The 2018 Post: It Is Not About Me

Guys, It’s 2018 what can I say, we all moving so fast, we are growing, learning under one sky. It just really kills me the fact that I am getting older and my daughter shoes are already size 7 and I am size 8. They are growing so fast!

Really, what is about this post? It says it’s not about me. It’s not about me, but about the world outside the “me” word. What is about being selfless? What is about service? These are the things I think about lately, things that are not really “me”. What can I do to others and given a situation would I do what needs to do for the people around me?

It came to me the realization during a mass, the priest preached,

“we are measured not to the good things we do but the things that we don’t”.

These words by the priest struck me that doing good is not enough. Given a situation that we did not do something about the people around us, then we are also committing something bad if not a sin.

Matthew 25:34-40

Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Hate is not the opposite of love, it’s indifference. Sharing and service are the once I need to improve this year. I think more and more people need care and understanding. It is really a challenge to every individual, not just on those people active in religious community, but really it’s like a cancer in the society that we do not care anymore for our brothers and sisters.

This year, I pray to our Lord to have enough strength to extend more of my gifts to my brothers and sisters that are in need.

Have a blessed day to all.

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Netbeans Will Fall In Line: Atom Now

From my last post, I aimed to try on Netbeans as my IDE, but it seems Atom caught my attention. The first impression was lightweight.

lightweight

No drama, no extra effort in setting up. It’s like “where is your project folder? , Ok, can I open it for you?”. That simple. I no need to adjust to black background or set up the colors of the text it’s there already. On my launch, after I installed it, I thought it will have a shortcut after installation, the “used to” splash screen was also help me set up, the next time I launch the app.

atom.io
atom.io

Setting up GIT, so fast, I did not give the chance to document it. I think it’s already there.

I love the user interface very user friendly. You can put your codes side by side which is very helpful for me since my project is getting bigger and bigger. I like to see the end variable or the fields I put into a form that I need in  $_POST calls.

I love they put on the effort of a few texts what does this panel do or what values you should put in here.

I think I would like to stay with atom for a while with my current project.

I Need To Let Go of Eclipse

Eclipse is a really powerful IDE for PHP but I need to let go this powerful tool. It was so powerful it overcome my machine. Maybe it’s misleading to tell that the real problem is that my unit is not powerful enough but yes it’s the sad truth, but in any case I will be biased of my unit.

eclipse

At first installation I really felt the powerful prowess of Eclipse IDE at times there is a bit of a lag when you click an option at first. There are a lot of options to set up your environment and I thought I don’t need them as of the moment. I try to set up my snippets but it’s more of “fill-in-the-blanks” feature that you can trigger via shortcuts, I am uncomfortable of it a bit since all I need are HTML framework structure (title, body etc.) and some reusable codes that instead of copying and pasting it trigger it with a few keys.

Mainly the project is to be able to use the features of Eclipse in web development through the Project Genesis. I found it difficult to navigate and the learning curve is a steep one. So I will let go of Eclipse at the moment and will try Netbeans.