Wednesday, May 31, 2006

INQ7 breaking news

TWO Filipino informers responsible for providing information that led to the arrest of a suspected Muslim terrorist leader walked away from the US Embassy Wednesday morning with a total of 500,000 dollars as their reward.

At a press conference, US Ambassador Kristie Kenney said, “Washington evaluated the information and the importance of information given out.”

Kenney praised the “two very brave patriots for their actions and information,” which led to the arrest of a “vicious terrorist.” “They deserve the reward...This is to encourage citizens to come forward with information that would lead to the arrest of terrorist,” she added. Kenney refused to comment about the background of the two, when asked if they were law enforcers.

The US embassy had said that the two tipsters were responsible for information that led to the arrest of Hilarion del Rosario Santos III, alias Ahmed Santos.

Asked if the reward did not constitute sub judice, Ricardo Blancaflor, undersecretary of the National Security Council, said the reward was not meant to influence the outcome of the still unresolved court case against Santos.

Santos, a founding member of the Rajah Solaiman Movement for Filipino converts to the Muslim faith, was arrested on Oct. 26, 2005 in Santo Nino, Zamboanga City. He allegedly set up a training camp in his family's property in Pangasinan, where an Al-Qaeda suicide cell supposedly trained before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.

Blancaflor said the government did not know if Santos had been replaced in the terrorist group.
Santos has also been linked to the Superferry bombing in February 2004 and the simultaneous Valentine's Day bombings last year.

According to the US embassy fact sheet, in the last seven years, the US government's Rewards for Justice Program has paid over 62 million dollars to people who have helped put terrorists behind bars.


happy month end!

Friday, May 26, 2006

bash script - add thousands system users

#may 26 2006

rm -rf go #delete any go file
echo "#!/bin/bash" >> go # prepare file to be as bash script file

for name in $(awk 'BEGIN {FS=":"}{print $1}' < "$passfile" ) #parse input file separated by :
array1[$n]=$name #and store them to arrays
let "n += 1" # grade 1
done # end of for loop

for name in $(awk 'BEGIN {FS=":"}{print $2}' < "$passfile" )
let "n += 1"


for name in $(awk 'BEGIN {FS=":"}{print $3}' < "$passfile" )
let "n += 1"

for ((i=1; i<n; i++))
echo ${array1[$i]} # prints username
echo ${array2[$i]} # as well as password
echo ${array3[$i]} # then comment name or ID name
echo "useradd -d /home/${array1[$i]} ${array1[$i]} -p ${array1[$i]} -s /bin/false -c ' ${array3[$i]} '" >> go

chmod 755 go # make it bash executable
./go # now execute it

exit 0



customized input file: test.txt






***note of UNDERSCORE as Full Name field

output file: go (executable bash script)remarks: script will process input file, save output to output file and execute the output file

** user group were not included when adding


reduced finger tiredness, copy and paste

Thursday, May 25, 2006

widescreen and high-definition displays

What does widescreen mean?

A widescreen (or wide aspect display) refers to the width-to-height ratio of the PC or TV panel. Standard displays have a 4:3 ratio, whereas widescreen displays have a ratio of approximately 16:9 (actual ratio may vary slightly by model).

What does high-definition mean?

High-definition displays support a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels or higher. They’re capable of displaying high-resolution content without compromising video information, which allows for full viewing of realistic images and more visible information in documents. All HP 14", 15.4" and 17.0" widescreen displays support high-definition content.

When compared with a standard 15" XGA (1024 x 768) display, a 14" widescreen WXGA (1280 x 768) provides 25 percent more screen information, and a 15.4" widescreen WXGA (1280 x 800) provides 30 percent more information. With a 17" widescreen you get as much as 65 percent more information on the screen.

What are the benefits of widescreen and high-definition displays?

Digital entertainment: The widescreen, which is better for viewing DVD movies, is Hollywood’s format of choice. The black border around the DVD playback screen is minimal, if not eliminated.

Digital photography: A widescreen is better for viewing panoramic pictures; it also allows more thumbnails to be displayed on the screen. Plus, the photo editing toolbar fits on the screen.

Games: High-resolution game applications can display more-realistic characters on a high-definition widescreen, making for a more enjoyable experience.

Enhanced productivity: High resolution supplies more screen real estate so you can fit more windows side by side without overlapping, and spend less time scrolling and toggling between windows.

Note: High-definition content (e.g., WMV HD files) is required for viewing high-definition images. Most current DVDs do not provide high-definition content.

actual: go get a new screen!
sources: compaq/hp

Friday, May 19, 2006

naive evolutionary existence

today is friday. one of the most favorite days of the week. mine is still sunday.

been spidering the web, checking some of my old native online journals before, crawling these more-than-a-decade-old personal links is not an easy task compared to getting concepts and first timers howtos from the web. unfortunately, after spending minutes, most of them died without bidding their master goodbyes. amazing thoughts the internet world would be like this 2 decades ago. some of them just got killed due to non-paying domain owners, others just went down dead being deleted from server brought about by outstanding and cancerous page inactivity disease...

this brought me into compiling few evolutionary moments, ideas, events and a couple of screen shots i might have as i am posting live while crawling some of them. nope not nerd mode and the bad cave is far from where i sitting now. am sure all those old sickening medieval pages will all die sooner or later, atleast i can republish 'em.

had my very first basic programming exposure and basically an unpaid enjoyable programming late 1988's. this was with my brother. we did some basic and challenging pixelite graphical ATARI-based game,spending hours and enjoyful moments with it as we were trying to produce a workable bumbleegame. we make use of native keyboard and joystick then to interact with this bumblee game. atari-based keyboards already comes with dumb cpu, internal cartridge-type storage disk and external cassette tape as a source for howtos and data storage. USA and japan introduced them. got my very first intel-based x86 machine - the PC AT286 year 1991. years passed by. reverse-engineering most of borland's tool was one of my time-wasting hobby during late night hours then. sidekick was really a helpful tool for most coders from college, was addicted to these TSRs and IRQs. combining C/Pascal with Assembly language leading me to meet Borland and Norton works. amazed of the basic IT world i am with those times. really thought having a screen where you issue mouse gestures like hover it with group icons and do your kungfu thing. great, lighting fast thoughts, twas already existing, windows 3 was already there, bill gates was receiving financials for his works and oh, norton works was integrating with windows already. things was just great and disappointing. oh well.

years after the fast lanes...
some of them are forgotten amazing years. i would probably remember them by seconds for a few moments.
like my very first and last version of EXE file-infecting virus, very basic done in assemply.after successfully giving him life, she just infecteted the all EXE files under my system, it was a module loopback calling all EXE files in all subfolders starting from C:\... :( i spent eye-burning night hours creating it and received just a few minutes to force me to do a total OS reinstall, the virus died immediately without even a backup code, so happy and so sad. never tried it again. good!
i was leeching codes of the famous Love virus, and the giigle me Devil virus. the codes was great but not as stealthful as what we have now. linux 0.9 was born, it has now now with many distros and genes along with bsds. unix genes were already roaming bsd countries. and there was window$ 3.11 and chicagow window$, which unfortunately was not successful at the arena. VISTA was late for scheduled release date, but sure twill come accdg. to M$ site. what else, its all around us.
the earth is sick and dying!
Visual Basic was on version 3.0 still. Pascal was on 7 already. C++ is getting tremendous attentions already. oh great, cant forget that i did less than 37,000 lines of pascal source code alone to finish a simple text-based and mouse-supported school thesis ( a requirement to get your degree & diploma). burned 14 sleepless days and nights! serial networking was already there. i have finally graduated. i wasnt aware that time, LOL.
long breathhh...haha. i can still remember how i made these menu boxes (as its not windowed yet) to spur out total transparent shadow effects around it. useless.
sorry, phone calls. back.

my very first email registration happenned with , all free, and whooa, suprised to find out this domain still exists! this was like 12 years ago after the year of mids and mods oldies audio file types and before beepers and big mobile phones era. i remember i sent a couple of emails, and thats all.

my email was born. i spend most of the time searching browsing, reading sites, information hungrinness was too much to bear that time as the less famous ms-dos OS was already dying that time.

first made publicly available personal simple page came from, yahoo doesnt own them yet. a page very basic and simple. was just putting more of the sample pictures corner there and side here. dont have much memories of it as the page so slow i have to get back editing database structures before, and was just trying to get a feel of what would it looks like putting pix around the corners and stick-it-here-and-there stuff. spending some free time i guess. the connection was reallly slow.

this was the time when freaking mobiles were like more than 12 inches long and were like 2 kilos in weight! heeey, it was still with me, burried alive with my old forgotten boxes, still got $10USD bill with it as a souvenir though, so sad that MP3 doesnt exist yet.

as months and years went by, the longtitudes and temp. degree of earth changes, as years went away without a those moment reminding you every seconds of
the day,
was born. heard from my brother a site wherein there's a feature wherein you can upload songs, lots of pictures limited in size, edit them live and publish them as easy as 1 2 3 and go. publishing takes time as system resources and bandwidth issues were major reasons behind those years. cant do it on regular basis inside the cafe, but sure enjoyed that funny built-in stuff that comes along with the site as a member. domain still exists.

had my 200 GB google mail, then yahoo followed google email storage capacity year 2005. google ubuntu linux called gubuntu will soon be out hopefully this year 2006. mmm, they want to bear all M$ services in no time as they already did on search engines. 2 great minds. but dangerous g00gl3 cookie search engines... M$ is preparing beta tests with VISTA, perhaps everything else is beta dude!
i also had 3d desktop with my old fedora os. useless eye candy.


oops, my time is limited now.

these are some traces of my existence captured recently to remind me by. will add more screenshots from time to time.
Gen. McArthur once said:
"I shall return... "

life: got to go!

Second and Third Filipino atop Mt. Everest

(4th UPDATE) A SECOND Filipino mountaineer has reached the summit of Mount Everest early Thursday, according to reports culled by

Erwin “Pastor” Emata reached the top between 5:30 a.m. to 6 a.m., according to the reports, including one in which Emata himself was said to have radioed his camp to inform fellow mountaineers of his feat.

Emata’s achievement came a day after his partner, Leo Oracion, made the historic climb.

A third mountaineer, Romeo Garduce, was due to complete a hat-trick of ascents this week in a race to the top of the world's highest mountain that has engrossed the tropical Southeast Asian nation.

In Malacañang, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said the entire nation was rejoicing with the successful climb of Emata and Oracion.

“The entire nation also shares the joy and pride of the First Philippine Mount Everest Expedition team led by Leo Oracion on their achievement. Even as we speak, we also heard news of the outstanding featof another Filipino, Erwin Pastor Emata,” said Arroyo in a statement.

“The conquest of the world's highest peak is a mark of Filipino excellence, perseverance, and courage in braving the hard trek of nation-building,” she added.

At the Senate, Pia Cayetano, Manuel Villar, and Richard Gordon issued separate congratulatory statements to the Everest mountaineers.

Cayetano, a sports enthusiast and member of the Philippine National Duathlon Team, said that the Everest conquest was "a testament to the Filipino's strength of will, stamina, and character.”

"The Everest conquest is akin to our country winning an Olympic Gold...(It) shows the world-class stuff that Filipino athletes are made of. With proper training and support, our athletes can conquer anything," she said.

“The perseverance and bravery of Filipino climbers show the whole world the Filipino's solid determination and indomitable spirit. Not even the highest mountain in the world is unconquerable when the Filipino sets his mind to conquering it,” Villar said.

In Senate Resolution 483, Gordon also congratulated team members Arturo T. Valdez, Ari Ben C. Sebastian, Fred B. Jamili, Regie Pablo, Florentino Jong Narciso, Karina Davondon, Juan Añonuevo, Levi Nahayangan, Larry Honoridez, Janet Belarmino, Ariel Ambayec, Noelle Wenceslao, Ted Guevarra, John Tronco, and Choi Aquino, who “risked their lives to bring honor to the country.”

Gordon also cited Garduce, Jon Villareal, and Dale Abenojar for their parallel efforts to scale Mount Everest.

Gordon said the climbers should be feted by the Senate "for their contribution in the history of our country and to the pride of the Filipino people."

“The climbers, who caused the setting of the Philippine flag at the apex of the mountain, worked hard in conditioning themselves for the climb,” he said.

At the House of Representatives, Bayan Muna Representatives Satur Ocampo, Teodoro Casiño, and Joel Virador; Anakpawis Representatives Crispin Beltran and Rafael Mariano; and Liza Maza of Gabriela filed House Resolution 1252 commending Oracion, Emata, Garduce, and the other Filipino mountaineers.

“Whereas, such feat of Oracion, Emata, Garduce, and other Filipino mountaineers showed the Filipino’s capacity to overcome insurmountable odds, a trait that is very important in confronting the huge national and social problems the nation now face,” the lawmakers said in the resolution.

“Whereas, such feat has been aptly welcomed with much rejoicing as a triumph of the entire nation and as an example of patriotism worthy of emulation by every Filipino,” they added.

Emata, 32, radioed his base camp at about 5:30 am Nepal time to report that he had reached the top, said expedition leader Art Valdez in a live interview with ABS-CBN television in Manila.

The Filipinos' base camp broke out in celebration when Emata sent in his radio report, he said.

"We were not even finished with the excitement and jubilation over the success of Leo Oracion yesterday," said Valdez.

"It shows our faith in the Filipino. The Filipino is great. Erwin and Leo proved this by reaching the top of Mount Everest," he added.

Earlier on Thursday, GMA Network’s “Flash Report” said Emata reached the peak at about 6:00 a.m.

Garduce is expected to reach the summit on Friday or Saturday, according to GMA Network, his main sponsors. Oracion and Emata had been part of a team sponsored by ABS-CBN.
Source: INQ7.NET 18/05/2006
Duh: cheers!

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