About A. I. Sajib

I'm yet another guy who's interested in making a living out of writing about technology. I love writing about anything, photographing people, and getting to know them. The best way to get to know more about me is through my blog at http://aisjournal.com.

Congrats Automattic for Bringing All Self-Hosted WordPress in a Central Location!

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Let me start off by giving you a little bit of context. This blog, my personal blog, is hosted on WordPress.com; but for other features, I also run multiple WordPress sites on my servers. Those sites are known as self-hosted WordPress sites.

For many days, I’ve been looking into ways to combine all of my WordPress sites into one place so that I could post to all of them from a single location as well as manage plugin updates and other configurations. I bumped into a couple of services that provide this service. ManageWP and InfiniteWP being the best among them.

However, I couldn’t continue using either of those services because I ended up hitting limitations on my free plan. They sell a service, so it makes sense that they put limitations. I can’t remember exactly what those limitations were as it was a long time ago when I tried both MangeWP and InfiniteWP. Continue reading

The Photography Fear: Walking Into Unknown Territory

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This post is likely going to be a long one. I’m going to jot down exactly how I’ve been thinking it. And I’m a 24/7 thinker. 

In 2010, I got my first digital camera as a prize for a tech blogging contest. I didn’t expect to win the camera and I was incredibly happy that I did. But soon afterwards, I outgrew the camera. It didn’t produce good enough pictures in indoor situations. For my event photography needs, I couldn’t rely on it much longer.

In 2013, I got my first digital SLR camera. It happened suddenly. I was in the market for an iPod Touch 5th generation but I found a Nikon D3100 instead at pretty much the same price range. I bought it. And it was the greatest instant decision I’ve ever made so far.

I’ve been spending hours after hours learning the basics of digital photography. From technical aspects like shutter speed, ISO, aperture, and how they all affect the exposure of the image, to composition, shooting techniques, and lighting. I’ve probably seen more hours of videos on photography and portrait retouching than I’ve seen anything else on YouTube.

A year after my venture into photography, there comes a point when I am beginning to wonder, am I on the right track? Is this passion, if I may call it, making me walk away from my ultimate goals in my life? Will I regret down the road for walking into this unknown territory? Continue reading

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Hats Off Google, for Getting Rid of CAPTCHA with “No CAPTCHA”

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Google’s new No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA requires no text input.

It hasn’t been long since I wrote about my frustration with how Akismet deals with spams on my blog. In that post, I talked about a plugin that I use called Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin on my self-hosted WordPress sites to get rid of spams if I’m not using Disqus.

The way Growmap Anti Spambot plugin detects and stops bots is brilliant. It puts a check box with a customized message above the comment submit button. If you don’t tick that check box, your comment won’t go through. I assume bots aren’t capable of ticking that check box, which is why I never had a spam on the site where I used Growmap Anti Spambot plugin.

I have suggested a similar feature to be implemented in WordPress. But what I didn’t know was Google had been working on this all along. As I just found out today, Google has indeed released an advanced (and easier for users) spam prevention system that takes advantage of a check box. Continue reading

Recommend Me Books So that I Can Write

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Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always wanted to read fiction books written in English. I mean, no disrespect to my mother tongue, but I’ve always had this thing for writing. And everyone knows that there is no better place for inspiration and learning to write than reading a lot of books. Continue reading

How to Fix Google Blogger Post Thumbnail Missing Bug

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This post is cross-posted from Live with Google, a blog dedicated to Google news, tips and tutorial.

This is a quick post explaining a quick fix to Google’s Blogger post thumbnail missing error that apparently many users have been facing in the past few days. If you use Google’s Blogger for your blog and you have noticed that your post thumbnails are not showing up despite you making absolutely no change to the template of your blog; don’t worry, it’s not just you.

Without going too deep into the technical details of what is causing this issue, let’s just say how to fix this. Continue reading

One Year in Learning Photography – Part 1

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Photography is a visual form of communication. Photography is a powerful media to send a message. Photography can be a person’s true reflection. Photography can tell stories more effectively than any number of words can.

There are many good things about photography. One particular of them is the ability to capture something as you see it. Some might say a video is a better option in this era of multimedia, but I think photography is more powerful. I’ll get to that in a later post. For now, let’s talk about this past year in my photographic journey.

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