Server outage, 3 days offline, a month credit

A surprising news came to my inbox 2 days ago from Site5, indicating that the server which my account hosted has been down since the night a day before. As a result, all of my website were all down. I have completely moved all of my domain to Site5, so this is certainly a bad news. Fortunately, I don’t have (yet) any business that rely solely on it, so damage to me is actually minimal.

According to Site5 customer service, hardware issue that the server experienced is extremely rare. They had to restore backup and it was a lengthy process, there is also a network issue that caused the restoration to fail at the first time. The restoration finally done today and server is up again. They are also offering one month credit to my account as an apology. 🙂

To my surprise, Site5 is pretty responding regarding this issue. They update the forum frequently and for users that didn’t bother to check the forum often, they sent an email everyday regarding the status of server, explaining what is happening that day. Despite the outage, I’m actually quite happy with the customer service and Site5 itself for a reliable service so far. Hopefully, this won’t happen again in future. 🙂

Yet another year passed

Today is a mark of another year passed, I’m now 20 years old. 🙂

It’s a mark of another step closer to my dream, a mark where I’ll held more responsibilities and a mark of improvement to be an even better person.

Thank you every one for every single support you gave me, especially some of my precious clients which grow together with me all these times, all of my friends from all communities I participated in, my family with their never ending supports, and every one around me – thank you all. I sincerely apologies for any disappointment I have caused – if I ever.

I hope I will get better this year and I hope for all your supports again in future. 🙂

For this moment, I also want to specially thank a good friend from Kaskus W3 Community, idiotnesia. He created my birthday thread in Kaskus last year, but it’s so sad that he passed away later that year due to his illness. His contribution to the community is priceless, as well as the good time the community had at that time – me included. I specially thank you from the deep bottom of my heart, you will be remembered forever my friend.

Thank you.

Happy New Year 2011

So we are in 2011 now. Happy new year!

Well, A little flashback to last year.

As far as my freelance career is concerned, I have improved about 158.18% compared to 2009 in earning. I have worked on small fixing project, PSD conversion project and even on a full featured website for medium business.

And on the art part, I still doing it as a hobby and improved a little over the year. Here is the compilation of my year by year progress.

Now a target in 2011:
– I will create a product and sell it in a marketplace (most likely a WordPress theme)
– Improving my work hours and balancing it with my hobby, learning something new if possible
– Buying some stuff that I was drolling on but couldn’t get one yet 😀

So that’s all. Happy new year again! Enjoy your holiday!

Happy Independence Day for Indonesia

Happy Independence Day for Indonesia! It has been 65 years since we have freed from colonialism, thanks to the patriots that fight back then. Well, this day remind me to my old school day where we have ceremony.

And as usual, Google also celebrate it by changing their logo. 🙂