Showing posts from January, 2009

The Audacity of Hope

I just bought this book last Saturday and started reading on it on Monday. Ever since I saw Obama's visit on Google Campus last 2007 I was impress on how he deliver his answers to most audience and knowing he is black competing for presidency in the U.S. seems to be an impossible path to take. But against all odds the guy just became the first African American President.

The first question that pops into my head when I bought this book was "What the heck is Audacity?" I never really have any clue what to expect on this book except that all I know the writer of this book was good enough to make me wonder how this guy think and become the man who he is right now.

I search Google for answers and behold the meaning:
-fearless daring

-aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery; "he had the audacity to question my decision"

-Insolent boldness, especially when imprudent or unconventional; Fearless, intrepid daring

As I finish the first chapter yesterday, my personal ve…

GWT+MySQL Best Practice

Migrating from GWT-EXT to native GWT has never been an easy task as I expect it would. I took me some moths to really absorb the fundamentals of its Java code, structure and pattern.

The price for taking this challenge was undoubtedly more gratifying especially on performance and size. I had lesser reboot due to memory leak and I had better handling on syntax especially on database due to its strict use of its object.

Here are some improvements on my code:

String url = "jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/";
String db = "mydb";
String driver = "com.mysql.jdbc.Driver";
String user = "myuser";
String password = "mypassword";

public String connectDatabase() {
String resultString;


conn = DriverManager.getConnection(url+db, user, password);
//conn = DriverManager.getConnection(url, user, passwor…

The Mission

For the past two months I have been asking myself the question of "what is the reason of my existence in this world?" As I reminisce the things that happened in the year 2008 I realize that most of my closes friends did change a lot. Most of them took the most traveled path of our society. Things like they stop dreaming, drinking, smoking and just live life as they come.

It's sad to know how they let go the bonds of principles that we used to live during our college years or during those days when we are all together. I could still remember quite clearly how these people would tell me "how great their passion was like running a business and world domination" or "some do tell me that for better or for worse we will cross that darkest tunnel and together we will see the light."

People do change especially when they are face with test. Test like a failed business, fear, pressure in work or life, or even death.

Many times I wonder if I would still consider …