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Oct 20, 2020

Hacktoberfest 2020

I share about the challenge of hacktoberfest 2020 recently. Challenge of Hacktoberfest 2020 Challenge of Hacktoberfest 2020 part 2 These explain why it becomes more difficult for casual contributor like me to contribute for Hacktoberfest this year. I think I spend a few days exploring different Gith...

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Oct 15, 2020

Challenge of Hacktoberfest 2020

I had joined the Hacktoberfest that host by Digital Ocean and Github for the past few years, I think I only miss the first year? The T-Shirt is pretty lovely, and it forces me to sit down and spend some time to make some Open Source contribution. I look forward to this every year of October. There a...

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Oct 11, 2020

What I getting in 10-10 promo

It's almost a routine that I will try to getting something during the 10-10 festival. For the past few years, 10 Oct always have lots of promotion for e-commerce during this day, and it also marks the beginning of the year-end promotion. It starts from 10 Oct, 11 Nov and then 12 Dec, don't forget Bl...

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Aug 8, 2020

What I bought in Black Friday 2019 - 2

I started the first series and I going to continue for part 2, I going to list what I have bought during the last Black Friday. I want to see how many things that I thought I am going to need vs what I used. It was a mistake Vue School - I bought Vue School on the previous year, and I forget it ( to...

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Aug 6, 2020

What I bought in Black Friday 2019 - 1

I have wanted to write this, I have a habit of grabbing some deals/software/services during Black Friday, but a lot of time, in the end, I don't use it, want to record down what I bought since Black Friday 2019. Things that still really useful for me Sizzy - it's a great tool while I m doing respons...

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Jul 24, 2020

Learn what relevant

I m pretty old school, as you can know I m a PHP developer that kind of old school, I don't bother to pick new things like rails or python. I pick up new things only when it relevant to my core skill. I might not be knowing lots of programming language like those full-stack developers, but I know my...

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Jul 6, 2020

WordPress & Security

Recently I launched a Donation Portal for a Church that makes use of WordPress + Woocommerce combo, so far the launching is pretty successful, and everything has been working fine. Last weekend, the finance people from the Church side were telling me that are people send in query concern about the C...

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Jun 4, 2020

Notion & Walling

One of my 40th Birthday Goal is moving my whole Dashboard things from Trello over Notion nicely and stay there for some time. I was on Notion for two weeks and got distracted. Walling re-appears after the founder helps me to fix the Google Chrome plugin issues. I thought that I am going to replace N...

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May 15, 2020

TALL Stack

Original around March time, I thought of building my TVIL stack, which is using Tailwind, Vue, InertiaJS and Laravel. But soon I find out is a mistake, Tall Stack is more focus on JS, which is not my strength. Then Laracon happens and Laravel Livewire official release. After that, I m explore the ne...

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Apr 25, 2020

Cancel PlugnPaid

I have to cancel my PlugnPaid account. Original I thought of using it and resell it, but after a few month trial and error, even though the team has been keeping up the release, but I find it challenging to use, and I finally cancelled it yesterday. I sign up PlugnPaid during last year Black Friday,...

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Apr 18, 2020

Automation with Integormat

I talk about the usual tag and share contests on Facebook yesterday if you are the page owner that running contests like this, what is the best way to pick up the winner? There are some tools out there to help you, but will you like to share your Facebook access with these tools? Let's see how Integ...

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Apr 16, 2020

What I love about Ghost

I finished rearrange my blog section last night, and I write about things that I wish Ghost will improve. Let's talk about what I love about Ghost today. * The admin interface looks good. * It doesn't have a plugin system, but it integrates with external services pretty well. * One of my favourit...

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Apr 15, 2020

Things that I wish Ghost will improve

I have been using Ghost as my main blog for a year; it feels different compare to WordPress; at the same time, there are lots of convenient features still missing. At the same time, we can see lots of exciting features that appear as part of the Ghost core features. While recently I been busy restru...

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Mar 30, 2020

I like the new Tall Stack

What is TALL stack? Tailwind, Alpine, Laravel and Livewire. I recently spend time rewrite one of the client's projects, which already done 50% on TVIL stack ( Tailwind / Vue / Inertia / Laravel ). It's risky to do this and might waste the effort and delay the schedule but after forcing myself to use...

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Mar 26, 2020

Zoom Meeting

I had just completed my first presentation through zoom to my clients yesterday. As a freelance developer for the past ten years, remote communication is not something new to me, but most of the time we talk in the emails and Whatsapp, this is the first time I try to sell the ideas to clients throug...

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Mar 9, 2020

What I bought recently

While the income has reduced significantly, some of the expense is still a must, especially if the expenses can improve either my work or my knowledge. The past two months have been tranquil from my existing clients. Usually starting of the years will be slow but I think the situation is worse this ...

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Mar 8, 2020

Wallet Features For Woocommerce

I have been working on Wallet feature for Woocommerce recently. Thanks for Terra Wallet ( it use to call Woo Wallet ), I need to do some proper integration and everything work. 1. I need to build up a referral engine, Tera Wallet has a basic referral engine. Still, the engine edit by visit and sign...

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Feb 27, 2020

Nocode tools

While thinking of my #nocodeweekly week 8 ideas, I try out quite a few nocode tools last night and impressed by some, but disappointed by some other tools as well. Stacker - https://www.stacker.app It uses Airtable as backend and allows user to do CRUD toward the records; it seems like the only exit...

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Feb 11, 2020

Trying out Adalo & Boundless Labs

Last night is a free night, so I try out some of the #nocode tools that I been want to try out. As a developer, I find these tools are kind of slow, but for users without developer knowledge, these tools can help them become like a developer and build somethings. I start with Adalo first, between th...

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Jan 26, 2020

Nocode & Automation

While working on #nocodeweekly for the past three weeks, I realised another important thing other then nocode, which is automation. What’s automation? We are talking about tools like Zapier & Integromat, which helps you to do specific actions after a particular trigger happen. Automation is one of t...

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Jan 21, 2020

from 200wad to cowriters

I have quite a few post ideas to write, but since today is the first we migrate from 200wad to cowriters, I guess it will be best we talk about this? I guess one of the biggest arguments for this migrate will remove the word limits. There are people that happy of these changes because some time the ...

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Jan 9, 2020

Nocode movement vs Developer

I saw this interesting tweet about Nocode movement yesterday, and I really couldn't agree more. > #1 More ppl can build things they previously had no access to. We see a lot more creation from Nocoder, although there are times we developer think that this can be done quickly but don't forget it take...

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Jan 6, 2020

I bought the wrong domain

I bought the wrong domain, and I only find out one month later when I am going to use it. As a freelancer that is dealing with the web for the past ten years, I never bought a wrong domain. I did buy a domain but never used it, and I did buy a domain for clients, but in the end, the client refuses t...

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Dec 29, 2019

How many streaming services do you subscribe to?

With the newcomer like Disney+ to join the streaming industry, it seems like for you to view all the best content, you need to subscribe quite a few streaming services. Currently, I have subscribed to three streaming services. 1. Netflix - the ultimate streaming services that I love, I have subscri...

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