Yet Another Journal of Nothing in Particular…

Archive for November 2005

Decisions, decisions…

November 27, 2005

Lately I’ve been interested in too many things. Namely 3D Graphics, Photography, Web Design, PHP, CGI, Ajax, the list goes on. It’s not a bad thing, but what I hate about me is the urge to learn every single thing about those subject. And the frustation if I can’t comprehend a subject is really annoying. […]


November 26, 2005

I have to admit, CSS is not as simple as it looks. After 3 months of fiddling around with it, I still haven’t figure out about all those CSS Hacks, you know, the kind of hacks to make a page layout looks the same in many major browsers out there such as IE, Mozilla, Gecko, […]


November 25, 2005

Use iTunes? Ever wonder how to remove all those invalid tracks with [!] icons in front of it? Then this is the tool for you. Not only that, idleTunes can also search the internet for Album artwork automatically, and lets you copy it straight to your playlist. And it can also makes iTunes compatible with […]


November 24, 2005

If you’re like me, reading tech and gadget news most of the time, you’ll find this website very useful. It combines Digg and Slashdot with multiple viewing options, as well as a super nerd news section that combines most of the large technology news websites such as, Wired, CNET News into one. Go check […]


November 24, 2005

A couple of friend and some nice readers asked me how do I create my icons. Not the step-by-step progress, but the concept I’m using, softwares, etc. I’m nowhere near a professional iconist, and there are many ways, methods, and basic concepts of creating one. It differs from one artist to another. I suggest you […]

Need for Speed Most Wanted Cutscene Effect

November 23, 2005

Wow what a title, not sure what to call it, but if you’ve played Need for Speed: Most Wanted, you’ll notice that the cutscene has somekind of blurry-overglow effect. (For those who knows the proper name of this effect please let me know). Here’s a screenshot of the cutscene effect. For the purpose of this […]

Huge Excel Guide

November 23, 2005

I rarely use Excel, perhaps because I haven’t got the chance to input loads of datas, make calculations (I hate maths), and stuffs. Or perhaps I was just being lazy. But with this kind of guide, I’m sure everyone will love to learn about Excel now. It’s been around for quite sometime now, I’ve just […]

Quick Border

November 22, 2005

Here’s a couple of quick method to add borders around your image. Method 1: Open your picture Select the Crop Tool (C), make a selection to crop the entire picture Drag the handles to make the borders. (Fig.1) Figure 1 Method 2: Open your picture. Select Image > Canvas Size. Make sure “Relative” is checked, […]

Simple 3D Buttons in Photoshop

November 22, 2005

I’ve been using this technique to create some quick icons for personal use. You might find it useful. Note: I’m assuming you have basic knowledge in using Photoshop and its tools. Create a New File, 128×128 pixels Create a New Layer [Ctrl+Shift+N], name it ShapeBase. Draw an ellipse using the Elliptical Marquee Tool (Q) on […]

Yes, another one…

November 21, 2005

Eek! Not another blog! I’ve lost count on how many blogs I’m currently managing (or not). Anyways, the reason why I’m creating another blog to play around with are pretty much the same, still have to wait for the PR to come out. Hopefully by the end of this year. Lucky for me, some nice […]