The Frog and the Hosting

Do you know the story of the boiled frog?

They say that if you put a frog into a pot of boiling water,
it will leap out right away to escape the danger.

But, if you put a frog in a kettle that is filled with water that is cool and pleasant,
and then you gradually heat the kettle until it starts boiling,
the frog will not become aware of the threat until it is too late.
The frog’s survival instincts are geared towards detecting sudden changes.

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New Logo, New Theme

Howdy,

Couple weeks ago, I used pre-made template. I have to admit that the design is good. But there are some parts of it that bother me. So I decided to write a new design.

For this new design, I didn’t give a name. It’s a custom design anyway. I’m a man who believes in simplicity, so I’d like to write design as simple as possible. I also powered up the footer section. When I was blogwalking, I found some pretty blog doing the same. I like the concept and I adopted it in my footer. Maybe you like it better than the previous one? Well, it’s up to you to decide.

With this new design, I also created a new logo for sidudun. Just need some refreshments, no other reason. All of the credits for the icons and font creators is in the footer.

So, do you like it? Comments and suggestions are welcome..

Mr. Four Eyes

It was in the early year of my undergrads study when I realized that I can’t do long distance reading. At those days, we got a course on a big hall with more than a hundred students in it, looking at small white boards at the front of the class. At closer range than this, my brain could still run text recognizer to determine what sentence is written. But at this big hall, I barely see nothing but a black curve in the white.

So then, I got ophthalmologist checked my eyes. The result: my right eye is -0.5 and my left is -0.25. Not too bad. It still small numbers compared to the others. Because of this, I rarely used my spectacles.  And it has been continued until just now.

Right now, almost five years after that. Actually I just feeling my eyes were still okay. I could still spend most of my time in front of computer with no problem. And there’re no classes yet. One that just bothered me is just that sometimes I must close my distance with monitor screens to read. So I decided to check my eyes again.

The result was quite surprising. My right is -0.5 and my left is -1.25. The person who tested my eyes said that the result wasn’t bad after all these five years. Yeah, not bad for a person who spend almost 15hrs a day in front of his computer. But because of this increase, I have decided to use my spectacles. Just using it make me feel 200% smarter than before, he3..

:cool:

Dang!

I don’t know why, but I’m feeling lack in ideas lately. For your information, last month I only posted one article, and nothing more. I dunno what happened, but I hope I can overcome my laziness in writing then write a better post in the future.

Last, I hope this is not the last post of this month.

Short Break


Nobody likes you when you’re 23
And are still more amused by TV shows
What the hell is ADD?
My friends say I should act my age
What’s my age again?
What’s my age again?

(What’s My Age Again by Blink 182)

It has been a year since I paid for this domain. Hopefully with this new domain (at that time), I can improve my writing skills alongside with my own brand. I always wondering how it feels like if I had my own site. And now I have it, at least for the next two years (I’ve paid for the bill, Alhamdulillah..). I just can say that all the experiences I got from configuring this own site were totally awesome. I never imagine that there are so many new stuffs when I was digging deeper into this “blog development”. And there’ll be a lot more waiting for me.

I have my plan for the next year. I’ll strive to achieve it. Here they are:

Merchandise

I have a plan to give away merchandise to all of you, my readers. I always want to give a sticker with sidudun logo. Just like thedailywtf.com free sticker. I’m still looking the best place to print it. I have asked some of my friends, and they said that they love the idea. So just wait and see.

Going to college, Again?

Yap. I like to learn something new. By the time I wrote this, I have been registered as a post graduate student in one of university (in my country). I’m still waiting for the confirmation letter. And if it has confirmed, I will preparing the necessities and going to the college.

Looking for a job?

Yeah. As a matter of fact, right now, I’m unemployed. It’s not because of the global crisis. Nope. I just didn’t apply to anywhere, yet. I was on medication in this last six (or seven?) months. And I just spent my time blogging, babbling, and learning what I want to learn. Most of my friends have been enrolled as employee at various company (mostly in IT section). Here the jealousy comes to me. I want to get a job too. Maybe I’ll find it on my college time (Amien..). Or maybe you can help me? :)

Themes, themes, and more themes..

I really got into blog design. I started this blog theme creation about some months ago and I got addicted. I know that my theme maybe not the best theme in the world. But, I think they are good enough for me. Do you agree with me? I’ll still create new theme, just filling my 10,000 hours of experience points.

What else? One thing for sure, I’ll keep on blogging. My motives are clear: for fun and fame. So see you around the blogosphere…

P.S. 23 minutes before 23. I wanna be a better man.