Tag Archives: Geek Speak

A spankin’ new theme!

Welcome to my new look!

I’ve been wanting to change my theme but there hasn’t been enough time or energy to do it while I was still working. So when I finally quit my work-from-home job, one of the projects I set out to do was to update my blog.

Although I loved my old WordPress theme, especially how SEO-friendly it was, the look was getting a bit too old. It was time to update it!

It happened accidentally. I was chatting with one of the winners in a recent blog contest I hosted for Potentilla Diffusers. Yvie happens to be  an artist and web designer and I’ve known her in the past few years through social media circles. (Facebook connects indeed!)

And so we discussed online, exchanged ideas and emails, designs went back and forth, until she finally came up with this custom WordPress theme for Imom Online! And I am so loving it. Continue reading A spankin’ new theme!

On user-friendly phones and blogging platforms

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

Calling All WordPress Lovers!

*UPDATE, 08/13/08: The list of WordCamp sponsors has been updated. See below.*

It was love at first sight – the moment I moved my blog from Blogger to WordPress. Setting up my blog from scratch took a lot of contemplative time and difficult reading… Yeah, I did the Codex, man. But I loved every bit of the challenge! Once I got past that, almost everything was a breeze. I realized that one doesn’t have to be a techno-freak to figure out WordPress, after all! (or, am I speaking too soon???)

There’s still a lot to learn though – lots of mysterious codes to figure out, tips and tricks to be explored. I’m aware that I haven’t maximized my WP experience yet.

So when I heard that the very first WordCamp in Southeast Asia is happening in the Philippines, I decided I wasn’t going to miss it for ze world!

WordCamp Philippines 2008 is a venue for WP users to learn how-tos and be updated on new developments. Continue reading Calling All WordPress Lovers!

Technohub’s New Gadget: Konka E260

Konka-what? Konka-who???

I’ve seen Konka TVs… but Konka Phones?

On his latest trip to Shanghai two weeks ago, Technohub bought a dual-SIM touch-screen phone – the Konka E260.

Hub has 3 phones – one for Smart, one for SunCellular, and another for his PLDT Landline Plus. It really gets quite confusing inside his gadget bag when one of the 3 starts ringing! (Don’t ask what happens when all three start ringing altogether!) So that was his primary concern when he wentlooking for a mobile phone. He wanted a dual-SIM phone. Continue reading Technohub’s New Gadget: Konka E260

I’m Back and Alive Again

Yup, my PC had another bout of conking. This after I blogged last week on backing up my files. Aaargh! One fine morning a few days ago, I turn on my PC and it doesn’t get past this blue screen that says: unmountable_boot_volume.

Thanks to a very dear friend’s office tech-guy, Mr. Dr. B (salamat, doc!), my PC has been revived back to life. He suggested, though, that I back up my files in CDs, or flash disks, or even at 4shared.com. Ah, it’s a shame that I even blogged about it, but was not fast enough to be ready for this conk-out. Oh well… Such is life…

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The hub’s office has been badly affected by the most recent typhoon. Outside, flood waters reached thigh levels! Inside the office, a few office supplies were damaged. Thanks to the staff’s foresight (and hub’s prodding), all stock items were safely brought to higher levels.

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The technohub is stranded somewhere in China! Due to the ravaging of a storm (that was called Frank while in the Philippines), flights from Chongqing to Hong Kong (his connecting port) have been canceled since yesterday. I don’t mind how many times the airline will have to cancel the flight, as long as they fly when it’s definitely, surely safe.

Hang in there, hub. I’ll see you tomorrow, I hope! We miss you. (The kids definitely do – Nate misses your morning-ritual drive around the village; VGood misses hugging your soft tummy to sleep; and Patch the allowance that comes from your pocket. hehe).