Web design “cross-training”

29 October 2010     •     1 Comment
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For the past month, client projects and training for my first marathon have been keeping me busy. These have been preoccupying me so much that I can’t help but use one as analogy for the other 😛

So what’s “cross-training?” Wikipedia defines it as:

Cross-training (also known as conditioning) refers to training in different ways to improve overall performance. It takes advantage of the particular effectiveness of each training method, while at the same time attempting to neglect the shortcomings of that method by combining it with other methods that address its weaknesses.

According to coaches assisting me as part of the marathon program I’m in… Whenever you run, you basically exercise a specific muscle group. To avoid injury, burnout, and train strategically, it’s recommended to give that muscle group time to rest. But instead of lying around doing nothing, it’s best to exercise muscle groups that aren’t used in running. Like rowing perhaps. Or swimming, for those who can (definitely not me, I can’t swim :P).

So what does this have to do with my job? Read more

The good in bad decisions

24 June 2008     •     6 Comments
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Ah. It feels so good to be blogging again. I’ve been stuck with an awful DSL service by Digitel for more than three weeks AGAIN that I think I actually had a “blogging withdrawal.” This was the second time Digitel conked out on us. Having a web design company, three weeks of no high-speed connection makes it extremely difficult for us to do business properly.

You can just imagine how happy I am to finally be able to surf all I want, upload whenever I want, test sites without worrying of bad uploads, and blog whenever I felt like it. We only had Digitel late last March (that’s like about three months only), and we’ve been experiencing nothing but bad service. Marc was already tired of the support representatives’ spiel to pacify his anger (it actually pissed him off more), and I was so frustrated not to get any work done. It took Digitel weeks to fix our connection the first time. You’d think the second one would be better, but it was just as awful as the first. We barely enjoyed DSL speed nearing 1mbps when it conked out again.

We had downtime—lasting about three weeks each—twice in three months. That was the last straw. Read more

My first traumatic Xoom experience

11 May 2008     •     18 Comments
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I’ve been a regular user of Xoom‘s services for more than three years already. I primarily used it to receive money from my offshore freelance and corporate web design clients, but ever since Paypal became fully functional here in the Philippines, I’ve been using it to send money from my Paypal account.

I already tried using Paypal’s withdrawal service. Albeit free of charge (transaction fee is free if it’s more than a certain amount), it took so long to reflect on my account that Marc and I even thought that the money was already floating in space or that some schmuck got lucky and spent our money. No schmuck got lucky (fortunately), but we received the deposit about one and a half months after I initiated the transaction from my Paypal account.

So what we do now to “withdraw” our money from Paypal is through Xoom. From our Paypal account (which is under my name), we send the money to our Xoom account (which is under Marc’s name). There’s a transaction fee to pay, but at least the money gets deposited straight to our BPI (Bank of the Philippine Islands) account in a day or two if we made the transaction during a business day. We never had problems with Xoom or Paypal, until last week, that is. Read more


8 February 2005     •     Comments Off on Poof!!!!!!
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I am poofed!!! And YES, I know, I know. I haven’t been blogging! Sorry guys, been busy with work. I don’t really like talking about specifics of my projects on this blog (come on, give me a break. My blog is the only place I can relax on the Net!), but I’m just so glad this “big” project is over. And for the first time, I’m excited about a site launch. Tell you more about it when it’s really launched.

I’m poofed, I’m tired. I haven’t really slept properly, but hey that’s life. Money don’t grow in trees. Mantra to self while working: “I will buy myself a goddamn expensive monitor.” Yes, I’m a geek. I’m a certified geek and my butt is like attached to my computer chair already. I think I’ll take Marc and my sister out for dinner or something too. Gotta do something fun (or at least what normal people call fun) for a change. Geez, I’m getting addicted to work again. I need to get a life P

Ok, enough on that. Guess what? Patatats has puppies! And guess who the fathers (take note, it’s in plural form) are? Harry and Choknat! It’s so cute. They share everything, even their “wife”. Hahahaha. I know, I know. Choknat’s gay, so how can that be? Wellllllll…… After he saw Harry screw Patatats, he wanted to screw her too! And you know what? After he screwed Patatats, you should have seen Choknat’s face. He was in SHOCK. Weheehehheheheehe

Anyhow, Kutonbol has babies too. We don’t know who the father is. Cripe. We have TWO nursing mommies here now.

Sheero, on the other hand, is still her sweet self. I slept really late (as in morning already late) yesterday, and even though Dad was calling me to eat already, I couldn’t bring myself to stand up. You’d think that Sheero will go and beg my family for scraps, but no. She stayed and slept beside me. So we ate lunch/breakfast together then ) I love my dog!

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