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The Cisco Service Provider Operations Certifications Can Help Your Career

Technology By July 5, 2013 Tags: , , , No Comments

Register for the Service Provider Operations exams, provided by Cisco. The associate, professional, and expert level exams work to verify your knowledge of the network infrastructure, management concepts, performance problems, and troubleshooting protocol. Hands-on experience using the relevant technologies is highly recommended, as these exams are designed to support individuals in gaining higher-end, company-specific jobs within this field. Additional knowledge and training resources are available, including ExamTrace, a practice exam and study guide program that many participants find extremely helpful in passing the exam and gaining career-distinguishing knowledge.

Earning the Cisco CCNA certification can be done by passing the 640-760 SSPO exam, which goes over such things as performance management, configuration, and change procedures. Four exams must be passed in order to earn the CCNP certification. Participants must demonstrate an ability to maintain routing protocols, VPNS/MPLS networks, and quality of service, and should have adequate knowledge of operational foundations and operation/network management processes and systems. The CCIE certification requires a passing score on a written and practical exam; knowledge of advanced concepts and their relation to specific scenarios is desired.

Overall, the Service Provider Operations program is one that will open up many doors within the IT field. Although individuals of any education background can register, the exams (and the material they contain) are considered slightly more advanced than other certification programs. Becoming certified will serve as the perfect representation of your skills and abilities to maintain a service provider network within a Cisco IT company.


Vote for the World We Want – a United Nations Project

Advocacy, Other Events, Technology By May 22, 2013 Tags: , , No Comments

I just voted.

And these are what I voted for:

(Yes, I am actually 31 and) the last item on the list checked seems so trivial, but I place quite high value on phone and internet access. That’s me being very, very personal, in my list of priorities. It was either that or better healthcare.

It was nice to know how the world voted, so far.


iBlog9: The 9th Philippine Blogging Summit – May 31-June 1, 2013

Digital Filipino, Other Events, Technology By May 4, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 2 Comments

iBlog9 is a 2-day FREE event. The first day (May 31) is targeted for bloggers, marketers, businesses and entrepreneurs wanting to understand how to tap blogs as a medium to promote their products and services. Also as a means to generate income. Day 1 also tackles advance topics on blogging – taking blogs to the next level. The second day (June 1) is meant to everyone interested about blogging.

iBlog9: The 9th Philippine Blogging Summit (#iblog9) will be on May 31 and June 1, 2013 at the Malcolm Theater, UP College of Law, UP Diliman, Quezon City from 8 am to 5 pm.

The first 300 registered participants to come early (on or before 9 am) will be given food stub and participant kit. Afterwards, remaining food stubs and participant kits shall be given to early walk-ins. So REGISTER now.

Day 1 AGENDA (May 31)

9:00 to 9:20 Flag ceremony, prayer, participant intro (limited)
9:20 – 9:40 Understanding the Blogger Psyche
(Jonel Uy,

9:50 to 10:10 Blogging as an effective Content Marketing Tool for Businesses
(Ben Francia,

10:20 to 10:35 break
10:35 – 10:55 Empowerment in Digital Marketing
(Grace Bondad Nicolas,

11:05 – 11:25 Working with brands either for your business or advocacy, and even both
(Jeoffrey Solas,

11:35 to 11:55 Sponsor Talk: Sun iMessenger: blog marketing case study
(Louie Oviedo, President & CEO of Greetings Unlimited Inc.)

12:05 to 1:05 Lunch break

1:05 – 1:25 How to Get the Influencers Write About Your Startup
(Jonha Revesencio,

1:35 – 1:55 Bloggers and political organizations – the road to 2016
(Mark Pere Madrona,

2:05 – 2:25 Fighting corruption online and offline
(Angel Bombarda,

2:35 to 2:55 Income & Opportunities through Blogging
(Khoa Bui,

3:05 to 3:20 BREAK

3:20 to 3:40 Bloggers as Digital Influencers
(Janette Toral,

4:00 sponsor raffle, shirts raffle, and group photo


iTyphoon – an Android App

Technology By September 10, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

With the iTyphoon application developed for Android platform by Nueva Technologies and launched last September 6, 2011, you can now get typhoon updates for FREE!

iTyphoon is a premium application that provides typhoon updates. It has four (4) screens: Details, Map, Reference, and Credits.

The Details screen:
1. HEADING (update number, current update date/time, next update date/time)
2. ICON (intensifying, weakening, steady)
3. SUMMARY (Philippine typhoon name, international typhoon name, current eye location, maximum windspeed, gustiness, area of responsibility, direction and speed, heading towards location)
4. BACKGROUND (no typhoon, over ocean, landfall)
5. NARRATIVE (descriptive behavior of the typhoon)
6. SIGNALS (Public Storm Signal Warnings issued by PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration)
7. DISTANCES (distances with respect to places of interest and popular destinations)
8. FORECAST (weather outlook for the next 2-5 days)

Screenshots (Typhoon Mina) - Details Screen (Update, Icon, Summary, Narrative, and Background)


How to Determine if Globe or Smart Number

Technology By June 7, 2011 Tags: , , , , , 8 Comments

Ever since I got a postpaid plan, courtesy of Globe SM Naga branch, and availed myself of its unlimited mobile surfing for P999/mo and unlimited Globe & TM text and call for P599/mo (and in the process got myself a new Galaxy Samsung Mini absolutely free!)…

…I have been making unlimited calls to my staff, my family, my friends and practically anyone who has a Globe/TM number.

The thing is, I can’t really distinguish which numbers are not on the Globe/TM network. Good thing, I found this handy. It’s great for tracking which people I’m calling I get additional charges for.

How to determine if Smart, Globe or Sun number

I hope you found this post helpful! 😉


*last updated March 22, 2012


Wharf Galley Rock Cafe Websites – A Log

Design, Technology, Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By March 28, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

So, this is just my way of saying why I did not make it to B-Side last night – I was busy making websites. The sites are up but they are all in beta. What’s important is they are up. I stayed up all night last night, had a few hours of sleep this morning, have not had my morning coffee, had not showered, had not eaten, but well… at least I can now say I’m (almost) done. And I am proud of what I have done too, with my limited time and knowledge and design skills. *stucks tongue out at ya*

You may now follow Wharf Galley on Twitter for updates on performances and other events.

You may also email the admin (which is just actually me, at least for now) any concerns, suggestions, inquiries at

I had initially considered making a separate YouTube account for Wharf but since I already made a dedicated video page, I will keep uploading videos of performances on my own account at angkuletdotcom.

Screen shot 2011-03-28 at 1.47.19 PM


A Tough Brat Laptop Bag for the Anywhere-Any Girl in Me

Friends and their Interests, Technology By December 15, 2010 Tags: No Comments

I have always been a fan of messenger bags. I live and breathe messenger bags. These days though, my messenger bags are either too small or too soft to carry the one thing I almost never go around without – my laptop. I’ve always been a fan of huge bags – one that can carry the myriad of little things that I tend to carry around with me. The more pockets, the better. More pockets mean more organization. I like to keep organization even in the middle of the chaos that only a take-everything-with-me-wherever-I-go attitude can lead to. If the bag is waterproof or even semi-waterproof all the better!

I have been looking for a laptop bag at Multiply online stores. I do have a Crumpler laptop bag now that my friend gave me as a birthday present but with its traveler beach-bum look, sometimes it just doesn’t go along with my mood or my look for the day. I have been looking for a more formal laptop bag. That is how I found myself doing a search on Multiply, and stumbling upon Tough Brat bags – and instantly falling in love. I wanted to get one of each style, to go along with each probable mood I will find myself in.


Nuffnang Ad.. on Angkulet dot com

Technology By August 3, 2010 No Comments

I have not been blogging the past couple of days as I have been really busy doing stuff for the family and dealing with all my personal and not-so personal issues so imagine my surprise when I go on to my site and see something red and unusual out of the right corner of my eye!
I have been really sad the past days and I was thinking, “Oh wow! Finally! A Nuffnang ad!” and that made me tweet that I had something, even a little thing such as this one, to be happy about.

Here it is. My very first Nuffnang ad, whether it is real or not. 😉


Stress Levels Reached An All-time High Because of PLDT

Technology By July 14, 2010 No Comments

I was busy blogging, uploading photos and trying to make a project proposal and project scope Friday July 9 at about seven in the evening when suddenly, my internet was gone. Just like that, internet and dial tone were gone.

The simple 171 number was not working on my cell phone and I did not know what number to call to get to the supposed 24/7 Help Desk. This has happened before once and the dial tone came back after a few hours. I thought and hoped that this time it would be back by morning. I thought wrong.


The Search for the New Phone is Once Again… On!

Technology By November 20, 2009 No Comments

For those of you who don’t know yet, I lost my phone. How many times do I have to say that? I lost my phone. I lost my phone. I lost my phone. I lost my phone last October 12. It slipped off my shallow shorts pockets in the taxi cab on the way home from the pedia visit in Marikina.. last October 12. So if you cannot get in touch with me, I have not been replying to any of your messages, my number cannot be reached, it is because I have lost my phone. 🙁 I lost my beloved Nokia 5310 Xpress Music phone with all my wonderful music and my three thousand messages in the Inbox and Sent folders since I do not delete messages. 😐


In the search for the new phone, I still wanted an Xpress Music phone of course. So, first on the list was the Nokia 5800 Xpress Music with the following features:

3.2″ 16M-color TFT LCD 16:9 touchscreen display (360 x 640 pixels)
Symbian S60 5th edition
RM 11 369 MHz CPU, 128 MB of SDRAM memory
3.2 megapixel autofocus camera with dual-LED flash
VGA video recording at 30fps
Dual-band 3G with HSDPA support
Quad-band GSM support
Capable GPS receiver and Nokia Maps 2.0 Touch
microSD card memory expansion, ships with an 8GB card
TV out
FM radio with RDS
Bluetooth and USB v2.0
Landscape on-screen virtual QWERTY keyboard
Proximity sensor for screen auto turn-off
Accelerometer sensor for automatic UI rotation and motion-based gaming
Office document viewer
OVI and MySpace integration (direct image and video uploads)

Ok so I was digging the touch screen feature, the Wi-fi, the 3G and even the 3.2 mp camera. The price is not too bad too for all those features. Only drawback was the fact that reviews all say its too slow with its 369 MHz CPU.

So we moved on to Nokia 5530 since my brother-in-law has it. 🙂


3.15MegaPixel Camera
Handwriting recognition
WMV/RV/MP4/3GP video player
MP3/WMA/WAV/RA/AAC/M4A music player
Stereo FM radio with RDS
70Mb Internal memory, microSD (TransFlash) card slot
GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Interface

Wait… its touch screen. It has a 3.15 MP camera too. It has Wi-Fi… but no 3G?! I want one with 3G, really I do!! No matter if it has a 434 MHz CPU. I still want my 3G!

So off looking for another touch screen phone with 3G. And here it is. The Nokia 5230.


2MegaPixel Camera
Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
Handwriting recognition
WMV/RV/MP4/3GP video player
MP3/WMA/WAV/RA/AAC/M4A music player
Stereo FM radio with RDS, A-GPS support
Nokia Maps 2.0 Touch,
70 MB storage, microSD card slot up to 16GB
Bluetooth, microUSB interface

So it only has a 2.0 MP camera. I don’t really know why I care about these cameras when I have two DSLRs and a waterproof P&S, but I had not really appreciated the 2.o MP camera of my 5310 in the rare moments I had not had a choice but to use it. (Like we went to an impromptu swimming trip and forgot the SD card for the DSLR). Sure, it still says it’s touch screen.. but, wait, it says in there (click on the photo for more features) that it has 3G… but no Wi-Fi!! I still want my Wi-Fi you know?

Still just can’t have it all huh? Either you get fast 3G or fast Wi-Fi but not both. Unless you want the uber slow both. Too slow you’re going to want to throw your phone against a wall. Maybe if I wanted something that is not touch screen? I don’t understand why I would want a touch screen anyway when my hands are always icky. Hahahaha.

Moving on… How about the Nokia 5630/5730 Xpress Music?


3.15 MegaPixel Camera, Secondary Video Camera
Symbian OS
Stereo FM radio with RDS
256Mb Internal Memory, MicroSD card slot, 3.5 mm audio jack
Dedicated music keys
3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro USB interface

Wow, a 3.15 MP, enhanced fixed focus camera with LED flash! Hahaha. (Click on the photo to read full features.) 3G and Wi-Fi and N-gage games with a 600 MHz processor. It’s an Xpress Music phone too. I still have my N-Gage phone with me. It’s a collectible! Hahaha. It’s actually the one I am using now as I decide which new phone to buy. I do not want to talk on it while I’m out though because people just give me weird looks. Hahaha.


3.15 MegaPixel Camera, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus camera with LED flash
VGA videocall camera
Full QWERTY keyboard with accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
Stereo FM radio with RDS, 3.5 mm audio jack
Dedicated music keys
microSD card slot up to 16GB
3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Interface
MP3/WMA/WAV/RA/AAC/M4A music player

Carl Zeiss optics for the camera huh? And a QWERTY keyboard. No touch screen but 3G and Wi-fi check! I am so loving that QWERTY keyboard though for what exactly am I gonna have a specific need for it I have no idea but I still want it! But wait… a 369 MHz processor?! No way. Really? No way! To heck with the QWERTY.  I want a  600 MHz processor! For the impatient me.


So I guess, I know what cellphone I’m going to get now. I am excited to use that Globe Tattoo sim card on my new 3G and Wi-fi enabled phone. Hahaha. I rarely use the Globe Tattoo device that we own, which we got for P2,500 last January by the way (dang it!), since we now have the Sun Broadband unlimited at Plan 799! Hahaha. I am loving Sun. 🙂

Here is a review from Yugatech by the way on this phone that I can’t wait to get my hands on! Here is another review from Techie and a really great review from GSMArena – a site that I got to because my friend Ver tweeted it. Thanks Ver!

I can’t wait to get a Nokia 5630.. a modified version of my old 5310 actually that my husband bought for me two years ago before it was officially released by Nokia Philippines (it cost P13,500 when we bought it in a store at that gadget place in SMNorth). I remember we were sitting around at Chocolate Kiss at Bahay ng Alumni in U.P., discussing and reading the excerpt for that play we were going to do at Bienvenido Lumbera’s Book Launch and I told Hazel Gutierrez I was looking for a new phone. She said go to this place in SM North. We went there right after and three hours later, I had me a new phone! Hahaha. I miss my old phone. I miss my friend Hazel (and her partner-in-crime Jon) too. 🙂


Bamboo I Want You!

Design, Technology By October 20, 2009 No Comments


Wala lang, gusto ko lang nito. Hahaha! Pa-sosyal lang. Kahit di ako marunong mag-Photoshop.

Matutututo kaya akong mag-Photoshop pag nagkaron ako ng ganito?
O mas mag-eenjoy lang ako lalo sa paglalaro ng Facebook games?


Click here to learn more about the Wacom Bamboo tablet.