This article gave me the goosebumps. I am so encouraged to start a mini-vegetable garden on our backyard. Twenty Genetically Modified Foods Coming to Your Plate Into by Jack Adam Weber Article by Stephanie Rogers – ecosalon.com Intro – If the need to halt GMOs were not urgent enough, this article should scare the pants off you. Here we glimpse some of the potentials for the unabated and bizarre proliferation of GMOs. Some of these developments you will already know about (hopefully), but some will come as a surprise. As I see it we are now at a crossroads where we can still dismantle this dangerous andRead More →

This is so scary. I wonder if this experiment happened in other places aside from Winnipeg, Canada and if this practice is still ongoing. http://ca.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idCABRE83110320120402 WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – Pigs that might have become the world’s first genetically modified animals approved for human consumption may instead face an untimely end, as key backers of Canada’s “Enviropig” project withdrew their support for the controversial engineered animal. Scientists at the University of Guelph, 90 km west of Toronto, bred the first GMO pig that was developed to address an environmental problem in 1999. The animal – known as Enviropig – digests its feed more efficiently than naturallyRead More →

I love freebies.  Just like this NextGen Gallery plugin that I uploaded to my personal blog.  It allows me to post photos and display them as thumbnails/list or slideshow.  Uploading both the plugin and later on the photos are a breeze.  Pretty functional and user-friendly it is. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/nextgen-gallery/installation/Read More →

As I am currently updating my personal blog site, I was lucky to stumble upon this minimalist yet so beautiful and functional theme called the Cotton. http://themeforest.net/item/the-cotton-powerful-minimalistic-wordpress-theme/240813 Considering its very appealing functionalities, it is so cheap for the price of $35! I must admit though that I saw this template first from a digital scrapbook-er. So credits to her, I discovered the WP theme that fits my liking and needs perfectly.Read More →

Two years ago, I made a simple AVP (audio-visual presentation) for my mother’s 60th birthday. Since I wanted to share it with family and friends, I uploaded the 8minute video to YouTube. But to my dismay, the background music was taken out of the clip. I didn’t bother to investigate how I can bypass the copyright check until I uploaded a second AVP I made, this time for my niece’s 7th birthday. Lo and behold, this clip came out of my google search when I eagerly checked a way for me to keep the audio on my AVPs. Bypass Music Copyright on YouTube After followingRead More →

It is a lot easier to modify WordPress templates when it is done offline or when WordPress is installed locally on your computer.  I thought I wouldn’t need to resort to a locally installed WP but the last time I was tinkering with a theme, it took ages for the updates to load on my test site! Installation is easy, in fact, there are tons of guidelines you can Google out there.  But this is what I have used along with setting up ‘xampp’ on a Mac.  Try it out! http://www.lifespy.com/2007/how-to-install-wordpress-offline/ http://www.keitr.com/tutorials/xamppRead More →

Too bad that we can no longer plan weekend activities like we used to.  With the current back pain I’m dealing with, the husband decided that it’s best to minimize activities that entail long walks or long drives.  Sob. I wanted to bring my daughter to the zoo but we never managed to because of the errands that occupied our past weekends.  She’s learning animals from books and DVDs and it would be nice if she’d see them all in person.  She knows a fair bit of zoo animals and for sure she’ll squeal in delight if she sees a real life giraffe, zebra, turtleRead More →

It’s another exciting time for WordPress users.  Release 2.8 is out and some users out there (like me) has an interesting story to share about our upgrade experience. I have a total of six blogs.  Five of them were successfully upgraded to the new version using the one-click install (or upgrade) function.  But for some reason, the function didn’t work on my personal blog (yep, my main blog of all blogs).  As soon as I refreshed my browser, my blog went kaput!  I waited for a couple of minutes but nothing happened. Then I tried to log in to the admin panel but even theRead More →

Since last week, I spent about an hour a day at least to search for a wordpress theme to replace what I have on my other blog.  I almost gave up yesterday when I saw HappyBlogDesign.  What I like most about the site is that, it’s not a typical repository of templates but only those that are really good (both in the coding and design) are included in the list.  It’s a matter of choosing what fits your liking rather than  spending extra time testing the theme and making sure that the codes work.  Thanks Ms Fath, the Malaysian lady behind the wonderful WP ThemeRead More →