Business cards 2.0 with mobile phone codes

Mobile phone codes such as semacodes and QR for “quick response” codes allow you to to embed data such as SMS messages, phone numbers, and URLs into images of square patterns. HYPERLINKED BUSINESS CARD. This mobile code is linked to my blog address. I’m planning to have this printed at the back of my businessContinue reading “Business cards 2.0 with mobile phone codes”

Spamming Charles Krauthammer

Last year I got a curious e-mail buried in the pile of auto-responses that clogged my inbox. Someone using a forged @limpag.com address not only sent spam to scores of poor souls all over the world, he or she also spammed Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Charles Krauthammer. That spurred me into action. I use my limpag.comContinue reading “Spamming Charles Krauthammer”

Giving people Ubuntu envy

While preparing for my presentation to the staff of the Sun.Star website last week, I was a bit worried whether Ubuntu Feisty Fawn would detect and work with the office’s LCD projector. I’m a stickler for backups. I finished my OpenOffice Impress presentation in the laptop and then converted it into a PowerPoint file. IContinue reading “Giving people Ubuntu envy”

Sun, sand, sea, and SEO

I spent two days last week in the paradise island of Camotes in Cebu for a talk on optimizing news websites for search engines and a training on using WordPress for the staff of Sunnex, the department that runs the Sun.Star website. I’m the online editor of Sun.Star Cebu, a member of Sun.Star Network Online,Continue reading “Sun, sand, sea, and SEO”

Ubuntu makes me work faster in Windows XP

My computing life has improved exponentially with Ubuntu that I try to spend as little time as possible in Windows XP in my office PC. My office PC needs to run Windows because the newsroom uses InDesign and Pagemaker to lay out pages. I now work faster on Windows XP—faster because I want to getContinue reading “Ubuntu makes me work faster in Windows XP”

Showing Windows the door

I’m now running Ubuntu Feisty Fawn beta on my main blogging gear – an MSI S260 laptop – and I haven’t stopped saying “wow” since when I finished installing it late Monday night. I’ve used Ubuntu before, but mainly as a local server and the experience can be summarized as: boot CD, choose server setup,Continue reading “Showing Windows the door”

Mobile e-mail on the high seas

There’s probably room enough for only 10 people on this islet of six trees (or shrubs) and a single hut. Yet on this islet near Olango Island and for several kilometers near it, you can still connect to telecoms networks and send and receive text messages, make calls, and browse the mobile Internet. It bogglesContinue reading “Mobile e-mail on the high seas”

From Pigeon Rank to GMail Paper, you gotta love Google

Open GMail today and you’ll see a different front page. Google regularly posts updates to the GMail service, including the current storage space offered, on the front page. Today, the front page introduces what is purported to be a new product: GMail Paper. GMail Paper, according to their April Fool’s joke page, is a freeContinue reading “From Pigeon Rank to GMail Paper, you gotta love Google”

Winning in the Philippine Blog Awards

In 1997, someone told me I’ll never understand FTP. Last night, I won in the best technology blog category in the first-ever Philippine Blog Awards. What difference a decade makes, huh? The colleague who told me I won’t be able to grasp FTP probably never meant it as an insult. He was grumbling on beingContinue reading “Winning in the Philippine Blog Awards”