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PLDT fiber to the home (FTTH)

PLDT fiber to the home (FTTH)

pldt-logoPLDT is launching “fiber to the home” (FTTH).

Exciting.

Allegedly, FTTH willl deliver high-speed data to homes and buildings.

Fiber optic technology transmits data via light signals sent through thin strands of pure glass.  Imagine that, your data travelling through light, inside a strand of pure glass no less.

The new platform will be able to deliver simultaneous voice, video and data services at much higher speeds and larger capacities than DSL or Cable.  I guess it’s like merging DSL and Cable and giving it steroids. Read the rest of this entry

Firefox 3 Download Day a questionable success

Firefox 3 Download Day a questionable success

Mozilla dared the world to be counted… and apparently Mozilla is not prepared for it.  All of their sites were unavailable.  So what did they really want to achieve – a Guinness world record or a denial of service situation?

A funny thing happened last night (or this morning).  It was already 12:56 am, Philippine time, so I decided to log-off and sleep.  I really am not into world records unless I earn money from it (which is unlikely).  Anyways, just before closing my mail client, a feed alert reminded me that at 1:00 am Philippine time, the Firefox 3 download day will commence.  Four minutes to go… I decided to wait and download out of curiosityI already have Firefox 3 RC3 after all. Read the rest of this entry

Firefox 3

Firefox 3

I’ll put my geek hat on for a while.

I hate it when sites like microsoft.com use buttons, instead of links, for their download services. Here in the Philippines, when you download a 300+ megabyte file, you will need a download tool like Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) because, chances are, you will get disconnected from the Net from time to time and your download gets broken.

DAP, of course, can resume broken downloads. DAP can catch your download clicks and make the request itself. However, when a particular site’s download link is not a link but a button, DAP doesn’t quite catch it. I don’t know if this is possible but I tinkered DAP for about 5 minutes and I couldn’t quite figure it out. Read the rest of this entry

Wi-Fi hotspots in Iloilo and Bacolod City

Wi-Fi hotspots in Iloilo and Bacolod City

wifi.gifI’ve been to a number of provinces in the Visayas region last year. Every single time, I needed a Wi-Fi connection because my job required an Internet connection.

I’ll be updating this post as I get to know new Wi-Fi hotspots in the provinces. Please comment if you know of any hotspot in the provinces. I intentionally excluded Davao and Metro Manila because I believe it’s not hard to find hotspots in those cities. Read the rest of this entry

Save the Developers!

Save the Developers!

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I support the initiative to drop Internet Explorer 6 ASAP a hundred and one and one-half percent. Well, I haven’t been supporting IE6 for maybe six months now anyway. I guess you can partially blame my Vista OS for not supporting IE6. I imagine IE6 can be a bitch especially when you’re customizing your WordPress themes. Read the rest of this entry