Posted by: Digital Pogi | January 23, 2010

Just Moved

I just moved, gonna be okay, da da doo-doo-mmm
Just moved, click that cursor here, da da doo-doo-mmm
Just moved, gonna be okay, m-m-m-moved
Moved, Moved just, j-j-just moved.

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Posted by: Digital Pogi | January 13, 2010

WordPress to Blogger back to WordPress

I’m welcoming the New Year with a new blog.  It isn’t actually new.  It’ll only be self-hosted.  I decided to move to a webhost and get my own domain.   I had some hesitations at first due to some technical ignorance.  I even thought of getting a blogger account and a domain to make it easier for me just as Doc Broc suggested. I’ll probably do it on my next blog. I also researched on how to transfer wordpress to blogger.   I came up with a couple of websites and programs but none was successful.

http://wordpress2blogger.appspot.com/ converts XML file so that you can import it on your blogger account. But it didn’t work for me.

I also tried Zeaster’s blogsync program.  I thought I had it, but I received this error:

at com.google.gdata.client.http.HttpGDataRequest.handleErrorResponse(Unknown Source)
at com.google.gdata.client.http.GoogleGDataRequest.handleErrorResponse(Unknown Source)
at com.google.gdata.client.http.HttpGDataRequest.checkResponse(Unknown Source)
at com.google.gdata.client.http.HttpGDataRequest.execute(Unknown Source)
at com.google.gdata.client.http.GoogleGDataRequest.execute(Unknown Source)
at com.google.gdata.client.Service.insert(Unknown Source)
at com.google.gdata.client.GoogleService.insert(Unknown Source)
at org.easter.blogsync.BloggerClient.newPost(BloggerClient.java:62)
at org.easter.blogsync.BloggerClient.newWordpressPost(BloggerClient.java:82)
at org.easter.blogsync.SyncFrame.importPosts(SyncFrame.java:333)
at org.easter.blogsync.SyncFrame$4.actionPerformed(SyncFrame.java:758)
at javax.swing.AbstractButton.fireActionPerformed(Unknown Source)
at javax.swing.AbstractButton$Handler.actionPerformed(Unknown Source)
at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.fireActionPerformed(Unknown Source)
at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.setPressed(Unknown Source)
at javax.swing.plaf.basic.BasicButtonListener.mouseReleased(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.Component.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
at javax.swing.JComponent.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.Component.processEvent(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.Container.processEvent(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.Component.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.retargetMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.Window.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(Unknown Source)

An error I could not understand.  I almost made it.  If only I could decipher what the error was and be able to transfer my WordPress to Blogger.

I also thought of just copy-pasting my posts and delete the old blog.  I promised not to sue myself for plagiarism anyways. But I wanted to learn.  I am looking forward to learning new things (HTML, CSS, SEO, PhP, GA, CPA CTC, etc.)

So here I am back where I started, WordPress.  I just regretted ending up with one of the worst webhost and domain provider.  I’ll just deal with it and probably learn from their mistakes.  Until then, I still am hoping that it’ll be up and running as soon as possible.  Wish me Luck.

Posted by: Digital Pogi | December 17, 2009

moving…

I’ve been busy window shopping and researching. I”ll be moving to self hosted site. Good luck to me.

Posted by: Digital Pogi | December 3, 2009

My Christmas List

Aside from world peace, here are the things I wish for this Christmas.

Webhost/Domain

I have been blogging for almost 4 months now and still looking for a domain and webhost.  I prefer local providers to support local companies.  So far, I have come across ploghost, philhosting, greatwebhost and mobilehive which was recomended by Judd. I have already contacted some of them and they all are newbie friendly.  But I’m still undecided. My target to set it up before the year ends.  All understand is that Bandwith is for the traffic and Storage is for your blogging posts(photos, videos, etc.)  I still need to get a theme and whatever is needed to start up my own domain and host.

An External HD or a Wireless Router

My Notebook’s storage is at 80GB and I have already consumed 75%. I really need an additional storage, 160bg – 250gb will do.  I also want to have a wireless router.  I have my internet installed upstairs, but there are times that I wanted to browse the internet downstairs.

A New Mobile Phone

Just like most of you guys, I have had a couple of mobile phones used. Here’s my list.

  • Nokia 3210 – my first ever mobile phone.
  • Nokia 6150
  • Motorolla V100 – my first Qwerty phone
  • Samsung R220
  • Nokia 8250
  • Sony Ericsson T630 – my first colored phone which I sold and bought a
  • Nokia N-Gage – this was one of my favorites bu still sold and bought a
  • Nokia 6630 – sold and bought a
  • Nokia 6280 –  I regret buying this phone.
  • Nokia N80 Internet Edition – I won it fom a Bancnet online promo and sold for a DSLR
  • Nokia 1200 – had to settle for a cheap phone to get a DSLR but was lost.
  • Nokia 1208 – present phone.

I now feel the need for a new phone.  I would prefer a Nokia E72 or an Apple iPhone.  I’ve gone through a couple of phones and I now know what I need.  I pray that Santa won’t notice the corrections I made on his list.

images are from gsmarena.com

Posted by: Digital Pogi | November 19, 2009

New Strings Attached

I felt the need to play my guitar again.  The last time I touched the frets and strummed the strings were about a year ago.  I felt the need to update myself with new songs.

I went out and bought a new set of strings some music magazines.  I attached the strings tuned the guitar.  I always get nervous when rotate the knob for the #1 string.  I’m afraid that I might stretch it too much for it to snap and hit me in the face.  After a few minutes I was playing it again.  My fingers were now hurting because it’s no longer used to metal strings.

I turned the pages of the magazine I bought and tried interpreting the chords.  I tried to sing, but my auditory system tells me that I should focus on playing the guitar to get better results.  I skipped from songs to songs, not even finishing a stanza.  I find them all difficult now.

Good thing there’s Google.  I searched for tablatures and tried playing them. I still am having a hard time. I used to use guitar pro to make it easier then I stumbled upon guitar tutee ang ako si chris.  There you can watch guitar player play the songs.  Although it’s not a tutorial site, I can read the notes/chords they use, the fill-in, and adlibs.  Thank you Google!

Here’s my favorite video s far.

Posted by: Digital Pogi | November 17, 2009

It’s Better Automated

As part of the voter education campaign, Comelec launched it’s official voter’s education website.  http://ibanangayon.ph/.  I.B.A. corresponds to It’s Better Automated.

The website features videos and sildeshows and articles aimed to educate the public for the coming 2010 election.

Thins I learned from it.

  • Each ballot has a unique bar code.  If a ballot is fed in to a machine it will not accept it if it belongs to another precinct and/or if that ballot has already been fed to a machine.
  • Each ballot has a UV ink that  makes it impossible to be reproduced for cheating.
  • The Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) will be translucent to allow the people to see that the ballot did went inside the machine but it’s not that clear for the epole to see who you voted for.
  • Special markers will provided.
  • The Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) will run on batteries.  Around 16 hrs of battery life.

Another website launched was http://www.bagongbotante.ph.  This  is a social networking/community site that aims to get interactive with the public.  You can join forums, upload videos or pictures relevant to the election.

You can also check out http://ph.politicalarena.com

Let’s make our votes count.

Posted by: Digital Pogi | November 14, 2009

Jaypeeonline’s Thanksgiving Giveaway

jaypee's giveaway

Jaypee online is giving away a total  of $1500 worth of prizes( cash, wordpress premim themes, webhosting and t-shirts) to his readers.  His Thanksgiving giveaway will run until  November 30, 2009.That’s how generous bloggers are.

PRIZES AT STAKE:
1st Prize
Pro Plus All-Theme Package from StudioPress ($199.95)
Single Theme License from Pro Theme Design ($79)
Single Theme License from Press75 ($75)
Single Theme License from WP Zoom ($49)
1 Year Theme Club Membership from Elegant Themes ($19.95)
1 Year Hosting w/ Free Domain from DreamHost courtesy of Jehzeel Laurente
$50 Cash via PayPal from Jehzeel Laurente

2nd Prize
Single Theme License from Pro Theme Design ($79)
Single Theme License from Press75 ($75)
Single Theme Package from StudioPress ($59.95)
Single Theme License from WP Zoom ($49)
1 Year Freedom Plan Hosting from WP Web Host ($80)
$25 Cash via PayPal from JaypeeOnline

3rd Prize
Single Theme License from Pro Theme Design ($79)
Single Theme Package from StudioPress ($59.95)
Single Theme License from WP Zoom ($49)
Single Theme Licenses from WP Now ($29)
1 Year Freedom Plan Hosting from WP Web Host ($80)
$10 Cash via PayPal from JaypeeOnline

Consolation Prizes
Single Theme Package from StudioPress ($59.95)
Single Theme Licenses from WP Now ($29)

Joining is easy.

The mechanics are:

1.  Subscribe to his RSS feeds via email.

2. Blog about the contest. (just like this post)

3.  Leave a comment.

For additional points.

  • Follow him on twitter and retweet the contest.
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  • Write a review of his site on Alexa.

Check out his site for more info.

Winners will be announced on December 1, 2009.  So, what are you waiting for?  Earn those points and get those prizes.  Wish you luck ( i need one too).

Thank you Sponsors.
1. StudioPress
2. Pro Theme Design
3. Press75
4. WP Zoom
5. WP Now
6. Elegant Themes
7. WP WebHost
8. Jehzeel Laurente
9. Batang Yagit

Posted by: Digital Pogi | November 6, 2009

My Christmas habits

All of us have their own habits during the holidays.  Here’s a list of what I do.

Listen to Christmas Songs. When I was in high school, during the Christmas season, I wake up at 4am to listen to Christmas songs. I go to our living room, light up the Christmas tree and switch the radio on.  I listen to Love Radio 90.7 because it plays one hour of Christmas songs non-stop.  The silence (everyone else is still sleeping), the lights and the music felt great.  I go back to sleep afterwards.

Stroll or take a walk around your town and see the lights and decorations.   Feel the cold air and listen to the sound of puto bumbong cooking or the carolers singing.   Help yourself with Christmas delicacies like bibingka or castanas.

Attend Misa de Gallo.  I used to complete nine masses before I became slave of the corporate world.  I also am disappointed because it’s very crowded and most of them are not there to hear mass.

I watch Christmas movies.  My favorites were It’s a Wonderful Life, Jingle Bells and Puso ng Pasko. Is there any other Filipino movie that has a Christmas theme?  Is Tanging Yaman one of them?

Read books.  I have a Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and Fruitcake by the Eraserheads. Is there a Tagalog novel that has a Christmas theme?  I’d love to get one.

Posted by: Digital Pogi | November 4, 2009

It’s beggining to look a lot like Christmas

A classic Christmas song and one of my favorites.  I first heard it in the movie Home Alone.  Since the lyrics isn’t in contrast with our Country, I changed the lyrics to make it more suitable.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Philippines

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Ev’rywhere you go;
Take a look in your bag and check your pockets once again
Your wallet’s gone you do not even know.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Sale in every store
But the scariest thing to see is the cards bills that will be
on your own front door.

A pair of mandurukots with pistol that shoots
Inside the jeep and bus as well;
Goons that will poke then go for a walk
And stab you if you panic and yell
And mom and Dad can’t help but cry and file a case again.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Ev’rywhere you go;
There’s a thief in the market and one in the park as well
a ninja type that’s quick to snatch and go.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Soon the cries will start,
And the things that will make me sick are these crimes so I’ll just stick
Right within our house.

It’s now almost a year since my father-in-law passed away.   Our plan was to pay him a visit on November 1 (or else he will) at the cemetery in Bulacan.  Everything and everyone was well prepared for the trip.  However we woke up behind schedule because of the preparations and internet browsing last night.

We were supposed to wake up around 5am to leave early to avoid the usual traffic.  Rushing to avoid the anticipated heavy traffic we decided to just eat breakfast on the way.  I decided to bring a couple of Century Gourmet Bangus Fillet and some bread for the trip.  The wind outside was so strong that it made us think twice about the trip. But the thought of my father-in-law visiting us helped me with my decision.

Contrary to what I expected, traffic was smooth.  It’s because of typhoon Santi-santita. People also have decided not to go to their provinces to fix their homes damaged by typhoons Ondoy-da boy and Pepeng-basa(not in anyway related to pepeng kuryente, pepeng agimat, pepeng paniki nor pepeng kulob).  As soon as we reached NLEX I brought out my Century Gourmet Bangus Fillet and bread for our on-the-go breakfast.  I wanted to take a picture of the moment with my DSLR but I was afraid that someone would stand up and declare a hold up.

After a 45 minute bus ride and a 15 minute tricycle ride, we reached our destination. Upon arrival we were greeted by relatives followed by the usual chikahan.  The kids were already playing out in the field.  I saw the cow and calf that I used to feed, the goats I chased, the native chickens whom their parents I ate and the ducks that I have yet to taste.  Having said that, I introduced everyone to my latest discovery – Century Gourmet Bangus Fillet. This time I opened the one with tausi.

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Later that day we decided to treat everyone for dinner.  We decided to cook spaghetti.  Me and my wife together with a niece walked 20 minutes to reach the street and waited for a ride.  No jeepney or tricycle went by so we walked for another 30 minutes just to reach a mini grocery. We bought pasta and ingredients and ice cream.  This time we were able to get a tricycle to head back home or else the ice cream would have melted.  We had spaghetti and ice cream for dinner (parang birthday lang).

The following day we were already on our way to the cemetery at 7am to prepare.  We have set up a very big umbrella and tarpaulin for shade then went back home.  After lunch we went back to the cemetery to pay our respect and offer prayers. I brought two more cans of Century Gourmet Bangus Fillet for snacks.  There were already a lot of people at the cemetery.  The heat and the lack of cold air had the kids and teens irritated.  I opened up both cans and voila! Just like magic, everyone’s mood changed.  I was so busy taking pictures that I didn’t notice that there was none left for me.

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exchanging variants

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Later that night we rented a jeep and went home.  I predicted that we will no longer be able to cook my baon for the following day.  It is imperative that I bring lunch to save money for Christmas.  Good thing I left one more can of Century Gourmet Bangus Fillet at home for my office lunch.

At the office everyone was curious with what my baon is.  Everyone liked it.  We all wanted to sleep after lunch but the we still have 4 hours of work to do. A full healthy meal, no traffic and additional 30% pay for the holiday, a great way to start the week.

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century gourmet bangus fillet 11

Century Gourmet Bangus Fillet is truly for everybody, everywhere;  anytime, anywhere.

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