmas, thank you! Ever since I could remember,we celebrated Christmas and Christmas Eve, but what I notice the most is that our celebration changes every year, and if I could turn back time, I would swear the later years were far better. But despite the things that I missed, we may not have as much as before, nor was our house packed with relatives, or even waited long after Noche Buena or Christmas eve dinner, not even the exchange of gifts, but there are still a lot of things to thank about. We are still together, alive, healthy and despite thebad economy, we still manage to keep our way of living, minus the luxuries...

Here's something that I cooked for Christmas, a nice, juicy ham, I just don't know if I over did it, but by the time I figured it out, the plates all clean. Something didn't change though, that's our Christmas is always celebrated with the family, specially now that this Christmas might be the last Christmas we would have together, because soon they could be leaving and live with my father back at the states.

This Christmas was less dramatic than our previous years but still memorable since we were still all together despite our problems. But most especially, this Christmas was still memorable because we celebrated Christmas, like all true christians should, a time to give and share our blessings and a time to remember to embrace and accept Jesus as out savior.

Cloud Computing another Google Market

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I was browsing through the internet and checked a favorite news site and noticed an article about "cloud computing". According to, cloud computing is defined as:

"refers to the delivery of computational resources from a location other than your current one. In its most used context it is Internet-based ("cloud") development and use of computer technology ("computing"). The cloud is a metaphor for the Internet, based on how it is depicted in computer network diagrams, and is an abstraction for the complex infrastructure it conceals. It is a style of computing in which IT-related capabilities are provided "as a service", allowing users to access technology-enabled services from the internet ("in the cloud") without knowledge of, expertise with, or control over the technology infrastructure that supports them. According to a 2008 paper published by IEEE Internet Computing "Cloud Computing is a paradigm in which information is permanently stored in servers on the Internet and cached temporarily on clients that include desktops, entertainment centers, tablet computers, notebooks, wall computers, handhelds, sensors, monitors, etc.""

As a IT person, I cannot help but tell something, the news said that this technology would reduce operating cost with google (as usual) to take the lead role, with $36 billion market this year, representing roughly 13 percent of global software sales, this is a market that has huge potential.

I think one of the real purpose of cloud technology is to bleed software giant Microsoft and other big IT companies with reduced operating cost as its main bait in a financially unstable era. Google which is a big player is now the taking the markets off Microsoft, who knows someday Google might even launch its own Hardware to compete with IBM or other hardware makers. Toppling any rival in its path, its not hard to predict that Google would further dominate the IT industry, shoving away today's giants.

But cloud computing still needs a bit of thinking, If your applications would run on the internet then, your primary concern would be having an ultra fast connection, and that might add a bit of cost, and if connections go sluggish even for a moment you might have a bit of a problem. Unlike stand alone software applications, where you can work without any connection anywhere around the globe.

Cloud computing might also need more deliberation as to control the information being controlled, with cloud computing information would be vulnerable, specially of you do not take good care or take your security for granted. The big question would now be " are you willing to sacrifice your information at a very volatile environment? "the internet".

Theory about Happiness

Friday, December 19, 2008

Someone once asked, what is the ultimate goal of man?

I answered with a mixture of embarrassment and uncertainty, "to be happy..."

all of my classmates laughed, except my professor, which smiled at me and said "correct"...

Ever since that day up to this day, I always remembered that our real goal in life is actually to be happy. But that leaves more questions than answers, such as, What makes us happy? When will we be happy? Why should we be happy? Where can we find Happiness? etc... I have always thought of those questions and for a brief period of my life time, I could attain a certain level of happiness, sometimes, physical, material, emotional even spiritual. But these happiness came at a price, a price than can sometimes be similar to one of Isaac Newton's law of Motion: "for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction".

I really don't know if this applies to other people, and I don't ask anyway but the point is, every time something happens to me, there's always a catch. Say, for one whole week, I felt like hell at work, then by next week I would receive news that a friend of mine just forgave me from a mistake that I unintentionally did, something like that...

I dont know if there is a connection or if its just how life goes, but my theory is simple. "Everybody deserves to be happy, the only question is at what price".

and the price isn't just monetary, its anything in exchange of what would make you happy. Sometimes you felt like you lost nothing and that you are simply blessed,but look around you, maybe there is a reason for you to be happy. Everything has a price, everything has an equivalent and opposite value and for me that includes happiness.

Parody of Life: Lost in the midst of longing memories

Friday, December 5, 2008

Another day, just like any ordinary day, except for an invitation, digital and electronic in nature but still a rare occasion is brewing.

Its been a few years since the last opportunity arrived, but the question remains, will the invitation be answered? or will it be another waste and wait for another invitation, maybe I guess in that next moment a better position would help make the answer, or the big possibility that this is the last invitation.

Will the answer renew lost bonds? or will it just bring awkwardness? Will ignorance forever break the great memories? Or will understanding prevail?

I've seen my reason to smile in different people's faces, smiles which can never be mine, but still I find reason to hope, just hope, it's all i've got, all i can have.

Twilight the Movie

Monday, December 1, 2008

One of the most anticipated movies of 2008, Twilight tells about a teenage girl who has just moved in with his father and fell in-love with a vampire. The movie is a screen adaptation from a novel with the same title by Stephenie Meyer, you can click here to check my previous blog about the book.

The movie adaptation was fairly nice, but I just can't help to notice some points that really made this movie less that what it supposed to be. First was the choice of characters, while I liked Kristen Stewart as Bella and Robert Pattison as Edward Cullen, some of the supporting characters just made me think, for example, why did they made laurent a black jamaican dude, and why did they choose a chinese teenager as Eric. I've heard rumors that Kristen isn't beautiful enough for Bella but, the book doesn't state Bella to be a beauty queen, not until she becomes a vampire herself.

Another point was that the movie made a lot of emphasis on the scenery of Washinton state which kinda made it look like a film from a wildlife channel. I also didn't liked the way the vampires move, since they looked liked moves from Power Rangers or something. And the last, the movie looked more like a soap opera or a TV series rather than a movie.

But the movie also has a few points, while it's expected that the movie adaptations would be different from the book, this movie still sticked to the book with few minor changes for effects but still acceptable, since you can clearly hear the characters say the famous lines from Meyers book. I also think the characters portrayed their role pretty well just as it was told in the book.

In all, the movie should have been great if it were just made just like say, "Underworld" or "Interview with the Vampire", films that feel like a movie and not a TV series. I'm no director but I think the angles which the movie was shot could have been in a better position.

I like twilight, and thanks to the book, this movie is still a great film to watch. A modern Vampire lovestory and putting a new definition to vampires.

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