rTorrent let me down :(

For seeding the Fedora 10 release, I am using rTorrent on albaqarah & aalimraan (my two fastest servers), but I had to fall back to using the standard bittorrent client on alfaatihah because rTorrent isn’t available for its platform (RHEL3) – at least, not through yum nor up2date.  rTorrent is great, in general, but it really let me down when I was trying to seed on aalimraan, because it kept crashing.

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Blog almost certainly 100% compliant now

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Alhamdulillaah, after loading up all blog-post pages (i.e., going to the bottom of each page and clicking for the next page), I’ve fixed all old posts that had HTML errors (according to the HTML Validator Firefox plugin).

This actually is a relief for me because amongst the major reasons I enjoy using WordPress is the work the developers put into it to make it a clean & standards-compliant application.  I’ve avoided themes that are not.  So, alhamdulillaah, it seems that all the posts are fixed.  I haven’t bothered with the pages that I’ve created, though, because I’m likely going to redo those shortly anyway, in shaaʾ Allaah.

Note:  This refers to all pages that list multiple posts.  Apparently there is an error, possibly in the template that I am using, when viewing individual posts or pages.  *sigh*  More work ahead for me, but this is, at least, progress, alhamdulillaah.

That is all.

Message Mastery by Belal Khan

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Alhamdulillaah, my good friend Belal Khan of Leechon Films fame has started (a while back, actually) a program called Message Mastery.  You should get the full explanation from the website, but the basic gist of it is that it is a training seminar focused on developing masterful messages through the medium of video.

He’s released a few videos that are freely available that are samples of what the entire program entails.  I found the one entitled “Three POWER Principles of Filmmaking” to be quite refreshing in how simple, yet effective, such techniques can be.  Even more beneficial is that the tips he provides, while framed around the production of video media, are general enough to be beneficial in almost any context.

Give his site a check-out and leave some comments as he’s very keen on getting & responding-to feedback from his visitors & members of his program.

Disclaimer:  Belal is just my friend – I am neither associated with Message Mastery nor am I enrolled in the program…yet.

Tutorial series – X/HTML Design Tips

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

I’m going to start a new, easy-lifting tutorial series that I’ve been meaning to do for a while. It’s focus will be useful exploitation of the X/HTML standard for marking-up your pages in an elegant yet standards-compliant way. I will make an attempt to reference other excellent sources that exist throughout the webiverse wherever appropriate, but for the most part, a lot of these ideas have just come from my own exploration and experimentation with the specification.

Some of the things I will be covering in this tutorial series include (but are not limited to):

  • The usage of lesser-known but fully-supported X/HTML tags for common & useful purposes
  • Emphasis on a semantic presentation of content
  • Minimization of unnecessary markup
  • Strict adherence to both the spirit & the letter of the pertinent standards
  • Examples of how to exploit the synergy between pertinent standards (e.g., X/HTML, CSS, etc.)
  • How to avoid using deprecated tags, attributes, and techniques in favor of more sanctioned alternatives

Comments, questions, and suggestions related to the topics presented are always welcome, and I will do my best to answer them, but no promises are being made. Continue reading “Tutorial series – X/HTML Design Tips”