Twenty–one years ago today, Ninoy Aquino was gunned down, dying to give birth to the Filipino’s consciousness and courage—and freedom. The Filipino is worth dying for. Do you think any of our leaders today possess such dedication to its people?
Forgive me for the ostentatious introduction. I’ve been wanting to write, but couldn’t find the words, again.
I was going through today’s paper, and was really moved by the beautiful cover photo, as shown above. It’s so Beatlesque it reminds me of the famous Abbey Road cover. PDI credits Heherson Alvarez for the photo, but the photographer’s name wasn’t mentioned.
Two advertisements caught my attention as I was browsing—Globe’s myGlobe G-Blogs and Smart’s addict mobile Blog. As Sherwin would say it, “Blog-blogan na!”
It has been some time now since the weblogging craze started, with a lot of Filipinos writing regularly on blogspot and LiveJournal, but now anyone can jump on the blogging bandwagon, while making the telco’s coffers even fatter. Unfortunately, there is a lot to complain regarding both services. One critical component missing: permalinks. Simply said, these are URIs that are kept unchanged and points to a specific resource, usually a webpage. But you already know that. Unfortunately, Smart and Globe doesn’t get it. So how am I supposed to point (link?) to specific entries on one of their blogger’s weblog? I can’t just link to his blog, right? At least g-blogs has its own comment system, but Smart’s doesn’t, at least as of writing. One suggestion: get a real blogger to test your blogging systems!