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2019 October

  • This is Metro Manila

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2019 February

  • Reddit PH: Software Dev Q&A

    I had some free time the other day so I randomly decided to post in the PH subreddit's regular afternoon random discussion thread, asking for questions about software development. I ended up typing some longish answers, I thought I'd copy them over to the blog in case anyone was interested. TBH I meant more like StackOverflow type questions with specific technical problems, but I ended up answering mostly career-related questions, which is fine, but disclaimer: I don't claim to be an expert, these are just my opinions on things. capybara_c0de: project/s junior devs should include in his/her portfolio? I've technical

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2018 February

  • Around four years ago (give or take a few days), one of my many Twitter interactions with Globe Telecom's CS account went a little bit viral due to them trying to justify their Fair Use Policy by calling 3% of their users "rotten bananas". Apparently I didn't bother writing on the blog about it back then, so I thought I'd do it now. View post on imgur.com The exchange went a tiny bit viral on social media, with friends telling me about people I don't know sharing the image of the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. (I'm not sure if

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2016 March

  • Sketching Daily

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2013 March

  • Scenes from a Quiz Night

    Wednesday, March 20, 7:56pm We were four of us walking down the barely lit passage on the side of the building. The guard had lazily pointed us to a large open door near the back of the building. The interior was a studio-type area and there was a group of three women dressed in white who had arrived ahead of us and we followed them up a narrow set of stairs to an elevated lounge area with chairs and tables. We recognized some of the faces already there so we knew we were in the right place. No, we weren't

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2008 April

  • Pasmado

    Pasmado is a term generally well-known among Filipinos. It refers to a condition of excessive sweating and/or trembling in the hands and/or feet. The concept is so well-known among Filipinos that it has developed several old wives' tales of its' own, such as the ever-popular solution of peeing on your hands first thing in the morning to get rid of the conditions. I am pasmado. Sometimes at least, especially when under stress or it's really, really humid. The reason I got to thinking about it was that I finally realized it was affecting the way I play in Magic tournaments.

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2008 February

  • Killer-killer

    During a recent out-of-town trip I observed that despite the abundance of digital entertainment available (what with all the NDS and PSP owners bringing the goods, not to mention some people bringing a Wii), some people still got together to play some face-to-face IRL games. I'm talking the types of games that are not easily translatable into digital format and will probably remain so for quite a while. One such game is known locally as "Killer-killer". Obviously a local name due to the Filipino's penchant for repeating words in a single term, I have no idea if it is known

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2004 November

  • My Eyeglasses Belong To The Sea

    In a fit of awe-inspiring common sense, I want swimming with my eyeglasses on. And, as expected when one makes such a gargantuan mistake, the Sea was aware of my folly. It sent its minions, one after another, to take my precious away from me. Again and again I bore their onslaught, as wave after wave came after me, yearning to knock me off my feet loosely planted upon the sandy earth some four and a half feet below water level. Finally, weary of the long battle, the Sea summons all its might. I did not see it coming, for

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