About

yjsoon occasionally updates this page. And talks about himself in the third person.

Projects

What I’ve worked on, and what I (might have) learned.

  • GuestDay. An on-site guest registration system, done in Rails with giant heapings of WebKit-specific CSS3 (which you can’t see from the public site).
  • Tinkertanker. Our company.
  • stupidchicken. Webcomic site done with WordPress and ComicPress; comics themselves done with a variety of methods (index-cards + scan, whiteboard + photograph, sketch + scan + Flash with tablet + Photoshop, most recently tablet + Illustrator).
  • Die, Flash, Die. Tumblr-hosted site about my least favourite web plugin, with a design by the brilliant Bill Israel. Not much tech effort here from me.
  • grinningpanda: My friends and I used to do tech projects for non-profits. Perhaps someday we will again.
  • Stefen Chow, Feng Studios. Photography site for a friend. Flash and ActionScript, swfobject, some prototype+scriptaculous, a dash of PHP+XML. The man has since updated his site at stefenchow.com — my link goes to my last working version.
  • Raffles Institution. Site design overhaul and implementation of a custom (though feature-incomplete) content management system. A good refresher for me on HTML, CSS, JavaScript, mootools, PHP and XML. The school’s updated their site to a new (all-Flash, sigh) post-merger site, so this is an archive of the old front page.
  • Bond Counter and the suspiciously similar NS Counter. Simple Facebook countdown applications. Facebook library, PHP, MySQL.
  • Gene and Jean’s wedding slideshow. iMovie and Keynote.
  • Wings. Redesign and deployment of drupal CMS with some custom plugins. Drupal, PHP, XHTML, CSS.
  • Some logos for the Singapore government: Progress Package, GST Offset Package and Growth Dividends. Done in Photoshop.
  • Stanford Club of Singapore. Redesign using WordPress. WordPress theming and plugins, CSS, Plesk. I’ve since handed over control of the site, but it seems they’re still using my design from 2006.
  • Teapots: Once Upon a Time in China and The Duckness of Space. High school projects done in 3ds Max and (I think) Adobe Premiere.

Equipment

  • MacBook Air 13″ (mid 2011), 1.7GHz Core i5, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD
  • MacBook Pro 15″ (mid 2007), 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB / 320GB HDD
  • Mac Mini, 2.53GHz, 4GB / 320GB
  • Dell 24″ E248WFP monitor
  • Wacom Intuos3 6×8 tablet
  • iPhone 4
  • iPad 1
  • iPod nano (2nd generation) for the car

Software

  • Graphics: Photoshop CS4
  • Programming: MacVim, LiveReload
  • Productivity: OmniFocus, Evernote, Alfred, Notational Velocity
  • Information: Reeder, Twitter for Mac, Pinboard
  • iPhone: SimpleNote, TweetBot, Instapaper, Reeder, Moneywell

Chocolate

  • Cadburys Dairy Milk (UK). The Australian version is disgusting.
  • NUTELLA
  • NUTELLA CREPES
  • NUTELLA ICE CREAM
  • NUTELLA FRIED CHICKEN
  • NUTELLA PAN-SEARED DORY