QlikView People are (Secretly) Mac Users
QlikView runs on Windows ONLY. So after I demoed our thesis in front of people, it turned out (they revealed it to me) that two of the higher ups in QlikView for UK and Asia-Pacific were using Macs at home, but use Windows when working with QlikView. And yeah, QlikView is coming to the iPhone. ;)
Money Transfer Analytics as QlikView Demo App
I forgot to mention that after I demoed the Money Transfer Analytics (MTA), one of the senior consultants at QlikTech International wanted to make MTA an official QlikView demo application. That would involve making sure that MTA works smoothly with no hitches and that I would have to scramble the data and ensure that the school is properly informed (maybe even official permission). Hopefully it...
Singapore Day 2,3 and 4
The last 3 days was some very intensive training for me. QlikTech’s many experts (from the UK, Netherlands, Middle-East, Southeast Asia, Asia-Pacific) in sales, technical, research and development spoke to all of us on how to sell, how to make proof-of-concepts, how to implement QlikView and, how to close deals. Years of knowledge and sales experience was transferred to me in 3 days. Day 1...
Singapore Day 1
I arrived in Singapore and the first thing I have to get used to is that everything is reversed. Driver’s seat in taxis, escalators.. pretty much everything else. After a hawker lunch we immediately hit Sim Lim Square and I bought myself a nice Seagate 500GB USB 2.0 hard disk for about 4.8k pesos. Great deal if you ask me since it’s made by Seagate and it comes with a 5 year...
The State of the Internet: Summer 2008 →
Bill Gates vs Steve Jobs: The Lightsaber Duel
Top Five Reasons Why Apple is Right and Wall... →
Chikatime RIP: July 4, 2008 →
This popular Philippine gossip blog is out. It was worth the read though if you’re into gossip or whatever keeps you going to through a slow day at the office.
On Thesis Defense
Me: Kailan defense nyo?
Alain: (July) 31.
Me: Aug 6
Alain: tagal pa
Alain: mga sure pass ata hinuhuli e
Alain: mean it makes sense dba for redef :))
Alain: hahahahahaha oh well i just woke up damn it
Star Wars Actors: Where are they now? →
10 Futuristic Materials →
A budget travel guide to Tuscany →
The World's 11 Best Gastronomic Breaks →
In the United States and other countries, writing articles for Wikipedia can...– Noam Cohen, on Wikimania in Egypt (via NYTimes)
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them...– Steve Jobs (via enquotations)
Y Combinator: Startup Ideas We'd Like to Fund →
Daryl: hehe. kaw overnight pa rin? addict kayo hehe
Me: yeah. dami pa gagawin. si ken advance printing
Daryl: ahhh cool
Me: NOT COOL :))
I thought they were thirsty so I gave them water. But they drowned. (?!)– Kat Yam, after the worms that she feeds to her pet bird died
Windows 95 Architect is a Happy Mac Convert →
Software engineer Satoshi Nakajima, the lead architect of Microsoft’s Windows 95, picked up a Mac for the first time two years ago.
Introducing the World's Fastest Electric Vehicle →
Incompetence - When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill...– Larry Kersten
Consulting - If you’re not a part of the solution, there’s good...– Larry Kersten
10 Web 2.0 Ideas That Failed →
iPhone: The bet Steve Jobs didn't decline →
Great read that outlines the risks Apple took in 2005 to bring in the iPhone.
I Can't Believe I Just Recommended Sarah Geronimo
My boss sms’d me about recommending an OPM artist for their friend who’s going to China. It turns out my boss’ friend is being asked to bring CDs of OPM artists for a supplier there. Since I recently read about Rico Maierhoffer’s (is that even spelled right?) “love” for Sarah Geronimo in FHM Philippines, she was the first thing to pop into my mind. And I’m...
Inequality Makes the Internet Dirty; Advancing It...
This hit me while I was rating for Lionbridge. As the world moves to Web 2.0 tech such as blogs with features such as tagging and with more websites making it relatively easy to make your own homepage, the level and kind of internet access available to the other end of socio-economic spectrum is making the internet a dirty place. By “level and kind” I’m talking about the way...
Paul's Complete Guide to Installing Mac OS X... →
I’ve been hearing a lot of great things about the MSI Wind both from reviews and first-hand use. Being able to install Mac OS X makes it all the better.
Why iPhone Games Will Rule
The iPhone’s processor thinks almost twice as fast as the Sony PSP’s brain. Its touchscreen is more responsive than the Nintendo DS’s, recognizing subtle finger taps, pinches, and spreads. The three-axis accelerometer, like the one in the Wiimote, could replace the thumbstick — Sega has already exploited this ability for an iPhone port of Super Monkey Ball. Wi-Fi could make...
Chess-Boxing Hits it Big! →
Do you need an MBA to start a successful startup? →
Whenever anyone defends their look by saying “well, it’s...– Tim Gunn, Project Runway judge and Fashion/Style Icon (via Time’s 10 Questions for Tim Gunn)
R u coming to our booth? I nid u so much here!– Nancy Sandevi (my boss), sending this SMS from the floor of SM’s SMX Convention Center during the Philippine Franchise Expo (waking up to this SMS feels great LOL)
EPIC FAIL: Levi's profit suffers as they rollout... →
SAP earns while Levi’s suffers.
Tech Firms Turn to Experimental Economists →
Business Intelligence + Economics = WIN
Spend or Invest
From an economic perspective and based on what the granddaddy of Economics (Adam Smith) said, it’s either we spend or we invest. I don’t believe in Savings because my money doesn’t work. Here’s what Adam Smith had to say. “… that every man of common understanding will endeavour to employ whatever stock he can command, in procuring either present enjoyment or...
Why I chose a Career in Business Intelligence
My friend mentioned the difference about a career and a job so I thought I’d talk more about what I’ve recently decided… to work for FutureProof Asia as a Pre-Sales Consultant Specialist. The reasons are as follows… 1. Growing with clients - I’ll be working with clients so I’ll be involved in their business and will grow with them. 2. Learn about how different...
how to talk to non-tech-savvy clients →
nikography: this is probably one of my favorites parts of my job, actually. especially if they are into learning about it. personifying computer processes and elements, making full metaphors to common real life things. lots of informal human language, less jargon. when they go ‘oh! i get it!’, it’s such a great feeling.
My Hard Drive Names
Mac users tend to name their hard disks so I decided to name mine as well. Siegerum (Main HD) - German root word of “sieger” that means victory Donnerschlag (Boot Camp HD for Gaming) - German word for “thunderclap” Kugelblitz (External 2.5” HD) - German word for “ball lightning”
There are two kinds of people in this life: Those who walk into a room and say,...– Unknown
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Google’s Marissa Mayer on keeping the Google search/home page simple.
I am a Dynamic Thinker (DT)
Dynamic Thinkers are confident and independent persons. They radiate enthusiasm and energy. Dynamic Thinkers pursue their objectives actively and energetically. They love nothing better than new challenges. This type is the born leader, competent, energetic and responsible. They have a sharp eye for errors and can criticise without mercy if they see the success of a project endangered. They are...
Japanese storage scientists claims to be able to... →