Magic Eyes in Text

Posted by Swanie | 14.3.08 | | 0 comments »

This magic eye is fantastic. I've never seen any such 3D effects in text, only in graphics such as this. I love it.

Tip: Watch it with crossed eyes and adjust your eyes a bit until it becomes two layers.

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Would you believe that it's easier to open a credit card account than to close one?

I heard stories from some of my friends complaining about the banks questioning them whenever they wanted to close a credit card account. But I didn't experience it until last weekend. I have an extra credit card that I got last year just to take advantage of 0% balance transfer offer from a bank I don't want to name. I want to close it now because it has been nearly a year and they are going charge me annual fees. Also the balance transfer was finished months ago. I hardly used that card.

So I went to the bank on weekend to close the account. I was asked why I wanted to close it. After that, the lady tried to ring a department in charge of credit cards, I suppose. Later I was told that the department was closed on weekends and I needed to come back on weekdays.

I went there this morning again. I got questioned again by another teller. After that, she rang to that department and I was told that someone wanted to talk to me. The lady on the phone asked me why I wanted to close it. I said I hardly used it and I didn't want to pay the annual fees for a card I wouldn't need. She said I could close it if I wanted to but if I wanted to stay on with them, they would waive the annual fees for another year. Well, how could I refuse it? Although I wouldn't need it, I will still keep it for one more year for free!!!

I learnt a few things from this experience.

  1. Banks want you to keep in debt especially via credit cards because they carry high interests. They wouldn't be that eager if I were closing a saving account (I don't have millions).

  2. You can and should negotiate with banks if you have loans with them. You'll be quite surprised how much you can save by negotiating.

Note: I do pay back anything I owe on time, so they are not earning interests from me either.

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Yesterday I was looking for some wallpapers of fast cars and I found these two sites with high resolution and high quality pictures.

Here are my two favourite pictures of Bugatti Veyron. They look so dynamic and moving while you watch. View them in full screen. Fantastic!!!

Bugatti Veyron Wallpaper

Bugatti Veyron Wallpaper

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While you're working with your computer, Windows crushed and you get the following message to choose whether to report the error to Microsoft or not.

Microsoft Office Program has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

If you were in the middle of something, the information you were working on might be lost.

Restart Office Program

For more information about this error, click here.

Although it may be useful for Microsoft to fix the bugs, I personally don't like it because :
  • it is annoying to see the message pops up all the time; and

  • I don't know what kind of personal data it will send to Microsoft.

You can choose to disable error reporting totally. Here are the steps to do that.

  1. Go to "Start" then "Control Panel".

  2. Open "System" then choose "Advanced" tab.

  3. Click "Error Reporting" as shown in the follwing picture.

  4. System Properties from Control Panel

  5. Check "Disable error reporting" as shown below and click "OK".

Error Reporting

Now you're ready to go!!!

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Layout in the Beta Blogger is quite a complicated process. It's very different from the old layout and your previous knowledge of HTML too.

This morning I wanted to add a meta tag in the new Beta. I generated the meta tag with Any Browser. But whenever I inserted the tags to the new template, it showed an error message saying "Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly. XML error message: The element type "meta" must be terminated by the matching end-tag "" .

After trying for many times, I found out that I needed "/>" instead of ">". Who would have thought that it was necessary? I wonder if it is part of XML, the area which is new to me.

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