Thursday, April 27, 2006

Spread Firefox Aggressively

I'm a Mozilla Firefox user since version 0.9. I like everything about Firefox from its tab browsing to its use of themes and especially its use extensions. I try to spread the use of Firefox among my friends and I even make sure that everyone in the office uses Firefox telling them how secure it is compared to Internet Explorer. Now here is one way of making people switch to Firefox and at the same time earn a dollar doin it.

Switch your users to Firefox and make money.
You already want people to switch to Firefox. Now's the time to get serious about it. Google is paying $1 for each new Firefox user you refer.

This is pretty amazing. Now you can advance your ideals, save people from popups and spyware hell, and make some serious money. Millions of people have heard about Firefox and are ready to switch--all they need is a friendly push.

That's where these scripts come in. They're specially formulated to give just the right push, maximizing souls-saved and dollars-for-you.

Categorized: _Web

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

This Hot Weather, Openoffice.Org and BSA

I just came in from visiting our merchants and buying some stuff for the office, the only thing I could say is IT'S DAMN HOT OUT HERE!! It's 35° Celsius or 93° fahrenheit according to Yahoo! Weather. It's so hot you can practically fry an egg on the roof of the car.

Now about Openoffice.Org(OOo) as I said I have been visiting merchant all day today and one thing that I find amusing is finding OOo installed in their computers. Why you may ask is that amusing well for one thing this is Microsoft country every single computer here from small internet shop to small/medium businesses even ordinary household has Windows XP Pro and MS Office even if they don't have the money to buy a one... wink wink.

Back to OOo, I've been asking around why they are using OOo and the common answer is that they are afraid that they might get raided by the Authorities and the Business Software Alliance for using pirated software. Lots of small to medium businesses has already been raided by the BSA even internet cafes got raided. Computers containing pirated softwares are confiscated, businesses has to temporarily close down until they pay a huge amount of money to pay the fine. Because of this threat to their business they are now starting to migrate to Open Source Software such as Linux and Openoffice.Org others still uses XP but with OOo as their office suite. Now because of this I feel we should applaud the BSA for cracking down on these companies using pirated software and at the same time thank them for indirectly promoting Opensource Software here in the Philippines.

So until the price of commercial software goes down make mine Open Source!

Categorized: _Web | _Linux

Monday, April 24, 2006

Get Yahoo Mail Beta Now

Here is a clever way to get yahoo mail beta the much talk about redesign of yahoo mail. As of now you can only use yahoo mail beta if your from europe but with this trick that won't matter anymore.

To get Yahoo Mail Beta, just switch your content preference to Germany, France or UK. Then you will be asked if you want to join the beta when you log into your Yahoo Mail. Say yes, and join the beta. Then from the options menu, change your content preference what it was before. Then go to Yahoo Mail again. You should see Yahoo Beta. If you don't see it, go to options and click "Try Beta" button. That's all.

How to change your content preference:

  • log in to Yahoo Mail

  • click Options

  • select Account information from the left panel

  • go to Member Information, General Preferences, Preferred Content

  • select, for example, Yahoo UK

  • click Finished

  • go to Yahoo Mail

  • you'll see a page that says "It's the New Yahoo! Mail Beta... and you're invited."

  • click on "Try Beta Now".

  • From GoogleOS

    Categorized: _Web

    OpenOffice.Org Base

    Over the weekend my brother ask me to help him make a database using OpenOffice.Org Base. What is Base you might ask
    BASE enables you to manipulate database data seamlessly within Create and modify tables, forms, queries, and reports, either using your own database or BASE’s own built-in HSQL database engine. BASE offers a choice of using Wizards, Design Views, or SQL Views for beginners, intermediate, and advanced users.
    As it turns out there is no book available for OOo Base. So I did a search for howtos on the net and here are some of the links I found that are very useful for anyone who wants to try OOo Base. - Beginners - Example Database - Base Tutorial

    SearchOpenSource.Com - How to use OpenOffice 2.0's database tool

    Sheepdogguides.Com - OpenOffice.Org 2 Base Tutorial

    Categorized: _Web

    Friday, April 21, 2006

    Tux Magazine

    TUX is the first and only magazine for the new Linux user and is dedicated to promoting and simplifying the use of Linux on the desktop. Each issue of TUX is delivered digitally as an easy to read PDF.

    Tux is just one of the two downloadable magazine I read. I like reading Tux cause their articles are useful and easy to understand which is good for newbies and experts alike. Mango Parfait's column is funny with her bubble-headedness which a lot of people hated her for being that but for me in the end she still gives out helpful tips to us linux users. Another notable thing about Tux is the use of landscape for viewing the magazine its really a nice touch it makes it easy on the eye. Subscribe now and have a blast reading this awesome mag.

    Categorized: _Web | _Linux

    Wednesday, April 19, 2006

    Mad at BlogMad... Sorta

    A couple a days ago I was raving about how they increase traffic to your site and stuff. Well today I lost my account something to do with database corruption. So I re-registered today and that basically means I'm back to zero well not really zero cause I got 25 credits for registering but my stats are zero. Am I going to leave blogmad? nah! I'm going to stick with blogmad cause I like here or until the next database corruption.

    Categorized: _Web | _Blog | _Blogger

    Tuesday, April 18, 2006

    KBFX and My New Debian Chopper Wallpaper

    I installed the latest release of KBFX which is last Monday and I just love it! What is KBFX you say well I'll let the developers answer that:
    KBFX is an alternative to the classical K-Menu button and it's menu. It improves the user experience by enabling the user to set a bigger (and thus more visible) start button and by finally replacing the Win95-like K-Menu. But if you still want the old menu, because you're used to it, it is still available as an option in kbfx. We recommend, however, that you give the Spinx bar a try.

    The install wasn't as clean as i would like it to be. The problem is not with KBFX but with my system as I stated before I'm running a poor man's install of Knoppix 4.0.2 thus I'm having problems configuring some of the applications I wanted to run.

    I tried to install it using make configure but it's a no go so next step is to install by using the kubuntu breezy package and voila it installed... sorta. It gave out a dependency error, I'm missing kdelibs4c2. Even though it gave out an error it still installed and ran. Although KBFX is running I can't customize it the way I want, like I can't use my custom launch button although the default button is nice its doesn't go with my grey desktop theme and I can't also use the nookie theme for KBFX. The KBFX configurator just won't accept anything I put in. So what I did is renamed the nookie folder to default and copied it to /UNIONFS/usr/share/apps/kbfx/skins. After that I renamed and copied over my custom launch button to /UNIONFS/usr/share/icons/crystalsvg/48x48/actions and thats it, as you can see from the screenshots its working pretty dang good.

    I created a new wallpaper and as usual I'm using choppers as my main theme. [Download 1024x768]

    Categorized: _Knoppix | _Linux

    Monday, April 17, 2006

    Blog Mad Mad I Say!

    Blog Mad is the newest on blogging traffic exchange.
    BlogMad is an evolutionary blog trafficking site designed to help you grow your blog - whether you are a small blogger or a massive one, you can benefit greatly from BlogMad's amazing features and incredible 1:1 traffic ratio, and best of all - its free!

    And this thing really works, in a short span of time it has increased traffic to my blog and also my friend's blog.

    Categorized: _Web | _Blog | _Blogger

    Tuesday, April 11, 2006

    Short List of What I Like

    I like Computers
    I Like Cars
    I like Podcast specifically TWIT
    I like Digg
    I like IPTV specifically DL.TV and Cranky Geeks (seeing a trend here?)
    I like Linux (you knew that)
    I like AMD coz their procs are fast and cheap
    I like Google I'm a Google fanboy
    I like Nvidia coz they make Linux drivers
    I like Anime
    I like an ice cold Coca-Cola
    I like Pizza
    I like MP3 Players
    I like my phone coz it can play MP3s
    I like hacking (long long long time ago I don't subscribe to any ISP coz I get my Internet connection free)
    I like Spaghetti
    I like to write stuff that I like

    Categorized: as post | that should | not be categorized

    Debian Chopper

    A couple days ago I uploaded a wallpaper I made for my Knoppix desktop over at and it's kinda cool to know that people are downloading it and using it as a wallpaper on their desktop. The original version of this wallpaper can be found here the only difference is that the original has the word knoppix near the bottom. I used GIMP and Macromedia Fireworks to create the wallpaper. I used GIMP when I'm at home and Fireworks at the office and yes virginia I'm using windows xp at the office).

    The strange character that you see before the copyright is basically my last name written in a old filipino script called baybay also known as alibata. To know more about baybayin/alibata visit

    Categorized: _Knoppix | _Linux | _Photos

    Wednesday, April 5, 2006

    Testing Silverlight

    Get Microsoft Silverlight

    What the Heck! Dattebayo!

    One of my regular habit on the net is downloading Naruto episode at dattebayo and today I just found out that Dattebayo Fansub LLC was bought by this company known as FUNimation. I don't know what funimation is or what does it do but I do hope they don't screwup my favorite fansub. Many regulars visitors of dattebayo are asking not to download videos there anymore because it's commercialize and stuff as for me I'll check around first and if things start to suck then I'll bailout immediately.

    Categorized: _Web | _Video

    Tuesday, April 4, 2006

    Jumping Around!

    I've been learning a lot of blogger hacks and trick lately and to me its kinda fun to know that you can bend blogger to do what you want.. well almost do what you want. There are still other stuff that you can't do with blogger and thats why I see people spending years using blogger now jumping overboard and goin to Wordpress is nice it got tons of addons and aesthetically pleasing thats why I see people are goin over there I even signed-up for an account. For now I'm just testing the waters over there at and as for it will still be my main blog.

    Today I just added a drop down menu for my archives and a new search function using both scripts I got from "Blogger Hacks The Series" and Cyclelicious.

    Categorized: _Blogger | _Blogs | _Web

    Monday, April 3, 2006

    A Day of Paranoia and Stuff

    Today I'm a bit paranoid, I feel like people I used to talk to are evading me. But then again maybe I'm just paranoid hehehe.

    Now on to a totally different matter...

    Recently I helped a friend of mine create a photo/video blog of his trips around the Philippines (mostly northern parts of the Philippines). Like always I choose as a hosting and I used my favorite template K2 from Blogger-Templates and I just recently added categories for blogger by NETCF2 which to me by far is the best blogger hack/trick around. You can view my friends photo/video blog at

    Categorized: _Blogger | _Blogs