Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Did our Elevator Fall One and a Half Floors Down?

The elevator was already moving when my wife asked me what floor we are getting off. I just finished replying with ground floor when we heard a loud noise that felt like our car hit a hard metal beneath us, except that we were going up.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Philippine Online Sellers Beware

After posting my previous article, I learned that another online seller was contacted by the scammer. He did not send the item to South Africa as instructed, but she managed to hijack his Paypal account in the process.

Monday, May 19, 2014

I was Almost Scammed by an Online Buyer

I received an inquiry for an item I posted on a local buy and sell site recently. Here is how I discovered that it was an attempt for an online fraud.

Friday, May 16, 2014

I Won!

I seldom join contests in Facebook, but I have a friend who has won more than a few times. Imagine my surprise when I found out that I won a Fender guitar strap in November last year, though I only learned about it this May.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

What Affects My Internet Speed?

Which of the following 1Mbps Internet connections offer the fastest download speed at any given time?
1Mbps consumer DSL
1Mbps business DSL
1Mbps fibre Internet for consumers
1Mbps dedicated Internet

Monday, May 12, 2014

A Divided Sky

It was late afternoon and we were driving along the open space of Candelaria bypass road when we noticed something unusual about the sky. The left side of the sky was dark, while the right side is bright and they are clearly divided in the middle. We decided to park beside the road to take a picture.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Remembering the Nokia 7110, When Apple Was Not yet King

What gadget comes to mind when asked about the Matrix movie? I bet it is Neo’s Nokia slide phone. Neo’s phone was an 8110 with springs added, a feature that was incorporated in the succeeding model: the Nokia 7110. Imagine our surprise when my wife found her 7110 while cleaning a cabinet drawer!