Siomai is an original Chinese dish but since Chinese and Filipinos have been trading their products to one another even during the ancient times, they have numerous influences to each other and that includes several dishes and food products.
Tokneneng (Battered-Boiled Quail Eggs)
Tokneneng is boiled quail eggs, covered with batter then deep fried with vegetable oil.
If you are fond of eating Filipino street foods, I’m sure you’ll love this recipe.
Bitso-bitso or Karioka Filipino Recipe
Bitso-bitso or karioka is popular all-over the Philippines. It can also be seen in the streets, hence also considered as one of the most well-loved sweet street foods.
Dinakdakan (Ilocano – Filipino Recipe)
Dinakdakan is one of my favorite pork dishes. It is a comfort food that reminds me of happy, childhood memories because this is one of my mom’s specialties. Dinakdakan is always present in our family’s special lunch or dinner during special occasions.
Dudumen Biko Recipe (Rice Cake Ilocano Recipe)
Dudumen Inkiwar is actually a glutinous rice, originally white in color but this blackens when held on fire by stalks of the grain.
I was going through my stuff, looking for a USB cable to attach to the HDD Dock Station so I could read our friend/neighbor’s HDD. Guess what I found? An Arduino Mobile platform DFRobot 4WD that I bought in 2010, an Arduino Duemilanove, a Lady Ada Pshield, and an L298N motor driver.
I remember during that time how the Arduino piqued my curiosity, and I wondered if I could build a robot, just like many others have done. I was able to go as far as getting it to follow a line. However, I had lots of ideas that I wasn’t able to work on.
Maybe this year I can rebuild it, as my son became curious when he saw it.
Python fun guessing game.
I recently started exploring Django and Flask to determine if I could migrate my application to these frameworks. However, as I hadn't coded in Python in a while, I decided to create a small program to refresh my skills.
Banana Cue Or Skewered Sugar Coated Banana
Banana cue, camote cue, bitso-bitso, turon, maruya, lumpia, tokneneng etc. are common street foods that can be bought in any public market in Northern Luzon or I think all over the Philippines.
Apps that I use as an IT professional
Occasionally I get asked about what app I use or install on my work laptop or smartphone. So here we go, I am putting up a list of apps that I have and use for my work as an IT professional. This list is not a must-have recommendation, I am just sharing what I use and if you are interested you can just simply click the links. If you think I need to add an app to my list please leave a message below.
Apps installed on our kids tablets.
Occasionally I get asked about what app I can recommend installing on a tablet for kids. I do not recommend apps, but I usually tell them what apps we install on our kids' tablets. There are so many great apps out there, paid, and free for children of every age level. It is up to the parent to choose which one to pick that will work for their child.
My wife was browsing the web and was complaining about Ads taking over web pages ruining the experience. All she wanted was to read the blog and Ads just keep popping up and she will need to scroll down so many times.
This made me think about Nhymbe. I recently enabled Auto ads without looking into how it would affect user experience. The Auto Ads in Google Adsense make it easy to set up ads on your website. The downside if you don’t set it up is a not-so-good user experience just like what my wife pointed out when browsing another website.
I hope that after making changes to the settings, the user experience of guests is better and doesn’t get in the way of getting the information they need.
These are my notes as I am learning Laravel. Its gets overwhelming looking at the documentation and tutorials so I made this post.
Web Development – My Beginning
In 2005, I started working on a web application project for work, to replace an Access database that hosts information of individuals we care for in our organization. At that time, the database was maintained by two employees, who are in-charge of data entry and printing of report for different departments. However, the demand to add more tables and access to the database by various employees grew. We needed to find a better way to manage our information, which led me to start the web application project.
I wasn’t really a web developer but had enough knowledge to build something basic, that is good enough for what we need at that time. I’ve looked at different programming language to build this project and settled with ColdFusion. It was introduced to me by a friend who was a web developer. ColdFusion was easy to learn and is truly for rapid development. Within 3 months time, I was able to build the application and was able to convince our CEO to buy a standard license with the help of our Medical Records Director and Chief Nursing Officer.
The application was able to resolve the issues we were having and was able to help our organization to manage data that we collect and process. This was how I started and got into web development and really got interested in learning more.
Feature update to windows 10 Version 1903 – error 0xc19001e2
I have been trying to update 2 of our computers to Windows 10 – 1903 and I run into this issue where this error shows up at around 50% – 70% of the installation process.
Feature update to windows 10 Version 1903 – error 0xc19001e2
First, I thought it was probably because I needed to install Dell updates. But after the successful installation of drivers and firmware updates and a restart of the computer, I was still getting the same error.
The computer was a Dell OptiPlex 7060 with an Intel Core i5-8500T, 8GB of RAM and an HDD of 500GB.
As a good tech do, I googled the error. There were a lot suggestions out there on how to fix it. After 30 mins of searching and reading through different forums, a post got my attention. The issue was marked solved by uninstalling the Dell Data Security and Dell Encryption. I remembered in a previous task I was working on, that I needed to uninstall the same software to fix a different issue.
After I uninstalled Dell Data Security and Dell Encryption, I was able to successfully update the computers’ OS to Windows 10 – 1903.
Here is the link on How to Uninstall Dell Data Protection Security Tools.
Here is the link of that post https://www.dell.com/community/Latitude/Dell-Latitude-5590-Windows-10-1903-upgrade-Failure/td-p/7315208
WP Customize and Live Preview Not Working.
I finally got the chance to work on a WordPress project today. Aside from doing routine maintenance, one of my goal for the day is to look for a theme that I can start with, to bring a new look to the site. I saw a new theme released by WordPress and wanted to see how it would look like using this theme. Downloaded the theme, and clicked on customize and live preview wasn’t working. Read more