My Web Hosting Account Got Doubled

Yesterday I got an e-mail from the sales department of my web hosting which I’ve recently purchased to host this blog. The e-mail announcement starts like this:

Dear Valued Customer,
We have increased the capacity of our Premium Hosting accounts by over two times! And we are giving you a unique opportunity to get a Premium Hosting account for FREE!

I was like “What’s going on here?”. I haven’t set up an e-mail account yet. So, I logged into my web host Cpanel and saw this:

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As you can see, my disk space is now 5GB. That is 4GB more than what I purchased. Let’s make some comparison:

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Now, what the hell am I going to do with that amount of storage? Plus, they add more 150GB of traffic monthly bandwidth. This is too much if you ask me. All I wanted was a reliable web host that could host a couple of my other domains and a couple of MySQL databases. Most cheap webhost that I was browse shopping would only give me 1 MySQL database and I don’t like that.

Since the free .com domain is part of the package. My ashrufzz.com domain is not registered with my details:

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Oh well, I can always transfer it whenever I want. I’m thinking of purchasing a local web hosting plan, well that would be next year I guess. For now, at USD2.99 or RM10.50 per month this web hosting package is providing me more than enough. So now, it’s time to utilize it to the max baby!

The Entrepreneur Invite

After Valentines Day, I got a mail from the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Cooperation Development (MeCD) dated on the 14th February 2007 for an invitation to come for a briefing. The briefing would be on an Entrepreneurial program associated with Takaful Nasional.

The insurance industry is very lucrative. If you are very meticulous about legal mumbo-jumbo or if you are able to explain and present insurance products well enough to a client, then this would be a great career opportunity for you. Imagine for one client policy alone, you can get at least RM70 commision, that is even better than doing telemarketing for a hotel membership product for which I failed at.As always in any business, it’s a numbers game. The more client you get, the more commission you make. The better you are at getting more and more clients, the more chances you can get to open up your own insurance agency.

Oh well, where were we? Oh yes, the invitation letter. I get so carried away when writing about business stuff.I don’t know how they get my address, maybe they got it from the job searching websites that I’ve registered while searching for a job online a couple of months ago. It says that I am selected to undergo an intensive training for 6 months. The closing date was 3rd of March so I think I was too late. Let see what else they offer, oh they will pay me an allowance of RM500 per month for six months but accommodation is not included.

They have a limit of 200 early candidates. From what I heard, the organizer of the program gets more pay (which was cut from the RM500 allowance the Ministry given) if they can get more jobless people to sign up.Wait a minute, I’ve already gotten a new job. Why would I join the insurance business? Well, I was introduced to the insurance business before. Someone even wanted to sponsor me for all the trainings, exam fees and all that but I refused. I guess my future is to go online most of the time, configuring web-hosting, domains, PHP, WordPress, CSS, XHTML and soon AJAX. I guess I have more fun doing that. Still, what is more fun than working on a dual monitor in a cozy apartment turned office with a gym and a swimming pool? :-)

Ashrufzz Reality Adventure Just Got Upgraded

I would like to welcome all my readers to my new blog. I have been blogging since 2004 and it has been an incredible journey for me. I can say that blogging has really changed my life a lot.

At the moment, being at a new work place in a new company and doing a new job tasks requires me to further organize myself and getting used to. I do enjoy the stuff I’m doing right now because I think this is what I was meant to do. I’ll describe to you more about it as I write more blog posts.

I’m doing some major blog modification for this blog and hopefully it will be done by this weekend. I’ll try and keep on posting new blog posts and I’m excited to be on a new and improved blog platform.

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