And moved (:

July 24, 2009

Boys and girls, time to update your links: http://www.wuxiaotian.com. Yes, sadly, it’s still very bare now.

Note that it is going to take me a while to setup the website proper, especially given my schedule and workload for the next few days. If everything goes well, the new site should be ready by Monday. Downloads and other stuff may take even longer to be ready.

See you on my new site! Once again, the new link is http://www.wuxiaotian.com.

P.S: I also have a catchy email to go with it: me [at] wuxiaotian {dot} com (:

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Still here…

July 23, 2009

Sadly, I have not moved over to the HostSG server yet. Apparently there were some problems with the mail (long story here) and they have not recieved my money order yet. I am going to call the post office if they do not recieve my mail by tomorrow. Thank goodness I am paying for 24 months, so I only have to deal with this once.

But anyway, I have been working on my class montage and it’s the first time I used iMovie 09 (interestingly, I have created exactly 1 video for every version of iMovie since iMovie HD). While it definitely seems more powerful than iMovie 08, I feel that there are still areas that can be worked on. For one, I had to go through many workarounds (eg. creating a seperate video miniclip to get transitions into the theme placeholder.) in order to get the desired effect. The clip also has elements of Keynote and iPhoto in it (thanks to the export to video function available on these program) due to certain limitations of iMovie. Also, the inability to configure text effects is a pain in the ass. For example, while I am able to set the fonts for certain text effects, I am not able to do so for some others. Also, for certain animated text effects, such as the ticker bar, I am not able to configure the speed of the animation, and hence the implementation is not perfect. Even though I know iMovie is meant for simple video editing and I should use Final Cut for better control, the experience still leaves much more to be desired. I still find the lack of control and features somewhat limiting, even though I have turned on Advanced Features. However, to be fair, it is by far the best iMovie version. Anyway, I shall post the link to the video later. (I am typing this on my iPhone) Here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqmNtBQpPgc

Moving on, I screwed up blocks big time. I fared even worse than my poor performance in BT1. I suspect it’s because I did not devote sufficient time to studying especially given my poor foundation in my first year in college. Prelims are in about 5 weeks and I hope to redeem myself. And so, I am off to study. (:

Till next time,
Cheers

Moving…

July 17, 2009

So, this blog isn’t (wasn’t?) as permanent as I thought it would be. I am moving to a Singapore professional web hosting service with my own domain. In fact, my domain (http://wuxiaotian.com) is already online, and I have just sent payment to the hosting company today, so with luck, my account would be ready by next monday.

I promise I will blog more after I move.

Cheers

Big Brother is watching you

July 14, 2009

Big Brother
And I thought this kind of surveillance only existed in Eagle Eye.

That’s Raffles Place MRT by the way. And here’s a picture of the inside.
Inside Raffles Place

The evolution of communication

July 9, 2009

With the availability of communication tools such as Twitter, MSN Messenger, SMSes, FaceBook etc., communication has really evolved beyond just plain conversations. For example, I can hold a MSN conversation on a particular topic, and then I can hold another conversation through SMS and yet another one via Twitter, all simultaneously. And that is the beauty of communication through text.

Off-topic: I had a bad headache for a large part of the day. I blame it trying to stop my 2-coffee-a-day habit which I picked up for blocks. GRH.