Blogging

Try, try again

After various server and blog problems this year, including haggling with an increasingly disengaged web host which I will no longer recommend, I (too hastily) deleted the WordPress blog I had set up and re-imported my old Movable Type archives. So I’ve lost some posts between 2014-2017. No biggie there. Hope this works and stays …

Nothing to hide

Recently I was updating different groups of seniors (including an elderly relative) on how information can be easily found on the Internet, say, about myself. In fact, someone did discover my online profile prior to meeting me, and I was recounting how impressed I was at this resourcefulness. However, that provoked a very different reaction …

Moving to WordPress?

This blog’s back up again, but the spammers are still hitting my MT comments file, according to my web stats log files. I’ve just blocked several more IP addresses, all coming from Nevada / Las Vegas. I apologise if there are really people from that state trying to read my blog, but in one day …

Linklove from Cowboy Caleb

Just checked my [Mint](http://www.haveamint.com/) stats and discovered lots of [linklove](http://cowboycaleb.liquidblade.com/index.php/archives/2008/09/08/feedback-to-singapore-pr-teams-from-a-local-bloggers-perspective/) from [Cowboy Caleb](http://cowboycaleb.liquidblade.com/). Seems that my recent post on [Feedback to PR teams](http://vantan.org/archives/2008/09/feedback_to_pr.php) may have generated some interest among other local bloggers. As I mentioned then, I don’t mean to stir up trouble but clarify how things can be better so that we don’t waste …

Movable Type for iPhone

I’m blogging this via iPhone right after installing the [iMT plugin](http://plugins.movabletype.org/imt/). This creates an iPhone-friendly interface for blogging. I can easily create a new post, check comments and view my latest entries. Installation was a breeze, although a couple of things didn’t seem to be working at first. When I tried to create a new …

En route to Terminal 3…

The NTUC Comfort taxi driver taking me to Changi Airport wasn’t the usual uncle-type of person. He was young, inquisitive and made interesting observations instead of remaining sullenly quiet throughout the trip. So I asked him how long he’s been working as a taxi driver. He said 2 months. I told him he didn’t seem …