Category Archives: Opinion

WordPress 3.0

WordPress fans, it’s here: The first beta of WordPress 3.0 has been released.

In a late-night announcement Jane Wells, the UX lead at Automattic (the parent company of WordPress), laid out some of the many new features in the version 3.0 beta of the popular blogging software. The first thing she points out is a new custom menus system, which she makes clear “is not quite finished.”

The newsworthy aspect of the release is the merger of WordPress and WordPress MU (multi-user), a fork of WordPress that allows multiple blogs to operate from a single installation. These two features are fully merged in WordPress 3.0, although you should probably read the instructions before taking this feature out for a test drive.

There are other changes to the UI and interface as well, including the addition of a new default theme, Twenty Ten, and custom post type functionality improvements.

If you’re brave, you can download the update and take it for a test drive yourself. If you do, let us know what you think of the newest build of WordPress in the comments.

Check out my test site powered by WordPress 3.0!

Sepupok patiently waiting for a piece of the RM3.4billion

This photos will give us a better explanation of what the rakyat would expect from the RM3.4billion fund announced by our YAB Prime Minister recently. Despite being a stronghold area of the Barisan Nasional, and a merely 4.5km from Batu Niah Bazaar, where a water treatment plant is located, the rakyat from Skim Sepupok has yet to get their share of clean and treated water supply. Will it become a reality by the end of 2012?

The school above is well connected to the power grid, but the water problem is just unbearable, especially during this dry season. Imagine the students’ kidney having to filter all that….!

This is where the students’ get their water supply! Read more at Utusan Borneo.

The nearest source of water could be this Sungai Sebatu.

And the photo below is the “upgraded” part of Sungai Sebatu. It is also the bathing place for the residents of Tr. Ngindang.

A photo of Tr. Ngindang’s longhouse.

We leave it to YAB Prime Minister to change the scene of this pipe within the next three years.

And, to the YBs concerned, please do not wait for the rakyat to beg and wait, because it is your duties to deliver. The Tuai Rumah is not educated enough to write a good and impressive formal letter to ask for water supply. It is good enough to request verbally during randau sessions and for the YBs office to follow up with formal letters and seek funding from the Federal agencies.

We can see it, and we must act on it!