Living with Liver Disease

Living with Liver Disease a blogsite for Sheldon Josh Earl Medina, born October 8, 2007, was born with a rare liver disease, Biliary Atresia, wherein the liver does not have ducts. As a result, bile is trapped in the liver, damaging it and scarring the liver cells. Biliary atresia is the single, most-common reason for liver transplant in children. The liver soon becomes cirrhotic and eventually malfunctions completely, normally within one year of birth, which will lead to the death of the patient. When the liver becomes cirrhotic, there is no other recourse but a liver transplant, if the patient is to survive.

Sheldon needs a liver transplant that would cost about Php 3 to 5 million. According to Sheldon’s father, they are now mobilizing the whole family, friends and relatives to help raise the fund for the operation since their family was financially distressed and exhausted from almost monthly hospital confinement of their son. They are also trying to raise fund for the operation from the charitable institutions and foundations they appealed for financial help.

BNS joins CCAP 2008

Celebrity Author and Life Coach Chinkee Tan with Bitstop's Jennifer Garcia

Bitstop Network Services, Inc. joins the Contact Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP) for this year’s annual conference and Expo 2008 at the SMX Convention Center.  Here are the pictures taken from the event.


Ensuring your website is ready for Internet Explorer 8

Consistent with our efforts to promote further interoperability across the Web, Microsoft will be releasing Internet Explorer 8 to render content in its most standards-compliant way by default.  Giving top priority to Web standards interoperability allows us to help web developers and designers drive toward the ideal of “write once, run anywhere”, freeing up more time to innovate rather than modify content for different browsers.  This commitment also addresses several development and design pain points from previous Internet Explorer releases.

However, browsing with this default setting may cause content written for previous versions of Internet Explorer to display differently than intended.  This creates a call to action for site owners to ensure their content will continue to display seamlessly in Internet Explorer 8.  As such, we have provided a meta-tag usable on a per-page or per-site level to maintain backwards compatibility with Internet Explorer 7.  Adding this tag instructs Internet Explorer 8 to render content like it did in Internet Explorer 7, without requiring any additional changes.

We are encouraging site administrators to get their sites ready now for broad adoption of Internet Explorer 8, as there will be a beta release in the third quarter of this year targeted for all consumers.  To learn more and get started, please follow the step-by-step instructions located at the following link: .

Additional Resources

The following links provide additional information you may find useful:

·         Internet Explorer 8 main site:

·         Internet Explorer Team Blog:

·         Internet Explorer Developer Center:

·         Internet Explorer 8 Readiness Toolkit (for web designers and developers):

·         Microsoft Interoperability Principles:


Blogging Handson Workshop

All Club members are invited to attend the forthcoming Blogging Hands-on Workshop.

Whether you are preparing a holiday season campaign or simply improving your website, I’m certain that this can be useful to your needs. Club SME members can send 1 representative while Corporate members can send 2 representatives.

Individual club members can attend a one-day (or two half-day) session. You can choose from this training series list at

Please confirm for food count purposes.

If you are not yet a member, sign-up now at

Event Info Host: Club
Type: Education – Workshop
Time and Place Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Alfox Internet Cafe
Street: Kamuning Road (corner EDSA)
City/Town: Quezon City, Philippines
Contact Info Phone: 09209508696

Avoiding Duplicate Titles

Most wordpress sites are now being penalized by Google because of the “Duplicate Title Tags” problem.  WordPress blogs will have the multiple links pointing to the same title tag in two locations a sample will look as follows:

To Google, this fact alone makes your site look spammy and it will delist the page and result in your site not being found in search engine results. So obviously, you need to correct this. An easy solution to avoid this duplicate title tag would be to use robots.txt file containing the following entries:
User-agent: Googlebot
Disallow: /*/trackback
Disallow: /*/feed
Disallow: /*/comments
Disallow: /*?*
Disallow: /*?
Disallow: /*page/*
User-agent: *
Disallow: /cgi-bin/
Disallow: /wp-admin/
Disallow: /wp-includes/
Disallow: /wp-contents/plugins/
Disallow: /wp-contents/themes/
Disallow: /trackback
Disallow: /comments
Disallow: /feed

Life Coach Motivational, is the official website of Filipino motivational speaker, Filipino entrepreneur, Filipino life coach, and Filipino corporate and lifestyle trainer Ferdinand “Chinkee” Tan.

Chinkee is into life coaching — supporting, encouraging, challenging, and guiding you towards your goals, you can – and will – achieve them in faster time and with less effort wasted.

If you would like to arrange for a free one-on-one meeting with Chinkee, you can visit his contact page within the website.

South Pacific Developement and Construction Services, inline with construction / fabrication / manufacturing services which include the building of structures for residential, commercial and industrial uses.

In the field of steel fabrication, its works include those of steel, stainless steel and other industrial materials. Such products belong to industrial plants, power transmission and telecommunication, infrastructure, agriculture, water systems and hydropower as well as home power needs.

Making your Website PCI Compliant

The Payment Card Industry (PCI)’s Data Security Standard is increasingly being demanded by tech savvy clients, so it is important that your hosting provider is able to offer PCI Compliant Hosting.

PCI Compliant Hosting providers have grown in importance as the scale of financial transactions are more and more being done online. At BNS we implement the major aspects of PCI standards to make these PCI standard hosting services. Both physical and logical barriers are in place to restrict access and secure data to only those individuals that are properly authenticated and authorized to access the servers.

We employ things like certificate based security, encrypted communications,  IP access control list, full audit entry logs and physical access control measures that employ biometrics.

How to make your website PCI Compliant?

Step 1: Find out the level of PCI Compliance needed:

  • Level 1: Merchants which process over 6 million annual transactions or have already suffered an attack resulting in compromised data·  
  • Level 2: Merchants which process between 150,000 to 6 million annual transactions
  • Level 3: Merchants which process between 20,000 and 150,000 annual transactions
  • Level 4: Merchants which process less than 20,000 annual transactions

The requirements for each level are:

  • Level 1: Annual on-site security audit and quarterly network security scan.
  • Level 2 and 3: Annual self assessment questionnaire and quarterly scan by an approved PCI scanning vendor
  • Level 4: No need to report compliance but must maintain compliance

Step 2: Engage a PCI approved scanning vender to have your Web site scanned for vulnerabilities.  Be sure to continue the scanning on a quarterly basis.

Step 3: Report your compliance by sending the PCI scan and self-assessment to your merchant bank.

If you want to know more about PCI standards:

PCI Security Standards

PCI Self Assessment


Feel free to contact us about your PCI compliant hosting requirements