Why mainstream media don’t get it

There are articles that make you nod your head all the time you�d fear getting stiff neck. I just read and reread one an hour ago. It’s by Bob Cauthorn and it discusses blogging by mainstream media. The article sums up, in an acerbic tone, how most mainstream media outlets fail to understand blogging. SomeContinue reading “Why mainstream media don’t get it”

Finally, a perfect TiddlyWiki to manage my notes, tasks

(My notes’ journey from TiddlyWiki, GTDTiddlyWiki, ZiddlyWiki to “no name” TiddlyWiki) I organize my notes and tasks lists using GTDTiddlyWiki and a bunch of index cards that serve as a hipster PDA. GTDTiddlyWiki is a single web page that serves as a browser-based scratch pad or notebook. The notes are organized into Tiddlers – chunksContinue reading “Finally, a perfect TiddlyWiki to manage my notes, tasks”

Managing e-mails, one message at a time

I have three personal e-mail accounts and one office-assigned address. I check my main personal e-mail with Gmail as soon as I wake up and upon reaching the office from then, the browser isnt closed until I leave the newsroom. When I get home, I check my mails again if I decide to goContinue reading “Managing e-mails, one message at a time”

Turning a discarded PC into a newsroom intranet server

(Note: This is version .5 of the article. I estimate five more rewrites to finalize this.) The newsroom recently upgraded computers used by its reporters. The computers, with clock speeds ranging from 166 Mhz to 500 MHZ, were early generation Pentiums and were primarily used for word processing. I told our editor-in-chief I wanted toContinue reading “Turning a discarded PC into a newsroom intranet server”

Barangay hall gets ‘wired’

By Max T. Limpag Sun.Star Cebu, November 27, 2004 Top Stories Section, Page 4 (Here’s a story I wrote for Sun.Star Cebu on the IT initiative of Bry. Calamba in Cebu City) BARANGAY Calamba’s IT dreams are built on refurbished computer parts and donated units. The barangay hall now serves both as an Internet cafeContinue reading “Barangay hall gets ‘wired’”

Newsroom tech: Sharing and a call for help

I regularly experiment with open source scripts and programs for possible features in Sun.Star Cebu‘s Cybercafe page. At times, I’d find programs that can be used to improve a newsroom’s system or the way a journalist works with the PC. During a recent chat in an online course I’m taking, we discussed the open sourceContinue reading “Newsroom tech: Sharing and a call for help”

Saved from a headline disaster

Last week I handled a page containing the story of how policemen were able to arrest a rape suspect after identifying him through documents found in a wallet he dropped at the crime scene. I laid out the page and wrote this headline for the story: Dropped wallet leads cops to rape suspect It wasContinue reading “Saved from a headline disaster”

Throw away those index cards, use your own wiki page

Do you still organize your notes using index cards? I used to do this in college and I’d have a bunch of cards for each subject I took. I can’t recall using index cards regularly for my reporting. I did use the cards for at least one special report I wrote for The Freeman. ThroughContinue reading “Throw away those index cards, use your own wiki page”