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My name is Sherwin Techico.

Purveyor of superlatives in Life, and études thereof. 9-5: Interaction/UX Design + Frontend Dev. 24/7: Maven, Photographer & Traveler.

I grew up in Los Angeles. Graduated from University of California, Irvine w/ a BS in Computer Engineering. Have lived, and worked with startups in the Orange County Area since 2002, and in SF/Bay Area since 2005.

I am currently abroad, and am open to telecommute opportunities either permanent/temp, contract, and/or on a per-project-basis. My current home base is: Manila, Philippines (UTC/GMT +8 hours).

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About the site

This blog, Just a Memo, is where I mostly write about: Design, Photography, Technology, Music/Entertainment, Humor, and people that do Good. All of which I think are 6°-apart or less, and some of the reasons why I love to Travel.

Thanks for visiting and sharing some time reading my thoughts on the above, and those in between. In the middle of writing this page’s copy, I just had to include something from Anthony Bourdain but did not know where to place it properly. I guess this is as good as any =)

I write. I travel. I eat. And I’m hungry for more.

Meanwhile, I hope you keep an open mind and learn something new. ((My posts/opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of my employer.)) If there is anything you think is wrong (a post whether it be a typo, updated info, etc.) or have constructive criticism about it, please do let me know. It’ll be greatly appreciated.

Again, thanks and be excellent to one another!


If you feel the need to look me up in a more professional sense, here is my LinkedIn profile, and résumé/portfolio.


In it’s infancy, this blog wasn’t called what it is now. I recall starting out with Blogger just as a form to write notes down for class back in college/university days. It then evolved to a collection of thoughts, as well as things I found interesting. With the increase need of customization, I migrated from Blogger to Movable Type—when it was at its hay-day.

Years later, it found its home powered by WordPress. Just a Memo is powered by Reverie Framework, and is still being tweaked by me. I made the switch to this framework in December of 2011 to support HTML5/CSS3 and the “responsive” web design ideology. Before it, it was running on a Blueprint CSS theme.

It uses a good set of plugins. Most of the media are stored within, or have been embedded from popular media repositories: Flickr, Youtube, Vimeo, etc. Type is provided via Typekit; which utilizes these fonts:

  • Lobster by Pablo Impallari, for the site’s title. And,
  • Droid Serif by Google Android, for most of the content, headers, and navigation.

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Just a Memo by Sherwin Techico is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.

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