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to nikki and badsekt0r

i am now currently using the mozilla 1.0-rc3 and this is comparatively faster and better than the earlier versions that i've used. but i am having problems with my mailer though because of the change. hope to hear from you soon!
just finished reading a book...

i just finished Linus Torvalds' biography, and well now i find i am not alone - i am not the only geek who enjoys coding and hacking at my own projects even how little it may seem...

now i understand that it is possible for two people who have never met each other, who have had the different set of experiences all their lives, not even being born in the same generation, could be very nuch alike. i find a lot of linus' characteristics and views to be much the same as mine. i dont really think it is because i use his operating system, and not because we're both computer science students. why, its the first time i ever read his book, and right off the starting page, i found a lot of similarities between us two.

maybe this isn't much to most of you but to a geek like me, its fun to see someone else living a life like i do. but the difference is, i did enjoy having girlfrinds - unlike him. hehehe. =)

to those who know linus, who he is, and wh…
is it hard to be forgiving?

well sometimes, when people take advantage of your being forgiving, then it becomes quite hard. other people dont seem to mind being themslves and keep on being themselves - even if it becomes detrimental to you.

but yes - the golden rule: do unto others what you want done unto you. but when enough is enough, you just cant forgive everything wrong that everybody else does to you - you have to take a stand.

here we must strike a balance between forgiving, and being overly unaffected. maybe we can let some things pass, but when these things come back they shouldnt be let to go like it was the first time. unless you think that there's a chance that it really wont happen again, and then you start forgiving again. its a vicious cylce which can consume the most of the very forgiving.

but then if you can afford to be very forgiving, then i tip my hat to you. why, i should get lessons from you! =)

so now, i think i'll forgive those that have done wrong unto…
vacation...

everybody wants to have a vacation once in a while, but have you ever tried having vacations almost every week (a day off, or two) and all you do is relax, eat, enjoy the day... well i have, and believe me, im getting the hang of it. and believe me too, you'll want to have something a little more regular other than vacation.

sure it feels swell when you can take a break once in a while, but if you do it too often, you might just pass up on the next opportunity. breaks are meant to be thrilling, and not boring. i mean, you should be thrilled that you're gonna have a break, but then if you feel otherwise (like how i do) then there's something definitely not right.

when your work probably isnt that hard, and when maybe your work is something you enjoy doing, then you have the luxury of passing up on break times and doing what you like - work. but then consider working against your will, and having to do something you really dont want to do, then thats when you tak…
life and love come hand in hand...

or so at least i think it does. i think love is life - because without one, there is no other. without life, there will be or can be no love, and without love, there could not or would not be life.

its kind of like a mobious strip, in a sense that you start with one, and come to another end, but then you'll be returning to the starting point. although there are many explanations to what love is and what life is, basicallu we're better off not arguing any one of these explanations - because basically, who really knows? is there a course on the study og life and/or love, and there is, how many Ph.D.'s are there now?

unarguably, both these things are very important to both of them, and to all of us. people cannot survive without love (for the self, for others, or for something at least) and there wouldn;t be people without life...

but why am i getting worked up about it? because primarily of the way people have sometimes taken both or at le…
work has to be done...

a lot of work has to be done in the world today - the crime, the hunger, the chaos - but a lot (or most) of people today work too hard for themselves. where has the idea of service to the communty go? or better yet, what does the community get from my work?

i am part of a development team hired (or called, i should say) to design, implement, and (of course) sell the software we are to produce for the municipality of a town here in the Philippines. the work i do, basically is to coordinate with the officials and officers in the municiapl office, and as part of the software development team, i'm also involved in the actual development, implementation, and sale of the software. not that i am complaining, but a man can only do so much in such little time (and pay ;-)).

now im thinking - if and when we do (and we must) finish the project, what does the community get from it? well, i can think of a lot of really GOOD things that the community can get from it, but …
music is an essential part of my daily diet...

basically, i dont eat music, but i do take time to listen to my mp3 collection of old. the songs i have here are the 'classic' pop and rock songs that help me come by the work and play i do on the computer. these 'classics' consist of local OPM (Original Pinoy Music) songs that aren't as cheesy as the jukebox hits that are coming out in the current age - these songs have a somewhat foreign flavor to it. either they are sung in english, or the theme is inspired or influenced by a western sound - and a LOT of foreign cuts.

i dont feel complete when i dont have tunes exercising my left side of the brain (or right, i really dont remember the details). but i make it a point to not let it bother me. because when it does start bothering me, the whole point of me listening to music is then missed - i want to be entertained, and thus not bothered. but then this is another illustration of how the brain can do so much at once. =)…
this is my first blog. i have a lot of thoughts that are really itching to get out of this mind of mine, but i think the combination of little sleep and too much to do for the day really has a lot to do with the writer's block im having right now...

i have never really ran out of things to say about anything to anybody, and thanks to the people who conceptualized and helped introduce democracy to the world, anybody else has the right to say what he/she wants to say too (well, at least in a democratic country...) - and thanks to the web, almost everybody else has the capability to say what they think to the whole wide world (WWW?).

anyway, so much for being the person you are at a time when you need to be yourself -- but being speechless at that moment. why can the mind think so much, but only let the mouth (or should i say fingers) say only one thing at a time...

all i can really say is - i cant really say anything right now. but it took me three paragraphs to get here... hope thi…