Pantaleon Villegas, the man behind the mythical Leon Kilat

I have been using Leon Kilat as online identity for years now. I started using the pseudonym in 1999 but I have been fascinated by the story of Leon Kilat since 1998, when I was still with The Independent Post. The Post put out a special edition for Independence Day 1998 – the centennial of… Continue reading Pantaleon Villegas, the man behind the mythical Leon Kilat

TiddlyWiki evangelization: An introduction to TiddlyWikis

A TiddlyWiki is a single webpage that you can use as a browser-based notepad or tasks list manager. The page is composed of tiddlers – small packets of information similar to notes you keep in index cards. The tiddlers are editable — either by double-clicking on them or clicking on the edit menu that appears… Continue reading TiddlyWiki evangelization: An introduction to TiddlyWikis

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. Some… Continue 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 – chunks… Continue reading Finally, a perfect TiddlyWiki to manage my notes, tasks

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 to… Continue 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 cafe… Continue 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 source… Continue 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 was… Continue 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. Through… Continue reading Throw away those index cards, use your own wiki page