Menardconnect and Twitter

OK! I’m officially trying out this Twitter thing 🙂

I have been playing with this Twitter account several months ago but I believe it is underutilized, so I am planning to give it some boost.

So finally, I’ve added the Twit This WordPress code courtesy of Marghil Macuha, the cute twitter bird image courtesy of  TheDesignSuperHero and Designshoot, and the twittercounter widget (beside the feedburner in the sidebar).

So follow me on twitter ha 🙂

http://twitter.com/Menardconnect
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Update 05.28.2009
I’ve added a Follow Me on Twitter Widget courtesy of Siah Designs.

Free KFC: Kentucky Fried Chicken Coupons

Want some Free KFC?

Yup! This one is the Free KFC Oprah is raving about 🙂

Then try going to the UnthinKFC site. Read the terms and conditions. Print the Kentucky Fried Chicken Coupons and that’s it:

Free 2 pieces of Kentucky Grilled Chicken and two side dishes and a biscuit.

*Terms: Free offer good for 2 pieces of Kentucky Grilled Chicken™ (manager’s choice) and two individual sides and a biscuit at participating KFC restaurants located in the U.S., while supplies last. Limit one offer per coupon, one coupon per person during offer period. Must be redeemed in person. Not good with any other offers. No photocopied, mechanically reproduced or altered coupons accepted. Coupon can not be sold or traded. Valid only if printed from UnthinKFC.com. Applicable tax extra. Void where prohibited. By printing coupon, you agree that KFC is not responsible for any technical problems or malfunctions of computer systems, servers or printers or lost or unavailable network connections. You are limited to 4 online prints of coupon. Coupon fraud is punishable by law.

For the security freaks out there: the executable file is safe, but try it at your own risk. OK?

I had this KFC Grilled Chicken last Sunday and they have given me some extra 2 wings. See this pic:

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KFC’s here in the US are promo galore. Might not be that yummy (my cam res is not good) but hey its FREE and its grilled not fried :).

Valid only in Participating stores in the US. Coupon printing up to today only.

My friends and office buddies are going there for lunch today! 🙂

Attack!!!

Go! Go! Go!

Panda(ren) Express

Whenever I’m in California, I always take time to visit Panda Express, home of the Orange Chicken. Panda Express serves great tasting chinese dishes that I cannot find anywhere else. Here’s a sampler of their Orange Chicken.

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With extra Hot and Sour Soup and Fried rice. On the background is Black Pepper Chicken.

Another pic with the Beijing Beef, Fried Rice and Chow Mien. Yummy!!!

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Panda Express is a popular fastfood chain in the U.S. with branches in Puerto Rico and Japan. I think they are also popular with Blizzard’s dev guys that they have added the Pandaren Xpress in the World of Warcraft MMORPG.

For more info on Panda Express visit their homepage here.

Pacquiao and Hatton Update

Updates.
Martin Nievera sang the Philippine national anthem.
1st round. Pacman knocked out Hatton 2 times 🙂
2nd Round. Pacman knocked out Hatton last 10 seconds. Hatton did not stand after that. Its all over!

Pacquiao wins!!!!

2nd round
Whos the amateur now?

I watched the HBO’s 24/7 Pacquiao Hatton “Step into their lives before they step in the ring” Part 3/4 last weekend. Some of my highlights and personal views and observations:

  • We know that Manny is really religious, but the church visit scene seems to be so Hollywood-ish.
  • Trashtalk. I can’t get enough of Mayweather’s thrash-talking. Mayweather Sr. keeps calling Pacman an amateur 🙂 but let us see tomorrow who’s the real pro and who’s the amateur. It’s fascinating that even Mayweather Sr.’s little bro is throwing some cheap shots at Roach and Pacquiao.
  • It’s funny to see the Pacman the ceremonial pitch in the Giants game. Manny is really pang-showbiz 🙂
  • Oh no! Pacman’s mom is in Vegas to watch the fight live (btw, for the first time she will see Manny fight live, Before she just stays in their Philippine home and pray for the whole day before  the fight).  But of course now the mom will go shopping galore first in Vegas and then pray.

I will be watching the fight via pay-per-view here in the Cupertino/San Jose area. I arranged with some of my Pinoy friends here to pool our resources for the PPV. This will be fun and exciting 🙂

As some my blogger friends gave their forecasts/predictions, so let me give you my guesstimate: Pacman will beat Hatton by unanimous decision!

Go! Go! Go! Pacman!

Go! Go! Go! Manny Pacquiao!

RSA 2009 Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5

This is a long delayed post. Was really busy with some office stuffs when I arrived to Cupertino office. So the highlights:

Day 3
Ira Winkler’s Is Google Evil? preso is a good one. He discusses some good points on potential Google apps with controversial policies. (From CNET/Schmidt, Google Streetview, UK protests, Japan Legal issues, to Google Health and Goog-411 etc.). I have used Google Maps here quite often and have tried the Streetview app. I agree with Ira that this street view feature is helpful for the commercial establishment but the risks to residential areas are high. The other points raised are worth some blog posts here in the future.
On the keynote speeches on the afternoon, the first one was The Obama Administration’s Cyberspace Policy Review. We were so excited to hear this out but sad to say that the speech was boring. Good thing John Chambers of Cisco came next and gave one good speech on Collaborate with Confidence.
Dave Dewalt, Mcafee’s CEO cannot keep up with the pace that Chambers set. Sorry but I find his “The Cybersecurity Challenge – How Do The Good Guys Win?” old news and boring.

Day 4
Day 4 gave the best session for me: Exploiting Online Games. The audiences were few, but all of us are very interested, as we are all gamers, young and old alike. Greg Hoglund discusses his progress on exploiting guess what? World of Warcraft. He also discussed the gaming sweatshops businesses in China, Philippines and other third-world countries. Another researcher discussed his experience with Disney’s Pirates of the Carribean. He also gave cool clips and funny experience. Another panelist is a lawyer who handled high profile game related lawsuits. And the last panelist discusses his tricks in the poker game Hold em.

No special keynotes for the day 4 since the one that we want to attend was cancelled (Wikinomics)

Day 5
First session I attended was “Threat Horizon – Discovering the Threats of the Future”. The methodology the presenter discussed is logical and overall the preso was good. Next session I attended is 2009 Cyber Threats and Trends which is a great last presentation for the RSA 2009 (as the afternoons was reserved for keynote sessions)

The afternoon keynotes were great. The Hugh Thompson show featured a victim of a Facebook Scam and share his experience. This is a very informative info and definitely worth another blog post in the future.

The Mythbusters session was A-OK. I initially thought that they will do some serious busting of a techie myth, but do it in front of all these security professionals and industry experts will be tough. I gave up deciphering the code they gave out in the early days of RSA 2009, and good thing they explained it was either all people will get it right or no one at all. They got the biggest deciphering machine that I’ve seen. See the picture taken by my colleague JC.
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They gave some good loud bang to end RSA 2009 though and I think that was cool.

Clam Chowder Galore

A visit to San Francisco will not be complete if you will not try their famous Clam Chowder in sourdough bread.

I would like to share my Clam Chowder experience here:

We went to Fisherman’s Wharf and looked around for a good place to grab the chowder. We tried the clam chowder in the outside food stalls.
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The experience is great! Eating the warm and hearty clam chowder in this cold San Francisco weather. Yummy!

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Since I cannot get enough of it, the next day I tried the clam chowder served in the restaurant. I tried the Boudin Resto inside the Macys Store.
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Which one is better? I guess the one in the Fisherman’s Wharf is 🙂