Happy Lunar New Year to my fellow Chinks! (and to everyone else too, actually)
May your Great Anime be abundant and your Linuxboxes spin with roaring power and magnificence in the Year of the Dragon!
/Cheesy season greetings :)
It’s been weeks since the fall of co.cc, my reconsideration request has been acknowledged as “processed” – and the Gewgul Overlords have remained unmerciful, for not a single co.cc site has yet made it back into the index.
Thus it is with great sadness that I am now officially deprecating my original yuenhoe.co.cc URL in favor of yuenhoe.com that I have just purchased. The main site is now fully hosted on yuenhoe.com (note your url bar), and yuenhoe.co.cc now redirects to yuenhoe.com.
If you have a link to my blog, I would appreciate it immensely if you could update it to the new one (http://yuenhoe.com/blog) to hopefully get me back on evil Google asap.
The show must go on!
I think I need a new category called “hosting blues”, even though this time it isn’t exactly a hosting problem. So I was concerned that my site traffic seems to have taken a plunge and realized that my usually sizable in-clicks from good ol’ Google has dwindled to nothing. Quite alarmed, I did some quick investigating, verifying that I’m in fact no longer listed on Google, then verifying that I’m in fact not in violation of any Google quality guidelines, and eventually came upon the terrible truth. Yes, my free pseudo-domain provider has run afoul of the Google overlords with, apparently, it’s enormous base of abusive clients, and Google has responded with a sweeping ban that has also snared the sprinkling of innocent fish (read: me) as part of the punished collective.
I’ve since submitted a humble reconsideration request to the overlords, here’s hoping they will have mercy. Just the thought of having to belatedly buy a real domain and deal with the transfer makes me sick to the pit of my guts.
Have mercy, o Google.
Guess who’s been trashed by his free hosting again and is finally coughing up?
EDIT: Somehow, I managed to lose my blog Theme, which I had spent hours customizing.
EDIT2: Oh well, let’s use this ancient theme for the time being.
Actually I kinda like this one. Maybe I’ll just pretty it up and smoothen the roughages and use it. Hmmmm
Well, not quite. Actually not by a long shot, but I have finished a substantial amount of it, so that I should be able to finally start gearing back into blogging mode, reply to comments and push out some posts hopefully over the next few days.
Man has it been rough, but everything has turned out more or less fine. More on those in a future post. I hope ;)
Here’s another quick fix note. If your external monitor/TV persistently flickers when connected to your laptop via a VGA cable – and you’re sure the monitor and cable are both fine (after, say, plugging it into another computer), try putting in your laptop battery and then disconnecting your power cable.
If your power cable has a 3-pin plug, and if the flickering promptly stops when external power is switched off, you may have the same maddening problem I had. The fix that worked for me is… to grab a 3-pin to 2-pin adapter from a nearby store. Yes, I plugged my power cable through such an adapter and my laptop charges normally – while the flickering vanishes without a trace.
Unfortunately being weak in hardware/electronics and stuff, I can’t tell you why it works. Only that it worked for me. And that far as I’m concerned, it’s a small investment well worth it. I can’t believe I put up with that annoyance for so long.
If you’ve dropped by in the past day or so, you would likely have noted that my humble little blog had apparently run afoul of a couple of Syrian hackers. Yes, Between Linux and Anime was hacked, and all my hard-written posts and precious comments trashed. And I haven’t a clue why :( A random hit? Or could it be that I praised the iPad just a little too much? The truth is I don’t like the iPad either, my dear Syrians, so how bout you quit picking on poor and miserable little bloggers like myself, eh?
Anyway, thanks to the hosting fiasco that vaporised my old blog half a year ago, I have now become much more equipped to deal with disasters of this sort. This time I had a backup ready that had all my posts up to the “end of railgun” one, and the remaining two latests posts I managed to scrounge up from the depths of Google’s and my browser’s caches. So zero total post lost and minimal damage on that front. The comments front didn’t do so well though. Unfortunately, I was unable to salvage a good number of recent ones, in spite of my best efforts scouring the search engine page caches, so I’ll have to apologize if your comment is among the lost.
I hope that’s the last I’ll see of this in awhile :( Again – Dustin, RP, Keiri
, and all the folks who had commented on my iPad post – I’ve seen and I appreciate your comments. Moushiwake Gozaimasen Deshita :(
Edit: somehow I managed to find all the comments to the iPad post on a Google cache, so those are restored! As best as I could anyway :)
With my laptop’s screen problems preventing me from using it during lecture, my old in-lecture doodling habits have gradually begun to resurface. Did a doodle that I’m pretty happy with today, and since we haven’t had any of those here since my blog revived, I decided to just post this one.
It takes up more space than I’d like it to, so I’ll put it after the jump.
Between being swamped with work under very, very hot weather conditions and struggling with steadily worsening laptop screen problems (which, significantly, has the terrifying effect of depriving me of life-giving anime), my weakened will and battered spirit has succumbed to the demands of my greedier self.
I bought an LCD monitor today.
(doesn’t Plasma look gorgeous on it though?)
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