Web Dev Matters and Me

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Web Dev Matters and Me

War concerns in Iran gives the market a split views

The market (PSE) once again declined today. We're seeing reds and OIL stocks are not an exception, even if the oil price is hitting really high.

I bought OV at .053 last week, and added a little today for .05, was observing the market sentiment today and my instinct told me to cut loss early, so I sold all at .05.

Seems I got it right, the price slides down to .048 at the time of posting.

The all high and mighty UBP also beaten too much today, it was on top of losers, 135 / sh yesterday, 117 on the last time I checked it.

WIN and PHES seems to have bounced right today. Araneta seems to be on hi since last week, I wonder how long it would sit there.

PNB once again hit 70 today, but slods back to 68+. I guess many tsupiteros are playin this stock.

Still updating the layout for a site I'm designing. Who says those who dev with web front end can't dev on web back end?

Stocks with consistent dividend payouts

NOTE: the information here are as of the time of writing only, I only took this list since I like to invest in companies that maintains a good relationship with investors. I think giving a little of their earnings thru dividends payouts is good.

It always doesn't have to happen on the server side (^_^)

The task I had days ago got a bit more complicated. We're able to track cross-request for any files in the server, but what they want is to track "ALL" the links. And yes, including the bookmarks. (ouch).

Since it doesn't trigger a page request, I had to think of an idea to make it happen. Simply, by injecting javascrip
t on cross request, and have that javascript listen to the click event, I should be able to track which link. How? Thru AJAX. 

Then, I'm able to get thru with it. But then again, the hardest part is to get a portion of text, and have it recorded on the db as well. To make it worst, there is no specific formatting in it. I have a link that points to an anchor[name], but the code I need to isn't in there, it was on the next table row, on the first table field, wrapped in a font tag (yes, very old and doesn't even enclose attribute values in " ), wrapped in a b (bold) tag.

Ok, the fix was a hack... I don't have a choice, right? So with javascript, it happens like this.

1. Find all the a in the page with an attribute name
2. Need to iterate finding the parent until it hits a tr parent
3. Then, find the sibling of this tr parent.
4. On this element, check the first child
5. Find the child elements, and check if it contains the pattern I'm looking for
6. If it does, find all the a with href equal to # and the attribute name of the bookmark
7. Assign an attribute to the link, some attribute I can later get the value and post thru AJAX.

really complex, actually if I can just tell them "Go change the format, some other format like XML", I should have done it earlier...  

Oh well, on my trading life... I'm able to gain from OV for a profit. The loss I had handling JAP stocks are fully recovered by my trades in OV for only 2 days. Maybe I'm just lucky this time.

On Feb 20,2012 I'm able to buy OV for at 0.044 (1/5 of my total position acquired) and 0.043 (4/5 of my total position acquired.).

After 3 days, It was on the new HI of 0.057 and I set my cut-loss at 10% of this price (supposedly 0.049), but the situation at that time made me decide to sell it. I'm able to sell all at 0.053.

So on average, I gained:

(0.053-0.044) x 1/5 =0.18% x # of shares
(0.053-0.043) x 4/5 = 0.8% x # of shares

Quite a sum, so I took this time to share the blessing. (^_^)

The price had a slight correction at 0.045.

Then, I bought back 1/5 of the shares (OV) so I won't be left. I also bought PNB. As of the time of writing, I had PNB, OV, PNX, PGOLD and RLC. Now I don't have to be worried having a sudden drop in prices, just what like it happened to the JAP stocks (Ni, ORE) I hold few days ago.

At the time I realized my loss in NI and ORE, I thought of placing my money in a stock that can be less risky. Simply by checking the dividends, I'm able to pick RLC, OV and PNX. RLC and OV will share their blessings this march, while PNX gives me a promising dividend offer to  be announced soon.

With the exception of PGOLD and PNB, which doesn't have a consistent dividend pays, PNB's merger with Allied bank will take effect soon. The trade price is near 70 so, I don't have to wait any longer now. I think the 70/sh price will be higher in the coming days. A merger makes the surviving company bigger, so I think it should be a low risk, hi reward investment.

PGOLD too has a juicy merger with S&R cooking in progress (^_^).

What doesn't kill, makes one stronger

Due to market volatility, and the bad news about greeks debt last week, the market was in a selling spree. JAP stocks got hurt badly, and I even lost quite some money around 80K php estimates on my positions for NI, ORE and GEO. But last friday, it proved that it cannot stand the selling spree anymore and marked a good reversal indicator (^_^)

Also, I'm eyeing for stocks like this one.

but since, it is not yet official, I think the price will rally after March 8,2012 which is the expected annual meeting for this stock. 

PGOLD too seems to just made a critical SPL. I'm pretty sure swing traders knew what will happen next week.

Everyone is into OV too, since OIL and GOLD seems to create another new high.

Setting the market things aside, I'm given a task to track  click request for all FAQ files. This web application must able to log info about the user who clicked the link, the link that was clicked, the time it was clicked, etc. Somebody suggested to use some parsing, but I believe this is like eating soup with a fork, so I simply suggested tracking cross request in Application's Authenticate Request.

Well, it can be on Begin Request, but since we need to identify the user who clicked the link, it has to be on the Authenticate Request, just after the begin request occurred. It lies on the System.Security.Principal namespace.

While things seems to be sweet-sailing on my dev (and as I thought it would be on the server), things didn't worked right. I have to identify the IIS version running on the server and the version of .NET framework... then gotcha, it was on IIS 6.0 all along and defaulted to .NET 2.0 (ouch), so no LINQ for now.

We asked the onshore engineer to allow us to access the test server and see if we can configure something. Earlier test showed that, by default, IIS 6 screens the file in request, then decide on it's own, not passing the info to ASP. I believed it was related to ASPNET_isapi.dll, but didn't catch that early as I'm doing an SSRS task on other hand as well. Seems like I can juggle, huh. LOL!

A little bit on how it was handled, IIS 6 (or maybe 5 too) by default screens static files. HTML,SHTML, css, etc. as long as it is not defined on the list of file types it can handle on the configuration, it will not pass the request information to any handler, so to speak. So it is important to configure the handler mappings, and have it point to

Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\[.NET VERSION HERE]\aspnet_isapi.dll

After configuring that, everything worked like a charm! I really love web dev.

Now to get back on my personal web dev. I'm supposed to enjoy a weekend now, but without the market to keep me awake, it would only be Web Dev for me. 

rule of the wave, shakeout and return with a high wave

last week was a shakeout play, which bounce back in just a day. technicals can't predict it either.

PD: holding NI, ORE and PX. Planning to buy more on any of the three. LC/B seems good after the proven strong support to push it to same price (LC sink to 1.38 last week and returned to 1.57. That's quite a money! ).

And as usual, there are still many cryptic rumors around. caveat as always and always have an entry/exit plan.

Apply for NBI clearance and waste time and money?

Since I would be joining another company and one of the requirements is to get a NBI clearance, I went thru all the process of waiting in lines for hours, only to be tag on their HIT list (01/18/2012). So, I was told to return there at Feb. 1, 2012. 

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