New theme

Yesterday, I changed my sites template from Jakarta to the 3-column version of Relaxation. Jakarta has great graphics but it was too heavy on the eyes. Relaxation lives up to its name. Its the theme used by pundit Manuel L. Quezon III in his must-read blog. Using Jalenacks Ajax shoutbox made the integration of the… Continue reading New theme

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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 Cebu… Continue 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 — the… Continue reading So you want to live in Lapu-Lapu City?

Blogging, not blogging

I havent been able to post entries lately. Events in Manila are getting in the way. Im posting entries at Sun.Stars Citizen Watch: The Arroyo Presidency. For the first time, I was able to publish a story of an ongoing press conference before it had even finished. I was prepared to do rewrites if the… Continue reading Blogging, not blogging

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

In Chile they call it davilar

A Taiwan stock trader, according to a Reuters report posted in News.com, mistakenly bought $251 million worth of shares with a misstroke of her computer keyboard. The report said the company is looking at a paper loss of more than $12 million. The report said the trader was unfamiliar with new computer systems and will… Continue reading In Chile they call it davilar

CFJ offers fellowships for working journalists

Here’s an announcement from Konrad Adenauer Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University. I’m currently taking its Diploma Program on Online Journalism. MANILA, June 25 Fellowship grants will be awarded by the Konrad Adenauer Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University (CFJ) to working journalists interested in pursuing the Masters… Continue reading CFJ offers fellowships for working journalists

PCIJ, Newsbreak dominate Jaime V. Ongpin Awards for Excellence in Journalism

From PinoyPress: PCIJ, Newsbreak dominate 16th JVO awards Yvonne T. Chua of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) bagged two of the top prizes in this years Jaime V. Ongpin Awards for Excellence in Journalism (JVOAEJ). Now on its 16th year, the JVOAEJ run by the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR), held… Continue reading PCIJ, Newsbreak dominate Jaime V. Ongpin Awards for Excellence in Journalism

Upgrading WordPress

While installing a plugin for WordPress early today, I read the notice in the dashboard for a security update. Since the update was a minor one and involved only replacing files, I proceeded to update the WordPress installations for my and my wifes blogs. The actual update took less than a minute but the uploading… Continue reading Upgrading WordPress

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