MonthJuly 2014

Finally on dedicated server now.

I received my order on yesterday morning about 8am Monday 28 July 2014 with login information. So I wake up later in the morning to login and first to do is hit the transfer tool in whm cpanel and took a few minutes since 1130am started. Changed the domain name own DNS server from registrant not from VPS or this server DNS to this new dedicated IP address one used out of 5 and near noon less than half an hour it pointed to the new IP address of this server.

The spec right now is INTEL Atom C2758 instead CPU, I ask them and able to help me changed into Intel 530 SSD 120GB no extra cost even. The old VPS I request them to terminated end of month billing which is next month.

Some setup like OPENVPN done, some compile and testing also doing.

New creation church Singapore help me find my mobile phone drop in seat.

This is how I wrote to the church via e-mail hope they will reply soon.

I would like to give a thanks for a team of asher a few of the aunties who help me find my mobile phone drop inside the seat after Sunday Service 2.30pm at the Star 27 July 2014. I was seating in the centre front seat stall middle from a few rows to ten plus row.

From a lady asher she said is from team 10 at the star in charge is Mary Chia. She keep calling my phone to find where is it even my phone is under silent mode.

I do not know is it that I feel unhappy not able to book mid week service online as full or Sunday morning services very far seat not so good seat to give a 10 cents offering on that day or hungry ghost festival on the first day but the church would not believe in this.

But I concern is if people who never go to church before to que up at some location in the morning was chase out by the asher as is full or given a not so good seats at the Star it might be a pernament effect how bad the church is as we are the largest church in Singapore should have many who are new to the faith to visit us.

Video on my piano music progress.

I had been learning piano classical over 6 years as leisure and vocal for over 8 years as leisure. I passed my abrsm music theory grade 5 76/100 marks in Oct 2008 and Grade 6 just pass 66/100 marks in Nov 2010. I contacted ABRSM Singapore representative office and they said the exam registration detail will be out in middle of this month and registration online will start middle of October this year for next year March and April piano practical exam as End February next year is Chinese new year. This is my first time taking piano exam as the only music practical and maybe next two years in 2017 will take grade 6 as grade 5 may be similar to grade 4 except pieces and scale is harder. For vocal lessons I have no goals to take exam yet. The piano ABRSM grade 4 exam practical fee now cost S$250.

Here is the video done conversion manually using free tools of FFMPEG in mp4 to made stream able using MP4Box and the web server need to compile to load a module if you using Linux operating system like centos and web server apache http://h264.code-shop.com/trac H264 pseudo streaming module. The video conversion I did not use a program online running in PHP with MySQL like clip bucket. I using shell command to login into a normal user SSH account to do it well. I have two files, one is loading default of 480p at resolution of 480X720, one if click on HD is it will be at FULL HD resolution of 1080X1920 which will take much longer to load and higher bandwidth larger file so need to use a full computer system as normally smart phone and tablet cannot play load well. But the audio quality the 480p is better than 1080p as the audio bitrate is higher in 480p due to the setting I put in. As such maybe next time HD and normal video should use same audio bitrate. The audio is in digital 5.1 format as my full HD video camera have five condenser Microphone on top. But normally our computer system only have stereo speaker but more audio sound is capture compare to a video camera with stereo microphone which have two only not five. I am using HTML 5 player www.codoplayer.com not flash player as many browser and smart phone tablet able to play it well unless you using a old browser with old operating system like Microsoft Windows XP with Internet explorer 8 which already end of life like since this year April. Plus I have loaded a video thumbnail in JPEG before you click play.

This is piano exam piece B1 ABRSM grade 4 2013/2014 the sun is setting. The sound should have better quality compare to my YouTube channel if you click on my blog link or www.youtube.com/kokwee81

Moving to a dedicated server soon as just order currently in process.

I am moving on to dedicated server soon. As Yesterday just ordered a cheap server with www.hudsonvalleyhost.com for a monthly fee of US$75 fully managed with cpanel, WHMExtra and softculous script installer. It take 7 to 14 working days exclude weekend to setup online with login credential. Then domain IP changeover take about 1 to 2 days then terminate my VPS fully managed with cpanel and softculous script installer.

The reason for longer setup time as I request them not to use the default location as I want in LA as shorter route to Asia in Singapore compare to other location. The location charges extra US$25 monthly is wavied and I got a discount of monthly US$20 as existing customer promotion. Also got request of setup IPMI of US$10 also wavied. Hope that by 01 Aug Friday 2014 it will be up and this old VPS will be shut down and terminated at next month before due date.

The spec of the old VPS currently now is 150GB disk space, 4 cores with additional 3 core, 2 IP, 5TB bandwidth, 4GB physical RAM allocated no guarantee RAM monthly cost me US$30 with 40% discount. The new server is normal hard disk 250GB, Intel Atom  C2750 8 cores 2.4ghz turbo boost to 2.6ghz, 8GB DDR3 ECC RAM, 5 IP usable, 10TB bandwidth monthly with cpanel, whmxtra, softaculous script installer included as fully managed server.