Name: Alan Chu
Member since: 2001-07-19 18:25:03
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A 17-year-old boy from Hong Kong, just gave up using Microsoft(R) Windows(R) and switched to Debian ... cool OS :) I am currently studying A-Level Computer Studies, my teacher teaches me PASCAL, will teach C, plus PROLOG later :)

Some of my workdone is here ...
PERL usenet news threading module
Newsgroup Xplorer (web usenet client)

you may be able to find me on OPN #debian ...

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Finally ... my monitor has broken ... :(

Today I am glad that I can replace my monitor with a new LCD display (Samsung 171s), it is a 17" LCD display, able to handle 1280x1024@75Hz ... quite good :)

I have worked with 1024x768 before I get this display, i can't work at all, it is _a way_ too small ...

finally my easter holiday is nearly over, and need to prepare for school, hey ... my computer assignment is not ready yet ... and many other homeworks ... sigh ....

Still on easter holiday LOL

Switched my newsreader from mozilla (slow+crappy) to pan, hacked some config in order to see Chinese there, but overall pan is a good newsreader (in X) ... :)

well ... renewed my book that I borrowed from public library, overdued ... costed me HK$7.5 ... sigh ...

Downloaded another wallpaper ... what an eyecandy ... :)

Things that happens today:

  1. Creator of winrar has died
  2. Earthquake in Taiwan
29 Mar 2002 (updated 29 Mar 2002 at 06:31 UTC) »

oops ... the condition of my monitor had gone bad ... don't know when will i need to change it ... it costs me a fortune! (well ... around US$300 ... for a LCD(Liquid Cystal Display, NOT Light Collecting Diode :) ) if i want/had to buy it)

Just helped somebody to fix some problem ... really silly one ... :)

  1. He wants to use document.writeln to write a <noscript> out ... LOL ... at last he turned to PHP
  2. Someone is complaining UltraBoard's save password function is not working .. ugh ... the problem is there because :-
    When you login ...
    Set-Cookie: UserName=XXXXXXX; expires=Sun, -Mar-2003
    05:52:57 GMT;
    Set-Cookie: Password=XXXXXXX; expires=Sun, -Mar-2003
    05:52:57 GMT;
    When you logout ...
    Set-Cookie: UserName=; expires=Sat, 29-Mar-2003 5:42:57 GMT;
    Set-Cookie: Password=; expires=Sat, 29-Mar-2003 5:42:57 GMT;
    What is it doing? i don't know ... don't even ask me to patch it ...

Cute? Silly? ugh ...

oh yea ... and my enlightenment just crashed last night ... and then i switched my wm to sawfish ... so good so far :) (Plus support for Chinese where enlightenment doesn't offer)

Still needs someone to certify me in order to post on advogato ><

P.S. LED=Light Emitting Diode, LCD=Light Collecting Diode ... cute? LOL

27 Mar 2002 (updated 27 Mar 2002 at 14:58 UTC) »

My first diary entry ... great :)

Today is the first day of my Easter Holiday, I am not a Christian but studying in a Christian School ... too bad :)

Just saw the topic "The CSSification of Advogato" from Gary, yes, want to write a reply to it but i don't have enough permission to do so :)

Here is my reply to it :-
Yes, I really think CSS is good for doing page layout then
HTML can do, but I think Gary really should try to do CSS
layout also, although this may break many older browsers but
I think it is essential for a complete CSSification of
advogato ...

IBM keyboards (those with buckle spring) is so good and it makes me think ALL new keyboards are craps :)

By the way, I really want to get a sparc and a mac machine ... Sparc classic is cute ... and iBook is handsome, plus the UNIX based Mac OS X ... um ... :) (Just when I have enough money ... $$$)


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