What Is FlatPress?

Posted on January 2007 at about 5:00 PM by hwa

I remember that few years back, where people just get to know PHP, and CGI was still ruling the internet, back at that time many web application was using a very special kind of primitive database, called flat-file database.

A flat-file database is a kind of database that is made from text, mean that you can open and see what is inside the database by using any text editor, there’s no complicated SQL command or whatever, just a simple text file, and all your data are stored into this text file. Well, basically that’s the idea.

But of course there’s a drawback with flat-file, a major one is flat-file database is extremely slow.

So what is FlatPress? FlatPress is a version of WordPress that doesn’t require any MySQL database, it use flat-file database to store data. This could be very useful if you are looking for an economic web hosting plan, or you can even find a free web hosting to host your WordPress as long as it support PHP.

According to NoWhereMan, the FlatPress developer, only the simplest plugin will work with FlatPress, however Akismet and some simple theme will still work with FlatPress.

Fighting Spams

Posted on January 2007 at about 10:53 PM by hwa

Spam really drive me crazy! 😑 Few days ago my host sent me an email telling that my wp-comments-post.php is under attack, the server was flooded and they have to CHMOD it to 000, causing visitors unable to comment in my blog. Out of desperation and frustration i installed Spam Karma 2. 😑

Actually before this i already have Akismet, and it’s doing a great job in fighting spams, Akismet filtered almost all of my spams, since i install Akismet until now, only a few spams get through Akismet, this is good, but i need more than that. 😑

Although Akismet filtered the spams, however my wp-comments-post.php still get flooded, this is because Akismet only let the spam goes into moderate mode, it doesn’t really stop the spam from coming in. So i went out and search for more.

Now i’m inviting Spam Karma 2 to join my forces, hoping that it will help me to fight spams, and yes my spam did reduced, now everyday i receive around ten spams or more, this is very good. But i want the spam to be stopped once and for all, not giving it a single chance to touch my wp-comments-post.php.

I’m still observing whether the spammers still flooding my wp-comments-post.php or not, hopefully it’s not, but if yes, then i will invite more into my forces and by then let’s see who will win this time! 😈

bbPress 0.74

Posted on January 2007 at about 2:15 AM by hwa

Just about one hour the WordPress 2.0.6 released, here come the bbPress 0.74!!

According to the main site, these are some of the changes:

  • init hook has been changed to bb_init for better compatibility with WordPress.
  • When users are deleted, they’re really deleted now.
  • Somewhat simpler installation procedure. When installing, you’ll also be informed if any of those little configuration variables are incorrectly set.
  • A place to store options in the database! Woo!

To find out more about the release, you can go to Aditya’s blog to look for the overall changes.

WordPress 2.0.6

Posted on January 2007 at about 2:50 AM by hwa

Around 5 hours ago WordPress had released it latest version, WordPress 2.0.6, according to Matt this release include a very important security fix and as usual everyone is recommended to upgrade to this latest version, other changes are:

  • The aforementioned security fixes.
  • HTML quicktags now work in Safari browsers.
  • Comments are filtered to prevent them from messing up your blog layout.
  • Compatibility with PHP/FastCGI setups.

There’s a new anti-XSS function called attribute_escape() and also a new filter called query which will allow you to filter any query during runtime. Head over to the download section to download WordPress 2.0.6.

As for me, the internet is still slow and i’m having hard time to log into my FTP, have to wait some time until i update mine. πŸ™

More Delay To Repair The Undersea Cable

Posted on January 2007 at about 11:43 PM by hwa

Today is the very first day of 2007 and we are welcomed with a really “great” news, more delay to the undersea cable repair!!

According to Bloomberg, one of the ship that sent to repair the undersea cable which were damaged by the Taiwan 7.1 magnitude earthquake last week is now facing a “major fault” and couldn’t complete the task, hence the repair schedule is expected to be delayed by one week.

Oh god… πŸ™

Happy New Year 2006

Posted on January 2007 at about 12:00 AM by hwa

Say good bye to 2006 and welcome to 2007!! Happy new year to everybody from hwa2u.com, may your wish come true. πŸ˜‰

No WoW, No Life

Posted on December 2006 at about 10:51 PM by hwa

Blizzard gave back our tuesday in this week with their live maintenance (every tuesday Blizzard will maintain their WoW server and this could take up to 8 hours) but god took it away and “punish” (shouldn’t be call punish but i can’t think of any better word) us by not allowing us to play WoW for don’t know how long. πŸ™

Because of the Taiwan earthquake, causing six out of seven undersea cable which link some of the Asia country to US damaged, hence making internet connection become extremely slow until it’s hard for me to post in my blog. 😑 I don’t know how long they will fix the cable but from what i heard, it will probably take three weeks time!! OMG there goes my holiday!!!! πŸ˜₯

My WoW play time will expired by the end of this month, so i thought i can play WoW in this few days until the time expired then i start study for my final, but i guess i couldn’t do like this anymore, god want me to be good boy. πŸ˜₯

Hope everything will be fix as soon as possible, at least before my holiday start, i don’t want to spend my holiday with slow internet!! πŸ˜₯

International Internet Link Down

Posted on December 2006 at about 1:49 AM by hwa

Last night, around 2am i was playing WoW, then all the sudden my WoW ping reach until 2k, then shortly after that all my instant messenger got disconnected. At first i thought it was the live update by Blizzard that’s why it lagged a bit, but it’s not, it’s because the earthquake in Taiwan and caused the international link went down.

According to Reuters, the biggest quake was measured at the magnitude of 7.1 Richter scale, and because of this at least six undersea cables were effected and the international internet line is now congested, several country in Asia including China, South Korea and Malaysia will experience some delay while visit the internet.

Merry Christmas 2006

Posted on December 2006 at about 12:00 AM by hwa

Season’s Greetings from hwa2u.com!! Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you all!! May your wish come true~ πŸ˜‰

The Beatles – Last Christmas

Posted on December 2006 at about 3:52 PM by hwa

Christmas is coming, and if you ask me which christmas song i like most then i will tell you it’s Last Christmas by The Beatles. Here is a nice little Flash MTV for this song, hope you all like it. πŸ™‚

Artist: The Beatles
Title: Last Christmas

Oh yes, merry Christmas little girl
Last year, you left me, little girl…

Last Christmas
I gave you my heart
But the very next day you gave it away
This year
To save me from tears
I’ll give it to someone special

Once bitten and twice as shy
I keep my distance
But you still catch my eye
Tell me baby
Do you recognize me?
It’s been a year
It doesn’t surprise me

Last christmas,
I wrapped it up and sent it
With a note saying “I love you”
I meant it
Now I know what a fool I’ve been
But if you kissed me now
I know you’d fool me again

Last Christmas
I gave you my heart (oh yeah)
But the very next day you gave it away (gave it away)
This year
To save me from tears
I’ll give it to someone special

A crowded room
Friends with tired eyes
I’m hiding from you
And your soul of ice
My god I thought you were
Someone to rely on Me?
I guess I was a shoulder to cry on

A face on a lover with a fire in his heart
A man under cover but you tore me apart
Ooh, now i’ve found a real love
You’ll never fool me again

Last Christmas (twice as shy)
I gave you my heart
But the very next day you gave it away (you still catch my eye)
This year
To save me from tears (do you recognize me?)
I’ll give it to someone special (no, it doesn’t surprise me)

Last Christmas (I wrapped it up and sent it)
I gave you my heart
But the very next day you gave it away (saying “I love you” I meant it)
This year (what a fool i’ve been)
To save me from tears
I’ll give it to someone special (I know you’ll fool me again)

Last Christmas
I gave you my heart (oh yeah)
But the very next day you gave it away (gave it away)
This year
To save me from tears (from tears)
I’ll give it to someone special (special)

Last Christmas (oh yeah)
I gave you my heart
But the very next day you gave it away (gave it away)
This year
To save me from tears (from tears)
I’ll give it to someone special (special)

Merry Christmas to you all~!