January 2008

WebHost Shift for Deuts.Net

Indeed, the only thing that’s permanent in this world is change.

Because of increasing projects and a need for more webspace, more bandwidth, and more domain names to accomodate into one hosting account, I’ve decided to shift from a previous hosting account with PlogHost to a new one in Bluehost.

I have been with PlogHost for almost two years now, and my experience with them has proved to be satisfactory. I experienced a number of downtimes during those times, but yeah, not really to the extent of reaching an alarm level. Overall, considering the cost at which I was paying them, it’s all worth it. I would really recommend Ploghost to bloggers and website owners who are especially just starting out and residing in the Philippines. Add that to the fact that the owner, Abe of Yugatech.com, has been very accomodating to my request for a leeway as my account was overshooting my monthly bandwidth limit for the month of January 2008.

Anyway, the year is yet very young, and a good way to start it off with a new webhost and a new design. Looking forward to more blogging years with Bluehost.

P.S. If you are seeing this post, it means that the shift has been successfully accomplished and you’re already reading this post from the new host.

Bobby Fischer, 1943–2008

One of the world’s greatest chess geniuses, Bobby Fischer, has died at the age of 64. A spokesman for Fischer said the former world chess champion passed away in a Reykjavik hospital yesterday. The US-born former world chess champion, who became famous around the world for beating the Soviet Union’s Boris Spassky in 1972, had been seriously ill for some time. Rest in Peace, Bobby.

Read the news.

Bobby Fischer has always been one of my favorite players. Why he has been so different, let’s leave it up to him. After all, he’s just being Bobby. …

The Big Four

It’s interesting to note how the Big 8 was cut down into the Big 4. Read how.

The firms were called the Big 8 in the 1970s and 1980s, reflecting the international dominance of the eight largest accountancy firms:

  1. Arthur Andersen
  2. Arthur Young & Company
  3. Coopers & Lybrand
  4. Ernst & Whinney (formerly Ernst & Ernst)
  5. Haskins & Sells (merged with the European firm Deloitte Plender Griffiths to become Deloitte, Haskins and Sells)
  6. KPMG (formed by merger of Peat Marwick International and KMG Group)
  7. Price Waterhouse
  8. Touche Ross

FeedDemon for Free

Feeddemon is a desktop applicaton that lets you subscribe to feeds of websites that offer them, just like news, blogs, etc. It let’s you keep abreast of the latest articles and posts from your favorite blogs, sometimes even without visiting them in the web browser.

Feeddemon is Free

Why Use a Desktop RSS Reader?

There’s a question lingering in the blogsite of Nick Bradbury, the creator of Feeddemon. Why use a desktop rss/feed reader when you have online feed readers like google reader, bloglines, netvibes, etc? For me the answer would be the speed at which I can browse through each and every feed as I go along reading them (or discarding them).

2007: A Year in Review (Part 4 of 4)

Please proceed to Part 1 for the explanation as to what this post is all about. Also drop by Part 2 and Part 3.

Note: You may attach comments to specific pictures by clicking on the picture. The link will lead to the separate page of that particular picture.

Back from a place where pork was a scarcity, what better way to welcome the homecoming than a serving of crispy pata from Max’s Restaurant:

Crispy Pata

CCP, across Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas:


coComment Deleted

I have just deleted my account in coComment. coComment is suppose to let you follow conversations in blogs, so you’ll keep yourself into the loop for discussions that interest you. However, I just can’t seem to make it work!

Detect Invisible Users on YM

I’ve known a person or two who always log in into Yahoo! Messenger in an invisible mode. I don’t trust those type of persons (hehe, peace! whoever you are). XEEBER is an online application that can detect invisible users on Yahoo! Messenger. Now you can’t hide from me anymore! 🙂

Caring for your Lens

Beyond Megapixels discusses how to clean your lens. What’s important to note is his additional tips on caring for your lenses, especially the last one: If you have a big collection of lenses, try using each one at least once every two weeks since believe it or not, it can grow fungus from non-use even if it’s stored in a dry box. Fungus is one of the few things that can literally kill your lens.

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