Something is up – my Alexa Rank dropped by 4 Million+ in past 3 months

Something is up - my Alexa Rank dropped by 4 Million+ in past 3 months
Happy New Year everyone! Nothing much I just wanted to share: * I ended up in alexa for various reasons and figured hey might as well check my rank and guess what I found – dropped from ranking around 4M to 8M in the world in the past 3 months. Don’t get me wrong, I ...

My Quest to be a Better Leader

My Quest to be a Better Leader
Engineering Leadership (or management – some engineers are not fans of the term “manager”) is not easy as some people think. Leadership is hard enough, the complexity of people then add to that the complexity of engineers. There’s not a lot of books on the specific subject so it’s not surprisingly that I still hear ...

Hack Cafe Idea

I believe in startup communities. Idealistic, some may say but I like to think that I never stopped believing in doing small (or big) things to make the world a better place and startups contribute a lot. And one way to help build those communities is having a space to encourage it. Sharing one idea ...

Venture Capital 101 – Google Hangout with Dr. Clint Korver

Had a great opportunity to talk to and discuss about Venture Capital investing with Dr. Clint Korver – Co-founder and Partner of Ulu Ventures, serial entrepreneur earlier today. Venture Capital is not everybody’s game and there’s not a lot of information about there and even more know, the number of VC firms struggle to stay ...

Philippines Startup Report

Thanks to the nice folks rappler.com I’ve had the chance of watching online what’s happening (or has happened) in Geeks on a Beach – a brand new conference for everyone who is passionate about startups, technology, design, and making the world a better place that was held yesterday in Boracay Island, Philippines (the best beach/island ...

Switched my blog’s social media plugin to AddThis

Just wanted to share (ran into this) social media plugin and figured what better way to test it than use it in my site. So far so good. Impressive simplicity but powerful analytics (smart enough to show which channel/media the user uses to share often) It’s easy – just go to https://www.addthis.com/ then sign-up I ...

Knowledge for the sake of Knowledge. (or not)

A co-worker shared this article/link below today about what Ph.D is about; prompted by a discussion on productivity, personal ambitions, continuing education. The Illustrated Guide to a Ph.D by Matt Might But I might have had a different take away. This to me a good reminder on why you seek out knowledge: (assuming you do) * knowledge for the ...

switched home pc from vista to ubuntu

i have a > 5-yr old thinkpad t400 with windows vista business and noticed that time was taking it’s toll on it so started rescue and recovery (thinkvantage blue button) rescue and recovery has started for a minute when I remember that it might be a good idea to disconnect some of my license keys ...

DMV behind-the-wheel driving test in Fremont, CA

DMV behind-the-wheel driving test in Fremont, CA
Passed my behind-the-wheel driving test today in Fremont, CA DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) [4287 Central Avenue, Fremont, CA 94536] Sharing a thing or two about the experience and what could be useful to others. Written Test and Permit (pre-requisite to the actual driving test) Before you can take the behind-the-wheel driving test you have ...

sushi, software and success

sushi, software and success
Just finished watching Jiro Dreams of Sushi  – a film about Jiro Ono, a 85 year-old sushi master and owner of Michelin 3-Star restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro, on his continuing quest to perfect the art of sushi. “Once you decide on your occupation,” says Jiro, “you must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in ...