In the mood for some classics

I recently fell into a mood to listen to a ton of classical music.

I can’t really say why, though it could be because I am feeling stressed out by a lot of stuff going on with my life, and I need something new to listen to so I could relax.  Maybe it could be because I am getting sick and tired of all the pop music I am hearing almost everywhere I go. Continue reading “In the mood for some classics”

Interesting Texture-based Web Design Collections

I like using textures in my works.  Does it show a bit with the way I design or choose designs?  A slight hint of texture goes a long way in giving a work depth and character.

Seeing these more than 30 web designs that used textures and the way they used and placed them made me think of how I can use textures more interestingly.

Below are a random selection of the designs that took my interest.



The texture gave Clickfarm’s site a more earthy feel.  It does look more like a farm, doesn’t it? The clean content just seems to pop right out.

The texture on this site is barely visible.  The background uses a color that is just slightly darker than the theme’s, giving the site a clean and simple feel to it.

Watch your head! What really caught my attention on this one was the deer-head man.  But then my sight expanded to its environment…  and its surreal world of floating stuff and perspective is revealed to be full of textures, making it seem “real”.

View them all at Noupe.

Posting Consistency in Blogs

Hey, everyone, how are things?

I’ve been reading up on a few things on how to improve blog posts, and one of the things I have noted is this time consistency thing.  In this post by Joey Strawn, How your audience is like the Mogwai,  he mentioned how timing is important in building an audience.  (“Do not feed them after midnight“).

However, on my part, when it comes to this consistency thing, I fail at it.

I don’t post everyday. Well, I try, but fail at it. Some days I post, some I don’t.

I post at random times. Since most of you guys are active at night, I should probably post at around 8:00AM here – which is around 7 or 8 PM over there in the US. But, I don’t have post ideas at that time soon enough. At the worst case scenario when I am able to post, it would be at around 3PM(3AM), where most – if not all of you, are sleeping already.

I post at random days. Like I said, not only do I not post everyday, should I be able to post, it would be at a random day, highly unpredictable by you guys. So, even though I do manage to make a post – or make an awesome one, it is highly possible that either it does not get read at all, if not read by only a handful.

I hope I can remedy this. What about you? Are you consistent with your posts, or are you like me, where you just fire away when ready? See you around.

I’d be careful with that

A package was handed over to one of my office mates a while ago by one of our security guards on duty from the gate.

When he asked who it was from, the guard replied that it was from a guy riding a motorcycle.

He looked at the package, thought for a bit, and kept it.

While I was not able to see what it was, it seems that my office mate was half-expecting receiving anything today.

Well, if it was me, I’d be careful. Who knows what plans were with that package. If it was food, it could be poisoned. If it was wrapped, it could be a bomb.

OK, so I am being paranoid. Well, that is from the perspective of a guy who was not expecting anything delivered to him. But if I was expecting something, well, that’s a different story…

But still… what if the package I was expecting was swapped by a different person?

Stare at the ceiling

Sometimes, I wonder what I will start posting in here once I finish designing the page…

Hopefully, my writing skills will be sharpened by what information I share in here, and that I don’t neglect my main page…

I am happy to see that my banner seems to fit well with the theme background.  I am enjoying the overall feel of the theme.  It does not overwhelm the text content, nor highlight the text too much. It even makes me want to re-design my main page… heh.

What do you think of it? I hope you guys like it. 🙂

First few impressions

Like a kid with a new toy, I seem to be enjoying this…

Now, I am not new to the WordPress features, but there are some limits and a lot of differences to the self-hosted wordpress blog.  Well, the major drawback for me was my webhost.  I think I need to save up more for it to have a better experience.

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Welcome!

Is it a clone? Is it a mirror? No… It’s Mauru’s Realm Lite.

Welcome, everyone to Mauru’s Realm Lite.  Originally, my main blog is self hosted at http://jomz.freehostia.com, where it got more features and stuff.  Hey, I maintain it as my personal portfolio, after all.

However, seeing how a “free” domain doesn’t get much traffic, I guess my ideas don’t reach much audience… So I figured, since I like wordpress and its features, and I would also want to read comments, aside from spam comments in my blog post, I guess making one here is not a bad idea.

I guess I’ll just have to deal with some of the limits that a wordpress blog has, like the design and some menu options…

For now, I plan to tweak some visual settings.  Having no plug-ins will take a little getting used to… Oh, well.

So, this is my first post for now… (*deletes the default first post*) and I’ll be seeing you all around.