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Ng Po Pills

Ng Po Pills
Originally uploaded by bnycastroFor stomach aches!

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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...

Coming Down With Something

I think my late night fridge raids have backfired on me. I'm not feeling too well... I pop a paracetamol and try to take a nap to recharge.
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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...

05/2008 Tone of the Day - In Da HOUSE w/ bnycastro

THIS IS A RELEASE ARCHIVE, PLEASE DOWNLOAD FROM THE LINKS PROVIDED SO I CAN KEEP TRACK OF MY DISTRIBUTION THANKS :D
Welcome to TOD [Tone of the Day] Wednesday.
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In Da House with BNYCASTRO
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House Music inspired RT uploaded weekly [I hope].
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As the House Heads say: 'IN HOUSE WE TRUST'
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In Da House is hosted by bnycastro he likes STAR WARS, Dimsum, Trance Music, Windows Mobile Devices, Technology and enjoys Blogging and Surfing the WWW. He resides in Manila, Philippines [GMT +8]. He is currently using an HTC TyTN II as his primary mobile
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May 2008
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07-May-08: Ferry Corsten ft. Simon LeBon - Fire
14-May-08: Ferry Corsten - Junk
21-May-08: Danni Minogue - Who Do You Love Now?
28-May-08: Sandy B - You Make The World Go Around
200805261911_014
Originally uploaded by bnycastroYummy!
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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...

Twitter Down

Twitter has been having some outages lately. Yesterday IM functionality was disabled. Today too many tweets are the problem. I wonder if they should start limiting tweets (at least temporarily) and maybe validate accounts and delete unused or fake ones.
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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...

Hooray for Chocolates!

Hooray for Chocolates!
Originally uploaded by bnycastro--
Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Tips & Tricks|Setup GMail [POP] On Windows Mobile

Setting up GMail POP on Windows Mobile is really easy.
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1st on your desktop login to your GMail account and make sure that POP Forwarding is enabled. You may find this under Settings > Forwarding and POP/IMAP
nb: if you have a fairly large inbox it would take a lot of time if you do decide to download all your messages.
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Now to the Windows Mobile side of things.
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Create a New Account
Input your email address [un-check the auto settings] > Next
Select Internet e-mail > Next
Input your name and what you want the account to be called -> Next
Incoming mail server: pop.gmail.com:995
Account type: POP3 -> Next
Username [full email address]
Password
Outgoing mail server: smtp.gmail.com:465
Check Outgoing server requires authentication -> Tap Advance Server Settings ->
Check Require SSL for both Incoming and Outgoing e-mail -> Done
Choose a Send/Receive schedule -> Tap Review all download settings and make your changes.
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I'd suggest that you download headers only or mai…

Review|Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones was entertaining and it stays true to both the franchise and genre. I think some people are put off by some elements but these are more of personal biases and shouldn't have been taken against the film. I liked the little nods to the preceeding films and characters. Top marks for effects of course. Harrison Ford may be acient but he still has that Indy charm. Still this is just my personal opinion I hope you go see it and decide for yourself.
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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 Anniversary

Happy Anniversary
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William & Lydia Castro
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Thanks for everything!
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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...

The Beanster™ Blog Mobile

Here's how my mobile blog looks like:

You may click the 'Mobile Version' link on the header but I've also added a QR Barcode that redirects you to my dotmobi site [you may also click it to visit the site] :)

The Beanster™ Blog v9.1.6 + Mobile Site

I mentioned that I was more sensitive to mobile friendly sites and started to look for a way to get my blog ready for the small screen. So for v9.1.6 I have added a Mobile Version link on the header of my blog [Blogger does not currently support redirection], I made my blog mobile friendly using http://mofuse.com, it's still a work in progress but I aim to keep it simple.
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If you're on a mobile browser navigate to: http://bnycastro.mofuse.mobi/

Internet Addiction sans the PC

I think I am addicted to the internet, as you can see in my last post I join a lot of sites, I also join forums and online communities for mobiles, PDAs and techsites.

Still in between notebooks and as such I don't have my own PC at home [I usually borrow my sister's notebook if need to]. So usually I just connect to our home WiFi network with my PDA [currently an HTC TyTN II]. I can actually accomplish quite a lot with my PDA I have 5 email accounts [3 Gmail, 1 Yahoo, 1 Hotmail] syncing via IMAP. I have a multi client messenger [Shape IM+], I even have Skype which I don't use. I use Pocket Internet Explorer to browse.

I update my blog, upload pics, post updates to twitter, watch youtube, chat on IM, surf the WWW all thru my phone. Using a mobile to stay connected has made me sensitive to the need for a more mobile friendly website. There is nothing worse than using a mobile to browse a flash/script laced site which takes ages to load. So far I can do what I want online with…

Social Networking on the Go

We can't dismiss the fact that mobiles are becoming an easier and much more popular way to connect to the WWW. The problem is some sites are not really built for the small screen. Well if you're into social networking you're in luck. Facebook, Multiply, MySpace and now Friendster have mobile ready sites up and running [IMO these are the more popular social networking sites for the Philippines at least].
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Facebook = http://m.facebook.com
Friendster = http://m.friendster.com
Multiply = http://multiply.com/m
MySpace = http://m.myspace.com
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Ready for some more? Check these out... There's twitter [which I'm currently addicted to], jaiku, blip, brightkite, linkedin, friendfeed, socialthing [currently in beta] there are probably more but these are the ones I've joined for now. AFAIK only twitter has a mobile friendly site it's at http://m.twitter.com
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You can add me in any [or all] of the above sites I use the same id: bnycastro

Doraemon Pencil Sharpener

Doraemon Pencil Sharpener
Originally uploaded by bnycastro--
Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Spoon + Fork = Spork

Spoon + Fork = Spork
Originally uploaded by bnycastro--
Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

hp 2133 Not Yet Available?

I wrote hp support yesterday inquiring about the hp 2133 mini-Note PC, it was appearing in some local blogs as being available locally. hp just sent me a response saying that the mini-Note is not yet available. Hmmm I wonder if the units being sold are paralleled in or are really for the local market. I'm still planning on looking for the hp 2133 maybe tomorrow [if I wake up early and beat the traffic].

How Bold Can Darth Vader Be?

Palm Treo 800w ???

Saw this HERE via @mobiletopsoft

Offering Eggs

My bro is offering eggs cause they'll be going to Boracay tomorrow, hopefully it doesn't rain and they have fun & of course stay safe.

Tags: "Sta. Clarita" "Marikina City" Eggs
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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...

CBS buying CNET

Saw this on twitter http://tinyurl.com/6ltt3g Tweeted by: http://twitter.com/veronica
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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...

Pasta ala Beanie

Thanks to my shobes for helping me put this together. Naubos ko din pala hahaha gutom!
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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...

Tips & Tricks|Keyboard Shortcuts

If you have a WM6 device you may not be aware that Outlook Mobile has keyboard shortcuts that can really make managing SMS/MMS and Emails much much much easier.
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Press and hold 'H' on your hardware keyboard and see the list of available shortcuts :)

Coffee Shop

We ate here 2 weeks ago when we went to Zoobic. I forgot to post about the place. I was very hungry so I had the GIANT TACO first. The TACO shell is actually lumpia wrapper, which was a let down. It's huge but not great. I then had the Roast Beef, the beef was ok but the gravy was very bland.

[Giant Taco]

[Roast Beef]

Xtremely Xpresso

When we arrived in Subic on Saturday we decided to have lunch at Xtremely Xpresso near our hotel. Of course I ordered the giant burger from their burger shack. It's called Ben's Delight. While it is huge I was a bit disappointed that the patty did not reach the edge of the bun :( the patty was also thin, I think it's almost similar amount of beef with their regular sized burgers but just spread thinner to make it look bigger. I was able to finish 3/4 of the burger before asking Chi Chi Boy for help. I wish it was more juicy but I loved the grilled taste, though the giant burger was ok, I'd also recommend getting their regular sized burger.

Piso Para Sa Tweet Mo!

Are you a resident of the PI & addicted to twitter? Can't stand the costly SMS charge of sending tweets via your phone? Well have no fear phtwitters is here! They have gateways for both SMART and Globe, therefore making the cost of tweeting just 1 peso. Head on over to their website http://phtwitters.com/ and be sure to follow them on twitter as well http://twitter.com/phtwitters. tweet on! tweet on!

Tips & Tricks|Microsoft Voice Command

If you have a Windows Mobile Professional [read: PocketPC Phone Edition] or Classic [read: PocketPC] device and you want some verbal alerts/automation you may want to consider Microsoft's Voice Command. It's a pretty sweet application and adds geeky and coolness points [you can never have enough of those]. I've purchased the US English version.
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nb: if you have a Windows Mobile Standard [read: Smartphone] device MS also has a version of Voice Command for you but I don't think these apply to you.
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Currently I have an HTC TyTN II which comes with Cyberion Voice Command, it's a worthy application as well but let's face it, who has time to make voice tags? Microsoft Voice Command works OOTB [Out Of the Box] without training or tagging which I really like :)
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Now let's discuss how to clean up your device of those Cyberion Voice Command stuff
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What you need:
WM Device [WM5 and up]
Microsoft Voice Command [as of writing it's 1.60.4622.0]
File Explorer [I use Resc…

Tips & Tricks|Disable Automatic Data Connection

Does your device ever connect without your permission thereby elevating your data costs? Well here's a fast and simple trick to save you some moohlah on data.
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Tap Start > Settings > Connections [tab] > Connections
Tap Manage Existing > select your Connection (in this case it's SMART Internet Settings) > Edit

Tap Next > Delete the last letter/number of the access point (in this case it is t from internet) > Next > Finish
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Now each time your device attempts to connect it'll error out and won't connect. Remember you need to add the letter/number you deleted to get data again. This tip is not elegant but it works, I've been using it for awhile and I only enable data when I need it. This does not affect WiFi or MMS :)

Boun Giourno (Shaw)

Finally was able to eat steak (I've been craving for the past week). Rib-eye! Tahlap!
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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...

Will (Touch) Diamonds be a Geeks Best Friend???

As promised HTC announced a new product yesterday in London. It's been doing the rounds on the internet for a few weeks as leaked images and specs but now we have it straight from the Taiwan based firm. Say hello to the HTC Touch Diamond.
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Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional [although I'm still wondering why it has WM Standard Home/Back keys]
2.8" VGA Screen
Triband GSM/GPRS/EDGE [900/1800/1900 MHz]+ Dualband HSDPA [900/2100 MHz]
Qualcomm MSM7201A 528MHz processor
192Mb RAM / 256Mb ROM / 4Gb Memory
WiFi
Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
A-GPS
FM tuner
ExtUSB
3.2MP / 0.3MP cameras for Imaging/Telephony
900 maH battery
Accelerometer
Fancy UI on top of WM6.1 dubbed TouchFLO™ 3D
Opera, Youtube access
110g [w/ batt]
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Though I'm happy to see loads of RAM/ROM and 4Gb of internal storage I'm surprised to see that they removed the microSD card slot for this device. That's a definite point against this device. Triband is so 90's I wonder why this isn't Quadband? Maybe it's cheaper to make Tri…

Lesser Panda

Supposedly this was the brand Mr. Deng Xiaoping smoked. It costs PhP 800.00 per carton or PhP 80.00 per stick, it tastes like China smokes and will probably still give you cancer.
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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...

Peafowl (Pavo cristatus)

Zoobic Safari in Subic
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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...

04/2008 Tone of the Day - In Da HOUSE w/ bnycastro

THIS IS A RELEASE ARCHIVE, PLEASE DOWNLOAD FROM THE LINKS PROVIDED SO I CAN KEEP TRACK OF MY DISTRIBUTION THANKS :D
Welcome to TOD [Tone of the Day] Wednesday.
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In Da House with BNYCASTRO
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House Music inspired RT uploaded weekly [I hope].
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As the House Heads say: 'IN HOUSE WE TRUST'
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In Da House is hosted by bnycastro he likes STAR WARS, Dimsum, Trance Music, Windows Mobile Devices, Technology and enjoys Blogging and Surfing the WWW. He resides in Manila, Philippines [GMT +8]. He is currently using an HTC TyTN II as his primary mobile
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April 2008
--02-Apr-08: Global Deejays - What A Feeling (Flashdance)
09-Apr-08: Global Deejays - American Pie
16-Apr-08: Peter Luts ft Dominico - What A Feeling
23-Apr-08: Foo Fighters - Best Of You - House Mix
30-Apr-08: OneRepublic vs Timbaland - Apologize - House Mix

Slow Like Molasses

My desktop is really really slow, it doesn't feel like it's CoreDuo 1.8Ghz with 2Gb of RAM at all... I guess swapping in my old HDD with an existing XP install isn't an ideal way to go about things. I think the drivers and crap that I needed for the 1st MB is conflicting with something on this MB... Bah! It looks like I have to do a reformat of this PC. All my files are on a 2ndary drive so that's not going to be a problem. It's time spent installing all the applications I use. The good thing is I get to have an ultra clean PC after cause I can opt out of installing applications that I don't use that much. So far the shortlist is XP [duh], Office 2007, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Reader, Firefox, Yahoo Messenger, Activesync. These are pretty much the apps I use on a day to day basis. Then I have to go call MS to have my copy of XP activated and validated again. Then updating! Damn... that'll take a lot of time. I wonder if it's time I should be taking anothe…