Monday, February 21, 2005

My Notebook Saga continues.....

Yes it does and I still can't use it without a plug. I was not able to bring it to the shop to be exchanged for the service unit. I needed it badly due to the event last friday where I had to send and receive various emails among other tasks.

I also realized that even if they backed up all my files to be transferred to the service unit, I would need to download and install so many programs which will take me ages. I just cant send this unit for diagnosis for at least three days.

I wrote the President who had been a long time client in the bank and narrated my sad tale. He ordered everyone concerned to check it out a-s-a-p.

I just waited and watched them answer each others emails. They were all 'orders' to expedite, whatever that means.

Friday morning, I received two calls from HP, one saying they will try to rush the unit diagnosis, another saying they will replace my battery with an extended one. I told them, gosh even if they replace with an extended battery I don't think it will work. Problem seems to be internal. I may not be a technician but for me its kinda obvious!

During last friday's presscon, I told some friends in the press of my frustration with the unit and it bothered me when they mentioned that upgrading the bios would make the unit more unstable!

After the presscon, when I was on the way to Edsa Shang to visit the e-services event (my friend Edna convinced me to visit with her), I received a call from Compaq service center saying they decided to replace my unit with a brand new one. Alleluia!

I decided to check my mails via my phone and I read an email from HP president saying they better cut the bureaucracy and just replace my unit! ha ha....

Now, it remains to be seen whether this will happen. Watch for the next epsiode :)

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Cebu ICT2005 Metro Manila Launch

cebuictlaunch Posted by Hello

The evening after the presscon, we had the formal launch of the Cebu ICT2005 event at the Dusit Hotel in Makati City.

There was a contract signing between the Cebu organizers and the various Impelementing partners mainly composed of IT and business organizations.

Special guests were Sec. Ver Pena, Her Excellency the Ambassador of India with her team, and other govt officials.

Photo above shows Sec Pena speaking and signing between cebu organizers and PICS board.

Cebu ICT 2005 Presscon

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Last friday noon, the Phil Internet Commerce Society organized a presscon to launch the CEBU ICT 2005 event to be held this June.

When Bonie, the ICT event chair approached me for support last year I chose handling the launch in metro manila since our organization is non profit without funding and we cannot afford to fly members or the board to cebu city.

Mon Lizardo was our master of ceremonies (perennially). On the presidential table with me are Francis Muneres, Overall chairman (SVP Ayala Land), Bonie Belen, and Racquel Cagurangan, Innove the major sponsor.

Overlooking Lucena City

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Mom's birth city is actually Tayabas which is after Lucena but we had to pass by here cause my colleague had to talk to a lawyer in the quezon rural bank who turned out to be the father of my high school barkada (as mentioned in a previous post).

After their official meeting, Atty. Medenilla (in center photo with moi) showed us around the new bldg and brought us up to their upper deck to view the whole city. One can see the big Metro Gaisano Mall from the top.

I was told its the biggest rural bank in that part of the country.

Guess whats in Luisa Resto?

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I forgot to post this last weekend. I happen to review the photos in my camera and found this. Do you know what amused me when we had our lunch here in Lucena City?

I saw that they were offering south beach diet! Ha ha.....Its half the price than in manila. Unfortunately its by order and I cant request for something ala carte.

I liked their landscape before entering the aircon portion of the resto so took a shot as well.