Taking on 30-day challenges

Thirty days are “just about the right time to add a new habit or subtract a habit,” Google engineer Matt Cutts said in his TED talk in 2011. “If you really want something badly enough, you can do anything in 30 days,” he said. By taking on his 30-day challenges, Cutts said he found thatContinue reading “Taking on 30-day challenges”

Learning to build mobile sites, from WAP to JQuery Mobile

About ten years ago, I built a WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) mobile news site. This was at a time when the cellphone to aspire for was the Nokia 7110, a slider phone made even cooler when a similar device was used in the Matrix movie. At that time, the Sun.Star website signed a content agreementContinue reading “Learning to build mobile sites, from WAP to JQuery Mobile”

Why Flickr is awesome again

A free terabyte of storage. A thousand gigabytes. That’s how Flickr announced it was back in the photo hosting game. Last week, Yahoo chief executive officer Marissa Mayer announced that the Internet pioneer is giving users of its photo sharing service  Flickr a terabyte of free storage. That amount of free space boggles one’s mind.Continue reading “Why Flickr is awesome again”

iTunes gives me the Blues

There is a special place in Inferno for iTunes. A few minutes to my Saturday run this week, I decided on a change in music. I usually listen to NPR podcasts or Bob Dylan, Nina Simone and Amy Winehouse while running but yesterday I wanted to listen to The Lumineers and Madeleine Peyroux. I listenContinue reading “iTunes gives me the Blues”

Nobex is a great BlackBerry 10 podcast app

There aren’t many BlackBerry 10 apps that compare well with those for Android and iOS. While using some BB10 apps, you get a foreboding feeling of something about to crash it tingles. Take the Sports Tracker for BlackBerry, an app that tracks your run or bike ride using GPS. Midway into your run, it hangsContinue reading “Nobex is a great BlackBerry 10 podcast app”

In the time of the cloud, paper notebooks

I love paper notebooks. I have several at a time: the reporters’ favorite Green Apple steno small enough to fit in your pocket, a pair of Moleskine plain cahier journals and OhYeah Moleskine knockoffs (see photo). When I’m in the bookstore, I never fail to stop by the notebooks section, often going there first. IContinue reading “In the time of the cloud, paper notebooks”

Introduction to Startup Weekend Cebu 3

Startup Weekend Cebu 3 will be held on June 7, 8 and 9 at the University of San Carlos Downtown Campus. It will be held as part of the Cebu Business Month 2013 celebrations. To prepare for the event, organizers led by TechTalks.ph will be holding an “Introduction to Startup Weekend” event tomorrow at 6Continue reading “Introduction to Startup Weekend Cebu 3”