Archive for December, 2005

CSS 3 Can’t Come Soon Enough

One declaration for multi-columns write-up by Malarky. As a web designer, this makes me drool. Seriously, it takes at least 20x that amount of both css and semantic code to achieve the same effect now, and it’s not as good for many more reasons. Sometimes I wish I could fast-forward a few years into the future.

By the way, Firefox supports this already (kind of) because it’s awesome.

First Week at McAfee

Tim Malabuyo, web UI designer

I arrived at McAfee bright and early at 8:00 am, excited and ready with the expected first-day jitters. My first new job in a while, so I had forgotten what it felt like. For a guy who moved 6 times and held several different jobs just while I was in college, it used to be a familiar feeling! |inline

Farewell CityTeam, Hello McAfee

From CityTeam to McAfee

Well, the cat’s out of the bag now. I will be starting a new job this Monday at McAfee, as a “Web UI (User Interface) Designer.” I will be leaving behind many friends and a thriving ministry that God has allowed me to be a part of for the last four years. |inline

Sharks Feeding Frenzy

[UPDATE] The photos are up on CityTeam’s Flickr album.

Me with the Sharks
Hanging out with the guys: Marcel Gok (11), Christian Ehrhoff (44), Nolan Schaefer (31), and Grant Stevenson (55…or 37). Niko Dimitrakos (23), Milan Michalek (9), and Josh Lanfeld (24) arrived later.

I got to meet some 49ers last month because of their generosity in partnering with CityTeam, and today I got to meet seven (eight if you count Sharky) of my San Jose Sharks, when they came to help distribute boxes upon boxes of food donations to various local charities–CityTeam included.

The event was on CityTeam’s turf, I had a “backstage pass” during the whole thing. But the players were great and were very accessible to everyone that was there. To me, they have a good kind of celebrity status: not too insanely famous where you get recognized everywhere you go, but only famous to the fans of a sport which, let’s face it, doesn’t have much popularity.

It was awesome to get to meet these guys, players of a hockey team that my brothers, cousins and I grew up watching and trying to imitate on the rink. If I were smart I would’ve brought a Sharks jersey for them to sign. First I would have to get a Sharks jersey. I guess I could have at least brought my Sabotage jersey. Oh well, that probably wouldn’t have been good while on the job anyway.

More photos via the CityTeam website and Flickr to come…

Try Ruby

I’ve been meaning to take the dive and try learning Ruby, at the urging of programmer friends, but haven’t done it yet. Try Ruby! is a really easy, fun basic intro into Ruby. I walked through the first 5 minutes, and am already surprised at how simplified Ruby’s syntax is in comparison with php.

CS + Studio 8 = ?

Adobe Frankensuite
Adobe Frankensuite.

Shaun Inman has lovingly dubbed the Adobe Creative Suite 2 and Macromedia Studio 8 bundle, “Adobe Frankensuite.” The two packaging styles could not be more different, and seeing the two well-known box art by the two former competitors together is somewhat surreal. This may be the last version of some software–place your bets on which ones will bite the dust in the next completely-Adobe produced suite. I really, REALLY hope Fireworks makes it.

Many are not too thrilled about some of the aspects of the merger.

Dave Shea’s thoughts

Sharks: Will it be Worth it?

I just watched the miserable Sharks lose their 10th consecutive game against the Stars. Fans have been debating over what to do since their…oh, 5th straight loss, but I don’t think any of us expected this. The Sharks traded 3 great players, Marco Sturm, Brad Stuart, and Wayne Primeau for a legendary one: Joe Thornton.

It’s a bold move–Joe Thornton is probably one of the biggest names in hockey right now. I know how high-profile of a player Joe Thornton is, but I personally have a hard time believing that he alone can replace three solid players–three names well-loved by Sharks fans. The Sharks are already lacking in veteran players, forcing them to play a lot of rookies, and this will leave a big hole that will probably filled with more. Only time will tell if this was a smart move or not…

On a side note, I got a chance to see the Cleveland Barons play last year during the absence of the NHL. The Barons are the feeder team for the Sharks, so it’ll be interesting to see who (if any) will move up to join the Sharks.