Category Archives: Ward of Technology

Overcharge Battery is not Warranted

Last year I got a new Samsung Galaxy S4 from Globe Telecom when I renewed my plan. But it seems my new phone is not built like my old phone. There are some special care that needs to be done.

What I mean is that its to delicate that leaving your phone charging overnight is not advisable. Or basically overcharging your phone will cause irreparable damage to the battery. So bad it will swell up and cause issue with the my Samsung mobile phone and will die out even if still have power in it. But that’s not the worse of it, some cases it melted the charging port of the phone which totally damage.

I got the less severe case. But still it is very frustrating.

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My Checklist For A Long Morotcycle Ride

Last week-end my friends and I went on a long ride from Angono, Rizal to Pagbilao and back using San Pablo Laguna as out route back home. It was a great ride, lot of things to see and food we ate. But everything could have been ruin if a bike incident would have happen. In order to prevent any motorcycle accident better check that you ride is in tip-top condition.

Checklist for a Long Bike Ride

Tune up the Bike

It’s always a good thing to have a tuned-up bike for your everyday ride. But to be sure when going on a long ride to somewhere. Better to bring your bike to a specialist and have it tune-up. So that every parts is working right, every joint is just right.

Check your rubber

Air pressure and the status of your rubber is very important to check when riding. May it be a short or a long ride to the near by province or city. Verify if your rubbers thread are still good. Remember that traction is important for a smooth ride and it can actually reduce fuel consumption.

Test brakes

Have your brakes tested. It will save your life.  ‘nough said!

Shine the Lights

You blinkers or signal light, head light and stop light should all be lighting properly. This will help light your way, inform other vehicle in-front of you.

Lubricate it!

Better to e safe that sorry, have your engine change oil. A good lubricated engine will go a long way.

Now that you have all this thing, Ain’t it feel good to ride and bike that is well maintained. You can feel a good running bike, every squeeze to the throttle. Now that you have verify that your bike is safe the only factor that can cause you road accident is the people factor. But that is another post.

Travel safely.

The New Ford Focus – Active Park Assist

Trouble parking your car?

This video says it all.

The New Ford Focus – Active Park Assist will do it for you. No need to bother honing your parking skills, your car will park itself. For it knows you are to dumb to do it yourself.

I have nothing against technology helping us do our everyday life. But not everything should be done for us, especially driving.

I know there are group of scientist doing a project for a car to drive itself. Cool Right! But for me its just plain stupidity. If you don’t want to drive then get a driver.

Petron turns over vehicles to Doble Panalo promo winners

A housewife wins a Toyota Hi-Lux, a sari-sari store owner drives home a Honda Civic, and an airline mechanic is a proud Yamaha Mio Soul owner a after being picked as grand prize winners in the 1st Grand Draw of the Petron Doble Panalo promo. The prizes were turned over at simple ceremonies held last 27 February 2012 at Petron headquarters.

Marilyn V. Peña (2nd from left), a housewife from Biñan, Laguna, received her brand-new Toyota Hi-Lux at turnover ceremonies held at Petron headquarters last 27 February 2012. Mrs. Peña says she is a loyal Petron customer and always fuels up with Petron Turbo Diesel and Petron Xtra Unleaded because these are high-performance fuels. With her are husband Mr. Peña (extreme left) and Petron executives (starting from 3rd from left): AVP-marketing Ana Neri, Metro Manila area sales manager Joselito Pojol, reseller services manager Michael Flores, reseller executive coordinator RC Fernandez and local station marketing manager Bong Paguia.

The 1st Grand Draw, held last 20 December 2011, picked the following winners: For the Toyota Hi-Lux, the winners were Marilyn V. Pena of Biñan, Laguna (Luzon); Linda Pondavilla of Ubay, Bohol (Visayas); and Demetrio Berza Jr. of Davao City (Mindanao). For the Honda Civic, the winners were Concordia Sosa of San Luis, Pampanga (Luzon); Retchelio Polenio of Ormoc, Leyte (Visayas); and Michelle Burdeos of Butuan City (Mindanao). Yamaha Mio Soul scooters were also given away to Victoriano Palma of Novaliches, Quezon City (Luzon); Armando Itang of Ormoc City (Visayas); and Carmelo Concon of Davao City (Mindanao).

Concordia Sosa (3rd from left), a sari-sari store owner from San Luis, Pampanga, receives the symbolic key to her new Honda Civic from Petron officers.

Other prizes awarded during the 1st Grand Draw were six winners of a 47-inch LED TV, six winners of a Samsung Galaxy Tab, and nine winners of an Apple iPad 2. In addition, there were 48 winners of a Petron eFuel Card worth P10,000 each.

Victoriano J. Palma, a mechanic employed by a local airline, is the proud owner of a Yamaha Mio Soul scooter after being drawn as one of the lucky Doble Panalo Grand Draw winners. His regular patronage of Petron XCS earned him his winning raffle entry.

The market acceptance and popularity of the promo resulted in a one-month extension of the promo to 29 February 2012 to allow give more customers a chance to enter the 2nd Grand Draw, which has been moved to March 2012. Prizes for the 2nd Grand Draw include: Mitsubishi Montero (3), Yamaha Mio Soul motorcycle (3), 47-inch LED TV (6), Samsung Galaxy Tab (6), Apple iPad 2 – 32GB (9), and Petron eFuel Card worth P10,000 each (48).

In its biggest marketing promotion to end 2011 and start 2012 with a bang, Petron Doble Panalo gave Petron customers two chances to win prizes from Petron stations nationwide. First, with every P1,000 single or accumulated purchase of Petron fuels—Petron Xtra, Petron XCS, Petron Blaze, Petron DieselMax and Petron Turbo Diesel—a customer was entitled to “Pick a Raffle Coupon” with an instant prize from the bunot box. Instant giveaways include: free 1-liter fuel, Petron t-shirt, Petron sticker, San Mig 3-in-1 coffee, and Petron 2012 calendar. The same Raffle Coupon was then used to participate in the Doble Grand Draws, which had separate draws and separate winners for Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.