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Systems administrator, web designer, programmer, gamer, wanna be authour, and all around opinionated geek.

Ramblings

Using Your Laptop With Your Eyes

Lenovo has come with a rather interested user interface for one of their prototype laptops. This particular machine watches your eyes and allows you to interact with the machine by looking at various regions, such as a new window or a application sidebar. Overall it is an interesting concept that may help lead to further evolution in how humans and computers interact.

Posted by John on March 10, 2011

Another new site design

Well I decided to come up with another theme for my website. This one is a more minimalistic and, obviously, darker in colour that my previous design. With all of the changes done to the back end, including the gallery and projects listing sections, I figured the front end needed some touching up as well. As per usual, this isn't the end of me mucking about with the theme. You will most likely see changes coming over the next couple of weeks/months/years. You know, whenever I get around to it. :D

Posted by John on September 15, 2010

Post-PC Era? More than likely not...

Part of me thinks that even Jobs doesn't believe that we are at the end of the PC era, in this case I mean the personal computer and not the generic term for a Windows box. In all seriousness, how could he? PC sales are on the rise and nothing is on the market that is overly poised to knock it off from that top of the ladder. None of the tablets are able to meet with the versatility and cost effectiveness of, well, a personal computer be it a laptop of desktop.

Posted by John on July 6, 2010

More and More Galleries...

Well, I finally got a chance to sort through some of the pictures that I took over the last weekend and squeeze them into 5 new galleries. Pictures range from shots of my garden to shots of St. Andrews and my bother's new business at the Niger Reef Tea House (website coming soon).

Posted by John on June 20, 2010

Justified Text on Webpages

One of the major faults in web design is the poor support for justified text in web browsers. Despite the ability to perform a number of alignment types on text and other web browser objects, the justification alignment doesn't have the ability to dynamically hyphenate words to create even text alignment.

Posted by John on April 27, 2010