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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.1 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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  1. My posts/opinions are my own and do not nec­es­sar­i­ly reflect the opin­ion of my employ­er. []