Archive for March, 2007

Archive for March, 2007

Update to Asynchronous Peek-a-boo Comments

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I have updated my Asynchronous Peek-a-boo Comments. I have added the ability to limit the number of comments displayed (requested by kca) and fixed the Jose problem.

Ning Problems

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I have re-enabled JScripts, at least for now… the URLs in the comments here for alternates also work. We’ll see what happens. I may delete the script for my old comment form hack since it is a big bandwidth user…

This is unfortunate because it affects a great many of my (and other’s!) Blogger hacks. Four of my Ning sites have been taken offline for bandwidth usage. Some of you have written me about this. Here is the message I got from Ning just today:

Hi Singpolyma,

We wanted to get in touch because several of your sites that are being
used to host scripts or to transfer blogger profiles have exceeded
projected traffic quotas for both inbound and outbound connections.

These sites are:


Please subscribe to the extra bandwidth premium service for these
applications to maintain their current level of service.

I’m surprised that so many are using googlerelated (Edit: the problem was storage space and that app is now online again), but the others are no shock. The service needed to up each is $9.95 US per month. I will thus be slowly moving some of these scripts (the much-used ones from singpolymaplay and the entire JScripts app) to here at Hopefully bandwidth will not be a problem here. The Blogger Recent Comments app is outdated, but if there are any who want it back I’m gonna need cash to re-enable it.

If any of your hacks or sites are broken, I apologise, I will try to resolve this ASAP. Donations (see sidebar) would definately speed this process, but I’m not gonna beg for money 😉 I’ll get it done in time.

The Plugoo

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Once university begins many students suddenly find themselves in new routines, which usually do not involve the words “fitness” and “exercise”, a.k.a. a healthy, academically productive lifestyle. Here’s five top tips on how to break the vicious cycle of living an unhealthy lifestyle and start a new exercise routine.

1. Find a fitness buddy

Finding the motivation to fit in your exercise after a busy day at university can be a struggle. If this is the case for you, then maybe asking a friend to join you on your fitness journey is a good idea.

Having a fitness buddy accompany you during workouts can be extremely rewarding, as you can provide a source of motivation and support for one another.

A fitness buddy can add a more social aspect to your exercise routine, and you may even start to look forward to your work outs and the opportunity to catch up. Together, you can help to encourage one another and make sure that you both stay on track.

2. Join a sports club
sport club

Aston University offers a number of sports clubs and societies that you will always be welcome to join. Whether it’s football, hockey, rugby, table tennis or rowing you prefer, you should be left spoilt for choice with the amount of clubs on offer. If the prospect of going alone is rather daunting for you, why not ask a friend to come along with you? Try out java burn

Alternatively, you may even want to start up your own sports team and go in search of new teammates. The camaraderie can be a great way to socialise and make new friends, whilst also fitting in your exercise.

3. Take it step by step
So you’ve got a small routine going, and maybe you can jog without stopping for 15 minutes. Well done! But always remember that fitness is a long-term goal and one that will hopefully stay with you for the rest of your life. No one needs to overstretch their limits in the early stages of a new exercise routine. Do keep up the routine in a pace you feel most comfortable with, otherwise you may suffer from plateaus and exhaustion.

4. Choose activities you enjoy

Be selective in choosing several exercise routines that you enjoy and feel most comfortable with. Some people are naturally born to run; some are built for swimming; some simply aren’t meant for particular exercises. Which type of exercise is suitable for you? Do you enjoy group activities, or are you a solo rider? These points are just some of the many things to think about when you’re choosing a sustainable exercise routine for university. If you enjoy something, it’s much more likely that the activity will stick around for good. Take a look to the latest phenq reviews

5. Just do it
The Nike slogan is one to live by, because it embodies the spirit everyone needs to kick-start a new routine and launch yourself into something new and healthy. To get started, first prepare your mind. Think about all the benefits of activity and exercise, and write these down. The only person who can motivate you to get started is you, so after you give it a think, an easy way to move forwards is simply to get up and start moving!

Finally, it’s important not to forget one word: balance. Balance is important when you’re living life to the fullest (something students should do during their golden university years) and it’s also very significant when you’re striving for a healthy lifestyle.

Comment Form Updated

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I have updated my lightbox comment form for Blogger to fix the redirection bug that some people were having.  Please change to the new code for step #6 to fix it.

Welcome to!

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Some of you may have noticed the gradual changes going on — most notably the 150 or so of you who read me by feed. I am moving my primary web presences from Blogger to a self-hosted WordPress on

My Technical, Personal, and XOXO blogs are all here (see tabs above) with all their content. If the old ones aren’t properly redirecting yet, they will be soon — going to a post on the old sites should take you to that post on this site. Feeds have not changed much, they are still on FeedBurner, but there is now a main feed (and blog) that combines posts from all three!

The site is not 100% done, obviously (a hacker’s site never is 😉 ), so if you see something that needs to be added/changed, feel free to contact me!

For this launch I have upgraded my FreshTags plugin and written Videntity and OldBlog redirection plugins. All my WordPress plugins now have thier own page.

Some of my TechBlog readers may fear (and, in fact, this has been voiced to me) that now that I am WordPress-powered I will forget Blogger. Not true at all. My existing hacks will receive maintenance, and new ones will be coming. I am not deleting my account or anything ;).

So, to finish this post up, I would like to thank those who made this site possible. If I forgot anyone or anything, it shall be added.