Disseminating the sneakiness behind the Shareaholic WordPress plugin, which added ad links to sites without the owners’ opting in.
It’s hard to believe I’ve had this domain name for 10 years! Although I only got the domain in 2004, my first websites date back in 1999-2000 using services like Netscape Websites and Angelfire, and when <blink>, <marquee> and animated GIFs were the craze. I created this blog back in my high school days, before the time of Twitter (now most of my day-to-day spam is there instead… :P). That was the time while I was in IB, started transit-fanning, and developed MyBB. Over the decade, some things have changed, some things haven’t. I’ve since graduated from university, became a Continue Reading
I spent this afternoon digging around my backups, and I was lucky to find my site backup from the end of 2008. I had to find a way to import the posts from WordPress 2.6 into WordPress 3.5.1. Since I had a full site backup, I was able to load the WordPress files and database backup onto my Mac’s local MAMP web development environment (Windows users might use WAMP). From there, I followed the WordPress upgrade procedure. I upgraded directly from WordPress 2.6 to 3.5.1 directly without a hitch, although it recommended to go version by version. Then with a Continue Reading
Getting back into blogging! I debated long whether to use WordPress or to code up my own blog system. I figured that reinventing the wheel is a waste of time so here I am with WordPress once again. I’m probably going to modify the homepage a bit and the theme when I have time. I’m also going to dig through some of my archives on my old site and import some of my original blog posts… again when I have time.
I just upgraded WordPress and all my plugins automatically through the WordPress Admin Control Panel. Everything (at least so far) has went well, and it took me less than 2 minutes to have everything up to date. This automatic upgrade feature of the core and plugins was designed really well (from the users perspective at least).