EDIT: Here’s a post from my friend Eric on his BB6 experience. Wow. Talk about delayed. The BlackBerry Torch you see here was released in the middle of 2010. It’s only now I’m reviewing it. To be fair, I haven’t seen a lot of people using this phone as it arrived late in the Philippines. … Continue reading BlackBerry Torch 9800: You want one. No, really you do! Buy it. Buy it. Buy it.
On the geeky side: I’m using the new Samson Go Mic to record the voice over for this short amateur documentary. It’s an amazing device for PHP 2,300.00. It’s small, lighr and super affordable and can very well replace your professional USB studio mic if you aren’t too meticulous. Transcript and photos follow.
I found this Moray Eel peeping from the hard coral while shooting for an underwater segment of Born to be Wild | Dive 7000 Resort, Anilao | January 2011. Dammit! I live in such a beautiful country! 🙂 Anna Oposa would agree. Last week our underwater photography dive group (check us out at NUDI.PH and … Continue reading DIVE AND SHOOT: Tourism! Underwater Photo Contests! Growing SCUBA Community!
Sandy Bridge. Portal 2. Sixense motion controllers. Several months ago, a friend showed me some benchmark tests for the new Sandy Bridge video cards. You see, about two years ago, desktops — and even laptops would be equipped with what I would call “poor excuses” for video cards. They sucked. And this would always require … Continue reading Geek Orgasm Trifecta: Sandy Bridge. Portal 2. Sixense Motion Sticks
I finished Dead Space 2 on the PC a few weeks ago. I would have finished it sooner, but I was playing this in tandem with The Witcher, which is now easily in my “Games You Should Play Before You Die” list. Other games in this list include Final Fantasy VII (or III if you … Continue reading When gaming respected you: a pseudo-rant
This March 26, the world celebrates Earth Hour. At its worst, it is a commercialized gimmick to make us feel like we’re really doing something for the environment. At its best, it can be a means for a society to achieve greater things and effect real change. This 2011, Earth Hour’s theme is all about … Continue reading Going paperless with press releases
UPDATE: Date a girl who blogs is now part of a NY-based theater performance by Lively Productions Date a girl who blogs. Date a girl who finds solace in sharing her most private letters to the noises of the world. She has a rhythm to the writing, as the sounds — the tap-tap-tapping — are … Continue reading Date a girl who blogs
Baby cuttlefish (1 inch in total length) shot in Secret Bay, Anilao November 15 2010 3.34pm Lembeh Strait in Indonesia is famed for being the best — if not one of the best sites for muck diving globally. No corals, no reef fish, no plants. Instead divers are rewarded with the most bizarre creatures in … Continue reading Saving Secret Bay
OK so not a lot of you know this but my left pinky has been getting the pins and needles since August 2010. I’ve consulted a doctor about this condition and it seems to be linked to well … posture on the computer specifically while playing first person shooters and excessive typing (hence the need … Continue reading Ok let’s talk about my finger.
———– (My friend Joanne made the flyer above and I’m kinda red from her description of me. Anyway .. 🙂 ) Hello! 🙂 As some of you may know I volunteer some of my time with WWF Philippines. Although mostly involved with projects relating to coral triangle efforts (I donate my dive videos to the … Continue reading Beyond Earth Hour: Coffee Conversations
Super cute. This little girl loves Mara Clara so much, she thinks it’s real.
The stable of cameras at Casa Fernandez include a Nikon D40 with over 10 legacy lenses, a Canon 350D used exclusively for underwater shoots and a Panasonic Lumix LX3. So as you can see it’s really impractical for this geek to go out buying more cameras. When I saw Canon’s S90 release several months ago … Continue reading Hands on with the Canon Powershot S95 Underwater
Hi Tonyo and Janette, I am in favor of what the National Bloggers Association aspires for but I don’t believe that you need a new association to do this. Here are some of my thoughts and I hope you consider them. Thanks! 🙂 ——————- MAJOR ADDITION (March 7 2011): Late last night on Twitter I … Continue reading Suggestions for Tonyo and Janette