Kathy Sierra of the Creating Passionate Users blog posts: Death threats against bloggers are NOT “protected speech” (via).
I honestly don’t know what to make of Inquirer.net’s Babe Republic blog. There’s already a thriving local resource (MSM: FHM, Maxim; Indie: Kiven) for the audience I’m assuming it wants to capture, with unquestionably better pictures, video, and content.
Blame it on birth pains, but so far, only Inquirer.net’s Current blog is worth your precious bandwidth.
And I still remember those days when my phone subscription allowed free use of WAP over GPRS, and with an old-school WAP browser on a monochrome display phone, I ‘moblogged‘, which was a pre Web 2.0 term, dearies. This global adoption of the service boggles me, and there’s even a WordPress plugin for it, for easy site integration.
UPDATE: Ok, maybe I haven’t exhausted Twitter services yet, since the latest TWiT episode has gone gaga over it.
Barely a week with a K2, 3-column theme, I had to agree with Sonny: the site was not looking good, at all. The other 3-column themes look blah, so after random searching, found out about Tarski, which claims to be lightweight, flexible, and widget-friendly. Loving it so far, especially the constants.php implementation/feature, which is great for ad placements, and ideal when upgrading to the latest theme version. If you have a php code to insert though, you have to do it the old-skool way (via sidebar.php, etc.). Commenting on the new design is encouraged
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It has happened countless times before, but I’ve had the intention to be an active daily blog poster this week, since everything else around me decided to stay put and do/be nothing.
Some personal highlights:
- I won’t be going to the US for company-sponsored training any time soon. Details end here.
- Site re-design AGAIN. I’ve always liked what the 3 column layout does to efficiently order content, and ads. I just wish I had the time and pratical know-how to optimize this. Alex King’s site was the ultimate convincing factor.
- The cameras I put up to sell are both sold. Thanks Jill and Ronald.
- I was advised to try to get the old family camera I’ve never seen used repaired. Its an all-auto rangefinder camera, the Minolta Hi-Matic F. Its not in the best condition, but Flickr buddy Gary has an impressive set of what this camera can do.
- I mentioned the Sigma DP1 digital camera to the RFilipinas, and most were impressed as to how sweet and rangefinder-y it looked. But, even if the Imaging Resource guys tell you it is -even if the Sigma representative doesn’t correct the interviewer- IT IS NOT A RANGEFINDER CAMERA,Â dammit (YouTube link). They did cover everything else quite nicely though, including the gargantuan Sigma APO 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG lens (YouTube link) I posted about before.
- I bought CDs of local artists who I wholeheartedly believe deserve support: Paramita, Sound, and Up Dharma Down. Yes, sirs, this is, admittingly, after repeated listening to their songs as downloaded mp3s.
- Rachael Yamagata’s 2004 album Happenstance is record of the week. Lyn, this is your fault.
- The list of post-rock records I’m listening to now is ridiculously long, but I still can’t get over Explosions in the Sky’s All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone record. Watch them perform everyone’s fave song from the album:
- Nothing. I’m keeping up with old Aqua Teen Hunger Force (ATHF!) episodes though, anticipating the movie.
In tech, and the internets:
- Still on XP at home, not properly set up for Vista yet, and I’m waiting for the April 19 release of Ubuntu’s Feisty Fawn, before I multi-boot again. Hopefully, with sound (I don’t get sound by default with the Dapper Drake LiveCD with the current rig).
- ZeFrank’s last show will be released tomorrow. Must-watch.