Monday, February 28, 2011

Get a Chance to Win Fisheye, Diana Mini, Sprocket Rocket, and Spinner 360° Lomo Cameras!

If you dig into L-I's archive, you'll find the feature article about Lomography. Lomography is not just about taking casual snapshots, it's a community of free artists (free as in freedom, not free food). And recently, announced that they are giving away Lomo cameras and films for referring your friends to join the growing community.


Common (Stupid) Mistakes Newbie Programmers Commit

It's a regular day in webland: checking your email, browsing websites, of course signing up for services online, then you encountered a form. You started typing in your preferred username, then you are going to press the tab key after you typed your password on the field when all of a sudden, you can clearly see the password you just typed. To your surprise, you shouted carelessly and everybody in the room looked at your screen, exposing the password you've been using for years.


Saturday, February 26, 2011

10 Mindblowing Chrome Experiments You Should See

Last September, I posted about The Wilderness Downtown, an interactive website featuring the music video of Arcade Fire's "We Used To Wait." It is a part of the Chrome Experiments, a collection of works built from the latest open technologies such as HTML5, Canvas, SVG, and WebGL. To this date, many works have been submitted from all over the world and many are quite remarkable. Here are the experiments L-I recommends you to see.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Scratch: Programming in Puzzle Pieces, Even Kids Can Program!

Do you find your kids spending hours on playing games? You may want to introduce them to Scratch. They can create their own games and animations, recreate others', and share them to other kids - all without having to write lines of codes. Scratch is a programming language where you program by dragging and dropping code pieces together, like those in a jigsaw puzzle.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

NoteSlate: The Monochrome Paper-Alike Tablet Device

Last week while bloghopping, I saw this post on It shows a sleek tablet that looks almost like a paper at first glance. Well, not because of the texture, but how the scribbles are made on the tablet. It looks so real! According to their website, "NoteSlate is low technology tablet device with true one color display, real paper look design and long life battery."

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Looking Back: The World Wide Web's First Web Browsers

Photo: The WordWideWeb browser.
Back in 1989 while working at CERN, Tim Burners-Lee proposed a project which was designed to allow people to work together and combine their knowledge in a web of hypertext documents. The first project was called Enquire, which is later to be known as the World Wide Web. A year later, he created the first web browser called WorldWideWeb (without spaces) which was later renamed to Nexus to prevent confusion with the the browser and the World Wide Web itself. He designed the WorldWideWeb browser as a WYSIWYG hypertext browser and editor.


Monday, February 21, 2011

Should Facebook Ban All Sites Under the .Co.Cc Domain?

Photo: Domo-kun cosplaying as Facebook.
This post has been marked OUTDATED by the author.

If you are aware of free domain registration services like, you might also have heard of the domain. From's website, it is a Free Domain Name Registration + Free DNS Service. However, registering a website only provides you a subdomain registration. Because originally, .Cc is a country code top-level domain for Cocos Islands in Australia. And is a domain registered under the .Cc domain, which makes another domain under the a subdomain. So in reality, you are only registering a subdomain unlike that of's. 

Last year, Facebook won't let you post any links under the domain. 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Random and Timely: The Human Clock and The Human Calendar

The Human Clock? Is that a human using his limbs as the hour hand, minute hand, and second hand? 

Hmmm. It could be. But the Human Clock is more of that. It shows photos with humans in it (or even cats) that tells you what time is it. This is a project by Craig Giffen which started on 2001. It may sound crazy but you will see different pictures as the time pass by, or every minute to be more specific. Giffen also has another project called the Human Calendar where (as the name suggests) it shows the current date. 

Friday, February 18, 2011

Removing the Ads on Multiply, Webs, and LiveJournal pages

These websites offer you to have your own page by signing up. You can customize their looks, add and remove functional modules, and customize the name of your page under their domain. These sites also offer premium paid services where you can optimize your usage of their site and add more customizations. If you happen to register for a free account, of course they wouldn't do it for charity purposes. They put ads on your page so they could earn from you getting a free account from them. Of course, when you upgrade your account, you wouldn't have to see these ads on your pages anymore.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Looking Back: 'The Conscience of A Hacker' by The Mentor

"The Conscience of A Hacker", also known as "The Hacker Manifesto", is a short essay written by The Mentor on January 8, 1986 at the age of 21. It was written after he was arrested due to being caught playing with a computer, or 'hacking it' so to speak. This essay has been passed on to this date, inspiring a lot on the hacking community especially those who are often miscategorized as a 'someone who does bad things'. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

doc2PDF: A free and versatile document-to-PDF converter

Hey readers! This is a quick blog post about this online converter tool that had helped me for years. This is a feature post about doc2PDF, a free online tool that lets you convert Microsoft Word documents (.doc or .docx) to PDF (.pdf) documents. I also used this to convert OpenOffice (.odt) documents to PDFs. As I say, it's versatile. Since doc2PDF has been a great help, I want to return the favor by featuring them here at L-I.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Plagiarism Over The Internet: Awareness and Prevention

Photo by JLP/Deimos/Corbis
Plagiarism is a serious offense. But still, many commits on doing it. Whether they know that they are stealing other's works, or they are not aware of the seriousness of the act -  still, plagiarism is plagiarism. In this digital era where texts are easy to copy and paste and publish to the world via the Internet, plagiarism can easily be done compared to other types of theft like shoplifting. 


Monday, February 14, 2011

Creative ways to make use of those defective CDs and DVDs

Prompt: Insert a blank disc.       *inserts a blank disc*

Error: Cannot write to this disc. Make sure you inserted a proper disc.
Error: Cannot read disc. Try with another one.
Error: The disc inserted on your cd drive is unwritable.

Okay... So what am I going to do with this now?

It's either your CDs have gone mad and won't work OR you just prefer the cloud for storage and wants get rid of those so-called 'outdated' technology. If you think all you could do is to throw them away and help the environment suffer more, think again.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Emptying your Recycle Bin Won't Erase your Data

Haven't you got curious why emptying the recycle bin, however large your files are, just took one second to get done?

It has been a great misinformation to Windows users that emptying your recycle bin will permanently remove the files from your computer. Some of us may be aware of this but most users (especially non-techie folks) don't have any idea that emptying a recycle bin won't really remove the deleted files from your hard disk. 

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Tumblr: Up In The Sky and Continues To Soar

Tumblr, a light blogging platform, was founded on 2007 by the New York-based entrepreneur David Karp. Since then, many bloggers have switched from Wordpress, Blogger, and Typepad to this easy-to-use blogging tool. As of Febuary 2011, Tumblr ranks 60th on Alexa and has an average of 140 million daily page views with 21 million daily visitors. The sudden boom of Tumblr was witnessed by many these last two years. What's their secret?


Friday, February 11, 2011

Huge Solar Storm on 2013 and Its Possible Impact to our Tech-driven life

Systems will fail to operate. Electronic devices will stop working. 

"The Sun is waking up from a deep slumber, and in the next few years we expect to see much higher levels of solar activity. At the same time, our technological society has developed an unprecedented sensitivity to solar storms. The intersection of these two issues is what we're getting together to discuss."
- Richard Fischer, Head of NASA's Heliophysics section.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

CAPTCHAs: Do we really have to suffer?

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We are humans, not bots. asfgasfasdsaf 

Recently, my sister tried to log in to her Yahoo! mail account. But she was not successful. She tried entering another password, again, a wrong one. She tried another, and another one...

Then suddenly, it seemed like the system was notified of her continuous attempts of logging in. Here comes the CAPTCHAs.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Big Change: Update v.04

I've made a major revision here at Loading-Info. I have decided to focus mainly on technology. Yes, you read it right. Loading-Info is now a tech blog. That's why I've hidden my previous posts that are not related to technology. I actually transferred them to my other blog, which is Technopoly ( I figured out that it would be much easier to focus on one niche. So eventually, you will only see tech-related stuff in here from now on, mostly about web technologies and programming stuff. But don't worry, I wouldn't post something that an average person wouldn't understand. (I hate jargons, too!) And if ever I need to post some terminologies, I'll see to it that they'll be properly elaborated. So that's it. See you around. ☺
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