Friday, July 30, 2010

FIGHTING THE GREEDY TELCOS

Most people who use the internet in the Philippines know the frustration of the service provider messing up. Sometimes, there is completely no connection, and other times, there is some kind of firewall that seems to slow down downloads. We are promised megabytes/second downloading speeds, but when it comes to our beloved pirated Torrents, we have to make do with a speed of 40 kilobytes/second. To have it at 200 kb./sec. already seems like a godsend.

We look for options everywhere, but we are limited to only several providers, such as PLDT, SkyBroadband, Globe, Smart and Sun, wherein we have to make do with the least bad as opposed to the best.

When Cito Beltran airs his grievances on the matter, we are likely to relate, perhaps even side with his conclusion that the solution lies with Congress and other governmental means.

Monday, July 26, 2010

SONA WRITING TIPS FROM NOYNOY'S LEFT AND RIGHT IDIOT BOXES

I learned a lot about writing State of the Nation Addresses just by watching Noynoy! Noynoy! Noynoy! (NNN) a couple of minutes ago. I'm not going to focus too much on his manner of delivery (Wait for applause with a pained expression; Stay stuck in mid-sentence waiting for the prompter to load; etc.) and leave that to an orator.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

NO FREE LUNCH INDEED

I make it a point to read Professor Cielito Habito's 'No free lunch' column whenever it comes out. I'm happy for him that it has recently been moved from the business section to the main section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

All this should not be construed as an agreement with his views. Far from it. In fact, I read his column as a means of getting into the mind of the statist.

Friday, July 2, 2010

WANG WANG, MAMA'S FALLEN ANGEL!

If you ask me (Just in case you do lang naman), this whole 'Walang Wang Wang' (WWW) business is a BAAAD idea.

Obviously, Noynoy! Noynoy! Noynoy! (NNN) didn't think the repercussions through. Of course, his advisers and strategists all saw the WWW as an instant endearer to those who were skeptical of NNN's promise to eradicate corruption.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

PROJECTED TIMELINE OF NOYNOY ADMINISTRATION

June 30, 2010:
- Swearing in of Noynoy! Noynoy! Noynoy! (NNN) People's spirits are raised (This already happened!).

July 1, 2010:
- A wave of optimism spreads around the country like never before, especially when they see NNN in the front page of the Inquirer looking so dignified and ready to combat corruption.