Dev | 6 mins read

June 12, 2022

Consistency

Recently, I read the book A Philosophy of Software Design, and one of the key points that stuck with me is Consistency. I read the book at the right time as the company I’m working for was recently acquired. And one of the usual ceremonies during such transitions is the merging of teams, either merging whole teams or moving people around to different teams. It means that we must discuss whatever process, conventions, and approaches would the team abide by, and set those in paper again. Read more
Life | 7 mins read

January 10, 2022

Registering as an independent contractor

Tax. As an employee, di mo yan matatakasan. But as an independent contractor, ala non-licensed professional, consultant, freelancer, yada yada, madaling takasan ang tax. Wag ka lang mag bayad, wag magarbo ang buhay, wag mansyon ang bahay, wag magyabang, maging mabaet sa kapwa, at ma e-evade mo yang tax na yan. Pag ginawa mo yun, ha, isa kang masamang tao. Since I pride myself as the most humblestest and kindest person in the whole world, evading my tax obligations is a no go. Read more
Co-Working | 3 mins read

September 1, 2019

A Day at Launchpad

After moving on from WeRemote, we decided to try out a space near one of our Colleague who is somewhere at the south. We tried out Launchpad at Alabang. The price was way cheaper compared to all of the other spaces that we tried out, but with that came a lot of drawbacks. Let me break it down. The Good Environment. Alabang area is quite a nice place to work at. Read more
Co-Working | 6 mins read

August 12, 2019

The almost perfect co-working space - WeRemote

Our last co-working space that we tried out was The Loft, which had set the bar a little high since I was genuinely impressed with it. Although I was quite happy with it, the parking around The Loft was quite pricy for a 8 hour stay. I could easily be paying around 200 to 300 pesos a day just for the parking. So, while looking for a new place to eat, we stumbled across WeRemote which is located at Metrowalk, a sort-of establishment/center that had a huge free parking lot as long as you were a customer of Metrowalk’s tenants. Read more
Co-Working | 4 mins read

February 7, 2019

Co-working at the Loft

After trying out ASPACE, we searched for a co-working space outside of Makati for a change. Our current scrum master decided to checkout [Loft] (https://www.loft.ph/), and man was it way better than the previous co-working space we went to. Like what I did before, let’s drill it down from what’s good to what’s bad. The Good Fast Internet. Unlike ASpace, Loft had decent internet speed. The average internet speed is around the border of 40Mbps, which is 8 times faster than ASpace’s internet speed! Read more