Thursday, June 11, 2009

Think About It

I have encountered a thread from BlogCatalog which somewhat intrigue me. The thread was made by Arnold/Reachout, here it is:

"what ifs" and "if only"

How many times have you heard these words spoken by a friend or family member or uttered them from your own lips? The "what ifs" and "if only" can plague a person's psyche, focusing them on the rearview of regret rather than the possibilities of tomorrow.

Now, think about it. Its very simple but very real. Thanks Arnold.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

DOLE-XI's Animation Contest

Calling all the Techy Artists and Animators from all around Region XI. Here's comes a treat for you all, sponsored by DOLE XI. Pull out all of your artistic talents and skills and get ready to fight. Fight for the Php 20, 000.00 first price. The contest is all about animation with regards to the theme "Tayo na! Trabaho na!". Here are the other attributes regarding the contest:

    1. The contest is open to all amateur and professional 2D and 3D animators. The animation has a minimum of 24 frames per second.

    2. All entries must be at least 3-minutes short story animation and centered on the theme: "Tayo na! Trabaho na!".
    3. All animation entries must be an original production and must not constitute an infringement of copyright or an invasion of the rights of any third party.

    4. Each entry must not have been previously used in any medium in the Philippines or abroad, must not have been shown in public, and must not have won in any similar competition prior to its submission to the contest.

    5. DOLE logo must be included in the output. The material is available at the DOLE website


1. Duly filled up APPLICATION FORM (available online @ website or at DOLE-X1 office, LDL Bldg. Bangoy St. Davao City or simply click on the link).

2. Submit CD output and raw fire in any of these formats: EXE (Flash), AVI, MOV, MPEG.

3. Participants are allowed only one entry with a synopsis of the story.

4. Last day for submission of entries & entry form is on May 29, 2009 @ DOLE-X1 office LDL Bldg. Bangoy St. Davao City, 5:00 P.M.


1. Selection of the 10 finalists will be on June 1, 2009.

2. The top 3 winners will be determined by a panel of judges from the computer animation and film/video/advertising & high ranking officials of DOLE-X1 based on the following criteria:


(Must be able to capture the essence of the theme)


(Effect of the output)


(Clever, well thought-out, smart, ingenuous concept or idea)


(Cites all works and sources. The more originally created, the more points will be awarded.)

3. The top 10 entries will be shown on June 12, 2009 during celebration of Independence Day in a venue which will be determined by DOLE XI. Winners will be proclaimed on the same date.

4. The decision of the panel of judges is final and irrevocable. In the event of a tie, the judges will select the entrant who received the highest score for its “originality”.

5. Winning entrants give permission , irrevocable and in perpetuity, to reproduce, copy, re-edit/polish, publish, broadcast or otherwise use the entry in any media whatsoever including, without limitation for any and all DOLE-XI advertising, promotions and other purposes of trade.

6. Winning entrants also agree to polish or re-edit the entry, in coordination with DOLE-XI, for a specific period of time.


First Prize - P 20,000.00 cash

Second Prize - P 10,000.00 cash

Third Prize - P 5,000.00 cash

4th to 10th place winner - P 2,000.00 cash

Plaques of Recognition

-Best Graphic Animation

-DOLE Employees' Choice

-Most promising Animation

For details and inquiries, please contact DOLE-XI, Davao City @ telephone no. 227-4872 or 226-2481 at LDL Bldg., Bangoy St. Davao City or visit or visit the nearest DOLE Provincial Office in your area.

Contact person: Joy Cordero/ Hannah Badilles/ JM Paspe

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Yii Framework

There are many frameworks around the globe today that makes us of the PHP scripting language. Among the many frameworks, there are few which really stand up and make its mark to the market and to the industry. These frameworks have been making the lives and works of the web developers more easy and convenient while adding more and more capabilities in web development.

Yii Framework is among the many PHP based frameworks that is slowly making its way to the market. With its young exposure, there are many challenges it provide. But then, it also never fails to exhibit it wonderful features that makes the development easier.

According to, "Yii is a high-performance component-based PHP framework for developing large-scale Web applications. Yii enables maximum reusability in Web programming and can significantly accelerate the development process. The name Yii (pronounced as Yee or [ji:]) stands for easy, efficient and extensible."

So, if you have time and you want venture to a new framework for development, try Yii Framework. Build applications and help the community with the problems and through tutorials. By this means, the progress of the developer will increase as the framework's capabilities also increase..
Yii Men!..

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Great Philosophers

Morata, Tello, Cane, Andrin, Lee, Castillo and Malibiran are the new great Philosophers of Institute of Computing.

Basically, they are crowned as Great Philosophers for they just finished their major subject for the semester. And that subject was Humanities 2 or Philosophy under the supervision of Prof. Maria Ana MoƱus Padilla.

These new philosophers believe that "If its Friday, Ma'am is away! Walay klasi!"

Sunday, March 22, 2009


March 03, 2009, i was cleared of my INC in the CS Research Methods. This is the subject that precedes my Elective 2 subject and may be the reason why i cannot march this April. Here's the scenario:

I was cleared 04-03-09..
After that, i continued the development of my system..
After a week, i checked on my reference for the information regarding disaster related reports which i receive from RCY. The thing is I have overlooked some information that lead my system to a design which i called "fictional"..
After that event, i revised my design and also worked on the system..
Them when think i was ready to let my instructor see the system, i hesitated. Basically because i still don't have an adviser. So i looked for one..
I approached Sir Dan and luckily he said yes, but the thing again is that i only have a week left..
I gave him my documentation and hoping that it will immediately be returned to me with comments and etc, but then, my adviser is somewhat very busy..
Until the end of the weekdays came, still my papers were not returned to me..
Then, the next Monday to that is TODAY! Today is my instructor's schedule for submitting our grade to the registrar, and as he said as a reply on my mail, "the deadline of submission of grades was last march 13, 2009 and i defied that order to give chance to all ... but tomorrow, i will submit my grades .. those who submitted their subject requirements will receive their corresponding grades, others will receive INC" (RSG 2009)..

Wow..I can really say that my hopes are now slowly leveling down. Weeks of sleepless nights can end up with nothing, oh my. Again, the thing is i can finish my research/elective 2 this semester but then i will not be able to march. What's the sense of my effort? hahay.. But then again, i have no one to blame, no one but me.. Me again..