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15 December 2010

Delinquent Student

Granted, I'm drawing money from the national treasury of France for my graduate studies since Université de Paris 3 and the French embassy here in Manila are shouldering my tuition fee. I should reciprocate with 100% goodwill which comprises of doing what they're asking me to do - study.

And I am. I've just converted those horridly unmanageable html course materials into PDF's and copied them to my new iPod touch 4g to be read using iBooks. It's supposed to compel me to read even while I'm commuting to and from the office. I'm a good girl. Really.

But I just can't seem to get enough of my new baby - I find myself pleasantly distracted with its retina display screen from Analyse des interactions; it's that magnificent! It's like the whole screen isn't even LCD. More of like a photo finished printed picture taken by a DSLR, it's that crisp! And now I've just discovered how to take a screenshot of well, this drool-worthy screen.

13 December 2010

Happy Podder

When a door closes, windows open. Or in my case, when a door becomes almost impossible to shut close due to a massive overflow of reading materials to read for graduate studies, I've found recently that windows do open to give me a breather.

Color this hackintosher pleased with an early Christmas present:

iPod touch 4th gen 32 GB.

Oh you all know too well the specs. And yes, it does make me less bitter for lacking an iPhone in my life.

I can survive on feasting on this yummy gadget until a real Mac comes =)

06 December 2010

Team Party (of Geeks)

Well it's no secret that I work as a French translator but what most people may not already know is that the company I work for is an I.T. company. We're in the business of developing ERP software and other related productive suites and derivative application solutions. What that means is that my workplace is a geek-friendly place - that is if your definition of a "geek" is as simple as "someone who knows programming".

Which, admittedly, is a bad definition. Not at all depicting the real deal. But then I'm no programmer so there. Anyway, following a company-wide Christmas party (a masquerade party - nothing big, everyone brought masks along with them and so that's it, so we think), we decided to have a smaller party involving only the EMEA team. (I'm their French translator, France is still in EMEA last time I checked). Lunch at a local restaurant: North Park.

And since we're a bunch of geeks - a happy bunch of geeks, if I may add - it's no surprise that someone would actually think of giving this for an exchange of gifts:

02 December 2010


Even though I'm no longer wildly in love with my MSI Wind U100, as a geek, I just couldn't let it sit there in the living room with only 10.6.4 when 10.6.5 is already out. So in short, after updating my HP Mini MacBook Pro 311 and making sure things are as sweet as a nut, I took the effort and time off in between catching up with my readings for my Sorbonne subjects (it's an on-line program, so basically I'm doing two M.A. programs right now, one from the University of the Philippines Diliman and one from Universit√© de Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle). Now my two hackintoshes are once again equally bleeding edge when it came to updates.

What I thought was sing-song with the MSI Wind actually proved to be not so enticing after a few days with 10.6.5. The main issue: