Sep 30, 2010

coming out as an atheist in school

Recently in my political science class, we we’re talking about republicans and democrats. My teacher first asked us if we are in favor of not tolerating prayers in school. A lot of us raised our hands. Next question was about abortion. A lot of us also raised our hands saying we’re supporting it.

Abortion for me is still morally wrong, because you’re killing someone. I still stand on my old opinion that if you don’t want a baby, use protection. But then some people may realize that they were too late. I now understand that they might not have the ability to support one’s life, that’s why they chose it. Plus, the earth is overpopulated enough.

The next question was about gay marriage. A lot of us also supported gay marriage but some were against it. I mean, how could you restrict someone from being with someone they love? They’re not doing anything to you, why don’t you want them to be happy? You might say that god doesn’t want them to get married, but then, why would god create them in the first place?

Then after those questions my teacher discussed about some democrats secretly agrees with republican views. And then I don’t remember what lead the discussion for her to ask, “Is there anyone here that is an atheist?”

After she asked that I heard some laughter. I kinda hesitated for a quarter of a second not to raise my hand, but I did. Then there was a quick awkward silence, or maybe I just died a little.

After I raised my hands my heart was really beating so loud. I never really did came out to a group of people before. I was so nervous that I couldn’t speak. I could have asked to the people who laughed, “what’s wrong with being an atheist!”

I was also surprised that I was the only atheist in class. I mean, majority of people were anti-prayers and pro-gay marriage, so there’s some kind of hope there, but no. Well, that tells me one thing. Americans were more open minded than I thought. Compared to Filipinos! :)

I was also surprised that I am a freaking democrat. If I could vote.


Sep 26, 2010

mac os and their windows counterparts

I’ve had a mac on a VMWare for a while now, and I just decided to compare it to Windows. Not being biased, I will not comment on anything, I will just say what they are.

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Mac Finder.

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Vs. Windows Explorer.



Internet Explorer 9 site update + custom LS logo Windows Start Orb

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Yes, you are seeing it correctly. MichaelJacob.net is now fully compatible with Internet Explorer 9 beta. If you visited my before today on IE9, you' probably know that the blog titles disappear when you load the page. Not anymore!!

Plus, as you can see on the image above, you see it right! Jump List! I now added some quick links to Windows 7. All you have to do is pin this site to your Windows 7 taskbar, and poof. It’s there baby!

All of those XP or Vista users, you really are missing all the fun. So I really suggest you upgrade to Windows 7.

In other news…

 

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I tried to make the LS logo as my Start Orb. It really complements Windows Aero. What is really cool right, is to put this on all LS computers. That will be awesome. But, computers there I think are still Windows ME.

UPDATE: I forgot to tell you about my new footer links. Yep, those new links work.:-)


Sep 7, 2010

My Metro UI inspired notebooks

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I love Metro UI and Windows Phone 7 that I created a Metro UI inspired notebooks. It’s as minimalistic as it can be, at the same time, for me, are really beautiful.


Sep 3, 2010

MichaelJacob.net’s new commenting system

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Well yesterday I saw comments overlapping each other, I tried to fix it, it won’t work, so now I am happy to introduce a new commenting system, powered proudly by Disqus.

Now you can post a comment if you’re on Yahoo, or Twitter. If you don’t have both, well, you can always post as guest, or sign up for a Disqus account.

I am NOT going to have a facebook integration as I think it is a lot of work.

Peace out double rainbows.

UPDATE: Known issue: Sometimes the number of comments wont appear. I don’t know if it is just me having a slow connection, or it affects everyone.


 
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