Monday, January 28, 2008

konstructive kriticism


I noticed that many users in BLOGGER tend to 'crowd' their starting pages with too many photographs. Sometimes you need to 'click-and-drag' the scroll bar for several times(I hate doing that). Here's an innovation.

I got the 'source codes' for photo3D.html at then having administrative privy's at , they allow you to manage HTML files in MODULES. Yes, provided you are the forum's ADMIN.

As for the codes. You may create your own custom gallery by editing the html file and changing the images using a DIRECT LINK URL. It's just a matter of EDITING(prefer to use ctrl+v & ctrl+c): DELETE the original image filenames, COPY the new filenames, PASTE, PREVIEW, then finally SUBMIT. All done. You got the 'addy' for the gallery.

It would be cooler to have a Virtual Gallery for the purpose. Complete with animated people and other entourage. Plus effects such as 'time-exposure' or simply said, the changing directional vectors of the sun's rays. In CAD, they call it 'raytrace'. Well..that's what is on my wish-list.

Here's the link to my photo gallery:
Another one I made @FREEWEBS: This time you need to turn ON Advance Settings in order to be able to create and edit in HTML mode. Free-web accounts default in 'kiddie' mode.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Hacking Blogger Page

"A Hack is a modification of a program or device to give the user access to features otherwise were unavailable to them. "

Does using DHTML scripts come within the definition of 'hacking'?

I don't think so. It's more of a random play of exploring its effects. It is also included on 3rd party provision for added functionalities. It is the domain of the programmer and those knowledgable in scripting languages.

For us with no knowledge in the area. It is more of a child's play of trial and error.
In other words, a briliant way to waste our time.

There's a lot to learn in 'wasting time' and keeping an 'open' mind.

The script was posted on the 'footer' of the template. It gives lesser control on the built-in customizations on fonts and colors. If you will notice, the post-title is smaller than the 'post-text'. Ha haH! I'm still trying to tweak it..
It does have some desirable effects on the page.
Like they say, STATIC is BORING.
Its just cooler this way.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Pre-emptive Strikes

The Plight of Some Filipino Nurses

Filipino Nurses Face Criminal Charges
-For months, the nurses complained that they were subject to demeaning and unfair working conditions - not what they were promised when they came to America from the Philippines in search of a...

ISSUE: Does abrupt resignation warrant criminal charges?

COMMENT: The stages of most crime are either (a). Attempted; (b). Frustrated; and (c). Consummated. Meaning, not all necessarily go through that stage. They all contain the element of 'intent'. It is alleged that the patients who were under intensive care were exposed to some kind of danger. Does the exposure therefore constitute a crime that is specifically prohibited by law?

Where there any injuries involved or suffered due to a conscious and willful act?
Did it result in damage, loss, or injury?

An airline flight will always involve a certain degree of risk. It however does not stop us from traveling. Neither is exposure to that risk without a proven loss, damage, or injury demandable nor enforceable.

There is a need for a comprehensive and uniform provision regarding contracts of employment considering that a prior condition of unfairness or breach of contract were declared by the affected workers.

The contract being the root cause of a preceding conscious act.

There could possibly be some issues to be dealt with on an ethical, professional, or administrative level. The venue of which could be the Board of Examiners for certain professions. Comparable to the Supreme Court's overall disciplinary supervision and jurisdiction on all lawyers.

Definitely not on a criminal level.
Sometimes, if not most of the time, politics has it's way of corrupting systems in order to suit the interests of a favored class.


Political Appointments to Sensitive Posts: On matters of appointments to Affairs of the State, it is a totally different thing. There is a need for an ACCEPTANCE from the APPOINTING POWER. Even if it is an Irrevocable Resignation. It is never final until accepted or approved.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A cynical and witty approach towards terms on an old work which has an expired copyright.
It gives us a glimpse of human nature and its truths.

Here's a few choice cuts.

One associated with another in a crime, having guilty knowledge and complicity, as an attorney who defends a criminal, knowing him guilty. This view of the attorney's position in the matter has not hitherto commanded the assent of attorneys, no one having offered them a fee for assenting.
ACCUSE, v.t.
To affirm another's guilt or unworth; most commonly as a justification of ourselves for having wronged him.
APPEAL, v.t.
In law, to put the dice into the box for another throw.
A mistake in taste for which the wisdom of the future will adjudge a punishment called trigamy.
A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.
A thing which takes the liberty to differ from other things of its class, as an honest man, a truthful woman, etc. "The exception proves the rule" is an expression constantly upon the lips of the ignorant, who parrot it from one another with never a thought of its absurdity. In the Latin, "Exceptio probat regulam" means that the exception tests the rule, puts it to the proof, not confirms it. The malefactor who drew the meaning from this excellent dictum and substituted a contrary one of his own exerted an evil power which appears to be immortal.
A writ by which a man may be taken out of jail when confined for the wrong crime.
Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping.
A commodity which is a more or less adulterated condition the State sells to the citizen as a reward for his allegiance, taxes and personal service.
HAND, n.
A singular instrument worn at the end of the human arm and commonly thrust into somebody's pocket.
An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
A sentiment appropriate to the occasion of another's superiority.
To remit a penalty and restore to the life of crime. To add to the lure of crime the temptation of ingratitude.
A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue.
In Law, a previous decision, rule or practice which, in the absence of a definite statute, has whatever force and authority a Judge may choose to give it, thereby greatly simplifying his task of doing as he pleases. As there are precedents for everything, he has only to ignore those that make against his interest and accentuate those in the line of his desire. Invention of the precedent elevates the trial-at-law from the low estate of a fortuitous ordeal to the noble attitude of a dirigible arbitrament.
To seek a justification for a decision already made.
A cerebral secretion that enables one having it to know a house from a horse by the roof on the house. Its nature and laws have been exhaustively expounded by Locke, who rode a house, and Kant, who lived in a horse.

The Academy

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For those who played 'STARWARS: The Republic'.

I'd like to think that 'law skewl' is like Dantoine.
After you've been given all the 'tools of the trade', it's up to you to choose which path to take.
The weapons and ammunition one acquires. These are I imagine the 'light-saber', which receives the embedded stones. The one that conveys a singular and individually unique power in your hands.

The path of evil or that of good.
The dark-side or the path of light.
We're all conscious and choosing individuals according to each of our realities.

As for the game, I played either side.
Ended up with a win.

But playing the good side gave me more joy.
Much more than the win.