Musicians up for a cause

I was reading an entry in BoingBoing about musicians campaigning for net neutrality. The campaign is dubbed as Rock the Net. The campaign supports the idea that all traffic in the Internet must be treated equally. According to them, there are some Internet providers that are charging fees to have some web sites load faster than the others. Phone and other cable companies reacted to this by saying that Net neutrality would harm investment and innovation in the Internet. Continue reading “Musicians up for a cause”

Dad got a copy of The Bloomfields’ debut album

My Dad went to the album launch (the day of Lakan’s birthday – keyboardist of the band) of The Bloomfields in Eastwood City. He’s a big fan of The Bloomfields. When I got home, he showed me the album signed by all of them. When I looked at the album credits under Lakan’s name I saw DLSU 54th Eng Block EB. I had the chance to be in that section once for the subject Strength of Materials and yes, Lakan was my classmate then. During that time, we really had no interaction. I only found out that we became classmates when my friend Norman introduced me to them in one of their gigs (he was with Weedisneys then). Pepe Lozano was also with Weedisneys too. If I’m not mistaken that was the event that was organized by some organization in DLSU. It was held in Madison (the condominium near Kenny Rogers DLSU Taft).

Have you watched Justin.TV?

Justin.TV is like the popular TV show Big Brother in some ways. Justin wears the camera 24 hours, 7 days a week. And that is even if he’s in the bathroom or on a date. And according to the website, he’ll wear the camera until the day he dies. It was launched on March 19 and it has been running online for nine days already 😀 . Continue reading “Have you watched Justin.TV?”

A few more days to go before PBA ’07

It’s a few more days to go before the Philippine Blog Awards 2007 and it is great to be part of the team of volunteers. For those who want to get invites to the event, just click this link 😉 . Please do take note that the invites to be given are limited. And if you plan to wear your Chucks on the 31st, think about it again. We have a dress code on Saturday as posted in the official PBA ’07 website,

Philippine Blog Awards
Awarding Night
March 31, 2007
6PM – 8PM
Podium 4, RCBC Theater
RCBC Building, Ayala cor. Buendia Ave., Makati City
Attire: Semi-formal to formal

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Of Battle of the Bands and Covers

I have watched a lot of battle of the bands since I was in high school and although I have not participated as one of the contestants, one would really know which bands really suck and which ones not. This is true especially if the band is doing a cover of a popular rock song. My tolerance for listening to murdered covers are actually high. In fact, I can still stay there and listen to them. However, this is the first time that I walked out of a performance of a band. They did not just murdered the song. They were like murdering it slowly, chopping all the pieces one by one. Continue reading “Of Battle of the Bands and Covers”

Jeepney Bloopers

Perhaps, the worst thing that one might have experienced in riding a jeepney is not to be able to get off where one should. Another one of course is riding the wrong jeepney and you’ll later find out that it will not pass by the place you’re supposed to go to. More trivial bloopers would be sleeping in a jeepney with your mouth open. Certainly, it won’t be trivial if there’s saliva flowing from your mouth 😀 . What I have mentioned are just the common things that one would may have experienced in riding a jeepney. Continue reading “Jeepney Bloopers”

A New Theme at Last

Finally, I just made myself a theme from scratch 😀 and have recovered from the headache caused by some typographical error in my CSS code. The theme that I have created has a table-less layout. I’ve tested it in both Firefox and Internet Explorer 6 and it works pretty good in both browsers. I’ve added new plugins like the Flickr RSS plugin, the Show Top Commentators plugin and the Get Recent Comments plugin. I’ve also made some changes with how my Bidvertiser ads show. It seems that it has been the cause of why my page takes too long to load as what Fendi have commented. Continue reading “A New Theme at Last”

Are you on Twitter?

I just signed up for a Twitter account and I’ve noticed that there are no ads in the site. I’m just wondering if they are getting any revenues since I found in their FAQ that:

Twitter is a free service. At some point we may introduce optional, for-pay features or services but basic usage will remain free. Note: with phone alerts turned on, Twitter makes use of texting or SMS so check with your mobile provider to find out if this will cost you extra.

In Steve Rubel’s blog, he mentioned about the possibility of Twitter facing huge SMS bills. I checked the Twittervision and it seems that it has become a worldwide phenomenon. Continue reading “Are you on Twitter?”