Cebu artists strip for Budoy

Cebus reggae king Budoy is a candidate for eviction from the Pinoy Big Brother show. To express their support and generate votes for Budoy, artists in Cebu, including UP Professor Raymund Fernandez, stripped in Kahayag Cafe. To view the photos (warning: may be not safe for work if you have as boss someone like Dr. Rene Josef Bullecer, who thinks he was appointed by God to be Cebus morality guardian), click here. Help spread the word: text BB BUDOY to 231 for Smart and BB BUDOY to 2331 for Globe.

Back to K2

I changed themes last night, reverting to the latest version of K2. Phoenixrealm, the WordPress theme I used prior to the current one, is a great minimalist WordPress theme but I missed having a proper blog header.

Im still customizing the theme and tidying up things here and there. The photo page, while functional is a bit broken, with the sidebar getting pushed to under the main content.

And, as you can see in this post, Im posting asides again.

Customizing a WordPress theme

I’ve finished customizing Marlen‘s theme using the tri-Sexuality Standard WordPress theme with help on color combination from ColorLovers. Marlen’s theme uses part of the Can’t Buy Me Love color palette. On another note, I’m claiming my Feedster feed, thus the notice below.
No Need to Click Here – I’m just claiming my feed at Feedster feedster:c50175ca8f0a99650240081a4bc175e2

Radical WordPress theme

I changed the theme of Sun.Star’s Blog Chronicles to Kiwi, a theme that’s so different from most WordPress themes available. I still have to customize the design, though. For a while, I thought of using it for this site but I still have to find a way to implement asides the way it is being implemented in my current theme. This post, by the way, is an aside and is displayed differently from my regular blog posts.

Exceeding my plan’s bandwidth allocation

This site was unavailable for a while because I exceeded my hosting plan’s bandwidth allocation. That’s what you face when you’re linked to by Sassy Lawyer, Manolo and the PCIJ. Now there’s a link to this site from and Newsstand. I’m praying for this month to end already so my bandwidth counter can return to zero. I used to say it would be nice to encounter the same problems Sassy Lawyer faces-that of exceeding bandwidth allocation. It’s not nice at all. Since last night I’ve been trying to reload my page once in a while that I’ve memorized the error message.

Planning a lifehack: quitting cigarettes

Every year doctors would ask me during our company’s physical exam sked whether I smoked. I’d say yes and the doctor would then ask how many sticks I smoked everyday and then I’d say 20 sticks or one pack. Last week, the doctor actually told me gusto kang malata imong lungs? (do you want your lungs to rot? or something.) I was so shocked by the mental image that I just had to take a puff in the canteen. Every year I’d say I’ll quit smoking when I reach 30. That self-imposed target and convenient excuse is just months away. Darn, I really need to quit smoking. First target: limit cigarette breaks from the newsroom by sucking lollipops or chewing bubble gum.

Trying out another web 2.0 personal portal

Im trying out, 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). Its not really in the league of full-fledged feed readers like Google Reader or Bloglines but it offers a different (and beautiful) presentation of feeds and it might be useful for people who only monitor less than 15 feeds otherwise the page would get too crowded and you’d have to scroll down repeatedly.

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 for a day and a half. Bloglines, meanwhile, has decided to add keyboard shortcuts to its interface-no doubt a reaction to the offering of Google Reader. But, as I said in an earlier post, I will transfer to Google Reader once it addresses problems on downtimes and slow server response. If the current level of service continues, it’s Google Reader for me from now on.

Another online to-do list

I recently found a link to, a free online to-do list management service similar to 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 out for a longer period later today. I’m such a sucker for online to-do lists and TiddlyWiki adaptations. The best phrase to describe my current state of affairs would be: “too busy checking out how to get things done to actually get things done.”