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Wednesday, March 23, 2011


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Sunday, March 20, 2011

RH Bill summarized!

Well, the Reproductive Health bill is one of the issues being talked about today. The bill is introduced in the Senate by Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago and is called as Reproductive Health Act (Senate Bill No. 2378).

The bill can be read through this link, but I think you will not bother. It is because the bill is lengthy with 16 pages. And that's where our thesis will come in.

Did I mention before that our thesis aims to automatically summarize Senate bills? Yes it is. Our thesis basically shortens the Senate bills by extracting important information in there.

For example, the following is a summary extracted from the Reproductive Health Act:
  • This bill compels the state to guarantee universal access to medically-safe legal affordable and quality reproductive health services methods devices supplies and relevant information thereon.
  • However this bill does not dictate any form of population control.
  • Finally this bill does not promote abortion.
  • In fact this bill is "pro-life".
  • Passage of this bill is a step towards the attainment of that constitutional guarantee.
Our thesis is not yet finished and still on going. Summarization algorithm is still being optimized. But as seen above, the extracted summary is pretty good. Expect a better summary after a while.

And that is just a part of our thesis. We will also disseminate the summarized bills through Facebook and utilized its social graph. Disseminating it through Facebook answers the question, "Why summarize it if no one will still able to read it?"

Well, in Facebook, the bills will be read.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ultimate Solution to Tangled Earphones

I just found a solution to tangled earphones and I made a video how to do it!

  1. Make a rock on sign. \m/
  2. Wrap the cable through your ring and pinky finger using a figure 8.
  3. When only a short cable left, wrap it in the middle of the figure 8 a few times.
  4. Then insert the jack to any of the figure 8 holes.
That's it! A solution in four easy steps.

I just followed a guide from Lifehacker and my earphones is now tangled free!

Try it and keep you earphones tangled free. It is easy as ABC!

And here is a picture of my Bubble Earphones, tied and tangle free!

Heeeey! It can also use to tie other cables. :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Conjuct! is a game by Team Signum Fidei from De La Salle University. It is their entry for the Imagine Cup 2011. Watch the video demo below.

First, we did not join this year's Imagine Cup because of thesis and some lazy reasons. I like to join though but I can't tank the programming to the top.

Second, the Team Signum Fidei is from a group that is from younger batch than us. They are sophomores. Well, we created Nation Driver when we are also sophs. For me, their game prototype is cleaner compared to our first round entry last year. Based on the video demo, the transition is smooth. Their concept is simple. And playing the game is easy even without a training or instructions. It is like a puzzle tetris game.

One point to mention though, the sideline doesn't do anything. Maybe those little people at the sides can be used in a useful way rather than just animation and presentation. A suggestion, maybe they can give power ups.

Ohwell good luck!