Monthly Archives: April 2011

Mrs.Turner Clarissa Ann

Got a spam e-mail from Mrs.Turner Clarissa Ann / Joe Crowley. Below is what the message said. Did you get one too? Leave a note in the comments below! :) Good day, I am Mrs.Turner Clarissa Ann. I have an Offer that you will help me to handle and it will benefit you now and in the future. If you are interested, kindly respond via mail: ([email protected]) to enable me forward you further information. Regards. Mrs.Turner Clarissa Ann

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WordPress: How to wp_enqueue_script jquery-ui / autocomplete

If you are trying to enqueue jquery’s autocomplete in wordpress, I’d suggest just using the remote version through google’s CDN / API site. You can deregister the jquery-ui with the first line of code, re-register it with the second line of code, and then activate it with the third line of code: wp_deregister_script(‘jquery-ui’); wp_register_script(‘jquery-ui’,’http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.8/jquery-ui.min.js’,array(‘jquery’)); wp_enqueue_script(‘jquery-ui’); You may also want to enqueue the styles using something like: wp_enqueue_style(‘jquery-style’, ‘http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.8.2/themes/smoothness/jquery-ui.css’); And more recently I found this project on GitHub which has some nice examples and code that may be more updated than the version included with wordpress: https://github.com/dyve/jquery-autocomplete

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Scam: Trademarkdns / HongKong NewName

Recently received this e-mail from HongKong NewName. Looks like they have a long history of trying to scam people. I would not reply to the e-mail. The bad english in the last line makes me think they would try and use the reply e-mail as a domain transfer authorization. Did you get a similar e-mail? Leave a note in the comments below. ———- Forwarded message ———- From: services Date: Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 5:17 AM Subject: (yourDomainNameHere) Dear Manager We are HongKong NewName Net Service Limited, an Service organization of Internet in China. On April 27, 2011, we received an application from Shanghai XingBang Electronics Co., Ltd. requested (yourDomainNameHere) as their internet brand and China (CN) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether this company is your distributor or business partner in United States? Or is your company is authorized Bangni Distributors, Inc. to register these domain names? Kind Regards, Emma Lan Customer Service Manager HongKong NewName Net Service Limited 4A, Units 19/F, Far East Consortium Bldg., 121 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong Tel: 00852-8193 0858 | Fax: 00852-8193 2728 [email protected] | www.trademarkdns.com

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Quicksilver: Fix Crashing on Launch

I love quicksilver. But it is hard to start. That is to say, that when I try and start it, I usually have to click the icon or launch it several times before it starts running. I can look in the error logs and see that “Thread 6” is usually what is crashing. I am using the latest version B58 (3841) but this still happens. So, to solve this, I wrote a little application that will try and launch Quicksilver a bunch of times until it actually starts. It will only try and launch quicksilver if it is not already running. The core of the application is a shell script, which I have included the code for below. You can also download it as an application: qs.app I stick this in my Applications folder and then use spotlight to launch it whenever Quicksilver crashes or is not running. I also run this script on startup so that quicksilver is always running when my computer starts up. Hopefully it will serve you well. BTW – I probably could have done a “for” loop in the code below, but it was just easier to copy and paste. Feel free to submit your more concise version in the comments below. #!/bin/sh ps -u $USER | grep [Q]uicksilver\.app >/dev/null || echo `echo opening; open /Applications/Quicksilver.app; open /Applications/Quicksilver.app; open /Applications/Quicksilver.app` sleep .3 ps -u $USER | grep [Q]uicksilver\.app >/dev/null || echo `echo opening; open /Applications/Quicksilver.app; open /Applications/Quicksilver.app; open /Applications/Quicksilver.app` sleep .3 ps -u $USER | … Continue reading

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How to Submit a Review to BizRate.com

Lots of businesses seem to be using BizRate.com. If you’re wondering how to submit a review, well, a business has to be signed up, first, and then they’ll give you a link review your order after your purchase. If you’re a business and are wondering how to register for BizRate, it’s part of Shopzilla, and so you’ll need to register there. This page talks about what Shopzilla is, and how it’s related to BizRate: http://about.shopzilla.com/our-company/company-mission This is the registration page for Shopzilla / Bizrate: http://merchant.shopzilla.com/oa/registration/index.xpml

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Dropbox Command Line Interface (CLI)

Dropbox has some great functionality for their Unix client: Dropbox command-line interface commands: Note: use dropbox help to view usage for a specific command. status get current status of the dropboxd help provide help puburl get public url of a file in your dropbox stop stop dropboxd running return whether dropbox is running start start dropboxd filestatus get current sync status of one or more files ls list directory contents with current sync status autostart automatically start dropbox at login exclude ignores/excludes a directory from syncing Unfortunately this functionality is not extended to Mac OS X (Dropbox.app) or Windows (dropbox.exe). To show your support for this feature request, please vote it up here: https://www.dropbox.com/votebox/2713/command-line-interface or visit this thread and make your argument and/or show your support: http://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=29158

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Command + V (paste) not available in certain dialogs with Mac OS X

This is a question that I’m hoping one of you power users will answer: My Workflow When using some programs (like Firefox) if I pull up a file open dialog (Cmd+O) then I can press Cmd+Shift+G and get a “Go to the Folder” dialog. I can then use Cmd+V and paste in the path that I had previously copied to the clipboard. However, sometimes Cmd+V is not available. This happens a lot with Chrome and the File Select dialog.

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How to Set a Custom Flickr URL for Photostream

My friends have “friendly” Flickr URLs while I have a string of numbers. How do I get a friendly URL? You can make your own Flickr alias. BUT! You only get ONE SHOT at it, so choose carefully! Visit this link to set your flickr URL: http://www.flickr.com/profile_url.gne You can specify an alias for yourself that will form your own unique Flickr web address. Once you have settled on an address you like, you can share it with all your friends! Pick a *permanent* alias that will appear in your Flickr web address, like “christiep” or “pickles”. This can’t be changed later, so choose wisely! Note: Your alias can only contain letters, numbers, “_” or “-“.

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RsyncX v2.1 for Mac OS X

I’ve decided to post a link for you to download RsyncX, because I recently read about RsyncX and wanted to check it out, but I couldn’t find out where to download it myself. After lots of digging, I came across it and have now reposted it. The license for the software permits this, too. So here is a screenshot: And a short description: RsyncX is an implementation of rsync with HFS+ support and configuration through a command line (Terminal) or graphical user interface. This release will not overwrite the existing version of rsync, and is completely compatible with all versions of rsync within the 2.6.0 protocol accepted range. Rsync development has been discontinued from the developer. I’m not the developer, so don’t e-mail me for support questions. I’m just providing a place to download it. Download RsyncX

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