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Hacked by SVAM?

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Hacked by SVAM recently? Worry no more! Shaibani is here! :-D

Its all in your /cutenews/data/config.php file. How is this fixed? Simple!

1. Download the config.php and change $config_http_script_dir = "http://yoursite.com/cutenews";
and $config_notify_email = "you@yoursite.com"; with your own information.

2. Upload it to /cutenews/data/config.php (Replace current hacked one)

3. Login to your Cutenews and change your settings.

4. All fixed :-)

You can also re-upload a blank one (default one that you download from the Cutenews site), but things could go wrong; this way is recommended. :-D

Note: This is for “hacked” Cutenews installations only.

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October 25th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

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Music: Chop Suey

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Video | Lyrics

Wow, been a while since I’ve done one of these. An awesome song — no doubt about it! :-) One of my all-time favorites; enjoy! ;)

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October 25th, 2008 at 1:35 pm

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WordPress 2.7 Dashboard

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2.7 Dashboard

Wow you say? Thats the WordPress 2.7 dashboard which will be released on November 10, 2008. :-) How awesome?

Here’s all the updates from Jane Wells from the WordPress Developement Blog

Menus
I described the menu functions last week, but I forgot to mention something. By default, when you arrive at your Dashboard the first time, two sections of the navigation will be expanded: the Dashboard section (because it is active, so it will have the color highlight) and the Posts section (because it has often-accessed screens in it, and will serve as a cue that you can view other section menus without loading new screens). Once you start clicking menus open and closed, your browser will cookie you, and will remember your menu state. So if you open Posts and Comments, when you come back the next time, Posts and Comments will be open. If you click into your Settings, Posts and Comments will still be open. You’ll need to manually close nav sections. We went back and forth on this, and there was community discussion about perhaps only allowing two sections to be open at a time, but ultimately those approaches would have removed control from the user. And since the mantra of 2.7 is to give the user control over his/her admin interface, we chose to keeps things open if the user had opened them. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 25th, 2008 at 12:38 pm

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WordPress 2.6.3

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Just updated to WordPress 2.6.3, using WP-Automatic-Upgrade, again. According to the dev blog there was a security hole in the function that gets the updates from the RSS feeds onto the dashboard. Fortunetly, nothing major. :-)

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October 24th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

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Firefox Personas

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I bet you’re using a Firefox theme right now. What I doubt is that you like the default Firefox look and I also doubt you’re using Personas For Firefox. Personas is a more lightweight and customizable solution to Firefox themes. You can customize the way Firefox looks without knowing all the codes! Plus it’s more elegant IMO. It’s extremely simple to use, all you have to do is click on the Personas symbol at the bottom-left corner and choose your skin! Although sometimes the Persona “un-loads” and you’re left with a horrible blank Persona, since the Persona’s are not on your computer; they’re on a web server.

Here’s what mine looks like:

As you can see, I have Firefox Personas installed. I'm using the Firefox Logo persona.

As you can see, I have Firefox Personas installed. I'm using the Firefox Logo persona.

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October 17th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

Posted in The Internet

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Top 5 Essential WordPress Plugins

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There are currently 3,131 WordPress plugins as of posting. Obviously, you can’t have all of them, or more realistically you wouldn’t want to have them all. Today I go through the 5 top WordPress plugins that really do extend WordPress’s functionality.

1: WP-Comment-Remix

WordPress’s comment section definitely lacks functionality, WP Comment Remix adds a ton of features including quote and reply features, different comment listing, separating comments from trackbacks and pingbacks, 3 comment related sidebar widgets, a commenter token system, and more.

1.5: WP-SpamFree

WordPress’s comment spam defense is well… horrible. That’s why there’s WP-SpamFree, and the title can’t be more accurate! After activation, WordPress is truly Spam-Free. There are options that you may change such as what fields are required etc.

2: WordPress Automatic Upgrade

Tired of updating WordPress? Or just too lazy to do it? Complain no more; WP Automatic Upgrade is here! Not only does it upgrade automatically (however, you have to run the update process), but it provides backups for you. Although automatic upgrades will be built into WordPress 2.7.

2.5: WP-DB-Backup

Speaking of backups, you never know when you’ll need a backup of your WP database; good thing WP-DB-Backup’s around! Provides backups anytime you need it, you can choose which tables to include and which to exclude. There is an option of when that you can choose when to backup (hourly, daily, weekly) and then it gets sent right to your email!

3: Manageable

How about managing your posts’ categories, tags, author, date, status etc. without having to enter the editing page? Right from the Manage Posts page. This plugin does that, all you have to do is double click the post!

4: WP-Ban

Got annoying human spammers on your site? Simply ban them using this simple plugin. You can display a custom ban message when the person is banned by IP, IP range, host name, and referrer URL. You can exclude certain IPs from being banned.

5: Plugin Manager

I [and tons of other WordPress users] get annoyed from having to go on the WordPress Plugin Site every time I need to look for a plugin. While I was doing that and being annoyed, I found the Plugin Manager. This plugin allows you to download WordPress plugins straight from the site to your server; no uploading. This doesn’t really extend WordPress’s features but should be built into it somehow. I doubt that it ever will.

You may be thinking There are better plugins than these! and I say “These are plugins that extend WordPress’s current features / should be built into WordPress; not one’s that add completely new and unnecessary features to it.”

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October 17th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

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3 Top Ways To Stay Updated

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Wanna check a site for updates without going to it and finding out that it hasn’t been updated? Today, I share my 3 top ways on how to stay updated. There are hundreds of ways to do this, but here are the top 3. Here we go…. :-D

1. RSS Feeds

Really Simple Syndication they call it.You know that Icon that looks like this ? That’s an RSS Icon, if you see that, it should mean that there is an RSS Feed available. If you have too many RSS feeds like I do, you can abbreviate them (rename) and re-arrange them like this..

If the site doesn’t have an RSS feed, you can always ask the owner to put one up. :-)

2. Mailing Lists

Not exactly the instant notification option (unlike RSS!), but it works. If you don’t like RSS Feeds for some reason, you can always join the site’s mailing list if they have one. Some sites mail their posts daily, some do it weekly, and some do it monthly; depends on what the site’s about really.

3. Home Tabs

You can set your home page to multiple home pages, and then when you open your browser, there they are! :-D And then you check manually of course.

Q: I have a site and want to add an RSS Feed / Mailing List. How do I do it?

A: You can Google “RSS Feed tutorial” or you can use this one. For mailing lists, I recommend MailPress (for WordPress users), YourMailingListProvider or ListApp.

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October 10th, 2008 at 5:37 pm

Desktop Earth

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Desktop Earth, something I recently discovered. It’s an application that shows you the Earth from space. How awesome?! :-D You may think “f***! This is gonna slow my computer down” and… you’re wrong. It doesn’t, or at least for me. There are options that you can choose to exclude from your desktop, such as clouds and lighting etc.

You may be really excited about it, but realistically it gets boring, and has a few bugs. The day after I installed it, I got weird text on the screen and had to restart my computer a couple of times before it went away. I think it’s caused from the cloud updates

It would’ve been better if it had zooming options, the ability to rotate (if its an active desktop item), in summary — more interaction. I tried it on my Vista laptop, didn’t work. It worked fine on XP. Definitely not Ubuntu (Wine). Add those features, and it become a must-have app. :-) And maybe, I’ll use it, but for now, the normal everyday wallpaper will do. :-D

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October 10th, 2008 at 3:10 pm

Posted in Discovery

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The .fansitehost.org Sensation: Part 4

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 |

You know, I’m really pissed right now. I heard from various sources that Fansitehost are talking about me. So I decided I’ll go on my old MSN address as Derik, and have a little chat with Fansitehost. This is the chat we had:

Derik says:
hi
Derik says:
i gt sth tht u mite be intrsted in..
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
hi
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
tell me
Derik says:
1 sec
Derik says:
http://www.shaibanii.com/2008/09/the-fansitehostorg-sensation-part-3/
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
Oh. that kid again?
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
we dont care :)
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
lol
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
he should get a life :)
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
he was just blocked at our service since he is telling ppl he is hacking the server
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
he doesnt even know coding. how can he hack? :P big lol
Derik says:
he did?
Derik says:
lmao what did he say?
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
idk
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
some ppl just told me that
Derik says:
wow..
Derik says:
wht else?
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
idk
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
we blocked him
Derik says:
ths seems funny lol!!!
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
he kept saying bulls***
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
anyways. he just wanted money since he was telling ppl to add his bar with ads to his acc
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
he wanted to pimp his friends and get money
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
lol
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
lame
Derik says:
i dun see ads
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
he had like text link ads on his bar or whatever
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
:)
Derik says:
thr links to wordpess and blogspt
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
yep
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
few days ago it was google ads
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
i think google blocked hes acc cause he is a minor
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
so he is probably pissed
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
:P
Derik says:
lol!!!
Derik says:
how did this all start?
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
idl
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
idk
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
I heard he was chatting w our staff and changed the convo’s and started bashing the company
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
dunno why tho :p
Derik says:
lol!
Derik says:
http://www.shaibanii.com/2008/09/the-fansitehostorg-sensation/
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
i cannot go now sorry
Derik says:
tht dsnt lk like bashin
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
im rlly busy
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
:P
Derik says:
its k i understand :)
Derik says:
but i got a question..
Derik says:
1 lst 1
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
tell me
Derik says:
why wood some1 do such thng?
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
i have no idea. lol
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
i think he is probably trying to do a blog network? dont know
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
anyways :) we dont care actually :)
Derik says:
but its pissing meoff :@
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
why
Derik says:
u give awesome hosting
Derik says:
y dus he bash? .-
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
idk
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
anyways :)
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
i think he doesnt like sites to be bigger than hims
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
so i think he hates everyone :P
Derik says:
#

@Steven -

I too feel that I was being too nice in this post, but remember, this post’s purpose isn’t to “bad-mouth” FanSiteHost.

Thanks for the comment, I’ll put your thoughts in the second part. :D
Derik says:
frm a cmt of his
Derik says:
on prt 1
Derik says:

fansitehost@gmail.com says:
Man. I have lots of work to do :) sorry :P
Derik says:
just anser :P
Derik says:
ill leave u alone aftr this prmise
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
What
Derik says:
on his cmnts
Derik says:
on prt 1
Derik says:
@Steven -

I too feel that I was being too nice in this post, but remember, this post’s purpose isn’t to “bad-mouth” FanSiteHost.

Thanks for the comment, I’ll put your thoughts in the second part. :D
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
what about it
fansitehost@gmail.com says:
doesnt seem bad i guess
Derik says:
yeahh lol
Derik says:
i g2g cya

EXCUSE-FUCKING-ME! When the fuck did I say I was going to hack the server? And doesn’t know coding? Ha ha! Your fucking network bar just shows how crap you are, <link> is a self-closed tag dipshits. How lame is spreading shit behind one’s back? And I was being more than sarcastic when I said “awesome hosting”. Bastards! :-|

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October 4th, 2008 at 2:40 pm

Posted in Freedom of Speech

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Happy Birthday To…

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Happy birthday to ME!

Muahahahahahahahah… Just posting a little update about Part 4 of The FSH Sensation, hopefully, it’ll be up tomorrow. :-) And I’ve gotten a few questions about what happened to the daily “Music Plug”. Don’t worry, it’s not gone, I’m just doing it weekly

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October 3rd, 2008 at 1:20 am