Thursday, November 26, 2009

Google Free Website Hosting

Google is offering a free hosting. With google, you can now create and update your own website for free. All you need is a Google account. If you don't have a google account yet, you're missing a lot of your internet life! If you already have gmail account, just go to Google Sites to create your own free website. 

With Google Site, you can easily create a website that can host and attach different files like .zip and html documents. Enough for a personal, family, team and even small organization website.Google is not just a free hosting for your website. It also has backend interface where you can design your own site. You can even choose a site template if you don't know where to start or don't know how to design your own website.

Google free hosting offers 100Mb per site. With maximum attachment size of 10Mb and without limit on the number of webpages. That means you can create any number of pages for your site until you reach the 100Mb site quota. That's enough for you to have your own personal or organizational website for free. 

Want to have your own personal site for free? Create now with Google Sites. My personal site, is an example of a website created with Google Site. Check that out. :)

Will Attend Community CARE Workshop

On our last monthly meeting, our coordinator announced that she received a letter of invitation from Smart communication Inc. It is about the Community CARE (Campaign to Advance Relationship-Building and Education) Community Education "Alamin mo Bro". It is a two (2) to three (3) hour free workshop on basic internet connection.
This free workshop in basic internet connection will be held at 5th floor BCLP Office, Pasig City Hall.I believe this seminar will be exclusive to all BCLP Computer Instructors and personnels. So at this time, all BCLP classes are suspended to give way to this workshop.
We undergo different seminars and workshops before. But I think most of my colleagues are wasting those seminars and workshops because they are not learning anything from those workshop. I don't know, but that's how I observed it. 
This CARE workshop will start later at around 2pm. I still don't know the coverage of this workshop or what new technology will they teach us. But according to the announcement of our coordinator, it's just about "basic internet connection". 
We all know that Smart is a business enterprise, and they are promoting their Smart Bro internet. So I think this is just part of their advertisement or campaign in promoting their Smart Bro product. Nothing special. But again, I wish I'm wrong. I hope that I will learn something new about the internet after this "Community CARE (Campaign to Advance Relationship-Building and Education) Community Education. We'll see...

On Bass Guitar!

I also know how to play bass. When I was in college at P.U.P., I used to be a member of a rock band. Our band's name was "milk". You've read it right, "milk". At that time, bands with handles like Korn, Limp Bizkit, Sandwich were very famous. So I guess that's why we decided to name our band "milk".
My ka-banda's were Romulo on guitar, Francis on drums and Victor on vocals. It was our guitarist "mulong" who chose that name, and we also think it's cool enough so we agreed to be called as "milk". We used to play covers from different rock artists. From Black Sabbath's Children of the Grave to Limp Bizkit's Mission Impossible 2 theme song, we love to play those sort of different rock genre.
After college, I met new friends who also loves rock music. And they're also talented enough to show and express it. We call our band "Kwerdas". Ian on drums, Bon-bon on vocals and Doni on guitar.
It was a very memorable experience for me to play bass guitar. Especially if we're covering songs like Freak on a Leash, Children of the Grave, N.I.B. and Kagatan. But I think that kind of guitar is not really for me. I don't know, but I really enjoy playing lead guitar more even though I'm having hard times doing it.
I missed my bands, I missed the practice, I missed the audience, I missed the noise, I missed my band co-members, I missed my friends, I missed the announcers...
I still remember the times when each of us band members were being introduced every time we join different local band festivals.  "Regie Rivera on bass guitar!"

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Custom Blogger Favicon

Having a blog in or the so called "blogspot" blog is very handy. Any one can blog using blogger because of its simplicity. 

And it is so simple because you don't have to think most of anything like hosting, design, domain and etc. So I decided to have my blog with as part of my "back to basic" mindset.

With, your blog will have a default favicon of white "B" in an orange rounded rectangle. I'm not happy with that and I want to change it. Just to change hehe. It's not that hard though.

 It's like having a custom favicon for your self-hosted site. The only difference is, unlike if you have your own hosting account, you cannot host your .ico file inside your Blogger account. So you have to host it somewhere. Once your .ico file is uploaded on the internet, just do the coding on your blog's head section and point to your .ico address.

Here's some tip for you to try:

  1. Create an image that you want to be your favicon using Adobe Photoshop. Save it as .jpg, .png or .gif. 
  2. Make it an .ico file with Dynamic Drive Favicon Generator and download the generated favicon to your computer.
  3. Upload it to and get the direct link of it.
  4. Go to your blog's "Edit HTML" inside the "Layout" settings and use your uploaded favicon url to link it to your blog. See instructions on how to edit your template code here.
  5. Save your template and your new custom favicon is set.
If you don't see your new favicon on your browser, just refresh, ctrl+f5, restart, or clear your browser's cache. Or use another newer browser. :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hello Tisay! Hello World!

Saturday of June 2009 when me and my wife spent our weekend in my in-laws in Antipolo City. Medyo nagtaka kami when we first saw a little white puppy inside the house. Meron na kasing Aso dun and his name is "Chow". Chow is not a pure breed chow-chow. But he is so cute and we love chow so much. So sabi ko "kaninong tuta 'to". I learned that like ''chow", the little white puppy was also gave by my brother in law's boss to him. The puppy was so young and it's about a month old. So me and my wife Venus started playing with that white little puppy and  we realized how cute she is. Then Venus asked them if we can adopt the puppy. Since my in-laws already have a dog, the allow us to adopt the puppy and named her "Tisay".

We named her "Tisay" because of her appearance. With her brownish-white coat, pinkish paw, brown nose and blue eyes, she's so "tisay".On our way home to Pasig, Venus put "Tisay" on her hat. Yes, Tisay was so small enough to fit to Venus' hat so we can carry her easily and para hindi din sya ma-stress. Before we got home, we went to a nearby pet shop and bought "Tisay" her crate, shampoo, dog food, plate, shirt, bed, collar, drinking bottle, vest and leash.  We love our new family member and we will try our best to give her a good life.

Tisay spent her first night with us beside our bed. We tried to keep her calm inside her crate but maybe she's so sad or anxious. We observed her and she's so calm and sleepy if she's beside our bed. So we decided to take her out of her crate and let her sleep beside us. When morning came, we woke up with a happy cute little puppy beside us running around, wagging her tail and licking our face. A very good morning to us all! :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Free Blogger Template

Glad to have a new template! I don't know how to design a blogger template so I decided to ask my master Mr. Google. Here it is! Ganda ng bago kong blog with this free blogger template from Free Blogger Templates.

This is a three (3) column new Blogger template called "Bloggerized Adsense". I really love the design of this blogger template. Very clean, elegant and optimized for Google Adsense.
Visit Free Blogger Templates for more free blogger template downloads!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ang Batang si Regie

Regie ang tawag sakin. Ako ay isang simpleng tao na isinilang at lumaki sa Hilltop. Isang lugar kung saan naging kilala sa tawag na "iskwater" at pinamamahayan ng iba't-ibang klase ng tao. Pangkaraniwan ang hindi nakatapos ng pag-aaral at maingay na pamumuhay.

Pangalawa ako sa magkakapatid. Ang aming panganay na sya kong naging idolo at kaibigan sa paglaki at pagharap sa mga problema lalong-lalo na sa pag-aaral. Matalino ang kuya ko, naging mabuting example sya sa aming eskwelahan simula elementary, high school at college. Pati sa lugar namin at Barangay. Naging leader sya ng kabataan sa mahabang panahon at nagsilbi rin bilang SK councilor.

Gusto kong tularan ang kuya ko sa maraming bagay. Kaya nagpursigi ako na sundan ang kanyang yapak. Naging leader din ako ng kabataan sa aming lugar at pinilit ko ring makatapos ng pag-aaral. Hindi sa gusto kong maging sya, bagkus ay naging inspirasyon sya sa akin.

Nasabi ko nga kanina na lumaki kami sa lugar na iskwater. At masayang-masaya ako dahil kabilang kami sa iilang tao na lumaki sa hilltop na nakatungtong ng college at nakapagtapos ng pag-aaral. Ito ay sa kabila ng mahirap naming pamumuhay.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Every Monday, Computer Instructors are obliged to pass a weekly accomplishment report. That report will tell the office what have we done for a one week period. It will also tell about our student's status with regards to the schedule and attendance. The last part of the Weekly Report is about the inventory or the status of equipments inside our training center.
I decided to dismiss my class early to comply with this Monday ritual. I arrived at the office before 5:00 pm and was asked to stay a little bit longer. I was asked to have a conversation with her. Oh no... not again... I am not comfortable talking to her because I know that nothing good will happen.
I have talked to her last time. It was around the month of August when I celebrated my 5th year in service as casual employee Computer Instructor. I told her most of my grievances like my employment status (I'm still a casual government employee despite the fact that I am a Civil Service Professional Eligibility Exam passer), benefits of teaching advance courses, our modules and teaching system to name a few. As what I expected, the conversation ends without any good result.
Nothing new happens, and this time I decided to shut my mouth because further talking will just only aggravate the gap. Although I want to tell her a lot of things. Things that I think will  improve the Project and the well being of Computer Instructors. Things that I have told her already and were just passed through her ears. If only she knows how to listen... If only she's professional enough to think and understand...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Back to basic

Hello everyone! I'm Regie Rivera and this is my simple blog.

I have made several blogs, forums and website before. Then I decided to have a simple blog that will serve as my online diary with more personal touch. I have tried different ways to setup different blogs and websites. I used Joomla! Wordpress, e107, SMF, PhpBB, Friendster Blog and Blogger to learn different ways to go online using Contents Management System. I also designed and develop different static sites using Notepad, Notepad++, Komodo Edit and ADOBE Photoshop, Fireworks and Dreamweaver.

Now that I have a working idea about those different platform, I am now making my online experience back to basic. I am just using the Blogger with Google with my custom domain from Blogging with Blogger is very simple and yet every enjoyable. With the help of Picasa, blogging is very easy.

I am now having a very simple online experience. Life is good!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Exclude My Computer on Counter

Photoshop Training

August 2007 when we underwent training in Adobe Photoshop at ICCT Colleges in Cainta. This training was part of the BCLP Program to offer Level 4 Adobe Photoshop course. The training took 3 days and it was a fun and exciting moment especially for me. At that time, I was able to find my way to work around the Adobe Photoshop application because of my self-study.
Medyo marunong na ko, pero konti lang. Nagtanong nga nun yung trainer namin kung anu-ano na ang alam ko, and I immediately answered "I don't know how to use the pen tool yet". I've read in most books that pen tool is the gauge how well a person is doing with Adobe Photoshop.
I've learned a lot about Adobe Photoshop in our training. Hindi man ganun karami ang aming natutunan, at least meron na akong idea kung saan ako magsisimula. Our trainer gave us the foundation to start with Adobe Photoshop. And I'm so happy with it.
Immediately after our 3 day Photoshop training, I watched a lot of videos over the internet. I've worked hard and discovered a lot of new things in Adobe Photoshop.
As for my colleagues, that I don't know. All I know is, among 15 instructors who undergo training, only 4 or us are offering the Adobe Photoshop Level 4 Course. What a waste...

Monday, November 2, 2009

Ako si Regie

Aha! And you really want to know more about me huh? :) Well then, meet the humble author of this blog. Ako si Regie and I would like you to know that only few who knows me really know a lot about me. Ang gulo ko no? Yes, talagang magulo ako. And konti lang ang nakakapagpasensya sa takbo ng utak ko. Halos konti lang din ang nakaka-usap ko ng matino. Hindi kasi ako mahilig makipag-kwentuhan. Here's some  information that I would like to share with you.
  • Regie ang pangalan ko
  • wala akong palayaw
  • tawag ng mga kamag-anak ko sa 'kin ay "rid-je" kasi ilocano ang punto
  • ilocano ang mga magulang ko pero hindi kuripot ang tatay ko. ako? medyo
  • lalaki ako, mahilig tumingin sa mga tsikas
  • lumaki ako sa Hilltop sa Pasig
  • laking iskwater, nakatira sa kawilihan gilid.
  • hindi ako nakatikim ng private school
  • ako lang ang nakapasa sa P.U.P. sa section namin 
  • nanalo paminsan-minsan sa mga quiz bee at on-the-spot painting contest
  • consistent top students sa mga lower sections
  • graduate sa Rizal High bilang top one sa section 33
  • graduate ako ng P.U.P. sta. mesa
  • nakikipag-unahan sa tren para hindi ma-late nung college lalo sa R.O.T.C.
  • mahilig magpa-refill ng lugaw
  • mahilig sa banda
  • mahilig mag-gitara
  • music lover
  • halos lahat ng klase ng tugtog pinapatulan
  • pwera lang sa mga kanta ni willie revillame
  • scholar ng bayan
  • scholar ng pasig
  • nag-aral ng pagiging ekonomista
  • hindi nagtagumpay sa pagiging ekonomista... weh...ang hirap kaya.
  • walang tiwala ang mga halos lahat ng prof. ko sakin sa economics
  • mahilig kasi ako maglakwatsa sa umpisa at babawi sa huli
  • madalas bagsak sa prelim at midterm
  • laging highest sa finals
  • laging akala ng mga prof ko may leakage kapag highest ako sa mga exam
  • naging leader ako sa thesis namin
  • Highest ang group namin sa thesis at kami lang ang nakapasa sa batch namin
  • naiinis ako sa bobong mayabang
  • naniniwala sa kasabihang ang magnanakaw ay galit sa kapwa magnanakaw
  • mahilig akong magbasa, manuod ng t.v. at mag-sound trip.
  • naging taga-pala ng sabon
  • naging photographer sa ermita
  • naging statistician sa labor
  • ngayon ay nagtuturo
  • empleyado ng gobyerno
  • nakikipagsiksikan sa ilalim ng city hall tuwing akinse at katapusan
  • parokyano nila grace at ate myrna sa grupong city hall 56ers
  • limang taon na pero casual pa rin (salamat sa head namin)
  • Tesda certified data encoder with 65 words per minute
  • PC Operations National Certificate NC2 passer
  • Civil Service Commission Professional Eligibility passer
  • Assessor Methodology / Trainer Methodology Assessment passer
  • isa sa pinaka-batang instructor sa pinagtatrabahuan
  • mas nagmamarunong pa kesa sa mga senior instructors
  • mahilig mag-sarili (self-study ibig kong sabihin)
  • namulat sa windows 95
  • nahilig sa windows 98, 2000, M.e., Xp, at Vista
  • kasalukuyang gumagamit ng Ubuntu Linux at Windows 7
  • naniningil ng 500 matapos may ayusin na computer
  • tamad mag reformat
  • tulog ng tulog, puyat
  • kain ng kain, payat
  • favorite ko ang jollibee chikenjoy
  • ayaw ng mga cakes and chokolates
  • cooking master ng mga pulutang pinoy
  • tiga-laba tuwing sabado
  • tiga-iron man naman tuwing linggo
  • amo ng aso nyang si Tisay
  • asawa ni Inday
  • daddy ni Yuna