[UPDATED] UP Lantern Parade 2009

(a short quick announcement)

Like last year, UP Diliman’s Lantern Parade (or Parada ng mga Parol) will be broadcasted live on the Internet. The event will be held on Dec. 18, 2009 (Friday).

Links to the broadcast:
– rtsp://streaming.up.edu.ph/lantern.sdp (use Quicktime)
– http://eradioportal.net/up.asx (browser or Windows Media Player)

If you are using twitter, please use the hashtag #uplanternparade.


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A Look at Asia Source 3

It was only 7 days of AsiaSource3, but a month of my life was consumed in it, what with all the little preparations and mostly post-camp events accounted for. Not that I’m complaining. After a weeklong stay at IIRR, the small camp site in Silang was deserted. But it doesn’t end there. Blog entries and pictures were posted, facebook friends were added, and a community was formed.

While everyone has gone back to their own jobs and lives (and geekery), I am here – stuck in the moment – and just about to write my own entry. (I may just be a big procrastinator, but I’m justifying it as a perfect timing while the hype is starting to subside.) AS3 is perhaps one of the most remarkable events I had as a FOSS advocate and a systems engineer. It was – in all its glory – the opposite of what you call a Conference. It was an unconventionally set-up camp. What makes it more unique is that everything is spontaneous, free, and open!

What is Asia Source 3?

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Internationalized Domain Names

How would you like a domain name in your own native language or writing? Pretty fun right? But this can also be chaotic. Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) have been a source of heated discussions among Internet evangelists at ICANN for a while. [Try out the IDNs at idn.icann.org]


This week from 25-30 October 2009 happens to be the ICANN 36 meeting in Seoul, South Korea. It’s a specially relevant meeting for us “outsiders” because several hot topics, mainly the IDNs and gTLDs, are to be discussed and decided. This in a matter of time will change or affect the course of the Internet as we know it. I am therefore all ears to the meeting sessions through their website at sel.icann.org and the webcasts (Main Ballroom and ccNSO room)



UPDATE [Oct. 30, 2009 11:00AM] I was watching the webcast and the ICANN Board has approved the resolution on IDN ccTLDs.

From @icann: Process for new Internet extensions in the world’s languages approved by the #ICANN Board. Domain name system now fully global.

Before that, do you know how many top-level domains are there? [Source: blog.icann.org]


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I am Waving

Google Wave, the search engine giant’s new venture, rolled out last September 30 [read here]. It’s now October 28th. My invite came a month later, but who cares. It is never too late to WAVE! Finally, thanks to a bunch of folks (or a friend’s friends).


Google Wave is an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. A wave can be both a conversation and a document where people can discuss and work together using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.


Wifi Apps for Mac OS X (Snow) Leopard

I have a bunch of wifi applications and widgets installed on the mbp that I use mostly for work. While i only use 2-3 of them on a regular basis, I try to keep them all in my Apps folder since they also come in handy at times, depending on their capability. After upgrading to Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), most of them have stopped working due to compatibility issues.

The purpose of this post is to list these apps that are known to be working on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), so I can check from time to time if a 10.6 version (Snow Leopard) have been released.

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