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June 2020 site update and upgrade

The site is due for a June 2020 site update which could result in some downtime. Looking back, the site had gone a long way. Starting from free hosting back in the late nineties, to shared hosting from early 2000s. The site also celebrated it's 15th anniversary last year. It grew to its own dedicated deployment today. Also, the...

Massive Norway and Icelandic adventures Trip update

Howdy! Found some time to update on a couple trip write-ups of my European trips. This included uploading accompanying trip photos together with write-ups on my adventures in the area. Check out my Norway and Icelandic adventures! Travels I am making a note here will be that of my Norway wilderness adventures as well as my Icelandic trip done in...

New site design and layout in the works

A site design revamp on the works. As the world of internet consumption changes with more than 70% of today’s web traffic are consumed on mobile devices, such as tablets and phones, this current Orangy site design, which had faithfully served the site for almost 15 years is going to be decommissioned with a replacement. As such, over the...

Planned downtime with new drives for ShaunChng.com servers.

You may notice some downtime over the last weekends, the 15k RPM SAS drives running on the server running the site has failed after trusty continuous operation for 7 years. So I took the time to replace the drives, particularly on the database servers and took the opportunity to upgrade the Operating system which the site runs on (it’s...

Am still about kicking! Site upgrade planned soon

You will notice the site note being updated in month. It's mainly as I was totally busy with work, hobbies, traveling and stuff. This produced a huge back lot of things I have planned for the site, yet had not found time to update given the busy exam schedule now. It's just the case here in Cambridge, the terms...

PhotoStitch paranoma galleries updated!

After spending the last 2 days sloughing through hundreds of photographs (even to the extent of Photoshop glitching when putting together several 12 Megapixel images to form an image over 32000 pixels in width), it is finally done! The photo stitch gallery had received a significant update with all the panoramas I've captured over the last few months, namely...

Scheduled system maintenance

The site will be down about 10 minutes at around 3pm SGT today for a system RAM change and reboot sorry for any downtime during that period. Update: 3.17pm The maintenance was a success, resuming normal site operations.

Site gallery images bug, can you see them?

There had been some minor inconsistent errors which always seems to come and go on the gallery. So far the site has been successfully tested on primary browsers, firefox 2+, internet explorer 7+, safari 3+ and google chrome. But I noticed however, that the images in the gallery occasionally turn out broken, particularly when SEO short URLS are enabled....

Site officially upgraded, now time for the eye candies!

Well the site had been fully upgraded with all the basic necessities up. The tough part is of course converting all the current articles and tutorials into wordpress itself. What's more the site is xhtml validated now, so that will put some standardization into the site itself. Strangely, xhtml seems to be like a milestone or sort, just like...

A new post on a new revised site design!

Heads up for the new clean design I've been working on over the past months. The site is running on WP 2.8 and I will be upgrading the photo gallery soon as well. Part of the update which took so much time was to update the various textual content around the site such as the about and new portfolio...

Site revamp progress, right on track

Well, progress on the site revamp is rather fruitful. It started with a rather tough fight to get div containers to go fluid on percent values for a 3 column layout, fixed width divs are more predictable over a range of browsers, so I am still contemplating whether to allow the fluid width option for content. Nevertheless I am...

Site upgrade planned in next month

Always wanted to get a site revamp up since last year, but just do not have the time and commitment to do so. I guess I has been more busy creating and building websites for my clients that I think that I am starting to neglect this very site. Bummer. Furthermore, in the age of code compliance, web 2.0 shit...

Shaunchng.com moving to a new server. Have few spare Us for co-location.

The site has grown a very fair bit, so I guess it's deserving to give the site it's own box on the web. Installed 2 new servers in the Datacenter on the 28th of September. This new Quad Xeon Linux box will host the site. Having largely worked on the Windows platform, I've been doing quite alot of reading...

Database upgrade and some site fixes

The site is currently undergoing some upgrades on the backend. You won't exactly see any improvements out here as it namely optimizing queries, code and cutting down on functions queries on the pages in line of the of my upgrade to the latest version of MySQL and Wordpress as well, which comes with a whole new set of available...

WordPress function integration with Gallery1 pages and wrappers

Prior to upgrading my site and making it more code efficient, I always had a problem of integrating Wordpress and Gallery together seamlessly and call functions from each program without any conflicts. By nature, unlike gallery 2 (G2), gallery 1 do not have a naive system in support for templates - sticking to html "wrappers" which you can add...

Some site features down for upgrading

Please mind the sawdust, the site is currently under a 3 day upgrade where few areas of the site will be upgraded and code re-written. These are few of the various addons planned for the site for a more Web 2.0 layout. Integrated photo gallery is now database driven Lightboxes for photo previews More user friendly shoutbox with reply and possibility AJAX...

New Site Width Update

Site Updates The site will be under going on the fly upgrades, namely to the right side navigation bar with a new improved and wider width. The shoutbox is much wider and easier to type in now, the polls are removed and in place are spanking new ads from the good guys at www.nuffnang.com.sg to further monetize the site. The site...

2007 Site Hosting Upgrades

Been around with my host lately to discuss upgrades to the my current hosting plans of shaunchng.com. Having doubled both my webspace and bandwidth to accommodate for future site expansions. Though my site doesn't really take up much space (about 380MB in pages and images in total), bandwidth was a particular concern especially with the increasing traffic to the...

SEO fun, Search Engine Rankings

Yes, I know this is not how search engines goes, but for some SEO fun, had some time to play with with them recently & here are some findings of my own using my name as a test search option & the ranking of the site. Well, just for fun. Keyword (worldwide): Shaun Chng 1st search result on Yahoo Google The keyplayers are Yahoo...

New Photostitch image, Useronline Currently Down

😕 Theres a minor bug with the site's users online counter. It will be a moment where functionality will be restored. Nevertheless, the photostitch page has been rewritten and optimized, with a new 180 degree paranomic image I took last Saturday of the old Kallang national stadium added. You can check it out here.
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