Open Source Bill revamp – a slower, more practical pace maybe?

The world celebrated Software Freedom Day last September 15 and I saw that Chin Wong attended the event that was held in ASTI. In any case, his blog gives us a glimpse of Rep. Teddy Casino’s efforts in making open source software more widely-adopted in our country. To quote: For example, it gives government agencies three...

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Of headhunters and IT service companies

Recently, our office has been bombarded by calls from headhunters. Funny thing is that it seems to be that they’re calling our developers one by one. And it was practically one after the other. They’ve been declining the offers because they’re happy working with us and yet we still kept getting those calls from...

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Call for Papers OS Summit Asia 2007

There’s the OS Summit Asia 2007 this November 26-30 at the Cyberport, Hong Kong. It’s a joint conference between the Apache and Eclipse Foundations so there’s definitely a community of people who are passionate about open source and there’d be activities to interact and exchange ideas with each other. If you...

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Two days with the LG KU 250

I got a Smart postpaid line just the other night and I ended up getting the LG KU 250 because they still didn’t have the Nokia 6151 in stock. In any case, I already fiddled around with it. Here are some things I liked about it: It’s cheap! I got a plan 800 and I only paid Php 1200 for it. Hehe. It’s got a MicroSD...

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Geek girl at work: Sacha Chua’s laptop as a billboard of sorts!

Check out Sacha Chua’s business proposal. You could use the lid of her ultraportable laptop to make your pitch. Sacha’s going to BarCamp Earth Toronto and she’ll be meeting the probably the geekiest people on earth Might as well take the chance, eh? Awesome Update: Orange and Bronze already has space on...

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Registration for Y4IT now open

Looks like the people behind Y4IT have opened up the registration for this year’s event. Last year, there were over 7,000 participants. Can you imagine? That’s quite a lot. The three-day event will be held in UP Diliman. There will be simultaneous sessions in the following venues: UP Theater, UP Film Institute and UP...

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Online Web apps and responsibility

Right now there is a slew of web apps. From onlinespreadsheets to word processors and scrapbooks.  When I was still in school, collaborating with groupmates who had different schedules was done through passing on files on diskettes and also via email.  We didn’t IM much because our schedules were that disjoint.  Nowadays,...

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Making the most out of SMS and calls?

I don’t really know how to analyze the promos of the mobile companies. All I have noticed is that lately there are promos that make calls cheaper and same thing goes with SMS. I actually am currently using Smart’s service wherein you text 15 to a certain number so you can SMS in an unlimited number for 24 hours since...

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Firefox bus

I felt a twinge of envy when I saw several pictures of the Firefox bus in India. I wonder if I would see one here in Manila. If not a bus, maybe a jeep? I recall someone telling me that we humans are such visual creatures. Establishing brands could be done by bombarding us with all sorts of media. It could be print, visual or...

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Project Gutenberg, Proyektong Gutenberg ng Pilipinas

You love reading? You must have heard of Project Gutenberg. That’s where I got some copies of classics like Daddy Long Legs. What I didn’t know is that there is a local Project Gutenberg – Proyektong Gutenberg ng Pilipinas. Through an email on the debian-tl mailing list, I learned of this project. This is the page...

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