Thursday, December 20, 2007

Anti-aliasing in MacOS X

I thought I'd get used to MacOS X font-aliasing. I've always turned this off in Windows, because it makes me unable to read small text. My favorite fonts such as Verdana and Tahoma look gorgeous in 8pt and 10pt, but they look like shit when they're smoothed. :)

I hope I can find a way to completely turn off anti-aliasing in Mac OS X. I'm planning to use ProFont for editing codes, but anti-aliasing blurs the difference between 0 and O; 1, I and l, and other similar-looking characters.

/me googles for solutions

Friday, December 14, 2007

Christmas party

Genuine laughter, genuine fun; these are the moments when working here have its meaning...

Thursday, December 13, 2007


To resign or not to resign? Hmmm... I sometimes feel stupid for holding on to a dream that may not come true. I wanted to work in a startup because I thought that working here would let me innovate and program with passion without all those bureaucratic stuff that plague large companies. Never mind the low salary. Never mind the long working hours without adequate OT compensation.

Oh well, I'll see how it goes. I'll keep my options open while staying loyal to my current company. Working for another company that would give me twice my present salary is quite tempting.

Cisco opens up too

Good job, Cisco. This is a step in the right direction. Like Juniper, you are wise in opening up your network appliances to third-party developers. If only management in our company would wake up too...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Mac OS X mouse acceleration curve

Aaaargh... Mac OS X' mouse acceleration curve is getting on my nerves. I am unable to have precise mouse control for playing DOTA (i.e., without getting myself killed) because the pointer movement is just too unpredictable. Every second in this game counts, and I don't want the mouse getting on my way. If Windows did something right, its superior mouse feel would be it. Aaaargh... !$$^@#&*(!! Lina Inverse at level 10 killed my Faceless Void that was at level 11. #$%238(&387!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

API/SDK for network appliances

I feel so sad that my vision for creating an API/SDK for our network appliances has been implemented by our competitor. I have been proposing this for more than a year now, going as far as to create a draft architecture for our network appliances-- but it fell on deaf ears. Juniper has implemented it on their products, and I honestly envy them because I know that this will make them sell like pancakes to big corporations. I wish them the best of luck.