Firefox messenger bag

Ofc, this webpage is best viewed with Firefox. :-)

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Lenovo Opti Desktop PC

Looks cool. And it’s made by Chinese. o_O

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Perhaps I released a bit too soon…

Thanks to Matthew and Jeff for noticing that the comments module was not working right. It was logged as natech! Just fixed it. I guess I got ahead of myself. -_-”

Just got back from watching the Superman Returns. Wow, what a movie. Talks about getting your eyes feasted with the special effects in the movie. We wonder if it’s the same team that made the Matrix ‘cuz some effects looked alike. I must admit that the jumping/leaping part in the beginning was a little chessy and looked “off” to me but other than that, the effects blew me away. They really gave some thoughts to physics, like slowing down the plane to a stop instead of stopping it, then carrying it off to someplace. More practical to me.

After the movie, we kept talking about the movie. They didn’t get the actress role quite right, like the first Lois Lane was a bit too old (Margot Kidder) and this new one, Kate Bosworth, was a bit too young. I guess Teri Hatcher still makes the best Lois Lane. I was thinking about Jessica Alba but I guess they wanted a white girl, then I thought of Kiera Knightley but she’s not an American. The guy who played Superman was ok; I still liked Christopher Reeves better. He had some charisma and not so much from this guy but he didn’t disappoint me. Kevin Spacey was pretty good but not his best acting. Loved him in the Usual Suspects.

The best part—even it’s romantic—was when Lois was trying to tell Superman that they don’t really have to go flying because her fiancee had a plane and she’s flown many times. Then, Superman said “not like this.” and they’re already well into the sky flying without her noticing that they are.

Now, I want to say something. I’ve been reading that movie sales are declining due to different reasons like better technology in home entertainment and dvds, more convenience to watch at home, tickets are outrageously expensive, and so on but one thing you can’t beat about going to movie theaters is the experience and time spent with friends. Because in twenty years from now, I’ll always remember who did I watch with and the place that I watched from. Basically more memories that away. :-)

I forgot to charge my sidekick last night so it ran out of batter before I was on the way to the movie. Rats. :-/

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Superman returns

Showtime! Saw the trailer, unbelievable, looks so real especially with that cape flapping. We’ll see who makes a better Lex Luthor, Gene Hackman or Kevin Spacey. Off I go!

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Redesign

Well, I’ve finally done it. I decided to finally release it today because if I didn’t, it was never going to be released. I guess I learned something about myself while redesigning my website is that I’m a perfectionist or maybe it’s better to say I’m a detailed person. I find myself seeing little things that makes me dissatisfied and I do something or make changes to it, then I see another thing and another. It’s incredible how much small things you can find, even it’s pretty close to a “finished product.” So, I just told my mind to “shut up” and release it, dammit.

When I was redesigning, I had one goal in mind and that’s to make page refreshes as minimal as can be. Ajax is the answer to that. Although I suck at programming, I’m pretty good at finding useful scripts and figuring out how they work. I explore around for some decent scripts and painfully try to make them to click. The results is what you’re seeing right now—-a one-page navigation. There probably would be some bugs or things that don’t quite work right. If you do, let me know.

I hope it will be a long while before I get the itch to redesign again. Because if it didn’t, it’s going to be one long agonizing process all over again. The pits of being a perfectionist.

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Self-improvement

Saw this post and thought I’d share it here.

Reason for blogging.

He brought up two good points. He said he blogs for himself and his self-improvement. That is true. That is why I start this website so I can blog whatever comes through my head (which I haven’t done much lately but I’m working on it) and to practice my web design skill (which reminds me to keep working on my redesign; I swear I’ll release it sooner or later). I also enjoy writing, although I’m no Mark Twain or William Faulkner. I just need to write more often and be proud of my progress.

That brings up the second point. As his mother, an English teacher, said you’ll always need to write well – no matter your job.” THAT is very true. I couldn’t agree any more than that nor emphasize that enough. If you can’t write well, you just shot yourself back to the days when cavemen existed. Your pen (I should say keyboard in this millenium, tho) is literally your ticket to being succcessful, that is if you strive for that. Nowadays, there is a demand for nearly having everything being documented, summarized, reported—-you name it. So, if you can write well, you can bet yourself that you’re bound to go somewhere.

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The next step

I think I’m finally onto something. Time for me to be productive and take actions.

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Speaking of cultural difference – Brazil vs. Turkey

Thought this was funny…

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Ha, some humor pic…

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