Weekend Roundup #27



This edition of the Weekend Roundup is quite late because I was out most of the time during the weekend. Aside from being caught up with The Dream Match – Pacquiao vs De La Hoya, I was very busy this past weekend with all the activities in church, attending my niece’s birthday party, planning for my son’s birthday party and spending time with family and friends.

Anyways, better late than never right? Hope you enjoy this week’s edition of the Weekend Roundup.

Blogging

  • Want to increase your RSS feed subscribers? Maybe this can help. Darren Hoyt shares this tip on how to effectively advertise an RSS feed.
  • Unless you’re new to blogging, you’d have come across the name of Jason Calacanis at one time or the other. Six months ago, he announced his retirement from blogging, but it turns out he’s been actively posting on his blog. I guess Jason just can’t stay away from blogging. via DailyBlogTips
  • Excited about WordPress 2.7? Here’s a video by Mark Jaquith showing off the comment moderation keyboard shortcuts for WordPress 2.7. I think this is gonna be my most favorite feature on WordPress.
  • Do you own own a domain or several domains? If you do, then most likely you’re familiar with “whois” information. Do you think you need to protect your whois information? via Blogging Tips

Gadgets

  • A Malaysian blogger got his hands on a HTC Max 4G, the first WiMAX phone in the world. Here’s his review on the HTC Max 46 aka HTC Quartz aka HTC T8290.
  • Google recently announced the release of the Android Dev Phone 1 which is a SIM-unlocked and hardware-unlocked version of the T-Mobile G1. All you need to do to get this phone is to sign up as an Android developer and purchase the device for $399. via eWeek
  • Wonder what gadgets did most people bought from eBay this year? Here’s the list of the Top 10 eBayed Gadgets of the Year. via Gizmodo
  • Australia-based company Kogan has recently released the Kogan Agora and Agora Pro, the world’s second Android-based phones. Phones retail for about $192 and $256 respectively.

Technology

Pinoy Blogs

  • Having a hard time choosing a gift for a loved one or friend? Check out the first part of the Techy Kid’s Christmas gift ideas series.
  • A t-shirt that plays songs? Yes, you read that right. The Personal Soundtrack Shirt has a speaker embedded in front that lets you play songs from your mp3 player or SD card. It also comes with a remote control for music selection. Isn’t that cool?
  • Looking for a new phone this Christmas? Here’s a one that you might like, the Samsung Pixon M8800 reviewed by Jayvee Fernandez.
  • If you have a Facebook account, be careful when you open/read messages containing links. The KoobFace virus is still at large and has been spreading around Facebook, infecting a lot of accounts. The most common subject line is “You look so funny on our new video”. I’ve also seen this in Friendster and have been receiving messages like these from people who are on my friends list.

JaypeeOnline Weekly Recap

  • Christmas Giveaway – Just a reminder for those of you who haven’t joined yet or for those who aren’t aware of this contest. I’m giving away $1,000+ worth of premium WordPress themes and plugins. Trust me, you don’t wanna miss it!
  • Songbird 1.0 Released – Open source media player slash browser Songbird slash iTunes alternative.
  • Nokia N97 – Nokias latest flagship phone. Me likey!

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions or want your article to be featured in the next Weekend Roundup, feel free to leave a comment or send me a message via the contact page.

Thank you for your time and hope you guys have a great week!


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12 Comments

  1. JP Habaradas

    December 10, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    @Jehzeel – Oh I see, so it’s gonna be an all-around rig. I can suggest some parts but the problem is, I don’t know the availability and price range of the parts there in the Philippines. :(

    Better ask Abe or one of the tech bloggers who are based in the Philippines.

  2. Jehzeel Laurente

    December 10, 2008 at 12:31 PM

    around 60k :D for gaming, photoshop, video, lahat lahat!! hehehe

  3. JP Habaradas

    December 9, 2008 at 4:45 AM

    @Ambo – Thanks bro! Haha busy with Pacquiao posts huh? Sure thing, just don’t wait too long coz you might forget about it and miss the giveaway. :D

  4. Ambo

    December 9, 2008 at 4:42 AM

    Wow nice list! I still have one more post about Pacquiao before joining your contest! Haba ng Pacman fever :-)

    Ambos last blog post..Pacquiao Vs. Dela Hoya Dream Match Photos

  5. JP Habaradas

    December 9, 2008 at 1:00 AM

    @trench – Really? I didn’t notice any snow effect on your blog. Thanks! You can have it if you want to put it on your blog too. :)

  6. trench

    December 9, 2008 at 12:57 AM

    man, I had my SNOW up for a couple weeks now but I like your script better! LOL

  7. JP Habaradas

    December 8, 2008 at 6:20 PM

    @Winston – You’re welcome! I try to find interesting posts from Pinoy blogs every week to include in my Weekend Roundup.

    Btw, na flag as spam ang comment mo. Buti na lang I always check the spam queue for valid comments. :D

  8. JP Habaradas

    December 8, 2008 at 6:05 PM

    @jhay – Same here. I don’t wanna mess up my pc again like what happened last time when I installed/upgraded to Vista SP 1. :D

  9. jhay

    December 8, 2008 at 6:04 PM

    I’m going to wait around first before installing SP 2 for Vista. It’s common sense now do such act. LOL

  10. Winston

    December 8, 2008 at 6:19 PM

    wow. astig ah. hahaha. weeee. thanks for including techykid on your weekly round-up. :D

    Winstons last blog post..Christmas Gift Ideas

  11. JP Habaradas

    December 8, 2008 at 2:05 PM

    @Jehzeel – Haha..yeah, I wanna maintain this weekly feature so kailangan masipag. PC parts? What’s your budget and what will you be using the PC for? Gaming, media center, blogging?

    Ok, just let me know if you want me to get you the HP 2730p series. Nyok! :D

  12. Jehzeel Laurente

    December 8, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    ang sipag mo mag weekend round up :D oo nga pala nag hahanap me suggestions for PC parts.. bka mag assemble nalang me nyok :D

    yung HP 1000 dito worth 21k, baka dito nalang din me buy, waaaaaa! HP 2730p series nalang papa bili ko dyan kung sakali. nyok :D kasi wala dito.. wahehehe..

    Jehzeel Laurentes last blog post..Need Suggestions on Parts of a Desktop PC

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