Edsa Revolution Holiday Questions

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  • Why did the holiday only cover the schools? Shouldn’t it be an all or nothing deal?
  • If the holiday declaration is to avoid having more non-working days this year, why not hold it on the actual date of the original bloodless revolution?
  • Why can’t the roads be like what it was today everyday, a joy to drive through?
  • Why can’t MMDA do something about the traffic that the Kalayaan fly-over construction is causing?
  • Why does our system punish the drivers who obey the law and reward those who bend it to the breaking point?
  • Why didn’t I win the 6/49 lotto?
  • Why do I feel I am beginning to suck at everything that I do?

ciao!

Sum of the parts

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I have decided last week to keep both my twitter and tumblr accounts. This blog now has the widgets that gets the feeds of both micro-blogging sites. To enable me to blog from areas that prevents me from accessing them *cough*office*cough, I have signed up with twittermail and ping.fm which allows me to post via email and instant messengers. The instant messenger portion was previously handled by imified.com but their bot is no longer reliable thus a need for replacement.

To keep things simple, this blog will contain the full flege ramblings. The twits will be limited to short updates and “heat of the moment” rants while tumblr will retain my initial purpose for it: a host for shorter blog posts that may or may nob be converted to a full post.

Sounds simple, doesn’t it? 🙂

ciao!

hi tumblr

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why didn’t i notice before that you can be reached via mail without going through somebody else? 🙁

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Unless its for a gadget, I hate shopping with a passion.

The percent fallacy

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How many times have you heard the phrase “I will give my 101%” or “You can count on a 120% effort for this project” and think its a good thing? It is becoming one of my pet peeves because people are getting more stupid each time that escape their mouths.

The word percent comes from the root word “per centum” which literally translates to “by the hundred”. Nowadays it is taken as “a portion of the whole” where whole is pegged at 100. When it comes to effort, there is no such thing as going over the top. It is just plain impossible. Some might argue that they just mean going the extra mile but in that case that person was squandering because they were not giving it their all during the other times that they are giving their 100%. They were lying when they said that they were giving their all during all those times so what makes you think they are not lying to you now?

In the fields that require physical exertion like blue-collar work or sports, it is not uncommon to hear that somebody has died because they went past their limits. These are the people who gave their 100%. These are the people who really gave their all and paid for it dearly. Keep that in mind the next time you hear somebody spouting a figure over 100%.

ciao!

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