Archive for the ‘Tip of the Week’ Category

March 6th, 2008

Filtering Tricks for Gmail

If your Gmail inbox is getting a tad confusing, try organizing it using filters and variants of your email address. You can branch out your Gmail address to a variation of email addresses and hook them with filters when you receive emails. Say that your email address is ...

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February 18th, 2008

What It’s Like to Run a Big Community

[photopress:g432.gif,full,centered] I'd like to let you guys in on my experiences of running a very large community site such as Dota Strategy. To be honest, it's a stressful yet fun experience. Managing a site like this requires a ton of patience, perseverance and yes, a bit of money too. ...

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July 16th, 2007

Ask Google, It Shall Compute

Need to solve a simple mathematical problem with no calculator in sight? Well, fret no more! Google's search engine can transform into a calculator if you tell it to! Ok, that was a stretch, but watch: Let's say that you just got your Google Adsense check worth $123.45. ...

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July 10th, 2007

Feedburner Pingshot Deconstructed

If you're using Feedburner, I'm sure you're aware of an option under Publicize called Pingshot that "pings" all the major aggregators whenever you make a new blog post. From Feedburner: PingShot is a quick notification service that enables your feed to be updated in the widest variety of places as quickly as ...

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May 3rd, 2007

Do We Need a Blog Meme?

Lately I've been tinkering around with the endless possibilities of the Technorati API. I'm not sure if you've noticed, but I added a section in Ratified.org simply called "Meme". In a nutshell, it's a blog meme that tracks the current and most popular stories in the Philippine blogosphere. ...

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December 5th, 2006

How to Monitor your Website Via SMS

I wrote about a free website monitoring service called Montastic last January and thanks to them I figured out how really sucky my webhost is. Not all my sites are what you would call extremely successful, but I'm proud to say that they bog down their respective servers ...

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September 26th, 2006

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Make a Web 2.0-Style Logo

This is the first of a series of Adobe Photoshop tutorials I'm going to offer on how to create a logo in "Web 2.0" style. What do I mean by Web 2.0-Style Logo? If you follow Web 2.0 closely, you'll see similarities in the way logos are designed: Simple, glossed, ...

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September 26th, 2006

Vanity Mobile Numbers

I caught wind of a page on Multiply.com called Sundry Online that sells a plethora of products from cosmetics, bags, household items and sexual enhancers. It was the typical amateurish merchant website you would see on Multiply -- sparkly logo, badly lighted pictures, words in ALL CAPS followed ...

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September 14th, 2006

Why Can’t WiFi be Free in Manila?

When I was in Manila in June of this year, I had my Compaq laptop with me thinking I can just chill in cafes in the city and surf the Internet via WiFi. I was dead wrong. It costs P100 at Starbucks for 60 lame minutes! It's ...

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September 3rd, 2006

What to Do When your PC is Damaged While Having it Repaired

About a year ago I had my PC repaired here in Davao City at Columbia Computers. The only problem it had was a faulty power source. Being the smart computer owner that I am, I took out my hard disk and connected it to my PC at work ...

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