Be an Amazon Developer for $0

Be an Amazon Developer for $0
I believe that as of today, I have uploaded the “Check the Cheque” app to Amazon’s app store in November 12, 2018. Now that six months have passed by, I want to report what I have learned and my experience with Amazon’s digital distribution service. First, you don’t need to pay a yearly or one-time fee. Its $0! Anyone can just upload their newly created app to the Appstore and you will make your quick money. Well, in reality, you need to have patience and you need to lower your expectations. If you can create an Android app with Android Studio 3.0, then you can quickly upload the same APK file to Amazon’s developers site. You can test your app Continue reading

Cisco Routing & Switching (Scaling Networks) + ICND1 Exam

Cisco Routing & Switching (Scaling Networks) + ICND1 Exam
I have finished the 3rd CCNA: Scaling Networks course and that leaves me with 1 more to go. Also, I took the ICND1 certification test during this time period. So this post will be a 2-in-1 post special. So first, let me tell you the Scaling Networks course that I took at Palomar College, San Diego. It’s tough! In the first 8 weeks of spring semester, Palomar College offers Cisco network class for about $150. I took the other two courses (Introduction to Networks and Routing and Switching Essentials) and I have to say that the coursework is a bit tougher. One thing that I felt that the course is a bit faster and if you need to read a bit more. Sometimes, Continue reading

Free 1-year LinkedIn Premium for Service Members, Veterans, etc.

This is a quick review for 1-year LinkedIn premium and I have to say it’s pretty good for U.S. Armed Forces who are now entering civilian job market. I tried this free offer for Veterans and I have to say it the only thing I like was the In Learning section which consist of educational videos for certification, learning new skills, and job interviews preparation. Therefore, this post is about a free service that I recommend for Veterans, service members, and/or military spouses. Like 12 months ago (April 10, 2018), I stumble into this: LinkedIn offers U.S. service members and veterans a free 1-year Premium Career subscription I used it and I have to say Continue reading

Translate Your App for Cheap

Translate Your App for Cheap
Almost a year later, I wanted my app to appeal to non-English speaking people to download the application. Sadly, I only know two languages and that means that I have a limit to localize the app. Translating the app to Spanish was easy, but I wanted at least 5 other languages. However, translation could be expensive if the programmer chooses to add many words in the app. Thank fully Google does provide a service for Android developers to go global: translation. My budget I set aside for translation was like $65. I wanted five languages or more. There were two options that fit my criteria. Google Play console does have a place for developers to translate the Continue reading

Getting Your A+ Certification Education for Cheap

Getting Your A+ Certification Education for Cheap
I was unemployed for so long, that I had an idea to just get a certification while I kept sending my resumes to many companies. I chose the Comptia A+ as I thought I could easily get the certification in less than 2 months. The goal was to study the 220-901 information for 4 weeks and take the test in January. Then, study the 220-902 objectives for 3 weeks and take the test in February. The goal was to get a score around 800 of 900, use free Android apps, and see what good websites that offers free or cheap online training. At the end, it was doable. So, let me tell you what free training I choose to get my certification. Cybrary is a good place for free Continue reading

Cloudflare and Its Free Service.

Cloudflare and Its Free Service.
Well, it’s been like 5-6 months since I did some improvements to the web site. I like my web host, but it feels a tad slow. I should not complain, after all, that the web host provides me plenty of web space and bandwidth for $10 a year. So, I stumble to a service that provides some performance and web page availability. The service I want to talk about Cloudflare. https://www.cloudflare.com/plans/ It’s free, but it’s for personal website, blogs, or “anyone who wants to evaluate Cloudflare”. Therefore, if you have a professional web site that provides goods and services, then I would recommend you to use the free one first, because $20 a month Continue reading

Interchangeable: Galaxy s4 i337 to i9505

Interchangeable: Galaxy s4 i337 to i9505
I have a small rant and I want to share it to you: I don't like the Samsung S4 parts list. It’s a good phone, but finding the right part tends to be a chore. Take the i337 and the i9505 phone models, you can interchange the AMOLED screen, but not the USB flex connector. One thing that the iPhones did right was keeping the parts and models simple. To me, the thing Samsung is struggling is efficiency. I see too many parts that are not interchangeable. Anyway, that was my tiny rant, lets fix some phones. So today, I will talk about how to replace the i337 board with the i9505 circuit board. The only reason I am changing the circuit board is that I want to Continue reading

Cisco Routing & Switching Essentials review

Cisco Routing & Switching Essentials review
Another semester (8 weeks course) and it was great. The Cisco Routing & Switching Essentials course was a bit tougher than the Introduction to Networks course. I used the third edition book (eBay was like $15), but I believe that the 4th edition had new content that I needed for the last quizzes. For example, the third edition had 11 chapters and only 9 chapters were covered in this course. The 4th edition have 10 chapters and one of those chapters have new material not found on the third edition. I still believe you can use the previous edition to pass this class, as the online materials goes in to good details. If you don’t believe me, then buy the Continue reading