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The State of the Web in 2016 is Awesome

The people in the open source web community are my heroes, particularly those doing WordPress, Chrome, and open-source Web. They continuously amaze me with improvements that changes and re-energises the way we build the Web. There has not been any time as exciting as this year for me as a …

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 …

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Google Developer Group now in Kota Kinabalu

When life gives you lemons, grab the tequila and have a party. That’s what I’ve been doing to my life lately. And what better way to go at it than to spend on efforts I’m most passionate about? I’m a simple citizen developer. I don’t have a Computer Science degree, …

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Launch of Google Business Group Kota Kinabalu

I was pretty excited to hear about the initiative to have a Google Business Group (GBG) in Kota Kinabalu, when the idea was brought up by Daniel Doughty during our chat last November (he’s also the brains behind the Borneo Colour events). Therefore I made a point not to miss …

Don’t Google yourself: you may not like what you find

I’m guilty of doing vanity searches of myself on occasion, purely out of curiosity. So far none of the results returned anything dramatic. A few other people I personally know aren’t so fortunate. One person who’s close to me had a court order information in the top 3 results for …

Google Chrome: why you almost shouldn’t use it

No one really bothers reading a product’s EULA until it’s too late, and that includes me. A good thing that Wil Wheaton gave a head’s up on a particular term of service on Google Chrome, which read as follows: 11. Content licence from you 11.1 You retain copyright and any …