19th June 2008.
Shahzad calls me up and says “Dude, Tea Break is ready!”. If I wouldn’t have recalled the context (yes! I happen to be in this bad habit) I would have been like “Huh!! Dude? What the … ?”
With the amazing and overwhelming response that we have received on TEABREAK.PK, the need to constantly monitor the website has increased. I should term it as one of my “Net Chores”. With the amount of traffic (which is continously increasing) I have to keep a check and see if things are going stable. Why? Well I will explain that in another bulky, boring post.
Anyhow, coming back to the topic we launched the new version of TEABREAK which was anxiously anticipated not only by our great audience but also by the team (i.e. us) as well.
There are four (4) people (including myself) behind TEABREAK. We all have work and have so many other stuff that TEABREAK often gets the lowest of our priorities. With all the job, work, house chores and so many things that one has to do on a daily basis; it’s really really hard to manage time and dedicate some of it to a project which is now blooming into ‘something’. This release was expected in May but we lagged! We would like to take this opportunity here and thank:
- Electricity problem and load-shedding.
Without them, we wouldn’t have really been “pumped up”. We might have been on time and would have missed all the fun of being late.
- Other projects taking up our time,
- Tummy issues,
- Hard disk failure,
- PTCL Teleph-Off-Line (Yup, you’re clever! it’s antonym of Teleph-On-Line),
- PC crash,
- Server overloading,
- Server migration,
- PKNIC outage,
- Internet issues,
- Cleaning Day (Yeah, I had to take a day and clean my closet, bah!!!),
- Extreme Summer heat in Karachi,
- Global warming, and
- UEFA 2008
Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. We wouldn’t really have had a hard time if it wasn’t for you guys!!
Anyhow, at last we launched the new version of TEABREAK.PK and we have introduced a host of new features and columns in the new version.
Major Face uplift and design overhaul
We completely revamped the TeaBreak design and have taken care of issues like “Too Many Advertisements”, “Ugly colors”, etc. We are hoping you guys will love the new look!!
New Columns added!
We have added 3 new columns that we will be hand-picking and updating frequently. Featured Post, Featured Blog and Featured Blogger.
Here we present you a list of most viewed articles on the TeaBreak network.
We have introduced categories in this release, it uses TeaBreak’s auto-categorization engine. This feature is experimental.
Blogs In Pictures
We are presenting you a brand new concept and feature in the new TeaBreak website. We pick images at random and relate them to posts on our network. This feature is also experimental.
We are using a custom design and theme thanks to Zair and Shahzad. These guys really worked day in and day out to make it happen. Ammar was also there and planned the new website and new columns. I had to call him in the last minute to work over the Categories section as well.