Smartbro Prepaid vs. Smartbro Fixed Broadband

slow internet

I’m not quite satisfied with my new smartbro fixed broadband connection. I feel that it’s slower than my previous smartbro prepaid connection. Aren’t they using the same technology? What gives?

If not for the unlimited thingie, I would not even bother getting the services of Smartbro. PLDT Plan 990 (landline + dsl) seemed to be a good bargain, but the advertised 356kbps speed turned me off because I think that’s too slow for a dsl connection. Now, I don’t know if I made the right decision.

Will monitor the speed for a week and if this does not improve, customer service should be prepared for a lotta ranting.

Gadget Drool: iPhone

Oh Apple how you tease us so with your sleek and gorgeous products. I would have sold my earthly possessions (good thing there ‘s not much) just to buy one of them iPods but I just get too irritated watching and hearing those fanboys and how they sold their souls to Steve Jobs (kidding). So for now I’d stick with my chinese made iFOD and my Acer Laptop (running Ubuntu Dapper Drake) ‘coz I can’t afford Apple’s stuff.

But that doesn’t mean I’m not drooling over this:


The full specs:
Screen size: 3.5 inches
Screen resolution: 320 by 480 at 160 ppi
Input method: Multi-touch
Operating system: OS X
Storage: 4GB or 8GB
GSM: Quad-band (MHz: 850, 900, 1800, 1900)
Wireless data: Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + EDGE + Bluetooth 2.0
Camera: 2.0 megapixels
Battery: Up to 5 hours Talk / Video / Browsing, Up to 16 hours Audio playback
Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches
Weight: 4.8 ounces / 135 grams

Better save up when this thingmajig gets here in 2008 (ang tagal ha).


You have accompanied me through all my travels this past year and a half. You gave me joy when I was down, you filled my world with fun when I needed it, my world will never be the same without you…

Rest in peace, my Creative Zen Micro… you will be missed.


Jher’s Zen (April 2005 – December 2006)

Now I have to save up for that iPod Nano. Ugh.

Donations (cash or in kind) are welcome. 🙂

Cellphones I’ve Owned

Is the blogging drought over? Not really, hence this entry.

Phones I've owned, from my 1st to my latest:

  1. Nokia 636 Classic (Analog with Smart)
  2. Bosch 608 (my first GSM phone, Globe)
  3. Nokia 5110
  4. Nokia 3210
  5. Nokia 6150
  6. Nokia 3310 (pinaka sirain kong phone, died on its 6th month)
  7. Siemens M65
  8. Nokia 5210
  9. Nokia 2100
  10. Nokia 6510
  11. Sony Ericsson Z200
  12. Motorola C651
  13. Sony Ericsoon T68i (2nd phone with Sun Sim kaya luma na. heheh)

What I want to have next:

  1. Motorola SLVR L7 or
  2. Motorola RAZR
  3. Sony Ericsson W550i
  4. Samsung (kahit ano)

Di naman pala sya gaano karami no? I'm sure you had more than that. So, what phones have you owned so far?


I hate it when my pc doesn’t work the way I want it to.

I’m tired of politics, so let me talk tech for awhile.

Just this weekend I tried installing Starcraft (a strategy game) on my 5 year old pc. I assume that since the game was from ’98, and was made for Windows 98, it would not have any problems running on my WinXP pc. Backwards compatibility yada yada stuff.

I was wrong.

It didn’t take me 15 minutes before the dreaded blue screen of death finally pounced on me and rebooted my pc.

I don’t know what’s wrong. I reinstalled the game, applied the patches, upgraded my graphics card drivers.

Nothing. Blue screen. Reboot. Windows reports that it recovered from a serious error.

For the love of Bill Gates and Blizzard Entertainment I need help!

Damn starcraft.