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Macbook Air Review

Mar. 12th, 2009 | 04:50 am

It is my 3rd Apple Graduation from:
Powerbook 160 (Circa 90's). I cannot imagine how they improved from this paper white laptop that virtually runs on nothing. Wayback then, it does not even connect to the internet with that lazy apple talk! My Lolo gave this to me; I think I dropped it and it started not working. Not a big loss. I was in fact relieved to sort of see it sit there useless; a month later, another shipment. A replica of the same model from my folks. Groundhog Day!

iBook (Circa 2000-2004). This was a gift from my cousin. Though it was shouting in 80's colors I was amazed by how the screen color rendering was, the speed and portability. See it closes like a clamshell, and there is a handle at the back so you can carry it like an attache case. I think the introduction of these units (read: in cleaner, sleeker, curved designs) marked apple's success in luring the market to "want" these products.

Macbook Air (Circa NOW). I fell in love with it in an instant.

The Good:
Thin that it will fit a Manila folder
Light (13 inch screen, 3lbs.)
Fast (On a core 2 duo, 1.6 GHz chip, 2G RAM, OSX Leopard)
Can slice someone annoying into two
Lit Keyboards
Bright screen
Decent Battery life (3-5 hours, depends on the applications running)
Good ventilation
Decent 80GB HD
Mouse is a thing of the past. Mac trackpad is ultra intelligent and responsive

Apple also introduced Time Machine. A mind boggling application (needs an exernal drive to run) that lets you go back in time to find your old lost files, applications, pictures, everything! When your system crashes, or you decide to replace your Mac, everthing from applications to how everything looked like can be migrated by Time Machine. With a blackhole swirling in the background, I got the impression that the effects were a rip off from Mortal Kombat.

Since I take a lot of pictures, features like batch edits, rotates and photo alignment are also a breeze using the multi touch trackpad. It reads your gesture and executes it in an instant.

The Bad:
Hinge grip is weak
It sweats your hands after carrying the unit for sometime
Seems like it would break if you drop it
Localized heat from the upper left corner
1 USB port

I just sent my Macbook Air to the Apple care center today, due to loud Fan Noise. Apple offers a very expensive extended warranty plan called Apple Care Protection Plan (Php 12,000)

Essentials (the extras I bought to compensate for it's shortcomings):

1 TB (1000Gig) MyBook External HD

 Octopus USB (since it only has 1 USB port - unbelievable!)

120 Gig External USB powered HD (for portability)

Time Capsule (500 Gig, DVD, external HD, ports and peripherals - All wireless)

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Francis Magalona

Mar. 6th, 2009 | 06:48 pm

You Crafted My Generation.
You Represented My Heritage.

You will be Missed.

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Mar. 5th, 2009 | 03:22 am

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Rajo and Xave

Feb. 23rd, 2009 | 09:47 pm

Thank you for the suit.
Biggest Hugs!

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To get the best out of people, choose to think and believe the best about them

Feb. 23rd, 2009 | 08:35 pm

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Jan. 31st, 2009 | 09:03 am

"The business of business should not just be about money, it should be about responsibility. It should be about public good, not private greed, the creation of profits with principles."

Anita Roddick; founder, The Body Shop
I have learned more managing this under a year old small business than my ten year corporate experience summed up. 

Thank you to our employees and co-business owners who helped us make the Laundry Shop become successful.

The second branch is on the works!

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Top 10++ Most Annoying Phrases

Nov. 26th, 2008 | 07:37 pm

These Phrases need to park!

Though maybe "you could care less," the scholars in question keep track of linguistic mangling and overused buzzwords in a database called the Oxford University Corpus. The voluminous record keeps track of books, magazines, broadcast, online media and other sources, watching for new overused, tiresome phrases and retiring those that fade from use (or misuse).

The great hierarchy of verbal fatigue includes:

1 - At the end of the day. We used to joke around this because everyone cannot exit a meeting without saying it. Why does the conclusion need to happen at the end of the day? Saying it does not make the sentence intelligent.
2 - Fairly unique
3 - I personally
4 - At this moment in time
5 - With all due respect
6 - Absolutely
7 - It's a nightmare
8 - Shouldn't of
9 - 24/7
10 - It's not rocket science

and these are some of mine...

11 - Actually, 12 - Basically,  13 - I don't know about you, but "for me", 14 - Back in the day, 15 - Are you serious?, 16 - No Kidding?, 17 - Literally, 18 - Ironically, 19 - "blah, blah, blah" when used as a filler for other words, 20 - Moving Forward, 21 - Good Job.  Which I just used a while ago. I think Good Job are for animals on training, or children who performed some idiotic task, 22 - YOU KNOW? When someone says 'YOU KNOW?' my brain signals an autonomic response of 'I DON'T!'

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It's Veronica Montelongo

Nov. 15th, 2008 | 04:20 pm

Of the reality TV show "Flip This House"

FLIP THIS HOUSE (web link)



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Ivan Man Dy

Nov. 5th, 2008 | 01:57 am

I am amazed of such people who promotes our lovely Manila. I came across of one brethren one fine Saturday. GP knows him from Benilde, I know the person he was promoting Manila to from TV. I was making kuha-kuha while they were making tusok-tusok.



Told Ya' I was just really going to Eng Bee Tin to review the new Mr. Ube noodle house and their new line-up of Hopia!

Serendipitous. See you on the Binondo WOK this Saturday!

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Oh, Anthony!

Oct. 25th, 2008 | 01:58 pm

I was hunting for a good gustatory find, and since the last flavor release of Eng Bee Tin's famed was the "combi" Ube-Pastillas, Ube-Keso, Ube-Langka (...to be continued)

Hey this belongs to the review section!

So I was in Binondo, hunting for yet another Gustatory find. Trying to decide what street to take, GP said "Wow, tourists in complete production". I panned to where he directed me to and saw a familiar face. I know him, but I can't say for sure since he sprinted too quickly inside the Binondo church. Like the Polar bear who just jumped out of the bed from hibernation, I chased the Gazelle (I know, there are no antelope's in the north. I just wanted to use Gazelle since it reminds me of Marv as this is one of his transformational animals. I will use Black Mamba next time, in another apt scene). So I went through the church, exited the left wing and saw him.

Lo and behold! It's not Ian Wright, It's not Nigella.

It's Anthony Bourdain eating fishballs! He really is "without reservations". The shots were not staged in any way, he just stopped by a vendor; got a barbeque stick, stuck it into the fishballs and dipped it into the god-knows-who-else-did sauce and ate it. He must have a porta-let in his van!

This is his Blog about the Philippines:


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