Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pre-Halloween Craze at Informatics -Fairview Campus

While some students are having their pre-halloween parties, break and vacation, the students at Informatics- Fairview Campus took real effort and time before their break to attend a three-hour Talknology on Linux, F/OSS and KahelOS with 8layer's Deng Silorio and Meric Mara.

Deng, Meric, the Teachers and Informatics students had so much fun that three-hours is not enough to discuss and share the beauty and philosophy of the technology.

The students were attentive, the speakers enjoyed the discussion and the teachers gained a perspective on how students can be more with the trends and technologies that abound each day.

Friday, October 21, 2011

ANC Future Perfect: Software Freedom Day

Open Source is Now, it's not the Future. Perfect! Mabuhay ang Team!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Featured Short Movie: Internet Story [Video]

Internet Story from Adam Butcher on Vimeo.

R.I.P dmr

It’s hard to pick out words to pertain to great minds, great people, incomparable talent and genius. Simply, IT world will miss you a great deal Sir, Dennis Ritchie.

Another really sad news for the IT world is that Steve Job’s hero, the Co-Author and Co-Developer of the C Language and Unix has also passed away.

Our hats off and salute to Sir Denis Macalistair Ritchie, the father of C Language (which runs our computers).

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Happy World Teachers' Day!

Happy are those who use and benefit from F/OSS

It is not about the technology. Technology is just a tool and yes, the technology is not the end but a means.... F/OSS success is magnified by hard work, passion and dedication. In our case it is about learning, sharing, nurturing and building, for others to build upon and be made available for use... to encourage critical thinking and be self-reliant... to foster nationalism, identity and economic viability.

Definitely, using and learning F/OSS is not a step back rather opening oneself, an organization and the country to fossibilities that only we can contain or restrain and while proprietary software has a pricey tag, the gift of knowing the end of utilizing F/OSS, is priceless.

Saturday, October 01, 2011


What Linux managed to imprint and instill in the minds and hearts of Linux users then and now is the concept of “new and fresh” even after 20 years. Yes, it’s the 20th year of Linux and there is nothing left to do but be grateful and celebrate how this noble yet magnanimous spark that led to that “big bang of sorts” of innovations and wonders.

Fresh ideas and innovation manifested by a handful thousands of distros contributed and developed by the community all around the world that even Linus Torvalds himself would have never imagined on his own.

At our 8OHQ, the Celebration of the Linux Day- 20th Year gave way also to the launching of the KahelOS LiveCD Edition fresh from the KahelOS Lab and the introduction of the new KahelOS mascot, the Tarsier.

Apart from Meric and Jasper’s sharing of this Filipino Distro, there were also presentations on linux updates, linux development and on mobile as well. The Linux timelines and package management concepts were likewise discussed.

It was a rainy but fruitful afternoon for some IT students of WCST and PUP as linux experts and pratitioners provided them with useful and meaningful insights to arm them not only in while they are still students but when they graduate and stand before the real world.

Fun games and fun singing time awaited the student attendees while Linux day and KahelOS button pins have been distributed while sharing snacks and laughter too. With these kinds of event, it is fun to meet new people and friends too… to add to your FB roster of acquaintances. :-)

Special Thanks and Credits

West Capitol School of Technology for hosting and supporting this year’s Linux Event with 8layer and KahelOS team.

Our appreciation and thanks to Mr. Daniel Escasa, Mr. Lawrz Libo-on, Mr.Macoy Mejia, Mr. James Milo, Mr.Bheng Avila,Mr. Aleck Rivera and to Ms. Katrine Decano, one of our recent OJT’s who shared what she acquired at 8layer.

KahelOS Community and Team 8liens for the Food and Freebies and sharing their time and skills for the success of the event.