Thursday, February 28, 2008

How Much Are You?

Before your mind starts wandering, let me start off with this: Have you ever wondered about your website's worth? Naks! HAHA! I personally haven't until I found out about this site in the internet:

According to them, they calculate a website's worth via checking the backlinks, from which they make their estimate. Oh well...whatever that means. Hehehe...I just got curious and checked out my site's worth. According to them, it's $378.00...not much if you compare it to some of the popular sites around (I checked out Ms. Noemi's website and her's is worth a whopping $473,047.00 as of this writing!Ü) but at least i'm getting my fair share of viewers (as I would like to think...hahaha!).

According to them, they compute the site's worth daily so I guess we'll see the numbers below increase (or decrease? hehehe...) as the days go by.

For more info on Website Worth, see this link. Enjoy!Ü

This website is worth

What is your website worth?

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Yahoo! Messenger Skins

Tired of your old YM Skins? Then listen up!

I found this site: while searching for the old YM alerts sounds (I am NOT a fan of the alerts of YM V.8) and decided to click on their Yahoo! Messenger Skins link and in an instant, I was brought to a world (well, a webpage actually) where I've never gone before. A world where different and interesting YM skins abound! And I realized, I've been living under a rock all these time (in terms of Yahoo! Messenger, at least) because right before my very eyes are skins I've never even imagined before! And here I was thinking that I was just limited to the plain old Classic, Maverick Blue, Indigo, etc. that Yahoo! has to offer. But I was wrong. Extremely wrong!

So, I decided to download WackyB's Cupid skin first mainly because it's pink and it's REALLY pink. So I gave it a shot. Downloaded it, scanned it with my antivirus, ran the EXE file, then excitedly changed my YM's skin to the newly downloaded WackyB Cupid skin. Then lo and was like being in Candy Land or it's equivalent (for a preview, click on this link). It's so cute with the little heart and a little cupid smiley on the side. It's what every girly-girl would love as a YM skin! HAHAHA! Guys, don't fret though. They also have other skins that would definitely suit your taste. I've actually downloaded quite a few already but i'm sticking with WackyB's Cupid skin first until I get tired and decide to change to a new one.

So, what are you waiting for? Download some new YM skins now and make the world a better place (well, not really...hahaha!Ü). But before I end this, let me give a shout out to those who made the YM skins: You rock, guys! All the work you've put into these skins are very much appreciated! I, and all those using the skins you've created, salute you! Kudos!Ü

NOTE: All the skins posted in the WackyB webpage are compatible with Yahoo! Messenger versions 6 to 8.1.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Coffee Jelly Galore - Part 2

Since I've established in one of my previous entries that I'm a coffee jelly (and 3-in-1 coffee) addict (Coffee Jelly Galore and Piolo in the Morning), I might as well continue that article with some of the other coffee jelly drinks i've tried so far in the market after having written that article 2006. So, here it goes...Ü

(1) Brownies Unlimited's Coffee Jelly Frostee

  • The coffee part is masarap! If i'm not mistaken, this is made of Nescafe's iced coffee freeze with just coffee jelly added to it.
  • The jelly is OK but not comparable to that of Starbucks (which I believe has the best jelly among those that i've tried). Their jelly is probably the one that comes from the can which I've seen is being sold at supermarkets.
  • Very much affordable that's why a visit at SM Makati is never complete without me buying this drink (Actually, if I just need an iced coffee fix without the jelly, also known as Nescafe Coffee Freeze, I just have to walk from my office to the Quickstop store nearby and get my coffee freeze fix sans the jelly. Still yummy but would definitely be better if there's coffee jelly in it.Ü)

(2) UCC Park Cafe's Coffee Jelly

  • The coffee jelly drink is not sweet. My friend even had to add sugar to her drink, though I didn't since the coffee's not strong, it's really just not sweet.
  • There was just probably around 10 coffee jellies in it (OK, OK, I didn't count...but it was a very small amount, not what I expected and not what I've grown used to in the coffee jelly drinks I've had before)
  • It didn't get my money's worth (although I can't remember now how much it is)

(3) Figaro's Coffee Jelly Float @ P125

  • The coffee is STRONG!
  • Has, what I believe is, vanilla ice cream on top, that even if I already mixed-it up well, you can still taste the very, very strong coffee flavor in the drink.
  • The jelly is not makunat and rather bland, which was such a bummer.
  • Same as #2...wasn't satisfied with it.
(4) Quickly's Coffee Jelly @ P65

  • Makunat yung jelly, yummy! Needless to say, I loved the jelly, especially after having tasted the last two entries above.
  • Love the pearls (black sago) that came with it! Goes very well with the jelly.
  • This will definitely be another alternative aside from my usual (and what used to be my all-time-favorite) STI or Super Taro Ice Ü
(5) Tokyo Cafe's Symphony @ P126

  • It's actually a mix of coffee jelly, chocolate whipped cream, whipped cream, iced coffee, and vanilla ice cream all in one!
  • Very yummy! The jelly is makunat and they even gave us extra jelly in a separate cup (actually, my friend and I were quite unsure if it really comes with the extra coffee jelly or they just placed that cup on our table by mistake...hihihi...well I guess I'll know for sure the next time I order this)
  • Definitely worthit! Will be going back for more!
So, I guess that's all for now guys! 'Til I get to taste some more coffee jelly in the market! Ciao!Ü

Saturday, February 02, 2008

I've discovered yet another site that will let you turn any picture into a magazine cover! Cool, huh?!?!!! It's I actually had fun tinkering around! The only downside is that there are just 14 magazine covers to choose from as of press time. But don't yah worry...the site says Choose from 14 different magazines - more added all the time! So I guess they'll have more options to choose from soon! I can't wait!!!Ü Oh, and one more thing...their site doesn't offer moving the picture once uploaded so that you can position it better in the magazine cover you've any editing must be done outside using whatever tool you have (Photoshop, perhaps?). But what's nice about it is that the site doesn't take long to upload your picture so you can immediately see what the effect of the picture is on the magazine and then just adjust it accordingly in the photo tool you're using.

Once you've uploaded the picture, the next thing to do is to choose what magazine cover you want for your pic! My personal favorites are Cosmopolitan and Seventeen (seeing as these are magazines that I actuallyl read Ü). Then after choosing, the site will be asking you if you want it in Small or Medium size (I wonder what happened to Large?!???). I've always chosen the Medium option since the Small one might be too tiny.

When you've gotten this far, you have quite a few options of how to share your picture: (1) by Quick Post to some of the partner sites they have like Friendster, Blogger, MySpace, Multiply, Wordpress, etc...(2) by Copying the Code that they'll be providing...and (3) by right-clicking on the picture itself then selecting Save Picture or Image As. I've always done Option 3 so that I have a copy of the picture itself. What's not so nice about it is that the personalized magazine cover is just 397x514 in dimension. So it's really not that big, but I guess OK enough to see who's on the cover.Ü

You actually have an option of letting the world vote on your personalized magazine cover by ticking the Let others view and vote on my magazine! at the end of the entire process.Ü Then if you have time, you can actually browse through some of the posted magazine covers then and vote if you like them or hate them! HAHAHA!

Well, to end this, I'll just leave you with some of the magazine covers i've done so far. Hope you enjoy viewing the 'zines!Ü