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Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year to everyone in the year of the ox!

Have been busy with work and moving house (part 2) recently so it explains the lack of updates here. Will update the weblog with more scouting articles once I have settled down.

Meanwhile, go out and collect more red packets!

Follow us at Twitter

In an attempt to incorporate social networking features into Dragons Online!, I have created a twitter for Dragons Online! You can follow our Twitter (and other website that supports it) by going to http://twitter.com/DragonScouts or click on the link under Signboard on the right.

Give it a try!

Happy New Year 2009!

Would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year 2009!

Enjoy the fireworks at Taipei 101 below…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaL3NJqQLw4

National Patrol Camp 2008

We are proud to announce that once again the Dragons make it by winning GOLD in the recently held National Patrol Camp 2008 !

Great Job, Dragons !

Way to Go !

Onward !!!

Drop by here to see more action of the Dragons in NPC 08 !

Tweaks implemented

I have made some tweaks to Dragons Online! webblog to improve the speed and security of the site. Every effort have been taken to ensure the site is not affected negatively. While I have done some testing, I might not have been able to cover every areas. Please let me know if any part of the website is not working like it should be. Thanks.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Today is Christmas Day! On behalf of everyone at Dragon Scout Group, I would like to wish everybody a merry christmas and a happy new year!

Enjoy the christmas song by the chipmunks below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQWZFvG745E

Theme updated

Did a quick update for the theme to be fully compatible with the current version of WordPress. Let me know if anything is not right.

Website was down. Resolved and upgraded.

The site was down last night until today as the site was moved to a new and better server (host was not changed). Sorry for not pre-advising as it was sudden and I did not have advance notification either. The server was changed to new hardware that is more energy efficient (about 50% less now) but more powerful (4 times) at the same time. It was an effort by the host to cut down their power utilization by upgrading all their servers by batches, so I volunteered to go first in a bid to do something for the environment.

I also took the chance to upgrade our WordPress to the latest version that was released on 10 Dec 2008.

Everything should be fine now. If not, please drop a comment or PM or email me.

Edit on 14 Dec 2008: See article from webhost on improving energy efficient servers. See Let’s Save Our Environment Harder.

Hari Raya Haji

Today is Hari Raya Haji. Would like to take this chance to wish all muslim scouts, family, friends and vistors a happy Hari Raya Haji.

Excerpt from Wikipedia:

Hari Raya Haji (or also known as Festival of Sacrifice) is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims and Druze worldwide in commemoration of the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to Allah. The devil tempted Ibrahim by saying he should disobey Allah and spare his son. As Ibrahim was about to kill his son, Allah intervened: instead Allah provided a lamb as the sacrifice. This is why today all over the world Muslims who have the means to, sacrifice an animal, as a reminder of Ibrahim’s obedience to Allah. The meat is then shared out with family and friends, as well as the poorer members of the community (Islam names Ishmael as the son who was to be sacrificed, whereas the Judeo-Christian name Isaac).

Also, due to work, I realised I had forgotten to wish our Indian scouts and friends in celebrating their Deepavali on the 27th of October 2008. I apologies for that.

Forums upgraded

The forums was upgraded on Thursday night. Was in a rush so didn’t had the time to post about it. Please let me know if you are facing issues with the forums after the upgrade.