For we are Conquerors

For we are Conquerors
I have overcome the WORLD!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Connected once again!

Finally back to circulation! Thanks to Wi-Max technology and the world is getting smaller and smaller. After the frustrating installation by Smart on their Wi-Fi product comes Globe to the rescue with their Wi-Max (I guess first here in the City if not in my Country).
WiMAX is the next-generation of wireless technology designed to enable pervasive, high-speed mobile Internet access to the widest array of devices including notebook PCs, handsets, smartphones, and consumer electronics such as gaming devices, cameras, camcorders, music players, and more. As the fourth generation (4G) of wireless technology, WiMAX delivers low-cost, open networks and is the first all IP mobile Internet solution enabling efficient and scalable networks for data, video, and voice. As a major driver in the support and development of WiMAX, Intel has designed embedded WiMAX solutions for a variety of mobile devices supporting the future of high-speed broadband on-the-go. (Intel)

What is Wi-Max? Courtesy by How Stuff Works.

WiMAX Coverage and Speed

WiMAX operates on the same general principles as WiFi -- it sends data from one computer to another via radio signals. A computer (either a desktop or a laptop) equipped with WiMAX would receive data from the WiMAX transmitting station, probably using encrypted data keys to prevent unauthorized users from stealing access.

The fastest WiFi connection can transmit up to 54 megabits per second under optimal conditions. WiMAX should be able to handle up to 70 megabits per second. Even once that 70 megabits is split up between several dozen businesses or a few hundred home users, it will provide at least the equivalent of cable-modem transfer rates to each user.

The biggest difference isn't speed; it's distance. WiMAX outdistances WiFi by miles. WiFi's range is about 100 feet (30 m). WiMAX will blanket a radius of 30 miles (50 km) with wireless access. The increased range is due to the frequencies used and the power of the transmitter. Of course, at that distance, terrain, weather and large buildings will act to reduce the maximum range in some circumstances, but the potential is there to cover huge tracts of land.

IEEE 802.16 Specifications

  • Range - 30-mile (50-km) radius from base station
  • Speed - 70 megabits per second
  • Line-of-sight not needed between user and base station
  • Frequency bands - 2 to 11 GHz and 10 to 66 GHz (licensed and unlicensed bands)
  • Defines both the MAC and PHY layers and allows multiple PHY-layer specifications (See How OSI Works
This is so cool the once so expensive subscription of internet access is now made affordable by this technology... This is by the way offered by GLOBE Telecommunications.

Installation (external) would look like this one

Special Thanks to Globe.

Ill post later on my experience on this new product. God Bless you!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Notebook Portable?

Hi! I do not mean a portable computer (notebook) but its where you can write all your notes and its portable!!!. I know this must be very popular already but for the sake of those "un-updated" Google is as usual giving this FREE very useful tool you can bring anywhere in the world. Its the Google Notebook: I am so impressed about this so tiny piece of thing but of HUGE use to me... I know you will like it too.

see here the snapshot

u can have it anytime anywhere...
See yah!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

my dream trip

I have been dreaming to travel alone. I mean, without the kids tugging behind me. I traveled before many times already but with 3 restless kids with me, how could I enjoy? It was just adream actually until my mother in law asked me if i want to attend a womens camp in Cebu, I said yes and she said she will sponsor my trip including the allowance.I did not expect that someone would sponsor me and it would be this soon. The schedule would be tomorrow May 1, but Iwas packed up last monday already april 27. Thats how excited I am. I got all the things that I need for 3 solid days (of course my canon digicam is with me too) and I checked my bag every now and then to see if there are still important things that I was not able to put in my bag. I got a discounted fare because of the advance booking promo of the Super Ferry. Instead of having it for about 800 pesos, I only got my ticket for about 450 pesos only. Isn't it amazing how God did it all for me? I just wonder what it would be like to be in theboat (with friends) again. It has been so long. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Smart Broadband not Internet Anywhere Everywhere at all

I had moved to the skirts of the city where we have to purchase 400 meter long water hose for us to have a water supply line in our new place. I also left my 1Mbps Bayal Tel internet connection and my Parasat Premium Cable has also to be cut-off.

Months passed, and my craving for internet at home came to me. One day on our way home I saw Smart’s advertisement on their quick installation of SMART Broadband at 314KBps for 999 a month which I thought not so fast enough (compared to my BayanTel’s 1MBps @799/mo) but I have no other choice. I already requested Philcom and BayanTel to resurvey the area at Macanhan, Acasia Extension for the possibility of servicing this area but to no avail. I approached Smart’s Agent called “Marlo” and requested him that I am interested to subscribe their BroadBand service. He said I only need to pay the 1 month advance payment in wireless center in LKKS then wait for 24hours and their service rep would call me to schedule the supposed setup, that was Feb 29, 2009. 3 days passed and I called their hotline *1888 and inquired of the status of my application. The CSRep told me I have to wait again for 24 hours as they will be scheduling the installation. Again, another 2 days passed which prompted me to give them again a call and made follow-up. I got so annoyed of their service, that the next few days of not hearing from them again makes me feel like Smart’s CSR are just kidding me, and I called them again (in my mind, I was thinking of releasing the anger in my head) luckily, at my 5th call in their hotline this, apologetic pretty voice young lady was the one handling my call which helped me controlled my temper. She said Sir, tomorrow we will call you for your installation. So I filed a VL from my work and was so excited and was expecting them to call me in the morning as was suggested by that pretty voice. Past 12 in the afternoon came, I called them again and (in low tone of inquiry) “You told me I will be expecting your crew to be here in the morning, I took a leave from work just for this and they are nowhere”. As time clicks until past 5PM as I was about to loss hope they would come, my phone rang!!! Its the installer from SMART!! Yeheey!! I was jumping and was excited, though the sun was already setting. They right away pulled their gadgets off their motorcycle and started to roll their sleeves. After about two hours of going up and down our roof, they could not get a good signal quality. They said it only needs LOS (line of sight) of their antenna for it to work which was confirmed to be OK. And later on they gave up… sigh…. they said, Sir the next thing you should do now is to get refund of your 1 month advance payment. Smart’s wirelessbroadband is not Internet anywhere, everywhere at all!