In Sydney for CeBit Australia this week; Host moved

Alright, This is just a heads up for anyone trying to get in touch with me, I’m heading down to Cebit Australia in Sydney tomorrow morning, So I’m not going to be online much most likely.

I’ve also moved this to a new host, I’m not 100% sure of how reliable it is, Hopefully it’ll be reliable enough for the time being. Speed-wise it seems OK, If anyone notices anything (aside from the Wp-cache errors the last few hours – I reset the cache directories security.. oops.) then give me a yell.

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Things are changing.. slowly..

  • I’m bringing my hosting back to AU, My reasoning? Well.. I wanted to support a australian host, and hope to be able to offer faster services for some other AU-targetted projects.
  • A New theme finally. This theme doesnt really allow the kind of interaction i want to give the site, I’m not wanting to just give out small topics, i want to show a few items on the front page.
  • More posting.. I need to start writing more content, I’d particually like to start writing some stuff about WordPress, About plugin authoring, How to get started in WordPress Development, How to use this or that, How to make something more efficient.. I dont know
    • I’d also like to write about non-wordpressy things too, My thoughts/opinions of things.. stuff i’m interested in, etc..
  • I’d really like to get my WordPress plugins updated again.. I think i better aim to get something out for 2.8, maybe make everything MU Compatible too if i get the chance.. now that WP includes some MU compatibility stuff..

Anyway. Hopefully i’ll update this blog before the end of next month.. worst case, I want to have this site in a form that i like by the end of June. As well as getting my other few sites up and running..

Oh, Also, I’ll probably be going to CeBit Australia, Which means a trip to sydney :) Just a FYI for those who matter :P

UPDATE: Oh, also, WTF? Overnight the pageviews spiked up to ~280… according to WP Stats.com …But… the odd part is, it only shows ~20 pageviews of anything specific, surely it cant be mis-reporting that badly? or that many front-page views…. I’ll have to check Google Analytics later on i guess :)

Google Summer of Code 2009

Its on again, And theres only a few short hours left to submit student proposals (I think).

This year, I’ve signed up as a Mentor in the WordPress Project. To all students: Good luck, And make me proud.. err… Sure.

Anyway, I’ve seen a few projects in the queue which have been interesting, And of course, A fair few pieces of rubbish (As you may expect).. Will I be mentoring something? We’ll find out when the projects are announced :)

Anyway, Not much to say.. Other than a rainy weekend.. And i’m still looking at options for buying a camera… and phone.. and laptop.. and whatever other tech gadget you can think of.. Many people are surprised to find that I dont have decent of the above items.. No idea why, but hey. :)

Changed site layout

Well, Once again, I’ve tweaked the layout slightly.

I’ve removed the frontpage, I’ve limited it to 2 posts for the front page, and a archives with only excerpts.

All pages are now impossible to get to unless you know their name.. I’ll change that with some widgets at some point.

The active colour on the header links needs changing..

I need to launch my other site

I need to get my mind together and aim to get things finished

I need to work out what exactly i’m doing…

Oh, I also got rid of Gallery2.. Seems it may’ve been causing some load issues.. All the Flood images from Kyogle Jan 08 are here: http://dd32.id.au/tag/kyogle+pics/

Goodbye fair machine..

Today is the day that I confirm i no longer own a eeePC, A few months back, I bought a 2nd hand EeePC 701 for use as a machine for general use while out and about, It got a fair bit of use as a MP3 player and GPS Navigator in the car, But it seems, unfortunately, this lead to its demise.

A few weeks back, A few days before I was to leave for WordCamp AU, I went to the beach for a Night, Was a nice break, Took the laptop with me, Worked great on the way down.

Coming home on the other hand.. Bumpy dirt road, It wasnt too long before it suddenly froze, Well.. GPS Navigation froze up at least.. Music kept playing for another hour until i finally pulled over to fix the machine.

Oddly enough, It was completely frozen, no input at all.. Reboot it.. all was fine.

Was fine the day after, Then it comes to leaving for WordCamp AU, And it refuses to turn on :( …It never regained consciousness.  (Just a sidenote, Thanks to Karloskar for the spare ram to test the ram with.. The new ram didnt help, And It lost its Warranty awhile, I bought it 2nd hand.)

Today marks the day i sold the eeePC 701, Hopefully its screen will bring life to a fellow owners eeePC who’s screen cracked.

So Goodbye Henry(For that is what i’ll call it), I’ll replace it with another unit at some stage, But not another 700 series.

I’ve contemplated the Aspire One, or the MSI Wind, But the chipset limitations of 1GB ram sticks seems utter stupidity (And i have a spare 2GB Sodim ram stick now..). The eeePC 901 looks like a nice replacement in all honesty, I was looking at non-asus items, simply for the fact I thought i’d get a better item from someone who i dont class as the market leader, but it just doesnt look like thats the case. Theres the Samsung NC10 which looks like a really nice unit, Unfortunately its not available in Australia, and i’d prefer to be able to use one before outlaying the cost..

Since January will be bringing a few developments in the netbook arena (New products from a a few manufacturers are rumored) I might wait until Feb before buying again.. Unless I see one of the above items going rather cheaply.. Theres also been talk of the price coming down on the Aspire and others.. But also talk of the cost going up in Aus thanks to the USD/AUD rate :(

..In other news I really need to start blogging more,