Alternative DNS servers in the Philippines

Sometimes the default DNS servers for ISPs in the Philippines don’t work. Sometimes they get overloaded, sometimes they block certain sites and not others due to internal agendas (PLDT blocking Globe sites for eg.). So here’s a list of the alternatives. Outside the Philippines Cloudflare, APNIC 1.1.1.11.0.0.12606:4700:4700::11112606:4700:4700::1001[added Mar 2019. Current favourite] Google DNS 8.8.8.88.8.4.42001:4860:4860::8888 (IPv6)2001:4860:4860::8844 … Read moreAlternative DNS servers in the Philippines

Blocking irritating PLDT Billing popups

So you forgot to pay your bill. It happens. PLDT used to set an automated phone call to call you once a day until you paid. Now they have something much more irritating, and something that feels borderline illegal. What they do is they hijack your internet connection. Every four or five page loads, they … Read moreBlocking irritating PLDT Billing popups

Job (in)security

Knot the way to do it
Knot the way to do it

Now every so often I complain about my job. No, really. I do. But then something happens to make me realise how lucky I really am. And one of those moments happened just yesterday.

I’ll set the scene. Its just after two major typhoons have torn apart the Philippines. Its wet and rainy and the residual wind occasionally rattles the windows. I’m slogging away in front of my computer on a fairly mundane task, and having a bit of a hard time concentrating. I look out of the window. And I see some rope going past. Rope with a knot in it.

This particular rope  doesn’t look very safe to me, but then again what do I know. I’m not a sailor, and this could be some kind of special frayed knot type thing which is actually very safe. Interested by now, I take a look out of the window.

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