Friday, August 26, 2005
  rrelos.net going live soon!
rrelos.net is going live soon. This will be my personal website as well as marketing arm for my future tech endeavours. I'll move Polymorphic there as well as Randomized! (which will probably renamed as richard@work). But wait, I am also contemplating of mirror-aggregating Randomized! using an aggregator so that the current URL: http://rrandomized.blogspot.com can be retained.

rrelos.net will be the home site of my pet project ToyBox. Be updating ToyBox soon. For my readers, I'll be moving soon... See you @ rrelos.net.
Friday, August 19, 2005
  Polymorphic: I change my mind
I'll get a Sony Ericsson K750i instead... hehehe

Polymorphic: I change my mind
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
  Future Techie Girl
I am just amazed how technology has changed the way we live life. But I am more amazed the way my daughter is developing. So far, it is only my daughter that prevents me from using my computer freely (desktop or laptop). When she sees me, she'll definitely grab the keyboard and mouse and start to randomly do anything. She's fond of seeing the mouse move (through mouse and through the little red button in my thinkpad) and the Windows Start Menu show off when she presses some random button. I will not be surprised if at a very young age, Sam will be pounding the keyboards and do her own stuff. Probably, she is my mini-me girl-version. Here's a pic of Sharon (my wife) doing some homework while being "hijacked" by Sam.

...i'll be updating the pic...
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
  Loyalty pays off
An OFW worth emulating. The following article is taken from inq7.net. All rights reserved by inq7.net.


Loyalty pays off for Filipina in Singapore

First posted 07:43am (Mla time) Aug 17, 2005
By Leila B. Salaverria
Inquirer News Service

PERSEVERANCE and loyalty have its rewards.

For the last 13 years, Filipina Jourgina Dagoplo has been working as a domestic helper in Singapore for the same family. Now, she is moving up with the help of her long-time employers.

Dagoplo has been offered a two-year job as technician at well-known electronics firm IBM, according to Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Patricia Sto. Tomas.

Dagoplo landed her new job after graduating from Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education, which she attended with the help of Dr. Richard Ng and his family, who paid for her tuition.

She attended night classes at the institute for two years and graduated from an electronics course this July.

As IBM technician, the 32-year-old Filipina from Mindanao will be earning twice her 520-dollar salary as domestic helper and will be working from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Singapore-based labor attaché Merriam Cuasay said Dagoplo has applied for her change of work permit from Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower. After the approval of her permit, she will start working at IBM.

But despite having a new job, Dagoplo will continue to stay at the Ng residence, said Cuasay. Dagoplo told the press in Singapore that she would continue to do household chores in her free time as a show of gratitude to the family who sent her to school.

Sto. Tomas praised Dagoplo for her hard work and trustworthiness and said she should be emulated.

“Dagoplo has apparently exhibited industry, honesty, and other remarkable traits that won for her the trust and affection of her employers who supported her quest for higher education to uplift her life and her status. Her story should inspire other OFWs [overseas Filipino workers] to aim for a better life while working abroad,” she said in a statement.

Sto. Tomas said the country’s labor offices overseas would also devise programs to encourage OFWs to pursue educational activities abroad for their personal advancement.
Friday, August 12, 2005
  My "new" iMac
Just testing the new iMac I got from Linux User Group Singapore. Old PowerPC G3 machine with a new soul. I'll shell out some cash to replace the unresponsive keyboard and spice up the insides with a newer hard-drive. Then, give this mac with a new soul: a new Fedora distro installation. Too bad, Slackware is primarily for x86 only.

Thursday, August 11, 2005
  I am not a nerd!
10% of people are nerdier than me.
I am nerdier than 90% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!
I'd prefer to be called a techie.
Friday, August 05, 2005
  Sam's Birthday Pic-Movie
Polymorphic: Happy Birthday Sam

Ninong Mike has just created a pic-movie from Sam's Birthday Party. Time flies so fast. A year ago, Sam first came into this world. Now, Sam is already walking and can utter the words Dadde (daddy) and Mama (mommy). It is quite refreshing to see Sam smiling and walking towards me and her Mommy when we arrive from work. Sweet as Sam is, don't be mistaken, you'll run out of breath running around with her =) Sam is a very active baby.

You can download the movie here. Please notify me of a broken link or a corrupted zip file (formerly a tarball).

Richard's general thought on I.T. life, I.T. trends, the Philippines and being in an economic exile.

Location: Singapore

I am Richard Relos. A software developer.


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