I got the phone through my Mom’s 18-months contract renewal with Smart last January. My phone is the silver black one. It was rarely used, only for taking pictures, surfing the net and the occasional Skype calls.
I’m selling it for the following reasons:
I think it’s overkill for what I use cellphones for
It’s locked to Smart (all my contacts are on Globe / Sun)
3 phones is too many to carry
I’m selling it for 15,000 Php. With everything it came with except the earphones (because I’m using it and it’s partly broken).
I’m a hard worker, especially when I love what I do.
I have been working hard, these past few weeks on something I absolutely want to see in the market and as far as I can see, compared to where I was before I started, I’ve made considerable progress and the pace I’ve been learning all these things has been extraordinary.
When somebody comes in and say “you’re working at turtles’ pace, without progress”, it was a bit difficult to take in. Defense mechanisms took over but I had to restrain my own thoughts. Deep inside, I know that they are right.
But what more can I do to quicken up my pace?
I’ve decided to stop with Plurk for a while. I only blog for documentation purposes anyway. I’ll ban Youtube on my browser. I’ll stop myself clicking on interesting ads / links. Maybe sleep for only 6 hours instead of my usual 8? More importantly, I have to have absolute focus on what I’m doing and keep all of my other plans in the backseat for the meantime.
One thing I’d like you to know about me is that I’m lazy.
In fact, lazy enough that the extra step of extending my hand from the keyboard to my monitor to turn it off before I go out for a bit (and doing the reverse when I come back) is already bothersome for me.
So, in typical Linux fashion, I looked for a way to force my monitor to sleep.. and map it on my keyboard.
In System > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts, I have:
Name: Monitor Sleep
Command: xset +dpms dpms force off
and I mapped it to, aptly, Pause / Break.. which is what I do when I press the button.
Try the command via CLI first before mapping it since I’m not sure if it came with the default X11 installation. If not, you can install it via:
# apt-get install x11-server-utils