Monthly Archives: March 2007

dreadlocks

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Last week, I spent 20hours sitting on a chair while waiting for my hair to be all dreadlocked. It was a real fun experience. The process was actually therapeutic to the head except for the fact that youll end up having a stiff neck for long hours of no neck motion.

We had videotaped some of the happenings. See it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZT_HN3E5ew , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtJJyclYCAo ,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Tah8rqmeeE

Thanx to Arn, The rastaman who helped dreadlocked my hair, and to Morn for sharing a spot in his place for us.

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bedroom office

Yesterday, I spent half day cleaning my bedroom. As it was a real mess. cobwebs are all over. window pane got cm thick dust. papers scattered on the floor. Dirty clothes lurking around. Just imagine how messy my room is.

Anyways, I decided to clean it and perhaps change the ambiance and kinda rearrange things. Im kinda transforming it into my personal Bedroom office. Afterall this is where I spent whole day and night working. This room deserves a general cleaning.
So after some hours of sweeping and dusting, Im quite happy things turn out right. Now I can see its less messy and less dirty compared before yet I cant say its super duper clean. hehehe.

Heres how it looks like now:

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new notebook

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Finally. I get to buy my own notebook. This can add mobility for me. Probably im gonna use this when im going back to school soon. This is not that high-end though, yet i can feel it can serve its purpose. My mom bought it at RASI for me. It cost almost Php 50k. Well its kinda expensive but what can i do, its one of the cheapest here in our place. The specs are Intel Centrinoâ„¢ 1.86ghz, 1gig DDR, 128vid, 60gig hd. Its brandname is HPÂ Pavillion dv1000, probably a 2004-2005 realease. Not bad, hehehe. Well I think thats pretty much it. Im just happy today getting something out of real HARDWORK.

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freelance career

I am recording today an observation regarding my freelancing career. Well i started not really as a freelancer but a trainee employee at cerveo doing programming for joomla websites. This is where I was oriented about the web. I get to learn there some of the basics and the cores of joomla development. I experienced developing website single-handedly. I also experienced debugging, customizing and adding features to joomla websites. Our employer, Sir Dennis which probably is the best programmer i met so far, aides and guides us on our development. It was not spoon feeding type yet it helped me develop working independently. Now i can say i am more effective working alone rather than working with someone else, I am a poor team player. Yet I hope to develop teaming up more and probably get used to it.

I tried freelancing few months after i had a hold of the php language. I can still remember my first paid task was from scriptlance, of the old username i use freakismarco, it was a forum, pinoytambay.com. Well I earned about $80. the job was to add a download limiter per member. well it wasnt that easy but i managed to finish it in one night. Then after 2 days I receive the first payment thru westernunion. cool huh. This was the start of my freelancing career.

While I was doing freelance, I am also working at daksol.com thru cerveo company. I managed my time and do freelance after my schedule which was 11pm-8am Philippine Time. At daksol i met more programmers, i can say they are technically better than me. 🙁 Anyways, at this moment. My freelancing career is going great. I had won some bids and so my reviews are getting better and better. BTW, at this point im #93 at scriptlance, its a new id since i abandoned my old account for some reasons. Believe it or not. but I reached #15 at scriptlance one time. It was quite an achievement to me.

Recently, I am employed under a fast-growing web development firm, under the management of Sir Ali, probably the best manager/webmaster i had worked with. Here my job is mostly on php_fox customizations and some php websites. At this point in time, I am commited on the firm's projects and so I cant put more time on doing freelance jobs, though sometimes during relax moments, I sneak some time to bag some exciting projects at scriptlance.

I wanna thank all the webmasters who believed in me, especially the ones who gave really nice feedbacks. hehehe. I wanna thank everyone who in any ways contributed on the wellness of my freelancing career. I wanna thank my mentors at USEP for the basics of programming. I wanna thank my employers for believing in me.

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