Month: March 2008

Typolight Feedback

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i have been exploring and using Typolight for a week now and i could say that it was very easy to manage. they have a documentation for user guide and tutorials, and forum that acts as support for its users.

the problem for me in using this cms is that there are still few tutorials that would answer my queries and that their full manual is in german πŸ™‚ which i couldn’t understand.

it’s fine with me because i am aware that the cms is still young and is in the developing.

so, to help my fellow typolight users, i decided to give tutorials in using and managing this software. i must say that these would only be about the basic usage just to give you a head start in using typolight.


Gloomy Saturday

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another working week ended and it time to relax up a bit.

although it was holy week vacation last week, i feel like the it was very very long time ago.

i need some unwinding. Thanks god it’s saturday. πŸ™‚

Save the Developers

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Our current campaign focuses on assisting users in upgrading their Internet Explorer 6 web browser. This campaign will result in former IE 6 users having a more enjoyable experience on the web while (hopefully) creating a less stressful and complicated environment for web developers by hastening the retirement of an outdated browser. is a non-profitable group that aims for the users to upgrade their browsers especially those who are using IE 6 and below.

This is not just only for the developers but for the surfers as well. They will enjoy better internet surfing experience without a hassle.

To learn more about this movement, simply visit their site at

Typolight: Open Source Web CMS

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Today, i’ve learned about a new CMS software called Typolight.

According to wikipedia:

TYPOlight is a 2004 in the first published version of open-source Web content management system for medium to large sites. When still very young CMS system TYPOlight enjoys a rapidly growing user group. The naming similarity to TYPO3 is for the rapidly growing notoriety certainly beneficial. TYPOlight is not a stripped down version of TYPO3 but a separate development.

TYPOlight extensions can easily be extended. There are not as many as in many other CMS systems – the advantage is, however, that many functions directly in the program, with other systems via third-party must be offered. This has significant stability and security advantages, especially when updates. A special feature is live updates, especially for small companies to reduce administrative expenses. They are a security advantage, because Web applications automatically remain current and security gaps be closed immediately.

The annual award was Packt Publishing TYPOlight 2007 in the category of the most promising content management systems and nominated to the second rank.

I have watched its tutorial on how to use and customize your template and it was easy. Tomorrow, I would be actually trying it out. Hope its really that good. πŸ™‚

Cruizin 101: Test Driven Development (TDD) for the Masses

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The PHP User Group of the Philippines (PHPUGPH) held a seminar about Test-Driven Development last March 15, 2008 at dotPH Domains Inc in Jollibee Plaza, Ortigas.

Here is an excerpt from our forum about the speaker.

Andre John Cruz aka cruizer is a Microsoft MVP for Visual C# and an Administrator for His day job is an Application Developer for Barclays Capital Singapore. He is an avid FOSS enthusiast, and also an active participant in various user communities in the Philippines, both Microsoft and non-Microsoft oriented. He is known as a proponent of the test-driven development (TDD) practice in the .NET world and has spoken a few times about the topic in recent Philippine MSDN events.

He was very humble and very open. He answers every questions laid in front of him. If there are things that he doesn’t know or has a doubt, he will tell you about it and try to suggest related sites or ideas about them.

For any inquiries, there is a free CD for the who asked the question. I am sad that I did not have the guts to asked. 😦 *sigh

It was the first seminar that I have attended after student days. Most of the attendees are IT Professionals like me. The officers are friendly and fun to be with. And they value time much. The event started exactly at 2:30 PM and the break time was followed accordingly.

The venue is great. It has a very workable and comfortable atmosphere suitable for the event. And even if you don’t have a microphone, your voice can be heard all over the room.

The discussion included:

  • What is TDD and the pros / cons of using it
  • How to use SimpleTest in TDD
  • Examples of basic and intermediate TDD coding
  • Practical Way of Writing your OOP
  • Unit testing

The seminar was a success for me. I believe that Sir Andre has imparted a very important coding technique which is very practical and manageable, TDD that is. Despite his hectic schedule while in the Philippines, he manages to speak for this remarkable event.

At the end of the discussion, prizes were given to the attendees. The most adorable one is the T-shirt from sir AJ. I love that shirt. 😦

Congratulations to all who have made the event happened. To the officers of PHPUGPH, dotPH Domains where the event was held, to the people who has lended their hands and to the participants of the events.


Holiday is Over

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My summer vacation has officially ended yesterday. So long to the holiday break. It would be another long months of continuous work.

I was so tired yesterday because of the graduation and I am still not in the mood to work. πŸ™‚ It’s the harsh truth. Working days have begun and I can’t hold back the time.

Well, I’ll just take it slowly. There are lots of deadlines at the end of the week. Still lots and lots to do. *sigh

Welcome back to the outside world. πŸ™‚

All New Chikka 2.0 Beta

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Chikka 2.0 is now a web-based sms system where you could send Text messages to any mobile phones via web browser.

Inside Chikka 2.0
Inside Chikka 2.0

The new system is now enabling you to send message to your IM buddies in Yahoo!, Hotmail, Gmail and ICQ.

The functionality of the desktop version is the same as the web-based. I tried sending an SMS to my mobile and it works properly. As of the now, IM messaging is the new feature of the beta version.

The desktop version of chikka is still available for download. Here is the link for the Classic Chikka Messenger.

There are still lots of exciting features to wait for. Can’t wait to see more.

Bujie’s Graduation, Alas!

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My younger brother has officially graduated elementary today. After years of hard work, finally he’s primary years has ended. He finished his grade schooling at Diosdado P. Macapagal Elementary School in Tatalon, Quezon City.



Bujie Diploma

All the hard work had paid more than worth!

Happy Graduation, Kapatid! mwah! πŸ™‚

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Happy Easter!

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Happy Easter Sunday everyone. To those who have egg hunting contest, happy hunting.

Here are some easter eggs for everyone πŸ™‚

Easter Eggs