February 22, 2011

Find your ancestor in Star Wars Series

Find your ancestor in Star Wars series

O.K., it's been a really long time since I've last updated this blog... but here I go.

This one day, I just decided to learn perl and CGI for real. I had an idea for a new SNS service to run as a business, but I needed to learn how to program first. But then after a whlie I figured that I would never accomplish to put up such a web-site unless I quit my job, start a new corporation, and also hire some people to program for me.

So I just decided to learn how to program in perl anyway, and write much simpler game kinda script. I went out to a book store and bought a nice book for learning perl (in Japanese). This one is has the cute cartoon drawings and all, you know.

I already know the concept of program itself. I've learned basic in middle school and pascal in high school. When I hit C in college (not in class but on my own), I just gave up. Then I came to REALBasic and got back to it. That I created Ring On Time.

So it turns out that perl was not so hard to learn. But it was the concept of CGI and handling values between HTML that confused me. For somereason, when it comes to obtaining values from HTML, you suddenly have to use a given variables. I just didn't know that and took me a while to figure out. And it also did take a great amount of time for me to set up my iMac so I can run CGI script in local environment. This is important because if you had to upload your script everytime you make a little fix to see if the program works, it really could get on your nerves.

But I finally got it working, so here's the new section in my web-site, Find your ancestor in Star Wars series.

January 25, 2007

New pages of pictures in Vietnam

So after working on Safari in Kenya in the wallpaper section, I decided to do make some pages of Pictures in Vietnam. I photographed them in 1997.

I may take a while before Google index the new pages.

I wanna keep on working with the wallpaper section of this site, but I'm not sure if I'll have enough time from now on. Hopefully, I can go on to work with pictures of Malaysia or Banff, Canada soon.

January 22, 2007

New Wallpapers of Safari in Kenya

As always, I've had my website sleeping for a long time now. I used to think that I have to update my pages so often or no one will ever come to see it. But this has changed over past two or three years. I mean, it's obviously better to update your web site everyday and have new contents for everyone to see, but it just isn't possible for me, with all things going on in my daily life.

But it's OK. It seems like there are about 200 to 300 visits to my site, eventhough I don't update them too often. Most of the people are visiting my site to see the pictures.

So, I figured, when I do update the pages, I should work on the wallpaper section. I gives visitors something to use for the computer, or maybe some people are checking them out to get the image of where to go for vacation. So far, I've only posted a collection of Bali, Indonesia, and couple of shots from some places in Japan, but there's a lot more I can do with this wallpaper section.

Last night, I put up a wallpaper page on Kenya. I visited there ten years ago and went on safari. It used to take so much time to scan my printed photographs, re-do the colors so they look right, and actually make the pages. Now I got most of my pictures scanned from films by a DPE service in my neighborhood, it's so much easier, and more fun.

There's a lot more work to do on this Kenya section, but I think I got the idea about how I want them done. Hopefully, I can get some more pages up soon.

June 5, 2006

Making a Japanese version of Bali photograph page

OK, so I'm still waiting for my pages to be indexed...

In the meantime, I decided to make a Japanese version of "pictures of Bali". Since my Japanese pages seem to get indexed a lot sooner than English pages. I'll see how this works out.

The reason I made English pages first is simple. There are far more English speaking internet users compared to Japanese. But since my English pages merely exist until Google index them, I thought I should give the Japanese version a chance... sooner than I had planned to.

Anyway, I guess it is going to take much more patience than I expected. That's for sure.

June 4, 2006

Indexing my Japanese pages first, but why?

I really haven't been checking the access logs to my web sites until recently, but now that I am updating the blogs and making new photo pages, I'm checking visitors at least once a day, just so I know what is going on. This is how I found some people hot-linking to my photos.

I realize that after I started to write the weblogs again, robots from all kinds of search engines are coming to crawl my web site. Which is good. The one that comes most often is Yahoo!, followed by msn bot and some others.

After I made the sitemap for Google Sitemap, Google does crawl my pages once a day. What is strange is that my weblongs in Japanese language is already indexed, but not the English version. This is much the same with Yahoo!. Many Japanese people are coming to see my pages in alpha-random talk through Yahoo! 's search result now, but not my english pages.

So what could be the difference? Both of my Japanese pages and English pages are being crawled at pretty much the same -- once a day for Google, couple times a day for Yahoo! . Maybe because there's far more informations in English than in Japanese and search engines can't get through to my site yet? This one, I will probably never figure out.

Anyway, I hope my Bali page get indexed soon so people can see it.

December 27, 2003

G3 still dead, but some hope

My Macintosh G3 (blue and white) is still dead, and I'm still stressed and depressed about it. But seems like I may avoid the worst situation, paying so much for nothing.

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December 24, 2003

Mac G3 Dies

I just wrote about how happy I was after wandering around Akihabara yesterday. Now I am totally stressed and depressed because the new accelerater no longer works with my Macintosh G3 (Blue and White).

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