New Metro Manila Telephone Prefix Numbers

In October 2017, the Philippines National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) signed Memorandum Order (MO) 10-10-2017. This MO states that ALL Metro Manila landline numbers must have an extra digit added to the prefix, making them four digits, instead of the current...

Adventures in purchasing some plywood

So, the other night I went to a friend’s house to help him set up a bed frame. (He and I had made a trade. I gave him the bed frame for his spare Oppo F7 phone, which I gave to my girlfriend as a birthday present. The phone was practically brand new and barely...
Month long intermittent PLDT DSL connection

Month long intermittent PLDT DSL connection

I have been having trouble with my PLDT DSL and phone connections for about a month now. The repairman was here yesterday and said he fixed the problem. I asked him for a new modem, but he never came back (yesterday).   This morning, at about 9:15, my landline rings....

Typhoon Washi – Typhoon Sendong

As of the time I wrote this there are close to 1000 dead or missing people in the wake of Typhoon Washi, or as the Filipinos have named it: Typhoon Sendong. (Yes, the Philippines is in the habit of choosing their own name for typhoons despite what the rest of the...