Thursday, October 23, 2008

first of many

way way way back in elementary, i was introduced to the wonderful world of computers. Of course what attracted me then was games and more games. Then came high school and my first encounter with a 386 computer and then a 486. Then college were i finally built my very first desktop computer. From Duron to Athlon to Mobile Athlon XP, from Swiftech to Thermalright with a Thermaltake fan. Ahhh... and now another project to start beginning with a LCD monitor. :D

Friday, October 17, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

kamot ulo moment.

nasira ang DSL modem/router ko sa bahay.

so tumawag ako sa PLDT.

o: good morning sir, this is biboy how can i assist you.

t: hi, sira yun DSL router, i'm not sure kung yun router nga or adapter kasi meron feint light pag nakasaksak.

o: ah sir, meron po ba kayong internet connection?

t: wala sira nga yun router.

o: sir pwede po ba malaman kung anong OS gamit nyo?

t: windows, pero wala naman kinalaman yun kasi hindi naman connection reklamo ko kundi yun hardware.

o: ah yun modem po ba?

t: oo

o: sir ok lang po ba tignan natin kung ano yun ip address na lumalabas.

t: pwede naman. kaso wala lumalabas. dahil sira nga yun modem.

o: ok for a while lang po sir ha.

t: ok. nuninuninuni.

o: hi, sir thank you for waiting. alam nyo po ba yun ipconfig.

t: oo

o: saan nyo po ginawa?

t: sa console?

o: saan po?

t: console. command prompt.

o: ano po yun lumabas?

t: e di 0.0.0.0.

o: a sir kamusta naman po yun LAN nyo sa bahay?

t: ok naman? ikaw kamusta?

o: ok naman po sir.

t: ok.

o: sir, ayon po sa system namin. wala naman po problema sa area nyo.

t: yup. modem ko nga yun problema e.

t: so kelan ba ako pwede makakuha ng replacement modem?

o: sir, ireremote access po muna namin yun modem nyo para madetermine kung ano yun problema. then we'll call you back.

t: ok. goodluck.

t: /baba phone /kamu ulo.
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Saturday, October 04, 2008

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Iba't Ibang Uri ng photographer

Re-post galing kay spacecowgirl na galing kay madballa.

MAKALIKOT
- ito ang uri ng photographer na nakapose na ang modelo pero bago pindutin ang shutter button ay kung ano-anong settings pa ang pinaglalalagay sa dSLR nya... from shutter speed to lens length... kahit prime na yung lens nya at sakto, papalitan nya kasi parang may mali... nagbobokeh pa para lang makuha yung gustong epek... resulta... ngawit na ang model...
Kalupitan level: 1/5

MAUTOS
- common ito sa mga may model shoot... uutusan nila ang model.. pout... liyad... tuwad... higa... hubad... makuha lang yung "perfect" angle... resulta: ang model e parang clay... kung ano-anong posture ang gagawin... kaso di pwedeng umangal yung model.. papasikatin sya nung photographer eh... tapos... pag tinanong ng model kung tapos na ba yung pose nya... hindi pa... makikita mo gumugulong-gulong din yung photographer... para daw perfect lighting yung kuha nya... aysows...
Kalupitan level: 3/5

HUMAN GORILLAPOD
- uncommon to pero pag naka-encounter ka... luluwa mata mo... it's all about the lighting ika nga diba? opposite ito ni MAUTOS... imbes na utusan ang model, ang photographer mismo ang nagbebend, lumiliyad, o higit sa lahat, kulang na lang maging gorillapod dahil sa pagiging flexible sa pagkuha ng shots... ayaw nyang utusan ang model dahil baka tumanggi na yun sa next photoshoot eh... makikita mo lahat ng kasama nya imbes na sa model na maganda nakatingin, sa photographer... biro mo human gorillapod flexibility eh... di mo sya masisisi pare... perfect lighting ang habol nya... and his/her shots will justify it... pero pagkatapos ng shoot at nakaayos na ang lahat at nakauwi na, dederetso yan sa Mercury Drug Store o sa kahit anong Botica para bumili ng pain reliever...
Kalupitan Level: 6/5

MAPINDOT
- eto naman ang mga weirdo... makita lang yung shutter button... yung silver na bilog... talagang naglalaway na para lang mapindot... kinda like an obsessive-compulsive behavior... at ang gustong gusto nyang tunog ay yung tunog ng shutter release... chuka chuka chuka...
Kalupitan level: 2/5

MAPILI
- marami nito sa event shoots lalo sa cosplay shoots... basta makita nyang maganda.. shoot! pero pag nakita nya parang hindi pasok sa panlasa nya, di nya kukunan kahit marami nang photographer ang kumukuha ng shot na yun dun sa ayaw nyang subject... pag sinabi nyang ayaw, kahit umiyak ka ng dugo para kunan nya, ayaw talaga nya...
Kalupitan level: 3/5

MA-ZOOM
- eto yung mga may paparazzi tendencies... makikita mo sa lens lineup nya... may wide to tele lens sya, hanggang dun sa mga naglalakihang zoom lens gaya ng 70-200, 80-400, etc... yan yung mga tatawagan mo sa gabi sasabihin nag-n-night shoot daw... night shoot nga... kaso sa kapitbahay na nagbibihis... nakuuuu...
Kalupitan level: 4/5

MA-MACRO
- opposite side eto ni MA-ZOOM... lahat ng maliliit na bagay, gustong up-close at malaki... magmula sa langaw, bangaw, tipaklong, at kung ano-ano pang gumagapang at gumagalaw... sa tingin ko eto yung mga may fascination sa mga maliliit na gustong palakihin... lens lineup? ayaw bitawan ang kit lens nya kase may macro capabilities din kase. madali mo silang ma-identify kase kahit walang camera, ilalapit nila ng kanilang mata ng malapitan sa isang subject... iisipin "imamacro kitaaaah... macrooo... macroooo..."
Kalupitan level: 3/5

TRIGGER-HAPPY
- pagsamahin mo yung characteristics ni MAPINDOT at MA-ZOOM para ma-achieve mo tong status na to... lahat kinukunan mo... lahat... bagay, electric fan, ilaw, bata, matanda, may ngipin o wala... basta parang may bumubulong sa iyo... kunan mo... kunan moooooh
Kalupitan level: 5/5

MAGALA / PALABOY / LAGALAG
- eto yung taong gala... may characteristics ito ni MA-ZOOM at TRIGGER-HAPPY pero minor or hampered lang... lalabas ito ng bahay bitbit ang camera at uuwi ng hapon... punong-puno ng RAW files at JPEG files ang memory cards nya... yung paggala range nya eh kumbaga from Manila City Hall, mapapadpad yan ng Caloocan... wag nyo syang sisihin... marami syang pera!!!
Kalupitan level: 4/5

TAMAD
- as the title says, tamad... eto yung mga taong may characteristics ni TRIGGER-HAPPY pero pagdating sa post-processing eh... pabanjing banjing na lang... kaya nga tamad eh... resulta... bihira mag shoot sa RAW... JPEG na lang... makikita mo nabubulok na ng isang taon o mahigit pa yung mga kinuha nyang images pero andun lang... di nya pinopost process... yung multiply nya? di updated kahit online sya... TAMAD EEEEHH...
Kalupitan level: 6/5

POST-PROCESSING BUFF
- eto ang pinaka-metikuloso pagdating sa post-processing... lahat ng options kinakalikot... white-balance, tone, colour, lahaaaaaaat.... basta makuha nya yung pinakamagandang kuha... wag ka, LAHAT ng post-processing tools, apps at plugins meron sya sa PC nya... the ultimate darkroom man... di mo sya masisisi... pag nakita mo pics nya... luluwa mata mo at maglalaway ka... resulta: EGO power increased by 10%, lalong magiging adik yan sa post-processing... lahat ng pics nya, kada adjustment, save as copy... in other words... ADIK SA POST PROCESSING
Kalupitan level: 5/5

MODEL+PHOTOGRAPHER COMBINATION
- gulat ka ano? uso yan ngayon... yan yung mga magagandang photographer... dagdag mo na rin yung mga gwapings... yung tipong pag may shoot kayo at walang model... magpopose yan sa isang tabi tapos dedma lang pag kinukunan sya ng iba.. kala mo ba dinededma ka nya? hindeee... dagdag ego power yun sa kanya... kakapal pa lalo mukha nya... makikita mo na lang yan mamaya nakaliyad... pero dedma pa rin... hahah... pero yung iba talagang kakaririn tong status na to... ayos eh... para marami kang maga-grab na photos mo after post-processing... tapos sasabihin mo sa sarili mo... SHET ANG GWAPO/GANDA KO... with matching EVIL LAUGH
Kalupitan level: 4/5

BOYSCOUT
- alam nyo naman siguro motto ng isang boyscout. laging handa... yan yung makikita mo may dalang malaking backpak... yung tipong dala nya yung studio nya sa bag nya na pag binuksan mo eh... poof!!! instant studio!! with matching softbox, umbrella, costumes, etc... eto na siguro yung magaling magsiksik ng gamit sa bag... yan yung on the spot sasabihan ka tara shoot tayo dala ko studio ko sa bag... mapapa-isip ka sa una... then pag nakita mo laman ng bag nya... mapapanganga ka at mapapamura sa pagkamangha...
Kalupitan level: 7/5

STALKER
- eto na siguro ang ultimate mamaw photographer... combine mo si MAPINDOT, MAPILI, MA-ZOOM at TRIGGER HAPPY... karamihan ng mga ganitong photog eh nagsisimula sa mga events na may makikitang magagandang babae/lalake... tapos babanat nya zoom range nya from his/her lens lineup... makikita mo naka-mount sa cam nya yung mga mahahabang range ang zoom... tapos habang nagpopost process... may nakatirik nang candila... dadasalan nya yung natipuhan nyang subject... maging akin kaaa... maging akin kaaah... tapos hanggang tenga ngiti nyan pag sa susunod na event shoot eh andun uli yung subject na trip nya... pero this time kit lens na ima-mount nya... para malapitan nyang kukunan yung subject... stalker eh... then hihingin na nya yung YM... multiply... deviantart... cellphone number... pag nahingi nya... hanggang tenga ang ngiti!!!
Kalupitan level: 10/5

(C)EARVIN ANTIPORDA / 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

It's

like

magic.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

masokista / sadista

may isang masokista at sadista, kinulong sa isang kwarto..

sabi ng masokista. "Saktan mo ako! Saktan mo ako!"

sabi ng sadista. "Ayaw ko nga."

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Eraserheads the Reunion Concert

Share ko lang din photos ko of this one night nostalgic event (na sana may part 2). :D

Open for C&C. :)

http://gnepot.multiply.com/photos/album/35/Eraserheads_Reunion_Concert_2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

my Canon 55-250is


Since I already have an Ultra Wide Angle (UWA) lens (Tokina 12-24 F4) and was itching for something with a longer reach than my Canon 24-70L. I consulted with my good friend google for some 70-200 options. And he gave me 3 choices:

The Sigma 70-200 F2.8, which has the best focusing system aside from the L equivalent lens.

The Tamron 70-200 F2.8, which has the best IQ which is sometimes as good as its L equivalent lens but falls short of on the focusing side.

And finally the Canon 70-200 F2.8 IS USM, which is the best of the bunch but costs an arm and a leg and probably half a lung.

So after doing a bunch of research, the next step to take was to look at my wallet. And there I saw Kent. Kent Afford. :)) Since none of them was below 33K. I was not ready to spend that much yet since I still have a lot of tech itch that needs to be scratched. :))

And then I stumbled upon this cheap plastic lens on the net and after reading a few reviews and seeing Ken this time around in my wallet the hunt for the lens was on.

Having no time to go to Hidalgo and certainly didn't want to buy in the mall since it's a few thousand higher, it was short of a miracle to find someone selling her lens here in Multiply! She used the lens for less than 3months and it also bundled with a UV filter and a CPL (na nakalimutan. huhuhu) for a price less than in Hidalgo!

So now the only thing missing is some good photo op.. so photo op anyone? :D

Sunday, August 17, 2008

oh noes!

As I was uploading a lot of long overdue photos and at the same time also fiddling with Adobe Lightroom v2 which I just installed yesterday evening, I accidentally deleted a set of our trip Trinoma photos!

At first I thought I was only deleting meta data info and not the actual files but lo and behold! :((

I could have restored it from the recycle bin if the files were stored on my local drive. But since I'm working directly from my CF card. All I lost! Ohnoes! Gasp! Hithit ng hangin!

Well, later when I get home I think I could still try and restore it via a program (forgot the name) I used way back when I also accidentally shift+deleted 13gb worth of raw wedding video files. Hope it works.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Monday, August 04, 2008

attitude


“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it”

- Charles R. Swindoll



Wednesday, July 30, 2008

very simple indeed...

I was browsing for some photography tips and what not which led me to this link: Simple Vacation Portraits Trick

At first I was, "oh I want to learn one of those". Until the simple tips became not so simple at all! :))

- I wouldn't mind having one of those soft box though.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

maligayang kaarawan papa


Back in elementary, we don't have classes in Manila everytime my father celebrates his birthday.

He would always tell us it was because it's his birthday.

I felt proud that he is my father because of that.

a few years have passed and now I know that june 24rth is Manila day.

Still I'm proud that he's my father.

Happy Birthday.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

of pronunciations

Scenario:
- i forgot my headset.
- i'm at the office
- i am in a VoIP conference call using my laptop microphone.
- i'm talking mostly to Argentinian peeps.
- their team lead is named Andres.
- the line was a bit fuzzy.

me: hi, who's this?
andres: what?
me: hello?
me: who'S THIS?
andres: HELLO?
me: HEY, ARE YOU ANDRES?
andres: why yes I am.

- i laughed.
- i feel like a script writer of Bubble gang.
- the one with the long senseless dialog, with a silly punchline at the end. duhr.



Tuesday, June 17, 2008

tsokolate para sayo.

Wag na mainis mahal ko.
Eto na ang chocolate para sayo.

Itsura pa lang masarap na.
Lalo na pag natikman mo pa.

Hindi man ito ang tamang picture
Tama pa rin naman ang Manufacturer.

Wag na mainis mahal ko..
Malapit na dumating ang chocolate
na simula pa lang ay para sayo.

:-*

Monday, June 16, 2008

not your everyday dinner.

Last saturday, an officemate invited us for some home cook dinner. Nevermind how he smuggled meat out of the US and into Barbados, it was all delicious!

- Griilled Bratswurt boiled in Banks beer (the local beer of the island)
- Grilled deer meat wrapped in bacon (which taste like steak)
- Curry deer
- Spicy rabbit (taste like kaldereta)

And Foie gras (force fed duck [sorry Anjie] a delicacy straight from France.

Everything was enjoyable to the palate. ^__^

Thursday, June 05, 2008

miss you

I miss the way we just talk and talk.
About anything and everything.
Sense or senseless it doesn't really matter.

I miss the times we jog after office.
which most of the time is really walking to market market and eat.

I miss your cooking.
Fat burning soup and
Carbonara omellete for the win.

I miss the times we go to Timezone,
always seeing the old man win a ton of toys,
while we go home empty handed but happy.

I miss our back to back to back movie marathons.

I miss the times when you are moody..
well just sometimes... :))

I miss the way you deny you are corny...
yes you are.

I miss the way you make me laugh...
even if it's not that obvious.

So what I just really want to say is..
i miss being with you...

Saturday, May 24, 2008

sa wakas.


Monday, May 19, 2008

the man with a glass half full

I'm an optimist.

I have the power to bend reality,
and turn everything into an opportunity.

I wear the optimist's goggles,
and see things in a different perspective.

I'm a salvager of my accidents, mishaps and losses,
in them I find experience, knowledge and wisdom.

Hey, I'm an optimist.
Everything will be all right.

Friday, May 09, 2008

moving forward...

the time is always now...
what i do now reflects what i want for the future...
tomorrow is today 24hours in advance...
i seldom make sense so please stop me now.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

serbisyong toto..taragis!!

ohhhh... aahhh.. grrr... grabe!?! 2hrs and counting ang pinadeliver kong kfc na less than 5min drive lang...

everything takes so long to finish in this island.. even the project. wakokoko...

I'm angry but too hungry to write... /sigh

sa loob ng 52 oras...

Nakarating ng NAIA (~3hrs)
  • Nawalan ng ballpen (basta nawala)
  • Binigyan ng ballpen (binigyan ako bigla ng nasa harap ko kasi extra ballpen daw nya yun. bwahahaha answered prayer)
  • May nakatabing first timer sa plane. Inadvice-an ko na ang key ay magtanong lang palagi pag hindi nya alam gagawin.. resulta kinulit ako ng tanong.
Nakarating ng Nagoya, Japan Airport (~9hrs)
  • Napunta sa huli ng pila kasi hindi ko makita yun ticket stub ko kaya nagpaprint na lang ulit ako.. pag kuha ng panyo sa inis, nagin doble na yun stub ko.
  • Nagsimulang basahin ang 'Dexter in the Dark'
  • Natulog
  • Gumising
  • Kinukulit pa rin ako.
Nakarating ng Detroit Airport (~24hrs)
  • Ayon sa immigration bawal daw gamitin ang L1 visa for transit to Barbados, ginamitan ko ng charms, pumayag na... sabi ko rin kasi na yun na ginawa ko dati pa. hehehe.
  • Pumunta ako sa WorldClub lounge ng northwest. Hindi pa pala ako pwede dun. huhu.. buti na lang may malambot na sofa.
  • Nagbasa ng libro.
  • Natapos magbasa ng libro.
  • Nakatulog ng 4hrs.
  • Kumain ng Quiznos... uhuhhmmm.... (Ayon sa advertisement kasi Quiznos.. uhuhmmmm...)
  • Di na ako kinulit kasi naligaw na ata sya.
Nakarating ng Boston Airport (~34hrs)
  • Nanood ng Meet the Spartans sa laptop (Naalala ko ang Cielo girl)
  • Nanood ng 5 episodes ng Prison Break
  • Sa airport lang ako kasi alanganin mag hotel dahil 9pm ako dumating, 5:45pm flight ko.
  • Nakakilala ng Venenzuelan. Picturan ko sana kaso empty bat na cellphone ko.
  • Kumain ng nakalimutan ko na na newyork specialty something something.
Nakarating ng Miami Airport (~46hrs)
  • Nagtanong kung san makikita yun group number.
  • Tinanong nanaman ako sa visa ko.
  • Nagtopak ang system ng American Airlines (Sabre error.. ayon sa screen... navitaire ba gumagawa ng system nila?)
  • Nadelay ang flight ng 20min dahil sa akin.
  • Avoid them evil eyes ng mga passenger.
Narakarting ng Barbados (~52hrs)
  • Nagpatatak ng Visa.
  • Nadelay ang bagahe. Tapos isa lang yun service rep nlia na wala sa upuan kaya kailngan ko pa hintayin. Tae sya.
  • Nagtaxi.
  • Sinundo sa school yun anak nun taxi driver.
  • Hinatid yun anak sa bahay nila. Anak ng! (hehe pero ok lang naman)
  • Apartment na.
  • Wala pa rin bagahe ko. :(
  • Nag crab and corn soup.. just add 1 egg.
At duon nagtatapos ang aking biyahe.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Friday, April 25, 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008

kawalan ng sulat

sinusubukan ko magsulat,
hindi naman kasing haba ng alamat,
ngunit wala pa rin ako masulat.

hindi naman ako natatakot magkalat,
sapagkat makapal naman ang aking balat,
ngunit wala pa rin ako masulat.

ako talaga'y nagugulat,
dahil wala ako masulat.
kahit sa tingin ko marami akong ulat
na dapat ipagkalat,
ngunit di ko alam baket hindi ko ito maisulat.

sana'y mabigyan muli ako ng mulat,
at ng ang utak ko ay maunat
para ako ay makapagsulat.

Monday, February 18, 2008

kulangot

Anong gagawin mo kung kausap mo ay nangulangot at kakamayan ka pagkatapos?
Hindi ko alam.
Hindi ko alam!

Anong gagawin mo kapag ang kotseng gamit mo ay nidrive ng iba habang kasama ka nangulangot sya at nakita mo kumapit sa manibela?
Hindi ko alam.
Hindi ko alam!

Penge ng tissue.
Penge ng bimpo.
Penge ng tuwalya na pwede pantakip sa mukha nito..

Hay!
Konti na lang sasalaksakan ko na ng bulak ang ilong nito.
Konti na lang.
Konti na lang!

Monday, February 04, 2008

are you in tense?

ten ten ten tense!! ten ten ten tense!!!


Friday, February 01, 2008

iboto ang utol ko!

hehe shameless plug pero ok lang husay naman e.

http://www.pringlesupop.com/watch.aspx?id=161

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

time space warp ngayon din!!!

Enero 30, 2008 - Sa hindi inaasahang pangyayari tumayo sa kanyang kinalalagyan ang aming tagapamuno sa opisina at nag simulang mamigay sa bawat isa sa aming nasa opisina ng company magazine. Ako ay natuwa dahil naisip ko na ito ay magbibigay update sa akin sa mga pangyayari ngayon enero... hangang sa napansin ko na december issue pala ang kanyang pinamigay... December issue.. kung baket? hindi ko alam... at ayaw ko na ata alamin... sana dulot lang to ng jet lag... sana...


Monday, January 28, 2008

balikalis

sa akin pagbalik,
at sa akin pagalis
ako ay napapaisip,
kaganidan nga ba,
o pangangailangan talaga.

ako'y nalilito,
ako'y nahihilo,
mas malungkot kesa mas masaya,
ayaw ko na nga ba?
sana matapos na.