[Event] 5 years of Firefox in Manila avatar
ᜌᜓᜃᜒ (Yuki)
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Last Saturday, 21st of November 2009, the new Mozilla Philippines Community held their first event entitled “5 Years of Firefox in Manila!” Regnard Raquedan, the leader of Mozilla Philippines, was already halfway through his presentation when we arrived at the venue.

The venue was sponsored by the good people of Asian Institute of Management (AIM), across from Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Philippines. Allan Caeg of Ubuntu Philippines was also there as one of the organizers. After Regnard presented the history and growth of Firefox, as well as the official launch of Mozilla Philippines Community website, Globe Telecom followed and presented their latest product - Web2Mobile.

What is Web2Mobile? It is a Filipino-developed Firefox browser extension (or add-on) that will allow one to send text messages (SMS) and multi-media messages (MMS) without leaving their browser window. Cool eh? Maybe not because we have uLink and Chikka for our web-to-mobile needs.

This is how Olive Ruth Dag and J. Allen Santos, the UP students who developed the extension for the Globe Labs Summer of Code program made it stand-out:

  • Highlight any text on any website, right-click, and then hit ‘Send’. No need to copy and paste or re-typing everything
  • You can also send any images, be it a photo or any graphics from any website. Right-click on the image and simply hit ‘Send’

After the Globe presentation (good thing there was no Q&A session, I would have drilled the presenters with questions about their service), what followed was the raffle. For the first time I won - being unlucky with raffles… I got a Firefox ID lace, now two, which I’ll proudly use and keep.

It is good to be part of Free/Libre Open-Source Software (FLOSS/FOSS) communities. We may not be able to give back code or donate but through these events and communities, we are giving back something even though it is as small as showing our support by being simply being present and spreading the word.

Congratulations to the organizers of Five Years of Firefox in Manila and thank you to Mozilla for the freebies. Of course thanks goes to the sponsors as well - AIM for the venue and wi-fi, Globe Telecom for the food.

Photo gallery on Facebook.

Bloggers who attended:

Give Web2Mobile a try: Download the add-on here.

Visit the official community website at www.mozillaphilippines.org.


ᜌᜓᜃᜒ (Yuki ・ 雪亮)これが忘却の終わりではないなら、私は自分の人生がまさにこの日に終わるかのように毎日生きるでしょう。

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YOOki(柳紀 ・ 유기)クロニクル は、ᜌᜓᜃᜒ (Yuki ・ 雪亮) がカジュアルで個人的なブログに戻ったことです。 「YOOki」という名前は、YourOnly.One の頭字語と私のニックネーム ᜌᜓᜃᜒ (Yuki ・ 雪亮) のマッシュアップです。

興味深いことに、中国の伝説によると、「柳」(YOO)は古代中国の名前です。この名前の祖先は、舜という古代の賢者の王と密接に関連していました。韓国では、「유」(YOO)の血統の痕跡があります。 Xia、Han、Joseon王朝に。YuまたはYooという名前の所有者は慈善と勤勉さで評判がありました。1

それはまた、「柳」または「柳の木」の言葉でもあり、優雅または細いことを意味します。 そして、水域の近くに生えている木は、すべての人に継続的な栄養と資源を提供します。 それはまた、存在すること、油(油注ぎ(?))、そして単に「U」(あなた)として存在することを意味することもあります。

漢字「紀」(ki)は、記録し、訓練し、秩序を与えることを意味します。 ハングルに相当する「기」(気;技)は、エネルギー、精神、旗、そして期間を意味します。 また、動名詞または不定詞を作成するために使用される接尾辞でもあります。