Thursday, I went to clinic for blood donation. That was the first time
I donate my blood. They’re asking for 400cc maximum for each donor but
I given 650cc. They allow me, since I’m pretty healthy and they need more
blood since other donor wannabes are rejected for many reasons. I felt
little dizzy the first time I rise from the bed. “Twas great!
Thursday again, another first time
happened in my life here in Doha – watched movie.
I love some changes in my life here.
Note: Message posted last October
18 was remove in this page... :-|
posting my previous message, I was really surprised how many people visiting
and reading this webpage. And most of all, how many of them (really) care
Did I sounds really down in my last
posting? No I'm not! I'm just trying to be creative and to express what's
in my mind and what I feel. ‘Twas just been one of those ordinary days…
This is where my anonymity theory
in web diary is all about. How can I write here without thinking other
people that knows me what they will think when they read it? It’s difficult,
right? Well, I’ll keep on experimenting.
Thanks to all the people that show
care. Nothing to worry folks, I’m perfectly fine and situations are all
under control. Cheers!
One last thing, I received one email
from one of my friend (you know who you are) and saying, “ain’t” is not
a word! Well, check
this out pal, “ain’t” is a word! Now, make sure when correcting me.
|Ever have one of those
days where it feels like everything's going downhill? Like nothing you
try to do works out, and there's nothing you can do about it...
That was me, today. I feel like I'm falling behind, but
I don't know what it is I'm trying to keep up with in the first place.
Like I'm in some futile struggle against nothing in particular, and I'm
not entirely sure it even matters because my actions seem to be fairly
insignificant anyway. Everything, apparently, is a waste of time and effort,
(or much) time and effort one might put into things.
No, I'm not sliding into clinical
depression or anything, and I'm sorry if I seem melodramatic. I'm just
in a slump, and not sure how to get out of it. Maybe I need to clear my
head a bit (oh no, I don't want to shave my head again!). Or maybe spending
a day away from work - but it would just make me feel more like I'm lapsing,
so I should stay in and finish a few projects. Maybe make some phone calls.
I dunno. I think I'll base it on what will happened tonight. I'll try to
play basketball and/or run in seaside. Or something.
Last week, I'm really tired mentally due to problem we
faced in our company's connection to the Internet. Our
ISP changed the IP address of all our servers, and it seems it's kinda
simple and straightforward changeover but the lone ISP here in Qatar give
me real pain in my ass sitting and hacking our DNS
server for whole week. They don't understand that our domain is completely
depending on their DNS server. Even I configure it right in our domain,
they should do it accordingly in there side since they are our Primary
DNS server. It took whole week for them to figure out what's the problem,
causing to suffer all companies and government agencies here in Qatar.
Our legal department I guess preparing a complain to that stupid ISP for
affecting our business.
You know what, since I bought my car, seems like people
(friends?) surround me are creating some kind of conflicts with each other.
I'm studying now there pattern and behavior and I should be careful not
to create any trend and force that will be against to any of us.
Here's something else I've been thinking about. How hard
is it to run a website that nobody (at least, without some real effort)
can link to you? And also I've been reading a lot of weblogs recently,
and have come to the conclusion that you can only really let loose on a
web journal if you don't care what people you know will think when they
read it. One could keep a traditional diary, 'tis true... but with a diary,
no-one else at all ever reads what you've written, which makes the whole
exercise seem fairly pointless to me. If you had a truly anonymous web
diary, though, you could gain the comfort of knowing that people are reading
what you write (and perhaps responding) while simultaneously maintaining
some privacy. Anonymity is a powerful thing, and unfortunately the current
trend seems to be to destroy anonymity wherever possible.
I think I'll give that a shot. Hopefully, you'll never
know whether I've succeeded or not.
Yeah, after writing this, I'm feeling better now. Whatta
|Me and my Pajero
|Wahoo!!! I got a new Pajero!
This is one my dream to have in life, and it’s now real. What a feeling,
my excitement is really astronomical high! It’s like… I dunno how to describe
this, the feeling is different. I never feel this emotion in my life before.
Basically this car is like a combination of God’s Blessings
and my own reward to myself. For the past years I’m doin’ great in my life
(I don't know if this is really true, but at least I feel it) and I deserve
this car. And of course God is the only source of all, and everything’s
possible because of Him. I believe this is a gift from Him.
I’m giving this car to His Hands. Please make it always
Tonight, we will go to church together and attend mass.
I got a new friend.
|For more than 3 weeks of
vacation and almost connected offline on the Net, nice to be back. With
new innovative ideas, more clear goals, and higher standards in living,
I'm really excited to start my new kind of life.
Huge thanks to all the people that became part of my enjoyable
vacation. My heartfelt apology to others that I'm unable to give enough
I took some picture on that vacation and possibly I'll
post some here.
This homepage will be part of the least of my priorities,
expect fewer updates and still depending on my mood.
That's it for now, I just want to inform everybody that
I'm back online again.
Keep in touch.
|Yesterday I was pretty
bored, feeling sleepy and unproductive. I tried to divert myself by trying
something *divine*. I get into one of my beloved network (I’ll not give
the details to protect them until they don’t fix the security holes), and
I was really surprised they have only very minimal security.
Without any sweat in my fingers, I’m able to login inside their core servers,
and even to some of their clients. This is really very very very bad, and
I don’t believe it. I can even alter the web pages in their web site; get
the root account of their mail server – but I didn’t do it.
I send an email to one appropriate person in that domain,
informing the lack of security, and leave also one message in the server
addressed to the administrator.
Hopefully they will make necessary action ASAP to protect
themselves to crackers (unreal hackers), because what I’d done others are
more capable, and they can do unimaginable damage.
I don’t touch anything in that domain; I only leave a
message to the administrator in one server, and give them friendly advice.
Nothing more, believe me.
Oh by the way, they are using Windows
NT, no wonder.
|Lost Interest (well,
|My desire in updating my
homepage is lost again. For more than 2 weeks I never made any changes
here except for adding the NoXQz
page (my college group). By that
span of time, I was pretty busy hacking my Linux
boxes. I was pissed off with my Slackware
due to lack of available documentations and support, so I tried to use
my old-buddy Redhat. Now, I’m running
RHL 6.2 using kernel 2.2.16 and applying
latest security patches in
my 3 toy servers. I installed the minimum program to run the box and manually
installed other specific needed program using latest tarballs (not rpm).
It rocks with maximum optimization for Pentium III processor and 128MB
RAM. Security-wise this is really secured using SSH
in replacement of Telnet for my remote administration and closing all unused
ports plus using a strict firewall rule “Everything not specifically permitted
are all denied" for each server.
I’ll never say goodbye to my very reliable Slackware,
I just tried Redhat for fun.
Happy fiesta to all Pandananon.
kita, basta maing araway! Don't forget to attend mass.
|PS in, ICQ out
|This weekend I spend almost
all my time playing
Yesterday from 2:30pm to 9:30pm and today 1:00pm to 6:00pm. ‘Twas cool
and fun. I really enjoyed it. I guess, this will be my new past time.
To all my ICQ friends,
I want to say goodbye to all of you. You will not find me online again.
As I observed my time was not properly invested in chatting in ICQ. The
original purpose of my ICQ is to communicate to my family and real-life
friends and ex-colleagues but as time goes, I collected couple of tens
of unknown friends out there. I care for all our friendship but its just
my time is very limited. Please find time to email
me if you still want communication, but I bet you’ll not, coz your thinking
I’m sucker. Peace be with you all! If I were you, I’ll not waste my time
doing social stuffs here on the net, there’s lot of information you can
find here. Your brain is Hungry!
|Whatta night... first we
went to church to attend evening
mass... then go around the city until we felt the
But we want a place we never been... and that's Chinese
restaurant in Oasis Hotel.
Is that a Hotel? I dunno, seems it’s an Entertainment Club. The place
is kinda weird, it looks like a Temple
House outside but once you go in... hehehe.. it's like a shoddy night
spot in PH. There's one girl dressed in Chinese in the entrance and
asked us "Are you sure you are not a military and you’re above 25?" I felt
little nerve since I’m only 24 and maybe she will ask for my Residence
Permit and it will show there my real age. Good thing, some other guests
arrived and made her busy. When we enter another door, I hear a song of
Zaragoza that bring fellow Filipps inside wild (personally it sucks,
i hate those kind of song ehhh)... Oh boy this place is unimaginable existing
in this place…
The band playing looks familiar to me - when I had
an opportunity talking w/ the band members, I found that they're "Moon
Shadow Band" performing before in Pizza House(s) (chain) in Olongapo,
and Hard Rock Subic in PH
– my hangout place while working in Acer.
They’re great specially the keyboard and lead guitarist. Well the female
vocalist, should be consider as a dancer not a singer.
I drink couple of fresh fruit juice and big bottle of
mineral water, while my friend finished 5 beer cans. I’m not feeling well
last night – having slight fever and I’m pretty worried who will gonna
drive - I nominated myself.
Went home 1am, shower to freshen myself, and say good
night (morning) to our company’s server by checking and clearing logs remotely
– when I found my sister in UK is online in ICQ.
I greet her, but she’s not my sister! “Hey this is Neth, I’m using your
sister’s PC”. We chat for a while until maybe she felt bored talking with
me, she pass it to Daisy. They are
beautiful and young nurses making money in UK. I met Daisy last time I
went for vacation in PH, while Neth is a new friend to me. Stay cool gals,
talk to you next time.
Finally, my bed scream at almost 3am.
Expect new section in my homepage dedicated to my college
group NoXQz. Vivian our
muse in this group (please no objection to Johanna, Jesila and Lalaine,
I just want to motivate Vivian) suggested to add this section for us to
have one page in the web. Hey Babes, plan for it and contact Jhun our president
and we can post here anything including our CVs for possible job
hunting. Let me know of any developments.
This weekend will be just a resting day for me. I still
have slight fever and I’ll slow down myself. How fascinating our body reminds
us how vulnerable we are, and we should take
care of it to stay us sane.
If tomorrow I’m still not feeling well, Manoy
please gimme prescription.
|Bring back the old stuffs (by request)
|After posting and uploaded
my new (look) web page with only one uncool page, it's amazing that one
netizen happened to visit my old website, send me an email and according
to him… ”I was surprised when I return back to your home page – different
page opened! I thought your home page was hacked...“
Bwahaha… (lol). C'mon friend get real, who the hell will
gonna find interest hacking this site. But yah ur right, I hacked
Well, he mentioned that I should include (back) my old
sections 'coz according to him 'twas cool. That's great! For a long time
this homepage sleeping here and I guess no one visiting or finding interest
- no wonder since even me don't want to visit my own hp. I was really surprised
when I received that email requesting to bring back my old stuffs... I'm
flattered. hik hik!
Last night, I went out for a great dinner, farewell party
of my colleague Ayesha our Systems Analyst. She will move to US and find
her fortune to an icy place. Good luck Ayesha, wish you all the luck. Virtually
we can still be together...
I saw two movies today. I saw Matrix
(this was my x3) and Mission
Impossible 2. I was somewhat disappointed with MI2...it had a certain
Doo quality to it. But the John
Woo stuff outweighed that.
I'm still struggling in my Linux
firewall script setup. It seems all rules are properly set but when I'm
testing in real time, still it sucks. Bad day today, hope something good
will happened at least before the weekend here