Author Archives: Dorward Villaruz

Iligan, my hometown, is featured in Living Asia

Check out this video about my hometown iligan

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Best Buy Ever

For the lack of good bookstore in Iligan City, I scavenge used books at booksale at Gaisano Mall.  I found “More Joel on Software” sold for 10 Philippine Peso.  I immediately grabbed the book, pay the cashier and went hope happily. Oh I wouldn’t find the book if there were no brownouts in Iligan.  So … Continue reading »

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Welcome Nginx!

Due to a lot of OOM errors from Apache,  I finally decided to move to Nginx. This was not a desperate move, I use Apache because its just easier to configure LAMP than Nginx especially on rewrites(SEO purposes).  Also, not the reason why I’m using Apache. Im using Apache simply because I’m sharing my web … Continue reading »

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Power Interruption in Iligan City

I hate power interruptions!  It’s interferring with work! with reading! with progress! with water supply! With business! and of course online perks! It messes everything up!

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Dorward is excited

17 Dragonlance books and 5 Forgotten Realms will be arriving today courtesy of Ms. Tess Po. Thank you very much Ms. Tess

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Make Dorward Happy

Send him your Dragonlance, Wheel of Time, Forgotten Realms, Magic the Gathering and Any Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman Fantasy books

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LAMP and memory issues in digitalocean 5$ droplets

I recently move cloud hosting of my domain and some other personal domains from ec2 to digitalocean. installed softwares, did hardening on security and installed LAMP configure my domain and other some other domains. I noticed that after 20-30 minutes MySQL flat out died, resulting to all domains using mysql to issue an error regarding … Continue reading »

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Koan – A paradoxical anecdote or riddle, used in Zen Buddhism to demonstrate the inadequacy of logical reasoning and to provoke enlightenment. A story about a Zen master and his student, sometimes like a riddle, other times like a fable, which has become an object of Zen study, and which, when meditated upon, may unlock mechanisms … Continue reading »

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The Duct Tape Programmer

I bought the book “Coders at Work” at BookSale last year. It’s a great book, a compilation of interviews by Peter Siebel with the great programmers of all time.  If you are in cebu and a close friend(One of those who used to slept at my grandma’s house), I would gladly lend you this book. … Continue reading »

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Jessica Sanchez Sings And I am Telling You gets to Top 3

Have you been reading my posts?  You should now by now that I am a Jennifer Holliday fan. Jessica Sanchez sang the song  beautifully, she was able to hit most of the notes, from Jennifer Holliday, I can truly say this is by far the best rendition of the song of course after the original performance … Continue reading »

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