Archive for the ‘personal’ Category
Just a quick thing, but I’ve stopped blogging at Blog Herald. The posts that I’ve previously written are still accessible, though. I’ve got way too many other things going on these days so I’m trying to prioritize my time – especially with the many Facebook Applications that I’m working on.
I’d like to thank Tony for giving me the opportunity to write there – it’s been a great experience the whole time!
First of all, I’d like to thank them for giving me the opportunity to work there. I’ve learned a lot of things, and I take away with me experiences and relationships that I will use for the rest of my life.
In a way, this event is perfect for me. Now that I have more time available to myself, I’ve invested it into my own projects that I have planned for quite some time (most of which are still under wraps!) I also have several projects that I have been working on but had to put on hold because of my work at b5media, so now I can spend more time to focus on them.
Plus, I get bored easily, so I try to spice things up by changing the platforms that I work on and such (I primarily used WordPress over at b5media). Which, leads me to my next point… I’m building Facebook Applications now. Read on by clicking here!
The b5media meetups have concluded. We’ve posted some of the photos from the events on Flickr. There are also some photos of the b5media public meetup, courtesy of Babak. I’ve had a great time meeting the guys from b5, especially Aaron Brazell, Christina Jones, and Darren Rowse, all for the first time.
Exactly two months ago today, I came upon a post over at TechCrunch that mentioned a genealogy website to create family trees, called Geni. I skimmed over the article, and it really appealed to me because my family has been trying to get a family tree going for quite some time now. I’m estimating that we probably managed to get nearly a hundred people connected to each other in our family, at the most, which is quite a number considering my family is spread out across 4 continents right now (I’m not sure if we have any presence in Australia.)
The mesh conference 2007 is now officially selling tickets, and is now a go, according to the founders: Mark (whom I work with at b5media), Mathew, Mike, Rob, Stuart, and of course, the official conference blog.
Ah, yes, I’ve got good memories of last year’s inaugural conference. It was actually during that time that I finally decided to start a blog and keep it for at least a month; my first posts are in fact, about the conference itself!
King Gary recently changed from fixed to flexible width, meaning now, if you stretch your browser window, the contents of this site will stretch with it. This is particularly useful for those people with 20″ monitors – myself included, when I’m at work (thanks b5)!
I can’t imagine why most websites would want to be fixed; most people I know have their browser windows maximized (whether they want to or not, since it’s the default setting I believe) and so the site could use all that valuable screen real estate that is usually filled with whitespace. I know that switching from a fixed to flexible width comes with some headaches regarding CSS, depending on how many divs you’ve got going, but for most sites, it seems well worth it (especially for ‘content’ sites, where there are articles and other large bodies of writing that populate the website.)
For some reason, my iPod’s battery has been practically completely drained every day. I’ve had it for nearly 2 years, and it’s never been like that before. I was going to take advantage of my AppleCare for it, to replace the battery, but then I just so happened to Google for ‘iPod turns on automatically‘ and I luckily found blog posts that also had the same problems. It turns out that I forgot to turn off the Alarm feature of my iPod, which was turning it on at 8 am every morning! I had turned this on sometime last December, so you can imagine the relief that I have now, now that I’ve realized what the simple mistake was.
It would’ve been nice if iTunes had at least had an icon showing that would appear whenever the Alarm was enabled – it’s all that I ask!
As some people know, I purchased a Nintendo Wii about a week ago (from Pittsburgh, PA because they are extremely hard to find here in Toronto!) I’m having a great time with it so far, and have a few events planned and had a few that have passed where we’ve used it to play some games, such as WarioWare, Zelda, and of course, some Wii Sports. I’ve had it for a week now, and so I began to ponder: what else could I do with it?
There’s that Mac Mini that I have…
In today’s world of information overload, it’s hard to keep up with all of the news going on in the blogosphere and the world. For me, there are several ‘containers’ where I keep information stored so I can refer to them when I want, including Gmail for email, Google Calendar for my schedule, Google Reader for my feeds, and a lesser known online service, ListMixer, which I use to save links temporarily (think of del.icio.us, but the links only exist for a maximum of 30 days). As of last count, I’ve got the following number of items:
- Inbox: 1 unread
- Starred: 4 emails
- Google Calendar
- 17 events or to-do items for today
- Google Reader
- 3 unread items
- 23 starred items
- 50 items
Slow over time, this stuff piles up, even though the oldest item out of all of these containers is from less than a week ago!
Starring items to give them priority
I intended on making this post last Monday but was busy with other things. I blame the lateness on the fact that I enjoy working at b5media far too much!
Now, first off, here’s a bit of background information and other spiel on b5media, straight from its website:
b5media (www.b5media.com) is a global new media network featuring more than 150 blogs on a wide variety of subjects ranging from entertainment and news to technology and sports. With content written by passionate people from all over the world and visited by more than two million unique visitors a month, b5media is among the world’s largest online new media networks. b5media is based in Toronto.