Friday, December 18, 2009

Install Laptop RAM

Install Laptop RAMAbout a month ago, I just learned how to install Laptop RAM by myself.

It was for my wife's old laptop which we bought in 2006. Her laptop had only 248Mb of RAM (Random Access Memory). RAM is important for multimedia applications, games, and for doing several things simultaneously in your computer.

We were feeling the old age of her laptop whenever she goes to her Facebook page, or whenever she opens iTunes to synchronize her iPod. Based on the manufacturer's analysis of our laptop's specs, it was determined that its performance would significantly improve once we install laptop RAM.

Looking for a laptop RAM upgrade is not that difficult. We had to make sure the RAM specs are compatible with our current system. In our case, our laptop had 2 memory slots that could be used to 1Gb RAM each. The RAM upgrade also had to be the correct frequency with the mother board to work properly.

Another learning was that it's harder to find the older memory specs because they were already obsolete. It was also sometimes more expensive because of the lack of available supply. I had to ask all the the computer stores in our place and I was lucky to find one 1Gb of RAM with the correct specs for our laptop.

Once we completed the laptop RAM upgrade, we immediately noticed that the laptop booted up faster and went through websites and application easier than before the upgrade. We were pleased with our decision to just install laptop RAM instead of buying a new computer which is really outside our budget.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Philippine Tide Forecast December 2009

Philippine Tide Forecast December 2009This photo on the right is called "Noche de luna llena - Full moon night". Check more pictures from Flowery *L*u*z*a*'s photostream here.

To help you prepare for the future, here's the Philippine Tide Forecast for December 2009.







High Tide Low Tide



Time Height Time Height
Tue Dec 1 Tide Set 1 08:41 PM 3.9 ft 04:23 AM -0.3 ft





Wed Dec 2 Tide Set 1 09:17 PM 4.3 ft 05:11 AM -0.7 ft





Thu Dec 3 Tide Set 1 09:58 PM 4.3 ft 06:00 AM -1.0 ft





Fri Dec 4 Tide Set 1 10:42 PM 4.6 ft 06:51 AM -1.3 ft





Sat Dec 5 Tide Set 1 11:29 PM 4.6 ft 07:43 AM -1.3 ft





Sun Dec 6 Tide Set 1

08:34 AM -1.0 ft





Mon Dec 7 Tide Set 1 12:17 AM 4.3 ft 09:22 AM -1.0 ft





Tue Dec 8 Tide Set 1 01:08 AM 3.9 ft 10:02 AM -0.7 ft





Wed Dec 9 Tide Set 1 02:02 AM 3.3 ft 10:32 AM 0.0 ft
Tide Set 2 06:31 PM 1.6 ft 08:16 PM 1.6 ft
Thu Dec 10 Tide Set 1 03:05 AM 2.6 ft 10:53 AM 0.3 ft
Tide Set 2 06:16 PM 2.0 ft 11:30 PM 1.3 ft
Fri Dec 11 Tide Set 1 04:38 AM 1.6 ft 11:05 AM 0.7 ft
Tide Set 2 06:33 PM 2.6 ft

Sat Dec 12 Tide Set 1 07:00 AM 1.3 ft 01:52 AM 0.7 ft
Tide Set 2 06:59 PM 3.0 ft 11:09 AM 0.7 ft
Sun Dec 13 Tide Set 1 09:41 AM 1.0 ft 03:15 AM 0.0 ft
Tide Set 2 07:31 PM 3.6 ft 10:46 AM 1.0 ft
Mon Dec 14 Tide Set 1 08:07 PM 3.6 ft 04:09 AM -0.3 ft





Tue Dec 15 Tide Set 1 08:44 PM 3.9 ft 04:54 AM -0.7 ft





Wed Dec 16 Tide Set 1 09:23 PM 3.9 ft 05:34 AM -1.0 ft





Thu Dec 17 Tide Set 1 10:02 PM 3.9 ft 06:13 AM -1.0 ft





Fri Dec 18 Tide Set 1 10:41 PM 3.9 ft 06:52 AM -1.0 ft





Sat Dec 19 Tide Set 1 11:18 PM 3.9 ft 07:29 AM -0.7 ft





Sun Dec 20 Tide Set 1 11:56 PM 3.6 ft 08:07 AM -0.7 ft





Mon Dec 21 Tide Set 1

08:42 AM -0.7 ft





Tue Dec 22 Tide Set 1 12:32 AM 3.3 ft 09:14 AM -0.3 ft





Wed Dec 23 Tide Set 1 01:09 AM 3.0 ft 09:41 AM 0.0 ft





Thu Dec 24 Tide Set 1 01:48 AM 2.6 ft 10:00 AM 0.3 ft
Tide Set 2 05:36 PM 1.6 ft 08:25 PM 1.3 ft
Fri Dec 25 Tide Set 1 02:34 AM 2.0 ft 10:13 AM 0.3 ft
Tide Set 2 05:34 PM 2.0 ft 11:16 PM 1.3 ft
Sat Dec 26 Tide Set 1 03:48 AM 1.6 ft 10:17 AM 0.7 ft
Tide Set 2 05:50 PM 2.3 ft

Sun Dec 27 Tide Set 1 06:25 AM 1.0 Ft 01:33 AM 0.7 ft
Tide Set 2 06:16 PM 2.6 ft 10:10 AM 1.0 ft
Mon Dec 28 Tide Set 1 06:50 PM 3.3 ft 02:49 AM 0.3 ft





Tue Dec 29 Tide Set 1 07:30 PM 3.6 ft 03:43 AM -0.3 ft





Wed Dec 30 Tide Set 1 08:15 PM 3.9 ft 04:30 AM -1.0 ft





Thu Dec 31 Tide Set 1 09:03 PM 4.3 ft 05:17 AM -1.3 ft





Thanks for viewing my blog. You probably discovered this page after searching for Philippine tide forecast information. I will be posting the info for the succeeding months soon enough. You can bookmark or add this page to your favorites for easy reference. If you have a website or blog of your own, you can also link to this page. Please feel free to look around my blog. You might find something else that interests you.

photo credit, Flowery *L*u*z*a*

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Top Posts for November 2009

These are my most popular posts for November 2009. This list is based on Google Analytics data on unique pageview count:


Previous Rank
1. Grace Lee Scandal 1
2. Samantha Traffic Report 4
3. Kamay Ni Hesus, Lucban, Quezon 6
4. Shivaker on TV 2
5. FM Stations in Metro Manila 3
6. Listen to 99.5 RT from the Web 7
7. Listen to Magic 89.9 from the Web 8
8. Manny Pacquiao Merchandise in Amazon 18
9. The Michael Jackson Auction - Part 3 11
10. The Boys of Magic 89.9 12


Thanks to those who dropped by and bookmarked my post. Feel free to browse through my blog and drop me a line through comments or through the Contact section.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Blog Updates for November

Happy Thanksgiving! I know, this celebration is only for those who live in the USA. But personally, I have a lot to give thanks for myself. Firstly, my wife is pregnant and is expected to give birth to a baby boy. We have been waiting for this for quite some time now, so we are both very excited. And secondly, I amabout to receive my Google Adsense check next week! Blogging for me has become a rewarding past time.
happy thanksgivingFor November, we launched a new blog which is about Bartender Careers. It is a blog that talks about bartending as a profession. It's a blog for those who were, who are and for those who want to be, bartenders. Go ahead and visit and let me know what you think.

It's a month to go before Christmas, and people are starting to feel the rush. It is the start of the season for so many Fairs, Expos and Shopping bazaars. In fact, it is in one electronics expo where we have spotted Sam YG. Have you already started buying gifts for Christmas? Don't wait 'til the last minute because you might get overwhelmed.

For December, I plan to blog about my baby boy and how my life will forever change since I will now become a member of the exclusive tatay's (father's) club. I don't expect to make a lot of time for blogging then. I will prioritize my personal life and I am sure people will understand.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pacquiao's Secret Weapon

First of all, I would like to congratulate Manny Money Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto for an AMAZING match last night! They both deserve all the best in their future careers.

If you watch the Pacquiao vs. Cotto fight Philippine free TV, you can't do away with all the commercial breaks that they play in between rounds. And actually, most of the commercials also feature Pacquiao in them! By watching carefully, you will be able to see Pacquiao's secret weapon...
Pacquiao's Secret Weapon
Here is Pacquiao's secret weapon. He uses Head and Shoulders Shampoo para "tanggal ang Cotto".

I don't think any other boxer would have this kind of mass appeal to be endorsing just about anything from milk, to beer, to hair products. Congratulations once again to The Most Famous Person in the World.

Now, how about going through some of that Manny Pacquiao Merchandise in Amazon? I heard the Pound-for-Pound shirt looks good...

video credit, PINASISM1

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Spotted: Sam YG

We went to the Consumer Electronics Live! event at the World Trade Center last Saturday to check on the latest gadgets released by the major electronics companies. While walking around, we spotted Sam YG promoting his TV show called MOG TV.

Sam YG has been getting more exposure lately as Shivaker on TV. I just wish all the best for him!

Sam YG and Pulikat DollSpotted: Sam YG and blogger Pulikat Doll (who is my also my wife)

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Philippine Tide Forecast November 2009

Philippine Tide Forecast November 2009 This photograph was taken by Gilberto SantaRosa. The picture looks unreal but beautiful. Take a look at his photostream at Flickr for more work from the photographer.

To help you prepare for the future, here's the Philippine Tide Forecast for November 2009.

Update: Philippine Tide Forecast December 2009 here.






High Tide Low Tide



Time Height Time Height
Sun Nov 1 Tide Set 1 09:30 AM 2.0 ft 03:16 AM 0.7 ft
Tide Set 2 09:00 PM 3.0 ft 02:30 PM 1.3 ft
Mon Nov 2 Tide Set 1 10:36 AM 2.0 ft 04:09 AM 0.3 ft
Tide Set 2 09:21 PM 3.3 ft 02:35 PM 1.3 ft
Tue Nov 3 Tide Set 1 11:48 AM 1.6 ft 04:59 AM 0.0 ft
Tide Set 2 09:46 PM 3.6 ft 02:35 PM 1.6 ft
Wed Nov 4 Tide Set 1 01:33 PM 1.6 ft 05:49 AM -0.3 ft
Tide Set 2 10:17 PM 3.9 ft 02:03 PM 1.6 ft
Thu Nov 5 Tide Set 1 10:53 PM 4.3 ft 06:42 AM -0.7 ft





Fri Nov 6 Tide Set 1 11:34 PM 4.3 ft 07:40 AM -0.7 ft





Sat Nov 7 Tide Set 1

08:42 AM -0.7 ft





Sun Nov 8 Tide Set 1 12:20 AM 4.3 ft 09:48 AM -0.7 ft





Mon Nov 9 Tide Set 1 01:13 AM 4.3 ft 10:51 AM -0.7 ft





Tue Nov 10 Tide Set 1 02:13 AM 3.9 ft 11:43 AM -0.3 ft





Wed Nov 11 Tide Set 1 03:25 AM 3.3 ft 12:20 PM 0.0 ft
Tide Set 2 08:53 PM 1.6 ft 09:27 PM 1.6 ft
Thu Nov 12 Tide Set 1 04:57 AM 2.6 ft 12:45 PM 0.3 ft
Tide Set 2 07:53 PM 2.0 ft

Fri Nov 13 Tide Set 1 06:41 AM 2.3 ft 12:47 AM 1.3 ft
Tide Set 2 07:58 PM 2.6 ft 01:02 PM 0.7 ft
Sat Nov 14 Tide Set 1 08:20 AM 1.6 ft 02:29 AM 1.0 ft
Tide Set 2 08:16 PM 3.0 ft 01:14 PM 1.0 ft
Sun Nov 15 Tide Set 1 09:50 AM 1.6 ft 03:39 AM 0.3 ft
Tide Set 2 08:40 PM 3.6 ft 01:21 PM 1.3 ft
Mon Nov 16 Tide Set 1 11:20 AM 1.3 ft 04:35 AM -0.3 ft
Tide Set 2 09:09 PM 3.9 ft 01:21 PM 1.3 ft
Tue Nov 17 Tide Set 1 09:41 PM 3.9 ft 05:24 AM -0.7 ft





Wed Nov 18 Tide Set 1 10:15 PM 4.3 ft 06:09 AM -0.7 ft





Thu Nov 19 Tide Set 1 10:50 PM 4.3 ft 06:54 AM -0.7 ft





Fri Nov 20 Tide Set 1 11:28 PM 3.9 ft 07:40 AM -0.7 ft





Sat Nov 21 Tide Set 1

08:28 AM -0.7 ft





Sun Nov 22 Tide Set 1 12:07 AM 3.9 ft 09:18 AM -0.3 ft





Mon Nov 23 Tide Set 1 12:49 AM 3.6 ft 10:08 AM -0.3 ft





Tue Nov 24 Tide Set 1 01:33 AM 3.3 ft 10:52 AM 0.0 ft





Wed Nov 25 Tide Set 1 02:22 AM 3.0 ft 11:28 AM 0.3 ft





Thu Nov 26 Tide Set 1 03:23 AM 2.6 ft 11:54 AM 0.3 ft
Tide Set 2 07:39 PM 1.6 ft 11:06 PM 1.6 ft
Fri Nov 27 Tide Set 1 04:47 AM 2.0 Ft 12:12 PM 0.7 ft
Tide Set 2 07:21 PM 2.0 ft

Sat Nov 28 Tide Set 1 06:36 AM 1.6 ft 01:19 AM 1.3 ft
Tide Set 2 07:28 PM 2.6 ft 12:23 PM 1.0 ft
Sun Nov 29 Tide Set 1 08:22 AM 1.3 ft 02:37 AM 0.7 ft
Tide Set 2 07:46 PM 3.0 ft 12:30 PM 1.0 ft
Mon Nov 30 Tide Set 1 10:04 AM 1.3 ft 03:33 AM 0.3 ft
Tide Set 2 08:10 PM 3.3 ft 12:29 PM 1.3 ft

photo credit, SantaRosa OLD SKOOL

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Looking after the Pennies...

Looking after the Pennies...Times are pretty hard at present, price rises and unemployment are forever occupying the headlines and so its quite natural most of us are concerned about our money. Never has there been a better time to give your finances a complete service and save a little cash in the process.

Monitor your Spends.

The first thing you should do is analyze exactly what you spend your money on. The best way to do this is by creating a spending diary which you can update at the end of the day with exactly what you bought and what it cost. After about a month, sit down and review your months spending and identify areas savings can be made. Believe me, this simple little exercise will throw up some surprising results and may save you a fortune on its own.

Review your Subscriptions

Okay, you’ve decided to keep your gym membership as you do go once or maybe twice a week but make sure you’re getting value for money. I visit the gym once a week and so a membership is wasted on me as I pay per visit. Work out if paying per visit is better for you and don’t just consider the gym you are at, look at all of them.

Perhaps you have a contract cell phone with 1000 free minutes but only use 300. Question all your outgoings with “am I getting value for money?”

Keep a Close Eye on Your Accounts

This doesn’t mean check them every waking hour, you just need to know how much you have at any given time. If you know this, you are more likely to make better spending decisions instead of throwing caution to the wind. You will also be less likely to use unwanted credit which will be very expensive.

Get Saving

Even if you have nothing in mind to save for, get some money in the bank every time you get a paycheck. Life has a funny habit of throwing up some unpleasant little surprises every now and then and when it does, you will be much better prepared with savings to fall back on. You don’t have to put hundreds a month away, just whatever you can manage.

Spend a Little

This may seem to be going against the whole post but you have to allow yourself a little time to unwind. If you restrict your spending too much, you run the risk of not sticking to your plan, so be realistic and have a night out.

A lot personal finance problems arise when people neglect their money and spending. By spending just an hour a week organizing your cash flow, you are likely to save a fortune in the long run.

More Financial Information and Resources:
Think Money
Debt Consolidation Care

photo credit, r-z

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Top Posts for September 2009

These are my most popular posts for August 2009. This list is based on Google Analytics data on unique pageview count:


Previous Rank
1. Grace Lee Scandal 1
2. Shivaker on TV 7
3. Philippine Tide Forecast September 2009 new
4. Samantha Traffic Report 3
5. FM Stations in Metro Manila 2
6. Kamay Ni Hesus, Lucban, Quezon 4
7. Listen to 99.5 RT from the Web 9
8. The Boys of Magic 89.9 11
9. The Most Famous Person in the World 12
10. Do Not Cook with Extra Virgin Olive Oil 13

The top posts for the month are the Grace Lee-Shivaker 1-2 punch from Magic 89.9. Other Magic 89.9 posts are getting popular this month. You can go through the blog archives in case you missed anything from this month's post.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Philippine Tide Forecast October 2009

Philippine Tide Forecast October 2009This photo captured "Philippine Flooding" taken by Edward Allen L. Lim. Tropical Storm Ketsana locally known as Ondoy causes massive flooding in Northern Philippines.

To help you prepare for the future, here's the Philippine Tide Forecast for October 2009.

Update: Philippine Tide Forecast November 2009 here.







High Tide Low Tide



Time Height Time Height
Thu Oct 1 Tide Set 1 07:50 AM 3.3 ft 12:06 AM 1.6 ft
Tide Set 2 09:47 PM 2.0 ft 03:36 PM 0.7 ft
Fri Oct 2 Tide Set 1 08:43 AM 3.3 ft 01:45 AM 1.6 ft
Tide Set 2 09:48 PM 2.0 ft 03:52 PM 1.0 ft
Sat Oct 3 Tide Set 1 09:32 AM 3.0 ft 02:52 AM 1.3 ft
Tide Set 2 09:58 PM 2.3 ft 04:04 PM 1.0 ft
Sun Oct 4 Tide Set 1 10:22 AM 3.0 ft 03:49 AM 1.0 ft
Tide Set 2 10:13 PM 2.6 ft 04:14 PM 1.3 ft
Mon Oct 5 Tide Set 1 11:13 AM 2.6 ft 04:42 AM 0.7 ft
Tide Set 2 10:32 PM 3.0 ft 04:20 PM 1.3 ft
Tue Oct 6 Tide Set 1 12:10 PM 2.3 ft 05:34 AM 0.3 ft
Tide Set 2 10:54 PM 3.6 ft 04:22 PM 1.6 ft
Wed Oct 7 Tide Set 1 01:19 PM 2.0 ft 06:29 AM 0.0 ft
Tide Set 2 11:21 PM 3.6 ft 04:15 PM 1.6 ft
Thu Oct 8 Tide Set 1 11:54 PM 3.9 ft 07:27 AM 0.0 ft





Fri Oct 9 Tide Set 1

08:35 AM 0.0 ft





Sat Oct 10 Tide Set 1 12:35 AM 4.3 ft 09:55 AM 0.0 ft





Sun Oct 11 Tide Set 1 01:25 AM 4.3 ft 11:21 AM -0.3 ft





Mon Oct 12 Tide Set 1 02:29 AM 3.9 ft 12:37 PM -0.3 ft





Tue Oct 13 Tide Set 1 03:48 AM 3.9 ft 01:31 PM 0.0 ft





Wed Oct 14 Tide Set 1 05:20 AM 3.6 ft 02:09 PM 0.0 ft
Tide Set 2 10:03 PM 1.6 ft 10:49 PM 1.6 ft
Thu Oct 15 Tide Set 1 06:48 AM 3.3 ft 02:34 PM 0.3 ft
Tide Set 2 09:09 PM 2.0 ft

Fri Oct 16 Tide Set 1 08:07 AM 3.0 ft 01:26 AM 1.3 ft
Tide Set 2 09:11 PM 2.3 ft 02:51 PM 0.7 ft
Sat Oct 17 Tide Set 1 09:18 AM 2.6 ft 02:53 AM 1.0 ft
Tide Set 2 09:26 PM 3.0 ft 03:04 PM 1.0 ft
Sun Oct 18 Tide Set 1 10:26 AM 2.3 ft 04:02 AM 0.7 ft
Tide Set 2 09:47 PM 3.3 ft 03:15 PM 1.3 ft
Mon Oct 19 Tide Set 1 11:33 AM 2.0 ft 05:02 AM 0.0 ft
Tide Set 2 10:13 PM 3.6 ft 03:21 PM 1.3 ft
Tue Oct 20 Tide Set 1 12:46 PM 1.6 ft 05:57 AM -0.3 ft
Tide Set 2 10:42 PM 3.9 ft 03:20 PM 1.6 ft
Wed Oct 21 Tide Set 1 11:14 PM 3.9 ft 06:50 AM -0.3 ft





Thu Oct 22 Tide Set 1 11:49 PM 3.9 ft 07:44 AM -0.3 ft





Fri Oct 23 Tide Set 1

08:42 AM -0.3 ft





Sat Oct 24 Tide Set 1 12:28 AM 3.9 ft 09:46 AM 0.0 ft





Sun Oct 25 Tide Set 1 01:13 AM 3.6 ft 10:55 AM 0.0 ft





Mon Oct 26 Tide Set 1 02:06 AM 3.6 ft 12:00 PM 0.3 ft





Tue Oct 27 Tide Set 1 03:11 AM 3.3 Ft 12:52 PM 0.3 ft





Wed Oct 28 Tide Set 1 04:31 AM 3.0 ft 01:28 PM 0.3 ft





Thu Oct 29 Tide Set 1 05:55 AM 2.6 ft 01:52 PM 0.7 ft
Tide Set 2 08:43 PM 2.0 ft

Fri Oct 30 Tide Set 1 07:13 AM 2.6 ft 12:54 AM 1.6 ft
Tide Set 2 08:36 PM 2.3 ft 02:09 PM 1.0 ft
Sat Oct 31 Tide Set 1 08:23 AM 2.3 ft 02:15 AM 1.3 ft
Tide Set 2 08:44 PM 2.6 ft 02:21 PM 1.0 ft


photo credit, Edward Allen L. Lim

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