Showing posts from October, 2010

2 New Gadgets for Blogger

I just noticed that there are 2 new official gadgets/widgets in Blogger: Popular Posts and Blog's Stats.

These are some of most sought-after widgets in Blogger, at least for me! Popular Posts in particular is very hard to find. Many of the codes you can find online either do not work or are very complicated. Blog stats are easy to find, but most of them rely on third party services.

After some reading, I found out that these 2 new Blogger gadgets have been out for months. They were announced on August 30, 2010.

I hope that they'll add gadgets dealing with comments (proper recent comments widget, posts with the most number of comments, people with the highest number of comments) next.

I might write a separate post for each gadget after I examine them.

10.10.10 Run for Pasig River a success!

Yes, the 10.10.10 Fun Run for Pasig River marathon was a success.

Its main goal was to raise funds for the restoration of Pasig River. Registration fees were 250 pesos for non-students and 100 pesos for students. For this fee, they got only a sheet of paper with the runner number. This was to maximize the percentage of money going to the restoration project. Approximately 160,000 people reportedly registered for the 10-10-10 Pasig Fun Run.

The marathon also succeeded in breaking the then-current Guinness Book record of the biggest marathon event at 110000. According to the independent count of the SGV, 106000 runners attended the 10.10.10 Run for Pasig River.

Cheesy love quote

This is a love quote I got from a Facebook application. I just copy-pasted it so the formatting stays intact.

Boy: I have 2 words to tell u.
Girl: whats that?
Boy: I Love YOU
Girl: Isn't that 3?
Boy: No. Because, 'You' & 'I' count as one. :D I♥YOU..

-The heart character can be copy-pasted from this post.
-it's good to look at the CSS behind the formatting

Perfect Dark Zero sold - a Sulit deal!

At last, I was able to sell my sealed copy of Perfect Dark Zero for the XBox 360 thanks to It was the first ad that I posted on the site. After only 3 days and around 80 views, I was able to sell it. If that says anything, it's this: a lot of visitors are interested buyers. That's good news for both buyers and advertisers.

The Perfect Dark Zero game has been in my possession for 3 years. I got it as a prize for a contest back in Seattle at the WCG 2007. Its current value is $9 for a brand new copy at Amazon. I was able to sell it for 250 pesos (~$5). Good enough deal. I tried other sites(including international ones) in my effort to sell this game. I don't have an XBox 360 so I won't be able to use it. is by far the easiest to use and the best Online Classified ads website I've ever tried.

Teacher's Day

Today is Teacher's Day. This is the day when we celebrate and appreciate the importance of teachers.

Happy Teacher's Day!
My little brothers who are in the 2nd and 3rd year high school didn't hold normal classes in the school today. Instead they watched programs prepared by other students for the teachers. The programs include dancing, singing and a powerpoint presentation thanking everyone in the school's staff including the janitors.

This reminds me of how important teachers are in the society. I remember I used to act like a teacher (teaching trivial and interesting topics like shortcuts in Math) in-between class breaks in high school. There's fun in teaching and imparting your knowledge to your listeners. You feel satisfaction knowing that your audience has learned something new from you.

I have big respect for teachers and I appreciate all their hard work.

WCG 2010 Warcraft III Grand Finals - Remind vs Grubby

A few hours from now, Grubby(Orc) will face Remind(Night Elf) in the Grand Finals of World Cyber Games 2010 - Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Grubby has shown so far a good performance not dropping a single map. Remind on the other hand, was nearly eliminated early in the tournament