New school semester just starts. I am glad to see new students after the short term break. My final year students are just having their mid term presentation. It is my first time doing presentation with overseas students. It can be quite a challenge for both the students and teachers :)
Recently, I have been working on a Windows 8 app at work. It has been fun so far :) Windows 8 initially feels confusing for me. I mean we need to keep switching between Metro & Desktop apps :)) And then there is little weirdness when we hover the mouse over the corners :)) After getting used to it, I love the new design where everything is full screen. Navigation bars and buttons are encouraged to be hidden. The only problem I thinks is sometimes the buttons/commands are hidden and it is not so obvious to figure out.
Back to coding, I have...
Just write my very first web spider which will first crawl mangafox and mangastream websites. Then, it emails me automatically about new mangas that I am currently following. This is fun :)
I basically make use of simple parsing functions, and the CURL and tidy extensions:
1) Get the HTML using the curl
public static function http($target, $ref, $method, $data_array, $incl_head)
# Initialize PHP/CURL handle
$ch = curl_init();
# Prcess data, if presented
Just have a break at Langkawi last week (18 - 20 Aug) with my love :) It is just a short weekend getaway as Hari Raya Puasa falls on Sunday, which results in Monday off for my gf. We booked both the hotel and flight via Expedia. While it is cheap, the hotel experience is terrible. I will never come back to Kampung Tok Senik Resort again.
While it is a resort, it really is just a cheap chalet. We need car to bring us to our rooms which are traditional Malay wooden houses. Wifi is only available in lobby. No ESPN channel for the TV. I...
Look forward to my short 2 weeks break. I have been watching plenty of movies lately:
- Brave (very nice animation)
- Total Recall (awesome action & fantasy movies with a good plot)
- The Bourne Legacy (also a decent action show with non-existent plot)
- SPEC: heaven (funny Jap movie)
- Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World ( average romantic comedy show )
Just buy some new outfits at Iluma with Lut over weekend. We also ate at a horribly overpriced Thai restaurant (Nara something) in Far East Plaza. I think Vietnamese food is the best :) I...