Accessing Linux From Windows Via TightVNC

My netbook has been getting little action since I got my i7 laptop. The netbook was really too sluggish to get any Android work done. Even during my Android talks, I end up bringing the laptop instead. But now I’ve decided to bring the laptop back into use again. April 2012 is looking to be a really hectic month with all the events and talks happening. I’d like to go around bringing along the much lighter netbook instead.

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Working With Msysgit And Bitbucket

I decided to try again and use git. The last time I used git was about two years ago. I used to use Project Locker for my projects. The problem is the free account only has 300MB of space and a maximum of 3 projects. I needed more than 300MB since my slide decks were easily hitting 6MB each and my documents were also hitting around 35MB. Then of course I still had to save my code.

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Google Unveils Ice Cream Sandwich Mascot

You know it’s game time when the newest Android mascot is finally delivered to the Google Campus. And it’s no different for the Ice Cream Sandwich! Today the Ice Cream Sandwich mascot was unveiled on the Google Campus. See the unveiling for yourself! Also if you’ve been dying to finally see the Samsung-Google launch, then mark your calendars! It’s going to happen on Oct 19, 10am Hong Kong time. You can watch the live coverage on http://youtube.

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Android Basics Demo At The PLM

Last August 9 I was invited to give a talk on Android development. My friend, Anne Olvido was also there to give a talk in User Interface Design. I was surprised at how much effort these students put into the preparation of this activity. There were even a couple of intermission numbers. The PLM students were such a lively bunch. I’m glad to see how eager they were to learn about the Android platform.

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Google Hack Keeping Track Of Private Messages

I’ve been in Google+ since last week and so far it’s been a blast. I’ve sent a few feedback messages to the guys at Google on some nifty features that I wish were in both the mobile and web app. I’ve also discovered a hack to be able to keep track of private messages and notes-to-self. The thing with Google+ is that there isn’t any way to keep track of the messages you share to specific people.

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MobileMonday Manila 2011 06 Live Blog Review

A few days ago we just concluded our second meeting for MobileMonday Manila. I’m still a bit busy with other stuff but I do plan to write more about what MobileMonday is all about. In the meantime, do enjoy the live blog review provided by Art of Technoodling.net. MoMo Manila 2011.06 LIVE BLOG

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Now Open Google Summer Of Code 2011

It’s that time of the year again! Google has opened its doors to student applicants for this year’s Summer of Code. Applications had started March 28 and will end on Friday, April 8th 7:00 PM UTC. That’s Saturday, April 9th 3:00 AM in the Philippines. For those of you who don’t know what Google Summer of Code is all about, it’s an annual program to give students from around to world some geek cred by working on several open source projects and get some cash on the side as well.

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Presenting Android To STI Students

I previously mentioned that I met a group of STI students during the January meetup of the Philippine Android Community. I also mentioned that they had invited me to give a talk on Android development during their school’s ICT Roadshow. That happened last March 10, 2011. It was a wonderful event! I met two people from NEO Technologies, namely Kathryn Day (Account Manager) and Anci Puzon (Events Supervisor). We talked a bit about their products, one of which happened to be a very lightly marketed Android tablet that’s in limited supply.

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Behind The Scenes The First Philippine Android Community Meet Up

After a month or so planning the event, we finally got to meet the rest of the Philippine Android Community (PhAC) members for the first time! A- and I arrived at Shangri-La EDSA Plaza around 2:45pm and started searching for a vacant table at Starbucks on the sixth floor.  We thought we’d never find a place until by good chance someone decided to leave.  So one-by-one people started showing up.  The surprise was when a big group of students from STI showed up for the meeting bumping the number of members up to the thirties.  You can read some of what happened on technoodling.net.  But there was more that happened during the event.

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PLDT's Android Desk Phone Imagine The Possibilities

I had just written about PLDT’s launch of the TelPad, an Android desk phone, on Technoodling. Basically a rebranded Andy Technology AD-1000 Smart Desk Phone, this turns out to be possibly the world’s first Android desk phone released to consumers. Households and businesses can have their very own unit by availing of PLDT’s TelPad service for as low as 1,849 pesos a month. The cheapest service would come with a DSL connection and a landline.

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