September 8th, 2012

As some of you know, in December of 2010, I had started an ambitious project to go back and repost my photos into what I called my “retroblogging.”  Essentially, I had about 4 years worth of photos that I refound and never talked about… so I decided to start posting into Blogger date-by-date for everything.  *To complicate matters, the project was made infinitely more difficult because photos from current events continued to pile-up.

In May 2012, I finished!

At any rate…

I am going to retire the following OFFICIAL richardphung blogs:

They will remain published, but I hope to consolidate their posts into something unified.
Will keep (consolidated) up and running indefinitely, but don’t expect many updates!  🙁

Thanks for following!

v8.0.0 – codename: “best of both worlds” NOW LIVE!

June 17th, 2012

So, I know what you’re probably thinking…

The lateralization of function (right-brain/left-brain) isn’t the most exact model for how our brains/minds work.
And I know this… it’s nice to think that we can be predominantly creative or logical and attribute those things to activity of certain parts of our brains.   Research tells us that it’s not that localized… and even if they were, things are never as clear cut as that, and almost everything that we put our minds to are a combination of our aesthetic skills and our organizational skills.
So yeah…
the motif using the lateralization of function is to demonstrate exactly this… the cycle of influence in our work stems from our ability to balance and judge rationally… but to project our emotional and creative quality.  *Whether that’s left-brain vs. right-brain or not, I choose this as the visual representation.

FURTHER, I realize that I associate the left-brain (logic) with my professional work…. and the right-brain (emotion) with my personal life…. this too is not as clear-cut.  My work and my life are both intertwined and are a direct influence of all parts of my mind and personality.  So there.

Now, along with the splash page, I decided to further separate my personal website from my professional work by creating domains that represented each.

The reason for this is multifaceted.

  • I have been growing more tired of ipage web-hosting for my sandbox.  Its service has been consistent, but there are many features that I desire that I do not have. … namely WebDAV, remote MySQL, cPanel, etc.  I enjoy iPage’s inexpensive domain registration and SimpleScripts installer, which I will most likely continue using for Client Websites.
  • I am now using Host Gator for…. as a result, I created that I would use as a business front for clients.  Other reasons for this include tax-write-offs for hosting costs, etc.

The migration process was actually pretty simple:

  • Back-up data from OLD & subdomains (info., projects., sandbox., sites)
  • Upload data to NEW host (via IP)
  • Recreate subdomains via cPanel (NEW HOST)
  • Back-up MySQL databases from OLD HOST
  • Create MySQL databases on NEW HOST
  • Run SQL queries to populate NEW DBs
  • Disable old MySQL DBs
  • Disable old subdomain pointers
  • Recreate MX entries
  • Recreate CNAME Aliases
  • Register
  • Assign root domain
  • Update config.php on WordPress & Joomla Installations
  • Update relative links
  • Design Splash screen.
  • Clean & back-up OLD site
  • Clean & back-up NEW site
  • Update WordPress

Altogether, it took about a day’s worth of navigating.

Hope you like it!


—- Richard


February 22nd, 2012

Still in the process of migrating old v6 content…

Updated Navigation

April 12th, 2011

I added the nifty site navigation to the sidebar widgets in the info- and projects- page.

Bye-bye Extruder

April 4th, 2011

I’ve eliminated the Extruder Mod from the site.
It was too much interface, not enough face.

No worries..
I’ve worked to create enough navigation between the sites.. and I am working on a visual site-map (eventually).

Out of Commission…

December 16th, 2010

howdy, folks…
I have been sorta occupied lately by posting my photos and stuffs to my blog section in what I have been calling… “Retro-blogging”.  My work-flow is essentially taking old photos, projects, and whateverness from my web-albums and posting them in chronological order via blogger.  Some point, I’m going to get caught-up with the present-day and then I’ll try to make it a regular practice to post things as they arise (haha.. we’ll see how that goes).  BUUUUT, in the meantime, thanks for checking it out!!

I know what you’re thinking…..
“but what about RECENT stuff!?!!?!”  One of these days!
I have put EVERYTHING on-hold… Twitter, Facebook, the whole 9….. You may read some of my recent reader posts via my BUZZ

And frankly, I’m not getting to any recent stuff until I archive all of my old stuff.
Because then, I will have even more to sort out later!
I’m sure you will understand.

As far as site updates go:

  • Fixed some general WordPress stuffs on my projects.
  • Added FancyBox to projects page
  • Added a couple of project version histories
  • Fixed Custom Categories
  • Added a style blog (via blogger)

And that’s about it….

Thanks for tuning in!

Updated Mobile Site…

August 10th, 2010

So, if you’ve been to the main page lately, you’ll notice another extruding menu for

The main site (which is now /main.php) is redirected by a mobile user agent detection script.

Also added a link to call my Google Voice.

Fun times!

Site update… Migrating old v.6.x to Sandbox.

July 13th, 2010

I was able to copy-over a substantial portion of v.6.0 to my Joomla installation.

You can see the original here.

And the updated component page here.
—– the updated “drops” page here.

For all general purposes, they work about the same with the exception of the broken links…
I may keep the pages around for their aesthetic quality, but most likely, I will convert the icons into static links to related pages.
I considered installing fancybox across the board, but I haven’t decided yet.

At the moment, the whole thing is running on Thickbox (a discontinued script) and EasySlider….
Fancybox & jCarousel are my preferred interface plugins,…. *sigh.. old project. ya know?

Updated Navigation!

July 2nd, 2010

So you probably haven’t noticed, but there’s a navigation menu located on the left-side of the screen.
I was hoping to apply this to all of my sites (including blogger external sites) and pretty much any internal sites that I run.

This is a modification of the mb.pupunzi extruder… pretty much ganked directly off of his site.
I love his style, so there you have it.

I also created a bolder contrast button set for opening/closing, and updated my CSS to a more black and white with transparency than with a grey that seemed to lose people.

FancyBox Installed!

June 2nd, 2010

I just installed FancyBox ( across all of
I’m going to drop it onto /projects/ …

Working on an installation of a cross-the-board menu/nav system…
Another part of v.7.x!

Stay tuned.