ViolinStar.NET

  • Posted On: July 6th 2019 at 9:50 pm | 3 Comments
    Categories: Domain names, Online life, Site Updates, Technology

    I just realised that my blog is opened for more than 11 years now. The “violinstar.net” domain name is more than 11 years old now. Like wow! Next year, it will be a decade!

    When I started this blog with this name, I didn’t expect to see it last for close to a decade. I didn’t expect it to follow me since the start of university days (bachelor degree) to my first job, then to my grad school (master degree) and now my third job.

    Let’s see how long I will still use this domain name. I actually still like the name so maybe another decade more to go?


    Posted On: June 23rd 2018 at 3:52 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Site Updates

    Hmm… With GDPR in effect now, I am wondering if I really need to write a privacy policy for ViolinStar.NET when I am just blogging for myself. Yes, my site do collect data when you comment on my blog and when you visit my blog (things like location, IP, etc). But I am not in the business and I don’t blog for profit. 

    Oh well, to be on a safer side, I will write my own Privacy Policy in here. I will definitely refine when I figured out GDPR and all the stuff around it.

    Update: Luckily WordPress provided some guidance how to write the Privacy Policy. Apparently usage of Google Analytics has made it mandatory to have a Privacy Policy in your site. Oops, glad that I have the policy now.


    Posted On: August 16th 2017 at 11:55 pm | 4 Comments
    Categories: Site Updates

    I finally finished my new theme with a white-ish background and different shades of tiffany blue. Not the exact tiffany blue shade though. What do you guys think of it? I decided to go for Amy‘s advice and just go for a simple text instead of an image/icon/header since I am already planning to put the row of Instagram photos below. :smile: 

    This is also my first theme coded without using Photoshop at all. It’s mostly dependable on CSS and colour selector I found on Google. Well, I made this on my Macbook Pro and I don’t have Photoshop on Macbook Pro. I also used quite a bit of Google Fonts for my font type.


    Posted On: August 14th 2017 at 7:42 pm | 3 Comments
    Categories: Online life, Other bloggers, Site Updates

    I have been working on a new theme for ViolinStar.NET these days and judging from how long I have been working on it, it is going to look kind of different from the current theme. I am still going to use the same centralised alignment because I like how it is centered in my Safari and Chrome browsers.

    I am still thinking about how I can style the title. Should I use a photo that I took or just leave it empty, like Pawlean?


    Posted On: July 6th 2017 at 7:21 pm | 7 Comments
    Categories: Site Updates

    Hoho. So it’s my free day today and I got some time to tweak my theme settings. Seems like I have been using the old style way of for WordPress comments. Well, that goes to show how much time I have not spent on ViolinStar.NET. Oops. Anyway, I have upgraded it to the Jetpack Comment Management system now and you guys can now comment using your Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or WordPress accounts. I look forward to seeing the comments made using the new system.

    As usual, I will be replying to comments if you leave your blog address. I generally do not reply to comments made on my blog because I don’t want to inflate my number of comments counter. :smile: 

    I might be tweaking the look and feel of the comments for the existing theme so do keep a lookout for it.