Due to a revamping of my site, I overlooked one tiny setting that caused all comments to go to the Junk folder. so If u have left a comment before this, it may or may not have been kept in the system. With that I apologize. By the way the problem has been fixed and I’ll make sure to check that setting if I do revamp my site in the future…
Have just moved to a new host (mercumaya.net) as the old (exabytes) is going to be expired tomorrow. Was previously having problems with speed of the website, so I hope this time, the speed will be a lot better.
The admins of mercumaya.net has been very helpful, even to the point of upgrading to a new perl version to enable me to operate MT effectively. If not I would have been stuck using berkeley db as opposed to mysql.
For that I thank them. But wait and see, I always like to complaint, hehe… at least the first few months anyway.. as I get things up to speed.
Ok now I will have to help my hostees get on to the new host
Yes, the new template is ready, it needs that extra tweak, but just couldn’t find the time to do it. So here it is. If you spot any glitches plz inform me so.
The current theme, is named Mist In My Eye, more specifically thru the Eye of My Camera. I was inspired to do this rendition, after seeing what an amazing job that Ander Aznar did with Mist In Nagoya. Seeing how nice it looked, I decided to do one for my own website (see my lack of originality ) So I noted down the font that is being used. Noticed the fact that it uses 4 main photos (I omitted one realizing I don’t like swords that much) and went ahead to peruse my collection of photos, finding the perfect photos to do the job wasn’t as easy as I thought. Found a picture of Nagoya Castle itself in my collection (yes, I’ve been to Japan), but decided to do a more Malaysian theme. So that huge building you see there is the Majestic Hotel near Ipoh. Taken during one of my so called journeys. The shot of the trees down there taken at Taman Negara near Merapoh.
As everything else goes, I just took a stock MT3 template, and put in the elements needed. Guess that’s it.
Caveat: There’s a style switcher for ppl still using IE. (Go get Firefox!!!). Also the About Style section is only viewable to better browsers than IE. (Sorry IE doesn’t fully support CSS2 yet)
Hint: There’s a theme called Clean, which doesn’t contain any graphic at all For ppl who like to conserve bandwith
As promised I have uploaded the pictures from the Sri Mutiara Photoshoot, albeit a bit late. (6 months late)
61 Pictures in altogether from the shoot taken by me. Enjoy
Full size images and more at Sri Mutiara Photoshoot Gallery
Late Addition : The original post is here *Sri Mutiara Photoshoot*. I managed to get in as I was asked to help in the documentation process of the new interior design of the building. The designer (Dr. Hafizah) is going to write a book about how she came up with the designs.
p/s: Sri Mutiara is the official residence for the Yang Dipertua of Penang
Finally, a new shoutbox, and I’m back to independence…. no more relying on other ppl’s crap server. At least if it’s gonna be down. It means the whole site is down.
Previously I was using Dekap’s Personal ShoutBox, and I loved it coz I get to host it here, at my own site. And the template system, control panel and all was cool. But then I got hooked on Doneeh’s Shoutbox, the main reason was because I could reply to every comment itself and thus not getting ppl confused to whom I’m actually replying to. But Doneeh’s main setback was because it was hosted at it’s own server, and was having a lot of issues. For those who loved Doneeh u can try wdcreezz.com’s Shoutbox, it has the same replyable comments as Doneeh’s.
But for me I opt to use something which I have full control over, so this time around I’m using my cousin’s (apih) script, but since he has not really completed its development I am not able to distribute it. My version of it is heavily modified from the script that he left me with. Still need some work on the control panel..
Have fun, if u break the code, do tell me
*added : After tinkering a bit the main page is finally XHTML 1.0 valid, and its CSS has also been validated… think the other pages is also valid, but i havent checked. It took me a while getting everything ironed out on the main page. Hoping that all pages of the site will get validated as well with the code change.
p/s: Minutes after opening the new shoutbox someone tried to hack the thing apart. I hope he didn’t succeed
p/s/s: I fixed the link for wdcreezz.com
My hosting and domain will die in around 5 more days… The domain luckily has been renewed, and transferred to a cheaper registrar. While the hosting, I’m still deciding but I think I know where I should go. But I think I know, meanwhile I’m backing up everything on the website with the hope that the transition will be as smooth as possible, but that remains to be seen, however a notice will be put up if the website has to go down for a while. DNS propagation do take a while even though I’ve set my DNS to the fastest rate possible.
As the proposed hosting has a large pool of storage that I don’t think I’ll manage to finish up (at least not for another few years) so I’ve decided to open my domain for hosting. So if anybody is interested just give me a buzz, u will have the option of using either something.karlbum.com or another domain that will be kept secret for now But I promise the other domain will be nice ekekek
My website is going under some change. I’m changing the DNS server for my website. So in a 2 more days my site might be unavailable depending on how well I did the configuration for the DNS server. Crossing my fingers hoping not bad happens.
This exercise is due to the fact that I’m trying to give my home computer a subdomain. Hehehe Ok that’s all for now. Adieu