Technology

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 …

Technology, Uncategorized

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 …

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Strengths Finder Results

Strengths Finder 2.0 My manager gave me a book entitled “Strengths Finder 2.0” by Tom Rath. I don’t know what it is but the first order of business is to answer some questions on the website in order to determine your Top 5 Strengths. The survey was quite long and the questions are situational and it …

Technology, Work

Passwordless SSH and Server Alias

This is an old trick and there are tons of how-to’s over the internet. I’m posting this for my own reference but it might help some developers looking for this solution. Okay, so here’s the problem. I have a dedicated server hosted at DigitalOcean and all it gives you is the IP address and a …