It’s been a while since I’ve done an audiobook recommendation. I recently purchased The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi, which was released last month. The book is read by Jonathan Davis, and author Paolo Bacigalupi. Paperback costs USD $25 but with an audio subscription you can get it for USD $10.00. Anderson Lake is a … Continue reading Audiobook Recommendation: The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
I’ve been drooling over the delight of making my own espresso for more than 8 months. Today I gave in. This buy, thought seemingly impulse, was well calculated. Am I making sense? Must be the caffeine. P.S. Lori — I found my beans. Unless I can get more of that Benguet coffee, I’ve stuck with … Continue reading My First Pump Espresso Machine: Krups XP 4050
Perhaps the only “bad” thing I can say about this dive computer is it’s apparent awkwardness if worn casually. But that’s the price of P20,000.00 for an Aladin Tec 2G, acquired several weeks ago. This purchase completes my dive gear. It also saves lives. Unlike other fashionable dive computers that double as casual wrist watches, … Continue reading Dive Gear Review: UWATEC Aladin TEC 2G Computer
After editing a video on iMovie and adding audio from a playlist, I got this message after uploading it to Facebook. They’re like YouTube now apparently.
The photo above illustrates 75% of all the gadgets under my custody. I own 50% of that. Inside the boxes and crates are more gadgets, chargers, cables, and over 10 lenses for my SLR. Not seen in the photo are my podcasting equipment (mic, desktop and boom stands), 2 portable drives, ACER desktop, two MacBooks, … Continue reading DiscOVIries Week 3 Contest: Display Your Gadgets
When Apple sent over a 5th gen nano I couldn’t help but put it side by side all the other iPods I actually owned through the years. That’s the first gen iPod shuffle which, in retrospect I bought for P10,000.00 when it first came out, the fatty nano, and the second generation iPod touch which … Continue reading All in the iPod Family
Dear Gang, thank you for inspiring the community. We knew you were in the middle of relief operations but you made it just in time. Your presence at the awards was very important to everyone. Thank you! ONE BLOGGING NATION Keynote Speech for the 2009 Phil Blog Awards by Ms. Gang Badoy of Rock Ed … Continue reading Keynote Speech for 2009 Blog Awards by Gang Badoy
Will Google Wave make a big splash?
The only criteria I had for choosing the winner for the first round was that the workstation should have stood out amongst the others. So in a way, it was like grading on a bell curve because choosing the winner heavily relied on what everyone else would submit. Amidst the geeky workstation submissions, Nina’s stood … Continue reading DiscOVIries Week 1 Winner: Nina Fuentes!
Because we all like the NYAN NYAN!
This is absolutely brilliant. I’m just reposting the whole thing! Because you’ve always wanted to throw your undies at a rockstar. From Facebook Events: With close to a million people still in evacuation centers a week after Ondoy , there is an urgent need to provide female victims of Typhoon Ondoy with feminine clothes and … Continue reading October 5, 9:00PM: Special Laglag Panty (at Bra) Rockeoke Night
There was an incessant exchange of emails between my publisher, myself and Angelo the other day, pondering on how Splashpress Media can help out in the Ondoy typhoon aftermath. We joined in with Mike Villar’s Philippine Aid efforts. Great job, Mike! Click on the “copy” tab to get the code to embed on your blogs. … Continue reading Splashpress Media’s efforts and more ways to help
For those of you who are stuck at home and have Internet connection, it would be much appreciated if you could help update this spreadsheet. The Typhoon Ondoy Mapping Team is a group of volunteers who are marking affected areas via Google Maps. The form is very easy to use. It provides very good context … Continue reading Volunteers! HELP: Plotting out Ondoy emergency areas
Since a huge part of OVI in the Philippines is about sharing photos and videos
This is the link to the Disaster Relief Google Spreadsheet that is being compiled by volunteers, bloggers, NGO’s and citizens who are keeping a vigilant watch over the airwaves. The list compiles relief drop off points, private efforts, hotline numbers and establishments that have opened their doors to accommodate relief goods. Please scan through the … Continue reading Google Spreadsheet for ‘Ondoy’ Drop Off Zones