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The Nur Amalina Story

For over two days now, the main story in the national newspapers were about the amazing achievement of Nur Amalina Che Bakri, who got 17 As (SEVENTEEN Bloody As, can you bloody believe that?!) in her SPM (for those familiar with UK style education systems, this is roughly equivalent to GCE O-Levels). I tried to find more info about SPM for your reference, but the stupid MOE web site has no such info… Ah well, 99.9% of Malaysian government department webbies are usually bloody useless anyway.

My congrats goes to Amalina for her success! If somehow you got to read this entry, please take care of yourself and try to limit your interaction with the media as soon as possible. From me experience, this kind of exposure does more harm than good. Ego is not a nice thing to have blown out of proportions.

Anyway, this aspiring gynaecologist (I believe that this is the proper translation of the Malay term “pakar sakit puan”) is very interested to continue her studies at Cambridge… a very ambitious and wise choice indeed. Based on my experience with the academic professionals who are currently staffing the local public universities, you’re much better off studying abroad anyway, especially if you can afford it…

But I guess that’s an issue to be blogged in later 🙂

WTF! How did I missed this? Perhaps I was too busy trying to rebuild HTNet during the time… yep, that’s it.

Anyway, the goodies can be downloaded at, or the nearest mirror site. The changelog is available here.

Rebuilding a Site Image

HTNet has always been a non-default look site, regardless of whatever CMS I used in the past. Although I’m not really an aesthetically gifted person, I can, and have been producing 100% XHTML valid sites which look good (to me at least :-p).

It now seems that I have to do this again with WP… But for the time being, I’m quite happy to use this WP theme called Steam by Samir M. Nassar. It is the only dynamic width WP theme that I can find in roughly 15 minutes. Even if I don’t use it permanently, it is an excellent base theme to start hacking on :-).

So far, WP has been just about what I needed at present without wasting time developing my own site engine.

HTNet is Back

…with bloody vengeance! Due to my (soon to be previous) incompetent web host, the previous incarnation of HTNet was lost forever. What have I learned from this? Mercumaya are ran by bloody idiots. To an extent, my faith in BSDs are negatively affected as well because of these clowns.

Anyway, I’ve decided to do away with e107 because it really is overkill for what I plan to do with HTNet from now on. Make no mistake though, it’s not that I lost confidence in e107… I sincerely believe that it is one of the best PHP & MySQL powered CMS out there.

Now, I’ve got a new toy to play with, and WordPress is its name.