Wednesday, April 1, 2015

photo series

I will make a series. I will call it "Dada's Days in Pictures #" or whatever clever title I'll come up with then.

It will be a series of pictures that I will take with my point-and-shoot camera (not phone) for a consecutive number of days or until the battery is drained.

I expect it will be dull because I do not go out or should I say, not able to simply up and go whenever I like (sucks but have to deal {childhood-onset myositis}).

There will be food, mostly of my meals which I can comfortably take pictures of sitting down. I hope to shoot something interesting outdoors when I get the chance.

Let's see what happens.

Friday, March 27, 2015

it's falling apart

dada blog's rice and pork

Broke the day's fast with grilled pork and Worcestershire sauce.

My phone is old (Nokia on Symbian) and cannot handle current tech. To add to its usual display problem (which body contact in the time it takes me to sing one song resolves, so far), it is falling apart. Yesterday, the volume button fell off. It is now secured in place with a piece of masking tape.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

cleaning up

We swept behind my work desk and the dust bunnies were... HUGE! Gross.
I forgot to take out the big trash bag when the garbage collector came earlier. It's full from when I cleaned out folders from college and what-nots from the cabinets. I'm purging. There are still things to go over and sort (keep, throw away or donate) but I want to get rid of this big trash bag first before I can restart my "cleanup." We can't leave it outside because it will just be messed with.

Friday, March 20, 2015

memories all repeat

For a while there, I couldn't decide if I wanted to get Third Eye Blind's first CD or the "A Collection" CD or pick out individual songs.

I re-listened to 3eb a month or so ago. Memories from college came flooding back and it was great. The band just came out at the time. A buddy handed me a tape of their first album and said, "You have to listen to this." I did and synapses in my brain rippled in a good way, it was amazing.

Thanks, man.

Anyway, I ended up choosing individual tracks because I might have outgrown most of the other songs. Bought "Wounded" and the last 3 tracks on the first album as well as "Jumper" which is just... no explanation needed. Happy days are here again.

Dipped into my darlings' gifts fund for this. Their birthdays aren't for a few months yet so I can mturk a little harder until then to bring the balance back up.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

responsive site: img style

Q: For websites with responsive designs/templates, how do you keep small images from being distorted (in other words, enlarged and pixelated = ugly) on smartphone screens?

A: The simple solution is to set the width within the IMG style tag.

For example: Your image is 150px-wide. To lock it at 150px (the upper limit should be the image's actual width so it will still look nice), use:

<img alt="#" src="#" style="width: 150px;">

Up Next: How to center (awkward... verb) an image when the <div> or <p> elements don't work. These alignment tips from w3.org clearly explains it all. It says CSS but we can use the style code within the body's html source which sort of trumps the CSS (if you're using a template) so we can still make style changes per page. OK, here's the fix:

<img src="#" alt="#" style="display:block; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; width:#px;">

On a responsive web design, if the image is small (ex. for buttons, badges, etc.), specify width so it doesn't get distorted on smaller screens.

For reference, W3C on the IMG Element (HTML5). Also,

The img element is a void element. An img element must have a start tag but must not have an end tag.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

coffee, origami

There is a shortage of Great Taste 3-in-1 sugar-free coffee around here!

It rained today.

The envelope fund/budget system + my origami envelopes from used paper = XD

Saturday, March 7, 2015

wasted ink

Have been posting less frequently over the years. There are no new experiences to write about - good or bad (though I prefer the good). I did get extremely annoyed that someone went through a cartridge of printer ink in one week. The ink is not cheap and I would rather they economize and go outside to make photocopies instead of printing several copies in one go. When it was my turn to print something, the output was horrible and the low ink levels sign was in my face. I only print one two-page document a month, I expect everything is fine when I do.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

red kimono takeout

2/18/2015
takeout food from red kimono (glorietta, makati). salmon, tofu, sauce, sesame seeds and rice.
hindi japanese rice ang ginamit. tuyo yung kanin, nahirapan tuloy akong i-chopsticks. kumakalat. :/

dada's dinner take-out
salmon and tofu bowl take-out from red kimono

Saturday, February 21, 2015

evernote naman

Upset that the mobile web version of Evernote stopped working for me this week. After signing in, it does not adjust to my screen properly. And to log-out, I have to manually type "/Logout.action" pa.

Hay, sayang.
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