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Looking for Real Estate Properties in the Philippines?

My wife is currently working on a Philippine Real Estate site for a friend.

Hope you can visit the EAF Properties site some time and see if it fits your needs.

As always, comments and suggestions are most welcome.

Thank you in advance!

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Agile Modeling and Einstein

Last week, a friend of mine asked me about my opinion about keeping design documents simple. What follows is a quote from the Agile Modeling article he sent me over Skype.

One of the more controversial concepts in Agile Modeling is that agile models and agile documents are sufficient for the task at hand, or as I like to say they are “just barely good enough (JBGE)“. In this article I make the following critical points about a model or document (an artifact) being just barely good enough

This reminded me of a quote from Einstein which says “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler”.

This Einstein Wiki Quote entry also mentions that it is likely that the KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid) Agile methodology principle also originated from the same idea.

I didn’t get to read the whole article, but overall I agree with the concept.

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Web Hosting Anyone?

We’ve finally decided to get a reseller hosting space to accommodate our growing number of sites.

It’s quite pricey to get a hosting account for each site so we’re now getting one big space and divide it accordingly.

To help us with the initial costs of setting up the account, we’ve decided to offer the remaining space as a service with the following details:

50 pesos for 100 MB of space and 1GB of bandwidth per month (good for static sites).

100 pesos for 250 MB of space and 2.5GB of bandwidth per month (good for blogs).

150 pesos for 500 MB of space and 5GB of bandwidth per month (good for web developers and designers).

Supports both PHP 5 and MySQL 5.

This offer is limited to the Philippines on a “supplies last” basis and will be ready starting this February.

One thing that we can guarantee you is that we will NOT oversell (which is a common practice of other cheap hosting providers).

If you think you need more space and bandwidth than what we’re currently offering then it might be a good idea to sign up for their shared hosting services directly.

Please post a comment here or send me an email to dayg77 AT gmail DOT com if you’re interested.

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I had that idea years ago!

There’s an interesting post at Signal vs Noise entitled “I had that idea years ago!“.

Most of us netspirants could probably relate to what the article discusses.

Just because you thought of a site to share photos with friends wouldn’t have made you Flickr.

I thought it would be interesting to share here some ideas I had before but have now been developed/executed by other people (one way or another).

  1. 2004 – Portal for all Good News about the Philippines [GoodNewsPilipinas.com]
  2. 2004/05? – Web-based PIM (more like PalmPilot for the Web) [BackPackIt, Tadalist, Remember the Milk]
  3. Early 2007 – Web-based book sharing application [Shelfari, Facebook Bookshare]

So the next time you’re hit by a light bulb moment, pause for a while and think about it real hard.

Am I ready to quit my Job for this?

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Luntian Bags

I was watching a local TV program last weekend and they talked about being “earth friendly”.

I wanted to do my part in promoting environment awareness so I’m blogging about a website which I was able to note down, that of Luntian Bags.

Luntian Bags are reusable bags made of canvas that come in different designs and sizes. The purpose of the bags is to help reduce plastic bag pollution by using reusable bags instead of wasting plastic ones. These bags are stylish, earth-friendly and carry a message. So for your next trip to the grocery or mall, BYOB.

The owner of the site (as mentioned in her blog) said that she was inspired by the Just Say No to Plastic Bags post from the 51 Things We Can Do to Save the Environment article (Time magazine’s website).

I first heard about the concept of bringing your own reusable bags from a local supermarket (Rustan’s). I’m just not sure if the bags they have there are from the same source.

Anyway, I’m glad this thing is gaining momentum.

Great work you guys!

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Introducing SulitPay

Sounds like a real competitor to PayPal (but limited to the Philippine market).

I’m still not sure though how easy it would be for other sites to integrate this service (or if it’s even allowed at all).

You can just probably checkout the site: http://www.sulitpay.com/ for more details.

UPDATE 4/2: It’s confirmed. It was just an April Fool’s joke.

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New PayPal Philippines withdraw feature

eBay’s online payment division and the global leader in online payments, PayPal, has added a new withdrawal feature for its Philippine and Indonesian members, allowing them to conveniently withdraw funds from their PayPal accounts to their local bank accounts.

See: http://pages.ebay.ph/bankwithdrawal/

It’s probably a good time to go back to reading my first ebook from Apress titled:

1590597508 Pro PayPal E-Commerce

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