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Username is a guest author @ SwiftWorld.net. Being a friend of the site owner for years. They first met in a Half-Life game mod named IOS (International Online Soccer) in 2002/2003. As I am quite a terrible writer. My posts here will usually go through edits by the site owner before being published (with my permission & knowledge too of course)

Introduction to Khan Academy Exercise Software

Khan Academy
When one thinks of online learning, Khan Academy would be one of the first names to pop up. If you didn’t know what Khan Academy is, it is basically a not for profit online organisation founded by the brilliant Salman Khan. Whose video lessons on a variety of subjects (history, physics, maths etc) have gained a reputation worldwide for being really easy to understand. For now it is heavily focused on mathematics, with topics from the most basic addition and subtraction to the difficult college level stuff. Continue reading

Webfaction Hosting Review

Not too long ago, I finally finished setting up a client’s website on WebFaction. Giving myself a pat on the back as it marks the end of a tough period for me too. To turn my depression into something cheerful, I have decided to write a review on my experience with WebFaction. Glad to have taken some screenshots of the control panel before things went wrong. This review is based on a month of usage of the web host. Continue reading

Chrome for a Cause: Hassle free way of helping charities

Looking at twitter today bought me to the attention of a new charity program by Google called Chrome for a Cause. Basically all you need to do is to install an extension that keeps track of the amount of tabs you opened in Google Chrome. Every new tab opened results in Google donating some money to the different charity organizations. Hassle free as there isn’t a need to spend time playing any any flash games or word games ( ūüėČ Free Rice by UN anyone?) Just install the extension and live life as usual!

So if you have a copy of Google Chrome browser installed, there isn’t much of an excuse for not helping out. This event starts from 15 December and ends at 19 December. Just install the extension, surf the web as usual and heal the world :). Yeah, and make it a better place too.

Let us all be united for this good cause fellow online citizens!

[Source: Chrome for a cause]

A Newbie Freelancer and a Nightmare Client

After finishing my conscript army (also known as the National Service in Singapore) and going back into the workforce in September, I had the¬†opportunity¬†to do some freelance work for a friend I knew back in the army. He and his designer friend were going to start an e-commerce website selling products and I’m approached to aid them in this business venture for a cheap price. As a fresh polytechnic graduate in IT, I took up the offer since it would help me build up my portfolio as well as slowly adjust myself to the requirements of the working world.

Things were going well at first with the first meeting with them to capture their business requirements and understand what they wanted. However the first warning sign (of a nightmare client) came when we were discussing the website design. I was told by my friend: “Don’t worry! my partner here is a designer who graduated from the prestigious¬†XYZ. You just need to implement whatever he designs.” I took it upon face value trusting what he said.

That was when my nightmare started. It’s easy to figure out what happens next. Here some snippets of the scenario¬†I faced throughout the project. Continue reading

WordPress for iPhone/iPodTouch

Many months ago an online friend of mine (Swift) requested my help in enriching his website with more content. After some initial rejection, I eventually took up the offer & began writing some tutorials but my interest died fast due to 2 main reasons:

  • As a poor soul serving my 2 years NS liability I do not want to burn my precious weekends writing content for the public.
  • I’m just a procastinator who fails at life.

But—this little application gave me a little hope. With WordPress for iPhone, I could write some blog posts on my iPodTouch during my free time in bunk & with the application’s¬†website announcing the application will be moving towards iPhone OS 3.0, I figured it will be a good time to review this application & hope future versions of it contains what I wished for.¬†As an application built for a mobile device, it spots an uncluttered interface with a design aimed at people making short posts in my opinion. I will focus on mainly 2 functions of writing a blog post, entering text & adding pictures. Continue reading

Dustbins spotted in Swift World

Yup! As you may have observed. I’m a new author in Swift World. I’m pretty new to the blogging scene and a poor user of the English language. I hope you will forgive all my mistakes pertaining to my language, especially English.

I guess every blogger needs to write an introduction about himself so here’s mine in the next paragraph.

I first met a 10 year old Swift in an awesome Half-Life mod called International Online Soccer back in 2003. That is our favourite game back then and we spent countless hours playing it everyday. Unfortunately, the game never gets popular in Asia and Swift quited the game eventually. However, we still kept communicating and talking to each other through messenger. Now I’m currently serving National Service ‚Äď having completed my diploma last year.

At the request of Swift, I joined as a guest author here to help keep the site updated more frequently (doubt so). I will be mainly posting about reviews and tutorials when I have the time. That all I guess, good bye =).