I’ve been receiving relatively more applications for the b5media tech channel from the past few weeks. Generally speaking, the application process is … well, “very general” for the most part. Potential authors always submit blog pitches and areas of specialty that have the words “technology”, “gadgets” and “computers” in the subject line for preferred niches. … Continue reading Tips on Applying for the b5media Technology Channel
Sweeney Todd, the “Demon Barber” is a fictional serial killer of Jack the Ripper legend. I managed to find the audio book on Audible. The selection is a good listen as it isn’t really an audio book but a full radio drama of BBC “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe” depth. The book is available for … Continue reading Audible Pick: Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls
There were over 60+ prizes up for grabs and there were only about 30 of us who braved not going to the Microwarehouse sale the holiday traffic. Do the math and everyone goes home with two prizes each. Some even three!
At one particular conference, host Art Ilano introduced Senator Loren Legarda as the keynote speaker. I forgot most of what she said but it did have something to do with the Internet and development and well, you get the drift. But that’s not what struck me. After her speech, she produced a seedling from out … Continue reading Ambassador to the Nokia Philippines Embassy
So we managed to find a sponsor for a blog party. Been sending out text messages to people to attend but for some reasons SMART has been screwy and not everyone has been getting messages. No need to RSVP – just show up and bring your cameras if you want to catch everyone on non-bloggable … Continue reading Red Box Blogger Christmas Parteh 12.18.07
Note: This article was originally supposed to appear in RJ Ledesma’s regular column for the Philippine Star. A few text messages back and forth had me agreeing to publish his work on this blog. Note that I am not a political blogger but I do understand how it feels not to have one’s column published … Continue reading Guest Post: ‘Circus, Circus’ by RJ Ledesma
If you own an ASUS eee, or even if you don’t — you may want to check out G.ho.st, a full web based operating system. Truth be told, this is the direction office tools are going with the prevalence of wireless connectivity all over the place. Well, take away the fact that the whole thing … Continue reading Fiddling with G.ho.st — now your OS is online!
This morning, “Big Brian” Ligsay made me listen to a radio drama he read titled Kawatanan ng Rentas Internas which is the sad yet humorous reality of applying for a TIN or tax number at the Bureau of Internal Revenue in this developing country I’ve come to love. Now that I look back into my … Continue reading The Perils of Being a Freelance Writer in the Philippines
“I wish I had two copies of iCal… one to take a crap on and one to cover it up with.” – Merlin Mann, MacBreak Weekly #52 Im at a loss because I can’t introduce a topic that’s a tour bus wittier than I am. Download Merlin Mannerisms: daily quotes and sayings by Merlin Mann … Continue reading Download your free copy of Merlin Mannerisms
A few chapters through The Perfect Thing, it was revealed that one of the factors that made th iPod a huge success was the feature that it could hold your entire library of music. Looking into one’s iPod was almost like baring that person’s soul as taste in music revealed a lot about a person. … Continue reading Naked Meme: What’s on your iPod?
Hey geeks! It’s that time of the year once more where Microwarehouse attracts a long line of tech-savvy consumers as early as 12 noon. It’s the closest thing we have to a geek camp out in the US as the lines usually stretch out for hours. It’s going to be a bit different this year … Continue reading Microwarehouse Year End Sale 12.15.07
So I started Christmas shopping last week. It’s a misnomer that geeks seems to always want gadgets, peripherals for their computers. If someone asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I’d make it convenient for him or her to choose from the following gift ideas. Note that I have attached a PayPal button below in … Continue reading Christmas Geek Gift Ideas that aren’t Geeky
NOTICE: This blog post is being shown to a live audience at mag:net cafe, Bonifacio High Street. As Andrian Lee did not allow any of the panel tonight to bring any form of presentation, I’d like to cheat a little bit and use this blog to post up a few thoughts about eCommerce and social … Continue reading Welcome to eCommerce Night!
Songwriter Jonathan Coulton dedicates this song to anyone who has served as a code monkey in a software corporation. The song is great stuff but what really struck a chord was when he performed an unplugged version that turned the entire thing into a ballad. So yeah it struck a chord, so I decided to … Continue reading Code Monkey Unplugged Lyrics Chords and Tabs
I don’t know if they were literal about recycling Bong Revilla over and over again in these “breakthrough” Filipino films. Discuss.