A blog containing my web updates.

Thanks TyL! 10, December 2006

Filed under: Hosting — oan00 @ 5:38 pm

TwiRp recently accepted by submission. Wooo!

Here’s the link: http://oan.tyl.cc

I’m yet to work on it, though. 😦

EDIT: It’s up now!!!  


My stupidity/Zeeblo coming back? 8, December 2006

Filed under: Hosting — oan00 @ 8:09 pm

Well, lookie here (from TyL Status blog):

December 7th, 2006 | 12:48 pm
@Kumiko: All applications have been processed. I can’t seem to find an application with your name or e-mail. In order to apply, javascript must be enabled (this is to block the bots that apply). If you don’t wish to enable javascript, you can send an e-mail to hosting@twirp.net with the information requested on the sign up page.

I don’t think I had Javascript disabled… twice. But anyway, it’s good to see that the owner was indeed not lazy/busy/whatever but just didn’t receive my two submitted forms.

I sent an e-mail to TwiRp (thanks for replying, TwiRp!).

And to other news… Zeeblo is soon to be back. The forums are back. Just when I’m searching around for a host. So not great.

I’ll take a note to continue to be with the small hosts in the future like Xentia (although no cPanel) 😦 or Endless Rain (no cPanel here either); but they both sound good. What sounds absolutely great at the moment is TyL because of the cPanel, aye?

EDIT: (Reply to yingna) Ah, that is true. But sadly, I am a teen, so I can’t buy things on the net, and I have parents who don’t trust it either. Thanks for the comment!


Tutorial idea 2, December 2006

Filed under: Uncategorised — oan00 @ 9:03 pm

Yes, it is a very bad idea to tell your visitors what tutorial you’re intending on next, as people can go and steal your ideas.

But here I anyway telling you about a juicy tutorial to be included in my future (non-existent) website.

You know how Asian girls with their huge eyes, fake eyelashes and pale skin grace animated avatars and sticker photos? I’m sure every girl (or boy haha) would want photos where they look like a celebrity without going to Japanese photo booths in the city.

I’m going to teach you how to do these photos (MUAHAHAH has anybody thought of this?!) when I get my hands on a subdomain.

Click here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here or here for examples. (Sorry if you’re being used as an example; notify me if you don’t want me linking to your photo.)


Previous hosts/etc 25, November 2006

Filed under: Hosting — oan00 @ 9:26 pm

I started my web design “journey” from when I was 12. My previous hosts were:

Bravehost. Flooded with ads. It was OK for beginners, I guess, because it was easy to use. I found it very restrictive after I learnt new things. Stuff in school happened (definitely not my fault), leading to school staff suggesting I close down my site. I closed it down in 2004.

CJB. It started out pretty good because there were no ads and I did things the slow way, which I didn’t mind, by uploading HTML files one-by-one in the browser.

Kylosa. Similar to how CJB worked, but I was allowed to use PHP and although it was entirely browser-based, I enjoyed the fact that it had a good community of Anime graphics enthusiasts. This was when I started to have Adobe Photoshop 7.0. I used Microsoft Frontpage as my HTML editor, which today I would still prefer over Macromedia Dreamweaver due to its simplicity and user-friendliness.

Gunmage. The site was owned by Gin, who I contact out of the blue every now and then. I had a request site. It was stupid because only one person requested, and they requested a friggin’ layout. I still made it for them, but they never replied or anything. I didn’t mind Gin closing down her site. My subdomain thus died too.

DD.AM. Excellent stuff. I don’t remember why I abandoned my subdomain, but now that I’ve checked back to DD.AM, the site appears dead.

Awardspace. All good, but no cPanel. Instead, some sort of panel of theirs. Hated it. Oh, and no custom error pages.

Zeeblo. Same here, though even better. I knew more about the Internet during my “stay” there. Dead or not? I don’t know – will get back with updates for you on this one.

    And I used all-blog hosts too. These were:

    Xanga. Something unprofessional about it made me leave…

    Blogdrive. My whole school, the neighbourhood, the state, virtually all the highschool students of Australia use(d) Blogdrive. It was a fad so I joined. It had really good features, but crap smileys and when I was fed up with its top banner ad, I left…

    Diaryland. (Currently in use.) Not many features, but no ads and it’s pretty easy to code your own layout compared to Blogdrive. It’s good for people who don’t blog often and aren’t noobs… And when there’s a 404 error, it doesn’t lead to my own blog.

    AznBlog. (Currently in use.) I liked the fact that the domain was .fr – which is pretty rare. It’s where I try to act Frenchy and important. No custom error pages, just a “Not Found” error, which is OK.

    WordPress.com. (Currently in use.) A bit slow, slightly restrictive, but all good. No custom error pages, but at least it leads to my own blog front page rather than the host itself.


      TyL Hosting application

      Filed under: Hosting — oan00 @ 9:09 pm

      I applied for hosting at TyL Hosting last Friday night (that’s the 17th of November). It’s been one week and I’m only allowed to re-apply if I get no response by next Friday (the 1st of December). – Must take note of that.

      Also, here’s a notification, apparently from Zeeblo, via ILMOZ:


      We are working towards getting zeeblo.com started ASAP. For a couple of days from now, Zeeblo.com may be inaccessible as server and DNS changes are being put into effect. This is not going to happen necessarily but if it does, please do not panic.

      Myself being occupied in this besides providing backup here, we still need to decide upon several things.

      We are planning to roll out Zeeblo.com with professional setup and support. Work is being done in this regard.

      So, when Zeeblo.com is finally up and running, you can expect to see changes.

      We still have to decide on packages, staff, policies and accounts. As of now, we do not have anyone in staff ranks officially.

      As of now, please do not get carried away with information in this regard, if comes from anyone other than myself. Things are going to be smoother, once server stuff is sorted. Priority is to bring Zeeblo.com to stage where it can run a forum of its own to get things started.

      Once that is done, then we shall consider other issues. Each policy and rule is going to be reviewed.

      I would invite suggestions and proposals from every well-wisher of Zeeblo.com but it may not be possible to include all. So, come forward and let me know whatever suggestions you have for zeeblo.com. Just post in this thread. I’ll consider suggestions and weigh them against background of Zeeblo and facilities we have, so if possible, they shall be included.

      Strange, strange. When will Zeeblo ever be back?


      Welcome to WordPress (again)

      Filed under: Uncategorised — oan00 @ 4:44 am

      Yes, I’ve finally made a WordPress.com blog. This one’s called Oan – something I especially selected to not contain symbols and means being victim of an injustice in Vietnamese.

      You can read more about it in the About page.