Wednesday, February 16, 2005


Slowly but surely!

Slowly but surely NEW Bayanihan's website is moving to a real professional web system! The main page is even more automated! It is hard to tell from a user's perspective but believe me it is, it contains even less hardcoded material and more database retrieval.

Quicklinks (the links on the left side) are now automated and so too are the headlines.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005



One of the projects NEW Bayanihan is working on is the UST-Singers in 2006. One of my brainstorms is to create promotional CDs to distribute with promotional packets. Each CD would be themed and would contain no more than three songs. Well the CDs are copyrighted material and as such we need to secure permission and terms to do this.

I have been e-mailing the choir's official addresses and the director about this and am getting no response and the contacts we have with the choir have not had much more luck than I have had. Oh well keep on trying right!


Some more web-programming.

I spent some tonight working on programming the main NEW Bayanihan page. What I want to do is to automate the loading of the headlines. So when a headline is no longer appropriate it is rolled off. I would keep the information on the site, just it would move off to an archive page, so the headlines are fresh.

Tomorrow I am going to program the links on the left side as well. Pretty soon the index page will be all program and not a bit of static left in it.
This will make maintaining the pages easier.

Be looking for those changes probably within a week, but if I do it correctly no one should notice the difference.

Sunday, February 13, 2005


NEW Bayanihan Board of Director Meetings.

Are the first Monday of the month at the Appleton Public Library. Starting at 6:00 pm and ending around 7:15 pm. The meetings are open to the public and all interested parties are encouraged to attend. If you want an agenda or something placed on the agenda let a directory know.

Saturday, February 12, 2005


We are back!

Claudia and I have returned from our vacation. You can check out pictures from our trip over at: Blogger Beer.


Monday, February 07, 2005


Record Traffic!

On Sunday NEW Bayanihan's website set a record for traffic at 39 sessions!

This is NOT hits. Hits are an unreliable measure of traffic as Joe Webmaster can sit on his site and start hitting the refresh button time after time, or even write a program to do this. No, that 39 represents 39 different users, they came from a wide variety of references such as Boots and Sabers, Blogger Beer, search engines, etc etc etc!

Sunday, February 06, 2005


Out for a week!

Claudia, my brother, father, aunt, and myself are going to be out for one week. We will be going to Colorado to visit my cousin and we will ski two days at Monarch Pass. Hope to be able to post pix and blogs but am making no promises.

Also I hope I can find some time to create a PEN committee page or at least post some more pix. I have no idea what kind of connectivity I will have. Our cells are with us and we are on a nationwide calling plan so if you need to call just call! If I am on the slopes just leave a message!

Saturday, February 05, 2005


LUMPY Update.

Am working my contacts to find out the requirements for taking LUMPY on the road.

So far, I have a contact working to see what we need to do for festivals in the Eagle River area, the Green Bay area, and the Lakeshore. I have Appleton's requirements down pretty well.


This site!

I am going to try to post more regularly to this site. At first I was using primarily to boost our flagship site's search engine ratings, but it appears Google pays little heed to the blog sites. Not a bad thought.

Anyway Claudia and I are headed to a PEN wrap up meeting tonight. Will sit down with the rest of the PEN committee and get and give feedback about the event. Go over the positives and the negatives so on and so forth. Will be mentioning NEW Bayanihan and Project Lumpy. I am hoping aside from SHARP we can get another three people to become actively involved with NEW Bayanihan.

Haloscan commenting and trackback have been added to this blog.

Friday, February 04, 2005


The hit counter.

I added the hit counter to see if anyone is stopping by. I suppose the traffic on this blog is low, probably lower than it is over at But it will be interesting to see if there are viewers!

Do you like the hit counter graphic theme? Over at Blogger Beer I have something more patriotic but I feel the counter here fits the theme much better.


Thursday, February 03, 2005


UST-Singers pictures posted.

Finally! I posted the pictures from the UST-Singers concert this morning. It was quite a bit of work as I had to do a fair amount of programming to make the code I developed for Ruby's event general enough to handle pictures from any event. Then the testing and tweaking.

Check 'em out!

Wednesday, February 02, 2005


Announcing Project Lumpy!

Project LUMPY is going to commence this summer and its main focus is for fundraising both for the foundation and to generate operational funds for NEW Bayanihan.

Project LUMPY will create a very visible Filipino presence in the Fox Valley and will be "masarap"!

We need help for Project Lumpy, I would like to set up four teams of four-five people each. Each team would take one weekend a month to conduct project Lumpy and then at the end of the year be available for the finale of Project Lumpy (all teams would work that day). We need one cook/team, one leader/team and two-three volunteers who would assist with cooking, working with customers, and making sure the booth is clean and complies with all applicable rules and regulations.

Get in touch with myself for more information.

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