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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PTB vs. PWiT: Philippine Crab Mentality Online

Okay, I don’t understand why people have to create something out of nothing, i.e., pit Pinoy Tech Blog against PWiT. (Backtrack: Pinoy Tech Blog is the Philippines’ Premier Technology Blog while PWiT stands for Philippine Week in Tech: Current News, Views and Reviews. A mere parroting of their taglines? I’m avoiding any subjective descriptions here. An added note though—PWiT is obviously a play on TWiT, which stands for This Week […]

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