Friday, February 15, 2002

Building your web site is not enough. People have to find it. Here's where you can submit your web site so that it gets listed in the various search engines and directories:

Posted by Manuel [Web > Where To Submit Your Site]

Thursday, February 14, 2002

Email Encryption for the Masses
Learn how to make your e-mail messages more secure. It involves quite a deal of effort, but it may be worth your time to learn how to use this.

Posted by Manuel [Tech > Email Privacy]

Going out on a date? my friend asked.

Naa. Too much traffic. Maybe on Saturday.

Here's a unique Valentine's gift that will kill your wife.


Cook her dinner!

Yep. If I cook food, it'll do her in.

Whaa... You mean you don't know how to cook???

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Save up to 70% off fragrances

How about you folks? What's a unique Valentine's gift to give your significant other? Women in my company have been asking me what they should give their boyfriends, and all I could suggest were the usual vapid handkerchiefs, cologne, tie, or card.

Somebody, help me.... (Please use the form below)

Posted by Manuel [Romantic Valentine's Ideas]

Spoke to my Dad awhile ago, and he mentioned a few poems that I might want to look up today:

To A Water Fowl (by William Cullen Bryan)

On Receipt Of My Mother's Picture (by William Cowper)
A man receives a photo of his mom, when he's old enough to be her father.

In Schooldays (by John Greenleaf Whittier)
About a boy who sulked because a girl beat him in a spelling contest. The girl felt bad about her triumph and his loss... because she loves him. And the boy, now a grown man, watches over the 40-year old grass growing over the girl's grave, and remembers those who loved him. Too bad I can't seem to find this poem online. Grrrr!

Posted by Manuel [Valentine Poems]

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

Happy Valentine's Day!

I received the strangest, yet hauntingly beautiful piece of s-p-a-m:


The words have lost nothing of their mystical meaning.
Somebody expresses them and the veil you were wearing
in front of your eyes is lifted by the chalk-white fingers of a mime.


Enjoy the Carnival of Venice

Did what I don't usually do with s-p-a-m, and visited -- check out those interesting photos of masks. The text has some typographical errors, but the topic is quite intriguing.

Later on today, I'll share with you images of Valentines here in the Philippines. Stay tuned...

Posted by Manuel [Valentine Carnival]

How to convert text for reading on a PalmPilot:
(link via brownpau)

Posted by Manuel [PDA > Text 2 Palm]

Here is the list of holidays in the Philippines for the Year 2002:

Regular Holidays
March 28 (Th) - Maundy Thursday
March 29 (F) - Good Friday
April 9 (T) - Araw ng Kagitingan
May 1 (W) - Labor Day
June 12 (W) - Independence Day
August 25 (Sun) - National Heroes Day
November 30 (Sat) - Bonifacio Day
December 6 (F) - Eid-al-Fitr (Thanks, Gary!)
December 25 (W) - Christmas Day
December 30 (M) - Rizal Day

Special Holidays
November 1 (F) - All Saints' Day
December 24 (T) - Non-working holiday
December 31 (T) - Rizal Day

Holiday Subject to Presidential Proclamation
July 2 (T) - Pasig City Foundation Day

Posted by Manuel [Philippine Holidays - 2002]

Tuesday, February 12, 2002

So you want your visitors to easily post a comment, but you don't want to struggle with technical coding and geeky stuff like that, right? Check out Philip Greenspun's Loquacious (for adding collaboration to static pages):

Once you feel more comfortable about trying more technical approaches, check out the following "content management systems" ... [more]

Posted by Manuel [Web > Instant Comments]

Monday, February 11, 2002

TagsLock Pro
"TagsLock Pro is a program to protect the content of your Web site and block e-mail grabbers (extractors), stop such programs as Teleport Pro, WebZip, Off-line Explorer. TagsLock Pro can encrypt entire Web site or single html page."

Found this on a board where someone asked how to deal with people who copy his images and use his images for their own benefit. Haven't tried the program, but will check it out. (Filed in Manuel's To-Do List.)

Posted by Manuel [Tech > Protect Web Site]

What does acting third world mean? I'm from a Third World country, and I'm happy with the way I act. I've met quite a few of my countryfolks, and am inspired by what they have achieved with the little that they have. Some of my fellow Filipinos, however, feel differently. They equate acting third world with acting incompetently. And it infuriates me at times... [more]

Posted by Manuel [Acting Third World]

Sunday, February 10, 2002

Had mindless fun with my son and pamangkins (2 nephews and a niece), as we had water fights around the house this warm Sunday afternoon. Our arsenal consisted of one cute water pistol, an ear-piercing "Let me play with it!" and a couple of water soakers (see photo in the 'more' section)... [more]

Posted by Manuel [Water Fights]