Computer nerd quotes

I just had to post these computer nerd quotes.  Once you [geeks] read them, it’ll make sense.

Never trust a computer nerd who doesn’t have their own domain.
Michael Horowitz

User, n. The word computer professionals use when they mean idiot.
Dave Barry

Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
Edsger W. Dijkstra

As network administrator I can take down the network with one keystroke. It’s just like being a doctor but without getting gooky stuff on my paws.
Scott Adams, Dogbert

If you have any trouble sounding condescending, find a Unix user to show you how it’s done.
Scott Adams

If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.
Murphy’s Laws of Technology

Jesus saves! The rest of us better make backups.

The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec.
Marcus Dolengo

There are two major products that came out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We do not believe this to be a coincidence.
Jeremy S. Anderson

I just found out that the brain is like a computer. If that’s true, then there really aren’t any stupid people. Just people running DOS.

Hope you had a good laugh!  =0)

Red face and bloodshot eyes when drinking alcohol

I’m Filipino-American and feel cursed…when it comes to drinking alcohol.  After a bottle of beer, my face turns red and my eyes are bloodshot.  Since I can remember I’ve always been like this, and to tell you the truth, I feel embarrassed when it happens.  This is why I like hanging out in dark places so people won’t notice.  Good thing is I’m not the only who experiences this.  There’s actually a name for it…it’s called the Asian Flush.

If you’re like me, you’ll want to read the article, Asian Flush: Asians and Alcohol, to get a better understanding why it happens and how to deal with it.  Sorry, there’s nothing you can really do to get rid of it.  If anything, accept it and move on.  That’s what I’ll try to do.

Inefficiency of Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles

There was a need for me to obtain an affidavit and power of attorney document from the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles for my upcoming 3-week trip to the Philippines. So on February 28, 2008, I went, filled out and paid the fees, and was told to come pick it up on March 3, 2008, a Monday.

Due to higher [preparation] priorities, however, I went on March 5, 2008 around 11:30 AM. The embassy was on the 5th floor and when I arrived, I was surprised to see the room quite empty. And only window #3 (with a young lady) was open to help people with their needs.

Since I was only there to pick up the documents, I went to window #4 (the Releasing window) but found the window blinds shut. So I asked the man in window #5 (the Cashier window) if he could help me. He said: “Please take a number.” At this point, I already found it frustrating.

I took a number – it was 87 – and at this time more people started to come in. The impatience and angry faces grew, including mine. I still thought it wouldn’t take long for the young lady in window #3 to call me, since she was already serving number 78. But no! It took almost 2 hours to get it! How inefficient is that?! And what frustrates me even more is that none of the employees there cared!  Also, did I mention that I had to go down twice to prevent my parking meter from expiring?

Here’s what I think they (or someone) should’ve done:

I wasn’t the only one there “just to pick up” an already processed document. What the lady in window #3 or the man in window #5 should’ve done was to ask people who just needed to pick up a document then service them. This would’ve lessen the count of people needing help. Also, an office manager of some sort should be hired (or fired) to supervise and look for ways to make the staff and process run more efficiently. I didn’t see one.

This is wishful thinking, of course, since this is how governments run/work nowadays. No wonder why the Philippines (and other countries) is not going anywhere – they can’t even get a simple process to work/run efficiently.

Anyway, I don’t think anyone in the Philippine Consulate or government cares. Whatever…just take this as my way of venting my frustration. Take care. =0)

RIP Dr. Antonio P. Perez Sr., 1925-2008

My grandfather, who is like my father as he brought me up, passed away on January 16, 2008 at 12:30 PM.  He was 82 years old, and is survived by his wife, Dra. Aurora Padolina-Perez, three children, and grandchildren.

He was a kind, hard-working, inspiring person and brilliant physician.  I will miss him terribly.  Please pray for him. 

I will miss you, Lolo, but I’ll see you again.  I love you!