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Life at work

Blogging on mobile feels like this LolCat doodling

My HTC Desire and Canon PIXMA saved the day

The time-sucking effort that is ISO preparation caused me to lose more than a month’s worth of blogging time. Nevertheless, I learned something new within that period that delighted the computer nerd in me, all thanks to my handy-dandy Android phone and my WiFi-capable home printer. My HTC Desire HD …

Frameworks and backends

Yii: “yes, it is” the perfect PHP framework for me

I’ve been learning to develop web applications using the CakePHP framework for over a year now. Suffice to say, I haven’t succeeded in building a complete app with it, as much as I tried. CakePHP makes me feel like a total n00b, so much so that it’s embarrassing. Customizing and …

How-to: Using MS Excel to count if number is within range

I’d like to think that I’m a power user when it comes to using Microsoft Excel, but I do need help from time to time, especially when it comes to automating calculations and tabulating data. COUNTIF (as well as its counterpart COUNTIFS) is one of my favourite functions in Excel, …

DynDNS web server port forward on XAMPP: my quick-and-dirty method

Free tools and services such as XAMPP and DynDNS are an absolute blessing for me particularly when I need to develop my web apps and test them under development mode. Last year, I successfully set my home web server running on XAMPPLite to be accessible via DynDNS so that I …

Wireframe Sketch clipped on my notebook

Free online form builder & website mockup tool: JotForm & Mockingbird

Since I am currently working on several (count eight) web development projects at the same time, life has been hectic but very productive. With my improved energy levels, I’m better motivated to learn and do more things at one go, but I felt that I needed to use more new …

Back to my roots with Ruby On Rails

I’ve been so caught up with CMS development like WordPress and Joomla since I started blogging, that I haven’t been paying attention to anything else, let alone learning the latest rave in the Web coding world. It took Photo Matt’s whining about his Dreamweaver predicament to lead me to a …

5 ways to make an impact as a new employee

From Through the Eyes of a Recruiter, it basically highlights the following: Listen more than you talk. Network up and down your organization. Be a problem solver. Seek feedback. Don’t curb your enthusiasm. I’d like to think that I practice all five of them whenever I’m in a new working …

WebGrrrl.net: Shifting focus

Over the week, I’ve been pondering the fate that is WebGrrrl.net. To be honest, even with the seemingly lack of updates (seemingly, because I’m ignoring my paid posts), I actually have a lot of things in my mind I’d like to blog about. However, the topics I wanted to blog …