Thursday, July 25, 2002

Vaguely remember reading about the P190 million (US$3.8 million) CBCPNet scam or scandal where the dream was to put up internet cafes all over the Philippines but some funds ended up in the wrong pockets, and that it was not really connected to the CBCP or Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines.

Or something like that.

Or better yet, get more background information at:

(Found that link via Lia Bulaong - Cheesedip.)

Posted by Manuel [The CBCPNet Scandal]

Blogging tools. Blogging. Or simply, easily posting something online. There are many tools to choose from, so if you want to compare various blogware, check out:

Posted by Manuel [Comparison of Blogware]

Heard over DZBB that the P60/kilo galunggong refers to the female, flattish variety. The male galunggong, which is longer and more cylindrical, fetches P80 to P90 per kilo. Also, one fish vendor said that the P60/kilo variety is quite tiny, that one kilo comes out to around 15 pieces of fish.

That's why some folks buy 1/4 kilo (P15) to feed their family breakfast.

But it seems that people are shifting away from galunggong and are instead just having noodles in the morning. Perhaps in the next SoNA, we'll hear about how the price of pouch noodles has gone down.

Posted by Manuel [Galunggong Noodles]

Need to quickly convert text into html (web page)?

Posted by Manuel [Tech > Text to HTML]

Tuesday, July 23, 2002

M2M? Machine-to-mobile, mobile-to-machine, machine-to-machine. With the wild popularity of cellphones here in the Philippines, particularly when it comes to SMS or txting, could monitoring your machines or appliances using your cellphone be far behind?

Early this year, the Philippines saw SMS traffic of around 100,000 messages per day. Last month, it jumped to around 235,000 messages daily, which makes us still the reigning text messaging capital of the world.

Pinoys are slowly getting used to joining contests (trivia) with their cellphones, and since SMS/texting has a clear social, economic, and political impact, it's a trend and not just a passing fad.

So it might be a good idea to read up on M2M:

Posted by Manuel [M2M]

Riding a school bus can be a fun or frightening experience, especially if there are bullies on board. Graduating from school can provide some momentary relief, because bullies can still appear... even in the corporate workplace. Bob Burg, author of Winning Without Intimidation reveals how to handle these corporate bullies... [more]

Posted by Manuel [Corporate Bullies]

Bob Burg, author of Winning Without Intimidation, writes about how to be nice without being a doormat, and he also gives a sales tip on how to advance the sale... persuasively.


Posted by Manuel [Winning Without Intimidation]

Monday, July 22, 2002

Whenever someone catches a cold at home, Angel mutters that it must be the weather while I automatically blurt it must be the diet. In Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser, you'll get a behind-the scenes look at what goes into your fastfood.

I hope things are different with fastfood joints here in the Philippines.


Posted by Manuel [Fast Food, Fast End]