Sunday, 6 January 2008 11:16 am by noel
posted in site

i’ve been mulling this one over since last year and i’ve decided to reorganize and consolidate most of the blogs that i have control of. there are just too many of them for me to efficiently maintain.

if i remember correctly, my first one was at yahoo 360 but that quickly went because i wanted more flexibility. blogger was an easy choice — they had more bling and a biggie feature was i can change the template.

then my brother introduced me to wordpress. lots of bling, its relatively easy to use, its open source and i can install it on my server. i started using it about a year ago to run this blog and it has worked pretty well for me.

now, i will consolidate the blogs in yahoo 360, blogger and this one into a new blog at my name. it will contain the stuff that i do — from computers to cycling to robin to what ever i may choose to post.

i will still maintain this blog but the direction would be to contain posts about i will not be importing/exporting anything from any blog. i’ll leave them the way they are but they will be receiving less attention from me.

c’est la vie. i think its a step in the right direction and hopefully, it will help me spend time more effectively.

and yeah, i was able to upgrade wordpress in yahoo from version 2.0.2 to 2.3.2. ;)

the next web standards

Monday, 17 December 2007 11:16 am by noel
posted in web development

under development are html 5 and xhtml v2. html 5 is being pushed by browser vendors (do we actually call them browser vendors when most of them don’t even sell their browsers?) and xhtml v2 is being supported by w3c. these two are not official recommendations yet but it looks like they lead into the same direction but the paths taken are different.

there’s more background information from adriaan at ibm developerworks. its a good read if you’re a serious developer.

currently, html 4 and xhtml 1.1 coexist. it would be interesting how the browsers would implement the new standards.

blog reorg

Friday, 14 December 2007 8:35 am by noel
posted in internet, wordpress

i think i need to reorganize/consolidate my blogs. i have a couple more someplace else and it may be time to put them all in one place for easier maintenance.

i’m getting tired of posting to three places (or is it four?). and more is not necessarily better. its just more.


Wednesday, 12 December 2007 11:12 pm by noel
posted in stuff

… is the merriam-webster online word of the year 2007

w00t! ;)

yahoo permalinks plug-in

Tuesday, 11 December 2007 9:03 am by noel
posted in software, wordpress

the stock customizable permalink plug-in that yahoo! webhosting provides with their wordpress installation is not compatible with wordpress 2.3.x. It apparently stems from the new way 2.3.x handles canonical urls. a trouble ticket has been submitted to yahoo! by a wp user and y! employee and  mark has a post about it and a plug-in to disable the wp 2.3.x feature.