Arnis: A no-brainer dependency tracker for .NET solutions

February 17, 2016

For for 10+ years of delivering software, I have attended these kind of questions many times? What does it take migrate all projects into new Visual Studio IDE? What are the different O/R mapping tools we used? What mocking frameworks do we used in uni tests? What open source tools did our company used? Legal would like to know! In most cases I just have to do quick file search on branch folder, look at the project files, and at at some point I have written some dirty code to search. ... Read more

Building an Enterprise .NET Applications Portfolio

February 4, 2016

At work, our main objectives in the .NET Architecture & Governance group is to manage risks and reduce the complexity in the enterprise. We can achieve this thru due diligence, compliance, and informed decision making. To make an informed decision, we need to know where we are and what we currently have. What we need is a comprehensive Application Portfolio (AP) where we can quickly get the application’s basic information, technology stack, architecture and operation attributes. ... Read more

Azure permanently locks your profile to a country

February 1, 2016

This morning I almost ran into the same pit of creating a new subscription to my existing Azure profile where Denmark is the assigned country. I remember I had long discussion with Microsoft on this, but resistance is futile and in the end they just said it’s not possible to change country. This ridiculous restriction is by design. period. I would like to be billed from where credit card is issued, Malaysia. ... Read more

IBM: Another loser in the cloud computing revolution

January 30, 2016

In a leaked information reported at IBTImes, IBM is reported to lay-off 111,000 staff this week and expected to leave by end of Feb 2016. Well... IBM lost its game on cloud computing. Ironically, this the same company that pioneered Mainframes and the same principles of the cloud of of centralized storage, governance and dumb terminals. Meanwhile, wake up! If you are enterprise developer or an architect and haven't had your hands dirty on cloud, lets this be a wake up call. ... Read more

Revisiting my WP theme

January 29, 2016

It’s been more than 10 years since this blog was created and I decided to revisit my WP theme… I feel nostalgic as I read my old posts especially my MicroISV experiences… I am a person that love colorful things, I wear the same shirt of the same brand but of 5 different colors at work. But ironically, I also love minimalist designs and monochrome. In fact our apartment in Manila is just black and white, inspired by Scandinavian designs. ... Read more

Top Gear PH: "Sudden Unintended Acceleration doesn't exist,...don't invent things"

November 29, 2015

I have been monitoring the recent news sensation on cases of allegedly Sudden Unintended Acceleration (SUA) of Mitsubishi Montero Sport. The news is not new, I have read about this many years ago and as far as I can recall the blogs were taken down and the complainants went silent. Latest news quoted owners saying MMPC have bought their damaged cars back. This is a short term solution indeed but history will tell us this is not a sustainable strategy. ... Read more

An Open Letter: Sibakin si MIAA GM Hondrado and mag-resign ka na DOTC Sec. Abaya!

November 4, 2015

Ako po si Rodel E. Dagumampan, isang OFW na nagtatrabaho sa Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ngayon taon 2015, maraming beses ako dumaan sa NAIA kapag may official business trip or kapag may bakasyon. Kaisa ako ng lahat ng pilipino at mga OFW na galit na galit sa nangyayari sa NAIA. Damang dama ko ang takot, galit, pagkainis sa mga opisyal at sangkot sa scam na to ng TANIM BALA. Kay DOTC Secretary Abaya, MAG RESIGN KA NA! ... Read more

CNN Poll says Philippines one of the best, Chef Wan's argues it's the worst

June 20, 2015

“The Philippines is known to have the worst food in Asia, ask any chef and they will tell you I am right,”, a Malaysian celebrity chef Wan Ismail once said in a TV interview. I am Filipino and like everyone else, we are proud of our food. But lets take this poll with a rational mind. First, the poll was a result of a social media campaign by CNN. These are from online votes and Philippines having one of the highest penetration of social media and most active users on fb in ASEAN. ... Read more


February 23, 2015

Last year, October 2014, I have written an open letter to POEA Administrator Hans Cleo Cacdac (@HansLeoCacdac), this after my email was left unanswered, and my feedback to Embassy of Philippines in KL unattended. This year, four months after that letter, I was able to reach Mr. Hans via twitter and he immediately responded and referred me to persons who can help me. One week after emailing back and forth, my BM Online record was finally updated and I managed to print my OEC with ease. ... Read more

An Open Letter: POEA OFW exit clearance online is a false claim, its not working

October 18, 2014

Today, Inquirer reported the POEA launched a system where us OFW can request for Overseas Exit Clearance (OEC). This is available on: OEC is a document every Filipino working abroad need to secure in order to leave PH airport and save from paying travel tax and terminal fee. While I considered this document useless in serving it’s primary purpose in preventing human trafficking, saving 2,000+ PHP every time I return to Manila is a just compensation for going to embassy every time. ... Read more

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