When the cousin of a dictator offers you part of his hidden wealth…

Its called a 419 scam or advanced fee fraud. Many people have lost a lot of money to these scammers. The Urban Legends Reference page Snopes.com quotes a US Secret Service official as saying in a 1997 newspaper article that We have confirmed losses just in the United States of over $100 million in theContinue reading “When the cousin of a dictator offers you part of his hidden wealth…”

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’”

Flickr improves mobile blogging

I used to send mobile blog entries through Flickr. Last month, the posts that I sent to my Flickr account stopped automatically appearing in my blog (I was still with Blogspot then). When the automatic postings stopped, I could still post blog entries using the secret e-mail address you configure in your Blogger account. WhenContinue reading “Flickr improves mobile blogging”

Opening a site in less than a day

This is my fourth and final blog address. I started blogging last year when I wrote an article for Sun.Star Cybercafe on how you can build your own site using only free services and open source programs and script. Before I wrote the tutorial, I tested and installed Pivotlog, Nucleus CMS, Blog:CMs and Serendipity —Continue reading “Opening a site in less than a day”

Yahoo 360 test run

Im trying out Yahoo 360, the Internet pioneers social networking (think Friendster) and blogging service. Yahoo 360, still in beta or testing phase, looks great but it isnt compelling enough to draw away current users of Blogger, Friendster or Multiply. Yahoo 360 is similar to Multiply.com, a social networking site with ability to create blogs,Continue reading “Yahoo 360 test run”