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Official Palm Treo 750v WM6 Update Out Now

Rejoice fellow Treo 750v users finally... palm & Vodafone has released the official WM6 ROM for our devices. You can only download once so make sure you have a stable internet connection.
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palm Europe Treo750v WM6 ROM
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I've been using the leaked AT&T ROM, which I made 'vanilla' for the past few weeks but might update using this one next week when my schedule frees up a bit.

HTC TyTN II: Is this my next toy [er... mobile]

Platform: Microsoft® Windows Mobile® 6 Professional
Dimensions: - 112 mm(L) x 59 mm(W) x 19 mm(T) - 176 g with battery pack
Processor: Qualcomm MSM7200, 400MHz Samsung
Memory: - ROM: 256MB (for programs and users’ storage) - RAM: 128MB SDRAM
Main LCD Module: - 2.8″ transflective TFT-LCD with backlight LEDs, touch-sensitive screen - 240 x 320 QVGA resolution with 64K Colours
Communications: - Dual-mode, HSDPA- 3.6 mbps - UMTS (tri-band, 850/1900/2100 MHz) - GSM/GPRS/EDGE quad band (850/900/1800/1900)
Camera: - 3 megapixel colour - Video Conference Camera
Audio: - Built-in Microphone / Receiver - Loud Speaker for Hands-Free Support
Connectivity + Interface: - Bluetooth® - 2.0 - Wireless LAN 802.11b/g - 3V USIM/SIM card Slot - HTC ExtUSB - MicrosSD card Slot - External Antenna connector
GPS - Internal GPS antenna - Standalone GPS abd A-GPS mode - TomTom Navigator 6 Edition
Power + Battery: - Removable and rechargeable Lithium-ion polymer - Typical capacity: 1350 mAh - Standby time: Up to 200 ho…

Nice Car

Saw this @ Powerplant last Sunday. I wonder when I could drive one...

Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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via palm Treo 750v + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Aisa Yap
Bliss Mabini
Christien Lim
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May the FORCE Be With You...

Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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via palm Treo 750v + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Tiffany Huang
John Chua
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May the FORCE Be With You...

Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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via palm Treo 750v + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Tagaytay Tomorrow

Off to Tagaytay tomorrow to check on our place there I hope it's not trafffic seeing as it's a long weekend.

Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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via palm Treo 750v + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Busy Bean

Sort off busy today and haven't really had the chance to do some surfing r blogging. Well the Long weekend is here. Be safe and have fun everyone. Go with the FORCE.

Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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via palm Treo 750v + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Lost 8 months of Messages

WHAT THE F!!! When I woke up this morning I saw that SPB Backup was still running which was odd since I set it to automatically backup every 5AM. So I let it do it's thing and got ready for work. After the backup and subsequent soft reset. There was an error message stating 'cannot start\Windows\SpbBackupRunner.exe'. Dismissing the notification I went ahead and tapped the start menu but I only had the today icon I could not access any programs at all. I soft reseted 6 times no change so I did a hard reset and restore of last Sunday's backup file, Monday's was definitely corrupted. However my sms were not restored even a manual custom restore did not help because apparently even a full automatic backup does not save PalmMsgV001 the file which contains all my sms & mms data. Treonauts using SpbBackup if you want to backup sms & mms do it manually by copying the file to your pc or storage card. Spb will definitely be hearing about this.

Vincent Benedict Py Cas…

Review|Hawaii BBQ Tagaytay

[pineapple + chicken fried rice]

[beef stew]

[ribs ribs ribs]

[pork belly]
Awesome food. Meat from the ribs were falling off the bone. The beef stew was so good we got 2, the pork belly was good as well and everything went well with the chicken/pineapple fried rice.

Recovered!!!

Checking my August consumption I've recovered my 45 stick over consumption so if I stick to the plan I'm set for August. 11 days to go... Let's do this!

Vincent Benedict Py Castro
palm Treo750v + Gmail

The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Off to Manila...

True story: It suddenly became very warm @ Tagaytay.

Perfect timing cause we just left our place and we are on our way to Sta. Rosa to check out some kicks. Had 3 hours of sleep. Which brings my total shuteye time to 8 hours for 3 days.
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Friday = 3 hours
Saturday = 2 hours
Sunday = 3 hours
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Here at the Adidas Outlet nothing is really appealing to me. So I'm just hanging back as they checkout kicks and shirts. I hope we eat soon though I'm sort of famished.
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Belay that. Just lost my appetite.

Vincent Benedict Py Castro
palm Treo750v + Gmail

The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Zombean... Boo!

Wasn't able to sleep since 9:30am yesterday. So I cleaned up the house again. Fell asleep at 1:30pm awhile ago, my mates were trying to wake me up cause they wanted to go to Highlands but I was a wreck 28 hours without sleep. Woke up @ 5:30pm... 4 hours not bad I guess. Woke up and they were kind enough to put on a DVD so I had some background noise. Very kind of them... So I call Shots and he says it's 24 I'm like where the F is Bauer? After a few minutes he finally shows his mug but he's the only one I know... It was season 4, I only saw season 1 so I switched it to something funnier HUMAN TRAFFIC. After around 45 minutes they So I guess I missed out on Highlands. I really should get some shut eye tonight or I'll be zombie again tomorrow. Were here at Mano's Greek Tavern hope it's good. Foods here review coming up...

Vincent Benedict Py Castro
palm Treo750v + Gmail

The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Review|Mano's Greek Tavern Tagaytay

"10 to 10 Everyday!" that's what the owner said! Ok the lamb shoulder was gastronomically orgasmic. Also try the lamb and beef gyros. Chicken soup, Saganaki and the Greek salad are a must try. The prices were fair and service was fast. Highly Recommended!!!

Vincent Benedict Py Castro
palm Treo750v + Gmail

The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

The Waiting Game

Been up since 9:30. Since everyone else is still snoozing I decided to clean up the stuff from last night. I've now run out of things to wash & clean. So now I wait for the rest to wake up. I hope the others will go ahead and go up today (weather permitting of course).

On a side note. I tried setting my Treo to UMTS and was having trouble keeping a signal. So I'm surfing via slow GPRS.

Vincent Benedict Py Castro
palm Treo750v + Gmail

The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Coffee Time...

Ah brewed coffee my drink of choice for a dull rainy morning. Don't mind the cigarette in the background I'm still within both my daily and monthly limits.Vincent Benedict Py Castro
palm Treo750v + GmailThe FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Bored

I'm really bored here at home. Nothing good on the tube. So we're watching 'Wild Hogs' on my sister's notebook. Not paying too much attention since I've seen it already.Vincent Benedict Py Castro
palm Treo750v + GmailThe FORCE Will Be With You Always...

EDSA

Took this snap this AM on my way to Makati Vincent Benedict Py Castro
palm Treo750v + GmailThe FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Pouring

It's really pouring here in San Juan I think it's been raining really hard since around 6AM. I wasn't supposed to wake up till 9AM but I'm up already. :-( Vincent Benedict Py Castro
palm Treo750v + GmailThe FORCE Will Be With You Always...

What I'm Listening To...

Paul van Dyk - In BetweenVincent Benedict Py Castro
palm Treo750v + GmailThe FORCE Will Be With You Always...

The Rains Make Me Lazy

My VAIO is an arms length away but I'm too lazy to swipe my finger on the scanner to logon to my blogger account (you can actually use the biometric scanner to secure files, the computer and even log on to websites) and type on my full sized keyboard. Anyway it's raining again. Contemplating if I should go out tonight or stay in. I don't feel like moving so I guess it'll be the later. Vincent Benedict Py Castro
palm Treo750v + GmailThe FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Meetings Galore...

I'm going to be out for meetings the whole day tomorrow 1 in the AM and 2 in the PM. Hoping these will be productive and not a waste of time. Vincent Benedict Py Castro
palm Treo750v + GmailThe FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Vanilla WM6 Treo... Woohoo!

Thanks to Asukal [xda-dev] I now have a Vanilla WM6 Treo 750v [Vanilla means no carrier branding and apps]. The process was pretty simple and straight forward. I did have to do a hard reset after but it's worth it just to get rid of all the AT&T branding and crap-ware loaded on the AT&T ROM, also the Storage space got boosted by around 9 to 10Mb, I had close to 58Mb after a HR. Just finished syncing my PIM data and loading up my essential applications and games. This one is a relatively lite install, I hope to check stability and keep on adding apps as I use the device.
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Here's the link to the instructions and files! =>XDA-DEV Thread<= [you have to be a member and logged on to access the files]
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Battle for Z's

Just got home from a meeting and finished showering. Now after a long day, the battle for Z's begins. I didn't get much sleep last night. Hoping to have a more restful sleep tonight.

Vincent Benedict Py Castro
via Treo 750v + G-Mail

The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

AC is Busted Here at Work...

The AC in my room here at the office is busted. Damn it's really warm. It's so warm I'm feeling sleepy... Who am I kidding I'm always sleepy when I'm at my desk AC or no AC :P
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My Treo isn't syncing over USB and such I can't sync my newly acquired songs dammit!!! I must've done something while I was fiddling with it yesterday evening. I hope I can troubleshoot this by tomorrow.

What My Birthday Means

14 October 1979 Your date of conception was on or about 21 January 1979 which was a Sunday.You were born on a Sunday
under the astrological sign Libra.
Your Life path number is 5.

Life Path Compatibility:
You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 5 & 7.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 3 & 9.
You may or may not get along well with those with the Life Path number 8.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 4, 6, 11 & 22.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2444160.5.
The golden number for 1979 is 4.
The epact number for 1979 is 2.
The year 1979 was not a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 1/28/1979 and ending 2/15/1980.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Goat.

Your Native American Zodiac sign is Raven; your plant is Ivy.

You were born in the Egyptian month of Choiach, the fourth month of the season of Poret (Emergence - Fertile soil).

Your date of birth on the Hebrew ca…

What Your Name Means...

You entered: Vincent Benedict Py CastroThere are 23 letters in your name.
Those 23 letters total to 104
There are 7 vowels and 16 consonants in your name.

What your first name means:LatinMaleConquering.EnglishMaleConquering.Your number is: 5The characteristics of #5 are: Expansiveness, visionary, adventure, the constructive use of freedom.The expression or destiny for #5:
The number 5 Expression endows with the wonderful characteristic of multi-talents and versatility. You can do so many things well. The tone of the number 5 is constructive freedom, and in your drive to attain this freedom, you will likely be the master of adaptability and change. You are good at presenting ideas and knowing how to approach people to get what you want. Naturally, this gives you an edge in any sort of selling game and spells easy success when it comes to working with people in most jobs. Your popularity may lead you toward some form of entertainment or amusement. Whatever you do, you are clever, analytica…

DLSU vs UST

DLSU bows to UST, 81 to 73 in OT. I think they threw away the game. Casio went down hard, I hope he's not hurt.

Vincent Benedict Py Castro
via Treo 750v + G-Mail

The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

I'm 21% Immature

[ ] You have eaten fish food.
[ ] You have eaten dog food.
[ ] You have eaten cat food.
[ ] You have run into a glass door.
[*] You have eaten an ant
[ ] You have eaten grass.
[ ] You have licked a tree
[ ] You have polka dotted underwear.
[ ] You have pink underwear.
[*] You had contests with your friends to see who can create the nastiest burp.
[*] You have screamed a random word in public.
[*] You wave at people you don't know.
[ ] You have flushed the toilet because you were bored.
[ ] You have slapped yourself out of boredom.
[ ] You sing the "FUN" song.
[ ] You hold conversations with a pillow, blanket, stuffed animal etc.
[ ] You dream of llamas coming out of peoples' butts.
[ ] You think people who eat brains are cool.
[*] You have/sing karaoke even though you know you're horrible
[ ] You know how to spell "supercallifragalisticespialadosious" by heart.
[ ] You make up your own words and use them with people who have no clue what they mean.
[ ] You have striped so…

The Roosters Are Back

Ok over the past few days with 2 typhoons passing the PI. Rains were drowning out the sounds that my nemesis made. Now that the rains have stopped the mother humping roosters are back in full force. My brother noticed however that during the reprieve from the downpours you could still hear them albeit faintly... which means they were moved! Now that ain't a daft idea at all. The owners probably moved their precious fighting cocks [BASTUS!!!] inside their homes or something to protect their investment from mama nature. So these cock sucking owners can't even stand their pets inside their own homes so they place em outside, nicely done my insensitive scumbag neighbors from the low cost housing behind our townhouse.

What Are You Listening To?

I'm currently listening to. Paul van Dyk feat. Jessica Sutta - White Lies

Vincent Benedict Py Castro
via Treo 750v + G-Mail

The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Monsoon Rains

It's been raining for most of last night and most of the morning today. Classes have been suspended for the lower levels but as we are already working were here at the office. I hope it isn't flooding when we go home later.

More Speed Tests

Did these tests last Sunday @ Trinoma/N. EDSA area.
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SMART UMTS (3G) NETWORK
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[downloading a 400K file, not really that fast for 3G]

[my 2nd test yielded this result]

[so I tested again with a bigger file of 1Mb]
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Still did not get an H to mean HSDPA though.

Late

Woke up later than usual today and so I came to work an hour late. My bosses [read: Dad and Mom] did not notice though so I think I'm in the clear. :P

Rains Make Me Sleepy

The rains cometh! Don't you sometimes feel super lazy when it's raining? Well I do. Take today for example it's been raining almost non stop for most of the day here at the office. It may be a psychosomatic response. But I think I am getting sleepier by the minute. I remember when I was younger when rains like these meant no classes and a whole day left for playing or sleeping. Ah how I miss the good old days.

Vincent Benedict Py Castro
via Treo 750v + G-Mail

The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Walking in Springfield

Coffee Time

I just realized I haven't had a single drop of coffee since last Friday. Now why can't I do that with cigarettes?

Vincent Benedict Py Castro
via Treo 750v + G-Mail

The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Feeling Much Better

Finally... just in time for the weekend I'm starting to feel better. Will take it easy tomorrow [er... today hadn't realized it's 1AM already] and try to rest up some more after checking up on the kiosk and doing some chores. So I guess I really am feeling better since it seems I can't sleep again. I'm going to power down my VAIO, turn of the TV and force myself to sleep after this post.

Feeling Drowsy

These meds I'm taking are making me drowsy. I'm having trouble keeping my head up here at work. I wish I were at home on my bed. My throat feels a lot better though and I've only smoked one stick today I'm saving up my last stick [I've allowed 2 since I'm sick] for later tonight.

Get A Treo at 0% with Your Citibank Card

Microwarehouse and Citibank have a 0% Interest PROMO for both the Treo 680 and 750. Check out the flyer bellow! Thanks Bliss for the info. :D
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UMTS Speed Tests AT&T WM6 Leaked ROM

Did some speed tests with the leaked WM6 AT&T ROM and UMTS on SMART.
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Location: Driving Around Marikina City [my bro was driving]
Network: Smart Communications [Philippines]
Settings: Set Band to UMTS to avoid falling in and out of UMTS signal.
Testing: BBR [broadband reports] downloading 100K file [mobile speed test]
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[1st test: definitely mid to low 3G speeds]

[2nd test: It dips some more here]

[3rd test: Still 3G speeds but a bit faster]

[4th test: we see a speed drop again]
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It has been discussed in the forums that the 3G icon would change to an H when the device uses HSDPA. Never saw the H. I think this one is definitely location and carrier dependant. So YMMV. I think I will do the speedtests again tomorrow in V-Mall at San Juan [I have crappy UMTS signal @ home].

It's Alive...

Sometime this afternoon my shobe gave me a disturbing call and said that the notebook I got for her in May was in an endless restart loop and couldn't boot into Windows. She was freaking out and wanted to reformat it there and there. Gratefully she took my advise and after tinkering with it for a bit it's now alive again. It was giving a BSOD right after the Windows XP screen with the progress bar then looping back to the OEM screen. Being the brute that I am, I removed the HDD and placed it in my 2.5HDD enclosure. Explorer on both my VAIO and my other sister's MSI just hanged with the HDD connected. So I put the HDD back and decided to try and repair it via the Windows XP CD Repair Windows Tool. Chkdsk, fixboot, fixmbr did the trick. With fingers and toes crossed I exited the repair tool and restarted the machine. To my surprise it booted and presented me with the logon page. With her password entered, XP started and we quickly backed up her files on the Desktop to her 2n…

2007-July CCRP Summary

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Ok so here it is the bottom line! July 2007 Cigarette Consumption Reduction Program (CCRP).
A = Allowed
C = Consumed
U (O) = Under (Over)
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As you can see from the graph I've went over by 45 sticks [that's 2.25 packs], looking at the data it was during my business trip to China [07-18 to 07-20] that I really went over board. The rest of the times I was either within the daily limit or just a stick or two over.
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So what does this mean...?
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Basically it means I have to smoke 45 less sticks this August.
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Going overseas was an unforseen situation but I cannot modify my program if it will be detrimental to it. So it stays the same for now.
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Over by 45 sticks in 31 days. That's about 1.5 sticks a day, not all that bad if you average it out [thanks Jill for pointing this out].
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The first Quarter of this program was designed to reduce consumption by 50% even though I went over in July by trying to stick to the program I am not consuming at my usual pace. It's a conscious effort …

For Sale|MSI s262 Notebook

White colour
12.1” screen
Intel core 2 duo, Centrino duo 1.83ghz
1gb ddr ram
100gb Hard drive
5-in-1 memory card/stick reader
Dvd-r/rw combo cdrom
Bluetooth PAN network adapter
Intel ®/ wireless 3945ABG network connection
Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Extended battery
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Genuine Windows XP Pro
McAfee Anti-Virus valid til Jan 2008
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PhP 45,000.00 [slightly used]
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You may sms me or drop me an email if interested.