WordCamp Philippines 2008 Highlights: Development Track, State of the Word, Web Standards, Random Fire

My highlights from WordCamp Philippines 2008, held on September 6 at De La Salle – College of St. Benilde:

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Adobe Photoshop Express is Not the Web-Based Photoshop

It’s been a long time since we first heard Adobe would release an online version of Photoshop. It launched word processor acquisition Buzzword first, but hasn’t been as buzzworthy (pun intended) as major the players, Zoho Writer and Google Docs. How does Photoshop Express fare?

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Kuala Lumpur

Two weeks ago I tagged along with my mom on an international conference, the ICAS5 or International Convention of Asia Scholars, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She read two papers and was chair for one of the panels. Since I finally finished school (I’m not the type who skips school for any leisure traveling) and can work anywhere Risk has an internet connection, nothing was stopping me from finally stepping out […]

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Debatables (In Grayscale)

“Piece of Crap” A phrase I’ve never heard to describe a Mac Book Pro. Outraged? Don’t look at me, go comment there. At least I got to discover Neil Young’s great song. “You still deserve to die.” Have a look at the Lawyer Client’s Manifesto at Gaping Void. I always take a jab at lawyers, often at my dad (don’t ask), and I’m pretty jaded about them. Sorry, but I […]

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The Blog and Soul Movement: Philippine Blogging as Media

So many people have talked about how blogging has become so big in the Philippines that we’re getting recognized globally for it. Let’s see how much we’ve progressed: Blogging summit: iBlog Blog meetup: Blog Parteeh Blog awards ceremony: Philippine Blog Awards (Does CandyMag’s count?) Local blogging platform: i.ph Local blog ranking system: ratified.org Philippine blog network: Bayanihan Blog Network Blog overlords in charge of international blog networks A-list bloggers being […]

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The Multi-Touch Screen by Perceptive Pixel: Jeff Han Takes User Experience to the Next Level

Jefferson Han‘s multi-touch screen system requires not too many words to describe it, only a few videos (represented here in thumbnails, though): Multi-Touch Sensing through FTIR

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Friends + Fireworks

This is my attempt at a personal entry for reasons you shall soon find out. Alas, I failed. Aimee, one of four high school friends I finally met after four long years at the SM Mall of Asia last Friday, asked me why I didn’t like to use LiveJournal and why I didn’t write about personal things there, or anywhere else. The first question is easy. Here’s a partial answer. […]

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Time Person of the Year for 2006 is You—Yes, You

This year, Time Magazine has named You as the Person of the Year. Yes, You, the publishers powered by the platform that is the World Wide Web. The article begins by reporting that 2006 is the year we have realized history is no longer shaped by few greats. Instead, we have witnessed a phenomenon concocted by the crowd, from people all over the world. Wikipedia and YouTube are cited as […]

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Beta Testings

I’ve been dead lately and I’m sick right now. In the meantime, some first looks…

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Design + code + words for a better web, made in the Philippines by Sophia Lucero.