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Ian Cabigon
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The Philippines has one of the slowest and most expensive internet services in  ASEAN countries.
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+Andrew John Young at a global scale we are way out of the league. hopeful for some change.
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to see clearly, is to see from his/her eyes through his/her heart..

hahaha LOL!
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A CEO Spends $8M And Hires A Team of Engineers to Solve a Problem
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A toothpaste factory had a problem: they sometimes shipped empty boxes, without the tube inside. This was due to the way the production line was set up, and people with experience in designing production lines will tell you how difficult it is to have everything happen with timings so precise that every single unit coming out of it is perfect 100% of the time. Small variations in the environment(which can;t be controlled in a cost-effective fashion) mean you must have quality assurance checks smartly distributed across the line so that customers all the way down the supermarket don't get pissed off and buy someone else's product instead.

Understanding how important that was, the CEO of the toothpaste factory got the top people in the company together and they decided to start a new project, in which they would hire an external engineering company to solve their empty boxes problem, as their engineering department was already too stretched to take on any extra effort.

The project followed the usual process: budget and project sponsor allocated, RFP, third-parties selected, and six months( and $8 Million ) later they had a fantastic solution -- on time, on budget, high quality and everyone in the project had a great time. They solved the problem by using some high-tech precision scales that would sound a bell and flash lights whenever a toothpaste box weighing less than it should. The line would stop, and someone had to walk over and yank the defective box out of it, pressing another button when done.

A while later, the CEO decides to have a look at the ROI of the project: amazing results! No empty boxes ever shipped out of the factory after the scales were put in place. Very few customer complaints, and they were gaining market share. "That's some money well spent!" -- he says, before looking closely at the other statistics in the report.

It turns out, the number of defects picked up by the scales was 0 after three weeks of production use. It should've been picking up at least a dozen a day, so maybe there was something wrong with the report. He filed a bug against it, and after some investigation, the engineers come back saying the report was actually correct. The scales really weren't picking up any defects, because all boxes that got to that point in the conveyor belt were good.

Puzzled, the CEO travels down to the factory, and walks up to the part of the line where the precision scales were installed. A few feet before it, there was a $20 desk fan, blowing the empty boxes out of the belt and into a bin. "Oh!, that -- one of the guys put it there 'cause he was tired of walking over every time the bell rang", says one of the workers.


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Combo Meal 83!

I was surprised with how small their serving for this budget meal is.

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Literally haha
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Was Nokia X Phone strategy a mistake? Forking Android and telling that the X phone is a low end phone was a mistake all together.
Back in October last year, I first heard rumblings that Nokia was working on an Android handset. "Devs rumor but rather solid, not confirmed by eye," said my..
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Mike buffer on the mic. Both fighters in the Ring.

Let's get ready to rumble!
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✍ Writes clean code. XD
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  • IBM
    Java/JEE IT Specialist, present
  • NEC Telecom Software Phil. Inc
    Software Design Engineer
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Cebu City - Tokyo - Las Vegas, NV - New Jersey, NJ - New York, NY - Santa Clara, CA - Sacramento, CA - Murrietta, CA - Los Angeles, CA - Mandaue City
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IBMer, Tech Talker, Dad :)
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Software Developer, I read a ton of tech news all over the web and share them. I like to talk about technology and how this has transformed our daily living. Constantly looking for what's hot and new in tech.

Expanding my circles and growing my friends. In as much as I like all my friends to be here, I'm very much looking for new connections locally and all over the globe. 

I'm really digging the social business paradigm; I'm teaming up with my wife to promote her real estate brokerage. We are constantly learning how to do business using social media. I love this idea of Google+ being our main social platform to do business with.

I manage a couple of communities and growing them:
I post a lot of things here, specially things that interest me.

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I put on a lot of stuff here in Google+ than any other social media I am in. I consider this my blogging platform -- technically not a full blown blog. A lot of people ask if I do blog, my answer to that is 'check me on Google+'. I don't talk much and if I do, I write it short -- this is why I think this platform is perfect. This profile intro maybe the longest write up I've made...ever.

Clearing things:
The postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent IBM’s positions, strategies or opinions.
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  • University of San Carlos
    BS Computer Engineering
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I come here for Beef Bowl Teriyaki or Tokyo Beef Ramen. Add 50 and you get 4 pcs California Maki. Red/Lemon Iced Tea room for improvement: find a way to get rid of the fruit flies.
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reviewed 6 months ago
Pinoy Chicken. Fast service. Smiling crew. Cashless payment with happyplus
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reviewed 11 months ago
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Ran into some problems with our order. Ordered 'Bolalo' soup but they gave us 'linat-ang baka'. Had 'linat-ang baka' instead. Minutes later the 'Bolalo' soup came and now we have 2 soups. We had to cancel one. We were hungry and a bit irritated by 3 different waiters coming in and asking if we'd like to re-consider adding back the canceled order. room for improvement: need to sort out orders; maybe have 1 waiter responsible for customer/table orders.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Love the Teri-Q.. ??honey glazed?? golden brown chicken wings and drumstick. Add that with a bottle of cold San Miguel Flavored beer and BOOM.. fireworks!
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago