Posting with Flock

Finally, after weeks of waiting, I have now downloaded Flock. I just came from the PCIJ conference on Journalists as Bloggers in Manila where I finally got to meet Jovie Francisco, John Nery, Yvonne Chua, Ma’am Sheila Coronel, Sir Caloy Conde, JV Rufino of Inq7.net and of course Abe Olandres.I also got to meet again […]

Off to Manila for PCIJ blogging summit

I’ll be going to Manila on Friday to attend PCIJ‘s blogging conference for mainstream journalists on Saturday. Abe Olandres will be doing a technical session late in the afternoon. I plan to attend all sessions but I’m worried about missing my 6 p.m. flight back to Cebu. On Oct. 25, Sun.Star will be launching its […]

Usability guru publishes top ten design mistakes for blogs

Jakob Nielsen has released his top ten design mistakes for blogs. Nielsen said that while his usability guidelines for websites also apply to weblogs, blogs are a special website genre, “they have unique characteristics and thus distinct usability problems.” The author information you see on the right, the highlights tab listing some of my most […]

PocketMod “Sony” edition

I love paper planners, especially PocketMod. I used to have stacks of index cards that serve as hipster PDA but when I found PocketMod, I stuck with it. PocketMod is a flash application that allows you to customize a letter printout that you can fold into a multi-page planner. I use PocketMod to take notes […]

Another to-do list

I’ve been trying out RememberTheMilk.com‘s services since Thursday. At first use, I had difficulty entering tasks in my list (this is because I have been used to the interface at www.backpackit.com and I always proceed to using a new service I spot before reading its help pages or FAQ).

But after a day of using RememberTheMilk.com and a cursory reading of its help pages, I was able to quickly transfer my tasks lists to its services. The site’s interface is simple and clean. Unlike in BackPackIt where you can organize different tasks groups as pages that are then listed in the sidebar, RememberTheMilk.com organizes tasks groups into tabs. This, for me, is better.

Remember the milk
RememberTheMilk’s simple and clean interface

Rolling out my own “Friendster” service

When I found the link to Ning.com, I was intrigued. The company, co-founded by Gina Bianchini and Marc Andreessen, bills itself as a “playground” for building social applications. I immediately applied for an account and requested for beta developer status. Only beta developers can clone applications. It took me a few days to be given […]

The future of newspapers

The Washington Post recently interviewed Russ Wilcox, the chief executive of E Ink Corp., a company that “has created a paper-thin video screen that combines the ease of reading words on paper with the Internet’s access to information.”

Wilcox told the Post that we’ll see by 2015 the introduction of newspapers similar to that depicted in the movie “Minority Report”: paper thin video screens that can be folded or rolled. Wilcox says newspapers would be buying these gadgets in bulk and hand these out to readers.

Wilcox told the Post in the interview published Oct. 12: “It’s going to be free and the reason is that newspapers are spending $150 per year per reader on making the paper. (Figuring in cost of newsprint.) Within 2 or 3 years you’ve built up $300 to $500 of budget per reader so you can give it away for free because the device itself will cost less than $300.”

The technology, however, may be available even earlier.