What an awesome year

I can’t believe 2015 is already drawing to a close in just a couple of weeks. I made a brief recap of my year in a friends-only Facebook post of mine. TL;DR, I’ll just describe my year in one single word: wow. It’s not that everything was doing well for …

On blogging again and redefining web development

I’m back on my blog (yeah, right)! My last post was on September 2014. For someone who claims to love blogging, a year’s gap between blog posts sure doesn’t look like I walk the talk. The usual excuses apply. I don’t regret not updating my blog one bit. However, all …

Screencap of the simple settings required to make SHP to MySQL work.

Importing raw SHP files into MySQL

Geospatial datastores in MySQL is totally possible, as I’ve recently learned, thanks to my involvement in the 2014 Sri Lanka design sprint for Google community managers. I was glad that the researchers in charge of analysing the dengue epidemic in the country was generous enough to include the MySQL shapefiles …

Design sprint at Google Community Summit Asia 2014

Design Sprint the Google[x] way

I realised that my anxiousness about travelling to the two-day Google Community Summit Asia 2014 was less about being on a plane, and more to do with one of the activities that was to run during the event: Co[de]sign for Sri Lanka. We were e-mailed about it weeks before the …

A n00b’s setup for Python web development

I have finally gone into Python web development, as I’m feeling a little tired of waiting for many of Google APIs support for PHP going out of beta since forever. Knowing that using my trusty USBWebServer + Dropbox combo won’t do it for Python (and my peaking interest for MongDB), …

Doge Piss

Next time, don’t spam the comments

Yeah, just because my Google pagerank is 4 (which may be measly to a few, but not too bad to many people), doesn’t mean that this is a perfect place for you to spam on my blog comments. And you’re not being smart, either, if you think that gaming the …

Mockup / Prototype Preview as a Portfolio and Am I Responsive magic

I haven’t updated my web development portfolio in a while. So when a couple of clients asked me for one, I started to look for a portfolio format to showcase my work which is now tending towards responsive designs. It was timely that +Taylor Ling provided the Android community with …