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The Tech65 Sandbox has changed again

Posted by Daniel T. on January 30, 2008

Tech65 version 3bI took a day off today from work, so I decided to finally get down and redesign Tech65.org one more time. There were problems in the previous design in our sandbox (that’s what we call the place where we play with code without affecting the actual site) that could only be fixed by completely redesigning the site. Anyway, I felt the fonts were too big.

So back to the drawing boards it was. It wasn’t so difficult this time since I already had an existing theme in mind as well as the raw photoshop file to make changes easily. Also, to save me from all that mess that was going on in the code, I decided to do this from scratch (kind of. All my designs are based on the Kubrick theme’s code) rather than editing previous versions. It was surprisingly faster than the last time I did something like this. The coding part was a lot easier too, since I was doing this from scratch. I’m quite happy with what I’ve done.

As usual, you can check it out over at our sandbox. Your feedback is greatly appreciated! 🙂

Oh, and as a special treat, here’s a look at the history (just 1 year) of Tech65 design changing with the times.

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My new thumbdrive from heaven, and 65bit’s new Jingle

Posted by Daniel T. on December 9, 2007

As most of you know, I had a very long Saturday last week. What with 65bit’s 50th episode, and another awesome Arrow service. It was a late night, I was tired, and I knocked out the moment I touched my bed. I woke up super early the next morning to pack my bag to book into camp, and as I was unpacking it, I found a small Postpac package to “Daniel Tsou, Beloved of the Father :)” and “from: Open Heaven”. I was surprised of course, but I was in a hurry too, so I thought of maybe opening it in camp. Good thing I didn’t, cos inside of it was a 4GB Sandisk Ducati thumbdrive!!
Ducati drive
Ducati drive and envelopeDucati drive and envelope2
There was no note in the package, no letter, and the geek me plugged it into my mac hoping to find some sort of note or something. Nope. Nothing at all. But boy did that thumb drive make my week. I called my caregroup, Hei Man, Farinelli and Jerrick, but no one knew who it was from! It turns out that my bro Edwin had won some competition, got it for free and decided to bless me with it. Man, am I blessed!! Thanks so much bro!! To be honest, the biggest thumb drive I have is only 128MB!! That’s right, the founder of Tech65 only has a 128MB thumb drive…

In other related news, Edwin has also written us a brand new Jingle for 65bits! It’s pretty cool sounding and finally something unique specially for us! We’ll probably only use it from Episode 52 onwards because NTT wants to do some levelling on it first (an audiophile is always an audiophile…) I’m not gonna spoil it for you, so just wait for it next week! Thanks again bro!!

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I crashed the Slashdot 10th Anniversary Party in Singapore

Posted by Daniel T. on October 28, 2007

Slashdot Party - The 4 from slash dot and the 1 who crashed it.

After recording episode 45 of 65bits yesterday, we heard about a slashdot party was going on later that day. Jerrick had to go, so NTT and I sticked around. At about 3 pm, the first of the slash dotters (I don’t know if that’s the right way to call them) arrived, and I realised it was really a geek gathering, so I decided I’ll join in, and crash the party! In the end, only 4 of them turned up, but I had fun chatting with them and telling them all about Geek Terminal, since it was their first time there. Emlyn Philips (3rd from left) even asked me if I was a share holder for GT since I kept saying good stuff about them!

They’re pretty cool people, really, and definitely more geek than me! Chen Yang (most right) even runs Ubuntu as her primary operating system on her notebook!

From left: Me (I look really tired for some reason. Army’s been busy this week), Gaurav Vaidya, Emlyn Phillips, Atamurad Hezretkuliyev, Chen Yang

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Tech65: The journey so far

Posted by Daniel T. on September 10, 2007

It’s been a year since the new Tech65 began, and I have to say that it’s been growing at an accelerated pace. I’m really happy with it even though we may not be something big, or may not have hundreds of people watching or listening to our shows. If only you knew how we got to where we are today, you’ll know that we have absolutely no credit in this. Tech65 is really a work of God.

When I was back in Tech-whizz, I lacked many things. The most important thing I lacked then was probably the revelation of Jesus Christ and His finished work. Without that revelation, I always felt that I had to work hard for things to work. It wasn’t so bad though, because ever since I was 12, I have been growing up with “The Secret” thanks to my dad’s job. The guy I worked with felt that way even more strongly about working hard. He even wrote to ComputerTimes (the then digital life) and got them to interview us. Talk about thick skin. He was also very money minded. To him, Tech-whizz was a business opportunity, not a work of passion. Needless to say, by 2004, Tech-whizz faded away into the dark corners of the interwebs, soon eaten up by the vultures of the webs, the domain squatters.
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True geeks stay up for Apple keynotes

Posted by Daniel T. on August 7, 2007

It’s that time again. In a few hours, Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc. Is gonna launch a whole bunch of products that will blow us a way for at least a month or so. And what does a geek national serviceman (currently in my bunk with my Nokia E61) do? Stay up of course! I can totally see Mandy rolling her eyes and go “geek…” 😛

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What’s Tech65 all about?

Posted by Daniel T. on July 20, 2007

I was chatting with a friend of mine the other day and he asked me what exactly does Tech65 do? I think that question really got me thinking. I mean, yea, we do podcasts and stuff, but if I were to put that down in specific words, what would it be?

After lots of thinking, I came down to this:

Tech65 is a:

Passion

for gadgets and technology

Desire

to use that passion to help others.

With those 2 “missions” in mind, we create products. At this point it’s podcasts and shows. And that will not change any time soon, because in my 4 years doing this, it’s the first year that’s been so successful. So there you have it. That’s tech65.

Man, that reminded me of my principal showing off my school’s core values to us in some boring speech…

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