Archive for the ‘Site Update’ Category

WordPress 2.5.1

Monday, April 28th, 2008

I was really reluctant to upgrade my WordPress version because I have so many custom plugins to create many widgets. I was just afraid that they might break and I have to spend a lot of time to repair them. My colleague Shahrulazlan has been trying to get me to upgrade my installation for a […]

WordPress 2.2.1 Upgrade

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

I have just finished upgrading this blog and 6 others maintained (not owned) by me. The transition from 2.2 to 2.2.1 is generally very smooth, as there’s no database changes involved. I simply uploaded only the changed files as listed here. I am rushed to upgrade to 2.2.1 since there is a lot of security […]

WP-Cache and GoDaddy Hosting

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

I have several blogs hosted on GoDaddy servers. If your WordPress blog is hosted on GoDaddy hosting, do not use the WP-Cache plugin or your site will intermittently produce Error 500 (Internal Server Error). I can’t spot the error even when I enable the error logs – there seems to be none! I’ve heard similar […]

New Header and Footer

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

I’ve just updated the header and footer for this site. At first I only changed the image but then the night scene was not quite suitable for the default header colors. So I decided to play around with Photoshop and make some color adjustments. The header image was taken last weekend, when we went to […]

Migration Complete

Friday, March 30th, 2007

This site has once again moved. Now nobody can say to me that I have not tried to support the Malaysian hosting industry. I tried, and I don’t like it. All of the other sites hosted on the previous server has also been migrated here. Hopefully this would be a better home. It would be […]

Bye, Exabytes

Friday, March 30th, 2007

It has become worst since these last few days. Mails are missing, and site is not accessible many times. I’ve set up server monitoring at and I receive on average 6 downtime alerts per day, with monitoring triggered every 30 minutes. I’ve seen people writing about my plugin said “if you can’t access the […]

Moment of Silence

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

It has been quite a while I have the chance to update this blog. February is the busiest month ever for myself, and I still have a week to go until it all ends. I have not been sleeping well since I am on 24×7 standby and holding a pager. Indeed, life is hard. I […]

On Duty

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

For the next couple of weeks I may not be able to write so much, due to the fact that I am on 24×7 standby duty at work. This only happens like every 3 months, so I am OK with it. On another development I have received quite a number of invitations for interviews by […]

Move Complete

Sunday, January 7th, 2007

This site has been moved to another hosting server. Some of you might have received an error message from the old server, if your DNS has not been made aware of the server change and still have the old IP address. Sorry for any inconveniences. This is normal for any DNS change. Additionally, WordPress have […]

Internet Slowness

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

I am experiencing Internet slowness again. Can’t even upload any image to my blog server. This post was made after the 5th attempt. 🙁 Update 27-Dec-2006: It turns out that an international link is down due to earthquake in Taiwan. Undersea cables are broken. Learned it the hard way at the office as global functions […]

Happy Holidays

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Holidays. Be safe. I will be away for the weekend, to a galaxy far far away. Just kidding. I am going to Pahang for my wife’s business. It’s not a vacation as I have to spend my time in the hotel room working on a development […]

New Theme

Monday, December 11th, 2006

I love WordPress. Frankly I was bored with the previous gray theme, as it made the site looks neutral and dull. After stumbling upon a few blogs using this fantastic 3-column theme, I decided to give it a try. To my surprise the theme supports widgets, and I took a couple of minutes to transfer […]

Moving Soon

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

This site will be soon moved to another server due to my expiring account with the current hosting company. In due course, you will not be able to access this site. At that time you may want to open up a command prompt, and as the TMNET customer support always mentioned, flush your DNS cache […]

Akismet SPAM

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

Nowadays I receive about 20 to 40 spams per day via the comment utility. I am not sure whether to be happy or to frown about that. In a way it shows that traffic is increasing on this site, but it’s quite tiring to review the spams one by one. Perhaps it’s time to look […]

Still Alive

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

In contrary to popular belief, this site is still alive. It’s just hard for me to find time to update it. My new job in operations is really taking much of my time. Starting from this week, for 3 weeks I will be working in EU (European) time which is 0700 – 1600 GMT (that’s […]