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Jamlegend – The Online Guitar Hero style game

Posted in Computer, Games, Music with tags , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2009 by Mr. 9

Jamlegend is a web based online Guitar Hero/Audition/O2Jam  style game which means that you can play this on most browsers including Firefox,IE,safari,opera,etc. No need to download!. It is absolutely free and has a multiplayer functionality where you can showdown with friends in real time. There is also another multiplayer feature in which you can give a duel to a friend and when he/she accepted it, he will try to beat your score over it. They have many tracks available and mostly are rock genres.

Click Here to Register.

My 1st Design in Photoshop

Posted in Computer with tags , , , , , on January 31, 2009 by Mr. 9

Lately, I was practicing photoshop and was trying to make my 1st desgin. I wanted to make a background image on my friendster with a chinese new year theme and this is the result. What do you think guyz?

Mr. 9 Dragon Tiger

Mr. 9 Dragon Tiger

Join WordCamp Philippines 2008!

Posted in Computer with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2008 by Mr. 9
WordCamp Philippines 2008

WordCamp Philippines 2008

Are you a Filipino blogger, developer, or web page and graphics designer  who want to learn more about the benefits of using WordPress? Then don’t miss this opportunity to join the WordCamp 2008 here in the Philippines; the first and only in Southeast Asia!

One of the objectives of WordCamp Philippines is to encourage more developers to use and deploy WordPress, not only as a blogging engine but also as a full-featured content management system for Web sites. Another is to increase the number of WordPress users and developers in the country. By developers, we mean programmers of WordPress plugins and designers of themes & templates.

This event will be held on September 6, 2008 at the Augusto-Rosario Gonzalez Theater, College of Saint Benilde in Manila. Another mini event will also be held on September 4, 2008 at Bryan’s Grill & Café 91 Narra St., Palm Village, Davao City.

I would like to thank the Mindanao Bloggers for supporting this event and it’s sponsors:

So what are you waiting for? Join the WordCamp Philippines 2008 and be a part of this extraordinary event!

My new ISP – Globelines

Posted in Computer, Life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2008 by Mr. 9

I’ve switched to a new ISP lately because I was disappointed by my old Smart Bro ISP. It keeps disconnecting from the internet and has a very slow connection. I am a loyal subscriber of Smart Bro for a year and decided immediately to disconnect from the service because of the said latter.

I went to the Smart Wireless Center, paid my last bill and requested a permanent disconnection. After that, I went to Globe Center to apply for a 1mbps internet connection for 995 a month. The agent was fast and friendly. She said that they will survey my location if it is reachable within their service. The following day, they informed me that our house was ok for installation. So I paid my bill and the following day again, I began to enjoy their service. As advertised, my Globelines has a stable rate of 1mbps connection and can reach up to 2.5mbps on certain conditions. See image bellow. Now, I can download and browse Youtube simultaneously without having to wait for the buffer to load.

Stable Rate

Burst Rate

Additional Proof (Screenshot)

Here comes NVIDIA GeForce 9 Series!

Posted in Computer with tags , , , , , , , on March 4, 2008 by Mr. 9

Nvidia surprised me again this month after launching it’s newest lineup of Geforce 9 Series Graphics cards that is targeted for mainstream and enthusiastic consumers. After much waiting and anticipation, NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT Cards finally hit the stores. The GTS and GTX versions will be released later this march. Let’s get to the details…

NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT Bird's Eye View

 

 

The 9600GT specifications:

  • 64 Stream Processors
  • 650MHz Core Clock
  • 1,62MHz Shader Clock
  • 900MHz Memory Clock
  • 512MB GDDR3 Onboard Memory
  • 256-bit Memory Interface
  • 57.6GB/s Memory bandwith
  • 20.8billion/s Texture Fill Rate
 NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT Front View

HD Gaming for the Masses
Get the most graphics bang for your buck with a GeForce 9600 GT GPU. With a 90% performance increase over the comparable 8 series graphics card , PC gamers everywhere can now enjoy games at extreme HD resolutions without breaking their wallets.

A Powerful Entertainment Hub
Experience the GPU’s power while enjoying HD movies or having a premium 3D user experience with Windows Vista and Windows Media Center. PureVideo® HD technology provides lifelike pictures and vibrant color while CPU-offload capabilities enable you to manage your photos and videos with ease.

Future-Proof Technology
Get up to 2x the performance with NVIDIA SLI® technology when paired with an identical 9600-based graphics card, and PCIe 2.0 compatibility ensures you’re ready for tomorrow’s games and 3D applications.

 

 

NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT Side View

Features:

NVIDIA® PureVideo® HD Technology
The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.

Dynamic Contrast Enhancement
Provides spectacular picture clarity with frame-by-frame optimization.

NVIDIA SLI® Technology
Delivers up to 2x the performance of a single GPU configuration for unequaled gaming experiences by allowing two graphics cards to run in parallel. The must-have feature for performance PCI Express® graphics, SLI dramatically scales performance on today’s hottest games.

PCI Express 2.0 Support
Designed to run perfectly with the new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture, offering a future-proofing bridge to tomorrow’s most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications by maximizing the 5 GT/s PCI Express 2.0 bandwidth (twice that of first generation PCI Express). PCI Express 2.0 products are fully backwards compatible with existing PCI Express motherboards for the broadest support.

 NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT Comparison Chart

On my opinion, this card is well suited for Multimedia and Home theater pc’s. Users will crave for it’s realistic photo and video rendering in HD Resolution. With it’s silent, cool, and a powerful performance this card is worth buying and excellent choice for mainstream users. Current prices ranges from 175-205 bucks as of this posting.

But if you are an extreme gamer, wait for the release of the GTS and GTX version and it will sure knock you out of your seats.

 

Microsoft Office 14

Posted in Computer with tags , , on March 2, 2008 by Mr. 9

There’s a new version of Microsoft office coming on the first half of 2009 codenamed “ Office 14.” Microsoft skipped the version of Office 13 due to superstition of the said number. Microsoft is spending 20%more in R&D (Research and Development) funding than Office 2007 with total R&D expenditure expected to be around $930 million. More details after I have the beta version. Stay tuned…

 

Images courtesy of Stephen Chapman

Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac (Only)

Posted in Computer with tags , , , , , , , on February 20, 2008 by Mr. 9

Hi Guys. We PC users are very familiar with Office 2007 but didn’t you know that there is Microsoft Office 2008 exclusive for MAC only?

For your information guys, Microsoft didn’t create products just like Productivity Suites (Office) to their own OS (Operating System), but also develops their own version of Office to their mortal rival, the Apple MAC. You read it right, Mac.

I first read about this software last January when I was surfing the net. And because I’m not a Mac user, I didn’t know that Microsoft also incorporates their office suite to Apple which confused me because Apple is a rival of Microsoft. Why would they want to build products against their competitor? Apple is also taking it to their advantage, tempting the PC users to switch to apple because their OS also supports Microsoft Office.

I searched the net for answers and here’s what I’ve found:

 

  • Microsoft gets the money. And is also fully responsible for the program. In was an excellent business decision. Because of Office:Mac microsoft now gets money from not only thier pc users but also from the people using Mac’s.And because Microsoft Word is almost an industy standard MS has a iron grip on the king of text editors.
  • It is a legal dodge, mainly.
    Microsoft owns a lot of Apple stock now, and by by having Office available for the Apple, they can claim that they are not leveraging the Windows OS to support their software empire.

 

Based from their testimonies, I remembered that Microsoft has also a huge part of Apple’s stock. That is the secret of Microsoft’s success with their Office 2008. Since 1989, they were releasing versions of office for Mac.

 

New Mac First, Mac Only Features:

Office 2008 for Mac has new features that aren’t included in Microsoft Office 2007 namely:

Publishing Layout View lets users create incredibly layout-rich documents such as newsletters, fliers and brochures by uncovering desktop publishing layout tools and providing text box entry.

Ledger Sheets enable anyone to use Excel to handle common financial management tasks. Home and small-business users can balance checkbooks, track accounts or manage investment portfolios more easily than ever.

My Day allows users to track priorities and stay on top of daily activities no matter what application they’re currently working in. My Day is a stand-alone application that doesn’t take up much screen space, offers at-a-glance schedule and task viewing without launching Entourage, and lets users color-code everything for visualizing daily priorities.

 

Office 2008 also runs natively on both PowerPC- and Intel-based machines. Its user interface and usability is better compared to its Windows counterpart. Office 2008 is also compatible with 2007, enabling users to cross platform with ease.

All in all, I’ve found that there’s nothing wrong with Microsoft creating products to Apple. That’s their marketing strategy. That’s where their expertise lies.