The Return of Book of Styles

Autumn Ivy

I’d been wanting to have another place to post some web design-related links to because i know not too many of my readers here are interested on the topic. Last night I thought, well, I do have a domain laying around doing nothing but being a waste of cyberspace which is sad because I do have a cybersecurity company providing me good sevrices. So I decided to bring some life into the Book of Styles.

Instead of posting my own template creations there, I post links to other people’s template creations. There are so many free template designs out there that look amazing and are better than I could ever design myself. Even the current design of Book of Styles is not my own. I really like it, though.

So yeah, Book of Styles is now a weblog on free templates and web design. If you have any interest on the topics, be sure to bookmark it, or better yet, subscribe to its RSS feed. Now go check it out!


Firda’s Camera Fund


About two weeks ago, Troy and I opened a new bank/saving account just for the purpose of saving up for a digital SLR camera. The guy who was opening the account for us was a bald guy who kind of reminded me of Howie Mandel. Apparently he hadn’t met too many married couples where the wife keeps her maiden name because he didn’t know whether to put a Mrs. or a Ms. in front of my name. Troy wanted the Mrs. I wanted the Ms. I won. Yay. Later I asked Troy if I was the only one expecting the guy to say “Deal, or no deal?” when our account was ready. Turns out I was the only one.

So far, we’ve only got about one-sixth of the money we need to buy the camera in our account. Kind of sad, if you ask me. I wish I made thousands of dollars a day with my Google AdSense. Then we wouldn’t have to wait six months to buy the camera. Alas, no such luck. But that’s where all my Google cheques are going from now on. Towards the camera. Donations are always welcome, by the way. Hehe. I know, I’m shameless.

In case you’re wondering, we’ve decided that we’re going to buy the Canon Digital Rebel XTi instead of the seemingly superior Pentax K10D because we now have more Canon EF lenses than Pentax lenses in our posession. We picked up three Canon EF lenses and a non-functioning Canon EOS 650 (plus filters, a Canon Speedlite flash and other accessories) from a thrift store a couple of weeks back for a good price. We only bought the whole thing for the lenses, really. We got a normal lens, a 50mm lens that I know I’m going to use a lot, and a tele lens that Troy loves, in addition to another normal lens that comes with our Canon Rebel XS (a 35mm film camera) that we got from a garage sale. We don’t have much money to spend on photo equipments so thrift stores and garage sales are the way to go. So far, we haven’t been disappointed.

Wish us luck in our endeavour! :)