Scam Alert: Monspace (MSD) and Omnia Cryptocurrency

Beware of these two “cryptocurrency” MLM / investment scam. People in the Philippines are easily lured to get rich quick ponzi schemes, when they hear about Bitcoin. Monspace is claiming to be the next Bitcoin, hahahaha! It’s not even in the top 10 marketcap, not even in the top 100. It’s a fake cryptocurrency, built to scam innocent people who doesn’t have any idea about the blockchain.

You can google monspace, ms dollars, or omnia, you’ll easily find hundreds of references that it’s a scam. There are also innocent people in Youtube promoting monspace as the next Bitcoin, and you should get in now before it’s too late. Your P9000 will be worth a “million” in the future of you become a member now! Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity. These poor humans doesn’t know that they were scammed and they are scamming other Filipinos.

Just today I heard two middle aged women talking about how much they earned referring their friends to Monspace cryptocurrency. The other lady claimed that she makes P4000 per referral! She doesn’t have any clue that she is scamming other people. Oh my goodness… I want to confront them and warn them but it would be impolite as they don’t know me. I just silently listened in their conversation.

Be very careful before investing in any cryptocurrency. Always check the market cap, the technology behind it, exchanges listing it, and other references that you can read online. If it has very low trading volume or very low market cap, it’s obviously a scam. Even if it’s listed in Coinmarketcap.com, or you read about it in Nasdaq, CNBC, Cointelegraph, Forbes, and other well-known news sites, be careful and don’t believe immediately. There are paid news distribution platforms that are affiliated with well-known news sites and scam articles are automatically posted there without filters or approval . Similar to the INTcoin scam, it’s posted on CNBC, but it’s a successful scam and the creators just disappeared after cashing out their scammed money.

Be watchful, be careful, be vigilant. The world wide web and cryptocurrencies are a haven of scams.

BPI international debit cards no longer let’s you withdraw cash without…

Without activating it first in the Philippines or without calling them in their international toll-free number or hotline. I didn’t know when this restriction started, but a few years ago you can instantly withdraw funds in your savings account without calling BPI to activate your card for international withdrawal when you’re in a foreign country (outside the Philippines). That’s why there’s this “international” text in the your BPI debit card right below the BPI Express Teller logo and a Cirrus logo to show that you can withdraw in any international ATM with Cirrus logo.

But now, they made it more INCONVENIENT. Before leaving the Philippines you should call their hotline or visit your branch to activate your card for international withdrawal. Yay! Thank you BPI for the inconvenience!

SSS e-services inquiry page is blank!


If you wonder why it’s blank after you ignored the IE11 download popup, then do not wonder anymore. Because our multi-billion government doesn’t have a budget to revamp their very old website, that’s why it’s not supported it all modern browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Brave, Safari, and IE Edge. You need to download IE11 or older sucky browser to view your contributions. If you don’t have a really old browser or if you’re using a Mac OS X, then you need to run Windows via Parallels or Remote Desktop Connection to use IE. If you don’t have any of those tools, then just don’t bother viewing your contributions anymore.

I hope SSS will do something about their website. It’s soooooo old and unusable anymore. Instead, they encourage us to download a very ugly browser from the past.

Marketing an Online Business

One of the most important things that you will need to focus on when creating a startup business is to market it properly. There has been countless volumes of info regarding how to market a new online business. However, many people still do not know how to do it the right way. There are a wide variety of methods that you can use to tell the general public what you are doing. However, you need to be certain that the methods you choose will allow you to reach your target audience. Here is some advice that will assist you in marketing a startup.
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Catacomb Folder in Mac OS

Catacomb Folder in Mac OS with Touchbar

Catacomb Folder in Mac OS with Touchbar
The mysterious Catacomb folder in my MacBook Pro 15″ with Touchbar, is still… mysterious. It appeared in my Library folder last January 6, 2017 at 2:19 PM. I don’t know if this folder appear as well in other MacBook Pro with Touchbar users on the same day at the same time. If this appeared simultaneously, probably it’s a MacBook Pro with Touchbar specific update, but if it didn’t appear on all MBP with Touchbar users, then probably it’s a virus, which is unlikely, but probably.

There are several discussions in Apple forums like this, this, and this and many more, but there’s no definite answer about this Catacomb folder. I can’t even find any documentation about it at Apple.com or any other forums explaining the exact function of this folder and why it is in my Library folder. There’s even a YouTube video that says it’s a virus, and if you google it, you’ll find instructions of how to remove it.

I haven’t remove it yet. Maybe there’s a core function that is associated with it. So I’ll keep it there and just observer what will happen with my MBP in the next few months. It’s there since January and my Mac is functioning just fine.

Google Finance API stopped working as of September 2017

If you’re using the Google Finance Exchange Rate API and it suddenly stopped working, then don’t be shocked. At first, I thought they now require an API key, but that assumption vanished in seconds after I noticed that https://www.google.com/finance/converter was redirected to https://finance.google.com/finance/converter. So if you’re using file_get_contents to fetch the latest forex rates at https://www.google.com/finance/converter, just change it to https://finance.google.com/finance/converter and it will work just fine. No other major changes, it’s just that the API is now in the subdomain.

Maybe there are announcements this month, but I’m not subscribed to any. I googled “google finance forex API september 2017” but it seems nobody posted or blogged about it or asked about it in Stack Exchange. So, that’ it. I just want to share it!

Is Animoji an innovation?


Yes it is. It is awesome and it’s fun. Even if Devin Coldewey of Techcrunch said that it’s dumb and he detest it, it’s not. It’s actually one of the best innovations this 2017, according to me a whole lot of my friends in Seattle and Singapore.

And $1000 for a phone is not that expensive. It’s actually pretty cheap if you sum up the years of innovation and the long sleepless nights of the hardware & software nerds, and those geniuses who have a lot of prefixes and suffixes in their names, who made it possible to be put in your pocket. That small, but powerful device with that so-called neural engine that comes with your phone, for $1000.00, it’s a steal.

You cannot make a phone that sophisticated for $1000 all by yourself, can you? So please stop bashing iPhone haters. It’s the best iPhone yet.

Anyway, Animojis are awesome and I love animoji and I’m excited to pre-order it this October and receive it by November this year! And oh, the girl animoji model (pictured above) in the iPhone X page at Apple.com is pretty, I love you girl, whoever you are!

Magento Batch Update Product Type in MySQL

I just want to share a simple MySQL snippet to batch update product type in Magento. This is a pretty basic SQL query, and I’ll just save it here in my blog so that I can remember what I did to update product types by batch.

I just went to my SQL database via phpmyadmin, click the SQL tab, and run this command:
UPDATE prefix_catalog_product_entity
SET type_id = REPLACE(type_id, 'simple', 'virtual')

If you’re using a custom table prefix, replace prefix with your prefix. Otherwise, just use catalog_product_entity.

This is what I did to change all my product types from simple to virtual. It’s quick and easy and I was able to change it all in 1 second.