Tuesday, October 30, 2012


My thoughts and prayers are with the people in the East Coast. Stay calm, for all storms will pass like a night that clears when dawn comes.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Penumbra and Robin Sloan

I'm almost done with this magical - big hearted novel of Robin Sloan - Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour bookstore. 

One the book reviewers shared this heartfelt and warming review, which i totally hands-down recommend for you to read the book as well; especially if you're into IT and Literature.

a real tour-de-force, a beautiful fable that is given legs by the author’s bravado use of the real (Google is in there, for instance, the actual campus) to sell us on a shadow world of the unreal and the speculative. Robin Sloan comes across as so bighearted, so in love with the world — the ancient world, the contemporary world — so in love with love, in love with friendship, in love with the idea that our technical abilities can serve as conduits for beauty, that the reader is swept along by his enthusiasm. It’s a lot of fun — but it’s also a powerful reading experience with a wonderful undeniability. (review from Blip Magazine - George Saunders)

 I can't help but to convey that Robin is also promoting the book "House of Leaves" which i'm gonna buy later in the Apple bookstore.

updates as of May 2024:

Going back to Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore, I'm planning to re-read it, then share to you guys the snips and epigrams lifted from the book.


By the way, if you don't read books now, when will you be?


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Text Expander for iOS6

Back in the days where text expander for iOS5 is kind of limited, i recently noticed this helpful change in the latest version of iOS - it is now allowed to include emoticons.

General >
Keyboard >
 Shortcuts >
Click the  + to add your keyboard shortcuts (text expanders)

If you're forehead is still wrinkled on what the heck is text expander, this is a feature where you can type a shortcut keyword and it will automatically expand in to the word or phrase. What are the benefits, it saves time; those frequently used phrases or sentences can be pre-programmed as a text expander, hence , decreasing typo errors and increasing productivity.

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Mom Breastfeeds a Dog

Newser has it that there's a mom who breastfeeds their dog-Spider. It was a pug she breastfeeds, she reasoned out that she never get to breastfeed her children before, and now, to fulfill her maternal desire, it was the pug which closed her circle of search for closure in the art of breastfeeding.

Check out the review from Huffington post after the break.

Sunday, October 21, 2012


ALTO by AOL, is  this the next big thing for eMail?

Based on the premiere and write ups from TechCrunch, this is an eye candy email organization tool, it's a web based app and i so hope that there'd be an Offline mode feature in to it. It looks promising, as it can cater multiple accounts (Gmail, Yahoo, Aol, etc).

Read here for more details.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

The 1-minute Rule

courtesy of Google images

On my way to the gym, i came across with a kid and his mom on the street, the Mom yelled "O wala pang 1 minute, kunin mo!". She was referring to the candy that came out from the mouth of his son which fell to the ground - the candy rolled on the sidewalk bouncing up and down. And the kid replied "Opo Mommy".

It dawned on me on the 1 minute rule which was prevalent when i was a kid, my playmates used to say "Go ahead, pick it up! it's not yet a minute!"

Germs. I was recently reading an article in health and sciences that it takes less than 5 seconds for these microbes to suck on and partake  on those droppings.

It's shuddering to note then, that most, if not more than 50 percent of our population believe in the above delusion. On the contrary, when did i stop believing on the 1 minutes rule? I guess when i got hospitalized back in 2009, by virtue of the compassionate doctor who lectured on viruses and bacteria; on eating healthy and living healthy.

If for some reason, you still abide by the 1 minute rule, it's time to open your eyes and unlearn the old habits. Remember this "The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat can influence your life by 30 to 50 years."


Philippine Mobile Network Prefixes (A Guide)

Update: As of May 2020.

I thought this is quite useful especially in times of doubt which number belongs to which network. Handy whenever you try to validate your postpaid bill. Comes to aid whenever you want to transfer load or money via GCASH or PAYMAYA.

Don't forget to share or save this handyguide.

˜ billymacdeus


Back in 2007 I know that 0917 goes to Globe while 0919 is to Smart and 0922 is to Sun.

Since then, our very own mobile operators expanded each of their domain in mobile services including the prefixes. In order for the normal consumer to caught up which prefix belongs to which network.. Here's the latest compilation which is helpful or say, vitally important to those who regularly subscribe to UNLI and SUPER promos among the networks.

Like and share this if you found it equally helpful.


Mr. Penumbra's 24 hour bookstore

Ingenious Robin Sloan - the author of this dazzling book makes me want to meet him and discuss this great work of fiction.

I'm baffled and at the same time entwined irresistibly to turn page after page of the book. Its wit and techno-geeky spasms mixed with ancient and historical inventions were conveyed in a delicious waft of pure enjoyment.

This is wayyy better than the Da Vinci Code of Dan Brown.


Friday, October 19, 2012

CPA Passer Jan Lord Lumabao

Congratulations to John Lord V. Lumabao for passing the CPA Board Exam this October 2012. Hats off to you and more successes to come.


Vanilla Smell

I smelt (im not sure if there's a verb like that) my body...
and it smells like vanilla
it tastes like vanilla
and it's for real.

I tried looking for a vanilla soap but i couldn't find one.
So i checked the internet
and yes i can create one.

Now, here's the reality. Imagine your soap bath or bath milk flavored with vanilla, it's going to make you awesome as soon as your body touches the bed - more, for a deeper, sounder slumber, of great dreams, and of great satisfaction.

Read this again, to know what i'm meaning.

if you didn't get it, then read it again until you get it.

Don't give up, drop me an email : mac.deuz@gmail.com or reach me thru my Facebook Page.


Twitter Verification

I've been kind of OC lately on my twitter account, i've been wanting the blue checkmark next to my handle on twitter. And sad to say, Twitter isn't accepting verification from the public, in short, the user cannot initiate the verification, instead, the user has to wait for Twitter for the initiated contact if there is a need to verify the account.

Here's a snapshot from their website. an FAQ per se about verification of accounts:

Click here for more


.. resurrected from the archives of 2011

your eyes amazes me
searing so deep in my soul
and your smile so spontaneous
leaves me breathless on the ground
i don't know how to say this
but i guess i couldn't really admit
that you are so mystical
angel that brings bliss in my life
go on and soar above my angel
be always wary on your thoughts
for i know you've a heart so golden
that straighten those unlikely ones

October 15, 2011

Monday, October 15, 2012


Muted breeze of the ber months
October is almost gone
Leaves curled without discontent
Just waiting to disintegrate
To be part of the barren soil
To enrich... to nurture...
This thirsty earth
Full of putridness
Where once the magic
Was at its best
Nowhere to feel
Nowhere to relish
Where the old has once tasted
And the young to never discover
For the rain has ceased
Bringing no more rainbow
For the eyes to awe
Nor the chilling wind
For the skin to bristle
Nor the mist in the early morn
For the body to surrender
In to clasping embrace
In begging to stay in bed
Until the sun rises from the east

Nowhere .. All of these..
Nowhere .. For they,
Were buried In the past
Long ago forgotten
Long ago forsaken

But alas
A melody was heard nearby
The hymns of the angels
From somewhere in the distance
In the meadows of uncertainties
Where their chorus
Can be heard in utmost love
Reverberating, leaving behind
A tincture of melancholic praise
Unknown to everyone
Creating a wave of joy
In the human spirit

The praise now filled with gladness
As the sorrows eroded
Into antiquity once again
Oh in a snap..
The evergreen reappeared
The green fields teemed
In to an undertone of golds
For the harvest is ready
Inspired by hope and cravings
To feel the compassion
The attraction
The embossed devotion
Unmuted in to a panorama
Of exultation.


Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Georgy Porgy - Eric Benet

And yet... another spinnaker to go down the memory lane. It's way beyond to contain the sprouting goosebumps as i listened to this video. I'm on cramps as i skimmed thru pages in getting the mp3, nowhere that i can see in iTunes though.

It's a soulful, rNb from Eric and Faith Evans. No idea why it was tagged as Georgy Porgy - a lame allusion of being a playboy? Hahaha.

Probably yes.... hear the refrain from Faith...
"Georgy Porgy pudding pie, kissed the girls and make them cry"

But.. the irony is so apparent from Eric's singing these lines:

"It's not your situation, I just need contemplation over you
I'm not so systematic, it's just that i'm an addict for your love
Not the only one that holds you, i never  ever should have told you"

Monday, October 08, 2012

iDevice update OTA

The best way to update your iPhone, iPod Touch or your iPad is via OTA (over the air). Instead of updating your iTunes to get the latest prompt update once you connected your iDevice, better connect your gizmo via wifi or 3G, and then go to

wait for the device to download and you should good to go in less than 15 minutes.

Teardrops by Lovestation

I'm so f*ckn (pardon my French) DEJAVUed when i tried playing this song in my newly updated genius list in my iPhone. I was once a disc jock in a local radio station somewhere in the northern part of the Philippines and i used to play this song a lot.

I just love the discothequeness of this with the tinge of sentimental aura, it just spikes as the song progresses to it's climax...

This is a classic... go ahead and click PLAY!!!


Sunday, October 07, 2012

I am death...

I am death ...
Eyes burning from the almost falling tears
Holding uptight to wash away my fears
Of closing in on you, to covet your life anyway
There's in me that says no, ill take it later
And darkness enveloped me again
Surge of feelings unable to contain
Leaving me restless and insane
The chaff of hope comes, passing swiftly
Focusing to others, waiting for the right moment
To take the life out from within
Where laughter will cease
Where mourning will end
Where happiness and sorrow are just atonement
To vanished hopes from eternity