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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Posting Photos

Funny Rich Man Village SignPosting photos on Flickr is a lot of fun. What makes it fun is the feedback you get from other users that tells you you people are interested and looking at your stuff. It sort of galls me sometimes though that when I try to take a real nice looking picture of scenery or something and it sort of just sits there! On the other hand, posts involving funny English signs are practically an instant hit! I guess it all depends on the group you put them in. Posts to the "Flickr Taiwan" group are quickly buried among the dozens of other pictures put there every day. Posts to the "Chinglish" and "Engrish" groups apparently have some dedicated followers that actually visit the groups and look at the pictures.

Beautiful AND Breakfast Shop in Taiwan
I sort of feel bad sometimes poking fun at the signs and funny sayings - but it's all in good fun. Lord knows, I've never tried to make any signs in Chinese, and if I did, I'm sure the results would be hilarious!

All for now... my day job is calling me.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Back to the Zone

After finishing up some long over-due work for my normal day job, here I am back working on the Fotozon Web site . The weather is just awful this weekend with non-stop rain, sot it is a good chance to do some inside work anyways. Today, I added some code for other web sites to display a random picture on their pages. Here is an example of that code here:

FotoZon Random Image

Notice how the picture changes if you reload the page. Of course this isn't really new, but it is new for my site, and I plan to add a few more features like this for the site in general as well as for individual user pages. Why did I add this code? Well, it is actually for my newest web site which heavily depends on complete randomness... I will not give out the URL until it is at least semi-ready for public viewing.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Back in the Saddle Again

Well, I'm back from a one month vacation in the USA. It's a funny feeling coming back to Taiwan this time, because I'm already used to living here and there is not as much new stuff to discover or look forward to. It's combined with that dreaded feeling of getting back to work after being on vacation. So much for dinners out, hanging with friends and family and relaxing. Back to the the daily drag of working for a living...

On the bright side, I do have a new appreciation for the clean air and wide open spaces of my homeland. We've also made a family commitment to see more of Taiwan now while we are still living here and have the chance. No photos this time, because I need to get back to work.