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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

...slowly getting back

I’m still trying to settle in my new place. With all the work done at home and at work, I am very much exhausted to get into my normal schedule. I think, one week would be enough to get back from what I used to do.

Anyway, I am enjoying my new home and my new life. Not much pressure and I can practically get things on a roll. I have also setup my PC to receive digital TV signals as I can now watch my favorite shows while doing work. I also have to settle my finances as I have to get myself an internet connection at home.

So, hopefully, I could get things back soon.

Friday, October 24, 2008

...I'm the luckiest

I’ve been busy for days as I was preparing my things for tomorrow’s “moving out”. I already got my keys for my new place and I’m excited to get things on the roll. It’s a bit hard but I’m lucky to have friends who are willing to help me in this transition.

Roger, who’s my boss and my pseudo father, has helped me a lot in getting my things prepared. He had practically gone out on his way to ask everyone here in the office of acquiring things for my room. Bel, one of our staff will be giving me her spare bed which I’ll be getting on Sunday with Uncle Rey. Gail will also be giving me some of her kitchenware and I’m very sure that my housemate, Mat, will be happy to hear it. I’ll also have a computer chair, 2 computer monitors and beddings from Di who was kind enough to offer it to me.

I should say, I am the luckiest person at of this moment. Though I don’t have that much, my friends are always there, ready to help.

Thank you, Lord.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

...feeling lazy

I wish I have enough energy to fix my things tonight but I have decided to postpone it for tomorrow. I don’t feel like doing it as I’d rather listen to music and watch music related videos. Anyway, just to start ending my day, I just have to write about something it.

I went to the village to look for some things for my room. I don’t know but when I convert them to Peso, everything seems to be pricey compared to its quality. But anyway, I’ve known some place where I could visit on Saturday after I bring my things on my new place. Its also nice having Roger, my boss, of extending help in getting myself some furniture. He’ll also provide me with a computer monitor for my PC as I am using my uncle’s. I might get 2 so I could extend my desktop.

So, hopefully, I’ll be ok tomorrow as I have to sort my things out. I know, it would be a busy weekend and may everything be squeezed on a tight schedule.

Monday, October 20, 2008

...This is it!!! I'm really moving out.

Few days from now and I’ll be moving out to another place. I’ve already met my new housemates and it’s nice that they’re all good and friendly. The fact that they are also dog lovers makes me comfortable.

I’ll be moving on Saturday and I’ll be starting to sort out my things. I could still remember when I came here with just a baggage and a knapsack. But now, I got heaps of DVDs, a desktop computer, more books and some clothes which are pretty hard for me to handle. The room that I am going to occupy is just enough for me. The window invites enough light and the place is just near the shops and the bus stop. And I also have to worry about a table, chair and a bed to get things rolling for me.

So, hopefully these are all for the good. I’m very optimistic about this and I’m quite relieved that this is really happening. At least, the pressure can now be exhausted. I just can’t wait for Saturday.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

...crazy weather, moving out

Weather’s funny since yesterday. It was hot and now it feels like winter. I’m practically confused to what to wear that’s why I get to bring my jacket when I go out. Geelong truly has 4 seasons in a day.

Yesterday, I was sorting my wardrobe cabinet and one-by-one; I began to keep my winter clothing at top of the cabinet. I have also resurrected my spring and summer clothing which would help me blend with everyone. I just can’t wait for summer as I really want to get to the beach. I kind of miss my weekends with my friends whom we could just go “Irie” over Tanduay, music, Frisbee, kayak and heaps of food.

Anyway, I have already talked to my "soon to be house mate". I’ll be visiting her place tomorrow and hopefully we could agree on terms.

So, its getting cold and I just have to get under my blanket…Nyt2x.

Friday, October 17, 2008's about time

I just can’t believe it. My boss asked me to do something on a client’s server. Since I worked here, never did he ask me about some “heavy” stuff as I really felt he never had the confidence compared to my other officemates. But anyway, it was about time to show him what I can really do.

It was about doing a backup on a certain database on our client’s SQL Server. That he can’t do a backup out of it. With the look of his face, he had pretty much exhausted everything and I could see on his wide forehead the invisible distress signal of desperation.

Since previous versions of SQL Server have its own way of doing backup, I just did the manual backup, created a script on it, access the script on task manager and have it scheduled to run on a specific time; my workaround on a limited time given to me to have it working. So far, the backup has been running fine, automatic, can be restored and painted a smile of relief to my boss’ face.

Hmmm. And it’s about time to ask for a raise. hehehe

Thursday, October 16, 2008

...summer's coming

Finally, it feels like home. I just love the weather; Tops 21˚C and the sun shines like in Davao. Bit warmer and no more layers of clothing which indicates summer is coming. Though people in Davao tend to complain about it, I just miss the times where I could move freely and expose myself under the heat of the sun.

Not much drama for the day. I just continued doing the configuration of the rest of the iMacs to the network. In a way, I have enough of Leopard and I can’t wait to lay my hands on the new Windows Server which I’ll promote as the new primary domain controller.

So, no work at Norlane High tomorrow as they’ll have something for the Geelong Show. I’ll be reporting at town and do the usual “stare-at-the-computer-and-wait-until-it’s-5-pm”.

Anyway, I’ll watch Jacky Chan’s New Fist of Fury.

...blogging at work

I went home late last night as I had sessions with my “Tao” group. And as usual, food was great. I never thought vegetarian meals would be that tasty. They have in some way cooked like there’s meat on it. I was practically full plus the dessert was yummy. I guess I just have to join their cooking class every 3rd Sunday of each month.

Anyway, I’m going back to work as I have heaps of iMacs to configure. I’ve been tweaking NetInstall and I can’t seem to make it work. Anyway, hopefully, things will go my way as I am really trying to hit my mark to finish everything by this afternoon.

So, back to the front.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

...getting back, Macs, Windows, iPhone

I’ve been “lazy” for days getting to my blog as I practically end up sleeping as soon as I am done with my stuff. Pretty much exhausted and my body kind of hurts. I think I got to the point where I am fed up with my routine. I guess I just have to put some variety on it. Maybe juggle while I bike or hop in between points. Hehe

And of course, I’m happy after attempts of integrating the Mac server to the Windows network have finally worked. Some issues along the way have been solved and it’s nice to have the iMacs communicate like Windows workstation do. The fact that there are only a few configurations of Mac workstations compared to gazillion of Windows machines, I should say, maintaining Macs are way much easier than Windows. Getting to the domain is way faster. Averaging about 10 seconds to get everything done compared to minutes of lights years on Windows. I hope we could do something on the new Windows server to make things faster and easier to maintain.

Anyway, I have finally made my iPhone get into the world’s largest WiFi enterprise network. Wireless certificates are kind of tricky that it only worked on one site. I guess, I just have to recheck my settings on its iPhone Configuration Utility and re-issue it.

Ow, the new MacBooks will be out later this morning (1:00 AM AEST, Oct. 15, 2008/10:00 AM Pacific Time, Oct. 14, 2008) and hopefully, rumors of releasing a US$800 MacBook would be true. Can’t wait for tomorrow.

So, my eyes are getting heavy. Nyt2.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


I’m done with my tasks and I’m just waiting for time to pass. I’ve been thinking of what to do and so far, staring on the computer screen has become my past time. Opening sites and reading whatever I could just helped me in eating some time.

As much as I love the weekend, having not much to do after my tasks just makes me want to have the weekdays again. But anyway, I’ll be in town in a few minutes and hopefully could get some DVD to watch for the night.

And for the moment, I just have to finish Pantera’s Vulgar Display of Power.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Glued to Apple

I’ve been very busy for the past 2 days as I was practically glued in front of the Mac Server. And after yesterday’s failed attempts to integrate it with our network’s Active Directory, I have finally made it to work after some tweaking this morning. I’m very happy as I’ve learned a lot from it. I can now login using any Windows username and password to any Mac workstation.

The rest of the day was spent on tweaking some of the services we would need. File sharing, Print Server, Web server and playing with MobileMe. Roger just gave me a MobileMe account to test with and I should say it’s overrated. I have synced it with my PC, the iMac that I used at work and my iPhone. So far, it’s easy to use and not much to talk about. Somewhat negligible. But who knows, I might get into something exciting soon.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

PC and Macs, on the roll

I’m tired as heaps of PCs and Macs have arrived this day. We have to carry them from the door as the pallet can’t fit right through it. It was just ok until the number of trips plus the weight just made things harder for us, making my back and my arms kind of sore.

Anyway, all went better as I unpacked the servers. The Acer Altos was just ok, powerful enough to get the domain running. We’ll be installing Windows Server 2003 R2 or Server 2008 to it as we really have to work with the changes we have made on the old server which has been running for almost 5 years. The Mac Server was no doubt, sexy. You can really feel that it was made with so much “love” and way too pricey. The Acer Altos just went cheap and ugly when it was placed on Mac’s side. I guess, the production line didn’t even care about its look. The front case was a cheap plastic with some “excess” plastic on its edges. But anyway, we could always hide it under the table or behind the rack. Hehe

The 2 will be integrated with Active/Open Directory as we’ll be retaining the users’ windows domain accounts. I just can’t wait on how things will be rolling out especially at the Media and Music class.

Acer Altos and Mac Pro Xeon

Monday, October 06, 2008

...back to "school"

I don’t know if I’ll be happy with the rain or not.

As much as I would like to have rain to fill the dam in this drought stricken Aussie state, the rain just make things harder to me in pushing my bike to work and back. I can barely see the road and the weather just makes me wet, cold and slow. *sigh. How I wish I could get my license and get a car soon.

Anyway, it’s back to school and I’m happy to see everyone at work today. The staff and the students just energize my day and I should say, I enjoy more working here than stay at the city, with the usual phone, online and on-site support. I just love being on the go and interact with people.

I am also excited for the new machines to come. It’s like 50+ PCs and 20+ Macs. I can’t wait to lay my hands on them as I would be deploying them side by side. I also can’t wait for the Macs to be deployed at the music room as I have to see how things would be rolling on Mac first hand. Done that on PC and will be playing it on Macs.

So, its like getting late as I have to catch more sleep. Can’t wait for tomorrow. Nyt2.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

...Time Travel

And few hours from now and we’ll be in the future. Daylight saving time is coming and we’ll be moving the clock, one hour ahead at 2:00 AM.

I’m sure everyone will be losing an hour of sleep. Though tomorrow’s Sunday, where majority will be having their rest, I’ll be at Melbourne to continue my lessons. I have already prepared my things for tomorrow and I’ll try my best to wake up “on time” to get things on the roll.

So, time to sleep. Nyt2x.

Friday, October 03, 2008

...dealing with another loss, Speaking in Tongues

It’s sad to see Adrian leaving. He has resigned from work and will move to another company. He’s one of my first Aussie friends whom I could talk like I used to with my friends back in Davao. I don’t know but whenever I get to have a person whom I could get along with here in Oz, that person would just go away when everything seem to click. Anyway, that has been the thing and I just have to deal with it.

And on the other side, most of the Aussies that I’ve met have tendencies like “Born Again” Christians. They just “speak in tongues” and it’s really hard to understand them. Just this morning, my boss was mumbling something like on trance minus the white precipitate on the mouth. I was really struggling to understand and been thinking of the “Sub-Titles” button on the remote to get a clue to what he was talking. At the end of his sentence, the only thing I could understand was “period”, as in “.”. hahahaha

Sometimes, you don’t need to be in Comedy Central to laugh. You can actually have it just around the corner.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

...Pinoy Movies, David Icke

Porbida!!! I just finished watching “You Got Me” and I should say I enjoyed the movie. Not that it’s a good one but the things I could remember from watching Pinoy movies at movie houses.

When watching Pinoy romantic movies at the theater, expect the movie goers to go screaming in unison when the mushy thing comes. And at the middle of it, expect another person from the crowd who’ll just scream “I Love You (insert name of the actor)” in a gay manner, bursting the crowd with laughter.

I don’t know, but that’s how Pinoy movie houses go when watching Pinoy romantic movies. It’s like teasing each other why so “Baduy” and trying to hide their faces when going out of the theatre, thinking someone might see them watching it and dodge away from being dubbed as “Baduy”. I guess, they also enjoyed it too. Hehe

Anyway, I got David Icke’s videos from Adrian as he started talking to me about him, his books and his videos. The whole afternoon, in between tasks, was spent on discussing some interesting things about his statements about the world and the people who “control” it.

Hmmm...Off to watch this one. Nyt2x

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

...moving out, playing with linux

I’m in a process of looking for a place where I could move in. It’s just that, I just have to live independently, have more privacy and do things which I can’t do while living here in my auntie’s home. Hopefully, I could get a good deal as this would be my first time to become “independent”.

Anyway, my day was ok. I had setup linux boxes as our machine to monitor our clients’ domain. It’s on Debian and so far, all of the 8 boxes were doing great. I just have to configure them one by one as to fit with our respective client’s specifications. I had tested it over the SSH client and everything has been doing fine.

Hmmm..This should be great as I just have to refresh my morsel of knowledge on linux. A lot of working on the terminal as no desktop manager/GUI has been installed. Everything else has to be accessed over a browser through SSH.

...time to sleep.