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About the Unhelpful Blog

The Unhelpful Blog is generally unhelpful to most people but helpful and faithful to its creator, the Unhelpful Blogger also known as Internaut Inday (a personal blogger in the late ’90s before the term ‘blogger’ was even popularized), her family and friends (who might find some of the things here nostalgic and a celebration of our youth -LOL- plus a few snaps of the late ‘90s and early 2000’s internet scene in the Philippines).

The Unhelpful Blog also aims to be not frequently updated as its unhelpful creator cannot help herself find a regular time updating the Unhelpful Blog. The Unhelpful Blog takes pride in bringing generally unhelpful original content (unless otherwise specified) written with unhelpfully biased views. That being said, posts that are to be found here would mostly be personal, generally unhelpful, but if you do find some of them helpful (some of my posts on web/UI/apps) please do recommend them.
 

History

The creator of the unhelpful blog, Inday, used to have a personal site and blog (before the term blog was popularized, I am not exagerrating, this is the truth — 1998!) manually coded,  using Pico, eventually coded on power text editors (before CSS 1.0 was widely used), and then Dreamweaver,  and coded in php and aspx before WordPress was born.

 

The Unhelpful Blog author, aka INDAY in the early 2000’s posing with her Pentium III desktop with a Viewsonic 800×600 monitor (with ICQ, Internet Explorer on), her trusty 2kg Dell Inspiron, an Epson printer, and a Fuji scanner. Stacked underneath the computer table is her first love, a Pentium 2 DX machine with 8GB hard disk and 16MB of ram.). In the background are her awards from the 1998-2000 Philippine Web Awards.

Her personal sites (from Indayworks.com, then LuvKoSiInday.com, IndayXP,  Inday.heyey.com) were kind of helpful in an entertaining way, a bit popular in the Philippines and a few netizens outside the Philippines,  that they won awards.  The personal sites had a LOT of webcam selfies (before the term ‘selfie’ was even used) which people somehow liked (At 0.3 to 1megapixel yes haha!).

Inday met many people via her personal sites, several of them fellow web developers and designers. Site visitors kept asking Inday and her friends, wanting to be their friends too, so one of them coined the term Barangay Inday — (the term ‘Barangay’ defined here ). The sites eventually even had their own messageboards where people log on and ask questions from Inday and Barangay Inday friends,  a guestbook (that obviously crashed, provided by a service that went out of business after the dotcom bust, gbook.nu).

 

Some Barangay Inday members at the 3rd Philippine Web Awards. Missing members not able to attend: Jayadewa, Marie, Kung Pao, Dessyang, Joseph, and the rest of the people in the Barangay messageboards who wanted to go(!).

In a sense the old personal site(s) had definition of first-generation true ‘followers’– there was no RSS feed available for visitors to keep abreast of site posts, but the followers kept visiting and posting on the message boards (those weren’t spam, spammers haven’t perfected the technology yet hehehe), and even wanting to meet up with the rest of the Barangay members.

Years later, when social networking sites were born, Inday and her friends used those to keep in touch instead. Anyway to stop blabbering — this Unhelpful Blog contains many of the old content from the old personal sites. Many of them won’t really make sense to you guys now, but they do to us, 90s kids.

 

The Unhelpful Team

The Unhelpful Blog only has 1 unhelpful team consisting of  1 unhelpful creator (the Unhelpful Blog Author herself) who has problems with personal time management, hence the infrequent updates. If you wish to contact the team there is no way to do so. You can try to leave comments though or tweet her over Twitter.

 

Advertising

The Unhelpful Blog does not have enough page views nor unique visitors to help you reach your market. But if you still want to advertise, please note that the Unhelpful Blog only accepts unhelpful advertising that are not illegal, derogatory, or posting threats to mankind and the rest of the universe and the unobserved multiverses.

 

Contact

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Thanks!

The Unhelpful Blog creator would like to thank you from the bottom of its creator’s unhelpful heart if you’ve read up to this part of the page. Thanks for dropping by, you are the world. ❤️

 


 

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