Hearsay, hearsay! The Gullibles Travel

If there’s one thing social media did, it’s to make the world we all know smaller. Never did we have to wait for a newspaper to be negligently thrown at our lawn or TV static to end at 5am for our favorite morning news program to begin. At our fingertips, everything is available.

We all know how rumors, when combined with human’s ever growing need to be listened to, can spread easily. Back then though, we could easily determine if these were basically hearsay—unverified information usually heard from another person.… Continue reading →

Applying For A Duplicate Philippine Drivers License

Lost your drivers license? Worry no more. Today, I’ll provide you with the simplest instructions on how to apply for a duplicate drivers license.

First things first, take note that these are all the things you need. Avoid fixers as they tend to make you do things not necessarily needed for this process.

  • Affidavit of loss
  • Photocopy of a valid ID

Just two? Yes, just two. Some will say you’ll need a photocopy of the drivers license and its corresponding official receipt and some would even tell you to get a drug test beforehand.… Continue reading →

Philippine Drivers License Renewal In A ZIP!

Your driver’s license expiry date fast approaching? No need to worry, you can quickly get a new one. And when I say quickly, I mean 15-minutes quick!

Renewing your driver’s license in the main LTO office, or any LTO office per se, is a death wish. But if you have 4-8 hours to spare, feel free to be my guest.

My first ever renewal process was done in a DLRC, which stands for Driver’s License Renewal Centers. Half a decade ago, the DLRC in Farmers Cubao was the fastest in terms of processing.… Continue reading →

The Dreaded NBI Clearance..

Before I start, I’d like to apologize for not having pictures in this post. I didn’t have a camera nor my phone has a capability to take photos.

Anyway, first things first. What you need to know is there are no such thing as “renewals” anymore. Each and every one is treated as a new applicant. I overheard an old man asking if renewals are being processed and the dude in charge yelled “Wala na pong renewal!” The old guy was about to leave the queue until I explained it to him.… Continue reading →

Playing with numbers (and zodiac)

Let me start off by saying that I’m not a fan of coincidences and superstitions. I firmly believe that everything that happens to you is a direct result of the things you’ve done in your life – plain and simple.

While browsing some articles online – which is my morning routine before I start work – I came across one that talks about the latest NBA sensation, Jeremy Lin, and numbers (yes, numbers). Gary Grinberg, more popularly known as “The Numbers Guy”, explains why Jeremy Lin has been successful this year by ways of numbers and a little bit of Chinese Zodiac.Continue reading →

Facebook for BlackBerry: No feeds available

If you encounter the error “BWP Security Token retrieval failed” in Twitter for BlackBerry, chances are you are also not getting feeds in Facebook for BlackBerry. Which means, you update your software way too regularly.

Same fix with Twitter for BlackBerry. Just downgrade your software. Here are the links for Facebook for BlackBerry (OTA):

  • OS6 (v2.0.0.50)
  • OS7 (v2.0.0.53)

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Twitter for BlackBerry: BWP Security Token retrieval failed

If you are reading this, I know. It sucks right? And all you wanted to do was to send a tweet. This seems to be the newest bug affecting BlackBerrys mostly in the Philippines.

Don’t waste your time talking to customer service representatives because they haven’t got a clue on what’s happening and will most probably ask you to wipe your phone clean. But if you already did, chances are they made you do some things that rendered useless like:

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Free up application storage in OS6

Everyone seems surprised how low application storage is left in the older BlackBerrys (especially those with only 256mb internal memory) after OS6 is installed. Shrinking the OS seems like a prerequisite before installing if you’re the app fanatic. (Read How to Shrink-A-OS from crackberry.com)

If that’s too much trouble for you, there’s also an easy way though it doesn’t give you the same great result as to shrinking the OS. All you have to do is deselect some applications included in Universal Search.… Continue reading →

Handy BlackBerry OS6 applications

Recently upgraded to a BlackBerry Curve 9300 3G and I’m having fun with OS6. Shrunk it to leave more space for other apps since upgrading to OS6 will leave you with somewhat less than 40mb application memory. (Read How to Shrink-A-OS from crackberry.com)

Here’s a couple of handy apps (well, for me) I’d love to share:

  • Camera Mute – Finally, a solution to mute the shutter sound of the camera.
  • Menu WiFi – A helpful app to turn the wifi on and off using the menu key.
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RT UberSocial 1.251

Probably the last version of UberSocial you want to download. Why? The newest upgrade which is 1.252 include the following changes:

  • Increased the default local timeline cache size
  • Removed the ability to retweet a tweet from a private account


I didn’t read the changes prior to upgrading which got me surprised when suddenly I couldn’t RT (retweet) some users tweets. This made UberSocial much like the much hated Twitter for BlackBerry which was kinda loyal to the Twitter website (ie.… Continue reading →