ViolinStar.NET

  • Posted On: December 24th 2019 at 7:25 pm | 3 Comments
    Categories: Online life

    I haven’t been active on my social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram) this year. Well, I find myself scrolling through my feeds than wanting to contribute to the feeds. I still like to take photos but I don’t really share them as much now. I have been feeling lazy in terms of editing my photos and sharing my overseas trip experiences which I will probably regret in future but oh well.

    I think I might just spend a day in future to edit my photos and upload at a go, spamming everyone’s feed in the meantime. :oops: Not sure when such a day will come but I do certainly miss the Week of Rest that I used to have back in Autodesk…


    Posted On: October 13th 2019 at 10:46 am | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Online life, Site Updates, Technology

    Ariel from Snow Blush replied me and apparently she has moved her servers which caused the downtime. Anyway, I am staying at OfBlue.org for the time being and maybe move back to Snow Blush if Ariel is still offering free hosting.

    In the meantime, I have all set up and moved to Ofblue.org! Thanks to Isi and Nancy (I am not sure who was replying my support tickets) with the move! I think I only took 2 days with the move which was really awesome!


    Posted On: October 7th 2019 at 11:36 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Online life, Site Updates

    I have moved to a new host now. Apparently Ariel at Snow Blush has suspended my accounts at ViolinStar.NET and Lihotography. I have no idea why since I was not given any warning. Neither is my site on hiatus since the last update was on 22 Sep 2019. No idea why. I have dropped her an email but didn’t hear anything from her.

    Luckily I took a full backup from my cPanel a week before so I managed to restore my web sites. Thank god for backups or my sites will be down for an even longer time, especially since she is not replying me. :sad: Even though it was an abrupt departure, I am still thankful Ariel for hosting me for the last 3 years for free. Well, close to 3 years since I moved in back in Dec 2016.

    Now I’m hosted at OfBlue.org after intensive researching. Thanks to Amy and Pauline for giving me advice. I have switched to OfBlue.org before Amy replied so didn’t manage to go for an even cheaper hosting plan at Namecheap. Nevertheless, I am pretty happy with my move to OfBlue because everything is so fast and the support is almost instantaneous. :happy: Thanks to Nancy and Isi at OfBlue.org for making my move so fast! :smile:

    No more restrictions on ad placements or writing sponsored content since I am paying for my own domain name and hosting. I will start putting ads on my site just to see if I can cover the cost of my web hosting. I didn’t really want to spend much on my sites so let’s see if it can cover the cost. In the meantime, please help to click the ads. Hehe. :grin:


    Posted On: August 4th 2019 at 7:39 pm | 4 Comments
    Categories: Online life, Personal life, Rants

    I realised I have been wasting my time on social media apps like Facebook and Instagram. It seems like catching up with friends by looking at what they posted on social media.

    I realised that I have not been working hard at improving myself in terms of technical knowledge. I still haven’t work towards a technical certification this year. :shocked: I have placed an order on Amazon for my CISSP book and hopefully, I will actually study for it and take the exam by this year. Gambatte, Sakura!

    I realised that I have not been working hard to improve my violin techniques and not practising it daily when I should be. Well, at least once every 2 days, maybe? In case I injured my finger again.

    I realised I have not been blogging about my overseas trip which I aimed to do so previously. Time to start reviewing my photos and review the places I went too in Korea and China!

    I realised I have not been posting the photos I took with my camera for a really long time. Time to start looking at them and editing them to make them look Instagram ready and post them on Lihotography.

    I have been wasting too much time and not using them to the fullest. It’s time to change…


    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?