points of view

Macro shot I took with a Prosumer level Canon Powershot Pro1:

Macro shot I took with a consumer (point and shoot) Olympus D 540 Zoom:

The difference is that the former costs about P35,000.00 more. Some people are willing to pay that much more to deliver great photos. If I had the money, then why not. Right now I just have to be satisfied with my good ol’ point and shoot. As the saying goes, it’s all about the photographer, not the camera. Err .. right?

I also have really steady hands. Or compensate with a tripod. On a very related note, Happy Thanksgiving!

the talk of the _____ industry

One thing about being with the media is that it’s very hard to keep secrets. The past several weeks has been very hard for me to keep my mouth shut and only a few industry leaders know about a new product that will be launched come January of 2006 (hopefully!).

This product has been very dear to my heart ever since I was a teenager so I said yes when they asked me to be part of the crew that spearheads this project in the Philippines.

If I’ve given you my calling card or if you attended the recent ad congress in Cebu, you might have seen a sneak peek.

Ahh.. that feels better.

a PR of 6

Google was playing sleight of mind a while ago. But my hands were faster. I took a screenshot:

Only a few days up and I have a Page Rank of 6. I refreshed the page and it was gone. It’s that green bar on the lower right, supposed to say 6/10 when you highlight it.

And then it was gone:

Could be because of this.

There’s a flux in The Matrix. A PR of 6 would might as well mean I put up some advertisments here.

the m|PH podcast

It’s unbelievable how much of a push the Philippines got a few hours ago. We just launched what will be known as the Philippine podcasting network. A total of 25 local podcasts will be uploaded into the iTunes Music Store in the next few days.

The venue was fitting too – Red Box in Greenbelt 3, where each room was converted into a “channel” for technology, health and beauty, politics, youth, opinion, etc.

Spearheaded by Microwarehouse, a total of 25 original local podcasts will be uploaded into the iTunes Music Store, thereby allowing anyone around the world to get a glimpse of the rich Filipino culture.

Some of the more interesting podcasts include Jessica Zafra’s Twisted (she’s abandoned traditional media ladies and gents so this is the only place you’ll hear her), the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism channel, Gayspeak by Danton Remoto, The Fully Booked book reviews, Red Box Greatest Karaoke Hits (hehe!), and the timeless Kahapon Lamang by local broadcasting luminary Eddie Ilarde.

From the m|PH blog

You can download my very first podcast together with m|ph‘s Art Ilano and EIC Adel Gabot HERE.

Today, the podcast, tomorrow I will be like George Lindemann Jr.!

144 hours later, it’s alive!!

After six days of waiting, Google Analytics is finally showing some signs of life on my blog. Interesting results from the executive summary. Seems like apart from direct links as well as the link from my old blog, the top referrer to A Bugged Life is from Denise’s blog.

Hey Den, you should start charging people to link to them. Hehe.