AutoConscience Update 3

AutoConscience Update 3

The site is a lot prettier now. More importantly it better presents the narrative of why someone would use AutoConscience. We’re trying to remove the anonymity of drivers. So when you a do good thing on the road you get thanked. If you do something bad someone will be there to see it and call you out on it. There isn’t a lack of witnesses to bad driving. It’s just that the social scorn for doing something wrong on the…

Read More Read More

Net metering – selling your solar power in the Philippines

Net metering – selling your solar power in the Philippines

So since late May 2017 I’ve had solar panels on my roof. But I had to wait more than 4 months, early Oct 2017, until I could sell the excess power I generate from those panels. What happens between the installation of the panels and the selling of your excess power? Net metering. Basically net metering is the term for getting your local electrical utility (in my case Meralco) to buy the excess power you generate. All utilities are required…

Read More Read More

Sending Bitcoin to Coins.ph

Sending Bitcoin to Coins.ph

I’ve written how easy it is to buy and sell Bitcoin using Coins.ph. The service is also a great way to pay your bills. It offers all the mainstays such as Globe, Skycable, Meralco, Maynilad, Manila Water, etc. Recently though I had a simple question regarding sending Bitcoin to Coins.ph and I was disappointed that their customer service couldn’t give me a straight answer. My question was if I send Bitcoin to my Coins.ph Bitcoin wallet how much do I…

Read More Read More

AutoConscience Update 2

AutoConscience Update 2

Since last week we’ve had several iterations of the alpha version of the app. All of the basic functionality is in place but there’s still a lot of polishing to do. A lot of the work has to do with stitching all of the different parts of the app so that they all interact well each other. Conceptually it’s a simple app but once you get down to brass tacks (What does this button do? How does the user get…

Read More Read More

AutoConscience Update 1

AutoConscience Update 1

It’s been about 3 weeks since we pitched at Startup Summit. In that time the team has been hard at work overhauling the interface and actually coding the app. The back end is somewhat complete and the focus this week has been the front end. Along the way we were hit with some unsexy problems, the kind that you don’t read about in the glossy magazine write ups of startups. We had to replace one of the computers since its…

Read More Read More

Philippine Startup: AutoConscience

Philippine Startup: AutoConscience

So the last business I set up an eternity ago (6 years to be precise) is chugging along nicely. It makes money. Guests are, overall, happy. But to be honest, Alcoves has become a little boring for me. Yes I’m extremely grateful that the apartments are renting well and I’ve poured a lot of hard work into the “buffet apartment hotel”. But I’ve been itching for awhile now to launch another crazy idea. As such, I’ve gathered a small team…

Read More Read More

Choosing a solar panel installer in the Philippines

Choosing a solar panel installer in the Philippines

I’ve always wanted solar panels on my roof but neither had the clearance (been living with other people) nor the money to install them where I lived. Recently though I’ve moved to my own place so clearance was no longer a problem. As for the cost I was able to strike a business deal which covered most of the cost of the panels (more on that later). There are a ton of solar panel installers in the Philippines. Before I…

Read More Read More

Review: Mober

Review: Mober

Mober is like Uber for delivery vans/trucks. Now you don’t need a delivery van every day but you’d be surprised how often this need does arise. I tried Mober out a couple of months ago when I had to transport a heavy wooden dining set (table and 8 chairs) from Magallanes village (in Makati) to San Antonio village (also in Makati). As the dining set would not fit into any of the vehicles I had on hand, I had to…

Read More Read More

Make Money on Steam Update 14: Buying Strategies During Steam Sales

Make Money on Steam Update 14: Buying Strategies During Steam Sales

Since I’ve posted already that, as a hobby, I buy and sell Steam trading cards, I thought it would be fun to post every now and again on how the markets (ie. prices of the cards) are faring.

Make Money on Steam Update 13: Market slump

Make Money on Steam Update 13: Market slump

Since I’ve posted already that, as a hobby, I buy and sell Steam trading cards, I thought it would be fun to post every now and again on how the markets (ie. prices of the cards) are faring.