Sometimes I miss the old time...
The time when my web dedication was much higher, the facility was much better, and the resources were more available. Of course I was speaking about my university years in the US. It was only 8 years ago, and the web has developed in an amazing speed! And as I continue to age through the years, my dedication has decreased and my interests have shifted greatly.
I used to write everyday, sometimes more than one entry each day. My old journal
is the proof of the old glory. I used to maintain a few websites, including the late ikkoku.net. But see what's left of me now... only a simple pink
(which actually isn't a favorite color) portal
to my small collections of journals and galleries. I don't even design the layouts anymore.
Ah, speaking about layout designs & themes... That's one thing I miss from the old time. I used to design lots of them for my websites and weblog, but nowadays, with the convenience of available themes and templates, one is pampered too much. As for me, that reduces my creativity in designing. It's much more convenient to implement ready-to-install CMS or publishing platforms, and apply the widely available beautiful themes and templates. I do wish I could learn to make my own CMS/platform, or create my own theme... But I know that's impossible, given the place I currently live, the activities and jobs I have, the lack of facility, tools, and resources, and also the time... Time is precious. Time changes everything.
While searching for the perfect theme, I stumbled upon these amazing designs: part 1
, part 2
, part 3
. I wish I could have half of their talents! I also wish I could devote my time to learning more css... My eyes are green with envy upon seeing how wonderful the folks featured at CSS Bloom
are. Ahh.. the things that I miss... Maybe it's the trait of growing older, or maybe I'm just lazy, but I seem to miss a lot on the fast development of the web technology ever since I went back to Indonesia. There are so many web terms that I don't completely understand still. Scrobbling
, for instance. They invent so many web terms that I have a hard time catching up with. I know I could learn if I want to, but to devote my time for the web technology while my job doesn't revolve around it requires such a big effort, and I have to lose sleep for it. And no, I can't afford to lose my sleeping hours... Yes, I sound so old, I know =P
So, to summarize, I think everything relates to the choices of life. I chose the activities I want to do, the jobs I want to take, and the interests I want to devote my time to. And there are things that I have to sacrifice, obviously. Although I sometimes miss the past, I have decided to lose sleep once in a while for the satisfaction of the soul and compensation of the sacrifices. Such as browsing endlessly for eyecandy designs, and satisfying the hunger of my eyes with the 50 beautiful css-based web designs
and 83 beautiful wordpress themes
And here's just a little proof of the today's glory
that was produced from a lot of sacrifices and efforts. If you understand what I mean..
All in all, it goes back to my life's motto: Carpe Diem
See, even everything now has its wiki page for easy explanation!