A Quick Update on Real Life

I voted for the first time. It wasn’t a nightmare—nothing like UP enrollments or other UP activities that required lining up. It was quick and painless. Now if only the canvassing process were like that. FYI, my ballot had a lot of blanks. I’m officially getting paid by someone else to blog at Gadzooki and Blog Tutorials. I’m not yet comfortable with sticking to a given topic under 300 words […]

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Adobe CS3 Launched in Manila: Oohhs, Ahhs, and Applause!

I spent the whole day today (with teh Corsair) at the official launch of Adobe’s Creative Suite 3, which was held at the Rizal Ballroom of Shangri-la Hotel Makati. I didn’t take notes but here’s the gist of it: oohhs, ahhs, and applause. Seeing the new features in each standalone program was delightful already (especially the impressive little details that gets the job done faster), but CS3 took things to […]

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UP Bloggers’ Circle Formed!

Breaking news! BA, brother of J, has previously proposed to form a blogging org for UP. Now it’s here, in the form of an egroup. Just goes to show how easy it is to implement an idea via the Web. I jumped right in even though I’m no longer officially with UP. (I still live here, though, so maybe that could count.) I hope UP ACM revitalizes its SIGBLOG, which […]

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Missing the Foolish and Naked Days of April

So, it’s the tenth day into April already. Just a day after Araw ng Kagitingan, two days after Easter Sunday, and the aftermath of the Christian calendar’s holiest week. It’s also been a while since two other notable days in the online world. Here they are, going backwards:

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I Won an Adobe Creative Suite 3!

The best part of the Philippine Blog Awards 2007 was not the event itself, but what happened afterwards. And I’m not talking about the after-party. The Adobe User Group Philippines (AUGPhil) had a local launch of the much-awaited Creative Suite 3 after the awards. It was also this month’s meetup for its members. The highlight of the meeting, though, was the raffling off of a CS3 bundle itself, worth $1,199. […]

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2007 Philippine Elections: Will Online Campaigns Work?

Will online election campaign tools win an election? The answer to his own question was no. Regnard Raquedan protests. Here’s my take (on the topic bloggers will most likely analyze for the rest of the 2007 Philippine local and legislative election campaign season because it’s good linkbait and shows just how much they love the Internet, and are therefore supposedly knowledgeable about it). While I disagree with the elitism mentioned […]

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XML, and What You Can Do

Extensible Markup Language or XML describes the more meaningful features of an electronic document. If you know HTML or XHTML (the stricter sibling of HTML) then XML will look familiar in that they are both markup languages. An even better example is a blog feed, which is actually a more specialized type of XML. Applications of XML Each <tag></tag> pair that encloses each set of text in the document came […]

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406 Not Acceptable and Apache mod_security

Maybe you saw my YM status rant a few days ago—406 Not Acceptable. (With “WTF! WP 2.1 sucks!” appended.) Or maybe not. Either way, I tried looking up why I was getting that error, but found no real clues except a hint at a certain .htaccess fix. And I didn’t see the connection between an HTTP response code and an .htaccess edit, especially when you read something like this, so […]

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Project Grow

Teddy Hwang’s proposal is simple: he’ll create websites for you, for free. No cash (though donations are welcome), just acknowledgment that he did it for you. Project Grow has three phases, so check out which one you’re eligible for. It’s not everyday I find someone politely asking people to have work thrown one’s way, much less for free. He says it’s to better himself, perhaps having found the most amazing […]

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