Category: Press

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for my blog. It wasnt that bad!

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Guys, you got to believe me when I say “Posting source code on your WordPress blog is no child’s play”, it took me 2 days to post a blog entry (see here). So, if you don’t want to waste your time and do things easily, follow the below rules strictly and you will be able to post your entry like a cool breeze 😉

So here are the things:

  1. Write your complete blog post in a web blog client editor (I used Office Word 2010).
  2. Go to WordPress and make sure that the Visual Editor is enabled by going to Administration Panel -> Users -> Personal Settings and Uncheck “Disable the visual editor when writing” and save your changes.
  3. Go to Posts -> Add New Post
  4. There will be 2 editors present now -> Visual and HTML. Select the Visual editor.
  5. Copy paste all your content from Word into the editor, at this moment you will find out that all your code formatting that you would have done in Word are lost. But don’t worry, that’s what this post is all about, how to bring the code formatting back.
  6. Once the content is pasted, switch to HTML Editor and copy all the content present in this editor to your machine. I prefer you using Notepad++.
  7. Make change to this content by following the code formatting rules as mentioned on WordPress Posting Source Code. Make sure you do the code indentation and other code/non-code formatting here itself.
  8. Go back to wordpress post, if you want to add some tags and select categories, now is the time. After you are done, save the post as draft.
  9. Now, disable the Visual Editor by going to Administration Panel -> Users -> Personal Settings and Select “Disable the visual editor when writing” and save your changes.
  10. Open your drafted post, at this time you will see that only the HTML editor is available and this is what we want. Clear the content you see there and copy-paste content from your text editor (notepad++) to the editor.
  11. Preview your post now, if any formatting changes or any other changes are required do it now.
  12. Once you are done, click on Publish.

Tadaaaaaa….your post is published properly now. You can now re-enable the Visual editor for new posts. There are few things to keep in mind here (which made me almost snatch all my here, good for me I was bald at that time 😉 ):

  1. Consider the case that you skipped Step 9 i.e. you didn’t disable the Visual Editor and posted your code in HTML editor. At this moment, when you’ll preview your post it’ll be displayed correctly but when you publish it, the code formatting will again be disrupted. At some places it’ll be ok, and in other place you’ll lose the formatting again.
  2. If you want to edit your post after you have published already. Make sure first you disable the Visual Editor and go to Edit Post, else you will have to start all over again.

If you follow the above rules carefully in the exact manner, you’ll be able to add a new post with source code in it without having any problems. So, go ahead and start posting some code 😀


Happy Blogging!

Time’s Person of the Year: YOU

In the year 2006, ‘YOU’ have been rated as the Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. ‘You’ are the people having a great passion for the World Wide Web. ‘You’ have been searching for an identity on the internet. ‘You’ try to make an impression on the internet. ‘You’ try to leave your mark on the internet. ‘You’ are the people who speak out their hearts on their blogs, post movies for others to watch, try to elaborate the intellectual resources on the internet, or just collaborate with others for social networking.

‘You’ are trying to make yourself heard. The numerous blogs hosted by Blog*Spot, WordPress or MSN Spaces depict your views and feelings. The YouTube videos you post surpass all cultural divides and give an opportunity to divulge yourself. These technologies give you a new medium to convey your thoughts and make it heard to others.

‘You’ are the people volunteering to create large intellectual wealth on the internet. ‘You’ are the people who write open-source softwares, contribute to the compendium of knowledge Wikipedia, share your bookmarked links with others on; thus, making internet an easy to locate information hub.

‘You’ are narrowing the geographical distances and making a new global community of people. You interact with people with similar interests, find activity partners, make new business contacts or find a date, all on the World Wide Web. The year 2006 saw a huge expansion of the popular social networking sites like MySpace or Orkut. These sites have given a new approach for the people to socialize with others.

Lev Grossman of the Time Magazine states, “This is an opportunity to build a new kind of international understanding, not politician to politician, great man to great man, but citizen to citizen, person to person.” This all has been facilitated with the evolution the World Wide Web, particularly Web2.0.

Web2.0 is the new generation of the internet. It is focused on adding another dimension to the internet by giving it a ‘human’ edge. It has given rise to some really powerful applications that are user-friendly and allow a common human being to introduce himself on the internet. The Web2.0 revolution has transformed websites from being isolated information silos to becoming sources of content and functionality, thus creating a more organized network of websites on the internet.

To read Time Magzine’s complete story, click here.