Last updated: December 20, 2016 at 16:15 pm
I am excited to announce that mandarinportal.com now has social media accounts. Its Facebook page is located at facebook.com/mandarinportal
The Twitter page is located at twitter.com/mandarinportal
In addition, there is a Diaspora account located at https://joindiaspora.com/u/mandarinportal
I am proud to say that Mandarinportal.com is now one of the hosts for the CC-CEDICT project. CC-CEDICT is one of the best open source Chinese to English dictionaries in the world, and very useful to use. You can download it in many different and convenient formats here. CC-CEDICT is somewhat hard to search initially, but, I will put more information here about how to quickly and efficiently search it soon.
I having finally finished transferring my server from a shared host in Ireland to a VPS in Singapore. This upgrade took many many hours, and at times made me want to pull my hair out, but was a great learning experience. Lots of technical things behind the scenes had to work perfectly for the transition to complete. This upgrade has forced me through sheer necessity to get much better at Linux administration very quickly. Using a shared host allows you to have the host hold your hand so to speak, but really limits what you can do. Having a VPS is like having ultimate freedom with regards to the server, but with no one to hold your hand. I might host this site in Ireland again eventually, but for now, I am sticking with my Singapore server. But in any case, I love both Singapore and Ireland, so I am OK with having the server in either country. This upgrade will allow me to do many more interesting things with the site, and allow it to be significantly faster.
I have created a new section of mandarinportal.com at chinglish.mandarinportal.com. This will be a place where funny and epic Chinglish pictures will be placed. I have a large collection of Chinglish pictures from my time in Greater China, and I encounter Chinglish nearly every day here. I think Chinglish things are very funny, and I hope you all enjoy them. Come back frequently to chinglish.mandarinportal.com to see more chinglish pictures.