Sunday, June 22, 2008

Small actions vs. Big Actions

I will be reformatting my hard drive soon and instead of deleting some quotes, I'd rather share it with you.

"Don’t ever let anyone tell you that something is too competitive. Once you subtract the people who don’t work very hard, or the people who aren’t as good as you, your competition shrinks dramatically."


"I view my life in a way … I'll explain it to you, OK? The greatest thing about tomorrow is, I will be better than I am today. And that's how I look at my life. I will be better as a golfer, I will be better as a person, I will be better as a father, I will be a better husband, I will be better as a friend. That's the beauty of tomorrow. There is no such thing as a setback. The lessons I learn today I will apply tomorrow, and I will be better."


"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."


So there, and instead of just marveling at these quotes do something with them as I did today, maybe not that dramatic but small actions are part of big actions. I remember Michael Jordan saying that his average of 32 points per game in his pro season was not just looking at making 32 points per game but 8 points per quarter , now that's manageable.

Just do it. :)

Saturday, June 21, 2008

We had a bang at the CSS workshop

The CSS training and workshop that I conducted at NCC - National Computer Center was successful thanks to the help of NCC, NCDA and PWAG. Special mention goes for Mam Grace Amberong, Miss Nelia De Jesus and PWAG president Jojo Esposa. The participants was also very interactive and asked a lot of questions which signified their interest.

Participants came all the way from Bacolod (Rebie Relator), Aringay (Elvira PAjo), Bicol University (Jose Michael Appan) and from Phil Rice Institute in Nueva Ecija (Marlon Velayo and Arturo Arocena). Food was great and I still had time to do some card magic (yes, magic!) at the end of the the course.

Web Accessibility was promoted by Jojo Esposa and all participants were willing to be part of the solution after his talk, meaning they all want to make their sites aceessible after they learned about it.

Photos are available at at my picasa website

Monday, June 02, 2008

CSS Training at NCC (National Computer Center)

CSS training and workshop is brought to you in partnership with NCC (National Computer Center), NCDA (National Council for Disability affairs) and PWAG (Philippine Web Accessibility Group)

Course: CSS training (Basic and Advanced)
Schedule: June 19 & 20 (Thursday and Friday)
Venue: NCC (National Computer Center) at UP Diliman, Quezon City

There are only 15 slots for this course.

What you will get;

• 2 days intensive training course on CSS
• Open source tools for CSS development
• Hands on training, every student will have his own PC
• A portable web development office in your USB stick (all open source, and free!)
• Certificates for the training duly signed by trainer, PWAG and NCC
• FREE Book - "Basic Web Accessibility Guide for Filipinos"
• FREE lecture on Web Accessibility by Jojo Esposa (author of the book)
• lunch and snacks for 2 days
• handouts of the workshop

Course Fee: 4,000 for 2 days (whole course)
DISCOUNT for PWAG members: 20%
Course fee for PWAg members: P3,200 for 2 days (whole course)

Registration starts on May 30, 2008. Firstcome, first serve basis.
Last day for registration is June 16, 2008

Payment will be made payable thru Metrobank.
Account Number: 349-3349797349
Account Name: Reynaldo Mendoza,Jr.
Account Type: Savings

After payment pls email (scan or photo) the deposit slip to reymendoza@gmail.com We will then send you an email and/or call/text confirming your slot.

We will also send you a pdf version or original receipt.We will give you the original receipt (hard copy) on June 19, 2008