HowTo: Fortune & Cowsay

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fortune_cowsay

While working, I envy the terminal of my workmate, Roland Heymanns, showing a cow with quotes. So I install my own too.

OS: Kali Linux (Debian)

How to install:

root@mojo:~# apt-get install -y fortune cowsay

Then add the commands to your PATH

root@mojo:~# cd ~
root@mojo:~# nano .profile

or

root@mojo:~# cd ~
root@mojo:~# nano .bash_profile

Add the following to the end of the file (be sure its the right path for fortune and cowsay):

PATH=$PATH:/usr/games
export PATH

Save and exit. Next edit your .bashrc

root@mojo:~# cd ~
root@mojo:~# nano .bashrc

Add the the following lines to the end of the file…

fortune | cowsay -d

or if you don’t want to set the PATH, simply edit your .bashrc and at the end of the file, add this line:

/usr/games/fortune | /usr/games/cowsay -d

That’s it… log off and log in again. Open your terminal, you’ll have your cow greetings.

In case you get an error like you cant locate fortune or fortune-mod or cowsay (most likely you will encounter this if you install your OS offline), update your source.list.

root@mojo: ~# nano /etc/apt/source.list

then replace the source with the following:

## Regular repositories
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali main non-free contrib
deb http://security.kali.org/kali-security kali/updates main contrib non-free
## Source repositories
deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali main non-free contrib
deb-src http://security.kali.org/kali-security kali/updates main contrib non-free

then do the update and upgrade…

apt-get clean
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

I think that would solve the problem…

HowTo: Black Mambaaaaaahh (Black Sambo)

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I tasted this dessert back in Innermax Support from Jinnah, birthday of Zack (her son). Then second time was Innermax anniversary in Midway Beach Resort. This tasty dessert made me curious how to make on. So here it is…

Black Sambo Recipe

Ingredients:

White layer:

  1. 2 sachets of Knox Gelatin (in NZ, I can’t find any Knox Gelatin so I used Davis Gelatin [2 table spoon] and divided the Gelatin for both the white and brown layer)
  2. 2 packs (250ml) All Purpose Cream (in NZ, use Anchor Lite-Cream 250 ml)
  3. 1 can (301ml) Condensed Milk
  4. 1/2 cup cold water

Brown Layer:

  1. 2 sachets of Knox Gelatin (in NZ, I can’t find any Knox Gelatin so I used Davis Gelatin [2 table spoon] and divided the Gelatin for both the white and brown layer)
  2. 1 can (378ml) Evaporated Milk
  3. 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
  4. 1/2 cup Sugar
  5. 1/2 cup cold water

Procedure:

White layer:

  1. Dissolve the 2 sachets of Knox Gelatin (2 table spoon for the Davis Gelatin) in a pot with 1/2 cup of cold water. For the Gelatin, dissolve half of the Davis Gelatin in a pot with 1/2 cup cold water.
  2. Cook over low to medium heat until the gelatin dissolves.
  3. Add 1 can of condensed milk to the gelatin while stirring constantly.
  4. Cook for 5-10 minutes while stirring constantly.
  5. Add 1 box of All Purpose Cream to the mixture and cook for another 3-5 minutes while constantly stirring.
  6. Remove from heat and pour mixture in a mold, let it cool for 30 minutes then refrigerate for 2-4 hours until set.

Brown layer:

  1. Dissolve the 2 sachet of Knox Gelatin (2 table spoon for the Davis Gelatin) in a pot with 1/2 cup of cold water. For the Gelatin, dissolve half of the Davis Gelatin in a pot with 1/2 cup cold water.
  2. Cook over low to medium heat until the gelatin dissolves.
  3. In a separate bowl mix 1/2 cup of cocoa powder (Hershey’s Cocoa Powder or Rich Cocoa Powder) and 3/4 cup of sugar.
  4. Add the cocoa mixture to the gelatin while stirring to dissolve cocoa powder cook for 3-5minutes.
  5. Add 1 can of evaporated milk and cook it for 5-10 minutes while constantly stirring.
  6. Remove from heat and pour mixture on top of the white layer, let it cool for 30 minutes then refrigerate for 2-4 hours until set.
  7. Once set, unmold by running a knife or spatula around the molding.
  8. Garnish it with Hershey’s chocolate syrup or ground peanuts to compliment the sweetness.
  9. Serve and enjoy your Black Sambo dessert.

Try it yourself and tell us your experience.


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HowTo: Edel’s Hamonada

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More than decades, my Mother cooks the Hamonada for us (family) every Christmas and New Year. But this year, I’m not in the Philippines, I’m with my sister (and her husband) here in New Zealand. There’s a big difference celebrating Christmas in NZ and somehow, Filipinos here in NZ always miss the way Filipino celebrate the Christmas back in the Philippines.

This day, my sister and I are in our own to celebrate the Christmas and New Year and for us, its not complete that we do not have the hamonada. So I cook the hamonada and of course with the guidance of my mother. Here’s the steps how to cook the Edel’s Hamonada.edels_hamonada

Ingredients:

  • 2 – 2.5 kg of Pork (preferably leg part)
  • 0.75 liter of Pineapple Juice
  • 2-3 large onions (either white or violet class of onions)
  • 2-3 garlic
  • 2 packs of Del Monte Tomato Sauce (200g)
  • 1-2 lemon grass

 

Procedure:

  1. Put the 2 kilos pork at the casserole and level the water with the height of the meat. Place also the garlic, lemon grass and onions (assumed you already sliced the onions and crushed the garlic. Use only the half mention in the ingredients because you will be needing the rest later on except of the lemon grass). You can also add some pinch of pepper to add some spice.
  2. Ignite your stove, heat it with 75-150 degrees and wait until the pork will be soften, approximately 3-5 hours of heating.
  3. Once the pork was soften, remove the water and all the spices your placed few hours ago. Literally just the pork must remain in the medium;
  4. Then pour the Del Monte tomato sauce together with the remaining onions and garlic. Heat up at the same temperature in step 1 then stir it. Then while stirring, add the pineapple juice slowly, then 2 tablespoon of sugar, 3/4 to 1 tablespoon of salt, and add some pepper in it.
  5. Monitor the meat, be sure all the sides of the meat are evenly immerse in the sauce.
  6. Taste it also from time to time, if taste is still more on pineapple juice, add little salt or sugar nor both sugar and salt until the taste will be sweet and sour with a taste of pineapple.
  7. Approximately about 2-3 hours, when the sauce will be viscosity then the hamonada is cooked.

I think that’s it… Serve the Edel’s Hamonada every Christmas and New Year!

Merry Christmas to all! 

Cheers!

World’s Largest Pearl

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A Filipino diver discovered what is now described as the world’s largest pearl in a giant Tridacna (mollusk) under the Palawan Sea in 1934. Known as the “Pearl of Lao-Tzu”, the gem weighs 14 pounds and measures 9 1/2 inches long and 5 1/2 inches in diameter. As of May 1984, it was valued at US$42 million. It is believed to be 600 years old.

“Pearl of Lao-Tzu” is the the world’s largest pearl in a giant Tridacna (mollusk). It weighs 14 pounds and measures 9 1/2 inches long and 5 1/2 inches in diameter. It was reportedly collected by a Filipino pearl diver named Etem, on May 7, 1934, at Palawan Island, Philippines. At one time it belonged to Wilburn Dowell Cobb, who allegedly received it as a gift from a chieftan of Palawan after having saved the life of his son. On May 15, 1980, Cobb’s heirs sold it at auction to Peter Hofman, a jeweler from Beverly Hills, California, for US $200,000. In 1966, it was valued at $3.5 million. According to te Guiness Book of Records, the San Francisco Gem Laboratory has valuated it at US $40-42 million. It is believed to be 600 years old.

 

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Outsourcing in the Philippines: InnerMax Support

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InnerMax SupportI’ve crossed  a good outsourcing firm in the Philippines, Innermax Support specializes in Web Development, Web Designing, SEO Services, Data Entry, Social Media Marketing, Inbound Phone Support, Outbound Phone Support.

They are comparatively new to the industry, but with their management along with all their agent’s combined knowledge, skills, and significantly valuable experiences; they surely can consistently turn every single task, great or small, highly distinguished more than any clients could wish for.

  • Innermax Support provides high quality services
  • Takes your business outsourcing to a new level with more leads and sales
  • Endows with the best services way beyond your desired results and expectations
  • Has assigned the best agents that fit every campaign you asked to be dealt with.
  • Gladly welcomes high level of engagement with the corporate stakeholders at your company.

Expect Quality Services

  • Exceptional results and return on assets
  • They never fail to keep our eyes peeled towards particular outcomes and circumstances of your campaign and in most instances; they most likely notice any sorts of any diversities and take action before such gets out of hand.
  • They are firmly committed to quality service and accommodation.
  • They are very knowledgeable by every inch and corners from tiniest to most immense aspects about e- marketing.
  • They never would hesitate to establish bountiful relationship and develop harmonious companionship with their valuable clients.
  • They live by the virtue of courteous and respectful demeanor to each of their clients.
  • They never would leave their clients oblivious about any current status of the relayed tasks.
  • And above all. They walk what they talk.

I got Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)

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Few days ago, I suffer of super itchiness of my eyes for excessive staring at the computer screen, coding of tiger look style to avoid errors. I thought I will go blind. But reading some articles, computer didn’t do something wrong with my eyes but the surrounding like lights and air. I will quote this for you;

Can A Computer Screen Damage My Eye?

Twenty years ago, few offices workers used computers, let alone had computers. However with the dramatic increase in home and office computer use,  complaints of eye fatigue and discomfort are commonplace. Many people assume increased computer use is the source of these complaints. But extensive testing in government and private laboratories has not produced scientific evidence that computer monitors will harm your eyes. Research has established that computer monitors emit little or no hazardous radiation, such as x-ray, or non-ionizing radiation, such as ultraviolet rays.

While computers have no known harmful effects on eyesight, computer users do often complain of eye related symptoms such as eyestrain, headaches, fatigue, dry eyes, and difficulty focusing, These symptoms (Computer Vision Syndrome – CVS) however are caused not by the computer screen itself but rather by the conditions surrounding the computer screen, such as poor lighting or improper placement of computer equipment and computer furniture. In some instances, a pre-existing eye problem may be the cause.

And more info about CVS;

Until recently I had a problem of itchiness, redness and irritation in my eyes. Normally i confronted with this problem whenever i went my home since i spend most of my time in front the television to watch my favorite movies and at the other times when i tried to read continuously or while using computer. Then I consulted an ophthalmologist for an eye examination and she said it is nothing but Dry eye syndrome. I really got stuck with these heavy wordings and by seeing my situation doctor said it causes due to excessive strain on eyes. When i start reading or using computer, it stretches sometimes more than 4 hrs. While concentrating on a screen or a book, the eye tends to blink less and this results in drying up of the tears which are the natural lubricant lining the eye’s surface. This may lead to the non production of tears in the eyes. Dry eye syndrome is also called Computer vision syndrome.

What are the symptoms of Dry eye syndrome?

  • The major symptoms related with dry eye syndrome are:
  • Redness and irritation
  • Itchiness and pain in the eyes
  • Discharge and watery eyes
  • Feeling of tiredness in the eyes and strain on the vision
  • Blurring of vision

How can we get rid off the problem of dry eyes?

Prevention is better than cure. So we can take few steps to prevent the situation like:

  • After working or reading for 20-30 minutes at a stretch, we should look away from the screen or page and consciously blink which will  lubricates the eye surface by allowing the resurfacing of the tear film.
  • We can read in good light and choose correct font size and colors with good contrast and visibility to minimize the eye strain
  • Avoid exposure to dust
  • Avoid direct blast from AC or fan
  • Place the laptop screen at a comfortable level
  • Avoid excessive exposure to dust and pollution
  • Washing eyes with tender coconut water (my natural home remedy for dry eye syndrome)

What is the treatment available for Dry eye syndrome or Computer vision Syndrome?

  • Better to consult an ophthalmologist rather than doing self treatment for an eye examination.
  • Sometimes there may be refractive error, due to incorrect spectacle number which could be adding to the eye strain, can be sorted out by wearing a correction glasses especially while working on the computer.
  • We can use lubricating eye drops.
  • The best treatment is to keep on blinking to get rid off dry eyes.

Reference:

  1. http://www.pasadenaeye.com/faq/faq08/faq08_text.html
  2. http://kish.in/dry-eyes-syndrome/

HowTo: Blueberry Cheesecake

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90__350x264_myblueberryI’m not into baking, cooking or something but I just learn this by watching my friends, Kyna Mori Flores and Cherry Oh, making this thing. Hehehe.. 🙂 Because its yummy, so I tried to make one at home by my self. So far, I did it! Horay! 😀

Recipe:

  • 1 crushed graham pack (crust)
  • 1/4 cup of butter (crust)
  • 2 tease spoon of sugar (crust)
  • 2 all purpose cream
  • 2 knox gelatin
  • 1 blueberry can (you can use smackers brand)
  • 2 cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup of sugar

Procedure:

  1. Crust: Pour the crushed graham and the 2 tease spoon of sugar into the bowl and mixed it. While mixing, melt the butter also (you can use your Microwave). Then pour the melted butter into the bowl and mixed them together until the all properly mixed. 🙂
  2. Using the cheesecake pan, floor the crust into the pan and level it properly or evenly.
  3. Get a new big bowl for the cheesecake procedure. Put the 2 all purpose cream, 2 cream cheese, and 1/4 cup of sugar into the big bowl. Then mix it with a mixer.
  4. While mixing the step 3, get a cup and pour some water and warm it. Enough warm to melt the gelatin. Then pour the 2 knox gelatin into the cup and mix it well. Remember, mix it well. 😛
  5. As the gelatin is ready, pour it into the big bowl with the cheesecake. Mix it properly as well. Be sure everything is mixed properly.
  6. Pour slowly the cheesecake from the bowl to the cheesecake pan (where the crust is already set). Then refrigerate it within 36 hours (enough to freeze the gelatin).
  7. After 36 hours, remove the cheesecake from the pan to a cheesecake tray then place the blueberries as toppings.
  8. Refrigerate it again about 8 hours. Then that’s it… Yummy blueberry cheesecake is ready to serve.. 🙂
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