Here I present you the new and improved horace.org. The renovation is not merely cosmetic, there are changes under the hook of the pretty face. Other than the new appearance, I also added many new features: spam control, tags, polls, post rating to make my blog more interactive.
I re-sorted the old articles into new categories for easier navigation and introduce some new categories. I will post useful and interesting news articles, links and pictures that I come across on the web under the new reference section. The update to the pages under the page menu on the top is still on the way. Over the next few weeks I will revise the contents and finish, stay tuned.
Please feel free to leave a comment and tell me how you like the new design. You can also vote on the poll on the right side bar.
The linux box at home is completely dead. Luckily I manage to salvage all my blog entries and articles I wrote in the past 2 years. I am still painfully first zip my my files and then ftp them to my PC in linux rescue mode. I figure that I don’t have the luxury to host my webiste in my own linux server. Therefore I am going to move my website to my hosting company. Since I already paid to have my own domain, I should also use their hosting service, which is included in in the package.
I am going to make a few changes to my site. I will merge my chinese articles into my blog. Keeping the articles in a separate forum outside of the blog is not very reader friendly. If I customize my blog, add index pages for my articles, wordpress is as good as the forum. I am still thinking about how to keep the forum alive. A forum needs many people joining the discussions, and lots of interesting topics to discuss with. I have an idea to setup an internet book reader club in the forum.
The only drawback of the move is that I no longer have unlimit disk space to store my photo album. I am thinking whether or not I should post photos along side my blog. If I planned to target my blog to general audience, people do not know me personally, then I may not want to expose my private life too much. I know I am going to write about flaming social or moral issues, which will be the selling point of my blog.
The new address of my website is http://www.horace.org