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26 Sep
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(Image above stolen from rudebaguette.com, France’s startup blog and quite an interesting site to visit.)

Rather crazy day today – from a 7 am meeting at CHED (helping work out some issues regarding accreditation for HAU) to a 6 pm group midterm exam that I think we overprepared for, with a finance committee meeting in between. I feel heavy. There was a lot of emotion to process today.

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I’m back in school.

I have a bit of a public confession to make: I didn’t finish my graduate degree, the one I started in 1998. Back then, I was the next best thing to a fresh graduate, having burned out after a year of teaching (partly at UA&P, partly at good old AdMU). I started taking my master’s degree in Information Management, which naturally is┬átotally unrelated to my bachelor’s degree (I’m the proud holder of an AB in English Literature from the Ateneo). At the time, it was envisioned as a degree for technical folks or IT managers to get their credentials in proper management tools. CIOs were the new big thing in multinational organizations and it was what we all aspired to be.

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We had a MoMoManila session this week, and it was good, content-wise, if rather poorly attended. We’ve been facing a lot of challenges lately in putting them together. Between our split time commitments and other projects, MoMo gets put on the back burner a lot.

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Early last week, like every other red-blooded male on the Internet, I was titillated by images of naked celebrities. An anonymous redditor had hacked into the iCloud service and made public photos that had previously only been left to the imaginations of their fans. Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton were among the high-profile victims of the hack, with hundreds more under threat of further violations of their privacy.