Archive

October 10, 2009

I've changed the layout a little bit on the home area. I want to add more content but I don't want to over do it. I think I figured out what breaks the the RSS feed for my blog. Certain characters maybe the culprit. Since I do not know how to write my own script, I'll leave things the way they are.

September 25, 2009

The RSS Feed is not displaying my blog. I will need to troubleshot it so until then click on either two links to view my blog.

August 23, 2009

One of the biggest pains of working with static html files is that when you have to change sometime as simple as a title you have to manually change every single file. Too bad I don't have the motivation to learn server side scripting! Until then I have to manually open, edit and upload all 395 files whenever I need to change something to the basic layout of my website. Oh well!

I feel that one of the biggest annoyances on this website is the fact I call it interactive. Sure this site maybe considered interactive but not compared to the interactive websites that act like computer programs and applications. So I decided to change "An Interactive Website of..." to "The Personal Website for..." and I also corrected a cardinal error spelling error which been on my website since the November 25th update in 2004. Thank you GrantB for pointing that out to me.

Other than the gradually checked off Transformers I made on the G1 collection under hobbies, there is nothing new to talk about.

January 12, 2009

Happy New Year! So much for last year's resolution right?

I did work hard on the collection page for my Transformers. It got very expensive working on it though because as I worked on cataloging I often searched eBay for the figures I did not have and ended up winning the auctions just so I can check it off on the list. The Generation One collection is complete and up-to-date, along with some other toylines. The other lines it got frustrating working on trying to come up with a consistent way to keep it organized. So be warned if you see any glitches!

The idea of installing a photo application was so I wouldn't have to manually create a photo album (edit, crop, resize pictures, create thumbnails and code it). It's not here because I FAILED at installing it. It wasted a lot of my time and caused me so much frustration I decided to completely ditched the idea. I do not need to share my personal photos with the world! Maybe one day I will setup a Flickr or Picasa account and import galleries onto my website but for now it is not needed. Besides, who wants to see my photo albums anyway?

Even though I did manage to complete many of the empty pages, I also got rid of a lot. For example, I decided to remove the Find Barstow section from the Entertainment area. I originally wanted to recreate the html based browser game into an interactive flash game. It started to take a lot of time creating the smooth animation that I required it to do that I took a long break from it. Since it has been almost 5 years since I worked on the project last it's pretty safe to say that project is closed therefore I removed the link. Besides, anyone can find Barstow now with awesome map applications such as Google Maps! I also removed information I shared before that I do not need to share, therefore I purged the information and files.

Even though I did not mention the updates I did since last year, I'm making this update the official announcement for it all.