Blackberry Messenger (BBM) 5.0.1.38 first impressions

Just last week, the latest Blackberry Messenger version was available for public download. I recently updated mine today, from 5.0.0.57 to 5.0.1.38. The total size 5944 KB and the download finished in less than a minute. But it depends if your connection is fast or fair enough to download around 6MB of data in just a few seconds.

So what are my first impressions? Nothing is really new here, the GUI was enhanced a bit and that’s all that I can notice. Others said that there are new features and options, but I have yet to find out.

The only difference I noticed as of now is the New Multiperson Chat. At first, I thought it was a new feature, but I later realized that it’s the same with the “Invite Conference” feature. It was just renamed. The chat boxes are enhanced with borders and emphasis on the edges.

A lot of blogs said that no change logs has been provided, just like the other BBM updates. So we really don’t know what are the new magical features they added in this latest update.

As of now, I’m enjoying the new user interface of BBM 5.0.1.38. I also noticed that it’s faster compared to the previous version. The design is also cooler and snappier. And… I think that’s all. I have no comments about it. Hopefully soon they can add a live video chat feature in the BBM. Soon guys, real soon!

DMOZ 2.0 is launching sooner than we think!

Yes guys, that’s right! The largest human-edited web directory will have a major revamp within this year. I just discovered this a while ago after logging in my DMOZ editor account. I was surprised that I can edit anything because the page was blank. The dashboard is currently not available as of the moment, so this means they are finally upgrading the good old DMOZ.

This is what I can see after clicking the Login link in dmoz.org as of now:

DMOZ 2.0 is almost here!

From August 16 through 19 2010, all editorial functions as well as public submissions and requests for DMOZ will be offline while we get ready to launch some behind the scenes improvements to DMOZ. Meanwhile, visit the DMOZ Editor Forums to discuss DMOZ 2.0 or other editing issues

I’m so excited to see what are the new features of DMOZ 2.0 and I honestly can’t wait to witness the changes that will be made.

I googled DMOZ 2.0 and found out that this 2.0 thing was rumored a long time ago and one blog even said that it will be launched by March 2010.

I didn’t know about this news if I never logged in today. I was just surprised because a lot already blogged about DMOZ 2.0 before and until now, August 2010, there are still no changes.

As far as I can remember, I logged in last month and the dashboard is still there. Maybe this time, the major revamp will finally occur. I don’t know for sure when really is the exact date for DMOZ 2.0 launch, but I know it will be as early as this month or next month.

Let’s just wait for the official launch of DMOZ 2.0! I bet everyone is excited to see the changes, that includes me!

And Another Update

After upgrading to WordPress 3.0, here comes WordPress 3.0.1, so I updated my WordPress again. I only used WordPress 3.0 for a few days. Wow, WordPress is upgrading so fast!

I bet there’s another update next week, or perhaps, next month. Good thing that upgrading your WordPress blog is as easy as one click!

Just click the Upgrade now, then you’re done! No need to download the .ZIP file from WordPress.org, no need to open your FTP, no need to do some “geek” stuff. Even if you’re a geek, newbie, or an average joe, you can upgrade your WP if you know how to click!

Just Upgraded my WordPress to 3.0

I know.. I know.. I’m pretty late in upgrading my blog. I almost inactive in my online life now. Anyway, I’m back using the default WordPress theme. And oh, WordPress 3.0 is awesome! I love the enhanced admin interface, but there are some things that I miss in the previous WordPress version.

Hmmm… What are those things? I really can’t specify it one by one, but there’s something lacks in this new version.

Something that I really want… Hmmmmm…

The Good Old May

It’s May once again, just like last year. But this year, May is different, because it’s May 2010. Last year, it was May 2009. Every year, the year changes and adds one number to it. Next year, 2010 will be 2011 and the “May” next year is May 2011.

Sorry for the nonsense. I just don’t know what to say and what to blog right now. I’m pretty bored and I don’t know what to do. I just want to blog and that’s all. Sorry for wasting your time reading this nonsense post for the month of May, year 2010!

Samsung I9000 Galaxy S: European Smartphone 2010-2011 award

As expected, the Galaxy S is the best smartphone in the EISA Awards 2010. With its exceptional screen quality and excellent connectivity, there’s no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S won the award for the year 2010-2011.

Because of this, I have finally decided buy this great android phone next week. I have tried it once, and I’m amazed by its awesome features, sleek style, and everything about it. I also like its music player wherein you can select discs just like selecting a cd in real life.

I have nothing else to say, just check out the reviews of Samsung I9000 Galaxy S.

Change your PHP handler from mod_php (DSO) to suPHP

Finally, I decided to change my server’s PHP handler to suPHP from mod_php. It’s more secure and I can update my plugins and WordPress files automatically without annoying permission errors.

Here’s what my php config looks like after the update:


php.conf updated to:
# This file was automatically generated by the Cpanel PHP Configuration system
# If you wish to change the way PHP is being handled by Apache on your system,
# use the /usr/local/cpanel/bin/rebuild_phpconf script or the WHM interface.
#
# Manual edits of this file will be lost when Apache is updated.
# SuPHP configuration for PHP5
LoadModule suphp_module modules/mod_suphp.so
suPHP_Engine on
AddType application/x-httpd-php5 .php5 .php4 .php .php3 .php2 .phtml

    suPHP_AddHandler application/x-httpd-php5

# End of autogenerated PHP configuration.
Updating user configurable PHP settings.
[info] recursion depth is set to: 2
Restarting Apache

Now, I can update WordPress hassle free!

To change your php handler, you should have WHM root access. This is the only way I know. I think you can change it via SSH, but I haven’t tried it yet.

Once you’re logged in as root, just go to Service Configuration > Configure PHP and SuExec > Alter Configuration > PHP 5 Handler > Select suPHP.

Once you’ve selected suPHP, just click “Save New Configuration”.

That’s it!

CHMOD folders, sub-folders, sub-sub-folders, and so on

If you recently changed your PHP handler to suPHP from mod_php or DSO, then you need to CHMOD all your folders, its sub-folders, sub-sub-folders, and so on to 744 to avoid any internal server errors, specifically internal server 500 errors.

And also, you need to CHMOD all of your files to 644.

In order to do this automatically, login as root in your server and go to your home directory, then enter this command via SSH.

For folders:
find {path to the folder} -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;

For files:
find {path to the folder} -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;

And that’s it! It will change the permissions of all your files and folders under your home directory automatically! It’s like magic!

If the above method doesn’t work for you, try the xargs method.

For folders:
find . -type d -print0 | xargs -0 chmod 0755

For files:
find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 chmod 0644