… plan to change hosting vendor.
Since before Christmas my blog was suspended, because, according to them, it has exceeded 8 MB quota of bandwith. And they did nicely without warning whatsoever. One morning I still could post a new thread, and two hours later my blog was suspended. My frantic question was answered by typical Indonesian customer service standard.
So the blog was closed for exactly one week and has just reopened again today, January 1st.
I am of course beyond pissed off, and vow to change the hosting vendor pronto. If you could suggest a hosting company which is reliable and does not treat its customer like machine (what’s with “take ticket” to send question like we are queueing at travel agent anyway?), please do suggest one to me.
At least nothing is shocking this year. If last year’s first day started with death (read more about it here), this year’s started with plan to murder my hosting vendor. Great.
Despite this, first day in 2009 starts with much anticipated, exciting, holiday finalisation. After ambitious plan to wander Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, in between our 3-weeks holiday in 3 cities in Indonesia, I finally realise we simply do not have much time and must settle with Siem Reap only. Even that, although I perfectly know where Cambodia is, I sometimes forget that when it looks close on the map and it is part of South East Asia too, it is not that near from Indonesia. 5 more hours and we will almost arrive back in UK!
First day in 2009 is also a perfect moment to change my blog theme. The last one that I have had, has been on for almost 6 months. I have been looking for a perfect one since last month and finally found one. Of course lots of modifications must be made, so if you see many blank spaces, please bear with me as the work is under progress.
One of the most respected Indonesian bloggers, Fatih Syuhud, just released his version of Top Ten of Indonesian Bloggers 2008, and I am one of them! I could easily propose at least 10 great bloggers who deserve the same credit, nevertheless I feel honoured to be in the list. It is a sweet thing to start the first day of 2009.
Happy New Year 2009, everybody!