Sunday, December 28, 2008

Merry Christmas!

The day is again upon us when the whole Christiandom celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ who is God who came to earth to seek and save the lost.
Often the holiday season is lost in the rush of parties and gift hunting. Some buy things just for the sake of having something to give. Its the season of getting toys and new clothes for children.  Its nice to receive the gifts but often times, we don’t have use for it.  And very often, we are like children who after a few days of playing with the new toys, gets tired of it and start to look for something new.
Let’s not forget the reason for the season.  May the Christ of CHRISTmas find a home in your heart.
Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


This past week I’ve been busy getting to know Facebook. I got introduced to Facebook sometime back but have not really given it much a second look.  I was still taking advantage of using Multiply.  But somehow Multiply is not exactly what I want.  I was trying to juggle between maintaining my blog with either Multiply, Yahoo 360 or this one.  I’ve finally decided to keep my blog with my own domain and use WordPress.
Why Facebook?  Well, we had a Grace Christian scouts reunion and we started an e-group using Google. Since e-groups has its limitations to just emails, it was brought up to use Multiply and another suggested to use Facebook.  Ross seconded that Facebook was better and so we’ve started a Facebook group and here I am learning more about it as I add more friends to my network.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Changing formats again

Some may wonder what’s the big idea of changing the website again?
I started my website since 1998 with static webpages and edit html files by hand.  After a while, it gets tedious adding links to the menu as I add articles so I started exploring automated menus.  I still have the partial working old site here.
After a while, I found out about content management systems and started using one called ezcontents and phpcms.  The program was nice but it had its short comings.
After searching for other options, I came to Mambo. We’ve made use Mambo for a number of our client’s projects which provided them with their own login access to allow them to update their sites.
I’ve also used Mambo and then migrated my site to Joomla.
Now, I’m trying to use WordPress for my blogging. WordPress uses tags instead of just putting articles into their categories allowing for a broader range of sorting and searching criterias.