Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Blogging and the 2010 Elections

I wrote an article last week about my observations on how blogging played a role in the 2007 elections. Included in it are some thoughts on how blogging can be further strengthened in the 2010 elections.

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Let's vote on Monday and reverse low turn-out trend

I encourage all readers of this blog to vote this coming Monday and encourage your friends, family, peers, and the people you meet to exercise their right and privilege to choose the future leaders of this country. Let us all participate in the electoral process and reverse the low turn-out trend!

Please feel free to disseminate these voter education videos by Senator MAR Roxas.

Long version



Short version


Sunday, May 06, 2007

Monitoring site performance with Performancing Metrics

I'm happy to see that Performancing Metrics is up and running again. I now use this to monitor the statistics performance of my website. I had a pause when it shut down its previous version of the service.

Having a metrics service in installed in your site will surely help in boosting your website performance. I also admit that it would not have been possible for me to escalate the growth of my site and win the Yahoo category of the Ituloy AngSulong competition if not for the use of Performancing Metrics.

Features I found to be most interesting so far are:
  • See number and actual actions taken by each visitor to your blog/website.
  • Shows location of your last 50 visitors in a global map.
  • Top entrance and exit pages.
  • Spy feature that shows activity of live visitors in your site/blog.
  • Integrates with FeedBurner.

With all these great features, all I can say is welcome back Performancing Metrics!

Owning a Cebu-made Alegre guitar


Yesterday, I got the chance to visit the Alegre Guitar Shop at Abuno, Pajac, Lapu-Lapu City. I found out from the travel tour guide that Abuno is famous for guitar making and the skill has been passed on from one generation to the next. Even the famous guitar makers in the country gets the best guitar craftsmen from Abuno.


Prices of the guitar from vary from one thousand seven hundred pesos (P1,700) to twenty-eight thousand pesos (P28,000). (Photos taken using the Palm Treo 680)

I got a folk guitar, made of narra, that cost five thousand five hundred pesos (P5,500) for my Rockista kid and she loved it.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Has your ISP recovered from the Taiwan earthquake? (or MyDestiny Sucks???)

I had the opportunity to catch up via email with a long-time friend. In the process of our update, the question "how is your Internet access?" came out.

As I shared before, I was hardly affected by the Taiwan earthquake and even playing games comfortably right now. However, there are still some ISPs, like mydestiny, whose Internet service seems not to have recovered to date. Its bandwidth dilemma continues.

On a positive note, it is interesting to see how this company continues to thrive despite competition from traditional carriers. I noticed also that very rare would you find ISPs providing a public forum for users to post their concerns. Most would like to keep this type of complaints hidden from the public eye.