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Personal

It’s September

Yes guys! It’s now September. I don’t know what to blog right now. I’m just happy that it’s September. Then after September, it will be October, then November, then December. After a few months, I’ll be having another summer vacation and I will be in my 3rd year in high school after that 2-month vacation.

I’ll be sharing more cool stuff about gadgets, social media and the web if I can think of something to write.

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Geekery Internet

Top 288,945 sites in the world visualized with favicons

Others are saying that the top 300,000 websites in the world are visualized with favicons. But why my title is 288,945? Because I want to be specific, and there are only 288,945 favicons in this poster.

A large-scale scan of the top million web sites was performed in early 2010 by computer David Fifield and Brandon Enright who are bored one day and suddenly had an idea about collecting the favicons of top 1,000,000 websites around the world in a single poster. But these nerds failed to visualize all the top 1 million websites. Only 328,427 unique icons were collected, of which 288,945 were proper images.

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Internet

Sharing of images has never been this cool!

If you want to explore a new way of sharing pictures online with your friends and family, you better try this new web startup from Twidl Inc.. It’s the coolest way to share pictures online and tweet it right away. You can sync the image you shared with your Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Plurk account.

The UI is undoubtedly cool, very modern, and user friendly. The upload speed images is extremely fast. Viewing your uploaded images is faster compared to other image hosting sites, like TwitPic or TweetPhoto. Everything about PicLyf is so cool!

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Inspirations

Audi O: Coolest Concept Car I’ve Ever Seen!


While browsing the world wide web and blog hopping throughout the vast blog sphere, I stumbled upon one blog that writes about cars. I forgot the URL, but in that blog, I saw a very ergonomic concept of a futuristic car. The images on that site are quite low-res that’s why I googled Audi O to find out more pictures, preferably high resolution images of Audi O.

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Gadgets

Excited to buy a white Playstation 3 slim 320GB

After I’ve heard from my classmates that there’s a white PS3 Slim with a whooping 320GB of juicy storage, I’m enticed to buy one for my birthday this October. I can’t wait for it to be available at eBay so that I can buy it now!

The white Playstation 3 slim was first released in Japan last month. The first one wasn’t 320GB yet. But, there’s a news that a white version with 320GB hard disk drive will be released in the United States by next month.

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Internet

DMOZ 2.0 is finally here! New Editor Dashboard is up!

Wow! DMOZ 2.0 is finally launched and I can access my Editor Dashboard now. I’m still familiarizing the new layout because I’m used to play around with the old one. Nothing’s really new in DMOZ 2.0, only the user interface. The fonts are now all in Arial, and the dashboard is now neat and more Web 2.0ish.

Everything is still the same, only the CSS was revised. There are new fields in the editor profile, like the ICQ and AIM fields. I didn’t notice this in the older version of DMOZ. Maybe it’s there, but I didn’t see it.

I think more changes will be applied in the days to come. As of now, just like what I said, there are no new features.

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Geekery

Zip files via SSH and copy it to another folder or server

If you files and directories in your server via SSH, just type the command below:
zip -r zipfilename.zip folder

Just replace the folder with the folder name you are targetting or use * if your currently in the folder.

If you want to quickly zip all files and folders individually in your server via SSH, just type the command below:
find . -type f -exec zip '{}.zip' '{}' \;

Replace the dot after “find” to zip the specific folder and all files and folders inside it.

If you want to Tar.gz instead of .ZIP, you can use the command below:
tar -cvzf filename.tar.gz /home/path

Now, to copy the zip file or files in a folder to another folder, use the command below:
cp /home/user1/public_html/yourzipfile.zip*.* /home/user2/public_html

Just replace the user1 and user2 respectively. Or just specify which folder you want to copy your zip file.

If you want to copy all the files inside a folder and the files and folders inside the folder of a folder (sub folder, sub-sub folder, sub-sub-sub folder, and so on), then use the command below:
cp -r /home/user1/public_html/*.* /home/user2/public_html/

If you want to copy the files or folder to another server, use the command below:
scp -r /home/user/public_html/*.* [email protected]:/home/user/public_html/

Just replace the server IP with your IP or domain. You will enter a password after typing the command

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Geekery

Whitelist an IP address in your server via SSH

One day, one of my blog readers can’t access my site. I wondered why and how come she can’t access it but I can. I also asked other readers, and they can. If this happens to you, just like what happened to me, maybe that specific user was blacklisted by your host.

In order for him or her to access your site again, you need to whitelist his or her IP. So the first thing that you should do is ask his IP address, then whitelist it in your server. To white list an IP address, you need to type the following command via SSH:
csf -a IP /etc/init.d/csf restart

Just replace the IP with the actual IP address. For example you want to white list 1.1.1.1, just type the command
csf -a 1.1.1.1 /etc/init.d/csf restart

To see the white listed IPs you could use the command,
grep IP /etc/csf/csf.allow

I think this is not applicable to all server. I’m using CentOS 5.0 with suPHP as my PHP handler. If your server configuration is different, ask you host first if your not familiar with SSH commands.