Archive for May, 2007

31
May
07

Exam Preperations

I always find it hard to study for anything, let alone exams. It’s the pressure of what’s to come that just drives me away from touching a book. However, if I don’t study, I get worse and worse. So I think it’s about time I studied for a little.

Just received possibly the worst test I’ve ever done in all my school years. For some reason it’s not depressing at all. I didn’t fail, but pretty close. I think it’s the lack of time left in the year, and the fact that “I have exams to worry about and I don’t need your stinking test in front of them”.

I can’t wait for the next two weeks to be over. I’ll be cycling and programming everyday. Fun, fun fun.
I love freedom. Being out for unlimited amounts of time. No curfew, very little sleep, a summer’s worth of money…it’s well worth a year of schoolwork.

I guess I need sleep. A good night’s rest, followed by a night of studying. Good times.

29
May
07

Who Knew Religion Class Could Be Exciting?

I sure didn’t.

It was second last period of today, when my friend Steve and I broke out in an extremely nerdy and interesting conversation about evolution. We talked about all sorts of things, about my religious beliefs (agnostic), and how I basically will never believe in anything that can’t be proven. We also talked about reincarnation. Personally, although I’m not of any particular faith, I find reincarnation is the most possible out of all theories out there. It only seems possible that once you go under the ground and decompose, you become a part of something else. Something organic.

I think most people believe in life after death because they want something to believe in. Face it, most people hate the fact that one day, you will be dead and buried. They like believing in a “heaven” after death. A place where everything is magnificent, fantastic, and absolutely perfect. It sooths their mind. Steve and I both share the fear of death. It’s something I have to live with. Born with the way of believing only what can be proved, I go through moments at a time, really freaking about the fact I’ll someday live no longer. Steve has turned to religion, but again; I just can’t do that. There are so many things wrong with religion it makes me sick.

I’d like for you all to comment and discuss your feelings on this. Really look forward to hearing your responses. 😀

29
May
07

Concentration/Focus

The #1 reason why I like working with other developers is that it gives each developer a chance to concentrate and/or focus on one certain area or feature. For other projects/websites, I had to “just get it done” for every page. But working with Tubby and Alec opens up a new light which allows me to work on a certain feature all to myself. We’re working with a policy that allows each developer no limits to what they add to the feature. We will decide as a team before releasing if everything is really necessary, but I think it’s really quite fair, and each developer has their own ideas about what works well and what doesn’t.

I’m currently working on the Private Messages system. The process of this feature began with a hunt. I signed up to several different sites, logged in to others I already was a member of, etc. to view different private messaging systems. The purpose of this, is to compare the ideas we had already to the results of many Private Messaging systems around the net today. We came up with some really great ideas, which I think will push Blabber’s PM system ahead of others; even if it’s just by a notch. The PM system is currently going under some final development. After that stage, we can move on to the stage of testing. During that stage, I will be making a blog post with pictures and perhaps an audio-featured video clip of the live PM system. We have developed some of these crazy ideas already, and it’s just exciting to see it all running in real-time.

Once the PM system is complete, we’ll be moving on to user profiles, which will also include the friends system as one complete *package*. For this, we’re going to need to work out an algorithm that ties in with other ideas we’ve drafted, to make everything possible. Should be fun. 🙂

Along with these updates, I also wanted to let you know that the backbones (oriented programming) of the Blabber system is getting pretty solid, which is exciting. Looking through the code; we’re using theorys and functions that run efficiently, and just perform more solid than the “Blabbernet” framework did. This makes writing an API (which we will be doing in the future) much easier, in the long run.

Hope you enjoyed the updates. If you want any questions you might have answered, just leave a comment or email me.

Blabber on!

26
May
07

The Googleplex

Inside The Googleplex.

That’s nice, so do you actually work?

26
May
07

Sir Cul Jerc

And so today starts a weekend packed with events.

It all started after school. I walked home with Alex and his female companion Sarah – usual for a nice outside day. However, we hear tell of a very unusually large fight occuring at “The Gogh”. I decided to attend, so once I got home, I flopped my book-bag on the porch floor, grabbed some money, and took off down to The Gogh, as it were. I phoned Shivs, met with him, and went down, cigars in our mouths. After the fight, which resulted in a fat chick stalking us from the trees behind, and a few tough guys attempting to break in to the guy’s house, we took off back to John’s. There, while horsing around in the old camper in his garden, we found some beers. We drank them, just the three of us, until they were gone. Woow. We then just took off to a party we were supposed to attend, and had a rather funny time.

It’s 10:30 and I’m nicely intoxicated, however able to type this (?). Good fun.

25
May
07

New Theme/Blabber Progress!

I’ve applied a new theme to the site. I think it fits quite nicely, and definitely corresponds to the type of content that gets posted here (carrrazayy :P). If you don’t like it so much, just leave a comment telling me which one I should use, and I just might switch if it’s nice.

Also, Alec has recoded the Blabber layout to CSS/Divs. Fully. He’s like an SEO doctor. Apart from the team working on converting to the new layout (which has surprisingly been a smooth process thus far), and Stephen (Tubby) pulling some magic on the backend (.htaccess, etc.) files, we’re working on a sidebar for the left of the site that seems more efficient and visually pleasing. Hopefully a preview soon, but I just wanted to use this post to just say that it’s been outstanding working with the team. They work together so well, and it’s just great working with other people. 🙂

So yeah, that’s all the news so far. I just wanted to tell you that it’s been a week with my new Macbook and I have to say; it’s outstanding. I really will be posting a review, once I get done playing around. I’ve taken enough pics to please everyone. 🙂

Keep blabbering!

19
May
07

Macbook!

Alright. So I’ve got the macbook. I’m not even going to explain why, after my second last post explaining that I was going to wait…

Review coming soon. Stoked. 😀