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State of the Bean Address / 1st Half of 2008

First good evening (or morning) to you my faithful Beanster Blog readers. What's up!?
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A few minutes from now we'll be halfway thru this year. Here's a recap of this year's first 6 months.
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Health: I wanted to end June at 125lbs I'm a few lbs shy of it but I'm sure I can catch up in July. Hopefully I can hit 130lbs by the end of July and maintain it. Maybe I should return to the gym (after 2 years). Also my sleep has improved dramatically since the devil birds are no longer an issue.
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Family: my shobe Cat leaves in early July to work overseas. Take care shobe we'll miss you. Otherwise I think I've grown closer to my siblings which is great :D
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Friends: most my friends are either having kids or getting married. Congratulations to By & Lea, Jose & Caryll, and of course Chi & Lyn. I've been able to re-connect with highschool friends which is pretty cool. It's not all good in this area but the good definitely outways the bad.
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Gadgets:…

Things I did over the weekend...

This is in response to candishhh's post over here

Friday
Slept in, yes it felt good to sleep in.Saturday
Burger Brunch with Doc Elars at Burger Avenue, Makati CityTea at Starbucks, Powerplant Mall, Makati CitySurprise Birthday Party for Arlyn Chan, at NP Kopi Tiam, Quezon CityCoffee at Starbucks Ashcreek, San Juan City Sunday
Watched WANTED w/ Chut and Jorell at Promenade GH, San Juan CityTea at Starbucks Promenade GH, San Juan CitySurprise Hot Pot Dinner for Shobe Cat, King One Hotpot, Pasay City
All in all a pretty chilled and relaxed weekend with family, friends and good food. A welcome change from the 'gera gimmicks' of the recent past. I like I like! :D
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Captain's Advise

Captain Solo gives young Luke Skywalker excellent advise after they take care of some Imperial TIE Fighters while fleeing from the 1st Deathstar.
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"Great kid! Don't get cocky."
―Han Solo to Luke Skywalker, STAR WARS IV: A NEW HOPE

Review|Wanted

Category: Movies
Genre: Action [adapted from Graphic Novel]
Starring: James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman
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A very action packed and visual movie. It did show some signs that it was directed by Timur Bekmambetov the same person behind the Day and Night Watch movies. James McAvoy held in there and was a worthwhile leading man. Jolie was very very hot [I think I'm in love] and Morgan Freeman is Morgan Freeman. Wanted is fast paced action with a lot of guns and pretty wild stunts with cars. Worth the watch if you like things that are not overly complicated.

Spain Euro 2008 Champs

Spain 1 - Germany 0 was the final results of the match in Vienna. Congratulations to Spain for winning the Euro 2008. Well done.

Pacquiao vs Diaz [SPOILER WARNING]

.:SPOILER WARNING:.
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Manny Pacquiao knocks out David Diaz on 2:29 of the 9th Round.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河

The FORCE Will Be With You Always...
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via Google webmail

Diablo III : Dec 2009

Diablo III is now official... Wooohooo!!!
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http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2008/06/28/the-diablo-iii-announcement/ | http://www.blizzard.com/diablo3
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thanks to my pal jomz for the link :D
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河

The FORCE Will Be With You Always...
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via Google webmail

Happy Birthday Arlyn

Happy Birthday Arlyn
Originally uploaded by bnycastro Good food and good friends. Hope your having a Beast! Arlyn :D

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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 9.2

I went back to a 2 column format for version 9.2 of my blog. I was getting tired of the 3 column view anyway. I've also reset the widgets to get back functionality I've lost over the changes I've been making to the HTML. Good to see that Blogger kept most of my widgets [unlike in previous versions where you had to re-add each and every widget].

I've basically stripped down my blog again and will be adding widgets as I go. A new start, well not entirely... but new enough.

Embassy Club Closed for Renovation

Ok. Time to weight in on this...
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Micro-blogging sites and blogs have been buzzing with the news about your fave club being closed by the city government of Taguig. This came after a patron was reportedly assaulted by a DJ. Embassy has also been on the limelight prior to this as fights often occur inside or outside the club. Well what do you expect liquor + cramped place + testosterone = mayhem. The drug issue has also been raised but not confirmed (daw). I'm not really affected by this closure which I think will be temporary, haven't been to Embassy since March. Some of the events slated at the sprawling club are being moved to alternate locations.

Some micro-bloggers say that Embassy has posted 'closed for renovation' on their doors. Sounds way better than 'closed for investigation' don't cha think?

I'll end this post with a hasty (probably malformed) Haiku:
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Were oh were will the people go?
Piedra? Ascend? Fiamma?
Embassy is closed, oh no!
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Vincent Be…

Burger Play Time

Burger Play Time
Originally uploaded by bnycastro Our playful pup!
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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...

Last Goodbye Ai

Our great grand aunt has passed away. We're not allowed to go to the wake because of feng shui/zodiac stuff. Didn't really know her that well in fact I don't even know her name. We just refered to her as Ai (auntie) because she was my grandma's aunt. I remember her fondly as a small but strong woman. Laughter came quick for her and it was always good to see her even if our conversations were hampered by my very limited hokkien dialect. Haven't seen her in the past few years and last I heard she was staying at the buddhist temple.

Goodbye Ai, rest in peace.
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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 x mimoco Series 3 USB mimobots... COMING SOON!

Whoa whoa whoa!!! Got an email from mimoco this AM and guess what... Series 3 is coming... the folks at mimoco even have a neat contest that can get you a Star Wars Series 3 mimobot or the whole series... Use the FORCE and guess which character comes out! I'm meditating on my 1st answer as I type up this post... My ally is the FORCE... :)
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PRESS RELEASE (mimoco website)
CONTEST LINK {mimoco forums)

Tips & Tricks|Flat Title Bars for WM6

If you've been looking at screen shots of Windows Mobile 6.1 you may have noticed that the default theme now sports a flat title bar on top. You don't need to update to 6.1 to get this though. Just a simple registry key can get you that 6.1 look you always wanted.
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Things you need:
Windows Mobile Professional device
Registry Editor
Color codes
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Step 1:
Using your registry editor navigate to the following key:
\HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Today\.tsk
Step 2:
Create a new binary value

Name = Color_TitleFlatCenter
Value = XX XX XX 00 [where XX XX XX is the color code]

Step 3:
Soft Reset and you are done!

HTC Kaiser WM6.1 ROM a Huge Dissapointment....

Ok this might be a rant post but it has to be done...

I have an HTC TyTN2 aka Kaiser [if you don't know the Kaiser is the manufacturer's code for the device, I will refer to the device as Kaiser from now on]

Ok so I've been a good little boy and was really patient and waited before installing the update. Why did I wait? Well I wanted the applications to catch up to the OS, yes it was just a point update but some apps were not working so well on 6.1 so I decided to wait.

So yesterday I decided that I should finally go 6.1, did a backup of my device, sync'd my PIM data and went ahead with the ROM update. Everything went smoothly and I was installing my essential applications without any complications.

PIM data was sync'd, I was using chat sms, and zooming in PIE. The problems began when I started customizing my device. I always have cleartype enabled on both portrait and landscape modes on my devices because I feel it's softer on the eyes especially since I stare a…

Review|Jake's Steak Brazilian Ribeye

Brazilian Ribeye
Originally uploaded by bnycastro Meat meat meat!

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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...

New Addition to My Collection :)

New Addition to My Collection :)
Originally uploaded by bnycastro It's the stormtrooper from my shobe. Thanks Nikki :D

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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...

Brother's Burger Hamburger Day / 50% OFF on the Half Pounder

Review|Get Smart

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This movie starring Steve Carrel (The Office US) really cracked me up... Lord knows I needed a good laugh. Anne Hathaway is hot hot hot! Also in the film are: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and the Great Kali [dunno his real name] both are wrestlers from the WWE.

The film is actually a big screen adaptation of a 1960's Mel Brooks (Men in Tights) and Buck Henry TV sitcom. Funny film :)

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Roncel Nebre
Paul Tan
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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...

Apple Sidra

Apple Sidra
Originally uploaded by bnycastro I'm sure they meant Apple Soda, it's always comforting to know the stuff you're drinking is: WITHOUT CHEMICAL INGREDIENTS

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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...

This is 3G?

WTF is wrong with SMART 3G?
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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...

Steak Burrito + Mango & Banana Shake

Steak Burrito + Mango & Banana Shake
Originally uploaded by bnycastro Quick dinner before the movie

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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...

Escaping The Great Pit of Carkoon

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Been shredding the Dune Sea of Tatooine and almost fell into The Great Pit of Carkoon, home of the almighty Sarlacc. Feeling fortunate to escape the Sarlacc's belly and appetite, but am wary of the tentacles that may still pull me back in. Hopefully I can swipe a thermal detonator and send the beast to kingdom come.
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"My ally is the FORCE"

DEATH STAR in LEGO!

This is just too awesome [thanks Ira and Jek for the link] I WANT ONE!!!
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via GIZMODO
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STAR WARS + LEGO = BEST OF BOTH WORLDS!

ping.fm

trying out this new service called ping.fm [http://ping.fm] which is sort of a centralized updater for social networking / micro blogging sites

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Christina Sioco
Barnaby Ang
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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...

Sith Sense: Part Deux

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Moff Jerjerrod: "We shall double our efforts."
Darth Vader: "I hope so, Commander, for your sake. The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am."
―Moff Jerjerrod and Darth Vader, STAR WARS VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI
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Even the Sith forgive… :D

Sith Sense

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Luke: "Your overconfidence is your weakness."
Palpatine: "Your faith in your friends is yours!"
―Luke Skywalker and Emperor Palpatine, STAR WARS VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI
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Sometimes even the Sith make sense, choose your friends wisely kiddies... :D

PUA 151

PUA 151 now that's a plate!
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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...

Bestman's Token = Yoda Bobble-Head

Bestman's Token = Yoda Bobble-Head
Originally uploaded by bnycastro Here's what ChiLyn gave me as a token for being their bestman. Yoda Bobble-Head FTW!

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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...

fring, FREE chat and VoIP application for your mobile

[Here's fring running on my HTC TyTN 2, I'm tweeting!]
My friend Jomz keyed me in on this free app called fring. It's a IM and VoIP application. I've downloaded the version for Windows Mobile and am running it on my TyTN2. It supports [as of this writing] Skype, Gtalk, MSN, Yahoo, AIM, twitter, and ICQ. Not bad :D
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It can use cellular, wifi or even activesync to connect you to your friends... pretty neat.
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Go to: http://www.fring.com to see if your mobile is supported :D it's free and that's fringing enough reason to take a look see!

Hot Pot w/ Attorney Oskee

Oscar [aka Racso, Oskee, etc etc] the one and only person I know who went to Harvard Law as a scholar and delivered the graduation speech for his class [he's been a genius since we were all small] was passing through Manila [he'll be based in SG so hit him up if you're based/going there].

GK hosted Oscar's one night only dinner at his resto Zhu Chinese Cuisine [thanks GK]. Also present were: JB Lim [haven't seen this guy in a long time as well], Ronald Chong, Caloy and Erica, Cram [who bought dinner for everyone! Thanks Marc :D], Jaoser [who was entertaining guests but chatted with us for a bit nonetheless], Flu and his gf, and of course we were graced by the lovely Bel and cute Greggy [o yan GK di ko na tinawag na Gory]. All in all a very relaxed and fun dinner.

Eating imported beef and lobster balls plus story swapping became the main form of entertainment ranging from elementary antics to highschool. We were laughing till we went out of the resto. Hopefully next …

Bestman's Toast for ChiLyn

[Presenting: Mr. and Mrs. Chan]
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[Reading the toast from my PPC Phone: Geek is In!]
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I've been getting requests from friends to share my toast which I gave in yesterday's wedding. So here it is [I did some on site improv of course]...
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INTRO (Micheal Buffer style]:
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, the groom's side proudly brings to you. The groom's classmate, long time friend and best man: Vincent Castro, Castro.

MAIN:
Good afternoon to everyone. I hope everyone is enjoying their lunch. I'd like to say a few words for the newlyweds.

First, I'd like to thank everyone who helped in making the service possible namely the parents of our lovely couple and the the ninongs and ninang, and the pastor.

Secondly, the entourage, especially the smashingly lovely bridesmaids [hi ladies!]. By the way I'm single and willing to mingle.

Of course Chinang would like me to thank Arlyn for showing up this morning, thank you, it would've been really akw…

ChiLyn FTW!!!

Today was in a word simply AWESOME. My über good friend Ritchie 'Chinang' Chan got married to the stunning Arlyn Ang. It's both my privilege and honor to have been chosen as the best man. They got me a Yoda Bobble head toy but really their beaming smiles was enough. I count myself lucky to have been a part of this wondrous day. Ultra happy for the newlyweds... ChiLyn FTW!

I'll end this post with an excerpt from my toast: "May your lives be long, your problems few, your kids plenty and May the FORCE be with you... Always" :D
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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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Catherine Anne Montenegro
Florendo Ritualo Jr.
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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...

SMART 3G Crawling in San Juan

SMART 3G Crawling in San Juan
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...

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Jacqueline May Lim
Marie Garcia
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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...

Tips & Tricks | Inbox Search / Search

I'm back with another tip for all you Windows Mobile users out there! This one is really simple but oh so useful, I've been using this daily ever since it was introduced to the platform :D. Do you get huge amounts of emails on your device? How about SMS? Ever got frustrated that you had to scroll endlessly to find that one message you need to forward or keep? Well let me free you from the anxiety this Independence Day with this simple tip!
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You may not know this but your Windows Mobile device has a nifty inbox search function. Works for SMS/MMS and Emails.
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Just start typing out letters of either senders or subjects and it will automatically filter out the messages for you.

[In this example I typed out 'celtics' and it filtered the emails for me in real time!]
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I have 3 Google IMAP accounts, Windows Live, and Yahoo Email syncing to my PDA [that's 5 email accounts]. Add SMS/MMS and I have heaps and heaps of messages to go through in a day.
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Used with the keyboard…

My Mom on Asian Dragon

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FTW!

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Jeremiah Lim
Kate Villaluna
Kenneth Yap II
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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...

Come Plurk with Me!

Can't get enough of social networking? Well here's another one...
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PLURK
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From the FAQ:
What is Plurk?

A really snazzy site that allows you to showcase the events that make up your life, and follow the events of the people that matter to you, in deliciously digestible short messages called plurks.
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Follow me on Plurk: bnycastro you'll be automatically added as my friend :D
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oh and for those on the go: http://www.plurk.com/m on your mobile browser will give you a mobile friendly plurk site :D
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Now get plurking!

Raining in Marikina City,PH

Raining in Marikina City,PH
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 iPAQ 900 Business Messenger

hp is trying to regain lost glory with this entry into the WM world... Check it out!
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Microsoft® Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional [read: POCKET PC PHONE EDITION]
Marvell PXA270 processor 416 MHz
128Mb RAM / 256Mb ROM
miniUSB
microSD Expansion
2.46-inch Transflective color TFT 320 x 240 pixel touch screen with LED backlight
3 Megapixel, CMOS sensor, auto focus, 4X digital zoom
WiFi b/g
4band GSM/GPRS/EDGE 3band UMTS w/ HSDPA
A-GPS
Removable, rechargeable 1940 mAh Li-Poly battery
Dimensions (w x d x h) = 2.5 x 0.6 x 4.5 in (64 x 15 x 114 mm)
Weight = 5.4 oz (15.4 g)
QWERTY bar form factor.
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ultra similar specs to my current TyTN II except of course for the glaring form factor difference [which also lends to the dimensions] and battery [which would lend to weight and uptime]. Very very tempting... much more tempting than the Samsung SGH-i780 with it's not so standard 320x320 resolution. I'd pick low-res over application compatibility any time... still I am hesitant to change devices merely fo…

Review|Kung Fu Panda

Category: Movies
Genre: Animated
Starring: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie
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This movie had me laughing all the way [Lord knows I've been needing to laugh]... a great movie for kids of all ages. I was amazed with the animation, man cartoons have really come a long long way. Go and see it!
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Fave scene:
@ the peach tree of wisdom
@ the jade palace just before the final battle with tai long.

3G iPhone ETA July = BORING...

We all new it was coming and here it is... Available in the US by July from AT&T.
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What's new:
Triband UMTS w/HSDPA [still supports Quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE]
A-GPS
Microsoft Exchange
App Store
Still missing:
User accessible /replaceable / removable battery.
Expansion via flash memory
Still unknown:
iPhone as 3G modem
What Bluetooth profiles are supported
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Specs
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This is what the 1st iPhone should've been... Still while waiting for enterprising folks to unlock and ship out these babies to territories not yet supported maybe you should take a look at the Samsung SGH-i900 [aka Omnia]
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iPhone now in 3G... YAWN~!

Land Rovers = Off Road

[STORM TROOPER WHITE... DROOL!]
I opted to join Marc et al last Sunday to go off roading in relatively nearby Tanay, Rizal. Boy was I glad I did. It was a great experience and a real eye opener on what the LRs could really do. We crossed creeks, rivers, rocks, dirt, sand, mud, gravel, foilage and at wild speeds and impossible angles at times, impressive machines and driving. We took a dip in the river, something I haven't done in more than 10 years, brought back a lot of good 'ol camping memories. Marc packed a great 'picnic' we had steaks, corn, chickboy adobo [that's chicken and baboy], fresh buko juice [from the tree baby], and of course Marc's freshly made pesto penne. We then did an intermediate run on 'SPONGEBOB' [that's the name of the vehicle], I was hanging on for dear life and was being tossed around like a rag doll but it was an adrenaline rush too see what you were trying to traverse or what you already have [if you look back]. Fish/squid…

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday.
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Gela Laurel
Catherine Consunji
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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...

GMail Filters/Labels are a God Sent

I used to have about 20 filters/labels for my main Gmail account, when I moved from POP to IMAP syncing it was a PITA to have to sync all the folders [each label is treated as a folder by Messaging in Pocket Outlook]. So I selected all my mail and removed ALL the labels and deleted all the filters and relied on Search [which works pretty well too]
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Today I was forced to take another look at filters/labels
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Recently I've been receiving emails that I'd rather not read/look at [for now at least]. So I decided to make some filters and move the emails automatically as they are received to the Archive [so I don't see them but they are there just in case I might need em, of course I've also added a Label to them for easier organization. I was doing this on the desktop and viola after 1 sync [via IMAP] the emails disappeared from my TyTN II's inbox. Now my inbox is much much more bearable.
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I wonder if this was the trick used in the movie SATC by the assistant? If so I…

Review|Yellow Cab Charlie Chan Pasta Extra Shrimp

Review|Yellow Cab Charlie Chan Pasta Extra Shrimp
Originally uploaded by bnycastro Good Stuff! Now this is a hungry man's meal :)
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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 Magnets FTW!

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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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Antonio Gomez
Warren Co
Ginger Hao
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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...

Zhu / Moksha with Ira

[@Zhu]

[@Moksha]
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Ira flew in from the Estados Unidos last Saturday. Had an impromptu mini reunion at Zhu and drinks at Moksha afterwards.
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Highlights:
GK's Hotpot and Drink all you can deal [champion!]
Marc's 'Section A Supot' chants
Jao's special blend of hot pot sauce. You can actually eat rice with it [ala Mang Tomas].
oh... and Ira was there :)
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a bit dazed from the lack of sleep but it was worth it! Fun Wednesday night :D
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[pics courtesy of Dr. Consunji]

HTC Touch Pro Announced

Hot on the heels on the HTC Touch Diamond release, Taiwan based Windows Mobile behemoth has announced the HTC Touch Pro [aka HTC Raphael]. Like the Touch Diamond it boasts VGA, WiFi, BT, HSDPA and have TouchFLO 3D as well. The only difference is it will have a slide out 5-row QWERTY keyboard [dedicated number row]. I wonder why they went with a top side dedicated number row akin to the HTC Universal of old. Still good news for QWERTY boys and girls :D they're also boasting TV OUT functionality [of course with an additional HTC accessory]
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HTC Touch PRO

My Shobe On Umagang Kay Ganda

My Shobe On Umagang Kay Ganda
Originally uploaded by bnycastro Here's a pic of my shobe and one of the hosts of 'Umagang Kay Ganda' a
morning show of ABS-CBN. GIBI was featured in their back to school segment
:D

"Sikat na si Steph!" FTW!

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河

The FORCE Will Be With You Always...
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via Google webmail

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday.
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Mark Manahan
Ian Pascual
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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...

Palm Treo 850 ???

A week or so back I posted about the rumored Palm Treo 800w well BGR has pics/specs of what the Treo 850 might look like... I sort of like the 800w look a bit more than the 850's. How about you?
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pic/links courtesy of BGR

Review|Anthem (2007)

Category: Music
Genre: Dance & DJ
Artist: Filo & Peri ft Eric Lumiere

Here's a trance gem from the duo Filo and Peri it features the vocals of Eric Lumiere. I applaud F&P for the stellar production they did on the track. The Maxi CD includes 5 tracks with mixes from John O' Callaghan and Nic Chagall. Trust in Trance kiddies!

Review|In Search of Sunrise 6: Ibiza (2008)

Category: Music
Genre: Dance & DJ
Artist: Various Artists [mixed by Tiësto]

If you've had a listen to EOL and was hoping for something a bit more toned down and mellow then you might want to grab the 6th installment of the ISOS series which is selected and mixed by Tiësto as well. This 2 CD compilation flows very smoothly and I really enjoyed listening to it. It's been in my music player's rotation for over a month already.

Tips & Tricks|QR Codes = Geeky Fun

QR Codes
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Using QuickMark I took a snap of the QR Code for the mobile version of my blog [http://bnycastro.mofuse.mobi] and it launched Pocket IE to navigate to the site :)

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You can also place text, dial numbers or send SMS with QR codes.
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Make your own QR Codes HERE they also have some readers for select mobiles HERE.
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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday.
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Jhozeph Chua
Mark Buhain
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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...

Review|Nancy Jane (2008)

Category: Music
Genre: Dance & DJ
Artist: Nancy Jane [Castiglioni]

It's been awhile since I've reviewed any albums... My bro handed me this CD and asked me to have a listen since he knew I liked Electronic music. I was quite surprised that it was by a local actress. So I popped it into my music player and gave it a listen.

Here's my take on this album...

I personally haven't heard her sing so I don't know if she has the talent or the voice to put out an album. Then again with the tech these days you can do most anything digitally... Most of the vocals on the tracks seem to be digitally altered, nothing new nor wrong with that in the Electronica scene. I do get a distinct impression that she is trying to channel Bailey [yes Ms. Everafter] commercially a good move, we all know that Pinoys have grown to love her [Bailey's] sound/voice. This is all well and good BUT to do it for almost the entire album is a bit much for me. I can't stop but feel that the tracks …

Review|Fish Out Of Water

Review|Fish Out Of Water
Originally uploaded by bnycastro Located at the 3F of GB5, ordered the White Shrimp Penne it's good for 2 so be sujre you're really hungry or you've someone to share it with.

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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