Improving your writing skills: Lessons learned online

The best way to improve your weblog is to improve your writing. No amount of search engine optimization and membership in blog rings can make people regularly read your site if the articles are poorly written. A newspaper editor once said: “the easiest thing for the reader to do is to quit reading.” Some peopleContinue reading “Improving your writing skills: Lessons learned online”

Protopage vs. serverside TiddlyWiki – which works best for you?

I stumbled upon a link to www.protopage.com in del.icio.us. The description and the fact that a lot of people had bookmarked it intrigued me. Protopage is an online, personal start page powered by Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML). With protopage, you can have an online list of the sites that you frequent as well asContinue reading “Protopage vs. serverside TiddlyWiki – which works best for you?”

Bills to split Cebu flawed?

Cebu 2nd district Rep. Antonio Cuenco has asked the House of Representatives to suspend action on the proposals to create Cebu del Sur, Cebu del Norte and Cebu Occidental. Cuenco said proponents of the plans to create new provinces out of Cebu failed to follow instructions in the implementing rules for the creation of newContinue reading “Bills to split Cebu flawed?”

Bohol takes first step into ICT world

This week’s holding of the 1st Bohol Internet and Net Security conference marked the island-provinceďż˝s move to take part in the information and communications technology (ICT) world. The initiative is led by the private sector — with some support from the government sector. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) appears to be the initiative’sContinue reading “Bohol takes first step into ICT world”

In Bohol, for province’s 1st internet conference

I’m in Bohol covering the 1st Bohol Internet and Net Security conference. The conference opened early today with sessions on open source solutions and on Red Hat Linux. The beaches look so inviting but I’m staying away – for now. It’s been 27 hours since I last slept, blame it on insomnia, an early boatContinue reading “In Bohol, for province’s 1st internet conference”

After weeks of testing, it’s ZiddlyWiki and ServerSideWiki for me

I’ve been testing ServerSideWiki and ZiddlyWiki for weeks now. In those days of heavy-duty testing I used only either service for my notes and tasks list ďż˝ no jottings on paper, no reminders in my cell phone and no notes saved as e-mail drafts in GMail. After the tests based on current versions of theContinue reading “After weeks of testing, it’s ZiddlyWiki and ServerSideWiki for me”

Pantaleon Villegas, the man behind the mythical Leon Kilat

I have been using Leon Kilat as online identity for years now. I started using the pseudonym in 1999 but I have been fascinated by the story of Leon Kilat since 1998, when I was still with The Independent Post. The Post put out a special edition for Independence Day 1998 – the centennial ofContinue reading “Pantaleon Villegas, the man behind the mythical Leon Kilat”