Will be back...

Google Chrome

I updated the link to where the logo below points. Clicking it should bring you directly to the official Google page for Chrome (if it's up already, otherwise, it's a 404 page. )

I created a fairly long and hopefully good article about this Chrome* thing and why it is big.. But i have to hit the sack and it's still not finished, so I'll just draft it for next time, and just post an equally good (and shinier) one: Google Chrome's slick logo:

*Chrome is the name of the newest web browser in the block, from Google. 100% .open source, 100% awesome. It's not just another browser, if the "official documentation" (read: comic book) is to be believed. I can't wait to try it out tomorrow (or by the time you're reading this, today)

Because The Second Time's a Charm

At Mt Pulag Peak. Again.

The whole trip was really blog-worthy. But I'm too sleepy and tired for that now. Maybe next post...

I Love The Whole World

...It's Such a Brilliant Place

This sucks

So where do we draw the line about this block thing?

Lock Down with Steady State

The OC in me would have been very happy if this was released back when we were still at Oi Pinoi... :)

Windows Steady State is free (if you manage to get around the Windows Genuine Advantage check) to download.

This looks like a cool way of locking down your shared computers (at home or in your Internet Cafe). Definitely worth looking at if you're still using "the windows". (works with Vista too btw)

Honestly I would have loved playing with this, too bad I rarely see my Windows partition now.

via lifehacker.

Sam Eating

I eat by myself! (with a little help cleaning up the mess I make whenever I do)

Party Pics

Pics are now up at Picasaweb

Sam's Birthday Party

Had a great time. I'm sure our little boy did too. :) Later, more pics and thoughts and thanks for eveyone who came. For now I'll just leave you with this photo.

Retiring my theme...

I'm probably on that camp that needs to rearrange things every once in a while to get rid of that funny feeling that things are already getting too old and too familar. Today I'm retiring my current theme (too bad the finished work didn't see the light of day -- but then again, in software, as in many other "craft" industry -- who actually has a 100% finished product?).

No backups, fresh start. :) Ahhh, to be free again.

Goodbye Emire.

Firefox 3

Firefox 3 was released today, did you get your copy already?
It's undeniably, un-"spin"-ably the best browser in the planet right now.

If you happen to read this post before 1:00 am, June 19, 2008, your download will also contribute to the effort to set a Guinness World Record. Ciao.

3G iPhone

Fresh from the keynote:
  • 3G
  • GPS
  • thinner, slicker design
  • 199USD for the 8GB version
  • 299USD for the 16GB version
  • More countries (including, yay! the Philippines -- see map below)

The map above was taken from the keynote, showing the 70 countries (shaded in red) where iPhone will soon be rolled out.

As if Globe's announcement is not confirmation enough, this map is the first official confirmation from Apple that iPhone (3G) is indeed coming to the Philippines. Oh yeah!

It's that time of the year again.

Engadget live blog - check
Twitter updates - check
Tortillos - check
Clearance to stay up late - check

I'm good to go.

WWDC Keynote time!

Goodbye Hello

On May 15th, Hello, the picture sharing tool from Google (which was part of the Picasa acquisition) will be shut down. This piece of software was ahead of its time when it first launched, providing what probably was the best way of sharing pictures between friends in real time. Its specialized functionality will however turn out to be the cause of its own demise -- it never reached a wider audience (my short friends list below being an evidence of it) because it didn't quite fit the taste of most IM users. However, the functionality that Hello was offering could have been an excellent feature of a full-pledged IM client. (Yahoo eventually implemented something similar)

It's barely 4 days to go before the servers of Hello are turned off, so for the next few days I'll be online on Hello and will probably be playing with the software a few more times before it goes away for good (paging anyone). If you want to try Hello, it can still be download at http://updates.picasa.com/hello/651/Hello651.exe You have to have a Picasa account though (your Google/Picasaweb account won't work). My handle on Hello is (surprise surprise) emelgeek. Want to play with Hello too? Add me.

"Cleaning up his online life"

Ahh. I envy him. :)

Firefox 3 (slickness) in a nutshell

On one hand, I've been dying to review this slick, major update to Firefox. On the other hand, I'm trying not to spoil the surprise for those who'd rather use this in its final form.... hmmm. Compromise. Firefox 3 Beta 4 in 107520 pixels...

Firefox 3 

Can't wait? Grab the latest beta installer from Mozilla.

Getting Lost with Google Maps

This has been bugging me since the day it launched: the street labels when viewing Manila in Google maps is way off the mark. I wonder if Google is aware of this  bug? Paging Miss Aileen Apolo, can you bubble this up to those concerned? It's really running the otherwise good user experience of using the Hybrid view in Maps.

View Larger Map

To get this view, Go to Google Maps, locate Manila, then click Satellite. Make sure you check the "show labels" check box.

News from the Web Front

An Hour and a Half...

For the moment, forget the speeches, forget how "influential" he has shown he is,  forget the movement that he was able to create. Forget most of the things about this man that has made him popular and impressive from the observer sitting at a distance, moved and touched by his eloquence and charisma.

Focus instead on the most difficult question to answer: Who is Barack Obama and is he really equipped to be the man that can lead a country as important and as powerful as the United States? If the presidency is only just about the man and what he can do and how well he can do things, will Obama still be the one that can bring true change to a country in need of a true leader?

With that thought, and if you had but one article to read about this man that goes by the name Barack Obama, running a movement against the traditional politics of Washington, read this one by Marc Andreessen:

An Hour and a half with Barack Obama

Then you'd be even more glad, and it would even make more sense that this man has the charisma, eloquence and the influence to make people believe. Again.

Lol Obama


got this from her