Posted on 10 Nov 2006 under Uncategorized
Notice anything different about the blog? Pretty much everything? Yeah, the theme and the ads (which you won’t be able to see if you’re using an ad-blocker). Let’s start with the ads… I never thought I’d ever put ads on any of my websites, but there they are. (I hear Manas’s voice saying “sellout” :P) I’m using Google Adsense (don’t quite know why I chose it over Bidvertiser, but there they are anyway). Took some suggestions from a couple of people (mOrpheuS and Mohammed) to finally implement them the right way (And also took some CSS help from n0obie4life to position it perfectly in this theme). Hope to make at least some money over time.
Next, about the theme… While browsing random WordPress theme sites (something I keep doing), I came across some great themes by Sadish Balasubramanian, which can be found at WP ThemePark. Trust me, this guy’s themes are GOOD. (So far, both the themes I’ve used on this blog – ShadedGrey and Green Track – have been made by him.) I really liked the colour of AquaBlue and the layout of Coffeespot, so I spent some time fusing the two, and what you see now is what I call Bluespot :D. I’ve validated the XHTML on a lot of pages, the Archives page is neat, and the overall look and feel of the theme is fantastic. As of now, I think this theme is perfect (although I had to spend a considerable amount of time working on the CSS to make it look just perfect… yay me the perfectionist :P)
And now, for another kind of the blues… exam blues. The lab external exams got over this Wednesday. I think I’ve done quite well in both my labs. From Monday start the final theory exams… those I am not too enthusiastic about. Up until the second half of this semester, I thought that SS was my only weak subject, but now I’m a little tense about PTSP based on what our seniors have been telling us about the paper and our lecturer’s teaching style, PDC (those numericals suddenly started getting quite tough and ECA (due to the fact that I don’t have a proper textbook for it, and also due to the fact that the subject is vague and has so many darned approximations and stuff). ES is not that big a deal, but I don’t have a textbook for this one either… will have to rely on ma’am’s notes or something. So well, there it is… basically, I’m not 100% confident about 5 out of 6 subjects this semester, which sucks (to say the least). Oh, by the way, the 6th subject is M3, which I’m sure I’ll do well in if I prepare enough for it.
Well, anyway, into the void I go… bravely marching forward because no one’s invented a machine that can either turn time back or freeze it. Bah.