Archive for October, 2006

Free Microsoft Windows Vista RC1 Product Key!

Posted on October 2006 at about 11:47 PM by hwa

Got a new rig with kickass graphic card? Got extra RAM to spend? How about trying Microsoft’s soon to be release Windows Vista RC1?? What if i’m telling you that you can get the product key for free?? Got to be kidding right? No!! I’m serious about this!! 😈 So read on!!

Microsoft’s Windows Vista, is the new operating system from Microsoft, an operating system with a completely new visual style named Windows Aero that will blow your mind away, and the price too, i doubt, 😛 scheduled to be release on January 2007.

However, Windows Vista RC1 is available for free, mean that you can have a sneak preview of this operating system for free!! OMFG!! 😯 But you have to download the ISO, and the size is a wooping 2.5 GB of DVD ISO, so if you don’t mind to download the ISO with our crappy Streamyx, continue to read for the product key. 😉

To get the product key is easy, all you have to do is go to Microsoft Live.com and login with your Passport account, answer a few very simple question and Microsoft will give you the product key, they will even send an email to you! After that go download the ISO for 32-bit edition or the 64-bit edition.

But please remember that this is just an RC1 release, RC mean Release Candidate, a Beta version of software with just a few final tweak and is ready to release, so this mean that there are no support from Microsoft (no not me either) if anything happen to your PC, so use it at your own risk! 🙂

WordPress 2.0.5 Server 500 Error Fix

Posted on October 2006 at about 11:26 PM by hwa

WordPress 2.0.5 released three days ago, while most of the WordPress user are now writing their blog with peace of mind, some of them are having the server 500 error. According to Mark Jaquith, it’s due to the bug that was reported for WordPress 2.1.

Fixing this error is some what easy, for it’s fixable just by installing a plugin, below are the step to fix this error.

  1. Download this plugin.
  2. Upload it to your WordPress plugins folder.
  3. Activate the plugin.

However if you get an error message after logging in to your admin panel and cannot click the Plugins tab, just type “{WPDIR}/wp-admin/plugins.php” into your address bar and press enter, and this should fix the problem.

WordPress 2.0.5 – Ronan

Posted on October 2006 at about 7:31 PM by hwa

The moment of truth, WordPress 2.0.5 is finally released about 12 hours ago!! The latest WordPress, coded named Ronan to congratulate Ryan Boren on his new son, awww how nice~~ 😳

There are around 50 bugfixes in this release, and WordPress user is advised to upgrade into this version since there are quite a lot of security fix in this one, and you may go to Mark’s blog to know more about the changes in WordPress 2.0.5.

This is the last version of WordPress 2.0, next the WordPress team will continue to develop the brand new WordPress 2.1.

Update: Just updated to WordPress 2.0.5, so when is your turn? 😉

Selamat Hari Raya 2006

Posted on October 2006 at about 1:45 AM by hwa

While two days ago the Hindus were celebrate Deepavali, today it’s the Malay turn to celebrate the Hari Raya!!

Wishing Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to all the Muslims in Malaysia!! It’s a celebration for all the Muslims in Malaysia after a month of fasting, where people celebrate it by having ketupat and many other traditional Malay food, nyam~~ :mrgreen:

WordPress Multi User

Posted on October 2006 at about 10:58 PM by hwa

Fresh from oven!! WordPress Multi User or known as WordPress MU 1.0 just released today!!

WordPress MU is a multi user version of WordPress, the famous blogging software, it’s suitable for those who like to host WordPress with many user, for example like a blogging networks or something, and it’s actually the software that run WordPress.com for all this while.

According to Matt, to install WordPress MU is a little bit more complex than the usual 5 minute install of regular WordPress, sorry to say that i’m not very sure how complex the installation is, but WordPress MU had gone through more than a year of heavy development before it’s stable enough to release to the public.

Other than that Matt also announce the release of bbPress, a very lightweight forum that is totally supports complete user and login integration with WordPress.

Happy Deepavali

Posted on October 2006 at about 8:05 PM by hwa

Wishing all the Hindu Happy Deepavali, or some call it as Diwali, basically both are the same meaning, which mean the “Festival of Lights”. 😉

WordPress 2.0.5 RC1 Download

Posted on October 2006 at about 10:44 PM by hwa

Got WordPress 2.0.5 RC1 download link from foolswisdom, you may download WordPress 2.0.5 RC1 now, zip and svn also available. But i strongly recommend you all to join the WP Testers mailing list to discuss in case you found any bugs.

Please remember that WordPress 2.0.5 RC1 is till under Release Candidate, mean that there are still minor things to make sure before it’s release to the public, so if you don’t want to take any risk to try Beta software, you may wait until the official release, most probably in 10 days or so.

WordPress 2.0.5 RC1

Posted on October 2006 at about 11:17 PM by hwa

Saw this on WordPress admin dashboard this morning, WordPress 2.0.5 RC1 is out, but not open to public yet. This isn’t an official release, according to Dougal, WordPress 2.0.5 had change from Beta to Release Candidate, mean that soon it will release to the public.

It’s been almost three months since WordPress 2.0.4 released, the development seem like stopped for quite a long time, i guess most probably is because the team is busy with bbPress, a bulletin board system developed by WordPress team.

For those who want to try out the nightly build, you may join the WP Testers mailing list to get the download link, or you may go WordPress Trac site to have a look on what is new in the next release.

ROB-B-HOOD 《宝贝计划》

Posted on October 2006 at about 10:37 PM by hwa

Went Ipoh today, and watched “ROB-B-HOOD” (宝贝计划) with new friends. It’s the latest movie by Jacky Chan (成龙), and yes it’s an action movie but with a little bit of cute inside! Wait until you see Matthew! 😉
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To me this movie is totally different with Jacky’s previous movie. He tried romance movie before, but to me it’s not that success, maybe a macho man just don’t fit in romance. But this one is totally different, he mixed this movie with his action together with humour, and plus a little bit of cuteness which make we all feel warm about this movie.

Louis Koo (古天乐) played an important role in this movie as well, i think that Louis suit this movie well, he acted in “Mighty Baby” (绝世好B) before so i think he know what he is doing, and i really like the way Louis acted so seriously in the comedy part.

Sorry that couldn’t review this movie well, however i do think that this movie is worth to watch, there are some part that really touched me, and it send out a very good message in how important a family is.

bbPress 0.72

Posted on October 2006 at about 3:26 PM by hwa

Just now after finish writing my blog, i went and have a look at the WordPress news at the admin dashboard there, and this bbPress 0.72 draw my attention, it’s a forum system developed by WordPress team.

bbPress 0.72 is the very first official release of this forum system, they called it 0.72: Bix. 0.72 after WordPress’ auspicious beginnings. These are the key features:

  • Fast and Light: nothing you don’t need.
  • Built in spam protection by Akismet.
  • Really simple interface: we want people using our software to forget that they’re using it.
  • Complete integration with WordPress.
  • Both the look and the functionality are highly customizable.
  • RSS feeds for everything.

I never knew WordPress is developing a forum system until now, and i haven’t tried it out yet, but since it’s developed by WordPress people, so i think it’s something that worth to hype about, WordPress really impressed me.

You can have a look at the example here, at first glance the forum look kinda plain, i guess it’s to suit the WordPress style where everything is mostly black and white, just like a newspaper. But worry now!! Just like WordPress, bbPress also comes with templates function, expect some cool design to come out soon.

Not to forget about the plugins as well, the most powerful features in WordPress to me is the plugins, i mean the plugin developers, because of them, WordPress become much more perfect.

You can read more about bbPress 0.72 at here, and download a copy of it at here.

Edit: Corrected the example link, thanks Matt!! 😉