New User Experience

Finally released with a new theme. I kinda hate the old theme, just that I have no time to make any changes. The name of this new theme can be found at the footer of this site. Below are some of the changes:

  • The site are more focused on content.
  • It only display excerpts on the main page and rss feeds, instead of the whole content.
  • Clean minimalist look.

Tell me what you think.

Solve Operation Timed Out Error When Upgrading WordPress

WordPress 2.7 comes with a built-in automatic upgrade utilities, inside the control panel. Recently, WordPress has just released version 2.7.1. I would like to upgrade it automatically, to save me the hassle of downloading, ftp-ing or installing it manually.
However, many times have I experienced “Operation Timed Out” followed by “Installation Failed” when doing so. Below are the error I’m talking about (or something similar):

Downloading update from

Download failed.: Operation timed out after 30000 milliseconds with 351500 bytes received

Installation Failed

Below is what I did to resolve the error:

1. Go to your WordPress installation directory on your website.
2. Go to /wp-admin/includes/ folder.
3. Open/edit the file.php . Or you can download the file to your local computer for editing.
4. Look for the line;
$response = wp_remote_get($url, array(’timeout’ => 30));
and replace it with;
$response = wp_remote_get($url, array(’timeout’ => 120));

5. Save the file, or upload back the file. Be sure to backup the original file.
6. Try the “Automatic Upgrade” once again.

Your upgrade should be working fine now, without the “Operation Timed Out” error. You didn’t hear this from me, it’s from a reference Download failed.: Operation timed out after 30 seconds.

– WordPress: Code is Poetry

My Alexa Traffic Rank

After 2 months, since my first post “Hello World!” on August 28th, 2008, my Alexa traffic rank now has gone below 1 million mark. Woot!!.

To all readers, thank you very much for all your support! This will surely motivates me to post more quality content and valuable information on this site.
Thank you all. 😀

Merdeka! Happy 51st Independence Day, Malaysia

31st August 2008. It’s Malaysia’s 51st Independence Day. Also known as “Hari Merdeka” by Malaysians.

From wikipedia:

Hari Merdeka (Independence Day) is a national day of Malaysia commemorating the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule. In a wider context, it is to celebrate the formation of Malaysia.

Are we truly free?

Independence means that the nation is free. For that to be true, they must at least be able to think freely, express and exchange opinion, and, obtain and disseminate information without fear or favour.

Anyway, Happy Birthday Malaysia.