Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Will the next Philippine leader be an Aquino again?

Well, it looks like the fragile state of the Philippines could be about to get another bit of family history written into the book. Benigno "NoyNoy" Aquino the son of Cory Aquino, the former president of the country - is currently leading the votes, having taken 40% so far. Former actor Joseph Estrada is trailing behind on 26%, and I doubt that he can pull ahead of Aquino. Senator Villar has about 14%. In another weird and interesting development, three quarters of the Philippines population came out to vote too, that beats the turn out for the vote for the British Prime Minister we are trying to get now. Maybe if more people voted here in the UK, we wouldn't have this danged Hung parliament. We should take a leaf from the Philippine people's book!

The Aquino idea and theme to his campaign is to clean up Philippine politics. I admire that! I wish more countries would follow suit. Having visited this beautiful and unusual country, I must say that Filipinos deserve a break and deserve good leadership. Their country is on the list of the TEN next most promising countries who's economies could very well take off. It is a troubled history that the country has, and it needs to turn a corner in its trials and life. Even Manny Pacquiao the world champion boxer is trying for politics, as is Imelda Marcos, wife of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos, the man who was linked to the assasination of "NoyNoy's" father, Benigno Aquino Senior, who was killed in the airport that is now named in his honor. Lets hope for good things for this democratic nation!

So did Apple mess up the Apple iPad

Apple are known for making smart decisions and doing the right thing most of the time. it is not often that Apple gets it wrong. Apple makes the iPod, the iPhone, the beautiful iMac, and now the iPad. And it is responsible for iTunes - the amazing beast that has tamed the music buying world, by being the world's no.1 music site on the web. So when Apple decide on a new change that will affect us all, it should be a good change, right? It should be something that will make us happier and more productive. Not the opposite. So it seems that Apple has now actually made a blunder - and it's with the Apple iPad that the mess is clearly showing, and Apple need to fix the problem with the Apple iPad. What problem is that, I hear you ask.

The problem is - it does not display Flash animation. Flash is what most ads that appear on the web use to great effect to advertise products and services. Some videos are shown in flash. Some flash enabled websites will not be visible on an iPad. And that's not all...