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What is a good place for Developers?

I was doing my nightly stumble and I saw this 2 very good articles.

The Development Abstraction Layerhttp://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/DevelopmentAbstraction.html

A Field Guide to Developershttp://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/FieldGuidetoDevelopers.htmlImage from http://www.fogcreek.com/

I Want XP not Vista

It's my second day installing Windows XP to my new laptop. Alas, it is still not working. I also tried installing Linux, but it also failed. :(
Why does the manufacturers of new laptops adhere to the vision of using only Vista? They don't even add support for drivers for XP anymore. Boo.

Bonus Gone in a Day

Today, I together with my family, watched "Tanging-Ina .." to support the annual  Manila Film Festival. 
Normally I only watch a Tagalog film once a year, just like today.
After that we went to a computer/electronic shop to buy my new laptop eventhough my bonus is not enough. Luckily, the price from my last canvass is now discounted by not buying the bundled OS.
Then, we ate after at Kenny Roger's Roasters restaurant.
That's how I got my bonus gone in a day.
Next topic: Why can't I install Windows XP in my new Laptop? :P

Releasing the ANBU in Me

Great shot from Irene!

DG12 Christmas Photo at the Company's Party

Here is a sample photo from Roy's (royalexandre.multiply.com) multiply album of the Company's Christmas Party.

Attended Christmas Parties

It has been two weeks that I and other friends, colleagues has been celebrating christmas parties. Tonight was the company's christmas party and I think my last for this year. :pCongratulation to Glen, Mayang and Gabrielle, together with other co-groups for bagging a place in the war of presentations.I did not stay long to dance with other ropponggi-bar-hoppers and dance-addicts :p, because I am already tired and not feeling well. Sayang. Yabbe.I'll just free-up some space in my old laptop and post the pictures. I leave you with Flo Rida's In the Ayer.
In The Ayer - Flo Rida
In the Ayer - Flo RidaOh hot damn, this is my jamKeep me partying till the A.MYall don't understand, make me throw my handsIn the ayer, ay, ayer, ayer, ay, ayer
[Verse 1: Flo Rida]Hey this is my jamYall don't understandI'll make you understandWhat's pumpin in my CD player (player)Party all night like yayer (yayer)Shawty got a hand in the ayer (ayer)Make me want to take it dayerThen I go, h…

Baby, Don't You Break My Heart

Baby, Dont You Break My Heart Slow - Vonda Shepard This is an old sad song from Vonda Shepard.Bab, Don't You Break My Heart SlowI like the way you wanted me
Every night for so long baby
I like the way you needed me
Every time things got rocky

I was believing in you
Was i mistaken
Do you say, do you say what you mean?
I want our love to last forever

But i'd rather you be mean than love and lie
I'd rather hear the truth and have to say goodbye
I'd rather take a blow at least then i would know
But baby don't you break my heart slow

I like the way you'd hold me
Every night for so long baby
And i like the way you'd say my name
In the middle of the night
While you were sleeping

I was believing in you
Was i mistaken
Do you mean, do you mean what you say?
When you say our love could last forever

(chorus)
But i'd rather you be mean than love and lie
I'd rather hear the truth and have to say goodbye
I'd rather take a blow at least then i would know
But baby don't you break my …

Seen This Image Before from a Magazine

Recently the company's monthly magazine published Froilan's article about winter sport -- Snowboarding. I and Jordan, were with them during his snowboarding in Zao. I wish I could do snowboarding again.Here is the link to his album First Snow (http://efkyoo.multiply.com/photos/album/34/First_Snow)

Toki No Ashioto (時の足音)

Another great music from Kobukuro, which is also my new favorite. This song was used in the Oh! My Girl! jdrama.
Kobukuro - Toki No Ashioto
Wakare no kisetsu ni yureru
Hakanaki ichirin ka
Onaji nukumori no kaze wo
Daremo ga sagashite aruiteru

Deai wa sore ni nagareru
Oboro gumo no shita de
Kasanari au tokei no hari no you ni
Yukkuri to yukkuri to yukkuri to
Mawari hajimeru

Mijikai hari ga kimi nara
Nagai hari ga boku de
Onaji jikan wo kizami nagara
Nandomo sure chigai mata deai
Aruku hohaba wa chigatte mo
Egaku mirai ga onaji nara
Daijoubu mata onaji basho kara hajimerareru kara

Ganbatta kedo dame datta ne
Makechatta kedo kakko yokatta ne

Ironna tane wo moratta
Kotoba ga kokoro ni mizu wo yaru

Mijikai haru ni saku yume
Nagai fuyu wo koete
Kokoro no oku ni
Atsumeta tane wa
Donna hikari de sodatsu no darou

Hokodou no kage ni saku hana
Dare no tame ni aru no darou
Dare no tame demo nai yoto kagayaku
Kimi ni terasareteru

Omoi ga kotoba ni kawaru yo
Kotoba ga hikari wo yonderu
Hikari ga ho…

Next Goal: Onsen

Another activity I haven't done in Japan is going to an Onsen.
This picture below is a mini-Onsen for the feet of train passengers in front of Kinugawa-onsen Eki (Station). If only I had extra time, I would have tried this before going home.
Anyway there are still many Onsen places available out there, just like the feature in the recent Metropolis magazine (November 21 Issue).I shall conquer this with my next trip (someday ...), even if no one will join me. :p [This is what you call realizing your dreams]

Multiple Intelligence: Find Your Strengths

Another assessment quiz.
http://literacyworks.org/mi/intro/index.html
Your top three intelligences:IntelligenceScore (5.0 is highest)Description4.86Nature: You are sensitive to nature and environment. You probably know the names of rocks, flowers, birds, and trees. You love to be outdoors.Here are some ways to use your nature intelligence in your learning:Work in the garden. 

Read about plants and/or animals.
Study habits of fish or birds.

Read nature magazines.

Go hiking. Take photographs of what you find on your hike. Write a story describing the photographs.4.57Language: You enjoy enjoy saying, hearing, and seeing words. You like telling stories. You are motivated by books, records, dramas, opportunities for writing. Effective techniques of enhancing your learning using your language intelligence include reading aloud, especially plays and poetry. Another idea is to write down reflections on what you've read. You may also enjoy exploring and developing your love of words, i.e., meani…