Thoughts

27 Jul 2010

Batchrun – the easy way to do your batch jobs

Batchrun is a graphical script creation tool that eliminates the need for knowledge of arcane scripting languages to execute batches of commands. With Batchrun .brs batch files you can launch any number of programs or dialup connections with just a simple click. You can control the starting process with many properties like priority or run mode and control their behavior a tad.

24 Jul 2010

Install and configure APF and (D)DOS-Deflate

A supported website has recently been under a distributed vulnerability scanning that has similarities to a DOS attack.
Countermeasures had been taken and that leaded to this post, "A detailed tutorial on how to install and configure APF (Advanced Policy Firewall) and (D)DOS-Deflate"

23 Jul 2010

Advertisement module error

If you updated the ad module (Drupal) to the latest dev version, you may come across the above error message:

user warning: Unknown column 'sitekey' in 'where clause' query: UPDATE ad_statistics SET count = count + 1 WHERE date = 2010060800 AND aid = 6149 AND action = 'create' AND adgroup = '' AND hostid = '' AND sitekey = '' in .../sites/all/modules/ad/ad.module on line 333.

or something similar to it.

14 Jul 2010

Julia, Soula and the financial crisis

Julia Alexandratou
Οίκος Εποχής - μέχρι 3 τα μεσάνυχτα

Από το άκουσμα της "παγκόσμιας οικονομικής κρίσης", περιοδικά, δημοσιογράφοι και οργανισμοί, έχουν κατά καιρούς εκδώσει έρευνες για τα πλήγματα που δέχονται διάφορες κατηγορίες επαγγελμάτων.

Μια κατηγορία είναι οι επαγγελματίες και η βιομηχανία διασκέδασης ενηλίκων.

10 Jul 2010

Pacific Star II

The balloon was launched at 5:37pm (PST) from Oxnard, CA and reached an altitude of 125,000 feet snapping photos and recording video along the way. The balloon burst, the parachute deployed, and the payload floated down for 35 minutes, landing near an old olive orchard Northeast of Santa Paula.

06 Jul 2010

UTF-8, Greek and a Facebook sharer bug?

comments bellow header

Fmag.gr is a photography-news oriented website. Every post has links at the bottom, "print this", "email this" and share on facebook, digg etc.

About a month ago, I saw a strange behavior. If someone was clicking on the "Share on Facebook" link, Facebook was parsing the article with wrong encoding. I couldn’t explain that because it suddenly happened without any change in the drupal code by my side. I was convinced that Facebook is the problem and it will be fixed soon. That did not happen.

14 May 2010

What is a Browser?

Google asked people in Times Square: “What is a browser?”
Asked over 50 passersby of different ages and backgrounds.
You take that basic tech knowledge for granted?

10 May 2010

Guide To All Photoshop CS4 Tools

This is a detailed summary of the Photoshop tools palette with a description of each tools functions and shortcuts. Great for those starting out in Photoshop CS4.

07 May 2010

Reverse Image Search

Do you ever wanted to find a photograph's subject, to see where else is posted on the internet, to find out that someone else had used/re-posted your photograph, to search for similar photos, to ... etc etc

Reverse Image Search is the answer and four web-gui (websites) software are already here to serve you.

05 May 2010

UK Pavilion - Shanghai 2010 Expo

The Pavilion of Ideas, designed by Heatherwick Studio, beat five other short-listed designs, including plans put forward by the creators of the London Eye — the largest Ferris wheel in the world — to become final the winner. The pavilion looks like a box with thousands of spines that hover without visible support above a public square.