Solution to Why Google Developers Group Are Heroes

The Google Developers Group' (GDG) "Cebu Code Camp" at IEC Convention Center on Saturday February 25, 2017 is Google's biggest event yet in Cebu. Click HERE for Program Schedule:

It's a non-profit FREE event where one can learn the latest tech from Google employees in Japan, Korea and Singapore that I hope may help our Cebuanos learn not only how to develop apps, but also learn to have "skin in the game", in which Cebuano programmers pay the price in case the gadgets they invent cause harm to Cebu's cultural, moral and environmental well-being.

Remember in Hammurabi Code where architects are beheaded when the houses they build colllapse? No? Well, Cebuano developers better remember.

By the way, the registration is now closed after 1,000+ participants signed up.

So instead of inviting more Cebuanos to go there and learn the tech that can help us, say, solve Cebu traffic and promote mental health for depressed suicidal Cebuano students, let's instead talk about why Bisaya Short Films thinks Shad, Maurice, Romeo, Frances and other volunteers/professionals for Google are heroes:

1. They are willing to be bashed. 

The online community can be toxic with mentally disturbed people who can't get psychiatric help and who happily hurt you just because they can without real cost.

And yet by organizing events that the world can talk about through social media, the volunteers are brave enough to still put their heads at the top for everyone to throw tomatoes at, so to speak.

In a society where artist Anna Kendrick thinks The Internet is like a burning a car (where we should just move away from it because it's burning), the volunteers still brave to touch the fire.

I also think the "volunteers" understand how some people think that the web can be destructive and harmful because we get way too much information from it.

Too much information means too much noise, which leads to more fallacies that shape government policies and/or destroy lives.

And yet they're still passionate about Google's technologies because they seem to also understand that the web allows small local Cebuano players to get access to a bigger market. Or maybe they just LOVE Google.
So it is Bisaya Short Films' wish that their experts this Saturday can also teach our Cebuanos how not to forget the Skin In The Game concept argued by Limousine Driver Flaneur Nicholson Nassim Taleb.

2. They made public their complete names , photos and Google Info for everyone to use against them. 

Anyone who is dissatisfied for whatever reason by the events they organize can just attack them, like what happened to celebrities Leslie Jones, President Donald Trump, etc and yet they still brave the fire.

Now that's skin in the game. Hands down to them.

That said, watch this video or postmodern short film about Skin In The Game to learn less because less is more. :


Solutions for The Heartbroken from Pooh, Pokwang, Chokoleit and K Brosas

Dear Cebuano Fans of K Brosas, Chokoleit, Pokwang and Pooh: 

Before you read your favorite Valentine novel from James Salter, naay concert entitled "A Funny Valentine" starring Pooh, Chokoleit, K Brosas and Pokwang karong Feb. 11, 2017!

Magsugod around 7:30pm at Hoopsdome Lapu-Lapu City Cebu and tag P350+ ang admission, depende kung General Admission or Gold Ticket imo gi purchase!

Go to any Rico's Lechon branch for Tickets or sa LapuLapu City Hall. Or contact me via comments below or at the contact box sa kilid.

Anyway, ingon sa Great Taxi Driver nga si Nicholas Taleb nga if you need more than 1 reason to do anything, don't do it kay you're just trying to convince yourself to go.

If you're not Taleb and you disagree with him, here are four reasons nga maangay ka mutan-aw sa "A Funny Valentine Concert " this February 11. :

1. Comedy is good for you. Reminder lang ni kay you already know that comedy is good for you and people who tell you things you already know are like people who teach birds how to fly.

2. Naay libro called The Power of Now ni Eckhart Tolle that teaches Cebuanos how to detach from anger and from drama kay kini maoy pedeng rason nganong naay maghikog, mag buwag, mag sinakitay, mangabit, atbp.

Kining tanang kasakit daw nag gikan sa atong pagkahilig ug drama. Ang pagkatawa ang usa nga makapalayo nato sa makadaut nga drama, matud sa libro.

And so A Funny Valentine is a force of good that may help us detach from the insanity and mga kabuang sa atong pagka attached sa drama.

Less drama means less suffering. So watch this show and read Eckhart Tolle's books because I did.

3. Pooh is in the concert, and if you Search Pooh on Youtube and watch him act as Manny Pacquiao, you, like me The Man Behind Bisaya Short Films, would also like to watch him act live

4. Chokoleit is a favorite of Vice Ganda. And Vice Ganda is the most significant change I have seen in the world of Filipino comedy in the last 10 years. #MissUniverse #MaxineMedina

a bad richard


Solution for President Duterte From Snowvinz

Dear Your Excellency, President Duterte:

If you're at SM Seaside City and crave a sweet cold treat after all that stressful week fighting drugs and corruption in the Philippines, visit Snowvinz and try its snoball. I tried it and its swabe fluffy-to-creamy flavor tastes not just good, but EXTRAJUDICIALLY good. Hehe. Get it?

Snowvinz Is The New Dessert Place President Duterte Can Visit 

If you need more reasons, which I don't think you need because good taste is good enough reason as long as it's not harmful eaten in small servings, then here are more reasons Bisaya Short Films wishes you President Duterte to try the treats at Snowvinz:

1. Snowvinz was kind enough to treat us Cebuanos a FREE Taste of their concoctions during a food carnival event at SM!

The gvernment is about giving free roads, parks and other perks to people. Snowvinz' act of giving is the same thing.

Being generous is also a value of The Duterte Presidency and so this act of generosity by Snowvinz ideally makes it worthy of your support. We don't hear Starbucks or McDonalds giving away FREE Ice Cream, do we?

2. Snowvinz is made in Cebu!

Yes, their equipment and idea is shipped from New Orleans but the brand itself has origins from Cebuanos.

Meaning: Cebuano entrepreneurs are risking themselves like heroes to make Cebuanos' snacktime fun.

And why would we support The Foreign brands first if our own is just as good or better?

To support the foreign in this case is sort of mad. Or at least unpatriotic. :-)

SnowVinz Is The New Dessert Place In Cebu That Showcases Cebu's Best

And is it not that the Federalism you want is about supporting regional businesses, President Duterte?

So when choosing between a foreign and local brand to buy your Sundae Cone from, the Federalism advocacy you push, President Du30, guides you to go for the local first before the foreign. The local brand here is Snowvinz.

In another note: making things small is an advantage because it lessens the risk of complications inherent in Big things. Remember the Financial Meltdowns in the U.S.? You know, the banks got too big and that's why they failed and damaged global systems and those big guys didn't pay the price. 

That said, McDonalds and Starbucks are too big now relative to Cebu, and they're not original Cebuano products. But Snowvinz is. 

Also, supporting The Smaller and Start-ups is the more civic-minded thing to do.

And so when you come here to Cebu, make sure to drop by Snowvinz first before the Western brands. Then tell your Followers to try them, too. 

And then tell all our government employees to watch the movie Vince and Kath and James because it's a fun unpretentious well-written story about teenager politics. It's not related. Or is it ?(insert Ang Lahat Ng Bagay ay Magkaugnay song) Just Google how they can watch it.

For birthday catering of Snowvinz Ice Cream and discounts, please email me through the email box on the left.

A Bad Richard

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