Imagine if the iPad made its debut right after the MacBook Air. Imagine if Steve Jobs unveiled the next generation iPads to be the smaller and more handy iPod touch and iPhones respectively. That would have made bigger news. Net of it all, it’s a great device to have around the house for surfing, reading … Continue reading Do you still want to know what I think of Apple’s iPad?
Although I was probably the first to see it last year, I apologize if it took me a while to post this. Having been so busy with matters of great consequence, I was unable to do a proper unboxing of the N900 that Nokia sent over. Rico pretty much nailed it here. But anyway, yay! … Continue reading Finding Maemo: Unboxing the Nokia N900
My generation is jaded with politics. And how can we not be jaded? I grew up in the Philippines of the ‘80s. We are the That’s Entertainment generation. We are the poster children for the jaded. We grew up against the backdrop of the Aquino assassination, the snap elections, the Mendiola massacre, the power outages, … Continue reading Annicka Dolonius
Gas and electricity has been insane lately. You might want to check this out. Here’s the caption from Lory Tan’s (WWF Philippines) Facebook page: Electric Motorcycles, now for sale in Puerto Princesa. P67,000 each. Imported parts, locally assembled. Range 60 KM. I rode one. Great. The in-wheel motor on the rear wheel. The 4 batteries … Continue reading For PHP 67,000 you can own a nice, eco-friendly Electric Scooter (e-bikes)
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