30.12.14

Typhoon Seniang - an unforgettable year-ender in Moalboal

It was at the wee hours on the 30th of December when Typhoon Seniang (Senyang) brought havoc to my home and other people's houses in the northern and southern part of Cebu, including Moalboal.
Not everyone was expecting the flood to overflow in their houses and at some establishments in the towns.
According to a report, at least 28 dead due to 'Seniang' and a man in Alegria town and a child in Moalboal town were drowned. -abs-cbn report

Moalboal Central Elementary School flooded from inside out.

30.11.14

Introducing Two Absurd Solutions for oDeskers

Two days ago, I received an email from oDesk “announcing two new solutions for freelancers.” The moment I opened the mail, I was dubious of what I just read. They proudly announced the two useless solutions: Connects and Membership Plans. Connects are virtual tokens that can be used for applying a job while the second one involves a monetary “token” to be more visible to clients and have a greater advantage of getting hired. That's $10 per month, on top of the 10% deduction from our earnings. How absurd is that?

It just doesn’t make any sense. Immediately, I visited the blog page and joined the community to post my comments. Unsurprisingly, most members have expressed their dislikes, concerns and disappointments regarding the ridiculous solutions, most especially the second one. From what I read during the merger of Odesk and Elance, Odesk CEO Gary Swart promised that they never planned fee increases or membership fees in the future.

27.4.14

The Commonality between Windows 8.1 and Windows XP

For the longest time, I've been using Windows XP to run on my desktop. Even though I've been getting a prompt message on my screen about the OS whose support has ended two weeks ago, it didn't keep me from doing so. Not until now. Well, the good thing is I have a laptop that runs Windows 8 Operating System to write this post.



For two weeks, I've been ignoring that message and ticked the "Don't show this message again." The only problem is that the speed of my PC gets slower and slower. It annoys me to see the prompt message plus the fact that it runs so "super slow" (for the lack of a better word) and at times, it just hangs up. But not for long.