Thursday, June 18, 2009

17. Happy Father’s Day

“My dear father; my dear friend; the best and wisest man I ever knew, who taught me many lessons and showed me many things as we went together along the country by-ways”- Sarah Orne Jewett

“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” – Charles Wadworth

“The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.”- Confucius

“To her the name of father was another name for love.”- Fanny Fern

“A man knows he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.”- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Sources – The Sun, Monday June 15 2009
Picture Source - Rafaeltrisno

Normally, we often forget the sacrifices our fathers made and the roles they played in shaping our lives. Father’s Day gives us the opportunity to express our love to this man who deserves our best. Father’s Day is a day to honour not only our father, but all men who have acted as a father figure in our lives. So, what is the word FATHER means to you?


16. Can You Combine Your Search Engine?

Yes, you can. Combine Yahoo, Google, Live, Ask, Dogpile, AltaVista and AOL to get the best result for your search (web, images, videos, news, shopping, directory, answers and blogs). Honestly, I'm not promoting this new website but it seems weird and I like to share this with all of my readers. Can you imagine two search engines in one website? Is it better or worst? You can check it by yourself HERE!


15. How to Cope the Problem with Page Elements in Blogger

Huh, I’m having a headache right now. How I’m gonna update my post if I cannot scroll down to view my page elements (for Blogger user only). Have this kind of problem ever occur to you?

Hm..after searching for the solution for a short while (using Yahoo, Google and MSN), it ends up at the Google’s Help section. I decided to ask the problem directly to the Google’s help section. This is the conversation that I just made via e-mail with their staff.

"Why I can't see my complete Page Elements? How to solve this problem?"
"Can I assume you have a great number of widgets and so cannot see down to the footer? If so, try hitting CTRL-End to move the window down."
"Yes, I have a great number of widget. Thank you for you answer, I will try hitting the CTRL-End. But, one more thing the page said that error on page. Please help me, I'm very confused right now.."

"Vin has posted an answer to the question "Why I can't see my complete Page Elements? How to solve this problem? Iskandar, try clearing the cache. See:"

After that, I try clearing the cache and the problem is solved. Thanks to the staff for the solution. If you have the same problem (Internet Explorer users only), try to clear the cache and here are the methods step by step.

  1. Open the Internet Explorer browser. Click Tools at the bottom of the browser.
  2. Click Internet Options.
  3. In the General Tab, you can see the Temporary Internet Files section.
  4. Click Delete Files (don’t worry, this files are the temporary files only).
  5. After that, click Ok and Ok. Then, you’re done. You have successfully clearing the cache and the problem is solved. Try to check back your Page Elements section in Blogger. Good luck!


Sunday, June 14, 2009

14. ‘John is Fit’ Blog Contest

As a Production Engineer, I’m always busy (but still have time to update my blog..;)) and sometimes I feel stress with my daily work. If you going through the same situation like me, you should take a look for the device called Heart Rate Monitor. I’m very obsess about blog contest right now, maybe I should have this Heart Rate Monitor too.

Competition Link: June Weight Loss Blog Contest – Top Prize $250 Cash

The Prizes:

1st – $250
2nd – $75
3rd – $25
4th – Book: The Source: Unleash Your Natural Energy, Power Up Your Health, and Feel 10 Years Younger
5th – Book: The Complete Beck Diet for Life: The Five-Stage Program for Permanent Weight Loss
6th & 7th – Set of NURU Exercise Anywhere cards

That's a total prize pool of almost $425!

(Cash prizes payable through PayPal only – anyone is eligible to win. Prizes for 4th-7th include free shipping to continental U.S. only)

Due Date: 30th June 2009

To enter this competition, simply write a post about this contest including a link from the original post in your blog and you’ll get 1 entry. You can add 3 more entries by writing about one of John Product’s Reviews. Last, but not least, good luck to all participants!


13. Improvement # 3: Recent Comments Widget

For your info, I just added Recent Comments Widget to my blog. I’m very excited right now. So, I would like to share with you why this widget is important and you should have one in your blog or sites.

First of all, thank you to Coolbuster who provide the step-by-step tutorial for adding the Recent Comments Widget in my blog. According to him, this awesome widget will increase page views of my blog and it is easier to monitor new comments. If you want to add this widget in your blog, you can get the HTML code here.

Besides that, there is some more post about Recent Comments Widget if you’re interested to try it in you blog. Okay, these are the list of post which you can check it out.

  2. madtomatoe
  3. Blogger Buster
  4. Blogger Templates
  5. Review of Web


Saturday, June 13, 2009

12. What Is The Time Right Now?

I just find out this cool artwork in my friend’s blog. I think this clock which has been made using Flash 5 is georgous. You also can put this clock in your blog, just copy the HTML code here and adjust the height and width to suit your blog sidebar.

height="200" width="200"


Put this clock in your blog. Get it here.


11. Link Exchange with My Blog

Ladies and gentlemen,
There are basically TWO WAYS your blogs or sites can get benefit and more exposure from readers out there:

1. Exchange link with my blog.

2. Become a commentator for my post.

The main reason I have decided to start link exchange is to grow the exposure of my blog in the blogosphere. The more traffic we generate together, the more people will get the information about both of the sites. So, let's exchange link and get more exposure from all around the world.

Anyone who have a blogs or sites that interested in link exchanges with my blog are welcome. I f you are interested, please let me know:

1. Your Link Title.

2. Your Link URL.

3. Short description about your pages.

To link back to my blog, I'm appreciate if you put:

1. Link Title: ISKANDARISME!

2. Link URL:

Please leave your info in the comment section and I will add your links in my sidebar as soon as possible! Thanks again for your support.


Friday, June 12, 2009

10. 'Motive Interactive' Huge Contest

Here is another post about a great contest around the corner. This contest was post at Shoemoney which has been sponsored by Motive Interactive. The interesting part is there are three ways to enter this competition and that's mean you have three chances to win cool prizes.

Okay, a little bit about the contest:

Competition Link : Motive Announces New Contest With Awesome Prizes!

The Prizes :

1. Twitter prize = iPod Shuffle
2. Blogger prize = XBOX 360 ELITE
3. Network Earning prize = Various cool stuffs

Due Date : 30th June 2009

There are three ways to enter this competition;

  1. Join Motive Interactive and earn within any of the Commission Levels above during the month of June. Contest tier prizes only awarded to new Motive affiliates signed up through this blog during June 2009. YOU HAVE TO SIGN UP THROUGH THIS LINK TO BE ELIGIBLE.
  2. Follow @Motive and Tweet this contest on Twitter. Just “tweet” the following from your Twitter account and you are automatically entered to win a new iPod Shuffle each week.
  3. Blog about this contest promotion. If you have a blog, simply link back to ShoeMoney’s contest blog page and talk about this contest. Then you will be entered to win a new Xbox 360 Elite plus two games.

Check out the competition link to read more about this huge contest. Good luck to all participants!


9. Improvement # 2: FeedBurner

I just added the FeedBurner widget in the right hand side of my blog. So, what is FeedBurner? Hm, I will try to share with you a little bit about FeedBurner using my own experience and by searching in the net but if my post states the wrong information; you can correct me at anytime by leaving comment below this post.

From the net, I find out that FeedBurner is a web feed management provider which launched in 2004. FeedBurner provide media distribution and audience engagement services for blogs, website and RSS Feeds.

For your information, RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication if I’m not mistaken which is one types of web feed file format used to publish frequently updated posts. Normally, posts here mean new blog entries, new audio, new files and also news headlines.

Sincerely, I think by using FeedBurner, it will benefit the publishers and also the readers. Web Feeds benefit publishers by letting them organize their content automatically and for the readers, when they subscribes using FeedBurner, they will be able to receive the new updates of their favorite blogs or websites.


Thursday, June 11, 2009

8. 'Survival Guide to Online Surveys' Blog Contest

Hello, how are you doing? Here we go for the first competition info in Iskandarisme! I will describe a little bit about the competition and for more info, you can easily click the link to the competition page. Good luck to all participants!

Okay, a little bit about the contest:

Competition Link : $300 June/July Blog Contest
The Prize : $300 Cash via Paypal
Due Date : 30th July 2009

To enter this competition, you must :

  1. Subscribe to this blog by email = 1 entry
  2. Register at the forum = 1 entry
  3. Post a comment to this blog = 1/3 entry
  4. Write about the contest on your blog = 5 entries
  5. Post a reply or comment on the forum = 1/3 entry
  6. Digg , Stumble or submit a post to Technorati = 1 entry

Last but not least, good luck to all participants!


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

7. The Reason to Blog


What is blog? What is the different between blog and website? The words blog is a short term of weblog. According to Wikipedia, blog is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order.

Actually, blog is one of the website types but it has a different characteristic and a different approach according to the writer of the blog or known as a blogger. Blog has a different type and categorizes under popular terms such as personal blog, photo blog, tech blog, fashion blog, gadget blog and many more. A blog could be a diary, a description, a review and maybe a set of instruction to do something.

So, why blog are important to you? Blog offer various facilities in blogosphere such as simple business advertising, file storage, digital album, product promotion and recent news. Therefore, you will be a little bit behind from others if you don’t have your own blog. To share with all of you, I’ve state five reasons why you should create your own blog.

1. Knowledge
This is the main reason why you should have your own blog. Knowledge can be obtained from books, experiences, experiments, impressions and brainstorming. Other than that, you can read blog to gain more knowledge about almost everything. For an example, each one of us has a different interest, if we write about it in our own blog others will get information from the post that we create in the blog. In the meantime, we will gain more knowledge by reading other people’s blog too.

2. Interest or Enthusiasm
Enthusiasm and talent can be spread out in blog. If you have a natural talent in singing, drawing or writing, write a blog about that and keep update from time to time. Share your blog with relatives, family and friends from all around the world. Don’t let your talent is waste just like that, blog is a space to spread out your words and your talent.

3. Communication
You can upgrade your communication skill when you write your own opinion in the blog. Did you believe that blog can optimize your communication skills and confident level? Some of the bloggers will write using their own opinion either with research or without them. Normally, there must be readers who will leave a comment if they don’t agree with the post. By answering the comments, bloggers can boost up their communication skills and confident level. In addition, this will sharpened their writing skills.

4. Emotional
Blog also can be a platform to release your pressure and stress. As an example, you can write about your daily life and share your problem with others. Maybe the readers have the best solution regarding to your problem.

5. Economy
Nowadays, you can make money via blogging. But, it’s not as simple as ABC to generate money from the blog. You must have knowledge and preparation before you can make money through blogging. Maybe you can join advertising and affiliates program when you have a large amount of unique visitor everyday. Other than that, you can sell your own product in your blog to gain extra money.

Thank you for reading my thought about this. Maybe you have something to say about blogging. I’m appreciates if you can share with me. Good luck with your blog and happy blogging..


6. Thank You to My 1st Commentator

I would like to thank Miss Fairus (please correct me if I’m wrong) from Beauty, Happiness and Health for being my 1st commentator in Iskandarisme! I’m really appreciate that. So, what should I do to show my appreciation to you? Emmmm….

Okay, I think I will write a short review about Beauty, Happiness and Health right now. This blog was written by Miss Fairus started from January 2009. The content in this blog is mainly about her personal life, beauty, health and food. These are 2 posts that I think very interesting in Beauty, Happiness and Health:

1. Do You Know How to Make Yourself Feel Good?

2. How Do You Motivate Yourself?

Good luck with your blog. Happy blogging..:)


Monday, June 8, 2009

5. MyBlogLog Community

Join My Community at MyBloglog!

Have you ever heard about MyBlogLog? Most of us especially for the bloggers must have an account with this site, am I right? For whom who had never heard about this site, MyBlogLog is actually a great site with a large amount of bloggers worldwide hanging out over there. The bloggers submit blogs and create their own community to promote their blogs on this site. Furthermore, you can check your blog statistics whenever you want to.

Mybloglog have a simple design and I think it is the most suitable place to make new friends in blogosphere. You can add contact and join blog communities at the same time. The best thing in MyBlogLog is you will get a widget ‘Recent Readers’ which tell you the person who has visited your blog in a period of time. I’ve just got my ‘Recent Readers’ widget in the right hand side of my blog. I think, I’ll working on something to appreciate all my visitors although at this time I don’t have any readers or visitors yet.

I will tell you all about my planning in my next post. So, if you have some ideas, you can leave a comment below this post or just say it in my discussion box which located next to this post..


4. Stress and Tired.


I just come back from work. I’m very stress and tired right now. There such so many things inside my mind. I think this is the better way to decrease my stress level instead of doing nothing. Okay, maybe I’ll continue this post in a good mood after this.



Wednesday, June 3, 2009

3. Improvement # 1: JS-Kit Comments

First of all, this is not a review or a submission for ‘pay per post’ program. From now on, I decide to update the improvements that I do for my blog, Iskandarisme. For your info, in my last project, I’m using haloscan (you can check out my post about haloscan here) for my comments widget. So, I think the first improvement is to add my comments widget in Iskandarisme.

But, when I’m log in to my haloscan account, I find out that they are switching to something new namely JS-Kit Comments. Actually, there are more widget in JS-Kit dot com but let’s just focused one in a time.

JS-Kit claimed that they are providing fast, powerful and incredibly simple tools to enable web publishers to become part of the distributed social web. From their site, I know that there are about 630,000 publisher large and small trusts JS-Kit to enrich their sites. And it’s good that JS-Kit tools are highly customizable to ensure a seamless fit within my blog.

Without wasting my time I create a new and free account with JS-Kit to use the JS-Kit Comments Widget. Check out my new comment section below my post if you are interested in trying this great widget. Leave me a comment and tell me what do you think about this widget personally. Have a great day.


2. Why Iskandarisme?

Actually, I’m start blogging since 2007 but I stop for a while because the first project was unsuccessful. This is my first blog ever. But, I end up to starting up a new life with Iskandarisme. Hopefully, Iskandarisme will provide more information and benefits to all of you out there.

Why Iskandarisme? This is the question I had to answer before I decided to create this blog. It’s all start with Wikipedia and I’m sure you know more than me about this website. When I search for the words ‘Iskandar’ in Wikipedia, there are 797 items which could be found there. According to Wikipedia, Iskandar can be refer to:
  • Alexander the Great, by which name he is known in some cultures.

  • Iskandar, a Timurid ruler of Persia.

  • Iskandar Muda, famous ruler of Aceh Sultanate.

  • Iskandar Malaysia, the new main southern development corridor in Johor, Malaysia.

  • Sultan Iskandar, names of several Muslim rulers who share the same title and name.

But, actually I’m very interested in this one; Iskandar can refer to Alexander the Great, by which name he is known in some cultures. So, I checked again who is Alexander the Great. There’s no surprise there are a lot of information about him. Therefore, I will state a little bit information that I got from Wikipedia itself.

  • Alexander the Great also known as Alexander III of Macedon was an ancient Greek King (basileus) of Macedon (336–323 BC).

  • He was one of the most successful military commanders of all time and is presumed undefeated in battle.

  • By the time of his death, he had conquered the Achaemenid Persian Empire, adding it to Macedon's European territories; according to some modern writers, this was most of the world as known to the ancient Greeks.

Enough a little bit about him, let’s get back to Iskandarisme. Looking for the picture above, no wonder he became the most successful military commanders in his era. The point here is, I want to take the good side of the Iskandar or also known as Alexander the Great.

P.S: Is Iskandar and Alexander the Great is the same person? What do you think?


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

1. Testing! Testing!

Hello everybody, my name is Iskandar and I would like to share my posts with all of you out there. This is my first post in Iskandarisme and I hope that this blog will be the stage for my ‘10 cent’. Today, maybe I’m just testing my first post here. I will try my best to update regularly and share my thought with all of you.