Category: General

The Grand Lotto Chance

What’s the chance that 433 Filipinos picked a 6-number combination that are multiples of 9 (i.e., 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54) and they all win and share equally the P236 million jackpot, leaving each with just a meager P545,245 winning?

Slim chance!

Garden Clay Pots on Hyperinflation

I’m quite baffled. What used to cost PH₱45.00 back in June 2020 for each of these 9″-size garden clay pots now cost PH₱120.00 each. Five months in and we’re looking at 167% increase in price.

Is it only our imagination, or are we seriously experiencing upsurge in the number of plantitos and plantitas in this pandemic season?

Looking Back at 14 Years of Deuts.NET

I’ve just finished migrating my blog from to Google Cloud Platform. Along this process, I needed to do some housekeeping, and check for broken links. Thus, the Broken Link Checker plugin.

I was particularly interested in intra-site links especially images that might have been broken through the years. But I was greeted as well by broken external links, hundreds of them:

Websites, blogs, and pages that are relevant at that time, but eventually faded into obscurity. Those are the websites that Deuts.NET survived. If you look at the sidebar, you’ll see the long list of archive links. That makes up 14 and a half years of Deuts.NET. Looking forward to 14 more years to come.

Sometimes it pays to keep Index and Match to yourself

To me, Index and Match functions combined is so much better than VLookUp. But sometimes, that fact is better kept to myself rather than trying to convert others. Saves me a lot of headache.

Please, don’t get me started on XLOOKUP. Compatibility issues is a serious concern.

So, are you Team Index and Match or Team VLookUp?

Just Another Joke

Of course, to the fanatics, this is just another one of his jokes. That is, while your job stays secure at this point.

If you’re one of those who already lost their jobs because of this pandemic, you’ll never find this funny.