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Blogged by: Kitty on Tuesday, November 22, 2011   |  Leave a comment
Commentators: Blogger Eric,
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This is most certainly my last entry before I'm leaving for UK1 unless I have something really urgent to say, for which I'd simply end up editing this entry anyway.

I'm almost done with shopping for the trip and I only need to buy a few things like thermal pants and maybe a few pairs of thick socks. I probably won't be needing a hat and if it rains I'd just get an umbrella there. My dad also wants me to get a bigger bag but I'm just worried I might exceed the 20kg allowance in which case I'd have to pay bleeding BND$84 per kg of excess baggage.

Then there's also the domain giveaway that I planned to do in December. Honestly now, I don't know if I will ever the time to host it since I'd only be back in mid-December and even with that I have a few work to do for my clients. And then I shall be flying off again on the first week of January and will return to Brunei the following week. I might have to postpone the giveaway until late-January.

I'd also probably won't be able to reply to any emails or comments throughout the two weeks though I will try my best to get on the internet as often as possible. If there is anything that requires my immediate attention, please write "Urgent" in the Subject box so that I can get back to you as I can. And please, please, if you have any queries/tutorial requests, use the Contact form and not post them in the comments section. I have countless people posting questions UNRELATED to the blog posts and even though so far I've been rather lenient and responded to them, I might have to start ignoring those questions because they're not addressed to me through the proper channel. So to all readers/visitors, PLEASE USE THE CONTACT FORM TO SEND IN YOUR QUESTIONS/REQUESTS/SUGGESTIONS OTHERWISE THEY WILL BE IGNORED. And to my defence, do you guys actually read the commenting policy which is just above the comment form?


1 I'll be back by mid-December so don't fret, this is not a final goodbye.

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Tutorial: Adding related posts widget to Classic Blogger

Blogged by: Kitty on Monday, November 14, 2011   |  Leave a comment
Commentators: Blogger Cik Gee, Blogger amiera izza, Blogger Kitty, Anonymous Sukualam, Blogger Susan, Blogger M,
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In this tutorial, I will be sharing with you how to add related post widget to Classic Blogger template. As usual, please backup your files before attempting this tutorial just in case if you screw up your blog in the middle of editing it.


Step 1
Copy the following Javascript codes and paste them before the closing tag </head>:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://otakkacau.co.cc/blogger/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://otakkacau.co.cc/blogger/jquery.related-posts-widget-2.0.min.js"></script>


Step 2
Next, copy the following codes and paste them where you want them to appear. I suggest you paste them anywhere within the <ItemPage> </ItemPage> tags. I don't recommend you putting them on the index page especially if you have 2 or more posts displayed on the index page because this can cause the script to be executed more than once.

<div class="related-posts-widget" data-options="{
blog_url:'http://your-blog-url-here'
,max_posts:10
,max_tags:5
,posts_per_tag:10
,post_score_class:1500
,thumbs:0
,post_page_only:1
}">Related Posts ...</div>


Be sure to change the parts that are in bold:
blog_url:'http://your-blog-url-here' //change it to your own blog URL
,max_posts:10 //how many posts you want to display
,max_tags:5 //how many tags you want to display
,posts_per_tag:10 //how many posts per tag you want to display


Save your file and you're done.


Script courtesy of Otakkacau.co.cc.

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Things to do

Blogged by: Kitty on Friday, November 11, 2011   |  Leave a comment
Commentators: Blogger Cik Gee, Blogger Cik Gee, Blogger Kitty, Blogger Cik Gee, Anonymous chazz,
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Thanks to Susan who kindly wrote a post on her blog about Codeislove. That girl is such a gem. I lurve you, Susan! :)

I haven't started packing up yet for my trip to UK and France, simply because I am too lazy to do it at the moment. For obvious reasons, I don't recommend anyone to do the same. I haven't even bought the apparels for the cold weather, but my boyfriend has promised to lend me some of his old stuff like gloves an scarves. And probably socks, too.

Another thing is that, I need to find a way how to enable Paypal withdrawal into my bank account. Thing is, Paypal is not offering withdrawal service to bank account for Brunei, well not yet anyway. This has become a constant annoyance to merchants in Brunei, particularly to the SMEs (Small-Medium Entrepreneurs) because most of them operate their businesses through online. And for me, it is such a bothersome not to have this service because I can't transfer the money I get from doing online jobs into my bank account. The only possible method is to open up a bank account in a different country and link the Paypal account to that bank account. But the problem is, I can't open up a bank account in a different country because of the hassle and the requirements that come with it. There's also another method, albeit a very risky one, that is to open up a Paypal account and put in someone else's address to the account. Then get the person to withdraw the money and have it sent to me. This someone has to be someone I know to be 100% trustworthy and won't take the money for him/herself instead. And the problem to that is, I don't have anybody to do this for me. Blergh.

And oh, did I mention I've re-opened my portfolio website, Amalinakasim.com? ;) You might want to check it out.

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News and announcement

Blogged by: Kitty on Sunday, November 06, 2011   |  Leave a comment
Commentators: Blogger Esma, Anonymous Chazz,
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Blogskins.com is once again free for signups. So for those of you who had been lamenting on how Myles (Blogskins.com owner-cum-administrator) decided to impose fees for signups as a measure to combat the ever-vigilant spammers, this is good news for you. So if you want an account on Blogskins.com, I suggest you guys sign up as soon as you can because there's no telling when Myles will change his mind again. In fact, as Myles said it, it was only an hour since he took down the payment system and spammers have gone to attack the website again. Seriously, Myles need to employ a different strategy here.

I'm currently working on a new layout for my portfolio website. I'm thinking of going for something simple yet vibrant. The problem to that is I am out of ideas on how to create it. The past week has been spent on researching for the right colour schemes (blessyouColourloversdotcom) as well as experimenting on the right template.

On top of that, I'm considering of letting go of some of my domains. In fact, I've let some of them expired already. I'm just too lazy to renew them and plus, I need to save up some dosh. However, I am keeping the primary domains: Nekonette.com, Amalina.org, Kitty-Kat.org as well as some websites which are hosted under those domains. And I've also renewed Codeislove.net and Amalinakasim.com for another year. Codeislove is due to expire in mid-December and since I won't be around the computer during that time so I might as well renew it now.

On another note, I'm confirmed to visit Peninsular Malaysia with my family (specifically to Ipoh, Perak) on the 2nd of January 2012. I'd be staying there for a week to help my sister to settle down since she will be staying in Ipoh for her work attachment for about 14 weeks.

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On vacation

Blogged by: Kitty on Tuesday, November 22, 2011   |  Leave a comment
Commentators: Blogger Eric,
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This is most certainly my last entry before I'm leaving for UK1 unless I have something really urgent to say, for which I'd simply end up editing this entry anyway.

I'm almost done with shopping for the trip and I only need to buy a few things like thermal pants and maybe a few pairs of thick socks. I probably won't be needing a hat and if it rains I'd just get an umbrella there. My dad also wants me to get a bigger bag but I'm just worried I might exceed the 20kg allowance in which case I'd have to pay bleeding BND$84 per kg of excess baggage.

Then there's also the domain giveaway that I planned to do in December. Honestly now, I don't know if I will ever the time to host it since I'd only be back in mid-December and even with that I have a few work to do for my clients. And then I shall be flying off again on the first week of January and will return to Brunei the following week. I might have to postpone the giveaway until late-January.

I'd also probably won't be able to reply to any emails or comments throughout the two weeks though I will try my best to get on the internet as often as possible. If there is anything that requires my immediate attention, please write "Urgent" in the Subject box so that I can get back to you as I can. And please, please, if you have any queries/tutorial requests, use the Contact form and not post them in the comments section. I have countless people posting questions UNRELATED to the blog posts and even though so far I've been rather lenient and responded to them, I might have to start ignoring those questions because they're not addressed to me through the proper channel. So to all readers/visitors, PLEASE USE THE CONTACT FORM TO SEND IN YOUR QUESTIONS/REQUESTS/SUGGESTIONS OTHERWISE THEY WILL BE IGNORED. And to my defence, do you guys actually read the commenting policy which is just above the comment form?


1 I'll be back by mid-December so don't fret, this is not a final goodbye.

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Tutorial: Adding related posts widget to Classic Blogger

Blogged by: Kitty on Monday, November 14, 2011   |  Leave a comment
Commentators: Blogger Cik Gee, Blogger amiera izza, Blogger Kitty, Anonymous Sukualam, Blogger Susan, Blogger M,
Facebook comments: comments

In this tutorial, I will be sharing with you how to add related post widget to Classic Blogger template. As usual, please backup your files before attempting this tutorial just in case if you screw up your blog in the middle of editing it.


Step 1
Copy the following Javascript codes and paste them before the closing tag </head>:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://otakkacau.co.cc/blogger/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://otakkacau.co.cc/blogger/jquery.related-posts-widget-2.0.min.js"></script>


Step 2
Next, copy the following codes and paste them where you want them to appear. I suggest you paste them anywhere within the <ItemPage> </ItemPage> tags. I don't recommend you putting them on the index page especially if you have 2 or more posts displayed on the index page because this can cause the script to be executed more than once.

<div class="related-posts-widget" data-options="{
blog_url:'http://your-blog-url-here'
,max_posts:10
,max_tags:5
,posts_per_tag:10
,post_score_class:1500
,thumbs:0
,post_page_only:1
}">Related Posts ...</div>


Be sure to change the parts that are in bold:
blog_url:'http://your-blog-url-here' //change it to your own blog URL
,max_posts:10 //how many posts you want to display
,max_tags:5 //how many tags you want to display
,posts_per_tag:10 //how many posts per tag you want to display


Save your file and you're done.


Script courtesy of Otakkacau.co.cc.

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Things to do

Blogged by: Kitty on Friday, November 11, 2011   |  Leave a comment
Commentators: Blogger Cik Gee, Blogger Cik Gee, Blogger Kitty, Blogger Cik Gee, Anonymous chazz,
Facebook comments: comments

Thanks to Susan who kindly wrote a post on her blog about Codeislove. That girl is such a gem. I lurve you, Susan! :)

I haven't started packing up yet for my trip to UK and France, simply because I am too lazy to do it at the moment. For obvious reasons, I don't recommend anyone to do the same. I haven't even bought the apparels for the cold weather, but my boyfriend has promised to lend me some of his old stuff like gloves an scarves. And probably socks, too.

Another thing is that, I need to find a way how to enable Paypal withdrawal into my bank account. Thing is, Paypal is not offering withdrawal service to bank account for Brunei, well not yet anyway. This has become a constant annoyance to merchants in Brunei, particularly to the SMEs (Small-Medium Entrepreneurs) because most of them operate their businesses through online. And for me, it is such a bothersome not to have this service because I can't transfer the money I get from doing online jobs into my bank account. The only possible method is to open up a bank account in a different country and link the Paypal account to that bank account. But the problem is, I can't open up a bank account in a different country because of the hassle and the requirements that come with it. There's also another method, albeit a very risky one, that is to open up a Paypal account and put in someone else's address to the account. Then get the person to withdraw the money and have it sent to me. This someone has to be someone I know to be 100% trustworthy and won't take the money for him/herself instead. And the problem to that is, I don't have anybody to do this for me. Blergh.

And oh, did I mention I've re-opened my portfolio website, Amalinakasim.com? ;) You might want to check it out.

Labels: , ,

News and announcement

Blogged by: Kitty on Sunday, November 06, 2011   |  Leave a comment
Commentators: Blogger Esma, Anonymous Chazz,
Facebook comments: comments

Blogskins.com is once again free for signups. So for those of you who had been lamenting on how Myles (Blogskins.com owner-cum-administrator) decided to impose fees for signups as a measure to combat the ever-vigilant spammers, this is good news for you. So if you want an account on Blogskins.com, I suggest you guys sign up as soon as you can because there's no telling when Myles will change his mind again. In fact, as Myles said it, it was only an hour since he took down the payment system and spammers have gone to attack the website again. Seriously, Myles need to employ a different strategy here.

I'm currently working on a new layout for my portfolio website. I'm thinking of going for something simple yet vibrant. The problem to that is I am out of ideas on how to create it. The past week has been spent on researching for the right colour schemes (blessyouColourloversdotcom) as well as experimenting on the right template.

On top of that, I'm considering of letting go of some of my domains. In fact, I've let some of them expired already. I'm just too lazy to renew them and plus, I need to save up some dosh. However, I am keeping the primary domains: Nekonette.com, Amalina.org, Kitty-Kat.org as well as some websites which are hosted under those domains. And I've also renewed Codeislove.net and Amalinakasim.com for another year. Codeislove is due to expire in mid-December and since I won't be around the computer during that time so I might as well renew it now.

On another note, I'm confirmed to visit Peninsular Malaysia with my family (specifically to Ipoh, Perak) on the 2nd of January 2012. I'd be staying there for a week to help my sister to settle down since she will be staying in Ipoh for her work attachment for about 14 weeks.

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