Color code your Backpackit.com tasks using The Printable CEO as guide

David Seah’s printable CEO is an excellent guide on which tasks to tackle first and which distractions to deal with later. It lists various answers to the question: When is something worth doing? The answers are color coded and come with points, ranked based on their importance to your goals. Seah uses it to trackContinue reading “Color code your Backpackit.com tasks using The Printable CEO as guide”

Some notes on upgrading to WordPress 2.0

All the sites in my domain are now using WordPress 2.0. I just finished updating last night. I also spotted the plugin that’s preventing the new visual editor from loading. It’s Linknotes, a plugin I used to put footnotes in some posts in my blog. Luckily, Linknotes is well crafted so that even if youContinue reading “Some notes on upgrading to WordPress 2.0”

The art, and science, of power naps

I’ve long wanted to try taking programmed naps or power naps. Studies have indicated that there are health benefits to taking regular naps. The National Institutes of Health in the United States said “evidence is mounting that sleep – even a nap – appears to enhance information processing and learning.” I don’t get a lotContinue reading “The art, and science, of power naps”

Personalizing another great WordPress theme

I’ve decided to switch themes (again). I’m personalizing the Phoenixrealm template, an excellent WordPress theme that’s simple and easy on the eyes. The original theme had a black background but I wanted a graphical background, something with diagonal lines- the type of backgrounds you see in sites like TechCrunch. If you only want graphic patternsContinue reading “Personalizing another great WordPress theme”

Painless upgrade: Cybercafe Experiments now runs WordPress 2.0

I have just upgraded my blog to use the just-released WordPress 2.0 version. The upgrade was painless and trouble-free. For someone who lost close to 50 posts in a reckless, ill-advised and ill-prepared upgrade to an alpha version of a previous blog, the first few minutes after the upgrade was akin to feeling your handContinue reading “Painless upgrade: Cybercafe Experiments now runs WordPress 2.0”

The Chronicles of Narnia and the gift from Google

Marlen and I bought a boxed set of C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia two weeks ago as a Christmas present for ourselves. It was the only copy left in SM City Cebu. We said we wouldn’t be opening it before Christmas. It’s Christmas and I’m reading the seventh book. Our resolve was good onlyContinue reading “The Chronicles of Narnia and the gift from Google”

Giving a blog as Christmas gift

Yesterday, the editorial department of the newspaper I work for celebrated its Christmas party. No Christmas party is complete without the exchange of gifts and we held one yesterday. But two weeks back, we were already supposed to give the recipient of our gifts small items, costing from P20 to P50, based on the week’sContinue reading “Giving a blog as Christmas gift”

Performancing.com releases visual editor for blogs

Performancing.com, which is turning out to be an excellent resource on blogging, released a Firefox extension that puts a what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) blog editor in the open source browser. I tried it out for a few minutes (screenshots below) and even used it to publish the previous post and found that it worked flawlessly. The editorContinue reading “Performancing.com releases visual editor for blogs”

Cybercafe Experiments included in AdSense e-book

I saw a curious entry in my traffic logs over the weekend. It seemed a few visitors to this site came from a PDF link. When I checked it out, it was a compilation of AdSense case studies by Joel Comm and my blog was among the sites discussed in the e-book. The case studyContinue reading “Cybercafe Experiments included in AdSense e-book”