Grandmasters Eugene Torre and Joey Antonio renew their rivalry and will be staging a 12-round showdown in the summer of 2008. The match will be for two reasons: to promote chess in the countryside and prepare themselves for the biggest battleground of the sport–the Chess Olympiad.
Month: December 2007
A New Year Giveaway
Abe of yugatech.com is giving away prizes in the turn of the year.
With this entry, I would like to try my luck to win any one of these prizes:
- Creative 2.1 Subwoofer System;
- Php2,000 Gift Certificate on any Nokia Stores;
- Shell-Ferrari Model Cars;
- Apacer USB 2.0 Drive;
- 20 pcs. Auction.PH T-Shirts; and
- 2 accounts for 1-year Free 1GB Hosting and Domain.
Anyone can join the contest (it’s a raffle!) by leaving a comment at the contest entry over at yugatech.com for the Auction.PH T-Shirts, and by blogging about the contest for the rest of the prizes.
So here goes my entry! Wish me luck!
The contest giveaways are sponsored by Auction.PH and plogHost.
The 7 Characteristics of Good Domain Names
Look at what I found in the internet today. Daily Blog Tips provides guides in choosing your own domain name. What about mainitnakape.com?
Backup and Restore Firefox and Thunderbird
This is one great tool that can make a backup and restore all your firefox settings and thunderbird mails, passwords and other settings on the fly. I have not tried it yet, as I still plan to do a reformat of my laptop, but I do hope this works.
Wedding Photography: Take One
I attended a friend’s wedding the other night. The wedding started at 4pm and extended until the evening in Fernwood Gardens in Sanville Subdivision, Quezon City.
This photographic opportunity proved the fact that I was yet indeed an amateur when it comes to photography, especially wedding photography. I guess it was a hard lesson learned for me as I forgot to bump up the ISO to well at least 800 as darkness crept into that night. The ISO settings in my camera was pegged at 100 until I realized my grave mistake, and with a telephoto lens of 85mm, I came up with lots of blurry images due to camera shake. At the end of the day, at least I learned one.
World’s Youngest GM
Wesley So of the Philippines is currently the world’s youngest GM at the age of 14. He’s seventh youngest player to achieve the grandmaster status in chess.
The 5th Viral Videos of 2007
Time Magazine has come up with the top 10 Viral Videos of 2007. Coming fifth is Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance by 1,500 inmates in Cebu. Continue reading
Best iTunes Add-ons
Lifehacker enumerates the 23 best iTunes add-ons that iTunes/iPod users may find useful.
Register a Pro Domain Name
How would you like to have that .pro domain name?
.Pro is the premium domain that provides instant branding visibility for licensed professionals of all types looking to promote themselves on the internet. .pro is ideal for professionals who want to establish a unique presence online.
It’s actually quite a bit pricey as compared to the .com, .net, or .org counterparts. But hey, it’s something that could be unique. You could even grab a domain name that’s long been unavailable in the web.
I’m thinking about jotuvillo.cpa.pro.
ABS-CBN and the Stand-off
An interesting discussion in Yahoo! Answers related to my earlier post regarding the way the media (although in the discussion it focused more on ABS-CBN’s) during the stand-off the other day. You can join that discussion, or in here.