1.31.2008

Shades of Pink

So two of my office mates are wearing pink today, and I was summoned to settle this argument that ensued over who wore what shade of pink. So I tell them that one of them was wearing salmon, the other carnation pink. Hey, I had a box of 64 Crayola crayons, how many did you have in yours? And Mr. Salmon replies that of course he had a box of 64, that's the one that comes with a crayon sharpener at the bottom of the box. And I tell him, no, that's a box of 48. The box of 64 has a sharpener in the middle of the giant box, with four mini-boxes of 16 crayons inside. Hah.

After all, you're talking to the kid who valiantly rescued a box of crayons during an intensity 7.3 earthquake (it was in 1990, and Cabanatuan City was the epicenter). I was in school then, and I had no idea what the hell an earthquake was. So the room was spinning, and I continued coloring away. I probably would have colored my way through the entire earthquake, never mind that almost all of the other kids have already left the room - I was that dense. So anyway, our house help at the time was also studying in the same school, and minutes later she barged into the classroom, screaming and crying, and dragged me to safety. But horror of horrors, I left my new box of erasable crayons all scattered on my desk. So I told her we had to go back. Of course she told me no, we can't go back. But my crayons are new and they're special (they're erasable), I said. I must have been such a brat because, in the middle of the friggin' earthquake we went back to my classroom to get the precious box of crayons, which I would discard soon after because in her haste to get us out of there alive, Ate Yolly broke quite a few crayons and dented the box. And we all know broken crayons do not look as pretty.

1.25.2008

Trouble Accessing Some Websites with your ISP?

I've been having trouble accessing the BPI online website the past few days. After checking with the other PCs at home I figured it's not the Mac because they can't access it either. So that leaves the router and the ISP (we're using Smart Bro). Now, this geek stuff is beyond me. I swear I was thisclose to tearing my hair out.
 
I consulted our resident network expert at work and he directed me to this site. And miracle of miracles, it worked! All I had to do was to change my DNS server settings. 
 
Too bad, I almost *almost* had a reason to pre-order a Time Capsule
It's 1 Tb (that's 1000 Gb) of external memory that you can access wirelessly using WiFi. And it's also an 802.11 b/g/n router. ^^ I've been wanting to get one since it was launched (amidst the marketing hype that surrounded the Macbook Air).

I figured that if my current router is causing me pain then I should go get one (so the Time Capsule becomes a necessity). But now that I'm no longer having problems there's no reason for me to buy a new router and what little EQ I have I'm saving for the pink iPod. I guess I'll have to wait a tad bit longer for this one. 

1.23.2008

Uh-oh


I really should change my homepage to something more EQ-friendly. Or stop visiting the Apple site altogether. Steve Jobs, why are you doing this to me? And when is the matching pink Macbook coming?

1.21.2008

Hello World

Hi. I'm Ella. I have no EQ. Having said that, welcome to my first blog with proper capitalization. I'll post regularly. Or maybe not. But do drop by from time to time. ^^