Thursday, June 21, 2007

Playing with Google Calculator

(Hmmm ... now the interface is back to English whereas yesterday it was in Filipino - and I didn't modify any settings)

Anyway, if you're like me, I sometimes take advantage of the fact that Google can also perform calculator functions. Instead of pulling up the Calculator app in my computer, I just type in the calculation in the search bar of my browser. This feature is not apparent to most users but I really find it very useful.

For example, if you want to quickly add something, just try inputting this on the Google search form and hit the enter key. (Click on the image to view in full size)
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What's interesting is that you can perform calculations using words instead of signs.
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I also use it for other conversions. For example,
  • Foreign currency, using ISO codes to convert 3,400 euros to Philippine Pesos. 3,400 Euros to PHP
  • Metric to English (or vice versa): 6 feet 3 inches to centimeters
  • In the kitchen: 1 cup in teaspoons
  • Percentages: 15% of 344,343.2
  • Exponentation: 4^78 (or 4 raised to the 78th power)
  • Volume: 1 gallon to liters

And finally, are you seeking for the answer to life, the universe, and everything ? Try it in the google search box and let Google do its job (Hint: use the text in bold).

So, there. It's 42. I'm now at peace with myself.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Part 2: Birthday Calculator

Doon sa huli kong post, hindi ko sinama yung isang link na tungkol naman daw sa kaarawan mo. Kaya, ito, ilalagay ko ngayon:

Your date of conception was on or about 26 November 1973 which was a Monday.

You were born on a Monday
under the astrological sign Leo.
Your Life path number is 3.

Life Path Compatibility:
You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 3, 6 & 9.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 2, 5 & 11.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 4, 7, 8 & 22.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2442278.5.
The golden number for 1974 is 18.
The epact number for 1974 is 6.
The year 1974 was not a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 1/23/1974 and ending 2/10/1975.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Tiger.

Your Native American Zodiac sign is Salmon; your plant is Raspberry.

You were born in the Egyptian month of Paopy, the second month of the season of Poret (Emergence - Fertile soil).

Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 1 Elul 5734.
Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 2 Elul 5734.

The Mayan Calendar long count date of your birthday is which is
12 baktun 18 katun 1 tun 1 uinal 14 kin

The Hijra (Islamic Calendar) date of your birth is Monday, 30 Rajab 1394 (1394-7-30).

The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 14 April 1974.
The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 14 April 1974.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 27 February 1974.
The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 2 June 1974.
The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 9 June 1974.
The date of Rosh Hashanah in the year of your birth was Tuesday, 17 September 1974.
The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Sunday, 7 April 1974.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 26 February 1974.

As of 6/20/2007 7:20:47 AM EDT
You are 1,036,221,647 seconds old.

Celebrities who share your birthday:

Lil' Romeo (1989)Matthew Perry (1969)LeAnn Womack (1966)
John Stamos (1963)Adam Arkin (1956)Peter Gallagher (1955)
John Deacon (1951)Tipper Gore (1948)Bill Clinton (1946)
Jill St. John (1940)Willie Shoemaker (1931)Gene Roddenberry (1921)
Malcolm Forbes (1919)Ogden Nash (1902)Orville Wright (1871)

Top songs of 1974
The Way We Were by Barbra StreisandSeasons In the Sun by Terry Jacks
The Streak by Ray StevensHaving My Baby by Paul Anka
Kung Fu Fighting by Carl DouglasBilly, Don't Be a Hero by Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods
Annie's Song by John DenverThe Loco-Motion by Grand Funk
TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) by MFSB with the Three DegreesI Can Help by Billy Swan

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 4.69393346379648 years old. (You're still chasing cats!)

There are 60 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 33 candles.

Those 33 candles produce 33 BTUs,
or 8,316 calories of heat (that's only 8.3160 food Calories!) .
You can boil 3.77 US ounces of water with that many candles.

In 1974 there were approximately 3.7 million births in the US.
In 1974 the US population was approximately 203,302,031 people, 57.4 persons per square mile.
In 1974 in the US there were approximately 2,158,802 marriages (10.6%) and 708,000 divorces (3.5%)
In 1974 in the US there were approximately 1,921,000 deaths (9.5 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.

In 1974 the population of Australia was approximately 13,831,978.
In 1974 there were approximately 245,177 births in Australia.
In 1974 in Australia there were approximately 110,673 marriages and 17,688 divorces.
In 1974 in Australia there were approximately 115,833 deaths.

Your birthstone is Peridot

The Mystical properties of Peridot

Peridot is used to help dreams become a reality.
Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Sardonyx, Diamond, Jade

Your birth tree is
Cedar, the Confidence

Of rare beauty, knows how to adapt, likes luxury, of good health not in the least shy, tends to look down on others, self-confident, determined, impatient, wants to impress others, many talents, industrious, healthy, optimism, waiting for the one true love, able to make quick decisions.

There are 188 days till Christmas 2007!
There are 201 days till Orthodox Christmas!

The moon's phase on the day you were
born was waxing crescent.

Ano ang ibig sabihin ng pangalan mo?

Napulot ko habang nag-gagala sa internet:
What Your Name Means

At ito daw ang ibig sabihin ng pangalan ko:
You entered: *******************************************************

There are 17 letters in your name.
Those 17 letters total to 97
There are 9 vowels and 8 consonants in your name.

What your first name means:

WelshMaleWhite river.
EnglishMaleVariant of Irwin: Boar friend. Sea friend

Ngayon ko lang narininig iyong kahulugan sa wikang Welsh . Pero ang nakakatuwa, ang apelyido ko ay may kaugnayan din sa ilog sa wikang Kastila

Your number is: 7

Noon, sa okulto (occult) ng Numerology, ang numero ko daw ay 1 dahil naman sa kaarawan ko.

The characteristics of #7 are: Analysis, understanding, knowledge, awareness, studious, meditating.

Swak! Kung ako'y tinatanong ng "What drives you?" Ang sagot ko ay knowledge. Yung eks ko, nung mag-desisyong syang tumiwalag sa relasyon ay sinabing niyang ako'y "driven by an insistence to understand."

The expression or destiny for #7:
Thought, analysis, introspection, and seclusiveness are all characteristics of the expression number 7. The hallmark of the number 7 is a good mind, and especially good at searching out and finding the truth. You are so very capable of analyzing, judging and discriminating, that very little ever escapes your observation and deep understanding. You are the type of person that can really get involved in a search for wisdom or hidden truths, often becoming an authority on whatever it is your are focusing on. This can easily be of a technical or scientific nature, or it may be religious or occult, it matters very little, you pursue knowledge with the same sort of vigor. You can make a very fine teacher, or because of a natural inclination toward the spiritual, you may become deeply emerged in religious affairs or even psychic explorations. You tend to operate on a rather different wavelength, and many of your friends may not really know you very well. The positive aspects of the 7 expression are that you can be a true perfectionist in a very positive sense of the word. You are very logical, and usually employ a quite rational approach to most things you do. You can be so rational at times that you almost seem to lack emotion, and when you are faced with an emotional situation, you may have a bit of a problem coping with it. You have excellent capabilities to study and learn really deep and difficult subjects, and to search for hidden fundamentals. At full maturity you are likely to be a very peaceful and poised individual.

If there is an over supply of the number 7 in your makeup, the negative aspects of the number may be apparent. The chief negative of 7 relates to the limited degree of trust that you may have in people. A tendency to be highly introverted can make you a bit on the self-centered side, certainly very much self-contained . Because of this, you are not very adaptable, and you may tend to be overly critical and intolerant. You really like to work alone, at your own pace and in your own way. You neither show or understand emotions very well.

May kulang. Ang problema ko pagkaraan ko maabot ang knowledge o understanding ay ang aking kabobohang i-apply ang mga ito para sa praktikal na mga bagay. At, nawawalan na din ako ng gaana pagkaraang maabot ang puntong iyon.

Your Soul Urge number is: 11

A Soul Urge number of 11 means:
With the 11 Soul Urge, much of your thinking and interests relate to the abstract, the spiritual, and utopian dreams. You are motivated toward idealistic concepts, and the sharing of your ideas and concepts with humanity. This number is not one that is giving in a material or a practical sense, but rather one who desires to help mankind with a more abstract commodity such as religion, spiritualism, occult studies, or even psychic abilities.

If you possess the positive 11 Soul Urge traits, you have a dream of the perfect world; you are highly idealistic and inspirational. Your inner strength and devotion to your beliefs are extremely strong. You have a very good mind that is especially well equipped to handle the higher, more abstract forms of thought.

If there is an excess of 11 energy in your makeup, you may possess some the negative 11 traits. There is a tendency for the 11 to produce considerable amounts of nervous tension which is bought on by a very high level of awareness. You may be too sensitive and overly emotional. In some cases, these sensitivities and emotions are quite repressed, and this tends to add even more to the sense of nervousness in the makeup.

The strong 11 is not a very practical person because of the extreme idealism; often, there is a degree of self-deception present. There is usually a rather fixed idea of right and wrong held by those showing strong 11 traits, and with this very often is a resulting attitude of inflexibility.

Lakas naman chumamba nito. Masyado nga akong stucked sa mga abstrak na ideya at mga ideolohiya.

Your Inner Dream number is: 5

An Inner Dream number of 5 means:
You dream of being totally free and unrestrained by responsibility. You see yourself conversing and mingling with the natives in many nations, living for adventure and life experiences. You imagine what you might accomplished.

Bitin naman.

Nakakatuwa naman ito

Ika-20 ng Hunyo

Nalito ako at nagbago ang wikang gamit ng sistemang pang-blog dito. Hinahanap ko na nga kung saan ko dapat palitan ang seting pero nag-bago ang isip ko. Isang magandang pagkakataong sanayin ang sariling gumamit ng sariling wika.

Noong isang araw, nakatanggap ako ng balita na isinugod sa ospital ang lola ko sa ama. Nasa probinsya siya at may edad na din. Palagay ko'y nasa 80 na. Pero malakas pa din ang matanda sa edad nyang yan. Liver circhosis at Hepatitis B daw ang sakit. Nagpayo na ang doktor na ipatawag ang mga kamag-anak dahil hindi na raw malamang tumagal si Lola. Ng makausap ko ang isa kong tiyuhin, sinabi sa akin na tatlong araw na sa ospital ang Lola pero nung araw na nilabas sya, noong gabi ding iyon ay isinugod pabalik sa ospital dahil nagrereklamo siyang hindi makahinga.

Tanggap na nila na hindi na magtatagal ang Lola. Nabasa ko sa boses niya yun nang magusap kami. Hindi ko alam ang damdamin ng iba ko pang kamag-anak. Pupunta ako doon sa Biyernes - na nagkataong kaarawan din pala ng lola. Sana maabutan ko pa syang buhay. Tatlong taon na din mula ng huli kaming nagkita.

Hindi ko ipagkakaila na hindi kami malapit sa isa't isa. Hindi kami nagkaroon ng malapit na relasyon tulad ng lola ko sa nanay.

Palagay ko, ginagampanan ko lang ang responsibilidad ko bilang apo at ka-anak.

Monday, June 18, 2007

A Language Major?

Who would've thought of that? Hahaha. Technology is not even in the top 3 of the list.

Maybe I should really go back to school.

You scored as French/Spanish/OtherLanguage, You should strongly consider majoring (or minoring) in a foreign language, especially French or Spanish as they have a greater use in today's world. But other languages could be useful to you as well, such as Chinese, Japanese, German, Italian, or many others. With a major in a foreign language you could teach, or work for a company as a translator or foreign correspondant.

It is possible that the best major for you is your 2nd, 3rd, or even 5th listed category, so be sure to consider ALL majors in your OTHER high scoring categories (below). You may score high in a category you didnt think you would--it is possible that a great major for you is something you once dismissed as not for you. The right major for you will be something 1) you love and enjoy and 2) are really great at it.

Consider adding a minor or double majoring to make yourself standout and to combine your interests. A minor in a foriegn language is useful for ANY major. Also, business or political science are great minors for a foreign language major. Please post your results in your myspace/blog/journal.