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Blog is now on a VPS

Blog is now on a VPS

It has been 2.5 years now since I changed hosting providers for this blog. As you (probably don’t) recall, this blog began its life on Blogger. Not satisfied with the limitations of Blogger (which has since joined the Google family), I was excited to discover WordPress which I then found the super affordable Focushub to host on. A year or 2 later, I needed a little more and went on to hosting by Oryon Networks (by the way, Oryon Networks…

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Migrating a Joomla + Joomlaboard site to WordPress + punBB

Migrating a Joomla + Joomlaboard site to WordPress + punBB

In preparation for the launch of my school’s blogs community site, I set about migrating the school band’s website over to the WordPress MU platform. Now, the Band site was running on Joomla 1.0x. It featured an integrated Gallery2 for photographs, MSO Shoutbox for a shoutbox and discussion forums via the Joomlaboard component. Alas, the site was getting dozens of spam posts (including some from Band haters??) What this meant was that there were several registered users that were undesirable…

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School website – The Joomla migration

School website – The Joomla migration

Some time in late 2004, I realised that it was simply impossible for my school to keep an up-to-date presence on the internet when all content was being channeled through one bottleneck – the webmaster! After examining available options (including the possibility of getting Macromedia Contribute!), the decision was made to migrate the website to a free, open source and surprisingly easy and simple to use content management system named Mambo. Quite a bit has changed since. The original website themes,…

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A history of my phones: 2000-2008

A history of my phones: 2000-2008

With the launch of the Jesus phone iPhone locally, I thought it would be a nice time to take a look back at all the mobile phones I’ve owned…and also see how far phones have come. Siemens S25 My first ever mobile phone, it was really advanced in in its time, featuring 8-colour screen at a time when most phone displays were still monochrome! Very sturdy and had much better reception than most other phones available at that time. Got…

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Keeping the Palm spirit alive

Keeping the Palm spirit alive

While I’m still an avid Palm user ( I presently use the Palm Centro phone), it saddens me to see that the pace of software development for Palm OS devices has slowed down dramatically in just a few years. It’s also annoying that recently available iPhone applications appear to be more attractively priced than most Palm OS applications :p So it was nice to see efforts like MobileHeist coming along Even more exciting though is the beautiful form factor for…

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Happy 10th birthday iMac!

Happy 10th birthday iMac!

Whoever could have imagined when the iMac was first introduced by Steve Jobs 10 years ago that it would evolve into something like this? Throughout its many incarnations, the iMac has never ceased to amaze with its unique visual looks and ease of use. Enjoy a video of Steve Jobs’ introduction of the very first iMac way back on 15th August 1998!