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FreeBSD Commonly Encountered Errors

This blog is about what i encountered with FreeBSD like "make install command", "No such file or directory" and etc.

Problems with "make install command"
The problem about make install is that your prerequisite software of what you are trying to install is out-dated like this: Error: Could not fetch found at /usr/ports/distfile

What i did is upgrade the out-dated software using the deinstall and reinstall command

Another problem was an error that could not fetch on the distfiles like this:

What i did is to fetch it manually using fetch command on the distfiles

Problems with looking for a fileand returns "No such file or directory"

After i installed horde-turba, i was stuck with this problem:
cd /usr/local/www/apache22/data/horde/turba/scripts/sql/turba_objects_msyql.sql
turba_objects_msyql.sql:No such file or directory

turba_objects_msyql.sql is the same as turba.sql

NOTE: Before doing anything else like installing third party software, do the following things:
1) Update FreeBSD System
freebsd-update fetch

then install,

freebsd-update install

then reboot your system after installing.
2)Update relevant ports by:
portsnap fetch update

then extract,

portsnap fetch extract
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Open Source Software for an Open Source Environment


Linux is a free Unix-type operating system originally created by Linus Torvalds with the assistance of developers around the world. Developed under the GNU General Public License , the source code for Linux is freely available to everyone. Click on the link below to find out more about the operating system that is causing a revolution in the world of computers.

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox is a free, open source, cross-platform, graphical web browser developed by the Mozilla Corporation and hundreds of volunteers. Firefox includes an integrated pop-up blocker, tabbed browsing, live bookmarks, support for open standards, and an extension mechanism for adding functionality. Although other browsers have some of these features, Firefox became the first such browser to include them all and achieve wide adoption. PCWorld reviewed Firefox as the best product of 2005. Now, it is upgraded to its newest version 3.5. Windows equivalent: Windows Internet Explorer

Open Office is a free and open source office suite, including word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, vector drawing and database components. It is available for many different platforms, including Microsoft Windows, Unix-like systems with the X Window System including GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac OS X. It is intended to be compatible with, and compete with, Microsoft Office. It supports the OpenDocument standard for data interchange, and can be used at no cost. Windows Equivalent: Microsoft Office


Clam AntiVirus is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways. It provides a number of utilities including a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner and advanced tool for automatic database updates. The core of the package is an anti-virus engine available in a form of shared library

VLC Media Player

VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player and multimedia framework capable of reading most audio and video formats (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, DivX, MPEG-1, mp3, ogg, aac ...) as well as DVDs, Audio CDs VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

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IT Instructors: How effective are they?

Technology is fast growing nowadays. People intend to know curiously about latest gadgets released in the market or wanted to know how to make websites just like social networks or even to know how to make information systems. Also, developers and programmers are highly demanding here and abroad nowadays because of its justifiable compensation. But, how assured are the students taking IT related courses to learn from the IT instructors in a specific institution? Are they getting what they really need to have a fully baked product after attaining the course?

Teaching is a profession that advocates and facilitates students to be effective professional. "Effective teaching produces beneficial and purposeful student learning through the use of appropriate procedures" (Diamond; 1987). Information Technology (IT) related courses like Computer Science are one of the many courses that are highly chosen by students knowing not what going to happen next. Basically, it is the word "COMPUTER" they are attracted with.

To what extent do IT instructors wanted to be effective to their students? How well they extend their effort to their obligations? Just from a later experience, an instructor gave an activity(an Mars-driven activity) where we should finish it within the allocated time. But this instructor leave us behind without discussing how to or why to. Another one is that, the inconsistency of another instructor for the guidelines of enrollment. If there is no forms, no enrollment. But how come some of my classmates got into enrollment where in fact he didn't comply what the instructor said. How do instructors aware of these? As what one of my friend who is an IT student in one of the universities here. He stated that there is no competence at all in his stay in the university. He added that he is totally board with the course and he have no choice bu to finish it to comply with his scholarship. Feedbacks are everywhere when i met even graduates complaining that the teachings they encountered while they are still studying was just a very basic compared to his job right now. He said "Layo ra jud".

As Joseph Joubert said in Pensées, "To teach is to learn twice." How often should students learn? Perhaps, not twice nor once but a half when teachers do not extend their effort on their profession. To teach is to facilitate and not to irritate.

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Social network's issues and concerns

Recently, Facebook ranks number 1 on the Social network ranks.Given the popularity, how much attention do individual gives on or part of their time to socialize on the outside world. People, youngsters and adolescent or even young at heart go surfing to socialize and earn friends in the internet. There are unsafe and irresponsible things that individuals are engaging with online. According to, the following are the things individuals are engaged.

* Unsafe disclosure of personal information -- providing potentially dangerous or damaging personal information. Many teens appear to have no understanding that what they post in those communities is public, potentially permanent, and accessible by anyone in the world.
* Addiction -- spending an excessive amount of time online, resulting in lack of healthy engagement in major areas of life.
* Risky sexual behavior -- becoming seduced by a sexual predator or child pornographer, posting sexually suggestive material or self-producing child pornography, or making connections with other teens for sexual "hook-ups."
* Cyberbullying -- being cruel to others by sending or posting harmful material online or through a cell phone, or by engaging in other cruel actions.
* Dangerous communities -- at-risk youth making connections with other at-risk youth or adults to discuss and share information, which can result in a shared belief in the appropriateness of potentially very harmful activities.

So, how not to do these irresponsibilities and to avoid them?
Online Guidelines for Students

Online safety and responsible use guidelines for students include:

* Be kind to others. Think how you would feel if someone posted similar things about you.

* Think before you post. Material posted in these communities is public, could damage your reputation, or could be used to harm you. It is not private!

* Take steps to protect yourself and others from bullying and harassment. Report concerns to the Web site and to a trusted adult.

* Report to an adult if someone posts threats of violence or self-harm. Such threats could be real threats. Don't post threats yourself. Someone might take you seriously.

* Develop "stranger danger" detection skills. People online might not be who they seem to be. Develop a safety plan for meeting online friends that is approved by your parent.

* Stop the predators. If you have been contacted by someone you think might be a sexual predator, report it to a trusted adult.

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IT average salary comparison in the Philippines

Are you looking for a right bird’s eye view of what company and place you want to apply as an IT related jobs here in the Philippines? Here is a guide on how much salary do companies give. I compared the average salary in Manila, Cebu and Cagayan de Oro.




Entry Level: Php16, 000.00

Junior Software Developer: Php16, 000.00 - Php20, 000.00

Junior Software Developer with 3 years experience: Php20, 000.00 - Php28, 000.00

Senior Software Developer: Php28, 000.00 - Php35, 000.00

Senior Software Developer with 6~8 years of experience: Php35, 000.00 - Php50, 000.00

Software Development Supervisor: Php40, 000.00 - Php48, 000.00

Project Manager: Php35, 000.00 - Php45, 000.00

Managerial Positions: Php50, 000.00 - Php90, 000.00


Cagayan de Oro

Assistant Manager / Manager: Average - Php 27, 000.00

Supervisor / 5 Years & Up Experienced Employee: Average - Php 20, 000.00

1-4 Years Experienced Employee: Average - Php14000.00

Fresh Grad / less than 1 Year Experienced Employee: Average Php 10, 000.00


According to the comparative IT Salary and Skills Report 2008 conducted by ZDNet Asia, the average annual IT salary in the Philippines is P500,736 (US$12,425).

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Internet Applications: Internet Modems and Devices

Internet nowadays goes to rapid circulation to many places in the world. Internet helps people to be connected on the digital world. Email, chat, surf and play games online to mention some of what people used to do. Broadband services are now inevitable and competent to suffice users’ needs. One of these is mobile internet modems.

Mobile internet modems are now officially deployed on market. The services offered by these mobile modems are postpaid and prepaid. Same as SIM cards on cell phone, users will just load there modems with designated mobile numbers to services centers for prepaid to access the internet. The popular mobile modems here in the Philippines are Globe Tattoo® and Smart Bro®. The HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) allows users to a faster mobile internet connection speed. The advantages of these mobile modems are:

• Users can access internet everywhere as long as there is a HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) signal.
• Save money (if users do not go online everyday)
• If there is a Wi-Fi connection, users can connect to it if their PC’s do not have Built-in LAN
• Because it is mobile, user can access anywhere.

While, there are advantages, there are also disadvantages. To mention, first is that the stability of the signal. Signals of HSDPA depends on how the mobile services’ strong signal. The least the mobile modems can accumulate is the GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) signal. The second is that download is not really that fast if you are away of the HSDPA signal.

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Issues and Concerns of Content Management Systems

Manageability is one of the criteria of good software. Lots of websites are especially those which are dynamic, needs to have a good manageability content to maintain the site’s internal and external design. Content management systems are famous for their built-in web developing content to provide users and developers efficient website manageability. However, while CMS’s are being widely used, what are the impacts of using such systems especially to the students that may rely on these materials to accomplish their projects or requirements? Are they still learning on their course particularly on web developing? What are the benefits and drawbacks of CMS?

As a computer science student, learning is always a progress. Projects are here and there to accomplish. Content Management Systems are useful to provide ease and efficient developing. It’s just having few steps to install into the web server or host. However, learning essentials may be in risk. There will be two different learning the CMS will contribute. First is the CMS learning and the second is code contribution learning. The CMS learning is how the users learn the entirety of the system- their themes, modules or even user-interactivity on how he develop the system. The second is that the user learns about the code since CMS are open source system that will contribute to the users.

Learning depends on how users use their skills on programming. It depends on how he looks at a CMS or just a hard code. But what concerns users is the output rather than the input.

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W3C Validations

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