Learning To Write Regularly 750 Words And Diaro

750 words. That’s the challenge I have to face everyday for the next 30 days. If I were using a typewriter, that would be three pages worth. The 750 word challenge is not just for the month of November (which also coincides with NaNoWrimo) but is a monthly challenge that goes on throughout the whole year. The object of the challenge is to get you writing, well, at least 750 words a day.

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Projectlocker, Cygwin And Git On Windows

I’ve been using subversion for the past few years.  Recently I have been using ProjectLocker as well. ProjectLocker is a web-based service that offers subversion, trac and git.  Using subversion has been wonderful.  The only drawback for me is when I can’t access ProjectLocker.  When that happens, I’m not able to commit changes until the next time I have access to the server.  So I decided to learn how to use git.  At least I can still commit my changes as often as I want to even when offline.  Then I can push all those changes when I have access to ProjectLocker again.  Since I’m using Windows XP again, I decided to go the route of using cygwin.

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My Blogging Tools

Recently I got to read Anton Diaz’s post on his top blogging tools. So this got me thinking on what tools I use for blogging. Let’s take a look at the basics first: hosting and platform. My webhost is NearlyFreeSpeech.net. I came upon this from one of the LifeHacker posts back in 2007 and have heard great reviews from it. What caught me attention was that you only get billed for what you use.

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Join Google DevFest 2010

Google will once again be going around the world to give you a day of product talks, coding, demos, and fun fun fun! This year, the DevFests will be happening at cities in Australia, Southeast Asia, and Latin America, Israel, and Spain. This is a time where people get to learn more about Google technologies and products. It’s also a time for networking. To meet other developers and engineers. While all DevFests are free, the slots are limited according to the venue.

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How To Unlock Your Huawei USB HSDPA Modem

I inherited a Huawei USB HSDPA modem last year. Since it was locked to a specific telecommunications company, I checked to see if I can have it unlocked. Apparently, for most Huawei modems, you can. When my best friend bought his new netbook last year, it came with a free Huawei USB HSDPA modem. Since he didn’t feel the need for it last year, he decided to give it to me.

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OpenOffice Org Now Open For Student Interns

Are you a student looking for something to do during your vacation? Perhaps you just need some extra cash. Whatever your reason, you may want to look at OpenOffice.org’s offer. It could mean 3,500 EUR (over 4,000 USD) for you! OpenOffice.org (OOo) is well-known as the free open source equivalent of MS Office. Recently they launched their student internship for summer 2010. Students first have to submit a project proposal. Possible projects can be found on the OOo wiki, mainly on the proposal, to-do and education project pages.

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Importing Blog Entries Into Facebook

I’ve always wanted to make full use of Facebook Notes. I’ve seen some of my friends cross-post their blog entries into Facebook Notes and I wanted to do that too. But I didn’t want to keep on copying and pasting between the sites. Thankfully with a little research on Google I was able to find a much easier way of cross-posting without having to download a Wordpress plugin. It’s simple really.

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TGS Reboot

I’ve been wondering what to do about my blog. I haven’t been writing much since most of what I’ve been doing lately has nothing to do with technology or gadgets. More like cooking and gardening and other such non-tech stuff. I don’t want to write about these experiences in a new blog. It’s hard enough to maintain one blog. To try to keep more blogs current will be absolutely impossible for me.

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Netbook Adventures 001 Touchfreeze

Sometime last year I received snail mail stating that I had recently won in a raffle. I was quite surprised by the news since I hardly remember entering any contest. Nonetheless, the letter was real and after a month of waiting, I finally got the word to pick up my prize: a new 10.1-inch netbook. It’s a far cry from the former 8.1-inch netbook that was loaned to me by my best friend.

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Ubuntu One What It Is What To Do When It Doesnt Work

There are a lot of online storage providers nowadays. All of them taking advantage of cloud computing. I first started off with Dropbox and I’ve yet to try out Box.net. Sometime in May 2009 I signed up for yet another online storage provider. Ubuntu One is similar to dropbox. It offers free 2GB of space just like Dropbox. They also offer a paid plan of 20GB for a monthly fee of USD 10.

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