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Unveiling of upibalon.com in Naga City

August 15, 2008

The UP Ibalon Bicol headed by Butch Robredo met at Bob Marlin’s in Naga City, Philippines on August 8, 2008 to unveil its improved, user-friendly site: www.upibalon.com developed by Dr. Andy Gimpaya.

The attendees were: Butch Robredo, Ann Mariano, Waying Manlañgit-Tam, Sieg Borromeo-Bulaong and husband, Dulce Bernardo-Dionisio, Alaine Alberto-Fornoles, Jun Olin, Totoy Badiola, Dan Daz, May Velasco-Yorobe, and Andy Gimpaya.

Here are Dan Daz’ photos of the event:

Dr. Andy Gimpaya presents www.upibalon.com, the UP Ibalon Web Community’s flagship in the Web.

Upibalon.com is a full-feature Web 2.0 site and shall also host as sub-domains the UPCAT Resources Site and the UPCAT Support Forum. Special domain shall also be donated to the mother organization in UP Diliman and to members who request their own sub-domain. This blog site (UP Ibalon Bicol) shall remain in its own domain, www.upibalonbicol.com.















The photo may also be viewed and downloaded in the link below:
http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/upibalonbicol/spnew

Blogging tip: Spruce up your blog with picture collage

March 29, 2008

[This article, I believe, tackles general interest topic so I lifted it from my personal blog.]

Picasa is a light-weight graphic application that Google offers as a free download. Picture collage creation is one of its coolest features.

How do we produce these effects? Incredibly easy. Moments after you install Picasa, it will find all the pictures, and some supported video files too, in your hard drives and immediate network, including long lost pictures whose locations you have lost track of long ago. The pictures shall be organized in folders for your effortless access. In Picasa’s application interface, CTRL + select the pictures you like to include then click Picture Collage from Picasa’s Create menu. You will immediately see the preview of your collage. When satisfied with your creation, save the composite picture as graphic file.

You may select from any of the four options for your final collage output: picture pile, picture grid, contact sheet and multi-exposure. You may choose white, gray or black for background color of your collage, or you may set the farthest picture as your background graphic.

Download your free Picasa here to explore its other features. Very soon you will start posting professional-looking graphics to spruce up your blog.