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Early Bean, Get's the Coffee

Here at my usual haunt caffeining up for Geek Guard.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Trance Thursdays

Listening to some Kyau & Albert whilst enjoying my java. The sun is out but the weather is cool at the moment. Very nice.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Curfew Backlash

The mall isn't even open yet and people are already milling about here at GSC. Police visibility + K9 units are everywhere. I'm uncertain if this makes me feel much more secure or not the popo's in the Philippines are NO WHERE near as professional as other law and order units in the rest of the world.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Jorell Millonado
Annlee Tan
Caryll Martinez
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May the FORCE Be With You...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Curfew is in Effect

After this afternoon's stand off between a rogue Senator (ex-military who led the Oakwood mutiny) and General in Makati City. A curfew between 12 midnight to 5 am is now in effect for Metro Manila and northern and southern Luzon. If you must be out be sure you have proper identification with you. Be safe everyone. The thing that boggles my mind is how the hell a officer with a court martial on his head wins in or can even run as a Senator.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Yep! I'm This BORED!!!

I google'd and made contacts of the more common resto's/food delivery services. I was able to get images for most but not all of them.

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No More Super Breakfasts @ Jollibee

I'm sad to report that Super Breakfasts are no more.
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So I went with my usual 2 pcs Chicken Joy and Palabok combo...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Absolut Disco

Cool packaging...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

STAR WARS Mimobot Series 2 NOW AVAILABLE for PRE-ORDER

Series 2 of mimoco's STAR WARS® mimobot's are now available for pre-order... I've pre-ordered mine and you should do the same before they're sold out! -- STAR WARS® mimobots by mimoco

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Laurice Escolar
Vicente Firmalo
Floriza Ledesma
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May the FORCE Be With You...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

HTC TyTN II HSDPA Speed Tests

Mobile: HTC TyTN II
Service: SMART Telecom
Location: Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan MM
Test Site: BBR.com Mobile Speed Test 1Mb Download
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[Test 1]

[Test 2]

[Test 3]

Warrior is Back

Warrior Mab'n is back in Manila... We're off to Tagaytay this afternoon... Yeah!
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Rude Awakening

Ok Thursday night I go home early to get some rest... Friday I end up waking up late and am über late for work. Friday night, I don't go out an sleep really early woke up around 8:30 and planned to have a cup of joe at Starbucks to really wake me up. As I was going down the stairs I slipped hit my head on the hand rail... Quite painful but I'll live. Are our steps just plain slippery? Am I just too clumsy (nb: I was walking slow and holding the hand rail)? Are the gimmick gods punishing me or sending me a sign? One thing's for sure: I won't be needing that cup of coffee after all.

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Review|PDair HTC 3-in-1 USB Adaptor

[The packaging isn't as impressive as the case]

[mini USB/3.5mm audio jack/HTC ExtUSB headset jack]

[Ext USB]
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I got this accessory just in case I wanted to share my music with others via the 3.5mm jack, I don't use the ExtUSB earphones because I have my Moto HT820. One problem I saw was that if you have the Adaptor inserted it makes the device think that a headset is inserted so audio is routed to the ports instead of the speakers. Would have been nice if this only happened when the port is occupied.
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Pros:
3 ports :D
Cons:
Makes the device think it has a headset inserted.

Review|PDair HTC TyTN II / P4550 Black Aluminum Case

When I got home from work I saw a Parcel Claim Stub with my name on it. So I swung by the San Juan Post Office to get my parcel.
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There are 3 items in my parcel here is the first one PDair Aluminum Case for HTC P4550/HTC TyTN II (Black) the other item is an HTC 3-in-1 USB Adaptor which I will show you later, the last is a free key chain [my 2nd in fact]. Let's get to it then...
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[PDair has decided to package the case in a nice black box with silver branding very nice]

[In the box we see the case and the optional belt clip ~ I don't trust belt clips so this will be the last that we'll see of that, the case is lined with neoprene inside]

[The TyTN II fits nicely into the case the cutouts for all controls, ports and camera]

[The rear of the case]

[cutouts for the stylus, camera button and power button]

[cutouts for the ok button, scroll wheel, and voice command button]

[case open screen tilted - as you can see the flap doesn't lie perpendicular to the surface time will tell how…

Happy Birthday

November 18, 2007
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Happy Birthday
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Jarvey Belo
Glecy Cuaso Delgallego
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May the FORCE Be With You...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

BIR: Bureau of Internal Rackets

Was at the RDO (Revenue District Office) this afternoon. They wouldn't receive our small corporation's 1702Q. The lady said we had to pay MCIT (Minimum Corporate Income Tax), she even whipped out the resolution for it. So I browsed it and under the very 1st section it clearly states that MCIT is applied to corporations after their 4th year of operation (this is only our 2nd year). I pointed this out to her but she tried to overwhelm me with sub points and what not. Basically she was trying to hustle me. To show the bitch she couldn't hoodwink me. I turned the implementing rules and regulations to the 1st page and used English to overwhelm her. I reckoned these hacks in our BIR weren't to adept in Uncle Sam's tongue so I had the upper hand or lip? Anyway she ended up passing me off to her boss. When I entered the office I immediately used the same strategy and after making me wait 15 minutes they finally caved and received my 1702Q. Up yours BIR and Mabuhay and Repu…

Chan Ang Engagement

17-Nov-07 @ Summer Palace
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Congratulations Chinang and Arlyn. Salamat sa pagkain!
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

McDo Pig Out...

Quarter Pounder with Cheese
Large Fries
10pcs Chicken Nuggets
Large Regular Coke
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

EQ in South America

Pocketweather just alerted me of a strong EQ in South America. I hope damage and especially lost of lives are at a minimum.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Destiny Cable Internet sucks

True story: Destiny Cables sucks more than ever. We have über long outages, but since were moving soon we aren't changing providers anymore
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Jean Claude Ades LIVE in Manila

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When: 16-Nov-07, Friday 10pm
Where: Embassy Superclub, The FORT
What: JCA Live
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Door Charge PhP 600.00 with 3 free drinks [San Mig Light or Tequila]
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Free Ringtone: Jean Claude Ades - Fly Away [hosted on mobile9]

Breakfast of Champions

The maid woke me up too early. So I'm here at Starbucks having my usual early morning cigarette, black coffee but this time I spiked it with a little cognac for the aroma. Not entirely that bad but I am getting a bit warm in the face I might have been to liberal with the cognac.

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always..

2007-Nov CCRP Summary [and finished...]

November 2007 Cigarette Consumption Reduction Program (CCRP).
A = Allowed
C = Consumed
U (O) = Under (Over)
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Disastrous... This is at 6 days into the month and I am already over my allowed cigs by 78 sticks or close to 4 cartons! If you read the October report preceeding this one then you know what I'm upto next. I'll still be keeping track of my consumption for reference. But this will be the last CCRP report.

2007-Oct CCRP Summary

October 2007 Cigarette Consumption Reduction Program (CCRP).
A = Allowed
C = Consumed
U (O) = Under (Over)
-- Total failure... October is the start of the 2nd phase of my CCRP, which according to Smoke Free Bny: Definitions, Regulations and Sanctions should be at 25% reduction rate. From the data I'm still a little under 50% [almost same consumption as September]. Looking at my November listing [on my PocketPC] I'm already over the limit and it's barely a week into the month and I'm already over my limit. So basically I screwed up October and November [already!], honestly I think I bit off more than I could chew. I'm not making any excuses so the sanctions still apply: no STAR WARS STUFF and no TECH STUFF for November thru December [Shitballs!].

Since Phase 2 isn't working, I've decided to stop the CCRP and will try to go COLD TURKEY. Everyone says it's the most effective method and I think it's high time I give it a shot. Now when I will do that I don&#…

@ Highlands

Chillin' at Tagaytay Highlands...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...