04/25/07

the ever-growing web design industry

I've wasted tons of my pocket money believing to maintain my websites and on the journey I might sponsor some of my friend's personal blogs as well but I think it didn't really work well. My dad's website is still in a hurl, I've totally got no idea of how to design the layout. These are the few things I've sorted out how to start his website so far:

  1. The company's logo (must be the original 1 as those on his official documents)
  2. The layout (navigations and contents)
  3. The content (contents comes first than colors)
  4. The colors and designs (inc. font family, color, borders, paddings etc.)

I ain't trying to speak like a web guru (i.e. Sunny) I've still got lots more to learn about web designs and their compatibilities. Its been 3years since I've joined him in talking about web stuffs especially about css and ajax. On the other hand I've been providing him help with network and backend programming stuffs like php :D. We have much to share or at least, we did joined competitions together as a team.

Its been almost 10years since I started off doing webdesign, but there's nothing I would to rejoice about. I'll tell you why: 10years ago people only had 10mb of webspace in their damn accounts and cgi scripts were expensive and rather easily hack-able. People didn't ask for much; they just want a website, even without content just providing basic contact information will do and those days designs could just easily cost a few grands.

Those are the days where designers were using frontpage to design table-managed websites just like me. .GIFs and javascripts were the only IN thing then until 7-8years back whereby formats like .DHTMLs appear and Macromedia Flash becomes part of the web, everything became very dynamic and entertaining.

Shortly after that, many people realised that Flash is rather a failure if your clients DO NOT have the plugin in their web browsers. Its only better for those entertainment purpose, but not many on corporate websites. New browsers were borned and the way browsers read the htmls on the web are so different; they renders differently and sometimes the content goes out of the hand thus the need for CSS to ensure that the content is seperated from design. And this is important dude.

That's what I learnt, based on my experience. And rocketsinc has been on the rock for the past 5years though it still looks strong (as if) Nevertheless its also a good experimental purpose for me.

Happy 10years webdesign Mr Lim, Happy 5years Anniversary RocketsInc and happy 3years-old-to-be devsync. I've got high visions on them, but its still on the process. I'll see how it goes then.

04/24/07

Remedial Trainings; not me.

This might not be a very proud thing but at least I don't have to worry the RTs (remedial trainings) schedules that will be imposed to those who failed their IPPTs (meaning they have to stay back on friday nights till saturday afternoon for physical trainings). I'm thankful enough that I've passed and gotten myself an extra nights off on thursdays nights :D.

This situation won't be long; I WILL EARN MY SILVER! (just plain talking again; hey oh~~)

04/22/07

Chris Daughtry – Its not over

Bloodly hell. I had last minute orders on last Friday to setup afew labtops after office hours and thus affected my time to bookout and then, I didn't book out at all because by the time I finish the setups its already close to 10pm and I've got guard duty on saturday morning which I have to report to the camp by 7.15am. So I chose to stay in the camp and spend my night there instead of travelling all the way back home and going all the way back the very next morning.

Yes I was supposed to meet my dearest but thanks to her for being understanding enough, I had no choice either.

Then I came back this very morning from my guard duty and went to studio wuo pick my dearest up =D then brought her out for a quick lunch at simei and had a great day together. Gota bookin again tomorrow morning again; boring.

Anyway these few days I've been listening to 98.7fm and 97.6fm for real rock and r&b musics. I realised that chinese radio stations no longer poses any interest to me. English rock ROCKS; and that's what I call music! I would like to recommend the following song by Chris Daughtry (An american idol contestant):

 

I was blown away
What could I say
It all seemed to make sense.
You've taken away everything
And I can't deal with that.

I try to see the good in life.
But good things in life are hard to find.
I'll blow it away, blow it away
Can we make this something good?

(Well I'll try to do it right this time around)
let's start over,
I'll try to do it right this time around
It's not over
Cause a part of me is dead and in the ground.
This love is killing me
But you're the only one
It's not over.

I've taken all I can take
And I cannot wait
We've wasted too much time
Being strong and holding on
Can't let it bring us down

My life with you means everything
So I won't give up that easily
I'll blow it away, blow it away
Can we make this something good?

[ Lyrics found on http://www.metrolyrics.com ]

Cause it's all misunderstood

(Well I'll try to do it right this time around)
Let's start over,
I'll try to do it right this time around
It's not over
Cause a part of me is dead and in the ground.
This love is killing me
But you're the only one
It's not over.

We can't let this get away
Let it out, let it out
Don't get caught up in yourself
Let it out.

It's not over
We'll try to do to it right this time around
Its not over
Cause a part of me is dead and in the ground.
This love is killing me
But you're the only one
It's not over.

Lets start over
Its not over
its not over
Yeah yeah
This love is killing me
But you're the only one
It's not over

Taken from MetroLyrics

04/13/07

rough

road

I hope my face can recover.  I ain't want a road for my face anymore; afterall nowadays everyone looks at the cover.

04/13/07

cheapskate thrills

Have you ever tried to eat a buffet without paying?

Its a damn cheap thrill; Philbert and me just did it today at Marina Bay, sharing our friend's chopsticks and I've earned myself something: A small diarrhea to clear my intestines.

oh yea, I didn't know that there was a hump along the way there and xiaoye was rushing us.  By the time I saw the hump, I immediately pressed on my clutch and brake immediately; burning rubbers.  f**k, i marked the hump with a first tyre mark ever since it was built.

Anyone else could have done that mark easily but I am not driving a CAR for your info, its only a pathetic van where everybody else on the road have no much respect for.

04/8/07

whines.

damn it.
damn it..
damn it…
damn it….
damn it…..

I am just bored.  Just came back from the NTUC at the opposite of my camp and bought alot of snacks and tidbits for my fieldcamp the next few days.  Hopefully I will be released early on friday and then can book in happily for guard duty on saturday morning.

I want freedom.  Where's my pink I/C baby? And Alot of things to be done; and none completed as usual.  Oh yes, I stopped learning bike about a month ago; my parents found out about it and gave me a real hard trashing.

faggot (wat a faggotttt!!!)

and this is the spastic me; I will miss you. 

04/7/07

New tracks on playlist

Been listening to the radio listening and these 2 songs are recommended from me:

MikaGrace Kelly

Fallout boys this ain't a scene, its an Arms Race

Damn zai. 4days 3nights outfield exercise and a saturday guard duty awaits me next week. its just another boring week, filled up with combat rations and un-excitement.  This week really passed so fast, and I thought I could have requested for a later book-in on monday morning but no, I have to book-in by sunday afternoon after lunch to prepare for the exercise! =/