Saturday, August 25, 2007

Explore the Sky on Google Earth

This is definitely more than what you'll see in a planetarium!

Read more about it here.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Chikka and Google Talk reports that Chikka goes a notch higher with version 4.0 of its instant messenger service which is now integrated with other instant messenger services including Google Talk. is one of the large service providers part of the Google Talk Federation. Through this you can simply send messages to your Google Talk or Chikka buddy either way.

It's so easy to do! Just download the Chikka console here and then follow this simple steps (I got it from the Chikka website).

How do I add a Google user from my Chikka Messenger?
a. Click the SEND MESSAGE button in your Chikka Messenger.
b. The SEND MESSAGE window will appear.
c. Input the GMAIL address of your Google Talk buddy and click OK.
d. You will receive a confirmation message: “Your add buddy request has been sent to You will be informed once your friend accepts your invitation. Thank you.”
e. Once an invitation is pending, there will be a “Waiting for Approval” bar in your Chikka buddy list on top of the ONLINE bar.
f. When an invitation is accepted, a system message widow will pop up informing user that the invitation was accepted.
g. At the same time, the VIEW PROFILE window will pop up where you can assign a screen name to your Google Talk buddy.
h. Once you assign a screen name, the name of your Google Talk buddy will be included under the ONLINE or IDLE bar depending on his/her status.

How do I add a Chikka user from Google Talk?
a. Click ADD FRIEND.
b. The “Invite your friends…” window will pop up where you can input the email address of the person you want to invite.
c. To invite Chikka users, type (Ex. or
d. The confirmation window will appear. Your Chikka buddy should already appear in your Google Talk buddy list.
e. Simply double-click buddy name to send a message.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Read a Lot? Organize

In the past few months I've found myself reading more and more stuff online and I have basically stopped watching TV because of that. With all the stuff that I read online, I had to find a way to minimize the time to load everything up. Opening so many tabs wasn't a good idea either since it was messing up my system. Life became a whole lot easier with Google Reader and I must say that I started out with only a handful of subscriptions, but my list has now grown to over 70 news and blog feeds.

Of course, methinks Google Reader is best used for vibrant content sites like blogs and news sites. I do a lot of research as well, both for work and personal use like for canvassing stuff or scouting vacation places and the sites I visit for these are normally static websites. I find it quite messy to bookmark stuff and by bookmarking you are basically stuck with just one PC/laptop (you can use iGoogle though for your bookmarks as well). So for static websites I use Google Notebook. What's great about it as well is I can create several notebooks where I can neatly save (clip) websites and even put notes on why I visited that site in the first place.

Organize your reads! Use Google Reader and Google Notebook.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007 goes Australian expands to Australia! Andrew dela Serna, founder of announced in his blog his collaboration with Janette Toral for Australia.

Another Pinoy product to be proud of! Congrats Andrew and Janette!

Friday, August 03, 2007

August Activities

August 6, 2007, Monday
Google University

August 7 & 8, 2007, Tuesday-Wednesday
Google University

August 9, 2007, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Mandaue Business Forum, Thursday
Cebu International Convention Center
(my speaking engagement is at around 4:00 p.m.)
If you wish to attend, please get in touch with the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce

August 9, 2007, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Google University
Cebu International Convention Center
If you are a school principal or IT administrator and wish to attend, please leave a comment below

August 10,2007, 9:00 a.m., Friday
Internet and Mobile Marketing Summit
Hotel Intercon
If you wish to attend, please book through the Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines

August 13-14, 2007, Monday to Tuesday (tentative)
Google University

August 17, 2007, Friday
Google University

August 18-20, Saturday to Monday (tentative)
Google University
Negros Occidental/Bacolod

August 23, 2007, Thursday
Google University
Angeles City

August 23, 2007, Friday, 8:00 p.m.
Blog Party at Taste Asia, Mall of Asia
Please await further announcements for this event

*The Google University events are organized by GILAS, if you wish to attend please get in touch with their regional operations managers.