Four Ingredients To Great Success

05/23/2011 Leave a comment

I loved Bo Sanchez’s Food for the Soul today.  He wrote about the following “4 Ingredients to Great Success“.  This time, another refreshing and thought-provoking article from a great preacher.

  1. Purpose
  2. Problems
  3. Perseverance
  4. Prudence
For full article, visit Bo Sanchez‘s site or this link: http://bosanchez.ph/four-ingredients-to-great-success/
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Why am I against contraception?

05/19/2011 Leave a comment

Contraception, on the other hand, allows marital sexuality to devolve into a kind of mutual masturbation where each pursues erotic satisfaction apart from the total gift of self, and apart from any openness to life. Because of contraception, marital sexual activity slips into a subtle mode of mutual exploitation – a lifeless, self-focused, needs-centered apparatus.

These articles are my compilation why I am against contraception.

Hope this blog may shed light & help to others.  God Bless!

Chastity: The Guardian of Love

05/17/2011 Leave a comment

I just had a good read about “chastity” while trying to collect some links about overpopulation, reproductive health bill and contraception.  A virtue that most of us almost resented and failed to pursue in our life time.

If we are to truly love a person of the opposite sex, we must be able to see much more than the person’s sexual value. We must see their full value as a person and respond to them in selfless love. Wojtyla says that chastity allows us to do just that. “The essence of chastity consists in quickness to affirm the value of the person in every situation and in raising to the personal level all reactions to the value of ‘the body and sex'” (p. 171).

However, the man without chastity sits in a very sad situation: He is not free to love. He may have some good intentions and a sincere desire to care for his beloved, but without chastity, his love will never flourish, for it will not be pure. It will be mixed with a tendency to view his beloved primarily in terms of her sexual values, which make his heart delight in emotional enjoyment or make his body stir in sensual desire. Wojtyla explains that the man without chastity cannot selflessly love his beloved for who she is as a person, because his heart is so preoccupied with the emotional and sensual pleasure he receives from her (p. 164).

Read on using this link.

However, it is not too late, by God’s help and grace, we can pursue this virtue.  As per St. Paul’s statement, “I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.” —Phil 4:13 (NASB).  Even in a married life, God is challenging us, asking us to be “chaste” and see human sexuality in His perspective.  This is why Catholic Church is prohibiting her sons & daughters to use contraceptives.

May God Blesses You!

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Pushing the Limits of Windows

08/05/2010 Leave a comment

The Unsung Heroes of Innovation – Eva Chen

08/03/2010 Leave a comment

URL: http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2009/11/11/the-unsung-heros-of-innovation/

I so happy (and admire) how Eva Chen of Trend Micro appreciate its engineers.  According to the article, she has three main principles being followed in dealing with the engineers in TM.  I believe these simple 3-rule-principle can be easily shared or implemented by everyone in their respective organization.

  1. Put yourself in their shoes
  2. Allow them to innovate with freedom and creativity
  3. Give them public recognition and honor

How awesome and inspiring!

Give them public recognition and honor

Practical MSMQ Tutorials

08/03/2010 Leave a comment

Microsoft Log Parser

07/23/2010 Leave a comment

Log parser is a powerful, versatile tool that provides universal query access to text-based data such as log files, XML files and CSV files, as well as key data sources on the Windows® operating system such as the Event Log, the Registry, the file system, and Active Directory®.

Resources:

Favorite queries I used.

HTTP methods (GET, POST, etc) used per Url:

SELECT cs-uri-stem AS Url, cs-method AS Method,
Count(*) AS Total
FROM ex*.log
WHERE (sc-status < 400 or sc-status >= 500)
GROUP BY Url, Method
ORDER BY Url, Method

Top 10 slowest items:

SELECT TOP 10 cs-uri-stem AS Url, MIN(time-taken) as [Min],
AVG(time-taken) AS [Avg], max(time-taken) AS [Max],
count(time-taken) AS Hits
FROM ex*.log
WHERE time-taken < 120000
GROUP BY Url
ORDER BY [Avg] DESC