Friday, May 30, 2008

2 column layout

Nice quick 2 column css layout tutorial from 456bereastreet

Friday, May 23, 2008


Classy web-development dressed in a DSL. Newest kid from the Ruby framework block, though not that new that it actually started at the end of last year.

Well, it definitely look cool, but I try to refrain myself from venturing into it just yet, not before I finish teaching myself Rails (I know, been talking about that long enough. )

Especially like the logo. Just cool.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Bit Bit Bit converter

I often get confused what is kb in term of Mb or Gb, as I am joting down RAM or Hardisk size.
All System Information or System Properties (if you are using Windows) can give us is just "1310164kb". 1310164kb? what is exactly 1310164kb?

Well, I stumbled upon this same situation again today, and did a quick google. Look like there a tons of sites helping you to convert this. Most of them are pretty ugly, I would say, but do the job nonetheless.

And so I present to you Bit Calculator, one that I found the look to be less suck. Even giving you the code, in perl.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Photoshop Anthology book, for Free

wow, look like sitepoint is giving away another another book after the "Build your own Ruby on Rails application" book.

This time it is "The Photoshop Anthology", of course, just as last time around, the offer is only for a limited time, as I know, the offer will be valid only for another 26 days, from May 17. So better be quick.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Arc is now released. For those not in the known, Arc is a dialect of Lisp, written by Paul Graham and Robert Morris. In Paul Graham's own word,

"Arc is designed above all for exploratory programming: the kind where you decide what to write by writing it. A good medium for exploratory programming is one that makes programs brief and malleable, so that's what we've aimed for. This is a medium for sketching software." or in short, "it's a quick and dirty language for writing quick and dirty programs."

Taken from tutorial,

arc> (+ 1 2)

arc> (+ (+ 1 2) (+ 3 (+ 4 5)))

seems interesting.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Fresh Installation of Gutsy crash

This is rather frustrating. Just as I am getting excited with the Gutsy Live CD, and happily proceed to go on with a fresh installation, my desktop start to behave strangely. It hang quite often, with no obvious pattern.

Sometimes it is while using Ubuntu Synaptic Manager, sometimes it is just surfing the net, sometimes it is nothing at all, just let it idle for a while, then it hang. Sometimes it just jump out to the login screen, and re-login will sometimes give your some "Greeter application crash" error message. Ya, you will notice that there are too many sometimes here, what really frustrating me is the intermittent nature of this error, you can't really tell what is causing it. And Gutsy is working perfectly ok before I did the fresh installation.

I have tried to re-install, more than 5 times. I have tried to install Feisty, if it work then maybe upgrade from there. But both fail. I don't really think that this is Gutsy problem, maybe it is just my machine. Of course I have google high and low for it, but so far didn't seems to find any similar experience or solution to this. The thing is, I have spent the whole weekend trying to get this thing work, while I should really spending this time working with it. So, reluctantly, I have decided to stop this, at least for the time being. Now the machine is running Windows. It is really disappointing after I have getting used to working in Ubuntu environment, just that I really don't have the capacity to digg deeper into the issue as of now.

Hmmm...think the lesson learn here is, if it ain't broken, then don't fix it.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Gutsy CD is here

I have already upgraded my Ubuntu from Feisty to Gutsy.
But I always plan to have a fresh installation, once the CD arrive.
I have been waiting for weeks, almost seems like eternity. Finally, the CD pack arrived yesterday.

Hurray, now I am going to have the installation done as soon as I finish this post.