Why Is My Domain Name “turboblaze09”?

Actually, it was an accident. I had never intended to name my domain that but due to some “mistouching” and the super buggy Internet Explorer on my phone two and a half years ago this happened.

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New Year, New Theme

Another year leaves
We go into a new year
May this one be great

Wish you all a happy new year!

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Second Blogoversary

My blog finished two years on 19th of May. Yay! I didn’t even know that until WordPress sent me a notification saying “Happy Anniversary! You have completed two years on WordPress.com”.

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Last year, my blog was viewed approximately 8,000 times. This year it has whooped up to 41,000. I just can’t believe it.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 41,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 15 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Thanks everybody! Wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year.

If I Wasn’t a Blogger

If I wasn’t a blogger, I would have been a social media user. Before I discovered WordPress I used Facebook and Twitter. But those weren’t very interesting because you only get to communicate within your circles. And they sell your personal profiles to advertising companies to make revenue for themselves (and the advertising companies). From what I have read, at least Facebook does.

If I wasn’t a blogger, I would have been a full-time programmer. I read various programming eBooks when I feel like studying something new. I read different books related to web design and development like jQuery and AngularJS. Now since I blog, much of the time I’m on WordPress, either reading others’ posts or writing something.

If I wasn’t a blogger, I would have never understood how a large Content Management System (CMS) like WordPress worked. From the programmer point of view, it was necessary.

If I wasn’t a blogger, I would never have met friends like you.

A Programmer’s Perspective

if (viewer=="optimist") {
  cout<<"the glass is half full";
} else if (viewer=="pessimist") {
  cout<<"the glass is half empty";
} else if (viewer=="programmer") {
  cout<<"the glass is twice as large as necessary";
}

My Blog’s Paper Anniversary

I’ve finished a year
Of blogging on WordPress
Thanks for the support

I started this blog on 19th of May, 2014 with the purpose of sharing tips and tricks related to programming languages I know. My first post was a snippet for creating an animated loading icon that designers can integrate into their websites with low system resource usage. Eventually, I started to write things other than just programming and designing.

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My First Haiku

I always love reading haikus from various bloggers that it encouraged me to write one myself. After so many weeks, finally I came up with one and here it is:

Morning arises
Small dew drops dripping from leaves
Dawn’s hidden story.

Please tell me how that was…

Year 2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,600 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

No prompt

Today when I logged into my WordPress, the first thing I did was check the Daily Post for any new prompts. In my time zone, prompts update at 6:30 in the evening but now it’s nearly 9 o’clock and there is still no prompt. I wonder what has happened to the Daily Post team. It has happened before and it is happening again.

The pingback hasn’t been resolved yet. One day the pingbacks are listed on the prompt site and they disappear the other day. On some days I have even noticed that only some pingbacks are listed and not all. It happened with me. I wrote a response and included a pingback which wasn’t listed and when I click on my own pingback, it took me to the Daily Prompt page where I saw many responses waiting to be read. That’s wierd.

It’s Christmas tomorrow and the churches here are all decorated with christmas trees, lanterns and all other stuff. Here in India, majority of people are Hindus (including me) which do not celebrate Christmas but rather enjoy it as a holiday. Schools are closed, all offices are closed and everybody’s at home relaxing out or celebrating Christmas.

Since quite a few days, lightning hasn’t struck me. By lightning I mean inspiration to write. Formerly, I used to write something everyday but now it has been reduced to somewhat only 2 or 3 posts a week. Sometimes 5 a week. My last exam is on Friday and after that I’m as free as wind. I will have nothing to do and my best past time will be blogging. But blogging isn’t fun when there is nothing to write.

Even if there is nothing to write I can atleast read the blogs of other fellow bloggers. Maybe I can get some inspiration from their posts. I read recently in one of the posts by the Daily Post on giving free writing a try and maybe that’s what I did here. I didn’t know what I would write at the beginning of this post but by now (10 minutes) it has grown long enough. Maybe free writing is the thing for me. I will keep trying it now and again.

I hope the WordPress resolves the pingback problems as soon as possible or else the works of many bloggers will be left in the dark, unread. There is a way which will help you read the daily prompt challenges. On the WordPress reader page, there is a box on the left side where you can explore posts by tags. If you enter “daily prompt” there, you’ll find the responses of all those fellow bloggers who have tagged their responses with “daily prompt”. I hope that helps us out of the pingback disaster. Sigh.