Why I’m Retiring Fivefeetflat

I have been a netizen for such a long time that I have gone through a lot of handle names, nick names, or simply called aliases, that I have easily identified which friend came from which website, game or chat service I’ve met them. So many but none as prominent as Fivefeetflat.com, a byproduct of my blogging days since 2002, my activeness in promoting my web portfolio and the fondness of my wit and humor on how short I really was.

Fivefeetflat.com in 2011
Fivefeetflat.com in 2011

In a sense, you can say it is the majority of my soul in the Internet world.

The domain has practically witnessed so much of how I grew into the person that I am (if I had practically saved all logs since 2002). Gosh, just thinking of it. Over 10 years have this domain been mine and mine alone and yet soon this will be owned by probably some Chinese, Russian, or Japanese spammers or maybe no one or maybe another short person.

But why the sudden give away?

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Perfect Love by Leo Buscaglia

Leo Buscaglia

Perfect love is rare indeed – for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain.

IMO.IM to close Third Party Messaging

If someone would ask me what’s the best messaging platform for web and mobile for different IM networks such as Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, MSN, Steam, Facebook and so on rolled into one, I’d answer IMO.IM.

Their platform is just so beautifully done that it made everything easy — easy to load pages, easy to manage contacts (even blocking mind you), easy to search through chat logs. They also had a rather unique upload function that can let you upload photos immediately as you take them in your mobile device. Another thing that I have enjoyed was their ability to convert uploaded files to 24-hour links to none IMO.IM users. Again, BEAUTIFUL. This is even the lack of me using their video and voice call functions.

imo.im

But there’s a very big but somewhere and it was something I really didn’t like contrary to the 80’s song.

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Valentines Lane

I was driving around Metro Manila during the Christmas holidays and started noticing these signs. I know it’s not much and the quality and vantage point may not be at par to current standards but this was the only way I could capture it that time while driving alone.

Christmas Lane 2013
Christmas Lane 2013

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Hello world!

As every programmer first learned, I’m starting with my first post with a Hello World…. That and that the first default post in every fresh WordPress set up is a post with it.

It has been such a long overdue post. Frankly speaking, my head seems to have had ran amok with the ideas I wanted to post.

Work Desk In New York
Work Desk In New York

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