John Rambo goes to Burma. Stallone wraps up his movie career. I continue blogging.
This is just a friendly note that for those who have been trying to email me at my .Mac account email address, you will no longer get replies from there as I have decided not to renew it. See my about page if you want to contact me.
If its one thing I do hate about Apple. its the fact that they charge a steep price for a perk that doesn’t even deliver much in terms of value for features. They’re stuck in the old days (late 90′s) where not everyone could put up their own blog for free, buy your own domain and email address, share photos online, backup files, or establish a file sharing system. I can think of dozens of free Web 2.0 services today that outmatch purchasing a .Mac account, and costing you so much less too.
So the switch from a .Mac to a Dreamhost account made perfect sense. I’m paying almost the same yearly price for 160GB versus a measly 512MB of storage and getting over 1TB of bandwidth. I can install all the blogs and forums I want and create unlimited email accounts. The need came when I reached my fourth podcast episode. I felt that I would be needing a lot more space to host my online show, The BuggedCast and half a gig worth of space wouldn’t hack it in the long run.
So adieu, .Mac. It was a fun one year, but I’ve moved on to other things. My priorities have changed, but really, at the end of the day, its not you. It’s me.
As you know, this personal blog talks mostly about my geeky adventures between my work in traditional and new media. Today I’d like to concentrate a bit more on the “geeky adventures” part. I’ve been part of an informal, silent, and non-violent movement that helps people discover night life outside Greenbelt. Not that I have anything against it, but sometimes, clubbing and malling can have a high diminishing returns rate.
If you want something “different” to do on a Tuesday or Thursday night, you could go try SPITting. Yep, SPIT. Silly People’s Improv Theater. The podcast on their site doesn’t do the show justice actually. You should come and leave your inhibitions out the door and enjoy a good time. If you’re a fan of Drew Carey’s Whose Line is it Anyway, then this is a good gauge of what you can expect in every episode of SPIT. For theater and art geeks (and anyone else) who can appreciate a fun laugh!
Tuesdays 9:00 PM at the new mag:net at Bonifacio High Street (behind the Nike Outlet Store)
Thursdays 9:00 PM at mag:net Katipunan
P200.00 gets you in with a free drink. It’s so worth it!
I took the advice of Bernie and downloaded iStumbler, a wireless sniffer for the Mac OS X.
As you can see from the screen shot, the app has a much more sensitive “nose” being able to sniff hot spots way further than the built in wireless detector of the MacBook. Well, no surprise really. This is precisely the reason why iStumbler and other wireless sniffers have their demand on the virtual shelves.
Best of all, it is free!
As of 8:08 PM Monday, the Blog and Soul Movement has space for six more bloggers for the Nike event tomorrow. Nike has excitedly extended the invitation to a total of ten bloggers from five.
Hi there! Do come and join us tomorrow as we launch our partnership and new ad campaign for Nike-Team Pilipinas! =) We will not only give you all one hell of a good time but we will also be giving away limited number of Nike-Team Pilipinas dog tags for our blogger friends! =)
I used to submit poems to Poetry.com several years ago. Since then, the site has sort of redesigned itself into something more Web 2.0-ish but retained its slow loading speeds and hard to use navibar. They even used to invite me to buy a “Best of Poetry.com” book with my poems included inside, and then I realized that it was really just a marketing strategy to sell these things. All of my friends from the PH who ever contributed got that letter too. Fishy. Crafty. Potent!
Writing poetry was a hobby back in college for the sole reason that it was easier than writing a play. I guess it took me just a few minutes to write one work as compared to over 14 days to write a 30 minute play with 4 roles. From my knowledge, one page of script took up about 1 1/2 minutes of acting time.
In any case, I hope you enjoy my work. I usually don’t put titles to my poems. This would mean that the title is the first line.
Find out why after the break.
Never underestimate the power of one blog post. I surely did.
3:23 – now showing terran and protoss fight – marines and zealots clashing on the ground – mothership and battle crusers in the air – framerate seems relatively stable as more units stream in – hard to tell – about 100 units on screen right now – a few of the new protoss units just came in – nuclear launch detected warning – every unit on screen destroyed – three nukes were launched at once – then zergs rush in and spell “GG” while turning into suicidal bombs. IGN Running Account
This has been the longest time since Blizzard released a follow up for a title. Starcraft 2 looks very much like the first one with several elements taken from Command and Conquer: Generals as well as the Warhammer 40k series. This isn’t a gaming blog and I’m not a game freak, but whenever Blizzard announces a new game, I always end up playing it, form the days of Diablo I and Warcraft I. The Starcraft line prides itself to being one of the tipping points in real time strategy gaming, as it’s been around since the late 90′s and people are STILL playing it, mostly from Korea.
I wonder how Blizzard will play their cards with this one. I’d think that their main problem would have to do more with eating up their own product (eek what do I play now? World of Warcraft of Starcraft 2??) but this question was easily put to rest with the way Blizzard has dealt with making the game look so much like the first one, that it would be very easy to gain empathy for the controls and the game environment. This game is definitely targeted for the more hard core RTS fans like .. well, the Koreans.
If you’ve played the first Starcraft, you will immediately recognize Terran, Zerg and Protoss structures as well as the new units and upgraded abilities such as the Zerglings’ ability to explode and the Zealot and abilities for close combat strikes.
MY LIFE FOR AIUR!
I’d just like to remind everyone of the details on where to meet up and how to get there. Markku and I are meeting around 11:30 AM. If you feel like joining us earlier, do contact me or Markku. I have the full details of the meet on this post.
Jerry will be modeling for us and she is planning on bringing some of her cosplay friends. Frankly I’m a little nervous about the ratio of photographers and potential models since I really don’t know how many will turn up. But nonetheless, everyone is excited to meet up and that is what counts!
From last count, we have two or three lomo wielders and about two dSLR users coming along.
After the shoot, we can all hang out and talk about the ruminations and ramifications of life.
We have a new channel editor up for a new line of products. Here I go helping spread the call for emo bloggers who know their music.
b5media is really excited to be launching a new music channel, which will cover a wide range of genres, geographic locations, bands and interests. We’re looking for writers who have a keen interest and engaging knowledge of specific topics and aspects within the music industry.
We will be looking to cover various genres and categories such as: acoustic rock, British invasion and influence, classic albums, hip hop, rap, indie rock, music industry news, online music services, the indie experience (from a band’s perspective), pop, Top-40 and the world of guitar playing. We will also be looking to cover specific bands who are newsworthy and blogworthy such as U2, the Beatles and Justin Timberlake.
You can view the call for applications here.