Month: February 2007

How to Tie Your Shoes

How to Tie Your Shoes

I have this one-year old sneakers i got for holidays in 2005. Up until now, i get a hard time tying its shoelaces. On a normal walk from our street to work, i would always expect it to annoy me. It never fails.

Well there’s this one solution to that, a technique I was taught three years ago (but for some reason i don’t use). It’s called an Ian Knot. It’s fast and secure, depends on how well you do it. It’s pretty easy to learn, and with practice, you might get it just right (not too tight not to loose).

I took time to search youtube for a nice vid to show… got one though it’s quite fast, a show off rather than a tutorial.

If you want to learn how to do it, click on this link. There are more types of knots you can find useful on the site. This shoelace is testing my patience, so I just might try the secure knot. Let’s see how well it does with my stubborn shoelace.


Time to use Google Calendar!

Time to use Google Calendar!

My mistake, I should’ve realized long ago.

I’m trying my best to reorganize myself lately due to unattended work and scheduled tasks that’s been piling up. So i started to again use my hibernating calendar application, monocalendar. But guess what, instead of being the knight in shining armor for a damsel in distress, this calendar app ruined my day! Huhuhu!

I was too tired to use other calendar before, knowing that my previous app holds too much information by now. At that time, Google Calendar’s just beginning to gain popularity. It looks good anyway for a copycat iCal. 😀 But i shouldn’t have trusted beta releases. 🙁 Now all my schedules (not too much though, as i’ve never used it much in a while, but still…) GONE! It crashed, as i was trying to make an entry, and erased everything.. the calendars are there, but the skeds aren’t there anymore. I mean all of it. Huhuhu again!

That’s the sign i’ve been waiting for. Now it’time to use Google Calendar!

Harry Potter Book 7 Release Date Announced

Harry Potter Book 7 Release Date Announced

Fresh news from J.K. Rowling’s website:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be published on Saturday, 21st July 2007 at 00:01 BST in the UK and 00:01 in the USA. It will also be released at 00:01 BST on Saturday 21st July 2007 in other English speaking countries around the world.

I guess that last sentence includes the Philippines, eh?

Scholastic‘s announcement also includes the US price for the said book.

Scholastic will publish Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (ISBN: 0-545-01022-5 ; Price: $34.99) in hardcover under the Arthur A. Levine imprint with interior and cover art by Mary GrandPré, who has illustrated the previous six books. The deluxe edition (ISBN: 0-545-02937-6; Price: $65.00) and reinforced library edition (ISBN: 0-545-02936-8 ; Price: $39.99 ) will be published simultaneously.

Tee hee! Finally, after 2 years of waiting.. now, it’s a few months wait na lang.