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Working During the Holiday

Zero interest in the Papal visit, except for the fact that the government is actually telling telcos to shut down their network and the dumbasses are actually complying, I'm talking to your SMART. I think it's all just security theater anyway.

Working during the holiday. Spent most of the day yesterday working on Excel files and Blogger for my day job. Work would have been faster if SkyCable's broadband connection stayed up most of the time. It's been three (3) months and still having intermittent connection daily. I get the standard "we are sorry" but service is still poo.

Well my head is spinning and my eyes hurt from staring at the screen for majority of the day yesterday so it's time to rest.

Check out my work blog here [vdararealty.com]

Review // Microsoft Lumia 535

If you're a returning reader you know that I was heavy into PocketPC / Windows Mobile before jumping to iOS & Android.I have been having issues with the RedMi 1S messaging app always crashing, and I have always been curious on how far Microsoft has come after they reset their mobile device program. So the prodigal user returns...  A (few days) few weeks ago I decided to purchase a Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM. Yes, you read that correctly: Microsoft Lumia, not Nokia. Product page: http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/phone/lumia535-dual-sim/The orange color was not in stock so I went with boring black. Price ₱ 5,990.00 (US$ 133).  The display is 5in with a resolution of qHD (960 x 540), IPS LCD, all in all it’s ok. The finish feels plasticky and slippery. I suggest you get a case, speaking of cases, I can't find any in both Greenhills and Megamall. Goes the same for screen protectors, so I had to get stuff from eBay, which will take up to a month or more to arrive. This is…

Free // Panache Ringtone

Nothing like beautiful trance music to uplift the spirit when someone calls your mobile :-)

Airbase - Panache [iTunes]
Free ringtone in M4R or MP3

How to prepare your MacBook for re-sale or to give away.

How to prepare your MacBook for re-sale or to give away. 
Recently someone asked for help on wiping her MacBook so she can sell it. So what do you need to do before selling your MacBook? 
This is what I did on her machine.  1. Backup w/ Time Machine 2. De-authorize iTunes. -- You only have 5, why waste them.  3. Log-out iMessages. 4. Download OSX create bootable USB. -- I borrowed my brother's bootable Yosemite stick.  5. Erase Mac using Find My iPhone app (or iCloud) -- I think this is the easiest way to delete everything on it.  6. Re-install OSX. -- After step 5, you will have a computer without an operating system. You can re-install using your recovery partition but the whole OSX will have to be downloaded (that's what happened to me first) that's why it's better to have a bootable USB stick with the OS ready. 
Here is Apple's official guide, which I did not follow, because I only thought of searching for it after I had finished. http://support.apple.com/en-u…