One Month Completed....

Today, this blog completes one month of its existence in this world. The achievements, although minuscule in comparison to all the biggies out there, are significant for me. It achieved the following things in just 30 days from the first post: Front-paged at LifeHacker, HacksZine, and many others. Over 10000 (Ten Thousand) “unique” human visitors. Over 30000 (Thirty Thousand) page views by humans. Over 500000 (Half Million) total hits for all website files included. [Read More]


INTRODUCTION This is a very simple script that I did for a friend. It can be used to quickly generate blogrolls. Input: csv file with blog author names and blog links Output: OPML file that can be imported into many blogging/blogrolling software and websites (e.g. wordpress,, etc) Usage: <input file in csv format> <output opml filename> Input File Format: Each line should be like this: <Name of Author>,<bloglink>,<bloglink>... e. [Read More]

Project: "shantz-wp-qotd ", My Wordpress Plugin, Updated to 1.1.0

For the uninitiated: I made a few additions / modifications to the code and the plugin has been updated to 1.1.0. The changes are: Added Custom tag support for adding quotes anywhere in your posts/pages Added Custom quote separator support and multi-line quotes support Config Screenshots: I recommend that you update to this new version asap, as apart from the above mentioned changes, the code is a bit more cleaner as well, which would run a bit better IMO and also help in any modification if you have in mind. [Read More]

My First WordPress Plugin: Please Welcome shantz-wp-qotd

Motivated by Ronald’s ultimate wordpress plugin tutorial at devlounge, I decided that the best way to learn something is to use it in a live project. Armed with my laptop and multiple flasks of coffee, the marathon began on Friday night. My only experience with web-related development so far had been around 8–10 years ago as a kid when, just like everybody else at that time, I was fascinated by HTML and did a “read-through” of HTML 4. [Read More]

Site Updates: More Content For You

I've added a few new sections to the blog. Do check them out. Here is a list of the new sections along with their descriptions. [Projects]: Although I wouldn't put myself in the category of an excellent developer but I can sure type in a few lines that can compile without an error and also manage to carry out a task or two. So, this page will list some of those little things that I write to weed out a few niggles or scratch a few itches of mine. [Read More]