Category Archives: ramblings

Facebook Phishing Warning

Lately, I’ve been receiving lots of “friendship” requests from unknown folks, supposedly from Facebook. The way the emails are constructed are similar to the real Facebook friendship requests. But on closer inspection, the links in the email to ‘accept’ or ‘decline’ the friendship request go to a different (hacked?) site. Examples: – – […]

If it ain’t broke … don’t fix it!

Instead of enjoying the weekend with my family, I had to scramble to fix a broken script because Paypal decided to make some subtle changes to their PDT return data. Sigh … as an end-user, I love Paypal because of the convenience it gives me as a buyer to buy stuff. But as a developer, […]

Blessed Christmas 2011!

  Wishing everyone a Wonderful and Blessed Christmas “And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.” (Revelation 21:5)

Remembering Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011

When I first received a text message saying that Steve Jobs has passed away, I thought it was just a joke. A few hours later, the news were buzzing all over the Internet … At 56, visionary innovator and Apple founder, Steve Jobs had succumbed to cancer. What were Steve’s last words? Did he know […]

Missing in action …

My last blog post … March 2011 … fast forward … Aug 2011. 5 months have lapse since my last post … boy, how time flies! Where have I been, and what have I been up to? Well, besides “minding my own online business” (I have decided to stop participating in all the big/mega product […]

Play Videos at 2x or higher

If you dread watching videos online – especially the lengthy ones where the author ‘hemmed and hawed’ throughout – you’re going to love these 2 freebies: SMPlayer – Allows you to play videos at various speeds – 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, … 2x, 3x, 4x or even 8x times the original speed. And it […]

Reach for your dreams in 2011

Here’s a gem from John Reese: quote: “I highly recommend you “hit the ground running” in this New Year and get off to a fast start. No more procrastinating. Pick ONE new project that you think has the most promise and work on it until completion and get it finished. I honestly believe if you […]