twelvesixteen.net Added Reference to feed. You can now subscribe to all our entries from this page. Added the ability to display the 7 latest entries hoping our bounce rate declines a little bit. it’s currently at 23%, which is not that bad. This just gives them more reason to click through our entries. Upgraded WordPress backend to 2.3.3 Upgraded Share This Plugin to 2.1 Guest Map This page provides a geographical representation of the visitors of this site. Evil Ads, Ads will now be shown when these properties hold true Footer Leaderboard Ad – All Entries Sidebar Ad – category pages Tweener Ad – Entry Pages Interstitial – Every three page views, every six hours I know how much ads annoy people but check this out, in 2006 companies spent $16.8 Billion on ads alone. This site costs roughly $6 a month to maintain. So I just need to find a way to earn the $6 per month back. If I do get pretty good at this I might earn enough to pay for Emma’s college tuition (*cough* *not gonna happen* *cough*). These ads are not final, I’m going through a process called multivariate testing where over a course of […]
This minor release doesn’t really affect twelvesixteen.net but it’s always to good to have the latest and greatest stable codebase. If you use wordpress as a community site and enabled user registration, then you need to upgrade to this release since this fixes an xml-rpc exploit that allows a user to edit posts from other users. More details of the actual release package after the jump.
One of the gifts I got from my wife this Christmas is the Ceiva LF4008. This 8 inch digital frame is a thing of beauty. It has a built in external memory card reader and can display 500 pictures at a time. The optimum size of the image that you can use for this digital frame is 800 x 600. It does have the capability to crop and fit your pictures in the event that it is vertical and not horizontal. I really love how this frame renders its pictures , you won’t even notice that this is a digital frame, the non-glossy surface of the LCD screen makes it look like its one of those static frames. This device has the uncanny feature of self updating its pictures but you’d have to shell out $7.95 per month for a premium service. For you to be able to do that, you would have to either connect via a phone line (are you kidding me?) or buy a couple of their adapters so you can either connect via Ethernet or through a Wi-Fi connection. The fact that they didn’t include those in the box, makes me kind of peeved as a […]
there’s too many things going on right now in the interweb. ask al gore, he invented it. he’ll probably tell you that there are evil lurkers that are trying to get into your brain from your computer through the interwebmation sumaperhighway. hackers they call these people, because they can hack through your security system like a hot red samurai during tsujigiri testing. these people are so vile that they’ll make your red status led lights turn purple. a new breed of detectives are rising. the nerdy ones to counter these hackers. ones armed with a +255 innate ability for sniffing where these hackers are. whether you are a 12 year old kid from iceland trying to call the president, or a l33t member of a crack keygen squad, they are on to you like filipinos on white rice. there might be some posers who’d claim they are uber cyber forensicists but the real ones, you won’t even know that they were there. like a cyber ninja ready to strike when the next hackermurai passes along unstealthily.
If it so happens that your user_nicename entry in your wp_users has a space in between entities, your individual author feed is basically screwed and won’t show anything. To replicate this problem, when you are creating users for your blog, enter two names as your login id, in my case it would be “Perze Ababa”, the login function in wordpress will respect that but the built in magpie rss module and url redirector built in wordpress does not. your resulting individual author feed would end up looking like, http://domain.com/blog/authors/first-name%20second-name/feed/, as generated by the wp_author variable. Even though the wp_author function will always return the right number of posts, clicking on the above geneerated url will always return an internal 404 from wordpress’ point of view (i.e “there are no posts”) because of the escaped %20 character. Until they fix this bug, you are better off setting up single name users and just change the display name later on. If you do create a user with two names separated by a space, a workaround is to replace the entry in user_nicename with a single name entry. Once this is done, the generated individual author feed becomes http://domain.com/blog/authors/single-name/feed/ which is then valid.
I’ve been using a plethora of freeware blogging clients ever since 2001. Over the years as my mobile devices have changed, my need for a freeware blogging application also evolved over time. My latest toy or so to speak has been a cingular 8525 using the latest WM6 Official AT&T ROM. Now that we’ve switched blogging platforms from Moveable Type to WordPress, I needed another XML-RPC compatible mobile blogging application that’s compatible with WordPress. Search has been in vain up until today and the answer was just right under my nose. Over the past 6 months i’ve been using pocketsharp mt, an app specifically written for the pocketpc with moveable type in mind. It turns out that I just needed to point where the xml-rpc functions are. I should have known better, Moveable Type is written in perl and wordpress is mainly PHP, but since pocketsharp mt is using the same XML-RPC services, it can be configured to use wordpress as its blogging platform. As proof, this post was entirely written in pocketsharp mt on my cingular 8525 phone and will also be automatically exported as a note in facebook. More ways to share my exploits to my “friends”. At […]