Sidenotes in Deuts.NET

While I was cleaning my site for broken links, here are some I learned:

  • This is what zooomr has become. It’s supposed to compete with flickr, but how can it compete when your photos once hosted in them are gone. This is what actually happened to some of my photos in zooomr. Those were not the ‘masterpiece’ type of photos, but hey, they serve as a documentation of my life. Poor photos, poor photo sharing site.
  • News sites to avoid linking to when creating posts: Yahoo! News and Manila Bulletin. Why? Because they can’t maintain static pages for their news articles for quite a long period of time, a year or two you’ll find broken links in your blog posts.
  • Successful .html implementation for my permalinks. All posts now appear to have a .html in the end. This will definitely affect search engine referrals and ultimately traffic. But hopefully, all will be back to normal soon. Nevertheless, I’ve prepared a friendly 404 landing page just in case one would get lost, with the related posts plugin to refer them to the nearest, possibly related, article.

The Letter Says: "Passed"

Foreword: The registrar transfer for the domain name, “deuts.net”, is really giving me headaches. I can’t wait for the 7 days buffer before the losing registrar actually releases the domain name to the new one. So, we may encounter problems related to this transfer, such as we may sometimes find this site offline.

Anyway, let’s get to the real purpose of this post. Just received my letter today. It was dated January 23, 2008 and this is what it has to say:

Thank you for you participation in the November 2007 Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam. Your results are listed below:

PART I PART II PART III PART IV
PASSED PASSED PASSED PREVIOUSLY PASSED

At your service,

Jorelle O. Tuvillo, CPA, CIA

WebHost Shift for Deuts.Net

Indeed, the only thing that’s permanent in this world is change.

Because of increasing projects and a need for more webspace, more bandwidth, and more domain names to accomodate into one hosting account, I’ve decided to shift from a previous hosting account with PlogHost to a new one in Bluehost.

I have been with PlogHost for almost two years now, and my experience with them has proved to be satisfactory. I experienced a number of downtimes during those times, but yeah, not really to the extent of reaching an alarm level. Overall, considering the cost at which I was paying them, it’s all worth it. I would really recommend Ploghost to bloggers and website owners who are especially just starting out and residing in the Philippines. Add that to the fact that the owner, Abe of Yugatech.com, has been very accomodating to my request for a leeway as my account was overshooting my monthly bandwidth limit for the month of January 2008.

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Anyway, the year is yet very young, and a good way to start it off with a new webhost and a new design. Looking forward to more blogging years with Bluehost.

P.S. If you are seeing this post, it means that the shift has been successfully accomplished and you’re already reading this post from the new host.

This Is My Day

Deuts Bday

Being the person with the camera, I’m off the picture almost all the time.

But not now, today it is going to be my day, to be the subject of my own photographpy. Why, you wonder? Because it’s my birthday! Happy Birthday to me! :LOL:

My purchases from Amazon just came in time (yesterday!) for this special day! It could be my birthday present for myself! Guess what we have here!

The Gift

For those who have not sent their gifts yet, don’t worry, you can still make it. In case you find either Fedex of DHL untrustworthy and expensive, I accept cash! :LOL:

P.S. Happy Birthday also to Edwin. And to Wilson, gift ko hah! hehe

The deuts.net Annual

Today marks the first year anniversary of deuts.net!

It has been exactly a year since deuts.net started to propagate across the modern media called the internet. A year of occupancy in this piece of real property in the world wide web.

If you browse through all the contents of this site, you might find entries dating back since February 2006, which I just actually re-posted here from my other previous blogs in livejournal and blogger.But the deuts.net domain just officially went online on 17 May 2006.

During the last one year, the site experienced several downtimes, thanks to my webhost. Nevertheless, we come to you loud and clear almost all the time.

My primary objective for creating this site was basically to connect to friends and relatives, to create a hangout (tambayan) where we can share ideas, news, sentiments and opinions. Now, did I achieve that objective? Well, probably yes.

For a year, I received visits from former officemates, classmates, friends and even strangers who usually are looking for Mr. Valix or an answer to their NBA Live 2007 queries. Established bloggers with established blogs, the likes of Jozzua, Jaypee, and Selaplana, are regular visitors as well. We have also featured four entries from 3 guest bloggers so far.

So, to deuts.net, happy birthday! I wish you more years of online existence, more entries, more visitors, more subscribers, more inbound links, and more comments to come!

Thank you very much for your time reading this! ๐Ÿ™‚

Deutz and the Valentines Day Special

What’s the relationship between the two? Nothing that I can think of actually. I just wanted to integrate the two ideas in one post. (LOL)

Deutz Corporation

Never had the idea that such company exists. I am not related to it in some way or another. I just found it out when I checked my MyBlogLog statistics.

Somebody was searching through Yahoo! Search about Deutz Engine. But he mispelled “Deutz”, that’s why he/she was led to my site. Searching further, I found the site that he/she was actually looking for. In deutzamericas.com:

Since 1876 DEUTZ engines have played a role in the mechanization and development of the Americas.

The first DEUTZ engines sold in the USA were marketed by Schleicher, Schumm & Co, Philadelphia. This company was succeeded in 1894 by the Otto Gas Engine Works, also located in Philadelphia. The DEUTZ engines were re-introduced to the North American market in 1951 by Diesel Energy Corporation. This company became a DEUTZ subsidiary in 1955 and its name was changed to DEUTZ Corporation in 1974.

DEUTZ Corporation is a sales, service, spare parts and application engineering center for the Americas, supporting the DEUTZ product range of 5 – 600 hp diesel engines. Located northeast of Atlanta, GA in the US, we employ 134 people covering all aspects of marketing and support.

Throughout the years we have produced gas engines, diesel engines, trucks, buses and tractors in the Americas. Our engines have provided power to bring in the harvests, to transport people and goods, to bring electricity to remote areas, to mine minerals and to move the very construction equipment that shaped and continues to shape our surroundings.

Quite interesting!….since 1876…

On Valentines Day

I think the blogosphere is getting a bit more like the mainstream media already. I remember when I had access to TV yet, every holiday there’s always a special feature for the particular holiday. Be it Valentines, Christmas, New Year, Rizal Day, Bonifacio Day, etc. I remember when I was yet in Iloilo and listening to special features by Bombo Radyo about say Graciano Lopez-Jaena Day or Evelio Javier Day, narrating about the lives of those two distinct national heroes.

Anyway, cruising the blogosphere, you’ll find special features about Valentine’s Day, from how, what, why love over, under, whatever. Basically, you’ll find it everywhere!

I was frantic, I should make my own Valentine’s Day special, even if it’s unlikely that I’ll celebrate it (when did I celebrate it anyway? :() Yet, this is the best that I could come up with!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY TO EVERYBODY!!!

MyBlogLog Another Social Network

Mybloglog, just like friendster and myspace, is a social network or community website basically for bloggers and readers alike. What better way to describe it than by its about page.

MyBlogLog is launching this new Communities service to empower authors and readers to operate at the same level. For the first time, everyone who reads a web site or blog can learn about and engage with one another, and in the process take the conversation to a whole new level.

Readers can become friends with other people who read your favorite blogs. See what else they’re reading. Check out their MySpace and Friendster profiles and view their Flickr photostreams. Authors can learn more about their readers individually and as a group. What do they like and what are they ignoring? What are they reading elsewhere on the Web?

Sounds interesting? Well, actually, Mybloglog has been a talk in the blogosphere in the past month or so (although it has been in existence for almost 2 years now) including news of it being acquired by Yahoo! Yet, I just actually signed up for it 2 weeks ago. And so far I had a great use for it.

    For one thing, it provides me information on who visits my site. You might have already seen on the lower-right sidebar the pictures of my visitors. You need to have a MyBloglog account though in order for your picture to appear there.

Another thing, the statistics analytics tool within Mybloglog comes very handy. It provided interesting info about my visitors, like where did they come from (how did they come here), which pages did they view, and what outside links from my site did they click.

So, what did I find interesting from all these stats?

Gmail for Mobile App

Just another reason why I prefer google mail over yahoo mail. Gmail now comes (new!) with an application for your mobile for fast email access and use.

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The application requires a java-enabled phone and a data plan. You can check for the capability of your phone but it definitely worked in my Nokia N71 (ngek! LOL). Other mobile devices can still access gmail though through the browser by pointing their wap browser to m.gmail.com.

The interface was much alike what you see when you access gmail via internet in your computer. You can’t send attachments though.

To download the application, point your wap browser to gmail.com/app and simply follow the instructions. In my experience, the installation was a breeze. With this application, accessing and using your email can even be cheaper (I suppose, as this will download the message alone, and i.e., if your mobile network charges you based on the download size. As for those that charge per minute or per 30 minutes like Smart, I really can’t tell).

P.S. Well, we’re talking about wap access or wap connection here, I might just want to plug this as well: deuts.net can also be accessed in your mobile phone by pointing your browser to wap.deuts.net. Try it! It’s cool!

Deuts.net No. 100

It must have been awhile, and now, I’m on my 100th entry on this site. It’s amazing looking at how this thing has even started.

The Start

It was around last year when I was looking for a way by which I can save my bookmarks (or favorites in internet explorer) so that I can access them in whichever machine I’m working on. I had my computer reformatted that time, and I had to add the websites that I frequented for quick access.

I was thinking if I could have a customized website where all my bookmarks, shortcuts to my favorite sites (e.g., email, personal internet banking, chessworld.net, etc.) are immediately available, it would definitely help speed up my online browsing. I googled “free website”, and it led me to the best user-friendly, free webhost so far then — Yahoo! Geocities. (Unfortunately, I didn’t happen to stumble upon the various bookmarking tools like Delicious, not even the much simpler ones like My Yahoo!, Personalized Google Homepage, etc.)

What made geocities most viable is the handiness of the site builder. At least, I didn’t need to have knowledge of html encoding (although eventually, I decided I needed at least the basic commands so I tried studying them, I even bought a book for html that I didn’t finish reading at all).

So what have I got back then? Presenting…. the J.O. TUVILLO & CO. website.

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The Latest from deuts.net

Lately, you might have already seen a lot of difference in the deuts.net interface. Hopefully, this will end my quest for the best theme that will suit this site’s programme. I can now rest from more tweaking with the dirty html/php codes to customize the feel of this website, and focus more on the content instead.

First off, a question to everyone. Did you notice something familiar with the looks of this website? Guess, guess guess….

Did you miss something in here? It must be some kind of a picture…or maybe a logo… Ever notice the font? “Verdana”, that is. What about the color? From the blue with a hexa code of #030367, and the green (also try hovering over any link) of #99cc33… now, are you missing something?

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