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Ubuntu 7.10 “Geforce2 Go” Blank Screen

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After changing my laptop harddisk into 100GB and 1GB memory, I would like to install Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon as my alternative operating system and my playground to developing PHP application. I have an 2003 Toshiba Laptop Satellite 2430, this laptop integrate Geforce2 GO as it's display adapter.

Ubuntu offer me an proprietary driver which I want to use the 3D feature. Well, I check the option and the download begin. After restarting, then I found blank screen and I just could press Power button to shutdown Ubuntu. This thing make me confused, I was using Ubuntu Edgy for almost 1 year (I was uninstall about 2 months ago because I need space for Windows XP when developing ASP.NET) and I am trying to resolve my self, then I remember that anything related to graphic I should see xorg.conf located on /etc/X11/. I read the configuration and the display adapter brand is not my adapter.

I read to the top then I found a suggestion that I need to write sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg. If you want to do this just choose recovery mode at Grub selection. You don't to worry about replacing the current configuration because the command making a backup to you.  So, it's ok now because I could post using my Ubuntu 7.10 :).

Hope works to you too. 

My web reindexed by Google

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You will find 404 Error page after click my link from google, this happen after I migrate to BlogEngine. I take the risk and providing shortcut to related topic in my 404 page.

Anda akan menemukan halaman error 404 setelah anda mencari dari google, hal ini terjadi setelah saya migrasi ke BlogEngine. Saya mengambil resiko dan menyediakan "jalan potong" (Ini padanannya apa yah, Wahai Para Pakar Bahasa Indonesia???) yang menampilkan topik yang memiliki tautan dengan pencarian di google pada halaman 404.

Warm Regards,


The SEO risk taker … huhahaha

From SubText 1.9.5 to BlogEngine.NET 1.2 Migration Experience

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SubText 1.9.5 is great tool for ASP.NET user to blogging but I hate how it works especially when changing theme / skin / layout. It's still like ASP.NET 1.1 experience when you're trying to modify the engine. The site perfomance also degrading when using shared-hosting. SubText also giving me error when a user give their comments and it continues to permanent crash, I suspect Gravatar module makes this happen and a lot of error. The frustation situation became complicated when my hoster not allow me to turn off the CustomError in order to debug SubText.

I consider to use another .NET blog engine like DasBlog and Single User Blog. Unfortunetly, both of engine created for people who love blogging at extreme level which doesn't suited to casual user like me. I just need simple blogengine, easy admin interface and powerfull. I prefer Blog Engine which use ASP.NET 2.0 MasterPage technology. Before I starting to reinvent the wheel, I browse CodePlex and I found BlogEngine.NET 1.2 created by Mads Kristensen and his teams. Okay, I download the Web Project and also Source. I want to extend some function which missing in this BlogEngine like "Link" in SubText, this is essential and BlogRoll is not suitable for the job.

The Migration Process

Thanks to BlogML which provide format to exchange blog content between blog engines. Okay, I start by exporting my journal content from SubText and save it to my harddisk. I attach the file in BlogML. Now, I try to import the BlogML file into BlogEngine.Net, unluckly the import function is using WebService which my new host doesn't like it and throw "Service Unavailable" information. I retry the process and it happen again.

I test it on my development environment in my laptop, it works like charm but the comments are not imported!. I try several times and I give up, because I don't have the source of BlogEngine Import/Export source code. I ask Doctor Google, and he gives me this link which contain discussion about this matter. They had release some addtional extension and allow us process Import/Export internally, which doesn't need WebService.

Now, everything goes fine and I succesfully importing my post and comments into BlogEngine.NET.  Did you know that BlogEngine have two alernative to store your blog entry? yes, BlogEngine.Net give us option to choose XML or SQL Server 2005. Unfortunetly, the new extension didn't work SQL Server. The technical thing is already solved even I must use XML to store my journal entry. Well, hope soon I could migrate to SQL Server.

Changing The Theme

Believe or not, I create a new the theme in 1 hour! comparing to SubText skins which I need 2 days to understand how it works. This is MasterPage advantage!. You just need to read "standard theme" code for several minutes and copy it into new directory. You could play around with your own Themes and the Themes instantly available in settings menu at administration area.  This still an overview, maybe I will give a tutorial on how to create our own theme from scratch :). I do create my own theme from scratch and make "standard" theme to be my guide. You'll need 2 Visual Studio instance to compare your work :).

SQL Server still my first agenda

I still working around for BlogML import/Export extension to be able to importing to SQL Server. I hope I could make some hack inside the code.


Greener Hosting, Data Center and Computer

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BlogAction day held today 15 October 2007. I would like to share about greener hosting and data center infrastructure. We use internet almost everday for any purposes, work, chat, browse, and any activities we want. Web 2.0 hype make community and social website become booming and often visited by many visitor in the world. We know that the services have infrastructure to support the business line. Internet was live in a computer, computer needs electriciy and big giga company needs Air Cooler / Air conditioning (A/C) to make sure the server is always cool and generate more income to them. If we use green technology like Solar power  to generate electricity and non-CFC A/C to cooling servers that would save our enviroment from damage and global warming. There's thousand of infrastructure still run with convensional / industrial era.

We could also help to support green enviroment from our home. If we don't use our computer or laptop, just make it stand-by or power if off. We helping electric supplier company to reduce emission if they still use Diesel Generator. We could buy more enviroment friendly equipment like using recharge-able batteries to reduce waste. Many thing we could do to save our enviroment and prevent Global Warming.

I just move my hosting and replace my subText blog with BlogEngine.Net. I am suprise that my new hosting using enviroment friendly data center, called evoswitch, you could go to their website to get information about how they use green technology. My new hosting is Erudeye and the platform they offer is Windows and support ASP.NET 2.0 with affordable cost especially for Indonesia. Give it try if you want to host your ASP.NET website / webapplication.

Be Greener 🙂