Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Ext JS - open source javascript library

Hey guys, web developers and javascript code enthusiast, there's something I want to introduce to you. The Ext JS, a cross-browser JavaScript library for building rich internet applications.
  • High performance, customizable UI widgets
  • Well designed, documented and extensible Component model
  • Commercial and Open Source licenses available
Some features are as follows:
Various example form using collapsible fieldsets, column layout, nested Tab panels and more.

A more customized DataView supporting sorting and filtering with multiple templates.

A google map wrapper class that enables easy display of dynamic maps in Ext panels and windows.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

How to get a Non-Professional Driver's License?

Criteria And Qualifications
1. Must be at least:
- Sixteen (16) years old for Student Permit
- Seventeen (17) years old for Non-Professional License
- Eighteen (18) years old for Professional License and Conductor's License
2. Must be physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle
3. Must not be a drug user or alcoholic
4. Must be able to read and write in Pilipino or English
5. Must be clean, neat and presentable

Qualifications :
1. Must be at least seventeen (17) years old.
2. Must be physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle
3. Must not be a drug user or alcoholic
4. Must be able to read and write in Filipino or English
5. Must be clean, neat and presentable
Requirements :
1. Duly accomplished Application for Driver's License.
2. Valid Student Permit (at least one (1) month old)
3. Medical Certificate (from an LTO accredited or Government Physician) or valid AFP/PNP organic personnel ID
4. Negative Drug Test result (from DOH accredited drug testing center)
5. Taxpayer's Identification Number (TIN).
6. Must have passed the written and practical examination.
Fees and Charges :

Application Fee Php. 25.00

Computer Fee 52.80
TOTAL 77.80

License Fee Php. 180.00

Computer Fee 52.80
TOTAL 232.80
Additional Requirements For Filipino/Foreigner with Valid or Expired Foreign License
1. Foreign License
- Original and photocopy of license
- Translation from Embassy/Consular Office (if license is not written in English)
2. Original valid Visa/Passport with photocopy (Foreigners)
Note: A foreign driver's license is not acceptable for conversion into Philippine driver's license if:
- The foreign license is not written in the English language; or
- The country of origin of the driver's license has no embassy in the Philippines

Friday, November 7, 2008

Nokia 3120 Classic

Key features

* Surf the web, send email, and download content over a high speed 3G* connection
* A classic and durable handset based on the user-friendly S40 platform
* Take quality photos using the 2-megapixel camera with flash
* View pictures and videos on the 2" TFT QVGA display supporting up to 16 million colors
* Listen to your favorite music on the integrated MP3 player and stereo FM radio

*Where networks allow

* 2-megapixel camera with flash
* High-quality video recording and playback
* Video telephony


* Music Player supporting MP3, MP4, AAC, eAAC+ and Windows Media Player
* FM stereo radio supporting Visual Radio

Applications and games

* Java™ MIDP 2.0 games and applications


* WAP 2.0, XHTML browser over HTTP/TCP/IP stack
* Opera Mini browser (pre-loaded)
* DARP (SAIC version 2)
* OMA DRM 2.0 for secure music distribution services


* Bluetooth 2.0
* 2.5 mm AV and 2.0 mm charger connectors
* Micro USB 2.0
* Full OMA Client provisioning
* PC TWIN with USB
* CSD for browsing and as a data modem

Data transfer

* Local/remote SyncML data sync

Digital services

* Java and Symbian applications available from the Nokia Software Market
* Firmware update over the air (FOTA)


* 2" TFT QVGA display with 320 x 240 pixel resolution and up to 16 million colors.
* Full screen viewfinder

Messaging and email

* Two-way video calling
* Push email client with attachments
* MMS 1.2 for sharing pictures (300kB MMS size)
* Instant messaging

Memory functions

* 24 MB user memory and a microSD card slot supporting up to 4GB

Offline and demo modes

* Flight and demo mode

Operating frequency

* GPRS: MSC 32 (850/900/1800/1900)
* Quad-band GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
* Dual-band WCDMA 850,2100 / 900,2100 / 850,1900

Personal information management (PIM)

* Contacts, organizer with calendar, to-do list, alarm clock, and countdown timer (normal and interval timer)

Power management
Power management
Battery Capacity 3G
talk time 2G
talk time 3G & 2G
standby time
BL-4U 1000 mAh 2hrs 45mins 3hrs 20mins 300hrs

Ringtones and themes

* Video, True Tones, AAC ringtones, 128-chord polyphony tones
* Themes including, for example, animated wallpapers, screensavers, and color schemes

Sales package contents

* Nokia 3120 classic device
* Nokia Battery BL-4U
* Nokia Compact Charger AC-3
* Nokia Headset HS-40 (HS-47 in China)
* User guide


* Volume: 60 cc
* Weight: 85g
* Dimensions: 111.3mm x 45.4mm x 13.4mm

Voice features

* Integrated loudspeaker for IHF
* Push-to-Talk (Nokia PoC 1.1)
* Nokia Xpress Audio Messaging (AMS)
* Voice commands and voice recording

User interface

* S40 user interface
* Large and easy to use keypad
* Personalization of navigation keys
* Comfortable in your hands
* Clear and easy to read high resolution display
* Easy access to the most used functions
* Active standby screen
* Five-way scroll, two soft keys, and send and end keys

Related documents

* Certification Information (SAR)

Monday, October 6, 2008

How to mount NTFS (Windows file system) in Fedora 7?

As root from the console or xterm session type: yum install fuse ntfs-3g

Example /etc/fstab file line entry;
/dev/sda1  /media/Windows  ntfs-3g auto,users,uid=0,gid=500,umask=000,rw 0 0
# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/windows

now you can access your ntfs file in /mnt/windows directory.


Step 1: Type the below command in the Terminal as root

fdisk -l

Edit: It is the letter 'L' in lowercase. Some users thought it was 1(numeric one). There is a space between fdisk and -l.

You will see tabular data like below.
fdisk -l screenshot

We only want information from Device and System columns. In the first row, we see a device /dev/sda1 with the file system HPFS/NTFS. This is the Windows XP C drive. Let's access this drive using the mount command. The mount command helps us to attach the Windows C Drive to any directory on the Linux file system.
Step 2:

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt

This will attach the Windows C drive to the /mnt directory. Now you can see the files and folders in your Windows C Drive at /mnt. You can add an entry in your fstab file to mount the Windows directory every time you boot Linux.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Bohol's Pride (Tourist Spots and Nature)

The most known tourist spot in Bohol, Philippines is the Chocolate Hills, located in the center part of Bohol. It got it's name Chocolate Hills, because when its summer time and the sun is up so hot, the grass on this hills dried up and change its color to brown like chocolates. Is that amazing? To see is to believe right? so you just have to see it for yourself.

Another precious pride of Boholanos is their very very cute little mammal, the famous Tarsier. It can only be found in Bohol, Philppines. This creatures are now extinct, that why the government protects them very well.

There's also a famous cave in Bohol, it's known to be the Hinagdanan Cave. It possesses everyone who sees the beauty inside the cave, so solemn and eye relaxing once you've entered inside the cave. Every place has a story, every cave has it's story, but unfortunately I don't know much about Hinagdanan Cave, so thats why I'm inviting you guys to see it for yourself the beauty of Bohol.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

What is PHP?

PHP is a powerful server-side scripting language for creating dynamic and interactive websites.

PHP is the widely-used, free, and efficient alternative to competitors such as Microsoft's ASP. PHP is perfectly suited for Web development and can be embedded directly into the HTML code.

The PHP syntax is very similar to Perl and C. PHP is often used together with Apache (web server) on various operating systems. It also supports ISAPI and can be used with Microsoft's IIS on Windows.
What You Should Already Know

Before you continue you should have a basic understanding of the following:

* Some scripting knowledge

What is PHP?

* PHP stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor
* PHP is a server-side scripting language, like ASP
* PHP scripts are executed on the server
* PHP supports many databases (MySQL, Informix, Oracle, Sybase, Solid, PostgreSQL, Generic ODBC, etc.)
* PHP is an open source software (OSS)
* PHP is free to download and use

What is a PHP File?

* PHP files may contain text, HTML tags and scripts
* PHP files are returned to the browser as plain HTML
* PHP files have a file extension of ".php", ".php3", or ".phtml"

What is MySQL?

* MySQL is a database server
* MySQL is ideal for both small and large applications
* MySQL supports standard SQL
* MySQL compiles on a number of platforms
* MySQL is free to download and use


* PHP combined with MySQL are cross-platform (means that you can develop in Windows and serve on a Unix platform)

Why PHP?

* PHP runs on different platforms (Windows, Linux, Unix, etc.)
* PHP is compatible with almost all servers used today (Apache, IIS, etc.)
* PHP is FREE to download from the official PHP resource:
* PHP is easy to learn and runs efficiently on the server side

Where to Start?

* Install an Apache server on a Windows or Linux machine
* Install PHP on a Windows or Linux machine
* Install MySQL on a Windows or Linux machine

Sunday, June 29, 2008

How to install XAMPP?

XAMPP is an easy-to-use multi-platform package that installs Apache, MySQL, PHP, phpMyAdmin, and a whole slew of other software useful for dynamic web development on your computer. Installation is painless, and configuration minimal. This page guides you through installing the package on both Windows and Mac OS X. You can also read general notes about using XAMPP.

Installing on Windows

  1. Go to and click "XAMPP Windows". Click the "1.6.5" link to expand the appropriate version, and choose to download xampp-win32-1.6.5-installer.exe.

    The XAMPP Control Panel in Windows
  2. Run the installer. If you want, you can choose to install the Apache and MySQL servers as services, which will make them start automatically every time you start Windows. If you don't choose this option, you will need to use the XAMPP Control Panel application to start the servers individually each time you need them. This may be desirable if you don't intend to use your servers that often.
  3. Upon completion of installation, the XAMPP Control Panel will open (if not, click Start » All Programs » Apache Friends » XAMPP » XAMPP Control Panel). This tool lets you start and stop the various servers installed as part of XAMPP.
  4. Start Apache and MySQL by clicking on the "Start" buttons next to each item. If prompted by Windows Firewall, click the button labelled "Unblock".
  5. Go to http://localhost/. If you are directed to a page with the XAMPP logo, your installation was successful. Congratulations!

You can add or change the files in C:\xampp\htdocs to change what you see at http://localhost/ on any local web browser. You may need to delete index.php in that directory to stop the server from automatically redirecting you to the XAMPP configuration interface.

Here are the locations of some configuration and log files you may want to view or change:

Apache configurationC:\xampp\apache\conf\httpd.conf,
Apache logsC:\xampp\apache\logs\access.log,
PHP configurationC:\xampp\php\php.ini
MySQL configurationC:\xampp\mysql\bin\my.cnf

Installing on Mac OS X

  1. Go to Choose "XAMPP Mac OS X".
    The XAMPP Control Panel in Mac OS X
  2. Choose to download xampp-macosx-0.7.1.dmg.
  3. Double-click the Disk Image file you just downloaded.
  4. In the window that opens, double-click XAMPP for MacOS X.pkg.
  5. Once installation completes, go to your Applications folder, and go inside the xampp folder inside.
  6. Double-click on XAMPP Control Panel. This tool lets you start and stop the various servers installed as part of XAMPP.
  7. Start Apache and MySQL by clicking on the "Start" buttons next to each item. Note that you will need to repeat these steps if you reboot your computer and wish to use Apache and/or MySQL.
  8. Go to http://localhost/. If you are directed to a page with the XAMPP logo, your installation was successful. Congratulations!

You can add or change the files in /Applications/xampp/htdocs to change what you see at http://localhost/ on any local web browser.

Here are the locations of some configuration and log files you may want to view or change:

Apache configuration/Applications/xampp/etc/httpd.conf,
Apache logs/Applications/xampp/xamppfiles/logs/access_log,
PHP configuration/Applications/xampp/etc/php.ini
MySQL configuration/Applications/xampp/etc/my.cnf

Notes about XAMPP

Note that "localhost" (often resolving to the reserved IP address is a special name defined in the DNS system as a name that a host uses to reference itself, using the loopback interface. URLs that refer to "http://localhost/" can only be used on the system with XAMPP installed. However, by default, XAMPP configures Apache to allow connections from outside your system, so people on your network, or in some cases users from anywhere in the world, may be able to access your Apache-served files using your IP address.

You can go to http://localhost/phpmyadmin/ to use the locally-installed copy of phpMyAdmin, a tool useful for manipulating your MySQL databases in a graphical environment.

On the Windows version of XAMPP, you can use the command-line interface (CLI) version of PHP at C:\xampp\php\php.exe. On Mac OS X this is located at /Applications/xampp/xamppfiles/bin/php. If you want to be able to execute PHP by simply typing "php" at the command line in either operating system, you need to add the directory containing PHP (C:\xampp\php on Windows and /Applications/xampp/xamppfiles/bin on Mac OS X) to your "path" variable. There are tutorials available for doing this on Windows and on Mac OS X.

If you want to fine-tune your Apache, MySQL, or PHP settings, you can go to http://localhost/xampp/ to view and change parts of your XAMPP configuration. If you are feeling especially adventurous, you can also hand-tweak the configuration files in the XAMPP installation directory.

Note that XAMPP may tell you that PHP is insecure because it is not running in "safe mode". However, PHP's safe mode feature is considered a broken security measure (and has been removed in the next version, PHP 6.0) and should not be enabled.


How to install Wordpress

The Procedure in installing wordpress:

  1. Download wordpress CMS -
  2. Unzip the package in an empty directory.
  3. Open up wp-config-sample.php with a text editor like WordPad or similar and fill in your database connection details.
  4. Save the file as wp-config.php
  5. Upload everything.
  6. Open /wp-admin/install.php in your browser. This should setup the tables needed for your blog. If there is an error, double check your wp-config.php file, and try again. If it fails again, please go to the support forums with as much data as you can gather.
  7. Note the password given to you.
  8. The install script should then send you to the login page. Sign in with the username admin and the password generated during the installation. You can then click on 'Profile' to change the password.

How to convert video format using ffmpeg?

FFmpeg allows Linux users to convert video files easily between a variety of different formats.

Today's affordable digital video cameras have placed the power of digital recording within most people's reach. Unfortunately, this has been accompanied with a corresponding increase in the variety of file formats and codecs available. Some of these formats are more efficient than others, and some are less encumbered by proprietary licensing restrictions. So, having the ability to convert from one format to another is a great help, as you can decide what format you are comfortable with and use that one instead of being restricted to a specific file format.

FFmpeg is a simple and straightforward application that allows Linux users to convert video files easily between a variety of different formats. In this article, I walk you through installing FFmpeg and provide a few instructive examples to demonstrate the range of applications for which it can be used.

Full post can be found here:

CRT (cathod ray tube) Features and Attributes

To evaluate the specifications of CRT monitors, here are a few more things you need to know:
A shadow mask is a thin metal screen filled with very small holes. Three electron beams pass through the holes to focus on a single point on a CRT displays' phosphor surface. The shadow mask helps to control the electron beams so that the beams strike the correct phosphor at just the right intensity to create the desired colors and image on the display. The unwanted beams are blocked or "shadowed."
Monitors based on the Trinitron technology, which was pioneered by Sony, use an aperture-grill instead of a shadow-mask type of tube. The aperture grill consists of tiny vertical wires. Electron beams pass through the aperture grill to illuminate the phosphor on the faceplate. Most aperture-grill monitors have a flat faceplate and tend to represent a less distorted image over the entire surface of the display than the curved faceplate of a shadow-mask CRT. However, aperture-grill displays are normally more expensive.
A less-common type of CRT display, a slot-mask tube uses a combination of the shadow-mask and aperture-grill technologies. Rather than the round perforations found in shadow-mask CRT displays, a slot-mask display uses vertically aligned slots. The design creates more brightness through increased electron transmissions combined with the arrangement of the phosphor dots.
Dot pitch
Dot pitch is an indicator of the sharpness of the displayed image. It is measured in millimeters (mm), and a smaller number means a sharper image. How you measure the dot pitch depends on the technology used:
In a shadow-mask CRT monitor, you measure dot pitch as the diagonal distance between two like-colored phosphors. Some manufacturers may also cite a horizontal dot pitch, which is the distance between two-like colored phosphors horizontally.
The dot pitch of an aperture-grill monitor is measured by the horizontal distance between two like-colored phosphors. It is also sometimes are called stripe pitch.

The smaller and closer the dots are to one another, the more realistic and detailed the picture appears. When the dots are farther apart, they become noticeable and make the image look grainier. Unfortunately, manufacturers are not always upfront about dot pitch measurements, and you cannot necessarily compare shadow-mask and aperture-grill CRT types, due to the difference in horizontal and vertical measurements.
The dot pitch translates directly to the resolution on the screen. If you were to put a ruler up to the glass and measure an inch, you would see a certain number of dots, depending on the dot pitch. Here is a table that shows the number of dots per square centimeter and per square inch in each of these common dot pitches:

Dot Pitch

Approx. number of

Approx. number of

.25 mm



.26 mm



.27 mm



.28 mm



.31 mm



.51 mm



1 mm



Refresh Rate
In monitors based on CRT technology, the refresh rate is the number of times that the image on the display is drawn each second. If your CRT monitor has a refresh rate of 72 Hertz (Hz), then it cycles through all the pixels from top to bottom 72 times a second. Refresh rates are very important because they control flicker, and you want the refresh rate as high as possible. Too few cycles per second and you will notice a flickering, which can lead to headaches and eye strain.

more details here:

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