Angel’s pizza delivery – pepperoni
This is a test post. My dearest, ever-thoughtful Hub gave me an HTC Desire HD android phone two days ago. (“Just because…” daw. Ang haba ng hair ko!)
I am currently busy exploring ze new toy, installing apps and games.
Of course I installed the WordPress for Android app, and it’s what I am using now to write this. I also installed Photoshop Express for basic photo editing (cropping, contrast, brightness, etc) and a free watermarking app.
So yeah, this blog entry was entirely created using Android technology. Cool eh?
Anyway, the family ordered pizza after dinner tonight. It is not quite midnight yet, so it can’t be midnight snack. Hehe.
We recently discovered Angel’s Pizza and are loving it. I have a VIP card which we use to avail of buy-1-get-1 promo on pizzas. Angel’s Pizza delivery number is 922-2222.
As i type this, I realize I can’t create hyperlinks… And my hands are going numb… And my fingers are so fat I keep tapping on the wrong key.
So I should hit the publish button now. 😀
As I blogged a while back, having your very own online presence isn’t as nose-bleedish as it used to be. Today, anyone can own a domain for as low as one dollar a year. There are a lot of free content management systems too, like WordPress, which are very easy to use.
Really, it doesn’t require much tech geekiness. When I first started this blog, my techie skills were zilch. But with a bit of reading and a LOT of trial/error, I was able to manage and sustain this site. imomOnline.net is going on its 4th year na!
For the intimidated, though, there are managed hosting services – companies provide everything, do everything techie on the back-end (and front-end too if you wish). It’s like having your own IT department! All you have to do is sit back, put on your writing hat perhaps, and focus on building your site’s content. Though managed hosting is recommended for bigger websites with heavier requirements, anyone can subscribe to these services.
Learn about how to set up a personal website here.
Internet marketing is so in today. The internet has made it possible for everything to be found with just one click that it’s almost imperative for businesses to have their own websites or blogs… or at least a Facebook page. Here are some basic tips on how to setup a website.
One of the first challenges that business owners seeking online presence encounter is how to set up a website. Years ago, setting up websites seemed to be a skill reserved for the highly techie geeks. But today, there are many user-friendly platforms, even free CMS (content management systems) that can be used. I personally use and prefer WordPress – it’s an easy, friendly platform that can conveniently be enhanced using plug-ins. This blog isn’t mind-blowing, but I set it up from scratch – no help from a web developer. So far, so good… I think.
You can setup your own website too. Just be prepared to go over internet tutorials, and do some trial-and-error.
Domain Name Registration
The first thing to do is to get a domain name registered – your own dot-com, dot-org, or dot-net, or dot-info. Your domain name must ideally identify your business or industry. It’s also good be catchy or interesting to elicit good name recall. A very long domain name is not readable, therefore has low name recall.
When you finally find the perfect domain name, be sure to claim it immediately by registering through several domain name sellers online. If you fail to do so, you might regret it when you find that someone else beat you.
Domain name registration is renewed yearly, so make sure you mark the date of your domain’s annual registration. Continue reading How to setup a website | Establishing online presence
If there’s one thing that WordPress users should look forward to every year, it’s WordCamp. It’s a time for WordPress lovers to come together and learn from the gurus. I attended last year’s camp, and came away with a lot of learning that I immediately applied to my blogs.
The most practical learning was how to back-up my blog files using the correct plug-ins. Thanks to Lyle Santos, one of the pioneer organizers of Philippine WordCamps, who patiently walked me through the stages. I realized it wasn’t all that hard.
This year, I go again as a camper somewhere in between basic and intermediate. Admittedly, I have a lot of things to learn. As a blogger and web content provider, opportunities to expand and update my knowledge are always welcome.
And the lineup of breakaway talks excites me! (Break-away talks are a good idea because last year, some of the sessions I had to sit through were too techie I almost [nose]bled to death. hehe). I am techie to a little extent (with emphasis on little), but heavy hardcore stuff like talks about complicated codes, hardware like video cards and the like are a bit too much for me. teehee.
But the learning is just one part. This year, Mr. WordPress himself – Matt Mullenweg – is coming. And I’d love to see him, hear him talk in the flesh!
WordCamp Philippines 2010 happens on October 2, 2010 at La Salle CSB, Taft, Manila. For more information on registration and other details, visit WordCamp Philippines.
I’ve had experience using different brands of phones (usually unlocked phones) , having owned phones from Nokia, Sony Ericsson, LG and, now, Samsung. I can say that these brands have varying degrees of user-friendliness. Some take a bit of getting used to, such as when I shifted for the first time from Nokia to Sony Ericsson. It took me minutes to complete a text on the SE, but I soon got the hang of it.
Shifting to Samsung wasn’t bad either. I first had the Samsung Star-W, a touch-screen budget phone with wifi access. It was fairly easy to navigate and figure out. Currently, my phone is the Samsung Omnia Pro. Its OS is Windows Mobile. And I don’t know whether to love it or chuck it!
Well, most of the time I love it naman, except during the times when I’m on Wifi and get idle for a few seconds, the connection is cut and so I have to re-connect again… Or when I can’t find my fave playlists because I have to look in three different places (internal memory, device memory, external memory)… Or when I’m suddenly connected to the internet via my mobile network (until now I still cannot figure out how that happens!)… OR when I have to press a lot of keys and go through a lot of menus to get to the page/app/function I want to go to.
Over-all, the Omnia Pro isn’t so sucky. Only, it sucks a lot during the sucky moments.
So what’s the conek with blogging platforms? Someone said to me on Plurk – Joomla is the Samsung of blogging platforms (or to that effect). Continue reading On user-friendly phones and blogging platforms