Monday, October 06, 2008

Mozilla Firefox

I am an avid Internet Explorer-MS Office-Windows fan.

So when Steve Jobs started making Macbook interesting... I started to wonder if I should be brave enough to do a crossover.

I have been seriously considering using other softwares and not just be an expert for Windows (MS Office included). When Asus launched their eeepc, I thought of getting the Linux OS rather than the Windows one because it was cheaper.

I begged off from that and thought that I need to try out these softwares / operating systems first before I take the plunge.

I started by downloading Mozilla Firefox and let me tell you I'm enjoying it! :)

It was really an accident because of my 'homesickness / husbandsickness,' I wanted to watch a video from one of the Filipino websites but I can only do it if I download Firefox.

I said to myself, why not give it a try.

I am now in Day 2... and I'm still satisfied with it! :)

My Fave Features

Tabs

I like!like! the tabs Firefox has. It's very easy to use and it does not hang like when I use the Internet Explorer.

Now, I only have one window open with a lot of tabs (I have 6 tabs open!). Another plus factor for me is that I sometimes lose battery for the laptop or the power gets cut here at home so when I restarted my machine awhile ago (because we lost power), I was surprised when the Firefox alert asked me if I wanted to re-establish my tabs!

Bookmarking

I have started using bookmarking. It's okay because this is like the counterpart of Internet Explorer's Favorites Folder. I have to discover more about this...

Themes and Add-ons

I have not fully explored on these two features but on their welcome page, Firefox has mentioned that there are themes available including add-ons to make Firefox efficient.

I guess that's about it for the meantime. Let me try and explore Firefox more and we will see how it goes! (".)

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Devil Wears Prada


Finally after a month of reading, flipping back to remember the story, I have finally finished Devil Wears Prada!!

I know…. There was already a movie about it however it still interests me what were the scenes deleted from the movie. In truth, a whole lot of the scenes were deleted!

Movie vs. Book
I am not going to elaborate much on this because the movie has long been shown but I just cannot help but see the difference between what transpired in the movie and what was actually written in the book.

The movie concentrated on the office set-up created by Miranda as well as the ‘new’ senior assistant, Emily.




(a scene from the movie 'Devil Wears Prada')

Another thing I noticed was that in the book the function held in the movie where both assistants were present was never there. Instead, there was a function at the Whitney Museum where Andy and only Andy was the one who attended it.




(a scene from the movie 'Devil Wears Prada')

In real life
After reading the book, it took me back to the very first job that I had. If Andy thought of using Runway as a stepping stone for her writing career, I thought of mine as my way to get more money should I decide to leave the company.

I guess we all have different approaches on how to manage our careers. Some would see it on a personal side and others well, it will then be more on how their career can help them out financially.

However, after all the idiotic requests and manic atmosphere of her work place, Andy has not lost her desire to fulfill her dream – to be a writer and I like that idea because there’s hope :)

Saturday, January 20, 2007

OMNI TABLE LAMP MZT-002

I usually read my books while lying on my sleeping mat. A very relaxing position, indeed, only problem is after just 20 minutes I’d lose consciousness and drift to La-La-Land. The following morning would then find me in the kitchen searching for my first bites while my mom is nagging me for again leaving my bedroom lights on.

So on Christmas Day I decided to troop to the mall and find myself a reading lamp, a table or desk lamp…or whatever else they’re called. For the first time in my life, I found myself walking through the aisles of the hardware section, browsing around pretending to be Tim Allen on a mission for a little ‘home improvement.’ But all I needed was a desk lamp.

I was choosing between a couple of squeegee-looking lamps thinking that their long fluorescent tubes would cast a wider distribution of light. But I was intrigued with this small white and green thing nestled in a corner. When I flipped open its hood, I fell in love with it.



With its hood closed, the Omni Table Lamp MZT-002 doesn’t look like a lamp. Such uniqueness really bought me over.

When I got home, I waited till it’s evening to test it. I placed it on my desk, plugged it in and switched it on. But I forgot to flip open the hood so I found out that it also makes a nifty nightlight, with it casting a soft green light.





And after admiring my new nightlight, I flipped it open and almost blinded myself with its bright light. Its PL7W tube gives perfect illumination for my reading. And thanks to its hood, the flow of light can be adjusted. Now I can shave even at night what little hair that grows on my face, or apply my night cream…err…again shave my manly hair.