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LOTS 2008 JCI Sri Lanka

It was a wonderful event on this year with lot of good speakers from JCI. We enjoyed and learnt lot from LOTS 2008.

LOTS 2008 been happened at Renuka hotel on first of March 2008 as a day event.

The event been packed with speakers from JCI Sri Lanka such as JCI Senator Ananda Chittambalam, JCI Senator Ananda Kasthurachchi and JCI Senator Prasantha Lal De Alwis.

Event been started with lighting the oil lamp and followed by JCI Senator and National President JCI Sri Lanka 2008 Niroshan De Silva, Deputy National President JC Bimal, JC Senator Ananda Chittambalam and the Lots Project chairman JC Gerard.

It was so inspiring to listen to the first speaker JC Senator Ananda Chittambalam he did a speech on meeting procedure, protocols and parliamentary procedure. He also gave some tips to JC's how to be a good speaker. This includes a speech should have an intro, subject and finishing. It was a wonderful session on that day.

Later the first session we had a tea break.

The second session been started on the topic of Constitution. The session speaker was Ananda Kasthuriachchi, since he was little late to the session, the session was assigned to JCI Sri Lanka 2008 legal counselor Shian.

Later arrival of JC Ananda Kasthuriachchi event continued with the topic of constitution of JCI Sri Lanka.

After the session of constitution, JC's been invited have there lunch. We had a good Sri Lankan menu on that day by Renuka Hotel.

During the lunch, I had a chat with Kollupitiya president and Wellawatte president.

After the lunch, we had a session with JCI senator Prasantha Lal De Alwis who is a lawyer and one of Sampath Bank Sri lanka board director. He is a good trainer and speaker of JCI Sri Lanka. He covered the topic of roles of JCI local officers.

This session was very useful, since I am being a secretary to my chapter. It taught me lot of things.

We had some more sessions and the event ended after giving the certification to the participants.

To this event, I played a little role as a project secretary and it taught me something to my career too.

A wonderful job done by JC Gerard Wickrema who been the Project Chairman of LOT 2008.

Some photos of the event.

JCI Senator Prasantha Lal De Alwis doing a session on Roles of Local Officers

JC Shian doing a session on constitution


Browser war is continuing

Browser war is continuing

Recently I came across a problem. Testing through browsers, every web designers does this if they know the problems of the Internet browsers have.

When I started my web designing career it was year 2000, big browser markets were IE and Netscape. So what ever I do in IE won't be good looking at Netscape. The time I was testing for browser compatible it was frustrating. You will waste your entire day for this alone.

And this is still continuing. Why is it? Because like most of the browser companies doesn't adopt the real standards. Actually every one knows for web standards W3C is the main organisation to identify potential standards and releasing to public. So any body can adopt it and can implement this in there products.

But what really happens is most of the browser companies who dominate the browser industry tries hop with there own standard or don't follow the real standards at all.

This problem is continuing for ages for now. It is a web designer headache.

Like few weeks back I have finished a site tested on IE6 and FireFox latest. So later when it was tested on new IE7, ok seems to me you have to do some tweak for that new browser type too. Almost some of the CSS stuff didn't work. Later only I have found that they have tried to adopt the real standards! So most of the time we web designer does is some hacks to work on both browsers. Again you have to do the same thing for newest IE7.

Since I am not that much CSS geek, due to that I never gone through lot of problems with CSS. In my every site will try to minimize the CSS workarounds, so you don't get too much problems.

Recently I found something call conditional comments, IE have introduced this IE5/IE5.5 release. This functionality was very useful to minimize the CSS problems between browsers.

Anyhow I am short of time will write more on CSS in the near future. I am sleepy!

Good Luck.

Flash & sign problem

Flash & sign problem

Well I had this problem few years back like when you are using external files to define variables such as using a text file where you define a variable like &myName=hello or something but mean time you can't put the same & sign inside the value.

For an example &myName=Hello & You

But later I have discovered how to put those signs. Only thing we have to do is encode the particular sign and you can place that code within the variable value.

So it will look like this. &myName=Hello %26 You
Tada now it will work like charming!
Can encode any type of sign and characters going to the particular link.

Well today also I had the same problem while was analysing a flash project and just thought to do a post, so if anybody gets the problem easily can solve it.

Thanks. Good Luck.

Incredible Hulk is coming back this summer 2008

Wonderful. We saw the Hulk is escaping from the place in a old movie(not that long). And now he is back. Seems to be there is a new movie for Hulk again. I saw it accidently at MSN videos. Trailer is stunning. It is releasing on this Summer!

Hope to see the movie soon.

Here is the video link.

Cars.. Can they fly? Can they go on water? A future view

We seen in cartoons and movies! Cars are flying and riding through waters. But there are people are trying there best to make it from imagination to reality level.

I saw some videos on MSN video site, they were inspiring.

You can follow this link to view the videos. Cheers!,c01bca3a-afc6-4426-9991-8c38b2ce91f9