Leave Windows Mail, Move (back) to Thunderbird!

When the first time I bought this laptop, Windows Vista is already in it. I don’t like Vista, personally I prefer Windows XP — the best OS that ever released by Microsoft in my personal view. But, I am an old-fashioned guy, I decided not to switch to XP because I bought my laptop together with its Vista. I felt suffering a financial lose if I don’t use what I have bought. Then, probably like the rest of you, I have to struggle for my old-fashioned decision. Vista gave me paint in the butt.

As you guess, I also use Windows Mail, the successor of Outlook Express 6. I never use Outlook (and its variants) before, in fact, I just don’t like it. Thunderbird was my regular email client in my previous laptops. But, again, the pity of not using what I have bought made me to replace my favorite email client to Windows email. Of course I read many reviews of the comparison between Windows Mail and Thunderbird in internet, but I had made my mind!

After almost a year of using it, I’m not satisfied with Windows Email. It does not do what I want it to do. Examples, the most annoying things, are explained below. Continue reading “Leave Windows Mail, Move (back) to Thunderbird!”

Change (again) the WordPress Theme

I do like the paper theme by Amanda Hawkins. But I got a little problem here: the parantheis and the frame-box on the top of sidebar do not appear when I open with Firefox, but they appear when I open with Internet Explorer. I have checked from many PC and asked some friends to check it out and all gives the same result: something does not work perfectly. Of course you suspect it comes from the tags in php script or something, so I checked it several times until my eyes wet. The problem probably comes from my side, since you can enjoy the correct theme in its original source or in Gab-blog.

I have sent message to the creator on 15 February, but it is waiting for moderation right now. Probably she is very busy at the moment. Oh well, life must go on and I decided reluctantly to switch to this simple -clear-classics theme by Azeem Azeez and Dave Rigotti. Actually, my favorite design is http://www.writerspace.net/ — anybody knows whether it is a free theme or paid theme? Heeheehee…

Ganti Motif WordPress

Sedikit pamer, saya pos artikel ini saat istirahat di tengah kesibukan saya mewasiti olimpiade matematika SMP yang diadakan oleh Sekolah Alam Insan Mulia Surabaya. Apa yang dipamerkan? Apa lagi kalau bukan akses internet telkomsel flash saya yang baru, he he he.

Yang ingin saya sampaikan adalah pergantian theme blog saya dari BlueSky karya Elegant WPT ke paper.4 karya Amanda Hawkins. Alasan pergantian adalah karena saya merasa fitur BlueSky tidak sesuai dengan apa yang saya inginkan. Misalnya, yang sederhana saja, motif BlueSky tidak dilengkapi informasi tag untuk setiap artikel, fasilitas excerpt yang dipaksa mengikuti CSS-nya sehingga kita tidak dapat leluasa mengatur sendiri dan paragraf yang ditampilkan di halaman depan tidak rapi, dan harus adanya thumbnail untuk setiap artikel. Terlepas dari hal itu semua, saya sangat menyenangi desain layoutnya, alasan yang membuat saya bertahan selama ini. Continue reading “Ganti Motif WordPress”

BlueSky theme, what happen to you?

Sayang sekali, padahal saya sangat menyukai BlueSky theme dari elegantthemes.com dan sudah memasangnya saat memulai era baru febdian.net. Permasalahannya adalah fasilitas thumbnail dan excerpt yang dijanjikan “customable” ternyata tidak berfungsi di tempat saya. Tentu saja saya tidak menyalahkan pihak developer, karena besar kemungkinan saya yang tidak mengerti apa yang terjadi.

Sayang sekali, padahal saya sangat menyukai BlueSky theme dari elegantthemes.com dan sudah memasangnya saat memulai era baru febdian.net. Permasalahannya adalah fasilitas thumbnail dan excerpt yang dijanjikan “customable” ternyata tidak berfungsi di tempat saya. Tentu saja saya tidak menyalahkan pihak developer, karena besar kemungkinan saya yang tidak mengerti apa yang terjadi. Continue reading “BlueSky theme, what happen to you?”