Free as in beer — really

A group of college students published under a Creative Commons license the recipe for a beer they brewed. The license allows anyone to use the recipe “for pleasure or profit.” Here’s part of the Wired article on the news: Their inspiration wasn’t just to get drunk, but to see what happens when an open-source structureContinue reading “Free as in beer — really”

What’s your football pedigree?

I’m an Askal – an asong kalye. Philippine football fans, according to this Sun.Star Cebu report by my brother, want the national team named after the ubiquitous street dog. I think it’s a great idea and a great logo (rendered by sports writer Glenn Michelena based on a sketch by retired goalkeeper and Sun.Star CebuContinue reading “What’s your football pedigree?”

So you want to live in Lapu-Lapu City?

Don’t. Our less-than-a-year-old TV set conked out last week after a power surge. The service of Mactan Electric Company (MECO, which at times may mean mediocre electric company) has become more erratic than it already is lately. To be fair, Meco’s services have improved, albeit incrementally. Last year, whenever rains were particularly strong — theContinue reading “So you want to live in Lapu-Lapu City?”

Rep. Clavel Asas-Martinez declared persona non grata in Cebu

Fourth district Rep. Clavel Asas-Martinez has been declared persona non grata by Cebus leaders over her claim that there was cheating in last years elections in Cebu. The manifesto was signed by Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmea, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Robert Go, Provincial Board members, mayors, vice mayorsContinue reading “Rep. Clavel Asas-Martinez declared persona non grata in Cebu”

World’s best paper airplane

I’m fascinated with paper airplanes. I grew up in Lantana in Polomolok, South Cotabato, a place with wide open spaces. In summers I’d use to go to our subdivision’s plaza, located near a pineapple plantation, and fly these planes. Once I bought a styrofoam model flown by launching it using a slingshot. I’d spend hoursContinue reading “World’s best paper airplane”