Don’t panic if you find yourself looking out from whatever household, or office, or town, or planet you’re in, and start thinking, now here’s the sort of place that just gets so damn tired. You think of how much your city turns on the dull urges of its greediest and its hungriest, how it moves … Continue reading If you only have to get one issue of UNO this year, make it this one
Thanks to Steven and Anika I was able to take out the new Mazda 2 for a couple of days. I did a bit of driving around the city as well as out of town to Punta Fuego. To put things into perspective, I’ve always been a sedan guy (I own the new 2010 Honda … Continue reading Hands on with the Mazda 2
OMG I’m actually writing about gadgets again! It’s flattering that the hardware companies have actually noticed that recently, diving > gadgets. OK let’s go! Today I give you an actual hands on with three new Nokia devices. The really affordable C3 and C6 and the E5 business phone. All of these have a QWERTY keypad … Continue reading Hands on with the Nokia C3 and C6 and the Nokia E5
Brought down two rigs for our weekend dive at Apo Reef with Cebu Pacific and the WWF. These are shots taken by Mark Limchoa from the WWF on a Sony W300. I had my video rig. In post, I turned the shots into B&W and boosted some contrasts to remove the blue fuzz and add … Continue reading Photos of Apo Reef, Sablayan
Thanks to everyone who chimed in Facebook recommending Illy. It’s hard to find coffee pods off the shelf in your friendly neighborhood grocery so I was pleasantly surprised to see the boxes of Illy stacked. I probably have seen these before thinking they were regular coffee grind, in which case I prefer beans. So yay, … Continue reading Illy Coffee Pods: You recommended ’em so I got ’em!
Photo: That’s Gregg holding a plastic bottle. Shark bait! So I heard about a new technique to attract sharks. These cartilage embedded creatures are beautiful to photograph and provide a different kind of adrenaline boost to divers, alongside the fear of being mistaken for a seal — their next meal! Step 1: Take an empty … Continue reading How to attract sharks: A Four Step Guide
That dear friends is a pressure canister. Look at it. Just look at it! It’s geeky. Although I had taken my new right out for snorkeling, I still needed to take the whole thing down to at least 60 ft to see if the pressure would give way to flooding. While at the Neo event, … Continue reading Today I found a pressure cylinder in Makati and actually used it
Ugh, the dawn of video in 16:9 isn’t being kind to my blog. Word of advice: in your next blog redesign, make sure that your main column width can accomodate HD videos which is at least 560 px in width (560×340). Of course, you can always resize them, but what a hassle! I recently took … Continue reading Diving Phi Phi Island, Thailand: A Commentary on Introduction Dives
Hi folks, I’m running a contest at ForeverGeek. Got in touch with Tim from PocketMac and he’s launching new cases. The mechanics are dead simple: all you need to do is RT the post to enter. You can even spam it. Details.
Some of you may have heard about the unfortunate “Almost Tubbataha” ordeal which I went through together with several other diver friends last month. I came home with a broken vacation, low spirits, and the nervousness of not having our money reimbursed. This all pulled through of course, but that’s not the point of this … Continue reading 2010 Honda City: Thoughts after the first 1,000 km check up
JAP-AAAN! When I thought all hope was lost for finding faster dedicated servers for Bad Company 2, John Nieves of Gadgets Magazine suggested a search for Japan based servers [JPN]. Odd that EA has no current provision for Asean sponsored servers as in the past, the Battlefield series always had an abundance of dedicated servers … Continue reading Looking for Asian Servers for Bad Company 2
My rig is complete!
I got a bit of good news that arrived in the mail three days ago — BlackBerry App World is now available in the Philippines. RIM’s presence in Manila is sure paying off. We’re seeing great support for BlackBerry products and the rollout is happening quite fast. I was hesitant to buy into the BlackBerry … Continue reading BlackBerry App World now available in the Philippines
Jovic Santos from Splash Photography is selling casings for GF1’s that need to get wet! 10Bar seems to be the only “serious” case manufacturer for Panasonic as the Japanese brand doesn’t seem to carry stock housings for their cameras. It is a bit pricey (almost the cost of a regular housing for a DSLR) but … Continue reading Panasonic GF1 Owners: Now you can bring your four thirds underwater
Quark (@quarklovesyou) is guest editor for UNO’s March ’10 issue (@unomag). Here’s his note. It’s a love letter to Cebu. Fina-fuckin-lly. I never purposely meant for it to happen, but I realize that in the past ten years I’ve written for almost every men’s magazine (except ones like Red, but they don’t really count do … Continue reading A Note from Quark Henares