Welcome to The Four-eyed Journal

jrocas_profileKamusta? That means “Hello, how are you?” in Filipino. I’m Julius Rocas, you can call me Jhay, and I write the Four-eyed Journal.

This is my pseudo-personal blog where I share my thoughts, experiences, insights, helpful tips and occasional rants about technology, the web, health news or issues and even politics with the aim of contributing to people’s understanding and appreciation of these topics and how they could improve their lives with it. It may seem to sound a lot and a bit chaotic, blame this on my inter-disciplinary training, but this is how I like to look at things: from different perspectives so that we would know how to best approach such things when the time comes.

My other interests include history, philosophy, governance and politics, theater arts, indigenous/ethnic music, film and photography, books and Japanese anime.

I started blogging back in November of 2005. In June of 2006 I was blessed with this cool .com.ph domain for free in recognition of my positive blogging potential, keeping faithful to my mission of helping people understand and appreciate the web, technology, health and biology.

In a nutshell, here are the things I do

  • Writer/Researcher for various fields like biotechnology, environment, health sciences, history and social sciences.
  • Trainer for leadership, team-building seminars, organizational development and performing arts workshops.
  • Consultant – organizational planning and development, policy and strategy making and evaluation.
  • Advocacy and social engineering.
  • Community service and development.

ProBlogging Stints

At present I’m write/contribute for the following online publications:

Global Voices Online – an international community of bloggers who report on blogs and citizen media from around the world. You can read my author page to read my columns.

Indyposted.com – a news portal serving quick-to-read news for busy people.

Additionally, you can view my online profile/resume via my LinkedIn profile.

If you need help in setting up your own blog, customizing a theme, fixing or upgrading your blog and you think I’m just the guy for the job, do get in touch and I’ll do my best to help you out.

You can also connect with me on the following social media sites: Facebook, Twitter and StumbleUpon. You could find the neat stuff I found on the web on my del.icio.us page.

The articles and content in this blog can be browsed in the Archives and are governed by a License and Privacy policy you could read below. You could stay up to date and receive the latest articles via RSS simply by clicking on the The Four-eyed Journal Feed using the feed reader of your choice.

Alternately, you can click here to receive updates via e-mail.

Lastly, your comments, questions, feedback and other concerns regarding the articles are very much welcomed and appreciated, the comment forms are always open at the end of each article. Otherwise, should you want a more private connection, you could reach me via e-mail tru this addresses:

  • jhayrocas At gmail Dot com
  • jhay At jrocas Dot com Dot ph

You could also use this online Contact Form. Read on to learn about my licensing and disclosure policies.

Licensing Policy

Alright, the basics, all of the original works or content in this blog are my properties (eg. articles, photos, videos, audio, illustrations etc.) except for the ones that are not mine originally. Those works and contents came from other sources, authors, contributors etc and I do my utmost best to identify and give them due credit.

I expect the same courtesy and respect from you, just so you decide to use, quote or cite my original works or content for your own. Don’t worry though, because I won’t be too harsh on you.

This site is protected under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license which means the following:

Creative Commons License

You are free:

  • to Share to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to Remix to adapt the work

Under the following conditions:

  • Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • Noncommercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
  • Share Alike. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of the original works contained in this blog. The best way to do this is with a link to this web page.

Any of these conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.

Nothing in this license impairs or restricts the author’s moral rights.

All the views I expressed and will express here in this site are my personal opinions unless I clearly and expressly state the otherwise.

All comments are the properties of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect my own opinion.

Lastly, all collected information from visitors such as e-mails and other personal or private information are protected and kept private by me and I will never hand them out to anyone else without informing or obtaining permission from the respective concerned visitor/user/individual. You could read my full Privacy Policy here.

Comment Policy

I allow and encourage a healthy and open discussion in the comments thread in every article posted, however just to set things straight, I subscribe to The Blog Herald Comment Policy in spirit and as adopted below:

Only first-time comments are pre-moderated. All kinds of thoughts, supportive, dissenting, critical or otherwise are welcome in this blog.

I do not delete or censor comments unless they have content that:

  • is abusive
  • is off-topic
  • contains ad-hominem attacks
  • promotes hate of any kind
  • uses excessively foul language
  • is blatantly spam
  • links to pornography sites

Comments written in unintelligible grammar and spelling will be edited to clarify the message. The comment author would be notified in such cases.

All comments are filtered through spam filtering technology; the kind that is used in this blog varies over time, but at present, Akismet is being used. The spam-filtering technology isn’t perfect, and from time to time it flags legitimate comments (false positives).

If you find that your comment isn’t immediately showing up, it may have been erroneously flagged as spam. Please contact the me to follow up on the status of your comment if it hasn’t shown up after 24 hours and I’ll will do our best to sort it out.

Disclaimer on Comments (as adopted from racoma.com.ph)

All comments made by third parties on this site are considered copyright by their respective authors.

This site and its author is not liable for comments made by third parties. We do our best to keep the comment threads clear from potentially harmful content, as long as it is within the above-cited comment policy.