Spidey to the rescue!

Allright, who let grandpa wear my spidey outfit again?

Blogger Play

When you have really absolutely nothing to do and you've ran out of websites to go on the Internet, why don't give Blogger Play a visit. Blogger Play is a real-time slideshow of photos Blogger.com users have recently uploaded to their blogs. It's a great snapshot of what people are thinking and posting about, right now. Images on Blogger Play come from blogs that are public and listed on the web, and also from public Blogger profiles. You can also click any of the photos on display to go to the source blog and find out more about that particular blogger.

The legend of the kind-hearted technician man

Once upon a time in a land far-far away there lived a kind but ordinary guy. He's not really good-looking or smart or rich or anything, he's just an average man you know, pretty much like you and me. He works at an IT company near his home and he drives his car to work everyday.

One day this technician man, let's call him Bubu for easy reference, drove as usual to work. Suddenly he saw a familiar face standing by the roadside near a very busy traffic light. Bubu thought "I knew this girl, she works near my office. Must be waiting for the bus. Poor thing.". The kind-hearted Bubu wanted to give this girl a lift but somehow he didn't. "Maybe she won't get into a car with strangers" Bubu thought. So Bubu just drove on and went to work.

The next day Bubu saw the same girl standing by the roadside at the same spot again. And like the day before Bubu just drove on thinking the girl would just prefer to take the bus. This went on all week and come Monday the next week Bubu drove to work as usual and saw the same poor girl standing at that same busy traffic interchange waiting for the bus again. This time Bubu thought "Oh what the heck, let's give her a lift". So Bubu drove by the girl and offered her a lift.

"Drop dead!" was the girl's answer. Well she didn't actually said that but she gave Bubu a look as if to say "I'd rather go for a ride with a garbage truck than get in the car with you" kind of look. Bubu was taken aback and was rather hurt with her refusal. Later when Bubu relates his story to his office mates, they laughed their heads off. "I just wanted to help, honest!" said Bubu.

From that day on Bubu didn't stop to offer any boy or girl standing by the roadside who works near his office anymore. That little incident changed his life forever and he didn't like girls much after that and prefer to hang out with boys instead (wink-wink!).

- The End -

The events in this story are a work of fiction. The characters are fictitious and any resemblance to any person, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. :)

A little travel advice

Last weekend a friend of mine went for a vacation in Bandung, Indonesia. He went with some of his friends and they did the usual touristy things you know visiting places of interest, seeing stuff, shopping for souvenirs. One day my friend was on his way to visit a famous volcanic mountain there and he was stopped by a roadside seller over there. So my friend innocently stopped to take a look at the things that this man is selling which are the usual souvenir stuff like key chains, bracelets, beads etc-etc.

Then something strange happened. My friend here started buying stuff that this man sold by the bundle. Not only that, he and his friends paid almost a thousand ringgit for a couple of key chains and beads. And they didn't realize what they have done until they returned to their hotel room later on. Like so many other unsuspecting tourists, my friend has just been mesmerized/hypnotized by those roadside sellers.
I'm not saying all Indonesians are bad people. Stuff like that could happen to anyone of us anywhere in the world. I'm just saying that we should be really careful who we see and talk to especially in foreign places. Those unscrupulous roadside sellers have been targeting tourists for years. I strongly advise you avoid them altogether, don't stop when they approach you and most importantly don't start any conversation with them and avoid any eye contact. You'll could avoid donating your money to these people and spare yourself one unpleasant holiday memory.

10 Simple Designs Showcase

Designing a web-site in user-friendly tones, presenting all information and removing unnecessary details is essential in order to find the right mix between details and their presentation on the screen. Smashing Magazine has selected some simple, clean, sometimes even minimalistic designs, which all stick closely to one single principle - Keep It Simple, Stupid!

15 Fresh, Clean and Impresive Designs

Sometimes it’s just amazing to see, which level of usability, legibility and visual appeal can be achieved using some basic design techniques. Here's 15 Fresh, Clean and Impressive designs which is easy to use and nice to see.

10 Elegant and Visually Appealing Designs

Smashing Magazine has compiled 60 fresh, elegant, professional and visually appealing designs, which pay close attention to details and manage to remain simple, user-friendly and nice-looking. Here's 10 of them.

12 Stunning Dark Designs

From Smashing Magazine's 30 Dark Designs You Should’ve Seen. Dark designs can be really stunning especially if you aim to develop web-sites in the modern “Look & Feel”-style.