WordPress – How To Customize Permalinks

Just wanted to share my way of getting my permalinks to work on my self hosted WordPress. I am a noob at this. I went through the forum posts regarding permalinks customization and the .htaccess and configuration got me all frustrated, confused and tired. But I found another way to get my permalinks to work but it’s a bit screwed up though if you utilize the calendar widget. Anyway that is history now, for I had Sponkers to show me how to straighten it up. Thanks bro!
Here is how I got my permalinks to work.

Under Options > Permalinks > Common Options > Custom Structure

Just copy and paste this : %postname%

Click Update Permalink Structure and it would prompt you to update your .htaccess file. Scroll all the way down and you will see this :

Copy and paste it into your .htaccess file :
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

If you can’t be bothered with the .htaccess file, just download it here, unzip and upload to your server where you can see wp-admin, wp-content folders.
Download .htaccess file

And you are done. No more glitches if you use the calendar widget.

If you have a better solution, you are always welcome. Oh, and by the way, I can’t seem to get my RSS Feeds to function too. It’s a little perplexing trying to troubleshoot all these. Appreciate all the pointers and advices I can get. Thanks!


Buy Domains with GoDaddy Coupon Code

For those of you wanting to get a new domain, go to and get them there. It’s fast and I have been using it for years. And years went buy, without any knowledge that I could get discount on domain names if I used the coupon codes. It was until Xyiry of told me so. But I already purchased at the usual price USD 9.99. Bummer.

Hehe… all is not lost though. I used the coupon codes to buy two (2) new domains at a discounted price at USD6.95 which was (my bro’s site) and (another blog by my gf and I about rabbits). I saved a little but sikit-sikit jadi bukit ma. Haha…

So if you want to get your own domain, check out these links.

GoDaddy coupon codes 1 | GoDaddy coupon codes 2

I always use the code : OYH3 for USD6.95 .com domains.

Hell no, I am not getting paid a single cent for this.

Personal Web

Chipster contest results

A few friends have been asking me about the Chipster contest’s result every now and then. Well the result is suppose to be out today, 29th October 2007. I have just checked the site and it’s not published yet. It might be around late morning or after lunch. Let’s hope I win something… and thanks again for voting ya.

P.S. It seems a lot of people are still going over to the previous blog, and are unaware of my new blog’s existence. How ar…

Art Design Web

Sites That I Don’t Understand But Enjoy – Art on a Japan Rice Field

Got this interesting forwarded email. Rice Field Art. The images intrigued me to find out more. Main reason was the skepticism in me thinking it might be a hoax (like the fake egg thing) and being a big ass rice lover made me look even more. A few of it looks like Photoshop aided result. Boy, was I in for a surprise. Found out the site that keeps track of this art/food project and I was amazed. The Japanese made the process of growing rice seems fun. ( said that these guys have different designs every year and the effects are of different sort of rice. Yes, pity that it lasts for a few months at best. Here have a look at some of the field art. Click on the pictures to see the progress.

I call this “Wave” for I don’t read Japanese.

I call this “Monk and Topless Woman” for I don’t read Japanese.

I call this “Thunder God and Wind God” for I don’t read Japanese.

I call this “The Couple” for I don’t read Japanese.

It’s kind of similar to the Crop Circles but instead of stepping/killing crops, the Japanese grows them. Which is a more time consuming but interesting process. Growing art. Psst… they even have a Mona Lisa rice art too.

Personal Web

Bowling Invitation and Chipster Votes

What an out-of-the-norm sensation… received an email from the HR department requesting for participants in a bowling competition held end of this month. Mmm… am wondering which colleagues will be joining. They can count me out for I suck at bowling.
My first set would be ok but the following ones… are just bad. Maybe my arms are tired and my thumb and index fingers are hurting from my unorthodox method of fingering the balls. Or was I getting too self conscious about how I look in worn-out-stinking-for-rent bowling shoes? Or was it my ability to have the ball rolling in the gutter? I don’t want to relive it, at least not in a big bowling tournament for sure.

News Flash :
People, could you vote for me on my Chipster submissions. Just click on #11 and #13 named “abnerd”. If you need instructions, please click here. You have 3 more days to vote for me. My hopes for a Mac Book, Nokia N95 and an iPod Video are dashed. Beyond my reach, as there are dozens ahead of me. My pathetic total is only 395 votes. So who will be getting a Mac Book? Page 6 – Jane (24008 votes) and Page 7 – Potato (22092 votes) seems to be the favorite. Nah, only 2k votes difference is not difficult to catch up. Potato can easily get few thousand votes in a day. In fact he is whipping his horses hard now as we speak. Beware that Jane is also a tough cookie. Dun play play. It’s a tough neck-to-neck fight. They have a lot of sahabat handai, I suppose.

Lastly a kind reminder to vote for me, at least amuse me with some Chipster Premiums sempena Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Vote here! Vote once a day! Every vote counts!


Angkasawan Program Lift Off

Tomorrow (10th October 2007), all eyes will be set on Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, Malaysia’s chosen one for the Angkasawan program. This would be an initiative by our government to send a Malaysian to the International Space Station on board Soyuz TMA-11. Dr. Sheikh is expected to be out there for nine (9) days with the Expedition 16 crew under the wing of Commander Peggy and 4 other Flight Engineer. Our representative will be going over as spaceflight participant.

What’s a spaceflight participant? It is another word for space tourist. How cool… a paid space vacation. An excerpt from Wikipedia on Space Tourism : “Among the primary attractions of space tourism are the uniqueness of the experience, the thrill and awe of looking at Earth from space (described by astronauts as extremely intense and mind-boggling), the experience’s notion as an exclusive status symbol, and various advantages of weightlessness.”
Do you think he looks good in the space suit? Bet he does! Because he does some part time modeling too. He outshines Cosmonaut Yuri in this photo shoot. His experience in front of the camera truly shows. Look at that Colgate smile and the laid back pose. Killer! Woo…
Lastly, let’s hope Dr. Sheikh or Shukor don’t try to smuggle some petai or durian up.
Bon voyage and have fun on your lunar visit!

See :
NASA : Expedition 16 | Go to the image gallery to get some high res photo of Dr. Sheikh
Angkasawan Program
Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor

Food Web

Update : MyStyle Works – Sushi King

Any of you started using MyStyle yet? This is my second time using it and we ate at Sushi King in Sunway Pyramid last Saturday. And you can bet that I ate a lot of sushi.
Three easy steps. 1) Send an sms. 2) Show it to the outlet manager. 3) Enjoy.

You will be charge RM3.50 for the sms.

Can you see the FREE word?

We paid half the amount of what we really ate. If you ask me to pay RM56 for sushi…*shakes head and frown* but if RM28 for this stack of sushi… mmm… ok la. I pay. You should try using MyStyle. Am checking which restaurant should I eat at this coming Raya weekend.

See previous post :
Update : MyStyle works – Nando’s
Go walk walk eat eat with Kyife

Art Design Entertainment Web

Savage Chicken – Funnies on Sticky Notes

Head over to Savage Chicken playground for Doug Savage.
His humble beginnings told :
“When I was a kid, I drew cartoons all the time. I drew cows and alligators and pigs and superheroes. I drew a platypus named Ed. I drew a dead dog named Dead Dog Bob. I drew everything I saw and everything I wanted to see.Many years passed. By a strange series of coincidences, I found myself working in an office. The more I used a keyboard, the worse my penmanship became. The constant hum of computers made my brain twitch. That’s when I stopped drawing cartoons.

Then the chickens came.

Like some sort of haunting supernatural force, the chickens bubbled up from the ol’ subconscious mind. In a trance-like state, I drew them on office whiteboards. I drew them in notebooks. I drew them on anything that sat still long enough. People started asking, “Who’s drawing those damn chicken cartoons everywhere?

The chickens were unstoppable. To retain my sanity, all I could do was grab a stack of sticky notes, and release the Savage Chickens.”

These made me laugh.

He recently won a competition for video animation. See Phantom Mountain. Don’t forget to take a look behind the scenes of how he did it. I love watching the process something was made. Be amazed by looking at Behind The Scenes. Cluck away folks at Certified bird flu free.

Entertainment Personal Web – {noTHing eLse maTTeRs} Contest

Managed to get everything done and upload it to the server yesterday nite… 30th September. Around 45 minutes before midnight. It was the closing date for the Chipster – {noTHing eLse maTTeRs} contest. I thought of joining in it earlier, but always finished my packet of Chipster before I could reach for my camera. Anyway I picked up 4 packets of Chipster in the morning before I went climbing. Already had an idea how I want my shot to be. I love the Hot & Spicy flavor. And got one packet of Sour Cream to try. Tried Original – did not like it. I missed the Chipster’s Blogger-verse Bonus though… sigh. Procastination is the thief of time people… big thief. Photo session was funny as we had to do silly poses. Mine was done lying on the cold hard floor while stuffing my face with chips.

Here are my two entries for Chipster contest. 😛

#1 That’s me. Getting it down with Frankenstein.

#2 That’s my gf, whom I coerced into posing for me. Hugs… thank you dear.

And as many of you would have guessed it, here comes my shameless self-promotion earnest request for you guys and girls to vote for me so that I could at least win something from this contest. Voting starts today and ends on the 15th of October. Its a vote per day so “Vote wisely! Vote for abnerd! Vote everyday!” Hehe…

Update : For voters who have no idea how to go about this, please check below.

#1 – Click on the Chipster ‘noThing eLse maTTeRs contest button. (It may be slow… be patient while it loads. If all fails, press refresh F5)

#2 – Click on View Gallery & Vote

#3 – Vote “abnerd” till the 15th October 2007

So what are you waiting for? Click : Chipster – {noTHing eLse maTTeRs} contest
Gracias amigos.

Personal Toys Web

Cheer Bear Glitter Series

Finally I got my hand on a Cheer Bear from the New Glitter Glow-A-Lot series. Yup its a plush toy that glows. A cute one to boot. When I got it I had doubts that it was a fake as I could not find it in the PlayAlongToys website. They had a Glow-In-The-Dark Cheer Bear but the design are different without the ribbon on the head, the rainbow across the chest is bigger, the colour was light pink and the eyes were different. Damn… It had me going into a search frenzy in Google and what a relief when I finally saw it staring back at me from the screen. The same Cheer Bear I had in my arms.
Got this from
Check out the gif animation I did. It might take some time to load though.

For those of you who wants to get hold of a Care Bear figure, it’s kind of hard to get it in Malaysia as I have tried going to quite a number of departmental stores and toy shops but came out empty handed. Well can’t blame them because Care Bears series has not been aired on our TVs for a long time. This will be a present for dearest. Mission Extract Care Bear has been accomplished and the secondary mission is to launch a surprise. How shall I present it? Mmm.

Note: Was interrupted during this posting by housemate to catch a cockroach. Kill! Kill!