Technology

The HTTP 204 (No Content)

HTTP 204 No Content

Last week, we only had 3 working days since Monday was National Heroes Day and Friday was Eidul Adha. I didn’t have any out of town plans as I wanted to just review for my GRE exam. But alas, I decided to instead build a PHP Package for the Have I Been Pwned API. If your …

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Workboarding at Republ1c Wakepark

Wakeboarding

Last Thursday to Saturday, the Product Engineering departments of OLX.ph along with the Leadership Team, had an off-site teambuilding at Seda Hotel in Nuvali, Laguna. It was 1.5 day activity wherein we aligned ourselves with everyone and with the company goals. At the end of the session, we had to determine our “Personal Why” just …

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Winning the Google Mobile Hackathon

Last July 25-26, Team OLX participated in the Google Mobile Hackathon 2017. There was no drive and motivation at first for us. But a week before the actual event, we reorganized ourselves. We did pre-work and prior research on how to tackle the problem. Our team was divided into 3 modules: AMP, PWA, and Credentials. …

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Terraforming of Tallgeese Server

Mars Terraformation

As part of my Personal Development Plan (PDP) at work, our Ops Engineering gave me a mentorship program. He asked me which particular aspect of being a “DevOps” I wanted to do. I was particularly interested in Infrastructure as Code (IaS). I know some basics of networking and I’ve completed a few Amazon Web Services …

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Speaking Gig at Social Media Day 2017

Social Media Day 2017

Last Saturday, I was invited to talk at the Social Media Day 2017 Manila to talk about coding or programming. It was on very short notice as I was only informed about it a little less than a week. But I still took up the challenge as I know I would be able to help …

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Investing in Bitcoin

Bitcoin

Today, I decided to cash out a fraction of my Bitcoin (BTC) earnings. I invested in Bitcoin August last year and it has dramatically increased 5 times already. I bought BTC valued at $500+/- last year. It’s not that I’m short-sighted on this investment, I just want something tangible that will materialized the initial investment …

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Passing the PHP 7 Zend Certified Engineer Exam

Zend Certified Engineer

Last May 26, I have successfully passed the 2017-PHP Zend Certified Engineer Exam. I crammed my review in a month, but was still able to keep up my pace. You can view my profile at the Zend Yellow Pages as I am now a Zend Certified Engineer. When I graduated in college way back in 2007, …