Facebook Timeline Business Cards by Moo

My 50-pcs. Facebook Timeline business cards by moo.com have just been delivered right at my door step Friday morning (January 28). I wasn’t expecting it will come true and moreover it was a surprise that it came earlier than what had been an estimate of moo.com that it will be delivered by 2nd week of February. By the way it’s FREE!

(Left: The 50-pcs. business cards are sealed in a box with a Facebook sticker. Right: The 12 designs based on my previous Timeline covers.)

(Left: The front under the cover is my name, title, and my media organization. Right: My favorite quote from Pres. Pnoy and under it are my facebook account address, contact numbers and email addresses.)

The cards are printed in London, England with materials taken from sustainable forest. Normally, the 50-card pack cost $15 inclusive of delivery to your door step. But i was able to grab the promotional launching of moo.com on Facebook and received my first box free.

Moo is an online stationery company that prints custom business cards, postcards, etc. Moo’s “Printfinity” prints the cards in a box of different designs. In the case of Facebook cards, the first 50 cover designs of your Timeline shall be printed separately.

Why a WordPress Paid Upgrade?

This blog is more than four years old. It underwent several face lifts using different themes offered free by various WordPress theme developers. But it never has a paid upgrade like premium theme, custom design, space upgrade, video press, and custom domain.

PREMIUM THEMES

I like the current theme of this blog–iTheme2 by Themify. It’s an Apple-inspired design which best fit for technology blog. For now, it’s the perfect choice for my blog after trying to wear several free themes in the past.

  

There are premium themes ranging $45-$100 per purchase. I opted not to spend a dime for a premium theme and just settled for an appropriate free themes several times.

CUSTOM DESIGN

Your free theme can still be optimized and you can also design your blog according to what you want by subscribing to a custom design upgrade. With the custom design upgrade, you can customize the fonts and have full control on how your blog should look according to the theme design. Custom design is for subscription at $30 per year.

SPACE UPGRADE

Any free wordpress.com blog like mine comes with a free 3-gigabyte storage for all uploaded files and images. The space can be increased with the space upgrade on subscription basis. WordPress has recently doubled the space upgrade on same subscription rate as shown in the table below. With the space upgrade you can already upload music aside from files and images directly to WordPress.

VIDEOPRESS

Your free wordpress.com blog doesn’t directly host video files. However, you can embed players from other free video sites on your blog. But sometimes external sites like YouTube remove the video without your knowledge and thus inconvenient to your readers. Subscribing to VideoPress @ $59.97 per year solves this problem. Watch the video for more:

CUSTOM DOMAIN

With custom domain upgrade you can choose a personalize URL for your blog like juntariman.me domain name instead of juntariman.wordpress.com for free WordPress blogs. The cost is $17 per year for registration and mapping. However, dot-me (.me) extension is worth $24 a year. Aside from what are enumerated in the note below, custom domain upgrade gives your blog a chance to be monetized through WordAds.


WordPress.com has also offered a promo bundle on upgrades @ $99 only that includes Custom Domain, VideoPress, 10GB Space Upgrade, Custom Design, and No Ads.

My choice of upgrades for my blog are the Custom Domain and Space Upgrade which give me the chance to monetize my blog and provide me an option to post direct audio player anywhere in my post.

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 77,000 times in 2011. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 3 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

ChatSend–Sending 2G of File on Facebook Chat

Jun is about to send you a file using ChatSend http://bit.ly/ShowMeFiles?3708000<— This message is appearing in the write box of the chat window as soon as you’re about to send/reply a chat message after installing ChatSend. It’s somewhat annoying since before you could type a word in a newly opened chat window, the message will first appear. Nevertheless, this app is cool and best alternative to email when sending a file.

ChatSend is an external add-on for Facebook chat that is used to send files up to 2GB within the chat window. The leftmost icon at the top of the Chat window will appear once ChatSend is installed.

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Android Phones Projecting Images and Videos to Laptop and Computer Screens by Wireless and no Bluetooth

I consider the title of this post kilometric. But i have no choice just to give you the idea of what this post is all about in a glance. YES! I really mean it. Viewing images and videos from any Android phones to bigger screens like PC, laptop, and even to projector screens is possible.

And believe it or not. It can be done wireless and without using bluetooth. You only need to connect your Android phone and your big screen to the same WiFi network. Using a small app (1.5M in size) called vscreens, downloadable free from Android market, images and videos from your phone can be viewed using a browser at the vscreens official web site.

The current version of the app is v1.5 and it requires Android 2.1 (Eclair) & up (Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice cream sandwich) to operate. The app is still at beta stage but reviews of it are already favorable due to its awesome result.

Here are the steps and screen shots of vscreens:

  

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