Goodbye activeCollab, hello ProjectPier

The project management application I use extensively for some of my tasks has turned its back on the open source beginnings that attracted me and, I’m sure, many others to it during its initial versions. ActiveCollab is a clone of the popular Basecamp project management application. The main difference is that while Basecamp is aContinue reading “Goodbye activeCollab, hello ProjectPier”

Edit your website, blog design live and without breaking it

CSSVista is a tool any blogger or website owner will find useful. The Windows-only application allows you to load any website in Firefox and Explorer and then edit its CSS code live, with the changes showing immediately in the two browser windows. CSSVISTA. The application makes editing website designs easy. CSSVista loads the page inContinue reading “Edit your website, blog design live and without breaking it”

From YouTube to your phone, MP3 player

It was love at first note when I heard Amy Winehouse sing. Her voice exudes raw emotion unmatched in decades. I first played my copy of her Back to Black album in Rhythmbox in my Linux laptop, while I was struggling with getting a graphical interface to Subversion working. When I heard her sing, itContinue reading “From YouTube to your phone, MP3 player”

Sony Ericsson makes me sing the blues

Inside the junk food section of a downtown department store, I decided to stop listening to my jazz collection at home. Two weeks back, my family sought shelter in a Cebu City pension house from a scheduled overnight brownout in Lapu-Lapu City. We went to a downtown department store to stock on food and refreshmentsContinue reading “Sony Ericsson makes me sing the blues”

Zyb goes social with new version

Zyb, a web service that provides free online phone data backups, has launched its new version with a better website interface and several new features, including social networking through phone contacts and micro-blogging. I find Zyb a useful service and use at least once a month to make sure I have an off-site backup ofContinue reading “Zyb goes social with new version”