CARD Storage & Generator

So the folks at Mogics either have a sub-brand or a sister company called Card. I’m not exactly sure how they are related (or if they’re the same company) but whatever the case may be, the offerings they put in Kickstarter have been very interesting.

Their KS campaign called them “Murphy’s Law Breaker” – and for lack of a better term I’m going to call them “modern emergency tools.” Because they have something to do with USB gadgets and cellular devices in general.

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Matsuda M3023

On April 2013, Iron Man 3 appeared in Philippine theaters. There was a scene where Tony stark was in a room, wearing shielded sunglasses that caught my attention: 1 He actually wore two variants of it: a Silver/Cobalt frame with gradient lens & a Gold/Black frame with solid red lens. He also wore an entirely different model which I didn’t really care for.

Either the internet didn’t have any info on it that night, or I was too stupid to consider searching (probably the latter) – but I finally identified the sunglasses in question two months after. It was a Matsuda M3023.

This is the story of my long wait to acquire these babies… oh and of course a review on them as well 😉 Read More

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1. He actually wore two variants of it: a Silver/Cobalt frame with gradient lens & a Gold/Black frame with solid red lens. He also wore an entirely different model which I didn’t really care for.

Number Coding Scheme

My sister and I were discussing the proposed modification on the number-coding scheme. We basically agreed on the same things – I thought I’d share my thoughts on the matter.

To be fair, It doesn’t take an advanced math degree to realize that something like the number coding scheme does deal with volume of vehicles on the road. The real question is if such a solution also takes into account other factors surrounding the traffic situation. The short of it, it doesn’t – and that’s where it fails to be a lasting “solution”.

The problem, really, is that this can be easily avoided by those who can afford to buy new vehicles to circumvent the “rule” – which will eventually bring the volume back to what it was very quick.

I assume people who actually understand what I’m saying can imagine why this assumption is correct, but for the sake of being thorough (and for the sake of blogging about it), let me paint a clearer picture to put some perspective. Read More

Re-visiting Pinatubo

An extremely late post. I had actually forgotten that this was in the drafts… a lot has changed (in my life) since then, but I think I should retain the article as is because it would take too much effort to edit stuff just for the sake of making the post more “current/general.” So everything below was written the 28th of April, 2012

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We just got back from our second trip to Pinatubo. I thought I already had known all there is to know about doing a trip like that one – but interestingly enough this time was a tad different – as it was our first time to try one of those discount deal sites (in this case, it was CashCashPinoy)

Just goes to show that you can always learn something new everyday.

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Customer Service

Long story short, my Drobo Pro started acting up, and ultimately required an out of warranty RMA. But this post is to share what I’ve learned from this gruelling experience.

There are 3 companies involved here, and from the story you’re about to read, they are listed from worst to best.

  1. Switch – which is either formerly, or a subsidiary of Axis Global Inc. (or was it Axis Global Technologies, I forget)
  2. Drobo
  3. JT Photoworld

I believe this is a story worth sharing because the differences in how they handle their customers is very telling of the type of companies they are. Perhaps it can also serve as a cautionary tale to those planning to buy stuff from any of them. Read More