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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Aptana Studio for Google AppEngine development

I like using Eclipse with PyDev for developing my Python applications. However, I've recently discovered joy in using Aptana Studio (with PyDev) for developing Google AppEngine applications. With code-completion and other perks, it makes development quite easy and fun, too.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Napapaligiran si Manny ng mga Sulsol-tants

It seems Manny Pacquiao is getting a bad habit of rescinding contracts these days. Do you still remember the Golden Boy Promotions vs Top Rank dispute? There's a new facet to the network wars that has recently included Manny. It seems that Manny's isn't taking legal advice when he is entering into these contracts. He should have placed conditions for him to be able to terminate a contract legally, instead of just simply signing a new one whenever he feels like it.

Paumanhin na lang sa mga fans ni Manny. Alam kong henyo xa sa ring, pero pagdating sa batas ay isang xang Certified B—.

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Truly Amazing Paper Cutouts

These paper cutouts are simply amazing. And they're done by hand! No words can describe how incredible these are.

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"Unsend" your mail

Have you ever hit the "Send" button only to regret it a few seconds after?

With Gmail's newest feature, you can "unsend" your mail. It is still a Gmail Labs feature, so you need to enable it. Once enabled, you now have 5 seconds to hit "Undo" before the mail is sent on its way. You may extend this to up to 10 seconds.

However, you now have less excuses for sending inexcusable mail, especially with Mail Goggles as well.

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Weather forecasts on your Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographic information program, according to Wikipedia.

There are lots of ways to play around with Google Earth. There is this nice animated weather forecast. We hope you like it, too.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Using Google Analytics

I have been using Google Analytics for a few years now, and I have to say that I am quite impressed at the reports that it makes (even though the traffic at my sites aren't impressive).

For those who have not yet known GA yet, it is a service that generates detailed statistics on website visitors. This is very useful, especially for marketers, to know which pages work (or don't work) in attracting and retaining visitors.

Let's see what statistics this site has generated so far:

So far, most of our visitors came from the Philippines, and not surprisingly, a lot of them come from Makati. This next image will explain why.

Many of the page views are on the how-to page for configuring Globe Visibility (a local HDSPA service) for use with Ubuntu.

From this few information, we can create some hypotheses regarding the visitors. They are quite affluent, or work with affluent companies. The fact that they work in Makati and Mandaluyong already gives us this clue, however, the additional fact that they have Globe Visibility (not a cheap service) strengthens this conclusion.

This may be a "simplistic" conclusion to arrive on, but it is still noteworthy and important. This is a form of user feedback, and would drive me (as a blogger) more things that will be interesting to my readers.

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