Dear… (oh dear!)

Wed, 8 Sep 2004 16:26:31 +0800

Dear sir,

Thank you for your email. We would like to apologize for the delay in the processing of your DSL application. Based on the latest feedback we received from our Central Office, several technical configurations are still needed from our end to activate the DSL service in your area. Unfortunately, we cannot provide you with any particular date yet as to when will this be completed. Nevertheless, your application remains to be active in our files and the moment the said configurations can already be implemented, we shall put your application into our priority list for DSL installation.

We will keep you posted on further developments.

We regret the inconvenience this has caused you. Rest assured that PLDT is doing its best to continuously find ways to serve you better. Thank you.

Sincerely,

PLDT HOME DSL

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Troll Madness

Since I was exposed to the internet, I was very interested in community forums. I have joined different board with themes starting from animes to movies, computers to teen-talks and back. I have learned so much from Animenet.com, one of the most active anime community back in 2000. It is rule of thumb not to let forum members flame each other; otherwise, the community will be in total chaos. I remember back then two factions emerged in the forums and the admin (Tom) couldn\’t handle the pressure from different parties. That\’s the version I know, but even if the details I know are incomplete, I know he closed animenet.com because of personal and online community problems. Animenet.com is now just a history…

It all started with trolls picking and flaming others. A lot of bashing was happening back then but I stepped aside and didn\’t side with any group. Sometimes it\’s cool to be neutral. :)

After years of troll-free posting in forums, yesterday in one of the forums that I administer, a troll claimed that I don\’t know proper netiquette. :neutral: and that I was rude when in fact I was only asking a question on my previous reply to the original question. The question is \”What\’s your point\”. :neutral: It\’s very common in everyday English language. In other words, \”What do you really mean\” or \”Can you highlight your subject\”. It was misinterpreted by a troll in my forum and he reacted violently by posting a page of insulting words addressed to me. I was stupefied. People are getting too sensitive, harsh and rather unintelligent because they put themselves in a very shameful position. I pity them. As long as my conscience is clean, I have nothing to explain about. I can simply ban them from the forums whenever I like because they are breaking several rules already. After all, trolls are better left out of our online community.

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It Seems…

Ok, it seems that I have gotten 100 points in our Math quiz but then my answers were corrected and from 100, my points sank down to 80. :neutral: @#$%! It\’s all ready a perfect score but I lost it! WHAT THE… :mad:

Ok, calm down, calm down.. it\’s okay, it\’s alright. :D

I have to concentrate on our Logic Circuit project until tomorrow because we have to finish the circuit by this week. It\’s quite funny because from what I have observed we are the only group in our class that has a complete diagrammatic sketch of 555 [0-999] counter. It\’s not really easy because we have to complete the circuit ourselves (no professional help or mentoring at all)… and I put tremendous effort researching it even if it is not completely prepared. Of course we haven\’t tested the circuit yet so that\’s what we\’re going to do tomorrow…. I hope we\’ll be successful. :???:

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No Lab Today

We don\’t have Circuit Logic Lab today.. so I\’m here… wasting some time with my computer. :???: Quite boring.

By the way, the book I ordered from DigitalFilipino.com arrived today. I only flipped through the pages because I have no time to read the entire book yet. It\’s not thick at all but I hope it\’s packed with a lot of information. I can finish it in one sitting so I hope I get what I paid for. :)

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Fake Address!???

It\’s so ridiculous! :evil: I applied to get my PLDT MyDSL about a year ago and I was hoping to get mine as soon as 3rd Quarter of 2004. My application was pending for more than a year and when the DSL data center has become available in my area, they notified that they have sent a work order to check my area. Then my father went to PLDT this morning…. just to find out that the address in my application was NOT ours but someone else! :shock: What the…?? :evil: The personnel told my father that because of this, they misinterpreted that we lived on that fake address. The truth is, our true address is not yet DSL-capable! For the record they didn\’t check the address registered on our telephone number. That is rubbish! Totally rubbish. Why they didn\’t check my address and who the hell supplied that fake address? I had two application in MyDSL within a year (2003) and I submitted the same (true) address. This disappointed me so much because now I have to wait until November. :mad: For @#$% sake, improve your customer service PLDT…. :mad: I wish our area will be DSL capable before December. That will be the best Christmas gift this year.

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Limited Access

I\’m doing a market research right now, and YES, it is not easy to get quotable figures from different market analysis report. Besides, most market reports are worth thousands of dollars so I only have a limited access to abstracts. :???: That\’s so pathetic but what\’s in my hands should suffice since the details I found seems to be just fine.

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Template Madness

I swapped one of my Gmail invitation to Dan. I don\’t know him personally but he gave me a good offer so I gave him an invitation to Gmail. He offered me an access to more or less 1000 templates, where 150+ of them are \”professional\” (premium templates). The packages include Photoshop Files (PSD\’s) and HTML graphics & codes. If I find a good deal I\’ll swap it for a Gmail invitation… that\’s how desperate some people are just to get Gmail\’s 1Gb storage . :mrgreen:

UPDATE:
Years had passed and I am reading this again which makes me say \”lolwut!\” over and over again. Gmail has probably pioneered what they call \”invites trading\” which is illustrated well in this entry

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