I am pretty happy with progress so far after three weeks setting up my wordpress.org site in my home server. I need something interesting to motivate myself to get more prepared with my up coming to to Indian & Nepal by the end of year.
Here is the site: http://india2011.aleung.ca
v0.1 – 2011-08-07: initial draft – installed apache, MySQL, PHP and wordpress.org. wordpess.org installation is indeed very simple. There was a little problem setting the redirect public link to work properly but I could easily find the answer from quick google searches.
v0.2 – 2011-08-14: added expense tracker after I get my first big trip related credit card monthly statement. Really need to track this expense closely to make sure I don’t easily go over budget. The way I do is pretty simple and fun. I am a simple Google spreadsheet to keep track of the spending and show the data visually using Google visualization to compare latest spending with my budget expense range with very easy to read gauge. The bar char on the side is nice and quick way to see the breakdown.
v0.3 – 2011-08-21: added preparation page, shared button and count down widget. Finally made myself read through pages of preparation written in Chinese. After understanding those and research a bit, I put together a page that I don’t mind to read in detail
The feature I love the most has to be the header pictures from 2008 Nepal trip!