Mangekyou Rasengan!

You came with the wind, unnoticed.

With your hands resting on cold ivory, you struck the right notes and made me cry. You pried my armor open and exposed my weakness. You undressed me and left me bare. For this, you have to pay and pay dearly you will.

And you left with thunder that rocked me to the core.

You must be a piano playing ninja, a stealthy fiend in the dark. Using your “Sharingan” to lure me, and precisely aiming your chakra “Rasengan!”

Jordan’s Wedding.

Except for the priest who conducted the wedding, everything was alright. All the crisscrossing and detour has taken its toll on my energy reserves, but hey it was fun. I thought I won’t be the one to surrender first to gravity. I was made to believe that working on the nightshift for the last two years has granted me zombie-like numbness and endurance. I guess I was wrong.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Bacon

Awkward Silence

While discussing multiple DHCP scopes in tandem with ip-helper command on the NetVanta 3448 Router with our CTO.

CTO: I was under the impression that each subnet would have its own DHCP server.

Me: Nope. Only one. Works on Cisco in tandem with 2003 Servers.

CTO: Okay… Will it work on NetVanta?

Me: It should. It’s just a theory but theoretically it should work. Right?

Awkward silence follows…

When shit goes down

I really found these messages funny, but apparently my guys weren’t as thrilled as I was. They were sent by a manager to us (IT Guys). Lately, management has been really hard on our department – issuing deviation reports one after the other over the slightest matter. When shit goes down, where would you be?

One day lover

Today I found out that it could be possible
To feel this way after these years of mono
So I lay everything I have on the table
After the dawn breaks, we will never know

Just for this day, just for this night
Stay with me and hold me tight
Because by dawn, we will never know

Preparing for the Big One

Preparing for the Big One

BY MARLEN V. RONQUILLO

Sunday, 07 March 2010

Except for Palawan, there is no area in the country that is safe from earthquakes. We are a loser in the geographical sweepstakes. We are part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, which stretches from the San Andreas Fault to our ruptures in Asia.

In addition to sitting on a movement-prone fault, we are part of a typhoon belt. Many times, we wish we had taken possession of Kota Kinabalu—the land beneath the winds—but that is too late in the day.

Drought economics

Drought economics

BY MARLEN V. RONQUILLO

Wednesday, 03 March 2010

Ours is a country that goes through terrible cycles of extreme climatic shifts. Ondoy and Pepeng one month, the parching of the land a few months later. Yet, we have not learned anything. The ABCs of crisis mitigation, which are SOPs for a country like ours that failed to win in the geographical sweepstakes, should have been put in place a generation earlier. But they are missing…

It takes a Rocket Scientist, After all

After the US Government scrapped a Space Project to Mars, K.R. Sidhar’s invention had practically reached a dead end. Like Skis on a tropical country, a device that can produce oxygen in the Martian terrain is useless here on earth. Unfazed by the setback, he reengineered his invention and instead of producing oxygen it produced electrical energy.

According to Sidhar, one tiny box can power several Asian houses. When it is too good to be true, it has got to be too good to be true until you see for yourself. But the first few customers who have tried this Bloom Box have a lot to say. Google, eBay, Staples, Coke, Fed Ex, Bank of America and Walmart, just to name a few, have been using Bloom Energy’s Bloom Box since last year. According to them, they have cut their power expenses by half and are happy with the technology. Moreover, they have reduced their carbon footprint by half, which means less contribution to the Green House Effect. The dynamics of this phenomenal product can be view in the CNN website.

If we can look at the positive side that this technological development and implement it in time, there is still hope for us.