Trying out another web 2.0 personal portal

Iím trying out Netvibes.com, a personal homepage solution driven by Ajax, the current darling of the web. Netvibes allows you to create a personalized home page containing news feeds (RSS, Atom). Since GMail serves RSS feeds of you e-mail, Netvibes can also display a listing of your messages (by subjects). Itís not really in the […]

Flock coming very soon

The social browser Flock, which has been generating a lot of buzz recently, is coming very soon. One of its developers said in his blog: “Right now, 100% of our energy is being directed to get the browser and the source code available to the public. And we are looking at days not weeks.” I’ve […]

The cellphone as flashlight

Here’s a great tip for Lapu-Lapu City residents (what with the frequent brownouts of the Mactan Electric company) from Lifehacker: use plain white as cellphone wallpaper so that you can use it as makeshift flashlights during emergencies.

No more downtimes for Google Reader

I’ve never encounted downtimes and overloaded server errors from Google Reader in the past day and a half. There are still times, though, that service is so slow and the display of feeds take more than 30 seconds. Google Reader, for me, has reached a level of dependability that I haven’t opened my Bloglines account […]

Another online to-do list

I recently found a link to Rememberthemilk.com, a free online to-do list management service similar to Backpackit.com. I tried it for a few minutes and I’m still unfamiliar with the system. Right now, I think Backpackit is easier to use. I might try Rememberthemilk.com out for a longer period later today. I’m such a sucker […]

CBCP tells bishops to create blogs

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has asked Filipino bishops to create blogs as a way to make them ” accessible to the faithful, particularly to the youth.” CBCP information officer Mark Inigo Tallara said, in this Sun.Star Manila article, that they will be creating blogs for bishops holding ecclesiastical jurisdictions or about […]

Google Reader is great but I’m sticking with Bloglines, for now

If you talk of features, there is no doubt Google Reader is superior to Bloglines. Not only does Google Reader have a better interface (done with Ajax) it also allows you the choice of either going through all the feeds you’ve subscribed to or browsing feeds by topic or by website. Bloglines, on the other hand, only allows you to view feeds one website at a time.

Google Reader allows you to label site feeds and individual items. You can also put a star on items that catch your interest, a system similar to the one being implemented in Gmail.

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Google Reader: When it’s working, it’s the best news feed reader around. In the past few days since its launch, however, the service is either too slow or unavailable.

Weasley clock for muggles

If you’re a fan of the Harry Potter series, you’d be familiar with the wall clock used by the Weasley family. It doesn’t tell the time but location of members of the Weasley family. I don’t know how true this report is but Gizmodo quotes a report from phoneyworld.com that researchers are working on a […]