Apple: AirPods, iPhones and no jack - 3.5mm audio jack

The people (or should I say, the apple fandom) has spoken, the new iPhone 7 is here and it is revolutionary. Wireless earphones and a non-existent audio jack - go wireless, or go home that's it. The people (or should I say, the apple fandom) has spoken, the new iPhone 7 is here and it is revolution…

The people (or should I say, the apple fandom) has spoken, the new iPhone 7 is here and it is revolutionary. Wireless earphones and a non-existent audio jack - go wireless, or go home that's it. The …

The people (or should I say, the apple fandom) has spoken, the new iPhone 7 is here and it is revol…

 

This Week Today by the Clueless Spectator #20160625

The Clueless Spectator here, reporting live from my living room. Here is a recap of the things that happened, discovered, uncovered, understood and was surpised from - by me - this week. The Clueless Spectator here, reporting live from my living room. Here is a recap of the things that happened, di…

The Clueless Spectator here, reporting live from my living room. Here is a recap of the things that happened, discovered, uncovered, understood and was surpised from - by me - this week. The Clueless…

The Clueless Spectator here, reporting live from my living room. Here is a recap of the things that…

 

New Leaders of The Republic of The Philippines Proclaimed by Congress

On Monday afternoon, May 30th 2016, the congress proclamined Davao City Mayor Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte and Camarines Sur Representative Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo as the next president and vice president of the country, respectively. (Image courtesy of GMA News Online) On Monday afternoon, Ma…

On Monday afternoon, May 30th 2016, the congress proclamined Davao City Mayor Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte and Camarines Sur Representative Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo as the next president and vice presid…

On Monday afternoon, May 30th 2016, the congress proclamined Davao City Mayor Rodrigo "Rody" Dutert…

 

Incredible Wireless Data Transmission That Could Be An Alternative To Fiber Optics

Strides on improving data transfer rates on cable connected devices are whats hot right now like USB 3.0, USB Type-C, Lightning adapter, Fiber Optics. But, here comes a news that breaks down that trend. (Image from iaf.fraunhofer.de - Photo Jörg Eisenbeis, KIT) Strides on improving data transfer…

Strides on improving data transfer rates on cable connected devices are whats hot right now like USB 3.0, USB Type-C, Lightning adapter, Fiber Optics. But, here comes a news that breaks down that tre…

Strides on improving data transfer rates on cable connected devices are whats hot right now like US…

 

Google Project Ara: Realization of a Modular Device

Project Ara is here, and its going to rock your world. Project Ara is here, and its going to rock your world. This mobile device from Google has shown us what is possible with a modular device, and its actually not just a phone but something entirely. Project Ara is a new modular comput…

Project Ara is here, and its going to rock your world. Project Ara is here, and its going to rock your world. This mobile device from Google has shown us what is possible with a modular device…

Project Ara is here, and its going to rock your world. Project Ara is here, and its going to ro…

 

Voltron: Legendary Defender With Legendary Official Trailer

The legendary lion robot has come! Feast your eyes on the official trailer. The legendary lion robot has come! Feast your eyes on the official trailer. Voltron: Legendary Defender comes to us via Netflix on June 10. It will debut with a special hour-long origin story called "The Rise of Volt…

The legendary lion robot has come! Feast your eyes on the official trailer. The legendary lion robot has come! Feast your eyes on the official trailer. Voltron: Legendary Defender comes to us …

The legendary lion robot has come! Feast your eyes on the official trailer. The legendary lion …

 

Manufacturers Are Starting To Drop Support For The 3.5mm Audio Connector

Starting with a few instances of mobile devices last year, USB Type C is becoming a go-to for a superior connector option. (header image courtesy of theverge.com) Starting with a few instances of mobile devices last year, USB Type C is becoming a go-to for a superior connector option. The 3.5…

Starting with a few instances of mobile devices last year, USB Type C is becoming a go-to for a superior connector option. (header image courtesy of theverge.com) Starting with a few instances of …

Starting with a few instances of mobile devices last year, USB Type C is becoming a go-to for a sup…

 

Philippines: Going Deep Into The COMELEC Security Breach

Hiding behind closed doors... except that, its not locked. (header image courtesy of rappler.com) Hiding behind closed doors... except that, its not locked. Regarding an article from Rappler, which summarized an analysis of the leaked data from the COMELEC website, we find out that the databa…

Hiding behind closed doors... except that, its not locked. (header image courtesy of rappler.com) Hiding behind closed doors... except that, its not locked. Regarding an article from Rappler, w…

Hiding behind closed doors... except that, its not locked. (header image courtesy of rappler.com) …

 

Power Rangers: Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa

Squee's and scream's reverberate from my inner thoughts as I see a photo of Elizabeth Bank as Rita Repulsa. Squee's and scream's reverberate from my inner thoughts as I see a photo of Elizabeth Bank as Rita Repulsa. My 90's nostalgia meter just hit an all time high for the past 2 months with thi…

Squee's and scream's reverberate from my inner thoughts as I see a photo of Elizabeth Bank as Rita Repulsa. Squee's and scream's reverberate from my inner thoughts as I see a photo of Elizabeth Bank …

Squee's and scream's reverberate from my inner thoughts as I see a photo of Elizabeth Bank as Rita …

 

Super Thin Rollable Concept Display By LG

More instances of portability require technology to be easily handled. More instances of portability require technology to be easily handled. As the further advancement of technology strengthens our capacity to cosume more information, right now the issue is how easy and accessible those inf…

More instances of portability require technology to be easily handled. More instances of portability require technology to be easily handled. As the further advancement of technology strengthe…

More instances of portability require technology to be easily handled. More instances of portab…

Nuts and Bolts: How To Tame The Beast That Is Bolt.cm READ NOW

The header image c/o the official Bolt.cm site.

I've been reading on other lightweight CMS alternatives, and recently come across a slew of bizzare and totally under appreciated CMS softwares. Forget about WordPress, Symfony CMF, Movable Type, Pimcore, TYPO3 and other mind numbing CMS platforms that require you to delve into a huge slew of documentation and manuals. In this series of posts I am going to discuss what I learned.

For the first topic, I am going to introduce Bolt - a lightweight Silex based CMS. It boasts an easy to use administrator platform, a lightweight framework, a powerful configuration module, themeable design and extensible core functions. As I've worked with Symfony for half of my professional career it was easy for me to understand Bolt. Using composer to initialize the project is a perk in itself, although you can try other installation options, trying Bolt with composer made my day.

$> git clone git://github,com/bolt/bolt.git bolt
$> cd bolt
$> git checkout v2.2.20
$> url -s http://getcomposer.org/installer | php
$> php composer.phar install

With composer, everything comes together like a can of pork and beans (heh). Installation and project initialization is easy and the administrator is jam-packed with configuration options.

Of course, every tool has its problems be it file management, theme/frontend development, user hierarchy issues, or content editor options. So here are what I've come across as my personal issues with Bolt.

Cons:

  1. Internationalization for content is not possible (yet?)
  2. Confusing directory structure (still having problems with using a different directory for the dispatcher - index.php & .htaccess together with the themes)
  3. Small selection of extensions (Bolt's term for plugins)
  4. Backend customization / branding is inaccessible or not easy to create customizations

All in all, you should try Bolt and with the advent of version 3.0 I hope many concerns are patched up.

P.S.: This site is powered by Bolt.cm, so you can understand that I've delved deep into Bolt, but I still want to know more and hopefully be able to try version 3.0 ASAP.

P.S.: Although not yet a full-fledge tutorial, this is my first attempt at creating one, please consider leaving a comment on how... lacking my post is. :D

Ino Monares
Ino Monares

A 28 y/o all-around handyman, an aspiring amateur cook and a professional Online Software Developer that has been up and around the web.

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