Monthly Archives: March 2012

Earth Hour 2012 – I Will If You Will

Tonight starting from 8:30-9:30 pm, the Earth Hour 2012 will take place. Earth Hour is a worldwide event organized by World Wide Fund for Nature. It is started last 2007 and held every year on the last Saturday of March. The aim is to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change by turning off lights to save energy.

Visit their siteor watch the video about Earth Hour 2012 below

You may notice the new logo of Youtube and a switch near the title of each video; enabling users to change the background from black to white. Cool eh? :D

I also added a cool Earth Hour plugin from bravenewcode.com.

Btw, do you know who is Earth Hour’s Ambassador? She has a challenge, will you accept it? Watch the video..

Oh her eyes, those lovely blue earth-like eyes <3

The I Will if You Will campaign aims to do something for the environment and get something in return. There’ a lot of funny challenges on Youtube. You may want to check it out. You can also create your own challenge!

Check out my own challenge. Dare to accept it? :D

#OpGlobalBlackOut – Can Anonymous shutdown the Internet?

I was strolling in twitter last night, reading tweets of random people about random stuff. One tweet caught my attention. A tweet from @Pastebin said that March 31 will be interesting. Clicking the link; what I read on the paste is pretty interesting indeed.

The Anonymous, a hacktivist collective, is planning to shutdown the Internet on March 31. They called this #OpGlobalBlackOut. It’s purpose is to protest SOPA, Wallstreet, the irresponsible leaders and the beloved bankers who are starving the world for their own selfish needs out of sheer sadistic fun.

“The greatest enemy of freedom is a happy slave.”

Though they can’t literally shutdown the Internet itself, they can make it ‘look like’ it. The plan is to attack the 13 root DNS servers (listed on the paste) and DoS them. End-users of the Internet cannot perform a domain look-up if they are down, thus shutting down the Internet.

  1. 198.41.0.4
  2. 192.228.79.201
  3. 192.33.4.12
  4. 128.8.10.90
  5. 192.203.230.10
  6. 192.5.5.241
  7. 192.112.36.4
  8. 128.63.2.53
  9. 192.36.148.17
  10. 192.58.128.30
  11. 193.0.14.129
  12. 199.7.83.42
  13. 202.12.27.33

The technique to attack is well explained on the paste. Yes, you can participate. Yes, it is not guaranteed safe.

You can join the discussion through #OpGlobalBlackOut

“He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither.”
- Benjamin Franklin

Useful WordPress Themes And Plugins

There you go, I’m a newbie here in wordpress, so let me handle this to share my resources and tips for the first time.

If you’re looking for some great ways to improve your WordPress workflow, read on for a massive collection of free themes and plugins. These resources were all linked via the  Twitter stream, Facebook stream, and other social-media streams around the Web. These resources have now been organized and consolidated for easy reference to help you get the most out of the world’s most popular publishing platform. We hope that you’ll find these resources helpful and valuable.

WordPress Multisite: Practical Functions And Methods — Smashing WordPress

Free WordPress Themes

There are probably a billion WordPress themes available these days. But not all of them are worth using or even looking at. Fortunately our readers send in some amazing and beautifully designed themes for us to check out and share. here are some of the  WordPress themes I’ve discovered lately, summarized and linked for your surfing pleasure.

Suburbia 1.1 WordPress Theme
Suburbia is a free premium WordPress theme for magazines. The layout is very clean and flexible and designed in a modest and minimalistic style.

Portfolium 1.1 WordPress Theme
Portfolium can be used on portfolio websites or blogs and has a minimalistic design that is perfect as is or as a foundation for your custom design.

Typominima: A gorgeous typography-based minimal WordPress theme
Neat and flexible grid-based theme for WordPress CMS and Portfolium that can be used on portfolio websites or blogs. If you are designer, artist, photographer, or other creative specialist, you can take a full advantage of Portfolium’s fresh minimalistic design — perfect as is, or as a foundation for your custom design.

Roots WordPress Theme
Roots is a starting WordPress theme made for developers that is based on HTML5 Boilerplate, Starkers, and the most popular CSS frameworks.

 

WordPress Plugins

Besides themes, plugins are another way to customize your WordPress website with advanced functionality and interactivity. As with themes, there are plugins for just about everything you can possibly imagine. But also like themes, it can be difficult to sift through the fluff, and find those gems that truly improve your website.

When you do find a WordPress plugin that’s great, you just have to share it with others in the community.
Event Organiser adds event management that integrates well with your WordPress site. By using WordPress’ in-built ‘custom post type’, this plug-in allows you to create events that have the same functionality as posts, while adding further features that allow you to manage your events.

Front End Upload WordPress Plugin
A WordPress plugin that facilitates adding a client upload form to your site with the least friction possible, something you can literally activate, implement with a shortcode, and leave it at that if you wanted. Enter Front End Upload.

Leaflet Maps Marker WordPress Plugin
The WordPress plugin “Leaflet Maps Marker” allows you to pin, organize and show your favorite places through OpenStreetMap on your blog and via different APIs on external websites or apps

Happy Birthday Bamboo Mañalac!

One of my favorite icons in the Filipino rock scene, Francisco “Bamboo” Mañalac celebrates his birthday. His birthday is March 21, 1975 (after searching the webs).

After the breakup with his former band last January 11, 2011, He started his solo career with a new single last September 2011 entitled Questions. His debut album entitled “No Water No Moon” was released last November 2011.

I wish you all the best on your solo career.

 

Coca Cola’s Concert ng Bayan – Get your free tickets now!

Coca Cola’s Concert ng Bayan

Coca Cola’s Concert ng Bayan will be held this Friday night(March 23, 2012) at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. It is for the celebration of Coca Cola’s 100th anniversary. All thanks to the President of Happiness, Caloy. Coca Cola’s Concert ng Bayan is his third project. The first two is Free Coke day and Milyun-milyong pasasalamat kay mommy promo.

The bands are gathered through an online survey. These are all requested by fans. I am expecting awesome artists jamming together! :D

Acts will be..

  • Parokya ni Edgar
  • Gloc 9
  • Sandwich
  • 6Cyclemind
  • Sponge Cola
  • Chicosci
  • Callalily
  • Ebe Dancel
  • Rico Blanco
  • Never the Strangers
  • Itchyworms
  • Wolfgang
  • Pupil
  • Gary V
  • Sarah Geronimo
  • Somedaydream and many more!

I have been looking for the ticket price right now and all I found was tips on getting free tickets. Yup, read it right. It is free!  Here’s a few.

Upsize your Coke at Jollibee, Chowking, Mang Inasal and McDonalds (SM MOA only).

You can also buy 4 bottles of COke 500mL with a single receipt at 7-Eleven (SM MOA only).

You can also check out Caloy’s twitter and facebook for free tickets!

Also, I think MYX Philippines is giving away tickets. Check out their site.

If you know any other ways on how to get a free ticket, post a comment down below. See you there!

PULP Summer Slam 2012: The Apostles

This year is another year for the annual PULP SUMMER SLAM. And its now on its 12th year. Again, PULP Live Productions proudly brings to you the much awaited and the biggest rock festival of 2012 – PULP SUMMER SLAM 2012: THE APOSTLES.Featuring SIX foreign heavy metal bands, namely:

ARCH ENEMY, BLESS THE FALL, DARKEST HOUR, WE CAME AS ROMANS , PERIPHERY and AUGUST BURNS RED 

and also our SIX Local Bands:

FRANCO, INTOLERANT ,CHICOSCI, KAMIKAZEE , URBANDUB  and SIN 

It will be held on April 28, 2012 at the Amoranto Stadium in Quezon City!

Ticket Price:
P400(with freebies)

Tickets are now available at all Ticketnet, Ticketworld and SM Tickets outlets
For Ticketworld, call 891-9999, for Ticketnet, call 911-5555 and for SM Tickets, call 470-2222

DON’T MISS THE FUN ON THIS MUSIC FESTIVAL!

Thank You for the Music, Karl Roy died at 43

 

Filipino Rock Icon Karl Roy, lead vocalist of the band Kapatid, Advent Call and P.O.T, passed away at the age of 43 this tuesday March 13 due to a cardiac arrest.

I’ve been informed by the shocking sad news via Mornings@ANC. The news was confirmed by Karl’s younger brother and frontman of the band RazorBack. He was really in an ill condition before he died. Aside from a stroke last 2007, fluids were also found in his lungs.

It was indeed a great loss to the music industry. Rest In Peace Sir Karl Roy. I know, you are in a better place now, and rockin’ in there.

Maraming Salamat sa ibinahagi mong  musika.

“Ang secret dun ay walang sukuan”

- Karl Roy

Have you seen the Invisible Children lately?

Just for 5 days, the viral video that was uploaded last March 5, 2012 by the Invisible Children got over 65 million views! The video is about a short film on who is Joseph Kony and why we need to make him famous.

At first, I kinda ignored the video. I wanted to observe how people will react. Many posts about Joseph Kony and who he is, as if they suddenly knew everything behind the man who is leading the Lord’s Resistance Army. I guess what brought this video to its current ‘viral’ state is Gavin,  Jason Russell’s kid. Though, I have read blogs that it is kind of wrong to include the child in the video. Who cares, it is effective.

You can watch anything you need to know on how to make Joseph Kony famous here.

If you want to have a better view of what is being described in the video, I recommend you to check out the movie called Machine Gun Preacher. It made me teary-eyed. Don’t say that you haven’t been warned. Check out the trailer below

And by the way, do participate at april 20 where they will “cover the night”. I hope I’ll be seeing KONY 2012 posters in our area :D

Please visit their site and participate in signing the pledge.

Frida’s Lament – ANC’s Storyline OST

Staying up late seems to end up well these past few days. I watched ABS-CBN’s Storyline and the OST caught my attention. Not because I liked it at once but because of its soothing melody (yeah trying to sound musically inclined here).

I know a lot of you are searching for the song. Even my crush does. The song’s title is Frida’s Lament and just like how creepy the song is, it is very difficult to find too.

Luckily, I came across to this youtube video. Since it is the clearest one I can get, I clipped it. No offense ANC but I liked the song looping through me player. And just to let you know, all the rights reserved and shit are yours. :)

You can download the mp3 file here. I recommend you too loop it. Been listening to it for a while now. Let’s just not hope that It’ll turn out to be one Gloomy Sunday, if you know what I mean :D

 

 

Microsoft Philippines Innovation Universe 2012 – WhoDunnIT and Imagine Cup free for students!

Microsoft Philippines will be holding an event this March 21-23 this 2012. The 3-day event is entitled Innovation Universe. It is an event that is focused on bringing together some of the country’s top IT vendors.

“focused on bringing together some of the country’s top IT vendors as well as established and up-and-coming innovators – from CEO’s to IT managers and professionals. From ISV’s to application developers, students and technology enthusiasts.” (as shown in the front page)

The event is divided into three sub-events. The WhoDunnI.T. will be held at March 22, 2012 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm at the Megatrade Hall, Bldg. B, SM Megamall. This event will be about the new innovations powered by Microsoft Technologies. Mainly, Windows 8 Beta, Windows Phone, Windows Azure and HTML 5. Though, I think the attendees will be split into two (just take a look at the full agenda, didn’t bother asking my friend about that). It will be free for students who are willing to attend.

The second event, Imagine Cup, will be at the same venue this March 23, 2012. It is focused on the top finalists of the Imagine Cup, the world’s premier student technology competition. They will be showing each of their presentations there. Who knows, you can derive a good idea for you thesis. Like the first mentioned event, it is free for students.

Both events above have plenary segments from Dell, Lenovo, Jobstreet and other notable companies in the I.T. industry.

The Server Summit is an invite-only event. I won’t discuss the details for it anymore, since it is for Microsoft Student Partners and those guys from Microsoft only.

If you are interested to register, just visit their website. You may need a live account (hotmail) in order to register. Don’t forget to bring a valid student ID on the event too.

Oh, and by the way, have I mentioned that you might win an Xbox or a Windows Phone?

See you there! :D