I know I can’t have everything..but this is so frustrating……..here I am…..so excited….containing my urge to just bunk work and work on my website coz i have so many ideas…..and hoping that they dont fizzle out when I actually have the time to work them out….when all the big things get planned for the weekend. Looking at it one way, there are some really exciting things in the offing…which would have made me extremely happy under normal circumstances….but unfortunatley….all i can think of now is when and how and I can make time to work on my website……
I did it! I hacked the code and now my website looks fine in I.E. Yay!! Many thinks to a collegue of mine here. He got me working on recreating the site from scratch, discarding the autotables generated by the ImageReady code. What a hard way to learn Dreamweaver! Now comes the part where I have to add content. God…i can never be sure of that one…In everything I put in there, I am sure, I’ll find scope for improvement. Wish I had someone do this for me :p
PS: Blogging from Netscape 7.2. New version is nice. Downloaded it to test my website on it
I came across a review of digital cameras at Anandtech today. These digicams are fast becoming popular, and are indeed quite handy. Technology is largely about reducing waiting time….while simultaneously improving quality of output…..and digicams above 4 megapixel do just that. I own a Samsung point and shoot. But unfortunately, I limit using it only for vacations/trips. This is mainly due to the expensive developing and printing charges. And the time between clicking snaps and actually getting to see it in print makes the whole activity very very unexciting.
Anyways, coming back to digital cameras, the review I read judged the Kodak Easyshare DX4530 as best buy for >$300 USD. I checked out the features of this model on the website, and ended up drooling. Simple math told me that $300 USD = 16k INR approx. Very affordable…and considering that you are getting a 5 Megapixel camera for that amount – very wishable. I browsed around the net a little more and stumbled upon Kodak’s India site. The same camera sells for 30k here. Yeah, thirty thousand fucking rupees!!! Ever heard of the saying “don’t count yer chickens……” ?
I am blogging from home after a long time. Most of the posts in the recent past have come from work. Blogging from work is both good and bad. Actually, its good and bad for the same reason. Using office time to pursue leisure activities is not considered appropriate. But looking at it from another angle, blogging brings a little excitement into the dullness of routine. What the heck…I have my Y! messenger running all the time anyway. And I’ve stopped counting the number of times my Project Manager has caught me chatting
Evening ended up being pretty frustrating. Having completed a fair amount of coding, I decided to start entering text into my website. My default browser at home is Opera, and all seemed well at different stages of testing/previewing. For some reason I decided to check out the output in I.E….and ended up seeing my beautiful site being displayed in the most screwed up manner. I spent the entire evening (didn’t attend Yoga class) debugging the HTML code without luck. I still havent been able to figure out what’s wrong. Anyways, as an FYI, here are the steps I followed to build the site:
1) Design in Photoshop
2) Slice in ImageReady. All mouseovers are created at this step
3) Generate a HTML file, along with images (the slices) from Imageready
4) Editing/Tweak in Dreamweaver.
Now, I am not sure at which step the browser incompatibility sneaked in. In the above mentioned process, there is actually very little coding involved. ImageReady takes care of most of the HTML….which actually is not the way the old-schoolers (VI & Notepad fans) like to work. I even tried to re-slice using Fireworks….but no luck. My navbar still looks like it was farted on, by an elephant…all broken ( I HATE I.E…
I guess i’ll hit the bed now….
What does a tenner mean to u?
When I was in college, these are the things a tenner could get me:
1) A meal at Shetty’s dhaba (unlimited boiled rice, superfantabulous sambar). Amazing cost of living eh?
2) Oneway bus ride to Mangalore (ofcourse, at concessional ‘student’ rates. Which meant I could travel for that amount only during college hours. Good reason to bunk class!).
3) Karkala, to and fro – with a chaat/sugarcane juice included! (If someone else is paying for ur tickets, u could have two chaats :p )
4) Juice at Jayatha ( exhorbitant, considering you get them much cheaper in bangalore). (Roopa’s suggestion)
5) An icecream stick. Kwality Walls chocobar I think.
6) Misal Pav at Durga. (Good stuff….this again from Roopa)
7) Two half maggies, or one full at the Maggie stall.
Internet access for 1 hr at the college lab. (My window to the outside world!!)
9) Five ‘rotis’ at U.K. (sabji on the house ) (Roopa’s again).
10) A VCD rental…when you are in the hostel and sharing the costs.
Can’t think of anything else…These days, a tenner doesnt mean much to me
Not quite in a mood to blog. No, it’s not vacation hangover. Nor monday morning blues. It’s something else.
Weekend was great. Greenary & abandon. Freedom & mental debauchery. I am back to what feels like a cage. Is it bondage that routine brings?
Met old friends yesterday. Caught up on what’s new. Good fun.
Photos will be put up in good time.
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