Archive for October, 2008

Converting MySQL Data from Latin1 to GB2312 (or other encoding)

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

I was moving our website from one hosting to another and need to transfer the database over as well. Database export and import both went smoothly but the Chinese characters were all scrambled on the new hosting server. After some research I found that the old hosting used MySql 5.0 and had the encoding […]

Launch a “custom-built” website within 15 hours

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

We had a business idea of aggregating all musumes free days information and displayed in a calendar, can be filtered or searched on by city. Input information – free date, time, name and location of museum display information – filter by city, in an calendar, easy navigation Grabbing the domain name is the easy part […]

Joomla! 1.5 Installation Notes

Friday, October 10th, 2008

After much debating (with myself), I decided to install Joomla!1.5 (instead of 1.0.15) for Diveheart new website. Joomla! 1.5 has been out for a while now. I liked the new UI but have been concerned with not enough extensions are on 1.5 yet. Checked on Joomla! site and made sure VirtueMart, Events Calendar etc. are […]

Website Grader

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Inspired by the Internet Marketing Kit┬áby Hubspot, I spent last two days tuning, and moved up it’s grade at from 81 to 90 within 48 hours. Woo hoo! ( gets 88 only, 2 points lower than, not sure why these two are different.) Here is what I did: Reduced title tag to […]