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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Work at Home 'Pinas Seminar

 Last November 30, I was able to attend the seminar of Work at Home ' Pinas (WAHPinas) in Quezon City. "WAHPinas" is a group of enterprise / entrepreneur bloggers who are helping Filipinos to learn telecommuting and blogging then eventually earn. Here are some snapshots from the seminar.
Jon de Quiros, Head of PLDT HOME KaAsenso talks about the huge profit potential of "minigosysos" and micro-entrepreneurs.

The PLDT Home sales team featuring a Cyberya unit at Sangkalan restaurant. Cyberya is an internet-rental service PC unit that can be availed at any PLDT Sales and Service center.
Ron Villagonzalo of SAGABAY Outsourcing Services welcomes participants and raffles off some swag.
Raffy Pekson, Irene Enriquez and Ian Bacungan

Raffy Pekson talks about the importance of one's internet personality and the maximizing the internet.

Gian Viterbo of Gadget Pilipinas.

Friday, May 24, 2013


Just left the PLDT Home office. 9PM evenings have been a regular thing. Work really starts after 5PM when meetings are done. Just wish agencies people were more supportive.
Had consecutive four hour meetings yesterday and today. Reflecting about numbers, outcomes and some ironies about being in such an enterprise. Off to bed for now for more reflection and writing down notes for the Masable blog project with Mannix Pabalan.
Turning off the TV and it's mindless drone.

Say cheese.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

practicing animated gifs

I've been meaning to learn more desktop publishing skills. It helps a lot in breaking work monotony (spreadsheets + corporate communications + liquidations) and hopefully builds the ambidexterity of my brain! Check these right/left brain ads out from Jeanie's blog to be inspired.

I read some articles earlier this year about free licensed Adobe CS2 software. I was able to secure legitimate copies of Creative Suite 2 versions Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign for use at work. Yippie! My dream is to own (and use) a complete extended version, as well as be a certified Adobe expert from PCCI.

Crop it then pop it!
So in this day and age of  information overload and inexpensive (albeit wonky) internet connection, there's no reason not to be good in at least one thing. Youtube and apps provide so many crowd-sourced DIYs and lessons. So I tried learning to create the animated .gif (Compuserve Graphics Interchange Format) using snapshots of my nephew Noah. I sorted all the photos into a folder, opened them up in Photoshop CS2, made some adjustments and the cropped them so that the sizes of the images were uniform.Then, I opened up the animation panel and placed all the images in file, with each image having its own layer. 

Then select each image to correspond to its sequence in the animated gif. You can set the amount of time the image appears before it moves on to the next one.  Choose Save for Web, then choose .gif as your file format. Once saved, open the .gif in a browser to see the final product.  Good luck!