Making a home

Recently I’ve been looking at “house and lot” real estate around the Metro. At most, the figure floating in our heads is around 8M-9M PHP. To loan that amount to a bank and to pay it off for 20 years I have to:

What do you wish you had known before you turned 40?

What do you wish you had known before you turned 40?

“Practice is the key to getting better at everything. Ignore the concept of innate talent or gift. People who are good are good because they spent a lot of time practicing.

"What is your stack?"

Rails, and all the Ruby ecosystem has to offer, coupled with Postgres.

Stargazing in Manila: How, Where, When, Who

I love the actuality of space. The thought that if you go up high enough, there’s a vast expanse beyond the sky. Back then, as a kid, this was the cause for majority of my daydreaming.

Aliens Sentry Gun UI

There’s a scene in the movie Aliens (1984) where the suspense was building up due to the impending fact that a large pack of extra-terrestrial man-slayers were coming to give the heroes a lot of violent hugs and brutal kisses.

On building side projects

Think of your scope. Now cut it in half. Halve it once more. There, start with that.

Timezone-related Features on some applications

There’s the timezone of the computer of the client, the timezone the user made his input into (app level), the timezone of his account settings (app level), and the timezone of your server, which hopefully is synced with the timezone of your database.