Infernal Ramblings
A Malaysian Perspective on Politics, Society and Economics

More Changes

Written by johnleemk on 11:42:30 pm Jan 2, 2007.
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Some of you might have noticed that for much of yesterday and today, this site was down, displaying a message instructing you (rather, me - the webmaster) to contact my webhost. The problem turns out to be on my webhost's end, and not with me - I still have absolutely no idea what went wrong. I dispatched several emails to both my webhost and the company that runs their servers, and have received little to no response. (The company running their servers told me to contact them, which essentially isn't a response.)

At any rate, Infernal Ramblings is back up. I stayed up for a whole night making my desired changes, which mainly consist of putting up notices linking to the latest article, and also to the most popular articles in each category. (For instance, at the end of this article, you will likely see a list of five articles in the "General" category which have been most read.) I also added a page explaining how to use the web feeds feature of this site, which allows you to "subscribe" to the site - in effect staying up to date with it, without having to actually open your browser and visit.

I also tested my site in the 800x600 resolution for the first time, and was terribly disappointed to see how ugly it looked, especially in Internet Explorer. (I personally use Mozilla Firefox on a 1280x1024 resolution.) I made a number of changes to the site's code to spruce things up, but I am now using my college's computer lab to view the site - and at 1024x768, it's clear that there's a lot of work left to be done.

Another change you might or might not have noticed is that this site is now on the domain http://www.infernalramblings.uni.cc instead of http://www.iroatm.cjb.net - this is because I found a lot of people are unable to remember the complicated URL (frankly, I don't blame them). I discovered that a lot of people come to the site through searching for "iroatm" or "johnleemk" - and I think this is most likely because of the complicated domain name. This new one, though longer, should hopefully be easier to recall.

There is a saying amongst webmasters that content is king - no matter how pretty your site is, if it has nothing to say, it is useless. I have been working on a number of new articles to add to the site, and am also in the process of dealing with a number of comments I have received about the present material available. There will be more to read soon, and let's pray that my webhost doesn't do something crazy and bring the site down again.


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