Creating a Personal Website
This Personal Website is my latest effort at what webmasters and others
call "creating a Personal Website".
I have removed all previous incarnations of this " Personal Website", so
I apologise for all the "broken" hyperlinks.
Please be patient! (And if you still wanna take
a look at previous incarnations,
follow this link
Most of what were in the previous versions of this "personal website"
were hardcoded or handcoded, using the
) plus some
... although I did use some automated software tools along the way as well.
(Note: "website" and "web site" are both acceptable usages.)
But today is part of the first decade of the 21st century. And, unlike the
late 20th century, we can very easily and much more smoothly
(and still without knowing any markup language or script) "build a personal web
site" -- or "make a personalq website" or "create a Personal Website".
Of course, as
a non-denominational -- i.e.,
Christian, I tend to avoid using the word "create" when
referring to my personal
effort, including the activity of "building a personal
Let's leave it to God to perform the act of "creation". The best we
can do, for the time being, is
This may change eventually -- and soon -- with developments in the
biological sciences at the
nano-tech level and below.
, anyone? Wow-Wee! ... I like the prospect of physical
immortality, with these
self-programmable and self-repairing nanobots.
And, let's not forget the developments
in quantum physics. We may soon be able
instead of just dealing with normal "quantum particles"
... well, maybe!
Anyway, why is it easier to build "personal websites" today?
Well ... because we can simply use online software tools, such as the
provides free-of-charge. It's all a click-and-go affair.
No need for handcoding or hardcoding with any markup language or script.
This is part of what is now, circa late 2007, called "cloud services" and
"cloud omputing", which are terms related to, or are extensions of,
"utility computing", "distributed computing", "virtualisation", and the
like. (You can easily read up on these terms, simply by searching via a "search
engine" like Google or a directory service like Yahoo!)
Yesterday's (April 23, 2008)
New York Times
carried a report -- "Microsoft Reveals
a Web-Based Software System" -- about
is Microsoft's "data storage and Web software system" that will
"blur the distinction between software running on the Windows operating system
and an elaborate array of services that will be delivered to a growing
collection of electronic gadgets".
The report by
continued as follows:
Live Mesh is Microsoft’s late entry into a rapidly growing
The term refers to the movement of software applications and
services from PCs to
centralized data centers, where they are made available via the
Companies like Amazon.com, Google, Salesforce and dozens of others
are building computing centers
that will effectively outsource data processing and make it a
commodity that companies purchase as
they would electricity.
and additional paragraphing added)
Free Personal Websites
's free hosting plan, it is really child's play to build a free personal
In fact, you can even build several free personal websites.
Of course, the server disc (HDD) space you get with Tripod.com's
free hosting plan is minimal, about 20MB, so that you can served
up mostly text in a single free personal website.
But you can "spread out" the message of your theme -- or "site
concept" -- through several of these free personal
websites, thus connecting them
"dimensionally" and "cyberspatially", so to speak. The URL's for each free
personal website would be different, of course -- but,
conent-wise, the entire set of free personal websites can "tie" together.
What, Actually, Is A Personal Website?
So, what, actually, is a " Personal Website" -- or "personal website"? What
can you do with these kind of website? What do you put in
What Is a Personal Website?:
A Personal Website tells your readers about your thoughts, ideas,
interests, hobbies, family,
friends, feelings, or something you feel strongly about, but that's
not all. These days a personal Web site
also shows your personal photos and often contains
a blog of your thoughts and feelings telling the world about you.
... A Personal Website means diaries, self-written books and poems,
family, pets, or a
page about your favorite topic such as a TV show, a sport, or a
hobby. Or it could be a page written to help others with
topics like health or how to's on
just about anything.
And this is what
), my favorite free, user-editable (thus "Web 2.0") online encyclopedia has to
say about "personal web pages":
Personal web page
Personal web pages are World Wide Web pages created by an individual to
contain content of a personal
nature. The content can be about that person or about something he
or she is interested in.
Personal web pages can be the entire content of a domain name belonging to
the person (which would then be
a personal website), or can be a page or pages that are part of a
larger domain on which other pages are
located - an example of one such larger site is
Another example would be a student's website for school.
Personal web pages are often used solely for informative or
Defining personal web page is difficult, because many domains or
combinations of web pages that
are under the control of a single individual can be used by the
individual for commercial purposes, ranging
from just the presentation of
advertising, to electronic commerce: the sale of goods, services or
information; in fact eBay began
as the personal web page of Pierre Omidyar.
Personal web pages may be as simple as a single page or may be as
elaborate as an online database
with gigabytes of data.
Many Internet service providers offer a few megabytes of space for
customers to host their own
personal web pages.
The content of personal web pages varies and can, depending on the
hosting server, contain anything that any other websites do.
personal web pages contain images, text and a collection of
hyperlinks. Many can contain
biographical information, résumés, and blogs.
Many personal pages will include information about the author's hobbies
and pastimes, and information
of interest to friends and family of the author.
On this Personal Website ...
So, on this Personal Website of mine, you'll learn some things about me, Paul
So long as it's OK to share the information without compromising
security, of course.
Well ... nowadays, you have to be mindful of the danger of "identity
theft" by unscrupulous idiots, con artists, and flimflamming humbugs.
Bearing in mind that caveat about identity theft, I will share
freely with you about my thoughts, ideas, interests,
feelings, passions, pastimes, and more.
Or ... maybe, less!
It's not that I am paranoid ...
But, in these early years of the 21st century -- that is, not too
long after the horrific terrorist act of
"9/11" on September 11, 2001 -- each of us must actively have
a heightened sense of responsibility about
security, especially towards not
-- all of whom may exploit the power of the Internet for their nefarious and
Really ... it's such a sad situation -- no thanks to those lost, darkened
spirits and tortured, wayward souls.
So, Heavenly Father Yahweh, in Your Name ... and the Name
of Your Only Begotten Son Yahshua
Salvation") our Lord and
Savior ... and with the Power and Anointing of the Holy Spirit
our Counsellor and Comforter, I rebuke all demonic
forces, foul spirits, fallen beings,
and darkened human souls!
Thanks, "Abba, Father" ... thank you, Daddy God!
You don't believe?
I feel for you, man!
Why do you want to handicap yourself?
Grab the Power of God, duh!
And live to manifest with this Power!
How is this possible?
Because, 2,000 years or so ago, Jesus Christ (
; Yahshua ha Marshiach; Joshua the Messiah) brought His
World -- i.e., Heaven -- to this, our Planet Earth ... He declared that
the Kingdom of Heaven "is near" or "has come", or is
So, while we are still on Planet Earth, let's walk "in the Kingdom" ... That
is, the Kingdom of God (or Kingdom of Heaven) that is already on this
Let's be supernaturally supernatural ...
I mean, why be just naturally natural -- that is so weak, lah!
Anyway ... take a look at this picture of Singapore, where I come from -- we
already have a bit of the Kingdom of Heaven, you may say!
(Well, most of the time -- except during the season of party politicking!)
Singapore (Singapura, "Lion City")
Notice the "Merlion"
On this home page, I'll introduce myself and briefly talk about my reasons for
wanting a web site.
Okay, here goes nothing ...
This is a picture of myself that I especially like:
As I mentioned above ... I am "Paul Quek" ...
So ... Hi, there!
Ethnically, I an a Chinese, but I don't live in China ... my
That is, I was born and am currently living in Singapore.
You may have heard of us ... we are an island
And, yes ... it's usually sunny, it's always humid, and it's
But economically, I am told we are a-giant-of-sorts because we have
the world's largest
per-capita income -- although that's not true as far as my
pocket is concerned ... ha-hah!
Singapore is located in Southeast Asia ... Here's a map of the region:
Southeast Asia (click to enlarge)
Why build a " Personal Website"?
Answer: why not?
It's a way to stake a claim in cyberspace ... That's an infinite space, even
though it is now only a planetary cyberspace. But it will grow ...
one day, we will have first, an Interplanetary Internet (IPI), then an
Interstellar Internet (ISI), and eventually, a Universal
Internet (Uni-I) .
You can go into online publishing without too much hassles ... no need to
haggle, or mess around, with an agent, a editor, a publisher, a
printer, etc. -- all those stuff that exists in the traditional print, usually
You can "concretise" and put together your thoughts and ideas
and opinions, feelings and passions and
hopes, pastimes and interests and hobbies, and so forth. The
output can be "published" in a "personal website".
You can write down your requests and thanks and other forms of prayers ...
You can collate what is "out there" ... or any matter you care to investigate.
After you have "click" and "surf", read and think,
examine and explore ... you can leave a legacy of your collation
Naturally, with blogs and other diarying-journaling tools, you can have your
diaries and personal journals. This is similar to the
voice-activated "personal log" of Captain James T. Kirk of ST:TOS (Star Trek:
The Original Series) fame ... also Captain Jean Luc Picard of
ST:TNG (Star Trek:
The Next Generation).
We can go on and on ... why not review what
said above, on what can be done with a " Personal Website".
It's beautiful, man ... this whole " Personal Website" thing ... in fact,
this whole Internet thing!
Now, all we need do is to make sure that the "forces of darkness"
don't exploit the Internet for their ungodly, dangerous and criminal
No problemo! In Jesus' name, I bind all foul spirits and souls ... Go to Hell,
all you foul spirits and souls!
Amen and Halleluyah!