So here we are, New Look for 2006! Happy New Year

New look, new WordPress 2.0, goodbye bBlog, you served me well..

Couldn’t handle the spam any more though sorry. It was progressing pretty well, and I loved the Smarty templates, but well it wasn’t going fast enough and as many hacks as I could put in, it was just too simplistic to get into shape.

Happy new year, let me know what you think of the new features/new banner/new layout.

I’m pretty proud of what I’ve done with it actually, took me about 48 hours solid, hardly slept..

Oh well, happy new year to me, it was starting to bug me. And people were complaining they were bored of the banner aswell, so two birds with one stone?

I’ve been experimenting with WordPress for a while, and well 2.0 just came out so it was ideal opportunity to get dug in at the deep end.

Will probably blog about my experiences, had plenty of headaches getting it all set-up. Quite a lot of plugins that didn’t work at all, a lot that just plain messed up, some I hacked to get to work.

The import from bBlog to WordPress itself was a bit of a nightmare and took 3-4 hours of hacking to get it back in shape.

To all the guessers, I think Lionel got it pretty much right.

  • I am NOT getting married.
  • I am NOT getting engaged.
  • I am NOT commiting to anything.

Nothing that serious really, just a shift to wordpress, few new features, new banner, less clutter, more blog!


Yes this is first proper post from wordpress, in the new, best BLOG EVAR!




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21 Responses to So here we are, New Look for 2006! Happy New Year

  1. OMG! January 1, 2006 at 1:28 am #

    Seriously, this am the best site EVAR!

  2. scorkes January 1, 2006 at 1:53 am #


    The only festivities I went to was at church so it wasn’t as if I was out partying tonight either. Somehow the traffic and eventual rowdy behaviour is just not worth it.

    Love your new template. You got to teach me how to do it if you ever have time.


  3. P January 1, 2006 at 2:22 am #

    Great design … nice site … interesting reads.

    Happy New Year! 🙂


  4. kimberlycun January 1, 2006 at 2:50 am #

    wah..nice wor 🙂 happy new year man

  5. YasMin January 1, 2006 at 3:25 am #

    have to get use to seeing this new one because i kinda prefer the old one..

  6. Nine3nine4 January 1, 2006 at 4:01 am #

    Nice design
    happy new year tiger 🙂

  7. Paul Tan January 1, 2006 at 4:34 am #

    BEST LAYOUT EVARRRRRRRRRrrrrr !!!!!! 11111111 oneonee

  8. l0fT January 1, 2006 at 4:39 am #

    you can pretty much keep this til CNY. 😉

    happy new year 2006.

  9. dinghy January 1, 2006 at 4:45 am #

    Err… feels odd, too used to seeing the links to the right I guess. I feel like I’m subconsciously being pulled to the left now… though that might be the alcohol working its magic, lol!

    Anyways, a happy new year to you and your readers!

  10. Flyz January 1, 2006 at 5:29 am #

    Happy New Year 2006!!

  11. Intensecure January 1, 2006 at 12:43 pm #

    Very clear, totally legible. A model blog layout IMHO.
    Got to love WordPress 🙂

  12. Texan January 1, 2006 at 1:03 pm #


  13. Dabido (Teflon) January 1, 2006 at 1:14 pm #

    ‘I am NOT commiting to anything.’

    Except a commitment not to commit to anything! 🙂

    And maybe a tacit commitment to continue quality blogging …

    Love the new look.

  14. Kenny Lee January 1, 2006 at 2:34 pm #

    a cleaner look…2 colomn will be better

  15. meekie January 1, 2006 at 4:07 pm #

    wow! tht’s what i was guessing…should be new template, new look. kakaka…

    happy new year ST! continue to shine in 2006!!!

  16. Peter January 1, 2006 at 9:31 pm #

    This revelation is kinda an anti-climax.. hehe… but welcome to the club.

  17. GhOsT January 1, 2006 at 10:12 pm #

    Happy 2006!

    A new look for a new year?

  18. Kuzco January 2, 2006 at 12:21 am #

    ok mah…

  19. ShaolinTiger January 2, 2006 at 3:31 am #

    Haha thanks all, I dunno got a bit bored of the old one and 3-column layout is the new black!

    Given the new layouts have 2 columns on the right, pro-blogger style, but I don’t really like it.

    I kinda like what I did with this one!

    Hope you can all get used to it.

    Sorry if it was an anti-climax for some, nothing that exciting indeed hehe 🙂

    Yeah basically new look for a new year, hopefully no more headaches dealing with spam and a nicer cleaner look for everyone and the search engines of course 🙂

    Happy New Year!

  20. Inevitable January 2, 2006 at 4:47 pm #

    Happy New Year bro

  21. lionel January 2, 2006 at 6:46 pm #

    I win! Can’t believe it wasn’t a popular guess… it was hardly counterintuitive.