Like many people, I own an iPod. A few weeks ago, my two-year-old iPod broke down, and this is an article about my attempts to fix my iPod. It was fairly clear from the beginning that the problem was hard drive related, but I tried some “alternative therapy” before replacing the hard drive myself. Read on to see if I successfully fixed my iPod or have I failed miserably in the attempt.
Smash Guide Re-hauled
In the past week or so I took the time to re-haul my venerable Smash Guide. The site looks similar to the old design as I only cleaned up the graphics a bit, but the underlying code is now quite different from before. As with most of my websites, the Smash Guide now has a table-less layout with CSS. I also cleaned up the code and made many changes/corrections to the content. Hopefully the changes will help attract more visitors and give them a better experience.
TonyJiang.com: One Year on the Net
The coming August marks the one year anniversary of tonyjiang.com and my first year on paid hosting. In celebration to this joyous occasion, I decided to write an article documenting my website experience in the past year. Important events include the big move from my old server to the current one, and the accompanying effects. There were some ups and some downs, but overall my sites seem to have survived and they have not fallen into the bottom of the internet pit (they are already there). If you are interested in what went on with all the tonyjiang.com websites, read on to find out the juicy details.
Crabbing Guide Redesigned
Although I’m working all through the summer, I managed to find some time to improve the design of the crabbing guide, my first and still most popular website. Now the site features nicer graphics and a tableless layout. I even cleaned up the code and used headings for a little bit of search engine optimization too. Go check it out.
My Second Year at University
It’s that time of the year again. No, it’s not Christmas, and it’s not back-to-school either. It’s time for me to reflect upon my previous academic year at the university. Not much has changed from first year other than the courses I was taking, which resulted in me spending even more time for studying. Come to think of it, that was a pretty big change. Anyways, as you could have imagined, my second year at university was still as (un)exciting as ever. If this doesn’t get you people interested, I don’t know what will. Read on to find out more.
Hybrid Electric Propulsion Systems Report
This is a long report written by me and two fellow students for an university technical writing course. The report was the main project for the course and it took my group two months to finish the entire report. I wrote the introduction, conclusion, and two of the discussion sections, plus I had some part in the editing process. The topic of the report is hybrid electric propulsion systems that power hybrid vehicles such as the Toyota Prius. Our report mainly focuses on the different configurations of hybrid systems used in production vehicles, so it isn’t an all encompassing literature on hybrids, nor will it be the best thing you’ve ever read. However, we did manage to get a pretty good grade on this report, so it can’t be all bad.