I’m No Myth: The Girl Gamer Experience in the Philippines

I started playing PC games seriously about six years ago, with my baptism of fire being the now-classic Dungeons and Dragons-based Neverwinter Nights 1. Some time after a freak system crash erased all my game data, I turned to MMORPGs for solace. For the first MMORPG that I tried playing, I was lucky enough to join a guild / gaming...

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Geeks rejoice!

Geeks, so they say, rule the world – but for a couple of years, it seemed like metrosexuals were taking over. Now it seems like geeks are fighting back – and they’re fighting fire with fire. Yes, it’s time the metrosexuals moved aside and made way for the new breed of geeks: the technosexuals. Yes, I know...

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Skype for your Lola

In the age of the OFW (or OCW as some might prefer), we are seeing the exodus of more and more Filipinos to so many countries on this planet. There is an ever increasing need to stay connected and the internet (directly or indirectly) is stepping up and taking on that challenge. Enter Skype. If you don’t know what Skype is,...

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Last day for Guest Bloggers

Today’s our last day for the Guest Bloggers to send in their contributions at PTB. If you’ve signed up but haven’t written anything yet, you can still catch up in the last 24 hours. All Contributor status will be downgraded back to Subscriber by Friday midnight. Thanks to all those who participated. Related posts:...

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myGlobe IMEVRYWHR Mobile Application

Globe Telecom has introduced a new mobile application called IMEVRYWHR. It lets subscribers of Globe Telecom to exchange text, images, and even voice messages to other Globe subscribers who are using the IMEVRYWHR client via a GPRS or 3G connection. You must first the download the application from their website or wapsite. Once...

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My PLDT DSL Downgrade Experience

Interested to learn how to downgrade your existing PLDT DSL line? Ok, Heres how it goes: 1. Call up 171 and follow the voice instructions to get to the DSL section 2. Request for a downgrade from the PLDT agent 3. PLDT agent refers your request to your local PLDT area office, This may take as much as a week so plan in advance...

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A Techie’s Christmas 2006 Wish List

The 2006 Christmas season is already here and consumers are already feeling the itch to splurge once again on the latest and greatest. With local shops busy promoting 0% interest rates for X months and the influx of new hardware, Its a great time to be a techie (not to mention, having a fat wallet). Here are some of the new stuff...

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Send Cheap SMS To USA Subscribers

This is the season to be jolly and spread the love and warmth of Christmas, so what better way to do this is to send a text / SMS message to your loved ones in the United States. But international texts don’t come cheap. A single 160 character message to international users costs about P10 – P15. So you P300 prepaid...

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We’re opening the gates again.

It’s been a while that we haven’t asked our regular readers for an open mike week. Our server migration took a little longer than expected but now that everything seems to be back to normal, we’re ready to rock and roll again. A lot of people have been emailing us asking how they can contribute to PTB. I...

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Yehey Beta

And so Yehey finally goes the beta route, with a change of interface. The new look is a lot cleaner, cooler and easier on the eyes. But it somewhat reminds me of Yahoo. There’s an option to switch to Full Mode that shows Yehey’s portal content, much like how the frontpage used to look like. It even has a new tagline...

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