about daily reads

(i made most of this, you can grab if you want)

About your list
When and why did you start your daily reads list?
– Hmm a year ago? I first started coz i want to honor those who always comment :) i want to link them so i can return them visits and comments

Do you truly visit your daily reads DAILY?
– Yes most of the time unless I don’t have access to internet

Why do you add these people as your daily reads?
– Because I talked to them online or their blogs are just plain fun to read and/or their designs are just too eye catching.

How many people are on your daily reads?
– let’s see not counting lj friends, i have 22

Have you deleted people from your daily reads, if so why?
– Yes, because they don’t update their blogs often enough or I lost interest in reading their blogs :(

Do you comment on your daily reads DAILY?
– I try to comment on everyone’s blog but sometimes i just have nothing to say.

How often do you modify your daily reads?
– Not too often but if ever get a new close friend online, i will definitely add him/her

Do you link people on your daily reads only because they linked you?
– Nope (that will be a link exchange to me)

Does daily reads have special meaning to you?
– Yes. i’m proud of my list :) they are great people and great friends

Your daily reads are mostly (F/M):
– Female of course coz girls RULE

What do you get from reading your daily reads?
– happiness, laughters, news about the world and internet plus news about my friends. and the chance to go completely nuts when commenting LOL

Are you likely to read LONG blog entries from your daily reads?
– not likely but if it really caught my attention then yes

Do you expect your daily reads to read your blog everyday in return?
– no, coz not everyone is a net dork like me.

About people on your list
Who on your daily reads has the coolest name?

Who on your daily reads has the coolest layouts?
jenn, felisha, gaile, steph

Who on your daily reads is most likely to comment in your blog?
daynah, ecila

How many people on your daily reads are your friends in “real life”?
– hmm no one really but i did meet daynah in person in march :)

Who is the most intelligent or insightful person?
sarah, lele

Who is the least favorite/most annoying person on your daily reads?
– no one. why would i add them if they are annoying?

Who is most likely to give you news about the world or internet?

Have you ever wanted to meet people on your daily reads?
– Of course

Who do you admire the most?
lele, steph, donaville, gaile, annia

Who has an attitude problem?
– no one

Who is the funniest?

Who is the sweetest?

Who is the most out-going?
jenn I think

Whom can you trust the most?

Whom do you know the best?
daynah, ecila I think XP

Whom do you talk to most online?
daynah, leah, lele, adri

Who is the lastest daily reads you added?

Whose blog do you wish to drool all over on?

Whose blog do you enjoy reading the most?
lele, daynah

You are least likely to comment on which blog(s)?
JErm, miki, kat

Tina’s note

some people are just so sweet and always make me smile. thank you Tina for your sweetest note!

“you probably get a lot of these, but congratulations! i’m a big fan of yours, i really admire your work and inteligence, culture, etc… and i love chinese people, i think you’re the smartest. I’m brazilian and i’ve known your site for a looong time, i don’t remember how i found it at first. I love computers and webdesigning, so your site always was very usefull to me, i love your tutorials, you explain things very well. This year i start studying medicine, a total different area, and i’m already much distant from computers, and closed my websites.
But your sites will for sure be one of the ones i’ll keep bookmarked forever. And i’ll be checkin the news whenever i’m online. Thank you and congratulations again! =D Your FAN from BrAziL .”

– no i don’t really get sweet words like yours everyday. THANK YOU :)


woohoo!! i just finished a $700 project!! it was writing a complete shopping cart system (admin included of course) for a website. thanks to kasper for giving me this opportunity! i am so happy. it took me a total of 6 hours (i think) coz i’ve done something very similiar for echirps before. i just borrowed much of the code :) i’m glad i did a good job coding it the first time so when i borrowed the code, it made everything so much easier. i’m sooooo happy!! woohoo…

copykat purr!

copykat (screenshot in case she takes it down) of my dearest leah dare to submit the site to new millennium. SHAME SHAME SHAME!! disrepect to the baby!! grrrrrrrr copykat sucks!

are you still using <iframe> and </iframe> for your page when you need an iframe?
you really should NOT any more because there’s a much easier and faster way to do it. and it’s supported by all new browsers! tutorials -> html -> css/div -> div iframe

commenter plugging day :) THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU!
Adrianna Allie annia arwa Arwen Ashley Bubs bw_inc Caroline Christina Cooky Corey Daynah dianna ecila eftalia emiri Erin ero felisha Gaile Gemin gemini Grace Iris J Jean-Philippe Jenni Jessy judy Kat kitty kozzi Kristal Laury Lele Leslie Liana Mariela Marya Melissa Michelle Miki mtwib Nadia natasja Niya Peter Rachel Rob Sarah Seles Selina Shae Squibble! Steff Stephanie Su Taryn Tia Vee Veeshan veronica Vicky Yuki

sunshine bear for veronica!

this is for you! veronica!
i went to walmart right after work and i was lucky to find that they still have a couple of jumbo carebears left. i picked the best one which is this sunshine bear. i hope you will like it. i will get it shipped ASAP :) i hope i cheered you up.. coz something sad is happening to your life. but you are so nice you really deserve better. LOVE YOU!!

bandwidth craze

OMG.. i don’t know what’s going on but my bandwidth for the last couple months has been going up like crazy. amy has been giving me extra 2gb of bandwidth for past three months and i can still manage to exceed it. that’s just too crazy. i feel really bad and i need to do something about it. look at the crazy increase since last december:


my gallery jumped from 0gb in April to 265mb in May? WHAT THE HELL? does it really jump like this? I seriously think i should totally remove it from my domain. that gallery was such a bad idea. it takes up a lot of regular space too. arg. but compared to my total bandwidth usage, the gallery subdomain is still nothing. what’s going on?! what can i do? :( :(

blogathon 2003

WE DID IT!! and we did very well too :) over 200 images posted during 2003-7-26 and 2003-7-27 (slow connection users sorry. we will have page numbers later).i had a lot of fun looking at the pictures, chatting in the chatroom and commenting on the posts. altho it was quite tiresome. but the 24 hours was totally worthwhile. i had to leave the computer a couple of times. the true queen is pei. i don’t think she had any sleep and now instead of being on the bed, she said she’s bored. jeez.


:) provance.net is finally open. i worked quite hard on the backend scripting for the site. check it out!

and THANK YOU Mitsuko for the AWESOME GIFT! i’m very touched.

cheer for us at THE BLOGATHON :) i’m working on putting up games at my board. some of them even will log your high scores. so my members can compete with each other and earn dmb bucks while playing :)

digital camera hunt

my dad has persuaded me not to send my camera back to fix coz he’s gonna buy me a new camera *hehe*. so i’ve been camera hunting for a while. hmm i had my eyes on the new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V1 since I saw it in a local store. its night frame and night shot ability and ‘Carl Zeiss’ lenses are quite attractive. it’s selling for $699.99 but i found the cheapest online for $521.09. i was gonna buy that one from the local store and try it out and see how i like it. then return it and get one online if i really want it. but what a bummer, everyone charges at least 15% restocking fee on digital cameras. so no such cheats for me *=P* after talking to the guy at the local store, i found out that smart media card is obsolete. no new generation digital cameras will use it any more :( my poor smart media cards and smart media reader *sniff*

after browsing thru yahoo’s most popular cams, i have my eyes set on another one. i really like Nikon Coolpix 4300 because annia’s review on Nikon Coolpix 885, i just LOVE the vibrant color of her picture. but it’s 4 mega and 3X optical zoom compared to 5 mega and 4X optical zoom of the new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V1. i wish it could be better. Nikon Coolpix 4300 does have manual focus tho. that’s one thing i really really want!! maybe i should just go with Nikon Coolpix 5400. that’s not one of the popular ones but it looks so cool! i need to make a decision. sign.. it’s so hard.

Some people are just bitchy

And they teach their kids how to be nosy and annoying too. I don’t usually rant about people because I hate gossiping but some people can manage to get on my nerves and piss me off so bad.

This mid-aged chinese woman who comes to the lab everyday is loud and rude. more over, she takes her 10 year old kid here everyday as well. Her IQ is probably pretty low too because every time she needs to use our electronic stapler, she would yell oh i don’t know how to use this, can you help me? i wonder how she’s able to stay in school if she can’t even use a stapler. all these would not matter to me if she didn’t try to get on my case.

yesterday the guy who was supposed to work the morning shift with me didn’t show up. so from 8am – 1:30pm I was the only monitor at the lab. I didn’t have breakfast so i was starving at noon. i decided to warm some Budget (microwavable food) up and eat it quickly in the lab. While I was eating the woman came up and used the trash can right next to me. and soon after that, her kid came to me and questioned why i was eating in the lab.

kid: why are you eating in the lab?
me: because i’m the only monitor here and if i leave, there won’t be anyone here. and if i don’t eat, i might die.
kid: how come we are not allowed to eat in the lab?
me: because you don’t have to stay here all day long.
kid: ooooooh… i get it…

during the conversation i was confused how this kid was able to see me from where she was sitting. because she should not have. the only way she could have known was from her mom telling her. more likely her mom directed her to interrogate me. that very thought just made me sick. so before the kid could leave,
i asked: btw, why are you here? are you a UI student?
kid: no, but my mom is.
i left out a contemptuous laugh
and said: These machines are paid with UI students’ tuition and are meant to be used by UI students not to babysit their children. You should be happy I didn’t kick you out. I do have the legitimate reason to do so.

It was rewarding to see the expression on the kid’s face changing from “:) hey hey hey I got you” to “:( ouch, she’s mean” and ran away. I probably would not have said the last part to her if she wasn’t directed by her mom. I didn’t want her mom to think “she won”. if she wanted to use her kid as a bullet, i was happy to return it back to her face.

but she probably wouldn’t care anyway. watch her with her kid here again today. but if she gets on my case again with such a low style, i will probably kick her kid out.

on the other hand, microsoft has finally kicked netscape completely out of the competition. here’s a newsletter i got from sitepoint titled “NETSCAPE GONE… CAN MOZILLA SURVIVE?”

In a long-anticipated announcement last week, Netscape owner AOL-Time Warner finally put a stop to new development on the browser. The recently released Netscape 7.1 [1] will be the final version of the Netscape browser.

Ever since Microsoft settled its legal problems with AOL-Time Warner [2] late in May, ensuring that Internet Explorer would remain the basis for the AOL online service for years to come, Netscape has been living on borrowed time. Though a good browser, thanks to the efforts of the Mozilla project [3], the latest versions have basically been cluttered variations of the austere Mozilla browser attempting to push services from the company’s online portal, Netscape.com [4].

That said, Netscape developers made a significant contribution to the Mozilla project themselves — a contribution that will no doubt be sorely missed now that those developers are looking for new jobs.

Possibly more important to the long-term survival of the Mozilla browser is establishing a higher profile among the general Internet community. Open-source projects like Mozilla aren’t renouned for their advertising budgets, and if the only people who know about Mozilla are developers like you and I, the corporate sponsorships that make it go won’t last for long.

[1] http ://channels.netscape.com/ns/browsers/default.jsp
[2] http ://www.theregister.co.uk/content/7/30942.html
[3] http ://www.mozilla.org/
[4] http ://www.netscape.com/

and last nite i found this lovely kangaroo picture :)