Asia Blog Awards

The Asia Blog Awards 2006-2007 are now happening. This blog has been nominated for “Best Asian Photoblog”. If you’d like to know more about these awards, there’s more information available here. If you’re interested in voting, I’ve created a garish button on the right column that will remain up until either A) I win. B) I lose. C) I get off my arse and make a conscious effort to take it down. I appreciate the nomination.Read more

New Photoblog or Just Playin?

I’ve been messing around with the idea of creating a straight-up photoblog with minimal writing for those visitors who seek only the imagery. I also would rather be able to display the photos in a larger size than the blog allows for. If you’ve been following me for a while you know that I have a gallery that hasn’t been updated in forever, a flickr account that is consistently updated but lacks my own personalization, a smugmug account from whichRead more

You Are What You Blog

Reading this article only reaffirms why I’ve been cautious to disclose too much personal information on the ‘net. A number of people have made it clear that my site would be much more interesting if more personal info was divulged. Google is powerful weapon for those who seek to know more. Maybe I should start a separate blog posting anonymously. 😉 …Googling people is also becoming a way for bosses and headhunters to do continuous and stealthy background checks onRead more

WordPress and K2 – Not Playing Nicely With Internet Explorer

Well after spending the better part of two hours installing a script which rotates the header image and creating a bunch of new images to spruce up this blog, I’ve found that it looks like absolute hell in Internet Explorer. Great. 99% of my time on a computer is spent with either Safari or Firefox – never I.E. – yet I realize a vast percentage of the population still loves the archaic browser (why, oh why?). I’ll continue to useRead more

Switching Web Hosting

As discussed last week, I’ve decided to switch my web hosting from a company located in Jakarta, to I’ve had a number of headaches, billing issues, downtime, horrible communication, etc, not to mention the price/benefit ratio is absurd. Here’s an example of what the Indonesian host offers: 4 GB space + 40 GB bandwidth = $45 / month 1 GB space + 15 GB bandwidth = $14 / month 100 MB space + 3 GB bandwidth = $5 /Read more

WordPress 2.01 and K2 Beta Two

You may notice a few slight changes around here. After fighting a horrible combination of random events all plotting to destroy my Sunday morning, this blog is back in working form. I have now upgraded both my blogging software (WordPress) and the style that it utilizes – K2 by Michael Heilemann Both offer significant improvements over previous releases. The “dashboard” in WordPress 2.01 is much more user-friendly than v1.5. Options are much more intuitive and clearly laid out. K2 offersRead more