Technology

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 …

Technology

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, …

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Upgrading to PHP 7.1 on MacOS using Brew

So today, I finally decided to upgrade my laptop to the latest PHP version as of this writing, which is 7.1.4. Now, some people were wondering why they skipped version 6.  When I went to the PHP Conference Asia 2015 in Singapore, Rasmus Lerdorf himself told us in his keynote speech that they intentionally skipped …

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Software Developer at 31

As my birthday approaches and as I’m nearing 31, I was reading about Software Developers on their 40s up and found this interesting article. I witnessed how my father wrote programs when I was young. He would blankly stare at his laptop for minutes, writing things, then deleting them, repeat & rinse. I thought it …

Travel

Shirakawa-go Village by Bus

Overnight Bus Visiting Shirakawa-go village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been one of my places to visit in Japan.  The village can easily be accessed when you have a JR Pass. You just need to be at JR Takayama station and from there, you can ride a bus going to Shirakawa-go village. For us though, we didn’t have …

Travel

Laiban Circuit in Tanay, Rizal

  Lubo Range, Ngusong Kabayo, Tangwa Peak Last weekend, I hiked the Laiban Circuit trail in Tanay, Rizal. In this trail course, you get to summit 3 mountains and descent 4 waterfalls. The first ascent is the Lubo Range, then Ngusong Kabayo (Horse’s muzzle), and lastly the Tangwa peak. After assaulting these peaks, you need to …