New theme launched
Posted on June 18, 2020 with 1 minute read time
After grueling for about 2 weeks on a custom theme for my blog, I’m proud to announce that I’ve finally launched it; with the CSS powered by Tailwind CSS. This theme is, as I would call, a “remix” of the Cocoa theme by nishanths. I’ve completely dismantled it and turned it to something else. At first, I was hesitant to merge it with the main repo because the CSS is failing in staging but when it was finally merged, everything went as expected.
Cebu Pacific launches Piso Fare promo
Posted on June 12, 2020 with 1 minute read time
With some parts of the country lifting travel restrictions, Cebu Pacific Air launched their “Kalayaan Piso Fare Promo” in time with the country’s Independence Day. 7 kg hand carry baggage allowance is included for both domestic and international travel but exclusive of the Web Admin fee, 12% VAT, terminal fees, and fuel surcharge. Sale period is up to June 14, 2020 or until seats last. Travel period is from February 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021.
I tried creating a Hugo theme but failed
Posted on June 11, 2020 with 2 minutes read time
The past few days was brutal and probably the reason why I haven’t updated my blog. I tried creating my own Hugo theme based on Cocoa with Tailwind CSS for styling. I was working on it for almost a week with some custom implementations. I was already happy with the outcome that I tried deploying it without customizing the 404 page but the CSS itself is applying to the site.
Breaking up with Forestry
Posted on June 4, 2020 with 3 minutes read time
Yesterday, I pulled the plug with Forestry. I was tempted to install Netlify CMS on my site but I just went with the traditional way of writing content in Hugo: hugo new my-awesome-content.md. It sucks but I just have to live with it. Don’t get me wrong, Forstry is a great content manager but it irks me everytime I merge my content branch with my master branch. Forestry.io (image by alternative.
When web development is taking over your life
Posted on June 2, 2020 with 3 minutes read time
I’ve been working on my website for the past few days on a platform whose programming language I barely know and it’s slowly taking over my life. I started with deploying a new site, tested a few themes to fit what I need and next thing I know, I’ve been working on additional markups for the website. In case you didn’t know, I migrated my blog from WordPress to Hugo and hosted it on Github Pages (see my footer).
How I unlocked the Music sticker in Instagram
Posted on May 20, 2020 with 4 minutes read time
Back in 2018, Instagram released the Music sticker which allowed you to embed songs directly in your stories. Viewers of your story will tap on the music to learn more of the song or the artist. It’s different from Spotify because the latter will only display the cover art, the song, and the artist. Your viewers will only be redirected to their Spotify app in order to play the song.
Why commuting matters
Posted on May 13, 2020 with 3 minutes read time
People travel everyday. It’s not necessary that you go to a far away place just to travel. It’s as simple as a quick trip to the bathroom. For the rich, traveling means using their car which is great because you don’t have to rub elbows with other people and you will not be smelly when you arrive to your destination. For most, traveling means commuting. According to a survey, human beings spent most of their time waiting.
Posted on May 13, 2020 with 2 minutes read time
I started blogging in Tumblr a few weeks ago and I was still using the Rich Text Editor. I tinkered with the settings and switched my editor to Markdown. I’ve only known Markdown a little because I was trying to push my website using Static Site Generator but the caveat is, you really can’t edit your website you don’t have NodeJS. Despite my little experience with it, I guess it’s time to familiarize myself with Markdown
Giving one's opinion in 2020
Posted on May 12, 2020 with 4 minutes read time
Everybody loves expressing their opinion. With the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, social media is bombarded with different opinions on different issues. While some companies are hesitant to know how to improve their products and/or services, there are those who are willing to pay individuals for their time and ask on how to improve their products and/or services. In semantics, if someone talks, there is someone who will listen and the listener will provide feedback to the speaker.
Posterous: The simplicity of blogging
Posted on May 10, 2020 with 2 minutes read time
Sometime around 2008, while blogging was still at its peak, a service was launched called Posterous. It simplified the way people blog. It’s most notable feature was its simplicity. You don’t need to log in to a dashboard to write articles and you can be completely anonymous. What is Posterous anyway? According to Wikipedia, Posterous was a simple blogging platform which started in May 2008. Posting or updating in Posterous was similar to other blogging platforms.
I'm Vince from Davao City, Philippines.
My recent work experience was in Cebu City, Philippines where I work as a Graphic Designer / Customer Support Agent for a card company based in San Francisco, USA. The main job was to determine and fix the mistake in a customer's order.