Category Archives: Everything

Web-based Video Editing with Jumpcut

[ Update: Well, it looks like Jumpcut was aquired by Yahoo! [ page last updated: Sept. 27, 2006. ] I came across Jumpcut a few days ago and although i am not a video artist myself, i keep thinking of great ways that people could use this service. Jumpcut is a site that will let [...]

McAfee SiteAdvisor, whenever you’re in doubt.

McAfee SiteAdvisor is an excellent web-based service provided by the same folks who made desktop antivirus software that didn’t paralyze my 300Mhz PC way back in 1993. I had heard of it a couple of times before, but never actually went to try it out until today and therefore didn’t fully understand it’s potential until [...]

Testing out the new Ecosystem

i’ve been all over the netvibes ecosystem. i’ve browsed the library of modules (94 modules at last count). i’ve added some modules (with one click) to my netvibes page. one modules that i particularly like was the “Web Search” module. at first glance, the name alone doesn’t appear very impressive. in fact, some particularly astute [...]

Web Based Office Space

[ page last updated: June 07, 2006. ] This is just another small round up of Web 2.0 softwares that i can think of off the top of my head. Hopefully, i haven’t forgotten too many, but it’s only getting harder and harder to keep up with all these new sites and services. So i [...]

Mixing Feeds: A Brief Comparison

Many sites now offer their visitors a variety of RSS feeds which can be used to track specific aspects of their website. The most common among these would probably be something like categories based feeds. It was only a matter of time before combinations of feeds started to be offered as well. That is, people [...]

Site Temporarily Offline

How does that saying go again… “When it rains, it pours.” After a long silence (i.e. no posts in february because i have been way too busy), the site went temporarily offline for approximately 24hrs. If i had to describe what happen in a few short words, i would say something dramatic like: “it was [...]

Windows Metafile Crib Sheet

[ page last updated: Jan. 06, 2006. ] [ update: Microsoft has finally released it's Security update for WMF vulnerability. To apply the patch, simply visit the Windows Update web site, automatically scan for updates and install. ] Thanks Fuzzie for bringing this to my attention. The purpose of this article is to clearly lay [...]

Netvibes is on the move again

The Netvibes team seems to like to put out features in large spurts. A few months ago i wrote about 4 awesome new features added in 7 days, yesterday i noticed a whole lot more. Now there’s even more new features and upgrades to existing modules. i’ve since registered for an account and log in [...]

Information overload sucks and RSS

There seems to be some kind of backlash building up against the widely popularized RSS feed format. Most recently, an article posted by Paul Kedrosky entitled: “RSS Sucks” caught my eye. Ironically, i noticed his article because i was browsing around in my RSS reader. I use SearchFox primarily, and without it i honestly don’t [...]

More New Features from Gmail

[ page last updated: Dec. 16, 2005. ] As far as i can tell, these 4 new features where just added to Gmail: favorite RSS (Web Clips) [ update: this was still pretty broken as of dec.14/05 ] View as HTML (for Microsoft Office, OpenOffice or .pdf attachments) shortcuts on the right (maps, UPS tracking [...]

Quest for the holy Web Host

[ page last updated: Dec. 10, 2005. ] So i’m on a new mission: find a web hosting provider that meets my current requirements, test a couple out and slowly move over some of my current domains to said provider. i figured that i’d document my research and post it for any who might be [...]

Been pretty quiet here lately

If any of your have been wondering why there haven’t been too many new posts on TechBlog recently, it’s because i’ve been way busy the last few weeks. i realize that my excuse is about as credible in the blogging world as “the dog ate my homework” would be in high school but i set [...]