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 email@example.com. Adding a plus sign (+) after… Continue reading Filtering Tricks for Gmail
[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. Initially, it was hosted on my… Continue reading What It’s Like to Run a Big Community
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. And you wonder … How much is… Continue reading Ask Google, It Shall Compute
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 you add new… Continue reading Feedburner Pingshot Deconstructed
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. The story’s relevance is measured by its… Continue reading Do We Need a Blog Meme?
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 from time to time. Anyway, for quite… Continue reading How to Monitor your Website Via SMS
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, gradient, bright-colored and often came… Continue reading Photoshop Tutorial: How to Make a Web 2.0-Style Logo
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 by exclamation marks (!!!) But what caught… Continue reading Vanity Mobile Numbers
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 a shame that everything that I wanted to… Continue reading Why Can’t WiFi be Free in Manila?
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 to check if my files are intact… Continue reading What to Do When your PC is Damaged While Having it Repaired