Mar 23
FAPOURRI – DOWNTIME by Kiko Arroyo  |  Posted in Articles  |  on Wed, Mar 23, 2005

Our website was knocked down in the weekend of March 12 that persisted until the following Monday. The FAPWEB technical crew would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused by the sudden downtime. The host server crashed without warning and the reason given was hardware problems.

The system was up before midnight of Monday the 14 th. All’s well… or so we thought. On Thursday the 17 th, the submit form of the Simulated Citing was torn into rags. The initial prognosis was another hardware problem but it turned out that the log file of the voting was clogged. It took another day, Friday the 18 th before the problem was resolved.

Again, FAPWEB is apologizing for the inconvenience.

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Ang mga problemang nabanggit sa itaas ay konektado sa dami ng votes na pumasok sa aming email box. Bago ma-down ang website ay 7,245 na ang mga votes na aming natatanggap. Kalahati pa lang nito ang nata-tally. Bakit mabagal daw ang tallying of votes? May sarili po kaming comelec na siyang nagha-handle nito. Mula sa email ay ipinapasok ang mga votes sa database, nililinis para alisin ang mga duplicate votes or duplicate voters. Tapos iso-sort siyempre para madaling ipagsama-sama ang mga votes. Higit sa lahat, we are trying to maintain the accuracy of the counting so our procedure is complete with audit trails that can be checked by anyone who wants to. O, walang dayaan talaga yan!

May we repeat, ang deadline ng Simulated Citing ay sa March 31. May konting pagbabago sa ating submit form ng Citing kaya huwag kayong malilito. O, tuloy ang voting, tuloy ang ligaya!

Before the end of April ay ilalatag na namin ang mga nominees, 5 in each category. At yang mga nominees ang gagamitin natin sa final voting para makapili kayo ng inyong mga winners for the Academy Awards. But take note, itong Simulated Voting ay hindi pa kasali sa actual voting nga Academy Awards for this year. Hopefully, the public votes will be considered for next year’s award selection. But for the Simulated Voting pa rin, iniisip ng FAP na bigyan din ng special awards, a la Surfer’s Choice o Cyber Choice ang mga mananalo sa ating Simulated Voting.

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Nasa final leg na ang The Name the Statuette contest. By the time you are reading this, the judges have already submitted the Statuette Name of their choice. In other words, may winners na ang ating contest. However, the results will still have to be validated and approved by the FAP Board so the final results will come out in the first week of April. To the finalists, good luck!

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In response to the queries on the Script and Storyline contest, relax lang po kayo. Pipilitin daw ng mga judges na matapos ang judging before the month of May.

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In following issues will come to light the details of the Film Academy Awards night to be held at Westin Philippine Plaza in the CCP Compound. Sa May 14 na po iyan. At this early, sasabihin na namin na ang dress code ay formal kaya long gown para female at black barong para sa male. Ang motif ay 50s and 60s era.

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We received several emails inquiring about free workshops. As of now ay wala pa kaming schedules pero tiyak namang may mga workshops ang FAP pagdating ng summer. Mauuna rito ang scriptwriting at may mga plans din para sa Acting at Directing workshops. Abangan lang ninyo dito sa website ang mga future announcements.