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This blog based on WordPress


Welcome to my new site and in turn my new blog :)

Please update your links and rss aggregators to the new blog.

Thanks and welcome once again :)

I’m on WordPress 2.0

Wheee… I’ve like been waiting for the latest WordPress release which initially numbered 1.6 was later changed to 2.0 because it contains so many changes.

On the UI side, the blog will look about the same. It’s the backend, the admin console/panel which is quite a bit revamped! :-)

So… Anyways, since you can read this, obviously the famous 5 minute install of WordPress worked beautifully and the site is not broke :-D
PS. At the time of writing, the site is broken due to a recent redesign and many links were down, due to I guess heavy traffic :-(

Upgrade to WordPress 2.0

I will be upgrading my blog to WordPress 2.0 so if anything breaks, please bear. I’ll be working on it to get it up ASAP! :-)

Server troubles

I was pissed yesterday. The blog database, which is intrinsic to the blog was not accessible for whole of yesterday (my time).

I get up yesterday morning and access the site and I am given a nice little error page by WordPress which states that the database is not accessible and I should check my username and password.

I contact the hosting service ( who replies that they have changed the server and that DNS changes take time to propagate. Bah.. He said things should be fine in about 2 hrs. I waited. And I waited some more while the blog was still not accessible.

I shot off a mail again and he replies that it’s *my* ISP’s fault since they are not flushing their DNS cache and updating them.

So I waited. Then it struck me that the god darn server was accessible but only the database was not which would be local for the blog and hence DNS issues dont even come into the picture.

I immediately sent him a mail telling this and he realised it about the same time too. So he manually went into the server and fixed the issue. It seems the DB package was broken after the upgrade in which some DB authentication always failed. Humph.. So much for DNS trouble.

WordPress 1.5.2

I just upgraded to WordPress 1.5.2. It seems to have broken some things on the blog. Comments submission now leads to a blank page instead of returning to the post page.

Some of my plugins seem to have been broken too. They are not functionining correctly. I’ll have to sit through the plugins and sort them out. Arghh..

First post of sorts

It’s really been awefully long since I last posted. What was to be a small break turned out to be awfully long. And even on returning back home, I havent been able to find time to post something here.

However, I have now decided to make sometime for my personal stuff and should be able to post regularly again.
Lets see how it all pans out.

I am a statistic

Take the MIT Weblog Survey

This is a general social survey of the greater weblog community being conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Our goal is to help understand the way that weblogs are affecting the way we communicate with each other. Specifically we are interested in issues of demographics, communication behaviors, experience with weblogs and other technology, and the meaning of various types of social links within the blogosphere.

This is a research project of an MIT graduate. It is a very simple survey and should not take much time. Go ahead and check it out.

Registrations now open :P

There was an option where regular visitors could log in to the blog and post as registered users. I have enabled registrations but have not really messed around with the other options due to a lack of time ;)

Pls let me know what difference it makes to you.