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About Me
Name - Richard Tan
What are you doing at the moment? - Working in a investment bank as a self employed contractor. In Information Technology

About The Site

When was this site created?
It was first published to the net on 17th December 2004 at 13:34 British time. Actually it was created a bit before then, but no one could see it... lol (was stored on my computer). Version 2 was created on 27th March 2005, Version 3 was released on the 7th August 2007 and Version 4 was release on 17th January 2010. Notice the 7 connection :)

Why was it created?
Well, thanks to my friends who hassled me to produce a web page, this was created... lol. Actually it is quite nice to have this so when I am old and nearly dying, I can come back and read up on things that I have done.

What experience do you have in web designing?
Started to design pages in Year 7, I think that was in 1997 or 1998 lol. Can't remember. Inspired by my cousin in Australia, who I actually haven't seen in person... lol. But to be honest, my knowledge in web designing is quite poo compared to people who I know. But at least this site, version 2 is now XHTML 1.1 and CSS 1.0/2.0 valid... was hard at first, but it got easier when I got use to the way to program

History of the site
Below you will be able to see a picture of my first site which. The picture shows what the front page looked like. This was a very simple design and it didn't take me very long in which to create. It featured no flashy stuff and sooner or later it needed updating.

The below images show my second version of my website. This had two colour schemes and it allowed you to pick which one you wanted. It also featured a shoutbox which at first was not created by me, but eventually was. It had things that were built on later during the life of it of example RSS and a media music player.

Below is the third incarnation of my site. It was fully editable and did not involve typing html stuff to actually upto the website. I did this version just before I went to India and even though I love the site and what I done to get it to what it was, I just didn't have time to actually code it and maintain it. I wish I could have made it really funky and graphically appealing... Therefore in the end it was buggy and not very good, hence the http://localhost/v3a/index.php error what everyone keeps getting.. HAHAHA


This is the place where I will chuck things in that I do not know where to put on my website. So hopefully this will fill up soon, but it looks like it isn't yet...

Fire Alarm
What is this... well it is a collection of dates and times on when there have been a fire alarm in my accommodation at Stamford Street. The reason I have made this page is because I am fed up on the amount of times the fire alarm has been set off, and it will be interesting to see how many will be set off until I leave this place.

My University Result
What is this... well it is my collection of the results I achieved when studying at King's College London. I thought I would copy and paste here so that I will always have the results with me, and also show of to everyone, LOL.

Random -> Fire Alarm

This section is just a record of the fire alarms at Stamford Street Appartments starting from the 29th January 2005. Before this date, these must have been over 30 alarms in Stamford Street and I just want to keep a record of it for fun... lol. So the below gives the date and time of the fire alarms going off.

Saturday 29th January 2005 - 17:05 GMT
Tuesday 2nd February 2005 - 22:07 GMT
Tuesday 22nd February 2005 - 09:42 GMT
Friday 4th March 2005 - 06:23 GMT
Monday 14th March 2005 - 21:19 GMT
Monday 25th April 2005 - 16:15 GMT (17:15 BST)
Thursday 28th April 2005 - 14:10 GMT (15:10 BST)
Wednesday 4th May 2005 - 21:29 GMT (22:29 BST)
Tuesday 10th May 2005 - 13:43 GMT (14:43 BST)

That's it... no more updates to this since I no longer stay in Stamford Street... conclusion... virtually everyone in Stamford Street, including me are stupid... really, setting of this many alarms.. 9 of them that I have recorded... but I am sure altogether it is around 30 alarms that went of, if I included and recorded the ones before the 29th January... oh well

Random -> My University Results

This section is a record of my results I got when studying Computer Science with Management at King's College London. The scoring grades are as follows. 70+ is an A, 60-69 is a B, 50-59 is a C, 40-49 is a D and anything under 40 is a Fail. Overall I achieved an first class with honours.
First year
CS1CS1 - Computer Systems I - 78
CS1CS2 - Computer Systems II - 93
CS1DST - Data Structures - 77
CS1FC1 - Foundation of Computing I - 88
CS1PR1 - Programing I - 90
CS1PR2 - Programing II - Human Computer Interaction - 77
SMN110 - Economics - 66
SMN129 - Organisational Behaviour - 71
Second year
CS02DB - Database Systems - 89
CS2CNN - Computer Communications and Networking - 91
CS2OSC - Operating Systems and Concurrency - 90
CS2PLD - Programming Language Design Parameters - 95
CS2SAP - Software Architecture and Patterns - 81
CS2SPE - System Implementation - Group Project - 80
SMN210 - Accounting - 84
SMN212 - Marketing - 59
Third year
CS3INS - Internet Systems - 75
CS3PR1 - Computer Science Project I - Individual Project - 75
CS3PR2 - Computer Science Project II - Individual Project - 75
CS3SAD - Software Architecture and Design - 82
CS3SIA - Software Engineering of Internet Applications - 83
CS3SMT - Software Measurement and Testing - 80
SMN325 - Business Strategy - 55
SMN339 - Human Resource Management - 66