Saturday, April 28, 2012

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) Release Party in Manila

As Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) final release was available to download to public last April 26, 2012. And as tradition,  Ubuntu Team Philippines joined the world wide release party. Ubuntu-PH Precise Pangolin Release Party was held at 8 Layer TechnologiesOffice in Pasig City last April 27, 2012. (That was a day after the Precise Pangolin available to download.)
The party started around 7:30 PM, each of us had the chance to introduce ourselves. I believed, we’re more than 20 people in the room.  Efren D. Montales Jr. (the new Ubuntu member), congrats to Efren. He shares his knowledge by presenting Ubuntu overview.  After Efren, a representative from 8 Layer (I forgot his name) presented how to install Ubuntu.  He used the Virtual software to install the Ubuntu.  I also shared how make a bootable USB installer. Then socialise and share our Ubuntu experiences. Zak Elep (Ubuntu Philippines LoCo contact) did not make it to join the party due to some matters. Hey Zak you owe us.
Thanks to Meric Mara, Lawrz Libo-on, Ms. Deng Silorio and 8 Layer Technologies, Inc. family for providing the venue and food plus strong beers. Thanks also to Bob Reyes and Mozilla Philippines for the swags. And most special thanks to all the attendees to make this release party happen.
Here are some photos during the release party.(Thanks to my colleague Chris Cubilla for the photos )

We are inviting you to join us in our Facebook group and Ubuntu forums.
Sorry for not recording the event, I mean no live streaming available.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Android - A glimpse on the future of mobility by

1st Android Glimpse to the future of mobility - PartyTreasuresLast September 24,  Adventures of Don Juan Quixote attended an awesome Android event held at University of Makati - Main theater. Despite I don't have enough sleep due to night shift work, I went to my Alma Mater without hesitation.  Why? simple I want to learn and learn and know what is android technology all about.The title of the event was “Android: A glimpse on the future of mobility” organized by in cooperation with Computer Society, a student – oriented organization under the College of Computer Science and in partnership with Smart Communications Inc and Techgeist Inc., 
What is an android? Android is an operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. It is developed by the Open Handset Alliance led by Google. A free or open source software to develop mobile application with zero cost for inspired mobile app developers. Android software development is the process by which new applications are created for the Android operating system. Applications are usually developed in the Java programming language using the Android Software Development Kit, but other development tools are available. As of April 2011 more than 200,000 applications have been developed for Android, with over 3 billion downloads. The Android platform has also grown to become a favorite among mobile developers. A June 2011 research indicated that over 67% of mobile developers used the platform, at the time of publication.   And now, It’s a elective curriculum at University of Makati.
The introduction of the android event was conducted by Mr. Ragde Falcis, a Computer Science faculty member, co-founder of and android professor in University of Makati.
“Basically what we doing here is to empower the mobile ecosystem, as we all know that all of us are more onto application development, we are all here to enhanced our skills and have advance knowledge to mobile development”
More than 800 participants were registered and majority of attendees were college students from different schools. JuANDROID invited three rock stars android enthusiasts and two business development Manager(android related) share their experiences and knowledge about Google android technology. 
Alexei Rivera of also a tech blogger, speak on showcase and reviews of Android devices.  also he discussion on what are advantages and disadvantages of android devices. Chaco Nugiud, a Java, Android trainer and writer for talks on Android Development. Wow, even a netbook can do for developing an android app. Anne Olvido, a technical business analyst, discuss on improving user interface aesthetics in android apps.  Edmon Jason, a product development manager at SMART communications, Inc. talk on Introduction of Smart Netphones.  Mr. Cardino Yee, a business development, owner of Techgeist, Inc. and co-founder of discussed on JuANDROID’s role in the Android ecosystem.
Aside from Android sessions, The organizers prepared for a special treats to all of us attendees. Each after the session, the organizers inserted a twist, an entertainment segment, there were a dance number, singing talent show, magic show plus mind reading with Mental assassin himself , Justin Pinon. (Going mental @ )and my favorite part, the raffle. They raffled-up two android phone. This was sponsored by SMART Communications. It was an awesome event and my first ever android event experience. Congratulations to the JuANDROID Organization for this great Android event.

JuANDROID Certificate of Attendance.
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About JuANDROID. Org
JuANDROID. Organization is an online community for Android development made for Filipino developers. One of JuAndroid’s visions is to materialize the idea that as a mobile apps developer, local developers can still have a way to showcase their knowledge and skill sets while staying at their homeland. visit there website at
Also thanks to Mr. Antonio “Tony Boy” Martinez of Phil IT Org for the digital camera and Party Treasures Souvenir for photo booth.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Movie Trip: Get the Drift on the Latest Ice Age Photos

The directors and creative talents behind the hugely popular Ice Age movies set the pack into the most exciting film in the franchise so far, “Ice Age 4: Continental Drift” where they face a perilous adventure on the high seas.  This time, Manny, Sid and Diego face formidable foes: a crew of swashbuckling pirates.  And one feisty but crotchety old sloth:  Sid’s own granny.

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The drama begins when catastrophe strikes and the earth shifts.  Finding themselves adrift, our three intrepid sub-zero heroes are out on the raging seas batting pirates.

“Ice Age: Continental Drift” opens July 12 in theaters nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.