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September 29, 2007

Always use protection!

Prevention is the best protection. It goes without saying that where ever you go, bring some protection with you.

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September 29, 2007

Guesting on The Explainer @ ANC about the NBN Project

Will be guesting on ANC’s The Explainer with Manolo this Tuesday, 6PM to share my thoughts about the NBN Project. I wrote some of the underlying technical issues (politics aside) over at PTB and wanted to solicit more of your technical opinions on the matter.

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September 28, 2007

Send & Receive payments via Paypal in the Philippines


Sign up for Paypal in the Philippines!. You can withdraw an amount not exceeding $500 per month to any debit, credit card or directly into your Philippine bank accounts. You will just need the bank codes and savings account number.

At long last, Paypal’s promise to allow receiving funds into Philippine accounts have been fulfilled. Just today, reports have been circulating in the previous post here about the development.

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September 28, 2007

Western Union Quick Cash for Philippine AdSense Publishers

Looks like the beta stage for the Western Union AdSense payout has been completed and rolled out to everyone. The Western Union Quick Cash is now available for Philippine AdSense Publishers.

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September 28, 2007

Blog Client and Analytics on Adobe Air

Two new desktop softwares developed via Adobe Air got me interested lately. Check out Google Analytics Air and Air Press below.

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September 27, 2007

Why the iPod would never have been a hit in the 80′s

Not that people in the 80′s were not that hip or anything. It’s just that…

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September 27, 2007

Want some more contests?

Want some more contests and give-aways? If you say yes, then click on and read more after the jump.

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September 27, 2007

AmazonMP3 a serious competitor to Apple iTunes

AmazonMP3Rave reviews of the newly launched AmazonMP3 music store abound in the last couple of days. The big win here is obviously the over 2 million DRM-free songs it offered at launch day, something Apple is still struggling to do for years.

Here’s a quick comparison of the two services so far:

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September 26, 2007

Paypal or Xoom: Which one is cheaper for Publishers?

About 2 weeks ago, I was able to reactivate a 4-year old dormant Paypal Premier/Business Account. I’ve been using that account now to receive funds from advertisers as well as pay some online bills. Now that I have both Xoom and Paypal, I’ve been contemplating which of the two I should be using more often.

Here my quick analysis of the two:

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September 26, 2007

Smart and Globe Reloading Problems

Prepaid SIMBeen receiving reports of reloading problems from Globe’s Prepaid customers. A similar problem was experienced with Smart’s GPRS/3G load limit.

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September 26, 2007

WordPress 2.3 Dexter: Major Update, Major Headache?

WordPress 2.3The long awaited release of Dexter, WordPress 2.3 is here. The upgraded features are awesome, but so are the things you need to look out for when upgrading to this version of the software.

Here are the highlights, on top of the 351 bugs fixed:
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September 25, 2007

Nokia E51

Ok, this baby is going to be my next phone. I’ll totally skip the iPhone, get the Nokia E51 and just pair that with the iPod Touch. See specs and pictures after the jump:

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September 25, 2007

Revolution Money taking on Paypal

Revolution MoneyThere’s gonna be a new player in town and it’s called Revolution Money. It’s being touted as the next Paypal-killer and do better than the non-performing Google Checkout.

But what is this Revolution Money really all about?

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September 24, 2007

Poll: How much do you spend for your Internet?

Ok, new poll again. Just wondering how much do people spend for their internet connectivity on a monthly basis?

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September 24, 2007

Hands on with the new 8GB iPod Nano

Official release of the new line of iPods in the Philippines is reported to be this October but several units have already been spotted in stores. Here’s the new iPod Nano 8GB I just got from my favorite store. And they tell me they sells like hotcakes.

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September 23, 2007

Gimme some juice!

Marc and I were shopping for some suit last week in anticipation of next month’s SEMCON 2007 and Aaron Wall’s wedding with his would-be Filipina wife. While discussing details of the conference, I told him that he should be blamed for locally popularizing loaded terms such as link juice, link love and link bait. He replied, “that’s why I don’t blog anymore!”, or something along those lines.

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September 23, 2007

Free $200 Yahoo Search Marketing Coupon

Want some free advertising on search engines? Try Yahoo Search Marketing and get this free $200 coupon and have your blogs and websites listed on Yahoo Search.

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September 22, 2007

60% Traffic from P2P and Torrents

Yup. That’s right, sixty percent (60%). I was informed by a reliable source that almost 60% of the internet bandwidth consumed in the Philippines are coming from peer-to-peer and torrents.

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September 21, 2007

2008 Beijing Olympics and Other Links

I would have wanted to go to the 2008 Beijing Olympics next year but it looks like those much coveted tickets are very, very hard to get by so I’m scrapping that plan on my wish list for 2008 (that’s where all my Mabuhay Miles credits would have gone to).

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September 20, 2007

Making Sense of the NBN Project


Been watching the live broadcast of the Senate hearing over the National Broadband Network Project for the last 7 hours and I must say that despite the politics behind the issue, I was more frustrated with the Senators asking repetitive questions and making non-sense tech-related conclusions (that goes to Mar Roxas and Dick Gordon).

Allow me to give my few cents worth about this project, minus the kickbacks, politicking and all the controversies.

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September 19, 2007

Rushing for BlogRush?

BlogRushI’ve been reading a lot about this BlogRush traffic exchange program in the past couple of days from almost all big blogging sites around. However, every time I hear about some structured traffic exchange program, I shy away from such campaigns due to several reasons. Let me share why I think BlogRush isn’t something to really rush about.

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September 19, 2007

Google launches Powerpoint clone

It’s out and the entire online productivity suite is complete — Google Documents, Spreadsheet and Presentation. Here’s a rundown of what it can and cannot do as of this moment:

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September 18, 2007

Google announces AdSense for Mobile

I knew it. I knew it. They just didn’t name it MobSense as I suggested 14 months ago. *joke* *hehehe* Google has just formally announced AdSense for Mobile.

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September 18, 2007

On Mad Crowd Media

Some of my fellow bloggers might already know about Mad Crowd Media (MCM) and may have even wrote a piece or two about this new local Ad Network for bloggers and webmasters alike.

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September 17, 2007

Roundtable Discussion on the FOSS Act of 2007

This is an open invitation for everyone who has a stake about the FOSS development in the country. Check out the schedule for the roundtable discussion after the jump.

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