Posts Tagged ‘tips’

blogging using very slow connection

April 21, 2009

Right now, I am at Tulang Bawang. A region where Telkomsel Flash’s network not existed yet. So I am forced to use GPRS only connection.

The speed is insanely slow, you’ll need eons to open BCA, and you wont have enough lifetime to open Bank Mandiri‘s ultra heavy site.

To protect my sanity, i decided to stop after some failed transactions. Then before i unplug my cell phone, suddenly I remembered that I must write an update for this blog.

BUT, using this hellish connection, how could I fullfill my stupid ‘continuous 21 update’ ??

Fortunately, i remembered m.wordpress.com. A mobile version of wordpress.com’s interface. It is light enough to be loaded easily.

So i write this offline using scribefire (a firefox addon), give it some links, copy the HTML source, then paste it on wordpress’s mobile post page. Kun fa ya kun! Haha. *i wish this will work, i wont be able to edit it until i get back to my normal connection*

Done.

Protect Your Privacy

April 20, 2009

Just in case you dont know yet…

Using Firefox:

  1. press ctrl+shift+del
  2. check it all
  3. click ‘clear all my private data’

Using Opera:

  1. Go to ‘tools’ menu
  2. click ‘delete private data’
  3. click ‘detailed….’
  4. check em all
  5. delete

If you are on public PC or shared ones, you better do those rituals everytime you done with your browsing activity to clear your tracks. So it will be very difficult for the next user to know what you did and where you go.

There are more ‘track covering rituals’ for paranoid, you could ask google if you need some πŸ™‚

SCAM!

April 19, 2009

A cute friend asked me about a site named wealthsource dot org.

Thank You for asking, so I have a topic to write for today, hehe. So this article is my answer for you…

After i did a some ‘research’, I could say that the site is scam. An evil trick to get your money.

This article on spywareguide.com will explain it further.

For a safer internet life, if you using firefox or IE, i suggest you install an addon made by WOT.

It will keep you safe from online scams, identity theft, spyware, spam, viruses and unreliable shopping sites. WOT warns you before you interact with a risky website. It’s easy and it’s free.

I have installed it on my Firefox. It works quite good for english sites, but quite weak for indonesian scam sites. Please be very careful πŸ™‚

Thank You

Self Discipline

April 18, 2009

I almost forgot to make an article for today. Almost fail to fulfill my commitment to write in 21 days continuously. Β Hehe. But I am not. Not yet.

So, because now is 23:22, I will not write a long article. I will just share a free ebook on how to improve self discipline in ten days.

You could read it online, or download it for offline reading.

This is the link: Self Discipline in 10 days

I have not read it completely yet, so i cant give any review πŸ™‚

Appears Instantly, Moderated Later

April 13, 2009

You know, by default, wordpress will hold every comment and ask you to moderate it. It will appears only after you release it. WordPress then remembers the comment-author’s email, so next time he or she write another comment, it will appear without asking you for moderation.

Somehow, this is similar with my way of thinking, how i respond to ideas, or to other’s opinion.

When someone new tells me his/her opinion, i judge it while i listen. If i like it, he/she got some positive reputation, plus my trust. Better reputation means bigger chance for his/her next opinion to bypass any criticism and logic filter, thus get my acceptance.

I don’t like it. I want every layer of criticism applied for every opinion entering my brain. Whether it said by someone new or by old trusted friend who have great reputation.

“Err, Nux, how that related with wordpress comment system? Is that means that you want to moderate every comment?”

Hell no. I love free speech. I love to give everyone rights to say anything they want. Every comment will be published without delay from moderation. But still, Akismet which behavior i cant control, might catch any spammy words, IPs, or emails.

“But how about bad stuff? Really bad stuff that incite ill feel?”

Worry not, because i, gave myself the rights to delete anything i want πŸ™‚ So, after a while, the really bad comment (if there is any) will eventually get their place in the Akismet’s belly.

This is how to make yourself more vulnerable to freedom of speech:
Go to your dashboard > Setting > Discussion > Clear all the check boxes in the “Before a comment appears”.

Blogging is Scary

April 11, 2009
  1. You will expose your self to the world, along with your ignorance, sillyness, shallowness and stupidity πŸ™‚
  2. You open yourself to comments. Or critics. Some critics might hurts your ego.
  3. Add more fear by yourself.

That are some reasons to scare you. Every coward should never ever start blogging.

Or…

You could start blogging like me, in coward style, anonymously. This way, even if you write something stupid, it should not do any harm to your real life. Maybe.

7 step ritual I do to make a new post on wordpress.com

April 10, 2009
  1. Write what i want to write. Save it as draft oftenly to prevent unecessary mindo gaweni because of PLN or other devilish things.
  2. Read it. Try to understand what is it talking about.
  3. Check and recheck for grammatical errors. A post with many grammatical error will make you look so uneducated. It will be very shameful! The good news is, I dont understand much about grammar, so I love to skip this step. Shamelessly. But you could correct me if you like to share your knowledge.
  4. Based on the understanding from second step mentioned above, I give it a title, few tags and a category.
  5. Decide when to publish it, maybe instantly or set it to automaticaly publish in the future.
  6. Click the publish button
  7. Done

That are my publishing rituals.

How about you?