Hello, and welcome to mook online v3.0! This is my tiny bit of the massive, vast ocean of the internets, and it contains bits and pieces from my life, arranged in a cool little collection of me. It's under near constant development (in a relative sense, when time permits), and hopefully you can find something here that at least kind of amuses or interests you. Questions, comments, queries, or the angry ravings of a madman can all be directed to me at ikelos aat gmail dawt com... you should be able to figure the email out, unless you're a bot.

News and Updates

April 7, 2010 @ 1:45 am

So basically my stuff is happily transferred to the new laptop after the old one died in January, and I can once again replace the stupid front page I have for this website. Long story short, some kind of update is going to be forthcoming, as I'll have a bit more time and drive to actually shuffle around the design, content, and similar things. Likely it'll take the shape of a blog about various things that tickle my fancy, but for the time being is going to sit idly at the sidelines until exams are over for this semester. Good to have some solid webspace again, however!

January 23, 2009 @ 11:12 am

Rockout, I got a banner sittin' up at the top of the site now, making it look a bit less lacking. I'm surprised I didn't think of it sooner. Credit goes to for the Flash applet I used to create the background of the image! Beyond that not much is new as I've been amazingly lazy in terms of getting stuff hammered out for the blog. I'll be shuffling things about a lot more in the coming future, and if you're so inclined, you can visit a page where I've listed some stuff I've got for sale! In other news, I password protected my internet connection so my housemates can't steal my wireless... I noticed severe drops in bandwidth and network performance occasionally, and thankfully this password protection has helped increase speed substantially, so hopefully that was the culprit. That's all for now!

January 8, 2009 @ 12:39 pm

Okay, well good times! I've got my url finally registered, and redirecting working. Wasn't as huge a fan of as I am of, and it's quite applicable to my history with the intertubes, and rings true with my friends and our sense of humour, so I'm significantly more content with this url and think it'll stick for quite some time. In other news, we're back on the PHAS servers; Spunge is down forEVAR, which is saddening for an era to come to an end like that, but I 'spose that's what happens over time. In any case, not much has been done on the site in the mean time, just a few little edits here and there on my resume, a bit of formatting and fiddling around of text, but by and large things have been pretty static this past month. Blog is still down because of permissions behaving funny on content generated on the fly by the blog software, but unfortunately I'll have to live with that for the time being, until I figure out a workaround for it. For now I've changed the link from going to the blog software directory, and just direct it to a blog.php file with a friendly reminder to those who venture into unprepared territory. On the whole life's good, and having received Left 4 Dead as a gift from a friend, I can say that it's by far one of the best games I've ever played. Seriously fantastic, slaying hordes of zombies is incredibly satisfying! Anyway, Happy New Year to everyone!

December 9, 2008 @ 1:05 pm

Sweet beans! So I was fiddling around with some of the code and managed to get my little "last updated" time stamp properly aligned, along with the WC3 validation tags. Also have a better width of the content table (750 pixels, if you're curious), as before it was set to 60%, which looks a bit weird at higher resolutions as it stretches the content out far more than I was wanting. I'm also happy to report that my code is xhtml 1.1 transitional conforming, which is pretty neat, at least in my opinion. I'm curious what this would look like on a RIM device, or my friend's iPhone... anyway, that is all!

December 9, 2008 @ 1:59 am

Holy crap it's been some time since I did anything with this website.

Well, I'm starting to organize things again, figured I may as well as I've got tonnes of time on my hands now. I'd like to replace this little page with my blog, that seems like a logical thing to do, though I have to do a considerable amount of colour scheme tweaking with the blog software in order to get that to look good. I might just be really, really lazy and not do that. I also kinda wanna change this colour scheme around when time/artistic inspiration permit, so we'll see what happens.

Anyway, I'm gradually trimming the fat and getting things to work in a more orderly fashion around here. The blog software plays nicely with the Spunge server, so hopefully things will be fine from here on out. I suppose I could also call up PHAS and ask them to tweak my permissions settings, but meh. Oh right, I also took away the little greeting page and now the site goes directly to this page when you load it. More seamless and pretty this way, I far prefer it. I'll be updating a few of the links (in particular about me [check!], making an online resume for myself, and the bikes section [check!]) within the coming week. More to come!


May 11, 2007 @ 12:06 pm

Well, happily enough I managed to more or less set up the blog, there's just a few more things that I need to figure out before it's totally done. You can access it by clicking here. Also, I'm quite aware of the colour scheme discrepancy, we'll see what happens with that. For now, though, it'll remain as is. Dunno if I wanna change that one to more fit this scheme, or if I'm going to change mook online's colour scheme to something different.

In any case, bit annoyed by the fact that it's not doing exactly what it's supposed to now (I need to figure out some stuff with permissions), but hopefully this will be rectified in the near future =b Anywho, I'm going to actually get some errands run, and some homework done =)


May 9, 2007 @ 1:44 am

Heh, it's cool getting to see the site slowly take shape. I've updated content under links, and added a section (geek), replacing an old one (stuff). Also updated this part of the site, and changed the little intro at the top of the page here. I archived the stuff from v2.x, and have also moved v3.0 front and centre, taking it out of the new_site folder =) After many, many years of wanting to complete the site, or at least update the main page, and the format of the site, the time has come. I still hafta clean up a few more small errors with the code to make it totally compatible with the W3 xhtml checker, and need to hammer out the layout of some things, but the transfer of info is entirely done now, which is why I've migrated v3.0 onto the main page now. It's kinda cool seeing it come into itself after all this time, I won't lie =)

For now the site's main page will continue being this sort of News page, but once I get things ticking a bit better, I think I'll make the blog the homepage, just because it's more of an "up-to-date" version of what's crackin' in my life. We'll see, I've got time... not to mention bigger fish to fry, in terms of priorities (school, work at the pool, club involvement, etc.) =b


May 6, 2007 @ 11:49 pm

Yay! Well, I'm pretty certain that I've settled upon a design, and actually got around to implementing it recently, which is sweet. Gone is the side navigation bar, and in its place is a shiny navigation bar at the top of the page =) I'll likely end up changing the colours around from their currently configuration (light blue background, white text, light grey links when you mouse over, grey/darker blue for the navigation bar for normal/mouse over, with orange/grey and underlined text for the links), but to what exactly I'm undecided, we'll see =)

Anywho, I think that's about it for tonight =)


February 27, 2007 @ 4:47 pm

w00t! After spending what can be called an absurd amount of time working on the site (bit over five hours, and this is especially absurd given that I have a midterm tomorrow =b), my xhtml 1.0 and CSS are valid! This is uber awesome, given that I've been wanting to make mook online xhtml and CSS compliant for the past few years =b In addition, the code is a lot cleaner, and things are much better organized for actual site dev, like whoa. Right now home and about are the only sections that are uploaded, but more content is to come in the near future, namely when I'm not studying for a midterm, or doing an assignment =b

Since everything is working nicely now, I can actually get around to a) making the novel content, b) transfering over and organizing old content from v2.20, and c) updating the main page with this version, instead of keeping it in a development folder as it currently is. After many years, I've finally got around to making this site and updating my xhtml and CSS skillz0rz! It makes me giddy =)

Anywho, time to study!


February 23, 2007 @ 12:14 am

Heh, so my previous excitement was certainly warranted, but to put it lightly, I have a lot more research to do before my CSS is actually compliant with rules, and is being used properly =b After doing a bit more reading, I've realized that I a) need to do a lot more reading, and b) have to redo my sheet. I've discovered just how horrible my comprehension of CSS is, and just how terrible and hacked together my sheet for this site (and others too, though not as bad as this one) has become! It's not quite as bad as it sounds, but it's still pretty foul =b I figured something was amiss, but couldn't quite put my finger on it...

With all that said though, this isn't a bad thing, as it's forcing me to learn how to do things properly the first time around, so I don't have to go back and un-hack things in the future =b I just need to figure out some formatting issues, some syntactic things, and rework how I'm going to code the formatting for the site, both in the code of the site, and the style sheet.

In any case, development is currently coming to a grinding halt until I get this little CSS2 and the formatting stuff figured out. I've evidently got a lot to learn, but seemingly it shouldn't take too long to figure it out, from what I've poked at thus far =D

Hey, on the up side, at least my php include is correct!

February 22, 2007 @ 5:48 pm

BEHOLD! I have found resources online to accomplish the include statement with php, as well as other resources that should prove handy while I continue working on the page offline. Oh right, all of this has been offline =b Anyways, I'm gonna do a bit more webdev, then recommence homework. I was excited and wanted to share =b

Granted I'll still have a lot of stuff I need to fix with time to make it xhtml compliant, but at least now I get to make the rest of the site, and be reasonably within the confines of xhtml transitional, and CSS2 =) Rejoice! This is definitely a good thing =D

February 21 and 22, 2007

Well! Yesterday I started setting up the site, figuring out the file structure, and general layout. I laid out a decent amount of code as well, but today was when the fun really began.

Lots of stuff went on in terms of coding, with a little bit of layout tweaking. I've been moving things over to CSS (finally!), which cleaned up a crapload of code (some extraneous JavaScript included), especially in the navigation menu code. I'd REALLY like to get a file importing thing working with php, so it's like SSI, only without the SSI =b Once that's in place, I'll start making the other pages (note the broken links, with the exception of "about"). Updating things manually, file by file, is just way too much of a pain in the arse. I also have to figure out how to properly bold and italicise text, and solve a few issues with tables, then I think I'll be okay for CSS. I'll have to double check it with the W3 checker before I get too giddy about anything though =b

A general guide to content can be found in the following list:
  • home: where you are now, with news (for more detailed day to day happenings, check out my blog)
  • about: more about me, my resume, and a link to my "academic" page on the phas server
  • blog: yes, believe it or not, I have a blog (horror of horrors!)
  • bike: information on, and photos of, my beloved steeds
  • music: just a place to put stuff musically related that I find spiffy
  • writing: poetry, spoken word, stories, essays & musings, as well as rants. Past blog posts are put here if I especially like 'em, but the idea is just stuff I've written that I think it spiffy enough to share (or matters enough to me to share), goes here.
  • stuff: geek code stuff, as well as random lists (including my reading list, a movies list, games I like/want to own, music I wanna get, music I currently have etc., as well as a list that follows the general principle of "What Would Jesus Play", an idea thought up when talking with a friend [Katie])
  • websites: websites I've made in the past, some still in operation, others which are unfinished projects, as well as archives of this site (versions 1 and 2)
  • support: as in support me, with money. I hafta feed my crack addiction somehow, right?
  • links/bookmarks: links I find worthy of being shared, as well as all of my bookmarks in an html file
I'd say that's about it for today! I'm gonna keep noodling around for a bit, but I think I'm about done for now.

This site was last played with on Saturday 2009/01/17 at 8:34.59 am PST.
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