January 31st, 2010

Introducing My Davao Jobs

My Davao Jobs is a new site that allows employers and jobseekers in Davao City to connect. For employers, posting jobs is easy and free. All they need to do is use the submit form, fill in the job details and send. I noticed some nice activity slowly trickling in, which is a sign that people are finding it useful. For jobseekers, submitting an application could be done directly on the job page. My Davao Jobs, unlike any other site catering to the same locale, allows jobseekers to attach their resumes. If you’re an employer or jobseeker in Davao City, check out My Davao Jobs!

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December 30th, 2009

Here’s to a Prosperous New Year!

To all my readers who’ve stuck with me all these years.. And the new ones who accidentally drop by..

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Let’s all look forward to the new year with hope, ambition and more blog posts!!

-Andrew

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December 6th, 2009

Google USB Stick

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Let me show off a cool schwag that I won a few days ago. It’s a Google USB Stick in the form of a nerdy looking lego dude.

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Poor guy. I need to remove its head every time I need to connect it to my laptop.

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Now it looks like my laptop is trying to eat him!

Here’s another one I found online (source):

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IMO, mine’s cuter. 😀

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November 26th, 2009

Google Wave for Domains

Did you know that it’s possible to have Google Wave for your own domain? Simply sign up here. This would come in handy if your organization is already on Google Apps and would like to have Google Wave amongst your current suite of apps. I’m not sure when I could get one for my domain as I signed up literally 10 minutes ago. But it’s worth a shot, right?

In light of that I have 8 invites up for grabs. First eight to leave a comment here get dibs.

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November 16th, 2009

I’m No Longer Part of Mindanao Bloggers

Due to uncontrollable circumstances, I would like to announce that I’m no longer part of the core group of Mindanao Bloggers. That does not however take away the fact that I am a blogger from Mindanao. I will continue the ideals and crusade that we stood for, perhaps in another time, shape or form. Who knows?

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November 10th, 2009

Google Wave Invites Giveaway

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I got 30 invites yesterday and now they’re down to 18. Who wants? Leave your email in the comments section. May take a day or two for the invite to be sent.

UPDATE: Down to Zero. I’m quite surprised by the number of requests I got! Wow! I will have more invites available soon. Please subscribe to my feed to get dibs on those future invites.

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November 9th, 2009

Bloggers Christmas Party in Davao City

I’d like to extend an invitation to all bloggers to attend the Bloggers Christmas Party here in Davao City on December 4, 2009. We are also turning it into a party to celebrate Firefox’s 5th anniversary. Expect tons of sumptuous food, drinks, revelry, kris kringle, cool schwag and … wait for it … karaoke! There’s one catch though. There’s a measly P200 fee to cover the expenses. It’ll be worth it, I promise.

In light of that, things are definitely shaking up in the Mindanao blogosphere. Conflicts high in the mountains and unsurprisingly they abound in the online atmosphere as well. To tackle that problem we decided on forming a local bloggers group for Davao City and an altogether new one with a larger scope (hint, hint). If you wanna find out more, do join this event. Everyone’s voice will have a chance to be heard and we are keen on gathering as much ideas possible to make this work.

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Last but not the least, we are going to introduce a newly revved-up Avatar Media — our company, plans, goals and mission. This group has been formed long ago but never quite took off. With a smashing new logo and website, we are ready to take on the challenges of new media in the city and Mindanao.

To join this event, head over to the official sign-up sheet found at Avatar Media’s official website.

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November 4th, 2009

Google Features Sesame Street Doodles

For two straight days, Google has featured two different logos or “doodles” commemorating the 40th anniversary of our favorite children’s show, Sesame Street.

Here in the Philippines, Big Bird was the first logo that appeared.

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And just an hour ago, Cookie Monster.

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My fearless forecast is this will be going on for 5 more days, with Elmo, Bert and Ernie, Grover and Oscar the Grouch receiving their own doodles.

If you ask me, the Cookie Monster logo is pretty cute. It’s the one to beat.

UPDATE (11/6) Bert and Ernie:

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(11/7) Oscar the Grouch:

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(11/8) Elmo

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(11/9) Count von Count

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(11/10) Sesame Street Ensemble

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November 3rd, 2009

Google-STI Business Stimulus Package

Google, in partnership with STI, are offering a unique opportunity for businesses to promote their products and services online through the Philippine Business Stimulus Package. During these trying times, businesses may find it difficult to attract potential clients, be it offline or online. Online, Google takes care of that by offering a hefty P2,000 credit on Google Adwords. I’ve only seen P1,000 Adword credits being given away before and I was quite pleased to see them up the ante to P2,000. For businesses who have no online presence, STI can do the job for them for only P3,000. But for the first 200 businesses to sign up here, they can get the website of their dreams for free, plus a P2,000 Adwords credit!
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October 24th, 2009

Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3 is a Wrap!

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Congrats to the organizers of the 3rd Mindanao Bloggers Summit (MBS3) for a job well done! The MBS3 was held this time in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental. Previous editions were done in Davao City and General Santos City. I wasn’t able to make it because I’m still recovering from injuries I sustained in an accident in Singapore. I hope to be around for MBS4 here in Davao.

MBS3 received raves from bloggers such as Migs Hipolito, Jim Hao, Lyle Santos and Brendel Balaga. I honestly was quite concerned about how it would go. But these concerns were quickly put to rest once several attendees began plurking. Notable speakers were Adel Tamano, Aileen Apolo, Lyle Santos and Avel Manansala.

The biggest surprise came when people began texting me congratulatory messages. Apparently I’m one of 10 recipients of the Digital Tribe of Mindanao award from Globe Telecom. I’m not exactly sure what the award means, but hey, I’ll take awards any day!

Again, congratulations to the MBS team in CDO, led by Chiq Montes. Good job guys!

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