Twitter Updates for 2009-11-09

  • Pacman must've damaged De La Hoya's brain more than we thought. The erstwhile "Golden Boy" is at it again. Duh! – #
  • The Ring website had to take out a portion of De La Hoya's blog re Pacman and Arum because of his false allegations. #
  • "I could’ve stood there and put my face in front of him and he couldn’t have hurt me." – DLH on Pacquaio – So why quit? #

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How to enable telnet on Windows 7

The telnet command is disabled by default in Windows 7. You can easily enable the telnet client using the following steps:

1. Open the Windows 7 Control Panel (Start > Control Panel)

2. Click on the “Programs” link.

3. Under the “Programs and Features” setting, click on “Turn Windows features on or off” link.

4. Tick the “Telnet Client” selection box. Wait for Windows 7 to install and enable the selected feature.

5. Done! You should now be able to run the “telnet” command on the Windows 7 command prompt.

Twitter Updates for 2009-11-06

  • Uhm, IMAX 3D ba yan? 🙂 RT @lairaja Wow, ang galing ng solusyon: Sa ikakaginhawa ng Pilipinas, manood ng sine. (-Sino pa ba?) *sarcastic* #
  • Driving in Paranaque is a pain. Why the hell don't they enforce the helmet rule on motorcyclists? They think they own the road! #&^#%4*! #
  • Sa Paranaque, 'di uso ang naka-helmet pag naka-motorsiklo. Buti pa ang braso, may helmet (na nakasabit), sa ulo, wala. #
  • Hey, Pacman, get rid of Koncz, please.. – #
  • I wish I were there to see Ariza beat the hell out of Koncz. #
  • Time Magazine article on #Pacquiao – Nice read. #

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Futility: 10 months to register and be listed, but still late.

I was watching a rerun of Star Trek the other night when I came across the uber-famous Borg catchphrase:

“You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.”

Futility, now that’s a word that’s quite apt for today’s events. An “exercise in futility” is what some people say about the Comelec’s ongoing voter’s registration process.

If the government spent billions of Pesos to computerize the elections, then how much of it was allocated for improving the voter’s registration process? Isn’t this process supposed to be the foundation of a good electoral system?

The Comelec stated that they won’t extend the registration deadline, because they need time to sort out the registration database and come up with the final voter’s list for their regional offices – time, in the above context, is unfortunately measured in months.

It’s quite ironic that they heavily tout the new computerized election system as being capable of tallying all votes and declaring a winner in a span of just a few hours, yet they need a span of several months before the elections so that they can prepare the final voter’s list.

In hindsight, had a ‘proper’ voter’s registration system been in place, then people wouldn’t have procrastinated or put off registering for a later date – most of whom were either turned off by the extremely long queues or slow process, or turned down Comelec staff because they didn’t meet the voter’s cut-off criteria (a combination of cut-off period or number of registrants/application forms per day). Had a ‘proper’ voter’s registration system been in place, then there wouldn’t be a need for such a long preparation “lead time” between the voter’s registration deadline and the actual election date – ensuring a higher voter-to-population percentage turnout.

At any rate, late is late – no excuses and “pasensya na lang po, ‘no?” Let’s just hope that those who were able to register on time will vote wisely come election time.

Twitter Updates for 2009-11-01

  • uhm, o-order ka ng food delivery, bro? heheh RT @lairaja siguro, obvious naman kung bakit ako tumatawag sa techsupport, di ba? *sarcastic* #
  • smartbro finally up and running, had to call tech support, IVRS made me do some key-punching – connectivity restored quite fast – lucky me! #
  • yikes, u had to endure their annoying background music for an hour? RT @lairaja ..smartbro still down. techsupport makes me wait for 1 hr.. #

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