Google Supports IMAP

After giving more storage for its Gmail users (I have 4 Gb of right now), starts to give IMAP support. Google Help Center already mentioned about Supported IMAP Client List. But it seems that not all accounts got this feature. I checked both in my and Google Apps, I still haven’t got the options to enable the IMAP settings, only POP.
Why is IMAP integration a good thing for Gmail?

POP was a stepping stone, but IMAP pushes Gmails benefits over the top. With IMAP, users can now access their via a like Outlook or Thunderbird, read emails, make changes, delete, and have the changes made across platforms. So if you now log into your Gmail , the message which you read in Thunderbird, will now be marked accordingly. No more wasting time trying to sift through emails that had already been answered. (source)

Okey, I’ll wait.

Dumbledore is gay. What about Harry Potter?

Harry Potter is (also) gay?
We’ve heard the news about Dumbledore. I just received another from Mas Pujiono. No, not Dumbledore… but Harry Potter. Hehehehe… Don’t take it too serious. :)

Dumbledore is gay

If you’re Harry Potter‘s fans, you will know who Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, known as Dumbledore, is. But, did you heard what J.K. Rowling said about Dumbledore recently? “Dumbledore is gay, actually,” Rowling said.
According to a news published by ABC News:

Well, it’s official. Albus Dumbledore, a hero of the phenomenally popular Harry Potter series and headmaster of the wizarding school Hogwarts, is gay. That’s right, Harry’s mentor and father-figure would prefer a nice wizard to a hot witch any day.
In a surprising new Potter twist, author J.K. Rowling outed Dumbledore at New York’s Carnegie Hall in front of 2,000 Potter fans during a question and answer session Friday night.
Rowling went on to explain that Dumbledore fell for Gellert Grindelwald, his childhood friend with similarly brilliant wizarding skills, who eventually went over to the dark side and became the predecessor to the infamous villain Voldemort. That love, explained Rowling, was Dumbledore’s “great tragedy.”
Rowling explained that the issue of Dumbledore’s sexuality came up in the making of one of the Harry Potter films.

Read the complete story and comments.

Search Engine Robots and Bandwidth

Being indexed by probably a good news. When I look at the for this , it seems that there are many visitors come to this site from search engines. Okey, my blog pages are indexed by search engine. I notice that search engine robots/spiders consume my hosting bandwidth. I have no problem with this since I have enough bandwidth.
You can see a sample of statistics in the below (the top three). I think it’s pretty big.
Search Engine Robots Stats #1
Search Engine Robots Stats
Yahoo!’s Slurp (search engine crawler owned by company) eats the most bandwidth. MSNBot and Googlebot come after that. It does not mean that Yahoo!’s search engines brings the most visitors to my site. does. I do not have plan of blocking those robots, even the process is so easy using robots.txt. Most search engines obeys the Robot Exclusion Standard. So, robots.txt will be just effective to block unwanted search engine robots.

I am going to Pesta Blogger 2007

I am going to Pesta Blogger 2007
We (Lala and I) already got the invitation to join Pesta Blogger 2007. So, it will be next week. Last night, I talked with Yan Arief and we decided to go together. And I think Yeni, too. We will go there on October 26 by train. I still haven’t got info from other bloggers from .
Okey, see you there!
PS: The will take place at BLITZ MEGAPLEX GRAND . Jl. MH. Thamrin No. 1, not Hard Rock Cafe.
Added later: Here are the list of participating bloggers.

Google Adsense now supports Western Union payment method

Another good news for Google Adsense publishers. Now, there is a new alternative to get Adsense by using Western Union .
Google Adsense blog reported:

We’re excited to tell you that we’re offering a new payment method for some countries. If you’re located in Argentina, Chile, China (Mainland), Colombia, , Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, or Romania, you can now sign up for Quick Cash, a new form of payment that lets you receive your AdSense payments in cash using the worldwide Western Union money transfer service. Payments will be available for pickup at your local Western Union agent the day after they are issued, according to our normal payment schedule.

This feature is not yet available for Indonesian Adsense publisher, I believe more countries will be supported later. I hope… :)

It is not official, because it uses WordPress

I found an interesting feedback on a not-yet-ready that still uses WordPress default . The designer decided to user because the site only needs news section, and some static pages. In short, WordPress can do the work.
This is the feedback:

I think this site should not use WordPress. It will look like an ordinary blog, not an official site. I think it’s better if we use Joomla or Mambo so that it looks more official.

It uses an official name. The contents are provided from official institution. But, it is not official because the site uses WordPress? I don’t think so.