Believe me, it is not easy to maintain any website – be it astrology website or any other website for that matter. It requires quite a lot of administration effort and for someone like me who has a regular job, it is quite difficult to both maintain the website as well as to devote time to Astrology. Therefore, it wears me out sometime.
I have tried out outsourcing such tasks to others, but it just doesn’t work. While India is seemingly a country with endless supply of software engineers, quality software engineers are extremely difficult to find and engage. I have therefore decided to not ask for help and keep doing this on my own. The frequency of articles will suffer, but so be it.
The facility to generate image format janma kundali and to save it on your own hard disk to keep a copy is back on this website. I have fixed the backend facility to generate the image of the kundali appropriately. The way to access this software is through the horoscope generation applet. Once you generate a chart and click on “Generate Image”, a new page with the image will be open. The image is embedded in the page, but you can very easily save it on your computer.
With the self signed java application, there should be even lesser roadblocks on the horoscope and compatibility generation applications on the website. Where you agree or not, these remain the most awesome pieces of software on this astrology website
The java based astrology software that is installed on this site is not working for newer versions of java. It is giving some arbitrary security warning and the java installation on newer computers does not allow it to run. As a result, many of the visitors on this site are unable to generate horoscope and utilize kundali matching services. Please let me know if that is indeed the case.
I did some research and found that this is because of newer security model and Oracle/Sun wants the java application to be certified by an authority that the application is indeed genuine and does not pose any risk to the system. Well, I can assure you that the only thing that is happening here is that I am using this application to generate horoscope, compatibility and panchanga. I am not doing anything out of ordinary here and not accessing any of your system resources. I cannot get this applet signed because this costs about ₹12000 or $200 a year, which I cannot afford.
I have been working on the website trying to fix broken links, ensuring that all the inwards links are correct and done a general sweep of the website. Google and Bing say this and I am happy to report that the site is functional without any malware and without any problems. I would double and redouble the efforts to keep adding quality Astrology content to the site.
I would like to recognize Shri Sunil Kumar and Shri Munendra Kumar from Acoidea for their efforts on the design and bring up of the website.
I have added Facebook and Twitter accounts to the site for your readership. Please invite your contacts/friends to like the site and increase the reach. I will be indebted.
We welcome to you to the new website – new look and new areas that we will keep adding to the site. There is one area that I will add with immediate effect is “readers’ queries”. We will pick up interesting questions from the comments section and post their answers to the readers’ queries section. This will serve two purposes – academic as well as helping the readers.
I will be inviting few astrologers to start contributing to this effort. I will publish their contact details as well for you to look at.
Many thanks for your continued interest in the site.
I had few posts about now the “website is not working” and how folks are not able to create birthcharts using the website. There are two parts to this problem:
Server Side Problems: Recently, the service provider where I run this website stopped allowing image generation application to be run on the website. This was the application where once a birth chart was generated, you could save it as an image. Now, since the application cannot be run, the image cannot be generated. Apparently fixing this is not such a small problem and it is not just that I pay for an upgrade and things will be okay. It seems I will have to take help from some folks who know java/jsp and servlet programming to help me out. I am working on it and the inconvenience caused is deeply regretted. Believe me, I too am very worried because this was my way of saving any chart for my future reference. Continue reading
Some time back, I activated Feedburner feeds on this Astrology website. It allows for two services – (1) a RSS reader that RSS savvy readers can read on the web and (2) mailing list and twitter delivery for new Vedic Astrology articles that appear on this page.
The website is reaching couple of milestones – there are close to 200 followers on Twitter and there are close to 1000 Astrology enthusiasts that are subscribed to email delivery of articles.
Thanks to one and all for helping reach these milestone… I know that we are a still a minuscule setup compared to other Astrology sites, but we do feel good about it.
The website is open for question/answers, comments again. These would be moderated for SPAM though.
Many thanks !
If there are any astrologers out there who would be interested in contributing articles to this website, please do get in touch : vedic dot astrology @ gmail.com.
I will be very happy to publish your work on this website. It would be very helpful to spread good word about Vedic Astrology throughout the world.