2015 Subaru Forester long term review — what broke

Here’s a list repairs on my 2015 Subaru Forester XT with 60,000+km on the clock. These are grouped based on when I had them repaired/replaced and are considered normal repairs given the car’s age and milage. When the car had a rattling sound in idle and a clicking sound when turning I had these replaced. […]

First Principles

I think it’s important to reason from first principles rather than by analogy. The normal way we conduct our lives is we reason by analogy. [With analogy] we are doing this because it’s like something else that was done, or it is like what other people are doing. [With first principles] you boil things down […]

Back to blogging

I started web logging (blogging) back in 1999 when i got into web development. Way before WordPress, where you had to code your own version of blog websites on GeoCities, SpacePorts or similar free hosting platforms. Somewhere between 2005 and now i stopped since it became main stream. Now that the band wagon has predominantly […]

Cooling & Storage upgrades

Updated my shoe box for the coming summer heat: Replaced stock AMD cooler with a Noctua L9i with AM4 mounting kit Added a 92mmx25mm Noctua fan on the side Added a 120mm Noctua fan in the front Added a Seagate 2tb SSHD drive for my media and games. Temperatures seems to be nominal, everything considered. […]

Why I train

The simple truth of it is i want some resemblance of control. Where i can tell myself matter-of-fact that i had significant influence on the outcome of my undertaking. A safe emotional and mental environment where i can break and rebuild myself in every aspect of life away from the judging eyes of my peers […]

Stitched Up

I was at the Army MTB trail in Taguig yesterday, testing out my Surly Karate Monkey to see how it handles. On my last loop i tried the red trail and ended up crashing near the end. I thought it was nothing until I padded myself down and felt a notch in my shin. I basically tore […]

phonegap setup guide for android on Windows

This is a short guide on how to setup a working and testing environment for either native or Phonegap/Cordova based Android app development on a Windows machine. NOTE: the versions of the software I list here are the current versions available  as of this article’s posting, or my personal preference. To get you on your […]