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Creativity Between The Zeroes And Ones

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The internet workshop’s validation exam has rekindled my passion on designing web pages which I gave up immediately right after graduating college. It made me realize that I missed too many technologies while I was busy working with fixing PCs. Most of the things required were familiar as those were featured on either TV or websites. However, it made me explore new things and gave result that I never thought was possible.

 

The validation exam proved that there were several ways to be creative; you just have to choose the most comfortable way. Combining the set of tools, you may also create something different, something extra ordinary. In such way, you may be able to add value to every document or presentation you produced.

 

Doing things corporate would mean boring presentation and straight forward design. It seems that there were no rooms for creative touches. However, the IT workshop overall has proven it all wrong. You can use the learning in making your produces simply outstanding. No matter where you will be using the creativity, may it be to impress your future investors or your current boss – your goal is to capture their interest and make them understand the topic more.

 

My gratitude to Prof. Avila for sparking the creativity in all of us. 

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JibJabin'

Created a video using Jibjab - but instead of paying 4USD downloading it, I used a Camstudio 2.0 which captures the video the in screen during video mode. Quality has suffered due to conversion and frame-rate issues, but no complain since it was FREE.

 

Jibjab is a great tool to play with your buddies faces and put them in one production number for the holidays. Nice tool, but it should be free. :-)

 

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Getting Social

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"Share" a popular word nowadays. Saying as if, you need to share the world how you live your life. Hate it or Love it - we cannot get away with the power of social media. AS wikipedia defines it :

 

"The term Social Media refers to the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into an interactive dialogue. Andreas Kaplan and Michael Haenlein define social media as "a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, and that allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content." Social media are media for social interaction, as a superset beyond social communication. Enabled by ubiquitously accessible and scalable communication techniques, social media substantially change the way of communication between organizations, communities, as well as individuals."

 

It was said before that online companies generate the contents of 1.0, which made it exclusive for only those who can pay for information. But as wikipedia says it all, information should be free. I say, learning should be free. But when the time comes that all information has cluttered the online space, how should one organize a content?

 

Social Bookmarking involves tagging a certain article of its main topic. Before a blog is published, these tags or metadata were requested so that people looking for information can be pointed out to this write-up. How does it help? One Word --- Google.  Google and other search engines, look for the things you searched using those metadata or tags. And this way, organizes all information you need online.

 

How about getting close to your friends online? A lot of critic says that sharing online defeats the purpose of human interaction since what you share online might not be true. Another critic says that facebook is not really showing your face, but it brags about you - it conveys what your bling than your real thing. Getting in touch with friends , and as well as with companies and celebrities are called social networking. You are sharing and reading the information that interests you. Or on the darker side, you are spying and stalking those persons who irritate you.  Oh well, every technology has its darker and lighter side - just make sure you do everything responsibly and with accountability.

 

 

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Imagine - The Cloud

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Last week, I attended a reunion party; the event was organized via Facebook, invites were sent using Gmail, confirmations were twitted, and you can find the location using Foursquare. And everything can be accessed by either using a mobile phone or PC. Imagine how great it was. In fact, everything we do now, unknowingly is the product of cloud computing; from email to social network, from forums to location services, to even purchase online. So basically, a Cloud is platform, it is used to deliver services though the Internet. Services such as mail, storage, messaging services, and applications, are made available online so users don’t have purchase additional software for theirs PCs or mobile devices

 

Software was a norm before the cloud was conceptualized. A PC needs to have tons of software in order to be useful. Imagine the cost of licenses, the trouble behind maintenance, and the additional upgrades. It basically drowns the business out of operational costs, and they are also paying for the features they don’t use. Imagine having e-mail software in your company,

1. You need to buy software for each of the PCs.

2. You need to buy servers, and service program for it

3. You need to pay personnel to maintain the server.

 

Cloud computing eliminates all the unnecessary things that you encounter in a software. It offers you services, and ensures that users will only pay for what they need. Services are run remotely, out in the cloud – so you might have services developed in the US, but servers are located somewhere in Europe and the technical support is in Asia. It is flexible, since all services can be accessed through any PC anywhere at almost anytime. It is scalable, as upgrades are done automatically.

 

 

Users no longer worries about maintaining it, upgrading, or even bother paying for individual license. It saves cost, it saves drive space in the PC, and free users from worries on carrying their files them. However, the only issue in cloud computing is security. But it can solved. Companies who offer the services should implement programs in order to secure files in their servers, and create password protection programs. Your files are actually safer online, than inside your laptops –which can be stolen or even hacked. In the future, more and more services will be offered using the cloud computing platform. We can see the increase in internet speed, but decrease in the need of physical storage or hard disk. We can see an increase in flexibility and decrease in cost of using a PC.

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Top 5 Gadgets I Own

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No.1 Nokia e63 - I choose my gadgets based on countless justification, and having this for 3 years now is the greatest proof. Serves me well with all the things I need to accomplish, from communication, email, social media, and sites.

 

No.2 Dell Laptop - A compay loaner I've been using for a year now - that helps me manage work remotely. The ultimate reason why we were able to do work-from-home arrangements with our Canadian clients.

 

No.3 Corby 2 - cool gadget but admittedly it's hard to use -esp. for texting. This maybe the number one reason why samsung opt'd for android instead of it's own OS. I do not recommend this for qwerty users.

 

No.4 Ipod Nano 5G - the 3rd nano I own (been using nano for a decade now). This converts my lonesome running moments into a lively one.

 

No.5 Philips Sweatproof Earphones - of course when you sweat alot, this thing does its job... great bass by the way.

 

 

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Top 3 Places I Want to Visit

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No.1 : Tibet - They say that you can hear God talking while on top of the mountain. I was really intrigued with holiness of the place and what's it's like to live up there. I wanna talk to english speaking monks as well - and get a glimpse of budhism.

 

No.2 : Japan-Japan! the most expensive country in Asia, and I want a slice of it. I want  to see how awesome this place is.

 

No.3 : Canada. I always have this dream to live there because of the top-of-the-line public healthcare and their outstanding friendliness.

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Defying Gravity

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The title says everything about me - somehow I defy the standards of everyday living. Born on 11th of October, year 1983 , they say I was rushing myself to go out of the womb since my mom was not due. Maybe I was too eager to see the world outside, or too excited to change it.

 

I skipped the entire preparatory level right after my 6th month in school. As a result, I graduated 19 and got a job a few days after walking out with my diploma. Took a certificate in teaching just to pursue a girl and took an MBA because I was too bored with the usual work.

 

Been working for 8 years now and somehow been reaping the benefit of properly managing my career. I have challenged myself to change the world someday by doing my own social entrepreneurship joint.

 

I made myself uglier in the picture so people will think twice before grabbing it. Kidding aside, I believe that no famous artist have drawn himself beautifully in a portrait.

 

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Top 3 Technologies

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In the future, machine interaction will either be via voice or touch.

 

The first technology was from a glass company which showcases a transluscent display. The next was the voice command for cars, and lastly, the lovely voice of Siri.

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Top 3 Management Gurus

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I admire the Working by Walking Around by HP's forefathers and their first implementations for open-door policy in the work environment.

 

My salute to Illac Diaz for his social entrepreneurship business models.

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let twits be longer ---->>> TwitLonger — When you talk too much for Twitter

TwitLonger is the easy way to post more than 140 characters to Twitter (That's fucked up lmaoooo no more twit pic'n for me RT @all_thatJas @ODNicDee hahahaha.)...
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Look up young man, look up!

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Inspired by the FEATI tagline I saw whilte on my way to Photography-heaven, Hidalgo, Manila.

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6 Sites That Can Save Your Life

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Blogger.com - If there’s one thing which survived the internet bubble back in 2000, it was Blogger. A small company back then who insist in the idea of web blog, which in a sense publishes your idea for free in the net. It became more and more adaptive through time since I used it back in 2007. Free as it stays, and you can basically create multiple blogs based on your preference. However, it uses an old platform which may not be so attractive when assessed by creative minds.


BNET.com lands now on CBSNews Asia. The site was very informative as the scope ranges from money matters to current events, to even technology. However, I prefer CNN money due to the relevance of information about the economy and how each event can impact the worth of a company.


Prezi.com – If you want your presentation to have the kaboom factor, then use prezi. The cool zoom, rotate and panning actions of text and graphics made it useful for presenters to highlight the topic. It also leaves an awe to audience faces as it would give the impression of watching a movie-credit than the usual boring MS power point. However, one should use the animation responsibly as it may cause a degree of dizziness.


File sharing, Dropbox – a very useful site to throw your files and forget about bringing your flashdrive. Back in 2003, it was a big hassle to bring several diskettes just to have a 10MB file – it was a nightmare of creating a batch file to unzip files. Then the flash drive came which made it easier until viruses made us scream like crazy. Humans must literally thank the online storage facilities for making their life easier.


Google Docs – Its number one mission is to boot down MS office and the cost entailing it. Why pay if you can get something for free? Google doc is a fresh perspective and one of the first efficient implementation of cloud computing. Imagine creating your document without installing an office, and no need to worry if you have save it locally or on your disk. Since as long as you are connected, you can view and edit your document.


Provenmodels.com – there’s no need for MBA students to scratch their head whenever a certain senior moment comes in. Just bookmark a site, namely provenmodels.com, it has a wide collection of models from change management to technology and operations.

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Start a You Tube Revolution

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Peso and Sense - PSE Discussion. (a learning shared via youtube)

 

 

Recently, we are checking youtube more often than reading books. I noticed that learning can be shared more effectively in videos than in texts - well, the boring platform of books. We need more youtubers out there to sell their ideas through videos, that somehow may constructively help another idea from sparking out. It was just like a revolution that Andres Bonifacio started, but then without the helpings of Rizal it could have turned out other wise.

 

I shall define another meaning for revolution - it is to share an idea that would spark other idea and then eventually will change the world.

It is indeed easy to share ideas via youtube and unlike books, you don't need to go through with multiple agencies just to share your ideas. It can further reach any place with internet access.

 

I was feeling very interested about investing in stocks, fortunate enough PSE and GMA has shared their Peso and Sense Talks online. This helped me understand the ins and outs without even attending a single session on Capital Markets course. Please view the video posted, and start a revolution today!

 

(Click on the title to view the video)

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Blogs, Books, and Bytes

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An article discussing all about blogs and online storage >>>

 

Blogs - which came about early 2000s has made publishing more available to those unheard authors. Opinions can now generate wide audiences, reviews are being taken seriously due to uncontrollable spread of write-ups online. At some point, it has helped to reduce censorship and media-elitism practiced by media group - wherein only news worthy things will be published. Now, everything from personal viewpoint to reviews of this-and-that can be launched in the web for everyones liking.

 

As one of the earliest emancipation of web 2.0, blogs has defined the first interaction between opinionated ideas. It collects all ideas fact and fiction into one medium, hence it has somehow blur the distinction between truth and opinion, and slashed off some persons out of accountability. The 2012 question would be --- will it replace books? No, books have found a set of friends - Amazon, Apple, and Google, and both of them produce the so called E-book, which can be viewed on electronic devices. It may soon replace paper and the publishing operations entailing it. Let's say it would only be a lighter and more sustainable way. But as history would say, nothing can beat the vintage - so paper-books might stay - they just might cost a li'l steeper.

 

Blogs and Books will soon be the trend - it will be further enhanced by online storage as its main mean of access. Online storage has been here for quite sometime but unable to make some buzz until Steve Jobs thought it was a cool idea. The integration to services does matter, as it would eliminate a few clicks before getting or pushing something online. With the advent of tablet devices, which doesn't house too mch storage power, online storage will be the trend - given that security features of online storage sites will improve as well.

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The Web on Its Second Take

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I started using the internet when web pages were simple, and designs were not award-winning. I was sold to the fact that websites will be this way until the end of times – dull, uninspired, too much text, and slow. But then, advance technologies came in, graphics were slowly integrated. By 2003, we bid our bitter goodbyes to MIRC, a known text based chat client, and said hello to yahoo messenger. The technology has advanced by two-folds every year topping off each other just like a horse-race in steroids. The result, we were video conferencing on our mobile phone by 2010, and sharing every move we made by 2011.

 

Web 2.0, which was conceived last 2004, played a great role in advancing the technology. It became a collaborative tool and the catalyst of integration. The technology became easy, and consumers started to embrace the realms of technology. Gone were the days where the web can only be made by geeks, this time it can be constructed by anyone. According to Wikipedia:

 


The term Web 2.0 is associated with web applications that facilitate participatory information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design,[1] and collaboration on the World Wide Web. A Web 2.0 site allows users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators (prosumers) of user-generated content in a virtual community, in contrast to websites where users (consumers) are limited to the passive viewing of content that was created for them. Examples of Web 2.0 include social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video sharing sites, hosted services, web applications, mashups and folksonomies.”

 

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0

 

Web 2.0 has opened the web to bloggers who do not have any training in creating website but can publish his/her stuff using a simplified website. It has provided a numerous way to communicate, consumers are getting in touch more with the products, and the products are becoming available worldwide. User will generate more content, and this new media will pave way on making information available for anyone – for free!

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Top 3 Things I Want to Learn

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No.1 : App Making - I want to rekindle my love for programming again. I wanna write meaningful apps for young professionals and kids alike.

 

No.2 Studio Photography - I want to improve my skills with lighthing and shooting high-fashion items, together with angle techniques and studio complexities.

 

No.3 Formula 1 Driving - Something on my bucket list before I turn 50 and lost all young reflexes. :)

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Norwegian Wood (2010) Trailer (English Subtitles)

Something worth watching...

 

The first trailer that came out in Japan, with unofficial English subtitles. Sorry if there's any mistake! Based on the book by Haruki Murakami Directed by T...

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TEDx Brussels - John Bohannon & Black Label Movement - Dance Your PhD

Something to consider on your next presentation.

 

Music by: Greg Brosofske Minneapolis, USA based composer. Dancers: Jessica Elhert, Bryan Godbout, Stephanie Laager, Edward Bruno Oroyan Nelle Hens, Camille ...

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Clay Shirky: How social media can make history | Video on TED.com

Interesting point from an up-to-date topic.... social media.

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TEDxManhattanBeach - Thomas Suarez - iPhone Application Developer... and 6th Grader

Great Kid! Inspired me to write apps.. and how writing apps should be encouraged in schools instead of the usual computer fundamentals. We are on an age where we can share everything and earn from it... so why not? right?

 

 

 

Thomas Suarez is a 6th grade student at a middle school in the South Bay of Los Angeles. When Apple released the Software Development Kit (SDK), he began to ...

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What's on my mind?

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Mind Map Using Bubbl.US

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The Randomness of my Thoughts

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Oh! This is using wordle....

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Experience Philippines

How to promote the Philippines in one go? Watch the video featuring my most loved places captured beautifully.

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